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Dr Pepper Responds to Consumers Regarding its Patriot Can [missing "Under God?"]
Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc - corporate website ^ | Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc

Posted on 02/09/2002 2:30:04 PM PST by RonDog

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To: supercat
So are you going to go after the makers and vendors of World War II newsreels that do precisely that?

Funny you should mention that. A few months ago there was an outcry on FR about an old Looney Tunes short wherein Porky Pig recites the pre-1954 pledge. Even though he was old enough to know better, he swore that the short had been reedited to remove the words "under God". Others insisted the same thing.

151 posted on 02/10/2002 4:52:05 AM PST by Physicist
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To: RonDog
I vote for #3 and I am going to go buy a case of Dr. Pepper today- just to make up for the idiots HERE who spread this urban legend.

The 'Pledge of Allegiance' WAS NOT on the Dr. Pepper can with the words 'under God' removed... The entire plege of allegiance was removed- and only a very words whose meaning would be immediately apparent to all...SHEEESH you KNEE-JERKERS HERE are getting annoying...

152 posted on 02/10/2002 4:58:42 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: sneakypete
No--I disagree.

It may have eventually been used that way, but think about this: you are an archaic Homo sapiens-type of creature walking with your little tribe during a summer afternoon in what we now refer to as Bavaria. The sky darkens...streaks of yellow light cut the grey and loud, booming noises also come from above; a few minutes later torrents of water are on you.

Sir--no one can now talk you out of a belief in a Higher Power. I submit tht scenes such as this happened all over Asia, the Americas, etc., etc. to bring out the beliefs and fears that would eventually be molded into modern deities.

153 posted on 02/10/2002 6:05:13 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: RonDog
looks to me like they left out the wrong words to save space.
154 posted on 02/10/2002 6:09:13 AM PST by Khepera
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To: Endeavor
They left off 31 words, they chose 3 that are representative of our country. This is a non-issue, and yes, I am a Christian.

As am I; you sum this one up quite well.

155 posted on 02/10/2002 6:41:55 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: Mr. K
Thanks. FWIW, though, since I am the one who originally posted this thread - with the actual image of the "offending" soft drink can - so that YOU would have sufficient data from which to develop an informed opinion - perhaps I could be excluded from your generic epithet, "you KNEE-JERK..."

And, in defense of those foolish enough to attack the folks at Dr Pepper wthout first independently verifying the FACTS, please consider that:

1 - The garbled account of what DPSU actually printed on their cans came from relatively trustworthy sources,
2 - In today's "politically correct" environment, the "Pledge mutilation" very easily COULD HAVE happened as alleged, and
3 - Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. in fact DID run - as some of the same "knee-jerkers" have charged - a television commercial in which the primary character "humorously" exposed himself in public.

156 posted on 02/10/2002 6:44:56 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Physicist
It is reassuring to discover that ignorance of the FACTS in this case is apparently distributed uniformly, on BOTH sides:
The folks at "Internet Infidels" are promoting a campaign to THANK Dr Pepper for printing on their cans the full text of the "original Pledge!"

157 posted on 02/10/2002 7:43:49 AM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog
You rock hard, RD! That was an eminently successful thread.
As for this one, I don't see as great a travesty. There are a LOT of words missing here, so the emphasis isn't as blatant an exclusion as the UA one. I think it goes with the whole "United We Stand" theme.
I used to hope for secession, but now I've decided to first attempt victory.

158 posted on 02/10/2002 8:36:42 AM PST by AnnaZ
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To: MississippiDeltaDawg
Thank you.
159 posted on 02/10/2002 9:02:35 AM PST by Endeavor
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To: AnnaZ; Mercuria
Thanks, AnnaZ! That was my analysis as well... AFTER seeing the image (which I posted here, for the first time) of what Dr Pepper actually printed.

PRIOR TO this thread, none of the reports about this that I read had the facts right, and MOST either implied (or stated outright) that ONLY the two words "under God" were deleted, and that substantially the FULL TEXT of the rest of the Pledge was printed on the cans.

That, as it happens, was NOT true.

YOUR FReep had the benefit of STARTING WITH a much more accurate exposition of the problem, thanks to you and Merc! ;)

160 posted on 02/10/2002 10:28:28 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Little John
I am sorry for blasting you earlier in this thread.

Obviously, my communication skills are not yet as finely honed as I had imagined. ;)

You were one of MANY here who believed me to be a simple-minded buffoon for not being able to grasp the concept - masterfully presented by the author of this thread! - that the Dr Pepper protest was (to a great extent) misguided, once you know all the facts.

The burden of communicating effectively lies primarily with the SENDER, and I was in error.

161 posted on 02/10/2002 10:53:38 AM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog
No sweat .... I've made too many assumptions too often myself.
162 posted on 02/10/2002 11:03:38 AM PST by Little John
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To: RonDog
I pledge no alegance to the liberal assholes in Hollywood,

To the lack of republic for which they stand,

One nation,

forever divided,

with bull whips and burkas for all.

163 posted on 02/10/2002 11:07:05 AM PST by ChadGore
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To: Little John
Thanks! I am working on "anger management," too. ;)
164 posted on 02/10/2002 11:12:07 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Hank Kerchief
You know, since he is a Calvinist, you really can't blame him for what he does. He was predestined to do it.

Surely you jest! Don't you know that every good thing you do is of God alone, but all the bad is totally your fault; at least that is what Calvinists you believe even though that acted was predestined by God. As stupid as this sounds, it is exactly what some Freeper Calvinists would have you believe.

165 posted on 02/10/2002 6:13:41 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: dep
Spineless heard that one before...powerful. I like it...:)
166 posted on 02/10/2002 6:18:09 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: rwfromkansas;analog
To: connectthedots

No, I think that it is a good thing they tried to honor the country. It is just that their excuse is a lie.
96 posted on 2/9/02 6:32 PM Pacific by rwfromkansas [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies | Report Abuse ]

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: analog

Not if it is part of unifying the country..."this nation under God." Now, if it was intended to make money off of of mentioning God....that would be horrendously evil.
97 posted on 2/9/02 6:37 PM Pacific by rwfromkansas

Proof that you would be critical of Dr. Pepper whether they included a mention of God or left it out. Based on your position, they should have done nothing.

167 posted on 02/10/2002 6:22:08 PM PST by connectthedots
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