Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,923
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: vodka

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Absolut’s ‘Mexico U.S.’ Map Angers Many (BOYCOTT)

    04/14/2008 11:40:07 PM PDT · by USMC Brat · 14 replies · 472+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 14, 2008 | NewsMax
    An organization fighting illegal immigration has launched a boycott of Absolut vodka after the Swedish company ran an ad showing large areas of the U.S. as part of Mexico. A map in the ad depicts Mexico owning California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and other U.S. territory, with the slogan, “In an Absolut World,” and panders to the “separatist” movement among Mexicans, according to the National Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition (NIIBC). “There is a rapidly growing separatist movement in the United States that is being fueled by illegal immigration across our southern border with Mexico,” the group said in a...
  • In An Absolut World Of The People's Cube

    04/11/2008 5:30:47 PM PDT · by hanfei · 12 replies · 63+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/5/2008 | Comrade Red Square
    Long live the glorious comrades at Absolut Vodka who have joined the progressive cause of humiliating Yankee imperialists by creating an ad with the map of the United States that would please the most radical members of Atzlan, La Raza, and Mecha. The ad was part of a new campaign with pictures of various pipe dreams accompanied by the slogan "In an Absolut World," which is translated from Swedish as "when pigs fly," "when the hell freezes over," or "in the Progressive World of Next Tuesday," whichever comes first. We immediately decided to join the struggle and throw a few...
  • SKYY® Vodka, Made in the USA, Proudly Supports Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    04/11/2008 4:28:24 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 24 replies · 1,367+ views
    Business Wire ^ | 4/11/08 | Press Release
    In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo officially ended the Mexican-America War (1846-1848). With the signing of this treaty, the United States gained control of what was to become the Golden West, including California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. Today, SKYY® Vodka, the number-one vodka produced in the United States, spoke out against suggestions by Absolut® Vodka to disregard that treaty, as well as the joining of Texas to the Union in 1845, as depicted in Absolut’s recent advertising. “Like SKYY Vodka, the residents of states like California, Texas and Arizona are exceptionally proud of...
  • Absolute Absurdity

    04/09/2008 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Mattsanchez · 34+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 04-07-08 | Matt Sanchez
    By Matt Sanchez © 2008 In an attempt to be "edgy," the Absolut Vodka manufacturer created an ad that hearkened back to the first Mexican Empire and included much of what is indisputably the United States of America. The ad (seen at right) placed California, Colorado and Texas in Montezuma's Revenge territory, which would be a disaster for the average human smuggler; could you imagine having to cross Texas on foot just to get a decent job or drink clean water?
  • Absolut vodka pulls ad showing California in Mexico

    04/08/2008 9:52:03 PM PDT · by fishhound · 93 replies · 164+ views
    Yahoo/reuters ^ | Tue Apr 8, 9:35 PM ET | Noel Randewich
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The distillers of Sweden's Absolut vodka have withdrawn an advertisement run in Mexico that angered many U.S. citizens by idealizing an early 19th century map showing chunks of the United States as Mexican. ADVERTISEMENT The billboard ad has the slogan "In an Absolut World" slapped over a pre-1848 map showing California, Arizona and other U.S. states as Mexican territory. Those states were carved out of what had been Mexican lands until that year. Although it was not shown in the United States, U.S. media outlets picked up on the ad, and after a barrage of complaints,...
  • Absolut vodka ad stirs a U.S.-Mexico debate: Some in the north take offense

    04/05/2008 7:37:40 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 67 replies · 1,086+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 5, 2008 | Deborah Bonello and Reed Johnson
    MEXICO CITY -- The latest advertising campaign in Mexico from Swedish vodka maker Absolut seemed to push all the right buttons south of the U.S. border, but it ruffled a few feathers in El Norte. As word of the campaign spread across the border, primarily via the Internet, some in the United States began giving the campaign a much more hostile reception. The colorful ad, created by the Teran\TBWA agency and the vodka maker, is a sight gag depicting what a map of North America might look like "In an Absolut world," i.e., a perfect one. It shows the Mexican...
  • Absolut responded to my email and said "THE MAP" is down!

    04/04/2008 8:37:30 PM PDT · by austinaero · 91 replies · 223+ views
    via email | Austinaero
    I got a note from Mr. Moran, the PR guy at Absolut. It reads" "The ad has been down -- have you not seen the Pears ad in its place?" Jeffrey A. Moran Corporate and Brand Communications The Absolut Spirits Co., Inc. 401 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016 CONTACT email: jeffrey.moran@absolut.com direct dial: +1 212.641.8720 main: +1 212.641.8700 fax: +1 212.641.8703 mobile: +1 917.609.2463
  • Boycott Absolut Vodka!!

    04/04/2008 8:32:27 AM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 14 replies · 855+ views
    Mi blog es tu blog ^ | April 2008 | Absolute Vodka Company
    Check out this ad in a Mexican magazine named "Quien" from this month: http://lauramartinez.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/imagenfinal.jpg I like Absolut vodkas, but I won't buy them anymore. They've got competition in the regular and flavored markets, and the competition will benefit from this idiocy. Maybe I'll buy some Kalashnikov vodka instead: http://www.vodkakalashnikov.com/home.htm
  • Time-Warner: Vodka Ad Campaign Reconquers California for Mexico

    04/03/2008 7:31:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 129+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 3, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    Time-Warner: Vodka Ad Campaign Reconquers California for Mexico Warner Todd Huston April 3, 2008 Taking the Reconquista concept all the way to the end, Absolut Vodka launched an ad campaign that appears on billboards and at least one magazine that features a map of the western U.S. and Mexico with nearly the entire west coast appearing as a part of Mexico. This ad appears in Quien Magazine, which is owned by Time Warner and also appears on billboards in Mexico. Quien claims a "total audience" of 513,000 readers in Mexico and the southwestern U.S. The map covers what used to...
  • ABSOLUT Outrage!! (Vanity)

    04/03/2008 2:28:29 PM PDT · by Maceman · 72 replies · 107+ views
    For those of you who want to let the Absolut Vodka people know how disgusted you are by their appallingly offensive Mexican marketing campaign, here is a list of e-mail addresses for people at Absolut who ought to hear from you: Ketil.Eriksen@absolut.se - Ketil Eriksen, President V&S ABSOLUT Spirits Anna.malmhake@absolut.se - Anna Malmhake, Global Brand Director, V&S ABSOLUT Spirits tim.murphy@absolut.com - Tim Murphy, VP Marketing, Absolut Spirits Company, Inc. jeffrey.moran@absolut.com - Jeffrey Moran, Director of Public Relations and Events, Absolut Spirits Company, Inc. karl-johan.bogefors@absolut.se - Karl-Johan Bogefors, Global PR Manager, V&S ABSOLUT Spirits
  • Caption Absolut Vodka's new anti-american reconquista ad

    04/03/2008 8:15:21 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 215 replies · 1,131+ views
    michelle malkin ^ | April 3, 2008
    <p>Advertisement appeared in Quien magazine, in Mexico City, and billboards.</p>
  • Time-Warner: Vodka Ad Campaign Reconquers California for Mexico (boycott Absolut Vodka!)

    04/03/2008 9:17:15 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 87 replies · 489+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 3, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    Taking the Reconquista concept all the way to the end, Absolut Vodka launched an ad campaign that appears on billboards and at least one magazine that features a map of the western U.S. and Mexico with nearly the entire west coast appearing as a part of Mexico. This ad appears in Quien Magazine, which is owned by Time Warner and also appears on billboards in Mexico. Quien claims a "total audience" of 513,000 readers in Mexico and the southwestern U.S. The map covers what used to be Mexico's claimed borders before our 1846 war with them from which the U.S....
  • Bacon Flavored Vodka

    03/03/2008 5:15:31 PM PST · by SlapHappyPappy · 31 replies · 240+ views
    YesButNoButYes ^ | January 27, 2008 | Scaramouch
    Bacon-flavored Vodka Posted by Scaramouch on January 27, 2008. A few days ago I bookmarked a recipe for Bacon-Flavored vodka to try making, but in the last few days, the site has gone dark. Luckily, Google still has a cache of the page, so before it gets lost forever, I thought I'd rerpoduce it here to add to our growing list of bacon-themed ingestibles. Bacon VodkaMakes up one pint Fry up three strips of bacon Add cooked bacon to a clean pint sized mason jar. Trim the ends of the bacon if they are too tall to fit in the...
  • Chelsea Clinton Talks Policy in Obama Territory

    02/16/2008 8:13:34 PM PST · by gingerky · 40 replies · 513+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2-16-08 | Jodi Kantor
    The question was one she had heard before, but this time it was asked in downright hostile terms. “Has your mother shown any remorse for the fact that her vote cost Iraqis a million of their lives?” a student asked Chelsea Clinton on Monday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Clinton replied: “She cast a vote based on the best available evidence. Perhaps you had clairvoyance then, and that’s extraordinary.”
  • (July 28, 2006)Hillary Clinton, McCain Held Vodka-Drinking Contest

    02/13/2008 2:12:45 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies · 4,403+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 07/28/2006 | Drudge
    On a congressional trip to Estonia, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton astonished her traveling companions by suggesting the group do what one does in the Baltics: hold a vodka-drinking contest! Delighted, the leader of the overseas delegation, Sen. John McCain, quickly agreed, the NEW YORK TIMES is planning to report on Saturday. The after-dinner game went so well -- memories are a bit hazy on who drank how much -- that McCain later told people how unexpectedly fun he found Clinton to be. TIMES reporter Anne Kornblut has filed a story on the curious relationship between Hillary and John McCain. "One...
  • Minister In Skirt Charged With Indecent Exposure

    08/01/2007 8:24:12 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 128 replies · 3,050+ views
    WGAL-TV ^ | 2007.08.01 | WGAL-TV
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- A Baptist minister has been charged in Tennessee with indecent exposure and driving under the influence. Police said 58-year-old Tommy Tester of Bristol, Va., was wearing a skirt when he was arrested last week after allegedly relieving himself in front of children at a car wash. A report also accuses Tester of offering police officers oral sex and says an open bottle of vodka and empty oxycodone prescription bottle was found in his car when Tester was arrested Friday. Authorities identified Tester as the minister of Gospel Baptist Church in Bristol and an employee of Christian...
  • Auction to begin on home of Absolut vodka

    12/11/2007 4:59:51 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 313+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 12/11/2007 | TT/The Local
    Sweden is set to begin its sale of state-owned wine and spirits manufacturer, Vin & Sprit. The government said it would contact all interested parties over the course of the day before beginning an auction process, Minister for Financial Markets Mats Odell announced at a press conference on Tuesday morning. "We are now coming to the end of the preparatory phase and the beginning of a more active phase. We expect a transaction to be made public next year," sad Odell. The minister said that the government had decided to conduct the sale in the form of a bidding process...
  • Vodka-drip feed saves tourist

    10/09/2007 8:15:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 757+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 October 2007 | Jessica Marszalek
    DOCTORS used a case of vodka to help save an Italian tourist being treated for poisoning in a Queensland hospital. And hospital authorities later proved very understanding about the booze bill. The 24-year-old man was brought to Mackay Base Hospital, in north Queensland, two months ago after he had ingested a large amount of the poisonous substance ethylene glycol, found in antifreeze, which can cause renal failure and is often fatal. In details just released by the hospital, Dr Pascal Gelperowicz, who led the man's treatment with Dr Todd Fraser, said the man was unconscious on arrival and his treatment...
  • (Sweden:) Women 'try to set fire to porn shop'

    06/20/2007 8:08:18 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 22 replies · 1,038+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/20/2007 | James Savage
    Two young women tried to set fire to a pornographic video shop in Malmö on Thursday night, police have said. The women, 23 and 26, were arrested at 12:45 am near the shop on Bergsgatan in the city. "They were outside the shop, and set fire to a phone book. They also tried to set fire to an antenna cable that led into the video store," said police spokesman Lars-Håkan Lindholm to The Local. As well as housing the porn shop, the block housed a number of apartments. Police were called to the scene by someone who saw what the...
  • Candy Is Dandy, But Vodka Is Liquor

    01/31/2007 4:14:12 AM PST · by theothercheek · 12 replies · 630+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | January 31, 2007 | The Stiletto
    Nearly 260 vodka brands were introduced in the U.S. from 2001 to 2006, according to market research firm Adams Beverage Group. "Swathed in purple glass, illuminated in pink, or infused with flavors like cherry vanilla, vodkas now account for about a quarter of all new hard-liquor brands, more than any other spirit," reports The Wall Street Journal. The Stiletto is an aficionado of vodka martinis, so she has strong opinions about her spirit of choice:† The finest vodkas are distilled from wheat. Only a peasant would drink a potato vodka, like Chopin.† Unless vodka is going to be used for...