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  clipbait

Jon Stewart Wants To Know Why All These Euro-Americans Are Freaked Out By That Coke Ad

After nearly a week, the poutrage over that Coca-Cola ad in wrong languages hasn’t abated much. Jon Stewart wonders what the fuss was about — possibly the ad’s “dangerous levels of schmaltz”? No, it’s all that scary foreign talk in an ad with a bunch of brown people. How dare they desecrate our national anthem! And so The Daily Show takes on the complete idiocy of complaining that there’s something un-American about the iconography of “attractive immigrants” (and Native Americans, but let’s not quibble — non-English equals furrin) singing “America the Beautiful” while drinking Coca-Cola. Read more on Jon Stewart Wants To Know Why All These Euro-Americans Are Freaked Out By That Coke Ad…
  welcome to the terrordome

Allen West Will Be Haunted By The Horror Of The Coca-Cola Superbowl Ad For The Rest Of His Life

Did you watch Super Sportsball Spectacular yesterday? Were you rooting for the Broncos? If so, you are probably not reading this because you committed ritual suicide after that game. Those of you who remain are still watching wingnut heads explode over the goddamn gall of Coca-Cola to have a commercial that had many different languages. Read more on Allen West Will Be Haunted By The Horror Of The Coca-Cola Superbowl Ad For The Rest Of His Life…
  mitt's time

Mitt Romney: Why Can’t Amercia Be More Like China?

Oh goody, more incriminating audio from a Mitt Romney fundraiser. This one is  from a fundraiser he and his wife attended at the Irvine, California, home of David Horowitz (a different David Horowitz) back in March, and although Mittens didn’t insult half of the nation, he DID say that Obama considers businesspeople “a necessary evil” and his wife said that the president is not a “grown-up.” Also, did you know that China is a better place to do business than the U.S. (which surely has nothing to do with all those young women who are locked into Romney factories at night)? And that Obama wants half of the economy to be “controlled by government”? Well, now you do. Read more on Mitt Romney: Why Can’t Amercia Be More Like China?…
  but what about chick-fil-a?

Bolivia Expels Coca-Cola Because of the Apocalypse

Sometimes your Wonkette gets so carried away lamenting the ills of American politics that we ignore the bigger picture: The Mayan Apocalypse is coming at the end of the year, and then we won’t have to worry about any of this. Has our government made preparations for the country’s afterlife? It’s time they got a jump on that, like Bolivia has. Bolivia’s foreign minister, Ken Layne David Choquehuanca — he’s all about the Mayan Apocalypse. In his view it won’t be so much an apocalypse-apocalypse, just an apocalypse of U.S. capitalists meddling in their business. And so he’s announced that in the New Times, Bolivians will no longer be allowed to drink Coca-Cola. They will drink this peach thing or another “fizzy” drink instead. Read more on Bolivia Expels Coca-Cola Because of the Apocalypse…
  desperate times

Incredible Coca-Cola Job Offer To Everyone Probably Not Legitimate

With more than 150,000 people losing their jobs every week in the United States and millions more being laid off around the world, the scams are getting ridiculous. Take this message from “hr@coca-cola.com,” which we just received: Coca-Cola is hiring all over the world, full-time positions, great pay and benefits, etc. Just fill out the attached form with all your personal information! Read more on Incredible Coca-Cola Job Offer To Everyone Probably Not Legitimate…
 

The Cola Wars Heat Up

The Associated Press reports that nefarious Pepsi double-agents have been busted for stealing secrets from Coca Cola. They reveal: The suspects include an executive administrative assistant at Atlanta-based Coke, Joya Williams, who is accused of rifling through corporate files and stuffing documents and a new Coca-Cola product into a personal bag. After which, presumably, she slogged through three miles of swamp and underbrush, dodged terrifying hails of Orange Crush bullets and fell bleeding and exhausted at the feet of the suspiciously-named Pepsi CFO, Indra K. Nooyi. When the soft-drink world is at war, can any of us feel truly safe? Read more on The Cola Wars Heat Up…
 

Mike Huckabee Day, Continued

We’ve blogged about Governor Mike Huckabee’s media meltdown, as well as the rumor — now somewhat confirmed — that his daughter Sarah has moved back to Arkansas to help raise funds for his 2008 presidential run. (By the way, we’ve heard that Sarah is “a really sweet person.” Maybe she can serve as her father’s goodwill ambassador to the Arkansas Times.) But we haven’t yet touched upon what has been getting Governor Huckabee the most MSM attention today: the initiative that he and Bill Clinton just announced, under which many soft drink makers will remove their high-calorie beverages from schools around the country. Both Huckabee and Clinton have been involved in the movement against childhood obesity. Sounds like a sure PR winner for Huckabee, right? Well, maybe not. After the jump, check out some interesting information provided to us by a caffeine-free Democratic operative. Read more on Mike Huckabee Day, Continued…