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Super Bowl Ad Uproar.
Posted 2/3/14
This story, combined with the meltdowns over Miss America (http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-lot-of-people-are-very-upset-that-an-indian-american-woman) and this anti snoring ad ( http://www.mediaite.com/tv/controversial-ad-featuring-u-s-soldier-and-his-muslim-wife-sparks-outrage/ ), is quickly making me lose faith in humanity.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

speaking of french... is it okay to speak it in Louisiana? (named after Louis XIV don't you know)




It's definitely OK to speak French here, but no one does. But people in certain areas do speak Cajun French.
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Posted 2/3/14
Most people don't understand that this "uproar" only spreads their advertisement even further and I bet Coca-Cola is loving it and probably even planned it.
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So people are now crying over an ad? Pathetic.
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Posted 2/3/14
the people reacting negatively are obviously insane nationalists or just plain racist. it's celebrating how the US is an example of people of all different backgrounds being together as one nation. if anything, coke had a good message with that ad.

we can be sure that fox news is going to make this into a big deal, even though it's perfectly harmless.
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"Unpatriotic", my arse. I'm British so I didn't even watch the Superbowl (not that I missed that much), let alone the adverts, and yet I think that was probably one of the best messages Coca-Cola could have sent out. I mean, granted, it won't sell me any more Coke than it usually does, but that advert was fine.

You want unpatriotic? Try looking at those people who just cry "Get these foreigners out of our country" (I'm looking at you, extreme UKIP members). We're a Western, modern democracy. If we're not going to be accepting of all, who is?
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Posted 2/3/14
I liked the ad, but I knew certain people were going to complain about it. They are the kinds that complain about everything that isn't exactly the way they want it. If we lived by their measure, it wouldn't be "The Land of The Free" now would it?
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Posted 2/3/14
That's insane. America is made up of all types of races.
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Posted 2/3/14 , edited 2/3/14

bravostribe1015 wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

speaking of french... is it okay to speak it in Louisiana? (named after Louis XIV don't you know)




It's definitely OK to speak French here, but no one does. But people in certain areas do speak Cajun French.


I was at Fort Polk ie Camp Swampy for 2 years never heard a single person speak French....just saying

Posted 2/3/14 , edited 2/3/14


The sad thing about the Miss America incident, is that a lot of Indians, and Indian-Americans hated on the winner as well because she didn't have light enough skin. Asian-Americans as well seemed to have a lot of rude things to say as well. So it was pretty much everyone of all races that were, well - racist.
Posted 2/3/14

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Dubnoman wrote:

The people upset with this commercial are some of the people that make America a bad country, honestly. They are the 'pro-American' people who are actually, ironically, quite un-American when you break things down. I read some of the tweets. Typical garbage you see from these people when you read things like "Uh, this is AMERICA where we speak ENGLISH" and "Ugh, Coca Cola company is so anti-American, I'm never buying coke again!".

The coca cola ad shows people of multiple ethic groups singing America the Beautiful in different langauges, but all of them are American citizens singing the song, with the message that America is the melting pot of the world, we are the most diverse nation in the world, and that should be seen as a beautiful and great thing. Now these bigots may not agree with that last part (and they are self-centered bigots for disagreeing), but they can't deny that America IS the greatest melting pot of all the nations in the world, and IS the most diverse nation in the world ethnically and culturally.


I always get concerned when Americans (OR Germans, OR French, OR my own countrymen) start to praise themselves in terms of most, first, best. Sorry, no one's perfect and we're talking about abstract concepts that are difficult to quantify. The United States better than her critics give her credit for, and I have no doubt she does better at many of those things than say... one of those older European countries that thinks race/linguistic group equals nationality or some third world dictatorship. but please.... when you claim first place for yourself on abstract value judgements to which almost every liberal democracy aspires, you are insulting everyone else who thinks they know a thing or two about diversity or freedom that your nation doesn't always seem to,

Anyhow aside from that nitpick, I think you're pretty much right. "Speak English or go home? really?" it's not like the singers or those complaining happen to be nurses in a hospital whose business is to communicate clearly about patient's lives. (one reason I can't work in Quebec. Conversational french just doesn't cut it in a technical specialty) They're just signing a song. (I wonder how many of those complaining have no problem watching anime, or listening to Ramstein?) If you can't have freedom of expression in the arts then what does your 'freedom' actually mean?

speaking of french... is it okay to speak it in Louisiana? (named after Louis XIV don't you know)




Agree.

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Posted 2/3/14
I honestly thought this thread would be about how badly the Broncos did in the Super Bowl. Besides that, I thought the song was good and amazing. Even racist assholes are entitled to their opinion, the good thing about their opinion is that it's not fact. Ignore them, in the end the song was beautiful and some people won't ever change.

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uncletim wrote:



You were also in the army? Yes? an organisation that needs clear communications and has established English as it's operating language? Now me, I had to learn two sets of parade ground commands during my various weekend warrior dabblings.

"By the left, left wheel, Quick March!"

"Gauche Gauche par le Guache au pas Cadence March!"

(G-oh-Sh G-oh-sh Par le G-oh-sh OH Pah Kay-Dans-ey Marsh!)

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

I always get concerned when Americans (OR Germans, OR French, OR my own countrymen) start to praise themselves in terms of most, first, best. Sorry, no one's perfect and we're talking about abstract concepts that are difficult to quantify. The United States better than her critics give her credit for, and I have no doubt she does better at many of those things than say... one of those older European countries that thinks race/linguistic group equals nationality or some third world dictatorship. but please.... when you claim first place for yourself on abstract value judgements to which almost every liberal democracy aspires, you are insulting everyone else who thinks they know a thing or two about diversity or freedom that your nation doesn't always seem to,



I don't know if we are on the same page. I said America is the "greatest melting pot of all the nations in the world", but I wasn't saying it is the best nation, the greatest nation, etc. I just meant that America is the ultimate melting pot. Not only does it have what may be the greatest diversity of cultures and ethnic groups, it also is the largest (population-wise) nation to have such diversity, so many people add to the diversity of the nation. Millions upon millions of people.

But I wasn't saying "Oh yeah, America is the best nation in the world". It probably isn't. It has some very good things about it, but also plenty of bad things and things it could improve on.

Does that clarify things? Or did I misunderstand you when I read that paragraph I quoted?

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No I lived off post in a town called Deridder nice little town fall in love with the food I love Boudin

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