Stupid Should Hurt


For reasons I really don’t understand, some people were upset by this Coca-cola ad. It’s a bunch of people singing America the Beautiful in various foreign languages.

IT’S JUST A FUCKING AD!

I can’t deal with this shit today. The colon cleanser bean dip and Culo en Fuego salsa from yesterday have joined forces to give me flaming mud butt and I promised my mom I would start going to the gym today. God, I hate mondays!

This is an open thread.


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90 Responses to Stupid Should Hurt

  1. The Klown says:

    It is 2:15 am and I am sitting on a bag of frozen peas. The cat is still mad at me for leaving her alone yesterday.

    It’s like being married.

  2. The Klown says:
    • Constance says:

      Two of my kids are still missing but were last seen celebrating the Hawks win. I really wish they would at least text since there were street fires a mile from my house up on Greek Row and disorderly conduct arrests. Now really, wouldn’t it have been much better if all the punks had smoked pot and just mellowed out rather than sucking down the crazy fire water, retaining their motivation, and holding a riot?

      The victory is especially sweet since we won the last Superbowl we went to but had it stolen when so many touchdowns were called back in the biggest homer job to ever go down. This time it kind of looked like some of the Broncos might have placed really big bets on the Hawks. Or maybe they just sucked?

  3. The Klown says:
  4. The Klown says:

    VDH:

    We know the entry of 11 million illegal aliens depresses the wages of the poor and entry-level working class. Illegal immigration overwhelms state services, and that too hurts citizens most in need of help. The lower-middle classes do not have low-paid nannies, gardeners, and house-keepers. We know the illegal influx pleases La Raza activists, most of them second- and third-generation elites in government, politics, journalism and education, who without illegal immigration would not have much of a moral or legal justification for the continuance of affirmative action and identity politics, given that statistically Latinos would soon follow the pattern of other assimilated groups. (For example, is there affirmative action for Armenian immigrants? An Italian Razza movement? Punjabi Studies?)

    We also know that cheap labor in the shadows benefits corporate business, eager for low-wage laborers. So how hard is it for a Republican simply to say, “I oppose illegal immigration because (1) it is illegal. It undermines the sanctity of the law and discriminates against the law-abiding waiting in line to enter the U.S. legally. (2) It benefits corporate grandees at the expense of working people. (3) It is driven by self-serving elites of the ethnic-grievance industry to enhance their own advantage, rather than to help poor folks struggling to find decent wages and schools. Illegal immigration, in short, is the most illiberal issue of our time.

    • The Klown says:

      Yes, let us all hail diversity and insist that it be applied across the board. Cannot California find a senior elected leader other than Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Nancy Pelosi? How diverse, given California’s trumpeted diversity, are three elderly multimillionaire women, with hyper-capitalist spouses, who live within commuting distance of each other in the Bay Area? Should the United States Postal service base correct its current labor profile by hiring in accordance with ethnic percentages within the population? Should Asians depart from UC Berkeley so more whites, blacks, and Latinos might enroll commensurately with their percentages in the population? Should the NFL have quotas for non-African-Americans, to give others a chance — to paraphrase Kanye West — to have insider contacts to land such lucrative athletic billets? How many Asians are on the L.A. Lakers versus the size of the Asian community in L.A. County? Have the military casualties of the last decade in Afghanistan and Iraq been computed to ensure that all groups suffered commensurately? Just when or when do we not insist on proportional representation based on ethnicity? Are the heads of Hollywood studios reflective of the rich diversity of California? And if we are going down the diversity and fairness routes, then surely Al Gore needs a sermon — after he unloaded a failed network to an anti-Semitic, carbon-burning medieval sheikdom, in failed efforts to beat the new capital gains tax that he so strenuously supported. How fair, how egalitarian, how diverse is all that? What is the ethnic profile of Sierra Club membership?

      In 2014 Republicans are going to be kamikazeed by very wealthy, highly educated, and relentless operatives in the Boston-New York-Washington, D.C., nexus, with backup from the San Diego to San Francisco bookend coastal corridor. These critics mostly rest at the top of the capitalist heap, and will assail those who are not, on grounds that they are unfair to every hyphenated group in America.

      To survive, Republicans must go on the offensive and point out that their accusers never live the lives they advocate for others. Liberal feminists seem to be John Edwards and Bill Clinton. Liberal men of the people are Al Gore, John Kerry, and Jon Corzine. Their populists who deplore outsourcing, offshore accounts, and non-unions are Apple and Facebook grandees who embrace all three. White privilege is not the fate of the West Virginian or West Texan working at Target, but the tiny, inbred old-boy and old-girl world of prep-school to Ivy League to the insider pull of Dad and Mom to land up with a phoned-in job in journalism, politics, finance, entertainment, the arts, and academia on the East and West coasts, followed by pro forma praise of diversity — for others. Open-borders zealots have their children behind the walls of private academies.

      Surely there is a populist case to be made — or is the Republican establishment to manage a permanent, sober, and judicious out-party, as it is demagogued to death by the privileged?

    • DandyTIger says:

      Good points for the “elite” side of things. I think VDH has a bit of a skewed sense of what makes up Dems/liberals. As the term implies for a % of any population, the elite, limousine liberals likely make up a very small minority of that group. And as irritating as that group is, and they are truly irritating in how out of touch they are and their hypocrisy. I think it’s better to deal with policy issues and faulty reasoning than to rant against the liberal 1%. Not really any better than ranting against the conservative 1%.

    • Constance says:

      AMEN!

  5. 1539days says:

    This is just the Cheerios ad, Part 2. Time decided MSNBC’s “mistake” was to call out conservatives before the ad aired. Time waited until the Coca-Cola ad aired, found five tweets about foreigners, and declared the responses “ugly.”

  6. Lulu says:

    Since I don’t watch football I am the chef and food expeditor during games. Since that game was so lousy all the rowdies did was eat everything in the house. I have to go to the grocery store before I can have a piece of toast this morning. All that is left is some weird crackers and green onions. Even the milk is gone.

    • The Klown says:

      My breakfast is gonna consist of leftover Pollo Loco chicken, beans and rice.

      I ain’t touching anymore of that bean dip or the salsa.

      • Lulu says:

        AT least you HAVE leftovers. It is like locusts went through and stripped the refrigerator and pantry. I have already been to the grocery store and it cost $107 to restock for two people for this week. Even all the jelly was gone.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    I thought the Coke commerical would have been better if they all sang in English since it’s a patriotic American standard. Remember this one…..from 1971….

    • The Klown says:

      It’s one thing to think it would have better the traditional way.

      It’s another to start ranting about how Coke is trying to detroy America.

      • swanspirit says:

        I agree with DeniseVB, the commercial struck a wrong note with me, being sung in languages other than English. as well . My initial thought was , why are they singing an American song in other languages ? It was similar to the response I have to great old Rock songs being used to sell stuff , I really don’t like it .
        And then of course I remembered , that no matter how syrupy ( pun intended ) sweetly sentimental Coke ads might appear to be , they are well honed instruments of advertising mass instruction designed for one purpose and one purpose only ; to sell their product . I still don’t like it . And I think for those people who object more strenuously, let em ; the ad people deserve all the negative feedback they get .

      • DeniseVB says:

        Twitter is exploding now, mostly by the leftists calling out the cons as bigots, racists AND homophobes because of the gay couple. Gay couple? I didn’t even notice. 😛

    • Constance says:

      I agree, it would have been better in heavily accented English but many young immigrants probably don’t have accents. But it is interesting to hear all of the other languages. It is always amazing how humans have developed so many systems of complex communication and some of the languages are very musical sounding. It makes you wonder if a tone deaf person could speak them fluently.

    • Ann says:

      My husband hated the Coke commercial. He looked at me and said, “No, just no.” Not sure how I’d classify him politically, but conservative isn’t it. His parents and sibling are off the plane from Africa, his father was an Italian citizen, his mother and brother, French. English was spoken at home in America (to this day I can’t understand his mother on the phone – her accent is that heavy), although he was the only one in the family where it was the first language.

      Me? I thought it was very inclusive and didn’t mind at all.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Agree. Love to hear it sung with accented voices en Ingles. Not too sympathetic with public conversations in mother tongues. Shows lack of respect, IMO.

      • Constance says:

        Oh yeah I have felt like I’m being talked about it languages I don’t understand and it’s not a good thing. My Arab friends women relatives would would look at me strange and then ” blah blah blah blah……Constance blah blah blah” I hated that. They were always freaked out about the sun touching my friend and telling her to cover up as we left although I don’t think it was a modesty or religious thing they are just obsessed with not getting tan. I always suspect they speak English they just are refusing to.

    • I liked it. I thought it was actually quintessentially American, a sort of modern take on the melting pot theory of America and its exceptionalism. I don’t particularly like the browbeating and political fight over it, but I liked the ad just fine. The voices were beautiful and the song is gorgeous in any language.

  8. The Klown says:

    Damn, I just had that weird dream again about being recruited to join that Mormon polygamy/wife-swapping cult.

    Imagine having 100 wives, 50 co-husbands, and a mess of kids you are jointly responsible for, all living in once place.

    And that wasn’t the weird part!

    • DandyTIger says:

      I grew up near two hippie communes. They pretty much operated like the Mormon polygamy/wife-swapping cult. And that wasn’t the weird part of them either.

  9. The Klown says:

    I refuse to watch this shit. I don’t like one guy and despise the other:

  10. The Klown says:

    Don’t forget, Dana Loesch is on The View this morning.

    If I can stand to watch it, so can you!

  11. votermom says:

    I liked the song but I like languages.
    I also thought it was a bit silly, for example, part of it was in Filipino, and Filipinos are proud of their English language skills.
    I can see how people would view this as Coke pushing multiculturalism, which I think is an evil thing that leads to sectarianism.

  12. mothy67 says:

    Broke down this morning and got health insurance. I have LifeLock so I did it online. Not sure if it’s because of where I live but there were a lot of choices. Pretty reasonable too. Thought about lying about smoking but in the end I was honest. Cost as a smoker is about 60 more per month. When I had gone to different sites to explore options the quotes were much much higher than what I got I was going to forego insurance because of those.

    • Somebody says:

      FYI smoking doesn’t get expensive until next year that’s when the penalties kick in. I’m going to assume you’re over 56? Then you’re penalty will be around $6,000 per year. The penalty is paid through increased premiums is my understanding, but you may want to have your medical records reflect you quit before the new year rolls around.

        • Somebody says:

          Then you’ll be between $4,000 and $5,000. I saw the chart, but it was a couple of months ago. I know hubby is over 56 so his was $6,300 and I’m 51 so mine was $5,400 or $5,600. The ranges are five year ranges and the fine goes up pretty sharply but it stops at 56 I believe if I remember correctly hubby was in the upper most range. Like I said it doesn’t kick in for another year.

          The fat penalty doesn’t kick in until 2017 and hasn’t been completely figured out yet as far as I know. I tried to quit smoking in October and November and actually got down to 3 a day but OMG the weight I gained. So now I’ll qualify for the smoker AND the fat penalty!

        • Somebody says:

          BTW my barometer for smoking…….when I got to the point where I had a muffin top in my “fat” jeans it was all over. I went to the store and bought 4 cartons of cigarettes……I know I’m really sad and tragic…..hangs head in shame.

    • 1539days says:

      The advantage of signing up in NY is that the state has the most outrageously expensive health care in the country. Obamacare actually makes NY health plans cheaper. If you live anywhere else, you’re probably screwed.

  13. elliesmom says:

    Stupid does hurt. I have to go the doctor this afternoon to get an inch long splinter taken out of the bottom of my big toe. 😦

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    • 49erDweet says:

      So will their divorce in 2017 be messy or has it all been worked out, already?

      • elliesmom says:

        Unless one of them wants to remarry, I doubt they’ll get an actual divorce. They’ll have two properties in different cities, and she’ll spend most of her time in one, and he’ll spend most of his time in the other. Divorce is too risky. They have a better chance of making lots of money if they’re still the “most glamorous black couple on the world”.

  18. 1539days says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/02/Why-Coca-Cola-America-The-Beautiful-Ad-Was-Offensive

    I think there is value in opposing the celebration of “diversity.” We should celebrate unity. How do you share your different culture if you can’t speak the language most of us speak?

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Is this a creepy video if you send it to your son’s FB page on his 42nd birthday? I was going for the LOOK what was #1 the year you were born!

    • 49erDweet says:

      …and that was the fourth reason to miss the interview. Not to increase Fox ratings with “Conduct Abetting Racism”.

      The first three? 1. Don’t like one. 2. Despise the other. , 3. No time to suffer fools.

  20. helenk3 says:

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/shouting-barbara-walters-defends-woody-allen-against-dylan-farrow#.Uu_yxi7YE7c.twitter

    step down and go to the nursing home.
    when you take the side of a child molester over the child, you have really lost your mind

    • piper says:

      I also blame Mia Farrow for not reporting the abuse to the authorities. She failed to protect her adopted daughter from him. We in the school system were expected to report abuse otherwise we could be charged for failure to report and possible dismissal from our jobs.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Agree mom horribly failed, But Walters, washed up newshound that she thinks she is, pulled yet ANOTHER stupid move by jumping in here to defend mostly because Allen’s lawyer says it’s not true. That’s what lawyers are for. To deny things and smooth over the rough spots. “Guilt” wasn’t proved, but that’s not precisely the same thing as saying he was proved innocent. And given Allen’s lifelong proclivity to pursue very young (in appearance) women, I’m not at all certain about him.

  21. helenk3 says:

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/02/03/parents-defend-lunch-lady-put-leave-after-school-lunches-seized-kids-debt

    this might happen all over the country.
    for many many years kids brought lunch from and kids had an option to buy school lunch. now because meeeschele needed something to do between vacations and shopping trips, kids are going hungry.
    what is wrong with this picture

  22. DandyTIger says:

    Some odd conversations making fun of elite vs. hicks:

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