Rightwing radio blows up over Coke Super Bowl ad

Conservative talk radio is criticizing a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad that featured multiple languages, with Rush Limbaugh joking it might be a ploy from Republican leaders on immigration reform.

Radio hosts were reacting Monday to Sunday’s ad from Coke, in which several voices sing “America the Beautiful” in multiple languages, as faces of people of different cultures are shown. The ad has been both praised as a display of multiculturalism and slammed as divisive as immigration reform remains a controversial political hot topic.

…popular conservative radio voice, Glenn Beck…criticized the ad, calling it divisive and politicized amid the immigration debate. On his show Monday, Beck said he got a tweet from a viewer asking what he thought of the spot.

“I said, ‘Why? You need that to divide us politically?’ Because that’s all this ad is,” Beck said. “It’s an in your face — and if you don’t like, if you’re offended by it, then you’re a racist. If you do like it, well then you’re for immigration, that’s what it is. You’re for progress…”

Beck got it right – even if by accident, even though he stands against anything that smacks of progress.

Thanks, Coke, for reminding me why I hold what passes for conservatism in America, nowadays – in such contempt. The Republican Party has become the mouthpiece for racism and bigotry that Dixiecrats of old only dreamt of becoming.

They should stuff their ears with whatever fecal matter is handy. Plug them with rubber stoppers carved from the gaskets reserved from Auschwitz. And die of the several plagues resulting from lives lived as obedient fascist clones.

Americans will continue to sing.

Super Bowl Commercials

Last year’s Super Bowl commercials IMHO were mediocre. Were any of them worth remembering?

This year’s – were worse. We liked a couple: The Kia robot model, Budweiser’s Clydesdale colt and this one, the Gangnam pistachio commercial. Skillful, simple green-screen production.

It’s halftime in America — and Chrysler says it, again!

There are beaucoup conservative politicians in this nation who – if they had their way at the start of the recession – would have kept anything like this commercial from ever being produced. Because Chrysler and General Motors and tens of thousands of American workers would have been shoved off the economic scoreboard.

But, our government came up with loans and aid, folks in the MidWest and around the country pulled together. The loans are being repaid. Cars are rolling out onto the highways, again. The American car industry and the people who work there weren’t allowed to die.

We get the same old 1930’s ideology every night on the news, in trite debates – from people who still don’t give a damn about American workers or American products. I wouldn’t vote for those losers even if they paid their taxes.

Keep on rocking in the Free World.

Court throws out fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s boob!

A federal appeals court has thrown out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson’s breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction.”

The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity…

The 90 million people watching the Super Bowl, many of them children, heard Justin Timberlake sing, “Gonna have you naked by the end of this song,” as he reached for Jackson’s bustier…

“The Commission’s determination that CBS’ broadcast of a nine-sixteenths of one second glimpse of a bare female breast was actionably indecent evidenced the agency’s departure from its prior policy,” the court found.

In challenging the fine, CBS said that “fleeting, isolated or unintended” images should not automatically be considered indecent.

Living in a society where the morality of prudes prevails politically doesn’t help, either.