Cognitive Dissonance

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From the Coca-Cola Facebook page… This is likely the best worst response of the hundreds I sifted through, and as such, deserved its own post. You have racist hysteria punctuated with lots of ALL CAPS and exclamation points. There’s American exceptionalism proudly on display, as she insists translating “America the Beautiful” into other languages means we will “BOW DOWN” before them.

Yes, Georgia Ellis is real. She would like you to know that “we here in America speak America”. Why? Because the “supper bowl” is an “AMERICA GAME.” Now I’m just picturing KFC selling football-themed famous bowls and labeling them “supper bowls”. 

My second favorite posts would be the people who either don’t know “America the Beautiful” is NOT the national anthem, or the folks insisting they’re switching to Sprite or another Coca-Cola owned brand because they don’t care to look up what Coca-Cola actually distributes. How can you be bothered to do that when it’s just so much easier to fly off half-cocked?

From the Coca-Cola Facebook page… This is likely the best worst response of the hundreds I sifted through, and as such, deserved its own post. You have racist hysteria punctuated with lots of ALL CAPS and exclamation points. There’s American exceptionalism proudly on display, as she insists translating “America the Beautiful” into other languages means we will “BOW DOWN” before them.

Yes, Georgia Ellis is real. She would like you to know that “we here in America speak America”. Why? Because the “supper bowl” is an “AMERICA GAME.” Now I’m just picturing KFC selling football-themed famous bowls and labeling them “supper bowls”.

My second favorite posts would be the people who either don’t know “America the Beautiful” is NOT the national anthem, or the folks insisting they’re switching to Sprite or another Coca-Cola owned brand because they don’t care to look up what Coca-Cola actually distributes. How can you be bothered to do that when it’s just so much easier to fly off half-cocked?

Filed under Coca-Cola Georgia Ellis Racism white supremacy Facebook America the Beautiful Super Bowl

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Coca-Cola's "Why #AmericaIsBeautiful" commercial on Facebook

In case you missed why the xenophobes are melting down tonight, here’s the ad that sparked a racist rage fest on Coca-Cola’s Facebook page. This links directly to the post on Facebook. Be warned: Racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, classist, homophobic bile most vile abounds. 

So do massive trolling opportunities if you’re feeling puckish.

I’m looking at you, hawkamania.

Filed under Coca-Cola racism Facebook right-wing right-wing freakout white supremacy advertising Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVIII

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And now for something completely different: I present to you the best response to the impotent white rage on Coca-Cola’s Facebook page.

Here’s what I’m talking about: 

• http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75437294490/look-at-all-these-angry-white-people-i-ventured

• http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75436761374/look-at-all-these-angry-white-people-i-ventured

• http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75436625517/look-at-all-these-angry-white-people-i-ventured

• http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75436388491/i-ventured-over-to-coca-colas-facebook-page-and

And now for something completely different: I present to you the best response to the impotent white rage on Coca-Cola’s Facebook page.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75437294490/look-at-all-these-angry-white-people-i-ventured

http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75436761374/look-at-all-these-angry-white-people-i-ventured

http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75436625517/look-at-all-these-angry-white-people-i-ventured

http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/75436388491/i-ventured-over-to-coca-colas-facebook-page-and

Filed under racism Coca-Cola Facebook Super Bowl super bowl xlviii white supremacy flawless response

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‘Dad, What is Rape?’ || Rev. Jim Wallis

As a coach of young athletes, I know how much the pro stars serve as role models, for good or ill. These players don’t have to be saints, but allegations of sexual assault obviously cross the line into an area that can’t be just swept under the rug.

The line that stuck in my craw, written by a sportswriter before the game, was that Roethlisberger might have been able to find redemption with a Super Bowl victory. Really? Win a football game and you are redeemed from reported actions of sexual assault?

Rev. Jim Wallis throws down some truth.

Filed under Super Bowl football sexual assault sexual violence rape pro sports Jim Wallis crimes against women