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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

¡Ay, caramba! Those Absolut-ist Cartographers

I have always been more of a Stoli guy when it comes to Dirty Martinis and tend to be somewhat xenocentric when it comes to fermented libations: go the Russians for vodka, the French for wine, the English/Irish for beer, the Carribean for rum, Kentucky for bourbon, and so on and so forth.

Absolut Mexico Map

I'm guessing, however, that Absolut vodka is one brand that Tom Tancredo and his supporters are going to forgo at their annual meeting. It would seem that the marketing team for the Swedish vodka company sought to deny President James Polk his historical fruits of manifest destiny. Now it is being reported by Reuters that the advertisement of the pre-1848 map seen above--which ran only in Mexico--has been withdrawn. Below was Glenn Beck's take on the situation; no statement has been released yet from Gustavo Arellano.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

This ad has already been around the world twice and has been pulled by Absolut with an apology.

But for me, it is just too late. I do't care that they fired the guy who had the dumb idea and fired the guy who approved it, Absolut has gone too far.

It is too late to "unring the bell". They wanted to sell vodka to the Mexicans, well good for them. He's one white boy that isn't buying in to the guilt or the program.

April 08, 2008 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am never, ever buying or drinking Absolut Vodka, oh wait I always drink Barcardi and Coke with a twist of lime.

April 08, 2008 2:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's censor any and all advertisements that are offensive! Then let's move on to books! God Bless America!

April 08, 2008 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's censor any and all advertisements that are offensive! Then let's move on to books! God Bless America!

Tell me, is that candor or sarcasm?

April 08, 2008 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fahrenheit 451?

April 08, 2008 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boycotting offensive advertisers isn't "censorship," studip. The idiots can still run their ads all they want, and its our right and obligation to boycott offensive ones.

You must be the same guy who's always accusing Walter and anyone who wants to enforce the laws at least as far as illegal criminals, "racist." Judging by his performance today, you probably work for Alarcon -- but Reyes is the same and even duller, and then there's that other dummy TJ Huizar.

"The world accoring to the pro- illegal criminal lobby."

April 08, 2008 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't get it. Are people offended? It looks like truth in advertising to me. It is what it is.

April 08, 2008 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah, it's a joke, you know? And I think it's rubbing their noses in what they lost.
We stole that land from Mexico fair and square, and they are not getting it back, neither.
The entire population of Mexico might be moving here soon, but they ain't gettin' the borders redrawn, no way, Jose!

Anyway, they are still drinkin' tequila 'n' cerveza, not vodka.

April 08, 2008 7:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is far from censorship; let them run it all they want.

I can buy any kind of vodka I want, and I don't want to buy any more Absolut.


And, here's another white boy who has no racial guilt.

April 08, 2008 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's run over some Dixie Chicks records with a big steam roller! Yeehaw!!

April 08, 2008 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why run over the records? They are actually pretty good stuff.

Why not just run over the stupid chick that keeps saying the stupid things, Natalie or whatever her name is.

April 09, 2008 5:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Them's Dixue Chicks is sure hicks.

Like the Mecha version of trailer trash who's on this blog 24/7 promoting the social benefits of cholo gangbangers here illegally, murdering kids and old people, teens on their own streets -- ya, hoo! -- and dealing drugs and burning people alive over owing a few bucks. Ya-hoo!

What's so pathetic is that Tony Cardenas had has Telenovela Moment at City Hall recently -- the very day Laura Chick unveiled her plan to centralize gang problems under the Mayor's office -- and cried that "even I, an L A City Councilman," can't make the streets safe enough so that his own teenage son can go outside his own house.

Hey, Tony -- the answer isn't more "milk whitey" by playing the race card and getting stupid liberals (think Rosendahl, Hahn) and stupid whites in general to push the peyote that tells people it's racist to get rid of the people who are killing our teens -- black and brown and white -- on "our" streets.

Instead of deporting them, to scare the bejeesuz out of their own home countries. Where they're citizens.

Hey, Tony Cardenas, you just gave the best example of why YOU should never be in charge of gang issues.

Not that the Mayor has shown stellar leadership on the issue but he and Bratton are visible targets, so they'll either deal with it or everyone can see they won't.

No doubt it's a political pickle, since non-Hispanic egomaniac opportunitsts like Gavin Newsom and Barack Obama (Hillary, not so much) are trying to out-pander the Mexicans.

But this closed circle of clowns, happens to exclude the public who's not going to vote for any of them.

Tony actually has a chance to show "leadership," here. As they say: Once the freight train is rolling down hill without you, might as well jump into the caboose.

April 09, 2008 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Absolut was sold Sunday to a French firm after being deluged by 5,500 negative emails.

April 09, 2008 4:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All sent by about 20 Los Angeles residents who sat around addressing them and sending them to Absolut crying about the illegals.

April 10, 2008 1:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Screw Absolut and screw the illegals.

They deserve each other.

As far as I am concerned, Absolut is the symbol of what is wrong with Mecha.

I hope the Mechista Midget Mexican Mayor isn't pushing Absolut.

But I really hope the Mechista that OK'ed the ad is looking for a job now.

April 10, 2008 6:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn, I'm late to this. My comment? Drink Jim Beam.

February 26, 2009 9:57 AM  

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