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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sorry, but there are rules that must be followed. You can't just let people into the country. They have to be able to get along and support themselves. Also, they have to be able to communicate. They also have to be tested for communicable diseases which still exist in 3rd world countries but have been eradicated here due to vaccinations. Please, try not to let your emotions get the better of you and use your common sense.

    If they are legal, they are supposed to be able to speak and understand some English. That is on the test. In fact, the test is written in English, so they wouldn't be able to complete the test without at least a compulsory understanding of some English.
    Its ironic that someone advocating the use of English can't read it themselves. I specifically said we shouldn't let just anyone in this country, or adopt Spanish, yet you felt the need to respond as if I had.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It has nothing to do with acceptance or being emotional. It has to do with common sense, logic and what is best for the country and its people as a whole.
    Including the immigrants? We aren't the only people who make up this country.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    As soon as I saw the add the first words to come out of my mouth were "The Right Wing is going to **** their pants".

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Its ironic that someone advocating the use of English can't read it themselves. I specifically said we shouldn't let just anyone in this country, or adopt Spanish, yet you felt the need to respond as if I had.
    Typical tactic. You were obviously being facetious.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Including the immigrants? We aren't the only people who make up this country.
    Legal immigrants are REQUIRED to be able to speak some English. The citizenship test is in English.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Great singing. Very pretty voices.

    My first impression is that they used a very judicious use of vibrato when compared to the girl who sang the national anthem.

    I think that's why I hate opera singers. They have this tendency to think every note needs vibrato from beginning to end. Personally I think the overuse of vibrato is a crutch for people who can't accurately hit a note and sustain it.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    And just look at all the problems that has caused. The interracial tensions created by blacks and whites "separating" their cultures from one another causes untold violence and popular resentment.

    These problems don't really exist in nations where they assimilated into the local culture instead.



    That's the major problem here. You're not talking about a "melting pot." You're basically talking about throwing oil and water into a glass together and watching how things play out.

    Again, the goal here should be to create a single culture, with a single goal, not a bunch of little ones all vying for different goals. That will only lead to conflict and resentment.

    So... which culture do you think we should assimilate to? One that was brought here from Europe? Or Native American culture, which was here first?
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I know right, some guy who doesn't even speak English is fleeing his corrupt, poverty-ridden, drug infested, crime infested country to come to one much safer where he can earn much more money and give a real future to his children.

    LOL WHAT AN IDIOT LOLOLOLOL

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    Leave Los Angeles out of this discussion.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    As soon as I saw the add the first words to come out of my mouth were "The Right Wing is going to **** their pants".
    And they are.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It was one of the Super Bowl ads:

    I personally thought it would've been more powerful, and less likely to cause a controversy, if it did the exact same thing but all sung in English but with the clearly different accents of the various people....keeping with the seeming "unified but diverse" message far better IMHO, as it'd not only use the song but the common language as the joining strand

    That said, in terms of patriotic commercials, I preferred the MetLife one with the peanuts characters...solemn, clear, and no feeling of attempting to push a political message or subtext to it. I don't particularly care for political messaging attempts in my Super Bowl ads, be it Tim Tebow preaching prolife or coke promoting multiculturalism. But it didn't bother me to any real degree.

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