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PostSubject: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:33 pm

Further proof of the PC bullshit that runs like a wildfire in this country


I guess some Mexicans got pissed over an ad for a TEX-MEX Whopper?

Not sure that was the burgers name


but I don't feel like going on Yahoo.com and reading that Bullshit again



Anyhow the ad is gone
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:47 pm

You can't say anything anymore

someone always gets offended
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:53 pm

And if you do say something against what the government is doing, you can find yourself on the terrorist watch list. Ron Paul supporters are the first ones targeted right now!


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:55 pm

What was this ad about?

I can't really comment if I haven't seen it.

I mean if the ad said something like "eat a whopper so you don't turn into a dumb Mexican" (which I highly doubt it did), that would be highly-offensive. If instead it was an ad where a Mexican said "eat a whopper" and wasn't made to look like a complete moron, that isn't at all offensive.

The ad is almost certainly somewhere in the middle so I'll hold off comment.


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:14 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Hmm....I could see how this could come off as offensive. Nobody is threatening litigation so it hasn't done much harm. Burger King is going to change it apparently and I guess that's a decent idea.

If the guy had an American flag it probably would have pissed people off.

I've seen way worse though that didn't get pulled.


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:07 am

I'm guessing this is the one they're talking about...



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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:33 am

I'm offended by how stupid that one is.

They had a guy swimming with a Mexican flag attached to him. I'm not an expert of flag etiquette, but I think people would be pissed off if you swam with an American flag tied to you...especially if you were trying to sell something as you do it.


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:23 am

Maybe it's too early and I haven't had enough coffee yet, but how is that offensive? Or... maybe I'm a heartless bastard. Either way, other than being stupid, what am I missing?
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:01 am

In the US, we honor the flag, but we have to shut up when people burn the flag, or wear is as clothing. It is classed a freedom of speech issue, although I am against incorrect destruction of the flag.

I even had flag blue jeans in Jr. High! ashamed Nobody complained then.


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:11 pm

I never even knew it was considered disrespectful to wear the flag until Rob was in the air force.
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:58 pm

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In the US, we honor the flag, but we have to shut up when people burn the flag, or wear is as clothing. It is classed a freedom of speech issue, although I am against incorrect destruction of the flag.

I even had flag blue jeans in Jr. High! ashamed Nobody complained then.

It's one thing to do that with your own flag, but I think it gets more offensive if you start playing with someone else's flag.

I mean people burn US flags in protest all the time and you don't think a ton of it. If you saw people in France burning US flags you'd be more offended if you saw someone in Nebraska doing it, right?


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:22 pm

No, it disgusts me that US citizens burn their own flag puke
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:52 pm

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No, it disgusts me that US citizens burn their own flag puke

But that's the proper way to dispose it...


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:02 pm

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No, it disgusts me that US citizens burn their own flag puke

But that's the proper way to dispose it...

I know it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:04 pm

Would you rather it be buried?


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:28 pm

I wasn't under the impression we were talking about disposal, I assumed we were talking about burning it through protest. But no, burning for disposal is okay I guess, though it still makes me kinda sick.
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:46 pm

You assumed correctly but I figured you didn't like burning it for disposal either.


Originally we were talking about wearing Mexican flags as capes to sell burgers.

If you saw a Mexican ad and a guy had an American flag on like a cape and went swimming with it, would you approve of that commercial?


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:17 pm

um... I probably wouldn't even notice until it was pointed out and by then it would be a little late to be offended :haha: I don't watch much tv ashamed
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:15 pm

Okay, different scenario...


...some guy from Don Juan's taco shack in Guadalajara, Mexico randomly calls you and asks what you think about a commercial with a guy wearing an American flag as a cape and swimming around in a commercial designed to sell tacos? Good idea?


Come to think of it I can't imagine a taco shack being called Don Juan's unless the owner knows all his female employees quite well whistle


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:25 pm

No I am not offended by someone wearing the flag. Like I stated above, I didn't even know it was considered disrespectful until Rob was in the military.

While I wouldn't be offended, it'd still be a stupid commercial :haha:
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

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No I am not offended by someone wearing the flag. Like I stated above, I didn't even know it was considered disrespectful until Rob was in the military.

While I wouldn't be offended, it'd still be a stupid commercial :haha:

But wearing it as a cape and swimming with it? Especially if they're foreign? Especially if they're trying to sell something?

Like I said, I don't think the commercial is all that offensive, but I could see why it could come off as offensive and it's quite stupid as well. Might as well get rid of it.


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:08 pm

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And if you do say something against what the government is doing, you can find yourself on the terrorist watch list. Ron Paul supporters are the first ones targeted right now!


I guess that makes me a terrorist

I voted for Ron Paul
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:08 pm

Wearing it as a cape and swimming in it is nothing compared to things I've seen our flag used for. And foreigners doing stupid things with our flag is not nearly as offensive to me as seeing Americans do stupid things with it. But yeah, probably not a great idea when trying to sell something.
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:14 pm

I think Burger King so just stick to making Whoppers; Chicken Sandwiches, fries, onion rings, shakes and cheeseburgers


Most of their new products suck anyway
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:13 pm

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I think Burger King so just stick to making Whoppers; Chicken Sandwiches, fries, onion rings, shakes and cheeseburgers


Most of their new products suck anyway

Every place that comes out with new stuff sucks.


Look at In-N-Out - they're probably the most popular fast food restaurant on the West Coast and they're menu consists of the following items:

Hamburger
Cheeseburger
Double Cheeseburger
French Fries (one size)
Chocolate, Vanilla, or strawberry shake (one size)
Soda (small, medium, or large)

That's it!
They might have coffee, not sure about that.


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:27 pm

Sounds good to me


Wish they had em here


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:40 pm

Sadly, you'll never get an In-N-Out in Michigan. There are no freezers in any of the restaurants as they don't believe in freezing meat. The company headquarters are in CA and it's hard to ship meat across country if it isn't frozen. Thawed meat doesn't last long.

They don't freeze their potatoes either - if you look in the back you see guys peeling/cutting real potatoes.


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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:41 pm

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Sadly, you'll never get an In-N-Out in Michigan. There are no freezers in any of the restaurants as they don't believe in freezing meat. The company headquarters are in CA and it's hard to ship meat across country if it isn't frozen. Thawed meat doesn't last long.

They don't freeze their potatoes either - if you look in the back you see guys peeling/cutting real potatoes.


That sucks!
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PostSubject: Re: Burger King pulls ad that offended Mexicans   Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:41 pm

Even more amazing, In-N-Out is famous for paying their employees a ton (you start at about $10/hr despite the fact minimum wage is $8/hr) but they still manage to keep their food cheap. $5 will get you a double cheeseburger, fries, and a drink with change to spare.

Store managers have been known to make like $75,000-$100,000 a year depending on sales.

The fast food place I worked at the manager made about $2,500 a month.


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