Skip to comments.Mercedes Apologizes for Using Che Guevara to Sell Cars
Posted on 01/15/2012 7:46:37 AM PST by Kaslin
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It’s not like I could afford one of their cars anyway.
With 2 home-town boys (Adolph Hitler and Karl Marx) it is surprising that Mercedes had to go out of town to find a role model.
Wouldn’t modern day marketing involve making a google search “Che + controversy”?
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Anchor and Managing Editor of CBS Evening News, 1962-1981
Swayed outcome of the Vietnam War in 1968 by declaring it unwinnable
Made Watergate a nightly theme on his newscast, the relentless repetition of which was used by the left to topple Republican President Richard Nixon
After retiring, he advocated many liberal-left causes, including a single world government and the end of U.S. veto power in the United Nations
Fonda Demands Higher Taxes on Rich
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 17 Dec 2011 | John Semmens
Left-wing crank Jane Fonda lent her support to President Obamas tax-the-rich mantra by recounting that all the rich people I know favor higher taxes. Fonda disdained the option of voluntarily paying more. Sure, we could freely hand over more money if we wanted to, she admitted. Theres nothing stopping us from giving the government more of what we have. The problem with that, though, is that the volition would still be in the hands of the individual. People could still opt not to give. What this country needs is a collective redistribution of wealth, Fonda continued.
Actress Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez: You Are a Communist A**Hole!
The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
Cuban-born, Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso and actor Sean Penn had a contentious exchange at Los Angeles International airport recently, in which Alonso called Penn a communist a**hole and Penn called Alonso a pig. Over a year and a half after Alonso penned an open letter to Penn asking him why he supports socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the two met up serendipitously (or not so) at LAX while both were waiting to claim lost luggage. Alonso, who starred alongside Penn in the 1988 film Colors, described the exchange to Steve Malzberg on WMAL. I go
American Airlines Releases Statement: Alec Baldwin Rude to Crew, Used Offensive Language *UPDATED*
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:53:45 PM by This Just In 21 replies
BREAKING: American Airlines Releases Statement: Alec Baldwin Rude to Crew, Used Offensive Language *UPDATED* by John Nolte **UPDATE: He was beating the walls of the lavatory to the point that the captain called us to see what that was about. They heard it in the cockpit, said one crew member on the JFK-bound flight who had to deal with the 30 Rock actor. He was asked five times. Everybody is the same. Everyone has to follow the rules, it doesnt matter who you are, the employee told The Post. He was violent, abusive and aggressive. Though they originally declined to...
Miley Cyrus, Occupier Poster Girl
Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
She’s perfect. Miley Cyrus, Hollywood’s perpetually half-dressed wild child with an insatiable appetite for attention, jumped in front of the Occupy Wall Street bandwagon this week. The young Disney mogul unveiled a YouTube anthem hailing the aimless, anti-capitalist protesters. Smells like opportunistic teen queen spirit. Like so much of the warmed-over, Big Labor-underwritten Occupy movement, Miley’s musical tribute to its foot soldiers is a worn-out derivative remix. She took “Liberty Walk,” a year-old single; spliced in video footage of union marchers carrying carbon-copy “TAKE BACK OUR DEMOCRACY” signs; tossed in random scenes of global discontent from London to China to...
Texas students refusal to say Mexican pledge, national anthem starts controversy
KHOU ^ | Nov 22 | Brad Watson
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - Every day students in Texas public schools pledge allegiance to the flags of the United States and Texas. But when a teacher in a Rio Grande Valley high school assigned students to stand and pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag and sing Mexico’s national anthem, one student refused. The resulting controversy has one East Texas lawmaker wanting changes in the state’s curriculum on how culture and patriotism are taught in schools. 15-year-old Brenda Brinsdon entered her sophomore year at McAllen ISD’s Achieve Early College High School just wanting to do well in her classes.
Professor Angry Over Packages for Troops, Calls them Shameful
Fox News ^ | 11/14/11 | Todd Starnes
A Suffolk University law professor has issued a blistering e-mail calling plans to collect care packages for U.S. troops shameful. Professor Michael Avery also questioned the intent of an American flag hanging in the law schools atrium (snip)I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings, Avery wrote in an e-mail to his colleagues. The United States may well be the most war prone country in the history of civilization.
DOT makes workers take down flag
Saturday, November 12, 2011 6:45:56 AM by Winstons Julia 5 replies
The surreal part of the article: About 30 minutes before Brandl ordered Old Glory removed from its elevated perch, Snyder said the bridge workers intended to take it down after the holiday weekend. But Brandl said safety could not wait. “It was not authorized, and we do not need the distraction,” he said, adding, “I can’t imagine who it would offend, but I do not want controversy.”
In Wake of Two Deadly Shootings, Ben & Jerrys Issues Statement About #Occupy Support
Hi Lee, Thanks for the call. Here is our company position. We issued our statement of support for Occupy Wall St. because it is consistent with our Mission Statement and our values. The statement was drafted by our CEO and our independent Board of Directors. The Board is directly responsible for our social mission, product quality and brand equity. We believe that people can change America, and that caring capitalism can make a difference. Were showing our appreciation for those who are taking part in this non-violent, peaceful and democratic movement by coordinating ice cream through the Food Committee on...
Don’t display American Flag in American school.
volokh.com ^ | 11/10/11 | Eugene Volokh
Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (N.D. Cal.), decided the day before yesterday, upholds a California high schools decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.) On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a verbal exchange and altercation arose between a group of predominantly white and a group of Mexican students. This altercation involved an exchange of profanities and threats were made. A makeshift American flag was put on one of the trees on campus. A group of Caucasian students began clapping and chanting USA as...
Alec Baldwin: Reagan Was a Failed Actor Who Snubbed the Underprivileged
The Blaze ^ | Nov.7, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
Alec Baldwin isnt afraid to let his anti-Republican ideals surface from time to time. On his new radio show (yes, hes been given a show), Heres the Thing, Baldwin decided to take some jabs at Ronald Reagan a man who, like Baldwin, got his start in acting. Baldwin didnt go easy on Reagan either. He was a failed actor who in my business what happens is you become ripe and you fall from that tree and you go and he went into this other field because it was a role for him to play,
Kentucky Soldier Faces Spying Allegations
WKRC ^ | 11/04/2011 | WKRC
A 22 year old soldier from Owensboro, Kentucky faces charges of spying. Specialist William Colton Millay is stationed in Alaska. U.S. Army and FBI investigators arrested Millay last Friday. Army Lieutenant Colonel Bill Coppernoll says Millay’s arrest stems from an ongoing investigation conducted by the Army and FBI. Coppernoll says few details are being released now, but adds that unlike the WikiLeaks case targeting Army analyst Bradley Manning, allegations do “not involve the transfer of data on computer networks.” His family has hired a defense attorney from Dallas who specializes in defending members of the military charged in crimes.
Wasn’t there Che images associated with some ACORN office?
And doesn’t America tolerate people selling shirts with this murdering scumbag’s picture?
And when was the last time someone was cited or punished for wearing a Che shirt?
But I know there have been students punished for wearing an AMERICAN flag shirt!
Worst marketing/focus group disaster since Ferry Porsche selected Joachim Peiper to be their U.S. representative. (True story.)
ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents (Occupy Wall Street)
Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York — operating as New York Communities for Change — have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the groups involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources. NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources...
Crowd swells at “peaceful” Occupy Oakland general strike rally (Boycott Men’s Warehouse)
mercurynews.com ^ | Oakland Tribune
OAKLAND — Hundreds have gathered for a mostly peaceful rally this morning in downtown Oakland to launch the general strike called by the Occupy Oakland movement, with nary a police officer in sight. Several businesses, including the Men’s Wearhouse and the Grand Lake Theater closed their doors Wednesday in support of today’s planned General Strike as thousands of people are expected to join the Occupy Oakland movement to protest the inequality of wealth and power. The UC office of the President is also closed today over concerns that BART might be shut down at some point and more than 1,000...
U.S. Army soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage
Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011
A U.S. Army specialist has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, an Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman, was taken into custody on October 28, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll told Reuters. Coppernoll said Millay, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was arrested following a joint espionage investigation conducted by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence special agents.
Bill Maher Calls for People to ‘Put Drugs in Halloween Candy’
For decades, parents have worried about dangerous substances being put into what their children receive while Trick or Treating. On Friday evening, HBO’s Bill Maher actually called for people to “put drugs in the Halloween candy”
Harry Belafonte Insults Herman Cainbut Hails Fidel Castro
Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
Video: Florida hotel worker fired for wearing American flag lapel pin
Hotair ^ | 10/15/2011 | ED MORRISSEY
Sean Penn Becomes The Latest Liberal Celebrity To Bash The Tea Party On The Piers Morgan Show
Useful Discourse ^ | 10-16-2011 | Bill Knowles
Employee Told To Remove US Flag Pin
News4Jax ^ | 14th October 2011 | Hailey Winslow
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Sean May has been wearing an American flag pin to work every day for the last two years. “In this day, I kind of feel like it has a little bit more of a powerful meaning than just a pin on somebody’s jacket, and I wear it with pride because I like where I live and I love this country,” May said. The 26-year-old front desk supervisor at Casa Monica Hotel in the heart of downtown St. Augustine was told to take the pin off Thursday because it violates company policy. “I’ve actually gotten probably more...
Racial-Enforcer George Lopez Uses Oreo Argument Against Herman Cain
Big Hollywood ^ | October 5, 2011 | John Nolte
Racial-Enforcer George Lopez Uses Oreo Argument Against Herman Cain by John Nolte Is there anything more racist than questioning the very blackness of a black person? What could be more demeaning and insulting and bigoted than implying no, not implying saying outright that Herman Cain is white or whiter on the inside? Its a deliberate attack on Cains very identity, who he is as a man, and it questions his authenticity as a human being. Theres another word that was designed to have the exact same effect, and it starts with an N.
It is not ignorance, it is the creeping of marxism, beginning to show green shoots as they feel more acceptance.
Recently I saw some commercial business van with that famous image of Che on the side panels. Good way to lose a lot of potential customers. Hiring rabid leftists to perform a job is subterranean on the priorities list.
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SINEAD O'Connor sparked widespread anger today after suggesting she would shoot the Pope. Programmers Say Dixie Chicks Still Not Welcome On Their Airwaves radio-info.com ^ | 9/20/11 | Phyllis Stark In last Thursdays Stark Country, we revealed that gold spins are on the rise for the Dixie Chicks eight and a half years after the incident that cost them their career. But even after all this time, a surprising number of country programmers say theyre still not playing the groups past hits. Even those who are playing them are doing so very cautiously, with the politics of each market still playing a deciding role. When asked if all had been forgiven and forgotten when it comes to the Chicks, one programmer responded, Are you kidding? We asked programmers how much... Morgan Freeman: Obama Made Racism Worse, Tea Party Will Do 'Whatever [It] Can To Get This Black http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/09/23/morgan-freeman-obama-has-made-racism-worse-tea-party-will-do-whatever ^ FREEMAN: "Mitch McConnell. Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. Whats, what does that, what underlines that? Screw the country. Were going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, were going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here. MORGAN: "But is that necessarily a racist thing?" FREEMAN: "It is a racist thing." Bennett: 'We caused' the 9/11 attacks upi.com ^ | September 20, 2011 | UPI U.S. recording artist Tony Bennett said on Howard Stern's Sirius Radio show "we caused" the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York and Washington. About 3,000 people were killed when Muslim extremists hijacked four commercial airliners and flew two into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field after the hijackers were overcome by passengers heroically trying to prevent it from being crashed into another target where more people would have been hurt or killed. "They flew the plane in, but we caused it," the New York Daily News quoted... Call to halt Pledge of Allegiance in Brookline schools goes to Town Meeting Boston Globe ^ | 9/7/11 | Brock Parker Saying the Pledge of Allegiance has no educational value, a progressive activist group is pushing for Brookline to stop recitations of the pledge in public schools. Members of Brookline PAX are asking Town Meeting this fall to vote in favor of a resolution calling for the School Committee to rescind its pledge policy and stop it from being recited in schools. Martin Rosenthal, co-chair of Brookline Pax, said that though the recitation of the pledge is voluntary, there is subtle and sometimes overt pressure on students, especially younger children, to participate, which he said makes his skin crawl. Former FBI employee sentenced for leaking classified papers (Had a fondness for illegal aliens) Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2010 | Maria Glod A Silver Spring man who worked as a linguist for the FBI was sentenced Monday to 20 months in prison for leaking secret documents to a blogger. But federal prosecutors in Maryland have remained mum about exactly what was contained in the classified papers that Shamai K. Leibowitz, 39, gave the unnamed blogger in April 2009, while he worked on contract for the FBI. According to court records, the documents concerned "communication intelligence activities." During a Monday hearing in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dunne said Leibowitz "betrayed the FBI when he worked there," but... Prayer banned from veterans' funerals BizPacReview.com ^ | Michael Dorstewitz In recent decades and while citing separation of church and state, religious clubs have been banned from public schools, nativity scenes and menorahs have disappeared from the public square, and references to prayer have been removed from the minutes of public meetings. In the last couple of months, the separation battle finally reached the level of the Theatre of the Absurd. Arleen Ocasio, Director of the Houston National Cemetery and with the approval of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs now bans graveside prayer at veterans funerals. Goshen College sparks a fight over national anthem Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/25/11 | Stacy St. Clair and Brian Hamilton
The Star-Spangled Banner may yet wave over Goshen College in Indiana, but no one's going to be singing about it.
The Mennonite campus is dropping the national anthem in favor of "America the Beautiful" before all sporting events, saying the latter song better represents the college's religious values and pacifist tradition. Crosses Removed From Inspirational Point NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 | Sarah Grieco Caltrans is storing the three replicas until crosses can be relocated to nearby churchThe crosses at Inspirational Point in Julian were removed Tuesday morning around 4 a.m. by the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans received complaints from drivers earlier this summer that the crosses were erected without permit on state-owned property adjacent to State Route 79, east of Julian. The crosses are currently in storage, but Caltrans has plans to relocate them within the next 30 days to Hillside Community Church, where Pastor Rick Hill volunteered to host the three replicas. But Dorri Smith, a Julian resident, hopes to see... Tennessee Woman Told to Remove American Flag Outside Her Optometry Office foxnews.com ^ | 08/17/2011 | Todd Starnes Dawn Kamin said she would expect opposition to the flying of an American flag in more liberal parts of the country but not the suburbs of Memphis, Tenn. Kamin said she was ordered to remove an American flag she had posted outside her optometry office. According to a letter sent to Dr. Kamin, the flag pole and the flag violated the bylaws of the business condominium group. She was told to take down the flag or face the consequences. Kamin demanded to see the business condominiums bylaws, but she said so far Tesco Properties has not complied.
I’m not sure, but judging from the number of Che posters you see hanging in college dorms - they might reward you a few points on your gpa for displaying his image.
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