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Old 05-31-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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I would be mad too having my flag attached to **** water beer, but in reality this is a bit too much over the top reaction.
Too bad not everyone is affluent enough to afford the "good stuff".

I don't drink Coors, but I have no doubt that you be all uppity and disparage my brew as well.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble.

Puerto Rico considers itself a nation. Unlike Texas.
Actually Puerto Rico is loosely an American State. Not officially but close enough. PR has its own senators and representatives believe it or not, but their political power is very limited because they're not a state officially (yet.)

The only reason PR hasn't been granted state hood is because the Republicans have to approve it, but they won't approve state hood for PR because PR's over whelmingly vote Democrat and that would give Dems more congressional seats. All of this despite Puerto Ricans voting last election cycle 51% to 49% for American Statehood.

PR Statehood will likely sit idle until Republicans agree to it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Puerto Ricans Outraged At Island's Flag On Coors Light Cans ..accused of disrespecting flag
Wah.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:55 PM
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From reading the link I got the impression that the 'outrage' (which, of course, it isn't; just a couple of people cited) was over Coors claiming, without any justification, to be the 'official beer' of Puerto Rico. I imagine that there are locally brewed beers that object to that.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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It is impossible for anyone to do anything this day and time without one group or another getting offended. Too bad.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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I don't blame them Coor's Beer sucks!
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Actually Puerto Rico is loosely an American State. Not officially but close enough. PR has its own senators and representatives believe it or not, but their political power is very limited because they're not a state officially (yet.)

The only reason PR hasn't been granted state hood is because the Republicans have to approve it, but they won't approve state hood for PR because PR's over whelmingly vote Democrat and that would give Dems more congressional seats. All of this despite Puerto Ricans voting last election cycle 51% to 49% for American Statehood.

PR Statehood will likely sit idle until Republicans agree to it.
Close enough does not = state.

They act more like a country than state. They even represent themselves as a country in the Olympics.

Sources
1. Constitution of PR: CONSTITUCION DEL ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO
2. National olympic team: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics…
3. Puerto Rican citizenship: Home
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Geraldo was upset about it on his radio show today. He liked it to putting a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King on a bucket of Fried Chicken.

That seemed a little overboard to me. The Fried Chicken would be a crude racial stereotype.

I have never associated Puerto Ricans with excessive beer drinking. The Germans have that stereotypical distinction.

Much gnashing of teeth over an innocent marketing promotion. Good luck getting corporate sponsorship next year.

I'm sure Coors went out of it's way to pay money for the sponsorship and then intentionally insult it's target audience.
Agreed and us "Irish" have the rep of liking our whiskey too much, more than ANY kind of "Hispanic" person.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Too bad not everyone is affluent enough to afford the "good stuff".

I don't drink Coors, but I have no doubt that you be all uppity and disparage my brew as well.
"Good stuff" doesn't have to be expensive.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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Seems someone is always offended by something now days ;mostly much to do about nothing :IMO.
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