« Shut up, already! | Main | Speaking of voter fraud, Part Whatever... »

Speaking of voter fraud...

...vote early and vote often! James Taranto continues to receive proposed new slogans for Heinz ketchup. Among my favorites so far:

  • "One drop is enough for three Purple Hearts."
  • "New and improved flip-flop top."
  • "Guldens lied, burgers died."
  • "Only an idiot would use mustard."
  • "Our flavor is stronger at home and respected in the world."
  • "Foreign leaders prefer ketchup."
  • "Ketchup: C'est magnifique."
  • "The taste that's smeared--smeared--in your memory."
  • "By the way, served in your kitchen."
  • "For your papases fritas, your pommes frites, your patate fritte and your fritadas francesas."
  • "Mustard: The wrong condiment in the wrong place at the wrong time."
  • "Too good for the common man."
  • "Hunt's is for scumbags."


The Heinz corporation would like to point out that endowment that Teresa is involved with holds about 4% of company stock and that the company in fact has given far more money to Republican candidates in recent years, although the practice this year is to give money to both parties.


er... I think it's a "joke," PE.

A joke with an agenda, ND.

That's your beef with this blog? That's it's got a political agenda. I hate to break it you, but youve got your work cut out for you if you want to rid the internet of biased blogs!

I have never said that I was trying to rid the internet of biased blogs, nor have I said I have a beef with this blog or disrespect its creator. I am just commenting that this joke begins with an assumption that is not based in fact.

If anything, the injured party of this joke is the Heinz corporation for they have been giving to Republicans for years. Now, however, that the widowed wife of one of a former Republican Senator has married the Democrat nominee.. the ketchup company has been unfairly blemished with Democratic partisanship.

Jokes can have agendas. So I don't buy the notion that, just because it is a joke, we can not fact check its underlying assumption.

I'm sure Heinz (i.e - the "injured party") is very upset at all the free product advertising they are currently receiving.

tgabdu Parks was born Rosa McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama. When she was still a young child her parents separated, and she moved with her mother to Montgomery. There she grew up in an extended family that included her maternal grandparents and her younger brother, Sylvester. Montgomery, Alabama, was hardly a hospitable city for blacks in the 1920s and 1930s. As she grew up, Rosa was shunted into second-rate all-black schools, such as the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, and she faced daily rounds of laws governing her behavior in public places. Ms. magazine contributor Eloise Greenfield noted that Rosa always detested having to drink from special water fountains and having to forgo lunch at the whites-only restaurants downtown. Still, wrote Greenfield, "with her mother's help, Rosa was able to grow up proud of herself and other black people, even while living with these rules.... People should be judged by the respect they have for themselves and others, Mrs. McCauley said. Rosa grew up believing this."

e4UKA1 The Jim Crow rules for the public bus system in Montgomery almost defy belief today. Black customers had to enter the bus at the front door, pay the fare, exit the front door and climb aboard again at the rear door. Even though the majority of bus passengers were black, the front four rows of seats were always reserved for white customers. Bennett wrote: "It was a common sight in those days to see Black men and women standing in silence and silent fury over the four empty seats reserved for whites." Behind these seats was a middle section that blacks could use only if there was no white demand. However, if so much as one white customer needed a seat in this "no- man's land," all the blacks in that section had to move. Bennett concluded: "This was, as you can see, pure madness, and it caused no end of trouble and hard feeling." In fact, Parks herself was once thrown off a bus for refusing to endure the charade of entry by the back door. In the year preceding Parks's fateful ride, three other black women had been arrested for refusing to give their seats to white men. Still the system was firmly entrenched, and Parks would often walk to her home to spare herself the humiliation of the bus.

nwkvb6 A number of universities have awarded her honorary degrees, and she earned a prestigious job on the staff of Detroit congressman John Conyers. In 1988 Roxanne Brown noted: "Thirty-two years after she attracted international attention for sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Mrs. Parks's ardent devotion to human rights still burns brightly, like a well-tended torch that ignites her spirit and calls her to service whenever she is needed."

Post a comment