Amid a crushing economic downturn, with the next president of the United States set to be selected in half a year, a war raging in Iraq, and after Chuck Heston's recent death...
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The Absolut vodka company apologized Saturday for an ad campaign depicting the southwestern U.S. as part of Mexico amid angry calls for a boycott by U.S. consumers
I'm going to go ahead and guess that the angry calls are coming from the same U.S. consumers that used to laugh at "pave over the middle east and put up a McDonald's" jokes back in the day.
If this country can't dig itself up a decent sense of humor sometime soon, we might all be doomed.