H.R. 2661, which is what this post was about, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It establishes no quotas or set-asides. There are examples above of some of the types of discrimination that it prohibits.
The only thing that I-200 and H.R. 2661 have to do with each other is Tim Eyman’s preposterous claim that “The inclusion of [gays] as a protected class is preferential treatment over other groups not included in this [law]“. Non-discrimination statutes are not the same thing as quotas, no matter how much Tim claims they are.
You don’t say what it is, exactly, about the UW’s admission policies that you believe are “in error”. If you’re worried about quotas or set-asides, you should have no problem with H.R. 2661, which establishes neither.]]>
“This measure would prohibit state government from requiring any school, church, employer, or other public or private entity to impose quotas, set-asides”
If you notice, there’s a mention of school in there, that’s why I mentioned The University Of Washington (or UW). It is my opinion the UW admissions are in error and have a history of ignoring Tim Eyman’s I-200 which passed. http://battlesoftim.com/btrep.htm]]>
Fairly adorable little blog.]]>
And now that I’ve read your account (and others) of the ‘alternative’ endings that were online, I’m even more blown away at Mars’ stupidity. Those are definitely homophobic.
Odd thing is on Monday I was hungry while I was out and bought a Snickers Bar. And while I was doing that, the commercial didn’t even come to mind.]]>
Personally, I’m also ticked off about men being systematically depicted as stupid in pop culture, but I didn’t get that from this ad, because I honestly don’t believe that the target audience is meant to identify with these characters. Like I said, I think we’re meant to laugh at them, not with them.
I could be wrong about that, though, in which case I think it would make perfect sense to be offended by the caricature of blue-collar males as simple-minded slaves to hetero gender roles.]]>
OK, I fully realize how people could see this ad as homophobic…and I agree with your point that it is in many ways anti-homophobic…but what does it say about, well, working class guys? It directly insults them. It seems everyone is missing that. But it’s not yet ‘politically incorrect’ to do this.
Will it sell product? Consider the comments of Miller CMO Tom Long right after he came on board…“People will tell you that beer is not sophisticated enough, or stylish enough, to compete with wine and spirits. Why do they think that? Well, I believe it’s because we told them to.”
THAT’S why ads like this don’t work.]]>