Illegal alien march...sponsored by Miller Beer!
By Michelle Malkin · September 01, 2006 09:09 AM
Ready for your blood-boiler of the morning? Via the Chicago Tribune:
"Marchers had to duck into fast-food restaurants for water when they first took to Chicago's streets in support of illegal immigrants five months ago. At the next two marches, family-owned grocery stores offered free bottled water from trucks emblazoned with their names.
This time, as demonstrators march from Chinatown to House Speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-Ill.) Batavia office this weekend, they will have Miller Brewing Co., as a sponsor. The brewer has paid more than $30,000 for a planning convention, materials and newspaper ads publicizing the event.
The support of a major corporation for a controversial political cause shows how fierce the competition has become to woo the growing market of Latino consumers.
For Miller, the march offered a special chance to catch up. This spring the brewer drew the ire of pro-immigrant forces over contributions to U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), who sponsored legislation that would crack down on illegal immigrants. That prompted a short-lived boycott by some Latino groups.
Now, march advertisements feature not just the organizing committee's trademark blue globe but Miller's logo and a Spanish translation of its "Live Responsibly" slogan, a company effort to build goodwill among Latinos."
Live responsibly? By supporting law-breaking?
Miller is not only helping illegal alien activists thumb their noses at the law, it's also thumbing its corporate nose at you:
"...Romero said he wasn't worried that some opponents of illegal immigration would be upset at the company's support of "the free movement of people, labor, goods and services."
"As long as you are stacking facts against facts, they are free to make their own decisions. We will stand by our positions," he said."
Live responsibly: Don't drink Miller this Labor Day weekend. Or any weekend.
If you or anybody you know drinks any Miller Beer products, pass this on and encourage them to return what the have to the retailer and explain to them why they want a refund and to change brands.
And to make sure you don't switch to another Miller product, be sure to see the list of swill that Miller makes on Michelle's site. It's pretty long at 53 items, so check it first before you decide to pick up that sixer of The Beast.