By the Time I Make Albuquerque

@jody_beth, 11:29 p.m. Monday:

Dear Arizona: If you don’t change your immigration policy, I will have to stop drinking your enjoyable brand of iced tea. RIP Arnold Palmer.

@travisjnichols, 3:04 p.m. Tuesday:

I think we should all also boycott Arizona Iced Tea because it is the drink of fascists.

Daily News, 4 a.m. Wednesday, quoting only the above tweets:

Opponents of immigration law call for boycott of Arizona Iced Tea – but it is brewed in New York!

JamieWearingFool, 7:45 a.m.:

The kneejerk haters need to do a little research before they reflexively call for boycotts. The uninformed pantywaists who haven’t the slightest clue about Arizona’s new law are running around calling for boycotts far and wide and have now called for a boycott of Arizona Iced Tea.

Moonbattery, 8:25 a.m.:

It’s not easy to parody the folks who brought us Barack Hussein Obama. Moonbats are so enraged at Arizona for attempting to enforce federal immigration laws before the entire state turns into New Juarez that they are boycotting Arizona Ice Tea.

SFGate, 12:21 p.m., quoting a letter sent to Arizona Beverage Co.:

In a small effort to help support the businesses in Arizona we have decided to only purchase Arizona tea for our employees. While we cannot control their drinking habits, we can make it the only company provided beverage.

CBS, 2:50 p.m.

Also under fire in some quarters is Arizona Iced Tea. Its label says is brewed by the Arizona Beverage Co.

AP, 3:42 p.m.:

An initiative apparently started on the Internet asks people to boycott the AriZona Beverage Co. because of claims the law will unfairly target Hispanics.

Albany Times-Union, 4:49 p.m.:

If you pushed the panic button in your protest of Arizona’s combative new immigration law and are hovering over the kitchen sink, prepared to pour your entire 24-pack of sugar-free peach-flavored Arizona Iced Tea down the drain, Long Island Senator Craig Johnson wants you to stop immediately and consider one important fact: The Arizona Beverage Company is actually based in Nassau County, and employs hundreds of New Yorkers.

Sister Toldjah, 5:01 p.m.:

Fanatical left wing immigration bill opponents call for a ‘boycott’ of AZ Iced Tea, but…, 6:33 p.m.:

Liberals across the country are up in arms about the passage of the Arizona immigration bill. There have been calls for the boycott of the state and of its products, including Arizona Iced Tea.

AriZona Beverage Co., Wednesday afternoon:

We have become aware of misinformation being circulated about AriZona Beverages and we would like to make sure statements about our company are correct. As many of you know, AriZona Beverages proudly traces its origins back to New York.

@jody_beth, 6:09 p.m.:

BTW my Arizona iced tea post was using an advanced literary device called HUMOR. Maybe you’ve heard of it.

@travisjnichols, 8:34 p.m.:

Hilarious: Because “it is the drink of fascists” is obviously meant in earnest! Also the jeans of fascists? Arizona!

Damn. Time was when we’d kill for a joke to go viral like that.

Arizona Iced Tea Shows Its Papers [NYT, 6:26 p.m.]

Boycott sabots: the shoe of French saboteurs!

Noooo Yawk Citeeeee?!??!!???

*Pace Salsa-ized*


I once had one, but I felt I could have gone into a sugar coma after. I like having a working pancreas so I stay away from all that stuff.

good morning
we are all pretty excited about this around here.
this is the game franchise I am working on. I had the effects credit on the last one, Red Faction Guerrilla, and I am doing lighting and some effects on the upcoming one Red Faction Armageddon.

Syfy is expanding its partnership with THQ by creating a made-for-TV movie based upon the Red Faction franchise. The two-hour movie will also be a back-door pilot for a TV series and the next Red Faction game will be produced in conjunction with Syfy Games.

“It is the kind of content that fits our genre,” Alan Seiffert, senior VP of Syfy Ventures, told Broadcasting & Cable. “It is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot.”

Ahem. Their sugarless green tea is yum but way overpriced.

@Capt Howdy: Jr was talking about Syfy a few weeks ago — it’s the new name for the SciFi channel?

@JNOV: When tuning in to reruns of Star Trek, Mr. SFL and I always pronounce it “siffy,” sort of like the first two syllables of syphilis.

it is. they made the switch a while back. probably something about not being able to trademark SciFi.

sort of dumb but I like the station ID stuff.

I don’t know why the RW blogosphere is so bent out of shape about this: this is exactly the same process Faux Nooz has been using for years. It’s not like the idiots are solely confined to the conservative movement, just that only the conservatives appear to be eager to hand out national-scale megaphones to the idiots.

@Capt Howdy: SyFy – proud home of “Mega Shark v. Giant Squid*”, the Anaconda movies, and my X-Files reruns. I’m getting older but Dana Scully stays the same.

Scully: “How will I die?”
Clyde Bruckman: “You don’t.”

The magic of Television.

*Son of RML was deeply ashamed that I enjoyed that movie so much with “Your Name is ‘Debbie’, Goddammit” Gibson and various Troy McClures. The last 30 minutes of that movie should be burned to a gold DVD and shipped out to space as an example of our fucking awesomeness as a civilization.

We have not seen Women of the IDF for a while. I apologize.

um, yeah. SyFy has made some real stinkers. but they have also done some pretty good things. the Dune mini comes to mind. its really all about the production company who does it.
I have a feeling that this company being as protective of its properties as I know it to be will make sure its on the upscale.

@Capt Howdy: Whatever happened to the Halo movie? JNOV Jr?



I expect it go delayed because microsoft is in the process of taking the franchise back from Bungie. who has done it for years. I know some people who went to the Halo Silo at microsoft. also know some people at Bungie who are not happy.

Of course we all know Arizona ice tea is made in NY, and we still choose to boycott anything that provides any publicity for that state. I wouldn’t eat Au Bon Pain’s Arizona Chicken sandwhich now either

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