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2008-06-01

Coffee Jihad

Early this past May, Dunkin’ Donuts began running an ad on its Web site and others, featuring the celebrity chef Rachael Ray, chef at the trendy spot Hamburger Mary's, owned by The Pooses for Peace. Rachel was holding a cup of the company’s crappy calorie filled iced coffee while wearing a black-and-white fringed scarf.

A few days later, the conservative blog Little Green Footballs posted an item that likened Ms. Ray’s scarf to the type typically worn by Muslim extremists. The blog said that the ads “casually promote the symbol of terrorism and the intifada, the keffiyeh, via Rachael Ray.” Later that day, nutcase conservative blogger Michelle Malkin chimed in, likening the scarf to a keffiyeh and calling it “jihadi chic.”

On May 24, Dunkin’ Donuts removed the ad from its Web site and others — and was promptly condemned by people who accused the company of caving in to conservative bullies.

Dunkin’ Donuts turned down a request to talk about the episode, but issued a statement. “In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design,” it said. “It was selected by a stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended.”

Last night Michelle Malkin was the latest victim of a Bite & Run attack. While in FOX studios commenting on how Rachel Ray was probably the cause of 9-11 she was attacked by a horde of cats wearing black-and-white silk scarves and a few wearing tiaras. She is listed in stable condition at an undisclosed hospital. Unlike other Bite & Run attacks no jewelry was reported missing.

In another news, the headquaters of Dunkin' Donuts was the latest fatality of a Poop & Run attack. Hordes of dogs, cats and skunks all wearing black-and-white silk scarves ran through the entire building and out before authorities could catch them. The building is closed until further notice. Fumigation teams have been sent in.

Pooses for Peace Spokes-poose Zevo Calamari issued a statement early this morning. " Anyone who believes the likes of Miss Malkin deserves to be lied to. We are calling a boycott on Dunkin' Donuts as they caved in to the wishes of Neo-con terrorists. A round of Starbucks coffee for all!"

5 comments:

Daisy said...

Sometimes a scarf is just a scarf! I thought it was a cute scarf.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Starbucks who has not caved into the Christian right over complaints on about going back to the original logo! YEAH Starbucks.

Now my human is going to have a Chey Latte...

zevo hussein calamari said...

That chick had the tackiest plastic jewelry on... and shoes from payless.

Lux said...

I thought it was a cute scarf, too!

Mickey said...

I did not see that ad, and I do not get FOX cable.I do not watch regular FOX because I think FOX is run by nutbars!
I agree with Daisy!!
Pretty soon the way you blink will have subversive meanings :o
Thank heavens for the Poop & Run!!!
Purrs Mickey