Posted on September 30, 2011 by btx3
Seems that some folks in the US, as well as in China have hit upon the idea using “Obama” name recognition to peddle fried chicken…
Sign atop Obama Fried Chicken and Pizza at 110th St. Nicholas Ave. in New York City
Two city fast-food joints are calling themselves Obama Fried Chicken – and the new names are ruffling some feathers.
Eateries in Brooklyn and Manhattan plastered the new President’s last name on their awnings recently.
And some passersby are cringing, saying the name change plays into old racial stereotypes.
“Why name it that? Just because Obama is black, they’re going to put his name on a fried chicken place in a black neighborhood?” said Akilah Nassy, 16, outside the Brooklyn store.
And here, in China -
For all the grief the Obama administration is getting from China for filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization about Chinese tariffs on American chicken exports, perhaps the president should be suing China for royalties instead.
We’ve seen Obama peddle chicken for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Hong Kong, so it was just a matter of time before he broke loose and got his own franchise here in the mainland.
Obama Fried Chicken, or at least what we assume OFC stands for, was found earlier this week in Beijing and comes with the slogan written underneath in Chinese: “We’re so cool, aren’t we?”
It’s all about selling product.
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Posted on June 25, 2010 by btx3
Geez – I always wanted my own Island!
With conservative s massive whining about the budget deficit – I think Greece has hit upon a solution! Considering the Red States that so many conservatives run are net welfare whores in terms of Federal Dollars being given to them far in excess of what they pay in…
Let’s sell them!
For SALE – Former Southern State, beautiful (somewhat) pristine beaches, (usually) mild weather, complete with political leadership which stays bought. CHEAP! Complete with Riviera, slightly leaky oil wells, an inexpensive (now unemployed) workforce, and blue(ish) water. A real fixer-upper deal!
What’s a country with no money and thousands of islands to do? Greece is trying to pay off some of its massive debt by selling or offering long-term leases on some of its 6,000 islands, only 227 of which are inhabited, the Guardian reports. The country, which received a $135 billion bailout from the European Union last month, has also put its rail and water systems up for sale.
“I am sad—selling off your islands or areas that belong to the people of Greece should be used as the last resort,” said the director of one property agency. “But the first thing is to develop the economy and attract foreign domestic investment to create the necessary infrastructure. The point is to get money.”
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