No Mas “Miller Time”

What ever I drink this weekend, I can guarantee you it won’t be a Miller product:

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.

Michelle helpfully lists their products.
Foster’s. They’ve corrupted Foster’s.

21 Responses to “No Mas “Miller Time””

  1. Tainted Bill says:

    I’ll join this boycott, not that I would have consumed a Miller product anyway.

  2. Cullen says:

    Peroni! Those bastards!

  3. Gunslinger says:

    Boycotting Miller products is like boycotting chlorine gas.

  4. “Boycotting Miller products is like boycotting chlorine gas”
    Well, since 1918 anyway.

  5. whale nfo says:

    I will surely miss that gal on the moon in the big red hat. We’ve been acquaintances a long time.

  6. Kcruella says:

    I’ll be adding Fosters to my list of what not to buy, right under the Mac make up.

  7. DirtCrashr says:

    They tainted Pilsner Urquell?? Say it aint so!! The Czechs aren’t that crazy!

  8. Firehand says:

    Got a reply to my “Ain’t gonna drink your stuff no more” message. Basically, “We didn’t give permission for our logo to be used, we don’t support illegal immigration, don’t want people prevented from ‘legally’ becoming citazens, etc. etc. blah blah blah. Standard spinning bs.

  9. If you are joining the OFFICIAL boycott, then help spread the word.
    Porgie Tirebiter
    Over 100 Organizations to Boycott Miller Brewing Company for their support of illegal immigration.
    EMBARGO: Till Tuesday, September 5
    CONTACT: Jason Mrochek & William Gheen
    (866) 329-3999
    A coalition of over 100 groups that support the enforcement of America’s existing immigration laws, including charges against employers that hire, aid, and abet illegal aliens, has launched a national boycott of Miller Brewing Company and their parent company SABMiller plc.
    The boycott message is simple. Miller Brewing Company supports illegal immigration by giving money to groups that support amnesty, marches, and benefits for illegal aliens. Citizens are encouraged to “Dump the beer! Dump the stock!”
    A website containing boycott instructions, a petition, and documentation has been launched at
    Citizens supporting the boycott are encourage to avoid Miller Brewing Company products such as Miller Lite, ICE House, Miller Genuine Draft, and Milwaukee’s Best. Citizens are also encouraged to divest in the company’s stock and any mutual funds containing their stock. Fliers, stickers, and e-mail forwards are also provided.
    “It is time for these large corporations that are using their financial influence to open America’s borders to be punished!” said William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC). “It is time for the immigration enforcement movement to show these unscrupulous corporations what we can do when we all work together.”
    The boycott is being arranged under the banner of the National Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition which plans to organize over 100 groups behind the effort. Jason Mrochek of and FIRE Coalition, and William Gheen of ALIPAC are heading up the effort.
    “Miller Brewing Company is giving money to groups that support amnesty and citizenship for illegal aliens that have broken many of our laws.” said Jason Mrochek of FIRE Coalition. “The last thing we need is more illegal aliens driving drunk and killing American citizens.”
    Congressman Steve King’s office reports that thirteen Americans are being killed by uninsured drunk driving illegal aliens every day as a consequence of America’s unenforced immigration laws. Miller Brewing Company plans to increase profits by marketing their beer to the Hispanic markets that are growing rapidly due to illegal immigration.
    All members of the media and public that are concerned about corporate influences using their power to usurp the existing laws of America and the representation of the American public are encouraged to support the boycott and visit is the nation’s largest online database of employers allegedly hiring illegal aliens where citizens can report employers that hire illegal aliens to Immigration and Customs Enforcement through the site. ALIPAC is a national political action committee dedicated to securing America’s borders and enforcement of existing immigration laws found online at
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  10. Miller Brewing says:

    Miller Brewing Company has never supported illegal immigration and we have always supported the full enforcement of current U.S. laws.
    Miller did not sponsor the Labor Day immigration march held in Chicago.
    Going forward, Miller will closely review all requests for support from community and charitable organizations to ensure that we are not indirectly funding or associating our name with advocacy efforts on the immigration issue.
    We plan to stick to the business of brewing, marketing and selling great beer.

  11. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Mr. Bingley…..the post by “Miller Brewing”….hoax or not?

  12. Mr. Bingley says:

    I think it’s legit, Jeff. I was going to post something on it over the weekend, but Michelle beat me to it. While she’ was less than impressed by it, I have to give them points for having a marketing department that seems to be in tune with the web and able to respond fairly quickly.

  13. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Sounds like they hired geeks……and their management actually listens to them. Interesting.
    But if I were Miller, I’d ask for a refund of that donation.

  14. WT F am I supposed to lay in for the big blows now?

  15. The_Real_JeffS says:

    You could stockpile this beer, THS.

  16. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Or maybe this tipple, eh?

  17. Mr. Bingley says:

    She has a soft-spot in her heart for this brew.

  18. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I can see why, Mr. Bingley!!

  19. major dad says:

    I thought that it was bogus. Having been a fan of Miller (the one in the clear bottle) it pained me to read that they would sponsor such an event. Thank goodness it’s not true. I wish they still brewed what they called Miller Malt, came in a red can. Man was it good, to a high schooler anyway.

  20. Mr. Bingley says:

    Actually, it is true, major dad; they paid the planners of the event, among other things.

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