Miller Lite is pulling its line of “Protection” TV ads after complaints came in from a group of Italian-Americans in Chicago. If you haven’t seen the ads, they’re sort of a spin-off from “The Sopranos,” featuring a pair of mobster types who go into bars or convenience stores to offer “protection” to a bartender or store clerk. The tender or clerk then says they don’t need protection, because their Miller Lite bottle or can has a protective layer or cap to lock in freshness, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, the Italian-American group says the spots display a “stereotypical mafia depiction of Italian Americans.” The Thirsty Beagle says: So what? Italian Americans should try living in America while being Canadian and Greek. If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked about hockey, snow, gyros and baklava, I’d be a rich man. I thought the commercials were all in good fun. You be the judge.