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(The Hill)   In response to Ben & Jerry's announcing they're stopping sales in occupied Palestine, Sen. Jim Lanford (R-Ooookay?) says that Oklahoma should immediately block the sale of Ben & Jerry's in the state. The politics of ice cream, mmmm, that tastes good   (thehill.com) divider line
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2021-07-22 8:25:42 AM  
Meanwhile, Chik-Fil-A should open a franchise in downtown Provincetown, because reasons and religious liberties.
 
2021-07-22 8:33:35 AM  
Doesn't he have a Klan meeting he needs to get to?
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2021-07-22 8:34:01 AM  
So another republican that doesn't believe in capitalism. What a surprise.
 
2021-07-22 8:37:01 AM  
The politics of ice cream
The politics of, ooh, tasting good
The politics of ice cream, aha
If this message's understood
 
2021-07-22 8:40:10 AM  
I be obsessed with "Cancel Culture"

Policy and governance, not so much
 
2021-07-22 8:43:57 AM  
Wow. Oklahoma has large scale refrigeration? Gonna need more coffee to process that.

I remember my first hit of B&J chocolate chip cookie dough a few months after Hurricane Maria. Shortly after we got our large scale refrigeration and the ferry started regular daily trips again. It was half melted. I stood on the sidewalk and ate it with my fingers, and cried true tears of joy. It was like communion with God. I tried opium when I was a youngster, this was more moving.

Aside from my cheese addiction (I'm in dairy rehab, but can't kick the good stuff), good ice cream on a hot summer evening is what keeps me from being vegan. And yeah, B&J has vegan options, and we trick Sprout and the other kids with it, but when they're out of earshot the grownups break out the real stuff. There. It's my biggest hypocrisy.

If you're not a fascist or Nazi, or sympathizer, please consider moving. New Mexico isn't far. Neither is New England in the big scheme of things. If you can. This bullshiat doesn't stop with ice cream. But if you can't even get Vermont's finest, why bother being there?

If you can't get out... Good luck, peeps.
 
2021-07-22 8:44:21 AM  

RolandTGunner: The politics of ice cream
The politics of, ooh, tasting good
The politics of ice cream, aha
If this message's understood


This is immediately what went through my mind.
 
2021-07-22 9:16:10 AM  
I take it he's never heard of a bill of attainder
 
2021-07-22 9:29:19 AM  
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2021-07-22 9:30:20 AM  
It's just more meat for The Base.
 
2021-07-22 9:36:32 AM  
Once again Republicans show their true feelings towards businesses that don't donate to them and their "love" of capitalism
 
2021-07-22 9:37:45 AM  
Fine.  More for the rest of us.
 
2021-07-22 9:37:54 AM  
Oklahoma sucks, therefore Texas does not fall into the Gulf.
Study it out.
 
2021-07-22 9:39:11 AM  

BFletch651: Fine.  More for the rest of us.


That's not how ice cream works.
 
2021-07-22 9:39:47 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: It's just more meat for The Base.


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2021-07-22 9:40:13 AM  

yohohogreengiant: RolandTGunner: The politics of ice cream
The politics of, ooh, tasting good
The politics of ice cream, aha
If this message's understood

This is immediately what went through my mind.


...almost like a Re-Flex, huh?
 
2021-07-22 9:40:51 AM  
Yeah, that's not how it works, dumb ass.
 
2021-07-22 9:41:17 AM  
When I first moved to Wichita, one of my coworkers told me Oklahoma exists so that Kansas isn't the worst place.

This certainly supports her argument.
 
2021-07-22 9:42:02 AM  
Is that what they're farkin worrying about in Oklahoma?
 
2021-07-22 9:42:04 AM  

yohohogreengiant: BFletch651: Fine.  More for the rest of us.

That's not how ice cream works.


this is how ice cream works

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/good lord, i love that stuff!
 
2021-07-22 9:43:25 AM  
So a "free market small government freedom lovin' conservative" wants a big government entity to interfere in free market decisions to punish the exercise of freedom by a private company?

Hypocrisy and evil, thy suffix is (R).
 
2021-07-22 9:43:41 AM  
Blocking the distribution of a legal, safe product for strictly political reasons.  From the GOP.
My my, Republicans, how you have changed.
 
2021-07-22 9:44:30 AM  
Oh, look. It's a republican manifesting performative outrage.  How droll.
 
2021-07-22 9:45:04 AM  

phalamir: I take it he's never heard of a bill of attainder


Tweets of attainder are still cool, though.
 
2021-07-22 9:45:13 AM  
Right -- because that's what governments do in capitalist, free market democracies -- tell industry where they can and can't sell their products. After 35 years of doing so freely, with interference from the party of "small government".

Pretty sure that's going to violate more than a few interstate commerce statutes.
 
2021-07-22 9:45:31 AM  
I'm pretty sure Oklahomans aren't exactly big Ben & Jerry's fans, anyway.

These are some Great Value ice cream folks. There's nothing wrong with that. Great Value makes good ice cream! But these are not people who would spend $3.50 for a pint of B&J when GV offers 1 quart plus 1 pint for $2.
 
2021-07-22 9:46:28 AM  

Cache: Blocking the distribution of a legal, safe product for strictly political reasons.  From the GOP.
My my, Republicans, how you have changed.


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2021-07-22 9:46:34 AM  

HeartBurnKid: When I first moved to Wichita, one of my coworkers told me Oklahoma exists so that Kansas isn't the worst place.

This certainly supports her argument.


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2021-07-22 9:46:39 AM  

WrongTrousers: yohohogreengiant: RolandTGunner: The politics of ice cream
The politics of, ooh, tasting good
The politics of ice cream, aha
If this message's understood

This is immediately what went through my mind.

...almost like a Re-Flex, huh?


Re Flex The Politics Of Dancing RARE Original Version
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2021-07-22 9:47:17 AM  

yohohogreengiant: Wow. Oklahoma has large scale refrigeration?

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2021-07-22 9:47:33 AM  
Literally one day apart. Even though the irony is lost on him, it wasn't on me.


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2021-07-22 9:47:48 AM  
Oklahomans are deeply concerned about Israel, but still hate it when a Jewish family moves into the neighborhood.
 
2021-07-22 9:48:40 AM  
Hmmmm.

State control of the ice cream market. Mandatory support of the political positions of the central government.

Sounds like Oklahoma is the new Soviet Union.
 
2021-07-22 9:49:35 AM  
Langford. Not Lanford. Godam this farming idiocy.
 
2021-07-22 9:50:15 AM  
During a snowstorm in Aspen, two of my roommates said to each other, "Ben and Jerry!" and got their coats to go to the store, about a 15 minute walk. Oh, is that hot chocolate? I asked. No, it's ice cream!

I was just curious enough to find out what kind of ice cream is worth walking through a snow storm, and followed along. Turns out, it's Cherry Garcia.

Coincidentally, this was just a couple months after Trump brought both his wife and his mistress to Aspen on a Christmas ski trip. Oh, and the kids as well, probably.
 
2021-07-22 9:50:20 AM  

3rd world republipuke: Langford. Not Lanford. Godam this farming idiocy.


Farking idiocy. Godam auto-correct.
 
2021-07-22 9:50:26 AM  
Oklahoma has an anti-boycott of Israel law in place," Lankford said

Why the fark does Oklahoma have an anti-boycott of Israel law?

Lankford's statements seem to be referring to a bill that was passed in Oklahoma in May 2020 that declares Israel "a prominent trading partner of the State of Oklahoma" and "that the state, and those companies that do business by and through the state, in the interest of the state's economic policy, should not boycott trade with Israel."

Because it's more theocratic evangelical bullshiat making its way into law thanks to assholes like Project Blitz.
 
2021-07-22 9:50:40 AM  
Please stop linking from The Hill.  they're a Republican propaganda site, as much as the NY Post or Fox News...
 
2021-07-22 9:51:12 AM  

yohohogreengiant: RolandTGunner: The politics of ice cream
The politics of, ooh, tasting good
The politics of ice cream, aha
If this message's understood

This is immediately what went through my mind.


Likewise.  Talk about a blast from the past.
 
2021-07-22 9:51:25 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: Yeah, that's not how it works, dumb ass.


Someone nudged him and pointed that out, so the bill going forward only states that the State of Oklahoma - the government, not the private businesses in the geographical region - will not sell Ben & Jerry's. And since the State of Oklahoma is not heavily involved in retail ice cream sales, this affects absolutely nothing. But hey, they got their headlines and got to have their little political theater sketch, which they'll turn into campaign contributions, because this is the Republican version of doing things.
 
2021-07-22 9:51:29 AM  
Ya'll can afford B&J's down there? TIL'd I guess.
 
2021-07-22 9:51:47 AM  
1) Oklahoma Legislature bans sales of Ben & Jerry's in Oklahoma via State Law.
2) Oklahoma's Native American Nations realize this State Law does not apply to them.
3) Oklahoma's Native American Nations PROFIT from selling Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream within their lands.
 
2021-07-22 9:52:00 AM  
Wait. How the fark can you have an anti-boycott law?  Isn't that, like, first-amendment territory?  How the hell would you even enforce that?
 
2021-07-22 9:52:13 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Oklahomans are deeply concerned about Israel, but still hate it when a Jewish family moves into the neighborhood.


There were times in high school when some of my friends suspected that one particular guy in our group might be a bit racist.

That guy lived in the rich neighborhood. One day, a black family moved in next door. He would not stop talking and complaining about it.

Yup. And guess what? Today, he's a Trumper. We've all cut contact with him.
 
2021-07-22 9:52:29 AM  
You know, with climate change and all, you really need to get control of all the stupid just burning away like nothing is going on, America.
 
2021-07-22 9:53:42 AM  

Psychopusher: Wait. How the fark can you have an anti-boycott law?


With a very stupid, reactionary legislature.

Isn't that, like, first-amendment territory?

Yes.

How the hell would you even enforce that?

Unsuccessfully.
 
2021-07-22 9:54:03 AM  

bostonguy: There were times in high school when some of my friends suspected that one particular guy in our group might be a bit racist.

That guy lived in the rich neighborhood. One day, a black family moved in next door. He would not stop talking and complaining about it.

Yup. And guess what? Today, he's a Trumper. We've all cut contact with him.


Oh, also -- the friend in question was Italian with dark, olive skin. We wanted to tell him, "Dude, some people probably don't think YOU'RE white!"
 
2021-07-22 9:55:12 AM  
Oh. Right wingers advocating for cancel culture.

/they're all hypocrites
 
2021-07-22 9:55:33 AM  
FTA: state Rep. Mark McBride (R), one of the primary authors of the bill, said that this law only applies to the state of Oklahoma and who they do business with.

So, no effect on businesses run within the state, unless they make the choice to put politics ahead of money and stop selling a product that people are buying.

And call me crazy, but I think anybody who claims they're "going to stop eating Ben & Jerry's" over this, already stopped eating Ben & Jerry's a long time ago over some other perceived outrage.  This is not out of character for that company.
 
2021-07-22 9:58:38 AM  

peasandcarrots: Peter von Nostrand: Yeah, that's not how it works, dumb ass.

Someone nudged him and pointed that out, so the bill going forward only states that the State of Oklahoma - the government, not the private businesses in the geographical region - will not sell Ben & Jerry's. And since the State of Oklahoma is not heavily involved in retail ice cream sales, this affects absolutely nothing. But hey, they got their headlines and got to have their little political theater sketch, which they'll turn into campaign contributions, because this is the Republican version of doing things.


How does that change the fact that they are violating the 1st Amendment?
 
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