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    Hi All,

    I never knew that eating ice cream was a potical statement. But these people seem to think that Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is too liberal for true convervative consumption. As you all know I am pro-cow so I was looking around cow topic. In this case, ice cream. Below find their ad copy. I'm curious to your comments as to whether politics has anything to do with purchasing ice cream.

    The names of their ice creams are:
    I hate the French Vanilla, Iraqi Road, Nutty Environmentalist and Smaller Governmint

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    Ad Copy
    At Last - A Conservative Alternative to Ben & Jerry's

    We give 10 percent of OUR profits to charities that support our troops & veterans.
    Like millions of your fellow Americans, you enjoy ice cream but do NOT enjoy seeing your money funneled to wacko left-wing causes. We are not ashamed of America. We think we are living in the best country ever, and, like you, we want to do everything we can to support the brave men and women who defend it. When you serve Star Spangled Ice Cream, you serve your country, because we donate 10 percent of our profits to charities that support the men and women of the US Armed Forces (including veterans) and their families.

    Star Spangled Ice Cream

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    Good thing I had some ice cream earlier. I might have choked on it while reading that statement

    Looks to me someone is pissed off and has too much time on their hands, just trying to stir up trouble

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    Of course, what you eat makes a huge political statement about yourself. Just look at the checkout in the supermarket. Ours is full of organic veggie muck

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    I don't like politics.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Of course, what you eat makes a huge political statement about yourself. Just look at the checkout in the supermarket. Ours is full of organic veggie muck<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    I haven't eaten meat in over 6 years. I wasn't aware I was making a political statement. I wonder what I'm saying?

    My truly conservative friends resent being stereotyped as gun-toting anti-government, anti-French, anti-environment nitwits. They also don't wrap themselves in our flag to sell their wares. I don't see them buying this product.
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    Ahh.. but is it *organic*? It's more likely some genetically modified frankenstein food. Tomatoes with fish genes, that sort of thing.

    Although to be honest it's sometimes a bit depressing to pay 50% extra for vegetables that look a little sad compared to their artificially fertilised and pesticide coated equivalents.

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    The organic people tell me their cows are happier than the non-organic cows. Although I don't know if the conservative cows are happier than the liberal cows.

    Mike

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I never knew that eating ice cream was a potical statement. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    LOL, Ben & Jerry's has been playing the "liberal statement" angle forever! Did you miss the Jerry Garcia flavor, and the anti-bovine growth hormone blah-blah on the back of all their containers?

    I have to ignore that fact every time I eat some Chubby Hubby (best ice cream on Earth even if the company does have paranoid ideas about hormones and milk...). The ice cream's great but I would prefer them to keep their views out of their marketing.

    A Conservative "answer" brand? The idea could work well in some markets provided that they do one thing that *is* like B&J--and that's make good ice cream. Otherwise it'll just sell a few "souvenier" pints and then go away, like most gimmicky topical/current events based products.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> genetically modified frankenstein food <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Phooey, it's all just molecular components for me once I eat it!

    Fish are edible, tomatoes are edible, I see nothing to fear in fishatoes even though they bear the stamp of human intervention (and have that "weird" factor)...

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Leader:
    Fish are edible, tomatoes are edible, I see nothing to fear in fishatoes even though they bear the stamp of human intervention (and have that "weird" factor)...
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    "Fishatoes".....LOL.....
    (I'm haunted by the three-eyed fish in the Simpsons...)

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Leader:

    Fish are edible, tomatoes are edible,<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    So in the end neither vegetarians nor observant Jews could eat tomatoes, because there are fish genes in them. What about people who have allergies to fish, no tomatoes for them either. It is not exactly like industry is in favour of have GMO foods clearly marked as such, so how are we to know what we're eating?

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    I think organic cows are much less stuffed full of antibiotics that non-organic cows. There's a habit of giving animals (especially cows) antibiotics even when they're not ill because it promotes growth.. unfortunately, it also builds up resistance in bacteria too.

    Free range animal produce is quite good. I'd sooner eat happy pig than sad pig. (I'm not a veggie but Mrs Dynamoo is).

    Also there are some fairtrade goods where the producers get a decent price for the raw product (e.g. coffee, chocolate) rather than being ripped off by multinational corporations. That's a fairly political statement too.

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    I eat Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia because I like the taste. I don't much care what they do with their profits. If they want to give them to some charity that's OK with me, as long as I don't have to give to it myself.

    That's what's good about the free market. You can make gobs of money even if you're crazy, as long as you make a good product and sell it at a fair price.

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    Who says Ben & Jerrys is sold at a fair price? Seems very expensive to me.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ojmoo:
    Who says Ben & Jerrys is sold at a fair price? Seems very expensive to me.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>It's worth it to me, so I call it fair. Free market at work again.

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