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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:26 PM

Gothamist: "Ben & Jerry Handing Out FREE Bernie Sanders Ice Cream In Union Square Today"

Ben & Jerry's founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield love fellow native Brooklynite and Vermont transplant Bernie Sanders so much, they made him his own ice cream, a mint chocolate chip flavor where "all the chips have somehow floated to the top." And lucky fans of ice cream and single-payer healthcare alike can get a taste of "Bernie's Yearning" today—both Ben and Jerry'll be in Union Square handing out free sundaes starting at 5 p.m. today! ... The duo have been campaigning hard for their state's longtime Senator. Earlier this month, Cohen told NPR, "We've never campaigned for another presidential candidate before because there's never been a presidential candidate worth campaigning for before," with Greenfield adding, "Bernie is unique. He is a politician who comes along once in a generation. Obviously, Hillary Clinton was much better known, but I think what we're seeing is that when more people learn about Bernie—his history in the civil rights struggle, how involved he's been in worker issues—they're getting incredibly excited."

Anyway, "Bernie's Yearning" comes topped with a huge chocolate disk that you have to chop up into a million little pieces with your spoon and then swirl around to distribute all the chips equally. One wonders if that's some sort of metaphor for something.



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Reply Gothamist: "Ben & Jerry Handing Out FREE Bernie Sanders Ice Cream In Union Square Today" (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Mar 2016 OP
DanTex Mar 2016 #1
Armstead Mar 2016 #5
DanTex Mar 2016 #6
Armstead Mar 2016 #8
mythology Apr 2016 #16
Nanjeanne Mar 2016 #2
jillan Mar 2016 #4
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LWolf Apr 2016 #14
jillan Mar 2016 #3
CalvinballPro Mar 2016 #7
Armstead Mar 2016 #9
DanTex Mar 2016 #10
beam me up scottie Mar 2016 #11
Sheepshank Mar 2016 #12
Attorney in Texas Apr 2016 #13
PonyUp Apr 2016 #17
DanTex Apr 2016 #15

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:27 PM

1. 1%ers for Bernie!

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Response to DanTex (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:33 PM

5. Benevolent 1 percenters....and they may be more like 10 percenters

 

I know it messes up your current Clinton worldview, but Sanders and his supporters do not see all rich people as the enemy, and we do not begrudge people who are successful.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:35 PM

6. That's exactly how I feel about Hillary. And a number of other wealthy people I know.

I'm glad that you actually understand that a person can be both successful and progressive. This is a big step!

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Response to DanTex (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:36 PM

8. I've understood that for 64 years

 

I also happened to meet Ben and Jerry at a Beernie event. Nice guys and very down to earth. If you didn't know their backgroiubnd you'd swear they were just average folks.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:23 AM

16. Unless you think they only make 75k a year

 

They are most certainly not at the 10% level. Being wealthy, if earned morally, isn't a crime.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:29 PM

2. What? They didn't charge $2700? Or $350,000?

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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:31 PM

4. What I wouldn't give to be at that 350,000 plate dinner and serve this for dessert.

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Response to jillan (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 09:07 AM

14. !

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:31 PM

3. I want some!!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:35 PM

7. I'm surprised the corporation that B&J sold out to allows this stuff. Don't they have to report it

 

as a donation to the campaign?

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:38 PM

9. They're doing it as individuals

 

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Response to CalvinballPro (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:39 PM

10. The Dutch multinational Unilever. I can't imagine how all those Bernie Bros can justify accepting

freebies from such an evil powerful corporation. Unilever is worth $135 Billion! The humanity!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:40 PM

11. Bribes! Bernie's buying votes!

Hey who wouldn't be tempted by B & J mint chocolate chip?


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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:44 PM

12. does seem like a bribe to me.

 

whatev.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 08:56 AM

13. Bernie Sanders is in the pocket of Big Ice Cream!

Hillary is in the pocket of Big Fossil Fuels, Big Hedge Funds and Wall Street, Big For-Profit Prison, Big Pharmaceuticals, etc., etc., etc.

Bernie's campaign sounds much more delicious.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:21 AM

17. That's better than Sanders having ice cream in his pocket! n/t

 

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