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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:28 PM

Is "Broccoli" a code word?

That's the first thing I thought of when conservative asswipes brought up broccoli again.

I thought it was strange back in 1990 when GHWB expressed his dislike of it.


It's still strange that conservatives are talking about it. Why broccoli? Is it code?

BTW, I like broccoli. It's very good for you.

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Reply Is "Broccoli" a code word? (Original post)
valerief Apr 2012 OP
randome Apr 2012 #1
Loudly Apr 2012 #2
Jkid Apr 2012 #5
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 #3
valerief Apr 2012 #7
PoliticAverse Apr 2012 #4
valerief Apr 2012 #6
PoliticAverse Apr 2012 #14
BlueJazz Apr 2012 #8
Ian David Apr 2012 #9
valerief Apr 2012 #10
chollybocker Apr 2012 #11
notadmblnd Apr 2012 #12
Lint Head Apr 2012 #13
Kalidurga Apr 2012 #15
Taverner Apr 2012 #16
cherokeeprogressive Apr 2012 #18
Honeycombe8 Apr 2012 #17
mysuzuki2 Apr 2012 #19
Blue Owl Apr 2012 #20
AllenVanAllen Apr 2012 #21

Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:30 PM

1. It means 'RELEASE THE DRONES!'

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:31 PM

2. I like it for its flavor and texture.

 

And yes, it is code intended to evoke resentment against your own mother.

Not cool.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:42 PM

5. Apparently conservatives love red meat than vegetables.

or it could be the fact that they hate something that could be better than the private health insurance market.

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:37 PM

3. 'Broccoli' is a lame metaphor

It goes like this - if the government can FORCE you buy health insurance, it could ALSO force you buy broccoli.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:44 PM

7. Yes, but GHWB made a splash with broccoli. Is broccoli a code word for something

other than what these conservatives are talking about?

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:38 PM

4. Broccoli ?...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:43 PM

6. Ha! I never saw that one before!

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Response to valerief (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:00 PM

14. There's actually some science behind the broccoli issue...

It's apparently one of those foods that the population is genetically divided over...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/science-picky-eaters.html

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:44 PM

8. "Broccoli" is refering to a very nervous (but smart) person who played on Star Trek The next Gen.

His real name was Barkley.

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:51 PM

9. Broccoli looks like pubic hair. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:53 PM

10. Oh, honey, if yours looks like that, keep your pants on!

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:58 PM

11. Stalks of broccoli look like little green trees.

Last edited Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:39 PM - Edit history (1)

And they're just the right height for SOCIALIZMS.

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Response to chollybocker (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:00 PM

12. that's how I got my son to eat it when he was little.

I told him it was little trees.

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:00 PM

13. Maybe it's code for James Bond.

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:12 PM

15. I thought about that as well...

it's like they don't like vegetables or something, unless they are their constituents. Remember when Reagan wanted to make ketchup a vegetable, basically a packet of sugar with a wee bit of fruit in it. Their logic is underwhelming.

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:25 PM

16. Mmmmmm cream of broccoli soup, oyster crackers and a pinch of shredded sharp cheddar

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:42 PM

18. Code word or not... Ooooh that sounds good! n/t

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:39 PM

17. It's one of the superfoods. Low calorie, no fat, chocked full of antioxidants and vitamins.

That's all I know about broccoli. Oh, and I like it.

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:47 PM

19. Yes it is. Brocoli is a code word for

cauliflower. Damn those repukes!

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:57 PM

20. I can haz broccoleh

n/t

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Response to valerief (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:25 PM

21. It's really an interesting analogy to me on a personal level.


Once I was having lunch with an old hardcore conservative friend in his mid 50's, and during the meal I noticed he wasn't eating any of the vegetable sides of his entree. I casually said to him, "You're not eating your vegetables?" He looks at me with an almost defiant tone and answers, "When I was a kid, my mother made me eat all of my vegetables, at every meal. So as an adult I decided I would never eat them again." I said, Oh, OK." and we went on with our meal.

That one thing really gave me a possible insight into why this very intelligent fellow could be part of the hardcore 30% of republicans that are irrationally, more supportive of party than country. In his case it could simply be unresolved childhood issues.

So, it's really funny to hear the 'broccoli' argument being brought up again. No, I don't wanna eat my vegetables! You can't tell me what to do!

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