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Patrons mistake ice cream shop mascot for KKK robes
ocala.com ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Tom McNiff

Posted on 09/26/2011 12:36:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Once and for all, people, it's an ice cream cone.

The owners of Ice Cream Family Corner and Sandwiches at the busy intersection of South Pine Avenue and Southwest 17th Street say their two-month-old business is getting creamed because passers-by have mistaken their white-hooded ice cream cone mascot for a KKK protester.

Co-owner Jose Cantres says rumors are swirling on Facebook about the exact nature of the little vanilla cone, and employees heard through word of mouth that potential customers have steered clear of the shop to avoid the character.

Liza Diaz, who manages the store for Cantres and co-owner Jesus Diaz, said an employee at the bank where she does business told her a co-worker was so frightened by the white dollop patrolling the street corner that she called her husband crying and refused to drive through the intersection.

“One (customer) told me, ‘I had to think twice before coming in here because I thought it was KKK,' “ Diaz said.

Interestingly, Diaz, who is from Puerto Rico, had never heard of the KKK before this controversy. She can't even quite get her tongue around the name, referring to the white supremacist group as the “Ku Ku Klan” without a hint of irony or sarcasm.


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TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: floriduh; icecream; kkk
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1 posted on 09/26/2011 12:36:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Welcome to Obama’s America.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 12:40:21 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
said an employee at the bank where she does business told her a co-worker was so frightened by the white dollop patrolling the street corner that she called her husband crying and refused to drive through the intersection.

This person handles other peoples' money? Time to switch banks.

3 posted on 09/26/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If people are so ignorant that they can’t tell that white hood from a Klan white hood, that’s just pathetic. Unfortunately, it looks like they’ve got a pathetic group of customers that the shop needs to placate. I’d get rid of the white hood, perhaps go for the chocolate or strawberry look.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 12:41:40 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
LoL! Wasn't the rainbow colored sprinkles a tipoff, or did people just think it was the “Log Cabin” KKK?
5 posted on 09/26/2011 12:41:49 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably just some subliminal niche marketing. /s


6 posted on 09/26/2011 12:42:25 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are people really this stupid?


7 posted on 09/26/2011 12:42:25 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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8 posted on 09/26/2011 12:42:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ice cream is RACISS!


9 posted on 09/26/2011 12:43:22 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Tapuchim udvash l'Rosh Hashanah! L'Shanah Tovah!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Most people know the klan for their all white formal robes, rather than their khaki and speckled white casual robes. < /s>
10 posted on 09/26/2011 12:44:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: RetiredArmy
Are people really this stupid?

No, they're niggardly about using their intelligence.

;^)

11 posted on 09/26/2011 12:45:09 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

So are “Waffle” Cones.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 12:45:59 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK. So why do they call the M&M’s with ice cream thingy the “Grand Wizard Blizzard”?


13 posted on 09/26/2011 12:49:39 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: IYAS9YAS

See if you can spot three differences between the pictured robes.

14 posted on 09/26/2011 12:50:00 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t know the Klan used sprinkles on their robes.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 12:50:21 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He doesn’t look like a white guy.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 12:51:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“One (customer) told me, ‘I had to think twice before coming in here because I thought it was KKK,’ “ Diaz said.

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Owner should say: “If you’re that (bleeping) stupid, then don’t come in here. I don’t want your business.”


17 posted on 09/26/2011 12:52:48 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did they think the KKK added multicolored chocolate spinkles to their hoods?


18 posted on 09/26/2011 12:52:52 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sorry, it’s the Cool Cone Clan,


19 posted on 09/26/2011 12:53:16 PM PDT by Rev DMV
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geez, I drive by him all the time. He is black and the bottom part is an ice cream cone.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 12:53:48 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Pollster1

One picture has three Democrats in it, and with the other its hard to tell what party the guy in the ice cream cone belongs to.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 12:54:42 PM PDT by CDFingers (Liars and Commies and Czars Oh My!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’d be OK if he just took that little peak off the top.

Although then he’d look like he was wearing a hijab, and probably some Muslim would cut off his head for appearing in public with bare arms.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 12:55:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They will have change it to chocolate ice cream, then all will be fine.
23 posted on 09/26/2011 12:55:23 PM PDT by Hotmetal (Courage is being scared to death..............and saddling up anyway.)
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To: CDFingers

Senator Byrd would be offended if he was alive to read your slur on his party.

24 posted on 09/26/2011 12:59:10 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How long until someone files a lawsuit?


25 posted on 09/26/2011 12:59:45 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ColdOne

It is the South after all. Doesn’t surprise me that they would make a KKK outfit or one that looks like it. The South gave birth to the KKK. I thought it was gone but seems like they can’t quite let it go.


26 posted on 09/26/2011 12:59:55 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“an employee at the bank where she does business told her a co-worker was so frightened by the white dollop patrolling the street corner that she called her husband crying and refused to drive through the intersection.”

Wow, that made me laugh hard.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 1:01:03 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Interestingly, Diaz, who is from Puerto Rico, had never heard of the KKK before this controversy. She can’t even quite get her tongue around the name, referring to the white supremacist group as the “Ku Ku Klan” without a hint of irony or sarcasm.”

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Isn’t that interesting.

She voluntarily becomes a slave to a fear that is not even hers. This is the mind of a sub-7 year old child, a first-second grader, afraid of a boogeyman in the closet.

Wonder how frequently she reproduces?


28 posted on 09/26/2011 1:01:18 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Most people get their idea about the KKK from the media and the old movie about the confederate war.

The truth was the KKK was against a lot of people, Irish, Catholics, Germans, etc. Their operational center was in Indiana.

They didn't burn crosses until the movie came out. The movie needed a light source to film at night and someone thought burning crosses would be a good idea. The KKK started doing this AFTER they saw the movie.

I grew up in NW Iowa and my Dad told me a story about coming home one night in the early 30’s and the yard was full of KKK and a cross was burning on the hill side. I asked my Dad why they would do that, there weren't any blacks in town. He said “yeah, but there were catholics.” It was a different time and place.

29 posted on 09/26/2011 1:02:12 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Ice cream is RACISS!

I am detecting a pattern of behavior on the part of Ice Cream...

30 posted on 09/26/2011 1:03:39 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, and I thought the klan was dead. Who could have predicted they would morph into the KKK with Kandy SprinKles.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 1:03:52 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We had our first “all black” TV station start today. I’m in Upstate NY. I can hardly wait for our “All Gay” station to start. Oh, nevermind...we can just watch dancing with the stars.


32 posted on 09/26/2011 1:04:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it wasn’t for the fact that our bodies automatically breathe and our hearts automatically pump, there’d be a lot of dead folks out there.


33 posted on 09/26/2011 1:05:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: Pollster1
1) KKK don't have pastel "sprinkles" on the hood.

2) Ice-cream man's face visible, definitely not your typical KKK hood/robe wearing demographic.

3) KKK not holding sign selling ice-cream.

4) Bottom of KKK robe doesn't look like a sugar/waffle cone.

5) KKK faces all hidden.

6) KKK not waving at traffic in friendly gesture.

Yeah, someone who's afraid to drive through this ice-cream man's intersection shouldn't be handling the money of other people.

34 posted on 09/26/2011 1:06:07 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My daughter was behind me on another computer. Just as I clicked on this thread she turned around and saw the picture. “What’s up with that dude? Is that ice cream?”

She must be smarter than the bank teller - she didn’t even need the hint of seeing the ice cream store behind the guy.


35 posted on 09/26/2011 1:08:10 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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Why the heck not... These are the same sorts of brainiacs who thought that a synonym for "stingy" was a racial slur - nigardly; and who claimed that the famous etching of the Boston Tea Party on a bottle of iced tea was actually a slave ship... Oh, and they also claimed that "Whitey" was putting chemicals in Churches Fried Chicken to cause sterility in Black males, to exterminate the race.

Mark

36 posted on 09/26/2011 1:11:42 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
You speculation that Liza has become swept up by this nonsense seems unfounded.

In brief random people for whom the word "book" means Facebook are repeating rumours. The owners and manager of the shop are thinking "These people are crazy"

37 posted on 09/26/2011 1:12:49 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
She voluntarily becomes a slave to a fear that is not even hers. This is the mind of a sub-7 year old child, a first-second grader, afraid of a boogeyman in the closet.

She was speaking of two other folks (one a customer, and one who worked at the bank she used) and their fears in the article, not of any fears she may have had.

38 posted on 09/26/2011 1:13:15 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

39 posted on 09/26/2011 1:15:14 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

The Klan brought in consultants to give them a corporate makeover.


40 posted on 09/26/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: napscoordinator
It is the South after all. Doesn’t surprise me that they would make a KKK outfit or one that looks like it. The South gave birth to the KKK. I thought it was gone but seems like they can’t quite let it go.

Did you even read the story or look at the picture?
41 posted on 09/26/2011 1:18:11 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Oztrich Boy

“The Klan brought in consultants to give them a corporate makeover.

LOL! Nice. The prettier, friendlier KKK.


42 posted on 09/26/2011 1:18:33 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what these idiots would do if the business that was employing this type of advertising was a CRACKER BARREL.


43 posted on 09/26/2011 1:19:44 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I seem to recall that at some Italian funerals, some in the burial party and pall bearers wear white robes and hoods.

Imagine what these idiots would do if they were to see that!

Example from a 1927 Taormina Sicily Funeral Procession

Mark

44 posted on 09/26/2011 1:21:38 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If someone is so stupid they mistook an ice cream cone for the KKK, then I wonder how bad they'll (defecate) themselves if they ever saw this dude:
 
 
 

 


45 posted on 09/26/2011 1:25:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Not only those people but they also went after anyone who dared vote republican too.The letters are included in the national archives of southern republican begging for the government to send troops to stop the KKK.


46 posted on 09/26/2011 1:33:39 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would Obama eat an ice cream cone there?


47 posted on 09/26/2011 1:49:17 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: napscoordinator
The South gave birth to the KKK.

True, but Indiana was the focal point of the KKK during it's second incarnation.

48 posted on 09/26/2011 2:09:27 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“One (customer) told me, ‘I had to think twice before coming in here because I thought it was KKK,' “ Diaz said.

I saw the waffle cone part of the suit and stayed away because I thought they were Belgians.

49 posted on 09/26/2011 2:12:15 PM PDT by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am just sitting here crying I am laughing so hard. How overly sensitive have we become? Dude, it’s an ice cream cone. A rather bad depiction of one, but still . . .


50 posted on 09/26/2011 2:53:17 PM PDT by T. P. Pole
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