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Study Shows Republicans are Ketchup Freaks
Weekly World News ^ | Ed Anger

Posted on 04/28/2008 11:28:30 AM PDT by indcons

Which condiment you favor when you lather your hot dog -- ketchup or mustard -- reveals your politics, according to a noted political scientist.

"People who mostly or entirely use ketchup are much more likely to favor the invasion of Iraq than those who use mustard," says Dr. Noah Frum, a senior fellow at the prestigious Institute for Political Advantage think tank.

"Red is an aggressive, war-like color, whereas yellow is much more passive and low-key, " he says. Dr. Frum conducted his study when one of the political parties, looking for an advantage in the upcoming November elections, came to him looking for new ways to identify possible supporters.

"We'd done the usual ones -- income, gender, education -- so we decided to focus on food."

Dr Frum gathered a number of subjects together, placed hot dogs and hamburgers in front of them, and gave them their choice of ketchup or mustard. Then he asked their opinions on a number of subjects, including the war in Iraq, terrorism and immigration.

"The ketchup eaters were much more likely to favor aggressive policies than the mustard-eaters," he says. "Their food preferences weren't the only thing that was 'yellow'."


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1 posted on 04/28/2008 11:28:30 AM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

I love ketchup.


2 posted on 04/28/2008 11:30:20 AM PDT by cyborg (Living strong for my mother and my residents since March 12,2008)
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To: cyborg

Same here


3 posted on 04/28/2008 11:31:01 AM PDT by indcons
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4 posted on 04/28/2008 11:31:09 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: indcons

Guilty here.


5 posted on 04/28/2008 11:31:16 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: indcons

I love ketchup, and Chinese Mustard, too! I guess I am a conflicted Republican.


6 posted on 04/28/2008 11:32:00 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: indcons

Onion and relish guys favor all out nuclear war.


7 posted on 04/28/2008 11:32:26 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: indcons

my favorite vegetable ;)


8 posted on 04/28/2008 11:32:37 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: indcons
French's Mustard.

It's just not a hotdog without it.

9 posted on 04/28/2008 11:33:16 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: indcons

Very cute. I must be conflicted like the other poster because I only eat my dogs with ketchup AND mustard. And FWIW, mustard is healthier than ketchup.

I wonder if anyone uses the term catsup anymore - that seems a little old fashioned.


10 posted on 04/28/2008 11:33:25 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: indcons

I like ketchup and mustard on my burger, but on my hot dog I like mustard.


11 posted on 04/28/2008 11:33:26 AM PDT by Biblebelter (Barry, let your Uncle Jeremiah speak publicly, so he can set the record straight himself.)
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To: indcons

Agressive is not a bad thing....If it was....nothing would get done.


12 posted on 04/28/2008 11:33:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: indcons

Hmmm . . . I like mustard on my hot dogs and ketchup (Hunt’s, not Heinz!) on my burgers; I do not like ketchup on my hot dogs nor mustard on my burgers!
Does this make me a liberal conservative or a conservative liberal? Puth-hooy on both. Pick a side and commit, LOL.


13 posted on 04/28/2008 11:33:52 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: indcons

I love ketchup, too, but I haven’t used any Heinz products since the 2004 elections.


14 posted on 04/28/2008 11:34:10 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: indcons
I thought Weekly World News stopped printing?


15 posted on 04/28/2008 11:34:21 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am very mad at Disney. Give me my James Marsden song!!!!!)
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To: indcons

I like ketchup as well as hot salsa. Does that mean I’m aggressive with a hidden desire to invade Mexico?


16 posted on 04/28/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: indcons

Mustard, chili and onions here. Ketchup doesn’t go well with the beer.


17 posted on 04/28/2008 11:34:47 AM PDT by poobear (tagline is on a coffee break!)
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To: indcons

I put kraut on my hot dogs.

Not sure what that means.


18 posted on 04/28/2008 11:35:21 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: All

French fries are simply a ketchup delivery tool...


19 posted on 04/28/2008 11:35:37 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: netmilsmom

It seems to be active online. I hope it stays around - there’s no better source for international news ;)


20 posted on 04/28/2008 11:37:06 AM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

I love ketchup, but as a conservative I have to ask how this study was funded. Taxpayers dollars?


21 posted on 04/28/2008 11:37:20 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Paved Paradise
KETCHUP VERSUS CATSUP
22 posted on 04/28/2008 11:38:39 AM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

I’m sorry, but ketchup is disgusting. And anyone who would put ketchup on a hot dog just isn’t right.


23 posted on 04/28/2008 11:38:44 AM PDT by no nau
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To: indcons

...and leftists love must-TARD


24 posted on 04/28/2008 11:39:20 AM PDT by woollyone (entropy extirpates evolution and conservation confirms the Creator blessed forever.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Are you harboring some deep-rooted Nazi sympathy? According to my hi scewl text books, Nazism and Facism are right wing!


25 posted on 04/28/2008 11:39:34 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: indcons

Ketchup is for those who can’t tolerate something spicy.


26 posted on 04/28/2008 11:41:58 AM PDT by Lord_Calvinus
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To: indcons

Ketchup is great on burgers.

Only children put it on hot dogs.


27 posted on 04/28/2008 11:43:30 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: MeanWestTexan
I put kraut on my hot dogs.

Sauerkraut and spicy mustard on a bratwurst....droool... I think I may clean off my grill and fire it up after work.

I could run a ketchup safehouse in my refrigerator. I keep a bottle for guests, but I always use something spicier my self - salsa, chili sauce, Tabasco, etc.

28 posted on 04/28/2008 11:44:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Pray for Rattendaemmerung: the final mutually destructive battle between Obama and Hillary in Denver)
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To: indcons

Got to be the silliest study on record.

Republican: Yes
Ketchup: Only on fries
Mustard: Any kind

It’s the taste, stupid, not the color. When I eat, I don’t color-coordinate.


29 posted on 04/28/2008 11:45:12 AM PDT by tennteacher (Hunter Conservative)
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To: indcons

I only put relish on hot dogs.


30 posted on 04/28/2008 11:45:23 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (The republic is over kids!)
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To: goodwithagun

Nah, I eat Ungers (Supervision — NSKC (Pareve))

I think it is more so I can pass gas in the car and make Mrs. MWT fume and the daughters laugh.


31 posted on 04/28/2008 11:46:16 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: indcons

i like it, as long as it doesn’t say Heinz on the bottle.


32 posted on 04/28/2008 11:46:32 AM PDT by SoothSayerONETIME
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

I’ve been using W Ketchup for almost four years now. Great stuff!


33 posted on 04/28/2008 11:47:12 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Paved Paradise

“And FWIW, mustard is healthier than ketchup.”

But somebody once told me that ketchup is a vegetable!!

Seriously though, mustard is so much tastier and has so many more flavor variations. I’ll use chili, mustard, onions, and kraut, but not ketchup.


34 posted on 04/28/2008 11:47:20 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: goodwithagun

Both are varieties of socialism, so your high school was a brainwashing camp.


35 posted on 04/28/2008 11:47:21 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (The republic is over kids!)
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To: indcons

I like ketchup on hamburgers, but the proper condiment for a hotdog is mustard and sauerkraut, unless, of course it’s a chilidog. (I’m getting heartburn just thinking about it.) And I think our foreign policy is not aggressive enough.


36 posted on 04/28/2008 11:48:12 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: indcons

I’d rather have mustard than ketchup but not the yellow kind. I like it spicy. I wonder what that makes me.


37 posted on 04/28/2008 11:50:26 AM PDT by beandog (Quit serving me mud and telling me it's chocolate pie.)
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To: indcons
"Red is an aggressive, war-like color, whereas yellow is much more passive and low-key, "

Flavor matters more than color. Mustard is far more aggressive on the tongue than ketchup. Anyway, I take mustard with my hot dogs and ketchup with my burgers and fries.
38 posted on 04/28/2008 11:50:44 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: indcons
Hey, what about those of us who favored going into Iraq, but after six years ares saying, “If the most powerful military in the world can't beat a gang of thugs in 6 years, it's time for a change at the top.”? What do we favor?

150 years under the thumb of the Democrats and the republicans is enough, it is time for a change, a change to a party that loves this country and understands that we are a Republic.

Let us revolt at the ballot box, anyone but a green, a democrat, or a republican.

39 posted on 04/28/2008 11:51:14 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 (So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him...)
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To: RandallFlagg

“I’ve been using W Ketchup for almost four years now. Great stuff!”

I’ve been using it myself, and gave bottles of it to various members of my family. I only use it on burgers, though. I use mustard on my hotdogs. I was wondering what to eat tonight and now I know: hotdogs.


40 posted on 04/28/2008 11:54:29 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: indcons
I agree with Harry Callahan
41 posted on 04/28/2008 11:56:58 AM PDT by Hoboken (Let's continue to roll)
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To: indcons

Of course we are...it’s how we get our vegetables.


42 posted on 04/28/2008 11:58:29 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: indcons

I hate ketchup on anything exept fries and meatloaf.


43 posted on 04/28/2008 11:58:51 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Carbon is the fifth most abundant element on the planet.)
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44 posted on 04/28/2008 11:59:38 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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My first thought was “YELLOW” YEP,sounds like a Democrat color to me. BTW, I am an independent EX republican.


45 posted on 04/28/2008 12:00:23 PM PDT by contrarian (You want Ketchup with that ??)
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To: indcons
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, the Canadian Condiment. Always on dogs, and if you're a native Bostonian the only accompaniment you need for hash and eggs.
46 posted on 04/28/2008 12:00:41 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: MeanWestTexan
I put kraut on my hot dogs.
Not sure what that means.

It means you secretly want to invade Poland.

47 posted on 04/28/2008 12:01:30 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: indcons

Please Lord, tell me he didn’t get a government grant to do this “study.”


48 posted on 04/28/2008 12:01:41 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (What if Tony Almeida is the 12th Cylon?)
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To: indcons

Two problems with this story...there is no such person as Noah Frum nor is there an Institute for Political Advantage.


49 posted on 04/28/2008 12:02:37 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Proudly posting band-width consuming images since 2000)
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To: indcons

I don’t use ketchup. I’m a Republican.


50 posted on 04/28/2008 12:06:36 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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