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California Set to Ban Grocery Store Checkout Lane Dividers
Duh Progressive ^ | June 22, 2011

Posted on 09/05/2011 8:34:24 AM PDT by EveningStar

SAN FRANCISCO —Melody Studebaker stands solemnly outside the Fort Mason Safeway grocery store, along side her long term partner, Henrietta...

Studebaker, 62, and her partner, 60, are picketing the Safeway store this beautiful morning to draw attention to a most ugly practice within it. After a lifetime of witnessing the use of grocery store checkout line dividers, Strudebaker and her partner have had enough...

(Excerpt) Read more at duhprogressive.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; grocery; grocerystorecheckout; humor; satire
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1 posted on 09/05/2011 8:34:28 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 09/05/2011 8:35:29 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I am assuming this is humor, right?


3 posted on 09/05/2011 8:36:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Perdogg

:)


4 posted on 09/05/2011 8:38:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Perdogg

YES this is silly satire.

I’m more annoyed by the lack or inaccessibility of the darn things when you want them.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 8:39:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Perdogg

More like stupidity.

“California State Assembly Member Nancy Skinner (D–Berkeley) who last week proposed the Checkout Line Integration Act (AB 909) in the State Assembly, which would ban the inanimate objects in all grocery store lanes in California.”

If this is all they have to work on, I think we can successfully change to a part-time congress and half the cost.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 8:40:11 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: EveningStar

Ya know, I thought I was reading satire.
Then I saw the picture of Melody Studebaker, who looks like the grill of a ‘49 Commander and had second thoughts.
This may not be satire. And it is California!


7 posted on 09/05/2011 8:40:40 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: EveningStar

Old, ugly lesbians and old, ugly Democrap women look the same. Wonder why?

8 posted on 09/05/2011 8:41:13 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it won’t attract cockroaches.)
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To: EveningStar

Maybe California should do away with highway dividers too! That way everybody can drive in any direction they want!


9 posted on 09/05/2011 8:41:14 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Perdogg
I am assuming this is humor, right?

I think it is well-written satire, but this being California, who can really tell?

Now, if the article said Gov. Brown was going to tax the dividers, then I'd believe that the article was true.

10 posted on 09/05/2011 8:41:24 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: EveningStar
"...Melody Studebaker stands solemnly outside the Fort Mason Safeway grocery store, along side her long term partner, Henrietta...:

If it ain't humor, it's gonna be...

11 posted on 09/05/2011 8:41:48 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: EveningStar

an issue i finally agree on with the left but for totally different reasons. i hate those dividers but only because they make people weak, they use them to “defend their turf” when they could just be vigilant and keep an eye on their own stuff rather than depending on a stick to defend their noodles and canned peaches


12 posted on 09/05/2011 8:43:26 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: EveningStar

This is the dumbest, morst ignorant, stupid....oh....San Fransicko?

Now I understand.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 8:43:36 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: Perdogg
"I am assuming this is humor, right?"

Nope.

Just another good illustration why California is totally whacked-out and liberals/progressives need to be powerless.

14 posted on 09/05/2011 8:44:43 AM PDT by DJ Frisat
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To: EveningStar

The problem with writing satire these days is that the Left is so crazy that you really can’t tell where satire ends and the sad, sad truth begins. Or is it the other way around?

Congress should pass a law that mandates that a code phrase be placed in any satirical story making fun of liberals. For example, the law could mandate the phrase “green Smurf” be used in every satire.

But, then the damned liberals would decide that Smurfs are not Earth-Friendly ENOUGH and want to see them add Green Smurf to the cartoon and then we have to pass a new law!

It’s just spinning out of control folks!!


15 posted on 09/05/2011 8:44:52 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: EveningStar
Because it is CA. I fell for it.
I get the hook, line & sinker award today.
V#537
16 posted on 09/05/2011 8:45:00 AM PDT by DeaconRed (To the idiots that didn't believe us about ZERO: Hope you enjoy your less than a dollar in change.)
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To: Perdogg

I am assuming this is humor, right>

Any city other than San Francisco and you would know the answer right away. But with San Francisco, you need to do a double take to to make sure it is humor.


17 posted on 09/05/2011 8:45:33 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: EveningStar
Next thing you know they'll let people crap and pee whereever they want in San Francisco including sidewalks and alleys.

Oh. Wait....

18 posted on 09/05/2011 8:45:45 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: EveningStar

Useful Idiots in full exposure - Vintage California.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 8:46:06 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Leaning Right

For satire to qualify as such, it must be, in some way, distinguishable from reality...:)

Well, let’s see… this thread was started by John Semmons, so it’s not REALLY GOOD satire!

Nowadays, to have some kind of indicator of satire I usually look for something outlandish like Republicans eating unborn babies or something like that, but when it’s coming from places like the Huffington Post, even then…


20 posted on 09/05/2011 8:47:21 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: EveningStar
...a retired poetry teacher and underwater origami instructor.

Only in California. I swear.

21 posted on 09/05/2011 8:47:38 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: IbJensen

As I told my wife, she had been rode hard, and put down wet—pissed off at life more than likely. I would be too, if I lived her life.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 8:48:25 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: rlmorel

LOL, what I MEANT TO SAY was that this thread was NOT started by John Semmons!


23 posted on 09/05/2011 8:48:36 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: EveningStar

“I’ve seen the pain on a Muslim kid’s face when they see some ugly plastic stick of repression keep their hummus from some gay man’s arugula and amyl nitrite —I’ve seen all...I say: I’ve seen it all, I tell ya’!”

LOL. But don’t those bars keep those pork and other non sharia compliant foods separate from the infidel’s? One wouldn’t want to offend them.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 8:49:46 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Perdogg; EveningStar; zot; Interesting Times

And Maxine Waters will soon introduce this law in the US Congress.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 8:50:16 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: EveningStar

Liberals are so damn crazy it might be time to lock them up if they even say they are liberal.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 8:51:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: edcoil

They were put in to try to take some of the cuss out of customers who would otherwise have to alert cashiers when their order ended so that they don’t get an item they don’t want run go their order from the next order. With today’s customers yakking on cellphones it would be ludicrous to take those bars away.


27 posted on 09/05/2011 8:54:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Perdogg
I am assuming this is humor, right?

Since it's California, it needs to be asked!

28 posted on 09/05/2011 8:54:26 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EveningStar
....lamented Studebaker, a retired poetry teacher and underwater origami instructor.

Pretty funny stuff, great satire

29 posted on 09/05/2011 8:54:31 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: EveningStar

I didn’t really understand what they were talking about until I read the entire article and saw the pictures.

Obviously, these people have never heard George Carlin’s routine about “my stuff.”

Take cucumbers for example. If I am in a grocery line with a gay couple, and we both have cucumbers, it is is only through the use of dividers that I know where mine has been.

They can have my divider when they pry it from my cold dead hand.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 8:54:37 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: EveningStar

This sounds like two postmodernistic lunatics with their cultual relativity and pluralism have been let out of the asylum.


31 posted on 09/05/2011 8:54:37 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Voter#537
Because it is CA. I fell for it.
I get the hook, line & sinker award today.
V#537


I almost fell for it, but I had to do a Google search of pending legislation first to make sure it was not reality. The Checkout Line Diversity Act is sane compared to a lot of stuff that does pass in Cali.

32 posted on 09/05/2011 8:55:11 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: edcoil

run go => rung to


33 posted on 09/05/2011 8:55:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: EveningStar

Obviously, just another liberal attempt to get somebody else to pay for someone else’s food. It happens every time I’m in a grocery store when I don’t use a checkout divider. The clerk always reaches for the next person’s groceries to put on my bill.


34 posted on 09/05/2011 8:55:53 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: EveningStar

Duh, is right. I can’t believe that all Americans aren’t outraged by this practice of keeping our groceries segregated and NON diverse.

I’ve almost finished my grant application seeking funding for the study of this horrendous travesty.


35 posted on 09/05/2011 8:56:30 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Perdogg
Other headlines from the website:

Growing Fears ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast May Have Survived Hurricane

From Hiding, Gadhafi Pleads for Forgiveness: “I was not breastfed as a child!”

Feds Increase Size Restrictions for Illegal Alien Catch-and-Release Program

I don't know, all the other stories seem legit to me.

36 posted on 09/05/2011 8:56:51 AM PDT by Cheburashka (I think so, Brain, but how can we get seven dwarves to shave their legs?)
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To: EveningStar

Duh, is right. I can’t believe that all Americans aren’t outraged by this practice of keeping our groceries segregated and NON diverse.

I’ve recently submitted my grant application seeking funding for the study of this horrendous travesty.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 8:57:07 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: EveningStar
Cummins Diesel vs Bicyclist!!
38 posted on 09/05/2011 8:57:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: EveningStar

To heck with them! they have no right to over regulate a free economy. Just say no! Get some guts you business people. THey won’t even give me plastic bags at the local grocery store but now have to charge me for paper bags. Stop these idiots now! How far are you going to let them go in destroying our jobs?


39 posted on 09/05/2011 8:57:18 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: rdcbn

I’d like to see self washing and drying conveyor belts. Set a cardboard box where someone’s ice cream had been, and it sticks to the belt.


40 posted on 09/05/2011 8:57:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Tupelo
Then I saw the picture of Melody Studebaker, who looks like the grill of a ‘49 Commander and had second thoughts.

My favorite line from the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, which opened in 1950--"I hope you get stabbed by a Studebaker."


1950 Studebaker

41 posted on 09/05/2011 8:59:52 AM PDT by Rufii
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To: mosaicwolf
And medians--they separate hundreds of commuters every day. And side walks--and, oh the horror--fences! And then there are the walls of our houses--the separate members of our families.

How have we lived so long without understanding how evil these "dividers" are? Now--being sufficiently outraged and ashamed of failing to be "one with my neighbor"--the next time I'm in line at my local grocery store I shall remove every divider that separates my items from those of other people in line, and let them pay for them!

42 posted on 09/05/2011 9:01:13 AM PDT by milagro
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To: EveningStar

What the hell is a checkout lane devider?


43 posted on 09/05/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Absolute jackass.


44 posted on 09/05/2011 9:03:36 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: rlmorel

“I usually look for something outlandish...”

It was the ‘underwater origami’ thing that convinced me it was satire. But I could believe there are lefties who actually think this way.


45 posted on 09/05/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: EveningStar

I only wish this was real. Banning inanimate objects from the grocery checkout lane is a good thing for libtard California, for it would ban food and beverages from being purchased (they are inanimate object, after all).

So, that would, in essence, starve out the entire state... cleansing it of all the libtards. After the last one died, we could then move in and reestablish a functioning, non-libtard state.


46 posted on 09/05/2011 9:04:45 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: EveningStar

OK then. I guess I should stop using tampons because they are a reminder of the division between men’s bodies and women. I’ll just bleed everywhere now and make us all ‘one in the world’.

That’s a funny, funny post, EveningStar. Thanks for bringing a smile to this ugly-looking (but not as ugly as your article’s character) face!


47 posted on 09/05/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT by casinva (Governor Rick Perry does more than list ideals. He has put them into action in TX for 10+ years.)
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To: IbJensen

” Old, ugly lesbians and old, ugly Democrap women look the same. Wonder why? “ because of to much hate ?


48 posted on 09/05/2011 9:06:27 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Twotone

Hehe...


49 posted on 09/05/2011 9:07:30 AM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: dalereed

It’s a 20th century invention. Don’t worry about it.


50 posted on 09/05/2011 9:10:56 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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