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  • Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating (Hussein creates jobs @ 7/11?)

    11/04/2010 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 11/05/10
    Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating Washington, Nov 5 : Barack Obama seems to have a thing for naming summits after drinks. The makers of those beverages couldn't be happier. The US president jumped on a reporter's suggestion Wednesday that he call an upcoming meeting with top Democratic and Republican legislative leaders a "Slurpee summit" to hash out a way forward after Tuesday's elections, in which Obama's party suffered major losses in Congress. "They're delicious drinks," Obama quipped, joking that he might serve the popular slushed ice drinks at what is likely to be a frosty meeting between leaders...
  • 7-Eleven thankful for free presidential press (Slurpees)

    10/28/2010 1:53:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Global convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been getting some free advertising for its signature drink, the Slurpee, from none other than U.S. President Barack Obama. Obama has used the Slurpee -- a thick, frozen, flavoured beverage that is wildly popular with Americans -- in speeches on the campaign trail ahead of next week's mid-term elections to illustrate just how obstructionist and ornery Republicans can be. At a rally at Bowie State University in Maryland this month, Obama said that while his Democratic Party was sweating and pushing to get the U.S. economy out of a ditch, "the Republicans . ....
  • Where did Obama get the "sippin on a slurpee" comment from"?

    10/18/2010 4:04:07 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Monday, October 18, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    President Obama has now accused Republicans of "sippin on a slurpee" 25 times. Where did President Obama get that phrase? He must be a fan of the band Varsity. Here is verse 1 of the the lyrics of the "Boy Meets Girl" by Drew Ryan Scott of the boy band Varsity Fanclub. Verse 1: When I Saw This Pretty Young Thing She Was Hanging With The Girls She Was Sippin A SlurpeeBrown Eyes That Caught Me Off Guard So I Walked Up To Her Friend The song can be heard here.
  • Obama Casts Republicans as Slurpee Sippers

    10/09/2010 1:39:01 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 94 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | October 08, 2010 | Mark Knoller
    To hear President Obama tell it, Slurpees are the beverage of choice of obstructionist Republicans. In each of 20 political speeches over the last two months, Mr. Obama has included a riff in which he portrays GOP leaders as sipping Slurpees while hard-working Democrats struggle to pull the economy out of a ditch. "We're down there. It's hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We're down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we'd look up and see the Republicans standing there. They're just standing there fanning themselves -- sipping on a Slurpee." The line never...
  • July 11th

    07/11/2009 12:12:06 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 7 replies · 1,228+ views
    Sue Donimh ^ | July 11th | Young Werther
    If it's July 11 or 7/11, then Slurpee drinks must be on the house at 7-Eleven stores.
  • Drudge: Brian Williams BOWS to President Obama?

    06/03/2009 7:39:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 180 replies · 7,597+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 03 JUN 09 | dcbryan1
  • 711 Holiday

    07/11/2007 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 5 replies · 267+ views
    Dallas Morning News | July 11, 2007 | Self
    Drop by your local 711 and partake of the free slurpees.
  • Whatever happened to the cold drinks?

    02/20/2006 10:31:33 PM PST · by raygun · 41 replies · 1,615+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 21, 2006 | KENNETH CHANG
    Here is one question that probably won't cross the minds of Sasha Cohen, Irina Slutskaya and the other Olympic women figure skaters today, even if they fall: Why is ice slippery? The explanation once commonly dispensed in textbooks turns out to be wrong. And slipperiness is just one of the unanswered puzzles about ice. Besides the everyday ice that you slip on, there are about a dozen other forms, some of which experts suspect exist in the hot interior of Earth or on the surface of Pluto. [snip] Ice, said Robert M. Rosenberg, an emeritus professor of chemistry at Lawrence...
  • July 11, 2005 - 711 Day!

    07/11/2005 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 8 replies · 261+ views
    7 eleven ^ | July 11, 2005 | Young werther
    "Slurpee was one of the defining icons of American pop culture in the 1960s . Forty years later, it still resonates with a broad base of consumers who see it as their big chilly drink of choice.”
  • And many Slurpee returns ... (what else do we export?)

    06/30/2005 12:28:51 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 5 replies · 606+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 06.30.05 | MARIA HALKIAS
    Do you remember your first brainfreeze? The drink that came to be known as the Slurpee was developed in Dallas and introduced to the masses by 7-Eleven Inc. 40 years ago. 7-Eleven registered the term "brainfreeze" in 1994. • More than 6 billion Slurpees have been sold, one for every man, woman and child on Earth. • More than 13 million Slurpees are consumed every month. • Although 7-Eleven started selling frozen drinks in 1965, they weren't called Slurpees until 1967. • About 40 percent are sold in the summer months. • The all-time U.S. Slurpee champion city – Detroit....
  • Same-Sex Marriage - A Threat To Whom?

    12/23/2004 7:40:45 AM PST · by · 706 replies · 7,604+ views
    12-23-04 | Ernie1241
    I have read many messages which object to same-sex marriage but I am still waiting to learn what specific adverse consequences opponents of gay marriage anticipate to result from its legalization. In other words, suppose same-sex marriage becomes law during 2005. By 2010 or 2015 what specific indisputable adverse consequences to society do opponents predict to occur? With respect to those critics of same-sex marriage who refer to "God's law" and "procreation" --- do they believe that heterosexual couples who cannot have children, or who do not wish to have children, should also NOT be allowed to marry? The essence...
  • Osama flash (from shortly after 9/11)

    10/30/2004 3:55:27 PM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Trying to find the flash that came out shortly after 9/11 depicting Osama Bin Laden is a convenience store clerk in a live shooting gallery scenario. Anyone remember this? And does anyone know where I can find it again? Thanks!
  • CAPTION THIS PICTURE (Terrorist's Slurpee)

    04/14/2004 7:34:00 PM PDT · by Alouette · 45 replies · 168+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2003 | AP
    Wed Apr 14, 8:19 AM ET A masked Palestinian militant from the Al Aqsa martyrs brigades, a group affiliated with Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, has an iced drink as he takes a break during a demonstration in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 14, 2004. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)