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A few days ago I ran across some people on Twitter who were asking half-jokingly, “what’s next, a boycott of Florida orange juice because of Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law?”

Which brings us to this headline from CBS News: Martin Luther King III suggests Fla. orange juice boycott to protest “Stand Your Ground” law

Punish orange growers for a state law that had nothing to do with Zimmerman’s acquittal? That sounds about right.

Just to put the official seal of “dumb” on this story, Al Sharpton agrees: Boycott orange juice we much.

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26 Responses to “Suggested boycott of the day: Florida orange juice?”

  1. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2013 2:21 pm

    Lib / dems live in bizarro opposite world, so why would anyone expect one of them to attach real cause to actual effect ? MLK Jr is surely spinning in his grave !

    On the way into work in Goose Creek, SC just north of Charleston one morning, we pulled into our regular breakfast diner just as the engines of a northbound train passed by. Throughout our meal, that train continued by. A little over 30 minutes later, just as we left the restaurant, the caboose went by (no, the train wasn`t crawling along). Four engines in front, four more in the middle and 5 tankers somewhere in the mix, all the rest of the cars were Tropicana Orange Juice boxcars. One of the longest trains I have ever seen !

  2. backwoodsconservative on July 24th, 2013 2:45 pm

    I think it's racist to discriminate against orange fruit. The fruit can't help what color its skin is, and orange trees have no choice but to stand their ground.

  3. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2013 2:58 pm

    Valid point ! And to think, they stand their ground even though they are segregated in large orchards !

  4. jeffythequick on July 24th, 2013 3:52 pm

    I'm going to ask Mrs. thequick to pick up a few cases of Florida Orange Juice.

  5. Granny55 on July 24th, 2013 6:30 pm

    I think my cocktail choice tonight will be a Screwdriver with Simply Orange Juice!!! And with the week I have had after my building fire – I deserve a cocktail!!!

  6. backwoodsconservative on July 24th, 2013 6:38 pm

    Okay, you can have a cocktail. Just don't make it a Molotov.

  7. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2013 7:12 pm

    Speaking of you fire; are repair / replacements coming along ?

  8. ChapBix on July 25th, 2013 12:27 am

    Lib's penchant for silliness knows no bounds, apparently.

  9. Granny55 on July 25th, 2013 11:05 am

    I got into another apt. in same complex last Friday. Furniture was delivered Saturday. Slowly but surely replacing little things. Going to look for a bed and dresser this weekend. BTW they arrested a guy that lived in my building – he was a volunteer firefighter – he opened up the main gas line into the building and set it on fire. First degree arson and 23 counts of attempted murder. What a creep!

  10. SignPainterGuy on July 25th, 2013 11:18 am

    Great news for you. Good on the investigators and bad on the creep ! Now for prosecution and getting on with you life. So glad he failed to hurt anyone.

    Was he creepy otherwise, or a shock, as is often the case !?

  11. Granny55 on July 25th, 2013 1:54 pm

    I actually thought he looked more like a child molester than an arsonist. They actually are going to get him on three more fires. One of them – get this – he torched his ex-wife's house and his kids were home at the time. More than creepy – just plain evil.

  12. SignPainterGuy on July 25th, 2013 2:24 pm

    I trust they got out OK ? Just plain evil is right !!

    Keep us apprized of your situation and his prosecution, OK ?

  13. Dexter_Alarius on July 25th, 2013 2:43 pm

    I may have to start marketing "CAUTION: I STAND MY GROUND" t-shirts.

  14. backwoodsconservative on July 25th, 2013 7:49 pm

    Now that guy does NOT deserve a cocktail, unless it's a Molotov up the rear end. It's bad enough that so many house fires happen by accident, without people like that starting them on purpose.

    Not to make light of the subject, but a true story from the small town I grew up in. Our local cop was a state constable who apparently wasn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier. He was quoted as saying, "Somebody said that fire was arson. That wasn't arson. Somebody set that!"

  15. backwoodsconservative on July 25th, 2013 7:51 pm

    I think you'd find a good market for them. CafePress might be a good venue to reach a large market.

  16. backwoodsconservative on July 25th, 2013 8:01 pm

    On the other hand, we could give him some cocktails made of hot sauce, hot peppers, and a whole lot of Montezuma's Revenge. He likes for things to burn so much, show what it's like to really be on fire.

    Yeah, I'm devious and vicious, but that guy's done made me mad.

  17. iratenate on July 25th, 2013 11:06 pm

    Anita Bryant comes to mind…

  18. FACTS1239 on July 26th, 2013 2:43 pm

    I have to ask these question regarding the boycott that some are taking very seriously to raise awareness. Now some of the founders of the Florida Boycott
    movement, such as Martin Luther King lll, say people should boycott Florida orange juice. Keep in mind, the leader of orange juice in the USA is Tropicana. Its parent company is PepsiCo. PepsiCo's corporate headquarers is actually located in Chicago and so is Tropicana and its employees. How do they plan to boycott Tropicana and its parent company PepsiCo? Do they know that when they drink a Pepsi or Gatoraide that they are supporting Tropicana's parent company PepsiCo? And isn't Beyonce in partnership with PepsiCo and Tropicana? Didn't Beyonce sign a 50-million-dollar deal with PepsiCo? How do you boycott PepsiCo and all its food and beverage products? And isn't this boycott going to hurt Tropicana's employees in Chicago? With all due respect, what are the business credentials of the founders of the Florida Boycott movement? What background do they have in business?
    http://www.pepsico.com/PressRelease/GET-BEYONCE-N

  19. SignPainterGuy on July 27th, 2013 1:35 am

    Facts never enter into the equation and only get in the way, have to be consciously ignored, when you think only with the little head !

    IOW, it`s all an emotional reaction, not a thought process !

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  21. Zacharia on December 14th, 2013 1:51 pm

    Punish orange growers for a state law that had nothing to do with Zimmerman’s acquittal? That sounds about right.

  22. Habiba on January 6th, 2014 10:53 am

    A little over 30 minutes later, just as we left the restaurant, the caboose went by (no, the train wasn`t crawling along). – See more at: http://dougpowers.com/2013/07/24/boycott-florida-

  23. Peter on January 8th, 2014 1:31 pm

    tthat sounds about right…

  24. best brunch in miami on June 10th, 2014 6:47 pm

    Punish orange growers for a state law that had nothing to do with Zimmerman’s acquittal? That sounds about right.

  25. Scott Tucker on July 1st, 2014 10:40 pm

    Scott Tucker

    Suggested boycott of the day: Florida orange juice? : The Powers That Be

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