Kellyanne Conway on avoiding opioids: Eat the ice cream, have the french fries

By the elusive eye · Mar 26, 2018 · ·
  1. the elusive eye

    Kellyanne Conway — rumored to be the next White House communications director — drew a strong reaction on social media with a joke about drug use at a forum for millennials.

    Introducing Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the Department of Justice’s Sarah Isgur Flores, Conway discussed fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is significantly more potent than heroin.

    “On our college campuses, your folks are reading the labels, won’t put any sugar in their body, they don’t eat carbs anymore, and they’re very, very fastidious about what goes into their body — and then you buy a street drug for $5 or $10 and it’s laced with fentanyl, and that’s it,” she said.

    ‘My short advice is, as somebody double your age, eat the ice cream, have the French fry, don’t buy the street drug.’
    Kellyanne Conway

    Fairly or not, the comment came in for merciless mocking.

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    Written by: Steve Goldstein, Mar 22, 2018, MarketWatch

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  1. Content to be
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 30, 2018
    While I understand that kellK is trying to be encouraging, I think she might not be the best person to speak authoritatively on this topic. It's a topic that requires a lot of love and a lot of truth. It's way to multifaceted to throw ice cream and french fries at it. Not denying its a crisis, but I'm hoping for a more educated, compassionate viewpoint from the admin.
  2. ladywolf2012
    "Oh, come on..."
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Mar 30, 2018
    Give me a break. I found this article to be very superficial and pretty ridiculous. It doesn't tell us anything about this insipid woman's credentials or background, or the context for her idiotic remarks. Who IS she and where did she come from? THIS is considered to be newsworthy?
  3. Reasonable
    "White House communication on drugs"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 26, 2018
    In defense of Ms. Conway, she maintained a perfectly parallel sentence structure with the series of singles. You have ice cream and street drug, both single. What, you want her to suddenly disturb the symmetry of it all with an isolated plural when it comes to the French fry item on the list? These reckless college students on street drugs show no regard for precious human sentence structure and it's enough to drive one to eating a French fry followed by a spoonful of ice cream topped with a sprinkle.
    1. the elusive eye
      NO! i will have TWO sprinkles, dammit! TWO!!


  1. Smeg
    The woman who brought us "alternative facts" talks yet more shite.
  2. komaeda
    does she think street drugs come with nutrition facts labels? lmfao
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    1. aemetha
      Most nutrition doesn't come with nutrition fact labels!
      the elusive eye likes this.
    2. the elusive eye
      most nutrition doesn't even come with nutrition!

      nutrition alt-facts? :D
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    3. TheBigBadWolf
      Come to Europe,nothing goes unlabeled here, not even nutrition.
      Street Drugs usually have none, here.
      komaeda likes this.
  3. ladywolf2012
    Neither the French fry nor the opiate have any nutritive value. But I fail to see how eating ice cream and a French fry is going to have any significant impact on the current opiate crisis. Shoot, I used to take a bunch of oxys and then head out for a burger and French fries (plural). So I did both and I didn't get over my addiction...

    ...until I addressed it in a reasonable manner...Who IS this woman?
      komaeda likes this.
    1. the elusive eye
      i think i get what she was trying to get at...go ahead and have the bad for you crap, don't stress so much over the little things or the every day, sorta "go ahead and live, be happy" so people aren't enticed into addiction in the first place. but i agree, it's atrociously put.

      of course, not to mention that it woefully ignores a great deal of reasons why people start using besides depression, stress, and unhappiness.
      uncle_bud and TheBigBadWolf like this.
    2. TheBigBadWolf
      People nowadays do NOT start opioid dependency because they are malnutritioned. no more opium smoking coolees...
  4. SoSeductive Augustine
    I beg to differ. My Dr prescribed opiods to me as I was diagnosed with being severely malnourished after bariatric surgery, as well as other things. Years later, cut to me, the opiods are what I'm still receiving... ..nothing else. Ironic?
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