Ice Cream Man Doesn’t Want To Hear The Sound Of Freedom

Code Red News

A local ice cream man apparently doesn't want to hear the sound of freedom produced by F-35 fighter jets.

The ice cream man, who often wows the kids with delectable flavors and a healthy scooping of cookie dough, was arrested on Saturday for hawking protest instead of a new combination of chocolate with a little bit of mint and fudge.

In an act of "public demonstration," local ice cream man Ben Cohen and two others were seen driving a truck and trailer filled with a tower of speakers and what looked like noisy generators around downtown Burlington, Vt., to simulate an "F-35 jet blast."

The Ben & Jerry's cofounder was protesting the Vermont Air National Guard’s upcoming basing of F-35 jets, which are known to emit loud engine noises known as the sound of freedom or impending doom, depending on your perspective.

Far from keepin’ caramel-and-cookie-in’ on, Cohen reportedly played the loud noises for about six minutes, which led to complaints from fellow citizens.

"That's exactly the point," he told The Burlington Free Press.

Voters will get a chance to decide whether they want to hear F-35 noise in a Tuesday ballot measure, which really shows the Americone Dream of democracy in action.


Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

Take $75 off a Casper Mattress and $150 off a Wave Mattress with code TASKANDPURPOSE

And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

Read More Show Less
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty into New York Harbor, November 10, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio)

In the six months since its activation, the Navy's 2nd Fleet has bulked up and is embracing its mission in the North Atlantic and the Arctic, where the U.S. and its partners are focused on countering a sophisticated and wily Russian navy.

Read More Show Less
(Associated Press/Lenny Ignelzi)

A 24-year-old Dana Point, California man accused of stabbing three Marines outside a bar in San Clemente in August has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Read More Show Less
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005

Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.

Read More Show Less
REUTERS/Carlos Barria

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.

Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"

Read More Show Less