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Texas And Arkansas Just Took The Gloves Off In The Battle For Queso Supremacy

So the Wall Street Journal just fired shots in the queso war between Texas and Arkansas, and people are choosing sides.

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This story was quickly picked up by Arkansas Senator, Tom Cotton, who put Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn ?on blast.?

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People immediately dragged Sen. Tom Cotton for calling it “cheese dip.”

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This senator might experience a “dip” in his approval ratings. Sorry not sorry.

But “cheese dip” is what it’s called in Arkansas.

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One could argue referring to “queso” as “cheese dip” would be like if  “carnitas tacos” were called “mashed corn discs with dead pig parts.” It just sounds wrong.

Anyway, Arkansas claims that cheese dip was created in by Blackie Donnally, when he figured out how to melt cheese.

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There’s more to it than that. Watch the video below for the full story.

Blackie sold his cheese dip at “Mexico Chiquito,” a restaurant he opened in 1935.

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There’s even an entire documentary, “In Queso Fever: A Movie About Cheese Dip,” that covers the discovery of Arkansas cheese dip.

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And that would be the story of queso, except for proud Texans:

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Texans aren’t going to let Arkansas have “cheese dip” without a fight.

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This cheese dip/queso rivalry is up there with the glory days of Texas Longhorns v. Arkansas Razorbacks.

Texas Senator John Cornyn even fired back a response to Sen. Tom Cotton.

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Ted Cruz hasn’t released an official tweet yet, presumably because he’s busy with official senator work.

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In the meantime, Texans are voicing their anger via social media.

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Even respectable publications, like “Texas Monthly,” weighed in on behalf of queso.

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Texas journalists broke their oath to neutrality to rain on cheese dip’s parade.

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Queso is very special to people in Texas. The Tex-Mex staple is what people miss most when they leave:

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Texans will blacklist restaurants that don’t serve the warm, velvety treat.

Texans don’t need fancy wine and cheese. They have Mexican martinis and queso.

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There’s even a comedy club in Austin, Texas, called “The Velveeta Room.”

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As Texas and Arkansas argue over rights to melted cheese, one author is working to uncover the true origins of queso.

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According to research from Lisa Fain, author of The Homesick Texan, queso most likely originated in northern Mexico. Lisa, told the Wall Street Journal, that the tasty treat started “as a side dish that mixed chile peppers, onions, seasoning and a small amount of white cheese.” From there, the meal spread to the U.S. faster than pink eye in a daycare.

So let Texas and Arkansas argue over their beloved dishes. The real winner in this is anyone who loves queso… or cheese dip.

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And while we’re on the topic, don’t ever bring this abomination to a party.

Nice catch. #NoDipLeftBehind #BringTheParty #TOSTITOS

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There’s a special circle of hell reserved for people who bring this jar of glop to a party.

READ: Mexican Food Doesn’t Get The Respect It Deserves, Says Chef Javier Plascencia

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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Daisy Ridley Claps Back at Ted Cruz After He Subtly Insulted Her ‘Star Wars’ Character

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It seems like Ted Cruz can’t stay away from the spotlight. On the heels of a very public* scandal, Cruz is now drumming up some more controversy for himself. But now he’s inserting himself into some pre-existing drama.

This time, Rafael Cruz decided to share his opinion on a recent dispute in the Star Wars universe. Yes, you read that right.

Ted Cruz–who has had his fair share of celebrity feuds— decided to pick a fight with Star Wars actress, Daisy Ridley.

The drama started when Cruz tweeted about the ongoing conflict between Disney and “The Mandalorian” actress, Gina Carano.

As background, Disney fired Carano from the hit show after she shared various controversial, far-right opinions on social media. Her posts included anti-mask rhetoric, Q-Anon conspiracies, and promoting false election fraud rumors. Oh, and she also compared being a conservative in Hollywood to being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Since Carano’s firing, many conservative figures have publicly come to her defense. One of them being Ted Cruz.

Recently, Rafael tweeted out: “Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.”

For those who aren’t well versed in the Star Wars universe, Cruz’s tweet seemed to be throwing subtle shade at the character of Rey–a female Jedi in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. Sure, you could call Rey “emotionally tortured”…or you could call her a normal person who expresses normal feelings. *Shrug*

Anyway, Daisy Ridley–the actress who played Rey–soon caught wind of the diss when an interviewer brought it to her attention.

The interviewer than asked if Ridley had any response to her character being classified as an “emotionally tortured Jedi”.At first, Ridley seemed visibly surprised that Cruz shaded her character. But she quickly regained her composure–as well as her wit.

“I am very happy to be an emotionally tortured Jedi who doesn’t leave their state when it’s having a terrible time,” she quipped.

Looks like Cruz had to learn the hard way not to mess with the Force.

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

Sen. Ted Cruz has reached peak infamy with a piñata in his honor. People have been turned into piñatas over the years for both good and bad reasons. The Cruz piñata serves as a reminder of the senator’s attempt to flee the brutal Texas winter crisis.

A Texas party store is selling piñatas of Sen. Ted Cruz and people are into it.

Piñatas are always the centerpiece of a fun party and they are even more exciting when they are topical. One party shop in Texas is riding on the wave of local and national news criticizing Sen. Cruz to cash in.

Last week Sen. Cruz was caught boarding a United flight to Cancún, Mexico to escape the winter storm devastating Texas. As millions of Texans survived without water and power, the Cruz family booked a Mexican getaway to warmer weather and reliable electricity.

At first, Sen. Cruz tried to blame his daughters for fleeing Texas as his constituents suffered from the weather. He soon changed his story and claimed that he realized he had made a mistake as soon as he sat down on the plane waiting to depart from Houston.

Finally, after days of speculation, someone came forward and leaked text messages from Sen. Cruz’s wife, Heidi. Turns out, according to the texts, that the Cruz family was actively planning a vacation to avoid the snowstorm. According to the texts, the Cruz family was trying to convince neighbors and friends to join them so they can get out of their freezing house. The criticism amplified when it was reported that the Cruz family left the family dog behind as they fled to Mexico.

People are eager to get their hands on a Sen. Cruz piñata.

Families have been in quarantine for almost a year and they are hitting a wall. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it is no surprise that people would want to have something to do together outdoors. Seems that a lot of people would like a piñata party to celebrate the bad weather slowly moving out.

There are even some people asking for different people made as piñatas.

You never know unless you ask, right? Never hurts to try to make your own request to better your birthday. It seems that the party store is able to make various different piñatas. The party store made a piñata after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ famous mitten moment at President Biden’s inauguration.

READ: Sen. Ted Cruz Makes Quick U-Turn From Mexico After Outrage He Abandoned His Frozen Texas

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