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  •  Well, first, (6+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, DRo, mickey, Aquarius40, Amber6541, annieli

    it's anti-Starbucks not from this site, but merely a report of anti-Starbucks sentiment from the NOM folks who are desperately in opposition to homosexual marriage.

    To quote their linked site

    We are urging customers across the globe to 'Dump Starbucks' because it has taken a corporate-wide position that the definition of marriage between one man and one woman should be eliminated and that same-sex marriage should become equally 'normal'. As such, Starbucks has deeply offended at least half its US customers, and the vast majority of its international customers.
    •  Whew! Dodged the bullet there. (2+ / 0-)
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      Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN, Amber6541

      I thought I had to feel guilty about my morning Tall White Mocha Latte (TM). But Dump Starbucks is an anti-progressive, homophobic campaign!

      That means that I have no longer have any reason at all to feel guilty about going to Starbucks. All I gotta do is buy their "fair trade" beans (wedged in between massive piles of unfair trade beans), and it will be all good, right? Right?

      .... Am I right...?

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 12:29:07 PM PST

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      •  If you like em, fine. (4+ / 0-)
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        howabout, mickey, JeffW, Aquarius40

        I'm not really a fan of paying that much for my coffee, since I tend to drink a pot or two a day, which would drive me into debt if I got them from a coffee shop :)

        •  Yeah, it's clearly overpriced. (3+ / 0-)

          But it comes in this sleek little white-and-green pod! And it's given a fancy pseudo-Euro name! And if you get the white chocolate mocha, it's loaded with sugar.

          I mean, what's not to like?

          Of coure, you have to overlook the demise of local coffee emporiums, displaced by Starbucks' habit of carpet-bombing neighborhoods with franchises, until even their own outlets can no longer compete with one another and only one is left standing. (There can be only one!)

          And one has to somehow cease to feel squeamish about the fact that every aspect of the Starbucks Experience (TM) is focus-grouped to within an inch of its' life, right down to the chipper greeting of, "what can I get started for you today?"

          The latest thing that irks me is the tendency, when they get your credit card, to then proceed to address you by your first name. As if the barista is my best friend or something.

          ... but I still go there, of course. :-/

          Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

          by Dale on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 12:49:32 PM PST

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      •  I actually feel obligated (5+ / 0-)

        to support marriage equality with a vente peppermint hot chocolate (no whipped cream) and a slice of Holiday Gingerbread.

        Ah, the sacrifices I make...

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 01:03:35 PM PST

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      •  sorry, but no bullet dodged (0+ / 0-)

        starbucks is jerks seven ways to sunday; that they did the right thing here is the exception, not the rule.

        besides, they sponsor morning joe.  that's unforgivable.

        Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

        by Cedwyn on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 01:41:25 PM PST

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    •  Well, there are progressive complaints (2+ / 0-)

      with Starbucks too, regarding purchasing choices of commodities and wages and benefits.

      But, specifically I was addressing the RWNJ's supposed "boycott" over their endorsing marriage equality in Washington.

      They sought to teach corporate America a lesson about "engaging in controversial social issues."

      Apparently not so controversial to Starbuck's crowd.

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