I Couldn’t Agree More

Joe Huffman on the continuing Starbucks saga:

The best thing we can at this point is to quietly, unobtrusively, politely buy Starbucks products. Let the Brady Campaign throw their tantrum. Nearly everyone is going to recognize them for what they are. They are jerks no different than those that would insist no blacks, Jews, or mixed race couples be served.

The best way we can have an impact is increasing our consumption of their products. Not being a coffee drinker, I am drinking a lot of hot chocolates and chai lattes. I like their cupcakes a lot too.

This is what we had yesterday before heading out to my dad’s. I am pleased to report that despite the fact that I was armed (concealed), there were no children there eating scones, so Abby Spangler can rest easy. A kid did come in later, but he got a milk, and by some miracle, my gun did not jump out of its holster and shoot him or anyone else. Went out to dinner with my dad later in a crowded restaurant that was licensed to serve alcohol. I managed somehow to avoid getting drunk and shooting up the place. My gun managed to stay in its holster and not disturb anyone. Funny how that happens.

The Brady Campaign and allied organizations are starting to get some real media coverage on this issue, so it’s incumbent on us to keep patronizing Starbucks, especially while the heat is on. If we don’t give them a reason to stay with us, they might decide to change their minds. If they succeed here, you can safely bet they’ll repeat this performance again and again.

7 thoughts on “I Couldn’t Agree More”

  1. If only Starbucks had coffee that was worth drinking… The fact is, 99% of their stores leave their coffee on the “warmer” too long and spend all their time making the (highly profitable) coffee-based frou-frou drinks, which means they fail providing a good basic cup o’ joe.

    I prefer local coffee shops over a chain.

  2. You are absolutely correct on one thing for 100% sure.

    If they get Starbucks to fall to their pressure, they would move on to the next targeted chain.

  3. I don’t believe in drinking and carrying any more than I believe in drinking and driving, which is to say I don’t. PA law doesn’t specifically forbid the practice, but it’s a great way to lose your LTC.

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