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Whoa, and they're, like refugees from the Cylons, too.
It’s pretty frakking recursive.

Oh, golly, now Starbucks has really done it. They’ve gone way past hurting Jesus’s feelings by leaving Christmas scenes off holiday cups, or offending the Founders by asking people not to bring guns into their stores. They’ve done the worst possible thing now: They’re going to hire people, those burnt-coffee bastards! Specifically refugee people, who are the most dangerous people there are! Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz announced the chain would hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, in the 75 countries in which it does business.

Not surprisingly, this was terribly offensive to Trump supporters, who promptly called for a boycott of the coffee chain they’re already boycotting because of the Jesus-less coffee cups, the gun thing, and the company’s very timid suggestion that Donald Trump is not a nice person. That’ll show Starbucks, which has the gall to hire a bunch of filthy terrorists instead of veterans or The Inner-City People.

This is one of our all-time favorite rightwing tropes — they only discover they give a damn about vets or homeless people when someone wants to help refugees, as if there were a cosmic law saying it was impossible to help more than one group of humans at a time. Now, of course, as it happens, Starbucks already has a commitment to hire 10,000 vets in its U.S. stores, what with Starbucks being the kind of place that does stuff by the ten-thousands. (Starbucks says it’s hired something over 8,000 vets so far, and is not dropping the program in favor of refugees.) Great Actor Scott Baio asked why the hell Starbucks is ignoring vets and blacks in favor of potential terror-barristas, damn them:

The company replied more politely than he might have expected, referring to webpages on their veterans outreach and their new shop in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as their commitment to open stores in other minority communities:

Oh, but those damned liberals didn’t fool Scott Baio, not one bit, because he happens to know they’re total hypocrites, like all liberals are. Sure, Starbucks may help vets and minorities like he originally asked about, but WHY IS STARBUCKS KILLING BABIES?

Mr. Baio did not specify whether he uses motorized goalposts, or has to move them manually.

He also retweeted this dumb thing:

Mind you, these are the same folks who want to eliminate family planning to punish sluts, cut food stamps and housing programs so takers will stop mooching off the system, and will inevitably show up in Deleted Comments to tell everyone who voted for Hillary Clinton that the freeloading is over and it’s time for homeless bums to get a goddamn job. Unless maybe someone thinks a refugee might deserve to be allowed in the country. And of course the Flying Monkey Brigade completely ignores the detail that Starbucks refugee hiring will be worldwide — why aren’t they offering jobs to Americans in Berlin, huh?

In conclusion, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was almost certainly going to be named Secretary of Labor by Hillary Clinton, and aren’t we terribly lucky to instead have this wife-beating putz who wants to eliminate the minimum wage and also eliminate workers by replacing them with robots?

[NPR / Yahoo News / Business Insider / Seattle Times]

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  • TJ Barke

    Yeah, the immigrants want to be Americans too…

  • TJ Barke

    Also, why do they hate the free market and liberty of starbucks doing what it wants? Are they commies?

  • dslindc

    I’m sure this boycott will be just as successful as their last ones. *sips Starbuck’s coffee*

    • TJ Barke

      Where they go in, buy coffee, and force the baristas to say “Mochafrappawhatever for Trump”?

      • SessileRaptor

        I just learned last night that an anagram for donald trump is “Lord Dampnut”

        Pass it on.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Thanks for the first belly laugh of the day.

        • Shan

          My cat just glared at me.

  • cheetojeebus

    Scott Baio? lol.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Trying to stay relevant, yet failing mightily.

    • PubOption

      Baio. Baio? Daylight come and he want to go home.

      • Shawn Renee Ernoehazy

        Nice! I now have a happy earworm song in my head. When we replaced the front lawn in our first house (with the help of the new renters/friends) we played this CD on the boombox as we used improvised tools to remove the original sad turf. One tool was a prop made for a production of MacBeth my husband was working on; a circular saw blade embedded in a baseball bat. Great fun! In our current home we seem to also scare the neighbors; we had an archery lane for a bit in the backyard and my husband once gave fencing lessons on the sidewalk out front. He was helping the guy work on the fight choreography for Pirates of Penzance. We had the cast party at our house. We also use the backyard to grow food; we had helicopters circling for the entire first summer since we tried to grow every tomato plant we had space for. We might be a little unusual in suburbia.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Whiners gonna whine.

  • Give it up, Starbucks.

    You’ve caught the steely-eyed attention of Scott Baio.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Aye, a wily and tenacious foe that one.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Who?

        • MynameisBlarney

          Teh Chachi.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    I dwell in the land of independent coffee houses – Starbucks has long been the evil corporate menace.

    But I will serve my country by purchasing a small pastry. It’s the least I can do.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • OddMan

    Scott Baio, he is one of those Italian guys, right? Maybe he wants to go back to the good old days of the 1890’s when Italians were the hated immigrants.

    the largest mass lynching in U.S. history took place in New Orleans in 1891 — and it wasn’t African-Americans who were lynched, as many of us might assume. It was Italian-Americans.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I would upfist that, except I don’t want to seem like I support strangling Italians.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Did not know that. Pretty damn grim.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Klansmen back then were equal opportunity murderers I reckon.

      • OddMan

        I found a good article about the discrimination that Catholic Italians faced over 100 years ago.
        Here is a bit more,
        What was the reaction of our country’s leaders to the lynchings? Teddy Roosevelt, not yet president, famously said they were “a rather good thing.” The response in The New York Times was worse. A March 16, 1891, editorial referred to the victims of the lynchings as “… sneaking and cowardly Sicilians, the descendants of bandits and assassins.” An editorial the next day argued that: “Lynch law was the only course open to the people of New Orleans. …”

        http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/10/opinion/falco-italian-immigrants/

        Hell they hated Catholics so much that:
        n 1785, when Catholics proposed building St. Peter’s Church in the heart of Manhattan, city officials, fearing the papacy and sinister foreign influences, forced them to relocate outside the city limits.

        And we used to hate Christmas too:
        On December 24, 1806, two decades after St. Peter’s was built on Church Street, where it still stands, protesters surrounded the church, outraged by mysterious ceremonies going on inside, ceremonies we now commonly understand to be the celebration of Christmas. The Christmas Eve 1806 protest led to a riot in which dozens were injured and a policeman was killed.

        • Reddishrabbit

          Well, New Yorkers use to love to riot. Even had a riot over the opera.

        • one_who_wanders

          That’s my people (the Italians)!

  • Great. I’m going to have to start patronizing Starbucks.

    This might be the worst thing conservatives have done.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I feel the same way. I hate that place but now I think I should go. Well, at least Whole Foods is still run by an asshole.

  • o’look Skwerl!

    Crap now I am going to have to buy their shitty coffee.

    • Sardonicuss

      Jinx!

  • Oblios_Cap

    I would have answered Baio’s Twat with:

    “Who the hell is Scott Baio and why should I care about what you think?”

    • SessileRaptor

      Odd how the crowd who scream “Shut up and stick to acting” when Meryl Streep has an opinion lap it up when a has-been sitcom actor says anything, huh?

      • Lefty Frizzell

        Yeah – I think, actor or not, rich and famous or not, you should speak up if you’ve got something valid to say on behalf of your fellow man, and STFU if you’re Chachi.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Oblios_Cap

      I like the cartoon where his tie is about 10 feet long. That should be a meme.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I hear that there are openings for Horsemen.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Chachi is such a cocky little shit. How many veterans, blacks, hispanics or homeless people has he ever employed? How many $ has he given 2 PP? Stand in the corner, STFU and think about what you’ve done Chachi.

    • TJ Barke

      Thunk is hard…

    • Lance Thrustwell

      He should stand in the corner at the Blair Witch house.

    • anon_the_great

      Ah yes, no day is complete until until by a two-bit, one-note washed-up hack acturd (sic) says things. Morning in America

  • Blender_415

    R-wingers want robots b/c they think robots won’t piss in their food/drinks if they berate them.

    Skynet begs to differ.

  • Sardonicuss

    Crap. Now I have to start going to Starbucks.

    • Marion in Savannah

      There are certain things I won’t ever do. I can burn the crap out of my own coffee, thanks.

      • Sardonicuss

        I do that everyday. But I am not hiring refugees either. Which is good for them. They probably have more money than me.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        FWIW, they have blond roasts now.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I’d prefer to nail Starbuck (the reboot).

      • Shan

        So would I and I’m not even ghey.

  • bookish

    Deporting large numbers of undocumented immigrants would hit many families in the United States squarely in the pocketbook, creating an economic hardship for those who can least afford it, and affecting the country’s overall financial health, says a new report by the Center for Migration Studies in New York City.
    The CMS report finds that so-called “mixed-status” households – where some members are undocumented and others are U.S. citizens – would be hit particularly hard.
    Removing undocumented residents from those families would cut median household income nearly in half, from $41,300 to $22,000, and this sharp decline could force many into poverty.

  • Lizzietish81

    I wish they had better coffee, then I would drink it occasionally.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I drink it. After my third breakfast gin, I can’t really taste the difference anyway.

    • Shan

      Just get the lemon bars. I’ll take the coffee for you because I fucking love that scorched oily sludge.

      • Lizzietish81

        Actually their iced green tea is pretty good too

      • TxSpinyLizrd

        My Starbucks does not have lemon bars. Why can’t I have lemon bars?

        • Shan

          Obviously you were meant to live a miserable existence. Or try the chocolate cake pops.

    • janecita

      Their Chai tea isn’t bad.

      • Seek

        If you are in the mood they make a good Earl Grey Latte

        • FigaroPho

          They do, that’s what I’m getting to support the cause.

  • Amelia

    Off to visit a friend this afternoon and we intend to drink as much Starbucks as we can while I’m in town. Because of this we also intend to get pastries.

    COME AT ME, CHACHI.

  • arglebargle

    Scott Baio is a dumb motherfucker. That is all.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Looks like Reuters balls just dropped.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028576804

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Liberty University president to head Trump task force reforming higher education.

    This is not a joke.

    And yet it is.

    • o’look Skwerl!

      Welp, looks like we’ll be offering degrees in Conservative Arts.

    • Jgb979

      “Liberty” “university”

      Pretty much every word in the title is a lie.

    • janecita

      We are living in a fucking, dystopian nightmare. I feel like I’m trapped in a perpetual state of sleep paralysis. I need a drink!

    • therblig

      first mandate: spell “Harverd” like it sounds, dammit.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “Hahvahd?”
        — A Boston Brahmin

    • Reddishrabbit

      New SAT question:
      Noah flood, totally real?
      A) Yes, praise Jesus!
      B) No, hail Satan and I will burn in the fires of hell for all time!

  • Tallmutha

    “Guys? We’d better reply to Scott Baio– he says he’s ‘genuinely interested.'”

    • Shan

      What a sea lion. “Excuse me, I’d like to talk about something only tangentially related to the topic and I’m not going to leave you alone until you give me the polite, thoughtful answer my limited intellect and delicate feelings demand.”

    • Historicat

      “Genuinely interested? Well, OK – he can start by washing dishes. I’m not ready to let him face customers or fill orders yet.”

  • Beowoof14

    Oh Scott, you have found a way to try and be relevant again. It’s not working, you still look like a washed up asshole.

  • Hutch

    I had no idea that our veterans have expressed their unrequited desires to work as latte jerks at Starbucks.

  • Martini Ambassador

    Yay, Scott Baio (incidentally, my spell-check wants to change that to “baby”) thinks he’s relevant again.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Send that man a participation ribbon.

  • o’look Skwerl!

    Don’t they know that it’s small business regulations that prevents Charbucks from hiring those homeless children?

    President Bannon we need an executive order!

  • MynameisBlarney

    Hate radio in Canuckistan under fire after Mosque attack.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141686046

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I have to say, of all the annoying right-wing memes, the whole “you’re trying to help out in one area but look at all these other areas where help is needed, many if not all of which are caused by policies we espouse, so that makes you a dumb hypocrite” is by far the most annoying. If Scott Baio thinks that coffee-shop employment opportunities for homeless child veterans is the most important issue facing America today, nobody’s stopping him from getting out there and doing something about it.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      It’s the zero-sum mentality they all have. If you give a dollar to a homeless man, that’s one less dollar for the poor orphans manning the entrance booths for the Ark Experience museum.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      dammit, they mentioned the name of that logical fallacy last week and I’ve forgotten it.

      I remembered it, sorta…(thanks google!)

      Fallacy of relative privation (“not as bad as”) – dismissing an argument or complaint due to the existence of more important problems in the world, regardless of whether those problems bear relevance to the initial argument. For example, First World problem.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies

      • Shan

        Yeah, I hear it all the time on feminist blogs and articles, even from other women. “We don’t need feminism because LOOK OVER THERE!” Yeah, and let’s also do everything we can to keep those same women trapped there.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i was really fascinated learning logical fallacies, once they’re identified, you start to see them everywhere. Or at least I did (i’m kinda dumb, so i never noticed them before).

          • Shan

            You prolly noticed the smell of intellectual bullshit. That’s a smrt.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            you’re too sweet, I didn’t actually. We’re empathic people, so I fell for all kinds of shit.

            But like any thing else, once you learn how you’re being bamboozled, you can spot it.

  • janecita

    What are these “AMERICIAN’S” that Starbucks hates so much???

  • Martini Ambassador

    Strawberry growers of America, why u no hire moar veterans and homeless kids, eh?

    • Beowoof14

      They’re American they may expect to get paid.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Baio is even dumber than Susan Sarandon. Is that possible?

    She added that she thinks it’s important to get votes for third-party candidates above the 5% mark, and that whether Clinton or Trump is elected, “it doesn’t matter” to her.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/susan-sarandon-not-voting-for-hillary-clinton-2016-11

    • Carpe Vagenda

      She certainly doesn’t have any trouble getting hired by Republican producers to do terrible movies that lose money, does she. It’s almost as if she’s doing something they like.

    • theblackdog

      Of course it doesn’t matter to her, she has enough $$$ she can run away to Fiji for the next 4 years. Another example of “I got mine so fuck the rest of you”

  • shaar dula

    talking of equivalencies how many $ has scott baio put in defense of planned parenthood.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Fuck Scott Baio in the ear with a misplaced apostrophe.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      A rusty one.

    • Shan

      That’s harsh, man. Watch you don’t bring down the Banhammer. Misplaced apostrophe’s are against all the non-commenting rule’s.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Thank’s for the warning!

        • Shan

          Its my pleasure!

      • therblig

        remember, you only have one asterisk

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          My ass is fat enough to risk at least a couple of times.

      • doktorzoom

        Worse: I’ll report you to the Ankh-Morpork Guild of Greengrocer’s for such offense’s.

        • The Wanderer

          By ‘Bob’s’ Pipe! Not the Greengrocers!

        • Shan

          I can’t do this any more. My eyes are twitching so hard they’re about to start cramping.

    • Sardonicuss

      Baio better watch out. His bodyguard (KAC!) isnt looking too healthy lately.

  • Jgb979

    Been trying to cut out their overpriced mediocre coffee; but I think I’ll make an exception today.

    Good liberal companies get rewarded with my dollars.

    • therblig

      i hate the way they burn their coffee, but i will buy the beans

  • DQKennard

    I love the Starbucks response “Thanks for your question!” that in context is so obviously a snarky burn to his obviously false “genuine interest.”

    • Shan

      Translation: “LMGTFY, fuckwit.”

  • To be fair, there will likely be American refugees in Berlin in the not too distant future, so… That’s kinda a win for these asshats?

    • Sardonicuss

      I literally dreamed that last night. That I was in Berlin…and a refugee. I need to stop eating spicy foods right before bed….and scotch.

      • I think you need more spicy foods and scotch before bed. Sure it may give you weird dreams, but c’mon, it’s so worth it!

        • Querolous

          Make it quicker. Drink William Lawson’s superspiced scotch.

      • Bmaccnm

        I was in Berlin last week. Awesome city, probably welcoming to US refugees, but they have Starbucks there, also, too.

    • therblig

      In Berlin, by the wall
      You were five foot ten inches tall
      It was very nice
      Candlelight and Dubonnet on ice

      We were in a small cafe
      You could hear the guitars play
      It was very nice
      It was paradise
      –lou reed

    • Reddishrabbit

      Is it weird that 70 years ago people flees Germany now we are thinking of fleeing there?
      Why yes, I’ll take some whiskey for my coffee.

  • BloviateMe

    Say what you will about Starbucks, but at least it’s coffee. The Dutch Bros craze all these kids are nuts about is the real enemy. It’s basically fancy Red Bull in a cup.

    Get off my lawn.

  • LarryHoudini

    Trump supporters boycotting Starbucks? Coming soon:
    NASCAR fans boycott Electric Cars
    Cattle Ranchers boycott Tofu
    Alt-Right Members boycott Manischewitz
    Scott Baio boycotts thoughtful discourse

    • therblig

      let’s hope they protest excessive EPA regulations by boycotting air.

      • HorseChestnut

        Boycotting public air. They’ll be able to purchase clean, private, capitalist air for their bubble domes, like the good lord intended.

    • laughingnome

      Fossil fuel supporters boycott the sun

    • theblackdog

      Soooo Scott Baio is using Facebook?

  • Several years ago I was visiting my girlfriend at the time in NYC and while walking about I got swept up by this Starbucks protest by Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping.

    I spent most of the afternoon in the congregation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj6HfWfNrN8

    • Reddishrabbit

      Memories of watching his show on local accesses channel. Don’t remember what the hell he was saying, but I may have been drunk at time.

  • bookish

    Jon Stewart: it’s going to be a long four years.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-jon-stewart-warn-of-future-trump-executive-orders-w464293

    “It is going to take relentless stamina, vigilance and every institutional check and balance this great country can muster to keep me, Donald J. Trump, from going full Palpatine with the lightning coming out of the fingertips,” Stewart said, referencing Star Wars’ villainous mastermind.

    • Pisto75666

      But both sides do it, right Jon?

    • Historicat

      It’s cute how so many people think there will be free and fair elections in four years.

  • Arse Grammatica

    Also too, J K Rowling has been posting messages from people who are burning or otherwise disrespecting her books because they are surprised/offended that she doesn’t care for racist demagogues..

    • Marion in Savannah

      She’s tried to help, by telling them that the fumes from burning CDs may be harmful and to burn them outside. And she offered them the use of her lighter. She rocks!

      • Shan

        I saw that! She’s a Snark Queen!

    • therblig

      buying her books to burn them. that’ll show her.

    • LucindathePook

      You must admit, Rowling’s anti-racist and anti-fascist message is very subtle and well-disguised, so they just may have not caught on to it.

      • snark-lurker

        a 2×4 upside duh head barely reaches the level of “subtle” with some people

    • theblackdog

      I loved her response of “I already got your money, here’s my lighter”

  • Ilgattomorte

    Okay fine. So Starbucks is helping veterans, minorities, refugees and children, but why aren’t they employing the legless, or people with no faces, or little people, huh? That’s right. How many people under 4ft 2in do you see in a Starbucks? You see, no matter what good these liberals do, they are always hypocrites because they aren’t doing everything.

    This is why conservatives are superior people. If you help no one, you can’t be a hypocrite.

    • TJ Barke

      If you can’t help everyone then helping no one really is the moral alternative…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Are they hiring fat, whiny white male deplorables with a history of harassment and a lack of personal hygiene and social skills?

      Because that is the acid test.

      • Reddishrabbit

        I believe they are aiming higher now since one of them just became president.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I’m 6′ 6″ and I’ve never been offered a position at Starbucks. Their persecution of vertical-Americans is unacceptable!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        we vertically-impaired americans support and join your cause…bring down the average height americans! …with votes.

    • msanthrope

      I cried because I had no face, then I met a man who had no … head?

      • Ilgattomorte

        Ok. That made me laugh… a lot.

  • Shan

    Trump supporters boycotting Starbucks prolly makes the baristas sad they won’t have anyone to do slow-service racism on.

    Yeah, no.

    • therblig

      no more flying monkeys demanding they write “trump” on their cups either

      • Shan

        I think we should start asking them to write President Bannon and then tweet all the recordings to Trump just to piss him off.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      What the fuck is this country coming to when you can’t get a prompt cuppa joe after racially abusing your server? Thanks, Obama!

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      remember when they were writing Trump on their cups so the barista would ahve to call it out (in fact, wasn’t that Chachi?)

    • AJ Milne

      Yeah. Baristas everywhere: ‘Oh darn’.

      • snark-lurker

        “Baristas”? sounds furrin to me

        • AJ Milne

          I always thought it was Bostonian for lawyer.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    But do they have a program to employ washed-up “actors”?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      “I’m not washed up. I’m resting.” S Baio.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        He’s acting relevant.

        • JustDon’tSayPeriod.Period!

          But not really selling it.

          • Alternative Pony Ron

            Limited skill set. To paraphrase the Empress of Snark, Dorothy Parker, he runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      These people go to Hollywood, filled with hopes and dreams and ambitions, and, sometimes, it just doesn’t work out. Most people accept this and move on with their lives, sometimes, yes, including working at Starbucks. Scott Baio, on the other hand…

  • Harbinger08

    Please someone explain to me one more time how it is that we are not hopelessly screwed for generations. Asking for a friend.

    • janecita

      Sorry, but we are royally screwed for generations.

      • BrendaKay

        Agree. And it breaks my heart. I do not have kids of my own, but I think about my 11 year old niece and 16 year old nephew and just weep. And their parents & grandparents voted for Trump!

        • snark-lurker

          the g’parents: that’s the saddest part

      • zerosumgame0005

        if any are left after Drumpf starts his war…

    • snark-lurker

      when you’ve gotten hopelessly lost in the Rockies and the sun goes down on a moonless night, well we have each other & that’s all I can say about that…in other words it’s better than being all alone

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        Very true. I have no idea what my friends do, the ones who are isolated by circumstance or choice and who are being affected by the shitshow. Keeping in touch helps, but community would help more.

    • expipiplus1

      We made it through the dubya disaster, then things were OK for a few years. Hang in there and try to stay engaged. It might make a difference.

      • Harbinger08

        I had a grande Chai tea latte today. it helped a little bit.

  • The Wanderer

    Scott Baio needs to crawl back into his refrigerator box.

    • Nockular cavity

      Speaking of unemployed…

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    if these fuckers were so goddamned concerned with actual vets, they wouldn’t have supported a man who instituted a federal hiring freeze (where vets get preference and hires thousands of vets a year) and who’s probably going ot start more fucking wars.

    Fuckers.

    • zerosumgame0005

      and who was a cowardly chicken-hawk with a “bone spur” that cleared up right after he got his 4-F

    • Claire

      They love vets so much they want to make more of them. Especially disabled vets, so they can feel morally righteous about giving a few cans of clams to a food drive once a year.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        yep, I said that back in 2003. I live in a military city and take my mom up (and dad before he died) up to the VA center here.

        I remember “war vets” as 1000-yard stare, old guys. Never thought I’d meet on, till I did.
        Supposedly the rehab center is across town in the middle of nowhere so you don’t have to see them…but I’ve seen my share with aural implants, service dogs, etc etc.

        It’s literally fucking criminal.

        • Reddishrabbit

          My father goes to the local VA and it boils my blood thinking that they can not add more staff to help these vets. Before President* Trump takes the oil we should pay to make sure the VA is fully funded.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            oh, i’m on board friend. I grew up int he system…parents been going to VA most of my life. That shit drives me nuts.
            There was an op-ed here saying the VA should be exempted from the hiring freeze (trump said he was going to make hte VA great again, but then froze hiring).
            I feel your pain…I really do.

  • bookish
  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    “Mr. Baio did not specify whether he uses motorized goalposts, or has to move them manually.”

    And that’s when I knew it was a Dok Zoom post.

    (I like to play guess the writer, based on tone, style, content).

    • JustDon’tSayPeriod.Period!

      For me, it was the caption under the photo. “Recursive” FTW.

  • weejee
    • flipdraw_mc_graw

      And also, too, the “pizza” is the blurst.

      • Shan

        Blurst is a good description of what their food does to my digestive system

    • C4TWOMAN

      I’m okay with this IFthey are completely up front with new residents about their proto-cult AND only adults who have the means to leave live there. Unfortunately they tend to have children….

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      Can I continue to boycott them because their pizza is crap?

    • Celtic_Gnome

      How about Papa John’s? Their pizza’s shit, and he was a total asshole about the ACA.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    “ind you, these are the same folks who want to eliminate family planning to punish sluts, cut food stamps and housing programs so takers will stop mooching off the system, and will inevitably show up in Deleted Comments to tell everyone who voted for Hillary Clinton that the freeloading is over and it’s time for homeless bums to get a goddamn job.”

    See, that’s how it works, by not allocating any money, there were will ALWAYS be one homeless child, meaning there were will NEVER be any room for refugees.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      They really should do a better job of hiding their playbooks.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i don’t blame them – not every 7 year old can be bobby fischer.

        If they telegraph their moves, I’m okay with it.

        (BTW, I sent a shout out and thank you to you and others for your help with my class assignment. It was judged “good” by my teacher).

  • Crystalclear12

    I’m starting to think this is a Starbucks marketing plan. Piss off Conservatives and reap the free twitter advertising.

    • C4TWOMAN

      It’s pretty devious. Any writer knows the quickest way to get free publicity is to get on the Religious Right’s “banned book” list.

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        We got rid of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum WAY too soon.
        – New Pope

  • AJ Milne

    As long as there’s Scott Baio in America I feel kinda sorry for the rest of it.

    Seriously? ‘As long as?’ Get bent. Standard silly rhetorical doubletalk. Can’t fund healthcare, there are homeless people. But, actually, can’t help homeless people either… Because oh look terrorists! Right behind you!

    Sadly, I can’t stop calling Scott Baio an asshole. Because there are still wars. Everywhere. When there are no wars, I guess, I can maybe downgrade him to merely useless. But not before. Priorities, people.

    And good on Starbucks. Don’t much like your coffee, mind, but maybe next time I’m in a chain bookstore anyway.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      Don’t be too hard on him, this is Lil’Scottie’s chance to get some attention.

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        And he has, so we can go back to ignoring him like we have for decades.

        • Old Man Yells at Cloud

          Ignoring who?

    • Tiny kaiju

      Of course homeless people are homeless because they couldn’t cut it and just want to sponge off others. Also something, something bootstraps.

  • Nockular cavity

    You could’ve had the Starbucks reading Moby Dick to each other, and then it would have been Starbuck and Starbuck discussing Starbuck while drinking Starbucks in Starbucks.

    • snark-lurker

      oh stop

      donut you realize you’re toying with sick minds here

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        The best kind, I’m sure.

        https://youtu.be/AwIPiw4_Ba8

        • Zyxomma

          Yes. Long, long drum solo so Page and Plant could have a ciggie during the live show.

          • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

            During the Spinal Tap show I saw, they left Nigel onstage to do a guitar solo while David had a quick facial and Derek met with his divorce attorney.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      And they should have been eating Carl’s Jr burgers form the 1970’s when they had coupons call Star Bucks.

      Ok, 40 years old burgers wold be pretty gross, but still not as gross as Lil’Donnie.

  • Stulexington

    Of all the things they could possibly do this is
    https://mlpforums.com/uploads/post_images/img-1557050-3-FYkc74B.gif

  • resistance_fighter_rosenbomb

    I love the tweet, “We can put Starbucks out of business.” Sure, Sandy, keep telling yourself that. Starbucks doesn’t need your dollars. Plus, we know you’re a Folgers girl.

  • mardam422

    As long as there is one Scott Baio in America, we don’t have room for more morons.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      America will never have to fret about closing the moron gap.

  • C4TWOMAN

    “Mr. Baio did not specify whether he uses motorized goalposts, or has to move them manually. ”

    My guess is rocket sleds.

  • mardam422

    I guess that means there will be no more idiots going into Starbucks telling the baristas their name is Trump?

    • theblackdog

      We can only hope

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I’d say boycott Scott Baio but, ya know, what the fuck does he do, anyway?

    • Marla

      Leeches off of the Trump welfare system.

    • Blerg

      I wonder if Twittler pays him by the tweet, or just when he makes it onto Fox “News”?

      Who’s am I kidding, Twittler doesn’t pay anyone for anything.

      • Marla

        Hey, just like Trump.

  • Marla

    Being an ex-vet myself I am amazed by all those who never served a day in their pampered life claim how hopeless we are unless they speak up for us. I’m sure Mr. Failed Asshole Actor Happy Days here has hired plenty of vets in his lifetime. Oh, what’s that? He has no job himself?

    • shastakoala

      But he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

      • Marla

        What’s the betting he skipped out on the bill?

        • Jukesgrrl

          They should have been glad to host such an eminent personage as Chachi !!1!

  • MOG253

    No boycott at ours, crowded as usual.

  • Craig Peters

    Baio should STFU and donate bigly to http://www.semperfifund.org … just sayin’

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Baio has to busk reading lines from “Charles in Charge” on street corners so he can afford smokes. No spare cash for donating to worthy causes.

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        His mime act wasn’t working.

        • natoslug

          How would anyone know? He hasn’t shut up long enough to really give it a chance.

  • Mike Steele

    Holy Guacamole! I’ve seen the light! Just imagine, if you will, how many vets, Hispanics and inner-city blacks would have employment opportunities if Trump brought the mfg of his varied line of goods back to AmericaFirst, and stopped hiring illegals for his domestic properties!

  • JMP

    Why do these big-name Hollywood celebrities have to keep giving their political opinions? Why can’t Scott Baio shut up and act?

    Oh wait, because he sucks and no one will hire him; the last job he got was as an in-joke since he was replacing a character played by Henry Winkler, and that was twelve years ago and Baio didn’t get why the show, the funniest sitcom of the early-mid 2000s, was funny.

  • Bitter Scribe

    As annoying as Howard Schultz can be (to me anyway), his heart is in the right place more often than not.

    • DainBramage

      Yeah, I hate him for selling the Seattle Supersonics to those interlopers from OKC, but I can’t hate things like this.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Hey DB, just curious: What did the Sonics fans do after the sale? Continue rooting for the now-Thunder, switch allegiance to the Trail Blazers, or just say “Fuck the NBA”?

        • suziq

          None of them Katie. Still trying to get a “new sonics” in town. Hey, it might work one of these years.

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          I think most of them just masturbate to old footage of the Seattle Super Sonics while hoping that we’ll get ANOTHER NEW STADIUM in our “SoDo” (south of downtown) neighborhood.

        • DainBramage

          I think most of us are “Fuck the NBA.” I don’t think I’ve watched more than a few minutes of professional basketball since. Of course, if we can get a new arena and a new team, I’m sure the NBA will be popular here again.

          • phoenix00

            I do miss seeing Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton doing their thing.

            Most Vancouverites are “Fuck the NBA” after the Grizzlies mess. The Raptors recent success is a bit of feelgood nicetime though.

      • Truthiness2U

        I was happy Seattle was like ‘uh yeah, not paying for yet ANOTHER tax funded sports place. Go suck it, rich guy.’

  • Are they going to boycott them by buying their coffee some more?
    Because that works GREAT.

    • Reddishrabbit

      I demand to pay for another Cappuccino to show you how much I hate your company!

    • Serai 1

      It’s a sofa boycott, wherein one yells about boycotting from the comfort of home but doesn’t actually do anything like that BECUZ CAFEEEEEEN.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      New avatar, or am I just noticing it?

      Either way, I likee.

  • Mike Steele

    Also, too, like the majority of the 23% of eligible voters who favored Trump are Starbucks regulars. Bet old Hpward is shaking in his booties…

  • JustDon’tSayPeriod.Period!

    Better Starbuck’s response: “And you are…?”

    • Serai 1

      I think their response was perfect. He wanted to catch them flat-footed (I know, I know), and instead they took the opportunity to let the public know about their projects. THAT is the way to handle such ham-handed attacks. Idiots like Chachi will never get why their “attacks” keep turning into good PR for their enemies.

      • JustDon’tSayPeriod.Period!

        All true. But Chachi is also irrelevant in the post-1980’s world.

        • Serai 1

          Which makes it triply funny. His flailing is pathetic.

        • Jennifer R

          Not only that but he totally burned bridges with the only people who gave him a job in the last 30 years.

  • Serai 1

    I wonder if the Mexicans are feeling conflicted now?

    • richardgrabman

      Not at all… our boycott of Starbucks has nothing to do with your issues. Ours involve US corporations operating in Mexico using Mexican products whose profits return to the US (or, is it the Caymans?). That, and a general sense that one should buy from Mexican branded companies rather than those branded in Trumplandia. Especially when there is a choice.

  • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

    Rarely is the question asked: why are there homeless children and veterans in Murka? Especially when we found enough spare change in the couch cushions to build a fucking useless wall.

    • Marla

      And the suicide rates among vets are skyrocketing. This shouldn’t be happening

    • Jennifer R

      No one asks because the answer is Republicans hate them.

    • Khavrinen

      Because if we actually helped them all, RWNJs wouldn’t be able to simultaneously complain that we’re not doing enough to help them and that helping them is an irresponsible waste of their tax dollars on lazy good-for-nothing takers.

      • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

        + sluts r bad

  • Jennifer R

    Scott Baio is such a racist flaming piece of shit.

    • Yr. Gma

      Who?

      • Jennifer R

        Replacement actor on a show 40 years ago. ;)

  • 3FingerPete

    Baio’s tweets demonstrate the urgent need for a pivot emoji.

  • DainBramage

    I’m sure Starbucks employees will be happy with fewer abusive Trumpanistas darkening their countertops.

    • theblackdog

      but what will the Not Always Right website do when they get fewer submissions?!

      • mancityRed6

        thanks, I’ll be back in a couple of days

    • phoenix00

      Given how white Trump supporters are, that’s an achievement!

  • Mavenmaven

    and ultimately, why don’t you buy AMERICAN beans!!!! USA!!!

    • phoenix00

      What about all those civet cats! Pooping all those beans out is animal abuse!

  • Ambignostic

    Man, Dirk Benedict is looking great.

  • theblackdog

    Okay, I’m throwing moneyz at Starbucks because they are awesome for doing this both for Vets and refugees. May they even be able to exceed their numbers.

    Also I’m still amazed at the Starbuck and Starbuck in Starbucks picture because Dirk was a dick about the fact that Starbuck was being played by Katee when they announced the casting choice.

  • kindness

    Damn I miss BSG II. Who else remembers when the SciFi channel actually had Science Fiction on it?

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      I heard about that from some American friends, but I took a look at their current lineup and refuse to believe it.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I miss *everything* from SciFi Fridays. What a line-up!

    • Sid Pevear

      “The Expanse” is good! Check it out. It has some uncanny parallels to what is happening right now.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Oh, look. One Facebook group is promoting an even dumber idea: let’s make Starbucks waste product!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b5fae92d1463e503760c4bb3e0fc5b2ba37bfce6e494282582af45a5dfeef9c.png

    • KBadger

      Yes, being assholes is what Trumpinistas excel at. Every day.

    • suziq

      $30 to you, $3 to Starbucks. Maybe they gave them to some homeless people outside! And maybe they got a picture of your license plate for the police because I am thinking that maybe shit like that isn’t legal, though I don’t know for sure.
      Also too “that person seems nice!”

      • Yr. Gma

        They actually do that at the one near me which is across the street from a park full of homeless people (most of whom have cardboard “Homeless Vet” signs they display.) Then, this is California, and our wingnut to human being ratio is different.

    • Scrofula

      Written by someone who has never ordered in a Starbucks before.
      Or drank anything more complex than gas station coffee.
      Or ever used a drive-thru.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      One day about 5 years ago, someone paid for my order when I was behind them at the drive-thru at Starbucks. She rolled down her window and said “Have a blessed day!” with this big, wonderful smile on her face and waved as she drove away.

      I had been having a shitty day and this was the first time someone had done that for me; it seemed like a small but very Christian thing to do (I mean, real Christians, not the fake kind we mostly hear about). So now, I do it once a week or so now for the person behind me at Starbucks.

      For me, this would be a better way to win people over to your side. But hey, that’s just me and that one Christian lady.

    • VagendaofNastyWoman

      Yes, because stealing (ordering something and not paying for it) is a fine demonstration of moral integrity and conservative ideal.
      Also, they have a picture of your car and your license plate, you putz.

      • Erala Contratista

        Theft AND fraud. NIIIICE.
        Smile for the camera.

    • Verena Block

      I don’t like chia tea. All those little seeds get stuck in my teeth.

    • Joseph Stans

      Conservative Voice: Remarkably Juvenal response – theft. Well done. Why not throw a brick thorugh a window. Maybe you can actually injure someone. If you do you can get a Trump decoder ring

      • H0mer0

        What do you think they will do with $30 worth of coffee ya moran?

  • Scrofula

    I really want some Somali refugees to work at Starbucks.
    “You Americans, you drink all of this? In my village, this syrup would feed a whole family! And so strong, all of the khat in my village, it does not make my heart beat like this!”

  • VagendaofNastyWoman

    I’m not a fan, but I’ll make a point of buying their overpriced sweetened milk beverages laced with burnt coffee.
    And yes, I’m a coffee snob.

    • Aileen

      Me too. My local Starbucks is next door to a local bakery with some delicious fucking pastries. Both do brisk business but I always feel a little bad choosing Starbucks when the line at the bakery is long. This will help me enjoy my subpar latte more.

  • Aileen

    “@Starbucks HATE’S AMERICAN’S!!!!!!” is not a complete sentence. American’s what? What possession of the American does Starbucks hate? I need to know this! I don’t even know what to do with the apostrophe in hate there. Give it to the homeless kid, I guess.

    • Verena Block

      They don’t hate Americans, they hate Americians. Wherever they are from. I hope for their sake their president doesn’t suck as much as ours.

      • Aileen

        I’m a little jealous of the Americians. I bet their food is better than ours.

        • Marla

          Depends upon the drive-thru, really.

    • Marla

      Well, allow me to clarify. Starbucks “HATE’S” roughly translated from the trailer park speak of the white entitle male linguistical dialect means: “Starbucks hate is American’s.”

      I know, fails to make sense but that the best anthropologist can make out of the trailer trash tribe who talk with little or no teeth.

  • Zyxomma

    I don’t drink coffee, and make my jasmine tea at home (or at the few places that recognize that neither green nor white tea can be made with boiling water). However, when on the go (particularly at transit hubs), I will get iced herbal tea at Starbucks, and sometimes a whole grain bagel, toasted, and a banana to mash onto the bagel. I’ve never had one of their coffee drinks.

    • Lance K

      Who gives a shit?

      • Tacoclamgenda

        ?????????

      • HazooToo
      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        Ummm, Lanceypoo? The Wonketariat cares far more about Zyxomma’s Starbuck’s experience than it does about your poutrage, so why don’t you fuck the fuck off, you moran?

        (Bonus question – the “K” in your name stands for ken becht, doesn’t it?)

        • Lance K

          Ummmmm , I’m not boycotting Starbucks and think the boycott is really stupid. I just don’t care what this person orders there. I am glad you’re so easily entertained. Would you like to know what they order from Subway also? I bet you’d spend hours engrossed in reading the menu with them.

          The comment is lame with no reference to the article.

          I don’t know who ken is. Nor do I care.

          My California education wasn’t great but… it’s moron … moron. And what’s with the question mark?

  • Jukesgrrl

    I always ask these people, “How did you get to the United States?” When they reply, “Huh?” I respond, “You don’t look like a Native American so obviously you are descendant of an immigrant. Did someone give them a job when they came here?” That usually shuts down the conversation, right after I get called “an elitist” or something worse.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Well, I don’ drink coffee, and the one time I tried their hot chocolate, it was so bitter and burnt I ended up tossing it, so I’m not sure what i can do to not boycott Starbucks.

    I do like their cheese danish. Damned furriners.

    • nonono

      Chai latte for you, my friend (sweet milk tea). Or they have some fruity drinks I don’t understand (fruity meaning infusion of actual fruit not homophobic slur.. I think these drinks are tea-related or tisanes)… Maybe a muffin?

    • HazooToo

      Buy gift cards for people who do like it.

      • SeekingResistanceBarbie

        Great idea. I have a friend who loves to go to Starbucks and her birthday is coming up.

        • HazooToo

          I also enjoy Starbucks. $50 should be fine. You can send it to me by carrier pigeon.

          • SeekingResistanceBarbie

            Alas, you’re not as good a friend as she is.

          • HazooToo

            Just as well… the hawks keep eating my pigeons.

  • Sid Pevear

    These assholes are as grandiose in their own minds as Trump is. Put Starbucks out of business? Pfffft! Hey Scott, get a real job!

  • ken becht

    Another liberal with the critical thinking skills of a gnat. Starbucks CEO Schultz was to be Broom Hillary’s Labor Secretary as he was huge supporter and donor. If star-yucks commits to hire 10, 000 refugees and even if a 1000 are hired in America that’s 1,000 unemployed Americans that could be hired. Star-sucks CEO is a New World Order, open border whore who’d sell his mother. The reason this asshole is doing this
    Is because of the fake news lie about a Muslim ban. There’s no ban for the thousandth time. If there were a Muslim ban how come the largest Muslim nation in the world has no ban? Over 40 Muslim nations worldwide. A list of 7, created by Obama, have a 120 day ban to vett. 109 were delayed the same day 325,000 people entered into America. This is the fact that this fool won’t tell you. LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER.

    • HazooToo
    • Marla

      Let’s see…the people banned are of the Muslim faith. Therefore, a Muslim ban. Thanks Ken “alternative facts” Becht

    • Edith Prickly

      LIBERALISMTRUMPISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER.

      FTFY.

    • Maree Martin

      That largest Muslim nation not on the banned list wouldn’t have anything to do with Trump’s real estate holdings would it? Nopers. And Andy Putz-er was not a YUGE supporter of Donald Trump either. Nuh uh. Do you actually have ANY thinking skills, critical or otherwise Ken Becht? Or do you let alternative fact sites like Dead Breitbart do your thinking for you? Liberalism is a mental disorder? TRUMP IS A MENTAL DISORDER.

    • Alan

      I’m out of polite. Fuck off moron.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Right, dumbass, that’s why Trump called Gholiani and asked him how he could get around that whole pesky Constitution and ban a religion.

      Here’s a fun fact for you: George W. Bush was losing 800,000 jobs a month when he left office, and Obama has created about 200,000 jobs a month for EIGHT YEARS. Stock market under Bush = MINUS 42 and under Obama PLUS 178%. Hopefully Trump will give you hicks that same stellar performance, and Ryan and Mulvaney are planning on gutting Social Security and Medicare, so I hope you have a couple of million dollars saved up!

    • An Outhouse for the Resistance

      Is that real? Or are you just joshing us? Does your mom know you’re using the computer?

      • ken becht

        Get off the crack pipe. You’re just another room temperature IQ functional illiterate. Poor thing. ——————————————–

    • phoenix00

      YOU HAVE A MENTAL DISORDER.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      You believe everything you hear on YouTube, don’t you, cupcake?

      You poor li’l asswipe.

    • miss_grundy

      Jerk: Not everyone wants to work in a Starbucks. Did you every think about that? No, of course you didn’t because you are an ASS. Now, go fuck yourself, hijo de puta.

    • doktorzoom

      You seem nice.

      No, wait, banhammered. You seem banhammered.

      — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

  • Alan

    My head is about to explode. Wingnuts now care about homeless children?

    • No. They just use them as props when they want to hate on someone else, like refugees.

    • Tom Krueger

      Well, they’re going to LOVE all the unwanted, impoverished and homeless kids which will result from the elimination of Obamacare birth control provisions and the real possibility of overturning Roe V Wade… let’s see how many of them open their hearts and homes then?

      • miss_grundy

        They didn’t care about Dumpster babies either.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I rarely go to Starbucks, but I’m going tomorrow.

    • Apple Scruff

      I used to stay away from Starbucks because I thought they were over-priced but now, I gladly pay a couple extra bucks for their coffee knowing about all of the great programs they support.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I always liked that they even gave their part time employees health insurance.

        • Apple Scruff

          They have a great college program, too.

    • Windigo

      Instead of paying $3.75-$5.00 for a cup of coffee, check out your local food bank. Here in Michigan, we have Gleaner’s Foundation which get’s six meals for every dollar donated.

      Instead of overspending to protest some lost cause, look into giving a few bucks to a local food bank. Funnel your money back into the community, not some corporate facade.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I don’t consider going to Starbucks to counter a RWNJ protest a lost cause.
        Every effort to resist Trump is a good effort.

        Thanks for doing the good work at the food bank,

  • Newzheimer

    So, as soon as I heard this latest inanity, off I went to the nearest Sbux and ordered my usual drink (grande nonfat latte). When the barista asked for my name, I told her it was #theresistance.

    A good laugh was had by all.

    Seriously, fuck these people. They don’t go to Sbux anyway. They won’t miss their money.

  • phoenix00

    SBUX tried to reason with Scott Baio? Talk about futile and Sisyphean all in one go!

  • JohnBull

    I’m not purposely boycotting Starbucks. My teacher’s salary made that decision.

  • rodnchance

    I would go to a Starbucks today if their oh-so burnt coffee did not make me nauseous, so they will have to get by with my moral support.

  • Run2Live

    How cute. Scott Baio gets his “news” from Milo.Yiannopoulos.net

  • jackaroe

    “We put Trump in the white house, we can put Starbuck’s out of business.”

    Good luck. Far as I know the invisible hand does not have an electoral college that we have to use to buy our coffee. Even if they really believe in the 3 million illegals, those people would be buying coffee too!

  • Teto85

    Maybe some of those new prospective hires are from countries that make good coffee rather than the swill that Starbuck’s tries to pass off as coffee. I drink their hot chocolate and frappaccinos though.

  • Windigo

    To the confusion of the baristas, it felt good to deplete my Starbucks card (got as a gift) and dump the coffee right in their trash this morning! I know, I’m wild and crazy.

    Their coffee stinks anyway. I always kinda felt like a tool carrying in the green lady cup into work.

  • Edith D Thurman

    Ignorant YOU will not put them out of business.

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