Sometimes I’m amazed at the things some folks will get worked up about. Seems the folks at Starbucks have started printing quotes on the side of their coffee cups from various thinkers in an effort to spur a little debate among their customers, but all the conservatives seem to be doing is bitching about it.
The problem, critics say, is the company’s list of overwhelmingly liberal contributors, including Al Franken, Melissa Etheridge, Quincy Jones, Chuck D. Of the 31 contributors listed on Starbucks’ Web site, only one, National Review editor Jonah Goldberg, offers a conservative viewpoint.
Considering Starbucks sells millions of cups of coffee each day – some specialty drinks at $4 and up – it’s no surprise some customers have complained to Starbucks’ Web site, labeling the campaign “offensive” and the company a proponent of “the destruction of family values and virtues.”
“I want to enjoy your product without having Earth Day Network propaganda thrust at me,” wrote Malachi Salcido of East Wenatchee, Wash.
Folks, if Starbucks is “too liberal” for you then don’t buy their fucking coffee. If you can’t bring yourself to not purchase your daily Starbucks fix then you’ve got nothing to fucking bitch about. What the fuck is wrong with you people? Here’s an idea: Start your own overpriced coffee chain and then you can print whatever the fuck you want on the side of your cups!