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    Starbucks feels the Trump Effect


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    Starbucks feels the Trump Effect

    Post  sinister_midget on Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:59 pm

    Starbucks feels the Trump Effect 

    Trump Effect: engaging in a feud with Donald John Trump increases the chances of something bad happening to you, while he rolls merrily along the way.

    Starbucks is the latest to learn not to mess with Trump.

    During the campaign, then-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz backed Hillary. In September, he said, "I am confident that Hillary Clinton will become the next president of the United States."

    No problem. Voting for or donating money to Cruella de Vil does not get you in trouble.

    This does.

    "The world is screwed up. People are unsettled. There is a tremendous amount of pressure and anxiety in America. We have a president that is creating episodic chaos every single day, and that is no doubt affecting consumer behavior," Schultz told employees after the election.

    When the president imposed a legal and constitutional moratorium on visas from six countries, Schultz attacked Trump.

    "Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is adding his voice to those who are alarmed and upset by President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration -- and he's upping the ante on corporate responses, vowing to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years," Forbes reported.

    The instant backlash forced Starbucks to promise to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses.

    Then Schultz attacked the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

    "I don’t believe that corporate America needs a 20% tax cut. The tax cut is not going to create a level playing field and more compassionate society," Schultz said.

    Oddly enough, Starbucks took the tax cut he said was not necessary. It also hiked wages and gave bonuses of $500 to $2,000 to employees.

    In other words, Trump made a more compassionate society.

    Starbucks on the other hand called the police because two black men entered a store and did not order anything.

    "Calls are growing for a boycott of the Starbucks coffee shop chain after police were filmed arresting two black men waiting for a friend in a branch in Philadelphia," Newsweek reported.\

    Congratulations Starbucks and ex-CEO but now executive chairman Schultz.

    They are now the 52nd player to feel the Trump Effect.

    I raise my cup of coffee and toast them.

    My cup of McCafe coffee. I have nothing against Starbucks; I just don't want to pay $5 for a cup of java.

    I won't put the entire thing because: a) it's too long; and, b) some of the language is a little stiff. But if you want to read the gory details, the link is above.

    What I will do is list those who harmed themselves by attacking POTUS. Some were virtue-signaling ("I'm better than you because I hate Trump more"), and some are just loons. But the list is somewhat of a who's who of leftism.

    1. Casey Affleck
    2. H. Brandt Ayers
    3. Alec Baldwin
    4. LaVar Ball
    5. Michael Bennett
    6. Maddie Bowman
    7. Hillary Clinton
    8. George Clooney
    9. John Conyers
    10. David Corn
    11. Bill Cosby
    12. Lena Dunham
    13. Eminem
    14. Al Franken
    15. GQ
    16. Kathy Griffin
    17. Alcee Hastings
    18. Stephen Henderson
    19. David Hogg
    20. Megyn Kelly
    21. Garrison Keillor
    22. Shia LaBeouf
    23. Lady Gamecocks
    24. Jennifer Lawrence
    25. Ryan Lizza
    26. Louis C.K.
    27. Macy's
    28. Rose McGowan
    30. Mayor Ed Murray
    31. Rupert Myers
    32. NFL
    33. Barack Obama
    34. Rosie O'Donnell
    35. Playboy
    36. Tony Podesta
    37. Jorge Ramos
    38. Brett Ratner
    39. Eric Schmidt
    40. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    41. Andy Signore
    42. John Skipper
    43. Tavis Smiley
    44. Kevin Spacey
    45. Starbucks
    46. Alwaleed Bin Talal
    47. George Takei
    48. Teen Vogue
    49. Lindsey Vonn
    50. Harvey Weinstein
    51. Brian Williams
    52. Kevin D. Williamson

    I particularly like number 8, George C. Looney. He moved out of the US because the US was dangerous with Trump in charge. He went to Britain. After he got there, he decided to move back because Britain is dangerous with all of the Muslim gangs, crimes and hatred flowing all through large parts of the nation.

    Also number 22, Shia Lebeouf. He was the one who started the He Will Not Divide Us ( site to protest for 4 years. Then got taken down about a month later because the museum didn't want the trouble and chaos it was causing. Then it showed up in Albuquerque for about a week until there was gunfire. Then it went to an unnamed location to hide it from "white supremacists" and 4CHAN autists tracked it down in a few days and stole it. After that it went to Britain and lasted a day before it was stolen again. Finally it was moved to France and put under armed guard in a completely inaccessible place on the rooftop. Where it has since been totally forgotten after getting attention for less than 1 of those 4 years.

    But that was only one of Shia's major accomplishments. His other, bigger, more noteworthy one was a film he made, Man Down. Instead of it opening first in the US with all of the racists and haters and inbred rednecks who might go watch it, it opened in "civilized" Britain where opening night sold one ticket (yes, the number "1") in all of the country.

    The American Dream is to be Donald Trump.
    -- Barack Hussein Obama

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    Re: Starbucks feels the Trump Effect

    Post  Sunshine16 on Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 am

    Those buttercups should just suck it up.

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