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The Arlington/Las Vegas connection.

Which could include Arlington VA , Arlington TX, Las Vegas Nevada or Las Vegas or Nevada street here in the Springs. Yes it’s about gun violence. The two Arlingtons are named after the same person, a relative of Robert E … Continue reading

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According to Yahoo news… like Master, like Disciple

So this woman in one of the Carolinas, after a long time in the sun (apparently) campaigning for everybody to bow and worship Trump, went into a Starbucks to get a cup of coffee. The Trumpistas are supposed to boycott … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy Alert: NRA won’t be packing at rally for Drama Queen in Chief

He supported the hide-behind-a-gun Because-they’re-afraid-of-their-neighbors street rally in Arlington Texas, protesting because a Private Property Holder (Starbucks) refuses to allow them to bring their anti-American war machines into their restaurants. What’s next, NRA, are you going to claim the privilege … Continue reading

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If you don’t see Merry Christmas in the window, no, you don’t go in that store! The Star of David used to do that trick.

This season’s War-On-Christmas email is pushing a holiday ditty whose refrain goes “If you don’t see Merry Christmas in the window, then you don’t go in that store.” Seems like it might be easier to mark those stores with a … Continue reading

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You can’t even trust Goobers anymore

By “goobers” I mean Goober Peas. That staple of American Diet in more ways than you can possibly imagine unless you’re allergic to them, Once Again being recalled due to bacteria that exist naturally in the digestive tracts of Carnivores. … Continue reading

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Starbucks customers know their coffee

Okay this is the obligatory coffee house post. Starbucks is betting its customers can’t tell fresh brewed from instant. Choose X or Y — the two are separated by gender apparently. Results could prove V, their space-age “VIA” instant product … Continue reading

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July 5 protest Starbucks unfair labor

The IWW Starbucks Workers Union has declared a Global Day of Action to protest Starbucks’ anti-union termination. According to their press release: Coordinated Actions Across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America Could Be Largest Ever Against Coffee Chain. Grand Rapids … Continue reading

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Starbucks simply wants the yuppy monied nerds, and not you

Let’s face it, coffee drinkers inside Starbucks reading The Independent instead of The New York Times or The Gazette are just not what Starbucks Management wants. It has nothing to do with a supposed single complaint about The Indy at … Continue reading

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Liberals and Labour

The Labour Party of Britain has changed nothing at all from Tony Blair under PM Gordon Brown, just as the Democratic Party has changed nothing 7 years into the Bush presidency. Both still are corporate creations masquerading as popular parties … Continue reading

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Don’t eat French Fries

OK, OK! The dittoheads are back to eating French Fries, and we get stuck with the damn Freedom Fries. They taste so damn plastic, too. Did this ‘socialist ‘French foreign minister, Kouchner, get tutored by the US Democratic Party? He … Continue reading

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Troglytes beneath us

  We’ve bred our worker class, Troglytes with no aspiration to look any further than their noses. I saw three gathered at a Starbucks. They’re here. It was at one of those Starbucks inside a supermarket. They were killing time, … Continue reading

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Lampwick and the original Lost Boys

Was Lampwick the archetypical dilettante? You know, dapper, cultured, erudite, jaded, amusing, but nihilist? The boys in Pinocchio who cut school to smoke, drink and play pool were turned into donkeys in the Land of Boobies. Sound like a fitting … Continue reading

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A Wii of One’s Own

Video game playing in my household has never been a sedentary activity. I think that my boys, all three of them, came hard-wired with a gene that had lain dormant in human DNA for millions of years, waiting for the … Continue reading

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Starbucks vs. the birthplace of coffee

Want an afficionado’s tip? The mother of all coffees is Ethiopian Harrar. Literally. The insight is as olfactory as it is scientific. History records that the first coffees were cultivated in Ethiopia/ Abyssinia on the Red Sea. Every current variety … Continue reading

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Crappuccino

What’s a coffee-free coffee? Does it say on the bottle it’s a “Crappuccino?” What is that? It’s not a milk-frapped espresso. Is it a strawberry milkshake? Is it a smoothie? A Yoo-Hoo? A DQ Freeze? Maybe it’s Pepto-ccino.   When … Continue reading

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Handcrafted aggrandizement

I’ve always been irked by the Starbucks invented term “Barista.” It’s the equivalent of Walmart calling their workers “associates.” It means nothing except to delude the workers that they are something more than slave-wage, unskilled workers. Barista might imply that … Continue reading

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Starbucks feeds your addiction.

Wanna take it outside?   Starbucks. We strangle the little guy, keep the world price of coffee low, and sell it to you for 100 times more.   Caffein is a drug. In twenty years we’re going to get sued … Continue reading

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