Starbucks and Sleight of Hand

VIRUS-X MAN OF THE YEAR

So liberals are now out to paint Christians as throwing a mass panic over their Starbucks cups, which the corporation has refused to adorn with anything celebratory of the Christian holiday – Christmas – which commemorates the birth of Christ (you know, the guy you’re going to meet, whether you believe in Him, or not).

A little hotter than that crappy Starbucks, isn’t it?

But I digress.

Leftists have been posting stupid little things on Facebook to try to paint Christians as creating some ‘movement’ against Starbucks, because of their crappy cups, and their overpriced, fecal coffee.

No.

There are plenty of reasons that Christians wouldn’t like Starbucks, it’s Board of Directors, and it’s CEO.  When Christians objected to gay “marriage”, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz responded the way you’d expect a left-wing, fascist asshat to, whenever anybody says something that he doesn’t approve of, and is offended by:

At the annual Starbucks shareholders meeting, shareholder Tom Strobhar noted that Starbucks’ support for gay marriage in Washington state had led to a boycott which cost the company revenue. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz responded to Strobhar’s complaint by telling him that he could, “sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company.”

http://mrconservative.com/2013/03/9584-starbucks-ceo-to-christians-for-traditional-marriage-go-to-hell/

No, Schultz, Hell is for people like you, but, again, I digress.

Sergeant Schultz…

Oh, I mean CEO Schultz.  My apologizes to incompetent, buffoonish lackies of the Nazis.  Anyhow, CEO Schultz is not only against people having 1st Amendment rights to free speech and free practice of their faith as they see fit, but he’s also against people having the right to defend their lives and property.

Starbucks is becoming a gun-free zone.

After months of wrangling over the highly emotional issue, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday announced that guns are no longer permitted in Starbucks stores — or in Starbucks outdoor seating areas.

Schultz made the comments in an open letter to his “Fellow Americans” that was posted on the company’s website.

In an interview with USA TODAY on Tuesday, Schultz said: “The presence of a weapon in our stores is unsettling and upsetting for many of our customers.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/18/starbucks-coffee-guns-ceo-schultz/2829937/

Aside from being anti-Christian, anti-gun asshats, Starbucks is also a conglomeration of scumbags that don’t like Jews, either.  Very ironic, considering he Ser CEO Schultz was raised in a Jewish family.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/short-takes/starbucks-venti-israel-problem

Now, there are these cups.

Guess what, liberals?

We really couldn’t give a holy, flying frig.

It’s an old journalism tip (or really, just a good life tip).

You want to get to the bottom of some goings-on?

Follow the money.

Why? Because money talks. And sometimes she says some pretty obnoxious things.

So let’s do that with this utterly banal Starbucks red cup supposed “controversy”.

I thought something seemed suspicious on Sunday, when I first started seeing the red cup articles and memes pop up on my various social media feeds. My non-Christian friends rolled their virtual eyes at the Christians supposedly outraged by a simple red cup, while my supposedly outraged Christian friends insisted upon how much they were most definitely not upset.

Where it all started: 

So if it is nearly impossible to find a member of the general public who is, in fact, legitimately outraged about the red cup, why are we even talking about this?

It seems we have Joshua Feuerstein, former televangelist turned self-proclaimed social media evangelist, to blamethank blame. He’s a machine gun-toting, prosperity-Gospel preaching “pastor” with a proclivity for vertical videos (which, regardless of content, are objectively awful).

In his one of his latest productions, Feuerstein proudly proclaims to his prolific followers that Starbucks “wanted to take Christ out of Christmas” and that’s why their cups are “just plain red.”

He also claims that Starbucks employees aren’t allowed to tell their customers “Merry Christmas.” Not so fast, Starbucks. Feuerstein has a plan.

The caption from Feuerstein’s post on facebook: “Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus … SO I PRANKED THEM … and they HATE IT!!!!#share
Use #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKS

Because nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a little asinine, vindictive trickery.

Never mind that since the debut of the Starbucks holiday cup in 1997, the designs have only ever been vaguely seasonal and festive. A look at the cup designs since 2009 shows snowmen, snowflakes and children sledding, but no distinctly Christian iconography whatsoever. The claim that this is somehow a break from a traditionally Christian cup is completely unfounded.

And never mind that Starbucks does not in fact provide “a script or a policy around greeting customers. They are simply encouraged to create a welcoming environment to delight each person who walks through our doors,” a spokesperson told The Atlantic.

I know several Christians who do not go to Starbucks, or at least prefer not to, due to the company’s stance on other political issues. And they simply do it out of principle, without protest or display, because they understand how a free market works.

But Feuerstein clearly isn’t one of these conscientious objectors. Isn’t he the one who purchased a cup of their joe before making his supposedly infuriating discovery? And isn’t he the one actually encouraging other people to patron their local Starbucks?

So what could possibly be motivating him to make two (false) claims against a company, and to declare a “movement” against them, other than to up the number of followers on his social media, his primary source of income? Surely it’s not bad for business that Feuerstein’s video has garnered over 14 million views since its November 5 posting, and he’s increased his facebook following to nearly two million.

At the end of the day, the more fury Feuerstein is able to incite in his followers, the more attention he is able to draw to himself. And the more attention he gets, the more money ends up in his pocket. Which he could theoretically use to continue his oh-so-sneaky Christmas coffee prankery.

Just like Jesus would want.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/blog/nobody-cares-about-the-starbucks-cups-they-do-care-about-money/

Let’s wind the tape back.

Never mind that since the debut of the Starbucks holiday cup in 1997, the designs have only ever been vaguely seasonal and festive. A look at the cup designs since 2009 shows snowmen, snowflakes and children sledding, but no distinctly Christian iconography whatsoever. The claim that this is somehow a break from a traditionally Christian cup is completely unfounded.

Know what that means?

That means you leftists are the ones making a big deal out of it.  You’re lying, because you’re liars.  Don’t worry, though.  We Christian Conservatives understand.

It’s in your nature.

Let’s hear from luminary Michelle Malkin:

Liberals (you know who you are) are born to lie, and you’re lying about this.  You’re lying, because you just want to vilify others, and you also want to cover up the things you’re doing.  You claim Christians are trying to push their values on you, but let’s not forget that you people, while you’re trying to cover your asses with the fig-leaf of this Starbucks crap, are doing things like this:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/11/yale-leftists-interrupt-and-spit-on-conservatives-attending-meeting-on-free-speech-video/

I kid you not:  spit on me, and that’ll be the last thing you remember doing, if the doctors can wake you up from the coma.

And while you’re trying to manufacture an issue out of the eighteen year old drivel cups, I’ve noticed you’ve also been up to this:

Yale students are out in force today in protests against racism stemming from remarks the administration made about … Halloween costumes. Just so you are clear, that is not a typo. As we previously reported at Right Scoop, the kids are pretty fired up about Halloween costumes.

Today they are out by the hundreds. You might think it is crazy to be this upset about Halloween costumes, but that is only because you don’t realize there was an email.

http://therightscoop.com/hundreds-of-yale-students-still-protesting-halloween-insensitivity-and-safe-space-meanies/#ixzz3rJrsCpZP

If one of you Me Generation idiots talks to me, like that, you’re getting knocked out.

And what else have you been up to, leftists?  Oh, yeah.  Running for “safe spaces”, crying because you’re still waiting for your right not to be offended.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/11/university-of-california-may-give-students-right-to-not-be-offended/

Oh, and what’s in those “safe spaces”?

The safe space, Ms. Byron explained, was intended to give people who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma. Emma Hall, a junior, rape survivor and “sexual assault peer educator” who helped set up the room and worked in it during the debate, estimates that a couple of dozen people used it. At one point she went to the lecture hall — it was packed — but after a while, she had to return to the safe space. “I was feeling bombarded by a lot of viewpoints that really go against my dearly and closely held beliefs,” Ms. Hall said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/judith-shulevitz-hiding-from-scary-ideas.html?_r=0

Not enough?  Good.

Another thing you leftists are trying to avoid discussing is how big a liar Hillary Clinton is.  Not only is she a liar (and responsible for the deaths of people better than herself), but her lies are just outright stupid.  How about when she tried ‘joining the Marines’?

But, yeah.  Keep talking about coffee cups, and trying to blame your crap on other people.  And while you’re at it. let’s take another look at the other asshats you’re trying to cover for:

Yipper.  So instead of talking about how you people are trying to deprive other people of their rights (which is typical of people that would vote for the Slave Party), so instead of talking about the infantalized IDIOTS and SPINELESS COWARDS you’ve become, so instead of talking about the needy little children you’ve become (and raised), instead of talking about the person you support to become President of the United States is a Liar of the Tenth Magnitude, so instead of taking about how you’ve become a bunch of laughable pansies that can’t be offended, but are the most offensive things to walk the Earth, you want to divert the conversation to eighteen year old coffee cups from a corporation that isn’t even that good (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aPbZU3EjVtMo).

This is you:

Wow.  You people literally make yourselves look like rejects from the Village Idiot tryouts.  I’d say you couldn’t make yourselves look like dumber, weaker idiots, if you tried, but we all know that’s not true.

So, Merry Christmas, you scumbags that like the spread lies, crap-talk and gin up trouble to hide what you’re really up to, all in an effort to harass and make Christians look bad for your own jollies.

batman-Slapping-Robin-my parents are dead

And enjoy that coffee.  I recommend you put some ice in it (not that it’ll help you).

I am Virus-X:  REPUBLIC COMMANDO, and I approve this message.

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~ by virusx on November 12, 2015.

2 Responses to “Starbucks and Sleight of Hand”

  1. Good work!

  2. Thanks!

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