On Starbucks and "Racism"

1. Restaurants/coffee shops like Starbucks exist, in case the Social Justice Warriors weren't aware of this, to sell things to paying customers.

2. These shops usually have chairs and tables. These are not "free" for anyone to use. They are provided as an included benefit, a lagniappe, for those who actually do pay for food or coffee.

3. Indeed, as businesses don't give anything away for "free," the cost of space, and of air conditioning, and the costs of furniture, etc., is actually included in the cost of the food and drink they sell to paying customers (there's that phrase again).

4. Ergo, if you do not buy anything in the shop, you are not paying your share of the cost of space, the air conditioning, the lighting, the furniture, etc.

5. And, in fact, by using the limited resource of available chairs and tables, a nonpaying noncustomer is actually preventing paying customers from using them.

6. The individuals here were not paying customers. They were free riders, permitted in the store only due to the indulgence of the manager and his desire to not make a scene.

7. Rather than accepting that their presence was merely tolerated as an indulgence, they decided to take it up another notch by asking for the bathroom code, despite (I'm pretty sure) signage indicating that bathrooms were for paying customers only.

8. This is the standard way these shops operate. They do not wish to become private unfunded homeless shelters, providing indoor chairs and bathroom facilities for transients.

9. After being told they could not use the bathrooms unless they were paying customers, instead of doing the obvious thing of laying down a buck and a half for the smallest size tea, thus complying with Starbucks' rules and becoming a minimum-level paying customer, they apparently refused.

10. They were then told to leave, which is Starbucks' right -- again, the table and chairs and space are provided as a courtesy to paying customers, not anyone who just wants to get off the street and use the business as an office-away-from-home as they wait for another party, who would probably also be a nonpaying noncustomer. I say that because if they planned on staying at Starbucks, they shouldn't have been so resistant to just paying for a tea.

Unless they intended to be briefed on real estate opportunities by this friend for a few hours, also without ever paying for anything in the shop.

11. Black people often claim that white people don't listen to them or don't believe them about cops and businesses hassling them. Well, let me note that goes in the other direction: I and most white people here can attest that this rule -- no bathroom use for nonpaying noncustomers-- also applies to white people, and I've been denied the code or the key most of the times I've asked to use the bathroom without first paying. Sometimes I'll say "I have to go to the bathroom, but I'll order as soon as I'm out," and they give up the code, and then I order.

This is not a Black People Only rule.

This rule is so omnipresent I'm frankly shocked these people were surprised by it. I understand the rule and the exchange (my purchase for the accommodation of a seat or use of the bathroom) implicitly. Usually, if I have to use the bathroom, I don't even ask for the key without making at least a small purpose. I don't want then to tell me "No, it's against store policy" so I just buy something to avoid that tiny indignity.

Why was this such an outrage to these guys? Do they never get out?

And again: Why not just shell out the buck and a half for a small tea?

If you're going to deny the lived experience of members of an entire race as false and made-up, then you're a racist.

And pretty much all white people can tell you: Yes, this is standard. If someone gives you the key without a purpose you have won the day and should count yourself lucky, or count the clerk as kind, because that's not very common.

12. Having now gone from one indulgence to asking for another, the manager thought it was time to inform these gentlemen that Starbucks is not, in fact, a public convenience, but a private business engaged in the business of actual business, and asked them to leave.

Once again, they seemed to have ignored the possibility of just ordering a small tea as a way to gain the right to sit and use the bathrooms.

13. They refused to leave, now announcing themselves as squatters, and so the manager called the cops to escort them out -- which is what any business would do when their quite lawful and understandable rule that you either buy something or leave is ignored.

14. The cops came and also told the gentlemen it was time to move on, given that they had no legal right to be in the store, and were continuing to refuse the trivial gesture of paying $1.50 for a small tea that would make this situation all copacetic, and then they apparently told the cops they weren't going anywhere. They apparently believed they had/have the right to sit in someone else's private property uninvited and unwanted until they feel like leaving.

15. They also apparently believe that the claim "I'm waiting for a friend" somehow gives them the right to remain uninvited and unpaying in someone else's establishment. They also seem to not realize that if they just went outside and waited for their friend there, their friend would of course see them as he approached the doors to enter.

16. Now having refused the cops' reasonable request to leave -- and therefore now in defiance of a cops' lawful order to stop trespassing on someone else's private property when you have been lawfully asked to leave -- they were arrested.

17. And no, I don't agree with Ed Morrissey's claim that the manager should have expected them to be arrested when he called the cops. That's absurd. Most cops do not arrest homeless people laying on a blanket outside a restaurant when the restaurant calls the cops. Nor do they usually arrest drunks who refuse to leave a bar at closing time. They simply tell the person it's time to move on to go bother another business, or call a cab and go home.

I don't believe the cops had any intent to arrest these guys; they had the intent to get them to leave, per the owner's lawful request that they do so. I think it was their refusal to do so that escalated this from a "Move on" situation to a "Now we're taking you in" situation.

It's a bizarre idea that someone should "expect" that minor interactions with the cops like this would of course result in an arrest, instead of a simple "Move on."

18. But this is of course racism because the people being asked to move on were black. Once upon a time, the civil rights movement was dedicated to ensuring that blacks were treated no differently than whites by police and businesses; now it seems dedicated to ensuring they are treated differently -- with greater latitude and indulgence.

Because yes, white people are denied the right to use bathrooms all the time, and no, white people cannot just set up shop in a private business without paying for anything without being asked to either buy something or find someplace else to go.

19. I have a small amount of expertise on this: I used to be a waiter. And I can tell you that even paying customers, who've bought a fair amount of food and drink, will be pressured to pay and leave if they overstay at their table without ordering more and more food or drink. Restaurants will give you about 30-40 minutes after coffee to wrap up -- assuming it's a sit-down restaurant -- and then, if you just continue to gab, waiters will begin conspiring to pressure you to leave. These pressure tactics include giving you the bill, even when you did not ask for it, and then repeatedly coming to the table to ask "Is there anything else you'll be needing?" If you do not take the hint, you will ultimately be told you have to clear the table to allow other patrons to sit.

And yes, I've had to do this. I was young and felt uncomfortable about it, but the owner told me: Tell them to leave. That table is worth money to me and they can't occupy it for an hour and a half after their meal as if it's their living room.

(BTW, I thought I'd lose my tip over this, which would have sucked, as they did order big meals and lots of drinks, but they were cool about. They did not start berating me about their imagined rights to occupy a table on a busy night for hours and hours. They understood that their overstay had been indulged, but ultimately, the restaurant reserved the right to end this indulgence after a reasonable time.)

(And, BTW: having been a waiter, and having experienced this a lot, if I'm out to dinner with you, and we begin to overstay, I will start getting antsy and saying "We should either go or order more food and drink or relocate to the bar" because I know that restaurants and waiters start to get very pissy about overstaying, no-longer-ordering table-squatters. The tenseness of this situation was instilled in me from my own career as a waiter.)

(If you didn't know this, you're either someone who leaves promptly, or you've been very indulged by wait-staffs, or you just don't pick up on social cues and nervous energy very well. Basically, the rule is that after 45 minutes, restaurant patrons, like unrefrigerated fish, begin to stink.)

20. Although this happens all the time to white people, no stories about it ever go viral, because, well, who gives a fuck. It's stupid to even complain about commonsensical policies.

21. Yet this is now national news because it happened to black guys.

22. Who despite the many opportunities to make all of this square by just ordering a $1.50 small tea, just continued to demand further indulgence of the manager.

23. Now Starbucks is saying this was all contrary to their policy and, presumably, anyone who wants to sit in their shops and not order anything and use the bathrooms has the right to do so as long as they like.

24. Starbucks, in other words, has just announced its stores are not stores primarily, but are now privately-funded shelters and bathroom facilities for the homeless. You don't have to spend a slim dime in the store to sit as long as you please and use the bathrooms.

25. That'll be great for Starbucks' business. Their yuppie douchebag clientele love the homeless in the abstract, but we'll see how much they appreciate their coffee shops being jammed with them, close-up-like, occupying most tables and chairs.

26. I don't even want to defend Starbucks; I want them to have the full taste of Social Justice Warrior progressivism. If this is the company's ideology, then they should live that ideology to the full.

27. I have a feeling Starbucks is just claiming this policy until the Social Justice Warrior locusts find a new business to harass, and then, when they do move on, they'll quietly shift the policy back to "Paying Customers Only," but I think it would be a hoot if conservatives monitored them to make sure they're sticking with this new, idiotic policy of letting anyone just sit and lounge without actually buying anything.

28. I think it would be funny if rightwing blogs made sure they were continuing this policy and made sure everyone knew they were backsliding when they do, inevitably, backslide into a non-insane position.

29. Because fuck them.

30. Here's Sargon of Akkad on this whole contrived, invented, made-up racial nontroversy.

BTW: Starbucks will begin implementing a new policy of instructing employees about "unconscious racism."

Soon, they'll have to start training people to avoid "unconscious desire to keep vagrants and transients from just parking themselves in their shops all damn day."

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:15 PM




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1 First.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 17, 2018 04:15 PM (/qEW2)

2 Don't touch the stuff, bitter and vile

Posted by: CN at April 17, 2018 04:16 PM (5gaNQ)

3 Yeah, I read the post....

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 04:16 PM (zSVEm)

4
So Teh Ewok REALLY didn't like the movie.

Good to know.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 17, 2018 04:16 PM (XWkhW)

5 My God! It's full of words.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 17, 2018 04:16 PM (fA1SL)

6 Yay, a Starbucks thread!

Posted by: m at April 17, 2018 04:16 PM (U6XUk)

7 Are there no nuisance laws?

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 04:17 PM (zSVEm)

8 Man ... I saw thirty points and just gave up before I even started.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 04:17 PM (fiGNd)

9 Well, it's not as bad as what Luther did...

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 04:18 PM (zSVEm)

10 It was a set-up. They planned to make a scene and had all the extras lined up, including the camera and the lawyer.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (/k7u1)

11 But did they get free WiFi?

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (HgMAr)

12 TL;DL.

It's no Taco Cabeza.

Posted by: Jesse Pinkman at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (9acFt)

13 Starbucks named a latte after me.

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (14qvS)

14 1,000 points of woke

Posted by: NCKate at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (gLGOa)

15 29. Because fuck them.

So much this. I hereby declare this Reason 29.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (NWiLs)

16 You seem concerned.

Posted by: Han Shannity at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (tXGEm)

17 SJW'S are never satisfied. We're witnessing hot blue on blue action here.

Good.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 17, 2018 04:19 PM (fA1SL)

18 Isn't that the story of our immigration policy? People come in & expect to stay for free, then raise hell on earth when we want them to leave?

Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 04:20 PM (7HtZB)

19 ESPRESSO FOADDY-FI!!

Posted by: Mad Maxine's wighat at April 17, 2018 04:20 PM (8TdcF)

20 In Soviet Russia, only coffee is black.

Posted by: Starbuck's Moscow at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (HgMAr)

21 Searching my care bucket ...

... nope, completely empty.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (fiGNd)

22 I've never understood the fascination with the place or its overrated brews

Posted by: CN at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (5gaNQ)

23 Two consecutive posts with a lot of words. I'm not paying extra for this!

Posted by: FDR's TV at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (nS9If)

24 Starbucks should shut down one day each week for sensitivity training. Say, Sunday, when most people are home. Those that wanted support from friends and family could meet at a common location, and meditate on doing good works and not offending people. For who among us has not, on rare occasions, offended someone on the blog?

Perhaps these one day a week seminars could be led by a professional speaker who could help us understand how other people feel about things and why it is so hurtful to disagree with our brothers and sisters.


We would all be the better for it. Someone should write a book.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (roQNm)

25 .....we waddnit doin' nuttin'....

Precisely, BUY SOMETHING.

Posted by: redenzo at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (14qvS)

26 They need to train their employees to refrain from stealing when customers don't ask for a receipt, putting trash and dirt in drinks and food, and refrain from putting body fluids from drinks and food.

Posted by: Monk at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (9acFt)

27 As per my writing this morning they are shutting down ( all?) Starbucks for racial training.
Have to say even I never guessed that but you can't out guess Leftists.

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (aC6Sd)

28 10 - Even if that's true (I could see it), they'll never win in court. Maybe if they get some really stupid jurors and a biased judge oohhh never mind.

Posted by: Gaff at April 17, 2018 04:22 PM (jPS2y)

29 I was boycotting Starbucks before it was cool.

Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 04:22 PM (7HtZB)

30 As long as they*re closing for a day to train their employees on just how awful it is to be a white penis owner, maybe they could throw in lessons on how to make/serve a cup of coffee in less than 15 minutes.

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at April 17, 2018 04:22 PM (cGpV0)

31 In Soviet Russia, code for bathroom is: Outside In Back

Posted by: Starbuck's Moscow at April 17, 2018 04:22 PM (HgMAr)

32 Starf*cks will woe the day they established this new policy. But as long as it doesn't migrate to other non-liberal yuppie places I don't care.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (mpXpK)

33 So a right-wing minority can occupy the shop and use their Wi-Fi at will? Without paying for anything?

Dear diary: Jackpot.

Posted by: trev006 at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (jRA31)

34 Speaking of vagrants, the best I have ever seen was the dude unconscious in a puddle of vomit and pee sprawled out in the square in front of the cathedral in NOLA. He had a medical halo screwed into his skull. And still he persisted.

Posted by: NCKate at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (gLGOa)

35
For who among us has not, on rare occasions, offended someone on the blog?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 04:21 PM (roQNm)







Not me, assmunch.

Oh, shit.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (XWkhW)

36 I really like this new, enumerated format.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (LWu6U)

37 >>> I don't even ask for the key without making at least a small purpose

or porpoise
or purchase

Posted by: m at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (U6XUk)

38 My guess this morning was in Philadelphia at least all commercial site bathrooms will be all public use.

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (aC6Sd)

39 So basically going forward, Starbucks is not going to kick out anyone who is a non paying customer who is black. Because it would be raycisss. Yea, have fun with that. Sorry Starbucks, you've been at the forefront of SJW bullshit and you're going to choke on it now and I don't feel bad for you one bit.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (CiRJp)

40 Their yuppie douchebag clientele love the homeless in the abstract, but we'll see how much they appreciate their coffee shops being jammed with them, close-up-like, occupying most tables and chairs.
----

Yep. I think someone should make it a point of informing, and if necessary, transporting homeless people to the local Starbucks shelter.

Posted by: WisRich at April 17, 2018 04:23 PM (G0vdT)

41 Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys.

Posted by: Caliban at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (QE8X6)

42 And again: Why not just shell out the buck and a half for a small tea?

I am going to guess that these same people fight for the $15/hr minimum wage.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (r+sAi)

43 This is not a Black People Only rule.



You miss the point entirely.

They WANT black people only rules, whereby you must give everything you have to them as soon as they ask for it, gratis, because RACISM.

It is horseshit to anybody who adheres to Judeo-Christian ethics, but to intersectional racism freakazoids, it makes perfect sense.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (7UW64)

44 The Iced Tea I ordered from a Starbucks in Japan sucked.

First time I'd ever bought anything from either Starbucks or Japan. So I'm pretty confused on whom to blame.

The tea contained pulpy sour grapefruit that tasted like shit - which, based upon my subsequent Japanese Cuisine Experience - is probably according to design.

I wish I could have given it to the black dudes. Maybe everyone would have been happy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (fiGNd)

45 Social Justice Warriors are NOT for society, NOT for justice but simply warriors.
Sad.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (Ftuf+)

46 How can there be a thread on this now?

Ace has said all there is to be said on the issue.
Time to go O/T

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (z79tQ)

47 23. Now Starbucks is saying this was all contrary to their policy and,
presumably, anyone who wants to sit in their shops and not order
anything and use the bathrooms has the right to do so as long as they like.

=====
If they are black.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 17, 2018 04:25 PM (pw+jk)

48 24. Starbucks, in other words, has just announced its stores are not stores primarily, but are now privately-funded shelters and bathroom facilities for the homeless.


Was going to snark this, but can't beat it.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 04:25 PM (tu/2g)

49 One of these days, it's gonna go too far. And the whitey-white baristas will say, f it,ycttjasi, and just walk out the door.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at April 17, 2018 04:25 PM (IiR2y)

50 As a law enforcement officer, I have always taken the AT&T approach to situations such as this; first I ask the subject to comply with the lawful order. Then I tell the subject they have to comply with the lawful order. And if that fails, I then take action (arresting the subject for violating the lawful order, as well as Resisting, Delaying and Obstructing). I have also found that, although it does not seem to be the case in this particular occurrence, that arguing with and/or trying to be reasonable with a drunk person is fruitless.

Posted by: DaveKinNC at April 17, 2018 04:25 PM (/NgNT)

51 Here's a question: What if they had declared themselves to be trannies?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (ptqGC)

52 Training also include: ear gauge selection, tattoo placement, and hacking of the American internet.

Posted by: Starbuck's Moscow at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (HgMAr)

53 The Permanent Grievance Class.

Posted by: backbeat lurker at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (xj3h0)

54 Didn't Starbucks say a few months ago that they were going to giving hiring preference to refugees and not test them for any diseases (like TB) beforehand because racism?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (QBy2Q)

55 Maybe related; years ago, while stationed in the UK, I traveled a bit. One of the places I traveled to was Paris. The cafe's in Paris have a couple of options. If you want a lower price on there products (food, drink), you have to stand at the bar. If you want to sit and eat/drink, you pay more.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (em2p+)

56 repost: more evidence for the idea that nevertrumpers are really just embarrassed by being associated with the working class.
this is a joke because the working man is white. turn it around and pretty sure this isn't a joke


https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/985985227007954944

Posted by: bjstuggzzz at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (e44Qj)

57 Nice little coffee shop ya got there. Shame if it fills up with stankin homeless crazies.

Posted by: BluesFish at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (4NFMK)

58 >>>51 Here's a question: What if they had declared themselves to be trannies?


then they'd just be given the deed to the property and the shop.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (8rNrN)

59 Starbucks can roll over, or they can send in Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz and Rabinowitz, three savage Jews who won't leave a scrap of flesh on their bones.

One means you'll be paying forever, one means no one will dare again.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (oVJmc)

60 Moscow Starbucks?

"You want coffee with beet or without beet, tovarisch?"

Posted by: Insomniac at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (NWiLs)

61 Hilarious memes of a photo of an SJW with a megaphone yelling at a hipster barrista. OMG I am so contemporary!

Posted by: regular joe at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (O50yS)

62 Serve everyone except the customer identifing his name as Trump.

Posted by: redenzo at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (14qvS)

63 60. Without is extra.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (fA1SL)

64 In the past year my employer forced us all to do a "racial sensitivity" training. One nurse had the temerity to ask a minority "technician" to stop doing her homework in the back of the nurses' station and do her job. It was clear that the nurse was in the right, but the tech threatened to lawyer up and declared it racism. The facility's lawyers demanded that this "training" occur. I suspect Starbucks is getting a similar treatment from its legal team

Posted by: CN at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (5gaNQ)

65 Franchise owners may contest, claiming they did not pay big (Star) bucks for a franchise just so they could turn it over as a homeless shelter.

Depends on how the deal is written maybe, but after this big display of being PC, I'm guess in under six months they will try to quietly reverse the policy, at least in areas where there are a lot of people that would take advantage (white or not).

These PR moves don't always work out so well, especially when it is mostly to appease a noisy small minority at the expense of regular customers.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (bT8Z4)

66 Dennis Prager made a salient point about this story today, and the Starbucks CEO caving to the SJWs: "People today fear the Left more than they fear God."

Posted by: ShainS at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (OTcWB)

67 For the life of me I will never understand why this overpriced over cooked coffee place ever became a thing.

Last year when my Mother was ill in Virginia all the hospitals had changed over to Starbucks. I walked across the street to a dinner to get coffee after one sip.

Posted by: Big V at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (ZvLtE)

68

Apropos.

I'm Just Waiting on a Friend Teh Rolling Stones.

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

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at April 17, 2018 04:27 PM (GdWl+)

69 Sorry Starbucks, you've been at the forefront of SJW bullshit and you're going to choke on it now and I don't feel bad for you one bit.
Posted by: Minnfidel


Blue on blue fratricide.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (tu/2g)

70 Starbucks is shitty. Seattle's Best is also shitty.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (NWiLs)

71 Flash mobs will be next. Time to short that Starbucks stock and buy some put options.

Posted by: Monk at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (9acFt)

72 I think the black men would have left, except the prissy little white Social Justice Bullies stuck their noses into it, and escalated the incident. What are the black guys gonna do? They have a bunch of white people telling them to sit and stay.

Notice none of those white people demanded to be arrested in solidarity?

Posted by: rd at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (4dz1m)

73 I think Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (sp?) should let these guys and any others ones camp out in his office and home all day and use the bathroom.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (tpDAe)

74 And I already hate going to Starbucks, there are always one or several low-side leisure class that you have to run the gauntlet with. (In case you hadn't heard it, "at either end of the social spectrum there lies a leisure class").

Posted by: John A. Fleming at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (IiR2y)

75 54: That is true and makes it doubly sweet

Posted by: CN at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (5gaNQ)

76 "white people are denied the right to use bathrooms all the time"

This must be a NY thing...

Posted by: Chris M at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (eAZVt)

77 Yeah, I can see the barristas writing on the cups "Let's have a dialogue about personal hygiene!" 'Cause it's gonna be stinky there for a while.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (RD7QR)

78 The son of friends of ours worked as a barista while in college, and said in the college town he worked in it wasn't uncommon for hipster students to buy ONE coffee and spend the entire afternoon on a high top using the free WiFi. But this was in flyover country, so.....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (ptqGC)

79 >>>ranchise owners may contest, claiming they did not pay big (Star) bucks for a franchise just so they could turn it over as a homeless shelter.

I asked a friend if starbucks were franchises or company owned. He said he thought they were company owned.

But yeah, I agree with you, if they ARE franchised, then the franchisee cannot be compelled to accept new terms that weren't in the original franchise contract.

I'm assuming my friend is right and these are company owned.

I hear the manager being called a manager and not an owner, and I don't hear anything about an "owner" being involved.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (8rNrN)

80 >>>Now Starbucks is saying this was all contrary to their policy and, presumably, anyone who wants to sit in their shops and not order anything and use the bathrooms has the right to do so as long as they like.

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Max Power at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (q177U)

81 Still think its a set-up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (oVJmc)

82 Well, it's not as bad as what Luther did...

Posted by: kraken


Good luck nailing anything to a front door these days. Those glass slivers will hurt like a SOB.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (AM1GF)

83 Ace did not mention, but the main driver behind the codes, and restrictions that businesses put on use of facilities is that you can not imagine what goes on in a public bathroom until you have to clean it up.

When a non-paying customer comes into your business to use the toilet, your mind starts to convulse with the thought of what they are going to do in there.

It will either be messy, illegal, or a liability issue and either way it will make the facilities less appealing to paying customers. The risk is too high, and this is why the guy who has to clean the toilet is usually the one most emphatic about enforcing the rule.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (LWu6U)

84 Will corporations see what is happening to Super Woke Starbucks now and decide that catering to the howling mobs will bring about 'bad luck' and change accordingly? You can never be WOKE enough.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 04:30 PM (em2p+)

85 Now Starbucks is saying this was all contrary to their policy and,
presumably, anyone who wants to sit in their shops and not order
anything and use the bathrooms has the right to do so as long as they
like.


Then why is there a code to open the bathroom?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:30 PM (oVJmc)

86 69
Sorry Starbucks, you've been at the forefront of SJW bullshit and you're
going to choke on it now and I don't feel bad for you one bit.

Posted by: Minnfidel





Blue on blue fratricide.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (tu/2g)

Beautiful isn't it?
As I mentioned in a prior thread. I'm going to Dunkin Donuts that day, getting a donut and large coffee (not a vendi or some other bs). And I think i'll make sure I'm 2A compliant as well because 'Murica.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 17, 2018 04:30 PM (jxbfJ)

87 In the words of Capt. Zapp Brannigan, "Never have I heard of such a brutal and shocking injustice that I cared so little about."

Posted by: regular joe at April 17, 2018 04:30 PM (O50yS)

88 Wawa 12 oz. coffee $1.54 tax included.

Posted by: redenzo at April 17, 2018 04:30 PM (14qvS)

89 >>>Ace did not mention, but the main driver behind the codes, and restrictions that businesses put on use of facilities is that you can not imagine what goes on in a public bathroom until you have to clean it up.

When a non-paying customer comes into your business to use the toilet, your mind starts to convulse with the thought of what they are going to do in there.

...

a friend was telling me that his friend has told him many stories about having to clean up "Epic Hobo Fecal Spray" in the bathroom.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (8rNrN)

90 Bring a thermos of coffee into a Starbucks and pour it into a BIG Black Rifle mug. Stay there all day.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (r9UYA)

91 But the funniest thing will be all those Leftists employees getting a ' white privilege ' talk.

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (aC6Sd)

92 I guess Starbucks hasn't yet figured out that if homeless people hang out all the day and tie up the bathroom this will cause the other paying customers to leave. Not a good business model.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (tpDAe)

93 "You want coffee with beet or without beet, tovarisch?"

Posted by: Insomniac at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (NWiLs)
............

You want beet warmed up?

Posted by: Starbuck's Moscow at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (HgMAr)

94 85
Now Starbucks is saying this was all contrary to their policy and,

presumably, anyone who wants to sit in their shops and not order

anything and use the bathrooms has the right to do so as long as they

like.

Then why is there a code to open the bathroom?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:30 PM (oVJmc)

So then a large group of like minded individuals should be able to go into any Starbucks and take up all the available seating?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (jxbfJ)

95

EM TACO BOWL FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (mPeei)

96 brilliant, vagrants over paying customers. That CEO is an idiot. poor Schultz just can't leave the business can he.

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (B1C8c)

97 a friend was telling me that his friend has told him
many stories about having to clean up "Epic Hobo Fecal Spray" in the
bathroom.





Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (8rNrN)


And there went any thought of dinner tonight.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:32 PM (ptqGC)

98 I'm trying to summon an opinion ... and the damn thing just won't materialize.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 04:32 PM (fiGNd)

99 Well reasoned and explained, Ace.

I think that it was probably a setup from the get-go.
(like most racial grievance stuff these days)

Someone on the ONT at #35 made some interesting points in favor of this thesis; I don't vouch for them, merely pointing them out.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 17, 2018 04:32 PM (Mbmmf)

100 Well, it's not as bad as what Luther did...
Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 04:18 PM (zSVEm)


========

Hah! My first thought.

In an ideal world Starbucks should nail a copy of this to all of their doors to educate people. But of course that would just result in more unpleasantness for them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 17, 2018 04:32 PM (/qEW2)

101 This sure sounds like a contrived incident to me, like the college students who "find" nooses on their doorknob or something.

Posted by: rickl at April 17, 2018 04:32 PM (xjiRE)

102 Great post, Mr. Ace.

Posted by: m at April 17, 2018 04:32 PM (U6XUk)

103 Starbucks is shitty. Seattle's Best is also shitty.


Posted by: Insomniac at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM
-------------------

LaVazza Qualita Rossa
Bialetti Moka

Just. Like. Nonni.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (t41dG)

104 please, no details about post-hobo bathroom conditions !

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (B1C8c)

105 To be fair, he might have paid for a handjob to use the bathroom.

Posted by: Monk at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (9acFt)

106 >>>Starbucks, in other words, has just announced its stores are not stores
primarily, but are now privately-funded shelters and bathroom facilities
for the homeless. You don't have to spend a slim dime in the store to
sit as long as you please and use the bathrooms.<<<

I'm thinking about eating at Chipotles and stopping over at Starbucks to drop an upper decker in the ladies' room.

Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (bJ0w+)

107 Big cities are filled with vagrants, they will all be welcome at Starbucks now.

Couldn't care less one way or another because I don't go to them.

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (aC6Sd)

108 83. Yup. When I bought my shop, the first and most important renovation I made was to wall-off the bathroom. Instantly improved the place.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (fA1SL)

109 I am quite sure the Horde has an abundance of sympathy for Starbucks and its travails. Between all of us we can come up with a buckfiddy for a tea.

Posted by: DaveA at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (FhXTo)

110 Am I the last person in America who has never stepped foot inside a Starbucks?

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (xPl2J)

111 I waited tables after college (Chili's). Best % tip I ever got (not largest, but best % on the bill) was a black guy with his young son on the 4th of July. It was like $13, he dropped a $20 and left. He had been very pleasant and I provided very good service (as I always did). OTOH, other customers who would look like Obama's sons if he had them.... One black waiter I knew acknowledged that many black customers simply wouldn't tip white waiters. He was embarrassed. He never told me that white customers stiffed him; then again, he was one of Joe Biden's types -- you know, smooth-talking, articulate. . . .

Posted by: SFGoth at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (dZ756)

112 What's the over/under on them finding a dead heroin addict in the bathroom in the next year?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (NWiLs)

113 "Even if that's true (I could see it), they'll never win in court. Maybe if they get some really stupid jurors and a biased judge oohhh never mind."

The goal isn't to get to court, but to either grab a settlement or have the company issue a "grant" to "community groups" that the "victims" jist happen to work for.

I bet the people who set it up run the very type of hate-whitey indoctrination sessions Starbucks has agreed to host.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (/k7u1)

114 53 The Permanent Grievance Class.
Posted by: backbeat lurker



Thar is GOLD in dem thar Grievances!!!

Posted by: Grievance Prospector at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (em2p+)

115 105
To be fair, he might have paid for a handjob to use the bathroom.

Posted by: Monk at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (9acFt)

So that wasn't a liquid soap dispenser?

Posted by: Hobo who didn't use fecal spray at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (jxbfJ)

116 Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM
---
Aw geez... left the sock on. Ripe, too.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (t41dG)

117 My coffee shop would have a big sign 'We don't care what color you are - no pay, no pee'

Posted by: GregV61 at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (+5nuR)

118 >>>Well reasoned and explained, Ace.

I think that it was probably a setup from the get-go.
(like most racial grievance stuff these days)


...

it does seem strange to me that these gentlemen have never before encountered this omnipresent rule.


and that they refused the slightest gesture towards making this all square, and escalated the situation at every opportunity.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (8rNrN)

119 Since you don't have to buy anything, I guess you can bring your own food and coffee, too?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (oVJmc)

120 I wonder if one is better off with a "drive-thru window" only when possible. For stuff like coffee and donuts.

Seems like avoiding "dine-in" entirely would solve the public accomodation problem - if your particular business could get away with it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (fiGNd)

121 >>>The Permanent Grievance Class.


This is why the left is determined to keep race relations as bad as possible.

Posted by: Max Power at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (q177U)

122 So you are telling me that a coffee shop would have to worry about explosive diarrhea?

Seems hard to believe.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (pw+jk)

123 >>I say that because if they planned on staying at Starbucks, they shouldn't have been so resistant to just paying for a tea.



This is the first time I've seen this point made.
Amazing how the MSM and social media never asked that.

When I meet someone at a place like that, I will typically order and then hold a table if the person(s) I am meeting are late. Why did they not do that --- was their late friend paying for the coffee?

It was a set-up.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (W+vEI)

124 91 But the funniest thing will be all those Leftists employees getting a ' white privilege ' talk.
Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (aC6Sd)
-

Oh, they'll be down with it.

It won't be until they see customers start getting belligerent at them that they'll start thinking twice.

Posted by: WisRich at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (G0vdT)

125 AND the poor manager has lost his/her job.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (48QDY)

126 SBuX- roasting on their own petard.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (WPjdV)

127 I hope STBKS gets it good and hard.They should be renamed Douchenozzles R US.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable russian bot! at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (0OmEj)

128 Black people often claim that white people don't listen to them or don't believe them about cops and businesses hassling them. Well, let me note that goes in the other direction: I and most white people here can attest that this rule -- no bathroom use for nonpaying noncustomers-- also applies to white people, and I've been denied the code or the key most of the times I've asked to use the bathroom without first paying.

If you spend much time on Twitter or Reddit or any number of other social media sites, you're going to run into SJWs posting their agitprop. One of the things I've noticed many many times, is all of the grievance groups vastly overestimate how nice the average white male heterosexual has it.

Every time something bad happens to them, they compare their experience to their mythical heterosexual white guy experience and boldly declare the delta between the two experience is a clear sign society is against them.

Seriously, ask any perpetually aggrieved person to tell you what personal difficulties they've suffered due to systemic bias against them. Not a single one of their complaints will be exceptional.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 04:35 PM (iv0p7)

129 what was that other idiotic move, they had to roll back, asking people about their views on racism or something ? yeah good one, that.

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 04:36 PM (B1C8c)

130 My pet peeve (no pun intended) is any hipster sidewalk restaurant where the wait staff scurry to get a customer's dog a nice, cold bowl of water before I can place my drink order.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:36 PM (ptqGC)

131 What I hate is those goofy hipsters with their Apple laptops and headphones who occupy a table of four for hours, while the rest of us who would just like to have a quick seat and drink can't find a place to sit. It drives me bananas, and I can't figure out why the store managers don't kick them out. One cup of coffee shouldn't buy a table for two hours.

Posted by: Lurker primus at April 17, 2018 04:36 PM (yBgqh)

132 When a non-paying customer comes into your business to use the toilet, your mind starts to convulse with the thought of what they are going to do in there.


That taint paint!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 04:36 PM (tu/2g)

133 a friend was telling me that his friend has told him many stories about having to clean up "Epic Hobo Fecal Spray" in the bathroom.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (8rNrN)

Please don't elaborate on this. Please.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 17, 2018 04:36 PM (MX7xj)

134 Fuck that. I'm bringing my blanket, pillow and a fifth of bourbon. Why not just turn it into Motel 6, with better coffee?

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 04:37 PM (VpIIl)

135 I guess Starbucks hasn't yet figured out that if homeless people hang out all the day and tie up the bathroom this will cause the other paying customers to leave. Not a good business model.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (tpDAe)
............

The Starbucks near here already has been overrun, mostly by homeless Mexicans. Home Cheapo is just around the corner.
Funny thing is the owner of the parking lot just put up No Loitering signs and No Overnight Parking signs.

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:37 PM (HgMAr)

136 Used to work in an office building where a few of the local homeless people would come into the building's ground-floor restrooms around 4:00 every day (the night guard came on at 5:00), and bathe themselves in the sinks. They'd use the paper towels to dry themselves, and just drop the used towels on the floor, in the sink, whatever. They'd splash water and liquid soap all over the counters and floor. They'd leave hair, leaves, whatever in the sink, on the counter, on the floor, etc. It usually looked like a bomb had gone off in the bathroom after they left.

But hey, it's their right to be filthy and dirty up other people spaces and leave other people to clean up their messes, right?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 17, 2018 04:37 PM (fqUgw)

137 laws are for white people, we don't have to follow them

Posted by: a@a.com at April 17, 2018 04:37 PM (X8FSN)

138 It will either be messy, illegal, or a liability issue and either way it will make the facilities less appealing to paying customers. The risk is too high, and this is why the guy who has to clean the toilet is usually the one most emphatic about enforcing the rule.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 04:29 PM (LWu6U)

...

this is true.

We need to have public toilets that have a self-incinerating feature. Like an autoclave. And then a fan can blow out the ashes or something.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 17, 2018 04:37 PM (yL25O)

139 ITA

and the only interaction i saw was with alleged, screaming real estate investor.

he needs to get on his bad motor scooter and ride.


Posted by: concrete girl at April 17, 2018 04:37 PM (zr8oO)

140 There is a word for these people.

Posted by: Jorge at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (zSLqp)

141 "white people are denied the right to use bathrooms all the time"

This must be a NY thing...



It's lots of places. It's mostly a function of how rough the trade is in an area.

In my area you can walk into a Dunkin Donuts and use the head without buying anything because you need a car to get there and they either don't care or figure that the frequenting of a DD means you probably already buy lots of coffee and sausage egg cheese croissant from them.

In fact, though I've never been challenged I've always wanted to say "I'm just venting the coffee I bought from another Dunkin Donuts".

In places where people walk there are more people who would take advantage of a proprietor and treat a place like a public facility, so they have different rules.

Also, I never heard of a "code" for the pissary door. Too long since I've lived in NYC. Around here the dodgier gas stations have a key on a piece of wood the size of an oar.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (fuK7c)

142 I had a waitress tell me to get out of a coffee shop when I was young and loitering. When I pointed out that I was white, she gave me a free donut!

No, wait, she still kicked me out.

Posted by: Make Katy Perry Stop Murdering Nuns! at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (YrfxG)

143 I worked at Starbucks Corporate.
Most everyone who works there is a true-believer Leftist or Liberal.

I think I worked with one conservative guy and even he wasn't willing to come out. We had to talk in whispers about pick up trucks and the homeless overflow in Seattle.

This 'shut down' to lecture their employees is totally in line with their religion.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (xJa6I)

144 Good move.

Posted by: Neil Gorsuch at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (r9UYA)

145
What I hate is those goofy hipsters with their Apple laptops and
headphones who occupy a table of four for hours, while the rest of us
who would just like to have a quick seat and drink can't find a place to
sit. It drives me bananas, and I can't figure out why the store
managers don't kick them out. One cup of coffee shouldn't buy a table
for two hours.


Posted by: Lurker primus at April 17, 2018 04:36 PM (yBgqh)



Yeah, I posted about this up-thread. Hipsters who pay for ONE cup of coffee and spend an entire morning/afternoon using the free WiFi while occupying a table.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (ptqGC)

146 A hobo dropping a deuce on the floor will really enhance the ambiance in Starbucks. Whenever I want a cup of overpriced coffee with that burnt coffee bean flavor I think Starbucks.

And I hate burnt coffee, so fuck Starbucks.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (bML9A)

147 gronk hunt laganape plenty time

Posted by: gronk at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (VBKy9)

148 Sargon appears to have an inability to wrap his head around the "arrested --> handcuffed" implication which is frustrating.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (NL6wI)

149 On the one hand, public libraries will get some relief.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (/k7u1)

150 If someone gives you the key without a purpose you have won the day and
should count yourself lucky, or count the clerk as kind, because that's
not very common.
...

Should have given them the old-style bathroom key - with a toilet seat chained to it.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (2wOtx)

151 I went to Starbucks in Leipzig, Germany, and ordered a bag of beans -- I was staying a week in an efficiency unit, had a kitchen. Didn't have a coffee grinder. I returned to said Starbucks. Now, I could've used English just fine, but I was practicing German. Being a WWII junkie, I knew that the German navy had Zerbrechers -- destroyers -- and that the noun could be verbified as zerbrechen. So I asked the counterman (not countermann, she was female), "Entschuldigen Sie, aber k(umlaut)onnen Sie mein kafe zerbrechen bitte?" -- can you destroy my coffee? She burst out laughing but understood exactly what I wanted. I got my coffee destroyed perfectly.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (dZ756)

152 We could go back to the old Pay Toilets.

Had those at a few places when I was a kid.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (fiGNd)

153 Their yuppie douchebag clientele love the homeless in the abstract, but we'll see how much they appreciate their coffee shops being jammed with them, close-up-like, occupying most tables and chairs.


This is so very true.

Also, I wonder if the people recording this on their cameras caused these guys to double down. My guess is yes.

I too would love Starbucks to become a hang-out for vagrants and non-customers. Reality of life vs. their golden bubble.

Remember, it was their CEO (?) who thought we should have discussions on race when buying coffee. *eyeroll*

I feel like we are being run by mobs of children with media and the digital mob assisting. There are no adults. It's like a parent held hostage to their child's tantrums.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (XVgpK)

154 Starbucks could easily afford an outside Port-a-Pottie at every store.

Posted by: DaveA at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (FhXTo)

155 Starbucks won't be truly happy until they have vagrants defecating all over the floors. Hey! It works for San Francisco! They love their feces streets! Leftists are like that.

Posted by: w at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (vhrlk)

156 Hey, ace - hate to be "that guy," but it's "lagniappe."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (AzW6q)

157 It's hard to tell the hipsters from the homeless in my Starbucks anyway.

Nobody will notice.

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (VpIIl)

158 Starbucks has a tea for $1.50 ?

Posted by: RioBravo at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (5NMZN)

159 But the funniest thing will be all those Leftists employees getting a ' white privilege ' talk.

Happened to see writer Melinda Snodgrass shrieking on Facebook 'THIS IS WHAT WHITE PRIVILEGE LOOKS LIKE!!!!' over all this.

Hook, line, sinker.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (oVJmc)

160 Have we seen he first SJW business self-immolate (with apologies to the weirdo in NYC, sort of)?

Posted by: rammajamma at April 17, 2018 04:40 PM (oAlzZ)

161 Thanks, Ace. Really. Now I know the whole story, because it sure isn't being reported in full, the parts about them asking for the door code, and being denied, and being asked to leave multiple times.

But have you ever been to Philly? Even to its airport? The place is run by POCs with attitude. I don't get the same vibe at all in Atlanta, or Washington DC, or NYC, or Chicago. The 'tude is just more evident in Philly.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 17, 2018 04:40 PM (4ZE6o)

162 Starbucks. Fuckem.

Posted by: maddogg at April 17, 2018 04:40 PM (Qq3ZN)

163 >>It's lots of places. It's mostly a function of how rough the trade is in an area.


Yes, it has to do with whether the business is arrived at via car or via foot-traffic, and how many transients are in the area.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:40 PM (8rNrN)

164 >>152 We could go back to the old Pay Toilets.

They have those along the Seattle waterfront.

Posted by: Neil Gorsuch at April 17, 2018 04:40 PM (r9UYA)

165 The Target stores here all have Starbucks.

So you can have a coffee and use the All Genders Welcome! bathrooms.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (ptqGC)

166 Sounds like Captain Splatter loves him some coffee.

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (HgMAr)

167 "Epic Hobo Fecal Spray" opened for the Butthole Surfers in 93 at Madison Square.

Totally shitty performance.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (O9qtX)

168 Does this mean it's now OK to go to the liquor store and look at the titty mags for an hour without buying one?

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (xPl2J)

169 152 We could go back to the old Pay Toilets.

Had those at a few places when I was a kid.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 04:39 PM (fiGNd)



Yeah. But now they'll want to charge you a $1.50.

Remember how gas stations had free water & air?
Yeah. $1.50. Even takes credit cards.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (tu/2g)

170 >>>158 Starbucks has a tea for $1.50 ?


something like that right? Not sure. I know a large coffee is like $3.75 so i figure a small thing is, well, less.

Maybe $2?

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (8rNrN)

171 "Lagniappe"

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (5fSr7)

172 Someone posted a tweet this a.m. with the bullhorn at Starbucks photo and it was amazing how many people were defending the protester's behavior because, hey, barista Zack is part of the culture that caused his store manager to call the police, or he's guilty because he didn't stop his store manager from calling the police.

There is n longer individual responsibility for any action -- one person's incident reflects on your entire race, gender, whatever. Any white employee at Starbucks is de facto that "racist" store manager who called the police, and therefore, just as guilty of racism --- and a fair target. This will not end well.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (W+vEI)

173 Starbucks just effed themselves by doing this and I could care less. They caved to the SJW's (not shocking as they are part of it) Instead of pointing out as Ace did (in his short post) that they weren't a paying customer that it was their policy. Instead, they doubled down and now will have everyone using their place as a drop in center. Idiots.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (CiRJp)

174 Public toilets are the kind of thing that quickly revert to the lowest grade of user.

Put a public toilet anywhere in the world, and it will only be as clean, safe, and drug/sex residue free as the worst user.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (LWu6U)

175 https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog

Posted by: bjstuggzzz at April 17, 2018 04:26 PM (e44Qj)


I love me some Iowahawk but is a tinyurl asking too much?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (q1b4k)

176
I suspect eventually that many starbucks will have a "We Have No Public Bathroom" signs.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (r+sAi)

177

So you can have a coffee and use the All Genders Welcome! bathrooms.


I identify as a lawn sprinkler!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (oVJmc)

178 A mighty Ewok is our blog
A bulwark never failing.
Exposing leftists and unmasking cucks
Mansplains why they're prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe.
Its craft and power are great
Unlike its pumpkin latte.
On Earth is not its equal.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (/qEW2)

179 How long before all of their chairs and cushions smell like stale urine? Or would the current clientele even notice?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (r9UYA)

180 Starbucks, in other words, has just announced its stores are not stores primarily, but are now privately-funded shelters and bathroom facilities for the homeless.

I hate Starbucks. I am positively giddy the homeless have just been given carte blanche to sit at a table all day every day without ordering a single thing. I can't wait to watch SBUX stock plummet when paying customers figure out they have no place in a Starbucks store.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 04:43 PM (iv0p7)

181 all standards are racist and therefore we have to stop having them.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 04:43 PM (Kuhyt)

182 This rule is so omnipresent I'm frankly shocked these people were surprised by it.
-----------

Ace, you're kinder than I. I doubt very much that they were surprised by this rule, they just didn't want to obey it. And rather than comply they just decided to escalate, knowing that they had the cover of their race. I hate to say it, but I believe that's the truth.

And the thing about the megaphone - I heard on the radio this morning that the manager of that store had already been removed (or left of his own volition) and so wasn't even there. Those people were protesting the guy who wasn't even there to receive the protests. Not that that fazed them.

Posted by: bluebell at April 17, 2018 04:43 PM (oMtOd)

183 We were told in Rome that restaurants are required to have their restrooms available for the public, even without buying anything. But I also get the feeling they chased most of the bums away from the touristy areas.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at April 17, 2018 04:43 PM (/k7u1)

184 In the words of Capt. Zapp Brannigan, "Never have I heard of such a brutal and shocking injustice that I cared so little about."
Posted by: regular joe at April 17, 2018 04:30 PM (O50yS)

heh.

Posted by: LASue at April 17, 2018 04:43 PM (Z48ZB)

185 Hopefully the stores never reopen

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (OLCnA)

186
There is a McDonald's close to me that had an arrangement with a homeless shelter that McDonald's would provide a meal voucher for any item on the menu if the homeless attended a drug and alcohol abuse meeting the only stipulation was that all orders were to go and they could not use the bathrooms.

Well of course that didn't work out and the place became a homeless daycare center with the homless using the bathrooms as showers and panhandling in and outside the store ,well the manger called the cops finally and was told there was nothing that could be done because they were inviting the homeless in. The arrangement was cancelled and it is another example of no good deed will go unpunished

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (lKyWE)

187 Ace uses the word "laganape"! (lan-YAP) Mispeld and possibly inappropriately used - a stretch at best - but Word of the Day!

* duck drops down with $20 bill *

Posted by: groucho webworker at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (ATv6t)

188 How long before all of their chairs and cushions smell like stale urine? Or would the current clientele even notice?

Posted by: Under Fire


Friday, tops.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (AM1GF)

189 It's hard to tell the hipsters from the homeless in my Starbucks anyway.

Nobody will notice.
Posted by: Marcus T



The homeless will smell better.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (tu/2g)

190 178 A mighty Ewok is our blog
A bulwark never failing.
Exposing leftists and unmasking cucks
Mansplains why they're prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe.
Its craft and power are great
Unlike its pumpkin latte.
On Earth is not its equal.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (/qEW2)

Lovely

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (xJa6I)

191 Thanks Ace for the point by point approach to your post. I actually read the whole thing!

In business, when I want people to read what I write, I do the bullet points. When I want to bury things, I stick to long paragraphs.

Bullet points are tougher on the author, but easier for the reader. IMO.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (XVgpK)

192 Glad I carry when visiting my local Starbucks. The vagrants who hang in the area are not known for their table manners.

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (VpIIl)

193 Does Starbucks serve Purpa Drank?

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (O9JR8)

194 thanks Jaqen. I tried some variations and for some reason spellcheck let that erroneous spelling through, so I figured, heck, must be right.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:45 PM (8rNrN)

195

How the hell do you get 'lan yap' outa Lagniappe"?

oh, the g is silent. Sure, I see it now.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 04:45 PM (roQNm)

196 Leftists always end up surrounded by poop.

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 17, 2018 04:45 PM (hMwEB)

197 164 >>152 We could go back to the old Pay Toilets.

They have those along the Seattle waterfront.
Posted by: Neil Gorsuch at April 17, 2018 04:40 PM (r9UYA)

...

Totally disturbing that Neil Gorsuch knows this.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 17, 2018 04:45 PM (yL25O)

198 what diff does tinyurl make

Posted by: bjstuggzzz at April 17, 2018 04:45 PM (e44Qj)

199 What the hell is a bathroom code? That must be a big city thing. I mean, even in Milwaukee, a medium to large city, I've never seen a bathroom code.

And they call us flyover folks uncivilized?

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (2WfB0)

200 Look if I want to pay a hobo to shit on my chest in the cafe bathroom, that's my right, as I understand the Bill if Rights. I don't see why I should have to buy the 5,000 calorie drinks that fat soccor moms insist on calling coffee.

Posted by: German Tourist at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (wc6R6)

201 This, of course, misses the critical "Rep'rations, mufukka!" and "You white, you guilty" aspects of modern society. Essentially, everyone tolerated the race card stuff for too long - simply because the path of least resistance was to go along - and now they don't like where it ended up. (Funnily enough, the same applies to socialism - don't fight them at the outset and then wonder how they gained control of everything.)

Good luck trying to stuff the toothpaste back into the tube.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (rznWS)

202 Someone on twitter mentioned "peaceful protest".

Pretty sure the well dressed young folks at the lunch counter in Greensboro WANTED TO ORDER SOMETHING.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (48QDY)

203 Have people in NRA hats all go to a single Starbucks and just sit. See how long that lasts.

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (lKs2v)

204 "8. This is the standard way these shops operate. They do not wish to become private unfunded homeless shelters, providing indoor chairs and bathroom facilities for transients."

Not anymore. Thanks Starbucks, signed, the homeless. Now we'll get to see how much the hipster SJW warrior cares about the homeless. Pass the popcorn.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (CiRJp)

205 Leftists always end up surrounded by poop.
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 17, 2018 04:45 PM (hMwEB)

Truer words were never spoken.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (T71PA)

206 Starbucks, come for the toilet, stay for the WiFi.

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (HgMAr)

207 I'm thinking about eating at Chipotles and stopping over at Starbucks to drop an upper decker in the ladies' room.


Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 04:33 PM (bJ0w+)


Such a humanitarian you are!

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (7UW64)

208 164 >>152 We could go back to the old Pay Toilets.

They have those along the Seattle waterfront.
Posted by: Neil Gorsuch at April 17, 2018 04:40 PM (r9UYA)

The also have bathrooms with the stall doors removed.

I suspect I know why (sex and drugs) but still....I'll hold it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (xJa6I)

209 Not a huge Starbucks fan, but anyone who thinks their coffee is "bad" has lived a very sheltered life, at least as far as bad coffee is concerned. There's a lot of coffee snobs where I live who insist that Starbucks coffee is just awful. Dude, have you ever been to Denny's? Do you know what a 7-11 is?

Posted by: Max Power at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (q177U)

210 >>>7 Ace uses the word "laganape"! (lan-YAP) Mispeld and possibly inappropriately used - a stretch at best - but Word of the Day!

* duck drops down with $20 bill *

...

I wanted to use it. I think if you don't use words you forget them. The other day I decided I'm going to have to use "praxis" on the blog because I ALWAYS look this word up and ALWAYS forget it immediately after. I figure if I drop a few "praxis" uses in sentences on the blog, it will make it finally stick.

BTW, knowing that the word is pronounced La-yap now helps me spell it right. Lagniappe. I know the "gn" can be a "y."

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (8rNrN)

211 #RaceTogether, bishes

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (gBQ4g)

212 Even our suburban public library keeps the bathroom locked.

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (hMwEB)

213 Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:44 PM (lKyWE)

We had a similar issue at our Mickey D's. The homeless and other vagrants were actually hanging out in the kiddie section. It drove most of their business to the drive-up, until that started to disappear. I gues they will all be at Starbucks now

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (VpIIl)

214 Around here the dodgier gas stations have a key on a piece of wood the size of an oar.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 04:38 PM (fuK7c)
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This. This is what Starbucks should do. Except instead of an oar-sized piece of wood it should be attached to an espresso machine.

Posted by: bluebell at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (oMtOd)

215 Starbucks has a tea for $1.50 ?





something like that right? Not sure. I know a large coffee is like $3.75 so i figure a small thing is, well, less.



Maybe $2?

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:41 PM (8rNrN)

-----------------------------------
Hah. I was just joking but yeah around $2

Posted by: RioBravo at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (5NMZN)

216 The large super station gas stations and McDonalds have free restrooms (at least the ones I've had to use)

But they also have a high volume of customers

Posted by: Blanco at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (HltPS)

217 I look forward to Ace's semi-autobiographical film, Wait Like Me.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (VBKy9)

218 Wait until they are confronted by an eskimo that demands to be called ice person.

Then the hobo fecal matter will hit the fan.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (/tuJf)

219
Our favorite restaurants love us. Her Majesty and I:

- If necessary, wait patiently
- Order without fuss
- Treat the staff with humor and respect
- Use inside voices
- Frequently tell the manager we had a good meal
- Settle quickly and leave when done
- Point out errors in the bill made in our favor
- Tip well

Accordingly we get treated like royalty. This behavior is not difficult to learn.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (BWL+E)

220 Short version:

BOYCOTT STARBUCKS.

Corporations that cave to SJW mob rule and leftist bullying need to be shown the error of their ways.

Apologizing to the racialized lynch mobs will NOT mollify those mobs - - it will only give them a taste for more blood.

Simultaneously, apologizing to the leftist lynch mobs only infuriates and disappoints people like us --the sane opponents of cultural totalitarianism.

So Starbucks' disastrous response to this "crisis" is lose-lose behavior: Now BOTH sides of the political divide hate them.

If we can make Starbucks suffer because of their idiocy, maybe it will wise up other corporation not to play along with the leftist narrative.

BOYCOTT.

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (42M22)

221 As I mentioned yesterday.. I initially thought this was pretty nasty treatment of the two black guys.. until I actually read a good detailed report of the incident..

Also.. living out here in the burbs now, I forgot how in the city, you don't get to use the facilities without a key or code.. at least in city centers like this.. Panera's and Starbucks out here do not lock their restrooms.

The cops said outright that they didn't want to arrest these guys.. they said usually people take the "move along" and do it.. these guys wanted trouble.. they got it..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (so+oy)

222 203 Have people in NRA hats all go to a single Starbucks and just sit. See how long that lasts.
Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (lKs2v)

For more fun, open carry (if you live in an open carry state).

The squirming and cringe will be off the chart.

They usually will ask you to leave unless you have cop face.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (xJa6I)

223 So with the homeless loitering and shitting on the floor, it's just a public library with burnt coffee.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (89T5c)

224
Even our suburban public library keeps the bathroom locked.

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (hMwEB)


Probably a good idea. We've had some banned trolls who posted from public libraries. MUMR for instance.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (ptqGC)

225 There is no turning back. Starbucks will be offering a whole new menu to fill the vacuum left by BackPage.

It will be like 8mm crossed with Idiocracy in the dark blue controlled areas of the country.

Posted by: Monk at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (9acFt)

226 Have people in NRA hats all go to a single Starbucks and just SHIT.

fixt

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (HgMAr)

227 Every time something bad happens to them, they compare their experience to their mythical heterosexual white guy experience and boldly declare the delta between the two experience is a clear sign society is against them.
_________________________

Yeah, I've been pulled over by cops even though I wasn't doing anything illegal. I've been eyed suspiciously by countless store clerks, and followed through high-end stores by more than one store security guy. I've been mistaken for a waiter, bus driver, cab driver, store clerk, and just about every other menial job you could name. I've been ignored by waiters and waitresses, and dissed by snooty maitre d's. And I've certainly been told by counter workers at various establishments that I can't use the restrooms unless I buy something first.

But never once did I assume that this treatment was because I am white.

Black people think white people never experience the petty slights of daily existence, because we're white. It's bullshit. Always has been. And just another excuse to scream raaaaaacism!!! where none actually exists.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (fqUgw)

228 ...I'm going to have to use "praxis" on the blog...
Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (8rNrN)

Praxis. Isn't that the Klingon moon that blew up?

Posted by: DR.WTF? at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (T71PA)

229 196: Leftists always end up surrounded by poop.


To be fair, its a fetish for them. Don't judge.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (em2p+)

230 oh it's lan-yap. Okay, then just the i becomes a y.

or the gi makes it a y.

I dunno.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (8rNrN)

231 This unconcious racism they are teaching, is it also about racism towards whites? Or the racism between Mexican and Blacks?

Didn't think so.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (XVgpK)

232 F*** it, stomp right in and demand the right to drop trou and shit right on their floor.

That'll show 'em.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (65Dtz)

233 The problem with SBUX strategy is that if they just said "Those are the rules" but now by apologizing they're admitting to racism. NEVER APOLOGIZE.

Posted by: bjstuggzzz at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (e44Qj)

234 No one ever had to tell me this. Whenever I needed to go or needed to spend time, I always made a purchase. It's kind of obvious, a priori even.

These are basic conventions. Do people have to remind these idiots that they have to wear pants in public and not defecate in the streets? Maybe they should move to Portland or SF.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (/qEW2)

235 I stopped going to Starbucks because they seemed to have a policy that anybody could stay forever - there was never a place to sit because people would spread their crap everywhere and tappytap on their laptops for hours - each person taking up an entire table. I didn't go often but it got to the point that you knew there wasn't going to be a place to sit, so why try. So maybe these guys had parked themselves at Starbucks many times before without incident and were surprised when they were asked to leave this time. Who knows? Starbucks sucks and they deserve some SJW treatment.

Posted by: Tommy at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (yEAdf)

236 Lagniappe.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:50 PM (oVJmc)

237 la yapa

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 04:50 PM (bUjCl)

238 223 So with the homeless loitering and shitting on the floor, it's just a public library with burnt coffee.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factor


+500 for eloquence.

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 04:50 PM (42M22)

239 Has Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton come out and called Starbucks a plantation yet?

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (XVgpK)

240 BOYCOTT STARBUCKS.

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (42M2

Already started.



At birth.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (48QDY)

241 We could go back to the old Pay Toilets.

Just like Europe!

There's very little in the world as insulting as being forced to pay to use a restroom, entering said restroom, and discovering the restroom was probably last cleaned in 1945.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (iv0p7)

242 The problem was created by Starbucks typically not doing what Ace described with the food-waiter-restaurant story: people sit there for fucking hours with their laptops, doing business, interviews, playing games, whatever. Yeah, they buy the one cup or tea, or maybe more, but they really stay for a while.

A long while.

And everyone knows this. The black guys, and yeah they are assholes, know this, and think, "hey, these privileged crackers with their ofay Mac-books sit here all afternoon, so what the fuck, we will sit, too.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (4ZE6o)

243 There are about a billion starbucks in nyc. I'll pop in from time to time and see if those paying customer sonly signs are ever up.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (Ax0sM)

244 A guy I worked with wanted to pronounce the 'p' in pseudo.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (roQNm)

245 And they call us flyover folks uncivilized?
Posted by: Pete Seria at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (2WfB0)

Another denizen of endless winterland.

Also, Pizzeria! Damn, I'm dumb. Finally after all this time.
Joke grenade with the longest fuse ever!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (z79tQ)

246 what diff does tinyurl make

Long unbroken strings of characters don't get broken and line-wrapped. The result is that the main text column is widened and the text size reduced to make the string fit on one line. The small font size makes reading the thread on a device with a small screen much more difficult.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (q1b4k)

247 Do the hornpipe!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (xJa6I)

248
Public toilets are the kind of thing that quickly revert to the lowest grade of user.

Put a public toilet anywhere in the world, and it will only be as clean, safe, and drug/sex residue free as the worst user.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 04:42 PM (LWu6U)








Adding the word "public" to virtually anything renders it unhygienic, smelly, dangerous and expensive.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (XWkhW)

249 The movie that ace is reviewing here is a little-known 12-hour documentary that Stanley Kubrick filmed back before he went on to film other incredibly boring, but somehow popular movies like Barry Lyndon and 2001: A Snooze Odyssey. This first effort was called:

"Fuck you; I'm Black!"

Posted by: Sharkman at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (BfOXk)

250 What is this bathroom code? Is this something that restaurants put in in cities?

The Starbucks and other coffee places always have their tables fully occupied by women with small laptops.

Posted by: MikeN at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (o/eHL)

251 Wouldn't some of the other black Patrons who were paying customers mind if they couldn't sit down for a minute and/or use the bathroom because homeless people took up all the room and did drug deals or had long ablutions in the bathroom? I know some black people who are not thrilled with the homeless sleeping on the subway cars with all their belongings.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (tpDAe)

252 >>>No one ever had to tell me this. Whenever I needed to go or needed to spend time, I always made a purchase. It's kind of obvious, a priori even.

These are basic conventions

...

yes, even without a strict rule, it's understood.

Even if once in a while you might ignore the courtesy of it because you're in a hurry or selfish or whatever, you understand implicitly that this is the right thing to do, and that the owner would have a reason to feel put out if you just used his shop as if it were your own.

Add in the fact that this is a strict rule in all cities and all places with a lot of foot-traffic/transients, and it's just mind-blowing these guys didn't know of the rule, or thought it was some kind of recently-invented New Jim Crow against black people.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (8rNrN)

253 I got my coffee destroyed perfectly.
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You should have asked the smart Arab(?) student to help you, SF Goth.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (VBKy9)

254 are we posting links to other people's patreon accounts on ace's blog?

Seems fitting on a post about homeless people doing violence to public restrooms.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (yL25O)

255 ***41 Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys.
Posted by: Caliban at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (QE8X6)***

LOL!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (uDcBt)

256 Of all the bizarre things, Alaska is not immune to the hipster revolution. Yesterday, in front of Carrs on Northern Lights, one of those unwashed, scummy-haired, man-bun dreadlock-wearing freaks on a skateboard yelled at the security guard for having the temerity to tell him to get off the sidewalk where old folks were trying to get to their cars. His equally disgusting sidekick was on a bike, but in the drive aisle, so he yelled "He's on a bike, and that's okay, man, but not my skateboard?" as if it were the same thing.

It was everything I could do not to run his bony ass over on the way out of the lot.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (7UW64)

257 Nice movie review.

Fvck Starbucks.

I hope it is jammed with vagrants and miscreants.

Too bad for those that work there, however.

Except for their CEO; he is a douchebag, for not backing up his people.

Dennis Prager is completely disgusted by him.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (8iiMU)

258 Pissuedo?

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (HgMAr)

259 Indiana Jones "No Ticket Scene" was the first thing that came to mind.

We all laughed and got the joke, but those were better times.

Posted by: bif at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (aiyac)

260 New neon signage going up at every Starbucks starting next week:

Starbucks
All-Access Feces Dumping Point
Homeless Welcome
Coffee-Flavored Beverages Provided for a Fee, to Mask the Smell

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (42M22)

261 Another reason I can't feel sorry for Leftist they created the racial and class warfare so let them swallow it for awhile.

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (aC6Sd)

262 "Another denizen of endless winterland.

Also, Pizzeria! Damn, I'm dumb. Finally after all this time.
Joke grenade with the longest fuse ever!"

5 more inches on the way tomorrow, just in case we haven't been tortured enough

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (2WfB0)

263 What a load of horseshit, and not very good horseshit either.

A) It is looking more and more like a set up
B) I smell a rat
C) Racism Training? Not thanks, I've been call a Nazi already many times
D) Starbucks is a left wing org that: sowed the wind, and now they shall reap the whirlwind. So fuck em they deserve it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (SjImc)

264 Thanks, Ace. These were my thoughts when the story was first reported. But since it happened at oh-so-woke Sbucks, I didn't think the manager OR the corporation would have the stomach to mention their profit motive. That's just not done.

So I'm enjoying watching the stupid spectacle. I hope they get tons of squatters being all angry and woke and non-paying. With any luck, they'll go the route of Borders.

Posted by: Editor at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (5svtz)

265 AND ANOTHER THING:

Starbuck's is named after a whale-murderer.

Why don't they get in a snit over that and run them straight out of business?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (oVJmc)

266 Here's the problem. The SJW's in the press have already rubbed the outrage genie lamp. Without any background about the story or sense of perspective. They screamed BLACK PEOPLE NOT WANTED! And they and their brethren ran with it. Starbucks doubled down. So fuck all of them involved. The only problem is that this will spill over to mom and pop shops and the SJW vanguards will invade them as well and demand burning of the heretics.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (CiRJp)

267 222 203 Have people in NRA hats all go to a single Starbucks and just sit. See how long that lasts.
Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (lKs2v)

For more fun, open carry (if you live in an open carry state).

The squirming and cringe will be off the chart.

They usually will ask you to leave unless you have cop face.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (xJa6I)



You could. But I'm more for just one issue at a time. And I think 30 people taking up the seats all wearing NRA hats would be plenty uncomfortable for them.

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (lKs2v)

268 Think of all the new artwork that will be permanently inscribed on the shitter walls. It boggles the mind.


Posted by: Under Fire at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (r9UYA)

269 I used to go to a Starbucks once in a while, almost always for the good wifi, but always felt I had to do the right thing and buy something.

No more.

I'll use the wifi and just park. And if challenged, will ask, "what policy? You changed it after Philly."

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (4ZE6o)

270 Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg's phone at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (q1b4k)

Was it MisHum that did the AoSHQ stylebook?

Should be posted somewhere on the homepage.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (48QDY)

271
Pissuedo?

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM (HgMAr)


It does sound like a Mexican soup

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (lKyWE)

272 >>>244 A guy I worked with wanted to pronounce the 'p' in pseudo.


In college I said "rapport" like "rap-pert," even though I also knew the word "rapport," which i figured was probably spelled "repoire" or something.

I didn't know these very similar words were in fact the same word. I knew the spelled, read word "rapport" and the spoken word that sounds like "repore," but I didn't make the connection it was the same word.

A bit of social embarrassment there helped me remember that forever.

I think social embarrassment in getting something wrong really helps you learn, because then other parts of the brain, emotional parts of the brain, survival parts of the brain, get involved and really drill that in so you don't eff up again.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (8rNrN)

273 Yes; The young hipster does and dudettes sit there forever with their laptops. Why doesn't Starbucks just have a "time limit poliicy" for everyone?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (tpDAe)

274 I can't feel sorry for Leftist they created the racial and class warfare so let them swallow it for awhile.
Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (aC6Sd)

Ditto

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (SjImc)

275 BTW, knowing that the word is pronounced La-yap now helps me spell it right. Lagniappe. I know the "gn" can be a "y." [/i


I confess I had to google it. It's Louisiana French corruption of the Spanish l n(tilde)apa.

I love this smart linguistics blog.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (fuK7c)

276 Stop being fair to starbucks and use this as a handy club to help wound them

Posted by: malcolm Tex at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (GSJcT)

277 I remember my first coffee shop.
Old city in Augsburg.
Wonderful expressos and pastries.
No vagrants.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (0tfLf)

278 i dont think this policy will stand for too long, bad for business, and they can't afford to lose business

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (bUjCl)

279 la n(tilde)apa.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (fuK7c)

280 >>>Starbuck's is named after a whale-murderer.

excellent point. We should have a march.

Why does Starbucks hate whales?

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (8rNrN)

281 One black waiter I knew acknowledged that many black customers simply wouldn't tip white waiters. He was embarrassed. He never told me that white customers stiffed him; then again, he was one of Joe Biden's types -- you know, smooth-talking, articulate. . . .
Posted by: SFGoth at April 17, 2018 04:34 PM (dZ756)



It's hard not to stereotype when you have spent 20+ years in the business but the old axiom in the service industry is true:

Always paint your canoe black, that way it won't tip

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (unMrP)

282 oh it's lan-yap. Okay, then just the i becomes a y.
or the gi makes it a y.
I dunno.
Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM


While we're on correct pronunciation, it's Comma-la.

Thank you.

Posted by: Kamala! 2020! at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (ctuyM)

283 http://bit.ly/2JRMN8y
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Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (y3aQB)

284 Pissuedo?
Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 04:52 PM

pretty much

pss u e do

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (roQNm)

285 Shit Sandwich.

Posted by: Epic Hobo Fecal Spray at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (VBKy9)

286 Blacks have decided they can generate grievances and use them to get attention and, especially, payouts.

It's a policy that is not, repeat not, helping race relations.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (l9m7l)

287 Honestly, I don't even remotely understand the reasoning that would make this a racial issue.

A child could see this is an equal opportunity rule and the situation was justifiable.

It's really more the curious response and treatment Starbucks is giving it. I believe the average person, on examination of the facts, would just say- "whatever".

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (VpIIl)

288 Would not a coloreds only sign on the bathroom fix this?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (BtQd4)

289 267 222 203 Have people in NRA hats all go to a single Starbucks and just sit. See how long that lasts.
Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (lKs2v)

For more fun, open carry (if you live in an open carry state).

The squirming and cringe will be off the chart.

They usually will ask you to leave unless you have cop face.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:48 PM (xJa6I)


You could. But I'm more for just one issue at a time. And I think 30 people taking up the seats all wearing NRA hats would be plenty uncomfortable for them.
Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM (lKs2v)

That makes sense.

It's also a regional thing. There are suburban and rural Starbucks that wouldn't blink.

While the downtown Seattle or Capitol Hill shops would freak out at just one MAGA/NRA hat.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (xJa6I)

290 With all the microaggressions and cultural appropriations, i.e., references to "mocha," "black" and African countries, it was just a matter of time. And what's with this May 29th bullshit? Think black folks have no conception of time or memory or will be blacked out still from Memorial Day 45's? Notice how white the CEOs all are?

No peace, no coffee drinking, motherfuckers!


Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (cmfKt)

291 you understand implicitly that this is the right thing to do

I guess my unconscious bias is more common decency.

Posted by: no good deed at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (eIQHF)

292 Now I plan to take my morning constitution in a Starbucks close to my house since they don't mind. Saves me on water and toilet paper. I'll head back home right after and make coffee.

Thanks Starbucks! You folks are awesome!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (pUDQf)

293
>>>Starbuck's is named after a whale-murderer.

excellent point. We should have a march.

Why does Starbucks hate whales?

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (8rNrN)


Can we have a small-scale riot, too? I'd love to hit a Williams-Sonoma right after.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (ptqGC)

294 ace, it's like lasagne. lagniappe. Similar sound made by the gn combo.

Posted by: bluebell at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (oMtOd)

295 The last time purchased anything at a Starbucks store, I bought a pound of beans and a small, black coffee. The barista sniffed at me like I was a cousin humping savage, and that was it. Done.

Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (bJ0w+)

296 232 F*** it, stomp right in and demand the right to drop trou and shit right on their floor.

That'll show 'em.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 17, 2018 04:49 PM (65Dtz)

Fairly certain most of the homeless freaks don't bother with dropping trou.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (7UW64)

297 265
AND ANOTHER THING:

Starbuck's is named after a whale-murderer.

Why don't they get in a snit over that and run them straight out of business?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM (oVJmc)

I thought it was named after that Dirk Benedict character in the old Battlestar Galactica......


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (8iiMU)

298 Epic Post!

And I love the point by point format.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (Gei2C)

299 The best way to limit the amount of time people spend at the tables is to make the place smell like bum piss.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (oVJmc)

300 5 more inches on the way tomorrow, just in case we haven't been tortured enough
Posted by: Pete Seria at April 17, 2018 04:53 PM

Yep. Spring has been cancelled here. Fck!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (CiRJp)

301 >>>I confess I had to google it. It's Louisiana French corruption of the Spanish l n(tilde)apa.

I love this smart linguistics blog.

...

i wish I could think of it now but there's some word having to do with cowboys that's a corruption of the spanish for cowhand or something.

I can't remember it now and looking for synonyms for "cowboy" doesn't help.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (8rNrN)

302 There was an old Eddie Murphy/SNL sketch, where he dressed up in "white face" and went about his day to see if things were any different for white folks. The big joke was that whites all celebrated with champagne on city buses when the last black guy gets off, or the bank manager offers free money to a white guy when the black banker is no longer in the room. Essentially, what was CLEARLY A JOKE in the Eddie Murphy era is now believed as 100% true in the new post-apocalyptic Trump Age.

I swear to God, we're living in the run-up to Idiocracy.

Posted by: red speck at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (6Krd7)

303 a friend was telling me that his friend has told him
many stories about having to clean up "Epic Hobo Fecal Spray" in the
bathroom.





Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:31 PM (8rNrN)

And there went any thought of dinner tonight.



Posted by: Jane D'oh


At least this wasn't the Food Thread.

Posted by: JT at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (bZMkE)

304 I always try to have a couple of dollar bills on me in case I have to run in somewhere to use the bathroom and there's no convenient fast food place that has the very nice set of doors right by the bathroom where you can run in and pee and dash right back out and everyone just ignores that you did that and even then I usually will buy a guilt drink at the drive thru.

You go in, you buy the stupid bottle of water for $2, then you say, hey, I need to use the bathroom and you get the code or the key or whatever and everyone pretends you didn't just buy the use of the bathroom.

Once upon a time, when I lived NEPA way, there was a festival for some saint or the other and I had to use the bathroom a whole really lot and I wasn't going to make it the five blocks down to the office to use the office bathroom. There was the local pizza place right on the square and they had a HUGE sign up that said bathrooms for paying customers only. I ran in, slapped like $3 down and said "I just need the bathroom key, I don't even want a drink just hurry" and the guy behind the counter, who knew me because I was a regular, was all oh honey it's fine, here go ahead, take the key and I replied nope, it's for paying people only and it's SO WORTH IT.

When I came back out, bless his heart, he had a slice of pepperoni and a Diet Coke waiting for me.

Who the hell are these stupid wolves raised people who do not know to do this?

Also, I'm the person at the table when you go out that starts rushing everyone along once the last forkful of food is eaten because I went to school with a ton of people who were waiters and waitresses so us just sitting there yammering was costing the waitstaff money. I thought everyone knew that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (mf5HN)

305
Blacks have decided they can generate grievances and use them to get attention and, especially, payouts.



It's a policy that is not, repeat not, helping race relations.

It's worked out okay for me though!

Posted by: "Reverend" Al Sharpton at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (O5Q3r)

306 Me thinks there are gonna be a lot of employees who will resent having to go to some stupid ass class on a day they had off, especially if they were planning to leave town for a long weekend. I wonder if their black employees will need to attend.

I also think a lot of employees are gonna resent being told they have a malignant form of racism.

But this is in line with pitting groups against each other. And moving toward Marxism and one party rule.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (XVgpK)

307 Perhaps next, Starbucks can offer a racial discount. Sort of like reparations.

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (VpIIl)

308
I can't wait for Starbucks to add Parking Meters to each seat in the shop. Complete with a loud alarm when your time's up. That'd be hilarious.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (XWkhW)

309 i dont think this policy will stand for too long, bad for business, and they can't afford to lose business
Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (bUjCl)

Hey i think they should go for it. Sounds like a sound business model to me?

Posted by: Dunkin Dounuts at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (SjImc)

310 Blacks have decided they can generate grievances and use them to get attention and, especially, payouts.

It's a policy that is not, repeat not, helping race relations.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (l9m7l)

Blasphemy!

Posted by: Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow Coalition at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (48QDY)

311 301 >>>I confess I had to google it. It's Louisiana French corruption of the Spanish l n(tilde)apa.

I love this smart linguistics blog.

...

i wish I could think of it now but there's some word having to do with cowboys that's a corruption of the spanish for cowhand or something.

I can't remember it now and looking for synonyms for "cowboy" doesn't help.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (8rNrN)

Vaquero?

I have a Ruger Vaquero.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (xJa6I)

312
The best way to limit the amount of time people spend at the tables is to make the place smell like bum piss.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 04:57 PM (oVJmc)


Just invite a hobo or two to share a table with a hipster who's been on his laptop too long.

Or, hire an Asian guy to manage the store. "You been here two hour! You go now!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (ptqGC)

313 Try asking for a bathroom key or code in any downtown Seattle coffeeshop, Starbucks or otherwise. I'm serious. Give it a go next time you're there and see what happens.

They'll look at you like you're from another planet.

Why? 'cause they don't have any public bathrooms.

Why? 'causes there's that much homeless in Seattle.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (I/iGu)

314 There's a lot of coffee snobs where I live who insist that Starbucks coffee is just awful. Dude, have you ever been to Denny's? Do you know what a 7-11 is?
Posted by: Max Power at April 17, 2018 04:47 PM (q177U)

I make coffee at home in a $30 Mr. Coffee. Dark Roast from Costco.

Not high end lifestyle at all.

In comparison, Starbucks sucks.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (z79tQ)

315 The best way to limit the amount of time people spend at the tables go bankrupt is to make the place smell like bum piss.

(updated)

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (bUjCl)

316 can't wait for Starbucks to add Parking Meters to each seat in the shop. Complete with a loud alarm when your time's up. That'd be hilarious.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (XWkhW)

No alarm. 150 volts to your ass

Posted by: Dunkin Dounuts at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (SjImc)

317 *homelessness

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (I/iGu)

318 thank God i'm a country girl

Posted by: concrete girl at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (zr8oO)

319 In a Starbucks you may stay
Buying nothing every day.
But, if you are glad to pay,
Welcome! to the Chick Fil-A.

Posted by: burmashave webworker at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (ATv6t)

320
In college I said "rapport" like "rap-pert," even though I also knew the word "rapport," which i figured was probably spelled "repoire" or something.


I knew a guy that ronounced hors d' oeuvere as whore d voors

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (lKyWE)

321 Great post, Mr. Ace.

Posted by: m at


Seconded

Posted by: JT at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (bZMkE)

322 Never had a cup of coffee from Starbuck's and never will.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (WPjdV)

323 I am just enjoying the fact that Starbucks is suffering.

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (hMwEB)

324 Think of all the new artwork that will be permanently inscribed on the shitter walls.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 17, 2018 04:54 PM


The words of the profits.

Posted by: Starbucks Management at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (ctuyM)

325 The thing is, seriously, if a storekeeper PERMITS you the indulgence of using his space or bathroom without purchase, I don't see how you can fail to understand this was an indulgence or kindness he extended to you, at his option, rather than a RIGHT to which you were entitled.

that's what gets me-- this conflation of with "I'll let them just sit there without saying anything because it's easier to not be confrontational" into "it's my RIGHT AS A BLACK AMERICAN to sit here!!!!"

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (8rNrN)

326 Blacks have decided they can generate grievances and use them to get attention and, especially, payouts.



It's a policy that is not, repeat not, helping race relations.

It's worked out okay for me though!

Us too!

Posted by: Jesse Jackson & Sons at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (O5Q3r)

327 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (SjImc)

328 Adding the word "public" to virtually anything renders it unhygienic, smelly, dangerous and expensive.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 17, 2018 04:51 PM (XWkhW)

The Tragedy of the Commons. It is not Theory, it is fact of life.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (BtQd4)

329 Could of just started & ended with Number 20 (which is actually more like # 24). But then Maxine Waters' wig-hat sreamed her Starfucks order - I majorly laffed, so its worth it.

Posted by: BebeDahl at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (yNyJy)

330 @255: "***41 Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys.

Posted by: Caliban at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (QE8X6)***"

Menu implies restaurant. What the hell kind of restaurant served Uruk-hai?

Posted by: FaCubeItches at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (rznWS)

331 http://bit.ly/2JRMN8y
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Stunning - An Official End To The Korean War Planned for Next Week The Last Refuge
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More WINNING ! BUT PDT SAID DOODY
Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 17, 2018 04:55 PM (y3aQB)

This was between North and South Korea. The orange-haired, pussy-grabbing, soon-to-be-impeached stoopid moron had nothing to do with it....

Posted by: The MSM at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (7uYFy)

332 We have hipsters who spend most of their day in our Starbucks already. They might as well be vagrants. True story, some of them actually nap there.

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (VpIIl)

333 Over/under Starbucks sets up a scholarship fund for Baristas of Color or something along that line? Over/under it won't be good enough?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (cmfKt)

334 265
AND ANOTHER THING:

Starbuck's is named after a whale-murderer.

Why don't they get in a snit over that and run them straight out of business?



Starbucks used to own the Hartford Whalers? Huh.....

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (em2p+)

335 330 @255: "***41 Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys.

Posted by: Caliban at April 17, 2018 04:24 PM (QE8X6)***"

Menu implies restaurant. What the hell kind of restaurant served Uruk-hai?
Posted by: FaCubeItches at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM (rznWS)

Mongolian Grill?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)

336 I understand that the latest store plan for most Starbucks must have a drive thru where physically possible. And a minimum of seating. Going for the fast customer turn over.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (Ll9oF)

337 Hey i think they should go for it. Sounds like a sound business model to me?
Posted by: Dunkin Dounuts at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (SjImc)

Starbucks CEO is a Dunkin Doughnuts cullusionator !

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (bUjCl)

338 And those people that squat at your tables after the meal, dessert and coffee and talk for an hour, we have a name for them. They are called "campers", and they a greatly reviled.

When you camp at a table, you are destroying the server's ability to reseat that table and make another tip. If you want to hang out another hour and a half without ordering anything, at least double your tip to offset the server's losses.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (unMrP)

339 I haven't been to Strabucks in over a decade. The coffee has always been over priced garbage. I thought only younger to middle aged white women and girls went there. It was a white people joke. This episode seems at least 6 years too late.

All it shows is that people are clueless about social norms when it's expected that you at least buy a dollar drink or pack of gum to use the restroom.

Posted by: Monk at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (9acFt)

340 Aside from the fact that a non paying customer is using up space a paying customer could use, people that don't own business don't realize that things like bathrooms do cost allot of money, the water bills are horrid for a business, TP, paper towels, soap paying an employee to clean it etc. It's an accommodation for CUSTOMERS. If you come in and just want to squat (in more ways than one) you're not a customer.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (CiRJp)

341 Peak black is over.
Moose out front in a dress shoulda toldya.

Posted by: DaveA at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (FhXTo)

342 >>>Vaquero?

I have a Ruger Vaquero.

...

I thought of that but that's clearly spanish. It's not like you'd be surprised to find out "vaquero" is spanish.

Then I thought that "bucko" might be derived from vaquero (v a b maybe?), but that turned up wrong.

I don't know.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (8rNrN)

343 I'll tell ya what, they can stay in starbucks as long as they want, even sleep there.....as long as they give up their Affirmative Action to get into colleges and get money...How about them apples?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (SjImc)

344 Also, I'm the person at the table when you go out that starts rushing everyone along

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (mf5HN)

Also because others are waiting to eat.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (48QDY)

345 I just saw that this was in Philly,.

wtf? how the mighty have fallen.

I remember the good old days when the philly pd would fire bomb assholes like this from the air.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (LWu6U)

346 I think social embarrassment in getting something wrong really helps you learn, because then other parts of the brain, emotional parts of the brain, survival parts of the brain, get involved and really drill that in so you don't eff up again.

My dad used to call that a "significant learning experience". Typically SLEs broke down into two categories; social embarrassment and physical pain.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (iv0p7)

347 308
I can't wait for Starbucks to add Parking Meters to each seat in the shop. Complete with a loud alarm when your time's up. That'd be hilarious.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (XWkhW)

Turn of wifi after 20 minutes and they would scatter the youths running from Eishas bears.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (BtQd4)

348 No alarm. 150 volts to your ass
Posted by: Dunkin Dounuts at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (SjImc)

...

that would be plenty alarming.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (yL25O)

349 329- screamed even. good afternoon all.

Posted by: BebeDahl at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (yNyJy)

350
In college I said "rapport" like "rap-pert," even though I also knew
the word "rapport," which i figured was probably spelled "repoire" or
something.


Like 'He was an aspiring rapport?'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (oVJmc)

351 Yeah, they buy the one cup or tea, or maybe more, but they really stay for a while.


The local Panera manages that really well. In slow times you can sit in the comfy chair in front of the fake fire and refill your coffee much as often as you want.

At peak times, which there is lunch, your wifi login is good for 40 minutes and then kaboom.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (fuK7c)

352 I think Wawa Coffee (Wawa may be only on the East Coast?) and Quik Check is much better than that of Starbucks. Cheaper too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (tpDAe)

353 263 What a load of horseshit, and not very good horseshit either.

A) It is looking more and more like a set up
B) I smell a rat

Posted by: Nevergiveup


Of course it was a setup. The whole faux incident was scripted ahead of time -- just like how Rosa Parks went through training sessions and had to memorize her role in the completely staged street theater incident with the segregated buses in Montgomery.

The difference is that there really were Jim Cow laws in the South in 1955. But in 2018 there are NO racist or discriminatory laws left. It's already completely illegal to discriminate. So this incident is total bullshit.

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (42M22)

354 Starbuck was the name of that one-hit-wonder band who did "Moonlight Feels Right", probably the only pop song in the modern era to feature a xylophone solo....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (7uYFy)

355 "i wish I could think of it now but there's some word having to do with cowboys that's a corruption of the spanish for cowhand or something. "

Gaucho?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (l9m7l)

356

EM LAGNIAPPE FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (mPeei)

357 Switch the wifi to dial-up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (oVJmc)

358 305 Blacks have decided they can generate grievances and use them to get attention and, especially, payouts.

It's a policy that is not, repeat not, helping race relations.

It's worked out okay for me though!

Posted by: "Reverend" Al Sharpton at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM



What I find ironic is that in the Puget Sound area around Seattle (and home to Starbucks), Blacks are #4 on the minority list, after Asians and Hispanics. They barely edge out South Sea Islanders.

We of Anglo-Celtic heritage will have our day!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (0tfLf)

359 In Soviet Russia. We have no coffee. VODKA !!

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (bB4HN)

360 @345: "I just saw that this was in Philly ..."

All the more reason to suspect it was an intentional provocation. Every black dude in Philly knows better than to hang out in a Starbucks and refuse to order or leave when a manager says so.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (I/iGu)

361 >>Never had a cup of coffee from Starbuck's and never will.

Wise decision. Horrible, burned coffee and they give you a condescending look if you don't order in Italian.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (/tuJf)

362 Buy a Nespresso Machine. Enjoy coffee in your own home.

Bonus, you can clean the firearms while enjoying a hot cup and nobody bothers you. No hobos or hipsters.

Posted by: Marcus T, Evil Wall Street Rooster at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (VpIIl)

363 This will be fantastic especially in Philly where the homeless gather together on street-corners seemingly in packs of 40. I look forward to winters in starbucks where there is no longer room for customers.

Posted by: Inogame at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (ySZHT)

364 I thought it was named after that Dirk Benedict character in the old Battlestar Galactica......


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt


TRIGGERED!!!!1!!eleventy!!!7!!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 17, 2018 05:04 PM (AM1GF)

365 341 Peak black is over.
Moose out front in a dress shoulda toldya.
Posted by: DaveA at April 17, 2018 05:01 PM (FhXTo)

Actually happened on October 3, 1995.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:04 PM (BtQd4)

366 that's what gets me-- this conflation of with "I'll let them just sit there without saying anything because it's easier to not be confrontational" into "it's my RIGHT AS A BLACK AMERICAN to sit here!!!!"
Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:00 PM

Yep. Everything is a "RIGHT" now. Didn't you get the memo?

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:04 PM (CiRJp)

367 The local Panera manages that really well. In slow times you can sit in the comfy chair in front of the fake fire and refill your coffee much as often as you want.

At peak times, which there is lunch, your wifi login is good for 40 minutes and then kaboom.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 05:02 PM (fuK7c)

They offer you a bowl of Kaboom? That ought to clear 'em out....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 17, 2018 05:04 PM (7uYFy)

368 vaquero

Posted by: concrete girl at April 17, 2018 05:04 PM (zr8oO)

369
What's the over/under on them finding a dead heroin addict in the bathroom in the next year?


And when that happens, I'll be more than happy to represent the recently deceased.

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (GdWl+)

370 Would not a coloreds only sign on the bathroom fix this?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 04:56 PM (BtQd4)
............

Sure. I'm pretty sure the next time I go there I'll be in Blackface anyway.

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (HgMAr)

371 the old starbucks mermaid logo had nipples, but then people complained...

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (bUjCl)

372 I thought everyone knew that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (mf5HN)


I have discovered that many people, never having been exposed to the service sector, assume that people who serve them are well-compensated and do not rely upon turnover or tips.

They are dead bang wrong, and when confronted with this reality, as in having a service sector job, they get an eye-opening.

Many never reach that point.

I worked my way through high school and college and for some time afterward in the service sector. I never take service for granted. But there are many out there who do, and for their sake, I hope they never have to work in service, for the shit treatment they will find is becoming the norm.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (7UW64)

373 Might be just me, but I don't see a lot of Starbucks in the hood. Guess they don't wanna pay four bucks for coffee that tastes like burnt Maxwell House either.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (O5Q3r)

374 I knew a guy that ronounced hors d' oeuvere as whore d voors

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (lKyWE)

It's "whores duh-voars"
There is an 's' in hors, you big dummy.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (8iiMU)

375 I've walked around Manhattan when the urge to pee hit. I'd find a bar, ask the bartender for a club soda and 'where's the bathroom?' Never had a problem. But I had the common sense (a concept wholly out of date now) to buy something in order to use the bar's bathroom.

I've read a few comments here over the last couple of days and I agree with their sentiment: This 'incident' was staged.

Posted by: RickZ at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (oD9Tw)

376 Have the bathroom code autogenerate on your receipt. Expires in 20 minutes.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:06 PM (oVJmc)

377 LOL. Starbucks closing 8000 stores for an afternoon for "race training."

Thankfully, I can make my own coffee drinks. Who needs Starbucks?

Posted by: sinalco at April 17, 2018 05:06 PM (yODqO)

378 Also, I'm the person at the table when you go out that starts rushing everyone along once the last forkful of food is eaten because I went to school with a ton of people who were waiters and waitresses so us just sitting there yammering was costing the waitstaff money. I thought everyone knew that.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (mf5HN)



You know sometimes I get it. If the place is almost empty because the rush is over but its not in the closing time then no real need to hurry out the door. But if you spent a half hour waiting to be seated and the line only got longer while you waited and is still out the door with customers, then yeah Don't Be A Dick.

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 05:06 PM (lKs2v)

379 Yep. Everything is a "RIGHT" now. Didn't you get the memo?
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:04 PM (CiRJp)


And everything should be free. Marxism? Socialism? 3rd world country shithole?

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 05:06 PM (XVgpK)

380 Mr. Peebles: "Then why is there a code to open the bathroom?"

Bingo.

Employees were following orders. Ownership just changed the orders to appease SJWs who don't even buy their products.

Smart money would be shorting SBUX now.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 17, 2018 05:06 PM (H8S+R)

381 >>>
My dad used to call that a "significant learning experience". Typically SLEs broke down into two categories; social embarrassment and physical pain.

embarrassment on this blog has helped me remember some things.

I claimed that the saying "When I was a child, I thought as a child" was original to CS Lewis, for example. Now I know: Bible, dummy.

OTOH, I've felt very embarrassed by not checking the DATES of articles I post, and I realized I have to relearn this because I didn't check that "unconscious bias" article date. That could be an old article.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (8rNrN)

382 Great post, Ace.

Yes, you see, it's a restaurant/coffee shop. It's not your living room away from home.

Posted by: fly gal at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (8TdcF)

383 For more fun, open carry (if you live in an open carry state).

The squirming and cringe will be off the chart.

They usually will ask you to leave unless you have cop face.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



They can't anymore!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (tu/2g)

384 Gaucho, is the SA version of cowboy.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (WPjdV)

385 Sure. I'm pretty sure the next time I go there I'll be in Blackface anyway.

SEE? That kind of stuff is the reason we can't comment from Target!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (oVJmc)

386 Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (/tuJf)

I always use small, medium and large to describe the size of coffee. If I am going to use the other terms I'd prefer to be in a nice foreign country.

I was a SB the other day. A guy cam in, plopped down some money and went straight to the bathroom and after coming out left without getting a coffee.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (tpDAe)

387
Only had starbucks once. it was a good cup. well overpriced.

Saw a business interview with the ceo many years ago when the question was yeah but why spend $6 for a cup of coffee and the guy said its about the experience.

I'm thinking the hobo smell experience might drop in price.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (r+sAi)

388 It's "whores duh-voars"
There is an 's' in hors, you big dummy.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (8iiMU)

Horse Dovers

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (BtQd4)

389 Starbucks will begin implementing a new policy of instructing employees about "unconscious racism."

unconscious racism >> subconscious racism >> comatose racism >> raaacisssty racism

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (8gDQu)

390 That whore stormy weathers lawyer is a real cock sucker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (SjImc)

391 Can you imagine if just one of these corporations responded like this:

"______ exists as a business to provide a service to paying customers. We believe we do this well and with an abundance of courtesy, respect and social sensitivity. But we are not racists, and did not act in a racist manner. We don't appreciate being accused of it. The bullies making the accusations need to learn or re-learn basic decency and how to behave as responsible adults in a cooperative society."

The day somebody FIGHTS BACK is the day this shit begins to turn around. Why is it so hard? These SJWs have got the entire society by the short hairs. I don't get it.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (H8QX8)

392 Someone needs to turn the internet aspies lose on this to find the collusion between the two arrestees, the phone holder snd the other interested parties.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (Ll9oF)

393 Have the bathroom code autogenerate on your receipt. Expires in 20 minutes.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:06 PM (oVJmc)

i remember something like that from somewhere...abroad maybe ? they are very particular about bathroom privileges overseas.

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (bUjCl)

394 I think social embarrassment in getting something wrong really helps you learn,
----
I'll ask a French hermit about that, Ace.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (VBKy9)

395 Actually the whole bathroom thing is only an issue in the cities. On the highways, you can stop in any McDonalds and most other places and go in and use the john. The door is open and no one says a word.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (7uYFy)

396 No alarm. 150 volts to your ass
Posted by: Dunkin Dounuts at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM


That's one way to get you amped up.

Posted by: Starbucks Management at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (ctuyM)

397 if I was the responding officer I would have shot their dog
damn things are dangerous

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (t6+RR)

398 LOL. Starbucks closing 8000 stores for an afternoon for "race training."

So racism will be over then? Cool.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (oVJmc)

399 A degree in Victimology is the most coveted degree out there. And the world is yours if you can get an MVA.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (s9DTK)

400 I'd like to al bundy the bathroom and then see how many of them bums wanna use it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (SjImc)

401 Who needs Starbucks when you have a Keurig?
TICK TOCK!

Posted by: Han Shannity at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (tXGEm)

402 >>>It's a policy that is not, repeat not, helping race relations.

That's just a side benefit.

Posted by: Max Power at April 17, 2018 05:08 PM (q177U)

403 I knew a guy that ronounced hors d' oeuvere as whore d voors

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (lKyWE)
---------------------------------

"Horse ovaries."

Posted by: fly gal at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (8TdcF)

404 >>>You know sometimes I get it. If the place is almost empty because the rush is over but its not in the closing time then no real need to hurry out the door. But if you spent a half hour waiting to be seated and the line only got longer while you waited and is still out the door with customers, then yeah Don't Be A Dick.

yeah, the rule gets fuzzy in off-hours. But it applies in all busy situations.

Even if the place isn't fully packed, restaurant-goers should know waiters have specific tables they wait on, so if you're taking one of those tables, you might not be denying the restaurant as a whole the space for new patrons, but you are in fact blocking that table's use for a particular waiter.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (8rNrN)

405 they are very particular about bathroom privileges overseas.

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (bUjCl)


Which is odd because most of them didn't even have real toilet paper until 20 or 30 years ago. And lots of them don't even have toilets.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (8gDQu)

406 1. Any - *any* - allegation of racism is to be automatically classified as highly dubious, almost at the level of UFO sightings.


2. Any - *any* - collateral information about the person alleging, or the circumstances, that raises the slightest suspicion about motive, mental capacity, or *racism* of the ones making the allegation, can reliably move the allegation into "f**k you, bye" territory.


3. A very aggressive and responsible approach, which is unlikely, is required for society to expunge the racism that now predominates - that of "victim" groups and their bag-men, now weaponized into law and institutions, which has partially destroyed the promise and treasure of equal justice under law.


4. Everyone including NASA and the ISO has checked it out for proper function, but the thinking person's Sympathy Meter hasn't registered any movement due to "racism" in decades.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (QDnY+)

407 Try asking for a bathroom key or code in any downtown Seattle coffeeshop, Starbucks or otherwise. I'm serious. Give it a go next time you're there and see what happens.

They'll look at you like you're from another planet.

Why? 'cause they don't have any public bathrooms.

Why? 'causes there's that much homeless in Seattle.


I work in Seattle and there are at least three homeless encampments within a five minute walk. Every camp has at least two of those Ofo bike share bikes parked out front. Good luck grabbing one without getting stabbed.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (iv0p7)

408 I have been denied access to a restroom because I was not 'a guest' of a motel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (nBBdT)

409 Here I sit, broken hearted,
Paid my quarter
But only farted.

Posted by: backbeat lurker at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (xj3h0)

410 When I came back out, bless his heart, he had a slice of pepperoni and a Diet Coke waiting for me.


Aww. That's sweet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (fuK7c)

411 Yep. Everything is a "RIGHT" now. Didn't you get the memo?
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:04 PM (CiRJp)


And everything should be free. Marxism? Socialism? 3rd world country shithole?
Posted by: prof disarray


Until it starts costing them personally.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (tu/2g)

412 Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 17, 2018 05:03 PM (mPeei)
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Posted by: BebeDahl at April 17, 2018 05:10 PM (yNyJy)

413 Starbucks will begin implementing a new policy of instructing employees about "unconscious racism."

Remember when they wrote on the cups about "having a discussion about racism"? I don't think that worked out too good.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 17, 2018 05:10 PM (O5Q3r)

414 That whore stormy weathers lawyer is a real cock sucker

She's fighting to overturn the NDA?

Hasn't she already blown it to smithereens?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:10 PM (oVJmc)

415 I'm laughing thinking about The Jerk. Now that's a bathroom key.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:10 PM (s9DTK)

416 The first guy fired at Starbucks after the National Training Day...the poor bastard who, when at the end, management asks for suggestions, says why not just keep the bars and high tables and get rid of the chairs?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 17, 2018 05:10 PM (0tfLf)

417 >>>I'll ask a French hermit about that, Ace.


i don't get the reference -- is this about ermitage/ermit?

I didn't know that until I looked it up.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:10 PM (8rNrN)

418 Saw a business interview with the ceo many years ago when the question was yeah but why spend $6 for a cup of coffee and the guy said its about the experience.

I'm thinking the hobo smell experience might drop in price.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (r+sAi)

yes. the whole model rests on faux European coffee shop ambiance. the vagrants, bums were not part of the Schultz' vision i think.

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (bUjCl)

419 embarrassment on this blog has helped me remember some things.

I claimed that the saying "When I was a child, I thought as a child" was original to CS Lewis, for example. Now I know: Bible, dummy.

OTOH, I've felt very embarrassed by not checking the DATES of articles I post, and I realized I have to relearn this because I didn't check that "unconscious bias" article date. That could be an old article.
Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (8rNrN)
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Funny, I thought you'd mention something about double-checking your links to be sure they go to something you actually meant to link instead of to, uh, something you didn't mean to link.

Posted by: bluebell at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (oMtOd)

420 5. Per ace's and many other comments here, 99% of life's little problems or situations can be avoided, or amicably resolved, by the apparently now rare and Top Secret combination of courtesy, good humor, and consideration of others.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (QDnY+)

421 Actually the whole bathroom thing is only an issue in the cities. On
the highways, you can stop in any McDonalds and most other places and
go in and use the john. The door is open and no one says a word.


I live in a metro area and I've never had the problem. They're all unlocked around here.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (oVJmc)

422 I have been denied access to a restroom because I was not 'a guest' of a motel.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (nBBdT)

Well come on, after all you walked into room 225 and bitched to the occupants about the bra hanging in the shower?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (SjImc)

423 They shoulda thrown in a few Allah Hat Bars and a couple of salami salami chili beanies to cover a second protected class, just in case.

Better yet, do a couple of differential equations on a napkin.

Hell, that second one will get you tossed out of here!

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (0ogQG)

424 It's easy to see someone would associate "Starbucks" with "piss." Not only overpriced but vile and oily.

Still: racism.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (cmfKt)

425 What is weird now, I guess, is when I had to stop and use a restroom at McDonalds or similar type of place, I always felt guilty if I didn't at least buy something.

I was not the only one who thought this way. Now it seems almost quaint.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (XVgpK)

426 Charro?

Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (bJ0w+)

427 sinalco: "LOL. Starbucks closing 8000 stores for an afternoon for 'race training.'"

It'll be like a government shutdown. Some people may realize, "Hey, I don't need this thing after all. Let's have race training for a week. And then let's see how long we can go without buying overcooked coffee at exorbitant prices."

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (H8S+R)

428 I once read an interesting analysis of what Starbuck is actually selling. Their sweet drinks have so many calories that one biochemist said that Starbucks wasn't actually a chain of coffee-shops but actually a chain of ice-cream stores, since what they really sell is basically "melted chocolate-fudge sundaes in a cup."

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (42M22)

429 "a string of poloponies"

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (LWu6U)

430 Starbucks with drive-thrus block the roads, so declaring them as public spaces is reasonable.

Posted by: MikeN at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (o/eHL)

431
That whore stormy weathers lawyer is a real cock sucker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (SjImc)


I don't know if it's true but I read that the guy use to work for Rahm Emanuel and was kicked to the curb because even old Rahm found him to be too much of a scumbag

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (lKyWE)

432 Some people just have a chip on their shoulders and unless they get treated like a VIP they get pissy. And its not just blacks searching for racism. White women will declare sexism. White guys with the perpetual chip on shoulder, when recounting the *insult* say the staff had it in for them because they were wearing blue jeans, had tats, or possibly were in a business suit in a casual place.

I really hate people like that, but as Ace states usually if you are a co-worker or have a 'friend' you are not burning bridges with, you just turn your head and roll your eyes when they recount how someplace treated them badly. Its only with the FNM desperate to say "SEEE SEEE, DJT elected and now we have racism", and the fact that it was a two black gentlemen that we are all forced to know about this"

I have no sympathy for Starbucks the corporation but if its a typical franchise model, there are small business owners getting hit hard in the wallet by this.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (eASYU)

433 >>Funny, I thought you'd mention something about double-checking your links to be sure they go to something you actually meant to link instead of to, uh, something you didn't mean to link.

Those links are a true lagniappe.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (/tuJf)

434

I understand that the latest store plan for most Starbucks must have a drive thru where physically possible. And a minimum of seating. Going for the fast customer turn over.


Their customers drink coffee and don't immediately race out the door to go do...something, anything?

Clearly their product needs more caffeine.

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (GdWl+)

435 They are called Starbucks because Ishmael's wouldn't fly as well

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (aC6Sd)

436 Actually happened on October 3, 1995.

Ouch,
Actually said somewhere in the pre-blog days.

Still want my Social Media dopa-whatsis for the tranny joke.

Posted by: DaveA at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (FhXTo)

437 I knew a guy that ronounced hors d' oeuvere as whore d voors

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (lKyWE)

I thought every guy did that just because.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (s9DTK)

438 Starbucks has announced that they are vulnerable to lefty protest group pressure tactics by participating in their virtue signalling nonsense. They have left themselves open to this sort of protest, because they have cultivated and image that they care.

People don't bother protesting against Dunkin' Donuts, because everybody knows that Dunkin' Donuts doesn't care about this sort of thing. They are immune. All they do is sell coffee.

Remember, Starbucks volunteered for this. They wanted this. And now they have it.

Posted by: Gridlock at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (5G252)

439 So how many people work for Starbucks? 20,000 maybe? Nice to know that if just 1 of those 20,000 makes a bad decision the entire franchise gets shut down for a day and boycotted.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (ppaKI)

440 .
Caballero

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (MIKMs)

441 delurks ...

Buckaroo, as in Banzai, is what came from Vaquero. Because "V" can be pronounced "B."

relurks ...

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (6KSj5)

442 I live in Certified Moonbat Land and the "sensitivity trainings" without fail even manage to upset the libprogs (who are of course obscenely racist but they at least pretend not to be for the other 364 days a year).

IOW the "trainings" are so full of bullshit even the libs can't play along.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (rv0Fo)

443 I don't know if it's true but I read that the guy use to work for Rahm Emanuel and was kicked to the curb because even old Rahm found him to be too much of a scumbag
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (lKyWE)

Well, if even Rahm thought he was a scumbag,,,,,

Posted by: JoeF. at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (7uYFy)

444 I got it -- it does involve "vaquero."

"Buckaroo" is a corruption of vaquero.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (8rNrN)

445 "413 Starbucks will begin implementing a new policy of instructing employees about "unconscious racism."

Remember when they wrote on the cups about "having a discussion about racism"? I don't think that worked out too good."

Maybe it worked out perfectly. That conversation is going to be had and had and had.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (cmfKt)

446 "This rule is so omnipresent I'm frankly shocked these people were surprised by it." I'm not, although I continue to be surprised by how many people don't know what I assume are widely known, common sense rules of behavior in public places. In the public libraries I go to, people frequently talk on cell phones or have loud conversations with each other, or sit at computers watching rap videos without using ear-phones. And then getting indignant when the rare librarian with balls asks them to stop it.

Posted by: Bilwick at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (kx9QW)

447 Personally, I love watching Starbucks squirm. Does that make me a bad person?

Posted by: Gumby at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (vV/gB)

448 384 Gaucho, is the SA version of cowboy.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (WPjdV)

Gaucho is the 1980, 7th studio album of the Walter Becker and Donald Fagen band AKA Steely Dan. Steely Dan went on to duets with Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, and Cher. Their subtle bluegrass, Dixie, styling of overdubbed banjos, dulcet tones of the harmonica, and bongos made FM radio die.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (BtQd4)

449 Landjaeger is a kind of Swiss beef jerky stick.

Posted by: Max Power at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (q177U)

450 go to a family owned Italian restaurant on a Saturday afternoon and see if there is ANY turnover

and another experience I had at said restaurant, a couple comes in, settles in a booth in the back and commences to eat and drink to gluttony...eventually they get so drunk they give you $5 tips to get them a water

La Rosa family's 'Antonio's Flying Pizza' circa 1971 in SW Houston. Gianni (rest in peace), Aldo (ditto) and Tony (going strong).

Posted by: DanMan at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (XTiHL)

451 So how will the homeless take a piss while thoes 8000 stores are closed for training?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (Ll9oF)

452 Coffee shops are pretty much called cafes where I come from.... and more like a Dunkin Donuts...

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (zSVEm)

453 You know what's gonna be fun?

When (if?) someone surreptitiously records their Starbucks sensitivity training in six weeks, and leaks a recording online.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (I/iGu)

454 I knew a guy that ronounced hors d' oeuvere as whore d voors

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 04:59 PM (lKyWE)

I thought every guy did that just because.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (s9DTK)

I call them "Horse Dovers."

Posted by: Fred Sanford at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (7uYFy)

455 Those links are a true lagniappe.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (/tuJf)
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Ha! I'll have to take your word for it, because thankfully I wasn't there for that lagniappe.

Posted by: bluebell at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (oMtOd)

456 Black Entitlement is the new White Privilege.

Posted by: Ostar at April 17, 2018 05:15 PM (gc83Y)

457 they are very particular about bathroom privileges overseas.

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (bUjCl)

Which is odd because most of them didn't even have real toilet paper until 20 or 30 years ago. And lots of them don't even have toilets.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 17, 2018 05:09 PM (8gDQu)

well, not all overseas, just western europe and some more civilized overseas

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:15 PM (bUjCl)

458 Gaucho Marx was funny.

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:15 PM (zSVEm)

459 How the hell do you get 'lan yap' outa Lagniappe"?

oh, the g is silent. Sure, I see it now.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 04:45 PM (roQNm)

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It's like Benghazi. The *H* was silent.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 05:15 PM (rv0Fo)

460 So, by using a word to learn it, praxis makes perfect?

Posted by: mindful webworker - practically speaking at April 17, 2018 05:16 PM (ATv6t)

461 Starbucks, now with hobo e. coli

Posted by: BluesFish at April 17, 2018 05:16 PM (4NFMK)

462 Those links are a true lagniappe.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM (/tuJf)

Yes you got it. Lagniappe means extra or a bonus. Not a benefit, but an extra benefit.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:16 PM (s9DTK)

463 The whole thing is a set up. And even if not?
I'd do the same thing as that manager.

Does that make me a racist? OK. Fine. I don't care.
What else you got?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at April 17, 2018 05:16 PM (jWe5r)

464 Horrible, burned coffee and they give you a condescending look if you don't order in Italian.

Their second greatest sin is that they don't know the difference between dark roast and burned.

Their greatest sin is linguistic. "I'll have a grande". Why grahnd-ay? Is it anti-French prejudice to not have a grahnd? (although it's le cafe, so it would be grand).

But Venti? The word, I presume, means the drink is twenty ounces, but Venti means twenty in two communist languages that don't even have a word for ounces.

It's a scandal, I say.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 05:16 PM (fuK7c)

465 relurks ...
Posted by: Meiczyslaw at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (6KSj5)
--------

Come back! You know things! We could use someone like you around here!

Posted by: bluebell at April 17, 2018 05:16 PM (oMtOd)

466
Remember when they wrote on the cups about "having a discussion about racism"? I don't think that worked out too good."


Sounds like their lawyers are going to be having a discussion about racism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (oVJmc)

467 Back when I wore suits and had dinner/drinks for business purposes I usually knew who liked to sit and talk after the meal, coffee, cognac, whatever. I would advise the waiter of their tendencies and assure them that we would keep spending and be generous with the gratuity. Never was a problem.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (9kaZh)

468 Okay, since we trotted out laniappe, I'll raise yu a bagatelle..

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (zSVEm)

469 Nyah! Even neko-grrls grok this. When I was not employed and would hang out at a coffee/comic/Pokemon shop I would still at least buy a soda not to mention a few comics to support the place.

"ne ne Uni-chan, how did Humans get to the top of food chain again?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (WM75E)

470 Well come on, after all you walked into room 225 and bitched to the occupants about the bra hanging in the shower?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (SjImc)

I was in Vegas last week and this gal starts bangin on the door about 430 in the morning. Cryin, wailin, kickin, and finally I got up and let her out.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (BtQd4)

471 Tim Hors tons!

Posted by: Starbucks Management at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (ctuyM)

472 Yeah SBUX is notable among corporations that have beclowned themselves with idiocy catering to the worst elements wrecking society with their "talk about race" idiocy not long ago. Which was laughed out of order even before it was actually implemented (I joked with some employees about it, they all thought it was ridiculous).


Thing is, as we saw with the recent gunnzzzz idiocy, this is now a common, if not default response. One can reasonably despair about our prospects when the dumbed-down, systematically mis-educated younger generation are "in charge" - but, um, I think we're there already. The social and substantive and business idiocy revealed by the NRA stuff indicates we may not need to wait for the bad new days, they're here already.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (QDnY+)

473 I bet Starbucks free wifi blocks ace.mu.nu

Anyone wanna check?

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (hMwEB)

474 Years ago there was a McDonald's in downtown Dallas that attracted hordes of riff raff. The owner tried security guards and various other methods to shoo them away, but to no avail.

Then one day he put up a P.A. system on both the inside and out of the restaurant that cranked out Perry Como and Barry Manilow all day long.

Problem solved. Riff raff gone.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (Khf/F)

475 "413 Starbucks will begin implementing a new policy of instructing employees about "unconscious racism."


Is this like muscle memory...you get to the point where it is done unconsciously?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM (0tfLf)

476 the old starbucks mermaid logo had nipples, but then people complained...


Tell me about it.

Posted by: White Rock Soda at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (fuK7c)

477
Gaucho Marx was funny.

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:15 PM (zSVEm)


How do you make Romanian chicken

First you steal a chicken

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (lKyWE)

478 embarrassment on this blog has helped me remember some things. <<<<

There's a fun post, things we did unconsciously or unknowingly that were very embarrassing, like being a college student walking to the library spacing out staring at a hot girls butt and walking into the same space with her on a revolving door.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (r+sAi)

479 >>>I got it -- it does involve "vaquero

told ya

Posted by: concrete girl at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (zr8oO)

480 >>>heir greatest sin is linguistic. "I'll have a grande". Why grahnd-ay? Is it anti-French prejudice to not have a grahnd? (although it's le cafe, so it would be grand).

But Venti? The word, I presume, means the drink is twenty ounces, but Venti means twenty in two communist languages that don't even have a word for ounces.

It's a scandal, I say.

...
Tall means large. Grande means large. Venti is only one that doesn't mean large.

Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.

Do you take lira or is it all Euros now?

Posted by: Paul Rudd from Role Models at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (8rNrN)

481 and consideration of others.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 17, 2018 05:11 PM (QDnY+)

The rule these days is "Imma get me some."

Consideration for others died out about 35 years ago, with the advent of the Walkman.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (7UW64)

482 Venti venting.

https://twitter.com/SunniAndTheCity/status/985856714502262784

Posted by: geoffb at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (zOpu5)

483 Starbucks will begin implementing a new policy of instructing employees about "unconscious racism."


for the record my "racism" is very CONSCIOUS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:19 PM (SjImc)

484 Hmm...I wonder how much fur Ace shed into people's food when he waited tables?

I use to wait tables from a diner to high end restaurants in San Diego. The pressure is there to turn tables but I prefer the European style....you sit at a table to dine, etc. and it is essentially yours until you leave. That was my experience in Italy anyway.

Posted by: Cheri at April 17, 2018 05:19 PM (oiNtH)

485 Veni, Venti, Vici...

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:19 PM (zSVEm)

486 Around here cowboy's are just called Hands

Posted by: Ben Had at April 17, 2018 05:19 PM (WPjdV)

487 Tell me about it.
Posted by: White Rock Soda at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (fuK7c)

what happened there ?

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:20 PM (bUjCl)

488 Venal, Venti, Vicki?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 17, 2018 05:20 PM (WM75E)

489 467 Back when I wore suits and had dinner/drinks for business purposes I usually knew who liked to sit and talk after the meal, coffee, cognac, whatever. I would advise the waiter of their tendencies and assure them that we would keep spending and be generous with the gratuity. Never was a problem.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 17, 2018 05:17 PM



This.
Always slipped him/her a $20 up front to let him/her know I'd be there awhile. Exceptional service.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 17, 2018 05:20 PM (0tfLf)

490 Posted by: Meiczyslaw at April 17, 2018 05:13 PM (6KSj5)
--------------------------

How do you qualify as a lurker? Didn't you used to post here? I'm going back some. I'm certifying you a regular, sorry.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 05:20 PM (rv0Fo)

491 I must live in SmallTown NoWhere, because I have never had to ask for a code to use a bathroom in a restaurant or anywhere else. I just use the bathroom. In fact, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 17, 2018 05:20 PM (lwiT4)

492 And then getting indignant when the rare librarian with balls asks them to stop it.
Posted by: Bilwick



I wonder how rare it is anymore to find a librarian with balls? IYKWIM

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:20 PM (tu/2g)

493 I learned the word lagniappe when two lesbians kept their sailboat next to mine one summer. One of he was a dead ringer for Fred Flintstone. I mean spot on.

So naturally I had to know why they named their boat Lagniappe thinking it was going to be something really special.

Imagine my disappointment.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (/tuJf)

494 Then one day he put up a P.A. system on both the inside and out of the restaurant that cranked out Perry Como and Barry Manilow all day long.

I've heard of places doing this to get rid of teenagers. Play uncool music and they scatter.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (iv0p7)

495 When we were stationed in Italy, restaurants opened at eight in the evening. And you had your table till closing. Almost no turnover.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (Ll9oF)

496 473 I bet Starbucks free wifi blocks ace.mu.nu

Anyone wanna check?



If you use a Fed Gov workstation and try too access this site, you'll be surprised to learn that ace.mu.nu is a 'Racist Hate' site.

Really.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (em2p+)

497 and then they apparently told the cops they weren't going anywhere.

Now this, in a nutshell, is the attitude that in other contexts causes the bruthas to get shot. When a cop tells you to do something - move on, show your hands, drop a weapon, whatever - you do it. Whether you like it or not, think it's fair or not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (4o+ea)

498 I'm loving this whole incident purely because of who's getting a taste of this SJW bullshit.

But black people in America really need to grow up and stop this nonsense.

Such a shame "civil rights leaders" have figured out how to shake people down and make a buck by throwing gasoline on this and convincing the black community this is what progress looks like.

Posted by: Maritime at April 17, 2018 05:22 PM (lKmt3)

499 Just want to state that if I've forgotten to lock my car doors and the approach of a stranger draws my attention to my unlocked doors, I lock them. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the stranger is white.

So any non-white who approaches my car when I've forgotten to lock is not receiving special treatment.

Posted by: Emmie at April 17, 2018 05:22 PM (v58Ja)

500 453 You know what's gonna be fun?

When (if?) someone surreptitiously records their Starbucks sensitivity training in six weeks, and leaks a recording online.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 17, 2018 05:14 PM (I/iGu)

We will give some land to the Ni**g*s and the Chincs, but we dont want the Irish.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:22 PM (BtQd4)

501 *pauses*

"Or is that Veal, Venti, and Vicki?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at April 17, 2018 05:22 PM (WM75E)

502 Have the bathroom code autogenerate on your receipt. Expires in 20 minutes.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:06 PM (oVJmc)
...............

HURRY UP IN THERE WOULDJA CAPTAIN SPLATTER ?!

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 05:22 PM (HgMAr)

503 If you use a Fed Gov workstation and try too access this site, you'll be surprised to learn that ace.mu.nu is a 'Racist Hate' site.

Really.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (em2p+)

Yup and by the way, that is relatively new. I wonder what happened?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:23 PM (SjImc)

504 If you use a Fed Gov workstation and try too access this site, you'll be surprised to learn that ace.mu.nu is a 'Racist Hate' site.



Really.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (em2p+)

yes many commenters mentioned that recently. that is bullshit. in the age of MAGA ? WTF ??

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:23 PM (bUjCl)

505 Years ago there was a McDonald's in downtown Dallas that attracted hordes of riff raff. The owner tried security guards and various other methods to shoo them away, but to no avail.

Then one day he put up a P.A. system on both the inside and out of the restaurant that cranked out Perry Como and Barry Manilow all day long.

Problem solved. Riff raff gone.
Posted by: Reggie1971


The one across the street from the federal courthouse? Brilliant!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:23 PM (tu/2g)

506 VIA - Same here @ 484. Really nice and relaxed.

Posted by: Cheri at April 17, 2018 05:23 PM (oiNtH)

507 Venereal, Vicki, Venti...

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:23 PM (zSVEm)

508 bagatelle - I was trying to make that into baguette, which it isn't.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 05:24 PM (roQNm)

509 I frequent a Starbucks attached to a bookstore because I'm addicted to books. I see a guy there who will borrow, not buy, a book from the store and occupy a seat at Starbucks for a long time to read this.
So he treats the book STORE like a library and the seats at Starbucks as public space.
I've seen him with a Starbucks cup but I've also seen leave a jacket on the seat and pop over to an adjacent movie theater for popcorn and pop.
Irritates me.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at April 17, 2018 05:24 PM (eAMlh)

510 I learned the word lagniappe when two lesbians kept their sailboat next to mine one summer. One of he was a dead ringer for Fred Flintstone. I mean spot on.

So naturally I had to know why they named their boat Lagniappe thinking it was going to be something really special.

Imagine my disappointment.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM



They didn't invite you aboard for a little lagniappe?

Posted by: Starbucks Management at April 17, 2018 05:24 PM (ctuyM)

511 Their greatest sin is linguistic. "I'll have a grande". Why grahnd-ay? Is it anti-French prejudice to not have a grahnd? (although it's le cafe, so it would be grand).

But Venti? The word, I presume, means the drink is twenty ounces, but Venti means twenty in two communist languages that don't even have a word for ounces.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 05:16 PM (fuK7c)

The rare times I visit Starbucks I absolutely cringe at having to order using those dumb words. Small, medium, large, how hard is that?

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 17, 2018 05:24 PM (MX7xj)

512 Yup and by the way, that is relatively new. I wonder what happened?


With in the last week I've noticed it. Not sure what happened.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (em2p+)

513 If you use a Fed Gov workstation and try too access this site, you'll be surprised to learn that ace.mu.nu is a 'Racist Hate' site.

Really.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (em2p+)

Yup and by the way, that is relatively new. I wonder what happened?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:23 PM (SjImc)

.....

Someone mentioned here earlier that the Target WiFi listed it the same way.

Internet overlords have made their ruling.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (unMrP)

514 Stormy Daniels' sketch looks like the Team America mannequin Gary Johnston.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (rdl6o)

515 rhennigantx: "I was in Vegas last week and this gal starts bangin on the door about 430 in the morning. Cryin, wailin, kickin, and finally I got up and let her out."

You know, you never see rhennigantx and Rodney Dangerfield in the same room at the same time.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (H8S+R)

516 504 - hasn't happened to me yet...

Posted by: Cheri at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (oiNtH)

517
Then one day he put up a P.A. system on both the inside and out of the restaurant that cranked out Perry Como and Barry Manilow all day long.

Problem solved. Riff raff gone.
Posted by: Reggie1971

But it became a popular gay hookup place

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (lKyWE)

518 Almost 500 comments, and no one has mentioned Starbucks' baked goods.

Take my word for it.

You'd be better off eating the napkin.

Posted by: franksalterego at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (3cq8T)

519 486 Around here cowboy's are just called Hands
Posted by: Ben Had at April 17, 2018 05:19 PM (WPjdV)

And when hands decide to move on down the rode to a new jig they are just looking for a hands job.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (BtQd4)

520 I learned the word lagniappe when two lesbians kept their sailboat next to mine one summer. One of he was a dead ringer for Fred Flintstone. I mean spot on.

So naturally I had to know why they named their boat Lagniappe thinking it was going to be something really special.


They bought it off a coon ass and never renamed it?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (tu/2g)

521 I remember when Obama was elected President all the articles and talk from Black leaders and communities about how this was a game changer, and made them feel equal, especially bcz whites put him in the White House, and well, all kinds of positive things.

Feels like I dreamed it now.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (XVgpK)

522 What say you, Jen Rubin? Have I fucks to give?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (Dp6qK)

523 Nice rant.


Isn't if funny,this is never a problem at the Christian hater chicken place?


Wonder why?

Posted by: Sam at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (bXQP0)

524 yeah, a quick search suggests Starbucks does not sell franchises to independent owners, as I assumed. I'd guess managers may be affected if there are any incentives built in, but too bad for them.

on a separate note, I recall decades back some places like McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts made their little seats a bit uncomfortable, so as to encourage people to move on after eating. Seems like some clever designer would probably consider that.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (bT8Z4)

525 maybe some common BS SJW list they are all using ?

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (bUjCl)

526 I wonder how much Starbucks' bathroom cleaning and maintenance and plumbing costs will go up.

This is the continued rejection of what was the agreed-upon culture by the overwhelming majority of Americans.

But now, the culture is increasingly valuing the demands of so-called historically marginalized groups for revenge and payback. They reject the agreed-upon standards of behavior. How dare a business ask someone to spend $1.50 for a small tea!

My late father had a retail business. Every once in a while, a group of people would come in and walk through each aisle. My dad's policy was to follow them around him n case they were shoplifters. One day, I was helping my dad and followed a group of black customers. They saw what I was doing and flat out accused me of racism. I explained to them my dad's policy, regardless of their color. Fortunately, they walked out of the store in a huff.

Posted by: mercenary13 at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (gEDAo)

527 There's a Starbucks in Missouri I go to occasionally... the ladies there run it like a Chi-Fil-A, basically... hope Corporate never finds out....

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (zSVEm)

528 The only Staryucks that i like is in the food court at Ft Meade.

They understand small medium and large.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (Ll9oF)

529 514 Team America fuk yeah

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (BtQd4)

530 A note on rushing out at restaurants. As others have noted, if the place is slow, then, yeah, no need to rush out. In fact, if it's dead, I'm also the person saying hey how about another round of drinks and anyone want to split dessert so as to make sure that the waitstaff gets a decentish tip.

But if there's a line of people waiting to get in and you are dwadling? Don't be a dick.


I have discovered that many people, never having been exposed to the service sector, assume that people who serve them are well-compensated and do not rely upon turnover or tips.

They are dead bang wrong, and when confronted with this reality, as in having a service sector job, they get an eye-opening.

Many never reach that point.

I worked my way through high school and college and for some time afterward in the service sector. I never take service for granted. But there are many out there who do, and for their sake, I hope they never have to work in service, for the shit treatment they will find is becoming the norm.
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 17, 2018 05:05 PM (7UW64)


Many years ago when I was working in the electronics department of a catalog store (remember those?), there was a guy being a huge jerk to me, to the point another customer made a comment about it. He very snottily said hey, she works on commission which is when I smiled as sweetly as I could and said, no, no, I don't. I get minimum wage. He was floored by that and then got all apologetic and I remember that to this day because what the hell, dude. You thought it was okay to be a jackass because I would get a commission? Even the stupid wolves disown you.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (mf5HN)

531 514 - I don't know.....looks a lot like Tom Brady to me.

Posted by: Cheri at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (oiNtH)

532 Almost 500 comments, and no one has mentioned Starbucks' baked goods.

Take my word for it.

You'd be better off eating the napkin.


Their coffee is worse than the baked goods. It tastes burnt!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at April 17, 2018 05:27 PM (rdl6o)

533 "melted chocolate-fudge sundaes in a cup."
Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 05:12 PM

It is undrinkable. Horrible stuff. Add flour and it would make a large cake. If forced, usually by my daughter, to enter I get a UNSWEETENED iced black tea and don't add any weird crap to it! Then I look at all the people alone sitting and staring at a laptop with a El Large-o 3000 calorie drink.

Posted by: Lester at April 17, 2018 05:27 PM (LfJIn)

534 You know, you never see rhennigantx and Rodney Dangerfield in the same room at the same time.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (H8S+R)

I have a good agent.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:27 PM (BtQd4)

535 is this about ermitage/ermit?
-------
Yes, about the Russian museum if you recall *my* error of a week or so ago.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 17, 2018 05:27 PM (VBKy9)

536 This reminds me of friends I skied with that would always "Brown Bag" their lunch instead of buying the pricey ski lodge food. One time the manager up on a lodge on Aspen mountain noticed they're eating their own foods and made sure they're aware that the cafeteria is only for paying customers. My friends seemed annoyed at the request.

BTW, I couldn't understand why they were so cheap, anyways. These people were a HIGHLY paid Microchip Engineer and a Project Manager for NASA. I guesstimated they are pulling in north of $150k.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 17, 2018 05:28 PM (Gei2C)

537 Just a little advice on those waiting tables at restaurants in New Jersey...

If the party staying a little long at the table have names like Paulie, Anthony, or Vinny, it's probably prudent not to hint that they should leave. However, those guys tend to be VERY generous tippers.

If the OWNERS of the restaurant have names like Paulie, Anthony, or Vinny and they suggest you wrap it up, it's prudent to leave a big tip for the waiters and move on.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (eh0Va)

538 Waiters , tipping and racial accusations. It's a common thread .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (s9DTK)

539 As with so many other things I read about here, have never had the slightest issue with fancy Eye-talian terminology or anything like that - "medium" is always understood, and when used as a response to "grande?" is always instantly acknowledged.


But Japanese SBUX is still my favorite, for lots of reasons. Politeness, of course, is never an issue.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (QDnY+)

540 I don't always destroy public restrooms, but when I do I prefer Starbucks.

Posted by: the most interesting incontinent in the world at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (HgMAr)

541 Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might try nibbling
A little afternoon lagniappe

Posted by: Starland at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (t41dG)

542 Never eat in New Jersey.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (+lOpA)

543 Isn't if funny,this is never a problem at the Christian hater chicken place?


Wonder why?
Posted by: Sam



You pull up and sit down at Chick-fil A and don't order anything, the employees will form a prayer circle, pray you find employment, and buy you a meal.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (tu/2g)

544
If you use a Fed Gov workstation and try too access this site, you'll be surprised to learn that ace.mu.nu is a 'Racist Hate' site.

Those who program the routers rule the world.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 17, 2018 05:30 PM (IqV8l)

545 Tell me about it.
Posted by: White Rock Soda at April 17, 2018 05:18 PM (fuK7c)

what happened there ?



The White Rock Soda logo back in the deco day was "Psyche at the Mirror", a tasteful drawing of a topless mythological figure looking at her reflection in a pond.

https://bit.ly/2qFMFAj


She is no longer topless because oppressors.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 05:30 PM (fuK7c)

546 Next you gonna tell me a black man can't bring popcorn and drinks up into a movie without the white man callin' the law up in there.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 17, 2018 05:30 PM (unMrP)

547 Missed the Jen Rubin thing but may go read the thread. I've marveled at ace's restraint in not harvesting that low-hanging fruit, til now. Might be some questions of professional self-respect in eviscerating an airhead like her, I understand, but comedy gold, Jerry ......

Posted by: rhomboid at April 17, 2018 05:30 PM (QDnY+)

548 How'd this thread get so long?


Ace out back shootin hoops?

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 05:30 PM (+lOpA)

549 "i wish I could think of it now but there's some word having to do with cowboys that's a corruption of the spanish for cowhand or something. "
----------------------
Buckeroo, from vaquero.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (0jtPF)

550 The only Staryucks that i like is in the food court at Ft Meade.

They understand small medium and large.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (Ll9oF)

The one outside the gate at Portsmouth Medical Center is very Military friendly. As are all those on Bases everywhere

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (SjImc)

551 "But black people in America really need to grow up and stop this nonsense."

They would ... if stupid-ass white leftists wouldn't continue to give them everything they demand.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (jWe5r)

552 Is there any truth to flushing a lit M80 down a commode will blow out the toilette? If so we need to share this with BLM and maybe give them a Starbucks coupon?

Posted by: Gumby at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (vV/gB)

553 Wait staff, tipping of

This is why I go to McDonalds - no waiters, no waiting, cheap, fast, no tipping. Budget calories; all I can afford.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Repent, the end is near at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (roQNm)

554 Ace is savin' his best... for later...

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (zSVEm)

555 Why does Sawbucks hate our Presdent of Color and people of color. We will not buy stuff from Starbucks in Brattleboro and hope the store in our grate town closes soon !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (qM84C)

556 541 Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might try nibbling
A little afternoon lagniappe
Posted by: Starland at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (t41dG)


Whatever lagniappe is, it should probably go with red sauce.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (+lOpA)

557 Almost 500 comments, and no one has mentioned Starbucks' baked goods.
.........

See comment #60.

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (HgMAr)

558 ***Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 05:26 PM (mf5HN

I assume he left a blood trail.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (9kaZh)

559 CLT has the Black basketball tournament that the democrat city council gives a million bucks too. The fans are so bad at tipping that the Ritz Carlton put a mandatory tip amount on all bills during the tourney.



AND, of course, they got shit for it. The next year they didn't open that week. Fck em.

Posted by: Sam at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (bXQP0)

560 Embarassing stories about social screw ups?.. Oh boy. I see where this goes before the commitment and pasting mine.

Posted by: Monk at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (9acFt)

561 If you use a Fed Gov workstation and try too access this site, you'll be surprised to learn that ace.mu.nu is a 'Racist Hate' site.

Really.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 17, 2018 05:21 PM (em2p+)

same with Target

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (hMwEB)

562 I remember when Obama was elected President all the articles and talk from Black leaders and communities about how this was a game changer, and made them feel equal, especially bcz whites put him in the White House, and well, all kinds of positive things.

I remember a lot of "smart conservatives" writing about how it was a good thing Obama was elected because it would be the ultimate estoppel to the claim America is a racist country.

Good times.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (iv0p7)

563 @72 rd at April 17, 2018 04:28 PM (4dz1m)

I'm way late to this party, but, no, there was no chance in heck they were leaving. First, the police spent over 15 minutes before the recording trying to tell them to leave and they didn't budge. Then, the nasally guy flittering around saying, "but why are you arresting them?" is the "friend" they were supposed to meet, not some random person. The chick filming the video is a personal friend of their friend and, whatdoyaknow, also the lawyer the friend hired to take their case.

Posted by: sunny-dee at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (QAOZh)

564 I'm surprised nobody brought up 'The Gay Caballero' -- Cesar Romero as Cisco Kid.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (MIKMs)

565 Is there any truth to flushing a lit M80 down a commode will blow out the toilette? If so we need to share this with BLM and maybe give them a Starbucks coupon?
Posted by: Gumby


Good luck finding M80's.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (tu/2g)

566 526 I wonder how much Starbucks' bathroom cleaning and maintenance and plumbing costs will go up.

I was doing some security for Cobb County Trans a few years ago. Down by the mall (where new Mercedes Bowl is now) they had some self cleaning toilets. Not the bowl, they whole mutha fukn room flushed like a mormon bride putting a condom on her husbands cock with her mouth.

They broke it.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (BtQd4)

567 William Dafoe threatened Stormy Daniels? Lay it on me Sandy! Do it for me! I'd do it for you!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (CiRJp)

568 557 Almost 500 comments, and no one has mentioned Starbucks' baked goods.
.........

See comment #60.
Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (HgMAr)

Reading the comments, or the post, is expecting a lot.

Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (zSVEm)

569 551
"But black people in America really need to grow up and stop this nonsense."

They would ... if stupid-ass white leftists wouldn't continue to give them everything they demand.


Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at April 17, 2018 05:31 PM (jWe5r)


BINGO!

Posted by: Sam at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (bXQP0)

570 NGU...

Out the gate and to the right?

Yeh... the original village Idiot and I would frequent that one often when I was there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (Ll9oF)

571 >>Just a little advice on those waiting tables at restaurants in New Jersey...

Different vibe these days but back in the bad old days in the North End of Boston there small cafes that only served Italian pastries and great coffees and espresso and the like.

There were little old Italian men who seemed rooted to particular chairs and never moved. Ever.

It was wise not to ask them too either. Just take the cannoli and leave the chair.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (/tuJf)

572 I believe it is unreasonable for Starbucks to charge for their goods and services. Coffee and everything else should be given to anyone who walks in.

I will stomach, barely, a "suggested donation" sign - but don't push it.

Coffee and pastry are a Right.

Unlike bearing arms, and all of that other stupid stuff in that crackly old Constitution thingee.

Let
It
Burn

Posted by: RobM1981 at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (VVBN7)

573 You know, you never see rhennigantx and Rodney Dangerfield in the same room at the same time.

Rodney's been working the small rooms for a while.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (oVJmc)

574 Stormy Daniels' sketch looks like the Team America mannequin Gary Johnston.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (rdl6o)
++++
Nah ! Tom Brady

Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (y3aQB)

575 I remember when Obama was elected President all the articles and talk from Black leaders and communities about how this was a game changer, and made them feel equal, especially bcz whites put him in the White House, and well, all kinds of positive things.

Feels like I dreamed it now.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 05:25 PM (XVgpK)

---------------------------

I feel like most of that talk was before his election as Vote Blackmail (no pun) and so they continued it for another few days afterwards for the sake of consistency. Then any time you disagreed with him - nevermind criticized - after that you were a racist.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (rv0Fo)

576 I had coffee at La Madeleines last week. Best cup of coffee I've ever had. It may be because I always had crap coffee before.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:34 PM (s9DTK)

577 526 I wonder how much Starbucks' bathroom cleaning and maintenance and plumbing costs will go up.

Checks give O'Fuck meter. Hmmm, pegged at zero. Glad they caved, they're about to find out the actual cost of bowing to the SJW crowd. Pass the popcorn.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:34 PM (CiRJp)

578 I remember when Obama was elected President all the articles and talk
from Black leaders and communities about how this was a game changer,
and made them feel equal, especially bcz whites put him in the White
House, and well, all kinds of positive things.


Then they considered their business model.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:35 PM (oVJmc)

579 What you don't realize is that when you and I are refused access to the bathroom, we still have our white privilege. People of Color don't have that, so they need access to the bathroom.

Posted by: Axeman at April 17, 2018 05:35 PM (vDqXW)

580 As a guy who faced this restaurant situation many a time, I must say, it is NOT a race thing, it is an age and class thing. A well dressed older person will get all sorts of indulgences from the staff. Place to sit and rest, access to the bathroom, hell, even a free treat.

Young punks get the heave ho.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at April 17, 2018 05:35 PM (fftfA)

581 I mean, what the fuck do these SJWs make of no shoes, no shirt, no service? Doesn't that favor women?

Posted by: Dean Wormer at April 17, 2018 05:36 PM (fftfA)

582 Out the gate and to the right?

Yeh... the original village Idiot and I would frequent that one often when I was there.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM (Ll9oF)

well out the front gate and it's on the left. Going into the front gate it;s on the right

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:36 PM (SjImc)

583 yeah, I did the service business for a while. But I never really liked dealing with the public, I was always happy being a cook. I still like to cook, come to think about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 05:37 PM (k1TUh)

584 Caballero ?

Is that da woid yer lookin' fer ?

Posted by: JT at April 17, 2018 05:37 PM (bZMkE)

585 Yeh,

comment #60 stood out like a glaring red light.

Don't have a clue why I missed it.

Posted by: franksalterego at April 17, 2018 05:38 PM (3cq8T)

586 Never eat in New Jersey.

One of the best subs/hoagies I ever had was at the White House in Atlantic City, NJ. It was a Genoa Salami Hoagie. That was in 1969 though.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at April 17, 2018 05:38 PM (rdl6o)

587 I assume he left a blood trail.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (9kaZh)


I'm not kidding when I say he was so rude another customer made a comment to him. I didn't need to do anything more because it was more vicious to be the soul of patience and sweetness and light and make him look like an utter jerk in public.

Also I may, possibly, have called back to the loading dock and told him to slow walk that tv out to the guy.

In January.

In about 30 degree weather and sleeting and nasty.

And you had to pull up to the loading dock and get out of your car to wait for them to load up.

Just, you know, maybe.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 05:38 PM (mf5HN)

588 Reminds me of a story. Once after having Tai Food in Annapolis, I "sharted" my pants. I had to waddle my way all the way across town to get to the Starbucks. (Which is nice in those situations; you get full privacy and there is lots of space in those bathrooms). Anyways, I DID buy a large Latte after I took care of my self.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 17, 2018 05:38 PM (Gei2C)

589 I remember a lot of "smart conservatives" writing about how it was a good thing Obama was elected because it would be the ultimate estoppel to the claim America is a racist country.

Good times.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (iv0p7)

-----------------------------------

And don't forget all the supposed racists who were "motivated" by Donald Trump somehow couldn't be bothered to come out and vote AGAINST the black guy... twice.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 05:38 PM (rv0Fo)

590 CLT has the Black basketball tournament that the democrat city council gives a million bucks too. The fans are so bad at tipping that the Ritz Carlton put a mandatory tip amount on all bills during the tourney.

Posted by: Sam at April 17, 2018 05:32 PM (bXQP0



Hi, Nip Sip.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 05:39 PM (fuK7c)

591 537---Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 05:29 PM (eh0Va)
--------------------
Heh.
Many, many years ago, when I was very young, I had the misfortune of teaching at a "diverse" high school in Philadelphia.
My surname was Spanish but not obviously so and fellow teachers from the outset told me to pretend it was Italian.

At first I thought they were kidding --- but no.
Best advice I ever had.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 17, 2018 05:39 PM (0jtPF)

592 See you later. Need a snooze. Bad.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 17, 2018 05:39 PM (VBKy9)

593 A very common special snowflake tweet such as the Snowflake Eskimo Girl is "I'm very angry at stupid questions I get from people"

If someone throws that at me, my reply will be "now you know how people feel when they meet YOU"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 05:39 PM (eh0Va)

594 Reading the comments, or the post, is expecting a lot.
Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM


With great power comes great responsibility.

Posted by: Voltaire at April 17, 2018 05:40 PM (ctuyM)

595 BTW, Can we stop with the "Barista" shit? You make coffee.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:40 PM (CiRJp)

596 Calling it Star Klux from now on. Because the schadenfreude is tasty.

Posted by: baldilocks at April 17, 2018 05:40 PM (SIP8o)

597 An estimated 15% of Trump voters also voted for Obama. Let's conservatively call it 8 million people.

I don't know why it is we don't make the libs answer for this little "alternative fact". It very neatly blows so many of their narratives away.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 05:41 PM (rv0Fo)

598 595 BTW, Can we stop with the "Barista" shit? You make coffee.
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:40 PM (CiRJp)


I believe the preferred term is "Hot Beverage Engineer."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 17, 2018 05:41 PM (4o+ea)

599 Here's the White House Sub Shop:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/white-house-subs-atlantic-city-3

Posted by: Concerned People's Front Splitter Chapter at April 17, 2018 05:41 PM (rdl6o)

600 Maybe Starbucks will stock axe handles?

Posted by: Gumby at April 17, 2018 05:41 PM (vV/gB)

601 I know this has been said over and over, but this isn't going to end until people/companies quit giving in to the sjw's. Until it ends, I don't really mind the blue on blue action. I personally stay away from Starbucks, so I don't care who sits in the chairs or uses the bathrooms. Let Starbucks continue to expend money and energy trying to appease these unsatisfiables. This might reduce their spending on other more detrimental political activities.

Posted by: Drc at April 17, 2018 05:41 PM (vbaSG)

602 Reading the comments, or the post, is expecting a lot.
Posted by: kraken at April 17, 2018 05:33 PM

With great power comes great responsibility.

Posted by: Voltaire at April 17, 2018 05:40 PM (ctuyM)

you can observe a lot by watching

Posted by: Yogi Berra at April 17, 2018 05:42 PM (bUjCl)

603 Posted by: baldilocks at April 17, 2018

Starcucks!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:42 PM (CiRJp)

604 Caffeinated Drink Technician

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 17, 2018 05:42 PM (89T5c)

605 581 I mean, what the fuck do these SJWs make of no shoes, no shirt, no service? Doesn't that favor women?
Posted by: Dean Wormer at April 17, 2018 05:36 PM (fftfA)

It discriminates against Nudists!

Posted by: SJWs everywhere at April 17, 2018 05:42 PM (F65bY)

606 Civilized people behave in civilized ways.

Others do not.

Avoid the others.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 17, 2018 05:42 PM (EoRCO)

607 New Jersey had some of the best pizza in the world in the late 80's and early 90's as it was a lot of the transplanted NY folk looking to escape competition. Not sure what it's like now.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 05:43 PM (rv0Fo)

608 Most all coffee places around here have the drive-thru window. Only Starbucks has a Tip Jar outside on the window ledge.

Inside I kinda understand...they may need to clean up after me or something. But outside? Turn off.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 05:43 PM (XVgpK)

609 starbucks, the coffee swilling commie shithole, that hates my ass. why should i care?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 17, 2018 05:43 PM (KP5rU)

610 ...but what if that Starbucks location can't accept ABT/WIC cards - and the Manager/Barista told them - that would be pretty embarrassing for anyone, rite? Did the white-knight investor tell them: "I'll buy you lunch tomorrow - just meet and be on time!" <-- and the gentelmen were early/on-time, and then the rich investor was late as fuck, and they were rightly mad?
Will their arrest records list proof of the amounts of cash in their possession ($1.50 + Tax) and they had no way to pay for anything? Which means they could have avoided the whole debacle with either a Tea, or an "Ok-cool: We'll wait outside, thanks."
FIN

Posted by: MoJoeTee at April 17, 2018 05:43 PM (qqi3j)

611 next give the bums a little key for the faucets outside the building, so they can use the water for when they need to shower or wash their clothes. Letting the homeless shower in the parking lot will really prove Starbucks is not racist.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 17, 2018 05:43 PM (bT8Z4)

612
BTW, Can we stop with the "Barista" shit? You make coffee.
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:40 PM (CiRJp)

Yeah we use to call them counter persons

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 05:44 PM (lKyWE)

613 I believe the preferred term is "Hot Beverage Engineer."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 17, 2018 05:41 PM (4o+ea)

Wouldyoulikefryologist

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:44 PM (BtQd4)

614 unsatisfiables.



I like it.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 05:44 PM (+lOpA)

615 My town must be rayciss because most of our hobos are white.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 17, 2018 05:45 PM (xPJvm)

616 Now I can bring my bag and sleep at Starbucks without worry and keep dry.

Posted by: John whosah at April 17, 2018 05:45 PM (/HZfb)

617 The Starbucks inside grocery stores at least in Western CO, the staff are not allowed to accept tips. Don't know why.....maybe they are paid more?

Posted by: Cheri at April 17, 2018 05:45 PM (oiNtH)

618 "unconscious racism"

I presume that "unconscious racism" is what happens when all those non-paying customers go on a rampage.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at April 17, 2018 05:45 PM (e8kgV)

619 The day somebody FIGHTS BACK is the day this shit begins to turn around. Why is it so hard? These SJWs have got the entire society by the short hairs. I don't get it.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 05:07 PM (H8QX

That somebody won't be the CEO of a large corporation. They're basically cut from the same mold as Roger Goodell and the modis operandi is to take the path of least resistance and hope it blows over.

Courage to go against well organized mobs or against The Narrative isn't exactly a job requirement for a CEO.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 05:45 PM (eh0Va)

620

Customer: "Waitress, this coffee tastes like mud.'

Waitress: "Well it should. It was ground this morning."

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 05:46 PM (GdWl+)

621 Don't know why.....maybe they are paid more?<<<<<<

Likely the grocery store union rules.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 17, 2018 05:47 PM (r+sAi)

622 The Pizza in NJ is still great..I mean not the chains, but the normal mom and pop pizza joints

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:47 PM (SjImc)

623 @619 unless CEO is also the founder

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 05:48 PM (bUjCl)

624 604 caffeine technician

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:48 PM (t6+RR)

625 The Pizza in NJ is still great..I mean not the chains, but the normal mom and pop pizza joints
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 05:47 PM

I could give a flying shit about Starcucks. What I worry about is the inevitable spill over of SJW bullshit that will hit the mom and pop places.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:48 PM (CiRJp)

626 A Starbucks just opened across the street from my kids old high school. Dumb idea.

Those tables will turn over only by inheritance, at graduation. Up until that moment the kids will pass the chairs very carefully from one friend to the next, as class times change.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dog walking king of New Jersey at April 17, 2018 05:49 PM (rBnYq)

627 Didn't Starbucks get in trouble a couple years ago because they had instructed their soon to be dropped out English Studies majors barista's to write racial awareness crap on their customers coffee?

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 05:49 PM (lKs2v)

628 Considering the raw deal Trump and associates are getting, I find the legal system to be illegitimate. As such, Im 100% down with the struggle of my black brothers and sisters.

Posted by: MAGA at April 17, 2018 05:49 PM (LnOh3)

629 Racism is (apparently) genetic, so you have it from conception, and even after they knock you out in the knock out game, you lie there bleeding racism onto the concrete.

Subconscious bias is learned, but all white people have that too, so they must always admit to white privilege and racism.

/s

Posted by: illiniwek at April 17, 2018 05:49 PM (bT8Z4)

630 622 The Pizza in NJ is still great
blah
only pizza worth eating is only in Italia or of course Chicago

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:49 PM (t6+RR)

631 I have a SBUX gift card received after a small vendor screw up that I haven't used, because SBUX.

... now I can give it to the next panhandler I see. Good job SBUX!

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at April 17, 2018 05:49 PM (r+I2n)

632 A CEO of a public company will probably be more likely to knuckle under.

A guy who's built his own business up isn't going to be as friendly to demands.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (oVJmc)

633 >>I could give a flying shit about Starcucks. What I worry about is the inevitable spill over of SJW bullshit that will hit the mom and pop places.



Already has with the same-sex marriage lawsuits. Yep, these Christian vendors are targeted.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (W+vEI)

634 OK while you make some good points Ace, I'd like to offer some counterpoints, for what they are worth

A) I haven't seen any evidence the store was packed or there were people being turned away for lack of seating, so they weren't bumping paying customers by staying.
B) If they really were waiting for someone, its typical of a shop to let people stay and wait, and usually they'll get water or something for free to keep them happy while they wait for more customers. There is a limit to this, obviously, so if you're just squatting for 2 hours, then its time to move on.
C) There wasn't any need for six cops to show up and handcuff them. The guys weren't argumentative or violent, and the cops didn't need to arrest them, just move them along.

However...

D) I suspect this was a setup since the film was conveniently done to make sure everything was documented

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (39g3+)

635 I could give a flying shit about Starcucks. What I worry about is the inevitable spill over of SJW bullshit that will hit the mom and pop places.
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:48 PM (CiRJp)


Doubt it. Too much effort. The Memories Pizza thing was a media hit job.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (+lOpA)

636 Before tip jars I often tipped counter staff, even drive thru peeps, who I thought were really nice, or went the extra mile, or bcz I was in a generous mood.

As soon as the tip jars became a thing, I stopped. I probably did a few times, but mostly I resented the expectation, and stopped altogether.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (XVgpK)

637 Not anymore. Thanks Starbucks, signed, the homeless. Now we'll get to see how much the hipster SJW warrior cares about the homeless. Pass the popcorn.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (CiRJp)

Can't wait to see how this works out for the Starbucks across from the library in downtown Sarasota. The hobo presence went up exponentially with the tourism increase.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (eh0Va)

638 Cafe Tech.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 05:51 PM (+lOpA)

639 This thread going all the way to the all 6s?

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 05:51 PM (aC6Sd)

640 Diversity is our strength

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at April 17, 2018 05:51 PM (Z0/+C)

641 I hope I get 666.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 17, 2018 05:51 PM (xfb67)

642 or, you know, everyone is racist and it's foolish to beat yourself up when it turns out that, as a white folk, you're the actual minority in the world.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 05:51 PM (Kuhyt)

643 Beast post yet?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 17, 2018 05:52 PM (AM1GF)

644 Bah. During commute I suppose.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 17, 2018 05:52 PM (AM1GF)

645 Diversity is our strength"

We're a nation of illegal immigrants, or something.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 05:52 PM (Kuhyt)

646 Freebird Burrittos is the go to place for employment if you have more than a dozen piercings , colored hair and a body full of tats. Still like it better than Chipotle's.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:52 PM (s9DTK)

647 Black people always think my giant penis is racist.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 17, 2018 05:52 PM (xfb67)

648 632 A CEO of a public company will probably be more likely to knuckle under.

A guy who's built his own business up isn't going to be as friendly to demands.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (oVJmc)

Obamaism 101: Go after the CEO of the public company. It is why Progressives hate small business.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (BtQd4)

649 Thanks Ace!

Posted by: dfbaskwill at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (YOGhf)

650 I've just discovered fried pork skin "panko" crumbs.

Mind. Boggled.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (ptqGC)

651 I just realized that the "threatener" who Stormy had sketched out looks like Barbie's Mystery Date.

It occurs to me that if you really wanted to threaten some SJW, you should ALWAYS hire a black guy to do it, since no SJW alive today would dare say that she was threatened by some black dude. She's apologize for breathing his air first.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (k1TUh)

652 all institutions are invulnerable until the liberals march through the leadership positions and virtue signal their way into being the next Yahoo.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (Kuhyt)

653 Paying $9 for a cup of coffee was stupid anyway.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (xfb67)

654 Great review.

This "Starbucks and Racism" movie sounds like a modern-

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid".

Posted by: naturalfake at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (E3rQ4)

655 Never had a all6 on purpose

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (aC6Sd)

656 Barista was the guy Castro took Cuba away from.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (IqV8l)

657
Obamaism 101: Go after the CEO of the public company. It is why Progressives hate small business.


Classic fascism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (oVJmc)

658 One of my kids attended A&M Galveston for a couple of years. He happened to be in town for Kappa Weekend about 15 years ago. He could not believe what he saw and made sure he wasn't there ever agin for that mess.

The Kappa crowd eventually got run-off.

Even Wally World would close for that weekend.

Posted by: DanMan at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (XTiHL)

659 I'm glad the chief of popo stood up for his men though
thatd never happen in chicago

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (t6+RR)

660 Homeless activists tried using the Chick Fil A bathrooms but it backfired because the staff cleans the shitters right away.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (eh0Va)

661 Maybe Starbucks will stock axe handles?
Posted by: Gumby at April 17, 2018 05:41 PM (vV/gB)

There's nothing like a nice piece of hickory

Posted by: Man with No Name at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (z79tQ)

662 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM (39g3+)

The cops tried to convince them to leave for over 20 minutes. They refused .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (s9DTK)

663 Almost there!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (xfb67)

664 I just realized that the "threatener" who Stormy had sketched out looks like Barbie's Mystery Date."

Not exactly a new york city goombah. More like a socal bro.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (Kuhyt)

665
Cafe Tech.


Coffee jerk.

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (GdWl+)

666 The culmination of the Civil Rights era when the government decided the freedom of association no longer existed.

This is the logical outcome of it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (4ErVI)

667 666
all hail the greatness known as navycopjoe!!

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (t6+RR)

668 AVENGE ME

Posted by: The Hag at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (rv0Fo)

669 I can't wait until I can blame THE MAN!

Posted by: tu3031 at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (O5Q3r)

670 You are right, but this is Starbucks--KaZaam of Coffee. They provide an inferior product (burnt second-quality beans" in a McDonalds Cafe style setting. Service is slow and the company likes to lecture its customers and look down on lower class people.

F** them. Let the boycott continue! Let's all go watch Laura Ingraham and eat at Chik-Fil-A instead.

Posted by: Kasper_In_Arrears.... at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (HqpV0)

671 Hope you guess my name

Posted by: Pleased to meet you at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (z79tQ)

672 Dammit!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (xfb67)

673 Having been to a lot of McD's because of working for a company that evaluated McD's for the company. Big city McD's are always the worst for bathroom cleanness. Outside of the cities they are usually fine. Most big city McD restrooms are locked and you have to ask for a key. Sometimes the door is blocked open. One of the worst I ever saw was in Boston (not the best part)...Used by the homeless, shit on the walls, washbasins, toilets plugged up, and needless everywhere. You just had to feel sorry for the employee who had to clean it up, or maybe they called the hazmat crew in.

Posted by: Colin at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (Slq9f)

674 I will always miss my Willie the peek-a-poo. Not Starbucks.

Posted by: torabora at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (K0z2U)

675
Whew, that was a close one.

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (GdWl+)

676 As atonement, Starbucks will require all coffee to be served black.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (oVJmc)

677 Ah ... so close ncj.

Yet so far away.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (fiGNd)

678 Hello Lester Maddox.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (IqV8l)

679 damnit!!!
dack and his lightning fast fingers

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (t6+RR)

680 Frankly I've reached the point I stopped giving a crap about the cries of racism. I don't mean I think racism is okay or that I won't be unhappy when I see it. I'll still disagree with it.

I just have stopped caring about anyone saying something is racist, because its such a cacophony of never ending cries and almost all of them nonsense that its like background noise. I don't hear my own heartbeat any longer, although its there. I just ignore it.

And when the culture blatantly and openly is virulent in its racist against whites -- openly stating without shame or fear of reprisal that ALL whites are evil and ALL whites should die out and ALL bad comes from whites and ALL whites act a certain way, on and on -- I simply will not give credence to cries of racism. You don't give a crap about bigotry, you just want to use it as a club.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (39g3+)

681 646 Freebird Burrittos is the go to place for employment if you have more than a dozen piercings , colored hair and a body full of tats. Still like it better than Chipotle's.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


Where rarely will you ever be able to stand flat-footed and shit through a screen door after eating at Freebirds, unlike chipotle.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (tu/2g)

682 summa beach, mistimed that by a bit.

Posted by: Pleased to meet you at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (z79tQ)

683 677 its the story of my life
I blame my wife

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (t6+RR)

684 C) There wasn't any need for six cops to show up and handcuff them. The
guys weren't argumentative or violent, and the cops didn't need to
arrest them, just move them along.


Jump into the argument flat out wrong and see how that goes eh?

Posted by: DaveA at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (FhXTo)

685 I could give a flying shit about Starcucks. What I worry about is the inevitable spill over of SJW bullshit that will hit the mom and pop places.

Already has with the same-sex marriage lawsuits. Yep, these Christian vendors are targeted.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 05:50 PM

Yep. the overflow of the SJW train is that it always hits the small mom and pop business eventually. Now if a small pizza place, coffee shop, bakery etc. asks non paying people to leave they will get run over by the SJW express.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (CiRJp)

686 I've never been a waiter, but I've always known it wasn't right to hang out for a long time buying nothing after our meal was finished.
Its just common courtesy to the restaurant and common sense.
That's what is really the problem here. Those two gentlemen don't have any, or don't give a fu ck about anybody or anything else.

Posted by: gobagoo at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (2Ia/C)

687 Passed it up on a ONT not long ago, didn't post after the chance came up.

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)

688 The cops tried to convince them to leave for over 20 minutes. They refused .

That's information I didn't have. At that point yeah, you're begging for the cuffs, its inevitable. Its just asking to be rousted.

And its obvious at that point that if they were ever going to meet someone there... they weren't coming.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (39g3+)

689 Part of the problem is that these people -- the sjw's and the blue check assholes -- have never worked in or owned a business with a pulbic toilet.

Had they had ever had to mop the walls after hobo used the toilet, they would be better able to see the other side of this issue

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (LWu6U)

690 656 Barista was the guy Castro took Cuba away from.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 17, 2018 05:53 PM (IqV8l)



No. He played Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 05:57 PM (lKs2v)

691 640 Diversity is our strength
Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at April 17, 2018 05:51 PM (Z0/+C)

Strength is our strength. Go make something. Go create something.

3 lesbians, 2 trans, and an albino muslim will never create more strength than a black women weaving hair with a state license in her neighborhood.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 05:57 PM (BtQd4)

692 The cops tried to convince them to leave for over 20 minutes. They refused."

wow. Just leave, eh?

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 05:57 PM (Kuhyt)

693 Oh and since we're well into chaotic open thread territory, a hearty F U and worse to the NYPD for their stupid, dangerous jee-jabbering over seizure of a gun collection in Queens.


Was the owner prone to violence? Had he ever committed jay-walking? How the F are guns sitting in a basement a "danger to a community"? Are the cops as stupid as they're trying to sound, talking about a huge cache of ammo without understanding that like toilet paper but more so, ammo bought in bulk is much cheaper (esp. for milsurp rifles as in this guy's collection), and *comes that way*, in cases and crates?


Sorry, but zero tolerance left for idiots further agitating Teh Stupid Bigotry on any topic, including gun ignorance. By doing so, NYPD, *you* are a proximate danger to liberty and a potential physical danger to your community.


It would appear the Sympathy Meter is going to stop registering any reaction for "tragedies" among a wider and wider swath of enemies of American freedom.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 17, 2018 05:57 PM (QDnY+)

694 The Kappa crowd eventually got run-off.

Even Wally World would close for that weekend.
Posted by: DanMan at April 17, 2018 05:54 PM (XTiHL)

We always made a mental note to never go to Galveston on that particular weekend. Made that mistake once. Never again. What a mess!

Posted by: hobbitopoly at April 17, 2018 05:57 PM (MX7xj)

695 The McDonald's around here are always clean, to the point of feeling like they're made of plastic and hosed own every few hours. Very odd, almost unused feel.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:58 PM (39g3+)

696 Frankly I've reached the point I stopped giving a crap about the cries of racism.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:55 PM (39g3+)


In accordance with some penumbra or another that you simply can't understand, I am compelled by my Sacred Republican Principles to to join the Honorable Justices Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Kagen, and Breyer. Your duty to care is hereby upheld.

Court is adjourned.

Posted by: The Honorable Neil Gorsuch at April 17, 2018 05:58 PM (fiGNd)

697 684 There wasn't any need for six cops to show up and handcuff them. The guys weren't argumentative or violent, and the cops didn't need to arrest them, just move them along.

wait, what?
which dummy made this error?
nah forget it, i'm sure he'll tell me the social media technique of dealing with police calls

Posted by: the legend known as NCJ at April 17, 2018 05:58 PM (t6+RR)

698 I normally don't read the posts and go straight to the comments, but this one was so long that while scrolling past I accidentally read a little of it.

Well played sir. Well played.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (DErdz)

699 I didn't know how many of them it would take to kick my ass but I knew they were bringing more than that.

Posted by: Ron White at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (FhXTo)

700 However, I did work at a convenience store downtown and it was not a joy to clean up the eating area and restrooms. And we had the keys behind the counter for the restrooms too. Some people have no respect for anyone else.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (39g3+)

701 695 The McDonald's around here are always clean, to the point of feeling like they're made of plastic and hosed own every few hours. Very odd, almost unused feel."

some places have decided to become soylent greene dispensaries while others try to serve decent food in a nice place.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (Kuhyt)

702 300 to go until 1K

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (aC6Sd)

703 There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Chick-fil-A

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (+y/Ru)

704
The cops tried to convince them to leave for over 20 minutes. They refused .

Which tells you they weren't waiting to meet somebody

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (lKyWE)

705 >>Yep. the overflow of the SJW train is that it always hits the small mom and pop business eventually. Now if a small pizza place, coffee shop, bakery etc. asks non paying people to leave they will get run over by the SJW express.

Also like the convenience stores in Philadelphia (IIRC?) where the city council has deemed it racist to have plexiglass dividers around the registers, and now forbidden.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM (W+vEI)

706 Amazing how long this thread stayed on topic, considering how well Ace laid out the piece. I figured there would be little to add and we'd go OT early.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 17, 2018 06:00 PM (z79tQ)

707 Had they had ever had to mop the walls after hobo used the toilet, they would be better able to see the other side of this issue
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM

Or pay the water bill, or pay for TP, paper towels, soap and employee to clean it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:00 PM (CiRJp)

708 black women weaving hair with a state license in her neighborhood.


Hair treatment licenses are statist bullshit. If she gives good weave she'll get repeat business. If not somebody has a bad weave day.

I have received perfectly atrocious haircuts from perfectly licensed hair cutting girls. Licenses are about revenue and the guild system.

Ptui!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 06:00 PM (fuK7c)

709 I just realized that the "threatener" who Stormy had sketched out looks like Barbie's Mystery Date."
-------------------------
Haven Monahan!!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 17, 2018 06:00 PM (0jtPF)

710 Is it rude to hang around in a thread long after it's finished?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (/tuJf)

711 Also like the convenience stores in Philadelphia (IIRC?) where the city council has deemed it racist to have plexiglass dividers around the registers, and now forbidden.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM

Seriously? WTF.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (CiRJp)

712 Which tells you they weren't waiting to meet somebody

Right, at that point it almost becomes a certainty that they were setting the whole thing up to be a big anger fest. Watch for Starbucks to hire a special diversity coordinator no-work position and donate a lot of money to an activist organization.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (39g3+)

713 When I came back out, bless his heart, he had a slice of pepperoni and a Diet Coke waiting for me.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at April 17, 2018 04:58 PM (mf5HN)

Hey, have a burger on us!

Posted by: Spiderburger restaurant in NC at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (eh0Va)

714 709 I just realized that the "threatener" who Stormy had sketched out looks like Barbie's Mystery Date."
-------------------------
Haven Monahan!!!!


Oh My God!

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (Kuhyt)

715 I knew they were racist. I always felt extra pasty white when being there.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (nQHw/)

716 Stormy's police sketch looks bizarrely like her ex boyfriend.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:02 PM (39g3+)

717 Whatever happened to those public toilets the cities bought that were self cleaning. I know SF had some, are they still around. All I hear about in SF now is pee walls.

Posted by: Colin at April 17, 2018 06:02 PM (Slq9f)

718 715 I knew they were racist. I always felt extra pasty white when being there."

right? self-flagellating after kicking out people who refused to buy stuff is pretty much the whitest thing ever.

Posted by: Kuhyt at April 17, 2018 06:02 PM (Kuhyt)

719 Is it rude to hang around in a thread long after it's finished?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM

Was there anything else I can get you today?

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:03 PM (CiRJp)

720 Yes, really: no plexiglass protecting store attendants.

https://tinyurl.com/y9fpdkzj

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:03 PM (W+vEI)

721
Right, at that point it almost becomes a certainty that they were setting the whole thing up to be a big anger fest. Watch for Starbucks to hire a special diversity coordinator no-work position and donate a lot of money to an activist organization.


Then watch for a price increase to pay for it.

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 06:03 PM (GdWl+)

722 Obamaism 101: Go after the CEO of the public company. It is why Progressives hate small business.

Posted by: rhennigantx

Community Reinvestment Act. Worked wonders it did.

Posted by: Cheri at April 17, 2018 06:03 PM (oiNtH)

723 Also like the convenience stores in Philadelphia (IIRC?) where the city council has deemed it racist to have plexiglass dividers around the registers, and now forbidden.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 05:59 PM

Seriously? WTF.
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (CiRJp)

Oh yea, I remember that. Better to put the owners lives in jeopardy. And it was not based on fact, but feelz and anecdotal stories.

Wonder how that is working out. Iirc, they had up to a year to comply? Unsure.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:03 PM (XVgpK)

724 710 Is it rude to hang around in a thread long after it's finished?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (/tuJf)



Not if you contribute to the ambience.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:04 PM (+lOpA)

725 Yes, I'd like a triple macchiato latte. Name?
Ima Dumas.
Thanks I'll wait.

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 06:04 PM (HgMAr)

726 Can I use the bathroom? Or do I have to post a comment first?

Posted by: LGoPs at April 17, 2018 06:04 PM (S4VYa)

727 Who's got the bathroom key?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 06:04 PM (/tuJf)

728 I've had totals strangers walk in off the street and ask to use my bathroom in my office and it NEVER worked out well for me if ya get my drift

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 06:04 PM (SjImc)

729 Mystery Date was the only game that ever ENCOURAGED little girls to open their doors to strangers and serial rapists.

Actual words of the classic commercial:

"He's here! My Mystery Date!

Mystery Date
Are you ready for your Mystery Date?
Don't be late, it will be great
Open the door for your Mystery Date

It's Mystery Date, the thrilling new Milton Bradley game of romance and mystery that's just for you. And you, and you, and you. Mystery Date. Will you be ready for swimming? Or a dance? When you open the door, will your mystery date be a dream or a dud? Oh. Fun and surprising, that's Mystery Date. Remember, Milton Bradley makes the best games in the world. So, girls

Open the door for your Mystery Date.

Get Mystery Date!"

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 06:04 PM (42M22)

730 Hair treatment licenses are statist bullshit. If she gives good weave she'll get repeat business. If not somebody has a bad weave day.

I have received perfectly atrocious haircuts from perfectly licensed hair cutting girls. Licenses are about revenue and the guild system.

Ptui!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 06:00 PM (fuK7c)

name one license worth a fuk!! The internet has rendered licensing worthless. Oh look I am a dentist! yeah but you suck! Oh look I am a gynecologist that does dentistry on the side. Yeah you suck and wash you hands.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (BtQd4)

731 @718 Yup true story.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (nQHw/)

732 Stormy's police sketch looks bizarrely like her ex boyfriend.

Are we supposed to think that this sketch is somehow 'evidence?'

Are we supposed to think that this person will ever be found, if he ever existed at all?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (oVJmc)

733 Can I use the bathroom? Or do I have to post a comment first?
Posted by: LGoPs at April 17, 2018 06:04 PM

You could post a comment from the bathroom.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (CiRJp)

734 Ima Dumas, your latte is ready.
IMA DUMAS!

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (HgMAr)

735 Stormy's police sketch looks bizarrely like her ex boyfriend.

I t looks exactly like Tom Brady

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (SjImc)

736

Yes, I'd like a triple macchiato latte. Name?
Ima Dumas.
Thanks I'll wait.



Name? Jack Meihoff.

I actually heard that over an airport PA system once.

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (GdWl+)

737 That reminds me. Where's the weirdest place you've ever posted in the HQ from?

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (CiRJp)

738 I had the UPS guy ask to use my bathroom, which shocked me. I had always believed they weren't allowed to do that.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (XVgpK)

739 Yes, really: no plexiglass protecting store attendants.


Wow, I knew they had a crackpot woman trying to push this, but I never knew they were going to actually do it.

Why any business would remain there I cannot conceive of. Absolutely ridiculous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (39g3+)

740 Is it rude to hang around in a thread long after it's finished?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM

Not around much at 4AM Eastern, huh.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (48QDY)

741 Went to a Subway in Silver Springs, MD where shields were covering the whole preparing area. You had to slip your card or money through a slot and the food came out on a turntable....Glad I live where you don't see that shit.

Posted by: Colin at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (Slq9f)

742 Ahhhhhhhhh. Since no one answered me I just relieved myself.


Sorry for the mess.

Posted by: LGoPs at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (S4VYa)

743 Mike Hunt!!

Posted by: free tibet at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (3mbGq)

744 >>>BTW, Can we stop with the "Barista" shit? You make coffee.<<<

Hey, order a couple of biscotti and you can call them bricklayers.

Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (bJ0w+)

745
Are we supposed to think that this sketch is somehow 'evidence?'

Are we supposed to think that this person will ever be found, if he ever existed at all?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (oVJmc)


Mueller should subpoena Tom Brady

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (lKyWE)

746 The cops tried to convince them to leave for over 20 minutes. They refused."




WTF? The cops wasted 20 minutes? That's 20 minutes they weren't answering other calls.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (tu/2g)

747 Anyone ever notice that the loitering issues in 7-11's disappeared with the advent of internet pr0n?

Or so I heard....

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (eh0Va)

748 If you want to keep telling everyone that you have an easily identifiable physical characteristic that reliably indicates that you and yours are culturally incapable of understanding basic social interactions, laws, long-term planning, and educational outcomes, it won't take too long before everyone believes you have an easily identifiable physical characteristic that reliably indicates that you and yours are culturally incapable of understanding basic social interactions, laws, long-term planning, and educational outcomes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (fQkxm)

749 Name? Jack Meihoff.

I actually heard that over an airport PA system once.
Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (GdWl+)


You think that's funny...

Posted by: Mike Hunt at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (z79tQ)

750 http://bit.ly/2EVcrFK
+++++
Stanford Professor: Dungeons and Dragons Perpetuates Systems of White, Male Privilege | Breitbart
+++++
Yeah because D & D dorks screams out White Male Privlege

Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (y3aQB)

751 occasionally I look at a yahoo news feed, which has all this SJW crap, but it's about my only exposure to the lefts way of non-thinking. But saw something pretty funny a bit ago on it, from ThinkProgress. (John Podesta helped set that up, it's basically a front of the DNC)

Anyway, I wish all the people who complained about Gorsuch's ruling today could read the article StinkProgress put out on that decision. Their take was "Beware!!! Yes, Gorsuch sided with the 4 liberal justices in this case, but if you read his reasoning, you'll find that it is one of the most dangerously conservative opinions in years, and if followed would dramatically curtail the power of the Federal Govm't!"

heh.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (k1TUh)

752 Are we supposed to think that this person will ever be found, if he ever existed at all?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Off her memory of a supposed event from 2006.

Posted by: Cheri at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (oiNtH)

753 712---Watch for Starbucks to hire a special diversity coordinator no-work position and donate a lot of money to an activist organization.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:01 PM (39g3+)
----------------------------
I am always sadly amused when people think that kids who graduate with degrees in Black Studies or Wymynz Studies or LGBTQWERTY Studies can't find work.

They fill the ranks of HR departments, sensitivity-indoctrination companies, community "help" offices, etc.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (0jtPF)

754 738 I had the UPS guy ask to use my bathroom, which shocked me. I had always believed they weren't allowed to do that.
Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (XVgpK)



In a residence? No that's not cool.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (+lOpA)

755 Yep. the overflow of the SJW train is that it always hits the small mom and pop business eventually. Now if a small pizza place, coffee shop, bakery etc. asks non paying people to leave they will get run over by the SJW express.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (CiRJp)

I don't know this might be the one area where it's quietly discarded.

These shitlib fucks lurvs them their dainty little eateries. They ain't going to like having their artisanal faggotry interrupted by yammering vibrants or King Pops, the homeless guy caked in his own urine who likes to sing show tunes at full volume.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (4ErVI)

756 Ben Dover

Posted by: His sister Eillen at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (S4VYa)

757 Hugh Jass

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (89T5c)

758 That's information I didn't have. At that point yeah, you're begging for the cuffs, its inevitable. Its just asking to be rousted.

And its obvious at that point that if they were ever going to meet someone there... they weren't coming.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (39g3+)


I believe if you refuse to obey a police officer's legitimate command, you can be arrested (in his judgment).

And if you get arrested I again believe that departmental policies require the handcuffs. If they don't, they should, because someone a cop is escorting could grab his weapon suddenly. It's not worth the risk to the cop, or bystanders.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (4o+ea)

759 I had the UPS guy ask to use my bathroom, which shocked me. I had always believed they weren't allowed to do that.
Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (XVgpK)

What can brown do for you?

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:09 PM (CiRJp)

760 Damn. The cops spent 20 minutes trying to NOT let them obey the law like anyone else would be expected to?

Yeah, that's absolutely racism.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 17, 2018 06:09 PM (fQkxm)

761 Oh man, our Ivy League schools have jumped the shark. What an embarrassment.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:09 PM (XVgpK)

762 Are we supposed to think that this person will ever be found, if he ever existed at all?

Its odd, I wouldn't at all be surprised if a lawyer visited and told her that, as she signed a NDA, she should keep her mouth shut about this or face financial ruin, but I don't buy someone "threatened" her.

I mean in a cocaine haze it probably seems threatening, because so does Bert and Ernie on TV, but seriously... Plus her description either he was in a hoodie or "well dressed" which seems like a contradiction in my simple mind.

And then the description, the police sketch of a rogueishly handsome guy that's nearly identical to her ex husband? Its just hilarious watching news treat this with any validity whatsoever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:09 PM (39g3+)

763 WTF? The cops wasted 20 minutes? That's 20 minutes they weren't answering other calls.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (tu/2g)

#theyknew

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 06:09 PM (48QDY)

764 You think that's funny...
Posted by: Mike Hunt at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (z79tQ)


Dude, you type too slow.

Posted by: Heywood Jablome at April 17, 2018 06:09 PM (z79tQ)

765 Dick Balshaef, your banana nut bread is ready.
DICK BALSHAEF!

Posted by: wth at April 17, 2018 06:09 PM (HgMAr)

766 Eilleen!!!! Sheesh. I hate it when I screw up a snark.


Sock off too.

Posted by: LGoPs at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (S4VYa)

767 In my home library, I have a copy of

How to Jump Off Cliffs, by Hugo Furst

Posted by: zombie at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (42M22)

768
Open the door for your Mystery Date.

And fall into the Mouse Trap.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (IqV8l)

769 >>That reminds me. Where's the weirdest place you've ever posted in the HQ from?


While at the chemo lab, trying not to laugh* while hubby was dozing during looong IV chemo treatment. Of course it was one of ace's 'what a dumbass Obama is' posts over something stupid TFG had said.



*Sometimes you really need a laugh, especially when it's in an inappropriate place.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (W+vEI)

770 I love in _Trading Places_ where Murphy's character throws a party and then starts getting mad when the guests start trashing the place.

Nothing like owning or operating something to change your perspective on it.

Posted by: goodluckduck at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (rwaEp)

771 I would invite all who are up at 4am to drop in, its lonely some mornings

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (aC6Sd)

772 Ben Dover
Posted by: His sister Eillen at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (S4VYa)

A two-fer.

*clap

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (48QDY)

773 We could end LGBTQWERTY Studies tomorrow .. by changing to a Dvorak Simplified Keyboard

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (e8kgV)

774 Yeah because D & D dorks screams out White Male Privlege

Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (y3aQB)

-

Can you imagine the scholarships available to a young black woman who put D&D on her college application under "hobbies"?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 17, 2018 06:11 PM (fQkxm)

775 Hi Jack!

Posted by: Something you don't say at the airport at April 17, 2018 06:11 PM (S4VYa)

776 their share price means each of the ~28,000 stores is worth ~$3.5M each (just in stock terms). PE is around 20 so annual earnings per store is (call it) $175K.

The whole branding and corporate world thing seems kinda crazy. I guess they consider corporate image important, and the oligarchs probably have some say in how the politics in those realms plays out, in keeping with their empire minded (PC) value system.

Local control is nice ... even though the "buy local" thing can also go down the "commie" route. Times are a changin'.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 17, 2018 06:11 PM (bT8Z4)

777 749 Name? Jack Meihoff.

I actually heard that over an airport PA system once.

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 06:05 PM (GdWl+)

You think that's funny...

Posted by: Mike Hunt at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (z79tQ)

I thought it was very nice of them to take the time to page me.

Posted by: Hugh Jass at April 17, 2018 06:11 PM (eh0Va)

778 Counterpoints to Ace's main post. (I'll use the same format, because what the hell.)

1. I don't own any shares of SBUX so I really don't care.

2. Starbucks' policy -- in fact, their entire business model -- is based on becoming a "third space" -- not home, not work, but the other place where people go. Unless something has changed without my knowing about it (which is more than plausible) then these guys had every reason to believe that they would be welcome guests -- even if they didn't pay for anything.

3. If they had spent $1.50 for a small tea, they could've written their thoughts about race relations on the cup which would've quickly made its way to the trash. So in a way, Starbucks got the discussion about race that it has long wanted.

4. I don't go to Starbucks -- ever -- so, again, I don't care.

(Only 4. I'm out of insights.)

Posted by: FireHorse at April 17, 2018 06:11 PM (donMa)

779 In a residence? No that's not cool.
Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (+lOpA)

Yep, my home. I was really taken aback. He delivered packages often, so not a complete stranger, but still. It seemed...wrong?

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:11 PM (XVgpK)

780 *Sometimes you really need a laugh, especially when it's in an inappropriate place.
Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM

Yep! Very true! I think the weirdest place I've ever posted was from in the middle of a meeting or waiting for my wife to come out of the dressing room.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:12 PM (CiRJp)

781 Sock off.

Posted by: LGoPs at April 17, 2018 06:12 PM (S4VYa)

782 I would invite all who are up at 4am to drop in, its lonely some mornings
Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (aC6Sd)

And I had you in mind. I'm getting there. The alarm is moving earlier forthwith.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (48QDY)

783 Holy Moses..that is a long post.

Posted by: IC at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (a0IVu)

784 newlywed game: "Where's the strangest place you ever had sex?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (k1TUh)

785 I love in _Trading Places_ where Murphy's character throws a party and then starts getting mad when the guests start trashing the place.
Nothing like owning or operating something to change your perspective on it.
Posted by: goodluckduck at April 17, 2018 06:10 PM (rwaEp)

Who put their Kools out on my Floor!........

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (EoRCO)

786 D&D is so non-male focused that in the rules, they use "she" instead of the generic "he" to describe events.

She rolls a d20 to see what she hit and her character..... The game is literally made up of a dozen or so races, only one of which is human. Most character examples shown are non-white. The professor himself admits that more than half of the example characters are female.

I have no clue other than "I'll get noticed" what this jackwagon is thinking.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (39g3+)

787 At some point a company can make enough money to tell half their customers to go fuck off and not care.

Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (ANIFC)

788 Open the door for your Mystery Date.



And fall into the Mouse Trap.

Go to Jail! Go Directly to Jail and Do Not Collect 200 Dollars!

Posted by: tu3031 at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (O5Q3r)

789 Hey, I haven't been watching much news today and I don't mean to sound dumb but todays SC ruling.. does that mean any illegal convicted of a violent crime can now not be deported?

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (dUJdY)

790 745---Mueller should subpoena Tom Brady
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 06:07 PM (lKyWE)
-----------------------
Hell, no.
Two AM raid on his home, cars, and locker!
Grab his phone and all his e-mails too!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (0jtPF)

791 At some point a company can make enough money to tell half their customers to go fuck off and not care.
Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM

Word!

Posted by: Jimmuh Kimmel at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (CiRJp)

792 As the justice system appears to be completely illegitimate, even to this white boy, I say its time for all those bastards to lay in the bed they created.

Posted by: MAGA at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (LnOh3)

793
Everybody listen to me...

and return me my ship.

I'm your captain, I'm your captain though I'm feeling mighty sick

Posted by: GFR at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (LOgQ4)

794 754 738 I had the UPS guy ask to use my bathroom, which shocked me. I had always believed they weren't allowed to do that.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (XVgpK)

In a residence? No that's not cool.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (+lOpA)

Paolo the UPS driver ALWAYS asks to use the bathroom, because Paolo has his needs.

Posted by: Paolo the UPS Driver at April 17, 2018 06:15 PM (eh0Va)

795 At some point a company can make enough money to tell half their customers to go fuck off and not care.

Posted by: josephistan
________

Governments do it all the time.

Posted by: FireHorse at April 17, 2018 06:15 PM (donMa)

796 I am going to start collecting those signs posting "No shoes, No Shirts, No Service" and "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone". They are bound to become collectors items as businesses apparently must serve everyone and anyone whether or not they are a paying customer.

Posted by: yobobbyb at April 17, 2018 06:15 PM (zCVRT)

797 newlywed game: "Where's the strangest place you ever had sex?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (k1TUh)
............

You misspelled "whoopie".

Posted by: Bob Eubanks at April 17, 2018 06:15 PM (HgMAr)

798 789
Hey, I haven't been watching much news today and I don't mean to sound
dumb but todays SC ruling.. does that mean any illegal convicted of a
violent crime can now not be deported?

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (dUJdY)
He wasn't an illegal - he is a permanent residence. Green card I reckon.

Posted by: IC at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (a0IVu)

799 I love in _Trading Places_ where Murphy's character throws a party and then starts getting mad when the guests start trashing the place.

Yeah that is one of my favorite scenes in the movie. He quickly comes to recognize that these people are not only not his friends, but people who cannot be trusted and have no respect for anything or anyone. Stealing crap, breaking things, going into other rooms, etc.

It was a bit fast for him to figure that all out, but the movie necessarily had to move fast.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (39g3+)

800 >>Nothing like owning or operating something to change your perspective on it.


Heh. Like hiphop newbie CardiB who has taken to social media to b#tch about income taxes. Previously, she was a stripper (uh, cash business), and now that she's making good money she is pissed that the government takes her bite,

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (W+vEI)

801 794 754 738 I had the UPS guy ask to use my bathroom, which shocked me. I had always believed they weren't allowed to do that. "

You just need to direct him to your neighbors back yard. The annoying one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (k1TUh)

802 >>>Stormy's police sketch looks bizarrely like her ex boyfriend.<<<

Wasn't that her co-star in Toxxxic Cumloads 6?

Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (bJ0w+)

803 You misspelled "whoopie".
Posted by: Bob Eubanks at April 17, 2018 06:15 PM (HgMAr)


And the answer (as seen in TV bloopers) is In the Butt!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (z79tQ)

804

Down here the signs say, "Women: No Shirt, No Shoes, FREE BEER!"

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (GdWl+)

805 That'd be the butt, Bob.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (fQkxm)

806 Who put their Kools out on my Floor!........
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (EoRCO)

HEh. That made me laugh.

Again.

But wait. Only Black folks smoke Kools.

So Eddie Murphy is raciss?

Woah. I'm conflicted.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (48QDY)

807 At some point a company can make enough money to tell half their customers to go fuck off and not care.

"That's our entire business plan!"
--Hollywood, Music business, NFL, etc

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (39g3+)

808
I had the UPS guy ask to use my bathroom, which shocked me. I had always believed they weren't allowed to do that.


Should've asked him if you can drive his truck to the store while he's using your bathroom

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (lKyWE)

809 Insty has a link to this thread

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (Ll9oF)

810 Okay IC.. so it only applies to legal resident who came from Mexico or wherever?

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (dUJdY)

811 794 754 738 I had the UPS guy ask to use my bathroom, which shocked me. I had always believed they weren't allowed to do that.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:06 PM (XVgpK)

In a residence? No that's not cool.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (+lOpA)

Paolo the UPS driver ALWAYS asks to use the bathroom, because Paolo has his needs.
Posted by: Paolo the UPS Driver at April 17, 2018 06:15 PM (eh0Va)

He has many large packages to deliver.

Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (ANIFC)

812 newlywed game: "Where's the strangest place you ever had sex?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:13 PM (k1TUh)
..............

In the ass.

Posted by: Newlywed Game contestant at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (HgMAr)

813 does that mean any illegal convicted of a

violent crime can now not be deported?



Posted by: Jewells45 at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (dUJdY)
===============


I believe he was a legal permanent resident. The crime was a felony but I guess they decided it wasn't violent. (Burglary).

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (lwiT4)

814 > As per my writing this morning they are shutting down ( all?) Starbucks for racial training.

Once you pay Dane-geld, you never get rid of the Dane.

http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_danegeld.htm

Posted by: Rudyard Muhfuggin' Kipling at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (Q7M5N)

815 Heh. Like hiphop newbie CardiB who has taken to social media to b#tch about income taxes. Previously, she was a stripper (uh, cash business), and now that she's making good money she is pissed that the government takes her bite,

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (W+vEI)

Bernie Mac once joked that on April 15, everyone in Hollywood becomes a Republican for a day.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (eh0Va)

816 Where in the world is C Howie Phartz?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (Z+R1t)

817 does that mean any illegal convicted of a
violent crime can now not be deported?


It was a pretty specific sort of case, basically it turned on whether or not burglary is a "violent crime" or not, and had to do with a non citizen permanent resident, rather than illegals.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (39g3+)

818 This brown crayon does not taste like a Cafe Americano!

Posted by: Creepy Uncle Joe Biden at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (r9UYA)

819 Hey, I haven't been watching much news today and I don't mean to sound dumb but todays SC ruling.. does that mean any illegal convicted of a violent crime can now not be deported?"

heh - if you read half the posts here, you'd think that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (k1TUh)

820 Insty has a link to this thread
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM

Sale on cordless screwdrivers and chaffing dishes!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (CiRJp)

821
Stanford Professor: Dungeons and Dragons Perpetuates Systems of White, Male Privilege | Breitbart


End public funding, this shit goes away.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (oVJmc)

822 good grief you guys are quick

Posted by: Newlywed Game contestant at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (HgMAr)

823 He has many large packages to deliver.
Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (ANIFC)

BRAVO.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (48QDY)

824 Insty has a link to this thread


Shit. It's too late to declare this a mandatory pants thread. I am lounging comfortably in a sarong.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (fuK7c)

825 800 >>Nothing like owning or operating something to change your perspective on it.


Heh. Like hiphop newbie CardiB who has taken to social media to b#tch about income taxes. Previously, she was a stripper (uh, cash business), and now that she's making good money she is pissed that the government takes her bite,
Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (W+vEI)



I think she's also spouted some pro-life viewpoints as well.

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (lKs2v)

826

Paolo the UPS driver ALWAYS asks to use the bathroom, because Paolo has his needs.


I did not know you had a line of shirts.

The things you learn around this place...

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (GdWl+)

827 Insty has a link to this thread

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
________

Professor Reynolds is trying to reinvent himself as Andrew Breitbart -- just interested in the commenters.

(Sorry, Ace.)

Posted by: FireHorse at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (donMa)

828 802 >>>Stormy's police sketch looks bizarrely like her ex boyfriend.

Wasn't that her co-star in Toxxxic Cumloads 6?
Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (bJ0w+)

I thought it was Kato Kaelin.

Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (ANIFC)

829
809 Insty has a link to this thread
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM (Ll9oF)
---------
I should probably refrain from commenting if we have guests.

Posted by: Weasel at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (MVjcR)

830 I am going to start collecting those signs posting "No shoes, No Shirts, No Service" and "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone". They are bound to become collectors items as businesses apparently must serve everyone and anyone whether or not they are a paying customer.
Posted by: yobobbyb at April 17, 2018 06:15 PM (zCVRT)

I was in a dive that had a sign behind the bar that said
"We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone"

First time I saw it gave me a good chuckle.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (z79tQ)

831 I take it the case was green card holders who do have some statis, Gorsuch is telling Congress to get their law straight and cleaned up.

Posted by: Skip at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (aC6Sd)

832 So again I am asking, does this only apply to a LEGAL citizen who came from another country? This wouldn't apply to anyone who is illegal who commits a violent crime. Do I have that right?

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (dUJdY)

833 Self-cleaning public toilets were a European idea, and were supported by advertising on the outside. When attempts were made to copy them here, they had to be larger to be handicapped-accessible, but then were so large that they got used by hookers as short-stay hotel rooms.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (n+6mJ)

834 815 Heh. Like hiphop newbie CardiB who has taken to social media to b#tch about income taxes. Previously, she was a stripper (uh, cash business), and now that she's making good money she is pissed that the government takes her bite,

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (W+vEI)

Bernie Mac once joked that on April 15, everyone in Hollywood becomes a Republican for a day.
Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 06:18 PM (eh0Va)



Elections should be held the first Tuesday after April 15.

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (lKs2v)

835 Not putting on pants for the Insty crowd.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (+lOpA)

836 I thought it was Kato Kaelin.

Yeah either him or Dexter from the HBO show

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (39g3+)

837 Stormy's police sketch looks bizarrely like her ex boyfriend.

Wasn't that her co-star in Toxxxic Cumloads 6?
Posted by: Fritz at April 17, 2018 06:16 PM (bJ0w+)

I thought it was Kato Kaelin.
Posted by: josephistan at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (ANIFC)

Jon bon Jovi

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 06:21 PM (bUjCl)

838 fucking wogs at a gas station denied me restroom use despite being a customer - "out of order" - sure, ghandi.
fuck you racist red dot not blanket indians. caste system bitches. hope pakistan nukes your sing song asses.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Calhoon Kenobe at April 17, 2018 06:21 PM (FRzJK)

839 Ya'll clean up yur spellin.

Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 06:21 PM (48QDY)

840 This thread has been loitering around here too long. Call the manager and clear it out.

Posted by: DanMan at April 17, 2018 06:21 PM (XTiHL)

841 Cardi B's rant:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgpdxsABrUn/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (W+vEI)

842 The brain apparently cannot make up a face. IOW even strangers in your dreams are a face you saw somewhere. Sometimes artists suffer from "same face" syndrome where they can only draw variations of the same face from their head.

Point being, it makes perfect sense that this liar manufactured her own stupid husband's face out of thin air. Dummy.

Posted by: Mega at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (rv0Fo)

843 Insty has a link to this thread

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 17, 2018 06:17 PM


Peak oil Ace, perhaps.

I wanna think he's still ramping up, though. He's gonna hit that nutritional sweet spot between 64 hours of starvation followed by protein and fat overload and tell us what he really thinks.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (LOgQ4)

844 Cleanup Aisle 838

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (39g3+)

845 n00d

Posted by: buzzion at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (lKs2v)

846 Professor Reynolds is trying to reinvent himself as Andrew Breitbart -- just interested in the commenters.

(Sorry, Ace.)

Posted by: FireHorse at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (donMa)


There's more than comments here? Who knew

Posted by: Timon at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (NTM5E)

847 835 Not putting on pants for the Insty crowd.

Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (+lOpA)

The Insty crowd is just coming here to use Ace's bathroom.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (eh0Va)

848 Jon bon Jovi

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 06:21 PM (bUjCl)
============

I hope he doesn't get arrested. Daughter has tickets to his concert in a couple weeks.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 17, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

849 I remember in the good old days the postal delivery person would just leave a steamer in your front yard. No need to ask to go inside.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 17, 2018 06:23 PM (r9UYA)

850 again I am asking, does this only apply to a LEGAL citizen who came from another country? This wouldn't apply to anyone who is illegal who commits a violent crime. Do I have that right?

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 17, 2018 06:20 PM (dUJdY)

-

That sort of thing always puzzled me. Like abortion making it to the supremes. Fine. A person that age, with this lead up, and in this situation should expect this same outcome per the law, but this lady's situation is not the same so this ruling cannot apply.

Insert whatever legal topic as needed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - SJWs Destroyed My Garden Because I Grew Heritage Tomatoes at April 17, 2018 06:23 PM (fQkxm)

851

This thread has been loitering around here too long. Call the manager and clear it out.

"You bin heah fo owah. You go now!"

Posted by: J. Cheever Loophole ESQ. at April 17, 2018 06:23 PM (GdWl+)

852 fucking wogs at a gas station denied me restroom use despite being a customer - "out of order" - sure, ghandi.

fuck you racist red dot not blanket indians. caste system bitches. hope pakistan nukes your sing song asses.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Calhoon Kenobe at April 17, 2018 06:21 PM (FRzJK)


That happened to me one time. No biggie, went to the back of the place and pissed on their cars. Giggled while I was doing it too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at April 17, 2018 06:23 PM (aMlLZ)

853
838 needs to go

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 17, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

854 we too have our vagrants, and bums....

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 06:24 PM (bUjCl)

855 tight body NOOD

Posted by: Max Power at April 17, 2018 06:24 PM (q177U)

856 >>>B) If they really were waiting for someone, its typical of a shop to let people stay and wait, and usually they'll get water or something for free to keep them happy while they wait for more customers. There is a limit to this, obviously, so if you're just squatting for 2 hours, then its time to move on.

this is true in a restaurant where generally the whole party orders at once. It is not true in a coffee shop where people can get coffee any old time.

They could have had a coffee while waiting -- indeed, having a coffee is frequently associated with waiting. You may be offered a coffee while you wait outside someone's office, for example.

Also, in a restaurant, you're generally not sat until your whole party has arrived. You're sent to the bar or asked to sit on the waiting area couch.

Posted by: ace at April 17, 2018 06:24 PM (8rNrN)

857 I wanna think he's still ramping up, though. He's gonna hit that nutritional sweet spot between 64 hours of starvation followed by protein and fat overload and tell us what he really thinks.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (LOgQ4)


Don't forget dehydration! That gives the mind clarity.


Cleanup Aisle 838
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 06:22 PM (39g3+)

yeah, that's a little over the top.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 17, 2018 06:25 PM (z79tQ)

858 A SBUX group grope by woke, ashamed Seattle snowflakes, steeped in white guilt. SBUX has over 1 billion customer interactions a year, in their stores alone. Not including the 5K locations run by partners-like in airports.
And arrests happen how often ?
So 99.999% of the time, SBUX employees and managers make good decisions. They manage to deal with the public and don't often have to resort to using cops to get ass@oles and non-ass@oles to leave the store.
SBUX execs decided to throw all their US employees and managers under the bus to appease the social justice mob and media. They also chose to inconvenience the 100,000+ customers who will be deprived of service.

Posted by: standfast24 at April 17, 2018 06:25 PM (PNFIr)

859 789 Hey, I haven't been watching much news today and I don't mean to sound dumb but todays SC ruling.. does that mean any illegal convicted of a violent crime can now not be deported?
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 17, 2018 06:14 PM (dUJdY)
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No. They can be deported just for being here illegally.
The guy wasn't an illegal. He was a legal resident.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 17, 2018 06:25 PM (0jtPF)

860 Insty has a link to this thread

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
________

Professor Reynolds is trying to reinvent himself as Andrew Breitbart -- just interested in the commenters.

(Sorry, Ace.)
Posted by: FireHorse at April 17, 2018 06:19 PM (donMa)


Really? I don't think so.

Ace's Post is clear, well thought out, and makes a cogent case for his opinion.

Our comments aren't the draw here, IMO.

Ya know, I think I discovered Ace through Insta, but that is a whole other story.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:25 PM (XVgpK)

861 I hope he doesn't get arrested. Daughter has tickets to his concert in a couple weeks.
Posted by: grammie winger - at April 17, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

be a shame...

Posted by: runner at April 17, 2018 06:25 PM (bUjCl)

862 Put a hoody on that sketch, and it could be the unabomber.

Posted by: Axeman at April 17, 2018 06:26 PM (vDqXW)

863 yes Jewell, and in fact it's even more limited than that. Basically it says that Congress should change about 10 words in an existing statute so that it isn't so vague about what it covers.

my opinion as to what they should change, and I think the opinion of many others, is that the law should say that any legal non-citizen resident can be deported for committing any felony. Existing law said they could only be deported for a violent crime. The question was about how to define "violent" under the current wording. (ie, could the crime be considered to be violent even though no violence actually occurred, because it could potentially have been violent?)

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:26 PM (k1TUh)

864
779 In a residence? No that's not cool.
Posted by: eleven at April 17, 2018 06:08 PM (+lOpA)

Yep, my home. I was really taken aback. He delivered packages often, so not a complete stranger, but still. It seemed...wrong?
Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:11

I always have a house with a bathroom for tradespersons/little people. Just be sure they know you are armed and the seat must be down when they are finished or else.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 17, 2018 06:27 PM (e1mEI)

865 Our comments aren't the draw here, IMO. "

SHUT YO MOUTH!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:27 PM (k1TUh)

866 809 Insty has a link to this thread

Insty gonna get banned at Target.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 17, 2018 06:28 PM (oVJmc)

867 Our comments aren't the draw here, IMO. "

SHUT YO MOUTH!!!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 17, 2018 06:27 PM (k1TUh)

Hahahaha.

Sometimes they are. And often.

But this time I think it is Ace's post.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at April 17, 2018 06:30 PM (XVgpK)

868 Just one more reason to boycott Target.

I can't boycott more than I already have. Haven't been in one in at least 5 years.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at April 17, 2018 06:37 PM (H80UQ)

869 Greetings:

I spent most of my work-life in the printing industry. Any particular printing job can be estimated in dozen of way and these estimates are rarely, if ever,
charged for. The explanatory witticisn I came up with to deal with this situation was "Estimates are free but not without cost."

The alternative was to move the customer onto the "customers I'd like my competitors to have."

Posted by: 11B40 at April 17, 2018 06:38 PM (evgyj)

870 The cops tried to convince them to leave for over 20 minutes. They refused .

That's information I didn't have. At that point yeah, you're begging for the cuffs, its inevitable. Its just asking to be rousted.

And its obvious at that point that if they were ever going to meet someone there... they weren't coming.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 17, 2018 05:56 PM (39g3+)

Initial media reports are never to be trusted. The goal all along was to create the image of a racist manager immediately calling the police because he saw black men instead of the non-story of the "victims" being rude jerks.

Shades of the initial Trayvon reporting: "young black boy gunned down in driveway by white-Hispanic man".

Posted by: Sjg at April 17, 2018 06:43 PM (gDSJf)

871 time to drive all known homeless to Starbucks for a place to stay

Posted by: TANSTAASFL at April 17, 2018 06:45 PM (Wa5hI)

872 I'll be informing my son (in college) that he now can go in and use the WiFi at Starbucks, and never have to shell out $4 for a cup of coffee ever, ever again.

Posted by: exliberal at April 17, 2018 06:47 PM (pd+Xc)

873 Stop me if this has been posted already:

Guy walks into a bar and asks the bartender What's the wifi password?

Bartender: You need to buy a drink first.

Guy says Okay, I'll have a coke.

Bartender: Is Pepsi okay?

Sure. How much is that?

Bartender: $3.

Guy: There you go. So what's the wifi password?

Bartender: You need to buy a drink first. No spaces, all lowercase

Posted by: NormB at April 17, 2018 06:47 PM (4Kcrq)

874 "24. Starbucks, in other words, has just announced its stores are not stores primarily, but are now privately-funded shelters and bathroom facilities for the homeless. You don't have to spend a slim dime in the store to sit as long as you please and use the bathrooms."

Missed an important piece here. Amost certainly, this is the case...if you're a minority.

Posted by: Mike Johnson at April 17, 2018 06:49 PM (2BVWL)

875 This has probably already been said ... but I was reminded of it by the original post. I will start getting antsy and saying "We should either go or order more food and drink or relocate to the bar"

Relocate to the bar! Always relocate to the bar! Most of life's bigger problems can be solved by homicide, or relocating to the bar. Choose wisely.

Posted by: goon at April 17, 2018 06:56 PM (PEcU2)

876 By God, I think Ace has solved the homeless problem. Well at least until Starbuck's goes out of business.

Posted by: Bob at April 17, 2018 08:16 PM (fVGlW)

877 I only hope they don't start funding BLM.

War.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 17, 2018 08:22 PM (Ndje9)

878 Any City that has adopted the International Plumbing code (basically any city over 10,000 population) will tell you there is no such thing as "for paying customers only". Nor can you post a sign saying you have no public restroom when in fact you are required to have one to be in business. While I almost always agree with Mr. Spades, this is one time he's wrong. If you're open for business, so is your bathroom.

Posted by: Roundguy at April 17, 2018 09:28 PM (l9T5P)

879 My favorite Mexican place has a sign limiting the restroom to paying customers.

Posted by: Goatweed at April 17, 2018 10:02 PM (iR3Gu)

880 I don't believe for a second that those two men were just sitting there peaceably, either. For a manager to have to call the COPS? naah, they had to be creating a scene of some kind. Of course, all the honkies in the joint who may have videoed the fracas would be too buffaloed to release the vid; no one wants the leftwing howler monkeys coming after them, too, or wants to be the target of death threats, getting your car keyed, being doxxed, etc.


Posted by: Beverly at April 18, 2018 12:38 AM (htqce)

881 >>>202 Someone on twitter mentioned "peaceful protest".

Pretty sure the well dressed young folks at the lunch counter in Greensboro WANTED TO ORDER SOMETHING.
Posted by: golfman at April 17, 2018 04:46 PM (48QDY)

Topic winner.

Posted by: m at April 18, 2018 12:39 AM (U6XUk)

882 Blacks typically get away with this behavior, and far worse, because 1) no one wants to get publicly slandered as a racist, and 2) they are FAR more likely to actually get violent.

So, these rules, and many many actual laws, get strictly enforced on white people, and people of other races, while blacks get to do as they please.

Posted by: Aarradin at April 18, 2018 04:02 AM (5kvQv)

883 So we're to believe the wealthy Jewish president of American Investment Partners LP, big $$$ commercial investment firm, was there to meet the two homeless-looking black guys to discuss investment opportunities? While I'm sure Mr. Yaffe will be the hero at Temple this week, I also suspect he was just having a Freedom Riders flashback. Notice he's not giving interviews and the media isn't clamoring to find him so as to make a hero out of him.

Posted by: Malcolm X-Lax at April 18, 2018 10:12 AM (RG7Wy)

884 Don't use obscenity. It pollutes the web, which is dirty enough as it is.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen at April 18, 2018 11:42 AM (1pWR6)

885 Starbucks has always been about political correctness. Now their chickens are coming home to roost. I predict they will now lose a lot of their business to local restaurants and bars, whose management know better than to put up with these parasites. Or to chains like McDonalds, which also knows better.

Posted by: jdgalt at April 18, 2018 02:58 PM (3SFo/)

886 I worked at Starbucks for a little over a year around the time of that stupid campaign that was supposed to make us talk about racial issues... some hashtag thing that was written on the cups(race together?). Luckily my store mostly ignored that.

Anyway, Starbucks absolutely wants people to use its stores as a place to conduct business. They call it a "third home" or something in actual training manuals. It's very common to see people camped out at a table for hours. I only worked part-time, so it wasn't even that unusual for me to see a customer stay at the store longer than I did.

I can only recall a few times that police were called in or customers were asked to leave. Most of them were because we were closed and the cash was out in the open. Once it was about this homeless guy who was sleeping outside.

I'm not saying that any of this was racist on the manager's part, just that this story doesn't really make any sense. There must be more to it. I would guess that maybe the area has a crime or homeless problem and that the partners (what they call employees) didn't feel safe.

Posted by: Esthier at April 18, 2018 04:56 PM (03tYS)

887 .
1 through 10, 12 through 18, 20, 22, 24, and 25 unbased inappropriate extra legal assumptions
11, 20, 21, 25, 27, 29 racism
19 relevant
23, 26, duh
28, go for it

That was easy.
.

Posted by: Peter Blaise at April 24, 2018 03:20 PM (pksIq)

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