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SARSbucks sounds like a place I'd boycott too.
Posted by Ignatz Mouse on March 22, 2012 at 6:52 AM · Report this
Big Matt G 2
Are we sure the Veep wasn't refering to Jamesons as his lubricant of choice? (Social lubricant. SOCIAL, you perv!)
Posted by Big Matt G on March 22, 2012 at 6:58 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 3
Not sure if this is an Internet Explorer issue (I am at work), but NOM's anti-starbucks website is essentially can't even navigate it properly. Nice work guys!
Posted by Theodore Gorath on March 22, 2012 at 7:00 AM · Report this
Vince 4
So much to comment on this a.m., but L.A. banning words is absurd and unlikely to withstand legal challenge. Don't these jackasses have anything better to do?
Posted by Vince on March 22, 2012 at 7:13 AM · Report this
Gurldoggie 5
That's Davey Oil on the far left! Mad props to him and Bike Works! Hell yes!
Posted by Gurldoggie on March 22, 2012 at 7:16 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 6
Dudes! You forgot the best (and most meaningful) news from yesterday:

The Hew Hampshire State House voted down a bill to repeal that state's marriage equality law. It was expected to be a close vote in the 75% Republican chamber. It was expected that the state's Democratic governor would have to veto it with the hope that the veto wouldn't be overturned, which was questionable.

Instead, the bill loss overwhelmingly, 202 - 133.

This is huge. It's the first time Republicans have decided to leave marriage equality in place. Now, of course, most state's Republicans are not the brand of libertarians that make up the NH GOP, but it is still a very big deal.

Hopefully the bill is dead forever but who knows? We do know that we have a list of house members that need to be removed from office this November.
Posted by passionate_jus on March 22, 2012 at 7:18 AM · Report this
Allyn 7
The Bill Maher sentiment needs to follow the VP joke. Instead of shutting him up, Biden needs a reality TV crew following him around. I think it would really help lighten the mood around here.
Posted by Allyn on March 22, 2012 at 7:25 AM · Report this
Those of you who would like to send a supportive message to Starbucks (or even Sarbucks) can use this url:…

@3 I'm glad to hear the NOM site is as dysfunctional as the NOM arguments.
Posted by Clayton on March 22, 2012 at 7:32 AM · Report this
Allyn 9
@8 Thanks for the link. I sent a message.
Posted by Allyn on March 22, 2012 at 7:42 AM · Report this
George Takei got 41,800 likes on a Facebook post in 2 hours. Dump Starbucks has 2,350 pledges in what, two days? I wish these assholes would find something more productive to do with their money, like seed small business or pay off someone's crushing student debt.
Posted by jt on March 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 13
Wow, 2389 right now....I bet Starbucks is shaking in their shoes about this boycott.

On the other hand I hope they sue NOM for misusing their logo.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on March 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM · Report this
--MC 14
That IS Davey Oil on there. Hey Davey!
Posted by --MC on March 22, 2012 at 7:54 AM · Report this
GlamB0t 15
@3 it's a horrible design. HORRIBLE. I get where they were going but the execution is as absurd as boycotting Starbucks.
Posted by GlamB0t on March 22, 2012 at 8:01 AM · Report this
Eli Sanders 16
@1: Fixed. Thanks.
Posted by Eli Sanders on March 22, 2012 at 8:11 AM · Report this
Those dudes look like they're planning a heist. They're still gonna need a hacker, a wheelman, an inside man, and a hitter, at least.
Posted by Ben on March 22, 2012 at 8:58 AM · Report this
I hate Starbucks. However, this "A portion of every cup of coffee purchased at a Starbucks anywhere in the world goes to fund this corporate assault on marriage" makes me want to go buy some Starbucks. My poor-ass self be damned about the cost and my coffee loving self be damned about the taste.
Posted by moosefan on March 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
@17 - totally right. But more likely, since they're at BikeWorks, is they're trying to figure out how to fix a Huffy that's been getting rained on in someone's back yard for the last decade.

And I mean that in the most loving, pro-Bike Works way.
Posted by shabadoo on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM · Report this
undead ayn rand 21
"Bill Maher has a demand: Stop apologizing."

Sounds appropriate for a career based on talking but not always thinking. That's why you're a fucking idiot who doesn't understand germ theory, Bill.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 22, 2012 at 11:05 AM · Report this
I believe This American Life has typically been clear when something is fictional or at least non-journalistic in nature as they do occasionally run those types of pieces. I vaguely recall a David Sedaris fable or two and a piece about a weightlifting snowman. It may also depend on the storyteller too. I don't generally believe that all of the Shalom Auslander pieces are without creative license or rigidly fact checked, for example.

This is of course my perception based on no rigorous research or fact checking.
Posted by PA Native on March 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 23
Also, the al-Qaeda terrorist going around shooting Jewish kids in France is dead.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM · Report this
You screw with coffee or porn stars, and you are dealing with seriously dangerous enemies who will track you down and seek your sorry butts out.…

First, George Zimmerman's family making a public announcement that the psychopath, who was on a hunt to kill a Black-American that night, is Hispanic, can go back to where they originally came from.

Period! I don't want to hear this chronic and constant BS, that only some people are either criminal, or rascist or half-witted, etc.

We've experienced our fill of corrupt politicians of color in Seattle, and elsewhere, so let's can all the creepy talk from scumbags like the Zimmermans, and those who believe that a different racial turn on something absolves all and everything!

In other words, true diversity in America today is anyone who isn't crooked, anyone who is honest, e.g., an honest politician, an honest attorney, an honest government regulator, an honest cop, an honest banker (never mind on that last one, that is simply too farfetched!).

On This American Life, what a crock! Ira Glass, what a crock! I've only heard one and I repeat only one segment of that show, where Planet Money was concerned, where they actually reported the truth ---- for a colossal change! (The segment where they correctly broke down the population who was responsible for the subprime market borrowing: the top bunch were made up of corporate real estate speculators and wealthy individual real estate speculators, corporate house flippers and wealthy individual house flippers, those upper-middle class and semi-wealthy types who purchased second and third homes then quickly walked away when they went underwater, and the very bottom one-sixth of that group were the actual families and individuals who purchased houses for residences to exist in.)

Posted by sgt_doom on March 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM · Report this
Excellent Poynter article on This UnAmerican Life!!!

[Cross comment:]…

"My point: if TAL were really about anything at all having to do with journalism, it would have asked the difficult and obvious question on an interesting (one of only several I ever found to be interesting) story back in 2001 on a super-person named Zora.

Zora had dedicated her young life to extraordinary learning, accomplishment and achievement in pursuit of her goal to obtain a position in the American intelligence community, where she was turned down by the CIA.

Had the pathetic Glass, or anyone else connected with the stooge outfit bothered to follow up as to why they turned her down, yet hired the likes of whack job, Larry Johnson, or the OK, but somewhat clueless types like Bob Baer and Valerie Plame, etc., they might have figured out an obvious pattern within the American intelligence establishment: that with wholesale privatization taking place, the upper-echelon types were going on to super-lucrative positions, while filling those vacated spots with Category Four types, like former county cop, Fred Burton, and other military police types which normally would never, ever be considered qualified for such positions!

In other words, an obvious pattern of sublime corruption and malfeasance!"
Posted by sgt_doom on March 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM · Report this

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