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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:12 pm 
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RiverguyVT wrote:
Getting away from pizza and IP for a moment....back to topic

Every year, this "story" is reported. Going back how far, I dunno. Are people REALLY upset with Starbucks? Or, are leftist media types at the NYT simply making a non-story every year, in an attempt to poke lowly, foolish, Christians?

I suspect the latter.

Starbucks is a weird little joint. I happen to like their coffee, but it is clear they market their vibe just as seriously as the beans they roast; both are the "product" they're selling. This, I think, also feeds the non-story story.

Trivia- anyone know where their name comes from? Hint: it's on the cup!


You should take that up with people like Bill O'Reilly, who clearly thought there was a War on Christmas (or just saw it as a great marketing tool for an easily manipulated subset of his viewers), and people like those in this thread:

http://uwsboard.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20134&hilit=war+on+christmas

Or this guy.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/politics/donald-trump-starbucks-boycott-christmas/index.html


I agree with you, though, it's a lot of outrage from a small group of numnuts.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:46 pm 
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HokieFanDC wrote:
RiverguyVT wrote:
Getting away from pizza and IP for a moment....back to topic

Every year, this "story" is reported. Going back how far, I dunno. Are people REALLY upset with Starbucks? Or, are leftist media types at the NYT simply making a non-story every year, in an attempt to poke lowly, foolish, Christians?

I suspect the latter.

Starbucks is a weird little joint. I happen to like their coffee, but it is clear they market their vibe just as seriously as the beans they roast; both are the "product" they're selling. This, I think, also feeds the non-story story.

Trivia- anyone know where their name comes from? Hint: it's on the cup!


You should take that up with people like Bill O'Reilly, who clearly thought there was a War on Christmas (or just saw it as a great marketing tool for an easily manipulated subset of his viewers), and people like those in this thread:

http://uwsboard.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20134&hilit=war+on+christmas

Or this guy.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/politics/donald-trump-starbucks-boycott-christmas/index.html


I agree with you, though, it's a lot of outrage from a small group of numnuts.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:56 pm 
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miles wrote:
HokieFanDC wrote:
RiverguyVT wrote:
Getting away from pizza and IP for a moment....back to topic

Every year, this "story" is reported. Going back how far, I dunno. Are people REALLY upset with Starbucks? Or, are leftist media types at the NYT simply making a non-story every year, in an attempt to poke lowly, foolish, Christians?

I suspect the latter.

Starbucks is a weird little joint. I happen to like their coffee, but it is clear they market their vibe just as seriously as the beans they roast; both are the "product" they're selling. This, I think, also feeds the non-story story.

Trivia- anyone know where their name comes from? Hint: it's on the cup!






You should take that up with people like Bill O'Reilly, who clearly thought there was a War on Christmas (or just saw it as a great marketing tool for an easily manipulated subset of his viewers), and people like those in this thread:

http://uwsboard.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20134&hilit=war+on+christmas

Or this guy.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/politics/donald-trump-starbucks-boycott-christmas/index.html


I agree with you, though, it's a lot of outrage from a small group of numnuts.

Got it


Unlikely. That would be a milestone for you.

Get it. Milestone. I slay me.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:35 pm 
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RiverguyVT wrote:
Getting away from pizza and IP for a moment....back to topic

Every year, this "story" is reported. Going back how far, I dunno. Are people REALLY upset with Starbucks? Or, are leftist media types at the NYT simply making a non-story every year, in an attempt to poke lowly, foolish, Christians?



I was thinking the same thing. If you read the article, this is 100% media-generated faux outrage for snooty liberals to laugh at and forward to all their self important friends. The NYT piece is generated from a Buzzfeed ( :roll: ) article which doesn't quote anyone outraged about this.

A better title might be "You can tell it's almost Christmas when...liberals liberals get excited over secular coffee cups."

If I didn't know any better, I'd think Starbucks was paying for this.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:07 pm 
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USN_Hokie wrote:
RiverguyVT wrote:
Getting away from pizza and IP for a moment....back to topic

Every year, this "story" is reported. Going back how far, I dunno. Are people REALLY upset with Starbucks? Or, are leftist media types at the NYT simply making a non-story every year, in an attempt to poke lowly, foolish, Christians?



I was thinking the same thing. If you read the article, this is 100% media-generated faux outrage for snooty liberals to laugh at and forward to all their self important friends. The NYT piece is generated from a Buzzfeed ( :roll: ) article which doesn't quote anyone outraged about this.

A better title might be "You can tell it's almost Christmas when...liberals liberals get excited over secular coffee cups."

If I didn't know any better, I'd think Starbucks was paying for this.


If there's no war on Christmas, someone better give Trump the memo. He kept bringing it up in his tax bill speech.

This was my favorite one, "You don't see Merry Christmas anymore. With Trump as your president, we are going to be celebrating Merry Christmas again."

Maybe Starbuck's is paying him to keep up his side of the war.


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HokieFanDC wrote:
USN_Hokie wrote:
RiverguyVT wrote:
Getting away from pizza and IP for a moment....back to topic

Every year, this "story" is reported. Going back how far, I dunno. Are people REALLY upset with Starbucks? Or, are leftist media types at the NYT simply making a non-story every year, in an attempt to poke lowly, foolish, Christians?



I was thinking the same thing. If you read the article, this is 100% media-generated faux outrage for snooty liberals to laugh at and forward to all their self important friends. The NYT piece is generated from a Buzzfeed ( :roll: ) article which doesn't quote anyone outraged about this.

A better title might be "You can tell it's almost Christmas when...liberals liberals get excited over secular coffee cups."

If I didn't know any better, I'd think Starbucks was paying for this.


If there's no war on Christmas, someone better give Trump the memo. He kept bringing it up in his tax bill speech.

This was my favorite one, "You don't see Merry Christmas anymore. With Trump as your president, we are going to be celebrating Merry Christmas again."

Maybe Starbuck's is paying him to keep up his side of the war.


Where are you going with this? This is a tangent from the topic at hand.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:24 am 
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Of the hundreds of Christians with whom I come into contact regularly...not a single one has ever complained about Starbucks cups. Not. A. One. Now...Starbucks pricing? I've heard that one before.


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RiverguyVT wrote:
Of the hundreds of Christians with whom I come into contact regularly...not a single one has ever complained about Starbucks cups. Not. A. One. Now...Starbucks pricing? I've heard that one before.

Yup.

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I rekkin it must be a symptom of living in the belt buckle of the bible belt the "War on Christmas" is a Sitzkrieg. :)

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