Starbucks expands cup campaign aimed at U.S. fiscal deal

Dec 29, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

As President Barack Obama and congressional leaders were in a final effort to reach a budget agreement before year's end, Starbucks this week began urging workers in its roughly 120 Washington, D.C.-area shops to write the words "come together" on customers' cups.

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Amazing
The Frightwing claims the
Economy is collapsing, yet
90% of America still has
$4 for a cup of joe.....

“Obama tells the right to...”

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shhhh... STFU, you lost...

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Tall Carmel Frappuccino with a slice of lemon pound cake every time I go into Starbucks… but the GOP won’t get the message until we finish the job we started on November 6th and kick the rest of them out of Congress… Speaker Pelosi will take back the gavel in 2015.

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I think Americans could help raise much needed revenue by not buying coffee at Starbucks and instead buying a $1 cup of coffee at their local gas station and sending the $3 they saved in to Washington.
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Your Ex wrote:
Amazing
The Frightwing claims the
Economy is collapsing, yet
90% of America still has
$4 for a cup of joe.....
The ones to whom $4 for a cup of mud is nothing are the ones who need a message on their cups because they haven't reconciled the Nov.6th message or figured out how fragmented and inept the GOP is these days.
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Starbucks to close 8.5% of its locations in 2013. In related news the gay suicide rate is expected to rise 8.5% in 2013 with the sale of Birkenstocks to slide by 50%.

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I think I'll go to Starbucks tonite and key a libs hybrid
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BraveCon wrote:
I think Americans could help raise much needed revenue by not buying coffee at Starbucks and instead buying a $1 cup of coffee at their local gas station and sending the $3 they saved in to Washington.
Gas station coffee?

Not too bad if it's a station where the truckers come and go.
The coffee is fresh.

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inbred Genius wrote:
I think I'll go to Starbucks tonite and key a libs hybrid
If you see a short drip, key him too.
hahahahaleetooo

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inbred Genius wrote:
I think I'll go to Starbucks tonite and key a libs hybrid
bybrid+plus-in!!! ;-0000
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josh green wrote:
I ain't paying $4.00 for a cup of coffee
McCafe at McDonald onlee a buck all size!! ;-000

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josh green wrote:
Only them one percent folks can afford that Starbucks coffee, I say add a 50% tax to Starbucks coffee sales so the Federal Government can let me have some coffee with caramel and latte in in too.
Its only fair.
How about a coffee with a shot of envy? That should hold you for now.
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inbred Genius wrote:
I think I'll go to Starbucks tonite and key a libs hybrid
Careful
When you're drunk,
Those things all look the same.
Don't damage your own
Sweet ride..

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When I walk by Starbucks and see those people with money sitting there with their laptops drinking that expensive coffee I think, is this what we have become America. I should be allowed to enjoy the privileges these people have even though my financial situation is bleak. Its not fair, I should be able to go in there and slap down some government card and get any coffee I want and they should provide laptops for those who do not have one.
I bet the people in there are talking about future business opportunities and I am missing out only because of my financial situation, its not fair and something should be done to level the playing field.
Paying $5 for coffee is not a privilege, it's an outrage. Equally outrageous is having every table taken by nerds nursing a drink they bought four hours ago, who think Starbucks owes them office space.

Still I confess that my wife and I like to stop by now and then for short drips (smallest size regular coffee) and a couple of pastries. However, we do not discuss future business opportunities. Instead we discuss more modest issues, like how to change the universe.

As for your coffee and laptop envy, you might try Venezuela or Cuba.

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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Paying $5 for coffee is not a privilege, it's an outrage. Equally outrageous is having every table taken by nerds nursing a drink they bought four hours ago, who think Starbucks owes them office space.
Still I confess that my wife and I like to stop by now and then for short drips (smallest size regular coffee) and a couple of pastries. However, we do not discuss future business opportunities. Instead we discuss more modest issues, like how to change the universe.
As for your coffee and laptop envy, you might try Venezuela or Cuba.
I live within a wedge distance of the most liberal college in the US, Emory University, and the Starbucks on the edge of the campus is where I get my stereotypes. I'm not kidding, the place is full of either ponytailed ex hippies in their birkenstocks, or depending on the season, Asian students with their heads buried in their laptop...for hours. In fact the entire high cost college is overwhelmed with asian and indian students, with a few quota blacks for diversity. A few jews down from NY, NJ to round it off, and you've got the most stereotypical diverse college on earth....it's got everything except straight white guys.

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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Paying $5 for coffee is not a privilege, it's an outrage. Equally outrageous is having every table taken by nerds nursing a drink they bought four hours ago, who think Starbucks owes them office space.
Still I confess that my wife and I like to stop by now and then for short drips (smallest size regular coffee) and a couple of pastries. However, we do not discuss future business opportunities. Instead we discuss more modest issues, like how to change the universe.
As for your coffee and laptop envy, you might try Venezuela or Cuba.
'nothings gonna change my world, nothings gonna change my world'(for bonus points,name that song, and who sang that? no googling)

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josh green wrote:
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When I walk by Starbucks and see those people with money sitting there with their laptops drinking that expensive coffee I think, is this what we have become America. I should be allowed to enjoy the privileges these people have even though my financial situation is bleak. Its not fair, I should be able to go in there and slap down some government card and get any coffee I want and they should provide laptops for those who do not have one.
I bet the people in there are talking about future business opportunities and I am missing out only because of my financial situation, its not fair and something should be done to level the playing field.
fear not, I believe that obama will solve this issue in his 3rd term. obamacare has his plate full right now, give him time.

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Careful
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Sweet ride..
no problem, mine is the one with the confederate flag painted on the roof.

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inbred Genius wrote:
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I live within a wedge distance of the most liberal college in the US, Emory University, and the Starbucks on the edge of the campus is where I get my stereotypes. I'm not kidding, the place is full of either ponytailed ex hippies in their birkenstocks, or depending on the season, Asian students with their heads buried in their laptop...for hours. In fact the entire high cost college is overwhelmed with asian and indian students, with a few quota blacks for diversity. A few jews down from NY, NJ to round it off, and you've got the most stereotypical diverse college on earth....it's got everything except straight white guys.
You are talking about my people. I just love my stereotypes, especially the ones who undo their ponytails to reveal their true status-quo-fighting identities.

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'nothings gonna change my world, nothings gonna change my world'(for bonus points,name that song, and who sang that? no googling)
You've got to be joshing, sir. No googling needed to identify the beautiful soul of George Harrison.

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<quoted text>You've got to be joshing, sir. No googling needed to identify the beautiful soul of George Harrison.
I'll allow you a bonus point for that. Obscure song, near the end of their time together...did you see the silly movie? they managed to work the songs losely into a hippy/vietnam war scenario...not too bad, bout the same as SPLHCB movie...same idea

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