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By kentm   Follow   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 10:52pm PDT   884 views   12 comments
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If anyone knows business, it’s Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. That’s exactly what Glenn Beck‘s The Blaze said last year. Howard Schultz, the long-time leader of coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), now says he is voting for President Obama...

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/why-obama-endorsement-from-starbucks-ceo-who-battled-obamacare-is-a-big-deal/politics/2012/11/01/52760

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CaptainShuddup   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 10:54pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 1

It's a big deal, because his customers are Left leaning voters.

upisdown   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 10:58pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 2

Hates Obamacare, likes Obama. Endorsed by Glenn Beck. Sells over-priced coffee, yet people buy it.

Just how could he go wrong? Is Starbucks the second version of the pet rock?

lostand confused   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:07pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

I think a lot of rich people are samrt-at least the first generation ones. The US is one of the best countries for rich people-you can be free, walk around and your kids are safe. Look at a lot of the third world countries where the extreme conservative policies are in place-no safety net, no minimum wage , extreme disparity in wealth. They live in fear-in giant compounds protected by armed guards, afraid of their kids being kidnapped and held for ransom. When the majority of the populace has nothing to lose and no avenue to go up-well the rich become"evil" and the two have an uneasy truce at best.

Not like that here. If the repubs succeed in ending SS and Medicare and remove all safety nets and give even more tax cuts to the wealthy, while raising middle class taxes-this country would follow the Chinese curse-may you live in interesting times. We are probably the most armed nation on earth-in terms of private citizens and guns-ain't gonna be pretty.

kentm   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:08pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

CaptainShuddup says

It's a big deal, because his customers are Left leaning voters.

Pure BS, and it's so convenient for you to be able to dismiss things so easily. What you have been saying last year when the story was being written quite a bit differently

"after spending much of last year attacking Obamacare so much that he became a center point of Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor‘s press releases."

upisdown   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:18pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 5

lostand confused says

I think a lot of rich people are samrt-at least the first generation ones. The US is one of the best countries for rich people-you can be free, walk around and your kids are safe. Look at a lot of the third world countries where the extreme conservative policies are in place-no safety net, no minimum wage , extreme disparity in wealth.

While all of that is true, the conservatives or republican party wants that here in the U.S. and even farther if they could. The republican version of America that they wish for makes Somalia look like some kind of paradise. And the base of the republican party is living right now not far from that in the red states and where there is heavy republican support and control.

CaptainShuddup   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:25pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 6

lostand confused says

Look at a lot of the third world countries where the extreme conservative policies are in place-no safety net

What third world country? This ought to be good Ya'll, watch this...

Try not to pick one, that was a make believe Island in a Schwarzenegger action movie.

lostand confused   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:37pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 7

CaptainShuddup says

What third world country? This ought to be good Ya'll, watch this...
Try not to pick one, that was a make believe Island in a Schwarzenegger action movie.

What do you think modern conservative policies are? Go to countries as diverse as Brazil, India, Somalia and you will see them. The Facebook co-founder from Brazil came over here because he was on a kidnapper's list.

The funny thing is that many of them are "Americanizing" and our conservatives want to take us back to that state. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

CaptainShuddup   Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:43pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

lostand confused says

Go to countries as diverse as Brazil, India, Somalia

Did you say diverse?

Now back to Starbucks new BFFs...

Starbucks served up some encouragement to investors Thursday with quarterly results that showed strong sales growth.

The Seattle-based chain posted earnings close to analyst estimates. More reassuring was news that same-store sales rose 6%, and that the company increased its dividend from 17 cents to 21 cents a share.

Shares jumped 7% in after-hours trading,

Well I've got plenty of Friends and the fun never ends, as long as I'm buying... Is it any wonder I'm not in Jail?

zzyzzx   Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 12:14am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 9

lostand confused says

The US is one of the best countries for rich people

I was thinking that if you are really rich, it probably doesn't matter where you live.

CaptainShuddup   Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 12:19am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 10

If you're really rich, you only keep a residence to run to, when the French are your Ass with one of their damn envoys.

Honest Abe   Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 8:28am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

Comrade Patrick, why do you keep deleting my posts? If you disagree, why not say so and challenge me? Stop putting my posts in your editorial gulag.

rooemoore   Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 8:58am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 12

Honest Abe says

Comrade Patrick, why do you keep deleting my posts? If you disagree, why not say so and challenge me? Stop putting my posts in your editorial gulag.

I bet I know why. Your posts could be perceived as racist and trollish.

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