Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pro-anti-war? The Starbucks Empire Drives On

My wife just called me and told me to boycott Starbucks because they refused to send coffee to soldiers in Iraq. Well, seeing as I was a work (and at a much faster connection than at home) I Googled that.

I found that the story she had heard was based on a hoax email (evidence of the power and danger of the uncontrolled internet) that has since been debunked (by the hoaxer).

I was also surprised to find that Starbucks themselves are being protested against for supporting the GWOT and for forcably exporting American culture worldwide (I guess they should put tobacco-esque warning labels on the cups: "Warning! Coffee is extremely habit forming...").

Personally, I'm boycotting Starbucks because it's too durn expensive and they can't use regular words like small, medium and large.


Blogger Major John said...

CSM Bones could tell you what the people at his local Starbucks did for him...

9:11 PM  
Blogger CSMBones said...

They sent me off with 30 pounds of good beans. Gotta love Green Beans, 24hr shops on base. Doppio in a combat zone.....I can only drink so much Chai with Snoop Dog..

9:58 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Tea with Abdul Satur could always yield a hot drug test too...

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Shelleigh (aka Pie Shell) said...

I've got to take a moment to give kudos to MENTOS... you know the "refresh-ment". I wrote to ask where I could purchase a case (because it was getting mighty pricey to send them every week)for my ex-husband... they responded inquiring about his addy and sent him several cases. I sat at my local Starbucks and enjoyed my Grande... - ah hell, my big ol cup of joe with whole milk knowing he had fresh breath and somethin' to chew on.

God bless Starbucks.

God bless Mentos.

12:52 AM  

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