by Benn Ray
Starbuck's new "The Way I See It Campaign," which prints quotes from thinkers, authors, athletes and entertainers on the side of your cup of burnt-bean coffee has many conservatives upset.
"Critics say, is the company's list of overwhelmingly liberal contributors, including Al Franken, Melissa Etheridge, Quincy Jones, Chuck D. Of the 31 contributors listed on Starbucks' Web site, only one, National Review editor Jonah Goldberg, offers a conservative viewpoint."
"Informed" wingnuts who are outraged that their frapamochachitolattes that they probably picked up while browsing the latest book by great neo-Con "thinkers" like Bill O'Rielly or Anne Coulter at the local small bookstore like Barnes & Noble have written the Starbucks website to complain:
"I want to enjoy your product without having Earth Day Network propaganda thrust at me." -Malachi Salcido of East Wenatchee, Wash.
"There are a lot of great conservative quotes, but oh well, I'm not surprised. I'm used to being under-represented." -Yvette Nunez, a 27-year-old Republican from Tampa, FL.
Yes, Yvette, as a Republican in Florida where the Republicans control your state, in the US where the Republicans control all 3 branches of Federal Government, and the mainstream media as well, YOU, dear, are being under-represented because Starbucks puts the following quote, obscured by the cardboard holder sleeve, on your lattes:
"America's national debt is now $7.5-trillion, and it's skyrocketing, even as America's population ages," the cup read. "There will never be a better time to start paying off this crippling debt than today." -environmentalist Denis Hayes