Politics and Polarization 24/7…

…even getting coffee.  Via CNN:  Trump supporters launch #TrumpCup as a protest against Starbucks.

Also:  what is it about certain Trump supporters who like to yell “Trump” to agitate people? I don’t recall this phenomenon with previous presidents.

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  1. CSK says:

    Hey, way to go, Trumpkins. Give Starbucks your money to protest the fact that Starbucks is anti-Trump. Brilliant. Now go send a donation to the Clinton Foundation as a way of demonstrating to them you don’t like Hillary Clinton. That’ll show ’em good!!

    Not too bright, are they?

  2. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    In answer to your question: they’re boorish? neanderthal? trying to intimidate? fearful of their own inferiority? deluded? barely cro-magnon? subhuman?

  3. Gustopher says:

    And the Baristas get the last laugh — the Trumpsters may have gotten them to write “Trump” on a cup and call it out, but then the Trumpsters have to drink icky Starbucks coffee.

  4. grumpy realist says:

    Ah yes, the trollification of U.S. society. These are the same sort of people who think it just hilarious to scrawl swastikas on things. For the lulz.

  5. Kari Q says:

    This is the dumbest protest I have every heard of. I look forward to seeing the even stupider protest they come up with next.

  6. M. Bouffant says:

    Yeah, what is up w/ this?

    Also: what is it about certain Trump supporters who like to yell “Trump” to agitate people? I don’t recall this phenomenon with previous presidents.

    “Trump the bitch!” It’s a good punchy word/sound. And convenient shorthand, especially for those still too nervous to say what they really want to, aloud & in its entirety.

    They’re turning their Dear Leader’s name into an obscenity, which is about as wise as paying to protest at Starbucks.

  7. KM says:

    If I was the barista, I’d kindly yell out “Person who lied about their name! Person who lied about their name’s mocha latte is ready!!” When challenged, challenge back and ask for ID…. then not give them the coffee. “This is clearly not your order, Sir. It says Trump and your licence says Johnson. It’s not nice to steal.”

    See, you need to be troll’s at their own game. Write Drumpf – the legal name of his ancestors. Yell Dump and claim the T-R are just slurred together or the writing is bad. Tell them thanks for donating money to PP with their purchase. Or if you just wanna be classy – “Valued New Customer!” Asshats who do this think they’re making some kind of humiliating point (on a big corporation but taking it out on the lowly barista) and are thus fair game for returning the favor. The idiots are going to Youtube it, Starbucks isn’t gonna do crap to the employee so why not have a little fun back?

  8. Gustopher says:

    Also, why would you want to deliberately piss off people preparing food for you?

    Do you know what’s worse than a Pumpkin Spice Latte? One with three times the amount of Pumpkin Spice.

  9. Jenos The Deplorable says:

    Apparently most people have conveniently forgotten about Starbucks’ history in choosing to dabble in politics…

  10. Jenos The Deplorable says:

    Yes, let’s call Trump “Drumpf” and Jeff Sessions “Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.” That’ll show those evil racists who insisted on calling the (soon to be former) president “Barack Hussein Obama.”

  11. al-Ameda says:

    There you go, they’re proving that they are in fact the low-DNA {slash} low-information {slash} high anger and resentment Trump base supporters that we thought they were.

    I wish these folks well, I sincerely hope that their employers provide them with health insurance coverage that includes anger management counseling, because I certainly don’t want to pay for these folks when they have to come through the emergency room for immediate care.