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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by MattBG, Sep 20, 2013.
it's from the 18th, but I hadn't seen it posted.
Peggy Noonan's Opinion Blog
The CEO is real sorry, but he doesn't wanna lose all the gun haters $$$ & now that the accountants have decided that they spend more than the OC carrying customers do, it's game over...
If I had a coffee shop and people started protesting me and carrying rifles in my store I'd throw them out.
He's just trying to sell coffee and got caught in the middle.
The OC'ers and "Starbucks and Guns" people on both sides pushed it too far.
In Seattle anyhow there are a lot more anti's buying his coffee.
This wasn't about a couple of A-holes Ocing rifles. It was about pressure from the left, to which Starbucks is acutely aware, affect their bottom line more than the gun toting guys who occasionally used their store as a rallying point.
Look, if youre taking this stance, as a corporate entity, you're looking at demographics. I'm not at all surprised Starbucks took this stance. They are a primarily urban, liberal, hipster kinda place.
That doesn't cater to US. No sweat to them, we didn't give them that much business while the antis DID. Smart business decision. No problems from me. I just won't be going there EVER again.