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Outrage of the Day

Some friends shared yesterday’s blog entry about immigration. Of course, there was screeching outrageary on both sides. Here’s how the day went.

Friend was debating leftard on some immigration thread. Cites my blog – since I’m an immigrant and all , and I work in national security, so I might know a little about it.

Leftard: that site is BS!

Friend: did you read the article?

Leftard: …

Cretin automatically assumed that since my friend did not agree with her refugee stance and cited my blog to support her contention, that the site was bullshit.

Later today.

Another friend shared my blog on her page. The link previews the first couple of sentences.

As many of you know, I’m an immigrant. My parents and I came here as refugees from the Soviet Union in 1980, so this weekend’s Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” hits close to home.

Trumpanzee: Legally, I assume. Again, I’m all for LEGAL immigration. But why should we continue to look the other way at ILLEGAL immigration?

Me: You obviously haven’t read the piece. It has nothing to do with illegal immigration.

Because my immigration status has anything to do with whether or not the piece has merit, right?

And even later today.

Follower shares blog entry on Twitter.

Retard replies with the following:

Another one who obviously hasn’t read the blog, but decided that since I’m an immigrant, I must be a proponent of a flood of radical Islamist illegals coming into our country!

People are idiots.

So as I was trying to figure out what to write about today, I came across this little tidbit from Starbucks – an announcement that Starbucks would hire 10,000 refugees.

There was immediate outrage from my conservative friends that ranged from scoffing and ridicule to promises never to buy Starbucks again. Why?

They obviously didn’t read the release.

Hiring Refugees: We have a long history of hiring young people looking for opportunities and a pathway to a new life around the world. This is why we are doubling down on this commitment by working with our equity market employees as well as joint venture and licensed market partners in a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination.  There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.  And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.

starbucksThey’re not defying the law. They’re not hiring refugees, while discriminating against others. Ten thousand over five years in 75 countries is not all that many. And here in the United States, they’re focusing on deserving people who are here legally, and who have helped the U.S. military during our missions worldwide.

This is what you’re protesting?

This is what you’re condemning?

This is why you’re boycotting the company?

Because they dared to say they will be providing opportunities to people who have escaped death and destruction, who have been granted refugee status, and who have provided support to our troops?

What the fuck is wrong with some people? I guess they’d rather have these people, who in many cases have helped our service members, sitting around their apartments, sucking on the government’s teat, and getting bennies at taxpayer expense, than see them get decent pay in exchange for providing a service?

This is not a reason to boycott Starbucks.

Do I agree with all their policies? It doesn’t matter. Yes, they provide health care to their employees. Yes, they support ObamaCare. Yes, they plan on continuing doing business in Mexico, where they have a ton of business. Yes, they support illegal immigrants who were brought here as young kids by reimbursing them for the biennial fee they must pay to stay in the program.

It doesn’t matter if I agree with them or not. It’s their business and they obviously do well with it. Their business is none of mine.

Am I going to get upset or boycott them because they have stated that they will work to hire people here legally who have helped American service members? Sorry, I’m just not that much of an asshole.

But I guess some people will get outraged at anything, even a stupid cup.

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34 responses

  1. People tend to read just enough to press their point. And then they turn their minds off.

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  2. I am more concerned about the EO coming up.

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    1. FTR, I don’t think it will happen. Really. He’s been pro-gay from the start – openly so. I think this is hysteria. If it happens, I will fully retract my statement.

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  3. If they are here because they helped our troops kill godless heathens then they are not immigrants. You come from behind the iron curtain and discovered this country that trusts in God. Starbucks people do not love Jesus. Why should I be forced to drink any coffee that is not American?

    You did not clarify if you were here legally…I will pray for your freedom.

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    1. LMAO!!! I can always count on you, punkin!

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    2. One question…If you are not a real American how can you work in national security?

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      1. Thanks, Obama!

        That’s how.

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        1. Damn, you spoiled my bait. At least give me a chance to stir up some shit before you chime in. Joy killer !!!!

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    3. Ah, it’s Poe’s Law again.

      Glad I was wearing a gun when I read it. 🙂

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  4. 57% of voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen

    Democrats, Media and Hollywood liberals still don’t get the over half of us that live in flyover country.

    Via Rasmussen:
    Most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided.

    Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and 11% are undecided.

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    1. What has this to do with anything at all that’s been written here?

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      1. He’s one of those yutzes who ought to get a blog of their own, but are to lazy and/or cheap to do so. Thus they post long comments that are at best tangentially related to the originl post, on other peoples blogs.

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  5. Boycott, schmoycott…..

    The proliferation of social media platforms have turned today’s activist into the laziest activists in history. Their 140 characters of virtue signaling are just a public pronouncement of ovine membership to the herd. Most seem to have no capability of critical thought beyond “(insert latest MSM outrage here) is bad”.

    It’s akin to how I used to joke about filibusters….
    “If Ted Kennedy wants to filibuster, by God, make sure he “goes” before he heads up to the well of the senate with a case of Ensure and wearing Depends.”
    Nobody wants to do the hard work anymore. (snark)

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  6. Did the math on Starbucks Great Job Offer Program.

    So, since China, Japan, and South Korea all have pretty draconian laws concerning refugees, I leave them off my math.

    That leaves us with around 20,000 Starbucks locations world wide.

    I’ll be nice, and leave the ones in places like the UAE in the math, although most of those were staffed with South East Asians, not South West Asians.

    10000 Refugees out of 65 million is a joke to begin with. Feel good about drinking our over roasted crap coffee! We’re going to hire just over .001% of the worlds refugees over the next five years!

    Which works out to roughly half an employee per store. Its fucking theater.

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    1. Or, they are going to make about 3% of their entire staff world wide out of refugees. Not to shabby really. You can’t expect a single company to fix the worlds problems, but this pledge is a good thing.

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  7. I can neither boycott nor support Starbucks because I can’t drink that swill.

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    1. They make a damn good keto latte, but I usually go in there with my kid, who used to be a barista, and he knows how it’s done, and will instruct if need be! LOL

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    2. Yep, over roasted, over brewed,over priced swill.
      Damn, I really miss Dutch Brothers. the nearest one’s about 800 miles away.

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  8. …and then I ran across an article about Somalians living in Germany who have NO intention of going to work because of Germany’s welfare program, and who will bring the rest of their families to Germany as soon as they get German citizenship… and none of those family members will be expected to work.

    Let’s do remember Obama’s 2011 ban on refugees from Iraq had a 6-month duration and none of the SJW howling monkeys made a tiny bit of noise. Trump’s ban is for 120 days to get things sorted out. Per one news report, 109 people out of 325,000 incoming travelers have been stopped so far. Ain’t that a humungous number??? I think there were 8 or so protesters at O’Hare Airport plus a few law’ers on Monday night. That’s what showed up on camera on the news. I didn’t check other cities.

    This is much ado about nothing. I’ve only said that if our neighbors to the north (Canada) and south (Mexico) can have tight regulations, we have a right to that, too, but then, the moron AG in CA-LaLaLand Becerra (a Mexicon when convenient) is screeching that he’s going to file a suit to allow every incoming undocumented refugee to assert their constitutional right to enter the United States. Excuse me, there is no such ‘constitutional right’, but he’s an opportunistic moron scamming for votes.

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  9. “But I guess some people will get outraged at anything, even a stupid cup.”

    The cup thing was silly. As a Christian I didn’t understand the upset myself.

    I noticed Starbucks marketing this last Christmas season had a slightly different spin–design your own cup (and contest). Clever 🙂

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    1. Agreed. I’m not a Christian, and so I’m probably more confused by this idiocy than you are… or maybe less, because you have common sense. LOL

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      1. I wasn’t sure at first what offended them….thinking about it, it was probably an overreaction to the plain red (no specific “Christmas” designation) that had some parties up in arms. But yeah, it was a weird thing to get upset about.

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  10. I am ashamed to admit it, but I watched Fox News last night. Tucker Carlson, to be exact. He said that a Rasmussen poll that Trump’s approval numbers are up to 60% now. I wonder what the liberals think about that?

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  11. Nicki, you provided the best short summary of your own post: “People are idiots.”

    Another of my reasons for putting “news” following on a temporary hiatus was I swear that if read or heard the word “outrage” in one more “news” article I was going to have a fucking cerebral hemorrhage.

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  12. I for one will gladly and vocally boycott Starbucks.

    Until and unless they begin selling coffee that is actually drinkable and/or cease charging obscene amounts of money for said swill, I will neither darken their doorstep nor give them one red cent of my hard-earned money!

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    1. I’ll happily join your boycott, I’m too cheap to drink their coffee. It cuts into my ammo fund.

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  13. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
    Albert Einstein

    That pretty well covers it.

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  14. Most of the people beating the boycott drum, in the general case, aren’t going to change their behavior at all. They either didn’t shop there or will continue to shop there regardless of their public position. Particularly when they’re sharing such positions on social media, which is about 80% self-misrepresentation about things which no one can be bothered to check. Which is to say, it’s virtue signaling without actually act any more virtuous.

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  15. […] have shit flinging Trumpanzees boycotting Starbucks, because the company has the unmitigated gall to announce they’re hiring 10,000 refugees. […]

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  16. […] cabinet nominees after Democrats decided to boycott the proceedings not show up for work that day, outrage over Starbucks promising to hire some refugees over the next five years, boycotts of Trump products – even […]

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