Comments: So Long, Starbucks! It's Been Swell.

There are many good reasons to get one's knickers in twist - not sure this is one of them. It is certainly no affront to liberty.

Given Starbuck's previous fortitude in not buckling to anti-gun forces, The Refugee will simply roll his eyes at the cup jackets while continuing to enjoy a steaming non-fat mocha.

Posted by Boulder Refugee at April 30, 2014 11:42 AM

The Refugee is clearly more splendid than I.

Your point is taken. In my defense, I'd suggest it is less an attack on liberty as on reason; this is decaf philosophy with lots of caramel and whipped cream on top. Continued consumption could be deleterious to discretion.

Posted by jk at April 30, 2014 1:56 PM

I'm with jk. Urbanity is second cousin to Political Correctness and the extent of its ooze must be resisted. In a free market we express displeasure "with our feet."

Taken along with Duke University's new "word discouragement" campaign I wonder if I would still be able to place my order anyway: "Venti Pike Place, Black."

What was that place in Erie again? Black Dog something?

Posted by johngalt at April 30, 2014 2:21 PM

Black Dog Coffee is a superb independent place in the strip mall on Hwy 7 kinda-cater-corner in the development to le Condo d'Amour. The use Ozo as their roaster and have a talented and friendly staff.

We should all meet there and try to talk some sense into The Refugee...

Posted by jk at April 30, 2014 3:14 PM

I was drinking coffee when I read that. Thankfully, I have a talent for laughing with my lips closed tightly.

Yes, I'm in. BR?

Posted by johngalt at April 30, 2014 4:47 PM

Sorry, I'm way late here. If it's not too late, yes, I'm in.

Posted by Boulder Refugee at May 5, 2014 4:34 PM

No Statute of Limitations on Coffee!

Anytime -- I'm the guy who works from home a mile away. Let me know what works for y'all.

Posted by jk at May 5, 2014 7:07 PM
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