June 10, 2018

Lights-out for Canuck Starbucks: Canada’s “bigoted baristas” need sensitivity training?

David MenziesMission Specialist


After an alleged racist incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks, progressive CEO Kevin Johnson closed all U.S. stores for a May Day session so bigoted baristas could receive “sensitivity training.”

If Canadians were feeling smug about this based on the idea that racism, subtle or not, is an American thing, well, not so fast.

This coming Monday it will be lights-out for Canadian Starbucks stores, too.

A gushing article in Strategy magazine says closing Canuck cafes for a day is the “right” thing to do but cutting through the feel-good crapola, the REAL reason for these sessions is all about Starbucks covering its corporate arse.

Yet, there’s an unsavoury result in its incarnation as a Sanctuary Coffee Shop because far from being a safe haven, some have become dangerous realms for employees who are left to clean up ghastly messes thanks to the shop embracing the “no one is illegal” slogan.

Secure in their ivory towers, the likes of CEO Johnson will never be called upon to clean up the dangerous messes left behind at Starbucks restrooms.

Better the company throws its own employees under the bus rather than being perceived as politically-incorrect though.

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commented 2018-06-11 11:03:08 -0400
When they learn how to make a cup of coffee that’s better than what I can get at the average gas station let me know. Until then I don’t need any extra reasons to stay away from Starbucks.
commented 2018-06-11 10:18:49 -0400
They could close Starbucks for as long as they want. I never go to them so I won’t notice.
commented 2018-06-11 04:50:08 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 35,448 Attacks, 229,616 Killed, 309,773 Injured that we know of.
commented 2018-06-11 03:51:43 -0400
That “Starbuck’s” reference, and the symbol of the naked lady calming the storm may be lost upon those of you who have never read Herman Meleville’s 1851 novel “Moby Dick”… The Seattle coffee chain did adopt it obviously in branding their store chain…
commented 2018-06-11 03:40:13 -0400
I wonder how star bucks would feel if a bunch of rebel media people went there for a get together.
commented 2018-06-11 02:22:07 -0400
I hate coffee to begin with , though if i did drink it i would not overpay for it to hang around with a bunch of pretentious douchebags. Pretty much everyone i know who does drink coffee does not really care for Starbucks either. I am personally just enjoying seeing them squirm and i hope it costs them big time for being such bitches.
commented 2018-06-11 01:40:36 -0400
It is “interesting” to observe that companies are still able to make complete fools out of themselves in North America, and that is as it should be… And fail if necessary… Starbuck’s was created in politically correct Seattle decades ago but did make some damn fine coffee in its day… They first demonstrated their PC bona fides by getting rid of their original trademark.. Remember?… It used to be a woman figurehead baring her breasts – nipples and all – to the winds, as per nautical lore, that she would calm the raging storm… Since then they had become the coffee house for fashionable lefties willing to pay for overpriced coffee so they could gather and decide the fate of the world, as they knew best, of course… So now they have declared “open house” to not only paying customers but anybody who wants to “hang” or indeed, just “poop” there… I suspect that may also now lead them to becoming the favourite sheltered “shooting gallery” in the neighbourhood… You reap what you sow, so no regrets… But I feel sorry for the Starbuck’s employees who are now being asked to also play the role of social welfare workers at their stores…
commented 2018-06-11 00:40:43 -0400
Never been to Starbucks, and have no plans to go.
commented 2018-06-10 23:43:14 -0400
Wow, @SheilaGunnReid on Twitter, Justin has false eyebrows. What an effin fagitt.
Bet he’s got false pubic hairs as well, and what about his head. Is he a hairless wonder man or did his eyebrows get worn away on Butts groin.
‘See the little faggit with the gold ear ring’ (Old song title). spelling Intentional
commented 2018-06-10 23:12:26 -0400
Rick, did you see how many CBC sheep commented there are Russian bots & Russian trolls posting in the comments section? My goodness, they believe Wendy Mesley!!
commented 2018-06-10 20:39:41 -0400
Off topic: Pathetic attempt by CBC to take the focus off “Eyebrowgate” Anyone who has followed social media since the G7 will know what I refer to……..

commented 2018-06-10 19:39:42 -0400
It didn’t make the news but Tim Horten’s in downtown Charlottetown has the same problem. They installed a large container for dirty needles in their washroom for the protection of employees and customers. There is a opiod epidemic. This is much bigger than any media/ideology issue and Starbuck’s is by no means the only coffee and diabetes puff ball dispensary that is affected.
commented 2018-06-10 18:49:28 -0400
i went to tenbucks for coffee once… asked for an extra large black coffee… i’ve never seen such a deer in the headlights look since… even from actual deer…
commented 2018-06-10 18:01:52 -0400
Great commentary as usual David Menzies. The U.S. Starbucks fiasco, which sadly in the cause of political correctness at all costs, we are now importing to Canada. Not that we have any choice in the matter because the clarion call hearkens down from Mount Olympus or at least Seattle, Washington.Regardless, said fiasco is silly beyond the ken. Of course we are used to that by now. Call it ‘progressiveness’. Even if you wonder more times than not why it is that ‘progressiveness’ is what continues to mire us in the muck.
commented 2018-06-10 18:00:09 -0400
went there 1 time terrible coffee ,never been back
commented 2018-06-10 15:55:34 -0400
Saw this one coming a mile away…
commented 2018-06-10 15:43:24 -0400
Well and to be sure now, I’es prefer’s me coffee with a we drop of the hard stuff. Jest to give it a little body, ya knows.
commented 2018-06-10 14:06:08 -0400
“Better the company throws its own employees under the bus rather than being perceived as politically-incorrect though.”

It would not be a great or tragic loss if Starbucks went into bankruptcy and folded. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
commented 2018-06-10 13:34:23 -0400
I think they should close starbucks for at least a month to really make a difference in the behavior of their starbuck soldiers for post truth. By then, between the people who quit and the clientele who find other places to drink over price coffee the business will be deservedly on the rocks. Stupid SJW puppets. Not an original thought of their own since school age.
commented 2018-06-10 13:05:51 -0400
People, don’t change your baby’s diaper at Starbucks…changing tables are now shooting galleries full of diseases. Additionally, the homeless are using sinks to “sponge bath”.
How long before we hear of a rise in pickpocket crimes when people are stopping in to get their morning fix?

I would just avoid Starbucks altogether!