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Dave W.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr cheesy:
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Originally posted by saysay:
A protest that involves the outraged giving money to the company they hate?

Wait.. what?
The protest gimmick is to give your name as "Merry Christmas" when you place your order, so that the barista will be forced to say the (supposedly banned) words "Merry Christmas" when calling you to the counter to pick up your drink.

Josh doesn't say so explicitly, but I think you are then supposed to pay for it. I suspect even he would recognize placing an order and then running out without paying for it as the dick move that it is.

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But if everybody does that, how will they know whose drink is whose?

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Hmm. I don't know - middle initials? "Merry F. Christmas!"
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The thing is, they never thought that far ahead. If they thought at all.

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Merry 'Fecking' Christmas? Father Jack Hackett is alive and well!

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quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.:
Josh doesn't say so explicitly, but I think you are then supposed to pay for it. I suspect even he would recognize placing an order and then running out without paying for it as the dick move that it is.

I've been to Starbucks about three times in my life, but don't you have to pay when you place your order?

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You do. No pay, no drink.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.:
Josh doesn't say so explicitly, but I think you are then supposed to pay for it. I suspect even he would recognize placing an order and then running out without paying for it as the dick move that it is.

You give him far more credit than he has earned.

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Even the GOP Idiot-in-Chief has waded into the psuedo-controversy. "If I'm elected president, we'll all be saying 'Merry Christmas' again," says the Donald.

You mean people aren't saying that now because it's against the law, and as president you will find a way to set aside that law? Or do you mean you will force people to say it whether or not they want to?

Or are you just blathering impotent nonsense to pander to the idiot American religious right, who feel under siege and attacked because they and their customs are losing hegemony in a multi-cultural society? Yes. Yes, that's more likely.

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I rarely use my real name when ordering at *$s or the Fallen Arches; I always use "Mary". Perhaps I'll upgrade that to "Mary Theotokos" for the holidaze just for the fun of making the clerk say, "Mary who?" Two can play that game, Mr. Josh. [Two face]

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quote:
Originally posted by mr cheesy:
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Originally posted by saysay:
Anyone else suspect this is manufactured outrage so everyone can play another round of 'let's laugh at the idiot Christians?'

How are you thinking this is happening? Are you saying some journalist at the New Yorker notices something on his starbucks cup and whips up his own story which explodes onto social media?

No, I'm not suggesting that journalists are completely making it up. Josh clearly exists and obviously posted a video.

But apart from half a dozen tweets, the only evidence anyone offered that this was any kind of a massive movement was the number of times the video had been viewed or shared. But most of the shares I saw were critical, not in support of it.

The guy is a self-described social media personality. I'm fairly certain he just engaged in some master-level trolling in getting members of the liberal media to cover the story and allow its readers to engage in their daily dose of hate. Which he then gets to use as evidence that the librul elite really is engaging in a war against Christianity, they're just too smart to come out and say it most of the time.

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quote:
Originally posted by saysay:

But apart from half a dozen tweets, the only evidence anyone offered that this was any kind of a massive movement was the number of times the video had been viewed or shared. But most of the shares I saw were critical, not in support of it.

The guy is a self-described social media personality. I'm fairly certain he just engaged in some master-level trolling in getting members of the liberal media to cover the story and allow its readers to engage in their daily dose of hate. Which he then gets to use as evidence that the librul elite really is engaging in a war against Christianity, they're just too smart to come out and say it most of the time.

Spot on.

Which only makes the Trumpster weighing in all the more ridiculous. The cherry on top of the clown car.

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Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.:
Josh doesn't say so explicitly, but I think you are then supposed to pay for it. I suspect even he would recognize placing an order and then running out without paying for it as the dick move that it is.

I've been to Starbucks about three times in my life, but don't you have to pay when you place your order?
Yeah, as Brenda notes, I guess you're right. So Josh's followers will definitely have to pay Starbucks for their cunning plan to work.
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quote:
Originally posted by saysay:
The guy is a self-described social media personality. I'm fairly certain he just engaged in some master-level trolling in getting members of the liberal media to cover the story and allow its readers to engage in their daily dose of hate.

Cover what story? There would have been no story if his legions of wannabe fellators didn't pick it up and run with hate-filled tweets. It's not like the evil nasty twisted liberals just picked up this one guy's comments and fabricated a story out of it. His followers created the story. The media reported it (there is no such thing as a "liberal media' in this country unless you mean Mother Jones and Rolling Stone but that's a story for another day).

TLDR: No. That's bupkis. The hate was there first, THEN the liberal reaction. Thanks for playing. BYE.

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Stephen Colbert went after Josh and his campaign Wed. night (the 11th)! For several minutes. Really good.

The show is still on right now, but the video should be available here, sometime Thursday. It's in the early part of the show.

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Originally posted by mousethief:

TLDR: No. That's bupkis. Tyhe hate was there first, THEN the liberal reaction. Thanks for playing. BYE.

Tbh I suspect you are both right. I am convinced that there are Christian lobby groups in this country who deliberately pick unwinnable fights* so that when they inevitably lose, they can point to their defeat as evidence of increasing Christian marginalisation and justify their existence as a lobby group. I suspect Mr Feuerstein comes from a similar stable. As you say, though, this strategy relies on a pre-existing group being gullible and paranoid enough to believe their case has merit.


* NHS nurses not being allowed to wear dangly crosses for reasons of infection control being the most egregious.

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Mousethief wrote:

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Even the GOP Idiot-in-Chief has waded into the psuedo-controversy. "If I'm elected president, we'll all be saying 'Merry Christmas' again," says the Donald.

You mean people aren't saying that now because it's against the law, and as president you will find a way to set aside that law? Or do you mean you will force people to say it whether or not they want to?

Maybe he's gonna change his name to "Merry Christmas".

[ 12. November 2015, 10:56: Message edited by: Stetson ]

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I would be good with that if only all the hotels, casinos, golf courses and so on had to change to match.

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quote:
Originally posted by LeRoc:
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Pigwidgeon: The Mother of Our Lord is a Siren?
[Eek!]

Some Afro-American religious expressions identify her with a siren.
So what? That no more makes them right or entitle them to be given credence as the statement 'Some Euro-Americans identify Jesus with self-help capitalism' obliges us to take that seriously.

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Ricardus: I am convinced that there are Christian lobby groups in this country who deliberately pick unwinnable fights* so that when they inevitably lose, they can point to their defeat as evidence of increasing Christian marginalisation and justify their existence as a lobby group.
I also suspect there is money to be made in this, sending panicky chain e-mails saying that people need to send money to fight this.

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Enoch: So what? That no more makes them right or entitle them to be given credence as the statement 'Some Euro-Americans identify Jesus with self-help capitalism' obliges us to take that seriously.
Er ... some people on this thread compared the siren in the Starbucks logo with the Holy Mother. This reminded me that there are in fact religious practices where she is identified with a siren, and I just wanted to point that out. I didn't ask you to see this as right, or to give them credence.

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mousethief has given me an assist here: from 'the Donald' to Duck Fart, rich with Spooneristic potential. Donald is Cockney rhyming slang of course. As in, "I'm absolutely Donald". Can't wait for him to be President, he'll make Dubbyer look Ivy League. ...

[ 15. November 2015, 14:41: Message edited by: Martin60 ]

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A mere technicality I know, but W. did in fact have a BA from Yale, and MBA from Harvard.

Lord help us if Trumps actually elected, though I'm pretty sure his nomination would seal eventual victory for Hillary.

[ 15. November 2015, 19:14: Message edited by: irish_lord99 ]

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Hence my ellipsis.

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A mere technicality I know, but W. did in fact have a BA from Yale, and MBA from Harvard.

AIUI W. had a slightly higher grade-point average at Yale than Gore did.

Moo

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Originally posted by irish_lord99:
A mere technicality I know, but W. did in fact have a BA from Yale, and MBA from Harvard.

AIUI W. had a slightly higher grade-point average at Yale than Gore did.

Moo

I thought Dubya offended a lot of his former classmates during an alumni event by saying he didn't do too badly (became POTUS) for a C student.

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I thought Dubya offended a lot of his former classmates during an alumni event by saying he didn't do too badly (became POTUS) for a C student.

At a commencement address he congratulated those who graduated with honors. Then he said to those with C averages that they might become president some day. He didn't say anything about his own grades.

I was wrong when I said Bush did better than Gore; it was Kerry he bested. According to this site, Kerry had a cumulative score of 76 and Bush had one of 77.

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by irish_lord99:
A mere technicality I know, but W. did in fact have a BA from Yale, and MBA from Harvard.

AIUI W. had a slightly higher grade-point average at Yale than Gore did.
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I was wrong when I said Bush did better than Gore; it was Kerry he bested. According to this site, Kerry had a cumulative score of 76 and Bush had one of 77.

Plus Al Gore never attended Yale. He was a Harvard man.

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Christian Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein Put Subliminal Dollar Bill Images in His Latest Video

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quote:
Originally posted by LeRoc:

I also suspect there is money to be made in this, sending panicky chain e-mails saying that people need to send money to fight this.

This is reality, there are a number of people who have trodden this path, a perfect example of whom is Richard Viguerie:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Viguerie#Life_and_career

http://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-long-con

"It brought the message of the New Right to the masses, but it kept nearly all the revenue streams locked down in Viguerie’s proprietary control. Here was a key to the hustle: typically, only 10 to 15 percent of the haul went to the intended beneficiaries. The rest went back to Viguerie’s company. In one too-perfect example, Viguerie raised $802,028 for a client seeking to distribute Bibles in Asia—who paid $889,255 for the service."

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I was wondering why this thread had been bumped. Holy shit, was he stupid enough to think flashing money would convince us to send money to him? All it provokes in me is the subconcious desire for hundred dollar bills of my own.

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Perhaps if he flashed cheques that said "PAY TO THE ORDER OF JOSHUA FEUERSTEIN"....

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
I was wondering why this thread had been bumped. Holy shit, was he stupid enough to think flashing money would convince us to send money to him? All it provokes in me is the subconcious desire for hundred dollar bills of my own.

Just as if someone were to flash pictures of chocolate -- it would only create cravings of my own.

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