Color-coded Shopping: Starbucks, Out! Dunkin' Donuts In!

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As reported by Brenda Goodman in one of my favorite lefty business mags, Fast Company, there’s a new source for color-coding your shopping and coordinating your voting and your spending habits.

Check out www.choosetheblue.com and www.buyblue.org: they’ve compiled the data on how corporate PAC’s and corporate leadership contributed in the last election cycle.

There’s bad news for conservative coffee drinkers: Starbucks, 100% Dem!! And what’s this betrayal from Bed, Bath and Beyond??

Sorry buyblue guys, you heard it here first: this cuts both ways.

No more Starbucks for this girl!

Is this what’s behind the left-wing war on Wal-Mart? Hey, two sides can play this game. If Wal-Mart or Sam’s don’t got it, we don’t need it — (with apologies to Garrison Keillor).

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(For more on political color, see here: conservatives are the new progressives. . .)

Update 18 June 2005: Patterico’s Pontifications reviews the high cost of coffee: See-Dub: A Little Lattetudinarianism, Please

Update: Sean at The American Mind reminds us that coffee cost is de minimus. See Coffee is a Drop in the Bucket.

Update: Daniel W. Drezner questions assumptions in coffee cost in Which editor at the Washington Post owes Blaine Harden money?

Update July 13: AttaBoy points to a lefty humorous site where Starbucks is loved and WalMart hated.

Update May 19, 2008, More folks swearing off Starbucks

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5 Responses

  1. SCK says:

    I just found your page and have enjoyed the comments and links. But the chart just killed me. I’m a Democrat supporter in almost all my buying habits. I will need to reform my buying habits across the board, Lord have Mercy.

    SCK

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