Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, will step down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month. The move comes after his vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump´s first travel ban appeared to hurt customer sentiment and dent their sales. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over five years. Schultz in a letter to employees said the promise of the American Dream was ´being called into question´ and that ´the civility and human rights we have all taken
Exactly, #8. Not only is he staying around at Starbucks (not that I´d buy a cup on a bet!), but Schultz is going to run for President in 2020. By then he shall have awakened from his great Hillary Clinton slumber.
I still won´t buy anything from Starbucks. Anybody else think Schultz still has a little company stock? If the price rebounds now, he could stand to profit quite handsomely from the downturn caused by his anti-Trump gaffe.
Besides, I like both Java Beach and Peet´s better than Star*ucks.
Stopped going 2 years ago when the idiot Schulz asked the Baristas to "spread the liberal message". Spend my hard earned money to get lectured ?? The jerk never realized that the customer is always rigjt!!!
I went into a Starbucks once or twice, but could NOT bring myself to pay the prices they were demanding.
I note this ´Sergeant Schultz´ guy is not leaving, he is just moving to a different ´executive´ position within the company. "to Step Down" is not a true statement. The usual D-M disregard for the truth. Maybe their headline writers should read the article BEFORE writing the headline!
Political stances have consequences (as never before) the disenfranchised majority has been awakened and are buzzing about and not about to be led back to the hive while chaos is still being created by the left?
A couple of years ago I visited Canada and fell in love with Tim Horten´s coffee and muffins. Our northern states have Tims and I hop it spreads across the USA. I have never liked SB due to their politics and the sheep that line up to pay an enormous price because other sheep do so.
One person has died and multiple victims have been shot after two gunmen opened fire on revelers inside of a Cincinnati nightclub. Authorities are searching for the two shooters who fled the scene after the incident that happened around 1am at the Cameo Club on Kellogg Avenue in the city. At least 15 people were taken to nearby hospitals after being struck by stray gunfire inside the venue. Detectives described a ´chaotic´ and ´horrific´ crime scene with hundreds of partygoers fleeing for their lives after the shooting began. (Video/Photos) Some of the victims are thought to have life-threatening injuries and
Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) introduced a bill to the Senate on March 14 that would institute new protections for gun owners who travel across state lines with their firearms. The Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act, also introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R., Va.) to the House of Representatives in January, would expand and clarify the interstate firearm transportation rules instituted under the Firearms Owners´ Protection Act of 1986. Under that law, Americans are allowed to transport firearms from one state where they can legally possess them to another so long as certain requirements are met, such as the
Shakespeare’s play Othello showcases the most vile character in all of drama -- a man often referred to as “honest Iago.” He is especially horrifying because he is charming, efficient, and intelligent, but mostly because he often breaks the fourth wall, looks the audience right in the eye, and tells us what his next diabolical move will be. We’re in on it whether we want to be or not. He creates chaos just because he can and we are powerless to stop him. Watching the news these days feels much like watching Othello. We listen to the "news" (a word
Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro brought the house down tonight with her fiery monologue calling for Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House. (Photo) Judge Pirro: “Paul Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House. The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill the one to repeal and replace Obamacare. The one that he had seven years to work on. The one he hid under lock and key in the basement of Congress. The one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass.” Judge
A Make America Great Again rally that began with a dove release to symbolize peace turned violent when supporters were doused with pepper spray by anti-Trump protesters in Southern California. The attack, which led to three arrests, came before the president´s tweet thanking people for rallies. President Trump said on Twitter: ´Thanks you for all of the Trump Rallies today. Amazing support. We will all MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!´ In addition to the scuffle in SoCal, protesters clashed with MAGA marchers in Philadelphia and in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. There were also rallies across the country in places such as
President Donald Trump met with some of America´s most distinguished and decorated war heroes at the White House on Friday afternoon, ahead of Saturday´s official Medal of Honor Day commemoration day. Twenty five Medal of Honor recipients — a third of the living recipients — met with Trump in the Oval Office as he recognized their acts of selfless heroics on the battlefield during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the War in Afghanistan. ´Each of you has risen above and beyond the call of duty in defense of our country, our people, and our flag,´
It is one of the most famous liberal media narratives in American history. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. For anyone alive in the day — I was in the 7th grade — it was a horrific moment. The America of 1963 was experiencing the beginning turmoil of the Civil Rights movement. There were a handful of military “advisers” in a far off place called Vietnam. But for the most part the country was at peace, its eyes already trained on Thanksgiving, a mere week distant, and the Christmas holidays that would follow.
President Trump tweeted a "thanks you" message to everyone who participated in pro-Trump rallies across the country on Saturday. "Thanks you for all of the Trump Rallies today. Amazing support. We will all MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Trump tweeted Saturday evening. The president was back at the White House at the time of the tweet, after spending several hours at his golf club in Virginia. (Tweet) Rallies took place in a number of states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In multiple cases, they were confronted by anti-Trump demonstrations. At one rally in Huntington Beach, Calif., several people were arrested after
Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach Saturday, video and photos from the scene showed. It is unclear if any arrests have been made, but fights started about an hour into the demonstration. A counter-protester who was wearing a black mask, allegedly pepper-sprayed a woman and one of the organizers of the event, apparently sparking the violence. Punches were thrown while people scuffled in the sand while holding mega phones and flags, video showed. Demonstrators chanted “USA” and “America First” as the crowd grew. The man in the mask was
Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises. In a photo posted on Twitter, one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving SUVs is pictured on its side next to another car with dents and smashed windows. An Uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo, and added that the ride-hailing company is suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh operations. The Uber vehicle was not
From Air Force One to the Western White House, Jesse Watters is on the move again this weekend. One week after interviewing President Trump aboard the presidential airliner, Jesse took a trip to the historic Reagan Ranch, Rancho del Cielo. (Photo) President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan spent about a year at the California ranch during their eight years in office and the ranch looks just as they left it. "They have all the clothing still hanging up, they have the old-school TVs, the furniture is right out of the 80´s. It was a really special place," said
A Long Island man who served in the Marines and lost both legs below the knees after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan was sworn in Friday as possibly the first fully active duty double amputee police officer in the country. Matias Ferreira, 28, graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood, L.I. His first assignment as a precinct patrol officer begins next week. He told Fox 5 New York he isn’t worried if he breaks a leg on the job. “If I break my leg I go the trunk of my car and put on a new one
House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a Republican rewrite of the nation’s health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We just pulled it,” President Trump told The Washington Post in a telephone interview. The decision came a day after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers — and represented multiple failures for the new president and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). The decision means the Affordable Care Act remains in place, at least for now, and a major GOP campaign promise goes unfulfilled. It also casts
Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass. Ryan was caught on an audio file from October—obtained by Breitbart News and published a couple weeks ago—saying he is “not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” While the audio file does not make the comments clear, Ryan’s staff later claimed
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Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that would leave Obamacare’s “essential health benefits” in place, the community rating provision that limited what insurers could charge certain patients, and whether the next two steps of Speaker Paul Ryan’s master plan were even feasible—when Trump decided to cut them off."Forget about the little "stuff", Trump said, according to multiple sources in the room. "Let´s focus on the big picture here."The group of roughly 30
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the defeat of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare was ´a victory for all Americans.´ The Democrat, who lost to President Donald Trump in the November 8 election, tweeted: ´Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere.´ ´Most of all, it´s a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right.´ ´We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their
It´s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be. The phone rings. You pick it up and say “hello.” There’s a brief silence and then a woman’s voice says, “Oh, hi there!” She offers an embarrassed laugh. “I’m sorry, I was having a little trouble with my headset!”I’ve gotten this call a number of times in recent weeks, at home and at work, and each time I’ve been suckered by the lifelike opening to stay on the line longer than I normally
Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed some regrets at not becoming the 45th President of the United States this week. Biden spoke at Colgate University on Friday in New York and said that while he knew not becoming a candidate was the best decision for his family, he regrets not becoming president. “I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. Maybe not, I don’t know,” he said. Biden lost his son Beau Biden to brain cancer in 2015. He said that he felt running for
Democrats took a victory lap Friday after President Donald Trump requested that House Speaker Paul Ryan pull the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, effectively ending the party´s quest to replace what is known as "Obamacare." The GOP-backed bill, the American Health Care Act, did not have enough Republican votes to pass the House. An agreement could not be met between Trump and House leadership, and moderate and more conservative representatives on what the bill should contain. In a statement shortly after the bill was pulled, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, "So much for the ´Art of the Deal,´