Trump Supporters Protest Starbucks by Spending More Money at Starbucks

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Sigh:

Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, angry with Starbucks for supporting a liberal agenda, are protesting the Seattle-based coffee chain — by visiting locations across America and buying coffee there. The protesters are using the hashtag #TrumpCup to instruct followers to place their Starbucks orders using the name “Trump,” thereby forcing the barista to write the name on a coffee cup and yell it out once an order is ready.

As CNN reports, the movement gained traction after a video showing a white Trump supporter at a Miami Starbucks accusing a barista of racial discrimination went viral on Thursday. The man, who can be seen pacing throughout the store and demanding his money back, begins yelling “I voted for Trump! You lost!” because his coffee is apparently not made fast enough.

Friday Guest Cat Blogging

Thanks to everybody who sent in pictures of their cats. I’ll do another round next week if I get more. Just send the pics to cynicalcblog@gmail.com.

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From Cornjob:

Attached please find a photo of my (also) late Gromit T. Cat. I know he’s named after a Claymation dog… but when I sent a photo of him to Nick Park (the creator of Wallace & Gromit)… I received a personally written message saying that my feline was aptly named. Apparently, Gromit was originally supposed to be a mouthless cat and not a mouthless dog. Awwwwwwweeeee…. how sweet. 🙂

But anyway, here’s a photo of my late feline. Who, (like I said when CyiniKitty passed) is doing the Doctor Meow thing with G-Man and zooming around space and time, saving planets, fighting monsters, and being, well, let’s face it, pretty sort of marvelous… till we get out blue boxes and can join them.

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From Sarah:

My Duncan, taking up one of the computer room chairs…”What? You want to sit down? How silly.”

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From Tricia:

This is Darcy. She was about a year old when I adopted her in 2003, and she died three weeks ago. She was a great cat, petite and sassy and sweet. I miss her terribly.

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From Mike K:

Like any good cat-daddy I have about a million more, but this one’s my favorite.

Moses on the left, Kiki on the right

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From Amanda:

Here’s Monroe and Maximum (he’s the most cat he can be)

Question of the Day

Ok, I bought a Playstation 4. The last gaming system I owned was the Playstation 2. I’m not a huge video game person meaning I’ll stick with one game for a long time. I just don’t have enough time to play too often. But I did rent Battlefield 1 and ended up buying it (which should be arriving to my mailbox sometime today)

I think I’ll need a lot of escapism over the next four years.

As someone who hasn’t played much in about a decade, there are two things that strike me right away. The graphics are extremely lifelike which isn’t surprising because technology is advancing at a rapid pace. But the thing that I wasn’t prepared for is how little documentation there is in terms of getting things set up and learning the game. I think that just means you’re old when the technology is not intuitive as it once was. (Maybe I shouldn’t have been so rough on my mom when she would leave me voicemails telling me to pick up my cellphone if I was there.)

Who are the Cynical gamers out there and what are you playing?

Trump Picks Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

I don’t know much about him. Is it safe to assume he’s a racist?

Sessions, 69, was Trump’s first endorser in the Senate and quickly became the then-candidate’s chief resource on policy. Known for his hard-line views on immigration, the fourth-term senator has been dogged by accusations of racism throughout his career. In 1986, he was denied a federal judgeship after former colleagues testified before a Senate that he joked about the Ku Klux Klan, saying he thought they were “okay, until he learned that they smoked marijuana.”

Update:
More on Sessions’ awful record:

WASHINGTON ? The man who President-elect Donald Trump will nominate as the 84th attorney general of the United States was once rejected as a federal judge over allegations he called a black attorney “boy,” suggested a white lawyer working for black clients was a race traitor, joked that the only issue he had with the Ku Klux Klan was their drug use, and referred to civil rights groups as “un-American” organizations trying to “force civil rights down the throats of people who were trying to put problems behind them.”