Friday, January 11, 2019

Starbucks learns the price of virtue-signaling, now must install needle disposal boxes in bathrooms 'open to all'

January 10, 2019  By Thomas Lifson

The expression "clueless liberal" now has an emblem: the Starbucks logo.  The coffee chain has discovered what anyone who understands human nature could have predicted – as many of us did.  When the chain announced last May that it was opening its bathrooms to non-customers and allowing them to stay in its stores as long as they want without paying for anything, it was utterly predictable that all sorts of troubled people with nowhere else to shoot up, turn tricks, or bathe would start using the restrooms of the virtue-signaling chain.

A quick refresher from our pages on the events that led the Seattle-based chain to makes its bathrooms into public restrooms.  Colin Flaherty explained last May:

[W]hen a couple of black people a few weeks ago wanted to use the restroom at a Starbucks in Philadelphia without buying anything, and they refused three requests from employees to leave and three more requests from the cops to do the same, Starbucks took the only action open to it: give the black people lots of free stuff, then hold a racial sensitivity training session for 177,000 employees of Starbucks. The indoctrination was accompanied by a change in policy, that its restrooms would be "open to all," as would its seating............Read more

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