Grounds for dismissal

Lumpy the Bedbug, a.k.a. Miss Mia Sopaipilla,
practices her duck-and-cover.

Field Marshal Turkish von Turkenstein (commander, 1st Feline Home Defense Regiment) displays his enthusiasm for another wealthy egomaniac at the helm.

I took a poll of registered felines this morning: “Is former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz a viable candidate for president of the United States?”

The results are as you see.

Of course, the respondents had yet to enjoy the morning’s venti salted caramel mocha frappucino with five pumps of frap roast, four pumps of caramel sauce, four pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of mocha, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, double blended with extra whipped cream. So the results could be skewed.

Or maybe the candidate is. In describing Schultz as “more of a bore than a monster,” a one-percenter who could draw a few gazillion from petty cash to run as an independent, split the anti-Cheeto vote “and re-elect the dumber version of himself currently in the White House,” Matt Taibbi sums it all up nicely at Rolling Stone: “Is anything in the world more dangerous than a bored billionaire?”

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10 Responses to “Grounds for dismissal”

  1. JD Dallager Says:

    Some witticisms from an earlier era that may be relevant here:

    “He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”
    -John Bright

    “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”
    -Oscar Wilde

    “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”
    -Oscar Wilde

  2. Russell William Says:

    No cup of rum?

  3. Dale Says:

    Dana Milbank has a bit to say about Mr. Schultz in the Post.

  4. Libby Says:

    “A stream of bat’s piss.”

    • Herb from Michigan Says:

      Not sure where that came from Libby but it does sound altogether unpleasant which is how I find this Rich Pogue. I have at times frequented Starbucks but NEVER again. What an egotistical turd this guy is. If you saw him on 60 Minutes you couldn’t help but be very disturbed.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Dude does seem awfully fond of himself. Reminds me of the Turk, who has this daily ritual of perching on the sink in the master bath and admiring himself in the various mirrors. One wall has a curve to it and if he positions himself just right he can see himself eight times. He enjoys this very much.

  5. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I read this fellow’s story – I find it odd that a guy so fond of Italian espresso starts a chain of joints where they can’t for the life of any of ’em make one that is any f–king good! Then this racket goes around the US buying up places that DO make decent ones or putting his joints up next to them if they won’t sell-out to him and runs them outta biz.
    Now these f–knuts are trying this in Milan. My favorite quote on that was from a nearby coffee bar where the owner saw it as an opportunity – the people who work there have to go someplace for a decent espresso, why not her place?
    The USA does not need Trump-lite governing, it needs Trump-free governing. I have an idea for you Mr. Starbucks – “Starbucks Airlines”. Stale pastry, coffee made from charcoal and stinky bathrooms…but in the sky!! Think about it, but forget about being prez, OK?

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