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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:37 AM
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Interesting geographical statistic re Dems vs repugs.
Heard this from a political statistician(?) on NPR yesterday.

If you live near a Starbucks you're more likely to be a Dem.

If you live near a WalMart you're more likely to be repug.
:shrug:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:46 AM
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1. haha
i live equal distance from both :rofl:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:48 AM
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2. So...you're an Independent?
;-)
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:04 AM
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7. LOL me too
I think they are across the street from each other!
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:52 AM
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3. We need to build more Starbucks...
That would solve all of our problems...er...Right?
:crazy:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:55 AM
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4. There ya go!
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:29 PM
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15. According to the learned Ted Stevens .....
... we need to be tearing don the Starbucks. :)

(He never said that. I made it up.

But he couldda. I mean ..... it sounds like him, no?)
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:57 AM
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5. If your area wants good coffee instead of cheap China goods
...
There might be some actual correlation to this.

Walmarts are kept out of progressive areas because of their deleterious economic effects.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:01 AM
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6. I doubt that it is true
Hell, there are probably malls that contain Walmart and Starbucks.

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:19 AM
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12. But...but...I SAW IT ON TEEVEE!
;-)
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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:19 AM
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8. Our Walmart is across the street from Starbucks,
equal distances from me -- but I can assure you I'm not equally a repub ;)
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:23 AM
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9. low quality corporate mass produced coffee attracts dems? nt
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:37 AM
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10. Dems drink more coffee?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 10:37 AM by bananas
Starbucks chooses locations where there are lots of coffee drinkers.

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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:48 AM
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11. but but but
starbucks SUCKS. why is everybody BURNING their coffee beans now??? can't find a fucking light roast. thank GOD for 8:00 columbian! make my own damn coffee.
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seasat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:15 PM
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14. Amen on that one
You can't drink Starbucks coffee without dumping huge amounts of cream, sugar, whipped cream, flavor syrup, or other additives. The dark roast always gives it a bitter aftertaste. Why in the heck that caught on is beyond me. I like my coffee strong and black. Eight O'Clock Columbian is my favorite.
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:52 PM
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13. Luckily, I live near neither!
But I do patronize a local coffee shop that is near campus, but nearby in Athens, Ala., the Starbucks is literally across the street from WalMart! Of course the "street" is a 6 lane highway with on and off ramps not included for US 31 and I-65.
Sounds about right for Athens, and if one is headed west the Starbucks is on the LEFT!
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