Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quote of the day...

... comes from a comment under this snobby Grauniad article in which some author called Joan Brady whines about big chain coffee-shops.

Here is Joan Brady, wittering on about those evil corporations daring to set up shops...
Three quarters of [Totnes's] population protested against Costa: Totnes already has more than 40 independent coffee shops. That many people agreeing on anything approaches a miracle, a landslide of public opinion. Costa isn't bothered. It hasn't bothered with the populations of other protesting towns either. But isn't this supposed to be a democracy?
... to which our doughty commenter—one davidwferguson—promptly replies:
And if your idea of 'democracy' is 'a system where me and my condescending arsehole chums get to dictate to other people what kind of coffee they're going to be allowed to drink', then I hope you never develop any kind of inclination towards fascism.
Pithily put, I think you'll agree; and it exposes the big lie behind all of these Islington so-called "liberals"—they are snobs, and authoritarian snobs at that.

8 comments:

the a&e charge nurse said...

Harbucks vs Tweeks
http://www.mojvideo.com/video-south-park-gnomes/ca32b1e3e3a4fb6057fd

Anonymous said...

After reading the article and many of the comments, it is good to see that others can see through this prize-winning pillock.

Why did you select one of the nicer comments?

Radical Rodent

Henry Crun said...

Coffee shops are nothin more than McDonalds for liberals/authoritarian snobs.

Anonymous said...

Costa coffee is tasteless shit. But then so is Starfucks.

Anonymous said...

“Coffee shops are nothin more than McDonalds for liberals/authoritarian snobs.” (sic)
“Costa coffee is tasteless shit. But then so is Starfucks.”

Putting your own snobbishness on display there, Henry & Anon

Radical Rodent

p.s. why does the anti-robot thing have to so unreadable? As for the sound version....

Henry Crun said...

Oh dear, Radical Rodent does not appear to understand irony.

Anonymous said...

An independent coffee shop doesn't equal good coffee. Sometimes it means cheap and nasty. Costa coffee have just opened a shop in our town and it's always packed.

Steve Perrett said...

Aren't we all missing the point here? The 75% who don't want a costa coffee are free to go to any of the other 40 independant coffee shops in Totnes. Simple! Being a regular visitor to Totnes, I find it hard to believe that the population would not want to have one of the many empty shop premises occupied by any business? But then, Totnes is a strange place. Their first reaction to the invasion of Afghanistan by western forces, was to try to 'Twin' with Kabul.

As mentioned above Devil, the bloody catchpas are increasingly impossible to decipher. Any chance of a change?