Possible Betty Cracker Sighting in Florida Starbucks

No yogurt was thrown.

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    Corner Stone says:


    That made the entire fucking video.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Betty didn’t deny it was her. I’m just sayin’.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Shit is fucked up and bullshit.

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    terben says:

    Not just an ‘asshole’ but gutless with it. ….’sweet’

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    this little vid made my day. Huzza random starbucks nutter! You’re right! and I’m so glad you’re not afraid to shout a little truth to power!

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    @TheMightyTrowel: I looked at the comments (i know, it burns) and the woman in question is named Cara Jennings who is, i think, the woman profiled here in 2010. I can’t tell if she’s still in elected office, but well done her.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Rick Scott looks like what I imagine cancer would look like if it was able to attain human form.

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    Felanius Kootea says:

    That was amazing!

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    mclaren says:

    We need mobs of people lying down in the streets and blocking access to this prick’s mansion and shutting down the state legislature in Florida. Non-stop non-violent resistance.

    We also need someone in the White House with the balls to put thieving sociopaths like Scott in prison, where they belong. As CEO of Columbia/HCA, Rick Scott oversaw a company that was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud.




    Billion dollars.

    In Medicare fraud.

    Why is this prick still walking around free and not in pound-me-in-the-ass prison???

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    Ruckus says:

    All she did was re-enforce to him that he’s doing what he thinks he should be doing. His understanding was that FL voters didn’t want a governor, he thinks they wanted a major fucking tool. So that’s what he is. Why she thinks he gives a fuck what women need or that he gives even one shit about anyone who lives in FL not named Rick Scott or his bank account is beyond me.

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    NotMax says:

    Front page displaying Haider Bismil video, comment page displaying Rick Scott video on my set-up.

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    rikyrah says:

    And yet, they elected an actual Thief, to be Governor

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    🚸 Martin says:

    Going to have to hit and run on this. But Slate and all, but not entirely wrong.

    What I can’t tell is whether Sanders simply doesn’t understand this, or doesn’t care. Maybe he thinks the only reason seamstresses in Vietnam don’t earn more is that they don’t have enough bargaining power, which while wrong would be empathetic. Or maybe he’s just more concerned about the wellbeing of a relatively small number of American workers than he is about the global poor.

    But if that’s the case, he should wrestle with the moral implications of that stance, which Vox’s Zach Beauchamp has explored in wonderful detail. Global trade has certainly hurt many American workers. But it’s also been the driving force behind historic declines in poverty. Chinese imports may have cost the U.S. as many as 2.4 million jobs from 1999 to 2011. But during roughly that same period of time, the World Bank notes that China lifted 290 million people out of extreme poverty.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Unfortunately this video misses the part where he tries to order babies’ blood and finds out all they have are fake coffee drinks.

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    WereBear says:

    You would think that Medicare fraud would be particularly galling to a state full of seniors.

    Guess thinking is wrong.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Ha! Not me, but I applaud my fellow Floridian for chasing the gubernatorial alien pod-person out of Starbucks!

    @rikyrah: Scott never got more than 49% of the vote. It was apathy more than an actual affinity for thieves that made him governor.

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    Zinsky says:

    That needs to happen more often. Public shaming can’t hurt, although I sometimes think these conservatives don’t know shame.

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    I think Scott went to Gainesville because he knew I was going to be in Tallahassee yesterday and didn’t want to run into me in the lobby of the Doubletree.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Ouch! What an apt description of an odious man.

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    MomSense says:


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    satby says:

    @Zinsky: They have absolutely no concept of shame. Because if they did, hari-kari would occur occasionally.

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    sherparick says:

    @Ruckus: It is depressing to realize that so many white people have their heads stuck so far up their asses that this guy, Scott, along with LePage, Brownback, Walker, Kasich, and Jindal were all reelected after disastrous first terms. It was if the voters said, “thank you” for that ass pounding, but I love it that you pounded the Black people and Brown people harder.

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    sherparick says:

    @Betty Cracker: But the apathy is just as good as voting for Scott. And still, 49% voting for this jerk! I intellectually understand it (declining relative living standards, declining real wages, and loss of wealth due to the housing bust motivate people to more strongly identify with their tribal identities and blame the “others” for their problems. But still, it is so stupid. For a similar asshole, Paul LePage’s war the poor of Maine still has not changed the fact that the paper mills have been closed and Maine has not found an industry to replace it other than minimum wage tourist service jobs.

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    Big Picture Pathologist says:

    @🚸 Martin:

    I’ve heard this argument before, and it’s fair, but a lot of offshoring took place with tax breaks. That is not right. If the CEOs of these companies want to be generous with our jobs let them do so on their dime.

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    Dupe1970 says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: I wish I could like your comment. Pure genius.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Ruckus: Yeah, but I bet this video gets a lot of views and might just get the attention of people who haven’t been paying attention. Plus,it was cathartic!!!

    I, too, loved the “sweet” at the end AND I also loved how the shouting woman closed her laptop with such satisfaction when she was done. I wonder if she knew in advance that he was going to be in this coffee shop for a public appearance. Either way, I am so glad she did this.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @TheMightyTrowel: Wow, reading about Cara Jennings in that article was inspirational. Anyone who hasn’t already clicked the link should do it.

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    gwangung says:


    But the apathy is just as good as voting for Scott. And still, 49% voting for this jerk!

    So..preview of this fall and Sanders fans?

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    Rick Scott won because 1) the Republican faithful are blinded by actual criminal and spiritual misdeeds, they just want to be led by people who will f-ck with liberals, 2) midterm voter turnout is miserable (out of 4.9 million registered Dems, only 2 million showed up?!?!), 3) Democrats went with centrist-leaning candidates in Sink and Crist who were, while capable political leaders, ineffective in stirring up progressive support. Even with the numerical advantages of having 500,000 more registered Democrats in-state…

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    Two notes:

    1) What the hell was Rick “No Ethics” Scott doing in a liberal enclave like Gainesville FL?

    2) What the hell was Rick “No Ethics” Scott doing in a liberal enclave like a Starbucks?!?!?!

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    Mart says:

    @Betty Cracker: Met sister and brother in law in FL just before he was first elected. Politics came up, and both of them, who vote mostly for Dems, said they were sitting this one out. They are both crooks, so what’s the diff? Ughhh.

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    Mel says:

    @WaterGirl: Yes! Imagine the grassroots power that would start to drive change if every community had a Cara Jennings in their corner.

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    Mel says:

    While it’s true that he doesn’t care about her, or care about the issues she’s talking about, I think that’s not a reason for her to let an opportunity like that pass her by.
    Seeing someone having the courage to speak out so publicly might encourage others to do so as well.
    The more people we have speaking out in a very public forum ( and the video is being picked up by many national news outlets, from KTVU San Francisco to the Charlotte Observer to New York Magazine and New York Daily News), and the more people we have addressing specifics and facts, the better informed the general population becomes.

    If even one undecided voter or waffling Republican voter in that Starbucks (or viewing that video online) gets curious and decides to look for info beyond what Fox news and talk radio churn out, then her action is worthwhile.

    Democrats don’t need an even greater sense of hopelessness and apathy; the need is for MORE people shining a light on the specific politicians and policies that have been destroying our country’s social stability and infrastructure.

    Better “You took away our healthcare!” instead of “Meh. It’s terrible, but speaking up won’t do any good at all” any day, in my opinion.

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