I EAGERLY AWAIT PAUL KRUGMAN’S BRUTAL CONDEMNATION OF THIS SORT OF ELIMINATIONIST METAPHOR. Coffee shop taking heat for politically-charged loyalty cards:
A Pittsburgh coffee shop is brewing up backlash over a loyalty punch card featuring pictures of President Donald Trump and other conservatives.
Black Forge Coffee House owner Nick Miller says the satiric cards are meant to express frustration with the system and nothing more. However, critics complain the punch holes make it look like the politicos have been shot in the forehead.
The subjects include Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and conservative pundits Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly.
Store owners say the cards aren’t meant to endorse violence.
But why should we believe them? We all know how dangerous eliminationist metaphors can be – and how racist.