Thursday, September 01, 2016

Vote with your coffee cup at 7-Eleven in Bethesda (Photos)

All Bethesda 7-Eleven locations just received the special election Stay-Hot Coffee Cups. The idea is, you buy the cup that represents how you plan to vote. But the cups don't have Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump; instead they are labeled by party.

Perhaps this provides wiggle room for Bernie Sanders supporters who don't support Clinton, and Never Trump folks, who still plan to vote the party line on the rest of their ballot in November.

What if you're in the "don't know what I'm gonna do in the voting booth" camp, like Gov. Larry Hogan and Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen's good pals the Koch Brothers? 7-Eleven has a non-committal "Speak-Up Cup" for you. Assuming you can make up your mind about which cup to get.

However, if you are a passionate member of the Libertarian or Green Party, to name a few, you are left out in this promotion.

Interestingly, in heavily-Democratic Bethesda, the two party cup stacks were equal in height when this picture was taken yesterday.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dyer's party going down to humiliating defeat.

Anonymous said...

"Interestingly, in heavily-Democratic Bethesda, the two party cup stacks were equal in height when this picture was taken yesterday."

Lol it's because they refill it ya dingus

Anonymous said...

one of top 10 dumbest posts ever Dyer

Robert Dyer said...

7:28: People buy the cups as the day goes on, moron.

7:24: Most of your bosses on the County Council are about to be fired by the voters on November 4. You're in no position to be boasting, but you will have a couple of years to find a new job.

Robert Dyer said...

7:43: Timely, relevant and hyperlocal. That's what everyone except you is here on this site today for.

Anonymous said...

Did Dyer criticize just Larry Hogan? Wow.


"People buy the cups as the day goes on, moron."

...and the store employees refill it as the day goes on.

Anonymous said...

You need more elderly skydiver and donkey memorabilia stories.
Also, the latest from Leventhal's social feeds. What did he have for lunch?

Elm said...

Once he's term-limited, Dyer could hire Mr. Leventhal to write a regular opinion feature on his news site.
Just an idea.

Robert Dyer said...

7:52: Is the elderly skydiver an investor in the theatre as well? Leventhal will consult the EDITOR'S CHOICE list before deciding on lunch, to be sure.

Robert Dyer said...

7:55: It could end up as a complete reversal of roles for Mr. Leventhal and myself. "WHAT YEAR IS IT? WHAT YEAR IS IT?!"

When he's forced from office, he'll have to use the internet if he wants to talk about female County employees' "body language."

Anonymous said...

Come November you Dyer are gonna need that cup to hold the crow meal is served from your 7:44 AM reply. Bon Appetite.

Anonymous said...

I imagine a term-limited, out of office Leventhal out in the 355 median...holding his blue Dem cup and collecting coins. The irony of it.

Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure 8:55AM. With that property tax increase, even the apathetic are thinking it's time for a change.

Anonymous said...

8:55AM & 9:19AM
A lot of anger out there by large swaths of residents. We just had a guy like Berliner sell out his constituents for cash money.

Anonymous said...

Dyer you really need medication. You take a post that YOU POSTED about 7 Eleven (***EARTH SHATTERING NEWS***) and turn it into something about Leventhal.

It is time to admit the sickness you have and your obsession with Hans and Leventhal.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that they didn't use the candidate names this time. They actually said Obama and Romney in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Dyer again shows his lack of professionalism by calling his readers "morons"

Anonymous said...

Since we're talking about voting, maybe the people can vote for Dyer as "best blogger"

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Best-of-Bethesda-2017-Voting/

Anonymous said...

They know that the display would be vandalized if it even mentioned Trump's name.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:46 PM - 2 votes.

Now, if there were a contest for Bethesda's WORST blogger...

Anonymous said...

12:46 PM Who is this Robert Dyer you speak of? George Leventhal's social feed will likely be awarded an editor's choice as a "must follow"

Anonymous said...

1:22 PM Isn't that a sad commentary that they can't print the presidential candidates names on cups this time?

Anonymous said...

Come January 2019 Leventhal will be our new County Executive. His first action will be to send a message on Alert Montgomery, "GOT A JOB YET DYER? LOL @ YOU LOSER"

Anonymous said...

1:38 PM Everyone knows Leventhal doesn't have the temperament to be county exec.
He's more likely to be seen panhandling with a blue Dem cup from 7 Eleven in 2019.

Anonymous said...

Elm is now "everyone"?

Anonymous said...

@12:46 Dyer's troll army should mobilize to troll the Best of Bethesda voting. Let's nominate McDonalds for best restaurant, Strosniders for best place to get a men's haircut (use a lawnmower!), the pawn shop as the best place to buy an engagement ring, former Soup Up as best apartment, etc.

The plan would work, except we know the winners were chosen before they even put up the voting.. It's based on who advertises the most.

Anonymous said...

7:58pm you're right- you'll never see a small business that doesn't pay for ads win any of those "reader" awards.
No one takes them serious.

Anonymous said...

Imagine Leventhal, term limited, living as what he despises most: a beggar on the street. The irony of it.
Atleast he'll have an official Democratic blue foam cup to collect his meager coins.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Leventhal can score an MDPU unit and have to use the poor door.

Anonymous said...

Can the next Council and Planning Board please abolish allowing developers to create separate entrances and trash collection for folks living in the MPDUs? Only allowing the most affluent residents use the front door and grand lobby is the craziest thing I've heard.

Anonymous said...

Poor doors so prevalent in New York City they had to make a law against it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/30/nyc-bans-poor-doors-separate-entrances-for-low-income-tenants/

Remember the anti-American Idol's "vote for the worst" site?
Best-of awards are for display purposes only, not for human consumption. Like decorative wooden apples.