Skip to comments.Gay activists counter Chick-fil-A with Starbucks appreciation day [Yawn!]
Posted on 08/06/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last weeks Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
The chicken chain enjoyed a surge of support during the Wednesday event, dreamed up by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy went on the record backing the biblical definition of the family unit.
A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued.
Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are trying again Tuesday with National Marriage Equality Day, initiated by Equally Wed, a lesbian and gay wedding magazine. So far, nearly 28,000 people have signed up to attend.
The event was originally called National Starbucks Appreciation Day in honor of the coffee giant, which recently threw its support behind efforts to make gay marriage legal.
But several other holidays exist with the same name, including one created by gun rights groups. Starbucks corporate offices had nothing to do with those events nor with Tuesdays planned gatherings....
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I hope they drown in their homosexual coffee!
“Is “more subdued” the new term for epic fail?”
Why not a sit-in in Mom’s basement? They spend all their time THERE too...what a blow to Chick-Fil-A ... Starbucks being such a big competitor of theirs...
HOW STUPID CAN THESE “COFFEE PARTY” DOOFUS’S GET?
It will be a good day for me to patronize “It’s a Grind” coffee house.
People who know nothing about business are embarrassing themselves again.......
Haven’t been to a Starbucks in over a year, nor will I ever go back. Their support for gay marriage is one big reason, but their over priced, over valued coffee simply isn’t worth it.
My Eight-0-Clock Italian Roast beats anything they have to offer, and is a lot less expensive to boot.
Much better to find and patronize local coffee merchants. My favorite in Gloucester County, VA is a roadside place owned and operated by a Tea Party patriot. She can make anything Starbucks can concoct, and at a much better price.
So, I will assume everyone I see at Starbucks tomorrow is queer!
Funny that they would pick Starbucks....all the reports I’ve heard about CFA (there’s no CFA in my town) is that they run a clean, tidy ship. Clean restaurant, clean lot, etc. It made me think of my local Starbucks—I have to tip-toe through trash and spilled/dumped beverages to get to the front door. I can’t imagine that the surrounding businesses appreciate it.
My guess is that Starbucks that day will see an average increase in sales of 5 coffees per store. Each store will also see its free wi-fi performance throttled as many of its regular take-out customers don’t leave, but hang around tweeting their self-righteousness.
Their right to free speech, and to support a business. I will personally stick to my morning cup of Folgers.
I quit going to *$ a long time ago....too pricey and snotty service. My Keurig has served me well and a little ice and coffee in my blender make a nice frappe ( sometimes with some chocolate ice cream thrown in just because)
LOL! I’ll be in disguise. There isn’t a local Boise coffee house less liberal than Starbucks.
Errr; did the coffee giant experience the biggest sales spike in brand history? Or, was it just another ‘drooler’?
I wonder if they realize that we like Starbucks, too, because they allow open and concealed carry...
Yes, “more subdued”, “subtle and quiet protest” and other such expressions have now replaced “disaster” and “epic fail” in the gay lexion.
What is funny is that Starbucks has distanced themselves from the event, and their HQ has asked that it NOT be called “Starbucks Appreciation Day”. They have requestd that gay advocates list also the many other companies that were stupid enough to get behind them. Very clear to me that Starbucks is less than thrilled with the rainbow crowd. See this piece also which I posted on FR:
Wait - Didn’t we just have an ‘Appreciate Starbucks Firearms Policy Day’... or something...
Here’s one problem with this: Chick-Fil-A’s food tastes good. Starbuck’s coffee tastes like crap!
Only those with cream in their coffee.
Starbucks is over-roasted and over priced. Mickey D’s coffee is better and cheaper.
I’m sorry, I must have missed the conservative politicians who kept Starbucks from getting permits because of their CEO’s comments.
We do straight morning coffee, but that’s about it. During the winter months I enjoy those International Flavor coffees on occasion. We have (at least I think we still do) a espresso maker but haven’t used it for years.
But that frappe sounds good. I think my wife would enjoy it as well. What’s the ratio ice to coffee?
Maybe you can get your wife or gf to be your ‘beard’ for the day. hehe
A friend of mine's (Army officer) service from Starbucks. I've never had a problem with them.
After being unconcealably defeated the homosexuals are organizing a do-over calling it “appreciation day” as a means of stealing the success of the pro-marriage event.
The usual MO of the MSM is to simply not cover bad to them stories.
How many of the MSM are participants in the homo-agenda?
If so, why don’t they stop playing homosexual music in their stores? One more playing of a woman singing “Lili Marlene” and one more playing of a guy singing “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” with “he “ instead of “she” and I’m going to vomit into my green tea lemonade.
“And we-e-e shall be-e-e-e as one . . .” Barf!
Our local Starbucks is clean and the service is quick and friendly. I like their coffees. That said, they are expensive! I can make it myself at home for pennies.
We also have a local coffee shop I love to patronize and his prices are much more reasonable.
this is about screwing around the search results. The homosexuals are doing an “appreciation day” in order to obfuscate the google results.
More subdued? How about "non-existent". I knew it was, as you said, "epic-fail" when I saw absolutely nothing on my t.v. about it. There were no pictures, no film, no interviewing "all" the people who showed up. If it had drawn any kind of crowd, you know that the "gay movement's" friends in the media would have been covering it 24/7. Instead, crickets.
Sheesh....does this mean I have to go spray paint graffiti all over the nearest Starbucks now?
Wait a minute, I have an idea. I’ll just go to Starbucks and not kiss anyone.
I remember when the Iraq War was going on, my local Starbucks was collecting bags of coffee from people to send to the troops at Christmas. You could pick the blend (I chose the Christmas Blend ‘cause I like the hint of cinnamon), and write a greeting on the bag. They shipped all the coffee.
,,,,,, geeeeeezzzzz,,, I thought you had to be gay to go to a Starbucks ,,, my gaydar unit always sounds a warning when I pass a Starbucks .
Oh how lucky for Starbucks!
They remind me of the governor’s son in Oh Brother Where Art Thou:
“We could get us our own little midget.”
BTW, not that the gloves are off, we’re done with Starbucks. Permanently.
How will they be able to tell the difference?
One way we cut back on daily spending was making coffee at home. Lots cheaper. I go to Starbucks on road trips now but consider it poor stewardship to spend my money there when I can make it at home.
Thing is, Starbucks only wants to openly support minority groups if it doesn’t cost them customers. If this homosexual marriage thing leads to a broadbased backlash by the general population against overtly supporting homosexual marriage, companies like starbucks will abandon it.
Virtually all large companies are in business for a singular reason: to make profits. Any cause that damages that will be abandoned in a new york minute.
Not even time for George Soros to start handing $200 to people to go to Starbucks.
Or maybe people will be outside Starbucks with money to give out if they buy coffee at Starbucks...
Will not hurt to have George Soros focus on Starbucks sales rather than the November elections.
“More subdued” is to the Chick-Fil-A protest what a graveyard is to a rock concert.
This could get messy.......
LOL! I’ll ask ;)
Absolutely - and this backing off (as Starbucks seems to be trying to do)) may happen in more instances than the rainbow agenda is prepared for. Money talks. Really, its about time they stopped having so much prima dona power.
The National Association of American Anglo, African, and Asian Anonymous Heterosexuals will sponsor a counter-protest at all Starbucks locations.
NAAAAAAH will be sponsoring a “Same Sex Piss Day” which will demonstrate solidarity with Chic-Fil-A by having men and women only use lavatories designated for their same sex.
Come out to Starbucks and show(er) your support!
At our local coffee shop, Starbucks is derisively referred to as the BBCC (Burnt Bean Coffee Company).
probably the part of the country. I’m fixing that in about a year and a half. Hangin in there til then
Here, let me get down to their level for a moment.
“Yeah, oh yeah? Copycat, copycat, where you get your coffee at?”
I feel so much better now.
I use about a cup of cooled coffee to a cup of ice. You can experiment to get the thickness you like...when I throw in some ice cream I use a stronger brew but only 4-6 ounces ( be sure it has cooled though other wise you end up with watery cool stuff
But last week they hated Starbucks because they are an evil corporation that makes MONEY. Oh well, it’s not like any or no business at Starbucks is going to hurt CFA in the least. Protesting fast-food chicken sales by buying fast-food coffee...yes, that’s IT!
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