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Gay activists counter Chick-fil-A with Starbucks appreciation day [Yawn!]
The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | Tiffany Hsu

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 week’s 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 Tuesday’s planned gatherings....

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: chickfila; foodfight; fundingtheleft; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; samesexmarriage; starbucks
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Is "more subdued" the new term for epic fail?
1 posted on 08/06/2012 11:14:18 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Screw Starbucks!

I hope they drown in their homosexual coffee!


2 posted on 08/06/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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?


3 posted on 08/06/2012 11:20:11 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will be a good day for me to patronize “It’s a Grind” coffee house.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 11:20:48 AM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People who know nothing about business are embarrassing themselves again.......


5 posted on 08/06/2012 11:21:29 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: IbJensen

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.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 11:22:49 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 11:23:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, I will assume everyone I see at Starbucks tomorrow is queer!


8 posted on 08/06/2012 11:25:21 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Tzimisce

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.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT by JeffChrz (ObamaCare is now ObamaTax. Vote for Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued virtually nonexistent.

There. Fixed.

11 posted on 08/06/2012 11:26:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their right to free speech, and to support a business. I will personally stick to my morning cup of Folgers.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 11:28:01 AM PDT by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: bcsco

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)


13 posted on 08/06/2012 11:28:18 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: TexasCajun

LOL! I’ll be in disguise. There isn’t a local Boise coffee house less liberal than Starbucks.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 11:28:46 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Errr; did the coffee giant experience the biggest sales spike in brand history? Or, was it just another ‘drooler’?


15 posted on 08/06/2012 11:29:42 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if they realize that we like Starbucks, too, because they allow open and concealed carry...


16 posted on 08/06/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2914638/posts


17 posted on 08/06/2012 11:32:05 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait - Didn’t we just have an ‘Appreciate Starbucks Firearms Policy Day’... or something...


18 posted on 08/06/2012 11:32:15 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s one problem with this: Chick-Fil-A’s food tastes good. Starbuck’s coffee tastes like crap!


19 posted on 08/06/2012 11:33:10 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: TexasCajun

Only those with cream in their coffee.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 11:33:52 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Starbucks is over-roasted and over priced. Mickey D’s coffee is better and cheaper.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT by jrg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sorry, I must have missed the conservative politicians who kept Starbucks from getting permits because of their CEO’s comments.


22 posted on 08/06/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Nifster

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?


23 posted on 08/06/2012 11:43:24 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: andyk

Maybe you can get your wife or gf to be your ‘beard’ for the day. hehe


24 posted on 08/06/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Nifster

A friend of mine's (Army officer) service from Starbucks. I've never had a problem with them.

25 posted on 08/06/2012 11:48:33 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


26 posted on 08/06/2012 11:51:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: scottjewell

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!


27 posted on 08/06/2012 11:52:11 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Future Snake Eater

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.


28 posted on 08/06/2012 11:55:21 AM PDT by freemama
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To: Tzimisce

this is about screwing around the search results. The homosexuals are doing an “appreciation day” in order to obfuscate the google results.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 11:57:18 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued.

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.

30 posted on 08/06/2012 11:59:33 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


31 posted on 08/06/2012 12:01:35 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Future Snake Eater

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.


32 posted on 08/06/2012 12:04:27 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Starbucks is so 1990s.
33 posted on 08/06/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

,,,,,, 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 .


34 posted on 08/06/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh how lucky for Starbucks!


35 posted on 08/06/2012 12:26:20 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


36 posted on 08/06/2012 12:28:26 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: jmaroneps37

How will they be able to tell the difference?


37 posted on 08/06/2012 12:28:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: andyk

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.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: scottjewell

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.


39 posted on 08/06/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Guaranteed to fail!

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.

40 posted on 08/06/2012 12:35:59 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“More subdued” is to the Chick-Fil-A protest what a graveyard is to a rock concert.


41 posted on 08/06/2012 12:36:21 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A bunch of gays that have all had too much coffee?

This could get messy.......

42 posted on 08/06/2012 12:41:23 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: TexasCajun

LOL! I’ll ask ;)


43 posted on 08/06/2012 12:41:38 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


45 posted on 08/06/2012 12:48:04 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Batman11
Here’s one problem with this: Chick-Fil-A’s food tastes good. Starbuck’s coffee tastes like crap!

At our local coffee shop, Starbucks is derisively referred to as the BBCC (Burnt Bean Coffee Company).

46 posted on 08/06/2012 12:52:34 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Future Snake Eater

probably the part of the country. I’m fixing that in about a year and a half. Hangin in there til then


47 posted on 08/06/2012 12:54:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 12:54:39 PM PDT by Student0165
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To: bcsco

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


49 posted on 08/06/2012 12:56:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


50 posted on 08/06/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by babyfreep
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