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Something to bear in mind on 'Starbuck's Appreciation Day'
Aug 7 2012 | SJ

Posted on 08/07/2012 6:23:01 AM PDT by scottjewell

Just wanted to point out something which I know some have noticed, but it's important and worth bearing in mind today, which is "National Starbuck's Appreciation Day" (renamed "National Marriage Equality Day").

The massive success of Aug 1 CFA Appreciation Day would appear to have spawned a second victory of sorts.

It is a subtle sign; one easily missed. But its subtlety does nothing to negate it's import.

I for one find it very telling that Starbucks Headquarters has specified that it not only does not want to be viewed as hosting today's event, but further, that they want the many other companies who support gay issues to be listed and patronized today as well.

If one reads between the lines here, I think it will become clear that not only does Starbucks not want a high concentration of gay rights supporters in its stores today, with the ensuing news coverage, but that they actually recommend that money might be well spent elsewhere today.

Think for a moment at what is being said there.

What could this mean but that CFA Appreciation Day had an effect on it, and made it rethink to some degree its being viewed specifically and publicly as a pro-gay rights corporation? And if this could be the case with Starbucks, might it not at some juncture become the case with other companies as well; those who were rash and hasty enough to allow the Rainbow Agenda to browbeat them into public support? Perhaps the gays over-reached with this whole public corporations taking sides affair.

In any case I thought today might be a day to bear this in mind.


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1 posted on 08/07/2012 6:23:09 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Perhaps with a goal of everyone in the Country becoming gay, they may have over-played their hand a tad.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 6:26:26 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: scottjewell
They just wont leave things alone will they.

The homos are still all butt-hurt about the Chik fil A thing & now want their own appreciation day.

3 posted on 08/07/2012 6:27:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: scottjewell

Who wants to be overrun by cranky, b*tchy gays waiting in line 10 deep for the slow moving barristas at Starbucks? Can you imagine the orders? Half caf, soy milk mochagrande with a double shot of espresso and no whipped cream, two cherries on top and just a pinch of organic nutmeg. No, wait, make that a venti carmellatto cappachino with cocoa. No, wait.....


4 posted on 08/07/2012 6:32:31 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: skeeter

isn’t there a month devoted to gays?


5 posted on 08/07/2012 6:34:13 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: scottjewell

I think the broad success of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day will have a long-term affect on businesses. It was far more successful than anyone could imagine, especially within the MSM and gay community. Look how pathetic their “kiss-in” was in comparison. Neither event was organized, though Appreciation Day had the advantage of Huckabee’s recommendation. Yet that can’t account for the wide disparity in numbers between the two events.

Starbucks may also be looking at JC Penney and how their pandering to the gay community has affected them. You don’t turn your back on the vast majority of Americans who believe in traditional marriage. We’re the ones with the economic resources to keep these businesses alive. If a business targets a small, relatively unwelcome portion of the community, that’s ultimately who they can expect in their shops.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 6:35:43 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: scottjewell

Every fag in America is already prancing around with a bladder full of that overpriced crap, don’t see where their big day will even be noticed by non-sodomites.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 6:36:15 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: Portcall24

Thanks for the tip. I’ll give WIDE BERTH, and avoid the long lines of gay’s supporting their concept of marriage. Call it a legal union, a LIFE CONTRACT for sexual joy, but it ain’t HOLY MATRIMONY, until two roosters can produce a chick this dude is not drinking Starbucks.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 6:37:10 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: scottjewell

The point being missed, as I see it, is that Chick-Fil-A’ “appreciation day” was appreciating them, or more specifically, Dan Cathy’s right to voice his beliefs and opinions in a free society. Also, the appreciative throngs of CFA supporters were there to demonstrate their disdain against those who were trying to deny Mr. Cathy that right.

Moreover, the planned Starbucks event is a manifestation of the hate and vitriol coming from the left and the gay community. They’re not fighting for a “right” to their beliefs, in a free society they have that already; moreover, they’re fighting because we don’t agree with their lifestyle and choose not to either condone, or support it.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 6:39:05 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: skeeter

Mr. Cathy of Chik-Fil-A is a good man. - Some friends of ours and their grown children worked at Mr. Cathy’s children’s home for years as houseparents and bus drivers. In that case, Mr. Cathy didn’t just DONATE to children’s homes (though he probably does that as well); he evidently fully funded that particular home. Excuse me if I think that’s a lot more important than funding some frivolous homosexual bandwagon cause or the other. - There are NO SIGNS posted in CFA against “gays”, there are no discriminations in employment at CFA. Mr. Cathy just stated his personal religious beliefs regarding marriage IN A RELIGIOUS MEDIA (Baptist) interview. - Let Home Depot and Starbucks donate their money where they choose; Mr. Cathy certainly has the same right.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: scottjewell
If one reads between the lines here, I think it will become clear that not only does Starbucks not want a high concentration of gay rights supporters in its stores today, with the ensuing news coverage, but that they actually recommend that money might be well spent elsewhere today.

Starbucks doesn't want the gay community doing for them what they did for J.C. Penney.

11 posted on 08/07/2012 6:42:34 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
isn’t there a month devoted to gays?

What's that old rhyme we used to recite in school? 30 gays has Buttender...

12 posted on 08/07/2012 6:44:05 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: scottjewell
Perhaps the gays over-reached with this whole public corporations taking sides affair.

From Rudyard Kipling:

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy -- willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.

Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not suddently bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: scottjewell

Remember when Starbucks refused to follow in the footsteps of other chains and did not ban conceal/open carry?

Yeah, go ahead and appreciate Starbucks. Liberals have such short memories.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 6:46:26 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: scottjewell
I have frequented Starbucks periodically, but since the homosexual recruiters have chosen to elevate it for its donations to organizations that support immorality, its off my list.
15 posted on 08/07/2012 6:47:23 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: scottjewell

For Starbucks Appreciation Day, I’m going to get my coffee at McDonald’s for a buck, and leave the server a three dollar tip.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: scottjewell

Why Starbucks Appreciation Day? Because Starbucks in many locations has a line. So that gays and their supporters can snap pictures of that everyday line and call it a victory.

Tell me when that line goes out the building, around the complex, and out into the street. Tell me when people in cars are waiting a half hour, JUST to get into the line to order.

CFA appreciation day really shook them, and they have absolutely no idea what to do now. No, you fools, what should have really shook you was California passing a constitutional amendment stating that marriage was the union of one man and one woman. I don’t care if you shack up, but re-writing the dictionary does not make you married.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: scottjewell

Uh oh, I just went to Starbucks this morning, I had no idea. Well, at least it wasn’t very crowded.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 6:53:53 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: scottjewell

This is like saying:

“Turn on your headlights at night to show support for XYZ”

It is a fake success set up to cover a fake marriage.

This is so the MSM can use all the stories and anecdotes they prepared.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 6:54:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: scottjewell
Not to worry Starbucks, I'm not gey and there isn't a hope in hell I will patronize a local establishment of yours and drink your overpriced swill. I don't care how comfy the lounge chairs are.I will express my appreciation to Mr. C4E for his thoughtfulness in prepping our morning brew which I am enjoying at this moment. My morning bagel is better too.
20 posted on 08/07/2012 6:54:51 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: scottjewell
Starbucks Appreciation Day?

Makes sense if you consider there are no K-Y Jelly stores.

21 posted on 08/07/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: skeeter
I've got to wonder about the sheer numbers here, namely:
  1. Aren't there a lot more Starbuck's locations in the country than CFA locations?
  2. Aren't there also a lot more traditional marriage supporters than homo marriage supporters?


Maybe the homo crowd can cram a Starbuck's in Santa Monica or Cape Cod or Rehoboth Beach and get the news to cover it like it exceeded what CFA did across the whole country. But even if they do, it is going to be a tough lie to sell.
22 posted on 08/07/2012 7:04:52 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: scottjewell

I’ve decided to have lunch again at Chick-Fif-A today. That is still the barometer on this issue, as I see it.

Their chopped chicken sandwich looks interesting. I’ve never tried one.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 7:05:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: scottjewell

The thing the gay groups do not understand is this whole CFLA thing was not about gay marriage. It was about Gov’t trying to discriminate against a company because of the owners views.

America basically told those mayors to GFT! What’s the Gay population 2-3% max? As long as it only affects the gay community, America could care less! However, the gay community better not try to infringe or derogate the rights of all to satisfy their bitchy, selfish, perverted lifestyle!


24 posted on 08/07/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: bcsco

“Starbucks may also be looking at JC Penney and how their pandering to the gay community has affected them. “

Funny thing is, probably very few fags shop at JC Penney. It’s not nearly fashionable enough for them.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Funny thing is, probably very few fags shop at JC Penney. It’s not nearly fashionable enough for them.

That could have been behind JC Penny's logic. They wanted to expand their base. Instead, they drove away a good portion of their base by pandering to the angry few.

Starbucks at least appears to be smarter than that. Not that I'll patronize them any time soon. I haven't been to one in over a year. No reason to change my thinking on that regardless of what they do.

26 posted on 08/07/2012 7:12:18 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Menehune56

i stopped today also, bc i do every day, on the way to work. i wasn’t aware of the day either, but there was no indication of any kind in there that anyone, customer or employee, was celebrating gay marriage or even aware of this being a celebratory day. it was the same regulars who are in there every AM at 6, when i stop on my way to work.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 7:13:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’m confused. When I google for the position of Starbucks I see significant and obvious support for the gay agenda. In fact, the CEO of Starbucks cancelled a speaking event at a megachurch because some online petition said that church was anti-gay.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-08-12-Starbucks-gay-Willow-Creek_n.htm


28 posted on 08/07/2012 7:21:53 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: scottjewell
I haven't been to a Starbucks since the nineties.
29 posted on 08/07/2012 7:27:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: austinaero

what are you confused about? i am not disputing any gay support by the corporation, was merely noting that the people in my local starbucks, much like myself, are there for the coffee and not to support a cause. and also, to note that there was no apparent celebration of anything by anyone in my starbucks today.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 7:28:14 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My problem is that I don’t buy much ephemeral stuff. I can’t participate in “boycotts” effectively. But I CAN participate in “buycotts”.

The only way I can respond to this is go to Chick-Fil-A today or buy coffee somewhere that is NOT starbucks. The latter doesn’t seem that effective.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 7:33:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rovenstinez
. . . avoid the long line of gay's(sp) . .

Have their been long lines out today? Does anyone have any reports from Starbucks today?

32 posted on 08/07/2012 7:37:31 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: cuban leaf

NOBODY knows about this appreciation day.

Business is just same old same old.

So when the MSM reports this and/or the appreciation day homosexual marriage or appreciation day marriage equality is done, it will not be chick-fill-a that pops up. The homosexuals are erasing history by croping the story.


33 posted on 08/07/2012 7:40:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
This is like saying:

“Turn on your headlights at night to show support for XYZ”

When I was in college in the early 90's, the BiGALA group actually had the nerve to declare a "Denim Day" in support of their agenda. 98.9999% of all college kids typically wear denim, so what's the point?

Of course, I made sure to wear khakis that day.

34 posted on 08/07/2012 7:41:03 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

just don’t try to give me crap for going to Starbucks, which is my usual routine. because GUESS WHAT? if i want a Starbucks Iced Venti Latte, i am going to HAVE a Starbucks Iced Venti Latte /antoine dodson. Go and tell THAT homeboy! ; )


35 posted on 08/07/2012 7:45:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: scottjewell

I’m sure it will be every bit as successful as the Chick-Fil-A kiss-in was!!


36 posted on 08/07/2012 7:46:51 AM PDT by ontap
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To: scottjewell

Smart move by the gay community.

Let’s “overwhelm” an institution with 6 times the locations, with an organization 1/20th the size.

That will show em.


37 posted on 08/07/2012 7:51:18 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: GreenHornet; All

Exactly, GreenHornet.

And to all, excellent comments and much appreciated, especially the Kipling quote, but I think many missed my point: Which was that Starbucks itself seems (as per their HQ message to Equally Wed) to be being not only NON-supportive to the Equality crowd, but going so far as to suggest they spend elsewhere. To my thinking this would suggest a rethinking since CFA Appreciation Day. Very promising, IMO.


38 posted on 08/07/2012 7:58:19 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Twinkie

I appreciate your first hand stories of some of what Mr. Cathy has done, relating to the children’s home and charities and such.

However, what’s loud and clear here is that none of this matters to the liberals.

To the liberals and Hollywood idiots and other such people, you can do all of the charity work and good works to help others, but, none of it matters unless you support homosexual marriage.

Unless you support homosexual marriage, all of your life’s work if worthless, per liberals/Hollywood idiots/MSM news readers, liberal talking heads on MSNBC, etc.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 8:07:09 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: cicero2k

this will have the positive impact of “gay days” at disney...NOT.

At that families stay away and the park offers free t-shirts of a non-whatever color so normal people do not get associated. Security also has the burden of expelling homosexuals engaged in inappropriate behavior.

Homosexual groups will turn this into a shakedown. “give us money or we will appreciate your business so much 98% of your customer base will stay away”


40 posted on 08/07/2012 8:08:10 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

In Canada coffee at McD’s is free all this week. That should do wonders for the whole Starbucks Appreciation thingy.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 8:19:45 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: jdsteel

Not only that, but they won’t want to pay full price for it.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 8:27:13 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: scottjewell

Starbucks is (as the kids say until they get to the age where the schools’ political correctness indoctrination has been implanted) SO GAY.

I never go there anymore. It used to be an everyday ritual with me.


43 posted on 08/07/2012 8:33:21 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Vigilanteman
Just for the heck of it, since I used to live on Cape Cod, I went to the Cape Cod Times website.

They just happen to be running a poll today asking whether readers would eat at at a Chik-Fil-A.

Results: 61.7% Yes, 38.3% No.

BWAHAHAHAHA!

The 38.3% was probably mostly Provincetown readers.

Cape Cod Times

44 posted on 08/07/2012 8:41:28 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

Those are some numbers with Ptown thrown in. Thanks for linking.


45 posted on 08/07/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Exactly. SB knows they really cannot survive entirely on homosexuals.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 8:49:05 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: CodeToad

Right - its beginning to hit home for them, and likely for others as well.


47 posted on 08/07/2012 8:53:10 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Madame Dufarge

LOL! That’s way cool! Even at ground zero for fudgepackers, CFA enjoys support by more than a 3-2 margin.


48 posted on 08/07/2012 8:53:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Portcall24

Absolutely. Over reaching is their genius.


49 posted on 08/07/2012 9:05:36 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: skeeter
I can see why Starbucks tried to tell them (too late) to not focus on them but on many other businesses as well (translation, "thanks but no thanks, gays"):
50 posted on 08/07/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT by scottjewell
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