Skip to comments.Something to bear in mind on 'Starbuck's Appreciation Day'
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.
Perhaps with a goal of everyone in the Country becoming gay, they may have over-played their hand a tad.
The homos are still all butt-hurt about the Chik fil A thing & now want their own appreciation day.
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.....
isn’t there a month devoted to gays?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starbucks doesn't want the gay community doing for them what they did for J.C. Penney.
What's that old rhyme we used to recite in school? 30 gays has Buttender...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uh oh, I just went to Starbucks this morning, I had no idea. Well, at least it wasn’t very crowded.
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.
Makes sense if you consider there are no K-Y Jelly stores.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have their been long lines out today? Does anyone have any reports from Starbucks today?
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.
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.
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! ; )
I’m sure it will be every bit as successful as the Chick-Fil-A kiss-in was!!
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.
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.
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.
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”
In Canada coffee at McD’s is free all this week. That should do wonders for the whole Starbucks Appreciation thingy.
Not only that, but they won’t want to pay full price for it.
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.
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.
The 38.3% was probably mostly Provincetown readers.
Those are some numbers with Ptown thrown in. Thanks for linking.
Exactly. SB knows they really cannot survive entirely on homosexuals.
Right - its beginning to hit home for them, and likely for others as well.
LOL! That’s way cool! Even at ground zero for fudgepackers, CFA enjoys support by more than a 3-2 margin.
Absolutely. Over reaching is their genius.
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