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Starbucks Appreciation Day by Gay/Lesbian fizzles
Facebook/others ^ | August 8, 2012

Posted on 08/08/2012 7:40:18 AM PDT by topher

Gay/Lesbian community is blaming both FoxNews and Mike Huckabee for their failure. That is documented in stories by the New York Daily News and Los Angeles Times.

Of course, people may have been confused by the wording of the day: it was billed as Marriage Equality day. To the average person, what does Marriage Equality mean? Sounds like Double Speak.

Facebook is one source for this story.

National Marriage [promoted by Gays/Lesbians] Equality Day

Another is the Los Angeles Times.

New York Daily News is another:

Gay marriage battle moves from Chick-fil-A to Starbucks as supporters plan ‘National Marriage Equality Day’

As a post action report, just over 230,000 people were invited and just over 37,000 people went.

This is compared with the 600,000 that joined the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day by liking the event on Facebook.

This event fizzled.

It probably with be George Washington Bush's fault, except he is no longer president.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: chickfila; homosexualagenda; kissday; lbgt; marriage; sodomy; starbucks
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Maybe Starbucks lost money that day by people deciding not to patronize for fear of being around weirdos

Additionally, the Facebook page has discussion about this event, so I imagine their are some entertaining comments on this page -- provided one does not get sick skimming over the comments.

1 posted on 08/08/2012 7:40:29 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

The homosexual sect didn’t rush out and save Starsmucks closing of fiscally insolvent stores...why would they think they’d do anything here?


2 posted on 08/08/2012 7:42:34 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: topher

I wonder if Romney ordered Starbucks today.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Admin Moderator
People might be curious what ever happened to the Gay/Lesbian Appreciation day.

Maybe this is not breaking news, but it at least gives a source of info for people wondering what happened.

Hope I don't get banned...

4 posted on 08/08/2012 7:43:06 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Kiss of death looks like. I would not patronize a place where such a thing was being staged.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 7:44:53 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

I read somewhere that Target was a big supporter of gay marriage and pro choice is that true do you know?


6 posted on 08/08/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: topher

Unlike many here at FR, I do like Starbuck’s coffee. I avoided it like a plague yesterday. When I passed by a local Starbucks, the cars in the parking lot were about half what they usually would be.


7 posted on 08/08/2012 7:45:59 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: topher

does this make them:

The Kiss of Death!

(ba da bum, [rim shot])


8 posted on 08/08/2012 7:47:16 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: topher

“It probably with be George Washington Bush’s fault, except he is no longer president.”

Who is that, and when was this person POTUS?


9 posted on 08/08/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Bitsy

No, I’m sorry I don’t know. If you find out, let me know, please.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: topher
Starbucks Appreciation Day by Gay/Lesbian fizzles

What happened, did they fail to motivate a large portion of that .5% of the population who appreciates to go to Starbucks?

11 posted on 08/08/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Beagle8U
George Washington Bush = George W. Bush.

But I assume your post is sarcasm...

W. is missed...

12 posted on 08/08/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Another good reason not to patronize Starbucks - not that we need one.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 7:50:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: topher; All

Starbucks’s has been losing profits for months. This already diffused and fizzled gay soiree isn’t going to help them.

Judging by the number of responses on Facebook. You could hold this event in a phone booth and still have lots of room to breathe and move around.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 7:56:36 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jack Deth
The media tried to support them (LA Times, NY Daily News, as well as others). Celebrities also supported this event.

But it was all for naught.

On the side, Fox News supported the Chick-Fil-A because Mike HuckaBee's affiliation with them...

15 posted on 08/08/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I love the coffee, too, but I’ve found other purveyors of this most necessary food-group. Make-ur-own.


16 posted on 08/08/2012 8:01:46 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: topher

It is Bush’s fault. /sarcasm


17 posted on 08/08/2012 8:04:33 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Oppose Senate Amendment S.A. 2575! I need more than 10 rounds in my magazine.)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Unlike many here at FR, I do like Starbuck’s coffee. I avoided it like a plague yesterday. When I passed by a local Starbucks, the cars in the parking lot were about half what they usually would be.

Glad you avoided the place - you weren't alone in that choice... Have you tried McDonalds coffee? It's better than Starbucks and half the price - only a good choice if you're getting 'to go' - other than that stay with Starbucks.

18 posted on 08/08/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: topher

homosexual failures are reported with the same skill as clinton cattle future losses.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 8:07:10 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Mach9; Proud2BeRight
In one Los Angeles Times article, Starbucks was asked to comment, but they declined to side with supporting the event.

So Starbucks refused to support the Gay/Lesbian community on this, according to this article.

So I find this stance by Starbucks interesting...

20 posted on 08/08/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

homosexual failures are reported with the same skill as clinton cattle future losses.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 8:07:25 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ruesrose

What gays need to understand is that they are only 2% of the population and the 98% has said enough


22 posted on 08/08/2012 8:08:35 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: topher
Isn't fag marriage day every day at Starbucks? I used to go there years ago for my vanilla latte, with an extra shot of espresso.

Haven't been to one in eons because I didn't like the crowd. There were couches and chairs w/ tables set up in our local one; however, when I looked at the patrons, all I could think about was lice and bed bugs.

Once skeeved, that was it.

23 posted on 08/08/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: topher

The W stands for Walker, not Washington. But yes, W is missed.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 8:10:06 AM PDT by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: topher
On the side, Fox News supported the Chick-Fil-A because Mike HuckaBee's affiliation with them...

Of course, Huck was balanced by Shep who said that Chick-fil-A was bigoted.

25 posted on 08/08/2012 8:10:47 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: topher

It wasn’t heavily advertised because they didn’t want a backlash. My daughter’s boyfriend insisted they go.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 8:12:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Will do.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 8:14:07 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: GOPJ; Proud2BeRight

I’ve heard the same about McDonalds coffee, though never had it myself.

If anyone has any Dairy Barns around (I call it Lazy barn cause you don’t have to get out of your car), they have excellent coffee as well.

They are selling it now to the public so you can make it at home.

Made in the USA too!


28 posted on 08/08/2012 8:14:57 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GOPJ

“Have you tried McDonalds coffee? It’s better than Starbucks and half the price - only a good choice if you’re getting ‘to go’ - other than that stay with Starbucks.”

I only get McDonalds coffee when no Starbucks, Green Mountain, Caribou or home-brew is available. And then I only drink McD for that first critical wake-up cup when I travel. I think it’s just “coffee” without a really good rich strong black coffee taste.


29 posted on 08/08/2012 8:17:55 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: NewHampshireDuo
Shep thou dost protest too much. Why would this surprise anyone? On one side you have half of the country. If only a small percentage came out on August 1st it would swamp Chick Fil A, and we did! :) on the other side you have less than 2% of the population and not all of them are on board with the Gay agenda. Not even the mafia (stop that spellcheck!) i mean media, could spin this one. Shep was very frustrated that truth won on August 1st!
30 posted on 08/08/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT by Judge Kovitzky (Eat more chicken.)
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To: topher
Starbucks Appreciation Day by Gay/Lesbian fizzles

Sounds like they blew it again.............

31 posted on 08/08/2012 8:21:21 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: topher
As a post action report, just over 230,000 people were invited and just over 37,000 people said they went.

Fixed it!

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I haven't heard any official report from anyone not claiming to be 'for the cause', so I'll just have to take all the eyewitness reports from individuals who all say it was an EPIC FAIL!

LOL!

32 posted on 08/08/2012 8:22:01 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: topher

There used to be a time when Oscar Wilde called homosexual relations — “The Love that dares not speak its name”.

Now it has become the “Love that won’t shut the F up!”


33 posted on 08/08/2012 8:22:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: topher

Did anyone consider that homosexuals are far too few in number to make a difference, and that their supporters are mainly college students who are broke and can barely afford Dunkin Donuts coffee?


34 posted on 08/08/2012 8:25:59 AM PDT by montag813
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To: xzins

***I wonder if Romney ordered Starbucks today.***

GASP! A Mormon drinking coffee? Pull his temple recommend!


35 posted on 08/08/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: topher

No, the problem was that the organizers used the word “day” and all the creeps had tremendous difficulty coordinating around that concept. Then they went into “blame” mode, like EVERY OTHER GD thing these useless twits rant and rave over.


36 posted on 08/08/2012 8:28:23 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: xzins

Maybe Lindsey Graham took time away from working “deals” with
democrats, that will screw our country, to visit Starbucks.


37 posted on 08/08/2012 8:28:23 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Bitsy

Yes - They support gay causes


38 posted on 08/08/2012 8:29:04 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: ruesrose

Your analogy may be correct, the businesses eagerly supporting the gay marriage thing have voluntarily puckered up to receive the kiss of death.

The backing of these companies empowers the gay movement, which in turn further alienates the companies other customers, and they begin to shop elsewhere.

Any fool CEO who is not noticing this trend, is not worth his bonuses.

There is no logical business reason to even entertain a business to get caught up in these political and social issues, it is a death knell to them.

And, even if they do, to cater to the 2 percent that alienates the 98 percent is a fools folly.

There is no reason on the planet that a person, or company, is obligated to even give in to the pressure from the left to embrace homosexuality, all they have to sa is that they don’t discriminate in hiring or selling, period.

Most companies already have a higher “dissatisfied customer” rate higher than 2-percent for reasons having nothing to do with sexual preference.

The Chick-Fil-A event has already proven that the 98-percent will rally to defend the rights of free speech and association.

So, J.C.Penny, Target. home Depot, Starbucks, et al, you lead this parade at your own peril. You’ve embraced a “rainbow” with no pot of gold at the end.


39 posted on 08/08/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Bitsy

Don’t know what your definition of “big” is, but they are definitely a supporter of the homosexual causes.

It’s my understanding that the GiBLeT merchandise is sold online only, though ... they apparently realize that if it were actually in the stores it would become ... ummmm ... “shopworn” more rapidly than their other merchandise.


40 posted on 08/08/2012 8:34:07 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: GilGil

What gays need to understand is that they are only 2% of the population and the 98% has said enough.


Your statement is statistically consistent decade after decade of census taking. But thanks to the vocal 2% and their best friends in the media and entertainment complex, you would think gays represent 25% of the population.

Events like Chick-Fil-A backed up by internet pictures that break through the media firewall and the follow on flops by the pro gay factions have broken through this carefully crafted illusion in a very visual and undeniable way. This is the equivalent of “can you hear me now” to the multi-national corps that will now have to reconsider catering to the vocal 2% while taking the 98% for granted.


41 posted on 08/08/2012 8:37:10 AM PDT by Gen-X-Dad
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To: topher

Post #22 has your answer.


42 posted on 08/08/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT by iceskater (The clock is ticking....November's coming.)
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To: topher

So I find this stance by Starbucks interesting...

Verrrry. . .


43 posted on 08/08/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: DuncanWaring

GiBLeT - I don’t know what that is. Is it a brand sold by Target on line?


44 posted on 08/08/2012 8:39:27 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: topher

These Lefties, being essentially anti-Capitalist, just simply do not get up for anything that involves spending money.

My theory on why Air America failed. What’s the point of buying ads aimed at people who hate Capitalism?


45 posted on 08/08/2012 8:40:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: admin

What happened to the “Truth and Lies, Nature and Convention” thread???? It must have been pulled or moved while I was reading it.

Since it’s one of the best pieces I’ve read here on the subject, I’m wondering how it got lost so quickly.


46 posted on 08/08/2012 8:43:24 AM PDT by Mach9
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Mad at myself. Went to Starbuck’s yesterday. Did not KNOW it was support homosexual marriage-oppose freedom of expression day. I have a SBUX gift card that still has a few bucks on it. When it runs out, I'll not go to Starbuck’s again. Not ever.
47 posted on 08/08/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Bitsy

GiBLeT - a word first spotted in the wild here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2912744/posts


48 posted on 08/08/2012 8:46:59 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NoGrayZone

McDonalds’ coffee—no comparison. But if you can stand the wait, their lattes aren’t awful.


49 posted on 08/08/2012 8:47:27 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Godwin1

Not that I’m by any means a fan of Starbucks, but to their credit they seem to want nothing to do with this “ME Day”.


50 posted on 08/08/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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