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Why You Should Spend a $2 Bill at Starbucks on Feb. 14
The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 January, 2012 | Robert Farago

Posted on 02/14/2012 8:44:06 AM PST by marktwain

Gun bloggers Sebastian and gay cynic responded to the National Gun Victims Action Council recent announcement of a Valentine’s Day Starbucks boycott by organizing a BUYcott. Greg’s asking gun owners to reward Starbucks for its firearms policy by buying a beverage or food item with a two dollar bill (representing the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms) on February 14th. Not forgetting to “thank the clerk for Starbucks’ support of the Constitution.” Ahead of Starbuck’s Appreciation Day–which has now gone viral—our own Tim Tritt contacted the Seattle coffeesmith to voice his support for their support for gun rights. The company emailed him the following . . .

Dear Tim,

Thank you for contacting Starbucks Coffee Company.

Thank you for your feedback regarding Starbucks’ policy on open carry laws.

At Starbucks, we deeply respect the views of our customers and recognize that there is significant and genuine passion surrounding the issue of open carry weapons laws. We comply with local laws and statutes in the communities we serve. Our long-standing approach to this issue remains unchanged and we abide by the laws that permit open carry in 43 U.S. states. Where these laws don’t exist, openly carrying weapons in our stores is prohibited.

As the public debate around this issue continues, we encourage customers and advocacy groups from both sides to share their input with their public officials. We are extremely sensitive to the issue of gun violence in our society and believe that supporting local laws is the right way for us to ensure a safe environment for both partners and customers.

If you have any further questions or concerns that I was unable to address, please feel free to let me know.

Warm Regards,

Kelsey F

Customer Relations Starbucks Coffee Company 800 STARBUC (782-7282) Monday through Friday, 5AM to 8PM (PST)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; starbucks; support; valentines
I will be visiting a Starbucks today and spending a couple of $2 bills.
1 posted on 02/14/2012 8:44:18 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Where the heck do you get $2 bills? I’ve been asking around and the best answer I can get is “special order 100 ($200)”.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 8:50:59 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: marktwain

NO thanks, this company is as homophilic as a nambla parade. I will not rub elbows with the supporters of sexual deviance or its marketers.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 8:52:06 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: marktwain

I wouldn’t support any group or business until I know they’re going to stick to their “guns” and not buckle under to leftist pressure like the Susan Komen organization did.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 8:52:59 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Neoliberalnot

They were in the news recently for openly backing fag marriage in WA state, and I agree..no homo/lefty politics.

Then again..2 yrs ago, my ex-GF made a complaint about an employee at a local Starbucks. Contacted Starbucks and they later asked for her name and address (she gave my address). Days later, I receive an apology letter addressed in her name from Starbucks including 10 coupons for free coffee at any Starbucks, and I passed on the coupons to her.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 8:55:57 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: murron
Starbuckaroo
6 posted on 02/14/2012 8:56:36 AM PST by null and void (Day 1120 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: marktwain
I am was a huge Starbucks lover (I mainly buy bags of their beans); but I will no longer support a company that states that "support for gay marriage is the core of who we are as a company".
7 posted on 02/14/2012 8:57:06 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: murron

It is a lot easier for them not to cave if they are shown some support. If they see a bump up of $2 bills on valentines day, and not other times, it sends a powerful message.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 8:58:17 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Sorry, Starbucks has endorsed the homoradical agenda and I hope they all burn down.


9 posted on 02/14/2012 8:58:21 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: marktwain

Starbucks=liberal.

Ergo, no soup for them.


10 posted on 02/14/2012 9:02:36 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: marktwain

I’m not playing.

Because Starbucks coffee is not something I like. I get far better coffee from a locally owned ‘mom & pop’ store - they roast their own, right there in the store... always fresh. And the ‘mom & pop’ are staunch conservative, christian folks too. I’d much rather “buy local” than support a behemoth like Starbucks any day.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 9:08:11 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: marktwain

Unfortunately, there are many reasons not to support Starbucks.

1. Their coffee is second-rate.

2. Their prices are high.

3. Most of their customers are Libs.

4. They support liberal causes, including gay activism.

5. There aren’t any Starbucks around here, anyway.

FWIW, the best coffee I’ve found, other than making it yourself at home, is at . . . Dunkin’ Donuts.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 9:12:36 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marktwain

Any company run by perverts who promote and celebrate homosexuality as a core value of theirs is not a place where I would spend any money of mine at all. If you want to have to wonder about what ingredients they may think are also in line with their core values then go ahead but I would not trust any pervert business such as Starbucks.

You are selling out the future of our children and their freedom with your two dollar bill to a bunch of perverts.


13 posted on 02/14/2012 9:27:42 AM PST by TheBigIf
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To: marktwain

Who cares?

Their coffee is good and their banana bread is awesome. As long as I don’t get accosted by an employee to support homo-”marriage” I’m not getting all wee-weed up about it. It’s probably just a marketing thing anyway, like “going green”


14 posted on 02/14/2012 9:40:47 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: marktwain

Support Starbucks and you are supporting the homosexual agenda. I don’t need to thank them for following the law.

Beside that, I hear their coffee is nasty.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 9:41:20 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: marktwain

I wouldn’t give Starbucks one cent for their crappy coffee!!!!


16 posted on 02/14/2012 9:47:20 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Da Coyote

I will believe starbuck represents American values and Americanism when:

“North State Shooting Competition: sponsored by Starbucks.”

“How to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment Conference: sponsored by Starbucks.”

“Latte and ammo combo pack.”


17 posted on 02/14/2012 9:48:41 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: marktwain

Starbucks has the right company policy with regard to open carry laws - it respects the local law.

That’s neither a pro or anti gun position.

So, on the one hand, I would prefer they follow that same agnostic position on other social issues and just kept to doing their core business well.

On the other hand, some on this thread not only want a Starbucks that is less of a social activist on some of the issues it is a social activist now, and want a Starbucks that instead becomes a social activist on their preferred issues.

Myself, I prefer companies that do not try to win anyone over on any social issue but instead stick to their core business, period, and by staying out of everyone’s activist issues tries to do well for all its potential customers.


18 posted on 02/14/2012 10:00:55 AM PST by Wuli (ui)
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To: Wuli
Myself, I prefer companies that do not try to win anyone over on any social issue but instead stick to their core business, period, and by staying out of everyone’s activist issues tries to do well for all its potential customers.

Indeed. I am constantly amazed at companies that alienate half their base when they should just shut up and sell their products.

19 posted on 02/14/2012 10:09:13 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Is it even possible to support both sexual deviance and 2nd amendment?


20 posted on 02/14/2012 10:09:13 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Outlaw Woman

You should ask someone that likes their coffee.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 10:12:37 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Wuli

I just don’t see how a coffee companies’ position on something, can have anything to do with it’s product...??


22 posted on 02/14/2012 10:15:19 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: marktwain; sickoflibs; NFHale
so a $2 bill can be a vote for 2A toleration by the company, all the while bill and ted are makin out in a corner booth will equal support from $tarbuck$ ???

where do i find $3 bills ???

23 posted on 02/14/2012 10:19:53 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: stuartcr

http://www.pinkpistols.org/


24 posted on 02/14/2012 10:25:37 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: max americana

You should have kept the coupons if she was your ex-GF.


25 posted on 02/14/2012 10:43:37 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: stuartcr

Is it even possible to support both sexual deviance and 2nd amendment?””

As a poster above said, we don’t need to thank them for supporting the law. Pandering to perverts is a different issue.


26 posted on 02/14/2012 10:47:05 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: marktwain
I couldn't find any $2 bills, but I went to Starbucks today to show support for their neutral position on the 2d Am, which small government rt-to-bear arms conservatives should support.

Told the confused Manhattan Barista that my sandwich and coffee were to thank Starbucks for its 2d Amendment support.

Cost eleven bucks in Manhattan for a sandwich and small (aka "Tall") Starbucks coffee, for those outside the area. Two bucks wouldn't buy you a thing in a Manhattan Starbucks, trust me.

For you anti-Gay marriage purists who've been posting, well, you've got to pick your fights. In my view, the 2d Amendment is the most important right because it prevents an abrogation of the other rights we may have. It would be unthinkable for Starbucks to have taken this position ten short years ago, so I think it is well worth it to let them know that rational folks favor gun rights and the companies that support those rights.

So go to Starbucks today.

27 posted on 02/14/2012 10:49:20 AM PST by d-back
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To: Gilbo_3

The Bahamas has a very attractive $3 bill.


28 posted on 02/14/2012 10:58:27 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Cicero
FWIW...I don't disagree with you ...but Starbuck's company policy of open-carry has put them in the crosshairs. I for one, applaud that.


29 posted on 02/14/2012 11:28:48 AM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: stuartcr

“I just don’t see how a coffee companies’ position on something, can have anything to do with it’s product...??”

I agree. Unfortunately, many of the top execs at Starbucks are themselves somewhat social activists and some would like their employees and their customers to see themelves as a “community”, and the customer’s engagement with Starbucks as more than a mere purchase, but an experience.

My experience with Starbucks in my area lends me to believe that 90%+ of the staff and most of the customers do not see themselves as the “community” the Starbucks execs want to promote.

The staff, for the most part, does try to treat the customer well, but people either go for the coffee, or go somewhere else and the staff really just want to do a good job on their shift, and that alone fulfills their committment to the Starbucks “experience”.


30 posted on 02/14/2012 11:37:12 AM PST by Wuli (ui)
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To: marktwain

If for some reason you don’t like coffee or don’t have a Starbuck’s at your disposal, you can always just sned your money to the Democratic party or local liberal candidate.

these are the 2008 figures:

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/all_summary.php?id=D000037780&nid=2463

And the CEO of Starbucks has called for a boycott on political contributions until Congress gets serious about the defecit, including tax hikes.


31 posted on 02/14/2012 11:44:07 AM PST by elvis-lives
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To: Wuli

I don’t really care about management. I just like the coffee and in most, the staff. Some of them are very busy with people using their free wi-fi, and I can put their app card on my phone so I don’t have to have my wallet with me. All in all, they’re ok by me.


32 posted on 02/14/2012 11:45:16 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Outlaw Woman
I don’t need to thank them for following the law.

The point is the Brady Bunch called for a boycott of Starbucks on Feb 14, to encourage SB to adopt a "commonsense policy on guns"

If that boycott has effect SB will have less reason to allow RBKA and may decide to follow the law by posting no guns signs instead.

33 posted on 02/14/2012 2:55:18 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law)
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