Skip to comments.Why You Should Spend a $2 Bill at Starbucks on Feb. 14
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 Valentines Day Starbucks boycott by organizing a BUYcott. Gregs 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 Starbucks Appreciation Daywhich has now gone viralour own Tim Tritt contacted the Seattle coffeesmith to voice his support for their support for gun rights. The company emailed him the following . . .
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 dont 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.
Customer Relations Starbucks Coffee Company 800 STARBUC (782-7282) Monday through Friday, 5AM to 8PM (PST)
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)”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry, Starbucks has endorsed the homoradical agenda and I hope they all burn down.
Ergo, no soup for them.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
I wouldn’t give Starbucks one cent for their crappy coffee!!!!
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.”
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.
Indeed. I am constantly amazed at companies that alienate half their base when they should just shut up and sell their products.
Is it even possible to support both sexual deviance and 2nd amendment?
You should ask someone that likes their coffee.
I just don’t see how a coffee companies’ position on something, can have anything to do with it’s product...??
where do i find $3 bills ???
You should have kept the coupons if she was your ex-GF.
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.
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.
The Bahamas has a very attractive $3 bill.
“I just dont see how a coffee companies position on something, can have anything to do with its 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”.
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:
And the CEO of Starbucks has called for a boycott on political contributions until Congress gets serious about the defecit, including tax hikes.
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.
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.