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Gay activists counter Chick-fil-A with Starbucks appreciation day (Dunkin Donuts coffee day today)
LA Times ^ | 8/6/2012

Posted on 08/07/2012 3:35:45 AM PDT by markomalley

Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

The chicken chain enjoyed a surge of support during the Wednesday event, dreamed up by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy went on the record backing the “biblical definition of the family unit.”

A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; astroturd; astroturf; buycott; copycats; homofascism; homosexualagenda; kissday; lavendermafia; photoops; pinkjournalism; starbucks; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
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I, for one, think that today would be a good day to drink Dunkin Donuts coffee. It would be funny if Starbucks' numbers were down on their "appreciation day"
1 posted on 08/07/2012 3:35:54 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

let the perverts have starbucks swill.
Dunkin donuts is far better coffee anyway.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 3:49:35 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher

What is this, their fifth attempt at countering Chick-fil-A Day, now?


3 posted on 08/07/2012 3:51:51 AM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: markomalley

The only people who will be inclined to go to “Starbucks appreciation day” are the people who already go there every day anywise.

CFA appreciation day worked because there was a genuine issue-oriented concern about the gay agenda and about free speech that brought out a lot of folks who’d never eaten there before, or who don’t eat there regularly.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 3:53:37 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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To: markomalley

“A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued.”

Translation: The Kiss Day was a total flop.

The LAT is laughable.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 3:56:09 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: markomalley

All this crap is ridiculous. I wish these damn places would just serve food. My goodness they are food service places. I supported Chick-Fil-A last Wednesday happily because of the witch hunt, but let’s stop this junk. Every week we are going to have another fight? The problem I have with this is that it will devalue to work done at CFA.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 3:59:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: markomalley

“Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

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Swarm? I guess that means 2 more people than last Friday’s protest.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 4:13:43 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: markomalley

On my way to McDonald’s which was he best deal even before the recent discount.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 4:13:51 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: markomalley

I always avoid Starbucks because the coffee tastes terrible, and it costs too much. Today I will avoid Starbucks because of all the perverts that might be there.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 4:23:16 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Optimus Prime

no kidding! That’s what i was thinking.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 4:26:43 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: markomalley

Brewing my own coffee. Funny, I was considering stopping at a Starbucks today because today is going to be a long day, thought a little extra pick me up would be nice. Not so much now. Guess that simple decision makes me what, anti gay in their eyes because I’m not supporting them?


11 posted on 08/07/2012 4:27:18 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: markomalley
Thank you, Starbucks for tell me where you stand and I will act accordingly.
12 posted on 08/07/2012 4:27:41 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

I NEVER understood how Starbucks could sell that coffee. It’s horrible - tastes like a great big cup of burnt. They can have it.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 4:28:16 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: markomalley
A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued a complete, total, utter failure.

Fixed it.

14 posted on 08/07/2012 4:31:02 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: markomalley

I drove past a Starbucks on my way to work.

Usually, the drive-thru is full of cars but today I only saw one.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: markomalley

I will go to CFA to show my appreciation for Starbucks Appreciation Day. I don’t drink coffee so will have a peach shake instead.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 4:32:00 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: JudyinCanada

I agree. McDonald’s coffee is alot cheaper and tastes alot better, although this morning I have Chick-Fil-A coffee...........and my personal favorite......the spicey chicken bisquit.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 4:34:24 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: ThunderSleeps

If you miss the taste of Starbuck’s coffee, I would suggest substituting with a cup of road tar or asphalt driveway sealant.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 4:42:01 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: All
For all their empty bluster about being genuine grass-roots...can the liberals give us those details again on how the astro-turf so-called "coffee party" worked out as a counter to the Tea Party?

That said, need to go brew my Eight O'Clock Dark Eyetalian Roast...

The more that the Sodomites scream and go into fascist mode, the more people wake up to what is happening to America!

19 posted on 08/07/2012 4:43:25 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: ThunderSleeps

That’s going to be a real draw for Starbucks.

“Stop in for coffee today, our places will be full of militant queers!”

Baristas, meet drama queens.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

That’s going to be a real draw for Starbucks.

“Stop in for coffee today, our places will be full of militant queers!”

Baristas, meet drama queens.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 4:44:42 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: markomalley

Can I have wawa instead?


22 posted on 08/07/2012 4:44:57 AM PDT by st.eqed
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To: markomalley

Well, it’s good to see the leftist freaks playing defense, catch up, and doing it poorly. It’s good to see the media trying to help them and failing. Gives one hope, doesn’t it?


23 posted on 08/07/2012 4:46:53 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: markomalley

How can you tell from their regular customers?


24 posted on 08/07/2012 4:48:03 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: markomalley

I guess I won’t be visiting tarbucks or (Dunkin Donuts if they are going to be packed with homosexuals.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 4:50:32 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: markomalley
The day that I pay $4 for a cup of coffee is the day they can nail the lid shut.

When I visit friends in Las Vegas I join them for their daily Starbuck’s ritual. I.E. recite the coffee Nazi order, pay for a wildly overpriced cup of swill, then meet friends and air-kiss on the veranda. I excuse myself and walk across the street to the gas station for an 89 cent cup-a-joe then rejoin them for some scintillating conversation.

Nothing warms my heart quite so well as drinking from a Fabulous Freddie's coffee cup while sitting in front of Starbuck’s.

26 posted on 08/07/2012 4:54:16 AM PDT by joeystoy
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To: 2001convSVT

Starbucks didn’t show much enthusiasm about being chosen as the object of the protestors affection.

Starbucks stood up for the second amendment I seem to recall.
That being said, they really sell badly over roasted (burnt coffee beans) coffee for way too much money.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 4:58:38 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: markomalley

DD coffee sucks, but I’ll do McD’s.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 4:59:12 AM PDT by montag813
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To: joeystoy
Wish I could get down to the Vinings (Atlanta) today where there is a S'Bux sharing the same parking lot entrance with C-f-A.

When we go there to meet with some folks every few weeks I will always walk in with my C-f-A bag'o'goodies AND have observed the S'Bux employees doing the same...

29 posted on 08/07/2012 5:03:48 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: markomalley

Agreed - where I go anyway.

And I think it is very telling that Starbucks itself more or less blew the gays off on this one; did not want the spotlight on their company, and aksed that the LGBTs include the myriad of other pro-gay companies and NOT call it “Starbucks Appreciation Day”.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 5:06:03 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: markomalley

I think I’ll have lunch at Chick-Fil-A today.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 5:06:43 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: markomalley

The economy must be doing better than we think - could Zero be right?!? - if everyone can afford coffee at a 500% markup.

The great economic minds of FR researched coffee retailers once. We discovered that Starbucks gets the most cups from a pound of beans of any major retailer.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 5:08:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get another cat.)
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To: markomalley
I'll go without coffee if it has to be Starbuck’s burnt cow manure stuff. Ever since they refused a store for the troops in Afghanistan or wherever it was over there, I REFUSE to enter one of their stores.
33 posted on 08/07/2012 5:10:51 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (If you cannot read the sign of the times, I suggest you read the Scriptures. They are CLEAR!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

McD’s here is giving away free coffee all week.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 5:12:18 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: elcid1970

It’s bad busiess. Hey Starbux, hire me as a consultant and I’ll tell you how to grow revenue: stop pissing off half of your potential customers.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 5:15:16 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Optimus Prime

Every time they do a ‘maybe-THIS-will work’, it spotlights just how desperate they are for - WHAT? - nobody can define what, exactly it is that will FINALLY get the little pissants to STFU.


36 posted on 08/07/2012 5:24:25 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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(Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.)

So roughly 1 percent of the population is going to try and out spend 85 percent of the population in one day sales??
Yes these people really are that stupid................


37 posted on 08/07/2012 5:26:22 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: markomalley
Up until recently I still had a few liberal friends. One thing that they all had in common was an abiding hatred of Starbucks. The only business they hated more was Walmart. Apparently Starbucks got on the liberal poop-list a few years ago because of "corporate greed," which as we all know is liberal-speak for "turning a profit." Why they singled out Starbucks for special ire I do not know.

I wonder if they will swallow their ideology and come out for Starbuck's Gay Day?

38 posted on 08/07/2012 5:29:46 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: markomalley

(A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued.)

Now don’t be a lying sack of crap.
The homosexual kiss day was -AN EPIC FAIL!!!

Already been to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee today...
But that is nothing new as I have never been in a Starbucks and never intend to be..............


39 posted on 08/07/2012 5:30:16 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: markomalley
A straight boycott permanently would be in order, bankrupt the swill server!!!
40 posted on 08/07/2012 5:33:42 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: listenhillary
Starbucks didn’t show much enthusiasm about being chosen as the object of the protestors affection.

It's becoming a business liability to be publicly "appreciated" by the homosexual movement.

41 posted on 08/07/2012 5:35:44 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: arrdon
...nobody can define what, exactly it is that will FINALLY get the little pissants to STFU.

Blood and treasure, of course. Historically, blood and treasure are the end that any radical movement seeks for. Nothing else-not even total, unconditional acceptance-will suffice. And once they get it, they will want nothing but more of it.

42 posted on 08/07/2012 5:37:14 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: Optimus Prime
The reason liberal elites needed more time for a gay 'demonstration' than we did for a straight one is they have to 'organize'. They'll have paid staff and coordination with friends in the press.

Their plan will be to come up with a small number of Starbucks in different cities, throw in a lot of people at say 11:30 or 12:30 and have the press waiting and ready with cameras. It's be staged. Faked.

To fill out the ranks we'll see old ACORN folks, union guys, paid DNC staff - the usual 'rent a crowd'. ..It'll be so different than our grassroots demonstration that anyone with half a brain will see it... Oh, and the press won't notice the difference...

43 posted on 08/07/2012 5:40:49 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: joeystoy

“.....daily Starbuck’s ritual: i.e. recite the coffee Nazi order, pay for a wildly overpriced cup of swill, then meet friends and air-kiss on the veranda....excuse myself and walk across the street to the gas station for an 89 cent cup-a-joe.....”

Heh, heh!

;^)


44 posted on 08/07/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: markomalley

And this crowd would make me want to go to a Starbucks?!?


45 posted on 08/07/2012 5:48:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: elcid1970

don’t forget:

Open your Mac, read the New York Times online and complain openly about that right wing extremist Mitt Romney.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 5:49:53 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: markomalley

Hummmmm, countering an already popular chicken restaurant with a cultish, overpriced/underquality coffee house.

Calling national attention to Starbucks pro same-sex marriage stance to the millions who might otherwise known about it, like the folks who came out in support of CFA last week.

In their fervor to put CFA “out of business” the just might do irreparable harm to their favorite bath house...er...hangout.

Those ugly “unintended consequences” are revisiting the left again.


47 posted on 08/07/2012 5:57:23 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: markomalley
Any day would be a good day to have Dunkin Donuts or even greasy spoon inc. coffee rather than that stuff Starbucks sells, yuck! Overpriced and undrinkable.
48 posted on 08/07/2012 6:01:01 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: fatnotlazy

..and they will fight and litter...


49 posted on 08/07/2012 6:02:23 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Big Giant Head
Does anyone remember the liberals response to the TEA Party? It was supposed to be called Coffee Talk, the local tv stations covered it with interviews of the promoters, and that was the last I ever heard about it.
50 posted on 08/07/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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