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Starbucks appreciation: Will retort to Chick-fil-A day succeed?
LA Times ^ | Aug 7 2012 | Tiffany Hsu

Posted on 08/07/2012 9:56:02 AM PDT by scottjewell

Gay marriage activists had a vision: Tuesday would be their clarion call for consumers to reject Chick-fil-A ... crowding into Starbucks and other more sympathetic companies.

Though its still early in the day, National Marriage Equality Day...seems to be getting a mostly mild start.

A Facebook profile created for the event by Equally Wed, a lesbian and gay wedding magazine, shows more than 34,000 people signed up to attend. But a photo page populated by submissions from supportive consumers had fewer than 20 images just before noon on the East Coast.

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“Let's show the right that the left can spend money on demand too,” wrote one Twitter user...

Big crowds, however, weren’t on the menu.

Compare that with Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week... The event, inspired by comments from Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy backing the “biblical definition of the family unit," created traffic jams, out-the-door lines and record sales for the chicken chain. More than 670,000 people signed up on Facebook to attend.

Starbucks has well over 12,000 stores in the Americas; Chick-fil-A has slightly more than 1,600. ...

Initially, the event was focused on Starbucks, which recently threw its support behind legislation in Washington that would make gay marriage legal in the state.

But the coffee giant’s corporate office had no part in planning, instead reiterating the same statement it has used for months.

“We deeply respect the views of our customers and our employees and recognize that there’s genuine passion surrounding the topic. We have many constituents and from time to time will make statements that are consistent with our values and heritage even if they may be inconsistent with the views of a particular group.”

The company declined to comment about a potential sales boost from Tuesday’s event.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; coffee; homosexualagenda; kissday; starbucks
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Yep, "off to a slow start". Just like the Kiss-In.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 9:56:06 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Of course, lots of people go to Starbucks ANYWAY. Makes it all that much easier to claim “success”.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 10:01:12 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

Yet it still is off to a slow start....they can’t win for losing... ;)


3 posted on 08/07/2012 10:03:21 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

i bet they’d feel it if every conservative person stayed away for one day...let’s say, friday just sayin’


4 posted on 08/07/2012 10:03:45 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: scottjewell

“Let’s show the right that the left can spend “other peoples” money on demand too,” wrote one Twitter user...


You don’t go to starbucks for that. you go to DC. The left is the cheapest bunch of SOB’s out there.

They spend other peoples money like water. They don’t spend theirs.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 10:03:45 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: rbg81

—Of course, lots of people go to Starbucks ANYWAY.—

Yep. And a lot of them are staying away today.

If nothing else, being served by people in latex gloves can be a bit unnerving. At least, on homosexual day I ASSUME they are using latex gloves.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: scottjewell
I appreciate the homosexual groups identifying the anti-Christian and anti-traditional marriage companies out there.

I did not know Starbucks and the other companies oppose traditional marriage. Now that I do I will never spend money at any of these companies ever again.

7 posted on 08/07/2012 10:05:34 AM PDT by detective
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To: camle

I actually think many conservatives will stay away today, and it may well be noticed...they’re (rainbow crowd) not doing great already.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 10:05:34 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: detective

Good. Me neither. Let’s hope that multiplies by tens of thousands.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 10:06:54 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: camle

I and my famly stay away from starbucks every day and now got a couple of neighbrs to do the same.

It’s amazing how many did not know about home depot, Amazon, starbucks and Target.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 10:07:16 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: camle

How about permanently? I won’t do business there, nor at Kohl’s and now JC Penneys. Haven’t attended a Hollyweird movie in years and don’t miss it, it’s crap anyway and the actors are easily to personally dislike. Who needs ‘em?


11 posted on 08/07/2012 10:09:50 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: scottjewell

I went to Chick-fil-A for lunch today to show my support.

Oh, I went to the wrong place? Sorry . . . (heh-heh)


12 posted on 08/07/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: detective

Starbucks (aka, fourbucks for a cup of coffee) is a far left corporation. I stopped going there a while back when they were printing leftist slogans on their cups. Made me gag!


13 posted on 08/07/2012 10:11:56 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: scottjewell; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3

Fortunately for me I never liked the taste of Starbucks coffee, I thought McDonalds was much sweeter, better tasting, and I drink Coffee black so I can tell. And I thought it was ripoff as with their high sugar drinks.

I always saw Star-bucks as a ‘So, I am a success because I can waste my money on this crap” status symbol, which apparently is for social liberals.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 10:12:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: scottjewell
What part of less than 2% of the population being Homosexual do they not understand? While the leftists scream about right wingers to try and pretend that they speak for the majority, only 1/5 of the population are dyed in the wool liberals in polls.

While the minority is very loud, very hateful and very destructive, they are still the minority. Leftism and LBGT perversion is simply not that prevalent in society.

It however is profitable for the corrupt politicians to pander to the evil few, they may a good smoke screen for "political correctness" a word invented to call evil good and good evil. Hard to steal if you are correct, easy if your "politically correct". So we are stuck with them, the Media and the Politician's play to the band that covers their looting the treasury, and the band marches on.

And on...

And on...

As we are forced to pander to the desperate few.

15 posted on 08/07/2012 10:14:07 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: scottjewell

Homosexuality is a genetic/psychological flaw. We don’t see articles of this sort covering bestiality or other sexual maladies, so why even bother giving these types of stories print?


16 posted on 08/07/2012 10:18:28 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: scottjewell

If the laslimes is using the term ‘mild start’, you can rest assured it’s a total flop.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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To: scottjewell

They’re never going to “get it,” are they?


18 posted on 08/07/2012 10:21:15 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: scottjewell


19 posted on 08/07/2012 10:23:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: scottjewell

I hate Starbucks coffee. Do they intentionally burn it? Then there are the arrogant coffee serv...oh, sorry “baristas” who look like you just told them you broke wind when you order a “large” instead of a “venti”.

I still have one of two gift cards I received at Christmas. I gave the other away.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 10:23:37 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I think they’re afraid to get it.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: American in Israel

Great post, but take heart: I think the agenda has reached its nadir. It now will begin to descend.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 10:26:07 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: All

More astro-turfing from the sodomy lobby.

Y A W N


23 posted on 08/07/2012 10:26:07 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Iron Munro

hah! good one


24 posted on 08/07/2012 10:26:56 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: rhinohunter

Bingo ;-)


25 posted on 08/07/2012 10:27:47 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Though its still early in the day, National Marriage Equality Day...seems to be getting a mostly mild start.

And will end with the sound of crickets.
In other words - no one cares what the fetish freaks want.

Looks like Starbucks is going have a very low income day. Maybe they could give a few counter kids the day off. I'm sure the kids would appreciate it. At least something good would come out of this.

26 posted on 08/07/2012 10:28:36 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: scottjewell

Orlando: I went past several Starbucks this morning and none of them were at all busy.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 10:29:06 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: scottjewell

One more reason I won’t give my money to starbucks. They can rot in hell along side the gay scum they support.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 10:29:33 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: sanjuanbob

Right. That’s how I feel when I see the Rainbow flag flown at a government office in Great Britain, or at Google or MSN headquarters here: Where are the flags for other anamolies? Or for blacks? The deaf? Feminists? the disabled? How come only the LGBTs have a flag?


29 posted on 08/07/2012 10:29:46 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I keep saying...WE SURROUND THEM!!! They ARE the minority and they HATE that.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 10:31:59 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: scottjewell
Anyone up for a mocha frappuccino? There's not much of a wait. Plus, you can avail yourself to free WIFI.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: rbg81

Seriously, how is walking into a Starbucks considered a rejection of Chik-fil-a? I happen to love both establishments.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: sickoflibs
I thought McDonalds was much sweeter, better tasting,

A lot of people say that. They go to McDonalds for a better coffee at a better price. Only an idiot would pay a fortune for a bitter Stabucks coffee.
I'm surprised McDonalds hasn't put them out of business yet.

33 posted on 08/07/2012 10:40:39 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: LostInBayport

My wife and I say the same thing, they must burn the beans when they roast them and since I’ve never tasted any difference, they must be doing it on purpose.

Of course, I haven’t been to a starbucks for many years and plan to keep it that way. Now I have another reason to avoid them.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 10:41:21 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: scottjewell

No starbucks today. no problem.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 10:42:13 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: scottjewell
Starbucks appreciation: Will retort to Chick-fil-A day succeed?

Succeed at what? I don't get it.

36 posted on 08/07/2012 10:44:32 AM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: andyk
Seriously, how is walking into a Starbucks considered a rejection of Chik-fil-a? I happen to love both establishments.

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It's liberal logic. There's no rhyme nor reason to it. Case in the point: This 'luv in' was organized by the same people who view El Rushbo as more of a threat than President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

37 posted on 08/07/2012 10:45:36 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: PuzzledInTX

I don’t either. I guess ‘will it garner massive support such as was seen on CFA Appreciation Day’. The answer is no.


38 posted on 08/07/2012 10:46:26 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Realman30

Wow, thanks for that. Looks like its being boycotted not buycotted.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 10:47:42 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: commonguymd
No starbucks today. no problem.

I sent a TXT to my husband and asked him to check out the local Starbucks today on his way back from the bank According to him, there are two cars in the parking lot. They probably belong to the people who work there. Two seems a little low. Maybe they knew they were going to have a slow day?

Chic Fil A was different. People had to take a detour to get through town we were in (Had to drive. Our town doesn't have a Chic Fil A yet, but I emailed their headquarters and suggested one. We live near a big tourist town.)

40 posted on 08/07/2012 10:51:19 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Lx

Starbucks in Canada used to burn the beans but for the past 5 or so years the coffee has been decent. Still way overpriced given the same product is 30% cheaper at Timmies or McDs. As a bonus, McDs coffee is free this week (they do the free coffee week a couple of times a year).


41 posted on 08/07/2012 10:51:19 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: concerned about politics
RE :”A lot of people say that. They go to McDonalds for a better coffee at a better price. Only an idiot would pay a fortune for a bitter Stabucks coffee.
I'm surprised McDonalds hasn't put them out of business yet.

Like I say, I drink plain coffee because when made right it is naturally sweet, Starbucks is strong and bitter and expensive.

I think some people are so stupid that they see a crappy expensive drink as a status symbol. I remember Suzi Ormann when reorganizing women in debt finances telling them to stop taking their friends to Starbucks(on their credit card) , to prove my theory.

Now this....dumb spoiled liberals.

42 posted on 08/07/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Lx

Starbucks uses poor quality beans and over roasts them, making their coffees too bitter and acidic.

People that know coffee know this. People that don’t know coffee really savor their bitter cup experience.


43 posted on 08/07/2012 10:54:12 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: scottjewell
Wow, thanks for that. Looks like its being boycotted not buycotted.

addendum

Before someone calls me on the carpet, I used my creativity when I posted the image. It isn't from today.

44 posted on 08/07/2012 10:55:13 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: scottjewell
They just don't get it, do they?

Here's the difference, you liberal idiots: No one attacked Starbucks. There were no Republican mayors in any Republican cities telling Starbucks they couldn't do business in their towns because their views on marriage were unacceptable. There's no real need for a Starbucks appreciation day, because Starbucks was not attacked.

45 posted on 08/07/2012 11:00:54 AM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: American in Israel
good smoke screen for "political correctness" a word invented to call evil good and good evil.

Political correctness was designed to silence and intimidate people from speaking out against the left wing special interest groups and their sick agendas. ( Notice PC does NOT protect any right wing interest group. )

It was a brilliant thought control campaign. Thank God people are finally seeing through it and speaking out.

46 posted on 08/07/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: scottjewell

Unless it includes nudity, deviancy, debauchery, violence, destruction, defacement, looting, or paid “attendance”, no Lefty “organized” anything ever attracts much participation.


47 posted on 08/07/2012 11:02:31 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: sanjuanbob
"Homosexuality is a genetic/psychological flaw. We don’t see articles of this sort covering bestiality or other sexual maladies, so why even bother giving these types of stories print?"
Once "normal" homosexuality is mainstreamed we can go on to pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, etc. Sheesh! Get with the program!

I don't even know what the "etc." part is but its probably on the agenda. ;-)

48 posted on 08/07/2012 11:11:51 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: scottjewell
Starbuck’s coffee to me tastes like the coffee beans were burnt. Maybe roasted to long. I really prefer 7-11 coffee.

Harry Reid's friend told me that Starbucks does unnatural things to their coffee. /sarc

49 posted on 08/07/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Random_User_250

Try getting them to see a logical point, though ;-)


50 posted on 08/07/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by scottjewell
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