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Starbucks CEO: We support marriage equality, and if you donít like it, sell your stock
LGBTQNATION ^ | 03/21/2013

Posted on 03/21/2013 7:17:53 PM PDT by Fzob

Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to support marriage equality, and told investors that if they weren’t on board, they could sell their stock and go elsewhere.

Howard Schultz Last year, the Seattle-based company announced its support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state, prompting opponents of the measure — notably the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage — to launch a boycott of Starbucks.

At the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, shareholder Tom Strobhar described Starbucks’ first-quarter performance as disappointing, and suggested that was due in part to the boycott.

“In the first fill quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earrings — shall we say politely — were a bit disappointing,” Strobhar said.

Unfazed, Schultz replied that the company’s decision to support marriage equality was not the bottom line, but about respecting diversity, reported KPLU.


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KEYWORDS: faggotcoffee; homosexualagenda; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; randpaulshero; ssm; starbucks; thataintalatte
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To: Fzob

Never been in one , never will, “marriage equality” or no “marriage equality”.


51 posted on 03/21/2013 7:48:12 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: tflabo; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy

I suspect that most people who buy coffee at Starbucks are social liberals anyway, they need to be part of that ‘in’ crowd.

This is the point in history where you declare that you are for ‘marriage equality’ or you get left behind. Its the (very new) cultural norm and Obama is the cool modern version of LBJ who was at the wheel when it happened,

That is the modern cultural mindset, precisely.

This country has truly gone to hell.


52 posted on 03/21/2013 7:49:28 PM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: RC one
Interesting, isn't it? When Starbucks refused to humor the gun grabbers regarding open carry, conservatives were lining up for their cappuccino.

My view is the same as when movie stars voice their lamebrain liberal ideas: If they have talent, I don't care what their views are. If they're only mediocre, I boycott them.

In this case, I happen to like Starbucks, so I will continue to buy their coffee.

53 posted on 03/21/2013 7:50:02 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Fzob

What a latte of baloney.


54 posted on 03/21/2013 7:52:35 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Fzob
Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to support marriage equality, and told investors that if they weren’t on board, they could sell their stock and go elsewhere.

Now just try to imagine the uproar, especially from the "media", if the Chick-Fil-A CEO had said similar words regarding their support of traditional (real) marriage, and told investors to take a hike if they didn't like it.

STOP BENDING OVER (figuratively) FOR THE RADICAL HOMO AGENDA!!! Sorry for the shouting - sometimes it is needed...).

55 posted on 03/21/2013 7:53:17 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: giotto

So long as they support the second amendment, I have nothing bad to say about them. I mostly drink Folgers instant regardless.


56 posted on 03/21/2013 7:54:24 PM PDT by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Fzob; wolfman23601; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

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57 posted on 03/21/2013 7:55:36 PM PDT by narses
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To: Fzob; wolfman23601; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

58 posted on 03/21/2013 7:56:44 PM PDT by narses
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To: driftdiver

He’s bluffing. If they do dump all of their stocks he will crap himself...lol


59 posted on 03/21/2013 7:57:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Fzob

I won’t go there again.


60 posted on 03/21/2013 7:59:28 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Fzob

There is nothing unequal about traditional marriage. Gays are free to participate in traditional marriage. Obama has.


61 posted on 03/21/2013 8:00:39 PM PDT by pallis
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To: jeffc

Apart from the Obunga administration, Starsux is biggest fraud perpetrated on humankind. Four bucks and more for hot bilge water with the aftertaste of a Jamaican whore’s armpit. P.T. Barnum was right.


62 posted on 03/21/2013 8:01:54 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Fzob; a fool in paradise
As the Rolling Stones once had to print on a record label: Star Star!
63 posted on 03/21/2013 8:04:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Fzob

I’ll never go to that dump again.


64 posted on 03/21/2013 8:06:58 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: Fzob

FagBucks will be toast in 24months.


65 posted on 03/21/2013 8:09:41 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Fzob

We bought their coffee but no more. We use to give out their gift cards to family and business associates, no more. I don’t buy Ben and Jerry products either.


66 posted on 03/21/2013 8:11:13 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: digger48

“Tried Starbucks one time, never made it out of the parking lot before I tossed it.”

Do you have a Peet’s in your area? Irrespective of their politics, Starbuck’s Coffee has always tasted like snake p!$$ to me the few times I have tried it.

And while you are getting rid if this socialist pariah, you might want to say adios to CVS Pharmacy like I did today for their “new” policy on trying to “control” the weight of their employees. Mayor Bloomberg must be on their board of directors.


67 posted on 03/21/2013 8:15:18 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: cripplecreek

Jebus H. - what does one do with pork rectums?


68 posted on 03/21/2013 8:18:20 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: vette6387

you should see the size of a coupe of the gals at my local CVS drive-thru.

one of them, I honestly don’t know how she can be on her feet all day. Almost as wide as she is tall.

and I’m not saying that to be funny.


69 posted on 03/21/2013 8:18:59 PM PDT by digger48
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To: radiohead
pork rectums?

isn't that what being gay is all about?

70 posted on 03/21/2013 8:22:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

“you should see the size of a coupe of the gals at my local CVS drive-thru.”

And please explain to me how more than half of the nurses in most hospitals look like Rosie O’Donnell too! It is sad, but CVS Naziism is over the top. “You must tell us how much you weigh as a condition of continued employment, and if we don’t like the number you will have to do something about it or be fired!”


71 posted on 03/21/2013 8:27:40 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Fzob

72 posted on 03/21/2013 8:31:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: sickoflibs
butt they allowed concealed carry, so now what will i ever do ???

oh yeah, thats right, i manage to brew my own coffee for less than $5/cup anyway...

buck farsucks and their homo makeout day agenda...

after the quueeeers finish using the booth, the creamer tastes like $h!t anyways...

73 posted on 03/21/2013 8:43:07 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Fzob

run them out of your town


74 posted on 03/21/2013 8:48:28 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: jyro

“marriage equality” is such a stupid term


75 posted on 03/21/2013 8:50:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Fzob

“Marriage equality”. ROTFL! Is that what they’re calling it now? Stooges.


76 posted on 03/21/2013 9:08:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Fzob

Hey, how about a man and four wives?

Or a brother and sister?

Woman and 500 illegals wanting to become citizens?

Lots of sexual couplings.

Is Starbucks going to make the call on all of them? Idiots.


77 posted on 03/21/2013 9:09:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Fzob

Gay marriage equality is an oxymoron if I ever heard one. I guess this means that all that work populating society and grooming the next generation doesn’t qualify heterosexuals with any significant status.


78 posted on 03/21/2013 9:49:46 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Fzob

No stock and I woudn’t drink his crappy swill if it was free!


79 posted on 03/21/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Fzob

I have bought those frappachinos but no more...


80 posted on 03/21/2013 10:12:17 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Fzob

proud to say i haven’t ever drank starbucks, never set foot in their stores.


81 posted on 03/21/2013 10:15:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Fzob

http://www.ihatestarbucks.com/other_choices.php


82 posted on 03/21/2013 10:25:06 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Fzob

I don’t have any stock to sell but I do have a few dollars Starbucks will never get.


83 posted on 03/21/2013 10:29:35 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: RC one
Starbucks also supports the second amendment despite much pressure to do otherwise. Just sayin'.

Well shoot!

That there just makes for them supporting the abomination of homosexuality, now, doesn't it!
84 posted on 03/21/2013 10:50:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Fzob

I can buy better roasted coffee beans elsewhere to brew my own coffee. I much prefer local cafe’s when I want to something that is already brewed. The management of Starbucks is so full of themselves they over expanded in the 90’s and early 2000’s, when all they really had to sell was premium coffee at exorbitant prices. There were always lots of potential competitors who could sell similar coffee and undermine Starbuck’s market share. Hell even McDonald’s has added premium coffee to its menu all over the world, and they don’t have to justify their entire cost structure on selling brewed coffee.


85 posted on 03/22/2013 1:42:59 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; NFHale

I don’t know caffeine dependency cuts across ideological lines and they are the largest chain.

I’m not a coffee guy, I don’t think I’ve ever been in one.

“Its the (very new) cultural norm “

Seems like only yesterday most democrats were loudly INSISTING that they opposed it and that we were lying for saying they didn’t. Boy has the tide turned. Someone took their finger out of the dyke I guess. ;p


86 posted on 03/22/2013 2:16:25 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Fzob
Unfazed, Schultz replied that the company’s decision to support marriage equality was not the bottom line, but about respecting diversity, reported KPLU.

Marriage is already equal. What they are supporting is marriage revision.

Next time an anarchist throws a trashcan through one of their windows, I'll just remember that they support diversity (tm) and they should be happy about it.

87 posted on 03/22/2013 2:56:33 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: PeevedPatriot
I stopped doing business there years ago when they were supporting Planned Parenthood.

Which is why I did not support my company's sponsoring of the Race for The Cure, despite an attempt at shaming me into it.

88 posted on 03/22/2013 2:59:48 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Fzob

The only time I ever drank Starbucks coffee was at a conference. I got one cup, took a couple of sips and poured the rest into the bathroom sink. I drank water the rest of the week.


89 posted on 03/22/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Impy

It’s a line in the sand.

It’s the winnowing fork of Matthew 3:12.

This issue is separating those who obey God from those who are deeply of the world.


90 posted on 03/22/2013 7:32:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: garbanzo

This CEO has forgotten he is just a coffee salesman. He thinks money makes him smart. He think big money puts him on a “higher level”.

He still just sells coffee in a coffee shop.


91 posted on 03/22/2013 7:38:29 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; BillyBoy

“...Someone took their finger out of the dyke I guess. ;p...”

Ahh...err...umm, Yeah...what Impy said.... Haha!!!


92 posted on 03/22/2013 8:48:25 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Fzob

I never understood this. If someone is selling stock, isn’t someone else buying it?


93 posted on 03/22/2013 9:12:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: driftdiver
Yet one more good reason not to spend money there.

Add Seattle's Best to you list as well (Starbucks owned.)

94 posted on 03/22/2013 9:14:13 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: driftdiver

I will never set foot there again.


95 posted on 03/22/2013 9:14:34 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: NFHale; Impy; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; MrB

” ..Someone took their finger out of the dyke I guess. ;p...”

Ahh...err...umm, Yeah...what Impy said.... Haha!!!”

: )

All kidding aside, the moral fiber of this country IS going to hell.

Thank you....

MSM

Hollywood

university professors

good men who do nothing


96 posted on 03/22/2013 11:25:17 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Impy; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; MrB

“...the moral fiber of this country IS going to hell...”

It’s been by design and wholly intentional. Using the media, the school system, etc., we’re living US socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas’s statement about the country never accepting socialism, but adopting it wholesale by calling it “liberalism”.

When you make a people forget where they came from and who they are, you take them anywhere and make them into anything.

That’s what’s been done to the country at large.


97 posted on 03/22/2013 12:35:34 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

” When you make a people forget where they came from and who they are, you take them anywhere and make them into anything.”

yep


98 posted on 03/22/2013 1:04:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: fwdude
I never understood this. If someone is selling stock, isn’t someone else buying it?

If more stocks are selling rather than buying, the stock price will decline.

99 posted on 03/23/2013 5:00:03 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob

You missed my point. Stock sales = stock buys. When you sell a stock, you’re selling it to someone who is buying it.


100 posted on 03/23/2013 5:20:02 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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