The Anti-Chick-Fil-A Kiss-In not worky so well? LOL! As I noted on Fox & Friends this weekend, the approach of punishing people and companies with whom you disagree is fascist, petty and rejected by the American people. I’m all for positive, encouraging activism meant to promote the things we agree with. Apparently that’s a lesson the left can only learn from failure and embarrassment. Let’s make sure liberals all across this country get the exact same message on November 6th.

And yes, as we all know Starbucks as an incredibly blue, liberal company, just like Ben & Jerry’s. Conservatives, however, don’t punish people or companies because of political disagreements. Personally, I’ll drink their coffee while I work to defeat the liberal agenda and leadership. More caffeine please!

Via the Los Angeles Times

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.

Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are trying again Tuesday with National Marriage Equality Day, initiated by Equally Wed, a lesbian and gay wedding magazine. So far, nearly 28,000 people have signed up to attend.

The event was originally called National Starbucks Appreciation Day in honor of the coffee giant, which recently threw its support behind efforts to make gay marriage legal.

But several other holidays exist with the same name, including one created by gun rights groups. Starbucks’ corporate offices had nothing to do with those events nor with Tuesday’s planned gatherings.

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  1. Maynard says:

    The rush to Starbucks by Obama supporters will fizzle unless Starbucks starts accepting EBT cards.

  2. Tammy says:


  3. Shifra says:

    When FDR pushed through the National Industrial Recovery Act, stores were encouraged to display the Blue Eagle in their windows, as a symbol of their compliance with the National Recovery Administration’s codes, which dictated prices, what materials could be used, etc. The head of the NRA, Hugh Samuel Johnson, stated:

    “When every American housewife understands that the Blue Eagle on everything that she permits into her home is a symbol of its restoration to security, may God have mercy on the man or group of men who attempt to trifle with this bird.”

    So maybe we should cut all the drama of boycotts/buycotts/kiss-ins and just have color-codes in the windows of stores, so that customers can decide where to shop on the basis of the owners’ political views.

    Can’t I just enjoy my Starbucks iced-coffee-on-the-rocks in peace ?

    • persecutor says:

      Starbucks is as “common man” as Vanity Fair is People. I can see the lines going around the block now! [sarcasm off]

      This’ll work!

  4. Alain41 says:

    Class envy/elitist snobbery. Chick-fil-A is fried food fast. Starbucks is baristas serving capuccinos. Chick-fil-A is Atlanta. Starbucks is Seattle. Chick-fil-A has no wifi. Starbucks has free worldwideweb internet access. Chick-fil-A’s color is red. Starbucks is green.

    Both great businesses. Love them both. But I can skip coffee. You’d better not get in my way when I want fried chicken.

  5. DouggieJ says:

    Nobody will be able to tell the difference between the gay appreciators and the regular customers.

  6. Shifra says:

    “Starbucks imports from countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, and operates in countries like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Morrocco and Qatar – all countries in which homosexual ACTIVITY is ILLEGAL.

    Seems like a good enough reason to avoid the coffee that is imported from these countries and its suppliers if LGBTQ rights are important to you.

    Have you had your Starbucks today?”

    • Maynard says:

      I try to buy goods from the heartland when I have a choice. But some stuff grows where it grows. The only American-grown coffee is the Kona coffee from Hawaii. Dunno if I’d really be saving the world if I ran around demanding Kona. Anyway, I’m more likely to get coffee in a coffee shop, and God alone knows where that came from. The only hint is it’s probably whatever’s cheapest.

      If Starbucks can suck money out of Saudi Arabia et al, then more power to them. We’ve got to be selling something on the international market to make up for our ridiculous volume of imports. And if those guys didn’t spend their dough on the coffee, they’d probably be buying whips or AK-47s or building another radical mosque in New York or the like.

    • Tammy says:

      Ooh Shifra excellent points!

  7. kwilder says:

    I might not be gay, but I’m definitely swarming Starbucks for a Vente after lunch! 😉

  8. Chuck says:

    With the regular long lines at Starbucks from people ordering cold coffee drinks, I wouldn’t even notice if there is a Starbucks Appreciation Day.

  9. dennisl59 says:

    T.A.M. ‘i-Team(me)’ Report:

    Mission: Purchase One(1)Large Black Ice Coffee(park/walk-in)

    Location: Round Rock, Texas, 79 & Red Bud.(1/2 mile down the road) This is a small ‘Bucks on the same standalone pad as a Sprint Store in a very small strip shopping center.

    Walked in, observed the 1 ‘remote office’ project manager playing hookey, 2 chit-chatting housewifes, and 2 wi-fi poachers. No ‘Rainbow People’ observed in the store or parking lot. In other words, business as usual here. No line. Transaction took 3 minutes, cost: $3.19

    Conclusion: No surprise that no one here gives a crap about this subject. This is ‘Cruz Country’

    posted 8/7 210pm Texas[Venti means 20oz!] Time

  10. Ellen says:

    I went to Starbucks in Chicago today at the normal time and there were fewer people than are normal! Superfail, but who’s surprised?

  11. AniMel says:

    Well, they have to do something to wipe the egg off their collective face after the CFA kiss-in turned out to be an abysmal failure. I know…we’ll give it a go at Starbucks! Why not? It’s always crowded, and it’ll be easy to take pictures of long lines and pass ’em off as big activist turnouts.

    And, BONUS, if you ask everyone to say “cheese” while holding up a camera they’ll all get into it without asking what the picture is for!

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