TTAG Commentator Greg writes: “Well fellow members of the Armed Intelligentsia, it looks like we might have created a genuine cause célèbre. At about four o’clock yesterday afternoon, Googling “Starbucks Appreciation Day”—an idea originated by Sebastian and gay cynic—scared-up about 112k hits. As of about 9pm EST last night, that total climbed to 298k. Not bad at all for a lowly bunch of knuckle-dragging gun clingers. Do you think that we can get a million hits by Friday? Well we can if . . .
We consider it our job to make the Bradys, the National Gun Victims Action Council and all of their fellow travelers cry in their lattes, as well as to long remember and rue the day that they inspired.
Let it be known that Second Amendment supporters are everywhere and that we have enormous power; politically, financially, organizationally and philosophically. We are fighting the good fight and we aim to win.
It is especially important that this BUYcott be a resounding success in the remaining states that continue to egregiously oppress law abiding citizens in regards to their fundamental human and civil rights.
California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and D.C. need to be shown in no uncertain terms and they must be made to feel the power that we wield. This BUYcott is a small, yet powerful way to get that message across.
Right up until Valentine’s Day, TTAG will be creating posts promoting Starbucks Appreciation Day. With your help, we hope to send a strong and unequivocal message to our opponents, our politicians and businesses all across this great country of ours that we are not only an unprecedented, peerless and unassailable grassroots force to be reckoned with, but that we have the juice and the greenbacks to affect significant change in pursuit of our rights.
TTAG would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all of the many great grassroots 2A activists and bloggers that are going to help make this coming Valentine’s Day a remarkable success.
In particular we’d like to thank Joe Huffman and Sebastian at pagunblog.com for their tremendous efforts in general and their posts on Starbucks Appreciation Day. Say Uncle, calguns, thefiringline and dozens of other pro-2A websites, blogs and forums have thrown their weight behind this pro-gun BUYcott.
Also, a special thanks needs to go out to commenter NukemJim for making the brilliant suggestion that we pay for our purchases with portraits of Thomas Jefferson. What could be more perfect than using Mr. Liberty himself as our symbol? What could send a clearer message that all of us are out there, somewhere.
So, ladies and gentlemen, stop by the bank and get at least five two dollar bills (some for your friends) and get ready to show the nation what we’re made of on February 14th.”