Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Starbucks Appreciation Day !!!

About 10 years ago, my friend Brent brought some blueprints into the metal shop we were co-managing.  They were plans for a WWI-era machine gun. 

I'm not a particularly good machinist, but I can program the heck out of a Hurco Machining Center. 

I could have made that machine gun. 

You can pass Victim Disarmament Gun Control laws until your hands are cramped from signing and voting and patting yourself on the back.  I can still make a machine gun.  As long as you don't have access to a Hurco Machining Center, I can OWN you.   

In the meantime, some places are already designated as "gun-free" zones.  I totally understand.  If it's your property, you can set your own rules.  For instance, our ridiculously expensive military bases are mostly "gun-free" zones because one of our presidents, in a fit of self-righteousness, declared them to be so.  Therefore, a psychotic Major at Fort Hood was able to shoot up the place at will until an off-duty civilian policewoman showed up and almost sent him to enjoy his allotment of 72 virgins. 

One place where this type of shooting is less likely.....Starbucks. 

Starbucks allows its stores to abide by whatever state and local laws are in place at their locations.  No signs about "Starbucks Is A Gun-Free Environment".

 This has generated outrage from the Statists, of course.  There is now a Brew, Not Bullets boycott starting today.  Here's the BNB strategy:

1. Sign our Starbucks email, feel free to add comments.

2. Like us on Facebook

3. Tell us how much you will stop spending at Starbucks

4. Sign up for email updates

5. Starting Valentine’s Day 2012:
Stop going to Starbucks.
Don’t buy their products wherever they are sold:

VIA instant coffee packets,
Single cup coffee and tea pods,
Ice cream, Frappuccinos etc.

6. Download, print, and leave our flyer behind at Starbucks stores.

7. Tell your network of family, friends, and share on social media: Copy this link, “Press Release Starbucks Boycott” into an email and/or social media message and send it.

Blah, blah, blah, blah freakin' blah. 
If you carry a gun (because policemen are too dang heavy)....
If you believe that when seconds count, the cops are just minutes away....
If you believe that an armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity....
If you believe that those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who did not....
If you believe that carrying a gun doesn't make you paranoid, because at that point you have nothing to be paranoid about...

Then you should go to Starbucks today, buy some stuff, and thank them for allowing their shops to reflect the rights expressed in the 2nd Amendment. 

I suggest the double-espresso. 

Here's a website giving more info on the Buycott. 
The Clint Smith gun control quotes came from here. 
T-shirt came from here. 


CenTexTim said...


The Whited Sepulchre said...

I have returned once again to the Starbucks on I-30 and Western Center Boulevard.
Not packing, though.

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