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Rightwing “Girls” Love Louis Vuitton And Whole Foods???
The Winston Review ^ | 13 August, 2011 | -TWR-

Posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:00 AM PDT by AustralianConservative

I guess they can’t help it, but some bestselling rightwing authors have surprising tastes.

Ann Coulter: Louis Vuitton | Coulter (above) likes making fun of those pro-appeasement Frenchmen, but she’s also been caught on camera strolling around the Hamptons with her Louis Vuitton bag, and can’t resist French restaurants, where she orders “Freedom Fries” – just to stir the pot, our guess.

Jonah Goldberg: Whole Foods | But thankfully he doesn’t have a man bag, or drive a pious Prius, to the best of our knowledge. Whole Foods “where I shop frequently, by the way” admits Goldberg in Liberal Fascism is “fascinating.”

Michelle Makin: Banana Republic | “I’ve got $50 Banana Republic flats, which I thought were a splurge until I saw the other Michelle’s footwear,” the budget conscious Michelle Malkin has blogged. She usually wears her “ratty old New Balance sneakers.”

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Food; Humor
KEYWORDS: coulter; goldberg; malkin; shopping
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1 posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:04 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

Freedom Fries? I though they were Traitor Tots!


2 posted on 08/14/2011 3:55:43 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: AustralianConservative

Pretty silly article. Almost as silly as the NYTs photographing a woman in Bloomingdales (I think) buying a pair of $1,000 shoes. That woman has put money back into the economy. Just like - as Jay Carney says - people who are on the dole put money back into the economy.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 3:56:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: AustralianConservative

Call them the “Herbal Tea” Party?


4 posted on 08/14/2011 4:07:06 AM PDT by tellw
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To: AustralianConservative

This snobbery is useful ? I don’t think so.

People earn their money and should spend it as they please. If you don’t like it, too bad.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 4:13:39 AM PDT by tlb
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To: AustralianConservative

Are we supposed to think they’re hypocrites or something?


6 posted on 08/14/2011 4:20:24 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt Hole. From Hezbollah Hobbitt)
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To: AustralianConservative

Are we supposed to think they’re hypocrites or something?


7 posted on 08/14/2011 4:20:38 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt Hole. From Hezbollah Hobbitt)
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To: AustralianConservative

Whole Foods founder and CEO, John Mackey, hates Obamacare and unions, what’s not to like...?


8 posted on 08/14/2011 4:26:19 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: freebilly

I remember when the CEO came out against ObamaCare and the liberals boycotted them.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 4:28:32 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: AustralianConservative
See this old thread: Whole Foods CEO writes about alternative to Obamacare; liberals go ballistic

I, personally, don't see the issue with Goldberg shopping there.

As far as Banana Republic, well, before it was bought by the Gap, they had the best casual clothes around for both men and women (as well as a really good travel book section).


I still have a hard time wrapping my arms around inserting politics into shopping. Shopping should be about finding the best combination of price, quality, and features based upon ones' budget. When one starts to insert "union made", "support liberal politics", "fair trade", or whatever, does that not create some sort of artificiality that does not need to exist?

For example, I don't buy Starbucks. Not because they support liberal politics, but because their coffee sucks and is overpriced. I don't eat at Red Lobster, again, not because of them supporting PP, but because I think their food is terrible (likewise with Olive Garden).

A lot of folks talk about "Made in the USA" as a big buying decision. Well, the reason why so much industrial activity has been taken off-shore is because of excessive government regulation making it almost impossible to buy something here. If you, in turn, support this, rather than using the value argument, are you not supporting this government regulation? Would it not be better to support getting rid of that excessive regulation so that manufacturers could bring jobs back here?

I don't particularly like liberal attempts to "moralize." Or liberal catcalls when conservatives refuse to act in accordance with their expectations.

10 posted on 08/14/2011 4:43:07 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: AustralianConservative

I don’t get the notion that the finer things are to be reserved for socialists and Marxist. Just the opposite. I have Armani hanging in my closet.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 4:43:32 AM PDT by all the best
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To: presently no screen name

Whole Foods stands by Ramadan campaign

http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/index.php?mod=article&cat=USA&article=4600


12 posted on 08/14/2011 4:50:32 AM PDT by Dacula (I reject Satan and Obama)
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To: markomalley

WORD on Red Lobster and Olive Garden. I had RL sussed 30 years ago and never went back, didn’t eat at OG until recently, never again. Are they owned by the same company? The food in both has the same plastic quality.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 4:51:30 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: tlb

I still have my “tiny” LV handbag from 1982....I paid $275.00 for it back then and now it sells for $450.00...Not a bad investment.....


14 posted on 08/14/2011 4:52:41 AM PDT by geege
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To: AustralianConservative
I suppose that this is the only French fashion that Ann Coulter would be permitted to wear

15 posted on 08/14/2011 4:52:41 AM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Yes, Red Lobster and Olive Garden are both owned by the Darden Restaurant group. Also Longhorn Steakhouse.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 4:55:58 AM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: toothfairy86

Is Longhorn as bad as the other two?


17 posted on 08/14/2011 5:02:04 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: toothfairy86

I thoiught Panera Bread had that liberal elitist look about it- but I heard the owner is a big Palin supporter.

They need to start firing the liberal dweebs who are working in some of their shops.

I went to one recently and swore I would never go bck (until I heard they were NOT owned by libtards)

Now I want to warn them


18 posted on 08/14/2011 5:06:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: jmcenanly

I would like to see Ann wearing that~!


19 posted on 08/14/2011 5:06:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: AustralianConservative

We could afford that stuff, but I like thrift shops. (But that’s just me.) We drive a 1999 Accord. I can’t wrap my head around the ridiculous prices of some of those places; it seems obscene in some way. Growing up, most of our clothes came out of the “missionary barrel” at church, so seeing wretched excess is a foreign concept.

Still, these people should be able to shop anywhere they please and pay as much as they please if their money was earned honestly. More power to them! I get so tired of the stirrer-uppers bringing in class envy at every opportunity. (Tell me the left-wing Hollywood crowd avoids Whole Foods, etc.)


20 posted on 08/14/2011 5:14:15 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: AustralianConservative

This is the envy gene, encoded in the liberal psyche...


21 posted on 08/14/2011 5:22:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: all the best

And Prince Albert in the can?


22 posted on 08/14/2011 5:27:58 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: Locomotive Breath

Good one!


23 posted on 08/14/2011 5:29:24 AM PDT by all the best
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To: AnAmericanMother

I’ve never eaten at Longhorn. I haven’t eaten at Red Lobster in years. But Darden is a pretty stable company in general. It was founded in the 1930’s. I looked at their website. They mention a few things about promoting “diversity” amongst their employees, and a mention of “sustainability”, but nothing more liberal than that. Jim Cramer always mentions Darden in his “Mad Money” show. It seems to be a good, reliable stock and is included in many mutual fund portfolios.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 5:34:04 AM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: Mr. K

Coulter would have to eat a sandwich before she could support the weight of all that metal.


25 posted on 08/14/2011 5:49:33 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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Since opening their first Red Lobster restaurant in Lakeland, Fla, in 1968, Darden says it is now the world’s largest full-service restaurant company. Through subsidiaries, they own and operate 1,900 restaurants......Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 6:22:56 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Mr. K

It would tend to cut down on the flying pastries.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 6:29:56 AM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: barstoolblues

Maybe TEA party folks are supposed to shop at Walmart and Kmart because we don’t belong to the “Whine” party.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 6:36:11 AM PDT by tiki
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To: markomalley

I vote with my dollars between elections if at all possible.....


29 posted on 08/14/2011 6:36:23 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: All
Forget the bags and shoes---this is what we really want to know.

Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Day Makeup: 1. Jo Malone Cologne in
Orange Blossom, Grapefruit, and Lime, Basil & Mandarin; 2. Lancome Hydra
Zen Neurocalm Soothing Anti-Stress Moistursing Cream; 3. Bourjois Rose
Lounge 28 Nail Polish; 4. Essie 423 Allure Nail Polish; 5. Bobbi Brown Rose
Shimmer; 6. Richard Ward Couture Hair Gravitiser Sleekening Cream; 7. Karin
Herzog Oxygen Face Cream; 8. Lancome Hypnose Mascara; 9. Lancome
Artliner; 10. Chanel Perfect Brows

30 posted on 08/14/2011 6:37:11 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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GOTTA HAVE IT? Chanel Le Vernis Black Pearl

Hot off the runway from Paris.....Chanel Black Pearl, a metallic gun-metal
gray lacquer with pearly teal undertones, is decidedly the nail color of the season.
It makes you feel instantly chic and gives you all the luxury and glamor of Chanel
in a pretty little glass bottle that doesn't break the bank. Featured prominently in
the Chanel Spring 11 Show.

31 posted on 08/14/2011 6:43:36 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz

It would be really cool if the nails were brass, and the tips lead colored.


32 posted on 08/14/2011 6:50:02 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: King Moonracer

Hmmmmmmm....the fashion mavens will scoop up that idea. LOL


33 posted on 08/14/2011 6:55:02 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: freebilly

I like Whole Foods and shop there a lot because I don’t have to constantly be reading labels (no MSG). If I could buy Diet Cokes and my kind of laundry detergent I’d shop there all the time.


34 posted on 08/14/2011 6:57:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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Michelle Malkin's BR flats?

Ruched metallic sling backs.

35 posted on 08/14/2011 6:58:59 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: AustralianConservative
I guess they can’t help it, but some bestselling rightwing authors have surprising tastes.

When hard work, ambition, delayed gratification and making the right decisions in life lead to lucrative, rewarding careers, you've earned the right to buy nice things.

36 posted on 08/14/2011 7:01:54 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: Liz

Liz,
You’re killing me! I love this kind of stuff and am always sending girlfriends tips on what I’ve found. I’m also smart & thrifty enough to ne a hi/low shopper..........you just have to know what you’re looking for.

By the way I discovered Bobbie Brown’s soft pink cream blush this summer while down in Charleston................amazing & natural! If you have any good sites please share.

Thanks for the morning drool...........


37 posted on 08/14/2011 7:21:37 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: AustralianConservative

38 posted on 08/14/2011 7:22:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: leaning conservative

Other sites?-—I have a couple really great royal wedding threads you could drool over. LOL.


39 posted on 08/14/2011 7:28:50 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: AustralianConservative

I do believe that this goes back to the whole entitlement/ I deserve it whether I have worked for it or not.
Example: school recently started back & one of my old students...........who is about 23...............came to see me as she was dropping off her kindergarten son. She has a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy. She has no job, did not finish college, had kids w/ losers who don’t contribute and we were talking and she said she was looking to move to a town one town over ( it is an expensive place to live!)and she said, “I’m looking for a place to buy. I need at least 3 bedrooms. I am not into renting. They have programs to buy.” I didn’t have the heart or time to tell her she had not earned the right to say she wants a home.

What is so scary is that this is not some pie in the sky idea, there are so many freebies going around that this attitude is the norm. And we, the poor suckers just work like mules to fund it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my former student & want to see her have a decent life, but where does the reality lightbulb make its appearence???????


40 posted on 08/14/2011 7:29:59 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative
Bobbie Brown’s soft pink cream blush...

Mmmmmmmm....looks yummy.

41 posted on 08/14/2011 7:34:53 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: toothfairy86

“Yes, Red Lobster and Olive Garden are both owned by the Darden Restaurant group. Also Longhorn Steakhouse.”

Their food is produced in a central commissary, and only warmed up at the actual restaurant. If it tastes like plastic maybe it’s because it all comes frozen in plastic bags.


42 posted on 08/14/2011 7:39:03 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: MayflowerMadam
We could afford that stuff, but I like thrift shops. (But that’s just me.)

My wife LOVES New England thrift shops...snotty female democrats from Massachusetts dump their brand-new clothes at the thrift store for the 'down-trodden masses', and my wife swoops down on the bargains like a buzzard on a gut wagon.

Not junk, either...Talbot, Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek, Chico's...

43 posted on 08/14/2011 7:47:09 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Forgot to mention price...usually one or two bucks...think she had to pay $3 for a suit a few weeks back...original price tags still on them.


44 posted on 08/14/2011 7:49:05 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AustralianConservative
how much do moochelle ugly clothes cost us tax serfs? At lease Ann paid for her own clothing.

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45 posted on 08/14/2011 7:50:03 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: who knows what evil?

You have an intelligent wife! Why buy brand new with a tag if you can get the same “pricey” clothes for a fraction! I know that some people refuse to go into a thrift shop or a consignment shop and I truly wonder why? You stick them in the washing machine as soon as you get home. I bet your wife’s clothes closet is quite the envy of many women!


46 posted on 08/14/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: AustralianConservative

I shop at Whole Foods occasionally but much prefer Trader Joes — no lib preaching at you in every aisle at TJ’s like there is at WF!


47 posted on 08/14/2011 8:04:19 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: momtothree
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48 posted on 08/14/2011 8:04:38 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: momtothree
You have an intelligent wife! Why buy brand new with a tag if you can get the same “pricey” clothes for a fraction! I know that some people refuse to go into a thrift shop or a consignment shop and I truly wonder why? You stick them in the washing machine as soon as you get home. I bet your wife’s clothes closet is quite the envy of many women!

She has a nose for that stuff...she caught a clerk at Penney's (yuk!) putting a bunch of suits in her size tagged at $89 - $129 on a $4.97(!!!) clearance rack a few years back...twelve NICE suits for work for sixty bucks.

Even a man has to appreciate that kind of 'smart shopping'...

49 posted on 08/14/2011 8:49:49 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

She is gooooddd! Twelve suits for sixty bucks! Amazing. It is a rush of sorts. I remember getting new, name brand baby and toddler outfits for pennies on the dollar. Why spend thirty five dollars for a Carters, Oshkosh, etc.. outfit that they wear for a few months when you can get it for a few dollars? After my children outgrew it, I packed them up and gave the outfits to friends of mine with younger kids. It is the smart way to purchase items in my opinion!


50 posted on 08/14/2011 8:55:20 AM PDT by momtothree
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