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Now it's safe for conservatives to shop at Whole Foods
Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | August 19, 2009 | Damian Thompson

Posted on 08/19/2009 4:33:14 PM PDT by Schnucki

I’m coming a bit late to this, but what a hoot: America’s - and Britain’s - smuggest supermarket, Whole Foods, is facing a boycott by its liberal customers because its CEO, John Mackey, criticised Obamacare in The Wall Street Journal. ABC news carries this quote:

Christine Taylor, a 34-year-old New Jersey shopper, vowed never to step foot in another Whole Foods again.

“I will no longer be shopping at Whole Foods,” Taylor told ABCNews.com. “I think a CEO should take care that if he speaks about politics, that his beliefs reflect at least the majority of his clients.”
Speaking personally, I feel liberated by Mackey’s stance. I quite like the food that liberal-lefties stuff themselves with (a friend of mine in San Francisco coined the phrase “activist butt” to describe the results). Now I can pop down to Whole Foods in Kensington High Street to buy wholemeal muffins knowing that, with every bite, I’m helping to undermine Obama’s presidency. Mmm…

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: healthcare; mackey; obama; wholefoods
"activist butt"
1 posted on 08/19/2009 4:33:15 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

I overheard an older gentleman at the next counter yesterday, and he seemed to be saying he was going to shop at Whole Foods now because of that letter.


2 posted on 08/19/2009 4:37:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Schnucki

I’d give Whole Foods some business but there is none in my area.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 4:41:33 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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I doubt they will follow through - they are so addicted to their self-indulgent ‘organic food cult’ they won’t be able to sustain it past a week.


4 posted on 08/19/2009 4:43:12 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Schnucki

Whole Foods is still overprice. I rather go to my local supermarket.


5 posted on 08/19/2009 4:45:08 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: Schnucki
Now I can pop down to Whole Foods in Kensington High Street to buy wholemeal muffins knowing that, with every bite, I’m helping to undermine Obama’s presidency.

We recently bought a used auto. One of the reasons we bought from the dealership we did, was because the owner had taken out full-page ads in the newspaper critical of BamBam's dealership screw-a-thon.

6 posted on 08/19/2009 4:46:08 PM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Schnucki

I think there’s a case to be made for businesses keeping their politics to themselves. If you take a stand one way or another, half the country (who are, after all, prospective customers) and at least some of your employees, will consider you to be the enemy.

That said, it’s great fun to dress up like a Hippie moon-bat, go into some place like Whole Foods in some super-lefty locale, go to the meat counter, and start loudly squawking about how ‘meat is murder’. Start a loud, contentious blue-on-blue argument, and tiptoe away. :-)


7 posted on 08/19/2009 4:46:39 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

It is not for nothing that Whole Foods is called “Whole Paycheck”.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 4:46:59 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Palin / Palin 2012 (either order))
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To: Schnucki
This begs the question:

Where will President Obama get his arugula now?

9 posted on 08/19/2009 4:49:56 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: All

Ok, here’s where we test all those goobers that claimed that the Dixie Chicks didn’t have the right to ‘Free Speech’.


10 posted on 08/19/2009 4:57:18 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Schnucki

If some of you folks want to support the American economy by buying bad and possibly poisoned fish from SE Asia and China, than keep shopping at Wally World!!!


11 posted on 08/19/2009 5:00:31 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Schnucki

Whole Foods is overpriced. They also have some great stuff you’ll never find anywhere else. I’ll give them some bidness just because.


12 posted on 08/19/2009 5:03:46 PM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: autumnraine

They did. And I had the right to tune them out.


13 posted on 08/19/2009 5:04:23 PM PDT by marron
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To: Riley
That said, it’s great fun to dress up like a Hippie moon-bat, go into some place like Whole Foods in some super-lefty locale, go to the meat counter, and start loudly squawking about how ‘meat is murder’. Start a loud, contentious blue-on-blue argument, and tiptoe away. :-)

And how many times have your done that Riley, really.

14 posted on 08/19/2009 5:08:42 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: autumnraine

You know, I always assume that my favorite musicians probably don’t agree with my political philosophy. Its almost a given.

But some few of them seem to go out of their way to insult me or the things I care about, and at that point it gets hard to enjoy them. Its not a boycott; I just can’t listen anymore, and I turn the dial. If the radio station plays them a lot, I find myself listening to other stations down the dial.

If you’re a musician, you should let your music speak for itself, it will cross boundaries that politics can’t cross. If you bring your politics into your art too explicitly, you lose that advantage.


15 posted on 08/19/2009 5:11:19 PM PDT by marron
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To: Schnucki
“I will no longer be shopping at Whole Foods,” Taylor told ABCNews.com. “I think a CEO should take care that if he speaks about politics, that his beliefs reflect at least the majority of his clients.”

Does this go for all those companies who pulled ads from Glenn Beck?

16 posted on 08/19/2009 5:16:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Schnucki

They got some kick ass deli foods though! Good hot meals on the go.


17 posted on 08/19/2009 5:22:18 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: Schnucki
“I will no longer be shopping at Whole Foods,” Taylor told ABCNews.com. “I think a CEO should take care that if he speaks about politics, that his beliefs reflect at least the majority of his clients.”

Give the witch a break....she's from a chemical impregnated state and she's talking to a suspect news organization.

18 posted on 08/19/2009 6:25:52 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: Schnucki
Whole Foods is near where I work. I was a regular there before I heard about this, reluctantly. It was the multi-pierced side show freaks handling the foods I intended to consume that disturbed me.

Maybe they'll all go work at Walmart now that they don't advertise on Glenn Beck's show.

19 posted on 08/19/2009 6:38:09 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Schnucki

I told hubby we got to go spend some $$$ at whole paycheck this weekend.

It is like a fanatsy world of food. You might think it was lefty, but you’ll want to eat EVERYTHING in it. But it really is as expensive as advertised.

Which just shows the elitism of the left. They should have the finest food at the highest price, but somehow they thing they’re all proles.

But of course they don’t think that at all.

They think WE’RE all proles.

So nice to see the boss doesn’t see it that way.

So we’ll be shopping there soon, and I urge all to do the same.

I hope & pray that Obambi will prove the last gasp of the radical left in America and I only hope we survive the next 3 1/2 years to get us to the death rattle of it all. Since, when? the 1870s? Certainly the 30s (no, long before certainly) until now these people have been a pernicious and destructive influence on our nation. I hope Obama truly proves to be their LAST great hope.


20 posted on 08/19/2009 9:11:03 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Schnucki

BTTT


21 posted on 08/20/2009 7:10:22 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: jocon307

Go and Shop there. This idiot, Russel Mokhiber, is on Greta right now talking about his 3 protests tomorrow, DC, NYC and the other I forget. He keeps talking about how 60 people die every day without health care. Greta was furious saying how this Mackey is entitled to his opinion and how much he gives back to charities.


22 posted on 08/20/2009 7:11:40 PM PDT by bluerose (PALIN For President, Liz Cheney Vice Pres.)
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To: bluerose

Yes, that guy is unbelievably smug and condescending. What a statist collectivist.

Makes me wish there was a Whole Foods where I live.


23 posted on 08/20/2009 7:15:14 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: mtrott

He kept bandying about his 60-daily-deaths-of-uninsured-people claim, as if it is the Whole Foods CEO’s fault that they passed away. People die. People would continue to die under a single-payer system, due to the rationing that would necessarily occur. I think Greta’s smug collectivist envy-driven guest (and others of his ilk) just wants to make sure that the death is distributed more “justly” to his liking.


24 posted on 08/20/2009 10:25:02 PM PDT by Floratina
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To: mtrott

I don’t think I phrased that as effectively as I could have. I meant to say that, even under a single-payer system, there are going to be people who die from lack of care (due to various reasons that have been discussed and debated much recently).


25 posted on 08/20/2009 10:35:32 PM PDT by Floratina
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