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Whole Foods "Buycott" Scheduled for September 1st
Digital Journal ^ | 8/29/2009 | Johnny Simpson

Posted on 08/29/2009 4:01:06 AM PDT by TheMadKing

In response to the Left-driven boycott of Whole Foods Markets over CEO John Mackey's Washington Post oped opposing the ObamaCare bill, the national Tea Party Coalition is scheduling a "buycott" encouraging members to shop Whole Foods on September 1st.

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1 posted on 08/29/2009 4:01:06 AM PDT by TheMadKing
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To: TheMadKing

Now that’s fun! I can go to Whole Foods and splurge on some of their fantastic food and feel I’m doing it for a good cause...


2 posted on 08/29/2009 4:04:00 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius
Yep I won't see the Liberal Commies in their anymore.

I think the real Whole Foods buyers have left Zero a longtime ago.

3 posted on 08/29/2009 4:12:52 AM PDT by scooby321 (and)
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To: livius
Now that’s fun! I can go to Whole Foods and splurge on some of their fantastic food and feel I’m doing it for a good cause...

Um, sure. Enjoy your Tofurky, mashed yeast and protein extract.

4 posted on 08/29/2009 4:18:15 AM PDT by Kleon
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To: TheMadKing

Buy your Tea at Whole Foods on Tea Party Tuesday

5 posted on 08/29/2009 4:30:22 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: livius

will do!! It will be FUN!

Polly


6 posted on 08/29/2009 4:35:00 AM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 91:4 ...staying cuddled Under His Wings)
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To: TheMadKing
It is kind of a long drive, but I guess I will to drive down to the nearest Whole Foods and shop on next Tuesday...if I still have a job!

Defense Industry, you know. No longer needed in the "Era of Obama"!

7 posted on 08/29/2009 4:45:22 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Don't fire unless fired upon, but it they mean to have a war, let it begin here." J Parker, 1775)
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To: Kleon

Oh no, I’m buying their great Grilled Bacon Wrapped Chicken, their BBQ’d Baby Back Ribs, the fresh New England Clam Chowder and the Breakfast Pizza.

If you think Whole Foods is health food, you ain’t been to Whole Foods!


8 posted on 08/29/2009 4:46:54 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TheMadKing

What is Whole Foods, anyway? A grocery store chain? We don’t have anything like it around here in NC. Does it market certain products, what?


9 posted on 08/29/2009 4:50:21 AM PDT by perchprism
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To: livius

Whole Foods should run some “eye-popping” specials that day and see who comes running!


10 posted on 08/29/2009 4:58:02 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: perchprism

Their food is very high quality, fresh, healthy food. They have a great meat counter.

The CEO has spoken out for conservative causes and now the leftists are calling for his dismissal. Whole Food’s stock has been rising in recent months, and they’re opening more stores.

You have them in NC. Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and Winston-Salem

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/


11 posted on 08/29/2009 4:58:16 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: TheMadKing
With all the outcry against Mackey's ad and the WF plan, have you heard anyone actually address the ideas. All I have heard is the "how dare you" outrage!

The plan makes a lot of sense and could easily be implemented nationwide with a minimum increase in bureaucracy and SEIU jobs.

12 posted on 08/29/2009 5:00:23 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: perchprism

Come on down. We have one in the upstate of SC (Greenville).
My wife drive 25 miles to shop there.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 5:02:23 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: livius
Now that’s fun! I can go to Whole Foods and splurge on some of their fantastic food and feel I’m doing it for a good cause...

LOL! Bring a fat wallet. You'll need it.

14 posted on 08/29/2009 5:02:40 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: perchprism
Yes, they are a grocery chain. They offer food for the Left and food for the Right. But the Left has loved them as though they only have healthy (yucky) hippie food.

Mostly, Whole Foods has done a brilliant job of promoting themselves and enviro-friendly, much like Fresh Market. The Left gobbled it up!

15 posted on 08/29/2009 5:05:37 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: perchprism

Whole Foods is a super market that prides itself on exotic inventory.

Their deli section has prepared side dishes you will not find any place else. Cheeses and seafood are 2nd to none...

...well not as good as Wegman’s LOL!

WEGMAN’S is like Whole Foods, except that a WEGMAN’S can house a dozen Whole Foods under one roof.


16 posted on 08/29/2009 5:08:01 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: TheMadKing

A minor correction: Mr. Mackey’s oped was published in the Wall Street Journal, not the WaPo. Not even sure WaPo would publish it, given their drool cup-worthy adoration of the ObamaMessiah. Sign O’ The Times ;-)


17 posted on 08/29/2009 5:10:15 AM PDT by TheMadKing
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT

See, that’s the big problem here, REP. Nobody on the Left cares what the issues are. The issues aren’t even the point. Are you with the ObamaMessiah, or are you a racist? See how it all works now ;-)


18 posted on 08/29/2009 5:12:42 AM PDT by TheMadKing
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To: TheMadKing
It's too bad WF does not sell any products online, since I really hate grocery shopping. But they do sell gift cards...

Here's a wicked idea: Buy gift cards and give them to liberal relatives and friends as birthday or Christmas presents.

19 posted on 08/29/2009 5:15:56 AM PDT by giotto
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To: Kleon
Suprisingly, they have some of the finest quality buffet items and salad, along with on-call freshly cooked items I've ever seen offered at a store.

My greatest aprehension in shopping there is the multi-pierced freaks who handle your food on check-out.

I've identified a couple of cashiers that I feel comfortable with. I'll stand in line before I go to the others.

I really miss the 1950's and early 60's concept of public hygiene.

20 posted on 08/29/2009 5:19:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: perchprism

Big difference is free ranging chicken and no meats pumped up on hormons. The meats are leaner, tastier, and non toxic.


21 posted on 08/29/2009 5:20:46 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: TheMadKing

We don’t have one near us, down here in south alabama. But I did start following them on Twitter as a way to show my luv! lol


22 posted on 08/29/2009 5:27:19 AM PDT by sweet_diane (embracing Him.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Thanks to everyone who responded re. Wholefoods. In Chapel Hill there is a store called ‘A Southern Season’ that we go to about 3 times a year. It has a remarkable deli counter and a wine/beer selection second to none. We always get their almond chicken when we go. Always spend about $150—you really can’t get out for less.


23 posted on 08/29/2009 5:27:53 AM PDT by perchprism
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To: perchprism

Whole Foods is a fun place to grocery shop! They have things you’ve never seen before and are fun to try. Their store brand is 365 but they carry a little bit of everything. Their produce is awesome and their deli section is just amazing.

I’m waiting for a check. If it comes, I’ll definitely participate!


24 posted on 08/29/2009 5:30:23 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Caipirabob

I agree about their buffet items and salad. Hubby and I go there and eat lunch off the salad / buffet bars and sit outside on their patio and watch the world go by. I think Sept 1 sounds like a great day to do it again!


25 posted on 08/29/2009 5:38:47 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: giotto

Now that is an awesome idea.
You buy them a gift, Whole Foods has the money, and it tests the libs commitment. Sweet!


26 posted on 08/29/2009 6:15:54 AM PDT by Straight8 (Don't begin it if you're not in it to win it.)
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To: giotto

Oooh, you’re baaaad. I like that about you!!


27 posted on 08/29/2009 6:48:17 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Navy blue)
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To: leapfrog0202

It’s a few miles out of my way - but I need to pick up some vitamins & supplements and they always have what I need!
September 1st will be my preventative HealthCare day.
I hope some RATS are there picketing.. hehehe. I’m feeling a bit fiesty.

Whole Foods... you pay a little more, but just knowing we won’t have to share the store with the loony RATS...makes it very easy to shell out a few extra bucks.


28 posted on 08/29/2009 6:51:50 AM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: giotto

I like how you think!!! hahaha


29 posted on 08/29/2009 6:52:34 AM PDT by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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To: TheMadKing

Went to my neighborhood Whole Foods last week. No boycotters (it was in the afternoon, they probably hadn’t gotten out of bed yet) and PLENTY of customers.


30 posted on 08/29/2009 8:42:20 AM PDT by mancini
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To: 3D-JOY; Alamo-Girl; AnAmericanMother; AprilfromTexas; armymarinemom; beachn4fun; ...

Support Whole Foods this Tuesday!

This is a one-time ping to some FRiends, and also to FR regional pingmeisters. If you don’t have a Whole Foods in your area, don’t worry about it. If you do, please ping your FRiends.


31 posted on 08/29/2009 9:06:20 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: TheMadKing

I’ll spend some cash at the W.F. in Thousand Oaks, CA. I’d love to see that day’s profits go sky high on the 31st. I despise that little panty-waist twink who’s been leading the charge for the boycott. I want him to see the profits and wet his pants. The guy is deranged.


32 posted on 08/29/2009 9:08:46 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the ping!


33 posted on 08/29/2009 9:16:59 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: giotto

That’s a great idea! I love it. Will the sale of the gift card show up on the 31st — the day it’s purchased — or the day the card is used? I know tax, etc., aren’t calculated until it’s used. Want to be sure the dollar figures are HIGH on the 31st!!


34 posted on 08/29/2009 9:18:08 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

Correction to ME!! September 1, not August 31.


35 posted on 08/29/2009 9:20:30 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: perchprism
There actually is a Whole Foods in Chapel Hill, as well as Cary, Durham, Raleigh and W-S. See here.
36 posted on 08/29/2009 9:23:52 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: Kleon
Enjoy your Tofurky, mashed yeast and protein extract.

I don't go down that aisle. I stay in the expensive exotic produce section.

37 posted on 08/29/2009 9:24:51 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Albion Wilde

It’s 40 miles north, and our Town Hall is that evening, but maybe I can squeeze it in.


38 posted on 08/29/2009 9:27:36 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Albion Wilde

will definitely make a point of going in there, i normally steer clear of it as i think of it as a leftwingish type place. funny THEY are the ones boycotting it.


39 posted on 08/29/2009 9:37:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Kleon

Whole Foods is more an attraction for “foodies” than hippies. A hundred brands of Olive Oil! Six kinds of kale! The produce section, the cheeses.


40 posted on 08/29/2009 9:38:01 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney?)
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To: nina0113

their baked goods are also good and i have gotten great buys on some of the stuff they have outside in front like the fall mums etc.


41 posted on 08/29/2009 9:38:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Albion Wilde
"...If you don’t have a Whole Foods in your area, don’t worry about it. If you do, please ping your FRiends."

The Whole Foods near me is right next to my favorite pizza place. I've never shopped there strictly because of their _reputation_ for catering to the loonie-tunes (Commie-left tree-huggers, et.al.).

I will make it a point, however, to shop there for the very first time on Tuesday, 9/1/09. When I go through the check out line I will make it a point to let them know WHY I am shopping there for the first time, and if Whole Foods succumbs to the leftist's pressure to get rid of their CEO John Mackey, because of his WSJ op-ed opposing the ObamaCare bill, it will be my LAST time shopping there.

I will also be notifying all the patriots I know about this up-coming "buy-out".

As an aside - the first buy-out I participated in was the huge Florida orange juice buy-out we held here back in the 90's when the moon-bat leftists tried to get Florida Orange Juice to stop allowing Rush Limbaugh to be their spokesman or advertising on his show. We all brought coolers to put the fresh squeezed orange juice in and cleaned out the whole orange grove's supply of juice - not leaving one bottle. What we couldn't use personally, we donated to nursing homes, food pantrys, and the like. bttt

42 posted on 08/29/2009 10:15:56 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: Mamzelle
"Whole Foods is more an attraction for “foodies” than hippies. A hundred brands of Olive Oil! Six kinds of kale! The produce section, the cheeses."

I agree, but fairly or unfairly, they have a reputation for catering to the "watermelon" (green on the outside; red on the inside) crowd.

43 posted on 08/29/2009 10:27:40 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: perchprism

It’s a supermarket that sells very high quality produce and meat, fish. We have several here in NYC. There’s one in New Orleans, uptown, that is literally the only place to get decent food. I don’t know how many different cities it’s in, but I imagine it’s nationwide.


44 posted on 08/29/2009 10:28:19 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: nina0113
It’s 40 miles north, and our Town Hall is that evening, but maybe I can squeeze it in.

Someone suggested buying a Whole Foods Gift Card, which can be done online and given to your favorite liberal for Christmas; or people could spend it on themselves later.

I'm just posting the info for the benefit of everyone who may read this thread.

45 posted on 08/29/2009 10:50:08 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Matchett-PI

What an awesome post! Great freeping — or freemarketing!


46 posted on 08/29/2009 10:55:37 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: giotto; Kieri; Straight8; Shimmer1; CatQuilt; MayflowerMadam

Whole Foods gift card online ordering site at post 45. Get one to use later, or as a gift!


47 posted on 08/29/2009 10:57:11 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Albion Wilde

Cool. And when you order a gift card, there’s a message field for you to “personalize” the card if you want to. Plenty of space to write, “Stop Obamacare now” — and much more.


48 posted on 08/29/2009 11:07:31 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks Albion. I’m in and will see how many hypocrite lefties are there, hah.

I have a weakness for the olive bar and I do find specials. One must be careful, though, the tab can run up:-)


49 posted on 08/29/2009 11:27:16 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Cosmic Perfection=Ted Kennedy and MJackson funerals on the same day.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I like it all, but particularly the food bar (great place for lunch or dinner), the olive bar and the natural cosmetics.


50 posted on 08/29/2009 11:33:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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