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Health Care Stirs Up Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Customers Boycott Organic Grocery Store
ABC News ^ | 8/14/09 | EMILY FRIEDMAN

Posted on 08/14/2009 10:26:23 AM PDT by SeattleBruce

Joshua has been taking the bus to his local Whole Foods in New York City every five days for the past two years. This week, he said he'll go elsewhere to fulfill his fresh vegetable and organic produce needs.

Customers are threatening to boycott Whole Foods stores after the company's CEO, John Mackey, wrote an op-ed discussing his ideas for health care reform. (Getty Images) More Photos"I will never shop there again," vowed Joshua, a 45-year-old blogger, who asked that his last name not be published.

Like many of his fellow health food fanatics, Joshua said he will no longer patronize the store after learning about Whole Foods Market Inc.'s CEO John Mackey's views on health care reform, which were made public this week in an op-ed piece he wrote for The Wall Street Journal.

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Time to support John Mackey, both on the ABC Blog and with your shopping! This is something we can do right now!!
1 posted on 08/14/2009 10:26:24 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

Many of the posts on ABC News blog are Pro - Mackey, pro alternatives to Death Race 3200.


2 posted on 08/14/2009 10:27:27 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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"I will never shop there again," vowed Joshua, a 45-year-old blogger, who asked that his last name not be published.

A regular profile in courage.

3 posted on 08/14/2009 10:28:26 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeattleBruce
Good.

There’ll be fewer hippies there next time I go.

Something that's struck me, I've never experienced a Super Market where so many people run into eachother or block the aisles.
I mean, it's epidemic there.
And then I realized, it's because there's so many liberals who are by definition narcissistic and self centered - they have no awareness that other people in the world exist.

4 posted on 08/14/2009 10:29:55 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SeattleBruce

If I had a Whole FOods anywhere near me, I’d shop there.


5 posted on 08/14/2009 10:31:04 AM PDT by Grunthor (Obama has delusions of adequacy.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Joshua sounds like a 12 year old in a 45 year old body.

Did he stomp his foot as he said, “I will never shop there again”?


6 posted on 08/14/2009 10:32:05 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: SeattleBruce

Growing up, I was taught: “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”


7 posted on 08/14/2009 10:32:57 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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So Joshua’s not going to Whole Foods anymore?

Then I’m going there more often.


8 posted on 08/14/2009 10:34:55 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: SeattleBruce

Absolutely. I used to avoid Whole Foods like the plague because of the clientele. I never bothered to look into the organization, but now that I know more, I will start going there, especially since I will have to put up with fewer of the former clientele.


9 posted on 08/14/2009 10:35:16 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: SeattleBruce; OldDeckHand

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2316097/posts

Sorry OldDeckHand, didn’t see this discussion raging some 18 minutes before mine...:) Funny, I did a search on Whole Foods and this other post didn’t come up..


10 posted on 08/14/2009 10:35:50 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

So Joshua’s not going to Whole Foods anymore?

Then I’m going there more often.
+++++++++++++++++

People are calling for him to expand into their (more conservative) areas on the blog...kinda cool. I think this boycott jive will backfire on the libtards big time...

One thing about conservatives, we know how to handle our money..:)

The article says a few years ago (2007) Mackey reduced his CEO pay to $1 (he’s very wealthy), because he didn’t want to work for money any longer.

Maybe he would like to run for office? :)


11 posted on 08/14/2009 10:38:14 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: piperpilot

Imagine a Whole Foods without liberals! :) Now I can finally shop there without seeing John Kerry bumper stickers!!!


12 posted on 08/14/2009 10:39:33 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Owl_Eagle

Something that’s struck me, I’ve never experienced a Super Market where so many people run into eachother or block the aisles.
I mean, it’s epidemic there.
++++++++++++++

Same thing at COSTCO, which I don’t like to shop at because of their libtard owners, but I do sometimes, I must confess...it’s hard to not be conflicted in the tangled web, somewhere..


13 posted on 08/14/2009 10:39:40 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: SeattleBruce

It will be interesting to see how Mackey’s company does in the face of a boycott.


14 posted on 08/14/2009 10:40:23 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Boardwalk

Imagine a Whole Foods without liberals! :) Now I can finally shop there without seeing John Kerry bumper stickers!!!
+++++++++++++

If only we could cleanse the Republican party like this...:)


15 posted on 08/14/2009 10:40:35 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: Anti-Bubba182

It will be interesting to see how Mackey’s company does in the face of a boycott.
+++++++++++++

And in the with the tail wind of the counter boycott! Politics in this country is so weird sometimes..


16 posted on 08/14/2009 10:42:07 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“A regular profile in courage.”

“Tijeras_Slim” - I look forward to you putting your real name on FR.

Being anonymous is OK. Our country has a great history of such.


17 posted on 08/14/2009 10:43:30 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: Grunthor

If I had a Whole FOods anywhere near me, I’d shop there.
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Email their corporate HQ and suggest they expand to near you...Their expansion plans may have just changed a bit with that WSJ article!


18 posted on 08/14/2009 10:43:53 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: savedbygrace

“Did he stomp his foot as he said, “I will never shop there again”?”

You mean like the many boycott-a-day folks on FR?


19 posted on 08/14/2009 10:44:41 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: SeattleBruce

I love Whole Foods’ product mix, but the fascist hippie customers and ostentatiously pierced staff members have always been a drawback. Now, maybe, not so much. It might be worth the drive over there more often.


20 posted on 08/14/2009 10:45:03 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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