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Boycott Whole Foods? Angry Protesters Hope to Slow Sales
fox news ^ | August 21, 2009 | Kathryn Elizabeth Tuggle

Posted on 08/21/2009 2:02:11 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

“A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, food or shelter. That’s because there isn’t any. This “right” has never existed in America,” Mackey wrote in the piece.

In response, a Facebook group called, “Boycott Whole Foods,” was founded, and today it has almost 23,000 members who have pledged to stop shopping there. Whole Foods spokesperson Libba Letton said “there’s no telling,” whether or not the company’s bottom line will be impacted by the boycott.

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I went to the protest at Whole Foods HQ in Austin, Texas today. I was expecting hundreds of college kids from the university, but only 15 showed, and there were 9 anti-Obama people with signs. Seeming to caricature his own cause, one of the pro-Obamacare signs said "Honk 4 socialized medicine."

But both groups were overwhelmed by hundreds of shoppers. I don't think Whole Foods has to worry.

I had trouble finding a place to park, but found a place on the 2nd underground level. I bought 3 times as much stuff as I normally would. I made my way back to my car, and saw a car crash into one of the supports. Sure enough, it was one of the "Honk 4 socialized medicine" guys. He ripped off his fender. A visual message meaning "The wheels are coming off?"

1 posted on 08/21/2009 2:02:12 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

People who shop at Whole Foods have no right to complain about the cost of ANYTHING, including health care.


2 posted on 08/21/2009 2:02:58 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
God forbid that Liberals not think in lock-step.

That's true freedom, don't you know?

3 posted on 08/21/2009 2:04:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
"Honk 4 socialized medicine."

But 0bama will lie all day and say it's not "socialized medicine".

4 posted on 08/21/2009 2:04:09 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Not working where I live, in the heart of enemy territory, Northern Virginia. The place is always mobbed.


5 posted on 08/21/2009 2:06:03 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
People who shop at Whole Foods have no right to complain about the cost of ANYTHING, including health care.

Am I to take your post literally? I shop at Whole Foods, and yes I do have the right.

6 posted on 08/21/2009 2:06:26 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

No boycotting Whole Foods!! What?? And I can never find a parking space at mine. I shop there at least three times a week. This morning I drove around at least ten minutes till I found someone leaving so I could park.


7 posted on 08/21/2009 2:06:38 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I shop at Whole Foods also and do Not tell my husband I have no right to complain. Heaven forbid!!!


8 posted on 08/21/2009 2:07:46 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

New Whole Foods opening near me in Manhattan. Looking forward to shopping there.


9 posted on 08/21/2009 2:08:23 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The shoppers there pay twice as much for food...but it’s organic and sustainable! Whatever that means.

If they can afford to do so, they can easily afford private insurance. Shouldn’t these people have a job?


10 posted on 08/21/2009 2:10:12 PM PDT by ksm1
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

You should have gotten a picture of the crash. lol. I am sure he will sue someone for something and claim the support jumped out of the bushes or something.


11 posted on 08/21/2009 2:13:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Pro-Freedom Fiction Writers Unite! - http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Ther isn’t a Whole Foods within 100 miles of me. Wish there were. I’d make a point of buying bulk lentils there, anyhow.


12 posted on 08/21/2009 2:13:18 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or the other." George Bush)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
In response, a Facebook group called, “Boycott Whole Foods,” was founded, and today it has almost 23,000 members who have pledged to stop shopping there.

Just as well. Food stamps are costly for stores to process.

13 posted on 08/21/2009 2:14:49 PM PDT by avacado
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To: dennisw; stephenjohnbanker; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; sickoflibs; Favor Center

ping


14 posted on 08/21/2009 2:15:54 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

My sister went to the one today on 3rd and Fairfax(In Los Angeles) it was PACKED as usual. Whole Foods is always packed, you can’t find a parking space at any location. We will shop Whole Foods from now on because Mackey stood up for what is right. This is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, he has every right to have his own opinion. This “Boycott” is a joke, Whole Foods isn’t going to suffer because of some liberal whack jobs who probably never shopped there anyway


15 posted on 08/21/2009 2:16:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mrs. Don-o

First time ever, I stopped at a Whole Foods yesterday. Didn’t need a darn thing, but browsed until I found a few things that looked interesting.

Spent too much, but I was on a mission!


16 posted on 08/21/2009 2:17:16 PM PDT by justkate
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
I don't think Whole Foods has to worry...I bought 3 times as much stuff as I normally would.

I think you are right. Normally we don't shop at Whole Foods. For a place that sell health food, the people at the checkout stand always look very sick. But we will make an exception over the next month and do a lot of shopping there.

17 posted on 08/21/2009 2:18:02 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Those who have signed up for the boycott have probably never shopped at Whole Foods


18 posted on 08/21/2009 2:18:06 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Leftist thugs.

There’s nothing sacred about boycotts. The Nazis boycotted Jewish businesses.


19 posted on 08/21/2009 2:18:14 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I saw a mention of whole foods on the final episode of top chef masters. so thanks Bravo for promoting it :)


20 posted on 08/21/2009 2:18:19 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: ksm1
The shoppers there pay twice as much for food.

Not necessarily, sometimes it's cheaper at whole foods. And they have stuff that normal groceries just don't have, like low sodium food.

21 posted on 08/21/2009 2:19:14 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Honk 1 for English
Honk 2 for Spanish
Honk 3 for Cap and Trade
Honk 4 for Socialized Medicine


22 posted on 08/21/2009 2:19:35 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: justkate

Boycott Whole Foods?

Where will all the whining liberals go to buy tofu and
alfalfa sprouts....?


23 posted on 08/21/2009 2:19:47 PM PDT by njslim
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I was already planning to visit my local Whole Foods tomorrow. I may pick up a few extra items unless I hear that they have apologized for the editorial and have begged the Obamunist’s forgiveness.


24 posted on 08/21/2009 2:20:37 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

No. I’m saying that Obamacare has nothing to do with lowering costs.


25 posted on 08/21/2009 2:21:17 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“I’d make a point of buying bulk lentils there, anyhow.”

Whole Paycheck Market has wonderful olive oil from Crete, too. I love that store and frankly I couldn’t care less about their corporate politics.


26 posted on 08/21/2009 2:21:28 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: DallasSun

I dunno...this store does appeal to the crunchy granola type, if you know what I mean.


27 posted on 08/21/2009 2:21:55 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama acted stupidly...and that's after knowing all the facts.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I like Trader Joe’s better anyway.


28 posted on 08/21/2009 2:21:58 PM PDT by kenn5
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
a Facebook group called, “Boycott Whole Foods,” was founded

Does that mean there will be less 'natural' smelling leftists roaming the aisles? I'll have to find one close to me.

29 posted on 08/21/2009 2:22:31 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler, PROUD Birther, Mobster)
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To: DallasSun
Those who have signed up for the boycott have probably never shopped at Whole Foods

Even if they did, (probably using daddy's credit card), there just aren't enough of them to hurt whole foods.

30 posted on 08/21/2009 2:22:33 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Karma—ya gotta love it!


31 posted on 08/21/2009 2:23:24 PM PDT by Palladin (Obamacare=Emanuelcare=Mengelecare!)
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To: ari-freedom

Top Chef/Bravo has some agreement as they always shop there in each season. In their Toyota RAV-4s dontcha know.

Our Whole Paycheck was a bought out local high end market and has retained some personality and persons from those days. Very different from the other one on my way home; it gives me the hives.


32 posted on 08/21/2009 2:24:13 PM PDT by doodad
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To: ksm1

In the opening episode of the Goode Family, the Goodes were shopping in a One Earth grocery store, and liberal Gerald was unhappy about the prices but was shut down by his wife when he meekly suggested they shop at the wholesale grocery store across the street. They showed a whole line of green apples that looked identical, but the first bin said they were grown by a corporation and these apples were the cheapest. Each subsequent bin had a new layer of liberal guilt and a higher price, with the final bin being “organically grown, fair trade, etc.” at an outrageous price. To Gerald’s chagrin, those are the ones his wife took. Funny stuff.


33 posted on 08/21/2009 2:24:57 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Kolokotronis

Thread hijack: which oil do you recommend? I am out at the moment of the good stuff.


34 posted on 08/21/2009 2:25:35 PM PDT by doodad
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Mackey presented a good market solution to health care reform. People using their own money (HSA) do pay attention to the quality and price of services.
We love our HSA’s!


35 posted on 08/21/2009 2:27:27 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: avacado
Just as well. Food stamps are costly for stores to process.

roflol!

36 posted on 08/21/2009 2:27:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

BOOKMARK


37 posted on 08/21/2009 2:28:50 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

If libs don’t like Whole Foods, it’s time for me to start buying more.

I’ve had it with libs. Bring it on... and wait ‘till the next election.

Oh, ACORN types, we’re gonna be the ones at the election booth this time - waiting for you.

And forget about the census.


38 posted on 08/21/2009 2:29:08 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment

Ok, I am boggled.....huh?


39 posted on 08/21/2009 2:29:45 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I don’t shop at whole foods, but not b/c of the prices. The place drips with liberal condescension, at least where I live, and I get dirty looks when I pull in driving our Surburban. Plus, they don’t have a lot of local products that I absolutely cannot live without.


40 posted on 08/21/2009 2:29:57 PM PDT by Melpomene
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I don’t shop at whole foods, but not b/c of the prices. The place drips with liberal condescension, at least where I live, and I get dirty looks when I pull in driving our Surburban. Plus, they don’t have a lot of local products that I absolutely cannot live without.


41 posted on 08/21/2009 2:29:58 PM PDT by Melpomene
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I agree. They will not hurt Whole Foods.


42 posted on 08/21/2009 2:30:16 PM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: Palladin

Yup.

My karma just ran over their dogma.


43 posted on 08/21/2009 2:32:35 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: ksm1

Hey, I would rather shop at Trader Joes. Half the price and most stuff organic (if that matters to you), and there is two buck Chuck.


44 posted on 08/21/2009 2:32:44 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: doodad

In a pinch, which is to say when the “extra partheno” oil from that nuns’ monastery outside our village runs out, try DIVINA from Crete or Iliada from the Queen City of oil, Kalamata.


45 posted on 08/21/2009 2:33:13 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I look forward to the 120 mile drive to the nearest Whole Foods to me to express my support with buying power. I’m glad he spoke out.


46 posted on 08/21/2009 2:41:38 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I hated shopping at Whole Foods as it looked like most folks in there took to heart the recommendation to use only one sheet of toilet paper.

Eh, I may go back now. :-)


47 posted on 08/21/2009 2:44:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrat - The Party of Bull Connor, slavery, Jim Crow laws, Obama and Suzanne Kosmas)
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
People who shop at Whole Foods have no right to complain about the cost of ANYTHING, including health care.

I shop there from time to time and they actually don't cost that much more than any place else.

48 posted on 08/21/2009 2:45:20 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

“People who shop at Whole Foods have no right to complain about the cost of ANYTHING, including health care.”

“Am I to take your post literally? I shop at Whole Foods, and yes I do have the right. “

I went there this week. Good food. An I will B!TCH about the cost of Government all I want. Guaranteed right under our constitutional government.


49 posted on 08/21/2009 2:56:01 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Since a lot of democrats as well as Republicans are losing their butts financially; does it matter?


50 posted on 08/21/2009 2:58:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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