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Whole Foods drawn into health care debate ( Hitpiece alert )
The Statesman ^ | August 15th | Brian Gaar

Posted on 08/22/2009 2:23:21 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

An online backlash is building against Whole Foods Market Inc. chief executive John Mackey, thanks to his op-ed column in The Wall Street Journal knocking President Barack Obama's proposed health care bill.

(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho44; bhohealthcare; biasmeanslayoffs; dbm; drivebymedia; enemedia; healthcare; hitpiece; johnmackey; liberalmedia; mediabias; obama; obamacare; socializedmedicine; trysellingthetruth; wholefoods
Knocking? No, of course not. He had nothing legitimate to say, he's just some political hack who wanted to gripe. It's obama who's as clean as the wind driven snow in all this.

*rolls eyes*

In the liberal media, barack obama is too big to fail.

1 posted on 08/22/2009 2:23:21 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Show Whole Foods your support by doing all of your shopping on one of their fine stores.


2 posted on 08/22/2009 2:26:19 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Though barely black, he is also too black to fail.


3 posted on 08/22/2009 2:26:20 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I will now begin shopping at our two brand new Whole Foods locations.


4 posted on 08/22/2009 2:29:47 PM PDT by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

with feet of clay.


5 posted on 08/22/2009 2:31:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Why can’t leftists wake the F up and realize that they’re going to get screwed along with the evil conservatives if Obamacare becomes law. If they think Obama will give them a special exemption just because they supported and volunteered for him, they’re smoking crack.


6 posted on 08/22/2009 2:33:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: trumandogz

Whole Foods Rocks!
Bread, cheeses, snacks, bakery, deli, seafood, flowers, fruits, veggies, super neat greeting cards, candies oh and did I mention the BREADS???? :)

Vote Obama’s healtcare bill and be sorry.

Shope Whole Foods and be content!!!


7 posted on 08/22/2009 2:33:24 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

I have been shopping at Whole Foods since they had one little store.


8 posted on 08/22/2009 2:35:19 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The same reason they can’t figure out that Muslim terrorists disapprove of their lifestyle even more than that of Middle America.


9 posted on 08/22/2009 2:35:57 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

How DARE anyone refuse to agree with Hussein!

I will make more of an effort to shop at Whole Foods now. :)


10 posted on 08/22/2009 2:41:19 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’ll be at the East Liberty Whole Foods tomorrow in response.

I do like that store- always something interesting to eat there.


11 posted on 08/22/2009 2:44:20 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: trumandogz

THe owner provides 100% of the cost of healthcare for 50,000 of his employees and this is the thanks he gets from the socialist communits left in this country. Like you said, we need to support Whole Foods to the hilt and let the owner know that Americans who care about America, appreciate him and the stand he is taking regarding Obama Deathcare.


12 posted on 08/22/2009 2:48:14 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (hank you)
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To: trumandogz

Made a trip earlier today. Store was packed. I met a lady who said it was her first trip to the store. Reverse boycott?


13 posted on 08/22/2009 2:48:25 PM PDT by Honeybunch ("Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." ~Rudyard Kipling)
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To: cubreporter
One subject that I have not heard anything about in the healthcare discussion is the use of supplements and naturopaths. No one covers them.

I believe I am alive today because of my naturopath's suggested supplements and not the “rat poison” my doctor wanted me to take for the rest of my life.

14 posted on 08/22/2009 2:49:22 PM PDT by Tucson Jim
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
What will Helen Goode do?

15 posted on 08/22/2009 2:56:01 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Why does a little part of me think that The Goode Family’s One World market jokes had a little bit to do with him writing that article?


16 posted on 08/22/2009 3:01:40 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: trumandogz

‘Show Whole Foods your support by doing all of your shopping on one of their fine stores’

Although I have a (very lame) Super Stop & Shop less than 4 miles from where I live, I drove over 30 miles today to shop at Whole Foods (for the first time). I loved it, and while I can’t make that trip every week, I’ll certainly go back again. Aside from a great selection of cool stuff, the folks working there were a real treat. Happy and helpful.


17 posted on 08/22/2009 3:03:22 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; All

I guess maybe it is because 45,000,000 have NO healthcare. This is a sizeable minority to be deeply worried about their future health. The important thing is that whatever system might finally be voted really be voluntary. FReepers and others are making this point loud and clear.


18 posted on 08/22/2009 3:04:02 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Tucson Jim; All

I’ve been taking supplements and using natural healing methods for 35 years, and haven’t really needed a doctor for 20 years. I am now a lively, healthy 71 year old.

What I don’t understand is why Whole Foods would not benefit from a plan which, if I understand part of it correctly, will encourage healthy life style (including diet) counseling and education. This should make them more money, not less. I too would like to know more about provisions in the plans that would include use of supplements and non AMA healers. It is really important that whatever we end up with health plan wise, doctors be compensated for educating their patients regarding nutrition, exercise, and aging issues. Of course this could be done by their employees for more time given at the same cost.


19 posted on 08/22/2009 3:12:47 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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No, 45,000,000 have health care. They don’t have insurance. That’s what’s so dishonest about the debate. We have universal access to health care in this country, it’s the law. Even an illegal alien has health care.


20 posted on 08/22/2009 3:32:20 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: trumandogz
Show Whole Foods your support by doing all of your shopping on one of their fine stores.

The place is still chock full of Obama-bots.

21 posted on 08/22/2009 3:44:39 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Tucson Jim

Amen. I agree.


22 posted on 08/22/2009 3:59:37 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well I guess the metro crowd will have to shop elsewhere for their tofu. I, for one, am going to start spending more time at Whole Foods.


23 posted on 08/22/2009 4:44:26 PM PDT by AdaGray (uw)
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To: trumandogz

I drove down to the Whole Foods in Glendale today (115 miles round trip) but I did some other shopping on side. The store was super busy. The liberal’s boycott is a farce. The lot was full of high end cars with zero stickers on them.


24 posted on 08/22/2009 5:09:45 PM PDT by aubreys_mom
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To: cubreporter
What states are they located in? ObamaCare Jokes Obama Jokes
25 posted on 08/22/2009 5:10:33 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: trumandogz
I will continue to support true capitalism and make consumer choices based upon consumer-perceived value.

If Whole Foods can sell 80% ground beef for $1.69/lb., I might visit their store.

If they choose to pay 100% of their employee's health care costs, and pay inventory costs to stock "organic" "fair-trade" starfruit (picked with the left hand in the light of a full moon), so be it... BUT if those business practices make ground beef cost $3.79/lb., I will not shop there.

26 posted on 08/22/2009 6:33:59 PM PDT by Rodamala
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The better question would be what states are they NOT in. :)

Colorado has about 20 of them here alone.

Go to Whole Foods and check on the locations...there are TONS of them. That’s because their choices are so very delicious. Looks good, smells wonderful and we love it.


27 posted on 08/23/2009 11:10:24 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: tbw2

The better question would be what states are they NOT in. :)

Colorado has about 20 of them here alone.

Go to Whole Foods and check on the locations...there are TONS of them. That’s because their choices are so very delicious. Looks good, smells wonderful and we love it.


28 posted on 08/23/2009 11:10:24 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Tucson Jim

Amen to that. “Rat Poison.”


29 posted on 08/25/2009 12:18:43 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: trumandogz

Lucky you. Shopping with them all this time. I love them.


30 posted on 08/25/2009 12:21:06 PM PDT by cubreporter
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