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Boycotting the Boycotters
The Washtington Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | Andrew Breitbart

Posted on 08/25/2009 7:14:00 AM PDT by Bean74

John Mackey - the founder, CEO and marketing genius behind Whole Foods - finds himself in an organic, unsustainable mess with his carefully cultivated affluent, liberal customer base after penning an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal titled, “The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare.”

For starters, Mr. Mackey opens with a line from known-liberal-allergen Margaret Thatcher that features the dreaded “S” word: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Then he goes on to provide eight sensible free-market solutions gleaned from his company’s well-regarded employee health care program.

Mr. Mackey, a free-market libertarian, is now at the mercy of an unforgiving grass-roots mob intent on destroying his company. More than 25,000 people have signed on to a Whole Foods boycott on Facebook.

“Whole Foods has built its brand with the dollars of deceived progressives,” the online petition reads. “Let them know your money will no longer go to support Whole Foods’ anti-union, anti-health insurance reform, right-wing activities.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; healthcare; mackey; wholefoods

1 posted on 08/25/2009 7:14:01 AM PDT by Bean74
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To: Bean74

Because of its high prices, I stopped shopping at Whole Paycheck (except for stuff I just can’t find elsewhere) years ago. I may have to reconsider that policy for a while.


2 posted on 08/25/2009 7:18:44 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Bean74

is there a thread about boycotting the Glenn Beck advertisers? Walmart, Sprint (now I have to cancel my cellphone service of 10 years!)


3 posted on 08/25/2009 7:22:09 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: p. henry

“Whole Foods has built its brand with the dollars of deceived progressives...”

When considering the term “progressive” from a political standpoint, “deceived” or “stupid” or other adjectives to that effect, are an essential element of its definition. Nothing new here.


4 posted on 08/25/2009 7:24:35 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: Bean74
We should use this thread to list the items that aren't currently being boycotted. That will be a shorter list.

brylcreem
Sanka
toothpicks
sharpie markers
little debbie apple flips
cheerwine


I think that's a pretty complete list.
5 posted on 08/25/2009 7:27:13 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Bean74

Ha! These fools have no place else to go any more. They’ll be back when they can’t find their $10 per quart orange juice at Ralph’s.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 7:31:19 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Obamalama lied, the republic died.)
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To: Seruzawa

Yes..nothing like elitists boycotting. Now if the Vegetarian restraunt down the street comes out against Obamacare, where will they eat.


7 posted on 08/25/2009 7:35:40 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: downtownconservative

“deceived progressives”
Yup, rather redundant, isn’t it?


8 posted on 08/25/2009 7:37:57 AM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: p. henry

I only went there for an occasional treat, like wild salmon, Copper River trout or artisan cheeses. Sometimes, their tofu (I’m of Chinese descent) was better than what I could find in Chinatown. Other than those items, I’m in agreement with you; too pricey.


9 posted on 08/25/2009 7:42:47 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: astyanax; mysterio; Marty62
If you want to support John mackey for being an honest man, here are some ideas.

1. Contact your local Whole Foods store manager and express your support. If you’re shopping there, let the Obama lovers who work there know you are concerned with extreme far Left tactics.

2. E mail Whole Foods at wholefoods.com.

3. John Mackey’s e mail address is: john.mackey@wholefoods.com

4. Leave a message at corporate headquarters: 512 477 5566.

5. Fax them at 512 482 7000.

Lastly, the other great reason for doing things like this is that it feels good! By expressing my opinion, I felt like I was doing something, and was a great antidote for powerlessness.

And anyway I really do love the salad bar there (not arugula though).

10 posted on 08/25/2009 7:49:26 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You made me Tofu! (I didn't wanna do it... I didn't wanna do it...)")
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To: Bean74

This boycott is going nowhere. In fact, this effort may show how impotent the lib boycott machine is.

There is a reason they have to pay people to attend town halls. No one has a passion for their cause.


11 posted on 08/25/2009 7:58:03 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: mysterio
You missed a few items on the "Not Boycotted" list:

Doan's Pills
Anacin
# 2.5 pencils

12 posted on 08/25/2009 8:02:40 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"...If you’re shopping there, let the Obama lovers who work there know you are concerned with extreme far Left tactics. ..'

I think they hire based on the number of stupid tattoos visible on a person's arms/neck. A lesser criteria seems to be hair color: Green, magenta, or any other not-of-this-world tone gets bonus points.

In the world of Whole Foods Baggers, rebellion is truly conformity.

13 posted on 08/25/2009 8:06:32 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Bean74

Goodbye Whole Foods.


14 posted on 08/25/2009 8:09:05 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Caltholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank you for the info!
I will try to put it to good use.


15 posted on 08/25/2009 8:22:50 AM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: p. henry

ditto


16 posted on 08/25/2009 8:28:07 AM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: Bean74

Whole Foods has always been one of my guilty pleasures, both for the price and the politics...now, I can feel a little less guilty :)


17 posted on 08/25/2009 8:37:20 AM PDT by Awestruck (Now if we can only get the rest of the "republican" leaders to stand up to the liberals.)
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To: Bean74

“WashTington Times” ?


18 posted on 08/25/2009 8:59:33 AM PDT by Awestruck (Now if we can only get the rest of the "republican" leaders to stand up to the liberals.)
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To: Seruzawa; Bean74; p. henry; 12Gauge687

“Ha! These fools have no place else to go any more. They’ll be back when they can’t find their $10 per quart orange juice at Ralph’s.”

They may sign a petition, but I bet anything they’re still shopping there. As for me, I may go in there a bit more often knowing that the CEO is a libertarian - AND I could actually get behind his medical plan.


19 posted on 08/25/2009 12:14:53 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Seruzawa

Kroger (the parent company of Ralphs) supports Obama. They hosted one of his Astroturf town halls about a month ago.


20 posted on 08/25/2009 3:27:20 PM PDT by oblomov (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - Mencken)
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To: p. henry

The prices are lower there on certain items in my area. Produce is cheaper or equal. I find that all the convenience type food or boxed food there is expensive.


21 posted on 08/25/2009 4:49:48 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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