Skip to comments.Whole Foods "Buycott" Scheduled for Sept. 1
Posted on 08/30/2009 10:29:30 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
In response to the Left-driven boycott of Whole Foods Markets over CEO John Mackey's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed opposing the ObamaCare bill, the National Tea Party Coalition is scheduling a 'buycott' encouraging the public to shop Whole Foods on Sept. 1.
On Aug. 24, I reported here at Digital Journal on the boycotts of FOX conservative pundit Glenn Beck and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey by Obama supporters, driven by organizations like Color For Change and UFCW, the food workers' union. Those boycotts have led to backlashes by supporters of Glenn Beck and John Mackey, which have since resulted in significant losses of customers for GEICO Insurance and Sargento Foods. Both companies withdrew from advertising on the Glenn Beck show at the behest of Color For Change, an African-American advocacy group with close ties to the White House. Now from Gateway Pundit comes the news that the National Tea Party Coalition is throwing its weight behind a "buycott" for Whole Foods scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st, encouraging all its members and the public to shop Whole Foods in moral and financial support of its embattled CEO, John Mackey:
Tea Party Patriot Gina Loudon in St. Louis is asking everyone to hang on to their grocery money until Tuesday, and we will provide sales circulars for people to shop with. Then we will have dinner together for those who want to stay after they shop. Anyone who cannot attend should SAVE THEIR RECEIPTS and mail them to Gina.
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I’ll be sure to go there on Tuesday. We can’t afford to do our main shopping there, but we’ve been twice in the last couple of weeks because of this boycott from the lefties. We had never been there before.
I think I’ll go on Monday instead. The parking lot is usually full, so on Tuesday I’m sure it will be on overload. One of my favorite stores!
Rats, I have to shop tomorrow. I am sorry; Tuesday I cannot go there but tomorrow I can.
wow.. I’m shopping tomorrow.
Well, then, I’ll see you there on Monday. ;)
remember: they sell a lot more than just tofu and crunchy granola!
I wish we had one near here. Nice stores except the clientel is a bit iffy, but I hear that is getting better.
What a great idea. I sometimes go to the Whole Foods in Union Square in NYC, and I’ve always enjoyed the meat and produce I’ve bought there. I think I’ll participate in this.
OK; don’t forget your Whole Paycheck! LOL. I love that store but organic is ‘spensive. Still, we buy real foods and make them ourselves instead of packaged stuff, mostly.
Boycott = Sept 1st
full cart = Sept 1st
Boycott = Sept 1st
full cart = Sept 1st
I think they sell on Amazon in which case I will go buy a bunch of stuff from them.
There’s a certain type of oatmeal that I’ve only found there. Guess Tuesday is the day to go get it!
I’m getting some more of the Bolthouse Farms coffee drink. Wal-Mart no longer sells it.
AS big as that store is, I only get two things: Erewhon instant oatmeal with extra oat bran, and blackstrap molasses. The molasses never run out (no pun intended), but I could use some more of the oatmeal. And I hope no one "fronts" me...I'm in a foul enough mood about their side to nonfatally end up on the local evening news.
Does the oatmeal come in flavors? It will be interesting to see if the boycotters are out in force on Tuesday.
Would that be steel cut?
I like tofu. :)
just had it in my hot and sour soup for lunch
Count me in. I was already planning on going tomorrow, but can hold off until Tuesday...what’s one more morning without milk? ;^)
I’ll make the 30 mile round trip in my SUV on Tuesday! I’ve been wanting to shop there anyhow for a couple of weeks anyway. But now it’ll be a full cart. Their food is expensive, and worth it.
Actually, here in our area [Seattle] there is little difference in their prices and the prices at Safeway or Albertsons...and believe it or not QFC is more expensive than Whole Foods.
That is what the employees look like here in California, but they are very courteous and helpful! I will be there on Tuesday with bells on, or maybe not bells, but I will be there, God willing!
They do indeed sell a large variety of products. I will be in there on Tuesday for my organic yogurt.
Good point. Actually it’s probably about the same here (Colorado). Plus, you can snack on good stuff while you shop.
Wish I could, no stores in Peoples Republic of NC and our “emergency” sales tax increase starts tues. I am buying whatever I might need today for the next few months as my boycott of the sales Tax.
Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and Winston Salem.....stores in each of ‘em.
Whole Foods near us was packed the other evening.
The parking lot was jammed and it wasn’t easy finding a parking spot. Evidently this has more attention in the msm than the real Americans.
The way my schedule is, Tuesday is my grocery day anyway. I have to go out of my way to shop at Whole Foods but I guess I will. Never have been in one of their stores before.
I started last night.
I live in Asheville. Thanks for the info.
We’re up for it tomorrow! If you’ve ever been in Whole Foods, it is like the old Berkeley Co-op Market — full of Barking Moonbat Greenie Vegans in Birkenstocks. Their lemming-like leftist boycott could really hurt Whole Foods. It is an amazing store, however, if you need things like goatmilk kefir and a large selection of organic produce.
I'll be going to the WF in Ann Arbor, right in the belly of the beast. I'm sure we'll be met with lots of crazies from the U of M. It should be fun.
TODAY — If you’re able, try to participate in the Whole Foods “BUYcott” to support John Mackey’s position against Obamacare.
No nitrates or dextrose (corn). they contain water, salt, turbinado sugar, sodium phosphate, celery powder.lactic acid starter culture not from milk. They are the small butt end of the ham and absolutely delicious. I try to keep 3 or 4 in the freezer. I think you will like them. I went on line to try and buy them when WF ran out but they were more expensive that way so I just waited till they got more in.
Did my buycott this morning. Spent $16+ worth. I know that’s not a lot, but I can’t afford to do major shopping there. Got some salsa, mac and cheese, Choco soy milk, coffee drink, and some body wash :)
For today’s BUYcott, I’ll spend about the same. As you, I can’t afford to shop there as a rule, but I want to help make a statement today.
Ironic, isn’t it, that the conservatives who supposedly are rolling in dough, can’t afford to shop there? It’s the oppressed and ne’er-do-well libtards who frequent the place. I don’t get it.
Just picked up a few things at Whole Foods in Thousand Oaks, CA. The place was hopping. Nobody was demonstrating for a boycott.
I DID MY SHOPPING THERE TODAY, NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS APPROACHED BY A NUT JOB WEARING AN OBAMA PIN AND A RE-ELECT MELISSA BEAN PIN (D)N.W.SUBURBS OF CHICAGO. THEY ASKED ME “ DIDN’T I THINK EVERYONE DESERVES HEALTH CARE”, I REPLIED- “DID YOU READ THE BILL?” THEY SAID NO AND I SAID TO THE NUT JOB TO GO READ IT BEFORE BOYCOTTING A BUSINESS! I ALSO TOLD THEM THAT EVERYONE GETS CARE WHEN NEEDED EVEN IF THEY HAVEN’T GOT INSURANCE. I ALSO TOLD HIM TO GO GET A JOB INSTEAD OF ANOYING EVERYONE WHO SHOPS FOR FOOD.
Yeah - I’m keen on picking up some rabbit, $2/lb fish chunks, aged beef, exotic cheeses, and plenty of other non-vegan yummies at Whole Foods.
RE: “For todays BUYcott, Ill spend about the same. As you, I cant afford to shop there as a rule, but I want to help make a statement today.
Ironic, isnt it, that the conservatives who supposedly are rolling in dough, cant afford to shop there? Its the oppressed and neer-do-well libtards who frequent the place. I dont get it.”
I’m on my way to a Whole Foods now — one of the older, funkier ones in Valley Village (Sherman Oaks/North Hollywood). It’s usually populated by the earth shoe wearing lefties of the area among others. Thus far in driving by I have not noticed any boycotting but who knows? I’ll get some hot food from deli and maybe a sorbet or something — just to make my statement. Fun, and not too expensive. And yes, somehow the oppressed lefties always seem to have money for Whole Foods.