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Old 08-20-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Left-wingers and Liberals want to boycott Whole Foods

Apparently the anti-right propaganda is becoming such a source of vitriol that even level-headed ideas contrary to those presented by the current Presidential administration are being passed off as worthless, and leading them to boycott such businesses as Whole Foods. The CEO of Whole Foods offered up a very reasonable alternative to the current bill or bills being presented. it was met with open hostility and resentment by those who declare that the Obama administration can do no wrong.

John Mackey: The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare - WSJ.com

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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what a stupid boycott.

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:09 AM   #3
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that mackey op-ed is pretty stupid too

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:51 AM   #4
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Apparently the anti-right propaganda is becoming such a source of vitriol that even level-headed ideas contrary to those presented by the current Presidential administration are being passed off as worthless, and leading them to boycott such businesses as Whole Foods. The CEO of Whole Foods offered up a very reasonable alternative to the current bill or bills being presented. it was met with open hostility and resentment by those who declare that the Obama administration can do no wrong.
counterpoint: his proposals would realistically do little to combat the profit-taking in the private insurance sector and the mountains of uninsured, and they are kind of laughable given that he's scaling the whole foods workforce back to 70/30 full-time workers vs part-time so he has to pay out less benefits. free market whoopsies. he also brings up that great right-wing solution "reform Medicare!" but as usual is very vague about what should be done.

john mackey has the right to his opinion but putting whole foods and obamacare in the same sentence was a poor decision given his clientele. he's also anti-union so the fact that he is turning left-wingers off to his company is unsurprising. and additionally i think you would find that the people who would participate in a boycott like this think that Obama administration is doing a whole lot wrong, especially fumbling around with Baucus/Conrad/Grassley on health care, so in summary you know absolutely nothing.

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:52 AM   #5
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editor's note: i still shop at whole foods but think mackey is an ass.

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:06 AM   #6
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 Enact tort reform to end the ruinous lawsuits that force doctors to pay insurance costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. These costs are passed back to us through much higher prices for health care.
Oh this is dumb. Come on, if you fuck up you should get tagged for it. Someone places trust in you as a doctor and you blow it because you sewed your watch inside someone, damnit you deserve to get your balls ripped off for being such an ass. I'd throw these shitty doctors in jail for malpractice and gross negligence while I'm at it.

And rofl @ the costs being passed on to us. Yeah, I mean you could say that every time GM gets sued for making a car that explodes the consumer has to pay for it, but by that logic the consumer has to pay for EVERY SINGLE ECONOMIC VARIABLE IMAGINABLE.

This is just an excuse for less responsibility. So retarded.

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:27 AM   #7
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And rofl @ the costs being passed on to us.
Who do you think pays for it? Every executive at GM isn't forced to pay hugely exorbitant insurance rates.

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
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i remember when whole foods was just a small hippy grocery store in austin

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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Who do you think pays for it? Every executive at GM isn't forced to pay hugely exorbitant insurance rates.
Worst logic EVER.

If anything, the massive amounts of money that GM pays its executives DOES get passed on to the consumer!

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:49 PM   #10
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I've stopped shopping at WF. There's a whole bunch of reasons, the health care thing was really just the last straw of many.

There are gaping holes in his opinion piece but the hypocrisy bothers me even more, given that WF is run by corporate welfare queens who've never seen a tax break of subsidy they haven't lapped up with wild abandon, "socialism" or not.

I have no doubt that shopping there is still marginally more responsible than shopping at the typical big-box grocery store but 90% of it is smoke and mirrors at this point. They're selling voodoo and perception and branding. I've been consistently going less and less lately but this was just the nudge I needed to stop completely.

 
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fair enough

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #12
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whole foods is a big box grocery store these days

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:00 PM   #13
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I'm probably going to shop there more. i love that the whackos want to boycott a store because the owner proposes an alternate means to fix healthcare considering the current proposal has a 0% chance of passing

 
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:22 PM   #14
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nimrod are you ever going to bring anything of substance to this board or are you just going to troll

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:46 PM   #15
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well boycotting whole foods IS stupid but compared to the current town hall protesters and the birthers on the right I feel a whole lot less embarrassed to be a liberal.

though i'm with ravenguy2000. i've always hated whole foods image/brand.

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:49 PM   #16
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nimrod are you ever going to bring anything of substance to this board or are you just going to troll
I went to Whole Foods for the second time in my life this weekend.

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:01 AM   #17
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yeah because if whole foods is known for anything it's there enlightneed approach on health care.

they should go back to sponsoring lesbian pacholi folk music festivals and leave the fucking rest of the world alone

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:02 AM   #18
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nimrod are you ever going to bring anything of substance to this board or are you just going to troll
the pot just called the kettle black

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:43 PM   #19
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ENOUGH FUCKING POT KETTLE BLACK SHIT OKAY????????? please

 
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:46 AM   #20
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actually mojo jojo just further revealed what a thumb-in-the-ass retard he is because all i did was use nimrod's words to me against him so, uh. yeah. way to pick up the point.

 
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:40 AM   #21
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You know what's really good is when someone calls it Whole Paycheck instead of Whole Foods

 
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:26 PM   #22
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i hope soy gets comtimanited with salmonella so all the fucking stinky hippies die puking and shitting.

 
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