August 17, 2009


Wise ideas from the CEO of Whole Foods: The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare

Of course, now this means that loons are calling for a boycott of the traitorous lefty store.  How dare they oppose Obama?

I take back all the snarky things I've said about Whole Foods.  I still don't have any interest in shopping there, but good for their CEO for being brave enough to oppose something that the majority of his clientele supports.

(Links found at Althouse's great post, Are We Having a Conversation Yet?, via Boxenhorn)

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1 I have a related post: Healthcare: Mackey, Obama, and Reid

Posted by: david foster at August 17, 2009 09:51 AM (uWlpq)

2 I did not see this coming! Thanks, Sarah!

Why were you snarky about Whole Foods? I don't think I'd like their clientele - especially after the boycott (and they do have a right to do so) - but I've never been to WF stores and don't have an opinion about them. If I knew more, I might be snarky too ... and the words of a CEO wouldn't excuse store practices I didn't approve of.

Although I was kinda turned off by his health lecture at the end, I should have expected it.

David, thanks for providing a link to your post. What's the "sock-puppetry" you were referring to? Could you provide a link for that? I'd appreciate it.

Posted by: Amritas at August 17, 2009 10:25 AM (+nV09)

3 Amritas...a couple of years ago, Mackey participated in Internet forums discussing WF and its management...used that handle Rahodeb (a transposition of his wife's name Deborah) and argued with one commenter who made a snide comment about his Rahodeb, he wrote "I like Mackey’s haircut. I think he looks cute!”

Posted by: david foster at August 17, 2009 11:04 AM (uWlpq)

4 Thanks, David. I'm not bothered by Mackey's sock-puppetry if that's all he did. Defending his haircut is one thing; saying negative things about his own company, attacking others, etc. wearing a sock puppet is another.

Posted by: Amritas at August 17, 2009 12:02 PM (+nV09)

5 There are certain things I can get from Whole Foods that aren't available as cheaply in other places - namely bulk couscous.  But I turn up my nose at most organic stuff.  Overpriced and not worth it (to me, anyway.  Everyone's entitled to their own opinions).

Honestly - I don't want bugs in my food.  Also, my Pop actively ran his farm until he was in his late 80s and while he wasn't slap happy with the pesticides, he didn't shy away from them either.  Happy medium, that's what I'm looking for.  And  my grandparent's genetics.  I want those, too.

But it's amazing how seeing the business end of creating food can change a person's opinion about things.

Posted by: airforcewife at August 17, 2009 12:49 PM (CDkfD)

6 Bulk Couscous?

I don't think I've ever had a need for Bulk Couscous.

Or couscous for that matter, but still.  Bulk?!

Posted by: Chuck at August 17, 2009 10:07 PM (bMH2g)

7 There are a lot of people with big appetites in our house! 

Posted by: airforcewife at August 18, 2009 07:26 AM (CDkfD)


@Chuck, you can only really buy it in those little boxes that you mix the dry ingredients with. So it is more economical in some respects. For instance I get my peanut butter there and it's just ground peanuts and nothing else. They have a machine that grinds it right there so it's fresh. It's actually less expensive than buying skippy. I love Whole Foods, but then I am I guess what you call a foodie as I love to cook. I don't bother with organic anything though.

I have a high deductible insurance policy and it does make you think carefully. I agreed with most of what he had to say but I'm not jazzed about portability, unless all the other reforms are put in place then that could be a real cluster f%*k if your dealing with someone in say California who has no knowledge of your local helathcare system.

Also the idea that no one should legislate what is a condition that should or should not be covered. In theory the insurance company could say, well we don't want to cover cancer treatment or pregnancy and childbirth because they don't make any money off it.

Posted by: Mare at August 18, 2009 08:51 AM (HUa8I)

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