August 17, 2009
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)
Posted by: david foster at August 17, 2009 09:51 AM (uWlpq)
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)
Posted by: david foster at August 17, 2009 11:04 AM (uWlpq)
Posted by: Amritas at August 17, 2009 12:02 PM (+nV09)
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)
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)
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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