Your Alamo City Pundit (hey — that’s me!) is calling for a “Buycott” of the San Antonio Whole Foods Market at the Quarry Market. A “Buycott” is a Reverse Boycott — bring your grocery money for the week, and a little more to support Whole Foods.
In keeping with the “Reverse Boycott” idea, Alamo City Pundit is requesting that we keep this as low key as possible. No demonstrations, no signs, no loud angry noises to cause problems for the staff at Whole Foods — leave that to the Liberal Leftoids. However, wear your Tea Party T-Shirts if you’ve got ’em, or any other apparel supporting Whole Foods, the Constitution, or other similarly appropriate stuff. Let the staff quietly know you’re there, and that you support them. (Red, White, and Blue would be good).
The San Antonio Buycott is being held in conjunction with other national Buycotts in Dallas, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale FL, and St. Louis,as the National Tea Party Coalition reports:
St. Louis, Missouri–(BUSINESS WIRE)— The national leadership team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition this morning announced a series of Tea Party Buycott events designed to support John Mackey and the Whole Foods grocery chain. Mackey is the CEO whose op-ed in The Wall Street Journal opposing Obamacare and supporting free market health care reform has sparked unprecedented and unwarranted attacks from left wing propagandists. The first two events are scheduled for Tuesday evening, September 1, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri and Dallas, Texas. Details of these Tea Party Buycotts and future Buycotts can be found online at http://www.teapartybuycott.com.
Dana Loesch of the St. Louis Tea Party explained that a Tea Party Buycott asks supporters to gather [in this case] at the Whole Foods store to show economic support. “We are asking supporters to do all their week’s grocery shopping that night. Most tea party supporters are not regular customers of Whole Foods, and we want to show our support for Mr. Mackey’s championship of free market health care reforms.”
Katrina Pierson of the Dallas Tea Party echoed Loesch’s comments, adding “Whole Foods will be supported by tens of thousands of fellow Americans, showcasing the economic impact the Tea Party movement can play in support of people who share our ideals.”
Kevin Jackson, St. Louis-based conservative black author said of the event, “This Tea Party Buycott will send a message that many Americans share Mr. Mackey’s concerns. We support his message and his company. We also say to other CEOs with the courage of Mr. Mackey, we will support you as well.”
Gina Loudon of St. Louis, Missouri, who conceived the Tea Party Buycott concept and website at http://www.teapartybuycott.com , said “ We’re going to hit them where it counts—the wallet.” Michael Patrick Leahy, national spokesperson for the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition said “We’re taking the Alinsky boycott tactic and we’re turning it on its head. We’re making a positive statement of support, showing that fiscally conservative Americans have purchasing power, and we are more than willing to exercise it in support of great companies like Whole Foods and great CEOs like John Mackey.”
The national leadership team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition includes many of the local and national organizers of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party, which was attended by an estimated one million Americans in over 900 cities. The coalition’s web site is: http://www.nationwideteapartycoalition.com .
The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece that CEO John Mackey wrote can be read online HERE.
Your Alamo City Pundit, his faithful webmaster, and (hopefully) hundreds of Tea Party supporters will be buying their weekly groceries between 7pm and 9pm for maximum support impact. If you can’t be there specifically during the hours of 7pm to 9pm, please do your shopping at Whole Foods on Tuesday the 1st, so your monetary support will be easily seen by the Whole Foods Staff. Also, no outdoor rally is planned in order to not inconvenience the Whole Foods Staff or cause disruptions with counter-protesters (if any show up.)
They’re trying to run a business; let’s help them out.
See You there. I’ll be the dazzlingly handsome gent wearing Nursing Scrubs.