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(Washington Post)   Here it is, everything you need to know to decide who should run the country: Democrats shop at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, while Republicans shop at Wal-Mart and Costco   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 263
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2013-12-09 01:10:07 PM
Supposedly Republicans shop at Sam's and Democrats shop at Costco.
That's based on where the stores are geographically.

But if Republicans have larger families than Democrats, then it makes sense that they shop at the warehouse clubs more.
I didn't find buying a Costco membership to be worthwhile when we were a two person family.
 
2013-12-09 01:19:39 PM
If you want, you can see politics in everything. All you have to do is figure out how to take random things and fit them into your narrative
 
2013-12-09 01:22:09 PM
I shop at Trader Joe's, Costco, and Whole Foods. I'm apparently an Independent.
 
2013-12-09 01:27:27 PM
I shop at none of those places. You can't put me in your stupid box, subby!
 
2013-12-09 01:32:18 PM
Trader Joe's and Costco (when I had a membership). Mostly, though, it's the local grocery store, the farm share, and the bulk food co-op.

I think that makes me a Socialist.
 
2013-12-09 01:39:18 PM
I only go to Trader Joe's to pick up an order of tea. Otherwise, I'll normally shop at Stop & Shop (it's a local national chain)
 
2013-12-09 01:39:56 PM
I shop at BJ's, because Bill Clinton.
 
2013-12-09 01:40:32 PM
You'd figure most Democrats would avoid Whole Foods considering how much its CEO and founder is such an outspoken Republican (or at least Republican ideas)
 
2013-12-09 01:43:30 PM
I shop at Trader Joe's and Shop Rite, because Shop Rite does the can can, you'll save much more on every brand.
 
2013-12-09 01:44:27 PM
not buying it.  i know a lot of libby lib libs and we're not dedicated whole foods TJ's shoppers at all.  i hardly ever shop at WF or TJ's because there are better options (for me, wegmans, market basket).  i even shop at BJ's plenty (never been to a costco, there isn't one in my area).   are liberals more likely to whop at whole foods?  i absolutely wouldn't argue that.  i know plenty of leftie loons who shop at wal-mart too.
 
2013-12-09 01:48:10 PM
trader joe's, whole foods and costco here.

/haven't voted GOP in ages.
//last time was a protest vote for chuck hagel in 2004...
 
2013-12-09 01:48:55 PM
I prefer Trader Joe's and Costco, but will most likely get my dinner at the pub.
 
2013-12-09 01:49:02 PM
I shop at all of those, plus Safeway, Giant and, in a pinch, Harris Teeter.
 
2013-12-09 01:50:37 PM
I'm a republican?
 
2013-12-09 01:52:53 PM
So libertarians get all their groceries from the gas station?
 
2013-12-09 02:04:13 PM

brigid_fitch: You'd figure most Democrats would avoid Whole Foods considering how much its CEO and founder is such an outspoken Republican (or at least Republican ideas)


He's an outspoken vegan animal rights activist who used to be a social democrat until he discovered what having lots and lots of money does for you.  I guess you can call that a post modern Reaganite Republican.  His opinions are fairly moderate.  Remember when people had differing opinions about business and infrastructure and they merely disagreed with each other?  Mackey seems to, despite the handicap of a semiliterate education level, which he unfortunately wears like a badge of honor.

Rich people are Republicans because they are mildly to extremely greedy.  Poor people are Republicans because they're f*cking brainless.  Mackey's a libertarian because a little of both.  His strange pseudo-economic, pseudo-scientific outbursts are tolerable, because basically, he's a decent, hard working person who cares about his employees and customers.
 
2013-12-09 02:10:47 PM

brigid_fitch: You'd figure most Democrats would avoid Whole Foods considering how much its CEO and founder is such an outspoken Republican (or at least Republican ideas)


you'd figure most republicans would avoid costco considering how much its CEO is an outspoken democrat (and the fact that they actually pay a good wage and offer good benefits).
 
2013-12-09 02:12:24 PM

somedude210: (it's a local national chain)


i580.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-09 02:13:55 PM
Democrats shop at Kindle eBooks because they have no spines

Republicans shop at the Fluff-n-Fold because they still believe in separating the coloreds.
 
2013-12-09 02:14:08 PM
I shop at Whole Foods and Costco. And Target.
 
2013-12-09 02:17:17 PM
The weird thing is that I don't like going to Whole Foods because it is filled with snooty Republican women in minks who drive SUV Benzes.
 
2013-12-09 02:24:01 PM
I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?
 
2013-12-09 02:25:51 PM
New Seasons is my favorite.

We also shop at Costco, Trader Joes, and Fred Meyer.  Took a look at the Green Zebra that just opened up in our neighborhood.  Just seemed like a mini New Seasons. *shrug*

/liberal
 
2013-12-09 02:25:53 PM

Ambivalence: I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?


Sane.
 
2013-12-09 02:26:00 PM

Ambivalence: I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?


i don't normally... but you couldn't pay me to shop at walmart or sam's club.
 
2013-12-09 02:26:15 PM

Peter von Nostrand: If you want, you can see politics in everything. All you have to do is figure out how to take random things and fit them into your narrative


That's the neat thing about data analytics. It's not about taking random things and making them fit your narrative. It's about finding weird relationships between things you'd never expect. Or, supporting your expectations with actual data instead of "gut feelings."
 
2013-12-09 02:26:21 PM
Apropos of nothing...probably on his way to WalMart...I saw a pickup yesterday with

REPUBLICAN

Because Not Everybody Can Be On Welfare



across his entire gate.  My wife and I had a good time making up other reasons why he might be Republican.
 
2013-12-09 02:26:53 PM

zedster: somedude210: (it's a local national chain)

[i580.photobucket.com image 197x151]


Hahahaha, it was started in Quincy and has expanded to at least New England, possibly outside New England. I dunno, I don't leave my region much

fine! it's a local regional chain! HAPPY?

*runs off and weeps quietly*
 
2013-12-09 02:27:45 PM

doublesecretprobation: not buying it.  i know a lot of libby lib libs and we're not dedicated whole foods TJ's shoppers at all.  i hardly ever shop at WF or TJ's because there are better options (for me, wegmans, market basket).  i even shop at BJ's plenty (never been to a costco, there isn't one in my area).   are liberals more likely to whop at whole foods?  i absolutely wouldn't argue that.  i know plenty of leftie loons who shop at wal-mart too.


Too bad they collected all that data instead of just asking you.
 
2013-12-09 02:28:08 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Ambivalence: I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?

Sane.


I don't know why, but that kind of disappoints me.

Insanity is the spice of life.
 
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2013-12-09 02:30:59 PM

FlashHarry: but you couldn't pay me to shop at walmart or sam's club.


I prefer Costco (the way they treat their employees is a big reason), but the Sam's Club down the street is a ghost town more often than not.  Sometimes it's handy when I have little time.
 
2013-12-09 02:32:25 PM

FlashHarry: Ambivalence: I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?

i don't normally... but you couldn't pay me to shop at walmart or sam's club.


I don't like walmart but it has nothing to do with politics. Walmart just seems to attract stupidity. Even the times I go there I feel like I've lost 20 IQ points for the duration I'm there (which I can thankfully afford to lose).
 
2013-12-09 02:34:12 PM

Ambivalence: Bareefer Obonghit: Ambivalence: I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?

Sane.

I don't know why, but that kind of disappoints me.

Insanity is the spice of life.


Cream of Tartar looks on in silent rage.
 
2013-12-09 02:34:15 PM
That just means Republicans are better at getting the most for their buck, and Paul Ryan's budget plan is therefore excellent, and Romney is now King of America by default.
 
2013-12-09 02:39:21 PM

somedude210: zedster: somedude210: (it's a local national chain)

[i580.photobucket.com image 197x151]

Hahahaha, it was started in Quincy and has expanded to at least New England, possibly outside New England. I dunno, I don't leave my region much

fine! it's a local regional chain! HAPPY?

*runs off and weeps quietly*


At least you acknowledged your error and a good cry never hurts
 
2013-12-09 02:41:34 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Ambivalence: Bareefer Obonghit: Ambivalence: I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?

Sane.

I don't know why, but that kind of disappoints me.

Insanity is the spice of life.

Cream of Tartar looks on in silent rage.


What is a tartar and why is its cream a powder?
 
2013-12-09 02:47:00 PM
The whole premise is invalid because people who shop at Costco do not shop at Walmart and vice versa.
 
2013-12-09 02:48:14 PM
Wegmans> all.
 
2013-12-09 02:49:07 PM
Isn't Costco a union shop?
 
2013-12-09 02:49:10 PM
I prefer to go Krogering, but there's a Save-a-Lot just across the parking lot out back.
 
2013-12-09 02:49:14 PM

Ambivalence: Bareefer Obonghit: Ambivalence: Bareefer Obonghit: Ambivalence: I don't factor politics in my grocery shopping. What does that make me?

Sane.

I don't know why, but that kind of disappoints me.

Insanity is the spice of life.

Cream of Tartar looks on in silent rage.

What is a tartar and why is its cream a powder?


The dentist dries it out before selling it to the spice distributors.  It starts as a cream.
 
2013-12-09 02:50:20 PM
My party is better than your party.

My store is better than your store.

When will it end?
 
2013-12-09 02:50:55 PM
Yep, I'm an independent...Trader Joe's and CostCo.
 
2013-12-09 02:51:00 PM
I like Trader Joe's and Costco. Wal-Mart isn't actually that cheap and Whole Paycheck is a rip-off compared to farmer's markets.
 
2013-12-09 02:51:03 PM
Polyhazard

Isn't Costco a union shop?

Don't think so, I think they just realize well paid employees make happy employees and in turn happy customers.
 
2013-12-09 02:51:15 PM

Demetrius: Apropos of nothing...probably on his way to WalMart...I saw a pickup yesterday with

REPUBLICANBecause Not Everybody Can Be On Welfare

across his entire gate.  My wife and I had a good time making up other reasons why he might be Republican.


When ever I see a "Honk if I pay your mortgage!" bumper sticker I honk and thank them.

He doesn't pay my mortgage but it always seems to get a sour look out of them.
 
2013-12-09 02:51:34 PM
Shop smart, shop S-Mart
 
2013-12-09 02:51:39 PM
FWIW - Aldi owns Trader Joes
 
2013-12-09 02:51:54 PM

Haoie: My party is better than your party.

My store is better than your store.

When will it end?


My end is better than your end.
 
2013-12-09 02:51:59 PM
No, they don't.
 
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