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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:44 PM

States with more Cracker Barrels than Whole Foods voted Romney.

States with more Apple Stores than Tractor Supply voted Obama. One of the panelists didn't even know that Tractor Supply was a real store!

Just heard on the tv news...LOL!



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Reply States with more Cracker Barrels than Whole Foods voted Romney. (Original post)
Atman Nov 2012 OP
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #1
discharge Nov 2012 #2
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #3
PD Turk Nov 2012 #4
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
HappyMe Nov 2012 #6
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #11
HappyMe Nov 2012 #13
Atman Nov 2012 #14
Buns_of_Fire Nov 2012 #17
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #7
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #12
Atman Nov 2012 #15
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #8
we can do it Nov 2012 #9
SpartanDem Nov 2012 #10
HughBeaumont Nov 2012 #16

Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:46 PM

1. And the sky is blue & water is wet.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:17 PM

2. Not sure

 

What makes Whole Foods so great. In Columbus, Ohio, a supervisor of at Whole Foods was charged and convicted of slipping female co-workers LSD so he could take advantage of them sexually. Even though he was convicted, Whole Foods allowed him to keep his job.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:18 PM

3. I like Cracker Barrel and Whole Foods

But I'm pretty sure NY is more of a Whole Foods state.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:25 PM

4. I like Tractor Supply

I've gotten some pretty good deals on tools and welding supplies there.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:44 PM

5. Well, we've got Agways and stores that sell tractors...

 

... but I can honestly say I thought "tractor supply" was a generic term (like "hardware") rather than a brand name.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:46 PM

6. When we were traveling

we ate a Cracker Barrel. It was really good. I don't shop at Whole Paycheck or own any Apple crap.

I'm a bit irritated at the fucking snobbery. The Tractor Store is probably similiar to Fleet Farm. These stores have items that farmers and blue collar workers need (tools, work clothes, work boots, winter gear, etc.). All the blue collar people I know voted for Obama. Not everyone owns some iCrap, not everyone makes their living sitting inside an office eating a $15 salad for lunch. But, I guess until there's an app explaining this, narrow minded thinking will prevail.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:54 PM

11. It's like Fleet

Farming stuff and feed, including high-quality dog and cat stuff, and Carhartt, wood stoves, lawn supply stuff, etc. Baby chicks in the Spring. They have them in suburbs, too.

I buy my Taste of the Wild dog and cat food there, as well as the Carhatt jacket I wear in the Winter and my Wellies.

VERY snobby, I agree.

Disclosure: I own an iPod and shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:02 PM

13. When I lived in WI, I loved

going to the Fleet Farm. Carharrt winter jackets are the best. They had all sorts of interesting animal supplies there. I thought it was fun.

Sorry about the Apple & Whole Foods comment. I was just trying to make a point.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:17 PM

14. Chill.

I live in horse farm country in Eastern Connecticut. Tractor Supply just opened here a year ago. I love the place. I don't have horses or a farm, but damn...that store is fun! I want everything! From Carhart clothes to generators and wood splitters...it's a country-dweller's dream. Like Toys R Us for us hicks. Ironically, my town is 99.9% white, college educated and well-off. We don't even have a police department. But the new Tractor Supply is very popular.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:36 AM

17. Around here, we have the local Farm Bureau store.

Fascinating place. It was there that I learned how bull de-nutters worked (I bought one to keep on the coffee table -- makes for some really interesting conversations with guests!). Great place to browse around (especially if you've ever read any of the "Firefox" books). The nearest Tractor Supply store is a little bit farther than my car will reliably make it, but I love nosing around in there, too.

Ditto with the nearest Cracker Barrel, too far away to drive comfortably, but I like it. At least there's the local choke-n-puke truck stop a few miles down the road where I can periodically load up on cheesy eggs and grits before I come back home to plan that evening's country-fried chateaubriand and Iced Cabernet Sauvignon Punch.

I stand comfortably with a foot in both worlds.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:49 PM

7. Is it a bad thing that I like Cracker Barrel better than Whole Foods?

CB's sausage biscuits are a divine thing of beauty. Best I've ever had, either chain or independent.

From my experience with Whole Foods (and I'd suspect Trader Joe's as well), it just seems to me to be overpriced groceries of dubious "organic" quality.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:58 PM

12. Trader Joe's is definitely not overpriced

And is very different from Whole Foods. I buy my bulk stuff at WF and everything else at TJ's, including $4 organic shampoo that lasts me almost two months.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:36 AM

15. Trader Joe's is cheap!

I've seen several comments like this...I don't get it. TJ's is nothing like Whole Foods. Very good prices.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:50 PM

8. I like TSC and shop there a lot

It's also where I get all my pets' food -- high-quality brands. If the panelist didn't know it's a real store, then they showed their ignorance, didn't they?

I also shop at Whole Foods.

Cracker Barrels tend to be on interstates, so blame tourists.

This kind of OP really annoys the hell out of me. Very elitist, too.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:50 PM

9. Fuck homophobic shithole crapper barrel

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:51 PM

10. Really having more Whole Wallets is a sign of sophistication?

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:41 AM

16. One is openly discriminatory against gay people, the other has a right wing asshat for a CEO.

Pick thy poison, I guess.

"Cracker Barrel" - the only restaurant whose name most accurately describes the people that eat and manage there.

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