The Red Hen, The Murder of Southern Hospitality and The Spirit of Destruction

Classy. Sarah Huckabee Sanders attends the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner at Washington Hilton on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. She would be viciously attacked by the night's entertainer Michelle Wolf. She would face another fateful encounter with hateful liberals at a dinner Friday night.

By Al Perrotta Published on June 24, 2018

Imagine. You’ve had a rough week at the office. You’ve had a pressure-packed month that had you traveling halfway across the world for meetings that could decide the fate of millions. Your return has brought no rest. Every day you still have to stand in front of a bunch of people screaming the same questions at you — loaded questions, rude questions, “Let’s see if I can get trending on Twitter” questions. Questions where one wrong word from you can send markets crashing, foreign leaders vexing, to say nothing of sending talking heads into a frenzy. And you have to take this daily barrage with supernatural control and restraint, despite being genetically wired to be a wise-cracker.

Finally, it’s Friday. TGIF! Escape! You head out I-66 with the job and the nation’s Capitol in your rear view mirror. You head south down I-81. Way south. With each mile you lose the stench of the Swamp, the weight of your responsibility, the burden of a boss who works 17 hours a day and rarely on script. Up ahead is a nice dinner with some friends, a couple’s night.

You arrive in a quaint town tucked in the Shenandoah Mountains. A haven. You sit down at your table. You breathe. Perhaps for the first time in a month, you breathe.

The owner comes over. Not to say hi. Not even to discuss the night’s specials. She’s there to throw you out. Throw your whole party out. (literally and figuratively). Why? Because she hates your boss, and by extension hates you.

What happened to Sarah Sanders Friday night at the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia is an abomination. It is a violation of all standards of decency and hospitality. Worse, it is the latest vile display of the unrepentant and unhinged spirit that says “Those I disagree with politically I must destroy.” (Actually, not the latest. Florida’s Attorney General got verbally assaulted inside a screening of the new Mr. Rogers documentary Saturday. It’s an ugly day in the neighborhood.)

What’s going on is nothing short of demonic.

But first, let’s deal with the self-righteous, self-deluded owner of the Red Hen.

The Proud Owner

Co-owner Stephanie Wilkinson gave her reasons for her rudeness to the friendly reporters at the Washington Post. And they are completely political. Was Sanders making a scene? Was she shouting, “Boy, we’re showing them little brownies, huh?” Was anything but her tummy growling? No. Her existence was the offense. To Wilkinson, Sanders was not a guest. Not a woman. Not a mother. Not a living, breathing person. She was a symbol that had to be obliterated.

Oh, Wilkinson’s proud of what she did. She’d do it again in a heartbeat. “This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals.”  She’s acting like she’s Rosa Parks sitting on a Birmingham bus. No. She’s Robert DeNiro onstage at the Tony’s, shouting “F*** Trump.” Morality had nothing to do with this transplanted liberal New Yorker’s decision to reject Sanders and her party. To reject, in essence, anyone who dares hold different views. Courage would have been in showing kindness. Instead, Wilkinson will be celebrated in her circles. Kathy Griffin and Peter Fonda will be making reservations, if they haven’t already.

When her staff called to say Sanders was there, “What do we do?” any answer other than, “You treat her and her friends with the highest level of service and courtesy you can muster” is unacceptable. I grieve for her intolerance. I grieve her rejection of everything the hospitality business is supposed to represent. I don’t grieve her restaurant’s fate.  Lexington is dominated by the Virginia Military Institute. Trump got over 70% of the vote in that area. Telling 70% of the locals they can kiss off is bad enough, but you’re talking about the heart of Virginia. You’re shredding the grand tradition of Southern hospitality. How distasteful is rudeness?

Wilkinson also did something else pretty stupid. She just signaled to her staff that they can pick and chose which guests to treat right. All told, her business is likely doomed. The Red Hen will be plucked. And it gets worse. Wilkinson is also the Director of Main Street Lexington. That’s a tourism agency for the town.

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What has Wilkinson done to Lexington itself? If you come across I-40, then head north for several hours on I-81, Lexington is a natural place to stop, but not necessary. How many will now drive on by, worried that their presence is not welcome? “That’s the place that wouldn’t serve Sarah Sanders.”

No wonder Lexington-born GOP congressional candidate Ben Cline was quick to hit Twitter.

On Sunday, Historic Downtown Lexington’s Facebook page was begging people not to condemn the town for the actions of one person.

We do not condone the actions of Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of the Red Hen Restaurant and Director of Main Street Lexington.

The negative impact and nasty backlash towards our little community is downright appalling.

Please do not condemn our town for one persons actions.

To The People, Mr. President Trump & Secretary Sarah Sanders we sincerely apologize for the poor behavior and decision of ONE PERSON!

In one sense they’re wrong. It’s not one person. It’s a spirit.

The Greater Issue

Rabbi Evan Moffic spoke this morning on Fox News about the Sanders incident and actor Seth Rogen boasting about how he refused to take a picture with Paul Ryan and his kids. (With his kids?!) Rabbi Moffic said:

If we can’t share a meal together, if we can’t take a picture together and break bread together, and have a conversation together, we’ve lost some of the deepest elements that connect us one to another.

Disconnecting from each other as human beings is a dangerous game to play. It’s disconnection that makes it okay to pour bullets into a classmate when you’re peeved at the world. It’s disconnection — like we find with this movement that sees the other as “evil” — that leads to widespread violence. That is straight where we’re headed. I saw it in Los Angeles when Maxine Waters and cohorts cranked up tensions in the city to a fever pitch. The city exploded. Dozens of innocents paid with their lives.

Wilkinson and those like her are playing with fire. And they’re playing the devil’s game.

Dedicated to Lucifer

The theatrics you have been seeing in recent weeks: Blasting the sound of crying children at Trump hotels and the halls of Congress; the yelling and screaming at cabinet members at restaurants, or at their homes. Using children as props whether by staging protests, staging images of kids in cages, or staging magazine covers straight out of Pravda. These strategies are nothing new.

These theatrics are straight out of Saul Alinsky’s The Rules for Radicals. You insist there is zero good in your opponent. You fabricate events to agitate, disrupt and ultimately destroy your target. In other words, you come to kill, cheat and destroy. Is it any wonder Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer?

The spirit that has been unleashed on this nation is one of destruction. It has but one goal. Remove Trump from office? No. You’re deluded if you think it stops there. He’s just one chunk of flesh and blood. The goal is to consume in fire. To consume common decency, to consume friendships, to consume civil discourse, to consume any hopes of compromise and problem solving, to consume our nation.

If we do not fight this spirit with fervent prayer and determined voices, we will not only be denied dinner, but as a nation we will get our just desserts.

 

 

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  • Jim Walker

    What happened to the tolerant Left ?

    • Kevin Carr

      These are the same people that believe bakers should be run out of business for refusing to make a wedding cake for homosexuals.

      • Jacob Miller

        We are also the same people who believed that blacks shouldn’t be refused service, too. Or Jews. Or Chinese. In other words — we’re the ones who believe in civil rights. I’m not going to apologize for that.

        • Kevin Carr

          Really, look at the long history of your party. Even now Democrats believe blacks and other minorities can’t make it without their help. Your Great Society programs (I’ll have ni***ers, voting Democrat for the next 200 years -LBJ) has done massive damge to the black family. Your party didn’t pass the Civil Rights act of 1964. Please, stop being for us. I know you wouldn’t apologize for that either.

          • Jim Walker

            that is why I say you can’t be a Christian and support the Democrats’ agenda.

          • Kevin Carr

            I agree with you on that.

          • anewera

            DemonRats = Plantation Owners

        • Chip Crawford

          Apologize for not being for everyone’s civil rights. Oops

        • Aesop

          No, you were the ones throwing them out of the restaurant.
          As Casey Stengel said, “You could look it up.”
          While you’re up, Google Sen. Robert Byrd, his history, and how the Democrats re-elected him as the longest-serving Democrat in the Senate, until he died in office.
          You guys are the ones who believe whatever’s convenient, on the day, to move the agenda on your side forward, principles be damned. Principles are a pretext for the Left, and power is all that matters.
          It’s a wee bit late I the day to try and put some lipstick on this pig now.

        • anewera

          Wrong. YOU are the ones who put white hoods over your head and burned crosses and killed blacks. It WASN”T the republicans or conservatives. It was the DemonRats.

        • anewera

          You also were the party of the KKK and Jim Crow.

      • John Connor

        Provide the service or change the business model.

        • Bryan

          So you’re ok with the baker being prosecuted and ok that this restaurateur won’t serve someone she doesn’t like?
          I’m curious what you mean by “change the business model” as a counterpoint to “provide the service”?

    • Jacob Miller

      >> What happened to the tolerant Left ? Love is Love, Peace not Hate ?

      I want to affirm your newfound interest in tolerance but please remember that the whole “left” is not yelling at Trump staffers.

      • Jim Walker

        Are you one of them ?

      • CptNerd

        It’s funny that the Leftists believe in “group guilt” but not for themselves, then they discover “individual responsibility.”

      • Aesop

        None of them have risen up to condemn it, either.

        Qui tacet consentiret.

        Finding anyone on the Left to publicly renounce and decry Stephanie Wilkinson’s boorish obnoxiousity is like trying to find a moderate Muslim to condemn jihad, or looking for a prostitute in church.
        It’s something you simply don’t do.

        We had to get to Mad Maxine Waters’ incitement to violence to finally get Chuck Schumer to clear his throat, and even that was but a pro forma sop, for appearances.

    • anewera

      They never existed.

      • Jim Walker

        So it’s an Oxymoron ?

  • Patmos

    The left has become overrun by useful idiots at worst, or by complete hypocrites at best. It was sort of mildly funny at first, like when you had people crying when Hillary lost, but now it’s a real problem. There’s just not a lot of rationality coming from that side of the political spectrum. That’s not good, no matter where you sit on that spectrum.

    Sarah Sanders is providing a perfect example though. God bless her for it.

    Speak the truth in love.

    • Jacob Miller

      >> Speak the truth in love.

      Sarah Sanders lies like crazy. What are you talking about?

      • fatfingers

        So did Obama.

      • Chip Crawford

        What are you talking about? It’s that usual knee-jerk reaction to anyone not agreeing with your stuff is lying.

      • anewera

        Liar.

  • Jacob Miller

    NOW, conservatives are lamenting the loss of PC language? You guys sailed that ship a long time ago.

    • Bryan

      Not PC. Genteel hospitality and civilness.

    • Howard Rosenbaum

      True conservatives never have embraced “PC culture. Yet alone alone lamented it’s loss …!

  • Kevin Quillen

    as a Christian I have no problem hoping for a lightening strike on the restaurant and then hoping that the fire department refuses service.

    • Chip Crawford

      not as a Christian, please – as a natural human being, yes, but Christians are by definition aligned with a stronger example than that

    • John Connor

      The same could be said for the bakers and florists too. Hypocrite

    • Fred D Richmond

      That is not a Christian response. Please rethink this. It’s a quite appropriate liberal response, but Christian? Not at all

    • Jim Walker

      Just to make sure your hope do not include the people to be inside the restaurant.

    • recore

      How very christian of you. Are you that blind to your hypocrisy?

  • Trilemma

    Many people defended Jack Phillips when he refused to serve customers by claiming food is speech that is protected by the First Amendment. Why aren’t these same people defending the free speech rights of Stephanie Wilkinson for refusing to serve customers since food is speech?

    • Miss A

      Ah see human beings are all wicked isn’t it? Me I see no problem, since Trump these sort of things happen often to surprise me.

    • Andy6M

      Jack Philips has a record of serving the LGBTQ community on many different occasions for many different things. He offered to sell this particular couple any of the pre-made cakes he had sitting on the shelf that they then could have customized however they wished with their own hands. What he refused was doing the customization for an event he disagreed with. That customization is considered an artistic act, which is protected within the bounds of free speech, as SCOTUS has previously ruled in other cases.

      Stephanie Wilkinson refused to serve at all. She didn’t even want the customer in her store.

      Essentially, Jack Philips said, “Come on in. I am happy to serve you in a number of different ways, but I can’t do this particular customization for you.”

      Stephanie Wilkinson said, “We don’t serve your type around here. Our general menu isn’t open to you, and in fact, we don’t even want you to enter. Don’t come around here no more”

      • anewera

        Exactly.

    • Bryan

      I don’t think, at least I’m not of the opinion, that Ms. Wilkinson did anything legally wrong. As a private owner, she can refuse service to anyone. No one is condemning her for exercising her First Amendment rights.They are condemning her attitude and her behavior. No one is going to the rights commission to get the town to revoke her business license or have her business shut down. This is not the same response as in the case of Mr. Phillips. Mr Phillips offered the couple in question anything that was made in the store. He was gracious and even suggested other establishments that would consider creating the cake they wanted for their event.
      The only similarities are that both establishments are private business that serve fare that can be eaten. To equate the situations beyond that similarity is to be either willfully ignorant or willfully provocative.

      • historiavita

        It’s not a First Amendment right per se, but rather an issue of public accommodation laws. Businesses aren’t truly able to refuse anyone for any reason; there are some protected classes (e.g., race). As long as Virginia’s public accommodation laws permitted the action of the restaurant owner, what she did was legal. Whether or not it was a wise move is a different matter.

        • anewera

          What she did after they left the restaurant was harassment.

      • anewera

        It is exactly the same EXCEPT the baker has more justification because he was still willing to give them any cake that was available, while the red hen owner would not allow Sarah to have anything listed on the menu. However, if she had thrown out someone who was part of a protected class, it could have been viewed as discrimination, and the owner could have been open to a lawsuit. As it is, Sarah is a white heterosexual female and doesn’t fall under the category of a protected class.

    • Kevin Carr

      He refused a wedding cake which requires a specific skill, he didn’t not refuse patronage altogether, think there is a difference?

      • Trilemma

        Being a chef at a restaurant also requires a specific skill. Because of his personal beliefs, Phillips refused to serve a customer. Because of her personal beliefs, Wilkinson refused to serve a customer. The quantity of products refused doesn’t matter. So no. I don’t see a significant difference.

        • tether

          The difference is that the baker did not refuse to make any product for the customer they only refused to make a cake for a wedding that violated their deeply held beliefs.

          • Chip Crawford

            In the Wilkinson case, she also had a full history of serving this same customer.

          • Trilemma

            Why would anyone buy a birthday cake when they need a wedding cake?

          • As I was saying…

            Because there is no such thing as a sodomite wedding and it would make one complicit in the second worst sin of all to humor the satanic anti-sacrament.

          • anewera

            They chose this baker’s cake specifically to harass him. They wanted the money they thought they’d win in a lawsuit.

        • historiavita

          It’s not an issue of “quantity.” The baker was asked to write a message celebrating gay marriage on a cake. That’s what he refused to do. It is the same as a neo-Nazi going into a Jewish bakery and asking for a cake for Hitler’s birthday, with a “Happy Birthday, Adolf!” message written *by the baker* on the cake (NB: Needless to say, I am not equating gay people with Nazis, of course). The Jewish baker refuses to commit this act of speech. He doesn’t refuse to sell a blank cake. The state went after Masterpiece Cakes, but was ruled against because compelling speech as a matter of course violates the First Amendment, all else equal.

          Serving food is not compelled speech. The restaurant refusing to serve Sanders is the equivalent to the baker refusing to sell a cake at all, which he did not do. Now, if Virginia’s public accommodation laws permit refusing service on such grounds, then the owner was within her legal rights. Whether or not it was a prudent move (or one she would tolerate being done to someone she supported) is another question.

          • Trilemma

            Phillips was not asked to write anything on the cake. He refused to sell them any kind of wedding cake. He won because he didn’t get a fair trial. The law he broke was not ruled unconstitutional. If he breaks it again he’ll get sued again.

          • As I was saying…

            Phillips was asked to pay fealty to a form of baphomet worship called sodomy, specifically at a gathering that just a decade ago was exclusively performed by satanists as an “anti-sacrament” against the sacrament of marriage.

            It appears the demons that control you like a puppet are rearing to try again to persecute people who do not pay an oath to the second sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance.

          • anewera

            Bull. Please show source of this information in a venue that is not a provider of fake new.

          • Trilemma

            Go to supremecourt dot gov. Click on opinions. Find docket 16-111. Read footnote on page 6 of Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion.

          • Jim Walker

            It may not be words but to put a Bridegroom & Bridegroom figurines on top of the wedding cake is already a BIG NO!.

          • anewera

            Lets not forget the continued harassment once she and her family left the restaurant.

        • As I was saying…

          Phillips refused to pinch inscence before paganism, and was hunted down & threatened to be executed like Christians were hunted down by Romans for the same reason.

          wilkinson (like the sodomites) sought to persecute Christians & followed Christians to ensure their persecution would be complete.

        • anewera

          The message on the product makes a great deal of difference. Sarah was ordering from the standard menu, not asking her to create a dish named after Trump. Outright discrimination. I think Sarah should sue for harassment.

    • historiavita

      That was different. He readily acknowledged happily serving gay customers. What he didn’t want to do was make a cake with a message celebrating gay marriage. When he was persecuted for it, it was an attempt to compel speech on the part of the state, which is a violation of the First Amendment. If the owner of the Red Hen was a baker, and had refused to make a cake celebrating Trump, she would be in the same situation, and should also be able to make such a refusal.

      Simply serving food is not compelled speech. Of course, we could do away with all public accommodation laws and let every business cater only to those preferred customers, if both sides promised to let the free market decide. Good luck.

      • Trilemma

        The supreme court has yet to rule that wedding cake is speech that is protected by the first amendment and probably never will. If wedding cake is speech then so is trout grenobloise.

        • As I was saying…

          The issue is whether Christianity is to be outlawed and Christians made to be enslaved by any random devil worshipper like yourself and the sodomites you shatter your soul to defend.

          The supreme court was smart enough not to do such a thing.

        • anewera

          Not the cake, the message on the cake.

          • Trilemma

            He was not asked to write a message on the cake. The appearance of the cake was not discussed.

      • anewera

        Exactly. Sarah wanted to eat whatever was on the Red Hen menu, however disgusting it may have been. She did not ask Wilkinson to create a cake with a picture of Trump and the word, MAGA.

    • Julie Kasenow

      Here is the thing…When he did that what did the left do. They sued and claimed that if you serve the public you have to serve everyone. So do they actually believe that or do they just say that when it is convenient?

      • Trilemma

        Phillips was sued because he violated an anti-discrimination law.

        • As I was saying…

          Phillips refused to take part in what amounts to a black mass. This grave offense of refusing to submit to the devil caused demoniacs like yourself to scream in pain while demanding blood of the virtuous.

          • Trilemma

            Phillips was not asked to take part in a black mass. He was asked to make a cake.

          • As I was saying…

            Phillips was asked to serve a satanic anti-sacrament by paying tribute to it.

            Shall we be reminded of the two Saints who were killed because they refused to craft pots for Roman devil worshipping rituals?

            Do you know where those Romans are now? You will join them should you not cease this nonsense.

          • anewera

            He did not refuse to sell them a cake. He refused to create a cake that depicted something that he felt was sinful. The homo couple targeted him. That is obvious. My question is: why don’t the homosexuals go after the muslim bakers. They won’t bake them a cake either, and for the same reason – it’s a violation of their religion.

        • anewera

          Which is what Wilkinson was doing. Or are you going to tell me that she is not part of the protected class being white and straight?

          • Trilemma

            Workers for Trump are not a protected class.

          • anewera

            Of course they aren’t, and too bad because she could have sued for discrimination.

    • As I was saying…

      Because in true nazi fashion, wilkinson sought to oppress her political enemies.

      Much like the sodomites hunted down Christian businesses to oppress. Nothing to do with food. It is about not being forced to worship baphomet at gunpoint.

    • anewera

      Because Wilkinson followed her out, screaming and trying to get others to join in the assault. If she wanted her out of the restaurant, which is discriminatory (what if Sarah was black?) she had no business stopping them from eating elsewhere. It’s called harassment. Jack Phillips did nothing even vaguely similar. Stop with the lies.

  • KC

    We will destroy this nation from within unless we stop hating each other.

    • KC, we don’t hate each other. The left hates and will destroy anyone who disagrees with them, especially if they are Christians. If we don’t fight back, THEY will destroy our nation.

      • KC

        Problem is you see people who call themselves Christians hating right back or calling themselves conservatives hating right back.

        • Really? I haven’t seen that. Where? I now some secular right wingers can be harsh, but where are Christian examples? Christians say marriage is between a man and a woman, and we’re called haters. There is absolutely NO moral equivalence between the left and the right, None, zip, zero, nada.

          • Kenneth Jones

            We Christians abide by what the Bible says about marriage…..particularly by what Saint Paul said about marriage between one man and one woman….that being “until Death do us part.”

        • Forrest

          So..fight fire with fire. Think we are going to sit around and watch some worthless liberal with no moral fabric tell us what to do?

        • anewera

          So what?

      • Charles

        And the commies are a cancer. They must be removed.

    • Kenneth Jones

      Bingo, and it has got to be stopped!

  • Gary Kauffman

    When Donald Trump was elected President, the Left warned that the country would now be filled with hate, intolerance and violence. They were right – the Left is now filling the country with hate, intolerance and violence.

    • honestynow

      It started long before. Remember what they did to Sarah Palin.

  • Miss A

    Look in the mirror and ask who are the real hypocrites? All of us

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    Duplicity or disoriented ? That is the question.
    The earliest displays of the left against Trump seemed just a bit insincere.
    Sure, they were in denial that such an upset to their establishment politicking could actually be happening. Yeah I get it. They were hurting. Yugely ..! OK. Everyone deserves some time to grieve.
    That time is LONG over or it least it should be. What once appeared to be outrage at the prospects of someone not w/in the framework of their misguided agenda has become something quite different. Or has it ..?
    These folk have distanced themselves from sanity. Their not just “discombobulated” . They are unequivocally deceived ..! They seem to be persuaded that they REALLY do occupy the “moral high ground” .
    Were it otherwise, they couldn’t possibly be so STUPID ( well perhaps excepting the “Mad Max” ) to believe that these attacks are a working strategy to “win friends & influence people” . Then again as Mr Perrotta implies, theres more to this than meets the eye. These provocateurs have left the realm of just disappointed & made themselves comfortable in that valley of the shadow of death. A place from which outside the grace of God there is no returning from …..

    • OneStillPatriotic

      Good one, Howard!

  • Karen

    Stream doesn’t accept links in comments, so I can’t provide evidence here of just how horribly hypocritical it is for conservatives to demand tolerance from the left, but here is a list of things you can search on Google: 1. Pictures of Obama as a witch doctor with a bone through his nose; 2. Insults of every female Democrat for being ugly; 3. Death threats by the Tea Party against Democratic Party officeholders: 5. ‘Second Amendment Solutions’ for Democratic candidates and officeholders, 6. Anything Trump has ever said in his entire life.

    Don’t be all snowflakey now that you’re getting a taste of your own medicine. You advocate that people suffer the consequences of their own mistakes; don’t whine about suffering the consequences of your own.

    • Bryan

      You can post the links by omitting the “.” and putting spaces in so that it is lots of words instead of one long link. Most people know to put it all back together and put the punctuation where it goes.

    • fatfingers

      She left the restaurant and let people know that the business is run by intolerant Lefties. Nothing snowflakey about it. Now conservatives know not to dine there.

      • Chip Crawford

        Someone else tweeted about the incident first, so she weighed in with her own perspective.

      • Kenneth Jones

        And I think the place will go out of business because of this.

        • anewera

          I really hope so. There is no place for her or the illegals she employs, in such a beautiful little town.

      • Forrest

        And Lexington is very conservative especially when school is in session.

    • anewera

      What has any of that to do with violence or advocating violence. Trump dishes it out, but he sure can take it. And the amount of abuse he has taken shows what an incredibly strong and brave human being his is. When did Trump EVER advocate violence against, or even talk badly about, any Lefist’s child? Never. So there you have the difference. Don’t try to sugar coat your party. Their behavior is inexcusable.

  • Paul

    Either a business can discriminate against a customer or it can’t. The problem is we’ve got a bunch of referees who select either option according to their own bias.

    • OneStillPatriotic

      Good point Paul. Please take a look at my comment above in response to mn-j. There’s really only a few reasons to refuse service to people, and it has nothing to do with race, religion, lack of religion, political, but a person’s behavior or lack of dress, aka various degrees of undress, personal hygiene, how they treat the workers, things that amount to character, or lack of it.

  • Nick Stuart

    The talking point is out. The Left is saying the real issue is how the children are being treated. So that’s the sidestep to look for.

    Re Sanders, seems like what happened it the owner asked her to leave and she and her party left. There are other places to eat in Lexington, and outside of Lexington.

    Ultimately pretty mundane.

    What really should be concerning is a howling mob showing up outside of DHS Secretary Neilsen’s house and a mob surrounding Florida AG Bondi in a theater, blocking her exit, and spitting on her. At some point someone is going to throw a punch, or a rock. The Left has been steadily escalating. At some point there will be a pushback and it won’t be pretty. I’m not advocating this, I am predicting it.

    • ncsugrant

      I think the author was spot on to connect this to Alinsky. The Democrat party is run by people installed by Obama, an avowed follower of Alinsky. They plan to gain power through violence since they cannot win popular support.
      Obama famously admonished his true believers: “If they have a knife, you bring a gun”.
      I too expect this nonsense to continue, and likely get worse. Until you have a “fundamental transformation” of the Democrat party which restores some sense of civility and honor, it is hard to see how they can negotiate or govern.

      • Kenneth Jones

        The Democratic Party leadership at the top has been rotten to the core for many years….going back to the Johnson administration. The Republicans haven’t been shining examples of honesty, either, and that’s why I am an Independent and owe no allegiance to either party.

        • Stephen Zeigler

          you may have to take that leadership thing back a few more years….as in…Jefferson Davis….

        • OneStillPatriotic

          The communists stepped up their efforts in America during the Vietnam War. While we were fighting them over there, they were entrenching themselves in our government, news agencies, legal system, and media over here. Why do you think we walked away from that conflict, so close to finishing the Vietnamese communists? The pressure from the communists here is what won it for them over there. We were literally a few weeks from winning their surrender. Don’t believe me, then google ‘Quotes from General Vo Nugyen Giap’ from his writing about the Vietnam War. Then let his words sink in, that because of John Kerry and his Vietnam Vets Against the War, and the American Media, etc, etc. Unphuqqing Believable……..just weeks away from victory, and preventing more than 1 million Vietnamese, over 1 million Cambodians, and hundreds of thousands of Laotians being murdered by the communists after we left Southeast Asia. Way to go lefties…….way to go!

    • Julie Kasenow

      Yup.

    • Kenneth Jones

      It is going to happen, and as you say, it won’t be pretty.

    • Forrest

      No it won’t be pretty but maybe they will shut up for a while. They are weak and powerless.

    • DRR

      What is NOT mundane is the restaurant owner(s) and staff following the party across the street and yelling through the windows while they were dining in another establishment! AFTER SARAH AND HER HUSBAND HAD GONE HOME. That is completely unacceptable and they should have been arrested for harassment and disturbing the peace. But they weren’t. THIS is what infuriates conservatives. We have, for decades, comported ourselves with decency and have been vilified for everything we believe in and even the things that the fringe extremists believe are laid on us, but there is never a consequence for the radical left. Why is that? That is the main reason that conservatives are digging in and refusing to have any conversations any longer. There is such disparate treatment and lack of intellectual honesty on the left, that there is not even the tiniest grain of common ground to start one from. The Left is inciting the violence and stating the rules of engagement… They will be the first to cry and run to their safe spaces when they get what they’ve been asking for.

      • Stephen Zeigler

        Absolutely correct. Reminded me of Jr. High school, for months had a small group of bullies pushing me around. Being I wore ( wear ) glasses, kept to myself mostly, lean….I represented an easy target I suppose. My fear wasn’t them as much as going home explaining I had gotten in a fight, kicked out or something along those lines. I kept waiting for them to screw up, and some teacher catch them in the act, apparently that’s reserved for movies. The one day I decided to put a stop to it, I agreed to fight the target they kept pushing in front of me, he wanted to be in their “click” so he had to fight me to join them. My rules, after school, off school grounds. Fight starts, he swings misses I take him to the ground and about to commence rearranging his face when a teacher pulled me off. He tells me I’m still on school grounds and not released from that until I arrive home. I was suspended for three days….labeled a troublemaker…a malcontent….My point, liberals are like bullies, they want everything their way, refuse to negotiate, refuse compromise, have zero though processes of working together for the common good for all. Until you take a stand and say enough already….then they want to whimper and call you names like racist, bigot, etc……

  • MamangIsda

    When you lambast en-masse “the Left”–as this article and many of its comments do–then you are the very thing you purport to criticize. I’m part of “the Left”. I’m also a veteran with 25 years of service, a gun owner, and someone who voted Republican for 22 years. I abandoned the GOP in 2004 when I realized that dehumanizing “the Left” was inconsistent with my values of honesty and decency.

    Yeah, I’m “the Left”–and you know me far less than you think.

    • ncsugrant

      Friend, the “both sides are wrong” argument hardly applies here. I am no apologist for the Republican Party, and much of our maladies stem from their self-serving agenda.
      However, you will be hard pressed to cite evidence of high-ranking officials of the Republican Party assaulting the character of Obama or other elected Democrats.
      Good grief man, the one congressman was humiliated into numerous public apologies for stating the obvious during a State of the Union Address (“you lie”). I can’t recall his name, and he was virtually unknown.
      You now have a steady drumbeat of personal attacks against Mr. Trump, and anyone else who agrees with him. These attacks emanate from the top of the organization.
      While there are plenty of Republicans who are not exactly models of “honesty and decency”, there is simply no comparison to the lack of civility on display from the Democrats.

      • Jim Walker

        I agree totally.

      • MamangIsda

        The owner of the Red Hen is not a “high-ranking official of the Democratic Party” so I don’t see where your example is even relevant. Now in terms of private citizen conservatives and their behavior:

        — Donald Trump was the lead Birther for quite a few years during the Obama Administration.

        — When the “Black Lives Matter” protests got going in Ferguson, Missouri, only one conservative actually understood that the protests were in large part about how the Ferguson city government abused its power. That conservative was Erick Erickson of RedState, and he wrote a solid essay on why the city government’s abuses were contrary to conservative values, and how the issue presented an opportunity for conservatives to make gains with black voters. He was promptly and loudly shouted down by a conservative universe that was much happier to pick on blacks than stand on principles of limited, ethical government.

        — The night before last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, a large group of white supremacist marchers, torches in hand, surrounded a black church. Scant few conservative voices called it out as intimidation while a host of conservatives called it free speech.

        — There’s a gun store in Florida and a gun range in Arkansas that bill themselves as “muslim free zones”.

        — The increase in harassment of ethnic and religious minorities since Trump’s election gets largely ignored.

        — People shouting at women wearing hijab is seen as free speech rather than harassment.

        Given the aggregate of the above, I have to call “B.S.” on the notion that lack of civility is a problem of the Left. I was a Republican from the Reagan years to 2004, so I’ve watched the GOP and its base become increasingly uncivil since the Gingrich days. Uncivil behavior begets an uncivil response. Using the examples I’ve provided, I have to conclude that the owner of the Red Hen behaved in a matter that is not inconsistent with conservative values in regards to treatment of people they don’t like. Why should she behave differently?

        • Julie Kasenow

          Whatever your problem is with the government you don’t resort to violence. That used to he understood. So no one should ever physically assault someone or destroy their property.

          • anewera

            Unless they are physically assaulted first. Everyone has a right to defend themselves.

          • OneStillPatriotic

            But how do they get a new flat screen TV or stereo, or microwave, less it be something to riot about. Like a shopping spree without that pesky money people expect you to pay for things with.

        • ncsugrant

          I can completely understand that you are likely unaware of the various and sundry things said by Democrat Party leadership. Their friends in the media often clean up their remarks to protect them.
          Do yourself a favor and educate yourself as to the stream of hate that has come from Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, Joe Biden, (I could go on). They have ALL engaged in quite personal attacks against Donald Trump and Mike Pence, as well as their supporters.

          You bring up the failings of Trump, of which there are plenty, as if they justify a lack of civility towards his supporters. Really?

          As for Charlottesville, the progressive leftists have given more air time and a platform to the knuckle head white supremacists than they would have ever gained on their own. It seems that they are useful to them.
          Somehow, they (and you) are unable to see that the crowd of armed antifa idiots wearing masks could possibly have contributed to the unrest in Charlottesville.
          You mention Ferguson’s poor governance, but are silent to the fact that the whole incident was contrived to foster violent protests against police.
          You left out Baltimore and Charlotte. Both were incidents where leftist agitators flatly lied to gin up civil unrest and violence against police. All three of these incidents were actively cultivated by Democrat politicians, including Mr. Obama.
          The lack of civility is actively encouraged by the Democrat establishment. Sure, there are fringe elements that tend to vote Republican and engage in this stupidity, but it is roundly rejected as a policy tool of conservatives.
          Not so much on the left.

          • Stephen Zeigler

            As to your point in Charlottesville. It was ignited by a liberal council member which played his “race card” with the desire to gain some prominence in the black community. What was a park had become a homeless, drug invested, unfettered party place. It had been a civil park where neighborhood kids played and children ran chasing the butterflies. No more, the area was known to be unsafe, drunks, passed out crackheads and needles laid everywhere.There were open fires, people pissing and defecating openly with no regards for sanitation.The residents had ask the city council to clean it up before winter set in, which could result in people freezing to death. Being there was a statue of Lee in the park, the council member denoused the whole thing as racist, thus began the rage to pull down the statue, deflecting the real need, finding shelter for these people. Thus it became about race, never mind the reality. The two hate groups were both given permits and location to protest, same location, no accident, with intent to incite violence. Police were told to basically stand down let it play out. We all know what happen next.

        • armst

          You pull a few select incidents but leave out thousands on the left. Nice try now back to the basement to suck on wacky weed some more.

          • anewera

            the incidents are scams largely orchestrated by the lunatic left. Please see my comment above.

        • anewera

          So glad you mentioned Charlottesville. This was a STAGED event by team Soros and Antifa. The Leftist Scum put ads in the papers (Craigs list for one) for crisis actors. I saw the ad and they never warned these actors looking to make a buck that they could be killed. But that’s how the left does things. Any means to an end is just fine and life is very cheap.

          Also, the head of the so-called white supremacists was discovered to be a person who worked for Obama and very much an Obama supporter. More than likely the people who were said to be Nazis were there to make money as well and/or worked for the radical Left. Many were actors pretending to be white supremacists. If you found five real white supremacists among them, I would say you would be over-counting.

          The few actual conservatives who did show up were set up by the corrupt mayor and police so that they were put behind barricades, unable to defend themselves, while the Leftist mob initiated the violence and continued to physically attack them. All this while the police stood by and watched the violence without lifting a finger.

          And lastly, you have the Antifa savages who were there to hurt as many conservatives as possible. They were in cahoots with the mayor and the corrupt police dept. Like I said the whole thing was staged. Too bad an innocent woman had to lose her life when antifa attacked the guy in the car. He panicked and lost control of the vehicle. Of course this plays very well into the radical Left’s scripted playbook The death of a woman – even better than they expected it to play out. Charlottesville’s mayor should be put in jail for conspiracy to riot, public endangerment and murder.

          As far as the black church being surrounded by torch-bearing Nazis, that was also an orchestrated stunt. There have been other stunts that were similar. Many muslims and blacks have been reporting various instances of discrimination by whites. When it was investigated, EVERY case was found to be a lie and the vandalism etc.. was done by the “victim”. This incident is more of the same. Also, I don’t recall any conservatives supporting this as free speech. You people are scripted liars who want to bring down the Republic. Too bad all of your ploys have failed, and they will continue to fail. Your movement is done. I’d be happy to put a fork in it.

      • Kenneth Jones

        Spot on!

    • armst

      Oh spare us your holy than thou spiel. You lefties are inhuman racists and evil violent fascists.Go ahead, it’s okay to own it.

    • anewera

      What puzzles me is that you behave like the right, or at least a moderate, yet you stand on the notion that you’re a Leftist. Call yourself anything you want, but I hate to break it to you – you are not who you think you are.

  • m-nj

    I think this was a bad business decision. I’ll give credit to the restaurant owner for asking Sanders to leave, rather than just spitting in her food (or worse… there were homosexuals working there, just saying).

    That said, this is exactly how the free market should work… ALL businesses should have the right to serve or not serve ANYONE, for ANY REASON, and let the market decide which businesses survive or fail.

    Stupid laws that require PRIVATE businesses to associate in commercial activities with those with whom they do not want to is unfair and bad for both sides.

    • Faith of Our Fathers

      Spot on Friend. Every business should be free to serve whom and who it wishes . Now that that’s out of the way and the Red Hen will have lots more supplies than customers maybe they can specialise in making Designer Cakes for Homosexuals so it then becomes win win for everyone.

      • Stephen Zeigler

        Or feed the homeless, open the place up to MS13. Maybe take a meal to a homebound vet, Like that would ever happen.

    • Kenneth Jones

      The Red Hen won’t survive.

    • Carroll Price

      I agree. Prior to Marxism taking control of this country through civil rights legislation and Supreme Court decisions mandating equality where none exist, America was a free country where business owners refused service to anyone for any reason they saw fit.

    • OneStillPatriotic

      I hate to say it, but if we follow your path of thought, then really dispicable people could refuse to serve,let’s say blacks (African-Americans) just because they don’t like them, or Browns (Hispanics), just because they don’t like them, or whites because they don’t like them, etc, etc, right back to the civil rights days of the 60s.

      A business owner’s right to refuse service to someone should be based on behavior while in the establishment, various stages of undress, a persons hygene, or their attitude towards the workers or other patrons, or engaging in unacceptable acts in public – gay, straight, or otherwise,but not for political or prejudicial (race related) reasons. That’s just wrong.

      Wake up people, we need to treat people according to their Character, and according to their Behavior, not according to their party affiliation, ethnical origins, religious preference or lack of it.

  • Beth Van

    The Sanders can dine in D.C. without worry. What happened at Red Hen is illegal there.

    • Stephen Zeigler

      Well, no Beth, it’s not illegal. What you apparently missed is the hypocrisy. The left /liberal/socialist constant reminding everyone of their inclusion stance, until they are actually confronted with one they disagree with.

      • Beth Van

        I didn’t miss anything. A restaurant in D.C. would not be able to turn away someone based on their political affiliation. That is the law. Go look it up

        • OneStillPatriotic

          Beth, I get your point, but the way you worded it could be easily misunderstood. What happened at the Red Hen is illegal there, in D.C., is what you were trying to get across. However, most of us don’t know that, but thanks for telling us, in an abstract way. Go Trump, but let’s destroy the communists. Communism should be illegal here, as it is a political system which seeks to destroy the Constitution, so it’s followers are therefore, enemy combatants, especially the militant ANTIFA(GS) and their alt-left loser comrades.

  • recore

    I suspect it had nothing to do with sanders conservatism and plenty to do with the fact that she regularly lies in defense of her boss.

    • gmhaze

      I love it. Sanders lies…..just because she does not give the answers the media wants she lies? That is the cowards way out. Yes she spins the administrations stories but that us her job. To say she lies is a cheap shot and case by case it can be proven that she is truthful. You just don’t like that she stands up for Trump. Hillary list, Trump won. Accept it.

    • 0bsoleteMan

      What lies? Can you people even name one?

    • Cindy Gale Helton Gilland

      And Jay Carney and the goofball that replaced him didn’t? Clueless!

    • tryingtopickaname

      Please list those lies, hon. Honestly, simply writing ‘blah blah blah’ would have more gravitas and honesty than this predictably boring Novena of I’ll Throw Crap Out There and Hope Some Schmuck Thinks I Know What I’m Talking About.

      • Stephen Zeigler

        You can keep your doctor…..we do not talk to the AG about any case under investigation, guaranteed,period, Oh…wait wrong guy.

      • Bob Ross

        Please list the times you tried, but failed, to get your GED, cretin.

    • Forrest

      It’s her job stupid.

    • Stephen Zeigler

      and you kept your doctor did you…..?

    • trangbang68

      thanks for chirping in there, little leftist monkey flinging your psychopathic poo

    • anewera

      Just because you’re a pathological liar doesn’t mean Sarah is. Stop projecting!

  • Sid Aust

    The Red Hen is now a dead chicken…

    • anewera

      It crossed the road one too many times.

  • Olaf

    I wonder what the human rights commisionar has to say. Slap her with 130,000 USD fine? Please!

  • Jeff Napier

    Please do not blame Southern Charm. The owners of the restaurant are Northern Carpetbaggers from Rochester New York and people like this have ruined my beloved Virginia. As a native Virginian the owners of that business make me sick for disparaging views of Virginians and the Southern people. I am a conservative but I would never demean anyone for their views or who they happen to work for.

    • Kenneth Jones

      Virginia is a beautiful state, and is a fabulous tourist destination for those who value the history of the area. The treatment accorded Mrs Sanders and her family is not representative of the true South, and is reprehensible. The Red Hen needs to be shown the door.

  • 0bsoleteMan

    Unfortunately Virginia is no longer a Southern state. It has been taken over by refugees from blue states who continue to vote for the same failed policies that ruined the places they left.

    • Carroll Price

      …and that my friend is where the no-comprise self-righteous attitude on display by today’s Abolitionist traces it’s origin

      • Stephen Zeigler

        But wartime anxiety was not quite finished for New Yorkers. In October 1864, local Copperheads (northern Confederate sympathizers) met with Confederate secret agents to plan uprisings in several northern cities on the upcoming election day. That plan was quashed by federal troops, and the Copperheads, sensing that the Confederates were destined to lose the war, withdrew from the scheme. But Confederate agents proceeded with their plan, and on the night of November 25th, the conspirators set fires in ten downtown hotels and in the American Museum, Niblo’s Theater, and the Winter Garden. In each case the fires were quickly extinguished, and the culprits escaped to Canada. Only one of the conspirators, Robert Cobb Kennedy, was subsequently captured after re-entering the United States; he was later tried and executed. ( democrats at work )

  • Erik Olson

    So, the point of the story is that we should politely have a Nazi or Klansman to dinner?

    This slanted article gives too much credit to the Trump administration for being decent humans, which they absolutely are not.

    Trump plainly advocates and legislates for the marginalization and classification of certain Americans as “others.” He, and his administration are openly using evangelical scripture to build a legal framework for discrimination, where they peddle the idea that you being black or gay or a Jew infringes on another’s belief system.

    Jews don’t believe that Jesus Christ was the messiah, so it stands to reason that this is an affront to my personal belief system? Should I be able to refuse to make the Shapiros a bat mitzvah cake? Where does it stop?

    This article is nothing more than a clever, nefarious lesson plan for how to further de-legitimize and undermine those who are on the right side of history by painting them as “unkind,” “not loving,” or “genteel.”

    Or worse, as traitors to this administration.

    • tryingtopickaname

      LOL…the premise of the piece flew so high over your head that it needed a license from the FAA. But, thank you for so precisely and readily replicating with utterly oblivious irony the very intoleran imperiousness that gives life to ‘the spirit of destruction’..Smugly parroting timeworn yet comically intellectually dishonest bumper sticker slogans in lieu of critically reasoned argument sadly highlights the very destructive spirit of which the author writes. Vapid soundbites such as you recite ad nauseum as fact are not buttressed by any sense of reality or truth, other than your own lamentably autocratic imprimatur..

      • Kenneth Jones

        Very well said, and thank you for saying what needed saying!

    • Carroll Price

      “Jews don’t believe that Jesus Christ was the messiah, so it stands to reason that this is an affront to my personal belief system?”
      You certainly did have that right until civil rights legislation and Supreme Court decisions turned this once free country into a Marxist dictatorship.

    • Carolyn Palacios

      Tim Pool, who is a moderate liberal news commentator, took the opportunity to take a neo nazi out for a beer after an antifa attack on a free speech rally in Berkeley. Who had a chance to change the mind of a young neo nazi? The jug head antifa crowd or the guy who politely bought a nazi a beer? Your statement is beyond foolish and displays the rank idiocy of so many who hate Trump. You can’t have a beer with the people you disagree with because you know in your heart your ideas aren’t compelling enough to convince anyone unless you yell epithets and threaten violence. Thanks for the prominent display of why free speech must be protected at all costs. I would hate for anyone like you to be in control of anything.

    • Juan Garcia

      Thanks for confirming everything in this article.

    • Unknownsailor

      You wouldn’t know what a Nazi or a Klansman is if one came up to you and bashed you over the head with a bike lock.

      You have created this mental caricature of what the right is, what Trump is, and nothing anyone says or does will dissuade you. You are basically a cult member, programmed to thing a certain way, and you react to contrary opinions just like a cult member does.

      The author of this article is talking about people exactly like you, and while I applaud his desire to plead for sanity, as we can all see, there will be none to be had from the likes of you.

      One day soon, there will be another James Hodgekinson. The rhetoric from the left makes this inevitable. And after he or she kills however many he or she can kill, people like you will make excuses, and try to justify it, but all you will do is make things worse. And then, when the inevitable push back comes, and the grim reaper comes to collect your life, you will have the arrogance to be shocked.

    • anewera

      Thank you for your comment, brain dead troll. And please don’t pretend to be a Christian.

    • ChicagoJohn

      “He, and his administration are openly using evangelical scripture to
      build a legal framework for discrimination, where they peddle the idea
      that you being black or gay or a Jew infringes on another’s belief
      system.”
      Are you drunk?
      If not, give me *any* piece of legislature or quote from the president that made you believe this?
      Explain yourself. This is as unhinged as the owner of the Red Hen, which I’ll now presume you are, in disguise.

  • Kenneth Jones

    During all of my years of military service to our country, I have been stationed twice in the South, and have always enjoyed the incomparable Southern hospitality. If I should have the opportunity to visit Lexington, I will be sure to enjoy this lovely town. And especially their restaurants for their fabulous cooking!

  • Carroll Price

    From my reading of history, the attitude being displayed by todays Leftist liberals is very similar to the angry, vicious, self-righteous, no compromise attitude that New England Abolitionist displayed toward Southerners in general and slave owners in particular, or for that matter anyone else who happened to disagree with their ideas of what constituted moral behavior.

    • Juan Garcia

      You are correct.

    • ncsugrant

      You have posted three times trying to equate the leftist radicals to the abolitionists. You need to re read your history.
      Fredrick Douglas was, by all accounts, a man of great honor and integrity. There has not been a Democrat in decades who has demonstrated the statesmanship of Lincoln. These fellows, and plenty more, were quite willing to debate their ideas publicly. Further, they did not seek to destroy those who disagreed with them.

      The progressive Marxist “liberals” of today have abandoned any attempt to debate the merits of their bankrupt ideology. The least common denominator is intimidation and violence. As the author mentioned, they are following the Alinsky script.

      • Stephen Zeigler

        I fear Carroll is a product of revisionist history. One might expect her to expound on how the liberals ended slavery and fought off the Klan.

      • Carroll Price

        Lincoln and his Abolitionist crusaders destroyed in 4 years what the Founding Fathers took decades to construct. Abraham Lincoln as an illegitimate son of traveling Jewish horse trader was a lying, conniving coward, who was, in jest called Honest Abe by those familiar with his dishonest dealings.

        • anewera

          Lincoln wanted the war to bring the south completely under the arm of the federal govt. It wasn’t only about slavery, which was an excuse to make it a “righteous war”. What he did to the south was horrible and completely unwarranted. Globalist traitors even then were behind it.

        • Charles

          Lincoln also admired Karl Marx and his communism and wanted to bring Marx to America so they could “talk”.

    • coyoteblackngreen

      You are blind with eyes open. Read again please.

      • pickle my elmo

        Actually, she is spot-on – – there is a great difference between New England Yankees and the rest of the country. You need to check ‘your’ history again, pal

  • Danusha Diane Goska

    Polish people say, “Gosc w dom, Bog w dom.” I don’t like Trump. I don’t like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. If either came to my restaurant, I would serve them graciously, because society is built on those kinds of acts of simple, everyday courtesy. If we tear those fibers, we destroy society.

    • Steve

      Ah and you have actually hit the nail on the head with your last sentence “If we tear those fibers, we destroy society.” That is exactly what the RABID socialist left want.

  • Forrest

    The owner of the resturant is just plain ole rude trash. (She did resign from the Lexington Historical Society) and don’t forget W and L is there. She also owns a yarn shop called House Mountain Yarn Shop.

  • ssaaaaa

    if they ever open-would u really trust that SOMETHING extra was not added to the soup

    • thomas

      Well, if you told them you were a conservative!

  • letsspendmore

    Its a shame that the owner brought her New York rudeness to the south. We could do without it and her. Perhaps she would be more happy in Queens.

    • l2a3

      So she is a “Damn Yankee”! That explains it, Bless her little heart!

      • Edward Hara

        Yeah, I was born in the South, Darlin’, and I know what “Bless Her Little Heart” means! LOL!

    • anewera

      Just like her cousin Meryl Streep moved to a small, beautiful CT town called Salisbury. Wish she would move her azz back to Hollyweird. No wonder so many incidents are happening in CT these days. God knows what evil she is involved in.

  • June Jones

    It’s not just the owner, her staff instigated this obscenity against civility. But, I’m sure the owner probably surrounds herself with like minded numb skulls.

    • anewera

      I would like to bet most, if not all, are illegals.

      • thomas

        Think she was trying to save money?

  • bopperman

    I have rode my 10 speed through most of the Southern states several times and the treatment I received caused me to fall in love with the great Southern people . Free breakfast , lunch , and supper at many a Southern home with the best cooking in the world . This demented lady must surely be from New York . She ain’t Southern ! I experienced Southern hospitality and came away with a heart full of love and gratitude . And did I mention the cooking ?

    • thomas

      The article mentioned she was a transplant from NYC!

  • Mike Crognale

    This is the perfect example of the liberal rot that is spreading like a cancer from New York in all directions. Virginia used to be my spiritual home. I was educated here in the 70’s. When I left in 1980 it was a solid conservative, Christian state. Not any more. It is a hotbed of treason and lib/dem/socialist stupidity. Not the whole state but the northern area around DC and it is especially rotten down the east coast into the Norfolk and Va Beach area. Unfortunately they outvote the rest of the state.

    • Edward Hara

      You are 100% correct on that one. I live in Northern Virginia and the Democrats count on this area to swing their elections every year. This is where all the Liberals have come to live. Interesting how they love their brie and wine, but will not raise a finger to help the poor. What they really want to do is take your money, give it to the poor, and then pat themselves on the back for being so loving. That isn’t what Christ taught. He taught us that we give of ourselves to help our fellow man. We don’t force others to do our work for us at the point of a gun.

  • Bobby

    Riding my Harley for years cross country, I always loved the south east pull into a small country store in the rain, within minutes some patron would have you at their home, a hot meal in your belly, and a spot to sleep till the rain cleared and you were on your way. Sad to see these liberals taking over what was once a great area.

    • ChicagoJohn

      There was the line about how she was a transplant from New York. So, there’s that.

  • Savvy Chipmunk

    Great article ! Disconnection, Rules for Radical Luciferianism.
    One thing, had never heard Red Hen lady was Meryl Streep’s cousin.
    Would not be surprised some connection there to pedophilia coverup or various insane spirits associated.

  • Jack Knadds

    Aaaaaand it’s gone…

    • Jack Clancy

      Why so serious? Great lines from the Dark Knight.

  • Steve

    I read an article a few weeks ago, that Dem’s tend to tip much less than Repub’s. That will service the ‘service crew’ well. I hope they remember that at the end of this year and their income is significantly lower than ever before, and what can I say so well deserved. I would love to hear how much their tips have made a down turn since they lost their true southern hospitality. The Rabid left – diseased and dangerous are on the path to total destruction. So be it!

  • Jack Clancy

    Still serving hate, until they go out of business. Thank you so much for YOUR part in Trumps re-election.

  • Dr. Hindsight

    I love visiting Virginia for the beauty, culture and history. But, will not be visiting Lexington at all, even though it was on my list to visit. Ms. Wilkinson must be fired from the Main Street organization immediately. I have been in the Main Street program for years and been an officer on the Board. She must go and is a horrible representative for the city of Lexington. Throw her out! Now!

    • thomas

      She has resigned. But wish she would go back to NYC!

  • Lorungee

    The left still screams about the treatment blacks got at lunch counters in the South in the fifties and sixties. This is no different.

    • Charles

      No, you are wrong. Segregation was an established norm. The blacks didn’t miss anything. Just as there were places they couldn’t enter there were also places whites weren’t welcome. Not that most whites would want to enter.
      And now? We have to keep moving our favorite Walmart. We will find one that is clean and orderly, employees friendly and then the blacks discover it and turn it into a shithole. Then we move on to find another “nice” Walmart. It’s not as if we shop often in Walmart, maybe once a month at most, but all the stores we frequent, we like to be in a nice friendly, clean and SAFE store. When the blacks move in, it’s time to move on. We would welcome segregation tomorrow.

      • Lorungee

        If this is the case with your WalMart’s, then you are condemned to search for clean and safe WalMart’s for the rest of your life. Like all the white’s, they all keep moving and moving and moving along. Always building new pastures for themselves, then, in a few years, their favorite people, the blacks, join them once again, in THEIR quest for “safe shopping”. Ironic.

  • Jay Dee

    Let the SHOOTING BEGIN!
    The Liberal/Deviant LEFT needs to be euthanized bullet by bullet.

  • ChicagoJohn

    “Please do not condemn our town for one persons actions.”

    I agree with the town. I wish that the owner of the restaurant had used the same criteria/ thinking.
    But she did not.
    This goes along the lines of “I can’t get to the president! So I’m going to have to attack everyone and anyone who is vaguely connected to him!”
    Outside of being dangerous precedent (imagine if the right had treated Obama’s administration that way, for passing the ACA?), its just wrong. Can I now mistreat any person on the left who works for a company that I disagree with?
    More importantly; when someone on the left is in office who I find abhorrent, can I completely mistreat their staff?

  • Alleged-Comment

    THE left basis logic on their EMOTION. So if you told them 2+2=4 and they say no, it equal 5. Then you got a real argument on hand.

    But the Bible warns US of arguing with fools. They are deranged and deluded and they are DEMONCRAPS. That is why that lady chased Sarah like a mad wet hen all over the place. Ridiculous and stupid.

    But that’s the left for ya. Blame it on being emotionally-ill. Not many people realize the left is emotionally retarded, and even infantile.

    I think they call it being FATHERLESS. The Negro sodomite was one. So was the rapist Bill Clinton.

  • Margie Perscheid

    Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen in the same way a gay couple were denied a wedding cake by Jack Phillips: because the business owners saw immorality in these customers’ behaviors, no more than that. Sanders is perceived to be a lying hypocrite. Charlie Craig and David Mullins were perceived to be abominations before God. You want your life, I want mine. You expect me to cave in because you claim the moral high ground with quotes from scripture to serve you POV. I have no intention of deferring to you because I am banking on Jesus’ own words: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.”

    Before anyone jumps to say the Red Hen owner wasn’t showing much love, remember that Jesus could get plenty angry, too. He knew appalling behavior when He saw it. The left sees that kind of behavior in this regime and its supporters – religious hatred, racism, violence, lies, hypocrisy a la Trent Gowdy on Robert Mueller, and the inability to accept facts – and has no intention of normalizing it. Your guy is the master of incivility, so you can stop gaslighting with articles like this.

    Also, Sanders’ ejection is no example of lunch counter segregation.The flaw in that logic is that Ms. Sanders is not a person who would have been segregated; she is no victim of institutionalized racism. And yes, it’s a real thing.

    • Thayhurst

      I am not into name calling, but I remain appalled how Margie can condone such action of an establishment like the Red Hen and then attempt to compare it to the gay couple being denied a wedding cake by Jack Phillips. Ms Sanders did not go into the Red Hen to make a political, religious or any other type of statement. Yes the baker made a religious statement. Our Constitution allows for that very specifically. An entire population left Europe for such a freedom. And to fight for that right, Jack Phillips had to go all the way to our Supreme Court for his convictions. If Stephanie Wilkinson has a political concern, we have a process for that concern, and it does not include throwing someone out of your establishment just because they work for someone of which you do not like the decisions he is making. That action does sound like the Saul Alinsky advocated approach.

      • Margie Perscheid

        Charlie Craig and David Mullins went into Jack Phillips’ bakery to buy a cake, nothing more. They did not go in to make a political, religious or any other type of statement. They deserve the same consideration as you demand for Sarah Sanders. Additionally, they are private citizens, not public figures who make it a policy of enraging people with brains.

        Instead of acknowledging what the world is saying outright about Donald Trump, the right idolizes him with babble – babble about the incivility of the left, or Bill Clinton’s peccadilloes (REALLY???), or whatever other issues your media dream up. Yet you are silent on the actual words and actions of a man who gloats about grabbing women’s genitalia, dehumanizes Blacks, Hispanic Americans and Muslim Americans (shall I get the link to his appalling rendition of The Snake for you?), could not find the words to condemn Heather Heyer’s murderer and now offers his limp prayers for the victims of the attack in Annapolis. Actually, I am wrong: you are NOT silent, you applaud.

        Donald Trump has made it OK to be racist, white supremacist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, violent and homophobic. Your words and outrage at poor Sarah’s disrupted dinner are ridiculous in comparison to the barrage of garbage this country has endured from him since his election. So be appalled. I’m proud to appall you, and I am equally appalled at your lack of outrage at Sarah Sanders’ endless defense of the indefensible.

        By the way, Stephanie Wilkinson’s concern with servicing Sarah Sanders wasn’t political, it was moral. Here is here own quote: “I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation. I said, ‘I’d like to ask you to leave.’” Her beliefs may be influenced by her religion or her philosophy; either way, she has the right to them just as Jack Phillips has the right to his religious views. She has taken it on the chin for her actions, which were not universally applauded by the left. Your lot, on the other hand, responded by fabricating the picket story and sending death threats to a perfectly innocent woman who unfortunately shares the same name. That’s your idea of political process?

        • Diane Dina

          Margie, why are you so angry? Honey, no one cares what you think.

          • Daris Darrison

            She’s a DC-based Resister/Grifter…high up in Fannie Mae and all that caused the subprime mortgage shitfest in 2008. She’s not from Virginia. She knows nothing of Southern hospitality. Just another ranting harpy from the left.

        • Edward Hara

          Your problem is that you don’t see homosexuality in the same way that God views it. God’s opinion of homosexual behavior has not changed one iota since He declared it an abomination in the Bible. We as Christians are called to treat all people with love and respect, but we are ordered to decline to participate in any form in those things that God hates. You don’t seem to get this, so I will spell it out for you:

          If you come to me and tell me that you wish to rent my land to set up a pit bull fighting ring, if I take the money, I am participating in that dog fighting by providing part of the needed equipment necessary to make the action happen. To ask me to bake a cake for a gay “wedding” is asking me to by extension approve of the gay “wedding” by participating in a necessary part of it.

          Your problem is that you think that what Donald Trump is doing is immoral when it is not anywhere near on the par with showing kids in high school pornography and calling it “sex ed,” aborting living babies and selling their organs for profit, or raping women as we have seen immigrants do who have come to this country illegally.

          Your problem is that you are trying to claim the moral high ground when you have no right to it. It is not misogynistic to oppose abortion on demand. It is not homophobic to state that homosexual behavior is wrong. It is not racist to want to vette people at the border and to close our border as all other countries do.

          You have no idea of morality or right and wrong. You work based on emotional ideas only and not the settled morality of the Sacred Scriptures.

    • jj

      The gay couple went out of their way to seek out a Christian bakery in the expectations that they would refuse. The gay couple was aggressive and the bakery only didn’t want to decorate the cake in the way they wanted. The bakery would have made them a birthday cake or other kind of cake if it didn’t have the notably gay-wedding style.
      Plus the gay couple didn’t bring children and they hadn’t sat down for a meal.
      Also, Sanders’ family and in-laws were harassed and followed, whereas it was the gay couple which harassed the bakery and started the lawsuit and court proceedings.

    • Irene Neuner

      Jesus Christ is dividing the wheat from the chaff, light from darkness and He is the only one with the authority to do so. Margie His love will not allow Him to tolerate hate.

  • Kelly B

    No big surprise – Dems have ALWAYS had a soft spot in their hearts for segregation.

    The KKK used to be the terrorist arm of the democrat party – now it’s the mainstream media.

  • 2MileHi

    The town of Lexington requests your understanding and tolerance. Well, what have they done about this horrible person? Is she a member of the Chamber of Commerce? Any other local organizations? What have they done about cancelling her membership? When they show some evidence of good faith, I will accept their request. Not before.

    • SickOfLibs Patriot

      The liberal witch did finally resign from the Main Street Lexington organization of which she was chairman. The problem there is that transplanted northern libturds have ruined the city. Local people who have lived there for generations are conservative for the most part, but they made the mistake of letting these transplants into local govt and this is what you get. They need to run all the libturd transplants out-of-town and reclaim their city.

  • robertpinkerton

    When the Red Hen collapses, offer the building at a tolerable rent to Chick-fil-a.

  • Steve

    I sent the Red Hen a nice ‘liberal’ touchy feelie email to start with, and then pointed out that a recent survey I had read a week before the incident, said that conservatives and especially older white men tend to give the best tips at restaurants. I pointed out that her staff and she herself have just cut their income permanently, just from tips. I am sure that the liberals will come to the restaurant to support the RABID response to the right. But their elitist self centeredness will not change. As I told the owner, that the left feel entitled “don’t ya know?”

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