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  • Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    09/03/2018 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ptsal · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-Sept-2018 | staff Associated Press
    <p>LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.</p> <p>The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.</p>
  • Mike Huckabee lashes out at CNN reporter over heated exchange with his daughter

    08/03/2018 9:36:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | Aris Folley
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday lashed out at CNN reporter Jim Acosta after he had a tense exchange with Huckabee's daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, the day before. Huckabee targeted Acosta, who has been at the center of a firestorm over President Trump and the press, in a series of tweets after he and Sanders engaged in a heated back-and-forth over the president’s repeated attacks on the press during Thursday's White House press briefing. The former governor referred to the reporter as a “BUG” in one tweet and his daughter as “the WINDSHIELD” and in...
  • How Long Before Harassment of Trump Officials Gets Out of Control?

    07/11/2018 10:13:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Peter Roff
    American politics is a wonder for the world to behold. Our free speech traditions produce all kinds of interesting folderol, over the top in its theatrics and yet usually deeply meaningful to those participating in it. It was on display Monday, in front of the United States Supreme Court building, appearing seemingly by magic moments after President Donald Trump announced he’d chosen D.C. Appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. The right was there. And the left, each itching to get their point across. They had signs, including some urging opposition to nominees not picked, pre-printed...
  • Don’t Ask John Legend About Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Meals

    06/30/2018 10:21:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vulture ^ | June 30, 2018 | Madeleine Aggeler
    John Legend is not interested in Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s dining experience. While leaving a Beverly Hills restaurant with his wife Chrissy Teigen on Wednesday night, John Legend was asked by a TMZ reporter if he believed Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan had gone too far when she fat-shamed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying she’s “not missing any meals, she’ll be all right.” “Ask me ‘Should we be reuniting 2,000 kids with their families?’” Legend replied, referring to the thousands of immigrant children torn from their families under the current administration’s family-separation policy. “Yes, we should.”...
  • Mike Huckabee great quote

    06/29/2018 4:36:03 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 19 replies
    Mike Huckabee Twitter ^ | 6-29-18 | Gov Mike Huckabee, Sarah Sanders' dad
    from Mike Huckabee, "I'm worried. My 1 yr old grandson is at my house. He does nothing for himself, pays for nothing, cries when he doesn't get his way, throws tantrums, and wears diapers that I have to change. I'm afraid this kid is a Democrat! Hope he outgrows it."
  • Outrage works for Trump. If Democrats abandon civility, it will backfire. ("Conservative" columnist)

    06/29/2018 2:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Napa Valley Register ^ | June 29, 2018 | Tom Nichols
    The left-leaning commentariat didn't hesitate to backstop the restaurant owner who asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her establishment on Friday. The issue is democracy, not civility, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote. Civility has only marginal value in the current political moment, Tom Scocca argued in The Washington Post. When Trump supporters say they care about civility, they don't really mean it, Vox's Matt Yglesias suggested. Liberals are in fighting trim, and they're spoiling for a showdown with the president's minions. But that's a bad strategy. Abandoning civility and escalating the outrage cycle --...
  • The Red Hen and the Resistance

    06/29/2018 9:57:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 27, 2018 | Ross Douthat, The New York Times
    In almost every opinion on the restaurant that famously refused to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders, there is a too-neat congruence between the moral argument and the meta-political argument. If you think it’s right and just and admirable to deprive a Trump administration mouthpiece of an evening out in polite society, you probably also think that this sort of direct action is the vital spark that the left needs to mobilize and defeat Trumpism outright. On the other hand, if you think that the restaurant owner committed an obnoxious breach of the basic bipartisan civility that prevents our empire from becoming...
  • Trump supporters not welcome: Match businesses with politics, so we know where to spend our money

    06/28/2018 1:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Gary Wechter
    We heard the disturbing news that early last week that Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Secretary, was heckled by demonstrators while attempting to enjoy a quiet dinner in a Washington D.C. Mexican restaurant. Then, a few days later, it was reported that a restaurateur in Virginia asked White House Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders to leave her restaurant after already being seated and served. It seems to me that these public servants aren't deserving of such treatment, marking a new low in the behavior and civility of the political left. Perhaps it's time for a new approach when those of us...
  • Trump Officials Don’t Deserve Hospitality

    06/27/2018 11:04:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Eater ^ | June 25, 2018 | Amy McCarthy
    Restaurants have no obligation to serve agents of mass human suffering Last week, restaurants once again served as a battleground in the culture wars, igniting a debate over how Trump administration officials should be treated in public. It started when Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was jeered at MXDC Cocina Mexicana, a D.C. Mexican restaurant, in the wake of the administration’s extreme immigration policies. Days later, it came to light that senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, the architect of the government’s family separation policy and genuinely Bad Person, was called a fascist and heckled by his...
  • Songwriter Diane Warren Trashes Sarah Huckabee Sanders ... 'F*** Her!!!'

    06/27/2018 10:21:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    TMZ ^ | June 27, 2018
    Diane Warren thinks Sarah Huckabee Sanders is reaping what she was sowing by spewing hate and lies, and has zero sympathy for Trump's mouthpiece. We got the legendary songwriter Tuesday night at Craig's in WeHo Tuesday and asked how she felt about Sanders reportedly getting Secret Service protection in the wake of threats against her and her family. Warren's simple response ... "F*** her!" Diane -- one of the most prolific songwriters in the world with 9 Oscar nominations -- shreds Sarah for lying to the American people every single day. Diane also calls BS on Trump rallying his supporters...
  • Outside the Red Hen, fire and ire on social media come to life

    06/26/2018 7:33:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 75 replies
    WP ^ | June 26 at 8:47 PM | Gregory S. Schneider
    Four days after the owner of the Red Hen restaurant stirred national debate by asking White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her establishment, all the fire and ire of social media was made flesh at the corners of Washington and Randolph streets. The quaint red restaurant, its dirty green awnings made famous by a disapproving tweet Monday from President Trump, was scheduled to open for dinner service at 5 p.m. Protesters began showing up around 3. At first, it was just two guys holding Trump banners, a Confederate flag and a Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate sign....
  • Va. delegate apologizes to Sarah Huckabee Sanders for rudeness of 'Meryl Streep's cousin'

    06/26/2018 7:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A Virginia state delegate for the town where Sarah Huckabee Sanders was refused service Friday night criticized the restaurant owner with the ultimate Trump-country insult — she has ties to Hollywood. Del. Ben Cline, a Republican who also is running for the U.S. House this November, dropped the “Meryl bomb” Saturday in a tweet apologizing to Mrs. Sanders, the chief White House spokeswoman. “On behalf of my hometown of Lexington, I want to apologize for the rudeness of one liberal New York transplant (who also happens to be Meryl Streep’s cousin),” he wrote of restaurateur Stephanie Wilkinson, who since Friday...
  • Red Hen Restaurant Owner Doxxed After Kicking Out White House Press Secretary

    06/26/2018 6:53:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Eater ^ | June 25, 2018 | Whitney Filloon
    The Lexington, Virginia, restaurant that kicked out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday night instantly became the target of online harassment and conspiracy theories, and things have escalated quickly: Owner Stephanie Wilkinson is being doxxed, with users posting her home address and phone number on various message boards and social media platforms. As Vox explains, “Doxxing is a common internet practice used to punish or shame someone and is a particularly common practice among the alt-right and other white supremacist organizations who operate online in places like Reddit, 4chan, and Twitter.” Last year, Reddit shut down three...
  • Final thoughts on the Red Hen’s ousting of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    06/26/2018 1:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Herald News ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    After about 48 hours of squawking about the Red Hen’s refusal to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday night, followed by a tweet by President Donald Trump inaccurately accusing the restaurant of uncleanliness (people who own health department-cited establishments shouldn’t throw stones), and then also hearing Rep. Maxine Waters , D-Calif., essentially call for mobs to descend upon Trump aides, I’ve had my fill of the topic. Moreover, after all the hand-wringing over the last couple of days, we should refocus on the real issue - the unprecedented racist conduct of a president who has threatened...
  • The high risk and low reward of harassing Trump officials

    06/26/2018 12:04:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | June 26, 2018 | Noah Millman
    n February 1960, four black students walked into Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina, sat down at the lunch counter, and attempted to order coffee. As the segregated establishment catered to whites only, nobody would serve them. Waitresses ignored their attempts to get their attention and place orders. Other (white) patrons either ignored them as well or made it clear by word and deed that they should move on. Those four students never got served that day. But they returned the following day with hundreds of compatriots. From Greensboro, their protest spread across the South. Black would-be patrons were harassed, verbally...
  • Democrats fear call to shame Trump admin officials will cost votes in midterms: report

    06/26/2018 10:41:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    Some Democrats are reportedly concerned that public appeals to “absolutely harass” Trump administration officials will come back to hurt them in the polls and benefit Republicans. There have been several recent instances where Trump officials have been publically shamed, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who was asked to leave by an owner of a restaurant in Virginia. On Saturday, Florida Attorney General – and ardent Trump supporter – Pam Bondi was confronted by a group of protesters outside the screening of a documentary about Mister Rogers in Tampa....
  • Thanks, Red Hen, for kicking out Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    06/26/2018 8:59:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Boton Globe ^ | June 25, 2018 | Michael A. Cohen
    WHEN STEPHANIE WILKINSON, the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va., asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave that dining establishment last Friday, she opened up yet another front in America’s ongoing cultural war. Those on the right and some on the left have bemoaned the decline in civility reflected by Wilkinson’s decision. “Let the Trump team eat in peace,” wrote the Washington Post editorial board, which expressed concern that “justifying” such “incivility” will leave only the most “zealous” to pursue a career in public service. “Kind of amazed and appalled by the number of...
  • What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

    06/25/2018 5:26:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jarrett Stepman
    In 1836, at the Young Men’s Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois, a 28-year-old lawyer named Abraham Lincoln delivered one of his finest addresses. Lincoln condemned the sharp increase of mobs in America, which had exploded in number as the debate over slavery and regional animosity intensified. “Accounts of outrages committed by mobs, form the every-day news of the times,” Lincoln said. Many of these mobs had turned violent and subverted the law. They were undermining free government. Calls for civility are sometimes vapid excuses to shut down political dissent. But what’s occurring now in America is not just heated debate at...
  • Auntie Maxine And Elijah Cummings Disagree On How Sarah Sanders Should Be Treated. Who Is Right?

    06/25/2018 4:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | June 25, 2018 | Parker Riley
    As we all know, Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and her family to leave on June 22. The owner of Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, explained to The Washington Post that some of her staff were uncomfortable, including the LGBT staffers, due to Sanders support of a ban on transgender people in the military and a gay couple being refused to have a wedding cake baked for them because of religion. Wilkinson told The Washington Post that she pulled Sanders to the side and politely asked her to leave, saying, “I explained that...
  • Hatefest: Left declares cultural war on Trump supporters

    06/24/2018 10:53:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    World Tribune ^ | June 24, 2018
    During a toy drive outside a federal building in Los Angeles on June 23, Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, advocated for the Left’s latest Trump resistance strategy which had little to do with reasoned debate. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said. The strategy kicked into high gear this past week...