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  • The Red Hen owner resigns as executive director of Main Street Lexington

    06/26/2018 1:32:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 149 replies
    www.wsls.com ^ | 06/26/2018 | By Jeff Williamson
    LEXINGTON, Va. - Stephanie Wilkinson has resigned from her role with Main Street Lexington, a volunteer-based organization. Elizabeth Outland Branner, the president of the organization, accepted Wilkinson's resignation Tuesday morning.
  • Leftist Restaurant Owner Resigns In Disgrace From Local Org After Kicking Out Sarah Sanders

    06/26/2018 12:56:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 174 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 6/26/18 | Luke Rohlfing
    After kicking White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her restaurant, Stephanie Wilkinson, has been forced to step down as Executive Director Main Street Lexington organization. Wilkinson is a co-owner of the Red Hen restaurant, and up until she kicked out Sanders, was well-respected in her community. Her resignation came over email from the President of her local board who stated: “Considering the events of the past weekend, Stephanie felt it best that for the continued success of Main Street Lexington, she should step aside.”
  • Take a moment and Write an email! [Vanity]

    06/26/2018 8:36:51 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 29 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | June 26, 2018 | Reno89519
    We are winning! Several days ago Stephanie Wilkinson kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her Red Hen restaurant because Sanders worked for President Trump. Not polite, not nice. As we found out more, like that Stephanie Wilkinson is executive director of Main Street Lexington, which promotes downtown Lexington businesses, I dug up the names and email of her partner businesses and suggested we write them. That discussion thread has several hundred comments and likely resulted in lots of email to these people. It did! Look at this morning's Fox News Report at http://video.foxnews.com/v/video-embed.html?video_id=5802047887001So, here's our challenge. Write a new or...
  • Mike Huckabee: Red Hen Owner Organized Mob to Harass Sarah Sanders' Family at Next Restaurant

    06/25/2018 11:46:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 115 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 25, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    1 1/2 min video at link. Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (Screenshot) The owner of the Virginia restaurant that banned his daughter, White House Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, organized a mob and followed her family to their next restaurant where they yelled and screamed at them, Former Governor Mike Huckabee said Monday. While national media have reported Sarah Sanders’ ouster from the restaurant on Friday, “There’s a part of that story that has not been told,” Mike Huckabee told radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday: “Once Sarah and her family left – of course Sarah was asked to please vacate...
  • Red Hen eateries feel the heat after Sarah Sanders booted from Virginia restaurant with same name

    06/24/2018 11:57:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 143 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    Michael Friedman never imagined that naming his restaurant The Red Hen would be so controversial. But when the co-owner of another restaurant named The Red Hen – this one almost 200 miles away in Lexington, Va. – refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday night, it was open season on any eatery with Hen in its name. “It was a bit of an interesting day yesterday,” Friedman told Fox News. “There were so many negative comments floating in on social media and people calling up my restaurants to threaten us.” The foul play began when Sanders...
  • Main Street Lexington needs to hear from us! [Vanity]

    06/23/2018 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 156 replies
    Main Street Lexington ^ | June 23, 2018 | Self
    Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family out of her restaurant because she works for President Donald J. Trump. We've seen the news on this, the posts on Yelp, Facebook, etc. Well, there is more. Stehpanie Wilkinson is Executive Director of Main Street Lexington, which strives to promote business in downtown Lexington, Virginia. This is Rockbridge count, which voted 62.4% for Trump! I think we need to bring Wilkinson's bigotry to the attention of the bigger community and see if they back her or Trump. Main Street Lexington needs emails and phone calls to hear...
  • April 19 in Military History: the Shot Heard Round the World and the first flight of the Intruder

    04/19/2018 2:08:50 PM PDT · by fugazi · 61 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: An expedition of 700 British regulars under the command of Lt. Col. Frances Smith departs Boston to seize and destroy military stores of the Massachusetts Militia in Concord. At dawn, 70 militia members led by Capt. John Parker meet the British at Lexington, and the two sides briefly skirmish. The Americans withdraw and regroup, attacking the redcoats again at North Bridge with a much larger force, forcing the British to turn back towards Boston. The American Revolution has begun. 1861: 86 years to the day after the “shot heard round the world,” Massachusetts volunteers headed for Washington, D.C. are...
  • High Holy Day: Lexington and Concord 1775

    04/19/2018 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Sopater · 29 replies
    Zerogov ^ | April 19, 2018 | Bill Buppert
    It’s that time again.High Holy Day.Today is the 253rd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age old government tradition of seizing powder, munitions and property for a pretentious King who had assumed such wide distribution of the tools of resistance should be available only to the government approved groups such as soldiers despite the danger on the frontier. We celebrate that time of defiance against tyranny when for sixteen years (1775-1791), all thirteen colonial provinces and the thousands of rural polities that exited outside...
  • Why a populace should always be armed

    04/19/2018 6:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Bill Federer
    The sun never set on the British Empire. It was the largest empire in world history. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain. In April of 1775, the British Royal Military Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, sent 800 British Army Regulars, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, on a preemptive raid to seize guns from American patriots at Lexington and Concord. George Mason of Virginia stated: “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” James Madison wrote (“Letters & Writings of...
  • USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

    03/06/2018 6:11:05 AM PST · by George - the Other · 58 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 6, 2018 | BBC News
    The wreck of a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War Two has been found off the coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was found 3km (2 miles) underwater in the Coral Sea, about 800km off Australia's east coast. The ship was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea, fought with Japan from 4-8 May 1942. More than 200 crew members died in the fighting. The US Navy confirmed the ship had been discovered by a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
  • Diocese of Lexington goes gay: Bishop serves as adviser to pro-same-sex marriage ministry

    02/21/2018 5:42:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | February 21, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    Diocese of Lexington goes gay: Bishop serves as adviser to pro-same-sex marriage ministry On February 18, 2018, the pro-same-sex marriage advocacy ministry Fortunate Families posted to their official Facebook page a series of photos and one short video taken at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, which featured the First Sunday of Lent homily from Deacon Steve Hester. They later added a YouTube video of the complete homily. The subject of his homily: the rainbow. In terms of the rainbow and its contemporary relationship to the LGBT community, Hester had this to say:
  • White nationalist groups plan rally in Lexington to oppose moving statues

    08/16/2017 9:10:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 99 replies
    MIami Herald ^ | 08/16/2017 | BILL ESTEP AND BETH MUSGRAVE
    White nationalists are planning a rally in Lexington to oppose the planned removal of two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse, and they’re considering a lawsuit aimed at blocking the move, a leader in the movement said Tuesday. Matthew Heimbach, chairman of the Traditionalist Worker Party, said his group and others allied under the umbrella of the Nationalist Front are discussing plans for the rally. Heimbach said people in the Lexington area asked his group get involved. The group has members in Kentucky and plans to try to recruit more, he said.
  • Ky. mayor: 2 Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2017 | AP
    The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, says after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, he is taking the steps to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. Mayor Jim Gray tweeted Saturday he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council at its Tuesday work session to ask a state military commission for permission to take down the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge. Gray tweeted he intended to make the announcement next week, but the "tragic events in Charlottesville" had accelerated his announcement.
  • Kentucky Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies Since 1989 is Closing

    01/16/2017 9:25:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Kentucky abortion facility caught masquerading as a doctor’s office will close permanently on Jan. 27, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. In the spring of 2016, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration filed a lawsuit accusing the EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington of illegally operating an abortion clinic disguised as a doctor’s office. Bevin’s administration asked a court for permission to close the practice, saying it was not licensed as an abortion facility. State health investigators also found unsanitary conditions inside the facility, according to the Courier Journal. The state Supreme Court sided with the governor in August. It has not been...
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 70 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/16/2016 8:13:52 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    DC Gazette ^ | 07.29.2014 | Ed Schriber Col. USMC (Ret.)
    National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as criminals, issued an executive order...
  • Massachusetts Town Battle Over Second Amendment

    06/06/2016 11:05:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    GOAL ^ | 6/6/16 | Sweeny
    This story is not over. Lexington and Longmeadow. They will be back. Lexington and Longmeadow, fac- ing similar attacks on our Second Amendment render different re- sults. As our readers are well aware by now, the residents of multiple municipalities throughout the Commonwealth were taken by surprise upon discovering their guaranteed freedom under attack within their city or town. What transpired was truly a tale of two towns. The anti-Second Amendment ar- ticles filed in Longmeadow and Lexington were startlingly similar, almost word for word in many ar- eas. Both articles focused on banning property, restricting freedom and harassment of...
  • NEW YORK COMMEMORATES PATRIOTS DAY!

    04/20/2016 10:37:59 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 5 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    NEW YORK COMMEMORATES PATRIOTS DAY! April 20, 2016 So that you won't be fooled by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow claiming Second Amendment supporters were celebrating the Oklahoma City bombing this week -- as she has on April 19 in years past -- Tuesday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, a date all Americans used to know. This year, New Yorkers celebrated by voting to keep the country that was christened in blood at Lexington and Concord. Until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, most Americans knew as little about Paul Revere's ride as Rachel Maddow does today. Listen my...
  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...