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Red Hen

2018-06-24 16:15:38.53847+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

The owner of the Red Hen explains why she asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave.

The Sarah Sanders tweet that launched a thousand replies:

Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so

And, of course, a reminder that food establishments turning down customers based on political views has a history, from 2012: Radford bakery that turned Biden away sells out of 'freedom cookies'.

(Although many people have compared this to wedding cakes and said things like "liar is not a protected class")

RT Chalis Montgomery @ChalisforGA:

To clarify:
You were separated from your MEAL and you are upset?

The director of the United States Office of Government Ethics from January 9, 2013 to July 19, 2017 weighs in: RT Walter Shaub @waltshaub

Sarah, I know you don’t care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702(a). It’s the same as if an ATF agent pulled out his badge when a restaurant tried to throw him/her out.

Bonus, 'cause I don't have a better place to put it: RT Michael Cavadias 🌹 @michaelcavadias

very interesting from the 2002 vote that created ICE..

Barbara Lee - NO
Bernie Sanders - NO
Nancy Pelosi - NO
Russ Feingold - NO
Nydia Velazquez - NO

Hillary Clinton - YES
Carolyn Maloney - YES
Joe Crowley - YES
Chuck Schumer - YES
Diane Feinstein - YES

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: Red Hen made: 2018-06-25 11:35:36.867114+00 by: DaveP [edit history]

There are those who have been calling for a general strike to protest this administration, perhaps on July 4th. Me, I prefer the idea of shunning, so good for Stephanie Wilkinson.

You bring up the vote that created ICE, but the vote on USA-PATRIOT was the deal-breaker for me. Won’t vote for anyone who voted for that unconstitutional hot mess (Russ Feingold was the only senator to vote against it - and was probably the only one who actually read it before the vote).

#Comment Re: Red Hen made: 2018-06-25 15:08:58.708583+00 by: Dan Lyke

Also related: RT connor @rockiesVSconnor

Bernie, long sick of people saying he’s not a democrat, decides to become one

Quoting Jake Tapper:

.@SenSanders declines to join call for abolishing ICE on #CNNSOTU https://www.cnn.com/videos/pol.../2018/06/24/sotu-sanders-ice.cnn

#Comment Re: Red Hen made: 2018-06-29 01:31:12.697724+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I'm absolutely okay with the ability for a business to refuse service to anyone, so it's fine for her to kick Sanders out of her restaurant.

(Following Sanders to the restaurant across the street and harassing her there might've been a bit over the top though.)

#Comment Re: Red Hen made: 2018-06-29 12:54:35.987952+00 by: Dan Lyke

Following her anywhere and harassing her outside is, yeah, over the top. I haven't found any suggestion that that occurred aside from one quote from Mike Huckabee, but that doesn't have any corroboration from any other accounts of the incidents.

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