The Red Hen did us a favor

When the owner of the Red Hen of Lexington decided to drive to her establishment and tell Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her party to get out, she really did us a favor.

As I’ve said about gay people who can’t get a baker or photographer to work for their wedding, why would you want to do business with them?

Go somewhere else.

There’s really no reason to waste your money patronizing an establishment that doesn’t like or approve of you.

The real kick in the pants is as much as the Left hates Chick-fil-A, they will serve anyone. Gay, Democrat, Hillary voter — everyone receives service with a smile.

The Red Hen of Lexington? Not so much.

But remember, they’re the “tolerant” ones.

Of course there is a silver lining for the owner of the Red Hen.

Given the coast-to-coast coverage of this incident, she doesn’t have to pay for signs letting potential patrons know she hates them.

The Red Hen

And she won’t have to invest in training her waiters on how to interrogate customers to make sure their political affiliations do not offend the staff.

“Good evening. Welcome to the Red Hen of Lexington. I’m your waiter Seth. Now, before I take your drink order, could you all tell me who you voted for in 2016?”

Honestly, it’s hard enough to get waitstaff to remember the day’s specials. Who needs the added aggravation of having to memorize questions in order to weed out undesirable Trump voters?

But the Red Hen also did a huge favor for Sarah Sanders.

Let’s be frank. If her snowflake staff hadn’t called the owner, I’m guessing the odds are someone would have spit in her food.

Another benefit, of course, is now no Christian baker will have to worry about saying, “I’m sorry. But for moral reasons, I can’t bake your gay wedding cake. And, if you come here again, I’ll say the same thing.”

Because apparently that works now!

And just so we’re clear. I’m not advocating flooding the Red Hen with MAGA folks who make asses of themselves.

Though I do think it would be fun to book every table in the place, show up, act completely respectful. Then, on cue, every single person pulls out a MAGA hat and puts it on.

That would be a hoot!

No shouting or screaming; no acting like assholes. All you have to do is sit politely, order your food while tying up the tables for a couple hours.

But whatever you do, don’t eat anything. Because I’m guessing all the entrees will be three parts food and six parts sputum.

Now, I suppose you could cap off the evening by sending the food back uneaten and refusing to pay.

But I’m not advocating for that. Nope. Not at all.

And of course there’s the added bonus of exposing – once again – the utter contemptible hypocrisy of the Left.

An opportunity that is hardly rare, to be sure.

They are super-duper angry that Trump supporters are using the Left’s own tactics against the Red Hen.

Apparently they believe they’re the only ones who can flood Yelp with bad reviews, or descend on the website until it crashes. They’re the only ones allowed to leave angry comments on a company Facebook page or tie up the business number so no customers can get through.

As Kurt Schlichter always says, the Left is going to hate the new rules when those rules get used on them.

The truth is, this was a bad idea on the part of the owner of the Red Hen in Lexington.

And equally bad is her decision to repeat her story ad nauseum to every reporter and news outlet that tracks her down.

She’s not a celebrity. So the “No publicity is bad publicity” rule does not apply to her.

In a customer-service business – especially the food service industry — bad publicity can shutter your doors.

So while the Red Hen did us a favor letting us know that we’re not welcome, it didn’t do itself any favors at all.

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13 thoughts on “The Red Hen did us a favor

  • June 24, 2018 at 11:01 am

    As to the last tweet, I don’t feel bad for the waitstaff at all. They were the little snowflakes triggered by having to serve a conservative and called the owner.

    Great article as always Dianny!

    • June 24, 2018 at 11:04 am

      I think he was being facetious.

  • June 24, 2018 at 11:16 am

    I’ve always said make them live by their iwn rules, and by that I mean force it. No wiggle room.

    Be ready because the left expects to have it both ways.

  • June 24, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Being a student of human nature, I am well aware that most restaurant wait staff are sexually misguided and confused cornflakes, and being a lily white male hetero, I don’t trust even one of them to provide unadulterated food! So I rarely eat out, no worries cuz I love to cook, and can make most everything better than them! Even more so in the heart of the swamp! Since we know who these “people” are, and how they behave! I have no problem staying away from those who would do me harm in any way. At the same time, I am a distant grandson of John Mullins, and Priscilla Alden, John “The Immigrant” Washington, and several other folks who came here in the 1600s’, and I am neither going anywhere, nor letting these jokers take, (or fundamentally change), my country! The Red Hen, (and it’s pussy hat owners), have drawn another progressive line in the sand, and dared us to step over it… again. Remember when the gays just wanted “acceptance, and tolerance?” Now they want us to just lay down and die. Not in my DNA….so….. good luck with that!!

  • June 24, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I want them OUT OF BUSINESS. I live within 2 hours of Lexington Va. I want to descend on the place and Pickett and boycott them till they are out of business This 70 year old has had enough!!! These POS scum should leave my Beloved Virginia! Wonder if they refuse service to VMI cadets!call their number 1 540 464 4401.666 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 464-4401540-464-4401 [email protected]
    11 E. Washington St | Lexington, VA 24450

    • June 24, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      The owner’s husband teaches at VMI

      • June 25, 2018 at 6:58 am

        Does he wear his pink pussyhat in class?

  • June 24, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I got a better idea, book all the tables in the place and nobody show up.

  • June 24, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! Looks awful close to where passing cars go by at a pretty good clip.


  • June 25, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I thought the left was all about inclusion.

  • June 25, 2018 at 8:24 am

    A load of conservatives should go there BUT not wear anything like Trump hats until AFTER they’ve gotten their meals. Knowing how ugly the owners are, they’d probably do something to the food beforehand. Then, after the meals come, get up & leave & don’t pay the bill.

  • June 25, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I’ve always thought any business owner should be able to deny service to anyone for any reason. This just legitimizes my opinion. Let the games begin!

  • June 25, 2018 at 11:31 am

    my virginia has turned blue because of northern virginia and tidewater, they outvote us every time, but…..we do have power of the purse, as we are the ones with JOBS….so patronize local businesses that are conservative/Christian/jewish/and otherwise sanity friendly

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