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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    You are zigging and zagging here. That's OK.

    I have no idea if Trump has seen the Red Hen in person, or simply look at pictures, or was told by someone he knows who was there.

    It hardly matters.

    Curb appeal matters, not to your intestines, but to the empty seats.

    I suppose you've never had a significant other in your life overrule your suggestion, "Lord no! I don't want to eat there!" Maybe the excuse is menacing loiterers, beer cans in the parking lot, or or the dilapidated store front. "Let's find a nicer looking place."

    What Trump did was draw attention to it.

    Now what does she do? Defy Trump and keep her ratty awning up? Knuckle under and spruce up the place?

    Carp about violations at Mar-a-Lago?
    You're assuming a lot of truth on the part of Donald Trump. You should know better. And the glee you take in the POTUS attacking a small business owner is disgusting.

    Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.
    -George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    You're assuming a lot of truth on the part of Donald Trump. You should know better. And the glee you take in the POTUS attacking a small business owner is disgusting.
    Sorry to hear about your coma. It's been a disgusting few years.
    The reason Trump succeeded isn’t that complicated after all. He didn’t win the nomination by tapping into some nascent political movement. He won by doing a fairly good impression of a right-wing media celebrity. Every issue, every conspiracy, every applause line has been ripped from their websites, radio shows, and television programs. It’s why he became America’s most prominent birther. It’s why he floated rumors that Ted Cruz’s dad killed JFK, and that Hillary Clinton killed Vince Foster. It’s why he talks the way he does about Mexicans and Muslims and women and African Americans. It’s why he’s been able to get away with knowing little to nothing about policy or government or world affairs — because Trump, like any good talking head, only speaks in chyrons and clauses and some-people-are-sayings.

    Trump’s greatest trick has been to realize that right-wing media stars have a built-in audience that Republican politicians don’t. To that audience, Jeb Bush talks like Washington talks. Ted Cruz talks like conservative ideologues talk. Marco Rubio talks like the last consultant he spoke with talks. But Trump talks like a true talk radio fan — longtime listener, first-time caller. He comes off like the winner of a reality TV show in which one lucky Fox viewer gets picked to run for president of the United States.

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    Trump’s Mar-a Lago cited by state inspectors for poor maintenance

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    Among the no-nos was the staff’s failure to track the freshness of potentially hazardous foods, including curry sauce dated Oct. 21 pulled from a freezer and improperly marked, milk stored at 49 degrees instead of the safe temperature of 41 degrees, and cases of hot dogs stored on the ground of the walk-in freezer.
    Oh, what a brilliant move by the health department. Will Trump order the temperature of his coolers adjusted to compliance, thus admitting defeat? Or will he leave the temperature setting alone in full view of his guests, avoiding an admission of fault but inviting continual criticism and censure? Oh, the Machiavellian brilliance of it all. They've really got him in a box. Maybe he'll extend his lower lip in defiance, march over to the cooler, and rip the power cord right out of the wall and exclaim loudly, "From now on, it's room temperature milk for everyone! The way God intended! Everyone get your room temperature milk! You should probably do that pretty soon." That's the sort of out-of-the-box thinking that makes him a leader.

    Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.
    -George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism

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    I'm thinking that once, in 1953, a group of interesting people just happened to be in a coffee shop at the same time and a great discussion of issues, ideas, and the meaning of life occurred. Since then we have been waiting at Starbucks for Lawrence Ferlinghetti to say something heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Hot dog stand v hotel
    No room to criticize is no room to criticize.

    Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.
    -George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    Oh, what a brilliant move by the health department. Will Trump order the temperature of his coolers adjusted to compliance, thus admitting defeat? Or will he leave the temperature setting alone in full view of his guests, avoiding an admission of fault but inviting continual criticism and censure? Oh, the Machiavellian brilliance of it all. They've really got him in a box. Maybe he'll extend his lower lip in defiance, march over to the cooler, and rip the power cord right out of the wall and exclaim loudly, "From now on, it's room temperature milk for everyone! The way God intended! Everyone get your room temperature milk! You should probably do that pretty soon." That's the sort of out-of-the-box thinking that makes him a leader.
    Boy, you seriously need some psychological help.
    Leftists have unquestionably demonstrated their hatred for due process, and Democrats have undeniably obstructed justice for, and thoroughly victim-shamed and smeared, Karen Monahan.

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    Treatment of Sarah Sanders still sparks hate mail, Red Hen co-owner admits year after Va. restaurant incident

    Nearly a year after kicking White House press secretary Sarah Sanders out of a Virginia restaurant, the co-owner of the business -- who famously claimed she had "certain standards" to uphold -- says she has endured months of criticism and harassment as a result.

    “The blowback was swift and aggressive," Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, writes in the Washington Post. "Within 24 hours, the restaurant’s phone line was hacked, my staff and I were doxxed, and threats to our lives, families and property were pouring in through every available channel.


    “Protesters colonized the streets around the restaurant,” Wilkinson adds. She soon found herself stepping down as executive director of a local business group.

    Wilkinson says she still receives hate mail over the June 2018 incident, in which she requested that Sanders and her party leave, but adds that the restaurant also has received support, including “thousands of dollars in donations in our honor to our local food pantry, our domestic violence shelter and first responders.”
    "admits"

    Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.
    -George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    "admits"
    I thought I saw that she said business was much improved by virtue of the publicity, that it had been a boon to her restaurant
    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    If her business bounced back or improved, then giving this interview was stupid beyond belief.

    She's just reminded the people that already dislike her of the incident that caught their attention in the first place. You never remind customers or investors of damaging incidents.

    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    If her business bounced back or improved, then giving this interview was stupid beyond belief.

    She's just reminded the people that already dislike her of the incident that caught their attention in the first place. You never remind customers or investors of damaging incidents.
    Well, maybe. Publicity gets name recognition.
    Question; how good is the food...………….

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