Kicked Out

I am unreservedly glad that this happened.  But agreeing with it is a little more complicated.

86 - restaurant slang for "we're out of it" or, if referring to a patron, kicking them out.

No doubt you are aware that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, one of the chief liars on behalf of the Liar-in-Chief, was kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA.  The manager said it was on behalf of their gay employees, and specifically cited the Pumpkin's ban on transgender military members.

Many have pointed out that the restaurant should be considered within its rights because, if the Pumpkin-heads are so gung-ho in their support of bakers and florists refusing to serve gay couples, is this not just the same kind of thing?  Are they not hoist by their own petard?

Well, um, hey guys!  We oppose that discrimination by bakers, etc.  Remember?

But: this distinction is probably worth considering: the bakers and florists cannot name any way at all that two women getting married downtown injures them.  They have a right to be offended, but they do not have a right not to be offended.

On the other hand, LGBTQ and minority people are being injured and killed daily by policies of Ms. Sanders' boss.  So when the Red Hen manager asked Sanders to leave, it was on behalf of real people being put through real suffering by these fascists.

Well done, Red Hen.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F