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

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posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

thank you
i'll keep my eye open. that will eventually be posted again.




posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: subfab
a reply to: seeker1963

thank you
i'll keep my eye open. that will eventually be posted again.


I saw it on FOX news. He didn't get outraged with his comments but you could tell he wasn't happy with the outcome. He seemed like a smart businessman to me.



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: Tekaran
It would be cool to get a bunch of buds together and go eat there. Wait until we get our food, then everyone whip out MAGA hats, just to see what happens.


They had a voicemail message over the weekend, saying "If you are a Trump supporter, or smell like a trump supporter, we will kick you out like we did Sanders. F*** Trump."

So I think we know where those inbreds stand..



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 09:45 PM
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It is the same syndrome as not double checking anything you are about to say online.
Commit without think, will eventually get ya sooner or later.



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: Greven

originally posted by: Sublimecraft
Main Street Lexington

Main Street Lexington exists to enhance the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of our community, re-establishing downtown Lexington as the vibrant economic and cultural nexus of our area while maintaining its unique character.
We are a volunteer-based organization established in 2013. We are affiliate members of the Virginia Main Street Program, which uses a proven "Four Point Approach" created by the National Main Street Center to achieve economic revitalization in the context of historic preservation.



wsls 10 News


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.

"Considering the events of the past weekend, Stephanie felt it best that for the continued success of Main Street Lexington, she should step aside," Branner wrote in an email.

Wilkinson came under fire after asking White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her restaurant, The Red Hen, on Friday night.




Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

IMO, the primary reason she resigned was more likely that she was given that opportunity to do so as it looks better on her resume' than 'terminated from employment'.

Profit margins - continuing clientele - positive reputation = continued success of MSL and The Red Hen in particular. What Wilkinson did was to take her personal political opinion and make a statement with it using her position as restaurant owner and executive director of the MSL. She clearly overlooked the importance of 'economic revitalization' and 'cultural vitality' for her more pressing virtues of intolerance and bigotry.

So, again, let this be a lesson. If you think that being affiliated with a political viewpoint means you can conduct yourself towards others you disagree with with impunity and without consequence, think again.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.



Main Street Lexington is not the restaurant.
You missed the point. She resigned from Lexington because of the furor she created. And yes, she apparently didn't think it through when she took that action.



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: seeker1963




If I came into a restaurant with a group of me and my biker friends and started shouting at you and your family while you were having dinner would you be okay with it?


I have had this happen to me. Personally I didn't like it but I will never want to take away a persons freedom to challenge me when I upset them.

Long story, short. It was a southern conservative church group that did this to me when I was 16 because I was wearing a whitezombie shirt that had 666 on it.
And naturally you weren't trolling the church when you w



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

No, I have not and would not do that.

All my cloths were band shirts back then.

I was eating alone at a burger king when it happened.

I never even met or talked or cared about those people.



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: redmage

originally posted by: Sublimecraft
IMO, the primary reason she resigned was more likely that she was given that opportunity to do so as it looks better on her resume' than 'terminated from employment'.


What "employment" would she have been terminated from in a voluntary position at a volunteer-based organization?


originally posted by: Sublimecraft
What Wilkinson did was to take her personal political opinion and make a statement with it using her position as restaurant owner and executive director of the MSL.


Her position as a restaurant owner was used as she refused service to Sanders, but her position with the MSL was irrelevant. She didn't have any power to refuse Sanders service anywhere beyond her own restaurant's front door.

Apparently it wasn't irrelevant or she wouldn't be resigning?



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

No, I have not and would not do that.

All my cloths were band shirts back then.

I was eating alone at a burger king when it happened.

I never even met or talked or cared about those people.
I see....thanks for the clarity. Im running on one hour of sleep



posted on Jun, 26 2018 @ 10:22 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: seeker1963




A T shirt upset them?

lol
Oh yeah dude. They followed me out of the burger king stopped traffic to follow me into the neighborhood where my girlfriend was living . They were yelling stuff about me being "the evil one that they were told about."

It was at that point that I ran .
I live in a huge christian town. The biggest most expensive building here is a christian high school.
I got harassed by christians and cops throughout all of my teenage years.


When I was 8, I had a t-shirt that said "I'm the one your mom warned you about".

But my mom wouldn't let me wear it.



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 02:13 AM
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originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
Apparently it wasn't irrelevant or she wouldn't be resigning?


Catch up.

OP claimed she was "using her position as restaurant owner and executive director of the MSL."

She wasn't using her position "as executive director of the MSL" to refuse service to Sanders. Her position with the MSL was irrelevant in that regard. She simply used her position as the restaurant's owner to refuse service to Sanders.

The resignation is likely just the organization trying to save face and distance themselves now that she's made an arse of herself and became a public distraction from their mission/goals.

People are often fired/resign due to irrelevant things like off-color Facebook and Twitter posts that have nothing to do with their job or performance at work. They aren't "using their positions" with any organization to do these things in their own free time, but once discovered it can reflect poorly on an organization/employer so they're let-go/resign.

The OP's claim was simply a silly attempt to sensationalize an already absurd situation.

If you own a small business, volunteer at the Salvation Army, and choose to pass out neo nazi flyers at your small business are you "using your position at the Salvation Army" to pass out neo nazi propaganda? No, of course not, but if what you're doing is discovered, then don't be surprised if the Salvation Army asks you to resign from your volunteering position with them.
edit on 6/27/18 by redmage because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 03:09 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Fact remains open discrimination,so you are a liberal who likes to use childish words describing someone,shows a childish thought,thats the problem with you liberals,you never grow up,need big daddy government to run your lives,you must be a super model or something the way you use those adjectives



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 03:48 AM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: DBCowboy

Fact remains open discrimination,so you are a liberal who likes to use childish words describing someone,shows a childish thought,thats the problem with you liberals,you never grow up,need big daddy government to run your lives,you must be a super model or something the way you use those adjectives


The owner is paying for her a actions and so is her employees. The place has been closed and now wont be open until july 5th. Many do not see her actions as appropriate. She jas killed her business.

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(post by gariac removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 05:45 AM
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originally posted by: gariac
a reply to: Sublimecraft

Pa-leeze. Tye kitchen staff had a heef with the Trump anti-gay agenda and wants the GOP vermin gone. It was a business decision. The kitchen staff is way more important than Sanders.


so youre ok with how she was treated? and what the media has said?



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 07:54 AM
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Homo Hen shall be the new name of the place



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
Main Street Lexington

Main Street Lexington exists to enhance the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of our community, re-establishing downtown Lexington as the vibrant economic and cultural nexus of our area while maintaining its unique character.
We are a volunteer-based organization established in 2013. We are affiliate members of the Virginia Main Street Program, which uses a proven "Four Point Approach" created by the National Main Street Center to achieve economic revitalization in the context of historic preservation.



wsls 10 News


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.

"Considering the events of the past weekend, Stephanie felt it best that for the continued success of Main Street Lexington, she should step aside," Branner wrote in an email.

Wilkinson came under fire after asking White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her restaurant, The Red Hen, on Friday night.




Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

IMO, the primary reason she resigned was more likely that she was given that opportunity to do so as it looks better on her resume' than 'terminated from employment'.

Profit margins - continuing clientele - positive reputation = continued success of MSL and The Red Hen in particular. What Wilkinson did was to take her personal political opinion and make a statement with it using her position as restaurant owner and executive director of the MSL. She clearly overlooked the importance of 'economic revitalization' and 'cultural vitality' for her more pressing virtues of intolerance and bigotry.

So, again, let this be a lesson. If you think that being affiliated with a political viewpoint means you can conduct yourself towards others you disagree with with impunity and without consequence, think again.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.




Is there a conspiracy theory here? I can get this news on CNN/FOX.



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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Actually eat 80% of your dinner them put them on to see if they tell you to leave...seeing free dinner there.


Love it! Exactly. That's a perfect plan. Man, I almost want to buy a plane ticket right now....



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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The owner is paying for her a actions and so is her employees. The place has been closed and now wont be open until july 5th. Many do not see her actions as appropriate. She jas killed her business.


Not just hers. Other restaurants share the name and are feeling the burn, but aren't even the same entity.

www.cbsnews.com...



posted on Jun, 27 2018 @ 10:01 AM
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edit on 6272018 by Sillyolme because: (no reason given)



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