Yes, I realize that “conservative idiot” is a bit like saying “twin twin”, but pardon my redundant redundancy here. Because some nice people in Collingwood, Ontario, got slammed by some nasty gits from FAR out of town today:
An Ontario eatery has been targeted by supporters of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who likely mistook the establishment for the Virginia restaurant the White House press secretary was asked to leave on Friday.
“Hope you go out of business you liberal trash. Clean up this dump,” commented Thomas Collins, whose Facebook profile indicates that he lives in Maryland, on Sunday.
“I wonder how long before the Red Hen slop house folds and goes bankrupt?,” wrote Albert Holland.
“Shame on you,” wrote Connie Szczepanik. “Bigots and hypocrites!”
Oh, Thomas Collins. Oh, Albert Holland. And oh, oh, oh, Connie Szczepanik. Are YOU ever going to be embarrassed when you pause in your hyperventilations and read the address of the place you just slammed. If you have any decency at all, you might want to delete your Facebook accounts, because you’re just no damn good at this Internet thing.
But don’t worry, conservatwerps. The Red Hen Restaurant isn’t going to go under just because you went and bad-mouthed another place that goes by (almost) the same name. In fact, as we speak, it’s booked solid for the next month or so. And it’s passed its most recent health inspection just fine, thanks. Looks like Donnie and Sarah’s unethical twatterings aren’t going to hurt its business in the slightest, any more than your fake bad reviews.
Meanwhile, back at the Olde Red Hen (not the one in Lexington, VA), people are rallying to support the wronged:
People from both sides of the border expressed support for The Olde Red Hen, and apologized for the abuse from others.
“Many of your comments are posted on the Wrong Red Hen! If your (sic) ever in Collingwood, Ontario, stop in, you wouldn’t be disappointed!,” wrote Sue Clements, whose Facebook profile says she lives in Collingwood. “I work at The Old Red Hen in Collingwood, This restaurant has been around for 80 years, Great food and service! Busiest place in Collingwood.”
“I apologize on behalf of my country. I hope Canadians realize this is a minority,” wrote Steve Guillot from Plano, Tex.
Trust me, Steve, we do. We know that the losers in the White House are a good three million votes less popular than the woman they still haven’t locked up. But we also know that certain minorities are very vocal, particularly when backed into an indefensible corner.
Luckily, their shit’s being cleaned up as we speak:
Business and travel review websites Yelp and TripAdvisor are combating misleading reviews of the Red Hen.
TripAdvisor has suspended new reviews, citing “a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience.”
Yelp said it started a “cleanup process” on Saturday, noting that some posts may be removed. The Red Hen has nearly 15,000 reviews on the website. The population of Lexington, Va. is 7,042, according to 2010 census figures.
And meanwhile, Donnie might seriously want to hold off on the trollish brigade-leading when his own properties keep getting hell from the health inspector:
Maybe some nice folks out there would like to Yelp on Mar-a-Lago and that shitty eatery in Drumpf’s Dump Tower, eh?
Ha, ha. Sad!