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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:40 AM

Trumpers attack wrong Red Hen restaurant

Threats, Bad Reviews For Connecticut Restaurant After Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was Refused Service At Virginia Eatery With Same Name

Shelley Deproto, who has owned the restaurant (in Old Saybrook, CT) for five years picked up the phone and “They said, ‘You’re done, and we’re coming to get you’. She soon realized the callers didn’t care. “You calmly and politely explain there’s no affiliation, but they’re so wound up it doesn’t matter what you say,” she said. “They’re ready to go. They say what they were going to say, which is usually something incredibly insulting and threatening.”

Soon, the Facebook pages and Instagram accounts of the Old Saybrook Red Hen were flooded with vitriol. Deproto took them down. The restaurant’s online reservation system was flooded with fake bookings for large parties. A “Nancy Reagan” and a “Sarah Sanders” took out reservations. Callers placed large, expensive takeout orders for 100 people that Deproto was not naive enough to fill.

She changed the voicemail greeting to stress her restaurant was in Connecticut. But the calls kept coming, mostly from area codes in North Carolina, Colorado and Texas, she said, a new snarling voice every 15 seconds. “As fast as I could delete the messages, we’d get another one.”

She’s now working with Yelp and TripAdvisor to expunge the scores of poor reviews left by people who have never set foot in Connecticut. She has not ruled out a name change.

Full story here http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-red-hen-old-saybrook-20180624-story.html

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left-of-center2012 Jun 2018 OP
RKP5637 Jun 2018 #1
Glorfindel Jun 2018 #2
Moostache Jun 2018 #3
NutmegYankee Jun 2018 #6
C_U_L8R Jun 2018 #4
Blue Owl Jun 2018 #5
ladym55 Jun 2018 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:42 AM

1. Not surprised. His followers are stupid and illiterate. n/t

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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:44 AM

2. Trump supporters are both ignorant and vicious...a terrible combination

n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:53 AM

3. This is why there WILL be a shooting war before all is said and done...

Plans to partition the nation into two parts had better be well underway or we will have Civil War II by 2020...Trump has absolutely no intention of ever leaving office/power and his cultist followers will guzzle the Kool-Aid by the gallon if he says so.

This all ends very badly...for everyone.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 01:44 PM

6. There will be no partition.

This is OUR country. They can move to Hell.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:12 AM

4. What dingbats.

Ignorant spiteful dingbats.
They are endlessly entertaining.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 01:28 PM

5. Cockunsure flunkies

n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 05:30 PM

7. A wee bit geographically challenged, eh?

Not really surprised at that. Perhaps the owner of the restaurant in Old Saybrook should sue Sarah Huckleberry Sandbag for loss of business.

It is interesting to me that the right can stalk, threaten, and intimidate us ad nauseum, but when a business decides not to serve a right-winger--politely--the pearl clutching won't stop.

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