At this rate, the Right will starve themselves to death

Comrades, I am pleased to report another glorious victory over the running dog lackeys of the regressive Right: Cracker Barrel has been conquered. It is now ours.

As people across the country continue to celebrate Pride Month, one restaurant in particular let it be known that they’re in full support of the month-long commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride.

Earlier this week, Cracker Barrel took some of its customers by surprise when the restaurant shared a photo on its social media accounts of a rocking chair sporting rainbow colors.

The image included the following caption: “We are excited to celebrate Pride Month with our employees and guests. Everyone is always welcome at our table (and our 🌈 rocker). Happy Pride!”

You will also be relieved to know that this triumph does not mean the socialist vanguard is required to shop at Cracker Barrel, just as you are not required to drink Budweiser. This is a victory for the freedom to choose.


  1. wzrd1 says

    They’re actively working on ensuring their and our starvation.
    Since we’re not at our usual harvest times, I’ve had to go back to last summer:
    Apparently, it’s better to just leave the crops rot than have migrant labor, since nobody here will work for such slave wages.
    Then, complain about imported food…

  2. Reginald Selkirk says

    This is a victory for the freedom to choose.

    That’s what I think about when someone disrespects the choice to put ketchup on a hot dog, or pineapple on a pizza. I think, “why does this person hate freedom? Why do they hate America?”

  3. birgerjohansson says

    There is a former taxi driver over in East Africa that might teach the religious MAGA members the virtue of going without food.

  4. Oggie: Mathom says

    Wife and I, on long trips (to and from Florida) ate at Cracker Barrel many times. Grits, country ham, good stuff. During the pandemic, they severely limited the menu. And then kept the limited menu after the pandemic. Food quality went downhill. Service went downhill. And the price went way, way, way up. Far more than the increase in food prices. So Wife and I have stopped using CB as a relaxing stop on our long trips.

    Which is too bad. I would like to stop at CB to support them, but it’s now on our Denny’s list. And Chik-Fil-A? Never went there, never will. Nor do I drink Busch Lite — give me some Leifmann’s Lambic, or Ommegang Rare Vos, or some of our really local brews — Benny Brew or Breakers.

    Wife and I tend to try to find the locally owned places. Screw the chains, no matter where they come down on human rights.

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    … you are not required to drink Budweiser.

    Er, uh, wait, whut? Now ya tell meeee…

  6. says

    We’re talking about people who lose their shit when a restaurant offers veggie burgers.
    At this rate, they’ll be tearfully gunning down sandwiches on YouTube soon.

  7. timmyson says

    Did I hear this right that Starbucks is banning Pride symbolism from their stores?

  8. raven says


    Starbucks denies claims it banned Pride decorations in …
    New York Daily News › news › national › ny-sta…

    2 hours ago — Starbucks has allegedly instructed workers to take down Pride flags and rainbow decorations in stores across the U.S., the company’s workers …

    Seems to be two claims about Starbucks and Pride decorations.

  9. marmotwolf says

    Being from Seattle, wait Cracker Barrel was a restaurant? All I could buy there was cheese and crackers at Southcenter,

  10. anthrosciguy says

    Had a nice pulled pork sandwich and some iced tea there once while driving my mom to Savannah.

  11. numerobis says

    That’s a big change from previous. They were the Chick-fil’a of the 90s.

  12. geezer septuagenarian says

    For good measure we should have a national wear your (cilt or kilt) day.

  13. hemidactylus says

    Garth Brooks is all in too. Totally woke:

    He might have toned down the: “I know this sounds corny, I want it to be the Chick-fil-A of honky-tonks” given Chick-Fil-A kinda…well…but he continued with: “I want it to be a place you feel safe in. I want it to be a place where you feel like there are manners and people like one another”

    Also: “Everybody’s got their opinions. But inclusiveness is always going to be me,” Brooks said.

    The singer continued and used a word that has been triggering to Ron DeSantis and other politicians and right-wing celebrities have rallied again.

    “I think diversity is the answer to the problems that are here and the answer to the problems that are coming. So I love diversity. All-inclusive, so all are welcome. I understand that might not be other people’s opinions, but that’s OK, man,” he added.”


    I knew people who were into Garth, but country was never my thing. He was also into KISS and had that alter ego rock star thing going with the scary full size cut out with emo bangs in Walmart that still haunts me to this day, but at least he’s not caving on Bud Light. Kudos.

    Soul patch emo:

    I kid, but fuck Kid Rock. Good for Garth Brooks making an inclusivity stand.

    Now I feel obligated to clog my arteries with Cracker Barrel, drink Bud Light near beer, and listen to old Garth Brooks hits. The guy was a powerhouse in the 90s!

  14. rabbitbrush says

    hemidactylus @18 – Garth Brooks’ half-sister was gay. She played in his band. And he was supportive of her and of gay rights.

  15. hemidactylus says

    Come to think of it that jogs my memory.

    If he was still alive I think archconservative firebrand Barry Goldwater could very well be of an opinion that would offend the antiwoke. Hard to say but possible given his track record.

  16. says


    Yes, for those who don’t know:

    Budvar, the original Budweis, is an excellent pilsner from Bohemia, but unfortunately Anheuser-Busch locked up the Budweiser trademark long ago, losing the recipe for a good pilsner somewhere along the line (if they ever had it) as they transmogrified from a small immigrant brewery into a major Merkin corporation.

    My dad brought back a couple of bottles from the then Czechoslovakia in the 80s. it was great (and labelled Budweis, perhaps for the East German market?) A beer aficionado friend has had it in the town in the Czech Republic where it’s brewed. Since the Iron Curtain fell you can get it on this side of the Atlantic as “Czechvar”. (It’s one of the few good Central European beers that the SAQ here (Québec’s state liquor store) carries; I have to go to Ontario’s stores to get good German beers. I was born in Munich, so…) So superior to that American swill (which always gave me a headache.)

  17. Matt G says

    kaimatthews@21- I had Budvar several years ago when I visited friends in the Czech Republic, and yes, far superior to our mass-produced pilsners. I even drove past the brewery!

  18. wzrd1 says

    Well, Czechvar is a bit different in production from the swill that’s mass produced bier. First, it takes up to 3 – 4 months to make the high quality bier, whereas mass produced swill is around 72 hours maturation at most. Everything in the swill process is designed for speed, so rather than steeping for days or longer, pressure and steam may be used to accelerate emulated flavors from the quality version.
    Just as aged whiskey products will use steeping and pressure to try to emulate aging in barrels for years.
    Then, there’s quality degradation from pasteurization, which is done with bottled and canned beers in the US, which most quality slow production brewers in Central Europe sensibly refuse to do.

    As for headaches from beer, I’ve found I get headaches from varieties that are brewed with rice in the mix, rather than from barley only. Likely, due to a higher tyramine levels. But, that’s only my own theory.

  19. birgerjohansson says

    An idea for an anti-woke food chain: serving roadkill meat and hooch alcohol in smoking-only rooms.
    With Sothern Cross flags & home-made artwork celebrating Trump, George Wallace and other heroes.

  20. annattheft says

    I went for beans’n’greens, fried okra, and sweet iced tea, with cornbread, the day I heard. I hadn’t been in ages, but I always enjoyed that part of their menu when I did go. I didn’t say anything to anyone; I think my server would have been nonplussed, but I voted in favor, with my wallet.

  21. wzrd1 says

    Huh, didn’t check Wikipedia on the mutt leading that cult until tonight.
    “MacKenzie did not join his followers in the mass starvation, in fact, a dietary menu was found on the wall in one of the special houses in the forest believed to be his resting room.”
    He taught anything Western is evil, be it education, medicine or well, anything he didn’t want them to do. Followed a leader from the US Pentecostal charismatic crap and was one of the initial post-WWII leaders until that idiot went far too zany for them, that leader died in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in 1965 and his followers believed he’d rise from the dead until his predicted rapture date in 1977 came and went unnoticed.
    Why aren’t any Daleks around when you need them?