I read about this before. Then don’t eat there. Good for them.
I’m with you, won’t be eating in California
Wonder if they’d solute if it was the Russian, Chinese, or Iranian anthem…
I’m dusting it off now! What? It identifies as the “X”
Actually mine was silver! It’s how you piss off a submarine captain. Long story short. Insert Pink Floyd “Echoes” hit play, toss in torpedo tube #2 and wait for sonar to react. Fun time was had by all. First time I smelled the captain’s breath!
If such a thing could take down Noriega, I’m sure we can win the next election!
Have you never had lunch at a Mission BBQ? National Anthem at noon every day; the entire restaurant pauses and stands. A solo empty table set and decorated for the fallen comrades on Memorial Day. Decorations honor military and emergency services.
And, as a Southernor it is slightly painful to admit, even though the restaurant chain started in Maryland their BBQ is dang good!
Story by Taylor Penley • 3h ago
The idea of patrons standing for The Star-Spangled Banner inside a California eatery sent progressives into a tailspin online, including the person behind the TikTok post who captioned the incident “the most dangerous situation I’ve ever been in.”
Others chimed in, saying the moment would’ve been their “worst nightmare,” “that’s terrifying” and “this feels like a horror movie.” Commenters included hashtags like #godblessamerica, #getout, #illegal and #whitepeoplethings.
Jeanene Paulino, owner of Rainbow Oaks restaurant – where the patriotic moment occurred – said the complaints are all just another way of getting attention.
“I feel like, if we take a few minutes out of our day to be grateful for the men and women who have made the sacrifices so that we can stand up and say how we feel and she said how she felt. And I wish she realized that it’s because those men and women who made those sacrifices that she was able to do that,” she told hosts Todd Piro and Ashley Strohmier.
She joined “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday to weigh in on the reaction pouring in from progressives, saying she wishes they would recognize their freedom of speech comes from those fighting to preserve the right.
The footage that amassed criticism from some shows a number of diners rise and recite the pledge with their hands over their hearts as Old Glory waves on television screens nearby.
Paulino said the complaints posted by progressive patrons online were “privileged” and ungrateful to those who previously served and sacrificed.
“I think maybe they’re not focusing on gratitude,” she continued. “This particular TikToker had seen a local news post, so she probably did it for attention.”
Rainbow Oaks has maintained its tradition of standing for the national anthem daily for years, a tradition established by previous owners that Paulinio said she is proud to continue.
“I come from a long line of patriots, so I was thrilled to keep the tradition going. No, we won’t be stopping.”
The TikToker also took some heat for being hyperbolic with the caption, with Paulino saying they should be grateful the U.S. is so secure that such a benign incident made them feel threatened.
I had seen this report posted by @BRUCE26 and almost couldn’t believe what I was reading. It seemed so incomprehensible to me that anyone would be threatened by people standing for the National Anthem, and apparently it’s not just one odd individual, but many that feel that way. The only place I’ve experienced the daily National Anthem was at Mission BBQ, and I really liked it.
This is a serious question, trying to put myself in the shoes of those people who are scared, so I can really try to understand what has gone so horribly wrong here: What could they possibly be scared of? They don’t say in the article. How do we correct this? How do we get people to feel like, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they stand, our flag is OUR flag, and our anthem is symbolic of the whole country, not just some parts of it. We are the UNITED STATES! “United” is part of our name, how did we become so broken? What can we do?
Send people who do not want an American life to anywhere they want to go. Free one way ticket. Revoke citizenship permanently.
Good old neck slap…
It’s too late, the Kool Aid and the brainwashing has already taken hold! The bell can’t be un-rung!
We can start by impeaching the entire administration!
Like demons sprayed with Holy Water, they “reacted with horror and anger”
I am sure this was the reason.
There is absolutely 0 chance anyone would feel threatened by a group of people singing the National Anthem.
Attention seeking behavior. Period.
It is people like this I hope find themselves in a true, real, bad situation that would make them realize how insanely stupid a comment like this is for the situation at the restaurant. And the ignorant Tik Tok followers who actually believe them. Disgusting people…
Great to see people honor our anthem. It would be nice if it was done all over America.
If they are that offended by the current national anthem, my recommendation is Kid Rock’s anthem of We The People!
It’s updated, diverse and inclusive!
Can’t post it here, against community rules!
Can proudly be viewed on YouTube.
I used to live near this restaurant. Didn’t know about the anthem being sung. But the food is good, and proud of them standing up for America.
I am proud of this country! They sing at sporting events like Football, Baseball, Nascar, etc. This the Greatest Country in the World. I hope this catches on, starting at Shooters Grill in Colorado and I hope it goes viral throughout the entire country. If you were to go to a sporting event in Canada, and they sang OCanada, that should be given the same respect there. If you are offended by pride of your country, or who you are, that is your problem. Everybody that wants respect should give respect if they want it back. People are asking for respect for things like LGBTQ and black pride, etc… Allow a moment and show respect, if it is not your belief and show your pride if it is!!!
Same people who are terrified and shocked by the Star-Spangled Banner, would tear up with joy if a group of people in the US sang Honduran or Mexican anthem and waived their flags, all the while protesting US Immigration laws.