Frankly, I’ve never seen a bigger bunch of sore losers in my whole life. In spite of an election that went by the books and in spite of an election tainted by the left with voter fraud, Donald Trump was elected president. Not even knowing the basics of our Constitution, students and paid protestors are demanding we change to popular vote NOW, impeach the president-elect, and even send out hopeful tweets hinting or directly asking for someone, anyone to take out President-Election Trump. The current president says people have a right to protest and the media is having at it with soap opera like news.
And, we are not even safe from this caterwauling when wanting to do something like ordering groceries and such. Seems that CEO’s would rather jeopardize their companies than stick to their business at hand.
For over 30 years, we have been ordering our herbs and spices on-line through Penzey’s Spices. We liked their small batch processing, the quality of their product, and price. We started using them when they were only one shop back East and everyone was through the mail. Today, they have 30 stores. We have noticed that the CEO has been leaning a bit left in his monthly magazine/ad but we recognize everyone’s right to be/think as they see fit. Seems, however, that he doesn’t value our democratic process much or respects the man who won the office.
A recent Facebook Post has created an internet firestorm.
In it, CEO Bill Penzey asserts that Trump voters “just committed the biggest act of racism in American history since Wallace stood in the schoolhouse doorway 53 years ago.” Penzey references the infamous segregationist George C. Wallace, who vowed “segregation forever” and blocked the door to prohibit black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.
Penzey offers some suggestions for Trump voters to make amends this Thanksgiving season, including making sizeable donations to the American Civil Liberties Union or the Southern Poverty Law Center. Or, he suggests, do what you do best and volunteer, noting that Republicans really are a “good bunch.”
Sorry, but having a CEO decide that all Trump voters are racist doesn’t set well with me. I don’t like condescension, either admitting that Mr. Penzey allows that we aren’t all THAT bad but need his guidance.
Fortunately, my annual order for herbs and spices kept getting delayed in ordering. I do not wish to support a CEO with feelings so far beyond the social norms of being a businessman dealing with the public. Even as I wondered where to find the spices that add that certain something to my baking and cooking, we discovered that there is some inner family turmoil about the business and some of the family departed from the Penzey flag ship, years ago, and have a spice company called The Spice House. This morning, I took my list originally slated for Penzey and ordered from The Spice House. The two sides of the family don’t seem to share political views or, at least, one of them respects their customers and their views. In fact, for a short time, The Spice House is offering free shipping if you put in NO POLITICS in the payment page.
An added bonus is that The Spice House has a lot more interesting items, spices, herbs, chilis, extracts and they are less expensive. Mr. Penzey of Penzey’s Spices doesn’t want to deal with ‘racist’ Republicans so we were more honorable to him than he was with us and we unsubscribed from his email and Facebook and put in a rather substantial order to The Spice House. A win/win, right, Mr. Penzey.