Cancel culture has come for a New England favorite. Brigham's brand ice cream is dropping the word "jimmies" and substituting "sprinkles" because someone, somewhere has claimed that jimmies has its roots in racism. "Jimmies" is what sprinkles are commonly called in New England, particularly Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Nothing is safe anymore.
Can we just enjoy sweet tea and corn bread in peace without people looking for racism hidden in the bread basket, or is that too much to ask?
Cracker Barrel recently apologized after a patron posted a photo of what appeared to be a noose-like knot hanging from the ceiling of a Connecticut location.
Is 2020 an adjective yet? Because this is so 2020.
Fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken will drop their signature "finger lickin' good" slogan saying the “slogan doesn’t feel quite right" during a pandemic. Instead, they'll just go with "it's good!" which is just lame. But they didn't ask me.
You may recall that in June 2018 I wrote about a shipment of coffee I received from reader David, who run's King Harv's Imperial Coffees, a family business. King Harv's specializes in exotic and rare coffees, not the sort of bean you can get even from most specialty roasters.
There is nothing new under the sun, except for maybe this weird hyper-environmentalist song about reducing cow farts, purposely created and filmed as part of a sustainability ad campaign for Burger King.
In what can only be described as an act of a terror a woman opened up a half gallon of Blue Bell ice cream (the best ice cream in the country), licked it, and returned it to the freezer of a WalMart in Lufkin, Texas.
Cities and local municipal governments are typically the worst offenders in the realm of individual liberty. They make everything from hair braiding to giving meals to the homeless to a pop-up lemonade stand illegal but for proper permit.
Country Time Lemonade has their own legal aide program that promises to help out kiddos who find themselves on the wrong side of the law for their lemonade purveying endeavors (up to $300.00). Currently, non-permitted lemonade stands are only legal in 14 states. "Pathetic" doesn't quite cover it.
It has been 7 months since the famous purveyor of caffeinated confection, Starbucks, declared their bathrooms "open to the public" without the need to purchase their products.
Data suggests that the virtue signaling isn't working out as well as hoped by the corporate leaders. A New York Post team investigated several Manhattan bathrooms and found that there wasn't an open stall.
After Trump was elected, there was an entire movement to abolish the Electoral College for no other reason than Trump won and Hillary did not, popular vote, yada yada yada. Thank the good Lord we are not a pure democracy.
The Electoral College was designed to protect the country from populist uprisings and democratic mob rule. Simply because historically, democracies tend to disintegrate into chaos before destroying themselves.
Fast food chain Domino's Pizza is doing the job most local government's serially neglect -- filling in potholes.
Under a new initiative, Paving for Pizza, Domino's is soliciting nominations for towns in desperate need of deliverance from rough roads, for the pizza's sake, naturally.
I have been known to be drink $4 Ithaca lattes, if visiting Legal Insurrection readers pay.
So when reader David threw a pity party for me after Amazon dumped us, and offered to send me some coffee from his family business, I was like: If you insist.
Starbucks has been plastered across headlines recently after the company closed all its stores last week for a social justice-oriented 'diversity' training. Now Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Shultz, the man responsible for the well-known coffeehouse, has stepped down from his post.
Word is that Shultz has decided to prepare a run for political office, possibly the presidency.
In April, a Starbucks store manager called the cops on two black men who attempted to use the store restroom but had not purchased anything. They claimed they were waiting to meet with a real estate investor.
Black Lives Matters got involved, the store manager was stripped of title and rank, either voluntarily or otherwise, and Starbucks went into Virtue Signal DEFCON 1.