A couple of days ago, slashfood.com posted a story about Maurice's Gourmet Barbeque, a chain in South Carolina.
The gist: Maurice's began flying the Confederate battle flag some years ago after the flag was taken down from the South Carolina capital dome. But, now tough economic times have forced Maurice's to take down most of its flags. The explanation? It's not that they're trying to draw back offended customers but to save money on dry-cleaning.
It is what it is, or perhaps it isn't at all. One thing that is certain is that the post generated a lot of comments, many, many of which were from the sort of folks who are absolutely outraged that Black Entertainment Television exists.
And somewhere amid it all was this from commenter Castle:
I don't care one way or the other if he flies the stars and bars or the red crescent or any other flag, if he will just stop desecrating good pork barbecue with that gawd awful yellow mustard slush! Serve it with ketchup or mayo or anything else if you insist on insulting the flavor of the pork. Better yet, go to Memphis and learn how to make real BBQ sauce.