ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

”Oh! The Horror” Edition


…11 African American women [and one honkey beyotch white woman - ed.], who said they were booted off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loud.

SJSMW [Social Justice Social Media Warriors] immediately invented #BlackLaughterMatters. *facepalm*

“It was humiliating. I’m really offended to be quite honest,” said 47-year-old Lisa Johnson, who was among Saturday’s group. “I felt like it was a racist attack on us. I feel like we were being singled out.”

Ahhhh, the Napa Wine Train. A 36 mile round trip – surrounded in the luxury and ambience of “Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, brass accents and original artwork.” For $124. [$55 meal price]

For that price, your menu includes faux-haute cuisine things like “sweet and savory potato saute with blue cheese chips and grape sauce.” [“grape sauce” - rly?] And $15 glasses of “recommended pairing” wine. Yanno — tuna bait tourist stuff. It’s a tourist ride along Hwy 29. weee.

Like everything in the Napa Valley, it’s also faux-haute, faux-chi-chi, faux-upper crust and genuinely overpriced. It’s the expeeeerience, donchanooooo. Smoothe with overtones of blackberry, starfruit, and dragon flower contianing lower notes of earth, leaf mulch, and bullshitte.


I. We Encourage the Responsible Consumption of Alcohol
The Napa Valley Wine Train promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol. No one under 21 will be allowed to consume alcohol. Our servers are trained to assist the customer and may refuse to continue to serve alcohol at their discretion. The Napa Valley Wine Train always reserves the right to withhold service to anyone at anytime.

II. We Reserve the Right to Relocate Guests Making Disturbances
For the comfort and safety of all our guests, we reserve the right to relocate or remove anyone that, in our sole opinion, is creating a disturbance within any of the Napa Valley Wine Train’s offerings.

oh, look — it’s right there… Cackle like a pack of hens and you’ll distuuuurb and aaaambience.

V. Concerning “Traditional Rail Seating”
In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share a table with another party on our Winery Trips, special events, and select packages during our lunch trains. A limited number of private upgrades are available in the Gourmet Express Package, and all tables are private in the Vista Dome. Parties of four will always be seated at the same table.

While crammed in like sardines.

Napa Whine Train

It’s festival seating and with 11 women, there is going to be someone from another party at your table and other parties all around you.

Apparently Teh Narrative goes that those honkey MF’ers can’t stand it if Nice Black Folks™ have fun and laugh out loud. What Wine Trainers, apparently, desire is, apparently, a return to the Olde Pullman Car Train Days when Nice Black Folks™ had to keep to their place, say “Yes, Sir” and shine yo damn shoes. Apparently. No mention of if yer hootin’ and hollerin like a pack o’ cowboys hitting town and you’re told to keep it down twice you oughta keep it down.

Some of my favorite phrases from the Outrage Crowd are: “inadvertent racism” and “whitesplaining”. Also: “the Mean White Lady”, “this train is for WHITE PEOPLE”, “laughing while Black”.

I just seems odd that the #BLM crowd would pick the Napa Wine Train for one of their Create A Racial Divide campaign pieces. Napa is pretty pale, though certainly not as pale as places in Orange County where I felt like a “Person of Color” with my dark red-brown hair… Maybe Newport is next?


  1. Fawkes News
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 11:39 am |

    Naaaaaapa’s full of Limousine Leninists, is it not?

    Red on Red combat. Pass the popcorn.

  2. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 11:52 am |

    Looks to me like some #BlackActivistsMatter types have decided that the New Enemy is White Liberals.

    (And where better to find some than a Napa Wine Train. Or Bernie Sanders rally.)

    Not sure why — not enough White not-Liberals to yell at any more?

    White Liberals “haven’t done enough and should apologize?”

    Pissed off that the Obama era hasn’t given them all free houses, cars and feel-good? (Just stinking cell phones, I’d be pissed too.)

    Angry they aren’t all famous medical doctors without having to go to med school? (See Ben Carson about that.)


    By the way, it also looks like the privilege to engage in disorder without consequences is supposed to be one of the new cultural norms, and anyone denying this is racist and non-pluralistic.

  3. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 11:59 am |

    Recipe for grape sauce:

    - Bottle of cheap CA wine
    - Half stick of butter
    - corn starch

    Heat butter until melted, stir in wine and starch until it thickens. Pour off onto whatever and price it like it’s special.


    Alternative meaning for “grape sauce” —

    “He’s been on the sauce for years, and now his liver is shot.”

    So, clearly, one can serve liver with grape sauce.

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm |

    ^IinD: the privilege to engage in disorder without consequences is supposed to be one of the new cultural norms, and anyone denying this is racist and non-pluralistic.
    Bingo – bingo, outta the park.

  5. vonster
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm |

    The call of the urban sistabird can be quite annoying.


  6. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm |

    Napa’s Nanny PeeLoser’s Hooooooome!
    [also Napa State Nut House]

    the privilege to engage in disorder without consequences


    [and here *I* was envisioning melted Welch’s…

  7. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm |

    I’ll bet these ladies are a real joy to sit in front of at a movie theater.

    Perhaps someone will supply the statistics on what kind of folks have been kicked off the train before. Clearly, the rules are there for a reason. Prob’ly not the first time they’ve removed disruptive tipplers.

    No, racism would apply only if they hadn’t slowed the train down to remove ‘em.

    (Claire, kudos on “whine train” by the way.)

  8. PeggyU
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm |

    This might be more fun.

  9. mojo
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm |

    Meanwhile, “Our Boy” Jeb (pronounced “Heb”) thinks that obnoxious, biased and downright rude reporters should be given more respect.

    How about when they earn it, Jeb?

  10. accipiterNW
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm |

    Was the lone white woman named Joy Behar?

  11. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:43 pm |

    PeggyU 8: Almost anything would be more fun than a sardine can of overpriced, pretend culture for the insecure. But you’re right — that does look better.

    Mojo 9: Yup. Not a fan of Trump. Except for now. Jeb would get slaughtered in the general; even if you overlook his other faults, he’s way too much of a milquetoast… I think.

  12. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm |

    Um… by the way, I don’t think Trump will make it to the general; but, if he does, all this sparing with Fox, etc. here in the primary might have the mainstream media jackals thinking, “Hey, look what he did to people on the conservative side of the media house, what’s he gonna do to us?”

  13. Susan Lee
    Posted August 27, 2015 at 8:48 am |

    Yeah, but ya know what? I’m thinking it could also be a Class War. All those prissy rich folks wanting to enjoy their wine in hushed ‘library’ tones – versus a bunch of women who just want to have fun……..

    Susan Lee

  14. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted August 27, 2015 at 11:52 am |

    ^ Alt: the no-class war.

  15. mojo
    Posted August 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm |

    Wine train. snort.

    Just toss your money out the window.

  16. mojo
    Posted August 27, 2015 at 10:15 pm |

    PS: Rich folks? On the Wine Train?

    Uh, No-oo. I think not.

    Strictly tourista territory.