A Nashville gas station is running a giant roadside screen that is displaying several memes smacking President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and, most notably, Hunter Biden for skyrocketing gas prices.
The Lewis Country Store in Tennessee is known for running with politically incorrect messages but this one tops the list.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is seen laughing uproariously before the other memes air. One showed an empty tank gauge under Biden and Harris’ names. The next epically trolled Hunter Biden by snarking: “Hope gas prices don’t get too high.”
The individual who posted the video of the changing displays at the store, captioned his post, “I thought that gas station pic with Hunter was fake, but this guy RECORDED it!! Bless this ballsy gas station!”
I thought that gas station pic with Hunter was fake, but this guy RECORDED it!! 😂😂 Bless this ballsy gas station! 🇺🇸⚔ pic.twitter.com/PHfAlTxBZv
— Coyote Outlaw (@ThatF_ckerYote) May 15, 2021
The Nashville store and restaurant has a history of slamming leftists. That includes a sign at the store’s entrance telling customers that mask-wearing is optional: “You are not required to verify your medical condition if you decline to wear a mask in our facility nor are we allowed to ask you due to HIPPA rules and regulations,” the sign states. “Mayor John Cooper and his band of communist cohorts are ‘the real virus’ threatening Nashville!!!”
PATRIOT OWNED Nashville business (Lewis Country Store) puts up mask mandate door graphic. pic.twitter.com/zSOdC0emKA
— djcalligraphy ™ (@DJcalligraphy) December 29, 2020
With fuel shortages still plaguing the U.S. after the Colonial Pipeline was taken down by hackers, many Americans don’t see anything funny about long lines, skyrocketing gas prices, and pumps running dry. One station in Virginia reportedly raised its prices to a shocking $7 a gallon. But this store is seeking to put a humorous spin on the crisis.
While those on the left are outraged by the store’s memes, conservatives applauded the messages:
In Nashville, TN…some Patriots 🤣 https://t.co/B6uRDJHRmK
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) May 15, 2021
This is epic. https://t.co/gKY4zD5pSy
— Camryn Kinsey (@camrynbaylee) May 15, 2021
And there was more love for the messaging on Twitter: “I hope the dude who did this knows how much good it did my morale,” one person wrote while another stated, “amazing I love it. Two of memes in the wild.” Another on Twitter commented, “First Amendment All The Way – I would drive out of my way to fill up at #TheLewisCountryStore !!!” The next tweeted, “This made my week. Thank you American patriots.”
I hope the dude who did this knows how much good it did my morale.
— helen Sabal (@helen_sabal) May 15, 2021
😂😂😂 amazing I love it. Two of memes in the wild.
— ᴛʜᴇ ʀɪɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇᴀʀ ᴍᴇᴍᴇꜱ (@grandoldmemes) May 15, 2021
First Amendment All The Way – I would drive out of my way to fill up at #TheLewisCountryStore !!!
— Bill Griffis (@GriffisBill) May 15, 2021
This made my week. Thank you American patriots.
— Tom Kirkman for President (@KirkmanFor) May 15, 2021
Another commenter on Twitter proclaimed their devotion to the store: “Love that store. I go there every time I go to Ashland City. Must stop for Trump patriots.” Another pointed out: “That’s hilarious marketing.”
Love that store. I go there every time I go to Ashland City. Must stop for Trump patriots.
— Terry Moore (@terrymoorecnc) May 15, 2021
That’s hilarious marketing.
— Jacob Patton (@BlazingSky2) May 15, 2021
The outlet’s owners are certainly no fan of masks (language warning):
Not everybody is on board. Yesterday, I went to Lewis’ Country Store to the northwest of the city. They are openly defying the mask mandate and taunting the mayor about on their roadside sign. Classy, I know. pic.twitter.com/X0LYnlK1II
— Brett Kelman (@BrettKelman) July 2, 2020
The store has had run-ins before over their politically conservative and blunt messages according to Fox17. Shell dropped its branding from the Lewis County Store back in 2016 because of it. The message that sent Shell running read: “Now that we have your attention, never forget Benghazi, she did it to them, she will do it to you,” followed by “All deplorables must vote Nov. 8.”
Which led to the de-branding by Shell: “Due to our refusal to remove our pro-Trump sign, Shell has de-branded us. We will not be threatened or intimidated. Our doors will remain open. Vote Trump on Nov. 8th so this does not happen to you,” reported the Nashville Scene at the time.
“Rest assured people like me are willing to fight until our last breath and bullet to defend the constitution of this last frontier of freedom left on the planet we call the United States of America,” owner Brad Lewis bluntly told the media last year.