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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Why people ignore covid restrictions

There are 3 reasons millions of people ignore the covid 19 restrictions (surprisingly, I am not among them). 

1. The Constitution. There is no provision in it to suspend our rights in case of public health threats. We fought the American Revolution in the midst of a smallpox epidemic that likely was spread by our own troops. 

2. The covid 19 protocols don't work. If they did, the authoritarian Democrat Governor of Colorado would not have tested positive for covid 19.

3. The little Napoleons in charge do not follow these restrictions. 

For example, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Gov. Gavin Newsom is in good company when it comes to politicians attending fancy birthday parties while encouraging others to avoid gathering.

"It turns out San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry the night after Newsom’s infamous, ill-advised, mid-pandemic soiree at the three-star Michelin restaurant in Yountville.

"Breed took a few days off after election day and joined seven others the night of Nov. 7 to celebrate socialite Gorretti Lo Lui’s 60th birthday, Breed’s spokesman Jeff Cretan confirmed. The party of eight dined in the same kind of partially enclosed room with a ceiling and chandelier as Newsom did — making it more of an indoor dining experience than an outdoor one.

"Cretan characterized the occasion as a small family birthday dinner, but it’s unclear exactly who else attended and how many households the group included."

Ill-advised?

Try life-threatening because Breed and Newsom imposed these restrictions under the premise that they would save lives.

Indeed, both would throw other people in jail for doing this.

And the big question that no one in the media dare ask is why is the French Laundry still open if it violates the orders of the governor? 

NBC reported, "San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo appears to have broken health protocols in celebrating Thanksgiving with family members outside of his own household.

"The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has learned Liccardo celebrated with his elderly parents at their Saratoga home with an unknown number of other guests. While the mayor’s staff did confirm the dinner took place, they have not disclosed how many other people attended, how many different households were present, and whether any of those in attendance wore masks while not eating."

His chief of staff said, "We are going to redraw the line between what is personal and what is public because that line has become blurred."

That's good to know.

When will he pay his fine and go to jail like any other private citizen?

And the Denver Post reported, "As Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent messages on social media and to city staff Wednesday asking everyone to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving, he was on his way to Mississippi to celebrate the holiday with his wife and daughter.

"Hancock spokesman Mike Strott confirmed that Hancock flew out of Denver on Wednesday morning to spend the holiday with his wife and youngest daughter, who are already there.

"That hypocrisy — first reported by 9News — amounts to an unforced error on the mayor’s part and one that risks delegitimizing pleas from public health officials to try to stop the spread of the surging corona virus, experts and officials agree."

Finally, Bill Melugin reported, "Protesters gathered outside the home of LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl on Tuesday after a FOX 11 report revealed hours after she voted to ban outdoor dining she dined outdoors herself.

"Just hours after Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining at L.A. County’s 31,000 restaurants over covid 19 safety concerns, she visited a restaurant in Santa Monica, where she dined outdoors, FOX 11 learned on Monday."

If covid 19 were so fatal and if these protocols actually worked, these Democrat cowards would not leave their basements.

Instead, they laugh at everyone and carry on with their wining and dining uninterrupted.

Now then, I follow the protocols because I don't want to bring it home to my wife who has health issues.

My body, my choice.

Leave it up to the individual. If Gavin Newsom can decide for himself, the rest of us can as well.

41 comments:

  1. John Q. Public faces fines and jail if he violates the governor's ukase; Mr. Politico gets to shrug and say he's sorry. (Which he really isn't.....)

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    1. Josef Xiden is ok with this as long as it is the DemoKKKrat slave masters doing it.

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  2. Nah, that’s too much responsibility for us hilljacks, Big D. Better to be told what to do by Our Betters. You know, the flamers, the lesbos, and the mentally ill.

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    1. I wish I could upvote your reply a thousand times!

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  3. I live in Florida, The Gunshine State. 'Nuff said.

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    1. Yep! Governor DeSantis decreed on Dept 25 that Florida was “open for business.” Bars and restaurants are back at 100% occupancy. His executive order also prohibits cities and counties from imposing mask requirements.

      DeSantis for President 2024 (after Trump’s second term)!

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    2. That’s “Sept 25.” Autocorrect... stupid shut!

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  4. The masks don't work. If you feel the need to get real medical masks then I understand.

    For the masses, simply wash your hands, don't sneeze on me and forgive if don't shake your hand.

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    1. In the cold north wind we are getting today, the masks might keep their noses warm. LOL!!

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    2. In the cold north wind we are getting today, the masks might keep their noses warm. LOL!!

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  5. Another reason to ignore Covid rules: the recovery rate is north of 99.9%.

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    1. According to John Hopkins University, Covid does amazing things. While deaths from the Wuhan flu rose, deaths from other causes such as heart attacks and strokes have declined.

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    2. and, if mask rules worked and distancing was effective and shutting businesses down and a nightly curfew actually controlled the virus, any virus, then there would not have been any spikes after July. There would have been a decrease in cases and deaths. But, viruses don't care about silly masks and distance. That;s why the whole world has an annual flu season.

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  6. Calling it "hypocrisy" and "an unforced error" misses the point entirely. When the Politburo members had their dachas and their access to GUM's secret levels and so forth, it wasn't "an unforced error"; it was to rub it in the faces of the peasants that they're Your Betters. Same here.

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  7. The other day, one of the people I work with - and consider friends, tried to mask-shame me. He was driving down the same street I was walking. I was walking back from my sister's house, less than a 1/4 mile away. They called and got my attention - I walked towards his vehicle, maskless, when he said "Whoa! Stop there! That's far enough!" That's cool. Different folks have different levels of risk and comfort. After very few pleasantries, he asked why I was not wearing a mask. "well, because I don't need one" I replied. "But you should wear one anyway to be a good role model for others" I did a slow 360 and did not see a soul. He said something about safety. I said I was exercising freedom, and showing common sense. He said "... but you do have one in your pocket". No. Why would I? I can see my house from here. As I live on quiet residential street, I told him I was not likely to come into contact with a crowd, or someone I could not distance from by 20' or more. He drove off disgusted. Friend gone, back to a working relationship, if I see him in that context again.

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    1. I did not write this.

      Random AssClown: “Wear your damn mask”
      Me: The viral particles are much smaller than the pores of the mask, so the mask is ineffective at filtering them. Right?
      R: No, they travel on droplets and the masks keep the droplets out. Or they keep them in if you’re sick.
      Me: So wait, how is the virus transmitted?
      R: Through droplets. Wear the mask.
      Me: Droplets?
      R: Yes, like droplets spewed through a cough or sneeze.
      Me: So through people who are showing symptoms?
      R: Yes
      Me: So why do healthy people need to wear masks?
      R: Because of asymptomatic spread. Listen to the experts.
      Me: I am listening to the experts. Many studies show, and even the WHO announced, that asymptomatic transmission is exceedingly rare. Did you read that?
      R: WHO walked that back to clarify that its presymptomatic spread that’s concerning.
      Me: Presymptomatic?
      R: Yes, like they are infected but showing no symptoms.
      Me: Symptoms like coughing or sneezing?
      R: Yes.
      Me: So how is the virus spread again?
      R: Just wear the mask.
      Me: Are you going to answer the question?
      R: It’s like pants.
      Me: Pants?
      R: If a person pees in public without pants on, you have a greater chance of getting pee on you. Your risk is reduced further if you are wearing pants too.
      Me: First of all, people don’t pee in public. Second, if they did pee in public, the only way someone’s stream of urine would hit me is if they were directly aiming for me and standing close enough to hit me. And third, I don’t care if you wear pants. How does this relate?
      R: If someone coughs on you in public you’ll care.
      Me: People don’t just cough on each other. The last time someone coughed directly in my face was when I had toddlers and they didn’t understand common courtesy and germ transmission. The only way someone would cough directly on me in public is if they were aiming. Anyway pants don’t keep the pee in, it’s still going to get everywhere. Pants just change the direction of the flow. Same with masks.
      R: Common courtesy?! You don’t have common courtesy if you’re refusing to do something as simple as wearing a mask!
      Me: How is it courteous to ask me to do something I disagree with (based on research) especially when I’m not sick or showing any symptoms when the virus is spread through the droplets of people who are showing symptoms?
      R: You’ll think differently if you get sick.
      Me: If I get sick, I’ll stay home. But if I must go out I will be happy to not cough on people. But just to clarify, would you stand near me in public if I were wearing a mask and coughing?
      R: No, I mean, if you get sick, you could die.
      Me: The virus has a 99.9 something percent survival rate.
      R: It’s not about you, it’s about protecting the vulnerable.
      Me: If I am not sick or showing symptoms how am I further protecting the vulnerable by wearing a mask? Studies also show these masks put the wearer at increased risk of illness.
      R: You can’t listen to those studies, you need to listen to professionals in the fields of medicine and science.
      Me: These studies ARE from professionals in the fields of medicine and science.
      R: They are obviously flawed.
      Me: How so?
      R: It wouldn’t be a mandate if it weren’t important.
      Me: Why is it a mandate now that the death rate has plummeted when it wasn’t a mandate during the peak?
      R: Because of new studies on masks.
      Me: So masks have never been studied before, in the entire history of medicine?
      R: It’s a new virus.
      Me: A new virus that is transmitted in the same way as other viruses. How is it transmitted again? Through droplets of people showing symptoms? So, if I’m not sick or showing symptoms and I have no fever and I’m not coughing, how would my wearing a mask further prevent transmission?
      R: Stop being an asshole and wear the mask.
      Me: So, you’re asking that I stop thinking critically, accept a totalitarian mandate, join the herd of mindless sheep, and walk blindly into a dangerous abyss of ever increasing control over my self sovereignty that violates my rights, all while signalling my virtue?
      R: I’ll report you if you don’t.
      Me: What country am I in again?

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    2. Ha ha ha! That's hilarious and typifies the logic of those being deceived.

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    3. In-Activist-- Inevitably, it does still hurt, tho, when a friend reveals themself as not really able to keep things in perspective and still be a friend to us. So my heart goes out to you. But we can refuse to reciprocate and de-friend them back. That individual needs your quiet continuing sincere and warm friendship more than ever. They are sinking in a pit of fear about disease, and your continued kindness can be a healing balm, which is what they really crave.

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  8. I follow the mask rules because I am 75, with a heart condition, and my spouse insists on it. If I were 35 with no health issues, I might not be so obedient. When a vaccine becomes available, I will take it in the hope that my life can return to normal. I have already been vaccinated in my old age for pneumonia and shingles and don't regret it. I am also not surprised that public officials would flout their own rules. It only reflects their own corruption.

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  9. What an appropriate name for the mayor of SF’s spokesperson - cretan.

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  10. When I am questioned about why I am not wearing a mask, I have used these three responses:
    "The election is over."
    "I am not a team player."
    And my personal favorite, " We are NOT all in this together."

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  11. The little Napoleons

    Once you said that, you said it all.

    A lot of Democrats and a few Whigs letting their inner Mao loose.

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  12. I like for the morons to ask if I am short of breath so I can hold up my oxygen machine and ask what they think.

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  13. I just refuse to wear one. Nobody can make you wear it. Just claim a health exemption. Whatever.

    If we can't refuse to comply over mask mandates we'll have a much harder time when Bidet orders us to hand over our firearms. This is a dry run for that.

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    1. I agree with you Jake, and Comrade Terry. In Florida I don't wear a mask anywhere except the Watson Clinic, because you won't get in without one. Blood work, doctor's appointment, blah, blah, blah. When I have to, I wear a gaitor, which is nothing more than a thick piece of pantyhose. They are mainly for fishing to cover your neck or your face. People get perturbed when you wear them in the clinic, but to quote from Z.. FOOK THEM!!!!

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    2. I use only a gaitor as well, Dick. And only when I can’t get away with not wearing one.

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    3. Meanwhile, the dumocrat mayor of Austin, Texas told his slaves to stay home - while he was vacationing in Mexico.

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/460140-austin-mayor-tells-constituents-to-stay-at-home-from-his-vacation-in-mexico/

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    4. I took the white paper out of my mask. When I have to wear it you can see my face right through it. It’s my way of giving a middle finger to everyone.

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  14. I fully support all these leaders in their decision to assess their risk tolerance for any given circumstance and act accordingly. I simply ask that I be afforded the same courtesy in return.

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  15. Only put on your mask before pulling out your pistol and saying "Stick 'em up!" (That's a joke, son; I say, that there's a JOKE.)

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  16. Let's not forget the CA legislators that went to Hawaii on lobbyist's dollars. Or the mayor of Austin going to a party in Cabo. Or Cuomo traveling his mother (whom he did not force into a death camp/ nursing home) for Thanksgiving. Or....

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  17. I live in the SF Bay Area. French Laundry is still open because people like Breed and Newsom (and Pelosi, Feinstein, Harris, etc.) want it open.

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  18. Add to the list the mayor of Austin, TX who issued a demand that his constituents stay home ... from his condo in Mexico, where he went to celebrate after a wedding.

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  19. It's called abuse of Power and inequality when they are above the law because of their positions and enforce restrictions on citizens that they themselves don't obey. These are the kind of people we do NOT want to give any kind of Power to. If we made them dog catchers, they'd find a way to capture people and throw THEM in the back of the truck too.

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  20. The Constitution begins with the Salutation: WE the PEOPLE not WE the SHEEP. People are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights among these are LIFE, LIBERTY and the pursuit of happiness. For many happiness is just as simple as being left alone from the governments overwhelming desire to CONTROL, HARRASS and otherwise MANIPULATE Free citizens. Sheep on the other hand are dependent upon their shepherds that control every aspect of their lives. They SHEAR you and they SLAUGHTER you. It's not a difficult choice unless you are a sheep and too stupid to realize what is happening to you.

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