With COVID-19 surging around the country, heavy-handed Democratic authorities are once again cracking down on civil liberties most Americans took for granted before the Chinese plague.
Even if these authorities don’t always abide by the rules that they so eagerly set for others.
With Democratic nominee Joe Biden seizing on the pandemic as his clarion call, and his media allies using this as leverage to pressure President Trump to forego his legal rights to challenge the results of an election marred by irregularities and concede, a second round of lockdowns are beginning to happen.
In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday afternoon the majority of the state’s 58 counties, including all of Southern California, has reverted back to its most restrictive tier status, Fox 11 News reported.
So what did Gov. Newsom just do?
– 40/58 CA counties just moved backwards, some fell multiple tiers.
– Every single county in SoCal is now in the most restrictive “purple” tier, including OC & Ventura.
– This closes indoor dining, gyms, etc effective immediately. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/eWcltowAUO
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 16, 2020
The “purple” tier noted above means many non-essential indoor business operations must be closed, the Fox affiliate reported.
Newsom said he’s also considering a statewide curfew, looking at studies from France and Saudi Arabia, as well as other countries, on the effectiveness of such a measure.
BREAKING: Newsom announces he is also considering implementing statewide CURFEW…Says he is looking at studies from other countries about them including France and Saudi Arabia. Nothing decided yet…but…wow….
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 16, 2020
The changes come as Newsom, who some have dubbed the “coronavirus tyrant,” faces fallout over attending a crowded outdoor birthday party for a political adviser with his wife.
The party violated restrictions in place in the state, and the Democrat would offer an apology.
“I made a bad mistake,” Newsom said Monday. “The spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradictory, and I’ve got to own that, so I’m going to apologize to you.”
“We’re all human, we all fall short sometimes,” he added.
But the hypocrisy doesn’t end there, as a number of California lawmakers jetted off to Hawaii for an annual gathering of lobbyists and lawmakers, Politico reported.
Joining them on the shores of Maui this week for a four-day “legislative conference” are lawmakers from Texas and Washington state — a total of 20 in all.
Adding insult to injury, Politico noted that the theme of the conference was “how to reopen states’ economies amid the public health crisis.”
As for the impact Gavin’s handling of the pandemic is having on businesses, theme parks in Southern California remain closed indefinitely, including Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios.
Disney announced in September that they were forced to lay off 28,000 employees at its parks in California and Florida, and the company reported last week its first annual loss in more than 40 years.
On Thursday, Disney reported fiscal fourth-quarter losses of $710 million, according to Forbes — for the full fiscal year, Disney recorded a GAAP net loss of $2.83 billion.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter suggesting that folks have had their fill of authoritarian government:
King @GavinNewsom is trying to keep his place at the head of the cool kids table at Fascism Prep School…
Because everyone knows the COVID is much more deadly after 10pm…
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) November 16, 2020
We got to this point by letting these lying bastards scare us into compliance with complete bullshit.
— President-elect Nick Searcy, INT’L FILM & TV STAR (@yesnicksearcy) November 16, 2020
Because Covid has a 99% recovery rate. Please go on and tell me how the government needs to care for us some more.
— Colorado RedTraci (@goptraci) November 16, 2020
is he planing on paying my bills for me?
— 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐠 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐫® (@eggpro1975) November 16, 2020
Saudi Arabia? Seriously? Good grief. Good news is the court just ruled he has zero authority to do anything.
— Mrs Raincloud-Elect 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@mrs_raincloud) November 16, 2020
He’ll be eating with all of his cronies at French Laundry in Napa Valley.
— Jason A. Kiesel (@jasonkiesel) November 16, 2020
Covid is the smartest life form around: knows when it’s curfew time in each country, time zone etc. Knows the diff bet “mostly peaceful protests” & Trump rallies. Same 4 funerals of political figures vs ordinary humans. Stays away from hypocrites like Pelosi and Newsom. Amazing!
— Kyle deVries (@KyledeVries7) November 16, 2020
Was he not just “Ordered” by the courts to cease all this nonsense of issuing EOs??
— SMAC (@gr8tdadinni) November 16, 2020
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