If you want to see a picture of politicians with no skin in the game, who make rules for ‘the other people’ we invite you to look at the mother-of-all-lockdown dudes – Governor Gavin Newsom dining in one of the most expensive restaurants in all of California, no mask, no social distancing – in fact clearly for him and his friends, a covid-free environment.
This spectacle took place two days after Newsom severely admonished the people in his state to stay home, no guests for thanksgiving or any other time. He gave his subjects a curfew – 10:00 pm – 5:00 am.
To add to Newsom’s complete mockery of everything he is saying and doing, eating alongside him were – get this one Blanche – two high-level members of the California Medical Association.
Newsom is one of the biggest covid-facists around but couldn’t control himself, going to celebrate the birthday of one of his big supporters. No one else is allowed to gather with people from outside their households or visit relatives over the holidays. Only the ‘special people’.
Clearly the rules are for his subjects and not his friends aka elected officials. A la Marie-Antoinette – let them eat cake.
Mayor Valerie Plante of Montreal doesn’t only despise cars. It appears she also doesn’t like old men, especially Jewish old men who have been in politics for a long time – way to long for her liking. She got one of her missives, Madame Wong, to tell Marvin Rotrand, who has been sitting as a city councillor since 1982 that he should retire because…he’s old and it’s time to nominate a filipino to have more diversity on council. Oh really?
Anti-ageists are those who discriminate against older people. Clearly the ever-grinning Plante and those around her cannot think past the here and now. Does she not have parents or, perish the thought – aging grandparents?
Here’s a headline for Madame Plante: If you want diversity on your council, then you should have thought about it before you ran for mayor. You want a filipino? Someone black? Perhaps a Chinese or Indian person? A tranny? Wonderful cholent, but you don’t throw out the old to get to the new.
Quebec’s premier is finally treating us like adults by giving us a ‘moral contract’. Have guests on the holidays for four days, but be responsible and stay home before and after. If you’re sick, don’t go to gatherings. Seriously, he has to tell people this? Are people that childish and/or stupid?
He’s keeping special needs schools open. A breath of fresh air. He’s not closing down elementary schools any longer than necessary. Another breath of fresh air. He’s keeping high schools kids out one extra week. That’s fine as teens are able to do school on zoom.
He’s asking people not to get together on new year’s eve. Here we must tell him to take the needle out of his arm. People are going to get together and he should have given the same moral contract for new year’s as xmas.
Truthfully, he actually sounded human, saying how he misses his 92 year-old mother and his grandchildren. We are thinking that Gavin Newsom from California should be calling Legualt to see how it’s done for everyone, not just his subjects.
New York’s illustrious Mayor Bill Di Blasio announced yesterday at 4:00 pm that schools in the NYC area would be closed starting today. There were 300,000 of the one million schoolchildren actually in buildings. With school closures comes no breakfast or lunch for thousands of children. It comes with single parents with children not able to go to work. It comes with special needs children staying home with nothing to do. It comes with thousands of children with no computer tablets, able to get on zoom.
Imagine the anti-Trump NY Times wrote an article today saying that Trump was correct in not closing schools. That their precious democrats are dead wrong on this. Woah.
Here’s a headline: Wait until Biden gets into power. If you think there are draconian measures now, just hold on to your hat. If Biden and his cohorts had their way, they would shut down the entire country a la Australia style.
The NY Times writer (Nicholas Kristof) said that “democrats helped preside over school closures that have devastated millions of families and damaged children’s futures. Cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., have closed schools while allowing restaurants to operate.”
He noted as well that European schools have opened or even remained open with little problem.
Again – no skin in the game. Di Blasio’s children are in university. He doesn’t have to worry about being single, with no help and three kids under the age of 10 at home, with no money coming in unless their mother goes to work in Walmart. Disgusting.
Blanche, are you still waiting for the recount of ballots in Georgia? Your wait may soon be over as they said they should be done later today. Actually, they were supposed to finish the count by Wednesday night at 11:59 pm but the counters were a bit slow.
We saved the most ‘interesting’ piece for last. If you got this far down the blog, you deserve a laugh.
Here are some interesting names of towns across the United States:
Boring, Maryland is a very small village but does have its own zip code.
Peculiar, Missouri’s motto is “Where the ‘odds’ are with you.”.
Toad Suck, Arkansas is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It only has 3 star hotels.
Ding Dong, Texas was named when two early settlers in the town, Zulis Bell and Bert Bell, opened a store and hired the artist Cohn Cohen Hoover to make a sign for it.
Then there’s Tightwad, Missouri with no hotels so you can only drive through.
And if that’s not enough, there’s Accident, Maryland where a person from Accident is called an “Accidental”.
Good Shabbos We’ll talk…