No, we’re not all in this together. Not even close.
While small businesses go under, and people live in fear, the nomenklatura parties on.
After Governor Newsom was caught breaking his own rules at a birthday party for a lobbyist at the French Laundry with a dozen maskless folks, including the head of the California Medical Association, San Francisco’s Mayor Breed went to a party at the same pricey eatery.
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.
While indoor dining was allowed in Napa County at the time with no specified limit on the number of households, the state’s guidelines “strongly discouraged” social gatherings and capped them at three households…
The dinner would have certainly violated San Francisco’s health guidelines if it took place in Breed’s own city. San Francisco has issued stricter guidance than the state for several types of businesses, including restaurants, which were not supposed to seat groups larger than six indoors or outdoors unless everyone lived together. Three days after dining at the French Laundry, Breed banned indoor dining in San Francisco altogether.
This has been fairly typical with Democrat governors and mayors being repeatedly caught escaping their own draconian rules and heading to an eatery somewhere else.
“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that everyone act responsibly to reduce the spread of the virus,” Breed said in a statement Nov. 10. “Every San Franciscan needs to do their part so that we can start moving in the right direction again.”
By that Willie Brown’s babysitter means the little people. The rules don’t apply to the political elite which is always “essential”.
And the same is true over in San Jose.
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.
Last week, Liccardo urged his more than 33,000 Twitter followers to cancel “big gatherings this year” and noted the importance of following safety protocols, even with friends and family.
“Cases are spiking,” he wrote. “We’re letting our guard (and masks) down with family and friends.”
Liccardo’s defense is that this is private. And I would be sympathetic to that defense, there’s more than a hint of stasi-ism in investigating whether someone got together with family members for Thanksgiving, the problem is that the politicians created the stasi system.
“This is a private event – not public,” said Jim Reed, Liccardo’s Chief of Staff. “We are going to redraw the line between what is personal and what is public because that line has become blurred.”
Democrats made the rules which erased the line between private and public, criminalizing family gatherings and controlling private behavior, yet every time they’re caught, they clamor that it’s their private business. If no one gets a private life, why should the politicians who took away our private lives get one to enjoy?