Coronavirus

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns Stay-At-Home Violators: 'We Will Take You To Jail, Period'

She then proceeded to yell at a group of teens.

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Following reports of half a dozen parties being held around the Chicago area this weekend, Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a sinister warning to stay-at-home violators: "We will take you to jail, period."

She then proceeded to yell at a small group of teens who were hanging out in a parking lot across the street. It was a moment that brilliantly captured the collapse of common sense among government officials trying to enforce an extreme and increasingly unreasonable form of social distancing.

Lightfoot's press conference on Saturday addressed the news that Chicago police had broken up several social events with more than 50 people in attendance on Friday. The authorities had learned that more parties were expected to take place on Saturday and Sunday.

"We will shut you down, we will cite you, and if we have to, we will arrest you," said Lightfoot. "Don't make us treat you like a criminal, but if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and refuse to do what's necessary to save lives in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail, period."

Social events with a large number of attendees are not a good idea right now, given that the disease is still spreading. I can understand the mayor wanting to prevent these kinds of things, though it's prudent to wonder whether threatening, arresting, and sending people to jail is ultimately in anyone's best interest, since it's likely to involve a lot of additional physical contact. Government officials need to understand that the willingness of citizens to obey shelter-at-home orders is not going to last forever, and lockdown enforcers need to think critically about how they will respond.

Immediately following the press conference, Lightfoot demonstrated that she isn't thinking critically at all. The mayor walked across the street with her entourage and yelled at several teens who had dared to congregate outside that they needed to return to their homes. Several of the teens were wearing masks, and most were not standing very close together, meaning that this was low-risk behavior. It made no difference to Lightfoot, though.

Several videos of people going to parks and beaches all over the U.S. went viral on social media this weekend, prompting bouts of shaming from those who still support vigorous quarantining (even though many of the people being called out were indeed in compliance with social distancing). As nicer weather sets in, government officials should expect to see more people leaving their homes. It can't be stopped. The right approach is to encourage reasonable social distancing: stay in small groups, remain six feet away from others when possible, wear masks in environments like grocery stores, and so on.

People need to apply common sense—and that goes for the people who are supposed to follow the rules, and for the people making them.

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  1. Good.

    Until this country adopts Charles Koch’s preferred immigration policies, those of us already living here should have our movement severely restricted.

    #LockDownTheInterior
    #OpenTheBorders

    1. Keep in mind that as bad as things are, it’s the heroic efforts of Democratic politicians preventing the situation from being much worse. Because Democrats believe in science.

      Andrew Cuomo may be the single most popular politician in America right now

      Just imagine how hopeless things would look in NY without his steady leadership. Since he’s not a woman he can’t be Biden’s VP, but he deserves a major role in the next administration.

      1. Since he’s not a woman he can’t be Biden’s VP,

        Transphobia is strong in you, OBL!

        1. To the best of my knowledge, Andrew Cuomo identifies as male and uses he / him pronouns. If that changes, Biden will have one more potential VP.

          1. How about Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot? A black GBLT woman on the ticket is almost the perfect candidate for identity politics. In fact, if Biden doesn’t step aside and let her have the presidency, he’s racist, mysoginist, homophobic, and white!

            1. “and white!”

              Ouch, not white. They’re literally Hitler.

            2. Holy Crap! Do you want the ENTIRE United States to be a clone of Chicago? Lightfoot – Chicago’s first Designer Mayor – ½ Politically Correct and ½ Politically Worthless!
              And now that she has been to her illegally-opened hairdresser she can identify as a trans-Brillo Pad!

            3. Holy Crap! Do you want the ENTIRE United States to be a clone of Chicago? Lightfoot – Chicago’s first Designer Mayor – ½ Politically Correct and ½ Politically Worthless!

      2. Let’s try to imagine how things would be there if some Tea Party anti-vaxxer were in charge. I wonder why California has one of the lowest per capita case rates in the country. Its probably random or something.

        BTW, you never answered my question: who hurt you and why do you care so much about some tranny. Does this bring back bad memories or abuse or something?

        1. Tea Party anti-vaxxer

          Nice demagoging, but I’m pretty sure most anti-vaxxers are firmly with team (D).

          1. Nope. Most of them are on Team Trump along with UFO and comtrail conspiracy freaks. As a Leftist, I had to deal with them at the hundreds of antiwar marches I attended, but not any more. There now with you guys.

            1. Surveys of states and counties with the highest rates of unvaccinated show those areas vote overwhelmingly democrat. Keep trying, some day you may actually get something right.

                1. False.

                  1. What is false?

            2. “UFO and comtrail conspiracy freaks”

              You mean like Bernie Sanders?

              He’s with “us” now, huh.

              1. Also notable arch-conservative Dennis Kucinich lol

            3. Republicans object to government vaccination mandates, not to vaccination per se.

              Democrats and progressives are defending vaccination mandates with the same kind of ridiculously unscientific and uninformed fervor that they also exhibit in their opposition to GMO foods, their economic beliefs, or their beliefs about social inequality.

              1. So basically what you are saying is they are fucked up across the board! Agreed!

            4. Yep. As usual, AmSoc is a lying cunt. I like to imagine him bleeding out after he runs around of some antifa shitbags tear him apparat for not being woke in the exact right way for them.

              Poetic justice.

              1. I’m pretty sure AmSoc is a parody account.

                Not a particularly good one, however.

            5. And you call yourself a socialist? Vaccines are a tool of corporate America run amok to profit off of ignorant fools like yourself. As a Bernie supporter and proud liberal I can tell you that we will not take the vaccines that Trump keeps talking about. The right can shove their poison.

              1. So AmSoc is being a bad comrade?

              2. SORRY THAT YOU ARE SO STUPID STEVIE. EVERYTHING YOU SAY IS WRONG, NOT TO MENTION UTTERLY STUPID. And I am GLAD you won’t take any help, as then one more moron six feet under is wonderful.

            6. Most of them are on Team Trump along with UFO and comtrail conspiracy freaks.

              This trolling is getting dumb. Setting aside the red/blue and who believes in anti-vaccination and who doesn’t, Tea Party =/= Pro-Trump, anti-vac =/= UFO, and, FFS, it’s contrail, as in ‘condensation trail’, you fucking moron.

              For all the nonsense you’re spewing, you might as well just be complaining about the Jews yourself.

              1. Stop lying, you pathetic excuse for a human Mad CrapHole. Another “tough guy” who is only brave enough to be tough on line with a fake name. Mine is Gordon Anderson, what is yours, you pussy?

                1. The stupid bar is lowered to the bottom. Why don’t you just include your address to Rambo as no one can hurt you!…smh

              2. And you know that how again? Yep, you made it up like the little lost boy you are.

            7. the hundreds of antiwar marches I attended

              During the Obama administration?

        2. Never forget to hate, fuckface.

        3. Anti-vaxxers run the spectrum of left, right, top, and bottom. There are a ton of Trumper anti-vaxxers. There are also a ton of Democrat anti-vaxxers. I’m sure even the socialists have a plethora of anti-vaxxers along with their Lysenkoists. And gawd knows the libertarians are positively infected with anti-vaxxers.

          Nice of you to assign nuttery to a single political party at a single point in time, but it’s simply not true. So much crazy shit on the left that you ought to look out where you’re pointing or you’ll poke your bother’s eyeball out. It was the Left that came up with anti-GMO, anti-nukes, crystal healing, and goop. Anti-vaxxism is rooted in the heart of Hollywood and the affluent coastal elite, and we know which party they vote for instinctively.

      3. The Dems as late as March, in NYC (Mr. De Blasio) were supporting normal life continuing. Ms Pelosi was inviting people to a normal vacation in San Francisco Chinatown in late February. Mr. Trump has not been perfect by any means, but is willing to move in the right direction (and I’ll admit take full credit for it), but the overcriticsms of Trump and lack of any well-deserved criticisms at Dems for their missteps – major ones if they had been in charge, like opposing shutting down flights from China in January as “xenophobic” – would have been absolutely disastrous for the country. As an independent, the bias against Trump by MSM makes outlets like CNN sound like Democratic Informericals.

    2. Dude, that didn’t make any sense, either as parody, or your occasional breaking of comic persona.

      1. Fuck off, Jeff.

    3. Typical dumbass cunt politician. Whatch your city as emptyies even faster if you do this Lightfoot, you stinking, ugly cunt.

  2. Simply efficient asset allocation. You got jackboots, you use jackboots. Every slaver knows this.

  3. Middle school hall monitors got older but never grew up.

    1. Funny how when a bunch of middle-aged women gain political power, the country turns into a literal nanny state.

      1. That’s why as soon as women got the right to vote, alcohol, drugs, and prostitution were made illegal…

        1. Wrong. The Comstock laws banning everything from condoms to french postards to motherly advice passed 1873. Prohibition laws started as early as 1840, went viral in 1906-7. T.Roosevelt was NY police commissioner mainly enforcing Sunday closing laws 1895-97, but also all manner of puritanical meddling in people’s lives. Women only voted when Harding ran with prohibition ratified and in force. Women largely elected Hoover but understood the economic collapse and voted wet in 1932. Search for WONPR

          1. Holy crap, one of Hank’s historical discussions was actually relevant!

            1. I find Hank’s comments consistently entertaining, except when I skip them

          2. “Voted wet…..”

            Haha.

      2. Tell me about it. A few Mexicans cross over the border without their papers and out comes the government to protect those that can’t compete. What a bunch of babies!

        1. Yeah, just a few is ok. Let’s keep it at though. Agreed?

          Haha.

      3. How many teenagers with guns in Chicago? Even if we only know about those who shoot someone, how many?

        Does this woman have a death wish?

      4. It’s Karens all the way down.

  4. Time for another round of “Guess which right-wing hack wrote this garbage!”

    Is it not relevant, as people call Tara Reade a liar, that Joe Biden has a very well documented record of blatantly lying in public, including recently, about various parts of his life? He had to withdraw from a race for president because of plagiarism and lying.

    Was that load of nonsense produced by Sean Hannity? Or the guy who draws Dilbert?

    Nope! It’s from Jeremy Scahill. I tell ya, The Intercept seems to hire all the worst phony “progressives.”

    #IBelieveJoe

    1. The Intercept hires communists who hate Democrats as much as Republicans.

    2. Its time we believe all women.

      I traveled by bus to New York City in June 1994 in the hope of starting a modeling career. I went to several modeling agencies but was told that I needed to put together a modeling portfolio before I would be considered. I then went to the Port Authority in New York City to start to make my way back home. There I met a woman who introduced herself to me as Tiffany. She told me about the parties and said that, if I would join her at the parties, I would be introduced to people who could get me into the modeling profession. Tiffany also told me I would be paid for attending.

      The parties were held at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Jeffrey Epstein. Each of the parties had other minor females and a number of guests of Mr. Epstein, including Defendant Donald Trump at four of the parties I attended. I understood that both Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein knew I was 13 years old.

      Defendant Trump had sexual contact with me at four different parties in the summer of 1994. On the fourth and fnial sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied me to a bed, exposed himself to me, and then proceeded to forcibly rape me. During the course of this savage sexual attack, I loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but he did not. Defendant Trump responded to my pleas by violently striking me in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted,

      Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I wold be physically harmed if not killed.

      1. I didn’t read where he grabbed her by the pussy. Must be another guy..

        1. There’s at least as much evidence that Trump raped a 13-yo as there is that Clinton raped someone.

          1. A compelling argument.

          2. “Trump raped a 13-yo”
            You mean the mysterious “Katie Johnson,” who no one has ever located, identified, or interviewed, and whose initial mailing address happened to be the same as the DNC’s House counsel’s.

            “Clinton raped someone”
            You mean Juanita Broaddrick who has accused Clinton of raping her in 1978; Leslie Millwee who has accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1980; Paula Jones who has accused Clinton of exposing himself to her in 1991 as well as sexually harassing her; and Kathleen Willey who has accused Clinton of groping her without her consent in 1993.
            All who have corroboration, all who have been consistent and it’s not like Bill wasn’t famously caught later pulling this exact shit with an intern.

            You’re such an incredibly dishonest fuck, AmSoc. How can you stand to be you?

            1. AmSoc has no morals and thus lives with themselves quite well.

            2. This is why I reflexively disbelieve anything he says. It always turns out to be total bullshit.

      2. A 13 year old shows up alone at a modeling agency and they even talk to her? A 13 year old who went to NY alone by bus to break into modeling doesn’t smell something fishy when a strange woman wants to pay her to go to adult parties?

        1. Sadly, no. And I’ll bet she wasn’t still a virgin, either.

        2. Are you seriously suggesting that women are in any way obligated to be responsible for their actions?? That they are at fault for putting themselves in dangerous situations? If some woman wants to wander the “bad part” of town drunk at 3AM in a short skirt and revealing top that’s her business, not some mans!! And if she then removes her panties and whirls them around her finger as she staggers along, who are YOU, toxic male, to suggest anything that might happen to her could possibly be her fault??*

          *-this scenario was presented as an actual argument in a post on Medium, and defended. So there.

          1. Are you seriously suggesting that women are in any way obligated to be responsible for their actions?? That they are at fault for putting themselves in dangerous situations?

            Actually, it’s the legal guardians who are responsible for the welfare of a 13 year old. In a case like this, the legal guardians should go to jail.

      3. Its time we believe all women.

        No, it’s not. It’s time for due process and the rule of law. Trump stands up for that.

        Biden’s problem isn’t that he may or may not have raped a woman decades ago, Biden’s problem is that he opposes due process for others but demands it for himself, depending on political expediency.

        We should judge Trump by Trump’s standard (due process and the rule of law), and we should judge Biden by Biden’s standard (believe all women).

  5. One of these confrontations is going to get violent. Let’s just hope no citizens get hurt, only the king’s men, or the queen herself.

    1. That’s how it happened in V for Vendetta.

  6. Just another day in Raygun’s/Dumbya’s/Blumph’s AmeriKKKa!

    1. Last Chicago mayor with an (R) after his name was William Thompson (1927-1931).

      1. I think that was sarcasm.

      2. And he was corrupt as the day is long. Although Illinois/Chicago politics has always been corrupt. Its just that the Democrats are better at it there.

  7. I sure hope those gang bangers shooting up the city of Chicago are complying with social distancing rules.

    1. Depends on how good their aim is…if they have to get really close to shoot someone, they may be in violation.

      1. It doesn’t need to be that good. As I understand, they use the “spray and pray” tactic.

    2. Not sure about social distancing, but I’m pretty sure they’re down to wear masks.

    3. I will have you know that there have been no murders in Chicago since the start of the lock down. It just so happens that ever person killed had Wuhan virus and thus covid became the cause of death

  8. Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a sinister warning to stay-at-home violators: “We will take you to jail, period.”

    If you could read my mind, bitch, what a tale my thoughts would tell…

    1. I see what you did there.

      1. Now I do too!

    2. Well played sir.

    3. This country boy doesn’t get it.

  9. Did she tell, “get off my lawn?”

  10. Golly. I thought Democrats like Lightfoot were opposed to over-incarceration in America and wanted to reduce our nation’s prison population.

    By the way, I wonder if she and her entourage were themselves in violation of stay at home/social distancing orders.

    1. No mask. No mas.

    2. Different laws apply to the aristocracy.

    3. She was only hassling the kids because they were black. She’s a racist.

  11. So, they’ll free sex offenders from jail…but imprison people who *gasp* have people over at their house.

    HEY…isn’t Chicago a sanctuary city? Can’t they just be giving sanctuary from the jackboots in the CPD?

  12. “Enjoying the right to peaceably assemble? We will take you to jail, period.”

    Peak progressivism reached.
    Your average lefty must be pleasuring themselves like mad over all of this authoritarian nonsense.

    1. Go Tosch!

    2. I hope the vigilantes get the proper EPA permits before dumping bodies into a ditch.

    3. Who would have thought snitches would expect anonymity in the “Show Me” State?

      1. I experienced some analagous confusion – turns out they didn’t want me to show those ladies anything.

        /sarc /sarc /sarc

    4. YES!!!!

    5. The Karens and the manlets need to feel unsafe for calling Roscoe P. Coltrane on people who aren’t doing anything other than minding their own business.

    6. From the comments in the article:

      “I do not question the virus is a real public health threat. One of its mutations is causing symptoms that include uncontrollable finger wagging, permanently arched eyebrows, persistent nosiness, and outbursts of tattling.”

  13. shorturl.at/axRW5
    shorturl.at/ouzBF

  14. The left has been their usual deranged out of control selves during this non crisis. Why would anyone vote for such tyrants? Oh yeah, because abortion and gay marriage. Or something.

    It’s also clear she has no idea what she’s doing. She is about as competent as DeBlasio. Less competent than that captain of the Exxon Valdez though.

    1. Tyranny, killing babies and sodomizing buttholes.

      If you tried to explain to someone in 1905 that in 2020 the people who consider themselves the pinnacle of all that is decent and holy, judge themselves to be so based on that metric, they’d think you were insane.

      1. If you tried to explain to someone in 1905 that in 2020 the people who consider themselves the pinnacle of all that is decent and holy, judge themselves to be so based on that metric, they’d think you were insane.

        1905? Pretty much any time prior to about 2015.

    2. Joseph Pinewood, lest we forget.

  15. Fark.com is usually a great way to kill 5 minutes. Since these lockdowns started, it’s been full of statist suckers. Sometimes it seems like 90% of the links are calling nurses heroes and castigating every person out for a walk as some Apalachia hillbilly, and the comments are beyond redemption. I used to think it was full of high schoolers with Che t-shirts; now I know it. They are all scared shitless of disobeying authority and even more scared of people who aren’t scared.

    1. Nothing wrong with appreciating the work that nurses are doing in this mess. They are taking significant risks to help people. I admire that.

      1. Fark used to be for weird and unusual laughs. Lauding nurses several times a day is neither.

        1. Exactly. I get tired of this constant hero worship from our society. It became tiresome after 9/11 and its certainly has become tiresome now.

    2. Used to post and troll on fark, until Drew lost his balls and started moderating like crazy from wokesville, maybe 8 or so years ago. I guess he got a girlfriend who showed him the light, something like that, and over the course of a few months it transformed into reddit jr. The headlines aren’t even funny anymore.

      1. Yeah, that’s when I left Fark too.
        It became nothing but NPC’s regurgitating establishment propaganda, but somehow thinking that they were edgy and contrarian by doing so.

        1. I haven’t posted anything there in ages. But up until the lockdowns and associated politically correct shit, it still used to be good for 5 minutes of laughs. Now it’s just pc kids patting themselves on the back.

  16. In mu county, about the size of LA county, there are 136,000 people who were not wearing masks until about three weeks ago, and half of them still don’t.
    We have had 54 cases of the virus, 34 associated with University staff returning after spring break. There have only been four hospitalizations (the first was a guy returning from a visit with relatives in China – the hospital used him for training).
    We have had no deaths.
    Still, we are treated as if we live in Manhattan.

    1. Still, we are treated as if we live in Manhattan a nursing home.

  17. All of the people threatening violence against those resisting house arrest on no charges–are people whose paychecks are rounded up and handed to them by tax collectors bearing guns. Has even a single one of the better people who know what’s good for the riffraff waived a government paycheck while threatening to send goons to beat people up?

  18. Isn’t this the woman who got a haircut in violation of her own executive decree?

    Being a liberal democrat I expect she maintains the moral high ground.

    1. Progging 101:
      “It’s only okay when we do it”

    2. C’mon. Give the woman a break. She’s the face of the people and needs to look good on social media. She also needs to be outside when others shouldn’t be because she’s the face of the people.

      Rules don’t apply when you’re the face of the people.

      1. If I were in Chicago, and a people, I’d demand a better face.

        1. It’s not the face that Chicago needs right now, but the face that Chicago deserves.

      2. Obviously, it’s a nasty lie that she went to see a hair stylist any time during the past half dozen years. It’s self-evident: just look at that scary hair.

      3. Why’d she get a gardener to cut her hair then?

  19. I need a new prescription for my eyeglasses. This is such unconstitutional bullshit.

    1. If you can’t see the Constitution, then you don’t know what your rights are.

  20. I love how we’ve elided from ‘flattening the curve’ to ‘saving lives’. Flattening the curve was never intended to save lives, but to space out the deaths enough that hospital resources weren’t overwhelmed. Just some general ‘saving lives’ standard is indefensible – people are going to die regardless. Flattening the curve wasn’t going to stop a single covid-19 death. (Possibly non-covid-19 deaths because they couldn’t get adequate treatment were hospitals actually overwhelmed).

    The goalposts are shifting in a dangerously authoritarian direction. The hospitals are not and generally were not overwhelmed. (Even in NYC, the naval hospital treated only a small fraction of its capacity of patients). The curve was either successfully flattened, or more likely, never needed flattening in the first place.

    (Considering infections by estimated symptom onset appear to have peaked ~3/26, according the CDC data, before they stopped tracking it, and the long time to symptom onset means that most of those infections could have started before the lockdowns were ever ordered, it’s arguable the curve flattened on its own and the lockdowns did nothing).

    1. And it didn’t even save any lives of people with other conditions because of rules passed and fear mongering. Evidence suggest it actually cost lives.

    2. “The curve was either successfully flattened, or more likely, never needed flattening in the first place.”

      Or non-COVID patients are too scared to come to the hospital?

      1. They have nothing to do with the “curve”.

    3. Another dangerous trend: the punitive attitude of public officials (Newsome, Whitmer, De Blasio, Lightfoot, etc) who reimpose conditions not because data indicates they should, but because their constituents aren’t behaving meekly enough…

      1. Didn’t shithead politicians release prisoners because of the pandemic? But they’ll put people in prison for their own good and get da rona.

        That’ll learn ’em.

        Go get your hair done you stupid disingenuous cunt.

        Off topic: What oil is best for a woodchipper?

        1. They’re not even disguising there strategy.
          As you point out, they’re cracking down on John Q Public while simultaneously releasing prisoners.
          (Hmm… kinda sounds like Syria circa 2013-2014)
          What does that do?
          John Q Public has 2 new threats: armed agents of the government and recidivist criminals (not saying all are, but some among those released are and will be).
          He’s squeezed from above and below.
          If he leaves his house, those threats await him.

          And we haven’t mentioned yet the excuse for all this bs: the debatably deadly, arguably super contagious, pandemic panic. Just another thing to worry about, hanging over his head (and Out There).

          But there’s more – the destruction of tens of millions of businesses and jobs. The nuking of our economy (which happened to be a favorable market for labor). Obviously, he lives in some level of debt, whether from mortgages, student loans, car payments, or at the very least credit cards. But his income stream has been shot and his future career opportunities are a complete unknown.

          We’re even getting into food supply warnings now.

          That adds up to a lot of insecurity, the solution for which John Q Public is prohibited from providing himself.

          So in swoops Daddy Gov, one hand slapping you down and the other giving you treats. It’s training. Practice Daddy Gov prescribed behavior and come to Him for your needs, get rewarded; disobey and disregard Daddy Gov, face His wrath.

          1. The most effective conspiracies, conveniently in accord with true libertarian principles, isn’t the produce of central planning. They aren’t consciously plotted and discussed, except in compartmentalized particulars. They are a product of individuals with aligned circumstances and wills unified into a force that drives the world around through harmonious coincidences. (This is true from small levels, such as two people dancing or a competitive team clicking and intuitively complementing each other, to the largest, such as the development of language in Man to the creation of civilization.)

            We don’t call these things conspiracies, we call them trends. And the will behind our current circumstances is collectivist, and at war with every individual who resists joining in.

            Do not mistake coordination for consciousness. Indeed, the vast majority of our self-coordination is unconscious. If this is how the individual operates, a market, the interactions, of individuals necessarily operate(s) in the same manner – unconsciously coordinated (aka “the invisible hand”).

            When you pay attention to the dynamics of interests, a clearer picture emerges.

        2. I’ve always used Mobil1

    4. Exactly. People know this because this is EXACTLY what was told to them. Not to overwhelm the system and to flatten the curve.

      Never once was this about ‘saving granny’ but it magically became (as the ads here in Canada go) ‘stay home, save lives’. They knew the virus can’t be stopped and now we know it was among us longer than first thought and not as lethal as originally believed.

      Yet.

      They just shifted the narrative and expected no one to notice.

      Which makes me very wary. What’s going on?

      Why are they doing this?

      They can’t be this stupid like this idiot Mayor so as to believe you can keep people sheltered in place indefinitely.

      Plus I find this is immoral. We all know it’ll lead to outrageous unintended consequences but it may even weaken our immune systems.

      We need to be exposed out there ESPECIALLY the healthy.

      But somehow they’re trying to tell me to be scared.

      Suck my dick. I’m not gonna let this control me.

    5. People like Whitmer, Ducey, and that bitch from Oregon are clearly just doing it now because they’re getting off on the power trip, not because of any safety concerns. Sheriffs in Arizona are already telling Ducey “LOLGF,” and I suspect people in Michigan and Oregon are going to do the same.

    6. “Flattening the curve” was always a lie. Every day that passes, and every utterance out of a leftist makes that increasingly clear.

    7. As much as I dislike governor Newsom in California, I’m going to defend him here. His re-opening plan is based on having enough medical resources on hand in the event that cases spike. We can argue about whether he’s going too slow and whether he’s putting too much leeway in the numbers, but he hasn’t moved off the flattening the curve objective. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he stays there.

  21. “We will shut you down, we will cite you, and if we have to, we will arrest you,” said Lightfoot. “Don’t make us treat you like a criminal, but if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and refuse to do what’s necessary to save lives in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail, period.”

    Uh, huh. And if you resist, what then? Will your life be saved?

    1. Not even in 1918-1919 we’re governments this tyrannical. Mind you, there was a slight recession but that was most likely because the war was over and there were layoffs in munitions production. Theaters were forced to close but that was about it.

  22. Inside every Progressive Leftist is a totalitarian struggling to break free.

    1. Progressive Leftists want to shelter individuals in homes.
      Conservative Rightists want to shelter individuals in the womb.
      I don’t see the difference!

      1. I haven’t heard anybody argue that infants should be forcibly confined to the womb and jailed if they set outside it… but I’d like to

        1. Eventually, you leave the womb when born or dead. Usually, you leave your mom’s basement when you grow up, but that part is sort of hypothetical for you.

          1. Crap, one level too deep – was meant for that imperfect thing…

            1. No worries

      2. Lol, wut?

      3. That’s because it’s a false dichotomy, a false equivalency, and just stupid.

      4. Hahahahahahahahaha

        Of all the stupid post I’ve seen on here, that is up there. Hahahahaha

        Oh man, thanks for the laugh.

    2. Several countries in Europe (none of them far right wing in nature) start the process of getting back to normal.

      Why isn’t America, far more traditionally capitalist and freedom-loving than any of those countries, being allowed to do the same when we know for an absolute fact that the virus is nowhere near as deadly as the hysterics led us to believe? Because the lockdown has nothing to do with saving lives; it’s about pushing the sinister totalitarian agenda of the left.

      1. The US never had a country wide policy. Some states are moving faster than others, and a number of states had almost no restrictions at any point. So you can’t say the US isn’t moving fast enough, it depends on where in the US you live. We don’t all live on the coast (or Illinois).

        1. Other than concerts, sporting events, bars and restaurants, we’ve had no restrictions where I live. Well, besides some guidelines on social distancing and some soon-to-be-rescinded restrictions on medical appointments and hospital functions.

          Everything else is normal af. Maybe people will see, I dunno, some kind of downside to living like rats in a filthy overcrowded nest ruled by Democrats. Though I guess if they haven’t seen a downside yet…

          1. “Other than concerts, sporting events, bars and restaurants…”

            Except for the grocery and liquor store, those are the only places I want to go.

    3. Inside every Progressive Leftist is a totalitarian struggling to break freedom.”

      FIFY 🙂

    4. Struggling to break free? Progressivism is historically just a variant of fascism. American progressives adored Mussolini and many were fond of Hitler too. It was only after the start of WWII and the horrors of the holocaust that American progressives tried to rewrite their history.

  23. Vote them out. Every. Single. One.

    1. This just in… Elections postponed until poll numbers improve… err I mean CV hospitalization numbers improve. Yeah, that’s the ticket. CV hospitalizations. That’s why.

      1. Till nobody dies. That will be the next mantra to come from the progressives. C’mon, we can do this! Stay in your homes until there’s no death!

    2. Leo is correct.

    3. Election day is gonna be epic.

    4. Could work except only a 1/3 of the Senate is ever up for election.

    5. Why vote them out? Let places like Chicago and San Francisco destroy themselves if they like.

      Where we need to draw the line is in subsidizing those people and letting their bad policies take over the rest of the country.

      1. See my post below. Voting them out just means they get to come be (e.g.) police chief in your city, just tells their constituents that their ideas could still work just not in (e.g.) Chicago right now, just leaves them open to ideas about running for VP on the libertarian ticket.

    6. Disgree. Charge them. Potentially violently reprimand a couple.

      If the worst that happens is you lose an election, then every one of them stands as an example of what you can get away with as an elected official and what it could (not) cost you.

      1. That’s a good point, actually.

        But it won’t happen. Neither will they be voted out of power. But we can dream, can’t we?

  24. Maybe all these dimwit Tea Party and anti-vaxxers groups will get COVID and fucking die off. Then we won’t have to hear their incessant bitching. The older I get the more I understand reeducation camps.

    1. Of course you do. Because socialists, much like their ideology, are fucking garbage.

      1. Worse than the anti-vaxxers that have joined you guys on the Dear Leader Express?!? Probably not.

        1. Anti-vaxxers mostly hurt themselves; socialists by definition murder others. 100 million last century.

        2. I. Don’t. Support. Trump.

          Now what, you commie fuck?

    2. Let the hate flow through you. They’re just idiots! Why won’t they do as you COMMAND?!?

      Then die, you fucking retard.

    3. Uh…the Tea Party?

      Okay, boomer.

    4. anti-vaxxers are leftists bruh

    5. Unfortunately for you, COVID-19 isn’t a very dangerous disease.

  25. I wonder why yesterday the USA had 29,744 new COVID-19 Ching Chong Wuhan Slant Eyed virus cases (sorry Red Rocks!) and China had 1.

    1. Because China’s a communist country with a face-based “honor” system, and they lie.

    2. Because China lies and we opened up testing to more people. Also, since you are fucking retarded, it takes a couple of days for the tests to come back and those people have presumably had the virus for at least a little bit before getting tested. All of which means those aren’t necessarily “new” cases.

      1. But 29,744 to 1? Hmmm… how come a dreaded dictatorship of the proletariat is able to do the things that the {guffaw} greatest country in the world can’t do?

        1. They can’t. It’s all a lie. There’s still no official death toll for Tiananmen Square.

        2. What is it you think the communists can do that Americans can’t, lie in their official stats?

          Got news for you, non-buddy: all politicians lie. Communists just make it official policy and shoot you for not believing.

        3. You even ask this?

          Of course dictatorships can move people to do things like build the autobahn, run the trains, build pyramids or colosseums, because they use force and violence. If you admire that move to China or Venezuela, but you have no interest in liberty and the American project. Admiring totalitarianism is not a virtue.

          1. Maybe AS is Thomas Friedman’s sock.

      2. Why should they test? They don’t have any COVID cases to speak of. I guess that’s because they relocated gun nuts, anti-vaxxers and other assorted fucking assholes to some farm somewhere where they can work on their issues without bothering the rest of us.

        1. You are one sick dude.

        2. There’s no need to test. If someone coughs, they just shoot them in the back of the head. Helps to keep the stats down.

        3. Wishing for the death of your political opponents? Is that you Tony?

        4. It’s a fucking paradise there, man. They wiped out this disease (brought over by US servicemen and diplomats) easily! And they don’t have any anti-vaxxers or political dissidents!

          You should totally just go live there, man. All your problems solved.

        5. Oh, you got me. You really are a satire account after all.

        6. Because China is curing them with lead! Glory to the people’s republic of China!

    3. China lies.

    4. If you’re trying to be another OBL, you’re not doing a very good job.

      1. This sounds like AmSoc several years more into depravity than he was when he was here last.

  26. Yes crowding 50 people into a couple of jail cells sounds like a great idea. Social events among the young are a great idea. Let them get immune and increase herd immunity.

  27. People need to

    Robby, you need to not use this phrase in your writing, ever again. Ever, ever, ever.

    1. Only if it’s followed by “mind their own business.”

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  29. The surgeon general recently state that blacks were not biologically predisposed to covid mortality, but rather “…they are socially predisposed to coronavirus…”
    I took this to mean that some social group’s current behaviors were conducive to higher rates of viral transmission. We see who the mayor is yelling at to break up a basket ball game (socializing at a distance in the open air, maybe not too bad itself).
    Other groups with strong social affinity, like the hasidim in new york parading en mass this past week for a deceased rabbi. Why do they think the rabbi died, and how do they think the chain of death will be broken? Wild type immunity apparently.

    Unfortunately it is those who are sharing the virus among each other at the greatest rate that are complaining about the ‘disparate’ result. The virus is color blind/race blind/religion blind, but makes the rules based on who is the greater spreader.

    1. Stop spouting such nonsense. Social distancing isn’t intended to prevent COVID-19 infections, it’s intended to “flatten the curve”.

      And as number show, even that was bullshit, since morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 is 1/10th of what the so-called “experts” had predicted.

  30. Low IQ authoritarian.

    Fuck her.

  31. They will run out of jail space quickly and only help spread the virus, by locking more and more people up.

  32. Chicago Mayor to people breaking social distancing orders: “We will shut you down, we will cite you and if we need to, we will arrest you and take you to jail.”

    Did she ever issue a warning like to Chicago’s drug dealers, thieves, gang bangers and rapists? Just asking.

    1. Why would she go after her voting bloc?

  33. >> “She then proceeded to yell at a small group of teens who were hanging out in a parking lot across the street.”

    She doesn’t look it, but she’s really a White woman named Karen.

  34. Wasn’t this “woman” the same person who said everyone had to do without, and then immediately ran out to get an illegal haircut? It’s funny how it’s only in states run by the democrats that you are seeing these mass protests.

    Not gonna lie, while it may not be likely, I wouldn’t entirely be surprised if California was in play this upcoming election. Between the DNC’s disconnect with its base, the Biden cover-up, the lockdowns and authoritarian actions of the government, the treatment of anyone who disagrees with the lockdowns as “far-right” (the majority of these people are not far right, they’re regular folks) even as more and more medical sources are saying lockdowns are not the way to go, the clear media dissonance to the point that even far-left folks are noticing they’re lying, and that atrocious bill last year destroying independent workers’ livelihoods? They might not necessarily vote for Trump, but I’ll be damned if I see those poeple voting for the democrats either.

  35. Lori Lightfoot:

    The Big Mayor they call Gitche Gumee.

  36. I’m not hopeful there’s going to be a vaccine – we’re more likely to find a medication that simply results in fewer deaths.

    Given this, I think those that get out and about (currently essential workers, but also those willing to risk arrest) will end up being much more successful in the on coming years (i.e. Christians in time of plague). Good for them, they’ll deserve it. In a few years, when the scared finally take their heads out of the sand – they will demand to be placed back at the head of the table. What can be done to prevent that?

  37. Somebody needs to tell Lightfoot that her Beetlejuice costume is so last century.

  38. Does anyone expect Chicago politicians to be reasonable? Get real!!

  39. Ah Chicago, holding criminals responsible since, well NEVER. Jussie Smollet still walking around free? What a fucking joke that city is when it comes to anything other than taxes and shakedowns. Chicago’s problems all come from one place Chicagion’s!

  40. Isn’t herd immunity important? Let the healthy people under age 50 get back to work and let them gather if they want. They just need to stay away from immune compromised people and people age 65 and older. This stay-at-home bullshit isn’t necessary for everybody. Sweden isn’t mandating stay-at-home rules for their citizens. They admit to not being careful enough (at first) with their nursing home residents, but I will bet money that Sweden’s approach will prove to be wiser in the long run compared to what many governors in the USA have done.

  41. Someone needs to go and get her hair done again

  42. Lori “Lightweight” Lightfoot has a big mouth and the will to power. She needs to self-quarantine.

  43. Still trying to figure out where these people are getting the power to suspend the Constitution. If it is because of an emergency than ANY Pres. could declare an emergency, like a dictator or 3rd world despot, and suspend Congress, Courts and almost anything else.

    The arrival of a pandemic does not give H.C. professionals the authority to order anything period. Advise okay but NOT mandate.

    Politicians cannot use a HC emergency to just declare the Bill of rights null and void. Lawsuits should be filed NOW! Political tyrants who just assumed powers they don’t have need to be personally sued or even jailed IF they persist in these illegal actions. Mayor of Chicago is drunk on virus power.

    What is next homes being searched for “carriers” of virus? This has gone way too far into a gov’t assumption of powers denied it under the Constitution. It is pretty clear.

    Stop with people will die B.S. They are dying anyway and die everyday of the week. Suspending the Constitution will not save ONE person from dying. Violate a murders rights and he is let free by the Courts. Violate a law abiding citizens rights and morons cheer if told “it’s for your own good.” The backlash from this may just lead to civil unrest by citizens.

  44. Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a sinister warning to stay-at-home violators: “We will take you to jail, period.” adding “We will release as many convicted murders, rapists, gang members, and pedophiles as it takes to make room for anyone who dares defy my phony-baloney orders.”

  45. With mail in ballots being a topic not in the top headlines, I make a prediction: President Trump will lose in November. The Senate will become overwhelmingly Democrat, then, and forever. Soros, Noam Chomsky and their network of MSM are licking their chops as America devolves into a communist state. Our end is near, as meat lines are building at groceries. What’s next? You tell me.

  46. Well done! This is exactly the kind of hypocrisy that needs to be called out by the press!

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