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Pandemic Rules Are Only for the Little People 

We're expected to suffer discomfort, economic pain, and emotional distress or else pay fines or serve jail time. Government officials, meanwhile, take offense when called out for violating the standards they created.

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The defining moment in the "rules for thee but not for me" ethos of the ruling class during the COVID-19 pandemic may have come when Neil Ferguson, the epidemiologist behind Britain's lockdown policy, met with his married girlfriend in defiance of the restrictions he promoted. Eager to threaten the common people with penalties if they failed to socially distance, he saw no reason to inconvenience himself the same way—although at least he conceded that propriety required him to resign his government post when the trysts were discovered in May.

"He has peculiarly breached his own guidelines, and for an intelligent man I find that very hard to believe," marveled Sir Iain Duncan Smith, a prominent member of the ruling Conservative Party. "It risks undermining the Government's lockdown message."

Well, yes. But like all too many officials, Ferguson obviously never thought he'd be caught violating rules that he'd never intended be applied to himself. As we've since learned, Ferguson's above-the-law attitude is common among those who feel entitled to write regulations and impose penalties on others for violating them.

That attitude is obvious in Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, whose wife and daughter visited properties in Florida and Wisconsin even as he ordered state residents to stay at home except for "essential" activities. "My official duties have nothing to do with my family," Pritzker huffed when a reporter called him out about his family's wanderings. "So I'm not going to answer that question. It's inappropriate, and I find it reprehensible."

Reprehensible might more accurately describe government officials who penalize the common folk for behavior in which they themselves indulge. The word also could be applied to officials and hangers-on who try to leverage their positions for special advantage.

That appears to be what motivated Marc Mallory, husband of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in the lead-up to Memorial Day weekend. After his wife eased some of the travel restrictions she had imposed on state residents, Mallory invoked his political connections in a failed effort to get his boat in the water ahead of everybody else.

"He jokingly asked if being married to me might move him up," Whitmer conceded after the offended marina owner described the incident, which he found less than humorous, on social media. "He regrets it," she added. "I wish it wouldn't have happened." She did not clarify whether it was the power play or the marina owner's public complaint.

For Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the it moment was a hearty meal at a Maryland restaurant while indoor dining in his own city remained forbidden by his order. "I know some are upset that I dined indoors at a restaurant in Maryland yesterday," Kenney sniffed on Twitter in August. "I felt the risk was low because the county I visited has had fewer than 800 COVID-19 cases, compared to over 33,000 cases in Philadelphia. Regardless, I understand the frustration."

A few days later, Eater Philadelphia published a long but incomplete list of restaurants that had permanently closed their doors because of the COVID-19 lockdown. The former owners of those businesses undoubtedly have plenty of frustration to share with the mayor.

"It was clearly a setup," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) complained after a salon owner released video footage of the powerful lawmaker, maskless and getting her hair done, in defiance of the rules in San Francisco. "I take responsibility for falling for a setup by a neighborhood salon I've gone to for many years."

Maybe it was a setup—the salon owner is an open critic of Pelosi and of pandemic restrictions. But a setup would be possible only because the owner could correctly assume the House speaker wouldn't flinch at violating widely publicized restrictions.

As we've seen time and again, such hypocrisy is common. We're expected to suffer discomfort, economic pain, and emotional distress or else pay fines and even serve jail time. Government officials, meanwhile, take offense when called out for violating the standards they created.

The pandemic will eventually pass, but it will leave behind our memories of arrogant authorities who consider themselves above the concerns of the common people. Long after the virus is gone, those memories should stay with us as a vaccine against future trust in agents of the state.

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  3. “It risks undermining the Government’s lockdown message.”

    You mean it risks revealing that even the people who claim to know best don’t believe the bullshit they’re peddling. It should undermine the government’s message. These people don’t know what they’re doing.

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    2. Yeah it was obvious they didn’t believe their own BS when they acted like woke protesters were somehow immune to the virus. I don’t know why they are still pretending, I assume they think they have to as part of the Great Reset?

      If build back better is a high school group project, the US Democrat participants are like the spoiled rich deadbeat students who go party on spring break instead of working on their share of it, hoping that no one will notice and dad has lots of bribing money anyway

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    3. I suppose some politicians with level 10 cognitive dissonance might believe that the pandemic fears and restrictions are wholly justified AND that their own defiance is somehow OK. But at least some of these pocket-dictator types must be judging their own personal and family actions on what they think is the real truth: that the virus poses little actual risk for them (and thus for most others).

      So then, what else could possibly motivate them to fuck with our society?

      1. To them its not defiance.

        See, the rules are necessary because you, well, maybe not *you*, but ‘the people, are not very bright. So they can’t be trusted to be able to look at the situation rationally and appropriately judge risk.

        Hence the single, easy-to-understand, rules.

        Now the politicians? They’re smart people. They’re ‘Top Men’ being advised by ‘Top Men’. They *know*. So they can tell when what they’re doing is too risky.

        So get off their backs, ok? Get aaaaaallllll the way off.

      2. They don’t want to look bad on TV. No one can say they twiddled their thumbs while Rome burned. That is what they fear.

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      3. To be fair, if all you filthy peasants stayed home, it would be perfectly safe for the royalty to carry on in the manner to which they are accustomed.

        It really is your fault,

        1. Everything is so terrible and unfair.

      4. “So then, what else could possibly motivate them to fuck with our society?”

        Two words: Power Trip.

        1. Some more words: who wouldn’t do the same?

    4. Exactly

      How do we know that repurposed T-shirt material does precisely dick to “slow the spread”

      Cause the government/media people promoting it hardest are constantly getting caught without them when they think no one’s looking.

      1. Like a mostly peaceful protest, a single layer of cheesecloth can stop people from harassing you, but does nothing about the real problem.

        1. You are assuming that there is a real problem about which something can be done.

          1. Story of our lives man…

    5. AND A MESSAGE TO REASON STAFF…

      you either voted for these democrat pieces of trash or are apathetic to them…

      So fuck off with your hindsight complaints. If you don’t like this crap you could’ve done something about it, like oh I don’t know, vote for the people who are against these unconstitutional rules. But you stupid twats either didn’t vote, or voted for people who support this bullshit.

      1. This was as predictable as the sunrise. They are controlled opposition.

        1. Dude, at least they’re honest about their love of boot. I mean, they cater to us because we are consumers of their shit. We want to come here for the moral outrage and cynicism and government / corporate bashing. But in the end they still work for a corporation, intent on amassing as much power and money as it can, at our expense.

          So if you want to actually do something about your plight, you could start by not supporting corporations by not coming here, or anywhere.

          In the end, you’re only useful to the world if you’ve got something we can take from you. So, what’s it gonna be? Living like Buddha as a nomad? Or sleeping with your boxers around your ankles so we can fuck you in peace?

    6. They don’t believe it themselves but expect that you’ll swallow it, hook, line, and sinker. Defy these hypocrites!

  4. “‘It was clearly a setup,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) complained after a salon owner released video footage of the powerful lawmaker, maskless and getting her hair done, in defiance of the rules in San Francisco. “I take responsibility for falling for a setup by a neighborhood salon I’ve gone to for many years.”‘

    But no responsibility for violating the edicts, eh?

    1. The American aristocracy are of noble blood and are cleaner and healthier than the proles.

    2. Cunts gotta cunt.

      1. Mysoginist’s gotta misogyn.

        1. Yikes.

          a) not misogynistic.
          b) because the comment was so exceptionally lame I’m gonna be a dick, it’s spelled misogynist and there’s no apostrophe.

          1. Thanks for the spelling correction. The ‘s is filling in for the word, “has”. Did you assume I was trying to make the word plural?

            1. Do you think that makes it better?

              L2English

            2. “Did you assume I was trying to make the word plural?”

              Yes. Has doesn’t really work here. Are you saying one Misogynist has gotta Misogyn or has to Misogyn? The plural makes sense because that type of reference is usually a group behavior, so ‘Misogynist(s) gotta Misogyn’ would be the misogynistic style behavior behaving as expected.

            3. Haha. Wurdz.

        2. Cunt is a gender-neutral slur.

          1. ‘Tis not

            1. You’ve never been to England have you cunt?

              1. Dee is ignorant in so many ways, we keep learning new ones.

              2. White Knight hates furriners.

                1. Yep. I have the documents.

                2. Just Canadians. Except Alex Trebeck.

                  1. Honestly, why even say that ?

            2. You sir/madame/it are simply unwoke. And probably unhinged.

        3. Shut up ENB

        4. Shut up Dee, you cunt.

        5. Virtue signalers gotta simper

          1. She’s a squawking bird.

        6. Dumber than your usual idiot dross. There is certainly a very important role for you in society – you’re the jackass who, in mixed company, gets eye rolls from the ladies and gets the rest of us laid. The male version of the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend).

          Nearly useless twunt.

        7. Fags gonna fag. I don’t mean that in a homosexual way by the way, just that you are a contemptible weakling.

        8. Pretty sure there are humans that identify as dudes in the “American aristocracy”. The reference was not gender specific.

          Virtue signalers gotta virtue signal.

        9. Hey, boys can be cunt, too! How freakin’ cis of you.

    3. “Bitch set me up!”
      – Marion Berry
      – Nancy Pelosi
      – All of the Kennedys

  5. The pandemic will eventually pass

    But not all those lovely, lovely societal controls.

    1. they’ll be used to save the planet (California already plotting 60% work from home orders)

      1. With income tax surcharges?

        1. Of course. They’re gonna want you to pay the taxes on the gas you’re not buying while not commuting.

    2. That’s the whole point.

  6. Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver is the current face of the Democratic-Hypocrisy Party.

    1. Literally tells them to stay home and within hours is boarding a flight to Houston. He’s a complete jackass leftist. Colorado is nearly a one party state with all the misery that will come with it.

      1. 30 minutes.

    2. “Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver is the current face of the Democratic-Hypocrisy Party.”

      What’s Nesom, chopped liver?

      1. Amature night in comparison, but with a larger constituency. Newsom does get extra points for seeming so earnest and concerned, though.

  7. ALL laws only matter for little people. Ask that asshole Koch who owns this rag if he has to follow any laws like us commoners.

    All of them play by a different set of rules designed only for them.

    1. This is a conversation about specific examples of people who make rules, not following those rules.

      Do you have anything to contribute?

      1. Lefty goal post excursions; his usual bullshit.

    2. Irrelevant. Koch is not forcing us at gunpoint to stay home, to close our businesses, to wear filthy face diapers, and to stay away from other people. Koch, like the rest of us, has the right to do what he wants.

  8. I’m just glad there are some things we all agree on. I don’t take progressives seriously. They don’t take themselves seriously. Now, if we could get progressives to stop saying bullshit, we’d be in even more agreement.

    1. You want to control your life, they want to control your life, clearly there’s common ground.

  9. I’m confused the chick in the pic is holding an owl not a falcon what is that supposed to signify?

    1. Owls generally signify wisdom.

  10. https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1332719838251380736?s=19

    From a hospital executive who has provided information before and whose chain has facilities in one of the Midwest surge states:

    1. The key reason covid hospitalization and death rates have declined in the past eight months is not improved treatments, but rather because the mean age of those who tested positive for covid in March and April was about 65, while the mean age now is about 40.

      The key to further reducing the covid case fatality rate is to further reduce transmissions among those over 65.

      1. That’s a lie lol. Simply switching to pure O2 from ventilators has led to far better outcomes in icu patients. As have the introduction of steroids to fight the inflammation which is the real killer with covid.

        I mean I get your point, but you can’t ignore the treatment improvements.

  11. https://twitter.com/berniespofforth/status/1332718859338608645?s=19

    These could be scenes from a totalitarian state…… oh wait. They are.

    1. Crazy stuff going on across the pond. I love it.

  12. Thread

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1332707437191852033?s=19

    Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Misguided Defense of John Brennan and The Logan Act: a Dangerous and Unconstitutional Law

  13. A poster boy for “Rules aren’t for me” Is Gov. Gavin Newsom. He went to a 12-person party violating his own rules. His company were lobbyists; the wine bill alone was $12,000 (according to the SF Chron) and no assurances that he paid for his own share of the party – a conflict of interests and gross ethics violation for which any other government employee would have bee fired.

    1. And I forgot to mention that his history includes fucking his best friend’s wife.

      1. But was it a threesome with his wife or his best friend? Meh, his best friend is probably a cucksenting adult.

        1. Threesome? There were a dozen of them; it was an orgy of sorts

          1. Oops sorry. The meal was an orgy of sorts, but the buddy-fucking was a duet with just the guy’s wife.

        2. His friend probably pegged him so he could get hard enough to enter the guy’s wife.

    2. “…and no assurances that he paid for his own share of the party…”

      Ha, ha, ha, ha. HA, HA, HA! Snirkle.
      That’s GREAT!

      1. He is supposed to follow the law. You’ve always said that about DJT also.

      2. Sevo,
        I guess you think it would be okaty if he received $2,000 in a plain brown envelope from a lobbyist

    3. Yeah. I’m stuck, at least for a couple more years, save that the recall petition succeeds, with this hypocritical SOB. AFAIC, I’m not bound to obey any of his “fatwas”.

  14. Let’s not forget New Mexico’s governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, who in the early weeks of lock down, when we weren’t even supposed to be outside except for emergencies and to buy groceries (couldn’t even go to the doctor), she demanded a local jewelry store open just for her and sent one of her lackeys there to pick up a few items.

    Rumor also has it she vacationed in Hawaii over this Thanksgiving holiday, after ordering another lock down two weeks ago.

    1. Rumor also has it she vacationed in Hawaii over this Thanksgiving holiday, after ordering another lock down two weeks ago.

      No shit? Where did you hear this? There have been some Dem politicians from California, Washington, and Oregon getting shit for flying out there this weekend. Must be some kind of DNC meetup that they didn’t want to cancel.

  15. https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1332541192022667265?s=19

    have been thinking a lot about the problem (impossible to talk about) of how many people simply do not possess the epistemic or psychological resources to deal with this election going to Trump if that actually happens. This is actually a big deal on its own.

    1. This is news? There are partisans from both major parties who cannot deal with their side losing.

      1. Are there? Or do you just think there are because you’re a dumb cunt?

        Because I’ve seen a lot of trump rallies with not a lot of property damage or infringement of others rights.

        I’ve also seen a lot of blm/Biden rallies with A LOT of property damage and A LOT of infringement on other people’s/business owners rights.

        I mean you can’t even “what about xxx trump rally” because there’s almost no evidence of trump supports be uncivil. While there are entire YouTube feeds dedicated to Biden supporters, aka dumb cunts like you, being uncivil.

        1. It is like the Tea Party protests who left parks cleaner than when they arrived. Or the conservative group in Baltimore who cleaned up the streets there even while being called racist for paternalizing blacks.

          Chipper (WK) up there is just an ignorant fuck.

      2. Nonsense. I know a few trump supporters. They’re still happy people. There is no comparison.

  16. Reason staff voted Democrat so they could have another year of writing these articles.

    1. Most voted Libertarian or abstained, but don’t let that spoil the narrative.

      1. How many votes for Biden? Come on Dee, you know how many, because you got caught lying about it after they told us who they voted for.

      2. BAHAHA

        They wrote an article and told us who they voted for you donkey. Learn to count

        1. White Knight has a narrative to plug…

  17. So why did Reason campaign for the political party that imposed the unconstitutional nonlibertarian and disastrous business/school shutdowns and mask mandates, whose many leaders then violated their own unconstitutional nonlibertarian actions?

    Such hypocrisy by Reason.

    1. You are describing both major parties.

      1. You are squawking like a bird, Dee.

        1. R Mac bot can detect squawking and post a formulaic response. Technology is astounding!

          1. You’re afraid of YouTube Dee, you dumb cunt.

      2. Lmao yes. Because the unemployment and economic data in red governor states is just as bad as the the dem governors…

        Oh wait… It isn’t and republican gov states have fared far better than dem governor ones? Ya don’t say!

        https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/14/except-for-locked-down-blue-states-americas-economic-recovery-from-covid-19-is-amazingly-strong/

        “While August’s jobless rate was 8.4 percent, the following ten states, according to the BLS’s Sept. 18 detailed report, turned in results above 10 percent. Most of the laggards were well above that double-digit threshold:

        California: 11.4 percent
        Hawaii: 12.5 percent
        Illinois: 11.0 percent
        Massachusetts: 11.3 percent
        New Jersey: 10.9 percent
        New Mexico: 11.3 percent
        Nevada: 13.2 percent
        New York: 12.5 percent
        Pennsylvania: 10.3 percent
        Rhode Island: 12.8 percent

        These states have one thing in common: Their governors have imposed severe pandemic-related restrictions on economic activity, and they have been either been extraordinarily reluctant to or have directly refused to lift them, despite COVID-19’s diminishing mortality threat.

        These ten states have just under one-third of the country’s population. Their combined population-weighted unemployment rate in August was 11.4 percent. This means the unemployment rate for the rest of the nation was below 7 percent.”

        1. Dee’s not a lefty, she just frequently lies on their behalf, lol.

        2. That you moved the goal post doesn’t change the fact that red states have business and school lockdowns, and mask mandates. It doesn’t change that Trump himself has endorsed wearing masks.

          1. They have blue mayors who have taken harsher measures than their red governors you lefty shit.

            Stop defending authoritarian leftist actions for just one day.

          2. Endorsing an activity is a far cry from mandating it. Most of us don’t go on man dates. You and Tony being exceptions.

        3. …and the lock downs do not reduce C19 mortality, they have killed about half as many people as C19 did, and of course they cost lots of money.

      3. Republicans fuck up.
        The White Knight: “Orangemanbad!!!!”

        Democrats shit on freedoms.
        The White Knight: “b0tH siDEs”

        At least you’re predictable…

        1. Republicans fuck up.
          Canadian CACLL:
          Democrats fuck up.
          Canadian CACLL: Cunt!
          Something happens in Canada.
          Canadian CACLL:

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    2. Do as we say, not as we do.

  18. “…”It was clearly a setup,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) complained after a salon owner released video footage of the powerful lawmaker, maskless and getting her hair done, in defiance of the rules in San Francisco…”

    She called the guy to make the appointment, so no ‘setup’. And even if it was, does that make her actions less reprehensible?
    Fuck off and die, Pelosi.

    1. “I take responsibility for falling for a setup by a neighborhood salon I’ve gone to for many years.”

      Solid B level Democrat apology when caught being an asshole. Quite Clintonian but below par compared to some of Maxine Waters’ or even Barbara Boxer’s finer moments.

  19. Nothing like a Tuccille hot take.

  20. “rules for thee but not for me”

    What is the complaint here? This is how it has always been and always will be. It is also has another name or acronym, RHIP! That means rank has its privileges and people of rank do make rules for others and does not follow these same rules themselves. So get over it!

    1. I’d rather attempt to fix it than get over it.

  21. Lighten up, J.D. *Surely* all those folks got tested for the virus!

  22. What happened Tuccille, ran out of space or something?

    No mention of Newsome, DeBlasio, Cuomo (Fredo and Sonny), Lightfoot, Bowser or Brown?

    They’re the worst hypocrites of the lot.

    1. I managed my studies by using https://ten4kids.com otherwise, everything was messed up due to COVID-19.

    2. But now Newsom can appoint himself to be US Senator from CA.

  23. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1332151342811340802.html

    1) I’ve finished reviewing the Georgia filing and I have a few comments to share with the socialverse in my capacity as a 30-year registered Democrat, former Oregon state elections official (with policy and admin experience), and former CIO.

  24. A few days later, Eater Philadelphia published a long but incomplete list of restaurants that had permanently closed their doors because of the COVID-19 lockdown. The former owners of those businesses undoubtedly have plenty of frustration to share with the mayor.

    Any politician taking on these incumbents should have a rolling list of destroyed businesses in all of their campaign commercials.

  25. Close all the Philly restaurants you want. It’s just cheese whiz covered meat on rolls and it’s gross. Sorta like their football team.

    1. Throw in some peppers and onions and it’s awesome.

  26. Marxist/Communist party membership provides the perks and benefits that the people don’t. Look to history. USSR, China ( Mao Culture Revolution or current iteration), Cuba, and Venezuela. Social Democrats and neo Marxist assume the general populous are ignorant of the failures and oppression of Marxist policies and economies.

    1. This is so true. This is one of the reasons that not just ANYONE was allowed to join the Communist Party in the erstwhile Soviet Bloc. There was a saying that in Russia, the “Boyars” (nobility) didn’t die, they just donned a hammer-sickle pendant to their jacket lapels. CP members got to shop in exclusive stores, where finer quality goods, either from the DDR or Czechoslovakia, or even a few Western imports, were available…for GOLD or FOREIGN currency, usually US dollars. Although trafficking in foreign currency was highly illegal in the former Soviet Union, most “apparatchiks” did it, as many that dealt with foreign governments and businesses were not adverse to taking bribes. The exclusive stores were a way to support this, but also put the same hard currency, which the Soviet regime was desperate for in order to buy critical electronics and other items it was unable to produce domestically, in the hands of the Soviet government as the markups were still rather stiff for the valued merchandise.

      One of the consumer items that Soviets were absolutely crazed over were blue jeans…they were considered “bourgeois” by the Party, but were easily smuggled in, usually by bribing border guards or customs officials with a few examples. Finally, the Soviets started to produce their own denim trousers, but these domestic items were typically scorned for poor styling, fit, and appearance as compared to their Western counterparts. Even a pair of Sears “Toughskins”, which most American kids had to be bullied or bribed to wear to school, went for the equivalent of $75 to $100 on the streets of Moscow in the late 1970s.

  27. Yeah it was obvious they didn’t believe their own BS when they acted like woke protesters were somehow immune to the virus. I don’t know why they are still pretending, I assume they think they have to as part of the Great Reset?https://indvox.com/

    1. It’s the politics of FEAR. Express the idea that perhaps the dreaded “Rona” is not the “Zombie Apocalypse” we once feared it was, or that it’s apparent dangers don’t seem to justify not only the “lockdowns” but also the trampling of our Constitutional rights, and some twit will bleat, “you don’t have the right to ‘infect’ ME”. It never occurs to these morons that they’re perfectly welcome to cower in fear in their own homes, as most stores and the few restaurants still in business will deliver or have curbside pickup. No one that fears ordinary human contact need worry about infection as the marketplace has, once again, come up with BETTER solutions that Democrat-mismanaged governments.

  28. Pandemic has bad effects on a common man’s life. Studying online have destroyed kids education. We can’t go out for shopping, can’t arrange or attend party but big bulls are allowed to do all that.

    1. I’m reminded of the “King of the Hill” episode where some deranged religious fanatic persuades the town fathers of the fictional Arlen, TX, that Halloween is “bad” and they ban trick-or-treating. Finally, Hank Hill gets fed up with this busybody’s overreach, don’s an ill-fitted “devil” costume, and parades through the streets of Arlen, shouting “Trick or Treat”! His friends and fellow residents of Arlen finally see how ridiculous the ban is and commence to enjoy their Halloween, town ordinance be damned. The religious fanatic, of course, bleats that they will, but no one listens to the likes of her.

  29. Award for the best retort. The press confronted Mayoress Lightfoot after her out-of-state vacation.

    “I’m back now!” she snapped.

    1. She is among the dimmest bulbs ever elected as a mayor in any major city.

      For shame, Shitcago.

  30. So, Tucille…you were the big mouth all summer about Sweden’s libertarian approach to COVID. How great it was with no lockdowns, few restrictions. And then nothing anymore from you, the pandemic expert looking for herd immunity.

    Is it because Sweden is doing some of the things NY is doing, like closing bars at 10. Or is it because you can’t gather in public now in Sweden with more than 8 people. OT libraries and museums being closed.

    Wait…maybe it’s because Anders Tegnell, the doctor in Sweden who was the architect of its clearly failed policy, is now being sidelined by the PM.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-sweden-doctor-coronavirus-second-wave-sidelines-20201128-fmmqxn4rhzfiffeqnphxmahz4m-story.html

    Your main man…architect of the Swedish libertarian pandemic approach that resulted in the worst performance of all Scandinavian countries. So you drop it. What a phony you are with laughable bluster.

    1. What’s even more laughable is the claim that getting together for Thanksgiving is going to increase case numbers.

    2. In order to prove the hypothesis that libertarianism works, you have to assume libertarianism works and then accept and reject evidence as needed. It’s just science.

      1. Still up and making stupid comments at 10:27PM Tony? LOL You are a sad, sad little man …..

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  32. Well don’t forget,, little people voted for these repressive idiots, and that includes Biden.

  33. WHAT? Politicians are liars and hypocrites? Tell me it ain’t so Slow Joe and Ho ….

  34. The pandemic may eventually pass, unfortunately I doubt the government’s response to it ever will

    Next time there a swine flu, avian flu, West Nile virus, any other outbreak, probably even if some guy in Boston gets ebola, you can expect lockdowns, business closures, curfews, and all the rest. This is how the government responds to diseases now

  35. Strange to note, or perhaps not so strange, it seems that there are myriad rules, regulations and laws too that apply only to “the little people”, as they are above described.

  36. Add LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl – who went out to dine in person immediately after voting to ban in-person dining – to the list of hypocrites.

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/12/01/la-county-supervisor-sheila-kuehl-dines-at-santa-monica-restaurant-after-approving-dining-ban/

  37. I agree that these people are showing their disdain with rank hypocrisy but that really isn’t the worst part. These leaders don’t care how you feel about them as long as you vote for them (more recently not vote for them) and obey them.

    The worst part of this, not mentioned in the article, is that these people obviously have no concerns about this virus and don’t believe that any of these rules will do anything to stop the spread.

  38. That applies to the rule of law as the muckrake mucks and control freaks always are immune to the laws that hold us hostage. The only way around this is to extinguish all government related entities.

  39. Congratulations! You all have shown that, beyond all doubt, people’s desires tend to overcome their judgment. But does that do anything to fight this virus? No, not at all. Does wearing a mask do anything to fight this virus? Yes, but imperfectly. Does social distancing fight this virus? Yes, but imperfectly. Does staying home fight this virus? Yes, but imperfectly. This risible article, and the majority of the comments shown here, are nothing more than
    pathetic excuses for foolish people on the right to deny the scientific reality of this lethal pandemic. As a liberal, I’m sorry if it’s not lethal enough for you to bother with it.

    I visit this site because the conservative viewpoints in the articles are sincere and intelligent, and help me to understand your side of the argument on many issues. Not so much with the comments here. On Covid-19, I believe it would be great for all of you to stop and think really hard, before you catch something. A mask! Just do it.

  40. ♦ Sounds like too many politicians live in the ‘disassociated state’ called “a government job with benefits.”

  41. Power is worthless except in its exercise. These are small ways powerseekers satisfy their peculiar libido.

  42. Absolutely correct, only Little People is suffering and their illogical rules and guidelines have made things worst.

  43. All rules, and most all laws, are for the little people. Nothing new here. Money and Power will get you off, even you even get charged (think OJ Simpson). If you get convicted (college admissions scandal), it will get you a few days or weeks compared to a few years. That is unless you threaten those with money and power too, then it will get you dead. (Think Jeffery Epstein)

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