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Brickbat: Dinner for Eight

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Under Ontario's coronavirus response framework, the city of Windsor is classified as yellow, and more than six people can't sit at the same restaurant table. But just hours after calling for "zero tolerance" enforcement of those rules, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens was photographed sitting at a table with seven other people. Dilkens was not fined, but after getting spotted breaking the rules, he announced he would donate the amount he would have been fined, $750 or about $577 U.S., to charity. Dilkens said that at the time the dinner was planned the rules allowed up to 10 people and he was not aware the limits had changed.

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  1. Hypocrisy thy name is…oh never mind.

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  2. See, he was counting with U.S numbers, not Canadian. So, he thought there would only be 5 people. He didn’t factor in the exchange rate.

    1. So, how many loonies is that?

    2. Octal is hard. Be thankful he doesn’t think in hex!

  3. He should have said “no one got sick, these rules are arbitrary and stupid, and we won’t enforce them.”

    Then he should have said, “fuck the snitch.”

    1. Hey, nobody likes an honest politician.

      1. Especially other politicians.

  4. …the city of Windsor is classified as yellow, and more than six people can’t sit at the same restaurant table.

    Sounds like the city is yellow.

    1. Make them all wear yellow stars so we can protect ourselves from the plague!

      1. Six pointed yellow stars!

  5. he announced he would donate the amount he would have been fined
    Does he also pay carbon offsets indulgences?

  6. ” . . . and he was not aware the limits had changed.”

    So is it that the mayor can’t count, or that he can’t read?
    Or both?

    We are going to need a new catchphrase to replace TDS; I nominate CCVDS, Communist Chinese Virus derangement syndrome.

    1. Great idea. I wish I would’ve thought of it!

    2. Need to re-arrange so the acronym spells out C.A.R.E.N (or some alternate spellyng)

  7. he was not aware the limits had changed

    His job is to enforce the rules, it’s not his job to know what the rules are. Canada is on the same page as the US, according to Heien v North Carolina.

  8. Is he dead yet? I mean, the Science! behind the rules tells us that letting 8 people sit together is extremely dangerous and very, very bad, right? I assume that most of Dilkens’ dinner group must be dead by now. We can all learn from their foolish defiance of the State, I mean, Science!

    1. It is possible they will now test positive for COVID. Test positive, I tell you! Is there anything worse? Perhaps wearing a talisman or sacrificing to Science will save them.

    2. I mean, the Science! behind the rules tells us that letting 8 people sit together is extremely dangerous and very, very bad, right?

      Not only will those 8 people surely die for their slight against The Science but their families and anyone else they’re likely to come into contact with will almost certainly be smote by the righteous hand of The Science. Science be praised!

      1. Amen!

  9. Gavin Newsome got caught at a five star restaurant, indoors, with multiple people, AFTER he himself personally banned eating indoors at restaurants.

    Laws are for other people.

    A friend defended him in this. “We have to follow the rules if we are to ever get past the pandemic.” That sounds nice, but it’s just politician worshipping. There are far more enlightened states and nations with far less restrictive rules and they aren’t doing any worse than California. In fact, with one of the most restrictive set of rules (next to Hawaii and New York) the state is doing quite well, and has no need for these restrictions. Curfews, no need. Quarantine, no need.

    Newsome is a mad bastard drunk on his own power. Arbitrary rules are arbitrary.

  10. Newsome is a mad bastard drunk on his own power.

    Allow me to introduce you to the governess of Michigan. It is said that she:

    Can’t
    Understand
    Normal
    Thinking

    1. That’s misogynistic. Just learn to properly pronounce her name: “Wretched Whitless”.

      1. I’ll stick with C.U.N.T. thank you; it just fits the bitch so well.

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