As my colleague Brandon Morse wrote this morning in Newsom Proves He Learned Nothing from the Recall, Hints He’s Dropping the Hammer on Californians, His Hairfulness thinks that the fact that he “won” the Recall indicates that he now has a mandate to move forward with COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.
I have said it before—he really needs to lay off the sauce.
Newsom told CBS News:
“Don’t be timid. Lean in,” he said. “Because at the end of the day, it’s not just about formal authority of setting the tone and tenor on masks — on vaccines and masks. But it’s the moral authority that we have: that we’re on the right side of history and we’re doing the right thing to save people’s lives.”
Yes, Hair Gel, come closer so we can bloody your nose. Because that is what your supposed “moral authority” is going to get you.
Look at it this way. Some of the extremism plaguing our great state is starting to come to an end. The recalls of the school board and Boudin will be successful. Hair boy gets to keep his job until 2022. God help us until his term comes to an end-but it’s progress. Keep pushing.
— There is NO PLAN ⚔️, #MeanTweets 🇺🇸 (@YoMeanTweets) September 14, 2021
Just yesterday, Newsom waxed philosophical with FoxLA, saying that he feels a “deep sense of responsibility not just for those who voted no, but those who voted yes.”
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) September 16, 2021
We know full well what his sense of responsibility means: treat those who wanted him gone like brain-addled children who just need to be dictated to even more, in order to teach us the right way of thinking.
Go plotz on your throne. While we continue to fight to get our state back and get on with our lives.
His Hairfulness is as delusional as ever, assuming that just because people chose the lesser of two evils, that they want him to increase the pain.
Los Angeles and San Francisco County will no doubt fall in line, as will San Diego; the idiots truly run those asylums. The rest of the state who voted to see him recalled? Along with that bloody nose, they’ll probably give him the middle finger. It’s already happening.
After Dementia Joe did his garbled vaccine mandate, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco made it known in a Sheriff’s department podcast that he would not enforce any vaccine mandates issued by the federal government or the state:
Describing himself as “the last line of defense from tyrannical government overreach,” Bianco on Monday doubled down on statements he made during a Thursday episode of the department’s podcast, “RSO Roundup,” in which he said he believes vaccines are a personal choice.
“The government has no ability and no authority to mandate your health choices,” Bianco said in a statement. “I will not enforce the vaccine mandate on Sheriff’s Department employees.”
Back in August, when most of the Bay area counties were reinstituting indoor mask mandates, Solano County said, they’d let science and common sense rule.
In Solano County, there is no mandate, just a recommendation.
“The data doesn’t support the need for such a mandate,” said Solano County Health Director Dr. Bela Matyas. “This disease in our county is very clearly spreading during and through social events with people who are going to parties, barbecues, picnics, and campouts.” Dr. Matyas described some of the transmission events to be “sharing of food, sharing of cigarettes, playing beer pong, activities that are clearly going to transmit the virus very effectively and then there are larger gatherings where people are essentially on top of each other.”
Dr. Matyas says indoor public spaces are not where they have seen COVID-19 transmission, therefore he doesn’t believe an indoor mask mandate would help.
“I’ll use a metaphor, you know we’re filling up a tank with gas to fix a flat tire. It’s not going to fix the flat tire.”
That metaphor fits the entire pandemic response in my opinion. What’s the over/under on how long Dr. Bela Matyas will keep his job?
Newsom knows he is the one on the wrong side of history; yet he continues to gaslight, bluster, preen, and do what he does best—bloviate.
“I was recalled to no small degree because of our approach to this pandemic,” he said.
Newsom will soon learn that it’s not going to be like it was back in March 2020, when no one knew much about COVID-19 or how to mitigate it. The American people, and smart Californians know COVID now. It’s not some scary bogeyman that we need these “health experts” to parse out and spoon feed to us. We know where to find accurate data, how to read said data, and which doctors and unelected bureaucrats are on a power trip and merely interested in lining their pockets and maintaining the status quo, and which ones are truly interested in maintaining people’s health and saving lives.
There are also legal precedents that have been set, and are being set. California has paid out more than 4 million for 10 lawsuits that Newsom lost in 2020-2021. These lawsuits were mostly from last year’s shutdown of churches, but also involved other public gathering places.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
The state of California has settled at least 10 lawsuits this year related to public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic, agreeing to pay more than $4 million to cover the costs of lawyers who sued over restrictions on religious services, schools, strip clubs and tattoo parlors.
The 10 settlements, which total nearly $4.36 million for attorneys’ fees and costs, all name Gov. Gavin Newsom as a defendant and were obtained through a public records request to his office by the First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit organization that promotes free speech and government transparency.
Speaking of the First Amendment Coalition, they are petitioning the California Supreme Court to give citizens the right to access pandemic-related data that is being collected across the state.
You see, Newsom and his health officials have never revealed their methods in ascertaining how they come to their conclusions about case rates, variants, and hospitalizations. They refuse to disclose that voodoo that they do.
As Executive Director David Snyder outlined in his letter on their website:
This data, which is collected and reported by a large number of employers, is key to understanding how the pandemic has and continues to affect the health and safety of workers at plants, grocery stores, offices and more.
The public deserves to know and Newsom’s forward push to clamp down even further with vaccine mandates and restrictions on the unvaccinated will only strengthen the case that the public has that right.
I can’t wait.
Precedents will make any future lawsuits more credible. How much money does California really have? If the zone is flooded with lawsuits, it will run out pretty quickly. Can plaintiffs start targeting Hair Gel’s assets and campaign coffers?
Asking for a friend.
If Newsom insists on doubling down on stupid, the citizens of California can spend the next year and a half suing him to high heaven, doing serious damage to whatever he thinks his mandate will produce.
After being bloodied, how pretty will he look for re-election in 2022? How about those aspirations for higher office?
Yes. And we still fail our children in schools, crime is still on the rise at an alarming rate, homelessness is still out of control, fires still consistently burn the state the the ground every year, but at least Newsom arranges all the nice weather for us. https://t.co/1ZQPTYM7Ut
— Hounsizzle (@Hounsizzle) September 15, 2021
One lawsuit in process: The Los Angeles Police Department, of all places. Six officers are suing over the vaccine mandates laid down by Hair Gel:
Los Angeles police department (LAPD) employees have sued over requirements they get vaccinated for Covid-19, alleging that the department has created a “hostile work environment” for the unvaccinated and that the mandate violates employees’ privacy and civil rights.
Word on the street is that this case is strong. Any time you bring in civil rights, you have a boat load of precedent to back it up. Not to mention, how will Governor Equity and Diversity look if he keeps trampling on the civil rights of his citizens?
In a higher education lawsuit, a University of California Irvine professor is suing over vaccine mandates and insisting his natural immunity from having contracted COVID and survived should be recognized.
“I feel like I’m being treated unequally,” Aaron Kheriaty, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, said, SBG reported. “If my immunity is as good, indeed, very likely better, than that conferred by the vaccine, there doesn’t seem to be any rational basis for discriminating against my form of immunity and requiring me to get a different form of immunity.”
Kheriaty, who serves as director of UCI’s Medical Ethics Program and is a member of the UC Office of the President Critical Care Bioethics Working Group, said he contracted the virus in July 2020 and had raised concerns over the vaccine mandate to school leaders. However, he said he was met “mostly with radio silence” before he filed the lawsuit.
A George Mason University professor filed a similar lawsuit and won. More precedent established, so expect to see more cases like this too.
Other faculty members joined Kheriaty on the effectiveness of natural immunity in a legal brief and cited research showing that people who have previously contracted COVID-19 may experience worse side effects from the vaccine than those who never contracted the virus.
“It violates medical ethics to expose someone to this risk when they have robust, durable immunity that actually neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 upon exposure,” the faculty members wrote.
The more Newsom pushes forward with his “moral authority”, the more he can expect to get this type of pushback.
In California, you have to be vaccinated to enter restaurants and gyms in major cities but not to enter the country illegally. https://t.co/ckpX2zrSUd
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) September 16, 2021
Finally, Newsom continues to turn a blind eye to illegals flooding our Southern border and entering California. Illegals who are barely being tested and not being traced for COVID-19. However, he is insisting that taxpaying citizens who do not have proof of vaccination lose their ability to interact publicly and lose their livelihoods.
Go ahead, Hair Gel. Keep insisting you have a mandate and that the people want more draconian measures to your own peril.
We look forward to your death by a thousand papercuts.