We’re seeing some states now really cracking down on renewed Wuhan coronavirus rules especially places with crazy Democratic governors like Gavin Newsom in California and Andrew Cuomo in New York.
As my colleague Kira Davis explained:
Last week Newsom and the state he presides over was the subject of pervasive ridicule after he released his new rules for Thanksgiving gatherings. The rules include ridiculous edicts like single-serving meals, dining outdoors, replacing masks in between bites, and limiting attendance to “no more than three separate households.” We can also sing or chant but only if we wear masks and only if we keep the volume to the level of a soft, inside-speaking voice. If you play an instrument, you’re in luck…instruments are allowed. However, wind instruments are not.
But we saw Gavin Newsom get nailed with several people at a birthday party at the French Laundry without masks despite his edicts. He was even accompanied by top doctors from the California Medical Association – the group responsible for advising Newsom on virus restrictions.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has dropped Thanksgiving rules, telling people they should have a small dinner with only the people in their own household and no more than ten people.
Next Thanksgiving, you’ll ask yourself: Did I do everything I could to keep my community safe?
Be safe and smart this Thanksgiving — so that we will all have more to be thankful for next year. pic.twitter.com/QltioDtOvd
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 23, 2020
As you plan your Thanksgiving evaluate the risks carefully.
Spread thanks, not COVID. pic.twitter.com/drpFcktIP0
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 22, 2020
So you are not supposed to get together with the rest of your family.
But that didn’t stop New York Democrats from getting together at a big surprise 50th birthday party for Carlo Scissura, head of the powerful New York Building Congress.
Among the people at the party were Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Ingrid Lewis-Martin and former Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Frank Seddio.
In one image, about two dozen people are seen mingling with one another in an ornate dining area while celebrating Scissura’s 50th. Only two of them are visibly wearing masks.
In another shot, there are a dozen people crammed in the dining area, with just one person wearing a mask. Seddio can be seen in the background chatting with Lewis-Martin — neither of them with a mask.
Their reaction to being caught was twisted and contemptuous to say the least.
“I farted about four times, but fortunately it didn’t smell. That was a good thing that happened,” he said. “My wife punched me twice ‘cause she heard me do it. That was the most exciting part of the night.”
Seddio insisted, “[Scissura] and I and about 10 others got together.” But when told there were pictures of him at a party with at least two dozen other attendees, he sarcastically said, “That’s a great angle … I can’t even imagine that.”
Lewis-Martin claimed only six or seven people were at the party by the time she arrived. When a photo of a large group including her was described to her, she said people had been coming and going in “shifts” and the picture may have been taken while the shifts overlapped.
So not only were they being hypocritical, they were lying too, with Seddio being nasty about it.
When @ShantRS asked Frank Seddio, one of the most powerful men in Brooklyn, about how he attended a totally covid-unacceptable party on Saturday, Seddio responded:
“I farted about four times, but fortunately it didn’t smell.”https://t.co/n2nBZEKnes
— Noah Goldberg (@Noah__Goldberg) November 19, 2020
Seddio was apparently peeved that people dared to be upset by it and think it worthy of a story.
Former Brooklyn boss Frank Seddio: 'I was there with 10 people there, and that was it. It's ridiculous. Here’s my feeling: Thank God that’s the only news we got in the whole fucking city.' One photo shows at least 26 people.https://t.co/Jotdp6unwP
— David Giambusso (@Giambusso) November 20, 2020
Is there anything more indicative of what they think of us and indeed of the virus? Rules for us but not for them. How dare we be critical of them!