Late on Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his family announced they are quarantining after three of his children were exposed to one of his CHP security detail who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Governor and Mrs. Newsom went to an indoor birthday party Nov. 6 at The French Laundry restaurant with multiple households without masks or social distancing.Instead of quarantining following the party, the governor moved about as usual in public for two weeks. Then he announced the whole family will be in quarantine because his children were exposed by a CHP officer?
Late Friday evening, @JenSiebelNewsom and I learned that 3 of our children had been exposed to an officer from the California Highway Patrol who had tested positive for COVID-19.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 23, 2020
Once again, Gov. Newsom’s actions show he is not worried about catching the coronavirus, nor does he feel threatened by it. And how do we know that it was a CHP officer who exposed the Newsom family? Maybe it was Mr. and Mrs. Newsom who infected their family after the Napa Valley excursion.
Several cynics on Twitter agree:
Let me rewrite it: “Late Friday evening, @JenSiebelNewsom and I learned we had a PR problem. We were advised to quarantine so as not to keep pissing the F off of Californians who see us as hypocrites. We wish CA Small Businesses all the best in bankruptcy court in 2020 and 2021.”
— Jack McKracken (@JackJackG3) November 23, 2020
As the Globe has reported, Gov. Newsom continually exhibits “do as I say, not as I do,” rather than leading by example. He has ordered the 40 million residents of California to limit Thanksgiving “gatherings” to only three families or 10 people for no more than 2 hours, hold the dinner outside, use disposable dishes and utensils, wear masks, and frequently sanitize – no singing, no shouting, and no wind instruments.
Newsom’s partner-governor, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown, is taking her rules one step further, telling Oregonians to call the police if they see their neighbors hosting more than six people on Thanksgiving.
Brown’s temporary “freeze,” which went into effect Wednesday, restricts indoor at-home and social gatherings to six people from no more than two households, with no exceptions for Thanksgiving dinner get-togethers, the Washington Times reported.
In a Friday virtual interview with KGW-TV, Ms. Brown agreed that Oregonians should contact authorities if they see their neighbors hosting more than six people.
“Look, this is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street and it’s keeping everyone awake. What do neighbors do? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy,” the Democratic governor told KGW. “This is just like that. It’s like a violation of a noise ordinance.”
Notably, Oregon politicians have ignored Antifa and BLM rioters, and their attempts to burn down courthouses and the looting of downtown Portland businesses.
Gov. Newsom has only limited the state’s 40 million residents to no more than 10 people to a “gathering,” while he and his wife violated this very order himself, at the recent swanky birthday party event in Napa Valley. Photos from the event were provided by Fox 11.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says those committing infractions could face misdemeanor penalties of up to 30 days in jail, fines of up to $1,250, or both, according to the governor’s executive order, according to the Times.
However, the policing aspect of both Kate Brown’s and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders is problematic. Sheriffs in California and Oregon say they will not be enforcing the governor’s holiday “gatherings” orders.
Both governors claim a dramatic rise in COVID “cases,” meaning positive tests, but as the Globe has noted, the death rate is dropping. And curiously, other traditional deaths are also dropping, leaving many to assume that traditional death rates are being used to inflate COVID numbers.
In California and many other states, seasonal flu rates in previous years were already being monitored and reported by late November. However, we have not only not seen seasonal flu data in quite a while, the data from traditional deaths been conflated making it largely unreported.
Now we are told that Gov. Newsom and his family will be quarantining for 14 days after being exposed to the coronavirus just in time for Thanksgiving.
Last week, Gov. Newsom’s wife was lamenting how damaging the lockdowns are to the state’s young people, the Daily Mail reported. Jennifer Siebel Newsom made the claim in an introductory essay for a new report by The California Partners Project which examines how teenagers are coping with life amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The essay comes just days after the couple were harshly criticized for attending a dinner party without social distancing or masks.
Gavin Newsom is the politician who, as Mayor of San Francisco, blamed an “alcohol problem” for why he had bad judgement to bed his Chief of Staff’s wife. Don’t put anything past him. @33BeRad
— Jack McKracken (@JackJackG3) November 23, 2020
It really is stunning that Gov, Newsom is blaming first responders for his children being exposed to coronavirus when he simply could have just said his children were exposed. In 2007 when he was San Francisco Mayor, he was caught in a sex scandal involving his re-election campaign manager’s wife, who worked as Newsom’s appointment secretary. Newsom blamed an “alcohol problem” and pretended to go to rehab.
The governor has imposed a 10:00PM curfew on the state, and continually reminds everyone to “always wash your hands and minimize mixing.”