Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stay-at-home order Thursday, telling city residents to cancel their Thanksgiving plans.
The strict lockdown rules come as average daily cases of COVID-19 have more than tripled since last month.
Lightfoot’s ‘advisory,’ which also limits social gatherings to 10 people or less, will remain in effect for 30 days or until a change in guidelines is developed.
“While this is tough — this whole year has been tough — you must cancel the normal Thanksgiving plans,” she warned.
“If we continue on the path we’re on and you, me and others don’t step up and do more … we could see at least a thousand more Chicagoans die.”
– Stay home unless for essential reasons
– Stop having guests over—including family members you do not live with
– Avoid non-essential travel
– Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) November 12, 2020
Here’s Why It’s Hard to Take Lori Lightfoot’s Thanksgiving Stay-at-Home Orders Seriously
As per usual, the Chicago mayor is but a handful of left-wing politicians who want you to make sacrifices to your Thanksgiving during this pandemic but can’t seem to follow their own guidelines.
On Saturday, a maskless Lightfoot was seen celebrating Joe Biden’s media-declared election victory, shouting into a bullhorn as she was surrounded by other revelers.
As you can see in the video, not everyone around her was wearing a mask either which, according to the mainstream media’s rules, is grounds to accuse the Chicago mayor of being an accessory to murder.
Sorry, journalists, your rules.
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) November 8, 2020
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Not the Only Left-Wing Hypocrite Shutting Down Thanksgiving
Lightfoot isn’t the only left-wing official imposing strict draconian measures on their people.
California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom issued a handful of absurd Thanksgiving guidelines.
They include restrictions on gatherings to just three households, suggestions that all holiday get-togethers be held outdoors, while limiting them to two hours and warning singing and shouting is “strongly discouraged.”
Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider tore into Newsom on social media, calling him “Emporer Newsom” among other things.
Dear Emperor @GavinNewsom
During our allotted 3 family limit this Thanksgiving, if my Aunt comes over, can I throw her a slice of turkey from the window?
We promise NOT to sing… we will all just whisper, “PLEASE RECALL DIPSHIT GAVIN NEWSON!” https://t.co/wJKM2sPBtL
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) October 17, 2020
Meanwhile, on the east coast, intellectual eunuch Andrew Cuomo, New York state’s governor, was issuing similar edicts.
“We know indoor gatherings and parties are a major source of COVID spread,” he announced. “To slow the spread, NYS will limit indoor gatherings at private residences to 10 people.”
Private residences. He’s telling you what you can and can’t do in your own home. Does that sound like a governor in America to you?
Cuomo also imposed a curfew on already struggling restaurants and bars, saying they will be forced to close by 10 pm each night.
Because, you know, COVID is apparently a late-night party animal.
And if you don’t follow his orders and help slow the spread, Cuomo has threatened to “turn the valve more” by lowering the number of people allowed at indoor dining facilities.
This is the same buffoon who vowed to stop New Yorkers from getting a vaccine until Biden can distribute it, who can’t get his brother to follow his pandemic rules, and who frankly, doesn’t follow them himself.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) November 11, 2020
Lightfoot created a video celebrating Biden and Kamala Harris’ election performance in which she celebrated, “Science is back, baby!”
She was widely ridiculed, rightly so, for the video.
The new administration’s COVID-19 task force ushers in a new day for science and evidence-based policy-making. As a city, we look forward to working together to ensure the health of all Chicagoans. pic.twitter.com/b5QNqDuCTe
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) November 10, 2020
But there is no science involved in these decisions. Where are the studies that state 10 is the absolute ideal number of people in a social gathering situation? Where is the science that shows three households intermingling is okay, but four would be catastrophic?
There aren’t any.
Blue state and city officials are simply trying to prolong your agony until Biden can ride in like a white knight and save the day.
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