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California Gov. Newsom Lays Egg With Thanksgiving COVID-19 Guidelines

California Gov. Newsom Lays Egg With Thanksgiving COVID-19 Guidelines

Americans in other states have reasons to be grateful this year that they aren’t Californians.

California Governor Gavin Newsom laid a giant egg this week when he and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applied stringent new coronavirus rules to traditional Thanksgiving Day festivities.

“Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place. When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19,” the CDPH said in a statement.

Among the rules are; all gatherings must include no more than three households, masks must stay on after eating and drinking and singing, chanting and shouting are “strongly discouraged.”

The guidelines are horrendous, impractical, and likely to be ignored by an increasingly frustrated California population. Some gems from the CDPH:

– Gatherings must be held outside.
– Social distancing must be maintained, 6-foot minimum separation.
– There can be no singing or shouting.
– The event should be 2 hours of duration or less.
– The host should collect all attendees’ names and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later.

The response has been overwhelmingly negative.

Comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Rob Schneider took to Twitter earlier this month to insinuate that Newsom is trying to run California like a monarchy by imposing such stringent rules for individual’s personal and private gatherings on Thanksgiving.

‘Dear Emperor @GavinNewsom,’ Schnieder wrote. ‘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!’ (sic)

Adam Carolla, radio personality and actor, also responded on Twitter.

‘How many of you sheep are going along with Newsom’s Thanksgiving protocols ?’ he questioned.

Newsom should probably be grateful he isn’t running for reelection soon.

Meanwhile, Californians are dealing with more pressing concerns, such as the loss of electricity.

Authorities in California, already grappling with the most ravenous fire season ever, were preparing for more Friday as fire weather was set to return to the northern half of the state over the weekend.

Utility Pacific Gas and Electric said Friday it may have to cut power to 466,000 customers in portions of 38 counties Sunday, when red flag fire conditions were forecast from the San Jose area to Oregon.

PG&E, convicted of manslaughter in the state’s deadliest fire in 2018, has been cutting electricity in fire-prone areas as a precaution during red-flag weather.

The focus on green justice policies, the lack of attention to crumbing infrastructure, and poor land management practices mean that many Californians may not have a house for a gathering or power to cook the turkey. These, arguably, are more troubling problems than becoming infected with a virus that is survivable at rates greater than 99.95 percent for most people.

However, there is a bright side: It gives Americans in other states another reason to be grateful this year. They can be happy that they aren’t Californians.


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | October 27, 2020 at 11:05 am

Gov. Gruesome…….

Sounds like a direct and downright infringement against the First Amendment rights of Californians.

Just creating the framework for a Harris administration.

If the had one Thanksgiving in Sweden would be like every other Thanksgiving.

To the people that didn’t see this coming. What did you think you were voting for when you support the left?

These are bad only because the crisis isn’t nearly as bad as they’re making it out to be. But in a real crisis they seem quite mild and reasonable. Califonians complaining about them will get no sympathy from any Jew.

Seven months ago we had to have the seder with no guests at all. Nobody could have their parents over, let alone their children or siblings, single people and the elderly had to have their own seder alone, it was traumatic.

I cried myself out about it a week earlier, when it hit me that this was going to happen and nothing could fix it, so by the time it happened it wasn’t so bad.

The only difference is that at the time people were dropping like flies and were afraid. Now it’s not nearly as bad, and most people have got used to it.

    I’m sorry that happened, M.

    DSHornet in reply to Milhouse. | October 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Downvoted in sympathy, so please don’t misunderstand.

    Geologist in reply to Milhouse. | October 27, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Milhouse, my Seder was the same as always. The entire family gathered in my house (more than three households), we prayed and sang from the Hagaddah, we ate. We even opened the door for Elijah to come in and have a sip of wine. My brother and his wife did not attend, because of their fear of the Wuhan virus, but they are elderly and have health issues. No “Karen” turned us in.

    My Thanksgiving will also be the same as always. The family will gather, despite any rules that the government will seek to impose. (My brother is free to skip it.) If I put up a few BLM posters, the government will not mind at all!

    lichau in reply to Milhouse. | October 28, 2020 at 10:46 am

    With sympathy. Limited by the overwhelming support by Jews for Newsom.

I saw an article that Gulfstream is moving 700 jobs out of Long Beach. Georgia says “thank you.”

    I’ve got a cousin that worked for a aero space component company. They moved their ops from Long Beach area to Wisconsin a few years back.

So some families here in Cali-land are doing what my family is doing – meeting out of state for Thanksgiving! All 23 of us! With our masks off while we eat! Gov Newsom can’t touch us!

Warden Newsom has managed to convince my two diehard, native-born Californian sons to move out of state though. They are both actively looking for employment in the states of their choice and both plan to move their families in the spring. Both very conservative. Both in established careers. Both feel driven out by Newsom’s policies. I am not far behind them.

When does he ban the sale of turkeys over 3 lbs?

Connivin Caniff | October 27, 2020 at 11:50 am

Time to give the hydroxychloroquine a second chance.

Acting stupidly and saying stupid things does not give people confidence in the rest of your guidelines. Dems are doing this now in two different covid areas. First, by issuing stupid distancing guidelines (while restaurants are busy with sidewalk cafes,) no one believes the rest of what they are saying. Second, raising doubts about a Trump (or in case of Pelosi, even a Boris Johnson) vaccine, makes people doubt all vaccines.

Somehow our betters think that their authority (you must respect my authoritah!) should be enough for us. That showing us that they are idiots doesn’t mean that we will believe them to be idiots.

As bad as Warden Newsom may be, much worse is the Not A Doctor Barbara Ferrer who heads the LA County Health Department. Nothing she says even parses. Total baffle gab, double-speak and technobabble. LA County is NEVER going to re-open.

I was listening to the latest estimates on future deaths due to Covid.

They are saying WITH masks and heavy handed government action the future COVID death toll in the next year will be between 500k and 1M.

Meanwhile the vaccine has been held up due to a few bad reactions.

Seems to me the scientists don’t believe their own science.

People who do not interact with CA regularly have no idea how stupid this man is, how irrational, how corrupt (eg.He was gifted a $3M home and failed to report it until caught). However, he maddenly gets a full pass by the press. While he turns off power through CA, he conveniently lives in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, a small coop in Sacramento that derives its electricity from many small hydroelectric facilities and two large natural gas facilities, has maintained its lines and forest pathways as to minimize fires, and never has blackouts. It is also charges 10% less than PG&E.

Some questions, How does a family choose who gets the duty of sanitizing the bathroom? When does this person get to eat? Should you tip them?

I do see one advantage, for once on Thanksgiving everyone has to sit at a kiddie table.

The biggest turkey on Thanksgiving will be is Newsom.

So how does everyone like living in the Soviet Union so far?

I dunno, that ban on wind instruments will hit our family hard. Nothing like having Uncle Ed whip out his oboe to serenade us with cheerful Thanksgiving melodies.

We will have our yearly Thanksgiving celebration without regard to any of Newsom’s wheezing fantasy proclamations. Mostly because we’re in Kansas.

This is how dumb people are. You say you won’t wear your mask when eating and with family and think Ha HA! I showed Newsom! Meanwhile he’s got you masked up all the rest of the time. Any time you’re in public. NEWSOM WINS. It’s how this works. They give you some impossible guideline they know you’ll not follow which means you will follow the little ones.

Take the masks off PERIOD! They said 15 days to flatten the curve! It’s been 218 days!

Masks aren’t going to do anything now that’s it’s out in the wild! Assuming it’s anything more than a flu. Pop some vitamin D, eat healthy, etc. Stop this insanity unless you want to be forced by your government to wear a mask forever out in public. If you do you’re a moron.

As a conspiracy theorist, I will cheerfully wager $10 to all takers that this will not last past the first week of November.

Its main purpose in my fevered little madman’s brain is to discourage in-person voter turnout through fear. Why would you want to do that? Because Democrats tend to vote by mail and vote early more than Republicans, who tend to vote in person and on Election Day.

Thus the need for this quarantine within a quarantine will be over on the day after the election.

Of course that won’t be the announced reason.

    zennyfan in reply to Hodge. | October 27, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I too thought this was to encourage mail-in voting, but lines have been very long for early in-person voting.

he created his own super spreader event, people will be flocking to the airport thanksgiving week to get out of there

Antifundamentalist | October 27, 2020 at 3:35 pm

How does he propose to enforce this? I assume there will be a hotline for neighbors to inform on neighbors. Are they going to send swat teams in to raid the gatherings, or are they going to take surveillance photos and license plates and wait until the dead of night to cart off offenders?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Antifundamentalist. | October 27, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    The poe-lees have all that military hardware for Uncle Sam’s various “war-on”s. APCs, battering rams, flash-bangs, automatic weapons. All set for their very own Waco.

    So? Why not?

God I hate living in CA …

An additional provision that was not included here. “Shared items should not be used during a gathering. As much as possible, any food or beverages at outdoor gatherings must be in single-serve disposable containers. If providing single-serve containers is not possible, food and beverages must be served by a person who washes or sanitizes their hands frequently, and wears a face covering. Self-serve items from communal containers should not be used.”

I think this means that each household must have their own turkey.

Come to our little Southern state but leave the politics behind.

On 26 Nov, 2020 our pet turkey Skippy is expected to pass away. Since we will be allowed to hold funeral services for crowds up to 30 people, his funeral service will be held at 3:30pm in the main dining hall. Refreshments will be provided.