Two of America’s greatest mayors are doing everything they can to restrict joy and happiness during this wonderful season.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot basically canceled Thanksgiving.

This is the year everyone should take Thanksgiving seriously after all that 2020 has thrown at us. But, of course, some people want to put a damper on the giving and thankful season.

Lori Lightfoot

Lightfoot and other Chicago officials issued a new stay-at-home and told Chicagoans to cancel Thanksgiving:

Beginning on Monday, November 16, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Chicago, Lori E. Lightfoot, as well as the Commissioner of Health for the City of Chicago, Dr. Allison Arwady, advise all residents of Chicago to stay at home in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city. Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.

Additionally, residents are strongly advised to:

  • Not have guests in their homes unless they are essential workers (e.g., home healthcare providers or childcare workers)
  • Cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations
  • Avoid travel

This advisory shall remain in place for 30 days or until such time as the Commissioner of Health determines a change to the guidance is appropriate.

It’s not mandatory, but come on. We all know it is. You know Gov. J.B. Pritzker is going to follow in her footsteps soon.

Illinois saw “12,702 new confirmed and probable cases” of the coronavirus on Thursday. That’s a new record for the state with 12.67 million people.

Lightfoot tried to guilt-trip people by saying that Chicago could lose 1,000 people by the end of the year and if that “doesn’t grab you by the throat as it did me when I started seeing that modeling, then there’s little we’re going to do to move you.”

Lightfoot claimed the rise in cases comes from “homes and private venues, with the friends and family” who we trust the most.

Also, Lightfoot is a hypocrite like most politicians. Last week, Lightfoot took to the streets, waded into crowds, and spoke to them without a mask.

Oh, wait. COVID-19 avoided these protests because the intelligent virus knew the people were celebrating Joe Biden.

Did you know that the COVID-19 fatality rate dropped by 30%? It went down to 0.6% from 0.9%.

Bill de Blasio

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accepted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new guidelines.

This will no doubt cause more pain among private businesses. A survey of 400 people found “88% of restaurants, bars and nightlife establishments could not pay full rent in October.”

How about this 10-person limit in private households? At least Chicago dropped its six-person max limit because there are a lot of Catholics in Chicago and the outlying areas.

Granted, Catholic families aren’t that big nowadays, but I see quite a few families with many children at Mass.

New York and New York City also have a whopping Catholic population and Jewish population.

We all know de Blasio and Cuomo love to go after Jews! The New York metro area has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. The Orthodox community has grown a lot due to higher birthrates.

So do these limits apply to families as well? Put aside the fact that Catholics and Jews are known to have many kids. There are families who have three, four, or five kids without any connection to religion. They get married and have kids of their own. No visiting?

But go ahead and celebrate Joe Biden and protest police brutality.

 

 
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