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Newsom Hints at Longer Lockdown as Craft Breweries, Restaurateur Sue Him Over Restrictions

Newsom Hints at Longer Lockdown as Craft Breweries, Restaurateur Sue Him Over Restrictions

I want to know this science that these governors have used to justify locking down people and ruining lives.

Oh, Gov. Gavin Newsom. What are we going to do with you, you hypocrite?

Newsom said on Monday that California “very likely” faces a longer COVID-19 lockdown after the state’s breweries and a Los Angeles restaurateur filed a lawsuit against him.

Newsom hinted at an extended lockdown at a press conference on Monday:

The San Joaquin Valley was the first region to face the restrictions, and the order was initially going to expire December 28. Southern California’s stay home order was set to expire December 30. Both areas have seen 0.0% ICU available ICU capacity for several days in a row.

“Based upon all the data, and based upon all these trend lines, it’s very likely based on those current trends that we’ll need to extend that stay at home,” Newsom said.

California’s Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the state will be looking at ICU projections for four weeks after the regional stay home order would be lifted to ultimately determine whether or not restrictions will remain. Health officials will also monitor current ICU capacities, the number of new coronavirus cases and transmission rates.

But Californians have had enough of Newsom. We all know our very own Leslie is at her wit’s end!

The California Craft Brewers Association and other breweries in the state filed a lawsuit last Thursday against Newsom and California State Public Health Officer Sandra Shewry:

California craft breweries are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom, alleging COVID-19 public health orders unjustly target small, craft beer makers operating across the state of California.

The suit alleges that state officials have unfairly denied beer manufacturers their equal protection rights by requiring them to serve a meal to operate a tasting room when others in the alcohol beverage manufacturing industry don’t have to do so.

They also allege that Newsom and Shewry gave wineries “more generous reopening privileges.” The craft breweries must have a sit-down mean for patrons “in order to reopen their outdoor tasting areas.”

The wineries do not have that requirement. More from ABC7News:

The suit alleges that wineries and breweries have identical manufacturing facilities that operate with the same “risk factors” as identified by the California Department of Public Health.

They say the sole difference between wineries and breweries is the product they produce: wine or beer.

“Both winery and brewery businesses are indistinguishable in their processes and privileges and should be assigned the same guidelines for reopening by the state,” the statement says.

Angela Marsden, owner of the Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill in Sherman Oaks, went viral over a week ago when she voiced her frustration and fought back tears over “an outdoor dining area” set up by a Hollywood crew near her restaurant.

Marsden “spent thousands setting up an outdoor dining area” in order to keep her business open. But the latest order banned outdoor dining:

She posted a video Thursday showing the near-identical — and legal — outdoor set up of a film catering site feeding the cast and crew of the NBC show “Good Girls.”

“Everything that I own is being taken away from me and they set up a movie company right next to my outdoor patio,” Marsden says in the clip, her voice breaking with emotion.

Mark Geragos, the leader of the legal team, called Newsom’s lawsuit “an unconstitutional stretch of power by Newsom that is not supported by scientific evidence.” The suit includes Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Shewry:

The lawsuit also names Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra and the state’s public health officer, noting the hypocrisy in which “a major Hollywood production was recently in full operation, where it had an outdoor tent set up and was permitted to serve meals to its team of employees and contractors” 20 feet from Pineapple Hill. California has deemed movie production an essential business.

“Defendants, in a gross abuse of their power, have seized the coronavirus pandemic to expand their authority by unprecedented lengths, depriving plaintiff and all other similarly situated small business owners in California of fundamental rights protected by the U.S. and California constitutions, including freedom of assembly and due process and equal protection under the law,” the suit states.

Mark Geragos and other lawyers convinced L.A. County Superior Judge James Chalfant that county officials “should not be allowed to continue the ban indefinitely.”

Judge Chalfant ruled a week later that the county “would need to provide a risk-benefit analysis to justify the restriction if it wanted to extend the ban beyond its initial three weeks, which ended Dec. 16.”

But the county rules do not include Newsom’s orders, which restrict outdoor dining “until at least Dec. 28.”

We all know that restaurants account for a minuscule of COVID-19 infections. I hope these people regain their livelihood.


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The recall petition is rapidly nearing 1 million signature. We have 3 months to get it to 1.5 million. The Warden’s minions are reportedly very nervous. This is not a Dem vs Rep issue. Hair Gel is pissing EVERYONE off.

Every Warden Hair Gel article posted here should include the following link:

Let’s see if we can get it up to 5 million.

    I will be printing copies for my family to sign this weekend. I think up to five can sign on one document.

    caseoftheblues in reply to Pasadena Phil. | December 23, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Phil…my guess is Newson can and will get easily re-elected even without vote fraud. Too many residents of CA love their totalitarian overlords and the state destroying policies they enact.

As we say down south…it’s about to get ugly.

Ignore the SOB, open up en masse.

Assuming Newsomw is recalled, who will be running to take his place? Another Hollywood actor?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to snopercod. | December 22, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I remembered the Hollywood actor that “lowered” our taxes by increasing the state sales tax from 4 cents to 5.

    I won’t mention his name, though, as it is considered ever so sacred.

    Hopefully we can keep out the Bush/Cheney/Rove crowd. This is a great opportunity for the CA GOP to step up and get back in the game. Lots of good young candidates are interested. Trump got things going again out here.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Pasadena Phil. | December 22, 2020 at 10:07 am

      If the California GOP is anything like it was 20 years ago, they will be concerned with “the homosexual agenda”, and compulsory “voluntary” prayer in schools.

        McCarthy, Nunez and Trump have had an impact since you left. Who knows if it is real but the Dems are alarmed at how bad the Congressional elections went for them this time. If it is true that every Dem House candidate in the country started with 35,000 Dominion votes, you can imagine how weak the Dems have become.

        Californians have had their fill of dictatorial one-party rule. Time to get back to deliberative government.

    I like Melissa Melendez. Here is her Twitter bio: CA Senator 28th District. USNavy Veteran, Mom of 5, small biz owner, Wife and Mom to Sailors.

    I think she could have crossover appeal.

How much more of this is the average American going to take? The left is sure you will do nothing and so far that’s exactly what we have done.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 22, 2020 at 10:06 am

I’m so glad I live in stupid, backward Tennessee.

Our politicians are so dumb they don’t lock us down or close businesses wholesale.

The general populace is so stupid we don’t know we are supposed to get sick as a result.

    I’m looking at West Virginia. Care to share why you chose TN?

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to ray. | December 22, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      I moved to Nashville in 2005 for a job. This Angelino felt like he’d come home. I visited the Tri-Cities area in 2006 on business and fell in love with the place. After a couple of moves for work and an ill-thought-out move back west, I moved here.

      WV was not on the list. No reason aside from not even thinking about it.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | December 22, 2020 at 3:59 pm

        Clarification: “here” being Johnson City TN. Any of my fellow LI-ers (as opposed to LI-ars) nearby?

          I have family in Abingdon, and whenever I fly back into the US I use Tri-Cities to stay with them. Beautiful place, but I lived in Asheville before joining the Foreign Service, and even with all of the leftist crazies there, that’s home. But, I retire in less than a year and may not be able to handle it anymore. The Tri-Cities area is looking better every time I come to visit the family.

      Andy in reply to ray. | December 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      Wyoming is high on my list. I’m semi retired though.

Newsom’s pattern is on Monday or Tuesday he “hints” about what he’s already decided to do. Then it is announced on Thursday or Friday. It’s one of his methods of slowly boiling us frogs rather than doing it all at once. And does anyone seriously expect he would loosen lockdowns just three days before New Years Eve?

Depending on what occurs in the next month, we will know either that elections are completely pointless or that they are almost pointless.

I wish it were otherwise. But as Dr. Rachel Levine would never, ever say, “Wishing doesn’t make it so.”

They elected these people. California love it or leave it. I would leave it. There are still a few semi-free states left.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Elzorro. | December 22, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    No. The Bay Area and the Los Angeles Basin elected these people. Meantime, the state GOP ran horrid candidates.

They elected these people.

Hmmm, if Governor Blow Dry secretly had a political death wish…what would he be doing differently than what he’s doing now?

It has been reported that the entire State of California uses Dominion hardware and software.

What gets me is that Californians will vote for Newsome anyway. They’ll just listen and believe Newsome’s rhetoric, regardless of what reality is telling them or what the facts are. People in California are soooo brainwashed and so delusional, that they actually believe Newsome is doing a good job. That’s why liberal politicians ignore their own covid rules with impunity, because it doesn’t matter. They know they can say a few words and it will be all good.

Just open up already. If it’s safe enough for Walmart and politically connected businesses to do so, it’s safe enough for everyone else. Same with the masks – they’re obviously nothing but virtue signaling.

Greasy Dhimmi-crat apparatchik, Newsolini, once owned (and, may still possess) an interest in the Plumpjack Winery — no surprise that he’s give his industry partners/friends special treatment, over similarly-situated brewers and distillers.

The sheer totalitarian callousness and capriciousness of the Dhimmi-crats’ shutdown edicts cannot be denied — there is no consistency to their fiats and no medical logic cited, in their justification. These idiots are just issuing imperial edicts from on high, like some tin-pot caudillo, or, a despotic monarch.

should not be allowed to continue the ban indefinitely

That’s probably a meaningless restriction. County “emergency” mandates in my state are limited by state law to 30 days. They get around it by writing a new mandate (same as the old mandate) every 30 days.