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Heartbreaking Viral VIDEO: CA Restaurant Owner Near Tears Over Outdoor Dining Double-Standard

Heartbreaking Viral VIDEO: CA Restaurant Owner Near Tears Over Outdoor Dining Double-Standard

“I’m losing everything. Everything I own is being taken away from me and they set up a movie company right next to my outdoor patio”

We’ve been covering the inconsistent, unscientific, and ineffective lockdowns and mask mandates across the nation.

Little speaks more eloquently and heartbreakingly to the spurious nature of these draconian edicts than Angela Marsden’s now viral video.  Marsden, who owns the Pineapple Hill Grill & Saloon, says that she met every requirement for outdoor dining at her establishment in Los Angeles but then outdoor dining was banned.

The absolute travesty in this case is that a Hollywood production company set up outdoor dining accommodations literally feet from Marsden’s own restaurant.

Fox News reports:

A Los Angeles bar owner was fighting back tears Friday, claiming Mayor Eric Garcetti had shut down the outdoor patio at her business — while letting a Hollywood movie crew set up an outdoor dining area just a short distance away.

. . . . Angela Marsden, owner of the Pineapple Hill Grill & Saloon, appears a video in which she explains her situation – while walking over to the movie crew’s setup of tents, tables and chairs to illustrate just how close it is to her business.

“So this is my place, the Pineapple Hill Grill & Saloon. If you go to my [Facebook] page you can see all the work I did for outdoor dining, for tables being seven feet apart,” Marsden says.

“And I come in today because I’m organizing a protest and I came in to get stuff for that. And I walk into my parking lot — and obviously Mayor Garcetti has approved … this,” she continues, pointing to the tent setup. “Has approved this being set up for … this being set up for … for a movie company.

“I’m losing everything. Everything I own is being taken away from me and they set up a movie company right next to my outdoor patio, which is right over here,” she continues, her voice trembling with emotion. “And people wonder why I’m protesting and why I have had enough.

. . . . “Look at this. Tell me that this is dangerous,” she says, pointing to her own patio, “but right next to me, as a slap in my face, that’s safe. This is safe? Fifteen feet away?

“This is dangerous. Mayor Garcetti and Gavin Newsom [are] responsible for every single person that doesn’t have unemployment, that does not have a job, and all the businesses that are going under.

Last month, Newsom exempted Hollywood/the entertainment industry from his lockdown orders. Apparently, Hollywood elites—and those who cater their every need—are just as immune to the Wuhan coronavirus as Newsom himself . . . and LA county supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

What’s that called again when only government and their favored entities are afforded rights formerly enjoyed by all citizens?


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This is not a double standard. It’s a single standard.

The standard is “Industries that Gavin Newsome considers part of his base support are favored over those he doesn’t care about.”

This is the kind of standard you get with tyranny and corruption.

    CorkyAgain in reply to irv. | December 5, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    “Either we didn’t receive your check for our last campaign or it wasn’t big enough.”

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to CorkyAgain. | December 6, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Hope the criminal Democrats are enjoying all the fecal matter they’re getting now every time they dine out.

      They deserve tons more.

So when do we start rioting? It seems to be the only form of protest they respect and, frankly, I’m tired of being nice.

Last week Instapundit pulled a quote from someone else: There are no lockdowns, there are only rich people staying home and paying poor people to bring them stuff.

There are two classes, the elites who haven’t lost a paycheck and are working, and those who are being impoverished and destroyed by those same elites.

Here’s what you do. Be ready to open for business when the movie company arrives. The police will come to arrest you but make sure it is in full views of those movie workers and actors. Scream your objections as loud as you can. Make sure those “special people” know that there are 2 levels of society. One law for them, another law for you. Then file suit against the state. “Equal protection under the law”.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 5, 2020 at 12:15 pm

I think I’d have grabbed some sort of sound source, turned it on, and disturbed the filming.

    I once lived 3 houses down from a church that installed a carillon system in their bell-tower, and programmed it to play 3x day. Soon after staring, I began calling them and asking them to stop as it was disturbing my peace (it was shrill over a horn-driver type speaker system). All they did was complain about the intolerant neighbor who must be “lost”.

    I reasoned that the Bible they claimed to believe in and follow has a commandment “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31). The words of Jesus, no less. I simply told them that IF they didn’t stop doing unto me what they were doing unto me I would take that as a sign that they wanted me to do unto them what they were doing to me. And added that I have a loud sound system from when I used to gig, and would set up in my neighbor’s yard right next door to their sanctuary, and blast them like clockwork whenever they had a worship service, with the most obnoxious music I could think of (Polka music).

    The did not stop, so I brought the diocese into the discussion and we held a meeting, where we observed that they had turned the system completely off inside the building, and up to full-blast on the neighbors. Previous to that, they had claimed it was an issue of worship, but there is NO ONE in/at the building when it plays. The diocese directed them to turn it down to being audible only over the church property. They refused.

    A month later, the system was taken out by a lightning strike and they never repaired it.

    The restaurant is welcome to borrow my sound system if they like. I also recommend they dress in all black, force their way into the movie-set eatery, behave obnoxiously and over throw tables, while yelling “wake up m’fer wake up”, etc. That seems to be acceptable behavior these days. I say go for it.

      stevewhitemd in reply to MrE. | December 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      I’m afraid you’re right, MrE, that some form of social retribution is in order.

      And yes, one could dress in black, force one’s way in, and throw tables over. But that is so PLAYED, as our young people like to say. How unoriginal.

      Whereas, your original idea is a great one — music. Loud. Very loud. I think the young bar owner should set up a sound system, on her own property, and play music at 130 decibels. That should carry nicely. I suggest a rotation of “Afternoon Delight”, “Muskrat Love”, and “Honey, Honey”. Perhaps Prof. Jacobson has some additional ideas; he’s a music lover.

      Add to that a smoke/fog machine and a large fan, all on her property, that carries over to the movie set tables. Add some choice smells.

      The bar owner needs to follow Alinsky’s rules. Make the other side own up to their ideals. Make it fun. And use her expertise.

        Great stuff, Dr. Steve. More for the playlist:

        “Kung Fu Fighting”
        “Only Women Bleed”
        “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
        “Disco Duck”

        And a personal favorite:

        “Bridget the Midget”

        Forgot about Randy Newman’s “Short People” – it’s such a sensitive song.

        Anything by AC/DC

        JusticeDelivered in reply to stevewhitemd. | December 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm

        Did you place an ungrounded lightening rod in close proximity to their sound system?

          I woulda if I coulda. But no. The same lightning strike peeled my neighbor’s mature maple tree like a banana. Never seen anything like that. He tried taping the bark back in place with duct tape, but the tree quickly died and had to be removed.

          The carillon system turned out to have been an older system with tapes looking somewhat like an 8 track. I could hear when the system switched tracks mid-song. It had been in disrepair for years, and the church paid to have it fixed. Being new to the neighborhood when they started it up again was new for me and I wrongly assumed it was a new system.

          The first time I heard it several months after moving in, was through headphones of my recording studio after recording an acoustic tune and heard the bleed thru of their loudspeakers on my take. What was funny to me about the whole thing, the church members who met with my wife and I insisted the system had always played at 9am, 12pm, 5pm. And during church on Sunday when the organist flipped the ‘bell tower’ switch on the organ. Only then did the church secretary tell the other members it hadn’t worked in years and only recently was it repaired. So they didn’t know it wasn’t working and apparently didn’t miss it.

        randian in reply to stevewhitemd. | December 6, 2020 at 7:21 am

        I suggest a rotation of Angel of Death, Raining Blood, A Lesson in Violence, and Battery. The message might be too pointed though.

      ghost dog in reply to MrE. | December 5, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      To quote The Hound stop being a bunch of “Nancy’s.” David Allen Coe or Jerry Jeff Walker will trigger them into full meltdowns. Go big or go home. ?

      GLB in reply to MrE. | December 5, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      Lightning strike? The Big Guy always hits the target.

      FOAF in reply to MrE. | December 5, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      What is wrong with polka music? E. g. “Shout” by the Isley Brothers?

This is how the French Revolution began.

It is no too late for the elites to back pedal and stop the descent into a massive social upheaval. The hardworking, honest, law-abiding people of this nation are rapidly coming to the realization that the Elite Establishment hates them, or at least does not care about them, and is intent upon crushing them into a permanent underclass dependent upon the largess of the Establishment.

The whole point of tanking the global economy in response to the Kung Flu was to crush the rising tide of populism around the world. Now that there is push back, from the proles, the Establishment has doubled down and instituted even more draconian lockdown measures, during a major holiday season. It represents an incredible disconnect between how the Elite Establishment views the world and reality. It is the same disconnect that caused the French Revolution. When you strip people of everything they have, they then have nothing left to lose and everything to gin by resisting.

Do not make the mistake of believing that these politicians are acting on their own. They are merely facemen, figureheads, for far more powerful Establishment interests. They get their orders from above and dutifully carry them out. The same is true of judges and lowly bureaucrats. We are in the middle of an active attack upon the masses by a privileged, elitist Establishment bent upon maintaining and expanding its power and position. This will not end well.

Escaped from RI | December 5, 2020 at 12:35 pm

Dear Angela,
How much did you donate to my re-election campaign? That’s what I thought. Screw you.
Gavin Newsome

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Escaped from RI. | December 5, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Dear Angela,

    Thank you for the donation to my re-election campaign and your vote. However, democrat sheeple like you should simply shut up and do as you’re told and not as I do.

    Some anonymous peon that isn’t Gavin Newsom because he can’t waste his time on things like this.

Can you rent a truck and drive it through their tents a few times? That’s reasonable. Or, find someone to catch a couple skunks… release them at lunch time over there. Right now they are pushing that woman underwater and so far… people are just taking it.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to PaterNovem. | December 5, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I knew a man with a septic pumping service. He had a deadbeat client, a restaurant owner. Eventually he emptied a full load in their parking lot early Sunday morning.

    It was fortunate that the source of that sewage could not be proven.

Batman Johnson | December 5, 2020 at 1:43 pm

When I saw this video all I could think was… who did she vote for? Anyone know?

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Batman Johnson. | December 5, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Guranteee you that she’s a lifelong democrat that contributed to democrat campaigns and voted for Newsom while times were good and now that times are tough is learning the hard lesson that the democrats really don’t care what happens to her in the long run.

      If she voted for Dems, then she has no one to blame but herself

      All I see is a woman who did the quintessential American thing of starting a business and devoting herself to it. She apparently employed others, providing them a job, which is a positive act that benefits all of us. I don’t agree with cavalierly imputing a history to her that diminishes her story.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Batman Johnson. | December 5, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Does it matter? Did she expect to get reemed by government? Is a change of mind or heart even permitted in your world? My views started their transformation when I was about 25, and finally swung to where they are by the time I was 40. It takes time for some.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | December 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Yes, a person can change over time. Never said they couldn’t. But if you’re a supporter and cheerleader for the likes of Newsom and the rest of the corrupt democrats in the good times then you don’t have any room or right to bitch and moan about what Newsom and those same democrats are doing in the bad times.

Who is catering the studio production? In normal times I’d expect them to order catering from a nearby restaurant like Pineapple Hill Grill, which presumably is still permissible as it’s technically “takeout”. I wonder why the studio decided to snub Pineapple Hill Grill in this way.

Step 1 – discover the Brown Note
Step 2 – set up video cameras
Step 3 – borrow generously offered sound equipment
Step 4 – blast the Hollywood Elites with the Brown Note during their free meals….
Step 5 – sell copies of the video on line