People angry over coronavirus lockdowns are burning masks in Manhattan and holding curfew-breaking protests in Huntington Beach, Calif., and now, New Jersey.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued Thanksgiving diktats, which include Gavin Newsom-esque “no singing” requirements and encouraging people to “keep the music levels down” so people don’t shout at the holiday table.
N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy ordered indoor gatherings limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 150 people in response to rising COVID-19 cases.
The move comes as Thanksgiving Day looms.https://t.co/tEYRiiRsse
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 16, 2020
Murphy has asked people not to travel in or around New Jersey. He’s suggested guests celebrating Thanksgiving should quarantine for 14 days before coming for dinner. NBC New York also reports that Murphy wants people to stop hugging—and much more:
- Limit the number of attendees to allow people from different households to remain at least six feet apart;
- Plan ahead and ask guests to avoid contact with people outside of their households for 14 days before the gathering.
- Guests should avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs with others outside their household;
- The best option is to host outdoors rather than indoors as much as possible;
- Wear masks. Even outdoors requires guests to wear masks when not eating or drinking;
- If you do host indoors, increase your ventilation by opening windows and doors or placing central air and heating on continuous circulation;
- If you are hosting provide attendees with supplies to help everyone stay healthy. These include extra masks, perhaps, and hand sanitizer and tissues, and stocking bathrooms with enough hand soap and single use towels;
- Remind attendees to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol;
- Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items, such as serving utensils. Use single-use options or identify one person to share shareable items, like salad dressing or food containers, plates, utensils and condiments;
- Encourage guests to avoid singing or shouting – especially indoors;
And keep the music down.
The governor urges people to not “go outside [your] bubble” not only for Thanksgiving but for the foreseeable future.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy urges people to “stay with their immediate family and don't go outside [their] bubble” this Thanksgiving.
“That's behavior we need right now, not just for next Thursday…but for the next couple of months.” https://t.co/4YHaNdBsMz pic.twitter.com/khRR9Y6dun
— New Day (@NewDay) November 19, 2020
Murphy and his wife Tammy have lectured and hectored Garden State residents about wearing masks, keeping socially distant, and avoiding large gatherings.
Have a safe and healthy weekend, New Jersey!
😷Wear a mask
🧼Wash your hands
🚫Avoid large gatherings
🧪Get tested: https://t.co/QDcXdNrs9w
📱Download #COVIDAlertNJ: https://t.co/gdq2aKFf98
— Tammy Murphy (@FirstLadyNJ) November 20, 2020
There’s no extra charge for mockery.
The mask goes over your nose.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) November 20, 2020
So when a woman saw Governor Phil Murphy and all six of his family members sitting at a restaurant over the weekend, a New Jersey woman gave him a profanity-filled dressing down. It’s unclear where this was taken. Murphy’s wife took her own video, so if she posts it we may get a better idea.
Gov. Murphy getting his ass handed to him. Foul language. I think this just happened. Spread far @SaveJersey @Oldglorycries @GeorgWebb @OglesbyAPP @appopinion @JamesOKeefeIII @JackPosobiec @Cernovich @mtracey pic.twitter.com/0VxGrpp29y
— Bill Taylor (@btaylor_71) November 23, 2020
One woman said to Murphy, “Hey, how ya doin’?” Another chimed in, “Oh, my God, Murphy, you’re such a d**k.” And it was on.
They asked him where his mask was and by the end of the short video, Murphy had put one on. Eventually, Murphy’s kids got into it with the women, accusing them of being drunk and asking them to put on their masks. It’s a mess.
The video shows Murphy was busting out of his own “bubble,” but he was with his family and there’s no requirement to wear a mask if you are eating. So he wasn’t doing a full-Newsom by breaking all of his own rules at The French Laundry.
The rude behavior wasn’t as bad as BLM stealing food, drink, and terrorizing people eating at their tables in Washington, D.C., but the New Jersey confrontation was still bad manners.
Maybe they can all go to church and pray about it. If they aren’t at more than 25% capacity in the pews, I mean.
Victoria Taft is the host of “The Adult in the Room Podcast With Victoria Taft” where you can hear her series on “Antifa Versus Mike Strickland.” Find it here. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Parler, MeWe, Minds @VictoriaTaft