ToDaZeD CaliZuela *facepalm*

…and beyond

[U.S. Attorney General William Barr:]

“These are very, very burdensome impingements on liberty … We adopted them, we have to remember, for the limited purpose of slowing down the spread. That is, bending the curve. We didn’t adopt them as the comprehensive way of dealing with this disease.”

…”Now is the time that we have to start looking ahead and adjusting to more targeted therapies,”

“We have to give businesses more freedom to operate in a way that’s reasonably safe … The question really shouldn’t be some governments saying, ‘Is this essential or not essential?’ The question is, ‘Can this business be operated safely?’”

“When a governor acts, especially when a governor does something that intrudes upon or infringes on a fundamental right or a Constitutional right, they’re bounded by that … And those situations are emerging around the country, to some extent.”

[/Barr quotes]

Today, four days after a medium sized rally in the capitol protesting lockdown:

“In the interest of public safety and the health of all Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective immediately the California Highway Patrol will deny any permit requests for events or activities at all state facilities, to include the State Capitol, until public health officials have determined it is safe to gather again,” the CHP said in a statement.


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  1. DougM ☞crotchety and judgmental☜
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 8:49 am |

    Reckon y’all’ll hafta speak your minds without police permission, then

  2. TheBigHarry
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 9:13 am |

    My “inner subversive” thinks, Permit? We don’t need no sinking permits. That’s just the way the CHiPs fall. Junior Brown warned “I’m a-workin’ for the state, I’m a highway patrol.”

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 3:49 pm |

    First thought:
    You don’t like the Constitution? Then quit trying to change it or ignore it, quit trying to change me or attack me for what I do and believe, and get the hell out of the United States and leave me alone.

  4. Blake
    Posted April 23, 2020 at 9:25 pm |

    Well, getting a permit was merely a courtesy, anyway, what with the 1st Amendment and all.

    If the CHP will not extend the courtesy then I guess no need for protesters to be courteous.

  5. rickn8or
    Posted April 24, 2020 at 12:48 pm |

    And in other overreach slapdown news, it looks like a Federal Judge in the 9th Circus gets it: