Thanks to everyone, by the way, for the advice and commiseration on my comments about back pain yesterday. This morning things are greatly improved and I’m sure I’ll be back to normal in time to hit the trail looking for mountain grouse on Saturday. Thanks again!
Now then: Queen Nancy: Rules for thee, but not for me! Seriously, how egregious can it get? Excerpt:
Nancy Pelosi got a blowout at a San Francisco salon closed under COVID rules since March and was filmed inside the store without a mask, footage released Tuesday shows.
In the clip taken at eSalon in the city Monday afternoon and obtained by Fox News the Democrat is seen with wet hair and her mask around her neck rather than on her face, as she is followed closely behind by a stylist, who is in a face covering.
Salons in San Francisco have been closed since March and were only told they could reopen Tuesday; they can still only offer outside styling. In June Pelosi said a federal mandate on mask wearing was ‘long overdue’.
Pelosi’s spokesperson told Fox News: ‘This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment.’
Conservatives pounced, casting Pelosi as a hypocrite. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted: ‘Do as I say, not as I do.’
‘Speaker Pelosi has pushed policies that would keep our economy closed and our small businesses shut down. But for herself?’ Senate Republicans tweeted. ‘A salon visit whenever she pleases.’
Queen Nancy has shown, repeatedly, that when it comes to optics she’s pretty brain-dead. Her recent posing in front of her massive luxury ice-cream freezer in the midst of small businesses crashing and burning due to Kung Flu shutdowns, for example. This episode is just one of the most recent. And, to be fair, she’s not the only pol engaging in this kind of crap; remember when Bill Clinton shut down an entire airport for a couple of hours so he could get a haircut?
Too many pols think that with great power comes great privilege. Queen Nancy is one of the worst, true, but she’s certainly not the only one. “But Animal,” you may ask, “what’s the solution to this kind of egregious hypocrisy?”
Well, term limits might be one solution; it would take a Constitutional amendment, but it would reduce the empire-building that allows Congress-critters to amass such influence that they think they can disregard the rules they want to apply to the rest of us.
The other, of course, is to somehow go back and restrict Congress and the rest of the Imperial government to the limits supposedly imposed on them by the Constitution, which prohibits them from imposing many of the rules, regulations and restrictions that we currently suffer under.
But, honestly, we’re way past the point where either of those is going to happen. We still have the ballot box, but again, honestly, look at San Francisco; Queen Nancy can hold that seat as long as she wants it.
Hey, though, there’s another answer, and you’re reading an example of it. While the legacy media seems to ignore these kinds of things, the plethora of alternative media and the blogosphere sure doesn’t. The information is out there for those willing to look for it.