Haircuts for me but not for thee

Haircuts for me but not for thee

In my post “Your Friendly Neighborhood Stasi,” I mentioned that New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was getting driven all the way to Prospect Park to take daily walks despite the Wuhan shutdown.  Well, he isn’t the only big city mayor who plays by a different set of rules.  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has decided that her haircuts are essential whereas your haircuts are not.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Mayor Lightfoot defended her violating Illinois’ “stay at home” order saying, “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.”

Plus! Her hair stylist wore a mask and gloves!!!

“I’m practicing what I’m preaching,” Lightfoot proclaimed.

Well, actually, no, you’re not, Lori.

If you were practicing what you’re preaching, you wouldn’t be going to a stylist for haircuts when the rest of your city cannot.

And what rot. “I’m the public face of this city.”  In other words, haircuts for me, but not for thee.

Lightfoot went on to say, “I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut.”

And what?  The rest of the city are a bunch of filthy, unkempt slobs?  Does Lori Lightfoot think she’s the only Chicagoan who takes personal hygiene seriously?

If only she took Illinois’ stay-at-home order as seriously as she takes her hair.

Aren’t we all sacrificing things we take seriously?  And I don’t mean things like professional haircuts or daily workouts at the gym.  I mean things like attending worship services, visiting loved ones, earning a freaking living, and running a business.

My Mom has been in the hospital since Saturday night. We can’t even go visit her for a lousy five minutes for crying out loud! But Lori Lightfoot can’t go a few weeks without a haircut?

Tens of millions of Americans are holed up in our houses like Anne Frank, but Lori Lightfoot gets to visit the salon for a trim.

We’re cooped up in our homes watching our savings and livelihoods crash and burn, and this so-called “public face of the city” can’t even sacrifice her weekly haircuts.

Get bent, Lori.

A guy was arrested in California because he was out on the vast Pacific Ocean all by himself paddle-boarding.

In Colorado, a man was handcuffed and arrested while playing in an empty park with his wife and daughter.

People are being encouraged to call the police on their neighbors if they so much as take their dog for a walk.

But because Mayor Lori Lightfoot “felt like I needed to have a haircut,” she is totally exempt from these draconian orders because she’s the “public face of this city.”

Listen, if it’s safe for Lori Lightfoot to go to a salon so long as everyone is wearing masks and gloves, why the hell can’t we leave our homes, go back to work, go to church, run our businesses or visit our Mom in the hospital so long as we’re wearing masks and gloves?

This whole shut down thing stinks to high heaven. And I’m thinking if they don’t lift it soon, we’re all going to pull a Lori Lightfoot and lift it ourselves.

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14 thoughts on “Haircuts for me but not for thee

  • April 8, 2020 at 10:13 am
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    This shutdown is a scam. While I agree that shutting down and quarantining the areas of high concentrations of the virus outbreak makes sense, shutting down the entire state of New York, or any city or other state is not necessary.

    Once we became aware of the virus we could have acted to corral the hot spots, and protect those at risk without shutting our economy down. The only effect of shutting down the economy has is to depress the nation and improve democrat’s chances at the polls and nothing else. In other words, the shut down does not control the virus outbreak but it does damage Trump.

    In a way, the shutdown is the third act of the democrat/deep state play against Trump in their efforts to oust him from office. Everything that has happened with this Covid19 outbreak serves to reinforce the power of the deep state and those aligned with it. Every ‘executive order’ issued either by Trump of any of the governors is a test to see how much control they can seize without resistance from the masses. It has been said this is a trial run for socialism and this is more true than I would like to admit.

    Mayor Lightfoot along with DeBlasio are just demonstrating the distinctions of class in the new socialist paradigm that they would like to install. They see themselves as being ‘above’ the masses and deserving of their special treatment.

  • April 8, 2020 at 1:11 pm
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    A young lady in Pennsylvania was fined $200 for simply going for a drive in her car…. alone! The list of elitist abuses goes on and on.
    If portions of NYC and about three other major U.S. cities are the big hotspots, then let’s lock THEM down and let the rest of the country get back to work and back to a normal life.

    • April 8, 2020 at 8:58 pm
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      I’m a PA resident and I go out. With my car. And I ain’t the only one!

      And in DE, any out of state drivers are immediately tagged by the state police and forced to return to their own state (unless, of course, your driving on an interstate).

      What a bunch of crap!

  • April 8, 2020 at 1:35 pm
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    So she needs a shorter (TWA) teeny weeny afro?
    She doesn’t have clippers at home?

  • April 8, 2020 at 2:19 pm
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    What determines an emergency and what is the limit on a governor’s emergency powers? How can governor’s grant themselves executive authority to suspend your Constitutional rights? I’m looking forward to seeing many of these questions litigated in the aftermath of this virus.

    Nine republican governors have it right–educate yourselves, use common sense. Here’s what we recommend but do what you have to do. Businesses can take measures, but it is up to each individual to make a personal decision.

  • April 8, 2020 at 4:38 pm
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    Dianny, because of my “daily workouts”, at age 61 I’m in better shape than most twenty-somethings, don’t take any medications, and can still do everything I did when I was a teen. You may consider that to be a “stupid thing” but I certainly don’t.

    • April 8, 2020 at 5:06 pm
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      That was a dig at Mayor “Spends more time at the gym than working” De Blasio. Don’t be so sensitive.

      • April 9, 2020 at 8:49 am
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        Some of us got your drift, Dianny.
        Lighten up, Francis.

  • April 8, 2020 at 4:50 pm
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    I have about a week to 10 days before my hair goes completely rogue – this shutdown had better end quickly!

  • April 8, 2020 at 6:52 pm
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    HOW could the mayor go to a salon when they’re shut down? Why would a hair stylist go to work, or a salon open at all, when no one is allowed out of their house to go for a cut? The people working there are in violation of the order also. Did she call the salon and request they open and bring in a stylist just to cut her hair? If not, then the salon was open and if it were open, why?

    For my 2 cents, this is a collaboration between china and the democratic socialists. Crash the market, stock prices become undervalued, china buys the stock, the markets rally because of it, the people cheer the rally and everyone learns Chinese. china becomes the world superpower, world currency is taken over by the yen and America starts printing 100 trillion bills with obama’s picture on the currency. And islma becomes the world’s religion.

  • April 8, 2020 at 7:58 pm
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    “…if they don’t lift it soon, we’re all going to pull a Lori Lightfoot and lift it ourselves.”

    Been wondering when someone smart would put this bright idea together. How many deaths are acceptable if the lock-downs are lifted? This just might be answered in advance without consideration of projections. Individuals, in mass, may make their own personal decision to ‘lift it ourselves.’

    Not for us, however, firmly locked-down here in California — at least until May

    ..

  • April 8, 2020 at 11:06 pm
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    well that would do it for me. LOCKDOWN LIFTED!

  • April 9, 2020 at 8:38 am
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    What a great time to be a misanthropic solitary man, I got the wife, dogs, workshop, internet and my garden, good enough for me.
    Sorry for you folks, I have been social quarantining for years, that’s the way I like it.
    Haven’t had a “haircut” in years, put it in a ponytail and trim the ragged ends.
    My truck battery goes dead sometimes from not being started for weeks.
    2008 Toy with 35K miles, I know all about not going places.
    I’m so happy the wife and I get along well, she is going a little batty.
    She is venturing out to the drug store for me today, I’m out of some important pills.
    Gotta keep the heart going tick tock.
    Stay safe and wash your hands, people got cooties.

  • April 9, 2020 at 8:56 pm
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    Lightfoot is now driving around with her new hair. Yelling at people as she is chauffeured about. I wonder if she’s wearing her black leather Gestapo coat.

    Maybe she could call the cops clowns again.
    …and the murders on the redline continue

    This is not going to end well.

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