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Rules for Thee and Not for Me (Celebrity Edition)

By: Ian Gargan

The rules around Covid-19 have become so convoluted. The lifting of mask mandates makes it seem like we are almost out of the woods with this pandemic. But New York City residents would need a giant chart to figure out what the rules are for determining when and where to mask up.

Currently, the mandates are different depending on where you’d like to go. Private restaurants will no longer require proof of vaccination. But if you’re taking public transit, masks are still required. While Broadway actors stand firm on mandatory vaccines and seem proud to exclude the unvaccinated, municipal workers feel it forces them to choose between personal rights and employment.

Kyrie Irving, a guard for the Brooklyn Nets, has been very vocal about the mandates and their illogical enforcement. Kyrie has not been able to play home games due to his vaccination status. For a recent home game, he purchased a front-row ticket where he was able to sit maskless and watch his team play. He also hugged the players on the court and breathed the same air as his vaccinated counterparts. Unvaccinated players from teams outside New York can also play. This situation caused reporters to ask a lot of questions. And after making the city look foolish, Mayor Eric Adams had an epiphany.

On the 24th of March, Mayor Adams decided to “ease workplace mandates” by offering professional athletes and other entertainers an exemption. This was not supported with any data or studies. He did not claim a change in the science like so many have before him. Instead, Adams stated he thought the rule was foolish since his first day in office. He also said, “This is about putting New York City-based performers on a level playing field,” which is crooked politician-speak for “we can’t afford to have anyone else leave our crime-riddled city, overrun with rats the size of bagels and homeless junkies.” At least the junkies have free needles, thanks to Joe Biden!

Now that we have appeased the New York City elite, I’m sure we will be dealing with the obvious double standard towards municipal workers, right? The people that make sure our day-to-day lives don’t miss a beat and have been since the beginning of the pandemic. These jobs must be as important as a basketball player. Wrong! We have not heard anything about the termination of 1,400 municipal workers who lost their job standing up for everyone’s rights. The once essential heroes that took care of us and protected us in a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic were treated as if they were disposable. Harry Nespoli, President of the Uniformed Sanitation Men’s Association, exclaimed, “There can’t be one system for the elite and another for the essential workers of our city. We stand ready to work out the details with the mayor, as we have been throughout this process,”. Nurses, firefighters, police, and sanitation workers all still must provide vaccine statuses to remain employed. But thank God Kyrie can play again, forget about the rampant crime rate and subway filled with homeless. Adams aims his focus on the one thing that matters, keeping the NYC elite happy.


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Letts Brandon
2 months ago

Something I find amusing are the people who ware masks, in areas they are not required, but don’t cover their noses. Also there are the one’s who still ware cloth masks even though they have been proven totally ineffective, which is only slightly less effective than the rest.

George Dahlke
3 months ago

This had nothing to do with Kyrie and everything to do with the Yankee players who are not vaccinated. God help the mayor if any of the Yankees couldn’t play home games. He’d get recalled on the spot!

Becky
3 months ago

This has all been a lying crock since day one.
It’s about subjugating Americans to corrupt politicians.
Period.

Lloyd
3 months ago

Check Out, Convention of the States,& Wall Builders.com

Mike
3 months ago

Up is down, war is peace, and all are equal but some are more equal than others.

Lynn
3 months ago

Police, fire, sanitation, healthcare workers are not elite enough, I guess. They don’t wear custom suits and go to the best parties and hobnob with the ath-elites.

Carol
3 months ago

Animal Farm comes to life in NYC and coming to a city near you!

Valerie
3 months ago
Reply to  Carol

Carol,
You are so spot on!! Although I don’t imagine most have ever read Animal Farm by George Orwell! They probably think it’s a kids book about animals!!

Owen Shrock
3 months ago

None of this should surprise anyone. It’s always been this way…lower your thermostats, conserve energy, and drive fifty five. Now it’s wear a mask, get solar panels and still conserve energy, but now buy electric cars…all while the elite only put on a mask when in front of a camera and jet set around the globe in their private jets.

It’s always been do as I say, not as I do…It just hasn’t been as blatant as it is now. Before, it was don’t drive fifty five, get a ticket and don’t turn down your thermostat, pay higher bills. Now it’s do as we say or else! If you bother to read between the lines, there’s even been talk about locking you up if you don’t go along with their agenda.

Go ahead, wait until the next election, but don’t complain when you lose everything while waiting.

God help the USA

Chris
3 months ago

All I can say for sure about the Covid vaccine is that I am the only unvaccinated person in my department at work. I am also the only one who has NOT gotten Covid!

Sharon Ormsby
3 months ago

Not just New York, what about California? What about our airlines? All those places still enforce mask wearing and so do doctor’s offices and hospitals in all our fifty states. Frankly, I’m sick of it. Once upon a time, it was criminals only who wore masks. In films, it was our Superheros like Spiderman, Ironman, The Flash, etc., that wore masks. Frankly, I like the ones, who don’t. What exactly do you have to hide? A doctor wears a mask to not spread germs, only when he doesn’t want the germs to get into open wounds during surgery, or nurses when changing dressings. We put on masks if coughing badly. If it’s not N-95, they are pointless. Germs are exchanged when you touch something, anyway. COVID goes through all these masks anyway.

Rik
3 months ago

Democrats LOVE wearing Masks. . . . One only has to ask why? . . . Because ALL CROOKS, BANDITS & THIEVES HAVE ALWAYS WORN MASKS WHEN COMMITTING THEIR CRIMES!!!

Stephen Russell
3 months ago

IF they dont care then I dont care about masks
U can If U love masks

Bill T
3 months ago

I’m sure we all remember the leftist democrats like pelosi , newsome, and so many others , (Barack even had a huge birthday bash with hundreds of his elitist friends attend, all flew in on private jets, no masks, nothing. There hypocrites and liars. All the while DR FAUCI is spewing his fear messaging about wearing masks, social distancing, getting boosted with a third synthetic vaccine that’s not even stopping the virus at all? Guess after they had the nerve to steal our country with a corrupt and rigged election, they can and will do whatever they damn want to, screw you deplorable minions.

Hal
3 months ago

I thought the handbook of behavior for Democrats was patterned to fit “Rules for thee, but not for me!.’ Seems to me that summarizes the Biden & Democrat political guide lines!!

MJB
3 months ago
Reply to  Hal

Hal, you definitely got that right. Now we need to clean up the House and the Senate coming up in November. That would be a great start to continue the cleaning in 2024 at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! The American People’s rules, not theirs!

ops
3 months ago
Reply to  MJB

The cesspool is deep>>>>>>

Smike
3 months ago

Let’s see, we don’t trust the science or the Doctors and trust the politicians even less but we seem to put a lot of faith behind who ever says what we want to hear. Everybody’s an expert and every expert can be proven wrong. The vaccinees were never developed to prevent the disease, the vaccinees were produced so the disease doesn’t kill you. As are the boosters. The less exposure the better the protection – if we all wear the mask correctly you can lower the exposure to each other. Or we can do what we’re doing and if we get exposed, we have only ourselves to blame…. we did it our way because we know what’s best.

Hal
3 months ago
Reply to  Smike

The Democrats don’t believe in “doing it our (you & me) way” …. they believe (demand) in doing it the Democrat Party way …. and “to heck with you” if you do not.

Roger
3 months ago
Reply to  Smike

The jab is a treatment not a vaccine

Smitty 550
3 months ago
Reply to  Roger

No it is NOT! These vaccines were meant to prevent Covid, not cure it once you have it. Prevention and treatment are two different things.

Brian
3 months ago
Reply to  Smitty 550

”You’re not going to get COVID if you get these vaccinations” – Joe Biden

MJB
3 months ago
Reply to  Smitty 550

Smitty 550, After all the misrepresentations made regarding Covid and the vaccines and the science, are you so sure that they were developed to prevent Covid?! I wouldn’t be so sure. The WHO, CDC, and the NIH have lost what little credibility they had. Have you heard about the heart issues, the vertigo, the ovarian problems stemming from the vaccine and booster? I’m guessing not. This is something the Demonrats, liberal celebs, and their accomplices in the liberal media won’t put in their news broadcasts or announcements. Why do you think St. Fauci flip-flops constantly? Do you think he’s credible?
That new director at CDC looks like she’s scared to say anything. This is what happens when “healthcare” gets politicized. All of a sudden statistics regarding death rates for Covid are being adjusted and “scientific” data is being altered. What the real tragedy is how many people had to die for all of this? People need to remember that when it comes time to vote in November! But by then Demonrats will come up with something else to try and distract everyone. Don’t fall for their lies and misrepresentations.

Michael Kemna
3 months ago
Reply to  Smike

The jury is still out on the vaccine’s efficacy. Why should anyone be able to say that I should have to put something into my body that I don’t want to?
I know, so I don’t infect others. But I thought that the vaccine’s worked? Meanwhile, Europe, and elsewhere is getting hammered again with COVID and they are highly “vaccinated “. Hmm, something isn’t adding up?

liz
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael Kemna

You are right!! Something isn’t adding up! How many boosters?

Gman
3 months ago
Reply to  Smike

You just need to compare the statistics between Florida and New York…..it is all smoke and mirrors. If you want a shot get one, if you want to wear a mask, wear one, but it should be your choice. If masks work and you wear it your safe, if the shot works and you get Covid your safe. Why then do the idiots that represent us try to mandate anything? They are NOT LEADERS they are REPRESENTATIVES. Big difference.

Brian
3 months ago
Reply to  Smike

Let’s see,… which “science” are you talking about? Everyone seems to have their own and it seems to change with the political climate. As we come closer to mid-term elections, I predict the “science” will indicate it is ok to return peoples individual rights to them so they feel as though they have been “given” something and forget the tyrannical lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine extortion. Once the elections are over, the “science” will again indicate those measures are necessary “for our safety”. The simple FACT that there is so much division on what the science says should be a clear warning sign to us. It is common for those involved in science to disagree on details but rarely does one say black and the other say white. This degree of dissension is unprecedented. Cops are not scientists but they can tell when something isn’t right. They have been one of the biggest groups against these mandates. When someone you know to be untrustworthy insists so adamantly that you must do a thing,…… no thanks. I’ll pass.

ops
3 months ago
Reply to  Smike

A vaccine or gene therapy?

D. Hunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Smike

We trust the Science, but for the Democrats it’s not been about Science. They pick and choose as it fits their narrative to create fear which creates Opportunity for them.
They were called vaccines for a reason to prevent “immunity”. When it was shown that they don’t, the CDC changed the definition into “protection”. The found out that they don’t protect you from getting the virus or spreading the virus, but later it was that they may help with symptoms. Of course, that’s subjective to the person. So how about providing early, accessible and inexpensive therapeutics? But no, just a non immunity vaccine that has very real risks and more so today.
The virus is an airborne virus. A study was conducted to show that 99% of all virion particles being transmitted from infected people were 0.5 microns with only 1% of those particles as droplets (i.e. 5.0 microns). Masks can contain between 9%-20% of 5.0 microns only… That’s an average of 10% of 1% of the droplets particles contained, period. Think about it! Now N95 RESPIRATORS do stop airborne particles, but not all; however they are a respirator and come with OSHA compliance regulations which are being stomped on right now. There is a reason why employers are required to train their employees on these respirators, fit test them and do medical evaluations. And before any PPE is used, the Employer is required to check into and try other environmental measures. But nothing like that is happening or has. Masks have always been POLITICAL, Distancing is Political and Lockdowns have been Political.

I have been accountable and responsible for myself since I turned 18. I don’t blame others for my decisions. What I don’t need is a Politician or Bureaucratic acting like a Medical Doctor and telling me what I have to do. I understand Risk. I understand Benefits. But these last two years, I blame Politicians, CDC, NIH, FDA, MSM, Big Tech, Healthcare Facilities and Big Pharma for the death of thousands in America and the continued deaths from the Lockdowns. Useless senseless masks, non immunity vaccines with real risks, use of Remdisivir in all hospitals, political policies to put Cv patients into Nursing homes, Heathcare facilities for not standing up for their patients, no early, accessible, inexpensive early treatments including HCQ & Ivermectin, suppression and censorship from MSM/Big Tech on early treatments, and lockdowns that caused depression, more addictions, and no preventive care of other illnesses or potential illnesses.

Rick blaine
3 months ago

He doesn’t care about the people once he’s elected! Typical liberals

Buck Fiden
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick blaine

Adams didn’t care about the people before he was elected, as he has always been a De Blasio sycophant.

MJB
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick blaine

Rick, Then we’re the ones that need to remind them by sending a big message to all of them when it’s time for midterms.

james Gibbons
3 months ago

this is disgusting. so only entertainers and ballplayers are allowed to not get vaccinated but ordinary people who lost their jobs still must remain unemployed, this mayor is an ídiot. There is nothing else to say.

Ralph
3 months ago
Reply to  james Gibbons

In November reminber this outrag vote republican. Like your life depends on it because it does. The democrate party has been taken over be communist.

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