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9/1/2020

Another ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment From Nancy Pelosi (UPDATE ADDED)

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:16 pm



[guest post by Dana]

UPDATE: This is such a spectacular update, I’m adding it to the top of the post. Nancy Pelosi has weighed in on the kerfuffle surrounding her decision to visit a salon and have her hair done in defiance of COVID protocols. Instead of cleanly taking responsibility for her decision, she…blamed the salon and demanded an apology:

“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to…many times…It was a set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”
“I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up”

She says she’s been “inundated” with people in the hair service industry telling her, “Thank you for calling attention to this, we need to get back to work. … Many of them annoyed at the setup, that was there, for a purpose that has nothing to do with ending the crisis.”

As for the short clip showing her mask around her neck: “I just had my hair washed. I don’t wear a mask when I’m washing my hair. Do you wear a mask when you’re washing your hair? I always wear a mask … And that picture is when I just came out of the bowl.”

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Look, I realize that there are far more important stories happening around the world today, but I’m going to take the time to post this because Nancy Pelosi is playing dumb here, and in spite of her stylish blow-out, it’s very unbecoming of her to plead ignorance about COVID protocols. After all, she is a lawmaker who represents California’s 12th District, thus, she above all people should know the current Covid restrictions in her own district:

A trip to a San Francisco salon has turned into a controversy for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whose office tells KTVU she didn’t think she did anything wrong by getting her hair done indoors on Monday .

Security footage, reported on FOX News, showed Pelosi with wet hair and without a mask inside of eSalon in apparent defiance of COVID-19 rules.

In San Francisco, face coverings are mandatory in most public settings. Salons may only cut hair outdoors under new rules that took effect today.

On Tuesday afternoon, eSalon appeared to be closed. KTVU has not yet reached the salon owner.

But according to FOX News, owner Erica Kious said that Pelosi had an appointment with a stylist who rents space in the Union Street salon.

“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious reportedly said about Pelosi.

When you consider how frequently Pelosi has hectored the American people to follow COVID protocols, it’s stunning that her office opted to bullshit their way through this kerfuffle by pleading ignorance (on behalf of the boss):

“The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements. 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,” said Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff for Pelosi.

So now we have two Democratic women in power who have opted to break COVID protocol for vanity’s sake, in spite of pushing Americans to follow these very same measures. Remember Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot’s attempts to defend herself:

The stylist was wearing a mask and gloves, the mayor said in defense of her haircut during a press conference earlier this week. “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.”

So, I would remind Pelosi that knowledge is power, but why? After all, rules are for the little people.

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–Dana

99 Responses to “Another ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment From Nancy Pelosi (UPDATE ADDED)”

  1. Hrmph!

    Dana (292df6)

  2. All of this while she lectures Americans about following Covid protocols!

    Dana (6c3e49)

  3. Snorfle! Like keeping women, and more than a few men too, from having their hair done is going to be any more enforceable than Prohibition.

    nk (1d9030)

  4. Rules for thee and not for me. Boy this sounds familiar.

    Leftists in power never follow the rules they make. Murphy in NJ did this the other day. So did the mayor of Philly.

    NJRob (da8d2b)

  5. Can I advance the idea that we need to basically throw out all of the people. I used to hear that career politicians were better. From where I sit, it’s all a crap shoot. And I do mean crap.

    Ugh.

    This always makes me feel better:

    https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/nancy-pelosi/n12084

    Simon Jester (570aff)

  6. My barber, who is turning 78 this November, says he will likely retire because of COVID. He doesn’t necessarily want to, but he is having prostate issues and between that and the loss of income because of the lockdown he figures he’s time to hang up his clippers. The good news is that for his old-time customers (I’ve been visiting him for probably 18 years) he will make house-calls, so I get to be one of those guys whose barber — excuse me, hair stylist — comes to him.

    That’s a long-winded way of saying why the hell can’t Nancy Pelosi just have the stylist come to her mansion and do her work.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  7. I suppose that San Fracisco, a place that likely has a higher proportion of “persons with a cervix” going around with shaved heads than a Buddhist nunnery, is one place where city hall could get away with these kind of restrictions. Or think they could, anyway.

    nk (1d9030)

  8. This adds to mayors lightfoot wilhelm gov pritzker, grisham, its no longer hypocrisy its nearly divine right.

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  9. That’s some rarified air you’ll be breathing there, JVW. It does make me wonder why she didn’t have someone over to themansion and do her hair. Maybe none of the maids are working during the pandemic and she’s embarrassed by the dust and clutter??

    Dana (292df6)

  10. I have added to the post Mayor Lightfoot’s defense of getting her hair done during quarantine.

    Dana (292df6)

  11. Ugly.

    In oh-so-many ways.

    “Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity.” – Al Czervik [Rodney Dngerfield] ‘Caddyshack’ 1980

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  12. My mother (70mumble), who is very risk adverse and has been very careful in all other things is still going to her stylist every 6 weeks like clockwork. She makes sure to get the first appointment of the day and goes masked, but she’s still going. Vanity. She can’t stand the idea of her roots growing out or that she’d have a different hairstyle than the one she’s had for the last 40+ years.

    Nic (896fdf)

  13. I am so lucky that I never understood hairstyles for men and just mow my hair with a trimmer. My wife lets me snip her hair too, which is even easier than my hair. I wonder how much money that’s saved me over the last 20 years.

    It pays to lack self-awareness, y’all.

    Dustin (5418f4)

  14. She should have to isolate for 14 days. Or is it 14 years, I forget.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  15. Off topic: I bought 200 shares of ZM earlier this year at 120, and sold it for a gain at 140. Closed today at 457, up 132 points.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  16. Also off-topic: Trump denies that he suffered mini-strokes in 2019. Should the president’s medical records be public? Should those running for the office have to produce medical records? We talk about tax returns, equally privileged, being produced but the medical condition is probably more important than how well they’ve hidden being a crook.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  17. If women across America have willingly sacrificed their vanity to follow Covid protocols, then so too can women in office. In fact, as much as Trump could lead by example wearing a mask, elected officials like Lightfoot and Pelosi m could lead by example by not breaking protocol and doing their own hair. If my vanity can take the hit and survive a long, out-of-control mane that is beginning to resemble something akin to Georgia O’Keefe’s braid snaking down her back, then so too can Pelosi, Lightfoot and any other vain goddess.

    Dana (292df6)

  18. This is about power and social control, exhibit a is dr. Ferguson, the michael mann of this exercise in exsanguination

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  19. Three things thou shalt not begrudge a woman,
    Five thou shalt turn a blind eye to:
    Her kitchen, chocolate, and hair-dresser;
    Shoes, purses, earrings, herbal teas, and salads.
    — Proverbs, 32:1

    nk (1d9030)

  20. I suppose by doing this, Nancy could be trying to take one for the team, by shifting the dementia conserns away from Joe Biden and onto herself….

    John (b817f5)

  21. No they dont see nothing wrong, its not in their mindset

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1301016918678147072

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  22. Typical hack doings by a tramp pos

    mg (8cbc69)

  23. Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi is a Latin phrase, literally “What is permissible for Jupiter is not permissible for a bull”. The phrase is often translated as “Gods may do what cattle may not”.

    They are the gods, the rest of us are cattle.

    That is all ye need to know.

    Bored Lawyer (7b72ec)

  24. For the record, “Let them eat cake” is a slur on Marie-Antoinette. “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” was the original line in French — and it came from an anti-royalist story embedded in the Confessions of Rousseau, written when Marie-Antoinette was *9*. It was never attributed to her in any contemporaneous account, and only showed up in historical accounts for the first time in 1843. However, the records we have of her own writing show the opposite character, notably in a letter to her birth family in 1775:

    It is quite certain that in seeing the people who treat us so well despite their own misfortune, we are more obliged than ever to work hard for their happiness. The King seems to understand this truth.

    Let them eat cake!

    The point of all this? That Marie-Antoinette doesn’t deserve to be compared in any way to Nancy Pelosi.

    Eliot (379be7)

  25. The point of all this? That Marie-Antoinette doesn’t deserve to be compared in any way to Nancy Pelosi.

    True. Nancy Pelosi earned everything she has with innate ability, education, and a lifetime’s hard work, that raised to her to second in line for the Presidency and the most powerful woman in America.

    nk (1d9030)

  26. At least Speakess Pelosi’s hair looks better than Mayess Lightfoot’s..

    The Dana in Kentucky (28fb4c)

  27. “Gods may do what cattle may not”

    “Oh, everybody knows he’s a wonderful teacher,” she said, stepping inside. “It’s just that some people think he’s also a sex killer, you know?” Max Allan Collins, The Wrong Quarry

    nk (1d9030)

  28. “Gods may do what cattle may not”

    Oh ho, someone’s studied their classics (although I recall it specifically called out Zeus for his philandering).

    As far as ‘let them eat cake’, I heard it was misattributed in context. Flour for bread had become very scarce, but flour used for baking cakes was still in supply — hence Marie suggesting they try to head off starvation that way. At worst it was mildly foolish.

    But then, the victors — and survivors — write the history books.

    Capsaicin Addict (041266)

  29. definitely wasn’t her first hair job during the china flu
    these people need to go away

    mg (8cbc69)

  30. if this country wasn’t so full of schiff heads this would be the haircut that flips the house

    mg (8cbc69)

  31. Oh ho, someone’s studied their classics

    Someone has to.

    Bored Lawyer (7b72ec)

  32. I’ve updated the post:

    UPDATE: This is such a spectacular update, I’m adding it to the top of the post. Nancy Pelosi has weighed in on the kerfuffle surrounding her decision to visit a salon and have her hair done in defiance of COVID protocols. Instead of cleanly taking responsibility for her decision, she…blamed the salon and demanded an apology:

    “I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to…many times…It was a set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup.” “I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up”

    She says she’s been “inundated” with people in the hair service industry telling her, “Thank you for calling attention to this, we need to get back to work. … Many of them annoyed at the setup, that was there, for a purpose that has nothing to do with ending the crisis.”

    As for the short clip showing her mask around her neck: “I just had my hair washed. I don’t wear a mask when I’m washing my hair. Do you wear a mask when you’re washing your hair? I always wear a mask … And that picture is when I just came out of the bowl.”

    Dana (292df6)

  33. lmao

    Time123 (c9382b)

  34. Such a powder-puff move. Own it like a woman, Pelosi!

    Dana (292df6)

  35. will the fbi investigation bring out the helicopters?

    mg (8cbc69)

  36. What do you think Nancy Pe-lousy knows about CoViD that we commoners don’t, hmmmm?

    Gryph (f63000)

  37. told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business.

    The laws are ukases by the Czar Governor, and they constantly change, so why shouldn’t Nancy Pelosi believe the store?

    Now, now, she could be entirely lying, but what she said is not implausible.

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  38. 21.

    Three things thou shalt not begrudge a woman,
    Five thou shalt turn a blind eye to:
    Her kitchen, chocolate, and hair-dresser;
    Shoes, purses, earrings, herbal teas, and salads.
    — Proverbs, 32:1

    nk (1d9030) — 9/1/2020 @ 8:23 pm

    There is no Proverbs, Chapter 32.

    And hair-dresser; sis an anachronism.

    As is tea, herbal or otherwise, chocolate and kitchen. And probably salad. And purses were nothing special to women.

    Shoes and earrings are not anachronisms.

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  39. Mark Twain wrote anachronisms like that.

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  40. https://libertarianhub.com/2020/08/25/yales-harvey-risch-vs-anthony-fauci-on-hydroxychloroquine

    Levin’s recent interview with Harvey Risch is to my mind the most valuable and important thing he’s ever done.

    Harvey Risch is a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. He is associate editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, editor of the International Journal of Cancer, and a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

    Risch has been outspoken in defense of hydroxychloroquine, administered correctly, as a treatment for COVID-19. [Correctly means limited doses, early, with zinc and an antibiotic, not as an attempt to treat advanced disease -SF]

    ….Risch goes on to recall that Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has resolutely denied any benefit from hydroxychloroquine, was similarly obstructionist (the similarity is almost eerie) in 1987, in the face of the AIDS epidemic.

    At that time, there was a drug (Bactrim) that worked better than AZT and was very inexpensive, and which had an excellent record of treating the particular kind of pneumonia that was then the leading killer of people with AIDS. But the testimonies of countless frontline AIDS physicians meant nothing to Fauci, who opposed the scientific consensus and discouraged its use. As many as 17,000 people died unnecessarily. You need to hear Dr. Risch — who is a mild-mannered academic — tell the story.

    Incidentally, if the organized LGBT movement weren’t in the tank for the Democrats, they’d be screaming with outrage right now, alerting Americans that Fauci is today doing to COVID patients what he had done to AIDS patients in 1987. But they’d rather stick it to Trump than stand up for themselves and for suffering Americans.

    (Interestingly, even Huffpost criticized Fauci for this back in 2014: “Dr. Anthony Fauci is rewriting history. He is doing so to disguise his shameful role in delaying promotion of an AIDS treatment that would have prevented tens of thousands of deaths in the first years of the epidemic.” Of course, this was back when Fauci hadn’t yet become sainted and untouchable; Huffpost would never have the courage to publish such a thing today.)

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  41. https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/dr-faucis-hydroxychloroquine-denial

    By the way, is the WHO still claiming that humans lack any immunity against SARS-CoV-2?

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  42. They’re eople also expressing skepticism about convalescent fluid – in fact about anything that could potentially treat this disease.

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  43. @34 Reminds me of that DC mayor caught with cocaine by saying “I was set up!”.

    Nancy… that’s not going to cut it.

    whembly (537f99)

  44. the thing about the golden rule is that we all know it’s right, it’s so intuitive, yet almost no one will really apply it when it comes down to it

    We all pretend to live by the golden rule, but when we really don’t want to, and we know we really have a choice, that we’re free, most break it and enjoy breaking it very much.

    Dustin (5418f4)

  45. Nancy pelosi on what happened. To quote former d.c. mayor marion barry “The bitch set meup!”

    asset (e946ce)

  46. Russian intelligence making Putin smile

    mg (8cbc69)

  47. “And that picture is when I just came out of the bowl.”

    Why floaters spin…

    “Flushed With Pride; The Story Of Thomas Crapper” – by Wallace Reyburn

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  48. What is the difference between specially opening the business for her and coming to her home??

    Because it seems like they weren’t having inside one customer at a time – Nancy Pelosi was the only one and she was videotaped. Or is that wrong?

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  49. 50. Rules are for little people. Stay safe, peon!

    Gryph (f63000)

  50. Nancy Pelosi claims she was tricked into thinking this was legal, I think.

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  51. 52. Sammy, if that’s what she legitimately thought, she’s too stupid to be re-elected IMO.

    Gryph (f63000)

  52. The leader of the legislative branch does not know the laws of her own district.

    mg (8cbc69)

  53. The rules are in fact for little people, but Nancy Pelosi being 80 years old and in no way unwordly, it’s more of a case of “teach your grandmother to suck eggs”, I think.

    nk (1d9030)

  54. One of the lefty reporters in Cali said that it was probably illegal to release the tape of queen Pelosi as Cali is a 2-party state for taping calls explaining once again that:

    1) this reporter doesn’t understand what a surveillance camera is, and

    2) that leftist reporters would rather cover up crimes for their side and go after those who would expose such crimes.

    NJRob (15acd4)

  55. Nancy Pelosi. Turning tricks?

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  56. I wonder if Guilfoyle called in this favor. I thought her main value was as a block against a Newsom Torricelli move, but anything besides being a loud but not really spicy Rican is bonus.

    urbanleftbehind (eebf7d)

  57. Guilfoyle is what happens when Daddy brings home hot stepmoms little older than the sons. Oedipus times three. Come to think of it, the original Jocasta probably wasn’t all that much older from Oedipus than Guilfoyle is from Junior. People married young in those days.

    nk (1d9030)

  58. wonder how long until nancy has her antifa crew burn her business to the ground, nancy has already orchestrated death threats to the once salon owner

    mg (8cbc69)

  59. I’ve tried to keep it loose, I’ve tried to keep it light, but too many turkeys are dragging me down.

    This was a business regulation for salons that, according to the post, “went into effect today”. As long as Pelosi followed the directions of the hair-dresser (i.e. she was not a “Karen”), she did nothing wrong. Not anymore than I did anything wrong if the Jewel’s deli cooler that I got some cold cuts from was not at code temperature.

    nk (1d9030)

  60. burning down the house – pelosi anthem

    mg (8cbc69)

  61. Not exactly

    https://youtu.be/k_Lfd2umWoM

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  62. small business has no chance with the democrats

    mg (8cbc69)

  63. why’s the leader of the house so cavalier about not wearing a mask during the china flu? at 80?

    mg (8cbc69)

  64. How did red queen put it when her healtg caee plan was being promoted ‘imnot going to concern my self about every undercapitalized business’

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  65. why’s the leader of the house so cavalier about not wearing a mask during the china flu? at 80?

    mg (8cbc69) — 9/2/2020 @ 9:06 pm

    The mask isn’t for yourself. It’s for others. Nancy apparently was being selfish. So no mask makes sense. It’s such a stupid little thing, but she should have owned up to making the mistake. Demanding an apology because the people get to see what she is doing is obviously not how she’s been talking about government lately.

    Dustin (5418f4)

  66. Ever have your hair washed at the barber’s? With a mask or without a mask? It’s just like the waterboarding at Gitmo. And I know what “just like” means. They tilt your head backwards over the bowl. Your neck is resting on the edge. When water splashes on your bare face it trickles down to the towel around your neck and chest. If it’s your bare face. If you’re wearing a mask, it stays in the mask and you inhale it.

    nk (1d9030)

  67. Anyway, all this is besides the point as far as I’m concerned. I admire Nancy Pelosi. The world would be a better place if more women were like her, and fewer men persons without a cervix were like Trump. She’s worth ten Trumps.

    nk (1d9030)

  68. She can take the heat. She did not live up to sacrifices she and her party have imposed on her voters. She should just say ‘you know, that was a mistake, and I apologize.’

    Dustin (5418f4)

  69. Ok, I’ll talk to Sammy instead:

    There is no Proverbs, Chapter 32.

    There is now, I’m starting it. Even the officials ones were not compiled all at once, it was in three batches at different times. I believe.

    And hair-dresser; sis an anachronism.

    Absolutely not. You think the Queen of Sheba braided her own hair? It was probably the earliest chore of ladies’ maids. Besides, my proverbs are in the here and now just as the other ones were then.

    As is tea, herbal or otherwise, chocolate and kitchen. And probably salad. And purses were nothing special to women.

    Only chocolate is a New World food. If they had silk they had Chinese tea, and mint, and chamomile, and other herbs that people who boiled their water, because of typhoid, added to make it flavorful. And they cooked in kitchens, and the bulk of their diet was vegetarian. Come on!

    I’ll take your word for the purses, and say again my proverb is not for then it’s for now.

    Shoes and earrings are not anachronisms.

    Thank you.

    nk (1d9030)

  70. Who cares they are doing honest work, its not symbolic analyat shuffling digital paper or whatever strange brew is cookec up at berkeleym

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  71. Nanzi is telling the media that she was set up, signalling to them to dig into the owner’s history and finances. Remember what they did to Joe the Plumber, well here we go.

    She also set off the loony left that is now giving death threats to the owner, forcing a shut down of the business and to go into hiding.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  72. I’ll bet that salon owner gets fewer death threats from the loony left than any person who gets on the wrong side of Trump’s Twitter gets from the loony Trump fans.

    nk (1d9030)

  73. No links for bullies:

    Pelosi’s stylist, Jonathan DeNardo, backed up the speaker’s claim that she was set up by the salon’s owners. In a letter Wednesday night, DeNardo’s legal team said Erica Kious, who owns the salon Pelosi visited, had expressed anger toward Pelosi, accusing her of forcing her to curtail her business due to the pandemic (the letter acknowledges that Pelosi had no hand in San Francisco’s coronavirus shutdown measures).

    DeNardo’s lawyer claimed Kious had already been running her salon prior to Pelosi’s visit. DeNardo also claimed he called Kious and said he would not have gone through with the appointment without Kious’ approval.

    “The fact that Ms. Kious is now objecting to Speaker Pelosi’s presence at eSalon, and from a simple surface-level review of Ms. Kious’ political leanings, it appears Ms. Kious is furthering a set-up of Speaker Pelosi for her own vain aspirations,” the letter said.

    Kious did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. She did not answer a phone number listed under her name and website, and her voicemail was full.

    nk (1d9030)

  74. You might also wanted to consider that it was a Fox News exclusive.

    Security footage, reported on FOX News, showed Pelosi with wet hair and without a mask inside of eSalon in apparent defiance of COVID-19 rules.

    Just saying.

    nk (1d9030)

  75. Nancy pelosi was just demonstrating her white privilege to trump supporters who say white privilege doesn’t exist.

    asset (eac64d)

  76. Hows heel up harris and her cervix doing, nk?
    huh/2020 – your kind of milf eh, nk.

    mg (8cbc69)

  77. See a doctor, mg.

    nk (1d9030)

  78. 77. I’m white and I don’t get that kind of privilege. I think it’s elected-official privilege.

    Gryph (f63000)

  79. https://www.yahoo.com/news/hair-salon-fall-nancy-pelosi-000259729.html

    “I just thought about, you know, my staff and people not being able to work and make money and provide for their families. And if she’s in there comfortably, without a mask and feeling safe, then why are we shut down?” Kious told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday evening.

    Less than two hours later, Jonathan DeNardo, the stylist who blew out Pelosi’s hair, released a statement through an attorney contradicting Kious.

    The statement says the law firm is in possession of photographs and videotape that show that Kious has been operating her salon in violation of state and local restrictions since April. The statement also says that Kious authorized Pelosi coming to the salon for her blow out, and that she was critical of the House speaker because she erroneously believed Pelosi was behind the restrictions that shut down her salon. (The rules were put in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.)

    “Ms. Kious has also been actively encouraging and almost forcing stylists who operate at eSalon to violate such orders for her own financial benefit in the form of receiving lease payments,” the statement says. “The fact that Ms. Kious is now objecting to Speaker Pelosi’s presence at eSalon, and from a simple surface-level review of Ms. Kious’ political leanings, it appears Ms. Kious is furthering a set-up of Speaker Pelosi for her own vain aspirations.”

    Time123 (306531)

  80. 53. Gryph (f63000) — 9/2/2020 @ 4:12 pm

    Sammy, if that’s what she legitimately thought, she’s too stupid to be re-elected IMO.

    I would have thought she was too stupid,or deliberately oblivious to a few things anyway, but this wouldn’t make her that. The rules can change from day to day, and the fine points might not be well known. Why should she suspect a set-up?

    Sammy Finkelman (b66da2)

  81. The whole “set-up” defense sounds phony. But even if true, so what? Pelosi flouted the very laws she seeks to impose on everyone else is still the case. That someone went along with her to expose her hypocrisy hardly exonerates her.

    When the FBI bribed a Senator and several Congressmen in ABSCAM*, that was a setup. They still were guilty and went to jail.

    ____________
    * Wow, I am really dating myself here.

    Bored Lawyer (7b72ec)

  82. The full DeNardo (Pelosi’s stylist) statement is here:

    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000174-51b3-de4a-ad7d-ffbf647a0000

    The observations:

    1. I have no doubt that Ms. Pelosi was “set up”, in that a political enemy took advantage of the opportunity to tape her;

    2. Pelosi or one of her aides made this appointment voluntarily.

    3. DeNardo may or may not have disclosed that the appointment was not legal under current San Francisco rules. The statement does not say.

    This has the stink of everyone keeping their plausible deniability about this. The deep state needs to keep its leaders well groomed after all.

    Guess that means I should ignore the next 50,000 coronavirus deaths?

    Appalled (1a17de)

  83. Guess that means I should ignore the next 50,000 coronavirus deaths?

    No, no, no, never, Mr. or Ms. Appalled! Just wash your hair with a mask on.

    Both of my girls have been going to the hairdresser since early June, when she re-opened under new rules. My daughter to the nail salon, too.

    There used to be mala prohibita and mala in se. This is a new category, all its own, mala resenti.

    nk (1d9030)

  84. They institute rules like dr. Ferguson they dont abide by, comprende, every single redacted times, mayor bottoms bane gov grisham diana from v et al.

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  85. Isnt about norma desmonds little stunt its the edict that her kind has imposed on the bay area.

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  86. Your murderous, traitorous, orange has been and still is the biggest scofflaw of coronavirus precautions and responsible for nearing 200,000 deaths from it, and until we see that Nancy Pelosi contracted Covid at the hairdresser’s and passed it on to an innocent third person this is nothing more than “Squirrel!”

    nk (1d9030)

  87. What the flip did Michelle Lujan Grisham do…this seems to be a recent add, though there’s probably multiple violations given the “carpet not matching drapes” dye job necessary. Cuban/Latina Ann Coulter would be proud, I guess

    urbanleftbehind (34c0dc)

  88. The lockdown was stupid and counterproductive, it gave governors and mayors unwarranted power and like acton warrned they abused it. Any attempt to sve back was denounced any effective and inexpensive treatment was acorned,

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  89. South Dakota now leading the nation in per-capita Covid cases, up 62% in the last week.

    Dave (1bb933)

  90. Its a little thing, but you want to be ruled, you crave it

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/did-the-governor-break-her-own-rules/amp/

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  91. This might be a tricky testimonial, given Flint water pipes and Dr. Nassar.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/03/rick-snyder-why-im-voting-joe-biden-even-republican-column/5696508002/

    urbanleftbehind (34c0dc)

  92. #86

    I get to have my hair cut here in Atlanta. I wear a mask. My stylist wears a mask.

    I wrote my last line badly — I meant much the same thing you wrote in your #89. I don’t think Nancy’s visit is going to have much impact on the number of virus deaths. This is all about getting people to forget that the guy running the country is probably responsible for a lot of deaths…

    Appalled (1a17de)

  93. 92. We’re still among the lowest in case-fatality rate, and neither the Sturgis rally nor the 4th of July celebration at Mt. Rushmore turned out to be anything remotely near “super-spreader” events.

    Hawaii is also having issues with CoViD, but that may very well be because of its physical isolation. South Dakota is isolated from much of the rest of the country in the sense that it is a rural state that depends heavily on agriculture; lots of stretches of unoccupied land between farms. That probably accounts for why we haven’t reached a herd immunity threshold here while so many other more-urban states have.

    Gryph (f63000)

  94. 82. Why, indeed? Remember what Marion Barry said when he got caught smoking crack with a hooker?

    …b***h set me up!

    It’s the go-to defense for the indefensible.

    Gryph (f63000)

  95. South Dakota now leading the nation in per-capita Covid cases, up 62% in the last week.

    Not quite true. South Dakota is 27th in the nation in cases per million population, with about 16,200 cases per million.

    I suppose if you select your time frame carefully, you could find that just about any state has led the union in cases per million at some time. But over the long haul, South Dakota isn’t even close to the top.

    Chuck Bartowski (6fff93)

  96. Per capita, every street sweeper in Kuwait makes $500,000 a year.

    nk (1d9030)


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