Tone Deaf Chicago Mayor Makes A Good Point After Getting Out And About For A Haircut

See, the thing is, our Political Betters always are excused from practicing what they preach

Left-wing Chicago mayor gets testy after being called out for haircut when it’s banned for everybody else: ‘I’m the public face of this city’

Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said late last month that the growing coronavirus outbreak “is deadly serious. And we have to take it seriously, all of us.

“I personally been concerned about what I’ve seen in our parks, people playing basketball,” she added during her news conference. “And what I’ve seen along our lakefront, way too many people gathering like it’s just another day. This is not just another day.”

To that end, city officials warned that social distancing violators could be fined $500 and then could be arrested.

They won’t be arrested, though, nor will illegal aliens in sanctuary jurisdiction Chicago

See, one of Illinois’ social distancing stipulations, like other states operating in this way, is that nonessential businesses are supposed to be shut down. Among them are barber shops and hair salons, WBBM-TV reported.

But Lightfoot got a haircut over the weekend — and defended doing so.

“I am practicing social distancing,” she said Monday, the station noted. “The woman who cut my hair had a mask and gloves on. So … I’m practicing what I’m preaching … we are trying to do everything we can to emphasize the messages around social distancing, washing your hands, staying at home. But as [an] elected official and the public face of the city, I need to make sure that I am out there and visible through this crisis.”

The Chicago Tribune reported that when Lightfoot was asked a follow-up question about the issue — that included a reference to a public service announcement in which she says “getting your roots done is not essential” — the mayor became “visibly annoyed.”

“I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media, and I’m out in the public eye,” Lightfoot added, according to the paper. “I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut. I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut. You want to talk more about that?”

Now, there are quite a few people blasting her for this, and rightfully so. But, look at the bold: she kinda has a point, besides staying at home. People need to be careful, wash their hands (BTW, via the woman walking into Target earlier, I don’t think it helps when you wear a mask and gloves but also wear flip flops, short shorts, and a muscle T, leaving all that skin exposed), and get on with their lives. The show must go on. We need to do things like get our hair cut. Maybe not go to bars and nightclubs and parties, but, what about having restaurants at half capacity, where people can sit a table away from others? Staggered seating. Go to the beach. We can have space. And so forth.

She’s still a hypocrite, though, and has set the terms where anyone arrested for being out will sue the city.

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11 Responses to “Tone Deaf Chicago Mayor Makes A Good Point After Getting Out And About For A Haircut”

  1. John says:

    Target ?
    Teach how about an update on the gender neutral bathroom war?
    Remember when that was a thing?
    Teach what was the date that you finally decided that this fake news virus thing was actually serious ?

  2. Kye says:

    When did Teach or anyone else here say the virus was Fake News? Show us the comment! You’re just making shit up again.

  3. formwiz says:

    Fauci finally admits deaths from Flu Manchu won’t be in the 6 figures.

    Too bad.

    Anybody wanna start a pool?

    • Kye says:

      We’re too late formwiz. The left-o-sphere already has one. Haven’t you noticed the glee with which every new death is reported? I guarantee every person who tests positive for Kung Flu and dies is listed as a Flu victim regardless what he died of. They want as many bodies as possible. I figure the leftists like Nazi Polizei are out harvesting Wuhan bodies like they do dead people’s votes. That means if someone tested positive and was hit by a car it’s automatically Trump’s fault.

      Trump’s in a tight spot. If he lets all this crazy quarantine crap keep going the leftists will claim he is ruining American business single handed. If he puts everybody back to work too soon and people keep dying they’ll be running around screaming he has blood on his hands. Next some dumbass goober affirmative action IQ 70 Democrat will try and have him tried at the Hague for crimes against humanity or something crazy like that.

      Trump 2020 Because any leftist in this crisis we’ed all be dead or unemployed.

  4. Dana says:

    As long as the gang-bangers are shooting their victims from six or more feet away, they are not in violation of social distancing rules.

    Has the Mayor shut down drug dealers as running a non-essential business?

  5. Hoss says:

    Our political leaders never, ever, ever expect to have to live under the same rules as the peasants they oversee. Lightfoot is typical.

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