Governors Whitmer, Cooper March With Protesters: So, Lockdown Is Fully Over, Right?

Oh, look, it’s one of the most restrictive, abusive, dictatorial governors in the nation regarding Coronavirus

Video: Gretchen Whitmer Violates Own Social Distancing Order During Protest, Chants ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’

On Thursday morning, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told protesters to wear a mask and stay six feet apart. Later in the day, she appeared to violate her own rules.

“I encourage everyone who is protesting, if you are out demonstrating or out congregating at all, please wear a mask and please try to stay six feet away from others,” she said on Mojo In The Morning.

She marched along as the closely packed large group chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “This is what democracy looks like.”

Whitmer, wearing a cloth mask, was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Bishop Charles Ellis and Lt. Gov. Garland Gilchrist.

It wasn’t democracy when re-open folks were protesting peacefully, ya know. And we all know that the “hands up don’t shoot” thing is a bunch of mule fritters, plus, George Floyd was not shot. Oh, and if the gov is taking sides with the protesters it could make it harder to convict the officers involved, what is known as “command influence”. Defense will have a field day with this.

Tiffany Brown claimed the “unity march” didn’t violate Whitmer’s latest order because it states, “Nothing in this order shall be taken to abridge protections guaranteed by the state or federal constitution.”

“That includes the right to peaceful protest,” she said.

Except when people want to reopen the state. Or garden. Or go to their upstate homes. You can’t pick and choose which protests are OK, which gathering are OK. People couldn’t attend funerals, church services, and so much more. It is pure politics.

And then there’s this, which I missed, because it was very quietly published in the news, almost no Raleigh or NC outlets bothered, because then people would be saying “I guess the lockdown is fully over, right?”

(CBS Raleigh) Gov. Roy Cooper came out of the Executive Mansion early Monday evening and greeted a group protesting on Blount Street.

The group was sitting in the roadway and began chanting “march with us.”

Cooper then began to walk south on Blount Street and around the block.

There’s only two other short paragraphs.

The video at the CBS link shows him without a mask and being too close. Granted, under Cooper we haven’t seen beyond stupid restrictions like with Whitmer, and no reports of cops hastling people, but, we are still not fully reopened. Bars and gyms, among others, are closed. Though Cooper is hinting at allowing them to open earlier than intended.

And then there was super-restrictive Bill de Blasio, who was booed at a George Floyd memorial (huh, not a protest), who sent in the cops when people were gathering together, when they weren’t social distancing, when they had parties, when they held prayers, who scolded people for practicing religion together, and was in a large gathering himself and not wearing a mask.

Personally, I am fine with keeping social distancing going and reduced numbers of people in businesses for a bit more, I’d personally rather be safe (hate the mask, fine with no shaking hands). These Democratic Party politicians are proving so much of this lockdown was pure politics.

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12 Responses to “Governors Whitmer, Cooper March With Protesters: So, Lockdown Is Fully Over, Right?”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    if the gov is taking sides with the protesters it could make it harder to convict the officers involved, what is known as “command influence”. Defense will have a field day with this.

    So you think the Michigan governor’s support of protesters’ freedom of speech somehow influences a local police case in Minneapolis, Minnesota?

    • formwiz says:

      Quite likely.

      The hypocrisy of Democrat tyrants violating their own restrictions on the public’s rights (and, dare we say, caught on tape) will definitely make it tougher to make convictions stick.

      And I don’t think Teach mentioned MN. You really need to learn to pay attention.

      PS Teach, don’t call them protesters. They’re trying to be hip, but they really don’t care about MN. This is just show biz.

    • Dana says:

      Guess it depends on the jury, don’t you think? How is Keith bin Ellison, who has politicized the case even further by taking it away from local officials, going to find a truly impartial jury?

      By the ‘woke’ demanding that everyone kneel to #BlackLivesMatter, they are demanding that everyone take sides. I will admit that I would laugh my ass off if it wound up in a mistrial because a juror or three wouldn’t agree to the political sacrifice of due process and these officers to political correctness and ‘wokeness.’

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Just because both Minnesota and Michigan begin with an “M”, they are different states with different governors.

      Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, and Montana all start with “M” too!

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        And the letter of the day is “M”.

        Thank you Middle school Mean girl for that lesson in, well, nothing.

        Again.

        Bwaha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • formwiz says:

        I see Mommy finally bought you a geography book.

  2. formwiz says:

    Some very cool news this AM.

    Looks like the blowback on all the Demo support for the rioters has already started. Mayors are begging businesses not to pack up and leave in the wake of widespread rioting with stand down orders to cops (assuming they don’t stand themselves down) and releases of arrested and jailed rioters by said mayors.

    Well, what the Hell else did you expect?

    And the Trump economy is back.

    Payrolls up by 2.5 million and unemployment dropping to 13.3%. Expectation was 7.5 million jobs lost in May and an unemployment rate of 19.2 percent. 2.5 million jobs were added and the markets are edging perilously close to 27,000.

    Jeffery loses again.

    I love the smell of schaudenfreude in the morning.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      What’s the over/under on how soon Obama again starts claiming credit for this?

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Obsession! by Sibley.

      That stench you smell is because you shit yourself again.

      • formwiz says:

        More like a fox smells his own hole first.

        Too bad the news is so good, but you already acknowledged that by putting on the bear suit.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Of course, the right is on the side of the police, even officers who murder. Especially officers that kill Black Americans.

    • formwiz says:

      Turns out this will be another Freddie Gray, St Skittles, Gentle Giant, so no murder.

      Too bad you don ‘t believe in the Constitution and all that trial stuff. You wouldn’t go around making those stupid assumptions.

      And you know what happens when you assume.

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