NYC Eateries Impose Coronavirus Fee

New York’s City Council – arguably the worst political body in America – has passed legislation which would allow the city’s restaurants to charge a 10% coronavirus fee to every bill.

Under a new bill passed Wednesday by the City Council, New York restaurants will be allowed to add up to a 10% charge onto customers’ tab. The bill passed on a 46-2 vote.

I see the destruction of New York City continues apace.

“The fee won’t be mandatory, and it can be any amount up to 10% of a food and drink bill. Restaurants’ permission to charge the fee will expire 90 days after the state allows full occupancy of eateries,” the New York Daily News reported. “Restaurant bills will have to be explicit about the amount of the charge and its purpose. Food trucks and restaurants that are part of national chains with 15 or more outlets will not be allowed to charge the fee.”

So not only will you pay the usual astronomical fees for a simple meal in the most expensive city on Earth, but you will also have the distinct pleasure of paying ten percent more… plus the obvious tip.

Councilman Joe Borelli of Staten Island, the bill’s sponsor, said the new fee will help restaurateurs who have been forced to close their businesses for months because of COVID-19 to recover. “This bill fundamentally is about saving the restaurant industry,” the New York Post reported.

In the interest of transparency, Joe Borelli self-identifies as a “Republican.” I assume he’s one of those Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsey Graham “Republicans,” since no real conservative would do something this tone deaf immediately after the country’s economy was decimated.

Now I’m not nearly as smart as the geniuses elected to New York’s City Council, but considering Bill de Blasio, et al, locked down the city, shuttered the restaurants, and bankrupted the citizens, maybe they shouldn’t screw them out of what little money the have left.

Maybe New York’s politicians can offer the city’s restaurants a payroll tax holiday? Perhaps they can offer incentives to eat downtown by offering customers free parking? Unless you make the trip worth their while, no one is going to patronize these restaurants knowing they must pay a corona virus fee.

“Where Are The Police?”

Irony is a harsh mistress, and the leftist members of the Minneapolis City Council are learning that lesson – good and hard. You see, the city is seeing a dramatic spike in violence after the council let BLM run roughshod through the streets for months. Now these morons are hearing from their constituents, and – get this – they want police protection.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death while in the custody of the Minneapolis police, the city council – nearly all Democrats, made the brilliant decision to defund the city’s police department and embark on a “police-free future.”

“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” tweeted Council Member Jeremiah Ellison on June 4, pledging to “dramatically rethink” the city’s approach to emergency response.

Well Jeremiah, you wanted to dismantle the department. Mission accomplished, dumbass.

“During a two-hour meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo this week, the Democratic city council, in brazen fashion, demanded to know why city police are not responding to the violence with enhanced law enforcement measures,” Writes Chris Enloe.

You denigrate the officers at every opportunity, openly admit you want them fired, and refuse to back them up. Now I’m no detective, but even a Democrat can understand that if the city council wants their police dismantled, the officers will gleefully follow that order. I know I would.

From Minnesota Public Radio: The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019.

Wow, that must be the cops’ fault. I’m sure it has nothing to do with a rogue leftist mayor and a lawless city council which stood by while Black Liver Matter terrorists burned the city to the ground.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?'” Councilman Jamal Osman said, MPR reported. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

They’re nowhere to be seen because YOU told them to get lost. This isn’t difficult, you jackass.

Anti-police Council President Lisa Bender claims the cops are being “defiant,” adding “This is not new.”

Actually it IS new, because there has never been a time where major metropolitan cities decided to defund and/or dismantle their police departments. This piece of filth Bender started the defund the police tactic, and while the citizens are clamoring for cops, this twat is still berating officers.

It’s like the crush you had in high school. Sure, she’s gorgeous, smart, and funny, but after being rejected enough times, you start to think, “Maybe I should stop wasting my time with this chick.” That’s what the Minneapolis Police Department is doing, and I cannot blame them one bit.

Falling Stars

The CEO of the Dallas Stars hockey team acknowledged they have lost many season ticket holders after the team boycotted a game, knelt for the National Anthem, and expressed support for the Black Lives Matter terror organization. Kneeeling for the Anthem in Texas? Smart move.

According to a report, the president and CEO of the NHL’s Dallas Stars said the team has lost a number of season ticket holders because of the team’s support of Black Lives Matter and protests dealing with race.

Brad Alberts stated, “But we/I stand by our organization’s commitment and support our players 100% to express their views,” as the Dallas News reported.

Just a little inside baseball for those who either don’t follow hockey, or don’t follow the Stars. The team does not have a rabid fanbase. Sure, they get people in the stands, but most of them come after the game has started, and leave before the game is over. It’s similar to sports in NYC – yes, the places are filled, but many fans leave early to beat the rush. Losing season ticket holders will be disastrous for this team, but this jackass CEO thinks doubling down is a wicked smaht plan.

Stars interim coach Rick Bowness added, “We’re all against the social injustice and racial discrimination that’s going on around the world. If our players think that this is the best way that they can support that, then they have our full support and we are proud of the stance that they have taken.”

Hmm, maybe I missed the Stars’ protests of the Chinese government for imprisoning Muslims, or their crackdown on Hong Kong’s protesters. It’s almost like the team’s commitment to “social injustice” around the world is just a bullshit talking point.

I mean, having followed hockey for most of my life, I think I have a good idea of what NHL fans will and will not tolerate. This will end badly for you, Dallas; and the rest of the NHL will follow suit.

Philly Mayor Is A Hypocritical Despot

Philadelphia Mayor Jim “I’ll Have Another Drink” Kenney was pictured dining indoors, without wearing a mask – and likely drunk – in a Maryland restaurant. Philadelphia restaurants are still not allowed to offer indoor dining, thanks to Kenney’s draconian order; a decision which has forced many restaurants to shutter their doors for good.

Philadelphia’s mayor is facing criticism after a photo has emerged of him dining indoors in Maryland while his city’s restaurants are only permitted to serve customers outside.

The image of Jim Kenney – posted on Instagram by restaurateur Marc Vetri – was taken Sunday in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, his office told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Glad you’re enjoying indoor dining with no social distancing or mask wearing in Maryland tonight while restaurants here in Philly close, suffer and fight for every nickel just to survive,” Vetri wrote next to the photo. “I guess all your press briefings and your narrative of unsafe indoor dining don’t apply to you. Thank you for clearing it all up for us tonight.”

Vetri’s establishment is one of many which is struggling to stay afloat during ridiculous orders.

Kenney addressed the uproar Monday, writing in a tweet: “I know some are upset that I dined indoors at a restaurant in Maryland yesterday.

“I felt the risk was low because the county I visited has had fewer than 800 COVID-19 cases, compared to over 33,000 cases in Philadelphia. Regardless, I understand the frustration,” he said.

Yep, being a Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry. To think this binge drinking fascist wants to run for governor. Good luck with that, jerkoff.

The Greatest Story Of The Year

The NBA has decided to postpone – and possibly end – the 2020 playoffs in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake, a career criminal.

The NBA’s ratings are down 45% from last year, so this should be a boom to their business.

Get woke, go broke.

The NBA season is on the brink of ending early after a meeting Wednesday involving players, coaches, and referees that David Aldridge of The Athletic described as ending “ugly.”

They are literally ending their season for a career criminal with an extensive arrest record.

The remaining teams in the Disney World bubble held a meeting after all six NBA teams scheduled to play on Wednesday boycotted games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The boycotts began when the Milwaukee Bucks did not take the floor for Game 5 of their first-round series against the Orlando Magic.

Blake’s record in Wisconsin includes charges of Domestic Abuse (three counts), Sexual Assault, Criminal Trespass, and Disorderly Conduct. He has also has a history of assaulting police, and had an active warrant at the time he was shot.

Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported that both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers voted to boycott the remainder of the season. According to Charania, LeBron James left the meeting early and was followed by the remainder of the Lakers and the Clippers.

Oh no, and I was so looking forward to not watching the NBA for another year! Imagine boycotting your own season to support a thug. If the owners had any balls, they’d fine the players for sitting out.

Cuomo: Time To “Reimagine” Policing

Incompetent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has determined the riots he proudly supported are now causing harm to the Democratic Party and Joe Biden’s election chances. As a result, Cuomo – the man who destroyed the state’s police departments while also murdering nursing home residents – has decided it’s time to “reimagine policing.”

Seven years ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo swore that the sweeping package of gun control bills known as the SAFE Act that he signed into law would lead to a safer state. Instead, homicides and shootings are skyrocketing in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and the state capital of Albany, where there’ve already been 98 victims of shootings this year.

Every time a leftist creates a catchy name for a new program, it almost always results in the opposite effect. The SAFE Act resulted in more homicides.

If city residents are angry at the mayor and the police chief, they should reserve some of their ire for the governor. After all, it was Gov. Cuomo who imposed the restrictive gun control laws and regulations on the community seven years ago, thanks to help from anti-gun Democrats in the state legislature. At the time, Cuomo promised that the laws would protect New Yorkers. Instead, shootings and homicides are more common than they were when the SAFE Act was signed.

Cuomo’s now proclaiming that local governments across the state need to “reinvent policing,” or else risk losing funding.

Notice every policy proposed by Democrats includes a warning. Follow our dictate or you’ll lose funding, lose incentives, etc. Democratic states are literally banana republics.

“Talk to members of the community; they have real issues. Talk to the police department; they have real issues. They will tell you there are policies in place that frustrate their ability to do their job,” said Cuomo.

Most of these “real issues” were put in place by this despicable, failed governor. You think these issues sprung up overnight? It is the culmination of Cuomo’s war on police for nearly a decade now. To think this piece of flotsam would have the balls to distance himself from New York’s decimated police departments is galling; even for Cuomo.

Defund The Police Businesses

Big business is now in business with the Black Lives Matter terror group. A multitude of businesses and conglomerates have funneled money to BLM in support of the group’s Defund the Police movement.

Dozens of corporations from around the world have collectively donated millions of dollars to left-wing organizations that advocate for defunding America’s police departments, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found.

Companies including Microsoft, Intel and Airbnb have donated to Black Lives Matter Global Network and Color of Change, both of which want to defund police departments across the country.

“Policing is a violent institution that must end,” Color of Change President Rashad Robinson said after the Minneapolis City Council voted to “dismantle” its police department.

You better hope not, Rashad, because who’s going to come to your aid when people start fighting back against your sucker punches? Here’s a partial list of companies who want to defund the police. I tried to mention the businesses you would know.

Cisco announced on June 1 that it was splitting a $5 million donation across four social justice groups, including both Color of Change and Black Lives Matter.

RITZ Crackers announced on June 4 that the company and its sister brands — OREO, Trident and Chips Ahoy! — had donated $500,000 to the NAACP and Black Lives Matter.

Degree pledged $100,000 to Black Lives Matter, the deodorant company announced in a June 1 tweet.

Food delivery service DoorDash donated $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, along with donations to other racial justice groups, the company announced.

Thank you, big business, for showing us your true colors. By siding with Black Lives Matter against the nation’s police, you have made it easy for me to adjust my shopping habits. I have used Degree deodorant for decades, and have used Trident gum for even longer. That changes today. The kids love Oreos, but the ShopRite brand cookies are just as good, and much less expensive.

I don’t patronize anything from Cisco, and DoorDash is a garbage company, so no worries there.

Obviously, I don’t expect anyone else to jump on this bandwagon, but I wanted to remind people big business does not share our values. At all.

You Thought Minneapolis Was Awful Now?

One would think the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota would just sit down and shut up after the George Floyd riots flattened their disgusting city. Unfortunately for the city council, they decided to pop out of their hole to remind us why they’re a disgusting, despicable group of humans.

The city of Minneapolis suffered around 1,500 heavily damaged buildings, with 150 set fire to and dozens burned to the ground. The city suffered half of a billion dollars in estimated damages from the riots following the police murder of George Floyd.

Defenders of government’s necessity argue that the protection of life and property is allegedly one of the goods government uniquely provides and for which we pay taxes, yet Minneapolis demonstrably did a terrible job on this task. But whether the government delivers on what it promises, it will always be diligent in insisting we pay for those promises.

Today the Minneapolis Star Tribune takes a long look at one reason why the aftermath of rampant destruction, as yet untended to, continues to haunt the city. As social scientists understand, such riot damage can have dire effects on development and poverty in an area for decades down the line. But one city policy in Minneapolis is ensuring, for now, that even early faltering attempts at clearing the rubble can’t move forward in many cases.

Wait for it…

You see, you can’t rebuild or do anything useful with your land until you’ve cleared off the rubble left on it by the rioting. And you can’t do that without a permit, of course. Minneapolis is a city of order, after all. And you can’t get the permit without paying off your 2020 property tax bill in full. As a result, only around 20 wrecked buildings have been demolished, according to the city.

As horrible as this policy is for the business owners, it is not the most puzzling question here. My question is why would any business owner stay in Minneapolis after the last three months of rioting, looting and murder? Tell the city council to go fuck themselves and move to a free state which believes in law and order.

Let Minneapolis die.

You Thought College Was Bad Now?

In response to the Wuhan Virus, American colleges are cracking down on parties, get-togethers, and literally everything fun about the college experience.

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus.

So why would anyone return to college? Honestly, the Wuhan has been the best remedy for the “necessity” of college. Why would anyone pay $50,000 a year for online classes? The entire thing – with the exception of the sciences – is an absolutely money-grab.

No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid mass gatherings could bring serious consequences, including getting booted from school.

So they’re taking your kids’ money, and if they break the rules, they’ll expel your child… without a refund. I was forced to go to college, and I had a decent time. My grades weren’t the best, but it was fun. That said, with tuition today, I don’t know why anyone would want that much debt for a scroll of paper.

Lance Armstrong Hates The Police

A bicycle store founded by Lance Armstrong has decided to terminate their contract with the Austin, TX Police Department for sales and repairs of police bikes. The store decided their support for the Black Lives Matter terror group was more important than police officers.

According to social media posts from Austin’s Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, the business made the call to terminate the contract in light of the “current evaluation of community policing in Austin.”

The bike shop supplied bicycles and repairs for officers within the APD via a $314,000 contract inked in 2019.

Cool, sue the bike shop for breach of contract and put them out of business.

“In the context of the current evaluation of community policing in Austin, we have decided to no longer purchase, re-sell and service police-issue Trek bikes and accessories under a City of Austin RFP [Request For Proposal] the shop was previously awarded,” the statement said.

Look, Lance Armstrong – aka Mister Doping – and his garbage company have every right to refuse any customer for virtually any reason. Similarly, the Austin P.D. has the right to call out these anti-police cowards and shop somewhere else.

That said, I find it hilariously hypocritical that after excoriating the Austin P.D., Mellow Johnny’s had the balls to end their tirade with this little nugget.

The post from the bike shop noted, “We are not anti-police. We do believe our local police force will protect us from the very threats we are receiving right now.

Yeah, good luck with that, dickheads.

The irony here is the Austin police will likely rush to your location when you call 911, even after all your disgusting bile-filled rant. You know why? Because most police officers have more integrity than Lance Armstrong and his merry band of assholes.

I sincerely hope this decision puts you out of business.