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December 21, 2020

As New York City Bankrupts Every Other Business, It Permits Saturday Night Live to Go On With No Masks, No Social Distancing, and an Audience of "Independent Contractors"

New York City dropped another bomb on restaurants this past week: Not only are restaurants only permitted to serve patrons outdoors in sub-30-degree weather, but now they've declared that patrons cannot even come inside the restaurant briefly to go to the bathroom.

They reversed that last part after people shrieked about how insane it was.

But they kept the main part of the new rules: That to be considered "outdoor dining," an area must have two sides open to the raw, freezing elements, and not just one.

"If the structure has only one open side, or no open sides, it is considered an indoor dining area and may not be used for dining," guidelines released late Thursday state. "Sides are not considered 'open' if covered in clear plastic or other material restricting air flow."

So if you have an awning with two plastic sides, that's illegal. The restaurant itself provides one non-open-air side, the two flimsy plastic tent-sides provide two. You "only" have one huge side open to the blizzard conditions, and that's not allowed.

You have to make sure you have two sides open completely to the winter winds. Preferably, you'd have a freezing air-tunnel going so you can test how aerodynamic your patrons are.

Let's just ignore the fact that these tent "walls" are barely any kind of barrier to wind at all in the first place. Let's pretend these are impermeable, airtight structures, and therefore we must limit them.

But meanwhile, in an entertainment venture staffed by millionaires, it's all hugs and kisses and no masks and no social distancing at all!

The millionaires get to make bank while the working stiffs get made bankrupt.

Meanwhile, DeBlasio makes his intentions known:

Does he mean redistribute the wealth from the rich to the poor or from the poor to the rich?

It increasingly looks like the latter is heavily in the mix, too.

The important thing is, the government always has its hands in other people's pockets, playing with other people's money.

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