These Hypocritical Government Officials Want YOU to Stay Home While THEY Go Out and Party

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Little is more annoying than seeing a wealthy government official solemnly telling you to stay home, forgo time with your family, and stop working while losing tons of money in missed wages.

Well, except for one thing. It’s more annoying when that government official is telling you to hunker down while they’re out partying in one luxurious location or another. I’d say that is far more annoying to watch those people tell us, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

It reminds me of The Hunger Games, in which people at the Capitol enjoy frivolous pastimes while the peons in the other Districts must spend their days doing menial jobs to provide for the wealthy, lest they be beaten or killed by “Peacekeepers.”

Here are some particularly egregious examples of hypocritical government officials who want you to sacrifice while they celebrate. The list is by no means comprehensive.

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Probably the most prominent example of a “leader” abandoning any pretense of following his rules is California Governor Gavin Newsom, who was spotted dining at a fancy restaurant – like $325 per person fancy – at a birthday party for a lobbyist.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was photographed attending a dinner party at the French Laundry, one of the nation’s priciest restaurants, with a group of prominent lobbyists, including several who represent the California Medical Association. The photos show no one in the large party wearing a mask.

Newsom apologized a few days later.

“I want to apologize to you because I need to preach and practice, not just preach and not practice, and I’ve done my best to do that,” Newsom said. (source)

Oh and also, his kids can go to school in person at their fancy private school, while everyone else’s kids are stuck with “distance learning.”

Newsom is self-quarantining after a student at one of his children’s schools tested positive for the coronavirus — another sore spot for critics who are frustrated that most California students are not learning in person.

“His kids can learn in person. But yours can’t. He can celebrate birthday parties. But you can’t,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R), a potential Newsom rival in 2022, wrote on Twitter. (source)

San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Incidentally, the following night after Newsom got busted at French Laundry, San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught at a birthday dinner there with 7 other people – right before she closed down dining in every restaurant in San Francisco.

“I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that everyone act responsibly to reduce the spread of the virus,” Breed said in a statement Nov. 10. “Every San Franciscan needs to do their part so that we can start moving in the right direction again.”(source)

Austin Mayor Steve Adler

Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, has been busted twice flouting his own restrictions. First, he hosted 20 people at a wedding and reception for his daughter at a downtown Austin hotel. The very next day, he took 7 other people in a private jet to his timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The thing that makes this so richly ironic is that he addressed the people of Austin from Cabo on a Facebook video in which he said:

We need to stay home if you can. This is not the time to relax. We are going to be looking really closely. … We may have to close things down if we are not careful.” (source)

Adler maintains that neither the wedding nor the vacay broke his orders or those of the state’s governor.

However, the city recommended that people not gather in groups larger than 10 people, and also Adler himself asked people not to travel for Thanksgiving, saying,

“Everyday since March, I repeat that being home is the safest place for people to be,” Adler said in a statement Wednesday. “Only at our most trying moments, like around Thanksgiving, have I asked people not to travel as part of extra precautions. It is safest to stay home. However, we aren’t asking people to never venture out. We ask everyone to be as safe as possible when they do.” (source)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York was forced to change his plans after he announced on the radio, for Pete’s sake, that he was having his adult daughters and his 89-year-old mother visit his home in Albany for Thanksgiving. Cuomo:

…went on WAMC radio and told of his own Thanksgiving plans, for all to hear, as CNN noted: “My mom is going to come up and two of my girls, is the current plan. But the plans change. I have a lot of work to do between now and Thanksgiving.”

And then in this same interview, Cuomo scolded New Yorkers again to stay home and to stay in groups of fewer than 10. (source)

Meanwhile, he was telling other New Yorkers to skip Thanksgiving.

“My personal advice is, you don’t have family gatherings – even for Thanksgiving,” the governor said as he listed off a number of smaller gatherings that have led to recent outbreaks across the state.

“My personal advice is the best way to say ‘I love you,’ this Thanksgiving, the best way to say ‘I’m thankful for you,’ is to say, ‘I love you so much, I’m so thankful for you, that I don’t want to endanger you, and I don’t want to endanger our family and I don’t want to endanger our friends. So we’ll celebrate virtually,’” he added.  (source)

New Yorkers got the Emmy Award-winning governor’s mixed message loud and clear.

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington, DC ignored travel restrictions to go to Joe Biden’s victory party in Delaware, and then changed the rules for a mandatory 14-day quarantine established for peons upon her return. The Washington Post reports:

The trip, which comes as the mayor attempts to discourage interstate travel because of the pandemic, prompted questions from reporters and derision on social media from some residents and Bowser critics.

Bowser (D) said that she was “very proud” to attend the celebration in Wilmington and that the trip “absolutely” qualified as “essential travel” — which is exempted from the mayor’s quarantine order — because she was conducting government business on the road.

“I do a lot of things to advance the interests of the District of Columbia. Some of them are formal and some of them are informal, but all of them are necessary,” she said…

…Until last week, Bowser’s mayoral order on interstate travel would have required anyone who visited Delaware (and other states with more than 10 new daily coronavirus cases on average per 100,000 residents) to quarantine at home for two weeks upon returning to the District, except those whose travel was for essential purposes.

Last week, however, Bowser replaced that order with a new one that went into effect Monday, after her trip. The new order got rid of the two-week, post-vacation quarantine that she had instituted in July. In its place, she ordered that people who wish to visit the District from high-risk states get a negative coronavirus test first (though the city will not check or enforce that requirement); residents who travel should quarantine at home — except for essential activities — until they get a negative test, generally at least three days after their trip. (source)

It’s certainly convenient to be able to rewrite the rules at your own convenience.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Colorado tweeted a reminder for people to “Pass the potatoes, not COVID… Stay home as much as you can, especially if you’re sick… Host virtual gatherings instead of in-person dinners. Avoid travel, if you can.”

He tweeted that minutes before boarding a plane to spend Thanksgiving with his own family members.

Hancock then flew off to Houston, with a connecting flight to Meridian, Mississippi. His wife, Mary Louise Lee, was already there and they would be joining their 22-year-old daughter, Janae Hancock, for Thanksgiving…

…Apart from the outrageous timing, Hancock’s hypocrisy becomes particularly egregious when you consider a Nov. 20 letter his office received from a Colorado county public health official warning that Denver International Airport (DIA) constitutes a serious COVID-19 hazard…

…Despite the warning, Hancock headed for the airport on Thursday and passed through the Thanksgiving crowds, tweeting a warning about COVID-19. He told his constituents to stay home and then boarded a plane, undermining critical warnings while placing others at risk, by example and directly in person. He also stood a chance of passing along COVID with the potatoes to his wife and daughter. (source)

It’s notable that in early November, Mayor Hancock humble-bragged that he wouldn’t be hosting his usual Thanksgiving dinner for 60 people at his home.  Instead, he opted to fly across the country during a pandemic while telling everyone else to cancel their plans.

Members of the California Legislature

Several members of the California legislature enjoyed a trip to Hawaii to attend a conference.

Those attending include Republican Assembly members Heath Flora of Ripon and Jordan Cunningham of Paso Robles, Republican Sen. Andreas Borgeas of Modesto, Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa, Democratic Assembly members Blanca Rubio of Baldwin Park, Mike Gipson of Carson, Jose Medina of Riverside and Wendy Carrillo of Los Angeles, as well as Chad Mayes of Rancho Mirage, who won reelection this month as unaffiliated with any political party. (source)

They rubbed elbows with lobbyists and special interest groups while in Hawaii. The Los Angeles Times reports:

More than half a dozen California lawmakers are among the 50 people attending a policy conference sponsored by the Independent Voter Project, a nonprofit group, at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel in Wailea, with some legislators’ travel expenses picked up by the hosts. The four-day conference, at which panel participants discuss various issues including how to reopen states safely amid COVID-19, began Monday.

The annual gathering, which has seen up to 25 California lawmakers in attendance in past years, has faced criticism because it is partly financed and attended by special interests, including businesses and labor groups, that lobby legislators. (source)

Ironically, the conference began on the same day California reinstituted its strict “purple level” restrictions for citizens of the state that aren’t legislators or governors.

And that’s not all.

These are but a sprinkling of the hypocritical actions of those who claim to be leaders but are showing themselves to be more along the lines of pampered despots.

Don’t forget about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s infamous haircut, Chris Cuomo wandering around without a mask, Senator Diane Feinstein wandering around without a mask at both the Capitol building and Dulles International Airport, the mayor of San Jose dining with members of five other households, Dr. Fauci attending a baseball game with 2 guests and his mask pulled down in an otherwise empty stadium, and the “fact” that it’s okay to “protest” but not to go to church.

It’s certainly no way to get people on board with dystopian restrictions. The fact that these so-called leaders throw caution to the wind when it comes to the rules the rest of us are expected to follow certainly lends credence to those questioning whether the government is overstepping when it’s unnecessary.

What are some of the hypocritical things you’ve seen leaders do that the rest of us are not allowed to do during the Covid era?

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Perfect examples of the time-tested wisdom: “If it weren’t for double standards, they’d have none at all!”


  • How could you not mention Fauci’s 1st pitch for the Washington Nationals and then getting to attend the fan less game in the stands w/o his MASK LOL!

  • Nothing refutes credibility more strongly than hypocrisy. It’s interesting that the only sector that has benefited from this pandemic is the public sector. Businesses have closed, private incomes are reduced, but the politicians and their minions are doing quite well. Plus they’re raising taxes, of course.

  • Governor of Minnesota attended large public funeral of over 300 people during lockdown this spring when churches were ordered closed . Allowed non peaceful protests without masks this spring, went to Florida on his yacht to celebrate Thanks giving with wife and daughter after posting restrictions on restaurants, and Thanksgiving celebrations this fall.

  • Here in Indiana, good ole boy Governor Holcomb told everyone to wear their mask and stay home earlier this year during the lockdown. He went on vacation to Brown County and took a selfie at the pizza parlor, mask-free, linked arm-in-arm with a fellow patron.

    Numerous mayors here in the state have been caught out and about without their mask, such as the mayor of Carmel.

  • If everyone went back to normal now the ECONOMY would seize up, but sheep are wearing more than masks,blinders also.

  • Its not hypocrisy. It’s much Much MUCH worse than that.

    Look, these people are madly deeply desperately in love with themselves. They are the center of the universe and the glorious crown of creation. And there is NO WAY IN THE WORLD that they would ever put themselves in the slightest bit of danger, not ever. That is why they live snug cozy lives behind walls and gates and 24/7 armed security, while they tell the rest of us to give up our guns and let crime infested section 8 housing get shoved into our neighborhoods.

    Now, does anyone really believe for a second that these selfish “more equal” animals would be living it up without masks or “social distancing” if they thought there was any real danger? Well of course not!

    Which to my way of thinking suggests that this whole “pandemic” is just another big fake crisis cooked up by people who wanna control every minute of our lives. Its no different than Prohibition, or the so called wars on Terror or drugs or poverty. Its 10000% FAKE. And this scum knows it.

    Which is why they do what they do when they think that no one is watching

  • Do as I say! Not as I do!

    I am your better, and I know better and what is best for you!
    So just do as I say!
    (sarc off)

  • Governor Sisolak in Nevada. The most recent I know of him breaking covid rules he put in place was having a Halloween party where phones weren’t allowed and hundreds of unmasked people were there. Can’t find the reports anymore. He does have the active virus now.

  • It seems to me that these ” offenders” know something they are not telling the rest of us. What do they know that we don’t?
    Hey if it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, chances are it is a duck.
    Already an anti virus or outright lie?
    Makes you stop and wonder.

  • Gretchen Whitmer–after ordering all churches in Michigan closed approved a gay swinger’s club to remain opened. In Nevada, Gov. Steve Sisolak closed churches, but not strip bars or casinos…

  • Gov of Virginia, on holiday weekend, hugging a constituent on the VA Beach boardwalk, maskless, despite imposing a state wide mask order to commence two days later. His lame excuse was, ‘I forgot and left my mask in the car’. Rules for thee but not for me.

  • Gov of Virginia, on holiday weekend, hugging a constituent on the VA Beach boardwalk, maskless, despite imposing a state wide mask order to commence two days later. His lame excuse was, ‘I forgot and left my mask in the car’. Rules for thee but not for me.

  • Brought to us by the same “logical” reasoning that determined the covid lives only at small businesses but not at Walmart, comes out after 10 pm and not before, is deadly at 5 feet 11 inches distance but not at 6 feet, lurks at every church but never at “mostly peaceful protests”.. they’ve now determined that regular travel will get you killed but “essential” gov’t business travel is immune to the virus. Riiiggghhhttt…

    I guess they are lucky that our country is now the land of the sheep, the home of the zombies so that we overlook such blatant hypocrisy and erroneous thinking. In past generations heads would be rolling by now.

  • Add Tucson Arizona Mayor Regina Romero to the list. Recall effort being made, she institutes a curfew. Economy starts to recover, people want to celebrate holidays, and give thanks for surviving everything thrown at them, she pushes our invertabrate RINO governor Ducey to reinstitute full lockdowns.

    May also be sleeping with the Chief of Police.

    Conservatives and Libertarians have essentially written off Tucson as Deep Blue, and given up, when there are still large numbers of Conservatives and Libertarians here. We can’t do anything because of a small corrupt cabal in the local government, and an Orwellian local media which lies about everything from Covid Case numbers, to immigration, jobs, crime; the list of lies grows daily.

    Don’t even get me started on the election fraud in Tucson. Yes we have a lot of Progressive Demonrats here, but not that many. Maybe not even a majority. Definitely not as many as voted…

  • I suspect I’m not the only one sick of this hypocrisy. We need to organize and resist. That’s all there is to it. And it needs to be massive…with police forces in agreement.

  • The rule of thumb for these cult of personality criminals is this:

    For Me, not for Thee

    Slaves deserve the boot and our jobs are to keep that boot on your necks!

  • This is a natural extension of their already-existing idea that they are superior and entitled to rule, to have as much of our money as they wish to take, to dictate everything that we may and may not do, etc.

    Hopefully this wakes up Americans to the wickedness of our situation BEFORE Covid-19 ever occurred. We were set up for this absurdity that we’re not witnessing and can’t do anything about.

    The ruling class does NOT care that you see them as hypocrites. They have no consciences, being sociopaths.

    Time for Americans to stop supporting whichever sociopaths tell the lies they like best. None have the motives that they claim to have, none can be trusted, and nobody has the right to rule over others without their consent.

    If you can’t opt out there is no consent. It’s the political equivalent of rape.

    • “The ruling class does NOT care that you see them as hypocrites”

      since there are so few consequences, should they?

  • “Do as i say…”

    Well, they should be testing the vaccines and treatments in politics and every other authority proposing, advocating, imposing or enforcing for mandate vaccination or any other restrictive, authoritative, freedom-robbing measures.

    Just take a random vial from the shipped boxes and give them first. Just like they intend to do to us.

    If they pause or won’t take it… then we know.

  • How could you forget New Mexico’s governor Michelle Lujan Grisham?!
    She has instituted some of the strictest lockdowns in the country (to no positive effect whatsoever), during which time she sent one of her minions to pick up jewelry at a store she had secretly opened just for her. By her rules, only 75 people are allowed in a Walmart (including employees), so people are standing for hours in the snow. She claims it’s not happening but “only a Republican talking point”, and the condescension displayed by both her and her staff is truly shocking. This tyrant is being considered by the Biden Administration to lead the Department of Health and Human Services–despite the fact that her policies have done nothing but make us an even poorer state. We are already last by every measure, and I didn’t think it was possible to sink any lower! How this is “leadership” is beyond me.

  • when are you going to stop playing word games with these mother fking cck sking leftist criminals? why are you still talking? you have been betrayed by the deep state, the doj, cia and fbi, the media, the press, the educational systems. you were played while you were going work to pay your bills and feed your children…..they scht all over you and you are still talking about it…..when oh lord? they have willfully assaulted the elected president and his family with no evidence whatsoever.. and they destroyed four years of his presidency with endless lies and crimes to guaantee their stake in global money and socialist control. You are now out of time.

    • Ok, hero. You grab your AR-15 and hit the streets and show us hoi polloi how it’s done. If you’re still alive after your heroics, then you can complain about the rest of us. Sheesh!

  • moderate my comment? yeah, i get it…….you still want to talk us into disaster. Organic pepper is a just another postponement of freedom.

    • You’ve never posted here before. Of course, your post goes into moderation so I can keep spammers from posting their junk all over my website. So sorry I stepped away from the computer for 20 whole minutes before your eloquent comment could be shared with the world. Relax.

  • If we the people can be arrested for breaking restrictions, then shouldn’t they be arrested?
    Gee, wouldn’t that be nice.
    Yeah, I know. The rules don’t apply to them.
    The sad part is these idiots keep getting elected. Who’s fault is that?
    Hey. You. Voters. I’m talking to you.

  • I could not read this “article” as this website looks like it was designed by a schizophrenic, retarded, idiotic 6 year old. Nothing but jack-leg ads popping up, flashing and otherwise laid out like a dead squirrel in the road.

    • Then go read someone elses website. You still have that much freedom of choice in the United Soviet States of America.

      Referring to someone’s website as you did is not worthy of an intelligent, well-educated mature adult.

      As suggested by others, use an ad-blocker if the ads are that bad.

  • Q claims that lockdowns are really to keep honest people out of the way and safe while a military “kraken” team arrests various government and other traitors. Maybe. We’ll see.

    In the meantime, this article brings up politics. We’d like to leave politics out of it, because we want everyone to survive, no matter who they voted for, no matter what opinions they have on social issues. But politics in fact, is profoundly important to this group.

    You have two main writers who survived actual SHTF disaster: Selco from former Yugoslavia, and Jose from Venezuela. BOTH these events followed ELECTION FRAUD.

    In November 2020, I saw 2 videos of impassioned Yugoslavs warning America that they too, had thought they were One Nation Under God, and then a stolen election and then their nation shattered with a lot of death. They both said the freedom of the rest of the world depends on America and therefore we MUST overturn our 2020 election fraud.

    That makes the election–and news corruption associated with it and courts and judges–the most important SURVIVAL subject we have. We have a duty and a responsibility to all the world to fix this. And for ourselves and our families, it could well be life and death.

    Venezuela is even more relevant. In a 2004 election, Venezuelans went to bed with Hugo Chavez’s opponent enjoying a 59% lead. In the morning, that had somehow reversed. Next election, Chavez stole the win again. Jose has told us plenty about what happened when the wisdom of the people was thus overturned. We’ve heard plenty about it from anti-communist/anti-socialist news as well. Turns out, that was the first use of the Dominion voting machines used in 28 American states. Their ownership is secret, and their American presence has vanished and ended all their Fakebook accounts.

    It’s worth prepping to survive what happened to Venezuela. Very well worth it. But preventing it by demanding TRUTH is elections, media, justice in courts, etc. is more important than everything else put together.

    And it begins with yourself. BE the change you want to see in the world. And if your candidate did not really win the election, consider what you had hoped to achieve. You can SEE racial harmony, justice, opportunity for all, and a greatly improved environment. Be willing to work with others.

    Many have become so scared they cannot think. A dear relative told me of neighbors who don’t care what the election truth is. They just want evil to STOP. Yesterday, I think that when fear grows too great, the reason shuts off. The Bible says Perfect Love casts out fear. So we have to love up those who are “frightened out of their wits.”

    • Hi, Richard! Could you give me a little more information? Which link is it that you are referring to? I’m not showing it on my end.

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