Gov. Gruesome Newsom Puts California On House Arrest

The last time I was on house arrest I had to wear an ankle monitor.


Yesterday the governor of California, Gavin “Gruesome” Newsom ordered millions of people to go home and stay there. If President Donald J. Trump had given such an order there would be protests and lawsuits. But since Gov. Gruesome is a Democrat there has been nary a peep. I can’t tell you how many people are defying the Governor with Great Hair because I am afraid to go outside and look.

I don’t have any constitutional issues with the order, at least not to the extent that the order is both temporary and was made in response to a genuine public health emergency. My inner libertarian is screaming “This is how liberty dies!” but this order falls within the legitimate police powers of government. If the Hu Flung Pu Flu was a huge fire nobody would question the pretty-boy governor’s ability to order an evacuation. Instead of ordering us to evacuate he is telling us to stay-cuate.

Meanwhile, Mom is getting cabin fever.

Anyhoo, this is an open thread.

Gruesome Newsom

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174 Responses to Gov. Gruesome Newsom Puts California On House Arrest

  1. 1539days says:

    Dammit! NY’s governor keeps copying your governor.

  2. dm says:

    My husband just called and said one of his customers he visited said the National Guard have been forming convoys…he thinks it’s just a matter of time before they are called out in Maryland…damn Chinese government. I’m one of those crazy people who believe this was all done deliberately. They are trying to destroy our economy and our president…but that’s just crazy me.

  3. Cisco says:

    Now just wtf is the NG going to do?
    What will their orders be?
    I seem to recall that one of the times the NG was called upon to enforce civilian law some students at Kent State were killed.
    The NG are soliders that are and have served in combat whenever called upon.
    But they are not cops

  4. Constance says:

    So the cannabis stores here are doing a booming business. That is great because Washington funds their liberal state run health care system with pot taxes.

  5. Cisco says:

    “Shoot cops in the face”
    A nice picture of Bernie and the piece of shit that said that.

    • Jentx says:

      I have a friend who assures me that there’s going to be a Countrywide lockdown Sunday night for two weeks every state every city non-essential personnel has to stay home essential Personnel will be defined cops nurses doctors Etc it’ll be interesting to see if this happens

      • Constance says:

        There better not be because states in the west don’t appreciate being left on their own and then when NY finally declares a crisis it’s finally a crisis for us. NO, In Washington they closed restaurants and bars days before NY and also told old people to stay in their homes. On Sunday day we had 769 cases and NY had 729. Today we have 1524 cases and NY has 8516. We don’t need direction based on NY’s experience of the problem. It’s still far more lethal in Washington than anywhere else in the USA.

      • ginainmo says:

        DH works for a utility company here, considered essential personnel. Today he was given a “road pass” to give to any one who might question why he was out. Maybe it’s just a contingency measure, but it feels like something is up.

        • Constance says:

          I tend to agree something is up. Shutting down the entire economy has got to be the dumbest plan I could ever imagine. We pay people to be in these agencies to have plans and yet they never planned for what to do in a pandemic. It’s just stunning to me. I expected them to start putting up the temporary hospitals. But no, instead they run out of everything, can manage a lab test that works and shut down the economy after making a bunch of health care workers sick. I think we can safely cut all these agencies as we could improvise this plan.

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  9. 49erDweet says:

    It now turns out that Gruesome didn’t “order” us to stay at home. He SUGGESTED it. Der Media, meanwhile, mistook his advice for something much more severe. Accidentally, of course. Those silly media guys!!!!! Certainly wouldn’t have done it on purpose.

    • Jentx says:

      actually the media did not miss quote legally mandated must stay home I read and then I went and listened his exact words there will be criminal charges filed if people do not follow this is not a suggestion it is a mandate that must be followed. What happened and I find it interesting in San Fran New York and La we’re showing 70% of the cases in the whole country these are the filthiest dirtiest most selfish States and the union go figure. People did not listen to the president when he said A week and a day ago do not leave your home unless you have to do not be in groups of over 10 do not do not do not this is for the sake of all of us and the country and instead these people did what they wanted to do ignored the polite suggestion and now they cannot leave their homes and if they do they will keep spreading the disease right now in New York accounts for 30% of the people with coronavirus in the entire United States

      • Anthony says:

        I live in Manhattan. we are not confined to our homes. We can shop, go for a run in the patk, look in on loved ones, care for their pets. Food stores, pharmacies, banks and laundromats are open. Restaurants are open only for takeout, many bakeries, pizza joints allow you to walk in and get something to go. Restaurants are now allowed to have drinks to go or take out with your meal.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Jentz, he used the word “heed” instead of “follow”. Heed gives it another meaning. More of a suggestion. He may have meant it as a command but that word does not make it mandatory. Watch for a correction.

        • 1539days says:

          Is there a written order or can he just order people around by word of mouth?

          • 49erDweet says:

            There is a mumbo-jumbo written order, and it uses the word “heed”. I’ve read “most” of the “order” and it’s obtuse enough that people will probably follow it, but all they really have to for now is pay attention to it.

        • Jentx says:

          Well they’ve suggested it for the last 10 days what I’ve seen is people selfishly saying well I have to go to work because I’m more important than the other people and the problem is is that the disease spreads very quickly and we don’t have enough resources to help people if they get sick. I am certainly one of the most independent people you will ever meet but I also have a lot of doctors in my family and I believe that it is foolish not to heed what the doctors are telling us. I am not talking about staying in your home for months I am talking about not going out unless you have to avoiding large groups etcetera etcetera so that we keep the disease and it’s spread to a minimum. If we don’t the government will have to get involved and all of it makes Trump look bad and there is no one in the world I love more than that man. He will be blamed so at the very least I think following the CDC guidelines is called for at the moment. That doesn’t mean I believe the media it means I believe the doctors and the nonpartisan doctors specifically. While this disease may have a low kill rate it has a very high infection rate which brings with it a very high-cost so all of you all of us have a vested interest in stopping this disease in its tracks.

          • 1539days says:

            That’s the problem. We can’t have nice things because a few assholes don’t have any sense. All week at work, people were sitting or standing next to each other. I actually pointed at people and said “social distance!” This is why lock downs happen.

          • elliesmom says:

            No, lockdown happens because there are a lot of little Napoleons, and a lot of people who are afraid. They’re easy to control. But not everyone believes there’s any reason to stay home. If people believed the media, they’d listen, but they don’t, and this whole thing is only likely to make it worse. When the Marathon Bombers were driving through the city of Boston shooting folks, talking down rent-a-cops, and the Boston and Cambridge police got on the air and asked people to stay inside until they took the bastards out, people did because it wasn’t a politician or a TV personality asking. Folks might not like the Boston Police all that much, but “We want to shoot the guys, and we don’t want you to get shot” made perfect sense to the folks on the street. Were there a few idiots walking around who wanted to watch? Always some dumb asses in every crowd. For months people from outside of Boston debated whether the cops had the right to ask people to “shelter in place”. Note I said ask. No one suggested people were forced to do it.

            We live in a world where we’re told climate change is going to make humans extinct in our life time, but if we turn over every aspect of our lives to the government, they can fix it. Is it any wonder some people don’t believe they need to stay home for what looks like a flu bug to them? Half of them think it’s bunk, and the other half believes they’re going to be dead in 12 years anyway. Spring break for me was an opportunity to work a 40 hour week so I could earn enough money to have life’s little necessities when school started up again so I never spent it on the beach. But if I was a young person who could afford to, and I’d been told I wasn’t going to die from the virus, it was going to kill off the generation I’d been told had selfishly ruined the world for the rest of us, and we’re all going to be dead in 12 years anyway, I’d head for the beach, and I wouldn’t worry about hanging out in my favorite bar.

        • lateblum says:

          Here, in Chicagoland the news people are exploring what the governor is legally permitted to do and not do. In my little town, north of the city limit, we have had the directive to stay in our homes except for trips to the grocery/pharmacies, doctors/dentists, individual walks for exercise and to exercise our dogs, for several days.
          The governor has declared a directive starting this evening, to stay in “place”. The mayor of Chicago has said people out on the streets may be arrested and charged for “obstructing justice”. Parks and playground will be closed. How they’ll do that I don’t know. Are there enough LEOs to guard every park and playground?

          On another note, dd#2 is being dc’d from hospital today! I’ve asked her to call me from the ambulance so I can drive over to the NH and wave hello to her when she is unloaded from the ambulance. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers for her.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Myiq, is Mom on the internet? Just saying, if she joins FB, so many local groups, maybe her church has one? Lots of grins and giggles in the groups, it’s not all political piss and vinegar.

    You do have a backyard, next Wally World trip, set her up with a nice lawn chair with a bird feeder and bird bath nearby. Strap her into that chair for an hour of sunshine each day. Better yet, a lovely gin and tonic with a fresh sqeeze of lime. (Quinine!)

    • lateblum says:

      Your suggestions sound good to me, Denise! Maybe it’s time for FB.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Denise, the concept of interneting is somehow really hard for most older people to suddenly pick up. I’m 10+++ years older than the rest of a men’s group at church. The leader is a retired weatherman in his late 60’s. We are the only two that are computer savvy. (I helped write up the computer requirements for CA DMV when we first went automated in the early 80’s). The rest of the men in the group can barely use email. They just don’t “get it”.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Sweet Dweetie, it was a suggestion. I am internetng, you are interneting, foxy and Helen are internettng., we have 50s/60s/70s internettng here. It’s all good. ❤

        • 49erDweet says:

          I was simply stating there are scads of seniors out there who don’t internet well. It surprises me, but I know some of them.
          Take care of yourself.

  11. 1539days says:

    I also have a plan to prevent the next coronavirus.
    1. Don’t bailout the airlines. Let them go bankrupt.
    2. The airlines left will have to actually charge what it costs to get on a plane.
    3. Fewer people will afford to go back and forth to hot zones,

  12. taw46 says:

  13. elliesmom says:

    I’m more afraid of how easy it is to get Americans to give up their freedom that I am of the virus.

    • lyn says:

      #MeToo I love those who want mandatory shelter-at-home. Not.

      • elliesmom says:

        I got into a conversation with my niece online. She’s usually pretty conservative, but she was leaning toward lockdowns being necessary to protect people from their own stupidity. Her mom, my ex-sister-in-law, jumped in to say it’s the government’s responsibility to take care of the people. I know I was being a bitch, but I suggested that since obesity is such a health hazard, taxes our medical resources, and costs us all of us a lot of money, the government should regulate what everybody eats. Now, my ex-sister-in-law is grossly overweight. She “left the room”.

        I don’t for a minute believe the government should do that, but it’s interesting to see where the line gets drawn for different people. My niece objected when I said since 102 people die in cars everyday, the government should ban private cars. One of her friends, an anti-vaxxer, got steamed when I said everyone should be required by law to get a flu shot. The argument for the lockdown was to “calm things down so people will stop doing runs on the grocery store”. They didn’t seem to get that the runs on the grocery store, the toilet paper idiocy, is not because of the virus, but because of the fear.

    • 1539days says:

      The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. If there was no lock down and thousands of people die, the Dems would blame the lack of a lock down. If the people don’t revolt over this quarantine and it happens again, obviously the people are okay with it.

    • Miranda says:

      I think they’ll only be willing short-term. it’s like a big snowstorm. Right now, everyone can pretend they’re in a dystopia, but soon they’ll get bored. Also, the people this is really hurting are the blue-collars, and the advocates for shelter at home don’t care about them.

      And in NC, there are limits to the practice. I drove out to mail something, and a local driving range was full. No social distancing there!

  14. Cisco says:

    A “prank”?
    Tell you what folks, I see any punk doing this, while I’m shopping
    I will “prank” their ass into unconsciousness.

  15. taw46 says:

    Watching Tucker’s show. He pointed out an interesting fact. The virus is running rampant in countries that do not have malaria. In those countries where malaria is endemic and many of the population has taken anti-malarial drugs, the virus is almost nonexistent. No one knows if that means anything, maybe deserves a look.

    • 1539days says:

      Correlation is not causation. Countries with malaria outbreaks are generally hot and humid. That environment tends to kill these viruses quickly on surfaces and prevents transmission.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Except we’re hot and humid and it’s here in Oz – but we don’t have malaria so we don’t have a history with the drugs.

      • Somebody says:

        It’s hot and humid in Florida. It’s been in the mid 80’s where I am, which means it’s probably upper 80’s or maybe even low 90’s in south Florida, yet they have lots of cases. They have what appears to be unexplained cases that they think are community spread.

        • 1539days says:

          Correlation is not causation. Africa has multiple national and tribal borders, which limits movement. Africa has fewer large cities. Comparing two places based on the level of Malaria and extrapolating the use of one drug and it’s impact on a disease we don’t know all that much about is not real science.

          • swanspirit says:

            I haven’t heard anything about increases of cases related to population density. I am sure someone has taken that into consideration as a factor, but I haven’t heard about it yet. There must be some stats somewhere from previous flu studies.

          • elliesmom says:

            Using drugs that have been on the market for years and whose side effects are well-known and minimal to treat a disease when there’s only a suspicion it works and not proof may not be “science”, but it is “medicine”. It fits into the “do no harm” category. It can’t hurt, and it might help while we wait for the science.

          • 1539days says:

            I certainly think that the anti-Malaria drug makes sense as a treatment since it is an anti-viral. I just think it’s junk science to claim people can’t get coronavirus at all just because they live in a country with Malaria outbreaks.

          • taw46 says:

            No one on Tucker’s show claimed that. They were talking about using anti-malarial drugs as treatment and that was just an observation about countries where malaria is endemic.

        • Constance says:

          On the same level I don’t see anything wrong with the people who want to take vitamins or practice eating regimens to stop Corona virus. Is it proven science? No. But it might help and it certainly has a placebo effect as well as people want to feel like they are doing something to help. These things give people something to concentrate on that isn’t harmful and could be positive. Science isn’t the only thing people need in this situation.

  16. 1539days says:

    The hashtag #RIPJoeBiden is trending on twitter. He’s not dead, but no one knew right away.

  17. 1539days says:

    The US COVID-19 death rate is now down to 1.3%. This is much below the rate for the world in general.

  18. votermom says:

    So apparently there is a wikileaks copy of an email from Dr Fauci to Cheryl Mills giving her and Hillary fulsome praise about their Benghazi testimony

  19. Mothy67 says:

    Shayla is on the cover of the local magazine. Pennsylvania gave out yuuuge grants for coding. My monster spoke before the senate. There were only two girls chosen. Shay thinks it is nothing to be on a rag. She codes. She breaks swim records. I had to buy another trophy case. I cannot tie my shoes. She is 13 major universties have called her. I cannot tie my shoes. They come undone. Not one person wanted her at birth. I have been on this rugged old road for 13 years. Shaypup has never gotten a B. Lots of life is broken we have to depend on others if we want to make a better way. forgiving is all we have. My brat came to me about 9th grade classes. I shocked her by saying take what you want as long you stick with the math. She is taking all advanced classes. I will always try to pave her way. I am just travelin’ thru. I do not understand anything. All I can say to my brat is hold on I will try. Try is all I have.

  20. SHV says:

    Sitting on the sofa while Al, the wife, is reading an on-line 100 page critical care update. Interesting that they reported that 23% of pts in Wuhan had heart involvement with Covid and many of the deaths were cardiac related shock…acute viral infection of the heart muscle (myocarditis)

    Earlier she was listening to the head of the VA in an NPR interview and her comment was why does he lie when telling the truth would be more productive. This was in response to him say that he wasn’t aware of a shortage of surgical masks. She was told today that her hospital has less than a weeks supply of masks and the administration is encouraging people to sew their own cloth mask. That is some cray shit!

    • Woke Lola says:

      I’ve also been reading papers on this and they are frightening. The virus “cell” has a protien spike on that essentially impales the healthy cell and then binds to it 10 times stronger than other SARS viruses. Top it off, it has some kind of enzyme receptor on it, and that makes it likely to spread through the body, leading to these organ failures we’ve seen in the worst cases. Heart, liver, kidney failure all possible. Viral load also matters, which is why they’re telling us to clean and sanitize everything.

    • lyn says:

      Pretty Boy got spanked.

    • Constance says:

      The reporters are so incompetent. Why are they sending political hacks to cover a pandemic? I wish President Trump would take the stupidest reporter questions for 5 mins and then after another round of that insipid BS say “today we are going to take some questions that were emailed in” and answer the 5 most intelligent questions from random people. This is what I want to know….When will they develop a blood test for antibodies? Does the active ingredient in hydroxychloroquine still come from tree bark or can they synthesize it in the lab?

      • Somebody says:

        There are people working on antibody tests. I’ve read of various people working on such testing.

        Clearly there is already some mechanism to do so, because scientists are working on an IVIG mix from plasma as a treatment option for critical patients. The first step of that would be to determine if recovered patients developed antibodies.

  21. Cisco says:

    So some punks think its funny to cough/sneeze onto the produce section?
    People in India know how to handle sneezes.

  22. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Check out her earrings.

  23. Island Girl says:

    Night one of our 9pm – 5am stay in your residence unless essential, hunting and fishing essential.
    Got my groceries and a nice spring weekend on tap but I cannot imagine this working in my ol California hood. Gavin looks a bit haggard, what a horrible job.

  24. 1539days says:

    Damn. On a warm Spring evening, Kenny Rogers passed away at 81.

    • elliesmom says:

      My dad used to sing this to my mom. He had a half-decent voice. I inherited a lot of genetic traits from him, but unfortunately, I got Mom’s singing voice.

      • Somebody says:

        My father looked like Kenny Rogers so much so people used to think he was Kenny Rogers. All the images of Kenny Rogers today have me thinking so much about daddy, silly huh?

        • Dora says:

          It’s not silly at all. I think about my daddy all the time and he passed 27 years ago. I still miss him.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          No at all. My father looked like a cross between Cecil Kellaway and his cousin Edmund Gwenn and he had a very calm demeanor. Kids thought he must be Santa even without the beard. When see ether of them on screen it always make me think of Dad

      • Mothy67 says:

        I think he reminds many of us of dad. I said a similar thing down thread.

    • Miranda says:

      I liked some of his music and LOVED The Gambler, but ‘Ruby’ is so damn creepy, I won’t listen to it. I left a building where it was playing on the music system. I guess that speaks to its power.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Through The Years
        I pulled my mom off my dad as she cried come back to me Jim. He was dead I have never heard anything so heartbraking. They had six kids and were wed over 55 years. My mom was only 14 ( we all went to college) my father played Through the Years to her on every holiday. I would cry if I wasn’t the world’s biggest asshole. One of the best love songs ever. I might shed one tear.

  25. Dora says:

    Defying the governor.

  26. Mothy67 says:

    Just because somethings need to be remembered. Lional Richie wrote this but Kenny made it stick

  27. Dora says:

    I don’t like this.


    Army to deploy to New York after Trump declares major disaster: Troops to turn hotels and sports arenas into hospitals as lines form outside hospitals, ventilators run low and one person an hour dies in pandemic in NYC

    • Miranda says:

      The panic testing needs to stop. How many of the people lining up have symptoms of *anything*? Most of the time, the virus will be mild, so if everyone would stay home and NOT PANIC, it would wash out and the hospitals would have enough equipment.

      • Dora says:

        Sensible words, but unfortunately not many people are listening. The panic has begun and God knows where it will end.

      • 1539days says:

        I don’t know of panic testing in New York. Right now, you need to get approval from a doctor for a COVID-19 test. As far as the hospitals, many of them are restricting access. However, you can’t stop people from being dumbasses.

        • Miranda says:

          Which is why we may have to go to mandtory lockdowns. The article said people are ‘lining up outside hospitals to get tested’. Do all these people have approval from their doctor?

  28. Mothy67 says:

    Who needs Sheena Easton. Dolly and Kenny

  29. Mothy67 says:

    No tribute to that silver fox can skip Islands In the Stream

    Everyone can sing along. Barry Gibb wrote it.

  30. Mothy67 says:

    Eddie Rabbitt dies today and I am over it all.

  31. Dora says:

    • elliesmom says:

      We’ve gone from 1984 to Brave New World. Get your soma. “And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there’s always soma to give you a holiday from the facts. And there’s always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering.”

      • Constance says:

        Very true and the Powers That Be would be idiots to shut off access to pot or booze. Once folks sober up they are going to have a lot more trouble keeping them home.

  32. Dora says:

    Oh My!

  33. swanspirit says:

    Very early Kenny Rogers, he was just warming up…

  34. Dora says:

    • 1539days says:

      Seriously. How old is the average inmate? It’s not like they’re likely to die from COVID-19 unless they’re over 65. Just segregate the older people.

  35. DeniseVB says:

    Good thread of responses to that soy boy NBC reporter who was trying to set up PDJT with a gotcha question…..he’s a victim now 😛

  36. DeniseVB says:

    That lady is Chanel Rion of OAN. My favorite new follow 🙂

  37. Dora says:

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  39. DandyTIger says:

    A little ragtime to cheer us up:

  40. Dora says:

    If you are stuck in the house and looking for something to watch to get your mind off of everything, here’s a good suggestion.


  41. swanspirit says:

  42. lyn says:

    Here’s the worldwide chart for blood types in each country. 0 is less susceptible to the China virus than A, according to an article.

  43. helenk3 says:

    did you ever think it would get this stupid in this country? I do not know whether to laugh or cry

  44. helenk3 says:

    good question. we are giving up a lot of our freedoms that we would never have done before

  45. helenk3 says:

    a short break

  46. DeniseVB says:

    My bi-annual reminder. If you are a regular here on TCH and are a FB member too. PM me on FB, if you’d like to be added to the “Clubhouse”. Klown and KlownMom too. 😀

  47. Mothy67 says:

    Whelp no more booze or cigarettes in the house. This is when it gets real ugly.

    • Cisco says:

      Some people can’t, but I can and will just to keep things from getting ugly.
      Weed,whiskey and porn…er, cable

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  51. SHV says:

    Wife, (Surgeon/Critical care/ICU director) and I trying to figure out why the panic…her hospital ordered 40 more mechanical ventilators for total of more than 100 and have a plan to be able to staff 60 ICU beds. BTW, they will run out of surgical masks in five days and administration is encouraging people to sew cloth masks as a backup. (That’s some crazy sh*t) Also decision made not to do CPR on proven COVID positive patients due to high risk of wide spread staff contamination. Wife just read that Italy is not intubating COVID patients older than 60 years old.

    Best I can tell is that Italy has scared the shit out of the people making decisions.

    • lyn says:

      Wife just read that Italy is not intubating COVID patients older than 60 years old.

      That sucks.

    • Constance says:

      That’s why we need freedom of health care as opposed to government health care. I’m not paying into any system that restricts health care to people my age. In a gov run monopoly, you have no choice, old people are forced to pay for services they can’t have. Free market…..we go to another plan and take our money with us.

  52. jeffhas says:

    So, I want to avoid the CoronaVirus as much as anyone, and I don’t want to see people die…. but…. I wonder if the medicine we’re being given (complete economic apocalypse) is worse then the illness.

    2019 Deaths by Unintentional Falls:

    2019 Deaths by Unintentional Poisoning:

    2019 Car Fatalities:

    2019 Homicides:

    2019 Suicides:

    2019 Death by Drug Overdoses:
    2019 Deaths by Cancer:
    Annual Death by Heart Disease:

    Annual Death by Stroke:

    Annual Death by Diabetes:

    Annual Deaths by Hypertension:
    2019 Deaths by Flu:

    I am interested in the opinions of others, maybe I’m just a callous A-hole…

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