Babylon Bee thinks it’s found the reason behind Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new curfew order
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week that a curfew branded as a “limited stay-at-home order” would start taking effect Saturday evening from 10 PM until 5 AM. The curfew will last at least a month and applies to most of the state of California ostensibly to fight against the spread of COVID-19. But the satirical website The Babylon Bee has come up with an alternative theory over the curfew much to the chagrin of Newsom.
Newsom stated on Twitter:
“Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order.”
“Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier.”
“This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month.”
“Together–we can flatten the curve again.”
Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order.
Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier.
This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month.
Together–we can flatten the curve again.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2020
Recently, Newsom found himself embroiled in a controversy where he seems to be telling Californians, “do as I say, not as I do.” While Californians are being told to skip Thanksgiving, Newsom went to dinner with friends.
He went to a ritzy restaurant with ten or more in attendance for an expensive dinner. No one wore masks. At first, he claimed it was outside, but that turned out to not be true. The dinner was enclosed and got so loud and rowdy the restaurant had to close the glass door to the room. Pics surfaced of the dinner at FoxLA and went viral.
EXCLUSIVE: We've obtained photos of Governor Gavin Newsom at the Napa dinner party he's in hot water over. The photos call into question just how outdoors the dinner was. A witness who took photos tells us his group was so loud, the sliding doors had to be closed. 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/gtOVEwa864
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 18, 2020
Newsom was at a birthday party for a friend… a lobbyist he has known for more than 20 years. Also attending was ironically the CEO of the California Medical Association and that organization’s top lobbyist.
The Babylon Bee has unearthed the real (tongue-in-cheek) motive for the governor’s new stay-at-home order:
Newsom Announces Curfew So He Won't Have To Wait In Long Line At Fancy Restaurants https://t.co/Kw1MqRVA0b
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 20, 2020
It all makes sense now. https://t.co/bKu6y3cSp5
— Michael Stewart Browell (@Michael_Browell) November 21, 2020
As presented by The Babylon Bee:
“Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a curfew, telling Californians not to go out at night, so that he can reduce the wait time at fancy, expensive restaurants when he goes out to dine with his rich friends.”
“Newsom announced the “Stay at Home, Stay Safe, Stay Out of the Lines at my Fancy Napa Restaurants” order in a press conference Thursday evening. Newsom says the science shows that staying home helps defeat the coronavirus and also ensures that there won’t be any lines at the restaurants he frequents with his buddies. As an added benefit, no one will be out to take pictures of him violating his own restrictions.”
“Everyone, we must stay home, so the restaurants will be free for me and my buddies to dine at,” he said. “We don’t want you regular people clogging up the lines.” He then shuddered. “Ugh. Poor people. They give me the willies.”
“In addition to ordering people not to go out at night, Newsom has suggested killing the virus with a wooden stake or warding it off with garlic and holy water. “At daybreak, the virus turns to dust. It’s… SCIENCE!”
This is not satire.
— Don’t call me buddy, chief 🔇 (@1MadScientist_) November 20, 2020
Although humorous, the satire skates uncomfortably close to the truth here. Newsom came under heavy criticism for the dinner he attended and he did apologize but he has been involved in other gaffes that violate his pandemic policies. This is just one hypocritical incident amid dozens of others involving Democrats across the nation concerning masks, travel, and get-togethers that show them violating their own mandates.