Mayor Told Citizens To ‘Stay Home’ While Vacationing with Extended Family

(Reason) In early November, Steve Adler—the mayor of Austin, Texas—warned residents about rising COVID-19 infection rates and asked them to continue to practice social distancing.

“We need to stay home if you can,” said Adler in a pre-recorded video address posted to Facebook. “Do everything you can to try to keep the numbers down. This is not the time to relax. We may have to close things down if we’re not careful.”

Adler might have said we need to stay home, but he clearly didn’t mean it. In fact, Adler recorded that message from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where he was vacationing with members of his extended family, according to an infuriating report by local news channel KVUE.

That vacation took place immediately following the wedding of Adler’s daughter, which included 20 guests—some of whom traveled to Austin from out of state…

Local, city, and state officials—not just in Austin, but everywhere—had advised citizens to modify their Halloween and Thanksgiving plans, if not abandon them entirely. The message from government health officials as of late has been clear and consistent: stay home, and don’t socialize with people outside your household.

Adler threw a wedding and then decamped to Mexico with eight members of his extended family.

The mayor of Austin is just one more person in government who can’t practice what he preaches. The COVID-19 pandemic has supplied no shortage of other examples: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.)Chicago Mayor Lori LightfootCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomSan Francisco Mayor London BreedNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murray, and of course, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lockdowns are just for us peasants, it seems.

[Read more…]


Biden’s Executive Actions for Economic Relief at a Glance

(Associated Press) President Joe Biden signed a pair of executive orders Friday aimed at offering a quick dose of relief to an...

Larry King, Broadcasting Giant for Half-Century, Dies at 87

(Associated Press) Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation...

Israeli Diamond Tycoon Convicted in Corruption Trial

(Associated Press) A Geneva court on Friday convicted Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corrupting foreign public officials and forging...

Banks Close Trump’s Accounts without Explanation – More Promise to Follow

(National File) In what can only be seen as private sector political persecution, a Florida bank has become the latest financial institution...

Yellen Pleads with Congress to Raise Taxes, ‘Act Big’ on Stimulus

(Money Metals Exchange) As a new administration took power in Washington this week, investors weighed new opportunities as...