Wash Gov. fires off list of new lockdown restrictions, no mention of protests in Seattle streets

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has instituted broad new coronavirus lockdown restrictions slated to negatively affect nearly everybody in his state save for the left’s beloved Black Lives Matter extremists who’ve been “protesting” and rioting nonstop.

This week the far-left governor announced tighter restrictions on bars, funerals, gyms, restaurants and weddings, but looser restrictions on the large BLM gatherings that have helped exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus.

According to a summary of the restrictions published by his office this Tuesday, most of them were scheduled to go into effect Thursday and would require the following:

  • Alcohol service must end at 10:00 pm.
  • Vending/game areas must remain closed.
  • Restaurant table size must be “reduced to five(5) individuals.”
  • Indoor occupancy must be “reduced to 50 percent.”
  • Bar-seating must remain prohibited.
  • Indoor dining must be limited to just members of the same family.
  • Indoor dining cannot be allowed at bars, taverns, etc.
  • Weddings and funerals cannot contain more than 30 people or 20 percent.
  • Wedding receptions are hereby prohibited.
  • Gym occupancy must be reduced to 25 percent.
  • Masks are mandatory.
  • Etc.

Read the summary of the full guidance below:

What has astonished critics it that, while the governor has imposed tighter restrictions on most activities, he’s loosened them for large gatherings.

“[G]atherings are not to exceed ten (10) individuals in Phase 3,” the summary above reads.

That’s an increase of five individuals from Phase 1 and Phase 2 guidelines.

Of course, the violent BLM “protests” that have rocked Seattle and other Washington cities have contained far more than 10 people:

But instead of seeking to hold these law-breakers accountable the way he’s done with business owners, the governor has defended them from critics:

He’s also admonished President Donald Trump for sending federal troops into the state to quell the rioting that’s left local police officers injured.

Look:

None of his tweets have included a condemnation of the “protesters.”

The hypocrisy and double standards are glaring and have been enough to spur vehement backlash.

Look (*Language warning):

These double standards and hypocrisy have become a staple among nearly every Democrat governor in America, from Gavin Newsom in California to Roy Cooper in North Carolina.

The tragic irony is that everything they’re pushing is hurting actual law-abiding Americans. The left’s beloved riots are physically destroying businesses and communities, while their beloved lockdown decrees are pushing businesses into insolvency and families into hunger.

“Food insecurity for U.S. households last week reached its highest reported level since the Census Bureau started tracking the data in May, with almost 30 million Americans reporting that they’d not had enough to eat at some point in the seven days through July 21. … This follows deep recession resulting from the pandemic, which put millions of Americans out of work,” Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

And with Democrats like Inslee, Newsom and Cooper in charge, some Americans may forever remain out of work …

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