Monday, March 16, 2020

BREAKING: San Francisco Bans People From Going Outside!!

This is off the wall! You just knew the mad lefties in the Peoples' Republic of San Francisco were going to go most over the top statist with this COVID-19 drama.

The greater San Francisco is expected to announce a “shelter in place” order for all residents later this afternoon, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

The directive begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and involves San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties — a combined population of more than 6.7 million. It is to stay in place until at least April 7.

Here are the exceptions:
The order calls for the sheriff or chief of police to “ensure compliance.” In Italy and other places that have instituted lockdowns, travel outside the home has been restricted without permission and police have been ordering people back home if they don’t have a reason to be in public...

All non-essential gatherings of any size are now banned, along with non-essential travel “on foot, bicycle, scooter, automobile or public transit.” People may travel for shopping for necessary supplies, accessing health care, and providing aid to family and friends who need assistance, and for non-residents, returning to their home outside the Bay Area. Airports, taxis, and public transit — including BART — will remain operational, but only for essential travel and people are expected to keep six feet apart when possible.

People in the six counties will still be able to go shopping for items such as food and household supplies, and seek medical care. They will be able to go outside for walks or exercise as long as they keep six feet away from anyone they don’t already live with.


  1. Robert, you have been spot on in your analysis of the crazies using this as a power grab. I hope this craziness in SF is the climax but I suspect it won't be. I do think the virus is serious and not 'just a flu', but it should be left to each individual how they choose to handle their personal risk.

    This situation reminds me of the scene in 'World War Z' where one character says that North Korea wasn't impacted by the zombies because they pulled out everyone's teeth.

  2. It seems like my worst fears are coming true. This is one of the biggest power grabs I've seen in my (admittedly short) lifetime, and not only is most of the populace not speaking out, they actually approve of these measures. I feel confident we will make it through the coronavirus pandemic, but sadly not without collateral damage to our economy (which was built on a house of cards called "quantitative easing" to begin with) and to our liberties.

    We are far from ready from a libertarian revolution in politics, not when the people act so subservient to their government masters, always asking "How high?" whenever the government tells them to do something. What happened to the spirit of liberty that this country once embodied? What happened to the idea of being the light on a shining hill instead of watching authoritarian nations in envy? When a self-described "democratic socialist" is getting poll numbers that Eugene Debs and Upton Sinclair could've only ever dreamed of during their heydays, and when "conservative" politicians like Mitt Romney are talking about legislation giving American adults $1,000 each, it's a really difficult time to be a libertarian.

    I have the sad feeling that we as a society are going down, and there is no Ron Paul-like figure waiting in the wings to save us.

    1. Indeed, it's mortifying to see so many people begging the state to act ("Please sir, whip me again"). Those at the state will remember this, and rush out this playbook in the next crisis. I"m trying to figure out what lunacy might be next: mandated vaccinations, a health profile created for every individual, whose movements everywhere are tracked?

  3. It will be interesting to see how this is enforced. It will be up to the cops on the streets to keep people from “non-essential” activities. As long as someone is six feet away from “anyone they don’t already live with” why couldn’t they just tell the cop they are going for “necessary” supplies or exercise? And will be the criteria to determine if you live with the people you are within six feet of?

  4. What about all the homeless people?

    1. The latest Govenator of California released an executive order on Thursday that includes the authority for the state to take over hotels and motels for medical use for coronavirus patients. The Newsomator has used the homeless issues in CA to his political advantage. I wouldn’t be surprised if this crisis isn’t used to commandeer private property in order to house homeless.

  5. Make sure you maintain your 6ft "Socialist Distancing" if you are out in public. If not, party informers will rat on you and you might get a knock on the door in the middle of the night!