QOTD: Governor Cuomo Wants A Venezuelan Thanksgiving

 

“I don’t believe as a law enforcement officer you have a right to pick and choose what laws you will enforce,” Cuomo told reporters Wednesday during an Albany-based press conference.

Mommy there’s an angry man outside looking at us through the window.

Defunding the police will make enforcing his edicts on officers counting cars in driveways, peering in windows, monitoring grocery stores to make sure that someone isn’t buying a 2o-pound turkey, and all the trimmings for a family dinner.

But a slew of upstate sheriffs have already declared they won’t be checking up on gatherings come Turkey Day, arguing limited resources and other public safety priorities trump “counting cars” in driveways and “investigating” how much turkey and dressing a household may purchase.

Hopefully, your neighbors in New York and other states aren’t STASI wannabes.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    Laws are passed by legislatures. These are, as you said above, edicts, passed by fiat of some governor’s office. He wants his edicts enforced? Try calling in the National Guard.

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  2. Concretevol Thatcher
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    I think the goal is to turn everyone into informants……..all good little totalitarians looooove informants.  

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  3. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Laws are passed by legislatures. These are, as you said above, edicts, passed by fiat of some governor’s office. He wants his edicts enforced? Try calling in the National Guard.

    Exactly

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  4. Arahant Member
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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    I think the goal is to turn everyone into informants……..all good little totalitarians looooove informants.

    That reminds me of this:

    The DEA gets a tip that a guy has a ton of heroin buried in his backyard. So the Feds do the full-court press. They go in with dozens of officers and dig up the whole place. They find nothing.

    After they leave, the guy goes over to his next-door neighbor’s and says, “Thanks. Saved my renting equipment to get the garden started this year. That soil is rock hard. I’ll call the FBI tomorrow about all the ‘bodies you have buried’ in your back garden.”

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  5. SkipSul Inactive
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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    I think the goal is to turn everyone into informants……..all good little totalitarians looooove informants.

    The dirty secret is worse – people love being informants.  It’s a great way to settle scores, take your neighbor down a peg, get revenge on the lady who cut you off in traffic, the neighbor’s dog who never shuts up, the rat bastard who called the police on your poor doggo….  

    Get everyone informing on, and therefore hating each other, and you have successfully divided and conquered.  This was one of the horrors found when the STASI files were made public – a huge percentage of society was snitching on each other all the time, and on the most mundane or intimate of things.

    This is also, BTW, how the Danish income tax (one of the highest in the world) is enforced, while a majority of Danes claim to be the happiest (or at least the most contented) in the world – if you appear to be living “too well” for your job, you must be doing something wrong, and your neighbors will rat you out.  Pretty sure they’ll rat you out if you admit that you’re not a happy Dane too.

    As I noted in another post this morning, California pays bounties to “private citizens” to report code violations on all sorts of dumb stuff.  Not surprisingly, entrepreneurs in the Gilded State have figured out how to turn this into full-time work revenue, and lobby hard against any sorts of reform by sharing the bounties, as it were, with their legislators.

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  6. Al French of Damascus Moderator
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    Our own Governor Brown has threatened arrest for those violating her private gathering restrictions: six persons from no more than two households. I can imagine the private reaction of the Portland Police brass. They can’t criticize publicly, but you know they aren’t going to enforce it. With all the problems they’re facing they can’t respond to serious calls.

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  7. Arahant Member
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    Al French of Damascus (View Comment):
    Our own Governor Brown has threatened arrest for those violating her private gathering restrictions: six persons from no more than two households.

    How big is her family? Those step-children still young? Or do they have families and households of their own. Be funny if she violated her own orders.

    Speaking of which, if I go to my brother’s place for Thanksgiving, we would be violating that (were we in that state), since my mother will be there, too. We’ll not only be from three households, but from three states.

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  8. Ekosj Member
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    “I don’t believe as a law enforcement officer you have a right to pick and choose what laws you will enforce,” Cuomo told reporters Wednesday during an Albany-based press conference.

    oh … except the immigration laws.    We don’t enforce those and will actively work against anyone law enforcement officer or agency attempting to enforce them in our State.  

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  9. Buckpasser Member
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    The “Lives of Others” was really an instructional video!!!

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  10. Al French of Damascus Moderator
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Al French of Damascus (View Comment):
    Our own Governor Brown has threatened arrest for those violating her private gathering restrictions: six persons from no more than two households.

    How big is her family? Those step-children still young? Or do they have families and households of their own. Be funny if she violated her own orders.

    Speaking of which, if I go to my brother’s place for Thanksgiving, we would be violating that (were we in that state), since my mother will be there, too. We’ll not only be from three households, but from three states.

    I’ll be violating it. Seven people from two households. If my brother comes, eight from three. My only regret is that we won’t be violating it more. Our usual Thanksgiving is sixteen from six households.

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  11. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Looks like we will be at a close friend’s home with five households. 

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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    You can’t run a police state without police.

    These people are knuckleheads.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    I’ve said it before. We’ve been calling the wrong Cuomo brother ‘Fredo.’

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  14. Annefy Member
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    Everyone always thinks that had they been in WWII France, they would have been part of the Resistance.

    Hah!

    The good thing about COVID is that the people who will be pointing at my attic while waving down a cop have revealed themselves.

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  15. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Al French of Damascus (View Comment):

    Our own Governor Brown has threatened arrest for those violating her private gathering restrictions: six persons from no more than two households. I can imagine the private reaction of the Portland Police brass. They can’t criticize publicly, but you know they aren’t going to enforce it. With all the problems they’re facing they can’t respond to serious calls.

    There was no way when I was an officer that I would go looking for families enjoying the holiday. I would stop to hand out badge stickers to the kiddies that waved me down as I drove through my district.

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  16. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Doug Watt: “I don’t believe as a law enforcement officer you have a right to pick and choose what laws you will enforce,” Cuomo told reporters Wednesday during an Albany-based press conference.

    And yet Cuomo does exactly that when he obstructs enforcement of immigration law.

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  17. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Cuomo is now calling law enforcement officers that won’t enforce his Thanksgiving edict dictators. 

    “I believe that law enforcement officer violates his or her constitutional duty. I don’t consider them a law enforcement officer. Because you don’t have the right to pick laws that you think you will enforce, and you don’t enforce laws that you don’t agree with. Right. That’s not a law enforcement officer. That’s a dictator,” he added.

    The Sheriff of Erie County:

    Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard’s statement regarding Thanksgiving.

    “I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or Deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner,” Sheriff Howard explains. “This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates.”

    Howard continues, “My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what’s best for your family.”

    “On behalf of everyone at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.”

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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Cuomo is now calling law enforcement officers that won’t enforce his Thanksgiving edict dictators.

    “I believe that law enforcement officer violates his or her constitutional duty. I don’t consider them a law enforcement officer. Because you don’t have the right to pick laws that you think you will enforce, and you don’t enforce laws that you don’t agree with. Right. That’s not a law enforcement officer. That’s a dictator,” he added.

    The Sheriff of Erie County:

    Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard’s statement regarding Thanksgiving.

    “I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or Deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner,” Sheriff Howard explains. “This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates.”

    Howard continues, “My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what’s best for your family.”

    “On behalf of everyone at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    When the call comes in, have the dispatcher tell the caller that response may be delayed, but to keep an eye on the situation until the police to get there.

    Then throw away the call.

    That’ll keep all the Mrs. Kravitzes sitting at their front windows with their noses glued to the glass for hours.

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  19. Concretevol Thatcher
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    Al French of Damascus (View Comment):

    Our own Governor Brown has threatened arrest for those violating her private gathering restrictions: six persons from no more than two households. I can imagine the private reaction of the Portland Police brass. They can’t criticize publicly, but you know they aren’t going to enforce it. With all the problems they’re facing they can’t respond to serious calls.

    This Governor Brown?

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/oregon-gov-kate-brown-encourages-residents-to-call-police-on-neighbors-violating-covid-restrictions/

    She would have done well as a Soviet apparatchik.

     

     

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  20. MarciN Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Cuomo is now calling law enforcement officers that won’t enforce his Thanksgiving edict dictators.

    “I believe that law enforcement officer violates his or her constitutional duty. I don’t consider them a law enforcement officer. Because you don’t have the right to pick laws that you think you will enforce, and you don’t enforce laws that you don’t agree with. Right. That’s not a law enforcement officer. That’s a dictator,” he added.

    The Sheriff of Erie County:

    Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard’s statement regarding Thanksgiving.

    “I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or Deputies to break up the great tradition of Thanksgiving dinner,” Sheriff Howard explains. “This national holiday has created longstanding family traditions that are at the heart of America, and these traditions should not be stopped or interrupted by Governor Cuomo’s mandates.”

    Howard continues, “My office will respect the sanctity of your home and traditions, and I encourage you to follow your heart and act responsibly, as well as do what’s best for your family.”

    “On behalf of everyone at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    I will remember to say a prayer of thanks for Sheriff Howard. :-) 

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  21. iWe Coolidge
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    We found ourselves in the position of routinely lying to people who ask us questions.

    After all, through most of COVID we had 12 people under one roof anyway, so our mere existence “breaks the rules.” And now I find that the DAILY questionaires are asking all kinds of things that I do not wish to answer truthfully.

    For example, the school will not let my kid attend if we have “ten or more” people at Thanksgiving. We decided to interpret that as “More than ten people who are not part of the nuclear family,” but I know this is just another lie.

    The government is criminalizing all of us.

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  22. Western Chauvinist Member
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    iWe (View Comment):

    We found ourselves in the position of routinely lying to people who ask us questions.

    After all, through most of COVID we had 12 people under one roof anyway, so our mere existence “breaks the rules.” And now I find that the DAILY questionaires are asking all kinds of things that I do not wish to answer truthfully.

    For example, the school will not let my kid attend if we have “ten or more” people at Thanksgiving. We decided to interpret that as “More than ten people who are not part of the nuclear family,” but I know this is just another lie.

    The government is criminalizing all of us.

    There are certain truths the government has no right to know. For instance, how many people you have over for Thanksgiving dinner. 

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  23. Stad Coolidge
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    Doug Watt: A Venezuelan Thanksgiving

    “Okay!  It’s time to carve the cat.”

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  24. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Doug Watt: A Venezuelan Thanksgiving

    “Okay! It’s time to carve the cat rat “

    fixed it for you

     

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