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‘Give me liberty or give me death’: The Anchorage public continues to batter Meg Zaletel’s universal masking law

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Testimony at the Anchorage Assembly on Wednesday night was passionate, raucous, and at times members of the public were escorted to the door for disrupting the meeting with applause or shouting. One man was hauled off by police in handcuffs for being too energetic in his expression of displeasure with the attempts the Assembly was making on liberty.

The Anchorage Assembly’s leftist majority may have thought they had worn out the public with a 7-hour filibuster on Tuesday night, but nearly as many people returned Wednesday for the opportunity to tell the Assembly “No” on Ordinance 2021-91, which would put everyone two and older in masks whenever they are in public.

By the time midnight rolled around Wednesday, some people had been waiting in line for 13 hours over two days for their three minutes at the microphone.

As occurred on Tuesday night, the insults were hurled freely at the Assembly, and Chairwoman Suzanne LaFrance had to call for five-minute breaks, a punishment for the public outburst.

Testimony will continue on Thursday at 6 pm, and there were many more in line for an Assembly meeting that has brought focus on the handiwork of Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel, who is the prime sponsor of the masking ordinance. Zaletel, for the second day in a row, did not show up to face the public’s wrath, but attended the meeting from the privacy of her home, as did fellow leftist Pete Petersen, who cosponsored the ordinance.

Many people in the audience wore paper yellow Stars of David, emblematic of the way the Jews were singled out by the Nazis leading up to their genocide. Still others held or wore signs that said “Recall Meg Zaletel,” and “I will not comply.”

LaFrance, for the second night in a row, had lost control of the meeting, and admonished the crowd repeatedly to stop clapping. At one point, she asked those who had clapped to raise their hands, and when one out of eight people raised their hands, she told security officers that they would be the ones removed if there was another outburst.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Give me the Liberty to walk around freely without a mask or a vaccination and infect as many people as I can. Give me death if I don’t get the vaccination and do these things because it’s what’s best for society and my fellow man. Now I know all those brainwashed facebookers out there will say the vaccination doesn’t do anything. Others would argue that it slows down the spreading of the virus and if you are infected it makes your illness and recovery time less severe. The same people would say why wear a mask it doesn’t do any good. The purpose of the mask is to trap water droplets in your exhale that contain the virus. Remember the virus can’t live very long on a dry surface. It needs a vehicle to spread and that is your breath. Recently on here somebody said what about when your glasses fog up aren’t you getting virus all over your glasses? And that would be true the mask is at 100% airtight but if you take your mask off after about a half an hour wearing and you notice that it’s moist on the inside, you’ll see that it is trapping some of the virus instead of spewing it out on your neighbor. It’s like a lot of the coal burning power plants, they’re trapping a lot of the pollutants, but they’re not trapping all of it. I know a lot of the readers will have a hard time absorbing this common sense explanation and if you do simply read it several times and perhaps it will sink in if you’re lucky for those of you with a closed mind, I’m afraid there’s nothing anybody can say or do accept bend you over and kick you in the pants. Okay flame away all you nine year olds.

    • GF, I would think that by now you realize that logic and reason don’t live on this site. That stuff is soooo boring. It’s conspiracy, talk of revolution, and standing your ground that keep eyeballs on MRAK.

      • I know this. My role if it hasn’t become blatantly obvious by now is to promote talk. It’s all we do or used to do when I was there. If people don’t first talk, and then act, then it’s just a pissing party. For years, I’ve seen Mike get bent over by Bryce with no resolution. If people get mad enough, even at me, they might do something about it beside piss and moan. Get organized. Have some demonstrations. Don’t give up or accept no for an answer
        I can’t do it for you. You have to help yourselves. I screwed up and agreed with some of you at times. It’s hard being the antagonist. Keep up the fight peeps.

      • Science: You’re welcome.

        “https://swprs.org/danish-mask-study-no-benefit/”

    • Please cite any and all studies that show masks preventing any disease or the spread thereof. If they worked, then why are the hospitals supposedly over run? Of course they are not over run, but that is not the issue here. Now, show me how the multitude of “breakthrough” cases of covid for those who are vaccinated are any different than the cases for those who are not vaccinated. The survival rate remains above 99% regardless of vaccination status. I’m guessing maybe you are the one who should get off his high horse and do the research instead of just spewing your hatred for your fellow citizens.

      • Numbers, logic and science no longer apply to them TAMRA. Its now a religion.

        Soon the public will be staring at, and giving testimony to a line of LCD screens as the rest of these cowards “attended the meeting” from the privacy of their homes under the guise of “covid safety”.

        • So Interesting! “Numbers, logic and science no longer apply to them.”

          That’s is EXACTLY the charge I’ve lodged against you !

          • That is because, Evan, it is in the nature of the dishonest and sociopathic to project their own faults and failings onto others, and accuse others of exactly that which they know (if only subconsciously) to be true of themselves.

    • “if you take your mask off after about a half an hour wearing and you notice that it’s moist on the inside, you’ll see that it is trapping some of the virus instead of spewing it out on your neighbor.”
      .
      You can’t see a virus in your mask Greg. You bend over backwards to call people stupid in a hundred different ways and post this crap thinking it gives you any credibility. Even a nine year old could see that this doesn’t make sense.
      .
      Got your super effective booster yet Greg? Be a good sheep now, roll up that sleeve and ask no questions. Baaaa.

      • Try reading what Greg said again.

        • LoL
          You caught on. Good for you.

        • I did. He’s assuming the virus is trapped in the moisture. Your faulty assumption is that I’m carrying the virus in the first place.
          .
          Greg has a history of posting insane, completely disprovable garbage. For instance, last week he claimed Delta is 250x more contagious. It’s 2x as contagious. For someone who wants people to examine facts and use common sense, he generally uses neither. He has made it clear he looks forward to the unvaxed dying though, so there’s that.

    • Do you know the entire quote?
      It goes something like this:
      “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry
      Most of the founders, signers of the Declaration of Independence, pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to defend their liberty from the tyranny of oppression. Most lost their fortunes, many lost their lives in that struggle.
      It is very unfortunate that people like yourself and the Assembly now use their very words in a perversion of the truth. It remains the greatest act of patriotism to fight against the rising tide of the tyranny of government decree against the desire of freedom loving Americans. Americans should be proud of the fact that some 45-50% of us are still willing to push back against the dictates of a tyrannical government and health care system. I will never comply. And let me repeat clearly: “give me liberty or give me death.”

      • Dude, are you willing to die over a piece of fabric?

        • Evan, hundreds of thousands have died over the last 250 years over what a piece of fabric represented, Old Glory. Fighting against what a piece of fabric, a mask, now stands for, tyranny, is no different. Fighting against the mask is fighting for the flag. Compliance is laziness, compliance is fear, compliance is narcissistic, compliance is easy, compliance is cowardice.

        • Dude, why are YOU, and people like you, so willing to go so far, and to such extreme and coercive lengths, to force that “piece of fabric” onto our faces, in contradiction to all the evidence indicating that it is ineffective for its putative public health purpose?
          .
          The reason, of course, is because it is NOT about public health, at all, but about demanding and enforcing complete compliance and conformity to POWER. That, and nothing else.
          I will say it again, Evan: you are wrong and you are evil.

        • Dude, are you as ignorant as you sound? Oh and yes, I am absolutely willing to die for my beliefs…in fact I would die to protect your right to spew the garbage you do. Too bad you have such a twisted knowledge of the freedom you take for granted, but would deny me.

        • Evan,
          Here’s a news flash for you….every person comes with an expiration date…we all are going to die at some point. Government can not save us from death. BTW….if you think the government can save you from death; then you are already dead and don’t even know it.

          Government is supposed to protect our rights…Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…you know those inalienable rights given to us by our Creator. Government is also supposed to protect private property.

          You have missed the point…it’s not about a piece of fabric. It’s about the right to choose…self determination; freedom. It’s about individuals being in charge of their own destiny. How your fortunes turn out is not dependent and should not be dependent on what other people do. If you believe in collective outcomes…then you’ve got other issues and that’s a topic for another day.

  • Wow. By my count 21 out of 25 stories on the front page of MRAK are about masking, Covid, or vaccines. Isn’t there any other news in Alaska, or is MRAK intentionally focusing on this theme to keep the Base stirred up and clicking away? MRAK is now all-Covid all-the-time because it is a divisive subject that keeps people raging away at their keyboards.

    Wear your mask and get vaccinated. And read yesterday’s letter from Preston Simmons, the head of Providence in Alaska for the real truth about the current healthcare situation. Fake news at MRAK, written mostly from the beach in Florida!

    • Whidbey, it is sad to see more dishonesty and disingenuous misinformation from you regarding the very mild COVID pandemic.
      Why is it wrong to have worry and justified anger against tyrannical politicians who keep desperately and rabidly trying to deprive us of our rights? Are you so blind, so complacent and so subservient to self-serving authority that you cannot understand that? Unlike you, there are many of us who DO care about the constant and accelerating loss of freedom in this country.
      As for Providence Hospital, there current “crisis” is of their own making, exacerbated by their heavy-handed injection mandate (again, it is wrong and incorrect to label the current COVID jabs as “vaccines”, as they do NOT confer any immunity to the virus).

      • So, exactly what are the freedoms you need (or are being deprived of) but don’t have? Pretty short list, I’ll bet. You’re whining about a non-existent problem.

        Advice: Get a hobby.

        • Whidbey, it has always been exactly the same complacent and insouciant people like you — cowards, Quislings, lackeys and sycophants — who have tolerated, and allowed, every violation of freedom by those in power throughout history.
          .
          How about this: Let’s make a mandate that everyone like Greg Forkner and Whidbey the rabid cur wear a dunce cap every time they go out in public. What’s the big deal, it’s only a hat, right? And unlike the stupid, virtue and conformity-signaling mask mandates, this one would actually be of positive benefit to the public.

          • Jefferson, how do you feel standing in your socks in the TSA line?

          • So like I suspected – no real list of complaints at all! We are waiting…

          • Like the slave that you relish seeing, and being.

        • How about the freedom to get behind the wheel of my personal vehicle and make a nice drive to the lower 48 to visit my similarly unvaxxed kids, grandkids, siblings, and 98 year old mother. None of us have had a positive test or symptom one since this garbage started, despite being among the public on a daily basis for going on two years. I’ll gladly take my family genetics over your whining fearmongering anytime. I think you know yourself a lot better than you know me.

      • Oh didn’t you hear? The CDC recently changed the definition of “vaccine” to exclude the word “Immunity”.

        Before the change, the definition for “vaccination” read, “the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.” Now, the word “immunity” has been switched to “protection.” The term “vaccine” also got a makeover. The CDC’s definition changed from “a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease” to the current “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.”

        This is an example of the BS were up against.

        I will not comply.

        • Sounds like George Orwell had a vision of the future.

    • LoL. Don’t discredit the beach now. It’s still a little too hot for me down here I’m hold up for about another 2 or 3 weeks and then I’m going to get Bass buggy out and slay the fish. Y’all hold down the fort up there now you here?

    • If you don’t like Suzanne’s coverage, why on earth do you come here? You certainly don’t demonstrate your moral and mental superiority by flinging poo. Maybe you should stick to your echo chamber news media. It will probably be better for your health, and I know we wouldn’t miss you much.

      • Trying to get you people to get mad enough to stop the take over of Alaska. Get off your haunches and take a stand. Don’t just write about it, do it.

    • Thanks for your hate infested command. What’s your next order, God-wanna be? Lick your boots?

    • The staff inside Prov has a very different explanation for why they’re overwhelmed. Maybe you should talk to the people actually treating patients at Prov and not the out of touch CEO who has an agenda to push. One of my children is a caregiver at Prov, and I cannot post their gender, what kind of caregiver or where inside Prov they work for fear of reprisal. That should tell you everything you need to know about who’s running the show over there. The problems he has to deal with are well within his power to affect and yet he continues to fire staff, many of whom have recovered from COVID. That’s the truth of the healthcare situation.

      • My daughter is a nurse there and she backs up what Simmons says 100%. He said, she said, I guess…

        But I expect that you’ll find out for certain when your Covid case lands you there.

        • Had COVID. Recovered. Sorry to disappoint. I know how you and Greg froth over the idea of us unjabbed dying. Better luck next time. And your daughter agreement with Simmons is in the minority.

        • That’s funny, my sister-in-law is an RN there and says the exact opposite.
          The same CEO who refused to give any answers or fight the misinformation last year of the local news reporting a Covid maxed ICU when it was almost empty.

        • Well of course she is. And of course she did. Honestly, go lay down by your dish.

        • Whid, I imagine that after a considerable time living under your tutelage, your daughter had pretty much learned to parrot what was drilled into her from an early age. Lots of us still prefer to think for ourselves.

    • “… 21 out of 25 stories on the front page of MRAK are about masking, Covid, or vaccines….”
      How does that differ in any way with the ADN or any other news media outlet???
      .
      I know you might not have noticed, but the COVID panicdemic and the measures being taken are… wait for it… NEWS! People are interested and want to be informed.

    • In other words, it’s about Freedom-all -the -time. Might not mean much to you while wetting yourself in fear, but to the majority, it is everything.

    • And I guess the fact that KTUU and the ADN dedicate huge percentages of their their airspace and pages to Covid is somehow different than MRAK. Unfortunately, right, wrong, or indifferent, Covid is the leading issue in America today…if not the world. I guess us conservatives are supposed to just shut up and accept the liberal viewpoints (lies) spewed by what passes for the media these days. You read your favorite sites, we’ll read the truth.

      • Well, ADN had 40% today. I checked.

  • Here is where I am at with this garbage. I have been a believer in the rule of law equally applied to all. However the radical leftists have simply perverted the rule of law with selective enforcement, targeted enforcement, or a complete lack of enforcement. I have come to the conclusion that I am ready to just ignore any law that I deem not applicable to me. The attitude of “rules for thee but not for me” that many on the left embrace is just plain unAmerican. I simply recommend to make a choice to not participate in these unjust laws, and businesses who agree should be supported. The others be damned.

    • ” I have come to the conclusion that I am ready to just ignore any law that I deem not applicable to me. The attitude of “rules for thee but not for me” that many on the left embrace is just plain unAmerican.”

      So you are ananachist now? You think that self selecting laws serves our community?

      • It is every person’s right, and duty, to defy unjust laws and unjust authority.

      • Evan,
        Here’s a name for you…Rosa Parks…she took a stand….a principled stand against a law that she saw as unjust…was she being selective? Was she being an anarchist?

        You need to take a look at history…Was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. an anarchist. Let me answer that for you: NO! He understood the power of non-violent civil disobedience.

        Please read Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”. It might give you a different perspective on freedom and civil rights.

        The ruling class is now using COVID and Race to divide the citizens. Dr. King’s fight was for civil rights for all people; not just people of one race or ethnicity.

        Self selecting laws do not serve our community. But you need to take a look….the laws in this Municipality, State, and Country are not being applied equally. Lady Justice used to be blind….not anymore. And people are starting to push back.

    • Good. You’re making a stand. That’s a start and is better than people who break the law knowing that it applies to them yet they still choose to do it anyway. Good for you now keep it up.

  • The Assembly really hates you Anchorage. Murky Meg can’t even be bothered to attend.

    They are also scared to death of you

  • To borrow Trump’s words, I heard many “very fine people” attended this meeting to protest.

  • Towards the end of the reign of Gaius Caligula (37-41 AD), a proclamation was sent out for a statue of the Roman emperor to be built within the Temple walls in Jerusalem. This command broke the Jewish law of idolatry, which led to a major peasant uprising. A general in Syria, Petronius, was sent along with two legions of soldiers to complete the task. Never had Rome violated the religion of any land it conquered.

    A time after Petronius’ arrival in the port city of Ptolemais, he was met by tens of thousands of Jews. They staged a massive protest refusing to work. They brought the government to a halt. Farmers completely abandoned planting fresh crops in spring, which threatened the starvation of even the Roman army. The Jewish historian Josephus tells us that Petronius was also influenced by Aristobulus (king Herod Agrippa’s brother), and Petronius eventually wrote to Gaius Caligula of his inability to erect the statue and his willingness to face the consequences which could have been execution given the insanity of Caligula.
    Fortunately, Gaius Caligula’s death early in the next year allowed Petronius to escape punishment, and the emperor’s order was thus nullified. Nevertheless, the common people brought even the Roman Empire to its knees when they were motivated.

    Our time is coming, for even the fool is starting to look through all the lies. If everyone is vaccinated and they still can get and spread COVID, then why are the unvaccinated a danger to the vaccinated? None of this makes sense anymore, for they are caught in an endless web of lies. The end of this tyranny will start to emerge.

    • Uh huh. We are all so impressed.

      Here’s another history lesson: Millions of people used to die annually because good public health practices, scientific facts, and good vaccines weren’t available.

      Time to fall in line. Conform.

      • Millions of people die yearly even though we have all of those things.
        .
        And, not from old age, from preventable diseases.

      • Said as you look right pass the fact that the vaccines aren’t stopping anything, not even slowing it down.
        .
        This is why it is so hard to talk to idiots, facts be damned.

    • Good lesson on standing up to tyranny This is why school is so important. Knowledge is power and that is why the teachers unions have been dumbing down our children for the past 50 years. With an entire country of Whidbey Dogs, we would be doomed to the imprisonment of ignorance.

    • Nicely written. I appreciate a good history lesson.

      • “Saul Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots”

        …..Recall that Hillary did her college thesis on this writing and Obama writes about him in his books.

        There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

        Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
        Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
        Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
        Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
        Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
        Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
        Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.
        Class Welfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more disconnect, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

  • The disdain Assembly Chair Suzanne LaFrance shows in her face for the public is truly despicable. You can tell by the way she treats people that we are “less than her.” She is not a public servant.

    • Try sending her an e-mail, or calling. You will not get a reply e-mail, and it is iffy that the phone will be answered.
      .
      On the other hand, I have contacted Jamie Allard, and she always answers, even though I am not in her district.

  • As a Republican I am embarrassed by the actions in the Assembly Halls. I do not agree with the mask mandate, but dropping to the level of Dems in their scream louder attitude accomplishes nothing. I thought we Republicans were supposed to be the adults in the room. Disappointing.

    • Unfortunately, the last twenty years has shown that being polite no longer works when dealing with the Left. I wish this was not the case. When was the last time that a lizard-of-the-Left indicated a willingness to listen or to compromise on anything?

    • Better a patriot than a Republican. You’d have been very disappointed with the patriots during the American Revolution, who went far beyond mere screaming.
      Learn history. Sometimes it takes a very squeaky wheel to get the grease.

    • Let’s see:

      A penchant for autocracy – check.
      A desire for religious theocracy – check.
      Armed insurrection in an attempt to retake power – check.
      Submission of women – check.
      Males rule and run the group – check.
      Fetish for automatic weapons, the bigger the better – check.
      Flying huge and silly political flags – check.
      Belief in God instead of science and fact – check.
      Riding around in pickup trucks – check.

      No wonder people are calling the new GOP “The American Taliban”.

      • Spot on! Hey

      • Dog, very nice! Probably the lowest I’ve seen you produce. You likely couldn’t go any lower, so you can break now. Perhaps something on the rocks or threw a pipe.

      • You are truly unAmerican and in need of immediate mental health services. The only thing that your post serves is to antagonize because every point you made is a LIE.
        .
        The really hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. “Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted, still cherish “the illusion of individuality,” but in fact they have been to a great extent deindividualized. Their conformity is developing into something like uniformity. But “uniformity and freedom are incompatible. Uniformity and mental health are incompatible too. . . . Man is not made to be an automaton, and if he becomes one, the basis for mental health is destroyed.
        .
        AAldous Huxley

    • Decorum has been gone for some time Mike. Continuing to turn the other cheek is just both sides of your face black and blue. Escalated attacks require escalated response. Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result is insanity.
      .
      You pick the statement but it’s our freedom that is at stake and fight (hopefully not physically) we must to maintain it. As the saying goes, freedom isn’t free so you can get indignant if you must but what’s going on now is better than blood and civil war. Growing pains requires turbulence beyond civility. Thinking people are better than that makes you a fool.

  • Oh, how sad. The poor leftists on the Assembly actually have to abide by the rules, and listen to the public, instead of just passing whatever draconian measures they want to.
    .
    Poor Chair LaFrance, who regularly ignores e-mails and calls from people in her district. She has been reminded that the public supports resistance against government overreach, every time the government goes too far. Not just when a conservative is in a position of authority.
    .
    I feel bad for the poor little things. The public’s outcries must hurt their ears so.

  • Pathetic bullies and petty tyrants!
    This municipal assembly is a grave embarrassment, as well as a screaming outrage, to the people of Anchorage.

  • Wow… so the two culprits behind this blatant power grab don’t even have the courage and class to face the very people they are trying to rule over while working to remove fundamental freedoms granted by GOD, not government or man. I wish I could say I was surprised… but I’m not. They are truly hypocrites and cowards in every sense of the word(s).

  • I am not sure if using the yellow star of David is appropriate being used by a non Jewish community and the era it came out. Americans must use caution before using symbols coming out of German-Nazi and that onlookers understand the context behind why its appropriate using it for one’s protest.

    • This article, that I used spaces hoping it doesn’t show up as a link, was one that helped me understand what does Anti-semitism look like or what can be perceived as anti semitic even by well meaning Americans.

      https:// encyclopedia ushmm org
      /content /en /article / misuse of holocaust imagery today when is it. antisemitism

    • In the years leading up to WWII, and the holocaust, the Jews put up with minor mandates, demands, etc.. repeatedly. Under the false belief that going along to get along will allow them to survive.
      .
      We know how that story turns out.
      .
      The Star of David is being used not as some kind of religious symbol, but as a reminder that one must remember history, or it will repeat.

  • Looks like the good citizens of Anchorage have had about enough of this assembly’s assault on our freedoms, unfortunately it won’t stop them from voting to impose their draconian mandates on the municipality of Anchorage.

  • This is our time to stand, there is no other USA. Now its “wear a mask” Next it will be ???. My advice to the assembly, back the hell off.

  • What was very apparent, in the Wednesday night meeting, they had more phone call-ins then they normally have and the amazing thing, about 95% sounded like they were given a “canned speech” as if they were reading off a script that they asked to read.. The people reading may have been real??. And of course most of those speeches were longer then then the 3 minutes allowed and had to be cut off.. And of course they were for the Ordinance.. There were some that was against it, and you knew they weren’t scripted..

    • I noticed that too.. Certain narrative buzz words were used repeatedly.

      Something else I noticed with many of those testifying over the phone in support of the ordinance is that they were short of breath, and full of anxiety. These people live in fear. They are manipulated through their fear and they demand everyone else follow recommendations that remove freedom, just so they can feel safer.

      Shame, blame and ridicule were a common theme in many of those speakers.

      It is quite interesting that they are willing to mandate artificial health but have completely disregarded natural remedies and even pharma remedies that have been shown to work.

  • One take-away here is that we are seeing that Ms. LaFrance is just as much of a Leftist thug as Mr. Constant, Mr. Dunbar and Mr. Rivera. Ms. Zalatel and Mr. Peterson will take away liberty just as quickly as Ms. Quinn-Davidson. Do not be fooled by a phony face of moderation.

  • Next will be no car driving. A commie dream for decades as we don’t deserve to use a huge amount of the worlds fuel to drive cars. We must share with the 3rd world you know!
    This is the real reason behind environmentalism.

  • I know this. My role if it hasn’t become blatantly obvious by now is to promote talk. It’s all we do or used to do when I was there. If people don’t first talk, and then act, then it’s just a pissing party. For years, I’ve seen Mike get bent over by Bryce with no resolution. If people get mad enough, even at me, they might do something about it beside piss and moan. Get organized. Have some demonstrations. Don’t give up or accept no for an answer
    I can’t do it for you. You have to help yourselves. I screwed up and agreed with some of you at times. It’s hard being the antagonist. Keep up the fight peeps.

    • “It’s hard being the antagonist”….
      There it is, the admission of being a troll.
      Banned.

  • The marxists actually believe they will succeed. They beat the drums of conflict. This is not Australia. This is not 1930’s Germany.

  • Not only are they communists, they are cowards.

  • My only question to the medical community would be, “Who among you, during your years of medical studies, has taken any class study on masks?
    I would prefer a design engineer from 3M present information on mask efficiency and effectiveness. The medical “experts” routinely refer their patients to specialist, so why don’t we have presentations made by persons involved in the design and implementation of masks.
    Take emotion out of the equation and use true science.

    • Maybe THIS will help inform their decisions:
      “https://swprs.org/danish-mask-study-no-benefit/”

  • TONY BOVE / OCTOBER 16, 2021
    Regarding the new “emergency” mask mandate, I want to know under what authority and based on what hard science you are declaring this “emergency” and under what specific authority you are abrogating the expressed will of the citizens (especially the voters) of this municipality and under what authority you have had the unmitigated gall to override the Mayor’s veto of your shady vote to enact this bogus mandate! You are abusing your authority and want you to publicly address the part of the Charter that gives you authority to declare an emergency, the authority to do, which I understand is the domain AOC Mayor alone! Is it your intent to usurp. The authority of another branch of municipal government?
    Sincerely,
    John “Tony” Bove
    Eagle River Citizen
    P.s. #Resist
    #IWillNotComply

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