Before I decided to tackle this topic, I had a moment’s hesitation. Is the fact that Nancy Pelosi decided to get her hair done really an issue of national importance?

And of course, I concluded that it is.

Pelosi had every right to get her hair done last week, even though she was violating the regulations she herself championed to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

As the first and only female Speaker of the House of Representatives (so far,) Pelosi is one of the most visible women in the world, and she has to look her best while adoring and hostile eyes turn their gaze upon her.

I don’t even have much of a problem with the fact that she didn’t wear a mask during the entire Wash-Trim-Blow Dry. While I kept my mask on my face during every stage of my most recent salon visit, I would have preferred to take it off. A breathing human with bad hair is often preferable to a perfectly-coiffed-corpse.

But Nancy pushed for the regulations that we all wear masks, everywhere, including while we shower. She’s a big fan of wearing masks that virtue signal her virtue, and supports California Gov. Gavin Newsome’s draconian decision to shut down or severely restrict salon services during the pandemic.

So a little thing like hypocrisy, as in “Rules for Thee but Not for Me” wrankles.

But it’s more than just mere hypocrisy on Nancy’s part.

When Mayor Jim Kenney traveled down to a Maryland restaurant to have some crabcakes and some respite while indoor dining remained banned in Philadelphia, I was annoyed at the garden variety hypocrisy. And he did apologize, albeit belatedly. But it was an apology.

Far from seeking forgiveness, or even acknowledging that she had done anything wrong, the Speaker of the House offered this gem: “I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to…many times. It was as set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a set up.”

And then, if this weren’t enough of a study in California Chutzpah she added: “I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up.”

Digest that for a moment. Nancy, who violated her own deeply-held principles on pandemic shutdowns, on wearing masks, on being “all in this together,” blamed the person whose livelihood is being destroyed by those principles. And she wants an apology.

Allo, Marie Antoinette, tu as un coup de fil de 2020. (For those of you who didn’t major in French, that would be “Hello Marie Antoinette, 2020 is calling.”)

Those who grew up in the Philadelphia area would likely call this the Abscam Apology, which is basically “Youze set me up, youze bums.” While there are situations where entrapment is a legitimate defense to committing an offense, it is hard to use when the person who ends up committing the offense did so without pressure, willingly, and tipped the alleged “entrapper.”

Here, Nancy was the one who made the appointment, went to the salon, sashayed from shampoo chair to trim chair to blow out chair with grace, and did it with the full knowledge that it was in violation of the very regulations she trumpeted. So it’s really hard to swallow the “set up” excuse her supporters are trying to shove down our throats (through our masks).

And unlike Kenney (I can’t believe I’m actually saying something positive about him,) Pelosi is deflecting the blame from herself to a private citizen. In bringing the full weight of her authority, popularity and presence to bear against the salon owner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has triggered an avalanche of bad publicity, slurs, and death threats directed at the poor woman.

But she is the one who deserves an apology. Une apologie pour la reine Marie Annunziata!

If this is not an example of the pathetic, tone deaf nature of the virtue-signaling preachers of the progressive gospel, I honestly don’t know what is.

But in the next two months, I’m sure I’ll find out.

Flowers is an attorney and a columnist for the Delaware County Daily Times, and can be reached at cflowers1961@gmail.com.

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BigBob

Our world is not divided by race, color, gender or religion.

Our world is divided into wise people and fools.

And fools divide themselves by race, color, gender or religion.

“Your”welcome

That’s funny ! I’ve never told you my race nor color! I’m certain most here haven’t told you much other than you “Bigbob” are full of “IT”! What complete “B.S” you are simply a manipulative “Human” that should hang it up!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - Why would I care about your race or color? And yes many of my adoring fans - you included - have told me I'm "full of it" and yet not a one of you has ever attempt to prove what I post is in error, you just cast aspersions. Why?

Davel2

[thumbup] I like how you put that BigBob!

simon1dog

I support President Trump and my IQ is 143. That debunks HG's fool theory.

HavasuGuy

Well that statement debunks your claim on your IQ. You don't know the difference between an IQ and being a fool! At least you are a decent fool...

BigBob

Oh, my, as evidenced by your history here you, 1) do not have a 143 IQ [most likely 43] and 2) no matter what an individuals IQ it does not eliminate the likelihood of them being a fool.

HavasuGuy

tRUMP lied and Americans died! tRUMP is the hoax! Anyone that still supports him is a fool!

“Your”welcome

“Village mascot” what a great post! Chicago alone, hundreds are dying this week!!! Where are your “BLM” fools and what is “Cornpop” going to do? The virus which we’ve come to the conclusion was created over 293 years ago, ask Bobby ! The president did what he could by bringing attention to the matter months before the” World Health Organization” decided to call this a pandemic! If one would look early , it was you “Democrats” that prolonged the dangers of this virus! You are now in support of a no good back bending fool, whom which can’t dig himself out of a brown paper bag, and if he did couldn’t remember! To top it off, his communist nut job VP candidate “Harris” who brought such hatred too him! This is what your family is hoping for? Really...”Wow”! To think that the police , America’s history and those that support it are what’s wrong with “America” too you Democrat’s, is down right disturbing! It’s time to wake up and smell the media “B.S”! It’s doing you and others no justice!

BigBob

"You" (sic) - Who is "Village Mascot?" Who is "Bobby?" As to trump, let's, once again, look at exactly what he did -

1. He shut down the Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency.

2. He fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart in 2018, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

3. In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job and was not replaced.

4. In 2018, at the direction of trump, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 countries, including CHINA.

5. The NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and biodefense, Tim Ziemer, left the position on May 8, 2018 and was not replaced. The departure occurred the same day that the WHO announced a new Ebola outbreak in Africa.

6. In June 2019, the trump administration discontinued the CDC medical epidemiologist position that was embedded in China – That person left China in July, a few months before the coronavirus hit China. The position’s purpose was to DETECT disease outbreaks IN CHINA.

7. Amid the worldwide outbreak a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, a 10% cut to Public Health Services, and a 7% cut to Global Health Services, the organizations that respond to public health threats were all engineered by, yep, trump.

8. One of the more brilliant ides from trump was ingesting disinfectants as a potential “cure.”

9. He chose Mike Pence, not a doctor, to oversee the US pandemic response.

10. Trump sowed doubt about the severity of the virus, using the word HOAX at events and rallies, even doing so at events where the virus was spread.

11. In yet another brilliant move trump declined to use the WHO’s test. In January, within a week of finding out about China’s mysterious virus, Berlin virologists produced the first diagnostic test. By February, the WHO shipped the tests to 60 countries. Trump declined taking any WHO tests even as a temporary bridge.

12. Trump pretended the virus had been contained many, many times. You’ve seen his quotes.

13. On January 31 he imposed travel restrictions on China. Nevertheless, he continued to allow China flights with over 40,000 people coming in. The US did NOT test anyone arriving from 14 Trump stopped distribution of useful information concerning the pandemic many times. He halted CDC guideline release as states began to open, later allowing release of watered-down guidelines on May 20, long after many states reopened. Church reopening guidelines were deleted. Within 48 hours of the release, he demanded that churches be opened immediately.

15. On March 19, trump said: “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.” Daily intelligence briefings, internal memos, and warnings from past Presidents offer evidence this was NOT true.

16. On March 20 with a straight face trump tells America: “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

19. On April 21, trump removes the nation’s top vaccine expert, Dr. Rick Bright, as head of the CDC’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The removal is retribution for Dr. Bright challenging the trump’s pseudo-science claims, particularly his unwillingness to support trump’s rabid endorsement of an unproven drug.

20. Trump relentlessly searches for scapegoats – he has blamed the CDC, China, Obama, the WHO, “flawed” studies, the Democrats, Pelosi, governors, and he continues to seek out new scapegoats and distractions to deflect.

Objective Dialectic

"Your" welcome. You are the king of putting words in other people's mouths on this forum. You and your hatred disgusts me and you obviously have no idea what any liberals, democrats, or even independents believe. You just want to paint every single person who is not a far right republican to be a police-hating, violence-inducing, history-destroying "fool." You are the fool. It is foolish to be so hateful and to continuously put words in the mouths of others. It is foolish to assume that Trump (whether you support him or not) has NEVER done anything wrong. It is foolish to think Democrats prolonged the dangers of this virus. Please provide me an educated response as to how that is the case? If I can remember correctly, it was Trump who stated this virus was a hoax, it was Trump who KNOWINGLY lied to the American public about the severity of the Virus, and it was Trump who downplayed every single recommendation that came from the Nation's leading scientists thereby reducing the public's trust in science and taking the necessary measures to slow the spread seriously. You are unbelievable and are the epitome of the division in America. I can tolerate the comments of pretty much every other republican on this forum even if I may not agree with them, but you are a disgrace, and you are the type of person who gives the republican party a bad name. Take your ignorant, hate-filled S**t somewhere else you troll.

“Your”welcome

OD! Is it that time of the month? I’m honored to be the guy that fills your head with such love! Please note I don’t hate anyone , I do however dislike people like yourself ! I believe you are the one here trolling!

HavasuGuy

"your" You are living proof of why tRUMP said, "I love the poorly educated".

"your" a fool...

Davel2

"Your" welcome... I'm going to try one last time to reason with you. That remark was crossing the line! It's pure Neanderthal and as OJ said, sexist. As I told you when you first started posting, if you want to talk like you do, you should go over to the Fox News comment section. But if you want people to respect your opinions here, you must show them some respect even if you don't agree with them adamantly. People like OJ and HG, and others who you are always attacking with venom, deserve far more respect than you show them. They are balanced people of integrity and empathy and deserve better. I don't agree with Mr Lemon, Cooldan, CVA-42, and others and they don't agree with me, but except for the occasional snarky remarks, you don't see them being rude to the level that you are. They are very conservative and I am very liberal. I don't agree with them, but I still get them. They don't show the level of anger that you do because they are mature enough to know it's totally unproductive. Anonymity is not an excuse for being distasteful. Clean up your act.

Objective Dialectic

Thank you Davel2. Idk what it is with this guy, but he's the only person on here that I don't hold any respect for.

“Your”welcome

Davel2! OJ is another felon whom which got away with murder! I could only imagine the sympathy you had for him! I’m to assume that you are here attempting too defend “OD” and the moronic “Village Mascot”! Please do yourself a favor, don’t ever threaten me with a silly response like this! I find it extremely entertaining to watch you make excuses and hypocritical comments on the daily! I will continue to comment what I feel like! I don’t need nor want respect from you! Thanks for this “Final” unnecessary attempt at whatever it is, your thinking!

Objective Dialectic

Your welcome, the lack of respect you have just shows you are a terrible person, and you have terribly low self-esteem. I feel sorry for you. Feel free to comment whatever you like; that is your constitutional right, but you have no respect from many of us at this point I'm sure. I'd be surprised if the other conservative/republican folks on here even respect you. Good luck getting through the trials of life with an attitude like yours.

Objective Dialectic

"Your" welcome. How disrespectful to say "Is it that time of the month?" That is sexist and you don't even know if I am female or male. Also, once again, you fail to refute anything I have said, and instead choose to respond with hate or "dislike" as you always do. What an ignorant, "disliking" fool you are.

Dawn King

He’s just trying to imitate the behavior of his orange idol. Women cross the street to avoid him.

Objective Dialectic

"Your" welcome, my blood pressure is perfectly fine, thank you. Although with how much you hate on others, I'd recommend you get yours checked and also get checked for any mental disorders.

“Your”welcome

Lol! Thanks “OD” you’ve made my day! Now run along and enjoy yours! As always “Republican Proud”!

RDUBYA

Don't you just love the daily gene pool cleansing statements...

Remember this, the cemetery is full of people who thought they couldn't be replaced...

BigBob

Well, fan, I have stated numerous times that I fully support those who want to participant in gene pool cleansing events. I'm on your side, why the ire?

BigBob

You know something was bugging me about that photo of this broad. Then it hit - that Sarah Palin look is so 90s. Has she no shame?

Davel2

Christine call it what it was, a cheap political ploy. Your calling Newsom's decisions "Draconian" already tells us where you stand on this issue. As I have said before, I don't know how it's possible to get your hair done while wearing a mask. In fact, having your hair washed would almost seem like water-boarding with a mask on. But that's not the real issue nor am I trying to provide an excuse. But read on and I will get to my point. We have watched Trump parade around without a mask and a Republican Convention where nobody was wearing a mask or social distancing. In fact, thanks to Trump's influence over his supporters, we have millions refusing to wear a mask or social distance. I'm not playing tit-for tat- here, but simply calling attention to irresponsible behavior that can influence the actions of millions. It was a set-up, simply so they could call Pelosi a hypocrite and create a "gotcha moment" and given who she is, they knew her actions would be viewed by millions across the nation. Millions who we need focused on doing their part to get ahead of Covid-19. Actions have consequences and this one was completely irresponsible. The people behind this never thought, that what they were doing was simply going to provide yet another excuse for the anti-mask crowd. With reputable doctors and scientist telling us that thousands of lives can be saved by simply wearing a mask, why would we want to further encourage the immature citizen to continue not to do so. There is an inability of people to consider the consequence of failing to think beyond their own personal

agenda. I see this everywhere, from those engaging in violence as they claim to be protesting racial injustice to Neo-Republicans constantly seeking that "gotcha moment." It serves no purpose other than to undermine, distract from, and further complicate a worthy cause. In any case, Christine should take a little longer to

hesitate before she starts to tackle a topic.

“Your”welcome

“Davel2” The rambling on “B.S” that you do, and that whole I’m more superior approach is working ! I’m not sure if you’ve been paying much attention. More people have been coming at you daily! Good job “Dave” your approach is giving us “Trump Supporters” reason to comment and those still on the table reason to vote “Republican”! Looks as if you my friend are helping the “Trump 2020” campaign! Thanks for all you do!

Davel2

"Your" welcome it's not rambling, it's just thinking at a higher level. You can call it sarcastically my "more superior approach," but the intelligent would just think I was applying objectivity. If you're correct, and what I write gives people a reason to vote for Trump, I wouldn't be proud of that vote. But you Trump Supporters certainly are a special breed of humanity.

“Your”welcome

“Davel2” I strongly suggest you come down to reality! It’s pretty nice here and would think that even a guy like you can appreciate it! If those who support the president, America’s history and our law enforcement are a special bread of humanity. You can rest assure that I’m standing proud , strong and very thankful! Always “Republican”! The history that you want to erase is what you “Democrats” continue today!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) -YES! I support trump 2020 - twenty years in federal prison followed by twenty years in state prison. Glad to see you agree.

CVA-42

Davel2, you presented a winner. That was one of the biggest pile of BS you have ever presented here in the comments section. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

Davel2

CVA-42... It's not BS if everyone wants to seriously work together to save lives. I've been saying for months that it was wrong to turn this virus into a political issue. We have

over 190,000 dead and obviously party affiliation doesn't make one immune. In any case, I'm sure those in your camp you will suddenly be talking about how Trump was smart to play the virus down to prevent panic. Now that's an example of BS and a

a dereliction of duty. Literally giving people a false sense of security is his excuse? But you vote for him, because that's who you and "Your" welcome are.

“Your”welcome

Davel2! If you truly felt this way, you wouldn’t continue with the political “B.S” so save your nonsense for those that you can herd! The Reports out here in “Havasu” and looks as if you Need to move on or just be happy with your “Trump supporting” neighbors! Crime statistics show we Americans have been safer under this administration! You try to twist it how you please!

Objective Dialectic

Davel2 [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]I can't believe the ignorance of some of these people. True definition of sheep who will follow a leader to the end. They are the true B.S.

BigBob

Hi, fan. You realize when you post such trash it shows everyone just...well you know...what you are?

simon1dog

I suppose some folks like to hear themselves speak. Multiple posts on the same subject by BB seemingly point that direction. As far as Nancy Pelosi goes, she and Biden are birds of a feather. That's why the majority of Americans will be voting Trump / Pence 2020 :-)

BigBob

We've noticed that, but you just keep on showing up here spewing utter nonsense. I must agree with you on trump 2020 - twenty years in federal prison followed by twenty years in state prison.

hvnfun

More hypocrisy from the trumpers.

“Your”welcome

Hvnfun! The hypocrisy is the 3 stooges and you! Did you not read the article?

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - It is very obvious he read the article and it is equally obvious that if you did, you failed to comprehend it - as usual.

Cooldan

Dangerous? HG, did you read the article? She didn't say it was dangerous for Pelosi to go into the salon. This salon has been closed because the government has shut it down for the most of 6 months. Nancy Pelosi has shown that a supposedly vulnerable 80 year old could safely go indoors without a mask and get her hair done, yet no one else can. And now the salon owner has received threats because of her words? Despicable.

BigBob

You don't really comprehend much, do you?

“Your”welcome

“Bobby” Your definitely not hitting on all cylinders my friend! That good for nothing “Polosi” did exactly what you have been blabbing about every week with the gene pool cleansing! Lmao! “Bigbob” if it fits (his agenda) it ships! Just like the Usps!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - who is "Bobby?" Who is "Polosi?" You adoring fans of mine seem to slipping a cog recently. And you do know I am a strong promoter of the gene pool cleansing events?

“Your”welcome

“Cooldan” don’t mind the “Village Mascot” the guy is completely confused right now! He went from the biggest “Trump” fan to now “Riden with Biden”! Lmao! All us Havasu folk are stupid white trash in his book! The guy is a follower just ask “Bigbob”!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - Who is the "Village Mascot?" And why do you denigrate yourself and others who live in Havasu by using the term "white trash?" We all know a few of you are fundamentally nuts, but "white trash" is a little extreme. And of course anyone who has the common sense to "flush the t@#*d on November Third" need to be commended not vilified.

HavasuGuy

Let's see, Pelosi getting a haircut or tRUMP and about 1000 supporters sitting together in front of the White House for his acceptance speech? Gee, I wonder which one of these events are more dangerous...

BigBob

HG! Now you know that is a good thing! These gene pool cleansing events will reduce the number of idiots voting for trump. Look at what Sturgis has already done to clean the gene pool of morons.

1040

A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosium. The chemical symbol of Pelosium is Pu. Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These particles are held together by dark particles called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

BigBob

Can you explain why you came here and posted lies? We all know that is the Republicans stock in trade and their master Putin feeds them such trash, but why did you do it? It makes your look truly ignorant - oh, wait ... never mind.

BigBob

What is truly frightening is this woman is an attorney!

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