(PatriotHeadline.Com)- Democratic Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, released a laughable list of permitted outdoor activities on Thursday, prompting wide-spread ridicule from California residents. The list is designed to give people clarity on what they are allowed to do while out of their homes, and it includes some surprising activities.
Speaking to SF Gate, Newsom played down claims that he was being too harsh, by admitting, “We want you to see sunsets.”
“We want you to enjoy activities outdoors. What they don’t want is people congregating outside in large groups.”
So why not just ban large congregations, rather than release an exhaustive list of everything that is allowed? And yes, he’s serious, he really did include watching sunrises and sunsets on the permitted list of activities.
Among the list were several forms of sports, including general athletics, badminton (singles), throwing baseballs or softballs, BMX biking, canoeing (singles), cycling, crabbing, gold…and exploring rock pools. Yes, exploring rock pools.
The list also supports hiking on trails, horseback riding (singles), kite surfing and boarding, outdoor meditation, picnics, quad biking, rock climbing, rowing, and roller skating. It also said California residents are permitted to throw frisbees, play frisbee golf, or throw and catch American mini footballs, climb trees, walk the dog, and watch the sunrise.
It’s an oddly specific list that creates more questions than it answers. For instance, if you’re allowed to sit outside and watch the sunrise or sunset, are you allowed to skip your daily sunset viewing and opt to sit outdoors alone in the middle of the day?
If you’re not talking a dog, can you walk another animal? Can you stay outdoors with your back to the sunset?
The list was mocked relentlessly online. Radio hosts Jon and Ken tweeted, “CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS??? THIS IS REAL ! California releases detailed list of outdoor activities allowed during shutdown.”
— John and Ken (@johnandkenshow) May 1, 2020
Congressional candidate Erin Cruz also tweeted, “Big Daddy #thugboy decided to ease your restriction. Be good little boys and girls and they and them. Follow the rules or else @GavinNewsom is going to put you in time out, with misdemeanour, possible fine, possible jail time #PoliceState.”
Big Daddy #thugboy decided to ease your restriction. Be good little boys and girls and they and them. Follow the rules or else @GavinNewsom is going to put you in time out, with misdemeanor, possible fine, possible jail time#PoliceState #endthelockdownhttps://t.co/nmITbET65j
— ERIN CRUZ FOR CALIFORNIA (CA-36) (@RealErinCruz) May 1, 2020
Do Democratic governors still not realize that Americans don’t like being told what to do by the government?