On Friday, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, a Democrat, voted against her county going “rogue” in defiance of Governor Tom Wolf.
While her two Republican colleagues voted in favor of moving Lebanon County from Red to Yellow phase on the state’s coronavirus reopening plan, Litz voted against it.
According to the GettysburgTimes.com, she said, “I really beg you to reconsider this move at this time. It’s not worth the risk.”
Lebanon County Commissioner Who Voted Against Yellow Phase Move Busted Violating Red Phase Restrictions
Remember, here in Schuylkill County it was a squeaky Democrat wheel that got the grease last week when Gary Hess balked at moving Schuylkill County to the Yellow phase in an act of defiance.
Well, at least Hess hasn’t been caught doing what Litz did on Tuesday.
Clearly seeking attention for herself, Litz posted this moronic photo of herself and some other ladies from a local business on social media. We’ve added some context to it but haven’t doctored it in any way:
Her Facebook post accompanying this photo reads: “A little outdoor exercise with Georgie, some friends, and LaBlast. Yes, everyone is 6’ apart, and we’re outside in the fresh air.”
So, Litz is trying to calm any anger that likely would come her way by noting that no one in the photo is wearing a mask by saying “we’re outside in the fresh air.”
Now, her party’s leader in Pennsylvania, the governor, said this week he wouldn’t even go to the Jersey or Maryland shores even though those states have reopened beaches. And the governor does still encourage people to wear masks outside. In face, construction crews and other outdoor workers are required to wear masks outside. If they don’t they could have their businesses shut down or cited by police (per Governor’s orders).
But as we note, for people like Commissioner Litz here in Lebanon County, it’s Do as I say, not as I do.
She voted to keep the rest of Lebanon County in the Red phase and literally begged fellow commissioners to do the same.
So here are the obvious Red phase infractions she violated in one single Facebook photo:
OK, so we’re still not sure if masks are required or encouraged. That all depends on the day and whom you’re asking. But we’d guess that Litz is one of those folks who’ll lecture you on how your mask protects her and her mask protects you.
But … no one’s wearing a mask here.
Stay at Home
Under the Red phase she begged to stay under, Litz and others aren’t supposed to be outside unless for essential activity.
Now, outdoor exercise is OK. But is taking virtuous and self-adulatory photos of one’s self considered an essential activity? And for these ladies who are “exercising” outdoors, is idolizing hypocrites an essential activity?
Litz clearly would not make it as a surveyor. She claims everyone in the photo is 6 feet from each other. That may be true of 1 person in that photo and perhaps the whole group is staying 6 feet away from her.
But as far as “everyone” being 6 feet apart? That’s the biggest load of horse shit since that one in Brockton last week.
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By tomorrow, all these ladies not wearing red will likely want to socially distance themselves from this photo-op.
Also, the red dress? Pretty ironic.
And who the heck wears a dress to exercise?
Per the state’s guidelines, large gatherings are prohibited under the Red phase. Under the Yellow phase, gatherings of 25 people or more are outlawed.
We believe the number under the Red phase is 10 but it could be as low as 4. But let’s give Litz a little rope here and say it’s 10.
In her infamous photo, there are 14 people. Of course, why would expect anyone who can’t measure 6 feet to count to 10 on their own.
Litz is probably one of those people who has to wash her hands by singing Happy Birthday twice because counting to 20 is too much of a brain bender.
So, Jo Ellen …
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