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December 30, 2021

WATCH: Former Playboy Model Accused of Starting Fight on Delta Flight

Former Playboy model Patricia Cornwall is accused of starting a chaotic fight on a Delta Airlines flight. A video of the altercation spread on social media, showing Cornwall telling an older male passenger to “mask up” and he repeatedly calls her “Karen.”

According to court records, Cornwall, who’s also used the name Patty Breton, was coming back to her seat from the restroom when she “encountered the flight attendant and beverage cart blocking the aisle.” The Baywatch actress asked the flight attendant to help find her seat, and the attendant asked her to find an open seat until beverage service was over, since the flight was only an hour long.

Cornwall responded “What am I, Rosa Parks?” And that’s when the fellow passenger got involved, telling Cornwall she “isn’t black…this isn’t Alabama and this isn’t a bus.”

“Sit down Karen,” the passenger told Cornwall.

“Sit down p—y,” Cornwall responded, and the pair exchanged other derogatory comments.

At that point, Cornwall hits the passenger in the face and spits on him.

Police arrested the 51-year-old at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and she was later taken into custody by the FBI.

Cornwall posted a $20,000 bond at her arraignment. A judge ruled that she can only fly to return home to Los Angeles.


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Patricia Cornwall: Former Playboy Model Accused in Delta Fight

December 24, 2021

Man Banned From Airline After Wearing Thong As Mask [Video]

A Florida man was banned from flying on United Airlines after wearing thong underwear as a mask in protest of the federal mandate.

Cape Coral resident Adam Jenne wore a red thong as a mask on board a flight from Washington, D.C., to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. But he didn’t get to complete his trip, as he was booted off the flight before it departed.

“I think the best way to illustrate absurdity is with absurdity,” Jenne said. 

The United Airlines flight wasn’t the first time Jenne wore the undergarment as a mask.

“Every single flight has been met with different reactions from the flight crew,” said Jenne. “Some with a wild appreciation, others confrontational.”

He said he’s ultimately made it to his destination — but not this time. Broward County Sheriff’s Office met him after being removed from the plane.

“Eventually, they called TSA and airport security,” Jenne said. “I ended up staying at the gate for about 45 minutes.”

Jenne said he intended to protest peacefully, “not to ruin anybody else’s day.”

United Airlines released a statement, standing by the employees who confronted Jenne.

“The customer clearly wasn’t in compliance with the federal mask mandate and we appreciate that our team addressed the issue on the ground prior to takeoff, avoiding any potential disruptions on the air.”

“It’s all nonsense. COVID doesn’t know that we’re at cruising altitude. It’s stupid. The whole thing is theater,” Jenne said. 

Jenne received a refund for his flight and booked another in its place.

“Hopefully, Spirit Airlines has a better sense of humor tomorrow,” Jenne said.

During a recent hearing on airline oversight, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told a Senate panel that face masks “don’t add much” additional protection against the spread of the coronavirus on airplanes.

“The statistics, I recall, is that 99.97 percent of airborne pathogens are captured by the HEPA [high-efficiency particulate air] filtering system, and it’s turned over every two or three minutes,” Kelly told the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

“I think the case is very strong that masks don’t add much, if anything, in the air cabin,” he said. “The environment is very safe, very high quality compared to any other indoor setting.”



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Florida man banned from United Airlines after wearing thong as mask in protest

December 19, 2021

Airline Executive Says Masks ‘Don’t Add Much’ on Flights

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told a Senate panel that face masks “don’t add much” additional protection against the spread of the coronavirus on airplanes.

“The statistics, I recall, is that 99.97 percent of airborne pathogens are captured by the HEPA [high-efficiency particulate air] filtering system, and it’s turned over every two or three minutes,” Kelly told the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee during a hearing on airline oversight.

“I think the case is very strong that masks don’t add much, if anything, in the air cabin,” he said. “The environment is very safe, very high quality compared to any other indoor setting.”

The company put out a statement when asked about Kelly’s comments.

“Southwest Airlines continues to abide by the federal mask mandate for customers and employees both within the airport environment and onboard all Southwest aircraft.”

Still, former Surgeon General Jerome Adams called the remarks “irresponsible.”

“These folks are making record money right now because of these mask mandates. I was disgusted when I heard that,” Adams said during an appearance on CNN’s New Day.


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Southwest CEO: ‘Masks don’t add much, if anything’ against COVID-19 on planes

October 27, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene receives third fine for refusing to wear mask on House floor

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA.), who once compared COVID-19 restrictions to the Holocaust, received her third fine for refusing to wear a mask on the House floor.

“I’m taking a stand on the House floor because I don’t want the people to stand alone,” Greene said after receiving the fine.

Legislators who violate the House mask mandate receive a warning after the first offense, a $500 fine after the second, and $2,500 for each subsequent violation.

The House initially imposed its mask mandate last year, lifted it in June, and reinstated it in July amid the Delta variant surge.

In May, Greene likened the COVID-19 restrictions to “a time and history where people were told to wear a gold star … put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany.”

Greene later apologized for her comments after visiting the Holocaust Museum.

“There’s no comparison and there never ever will be,” she said.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene fined third time for refusing to wear mask on House floor

September 19, 2021

San Francisco mayor caught breaking her own strict mask mandate

Photographs show San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) breaking her strict mask mandates at a local club. An editor for the San Francisco Chronicle photographed the mayor singing and dancing in a crowded jazz club with nary a mask in sight.

Breed told the Chronicle reporter, Mariecar Mendoza, she felt reassured by the fact that “everyone who comes in here has to show proof of vaccination.”

However, Breed’s citywide mandate requires masks in public buildings regardless of vaccination status.

“She was with friends at her table, not wearing a mask while eating and drinking and enjoying herself. She knows health orders are hard and asks everyone to do their best to follow them,” a representative from the mayor’s office told ABC7.

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed breaks mask mandate at club

September 15, 2021

Met Gala highlights the M.O. of the elites: do as we say, not as we do (opinion)

Vogue held its annual Met Gala on Monday night, and the event highlighted the disparity between the haves and the have-nots. Members of the elite were able to forgo masks, while the hired help wore required face coverings.

One particularly eyebrow-raising inclusion was the presence of the self-proclaimed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who donned a custom designer gown emblazoned with the phrase “Tax the Rich.”

Tickets to this year’s event cost as much as $35,000 per person — a steep rise after Vogue‘s long-time editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, complained in 2014 that the event wasn’t exclusive enough at a measly $15,000 per ticket.

The Met Gala’s red carpet is said to be “outdoors” even though it is surrounded by tent walls and other structures, and still leaving the question of why workers need to be masked in the same area.

Glenn Greenwald, “The Masking of the Servant Class: Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace”

This instance is just a continuation that starkly highlights the difference in what COVID-19 guidelines you have to follow, seemingly based on your status or tax bracket.

Last November, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) enjoyed a maskless dinner with other state health officials one month after he told the public to “keep your mask on in between bites.”

Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held an event for donors in Napa. Tickets ranged from $100 to $29,000. Video of the event shows tables packed with maskless attendees, even though Pelosi and her party routinely push for strict mask mandates.

Similarly, at former President Barack Obama’s birthday party, 400 maskless guests attended his 60th birthday bash at his sprawling $12 million weekend estate on Martha’s Vineyard. Reportedly, only the staff wore masks.

Though some took exception to Obama’s lavish party, New York Times reporter Annie Karni argued that the impositions only applied to ordinary people.

[The controversy] is really being overblown. They’re following all the safety requirements. People are going to sporting events that are bigger than this. This is going to be safe. This is a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd and this is just about optics. It’s not about safety.

Annie Karni, CNN

All of this back and forth may leave you wondering which rules you’re meant to follow. The answer seems to depend on one factor alone: your tax bracket.

It is a powerful symbol of the growing rot at the core of America’s cultural and social balkanization: a maskless elite attended to by a permanently faceless servant class. The country’s workers have long been faceless in a figurative sense, and now, thanks to extremely selective application of decisively unscientific COVID restrictions, that condition has become literal.

Glenn Greenwald, “The Masking of the Servant Class: Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace”

Photo by Matt A.J. licensed under CC BY 2.0.

September 12, 2021

Florida appeals court reinstates school mask mandate ban in a win for DeSantis

The 1st District Court of Appeal reinstated Florida’s ban on school mask mandates, marking a temporary legal victory for Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The ruling again allows the Florida Department of Education to penalize the 13 school districts that require students to wear masks without giving parents the option to opt out.

The court’s decision also theorized that DeSantis is well-positioned to win the lawsuits brought by parents who sued the state for barring mask mandates.

“These doubts significantly militate against the likelihood of the [parents’] ultimate success in this appeal,” the ruling reads.

“Just like last year in the school re-opening litigation, the First District Court of Appeal has reinstated Florida’s ability to protect the freedom for parents to make the best decisions for their children while they make their own ruling on the appeal,” said DeSantis’ communications direction Taryn Fenske. “We look forward to winning the appeal and will continue to fight for parents’ rights.”

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Appeals court reinstates Florida ban on school mask mandates, delivering win to DeSantis

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