Friday, March 5, 2021

Land of a thousand dance guidelines


Queens Chronicle

You make me feel like dancing — sort of.

More like you make me feel like canceling.

The state announced Saturday that when wedding receptions return March 15, guests will be allowed to dance only with members of their immediate party, household or family seated at the same table.

Dancers will need to wear face masks and stay within their own “dancing areas or zones.” Spaces should be at least 36 square feet in size and positioned at least 6 feet apart from other dance zones and tables.

Live entertainers are allowed but if they’re unmasked or playing a wind instrument they need to be separated from attendees by 12 feet or a physical barrier.

Mickey King, owner of Antun’s in Queens Village, said he has had seven cancellations since the announcement.

“They don’t want to go through the hassle,” he said.

King said potential customers have asked why the measures are necessary if everyone inside has tested negative for the virus.

“I said, ‘I don’t know.’ I don’t have an answer to give them. I felt silly,” he said.

Some customers have pushed weddings back to 2022, “which just leaves me with an empty date, so now I have a date with no revenue,” King said.

“I cannot win. Every time [Cuomo] adds a rule I lost parties.”

He said he is still deciding whether to mark off the dance floor with tape or to just space tables even more apart.

“We’re still playing with different ideas,” King said.

Latasha Smith, CEO and president of Occasions Banquet and Catering Hall in Jamaica, said the governor keeps handcuffing business owners. “Cuomo has already decimated our industry and he’s really put us so far in debt and then they just keep doing it,” she told the Chronicle Wednesday, saying the rules are “really frustrating.”


georgetheatheist said...

Now how can I dance The Peabody in a confined space?

Anonymous said...

How about weddings at nursing homes?

What a fucking nutjob! Would make Stalin blush!

Anonymous said...

Moe said...
Mass murder won him an Emmy.
Groping women only required an apology.
"In the nursing home or in hospital, who cares ,they died." Cuomo's words

Anonymously Grey Gardens said...

❝The collapse of the Roman Empire is a few pages in your high school history book, but in reality it took nearly 250 years. Generations lived WHOLE lives inside of the collapse——which is EXACTLY where we are right now——that our WHOLE lives will be lived inside of those few pages called 'collapse.'❞ ——David Sirota (@davidsirota)

❝A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?❞ ——Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator

❝Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich——by promising to protect EACH from the OTHER.❞ ——Oscar Ameringer

❝The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.❞ ——George Orwell

❝In war, truth is the first casualty.❞ ——Aeschuylus

❝ALL tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed, they must rely exclusively on force.❞ ——George Orwell

❝Terrorism, first and foremost, is an instrument of statecraft.❞ ——Neil Kramer

❝The system cannot be fixed by the system.❞ ——Tom Morello

❝Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think that we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends, and I think that I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.❞ ——John Lennon

❝The self-righteous always outrule the possibility that THEY are what has gone wrong.❞ ——Mason Cooley

❝The obedient always think of themselves as virtous rather than cowardly.❞ ——Robert Anton Wilson

❝Fascism is capitalism in decay.❞ ——Anonymous

❝He who allows oppression shares the crime.❞ ——Desiderius Erasmus

❝We cannot use the word 'hope' if we refuse to face the truth. ALL hope rooted in self-delusion is fantasy.❞ ——Chris Hedges

❝Bacteria collect in cultures also——and, just as mindlessly.❞ ——Anonymous

Anonymous said...

As a Neanderthal I was incredibly offended by Biden's remarks about my people.

Anonymous said...

He stuffed nursing homes with viruses.....that's the main issue....

Anonymous said...

The audacity of this man is inconceivable.

Anonymous said...

Newlyweds should wear masks and observe social distancing during their honeymoon.

Anonymous said...

Covid is a control freak's wet dream.

Anonymous said...

Newlyweds should wear masks and observe social distancing during their honeymoon.

Better yet have the Emmy Award wining chief have the first round with the bride.

Anonymous said...

Biden's Rescue (from Cuomo) plan will save us all!

Anonymous said...

Fast Freddy said...
The Big Fat Lie of Omission.
The Media lie by omission is a deception.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Brett Kavanaugh one accuser totally lacking in credibility and yet he was crucified. Cuomo will lay low for awhile and all will be forgotten.

Anonymously Grey Gardens said...

Says Jonathan R. Tostado:

❝Democracy now only resides in a corporate boardroom. Most people with whom I interact are in deep denial. People sanctify the state as long as their puppet of choice is in power.

People in the U.S. have skin in the game and want the status quo, so that they can go back to living in a bubble. There is no going back and the wheels are going to completely come off in the next few years.

They dont want to hear it and gaslight themselves. Propaganda is strong, and believing in it gives them a sense of security to think that there is actual order in the world. They truly think that the horrors that they hear about in other parts of the world aren't possible here, as if there is some magical forcefield in place, and some hero will save them.

And, as long as they can pacify themselves with grinding, Third World consumerism, then they continue to oddly think all is right in the world.

We are hurtling toward an abyss and they have learned to be helpless and ignorant. There's a rude awakening coming, the likes of which have never been previously erupted in the karmic way that is soon about to implode upon We, the People with a vengeance!❞

Anonymously Grey Gardens said...

❝Laws are created to be followed by the poor. Laws are made by the rich to bring some order to exploitation. The poor are the only law-abiders in history When the poor make laws——the rich will be no more.❞ ——Roque Dalton García (1974)

Lee Camp (of Redacted Tonight) says:

❝ ... we have an economy that, at its core, is based on death, misery and hardship. It's not based on health and happiness and life. When it's humming along, that means our obliteration of the planet is running full steam ahead, and average workers are being appropriately repressed and held down, hoping to collect enough food stamps to papier-mâché a cast on their broken arm. In fact, The Washington Post admitted it this week——but, acted surprised when they said it: 'Many analysts pointed to a seemingly unusual cause for the turbulence: rising wages.' No, it's not an 'unusual' cause at all. When we start doing better——when wages start going up——Wall Streeters shit themselves.❞

❝The ruling class keeps Americans as poor as possible so that they CAN'T use their money to do naughty things like fund progressive political campaigns, or sabotage hedge funds.❞ ——Caitlin Johnstone

❝The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth, or to evade truth——not to reveal it.❞ ——John Kenneth Galbraith

❝Governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.❞ ——James Connolly

❝It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion. All the harbingers of collapse are visible: crumbling infrastructure; chronic underemployment and unemployment; the indiscriminate use of lethal force by police; political paralysis and stagnation; an economy built on the scaffolding of debt; nihilistic mass shootings in schools, universities, workplaces, malls, concert venues and movie theaters; opioid overdoses that kill some 64,000 people a year; an epidemic of suicides; unsustainable military expansion; gambling as a desperate tool of economic development and government revenue; the capture of power by a tiny, corrupt clique; censorship; the physical diminishing of public institutions ranging from schools and libraries to courts and medical facilities; the incessant bombardment by electronic hallucinations to divert us from the depressing sight that has become America and keep us trapped in illusions. We suffer the usual pathologies of impending death. I would be happy to be wrong. But I have seen this before. I know the warning signs. All I can say is get ready.❞ ——Chris Hedges