Restaurant Owner Chides Her for Wearing No Mask, Gillibrand Self-Flagellates, Is Forgiven and Logic Is Evoked, If Elusive

Innovo Kitchen, in Albany County, is owned by John LaPosta.  His restaurant is a “polished, industrial-chic outpost for burgers, brunch, New American mains & innovative cocktails.”

“Innovo kitchen offers cutting edge ambiance and cuisine,” Innovo’s website says. “Rich in history, Innovo combines an urban interior with an innovation gastro-pub menu and hospitality.”

Innovo’s website says, “New York State has reinstated the mask mandate as of December 13, 2021. All staff must wear masks and all customers must wear masks anytime they are not seated.”

Masked owner of Innovo’s, John LaPosta

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is a proponent for masks. Politically correct in every way she can, she is at the forefront of the government knows best movement.

She also likes to eat.

Kirsten Gillibrand a few years ago.

A picture of Gillibrand entering Innovo Kitchen.

Innovo serves up gastro fare

At a recent visit, Gillibrand “hurried past” the sign that states the everyone entering must wear a mask and dashed right to her table for feeding.

Nothing would be amiss during normal times, but this is pandemic, and Gillibrand was not wearing a mask.

She walked all of 20 feet, potentially spreading Omicron to diners, though it does seem like she passed any humans on the way to her table.

LaPosta wrote on Instagram on Jan. 14, as he posted the video of the senator:

“The problem with NY politics in a nutshell. My senator blowing past my manager before she can ask her to put a mask on. Walking right past a really big sign that says ‘masks required to enter.’ The masks are a mandate from the governor. As good citizens, agree or not, we must follow our leaders. I guess Senator Gillibrand thinks the governor is wrong or she is special and above the rules.”

The media was tickled to report this news as a ‘gotcha’ story, a tale of hypocrisy, which is always fun.

Across New York State, whose good people elected Gillibrand to represent them in the US Senate, COVID-19 cases have been spreading rapidly in recent weeks, caused by the Omicron variant and perhaps by Gillibrand.

Omicron might have been exhaled out of Gillibrand’s nose and onto other diners.

Speaking to The New York Post, LaPosta said his staff didn’t have the chance to ask Gillibrand to wear a mask.

The video shows the portly senator, who moves quickly for a linebacker of her size, move swiftly toward her table.

She may have been famished.

Here are some of many links: [No need to post more since they are all nearly identical.]

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-restaurant-owner-slams-senator-kirsten-gillibrand-mask-mandate-2022-1

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Latham-restaurateur-says-Gillibrand-doesn-t-get-16778202.php

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gillibrand-vows-restaurant-ignored-mask-mandate

In the wake of the publicity, Senator Gillibrand issued a statement, “We all need to do our part to help stop the spread of Omicron and that means following state and local guidance. That includes me and I will do better going forward.”

Gillibrand will do better by wearing a mask wherever she goes.

Gillibrand made a phone call to Innovo Kitchen to humble herself for her enormous transgression.

LaPosta announced the glad tidings on Innovo’s Facebook page:

“We would like everyone to know that our Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand called personally to apologize to the staff and the restaurant for the position she put us in during her visit on Friday. She completely owned the mistake and understood and agreed with our position.”

“For the position she put us in”?  She put the guy in a position to get a lot of publicity.

Her apology, however, found a warm response from the genteel and equanimous LaPosta.

He wrote, “As we explained to our Senator, it was not personal nor driven by her politics, we would have reacted the same way to any elected official involved in making policy that they themselves didn’t follow. Our post was never meant to be a Republican nor Democratic statement, it was an American statement.”

Waxing a bit poetic, LaPosta took a moment to preach, but only a  moment: “The middle is a hard place to find right now and we believe we need to try harder to find it and this begins with our elected officials.”

After posting the video, speaking to the media, embarrassing Gillibrand, who then abjectly apologized, LaPosta was ready to show he wasn’t after glory or vengeance.

“Multiple national media outlets have contacted us for interviews, we let them all know that the Senator apologized and we declined,” he said.

LaPosta continued, with a touch of irony: “For those of you who commented about us blindly following government/state/local rules please know we blindly follow nothing. We have been very vocal about the recent mask mandate being illogical and we still feel that way, however we own a small licensed business in NYS and employ 60 people.

Yes, LaPosta seems to be right. It is not clear how effective the masks are for stopping Omicron.

According to the CDC, masks might act as a barrier, trapping and filtering out some Omicron virus particles but it appears, with the masks New York State mandates masks are not very effective.

William Schaffner, MD, a professor of health policy and infectious diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told Health that research found that Omicron infects and multiplies 70 times faster than Delta, “So, the masks’ capacity to interrupt or reduce transmission back and forth is likewise reduced.”

That means masks are 70 times less effective for Omicron which is, in short, another way of saying they are ineffective.

To provide true protection against spreading Omicron, people need a lot more than the mandate mandates.

According to the CDC, a mask should:

  • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
  • Fit snuggly against the sides of your face so you don’t have gaps
  • Have a nose wire to prevent air leaking out of the top
  • And should not have exhalation valves or vents, which allow virus particles to escape.

Also, it would be best if you don’t breathe.

Danielle Zerr, MD, medical director of infection prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital, tells Health, you should use a double mask – that is place a cloth mask over a disposable mask so that it fits snugger.

To use a bit of logic: if two masks are good, three or four would be better. Perhaps an oxygen tank could be attached to your person, since it will be hard to breathe when masked so tightly.

Logically, breathing less, or not at all, or at least not through the nose, is the best way to stop the spread of Omicron, mask or not.

“We can shed the virus, and thus spread the virus, just by breathing through your nose,” Dr. Schaffner says. “Even breathing in and out can contaminate the air around us up to three feet or even a little further.”

What does it prove?

In America, even a small business owner can use the media to make one of the top government officials in the nation  apologize – something that does not happen in, for instance, China.
We also learn that in order to stop Omicron, the current mask mandate is not enough.
And no one is apologizing for that.
If we are in earnest in stopping every danger, we must not only stop Gillibrand from not wearing a mask, we need her to be on the forefront of following science all the way to success, a science that is prepared to trump freedom when safety is at sake.

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  • Kirsten Gillbrand is wearing a damn thick lined coat. That’s a fashion offense that should be punished. As well as the camera images from the restaurant’s video surveillance system are atrociously bad and shot from a very distorting perspective. It all contributes to making Senator Gillibrand look extremely unflattering. Only a small part of this is contributed by her insignificant and small excess weight and makes it appear overly large due to the clothing and shooting perspective. Senator Gillibrand may continue to eat as much as she wants. We’ve identified what it is about her that makes people think she’s full-figured. It’s all a misunderstanding.

  • Yeah, I don’t care anymore. How many GOPers do this on the regular? All the time? Yeah, I know GOPers have a rule – “It’s OK if a Republican does it.” Republican complaints of hypocrisy are completely meaningless now.

    The entire party from the top all the way down to the lowest believe that voting is fake (only when their team loses of course) because an orange man declares it so and fully support an invasion of the US Capital to hang the vice president because he wouldn’t commit to the then President’s plan to overturn the election. A plan they all fully supported then and would fully support today…if done by a Republican. If even such a thought was just said out loud by a Dem, they all would have lost their collective minds. After all that, yeah, I have a real simple rule now – “It’s OK if a Democrat does it.”

    Then again, at this point, I think all the mandates are stupid. They clearly are not really working anymore. No one really wants them except for a few and there is nothing stopping them from having their own “mandates” and following them regardless of what those around them are doing. If people want to risk their own lives and those they love, it’s their choice. It’s a dumb choice but their dumb choice to make.

    • The entire Republican party huh?

      Democrats never scream fraud when they lose? Oh, and they are civil, polite, and do not seek revenge when they get their power back.
      Wow, talk about not paying attention.

      Trump is a jerk, but he gave Democrats the same crap they have been dishing out for years. Big surprise that they could not take it.

    • Thanks, Hilly.
      No one can run the interference like you do. I can’t wait to be first lady. Now, where are my cigars.

      • You bet, Bill. But with the Kenyan pulling the strings, Hilly may not get the chance to go in the game this time around to hide the fact that this is the worst administration since the 1800s.

    • Oh, Era, deed dat bad man twump hurt your wittle feelwings? You awre soooo wight. Old poopy pants got 81 million votes and dere was nooooo fwaud !
      Get your bwanket and go to your safe place. I’ll get mine and meet you dere.

    • Both sides are hypocritical. But Dems are the worst. I used to consider myself one. But they turned me. No more! Worst party ever. Both suck. But they are hands down the worst.

  • LaPosta: “As good citizens, agree or not, we must follow our leaders.”

    Unquestioningly following leaders under all circumstances does not make one “good,” and opposing the government’s actions does not make one “bad.”

    LaPosta: “I guess Senator Gillibrand thinks the governor is wrong…”

    The governor IS wrong.

  • Frank-

    Giiggleband is a hypocritical and corrupt politician, in other words, she is a typical politician.
    I am glad you are exposing her!
    ****

    RE: Masks

    I believe this mask would work for you:

    https://images.app.goo.gl/Y4Ezip4SiZGdJZ2f6

    Imagine taking a walk around Niagara Falls in style!
    ****

    FYI:
    Frank if you ever want to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, it’d be my great honor to accompany you.

  • Not to fat-shame or anything, but those restaurant pictures make Gillibrand appear heavier than ‘Alfonzo’.

    She looks like the Michelin Man’s sister naked. I wonder if the drapes match the carpet. What say you Uncle ‘парлато’?

  • Please leave a comment: Your opinion is important to us!

    So important, that we keep it secret and don’t post it for others to read for a day or so.

  • The Rules Are For Thee And Not Me!

    When are the American People going to wake up and realize that America’s elite holds them in utter contempt.

    The peasants must wear uncomfortable confining face makes but the elites like Gillibrand and Fauci and Joe and Jill Biden can discard the facemasks when they please.
    We are treated like cattle while the elite can live like human beings.

    And the most aggravating part of the story is that Lord Fauci helped fund Gain of Function Research in Wuhan China but still has the nerve to treat the American people like livestock.

    “WASHINGTON (TND) — Project Veritas has reportedly verified a rejection letter, not previously made public, from a government agency refusing to offer funding to EcoHealth Alliance for failing to assess the potential risks of gain-of-function research in the studies they sought to perform at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    EcoHealth was the recipient of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grant money from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to perform research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology studying how coronaviruses move from bats to humans.

    Critics argued the grant-facilitated research included controversial gain-of-function experiments, but government officials like National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci have insisted that gain-of-function research was not occurring on the government’s dime.

    “Can you imagine if a SARS virus that’s been juiced up and had viral proteins added to it — to the spike protein — if that were released accidentally,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., asked Fauci during a May Senate hearing.

    “The NIH has not ever, and does not now, fund gain of function research in the Wuhan institute,” Fauci returned during the hearing.
    Project Veritas reported having obtained and verified a letter from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) rejecting funds to EcoHealth Alliance. The rejection letter said the agency was not going to provide funding to EcoHealth Alliance because its “proposal does not mention or assess potential risks of Gain of Function (GoF) research,” the DARPA rejection letter said, according to Project Veritas.

    “Project Veritas also reported having obtained a second report written to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, by U.S. Marine Maj. Joseph Murphy, who is also a former fellow at DARPA.

    “Major Murphy’s report goes on to detail great concern over the COVID-19 gain of function program, the concealment of documents, the suppression of potential curatives, like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, and the mRNA vaccines,” Project Veritas wrote.

    Project Veritas said it reached out to DARPA and spoke with the agency’s chief of communications, Jared Adams, who remarked, “It doesn’t sound normal to me,” when asked why the documents were not made public and potentially buried. “If something resides in a classified setting, then it should be appropriately marked,” Adams added. “I’m not at all familiar with unmarked documents that reside in a classified space, no.”

    Founder of Project Veritas James O’Keefe asked in a video, if the DOD felt the research was too dangerous to proceed, why did the “NIH, NIAID and EcoHealth Alliance recklessly disregard the risks involved?”

    Military Documents about Gain of Function contradict Fauci testimony under oath #ExposeFauci

  • Has Gillibrand been having ‘executive lunches, breakfasts and dinners’ with her friend HRC to discuss the forthcoming elections? Both women are unrecognisable from a couple of year ago. KG issued the same mealy-mouthed apology from politicians: ‘doing better going forward’, ‘lessons will be learned’, etc. At least she didn’t moan, a-la-Boris Johnson: “nobody told me it was against the rules”. Will KG also learn her lesson going forward to not divulge other senator’s private numbers to any old ‘Duchess’ that blows up in town? Was that not an ‘ethical breach’ by Nxivm standards, or do ethical breaches only apply to women who refuse to sleep with KR exclusively? So many questions …

  • She wasn’t wearing a mask because you can’t eat with a mask on.

    She didn’t want to waste time taking off her mask once she got to her table.

    She was ready to inhale the food that very second.

  • Gillibrand is the victim here. Why did that Mr LaPosta Publish those photos of her?

    To body shame her, what else.

    • Kirsten didn’t get fat — that’s muscle. She’s pumping up to play left tackle in this year’s Lingerie Bowl.

  • Well written, but with the usual anti- government sentiment for which Frank is well known. If he has any thoughts how to fight the pandemic, obviously other then wearing masks, please share them with us.

    • StevenJ
      January 22, 2022 at 1:42 am
      Well written, but with the usual anti- government sentiment for which Frank is well known. If he has any thoughts how to fight the pandemic, obviously other then wearing masks, please share them with us.

      From ShadowState
      Being a true and good American is not goose-stepping along behind the government.

      That said, the best way to fight the pandemic is therapeutics that enable the body’s own immune system to fight back.

      Therapeutics like hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and monoclonal anti-bodies.

      “Project Veritas also reported having obtained a second report written to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, by U.S. Marine Maj. Joseph Murphy, who is also a former fellow at DARPA.

      “Major Murphy’s report goes on to detail great concern over the COVID-19 gain of function program, the concealment of documents, the suppression of potential curatives, like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, and the mRNA vaccines,” Project Veritas wrote.

      Project Veritas said it reached out to DARPA and spoke with the agency’s chief of communications, Jared Adams, who remarked, “It doesn’t sound normal to me,” when asked why the documents were not made public and potentially buried. “If something resides in a classified setting, then it should be appropriately marked,” Adams added. “I’m not at all familiar with unmarked documents that reside in a classified space, no.”

      Founder of Project Veritas James O’Keefe asked in a video, if the DOD felt the research was too dangerous to proceed, why did the “NIH, NIAID and EcoHealth Alliance recklessly disregard the risks involved?”

      • Mr. Shadow,

        —From ShadowState
        Being a true and good American is not goose-stepping along behind the government.

        Now you’re referring to yourself in the third person and replying as well.

        Has the formaldehyde finally exacted a toll on you?

    • I am not a conspiracy nut or a government worshipping sycophant that you can find posting here, but I advise caution and scrutiny when trusting government officials. This does not mean foaming at the mouth rants.

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