“This case is not just about a revocation of a food permit. This case is about absolute tyranny and usurpation by a government beyond any controls and limitations.”

For the record this case is just about a revocation of a food permit, but that’s not stopping this dingbat anti-masker lawyer from filing the courtroom equivalent of a Trader Joe’s checkout tantrum. The filing is relatively short but is a genuine triumph of argument by Mad at Libs Mad Libs.

A lot of states — for shorthand we’ll call them “states with Democratic governors” — have public health mandates in place in light of the ongoing pandemic. And that’s why when you look at the worse 20 states in the United States by COVID transmission rate this week, there are only three with Democratic governors and two of those are Louisiana and Kentucky, where the governor is mostly just sitting shotgun next to overwhelmingly Republican legislatures.

New Mexico is one of those state with public health mandates and, by extension, one of the top 20 best states in terms of COVID control. Among the mandates is a provision requiring food workers to wear masks while on the job. It makes sense because, while diners eating at tables aren’t wearing masks, food preparation has been acknowledged as a uniquely dangerous point of contamination since Typhoid Mary and servers are, by necessity, interacting with tons of maskless people throughout the day, marking them as a high risk of spread. Back Street Grill in…

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