(Tea Party 247) – Oregon is a hot mess and as PJ Media put it “has given us perhaps the most 2020 thing of 2020” and how true that is. You have likely heard about the most absurd facemask exemption in the country coming out of Lincoln County, Oregon. If not, Governor Kate Brown ordered seven counties in her state to mandate the wearing of facemasks for all people who visit places open to the public, as part of coronavirus scamdemic measures.
Lincoln County took it upon themselves to be extra woke and enlightened and decided to exempt people of color from wearing the mask because, you know, equality?
The exemption read, “People of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public.” So, did Lincoln County just affirm racial biases? Sounds like it.
However, the fun doesn’t stop there. It turns out that the county commissioner who created the exemption is a trans activist named “Claire” Hall (formerly known as Bill Hall) who reportedly said while completing his transition to a woman was, “I couldn’t wear this mask one more day.” Oh, the irony!
Unfortunately, for Hall, he is still man and the county received so much backlash over the exemption, they had to cancel it. Ouch.
Commissioner “Claire” Hall told the press:
Initially, a Lincoln County commissioner said the board felt the exemption was the right thing to do due to concerns of racial profiling. It was the of the [sic] first counties in the US to exempt people of color from wearing masks to prevent racial profiling.
According to guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, businesses should take into account that requiring people to wear face coverings impacts everyone differently, including people of color who may have heightened concerns about racial profiling.
Commissioner Claire Hall says the county’s received a lot of feedback on both sides of the issue.
“Certainly, we’ve got a lot of very angry white people saying we’re out of our minds and worse,” Hall said. “I’d say our office has heard from at least a dozen people of color. You know one of them said aren’t you aware that the virus disproportionately impacts communities of color? And I said oh yeah absolutely. But also the same people saying that you know they fear an unintended consequence of a well-intentioned policy. Let’s say a person of color comes into our courthouse and chooses not to wear a face covering, they’re actually more likely to be harassed and profiled than if they don’t.”
Hall just talked himself into circles like a typical liberal.
Hall went through a very public “transition” apparently. After serving as County Commissioner as Bill Hall since 2004, he decided to take off his “mask” and become a woman in 2018, right about the time it became vogue to do so.
Meet Clair Hall, formally known as Bill Hall. This is the commissioner in Lincoln county, Oregon who mandated that face masks are required, but only if you’re white. pic.twitter.com/75pONfp50Z
— John 8:32🇺🇸🇮🇪Éirinn go Brách (@SlanceEST) June 26, 2020
Oregon Live ran a piece describing his transition so the public could be part of this modern, 21st century feel-good story:
Bill Hall sat in a beauty salon near Portland and ordered the full work-up: beard cover, foundation, eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick in a bold pink. And for the final touch, a short auburn wig coaxed over his own graying brown hair.
Hall spun around to face the mirror. He saw Claire for the first time.
An incredible feeling of rightness settled in, a kind of peace that had eluded the Lincoln County commissioner for many of his 58 years. It was so much more than the surface trappings.
“This is what I expected to see looking back at me my entire life,” he thought, “and now it is finally real.”
This is the man in charge of making decisions that impact the lives of the people living in Lincoln County.