Power-Tripping Gretchen Whitmer Lashes Out At 77-Year-Old Barber Who Defied Lockdown…This Is Disgusting

(Liberty Bell) – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has gone power-drunk and stark raving mad.

She’s now lashing out at an elderly barber who defied her draconian lockdown orders to keep his shop open so he could pay the bills.

Fortunately, as Breitbart reports, he appears to be winning the battle, both legally and in the eyes of the public.

They report:

Karl Manke, a 77-year-old from Owosso, reopened his shop after he was turned down for unemployment.

Amid the legal threats from Whitmer’s administration, he recently responded, “What, are they going to give me? Life? I’ve got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. I could care less.”

“As long as I have two hands and I’m capable of cutting hair, that’s my occupation,” Manke said. “That’s what I do. That’s what I’m going to continue to do.”

Manke addressed supporters outside his shop on Monday.

“I’d gone six weeks without a paycheck with no money coming in. I’ve been in this business 59 years…I’m 77. I’ve always worked,” he said.

“I’ve never looked for handouts. I don’t even know what they are. I had somebody call me and say why don’t you get on food stamps. I don’t want to get on food stamps. I want to work.”

“I came into this last Monday alone, thinking I’m going to swing in the wind alone,” he said. “I cannot believe the support that I’ve got,” he added to cheers, with some responding, “You are not alone!”

“It’s overwhelming,” he added, getting choked up.

On another occasion, Manke told radio host Steve Gruber that he will only be leaving his shop “if they drag me out in the street or Jesus comes.”

Meanwhile, Whitmer is looking all the crazier for trying to single him out.

On Monday, when asked specifically about Manke’s defiance of her lockdown, Whitmer responded, “I expect people to follow the law. These executive orders are not a suggestion. They’re not optional. They’re not helpful hints.”

If she’s trying to hide the fact that she’s a fascist, she’s doing a very poor job.

While her administration failed to obtain a restraining order against Manke on Monday, they’re still trying to punish him legally.

The AG said:

The Attorney General’s court action, filed on behalf of MDHHS, seeks to enforce the MDHHS Director’s Public Health Order that deemed Mr. Manke’s business an imminent danger to public health in light of the COVID 19 pandemic and directs him to immediately cease operations at his barbershop. The State is seeking to schedule a hearing as soon as possible.

The AG also declared that the septuagenarian’s barbershop poses “clear public health dangers.”

After Manke’s business was forced to close on Tuesday, the Whitmer administration stripped him of his license, according to his attorney.

“Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has suspended Karl’s license,” attorney David Kallman told radio host Steve Gruber.

“Not thinking about it, they’ve actually done it without a hearing, without any due process,” he added, explaining that the action had been taken after 5:00 p.m.

“It’s an unbelievable abuse of power,” Kallman said, claiming that there’s no legal basis for such a move.

“This is pure retribution by the governor’s office and by the AG. This is so petty and vindictive, it’s beyond the pale,” he told Gruber.

Breitbart adds that, according to Kallman, “the AG claimed one of the reasons for the license suspension was because Manke was violating the temporary restraining order–which was never granted.”


  1. Is this crazy loon begging for a bullet? You have to wonder why no one has tried to take her out. She’s more then “drunk on power”. She’s doing her best to be an iron-fisted fascist desperate to hurt all her citizens for voting Trump.
    Cancelling licensing and marching their police force and health department wannabes into these shops is the epitome of despicable behaviors that can cause riots and civil unrest. Weaponizing their jurisprudence for tyrannical control is disgusting.
    These blue state draconian tyrants are only holding their states back because it will hurt their economy, but not them. They don’t have to worry about their income. They could care less about their constituency as long as Trump is hurt. They mistakenly think no one will vote for Trump if they are in a bread line somewhere. They know all their dummycrats will come back and vote for them, because of the freebies they’re addicted to. They’re even threatening holding back Federal dollars to counties that open up without their permission, something that could land them in jail. The governors can’t control federal dollars. Their newfound power is going to their heads. They still have to follow the law, even in an emergency.
    I hope she is sued out of existence before someone bags and tags her sorry ass . . .

  2. He the man can still be open. He does not need licenses at all.

    He can put a jar up on the counter. An ask for DONATIONS.

    I don’t really think can really say anything because he is doing it for free. With. Tips.

  3. YOU go for the gusto! Witchmer would make a wonderful wizard of oz witch. We really need to open up this country again. We learned social distancing, wearing a mask and washing of the hands. Viruses have been around for ever. This one is especially cruel to the elderly. This young man of 77 falls in the risk zone. He will be working with the public. He would rather work than be at home broke. Why should he stay home and slowly starve to death? Maybe the gov of MICHIGAN could give the people her paycheck or maybe feed them.

    • st; I’m wondering why he was refused unemployment benefits in the first place. I’m thinking he did everything right, he applied, and when the nitwit governor and her minions denied him, he did the next best logical thing. GO BARBER!


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