TinHorn Flats Fights Back Against Asinine Covid Restrictions

TinHorn Flats Fights Back Against Asinine Covid Restrictions

TinHorn Flats Fights Back Against Asinine Covid Restrictions

TinHorn Flats Saloon & Grill is every restaurant around the country that is fed up with the asinine Covid restrictions. TinHorn Flats is currently in the midst of an epic battle with the City of Burbank, California.

“Last week, a judge gave authorization for the city to disconnect the electricity of Tin Horn Flats Saloon & Grill after the restaurant remained open after receiving a Temporary Restraining Order.

Even with their electricity turned off that didn’t stop the owner, Lucas Lepejian, from closing. Over the weekend he used a generator as a power source and kept his restaurant open.

But that move didn’t sit easy with the city. On Tuesday, March 16 Burbank lawyers returned to court and got permission to padlock the restaurant doors. 

As the City of Burbank padlocked his doors in the early morning hours, as soon as they left Lepejian cut one of the locks off to the side entrance and reopened his restaurant after the city left… violating the court order.”

Now, one might think that TinHorn Flats’ defiance meant that they were trying to go against all the Covid restrictions and continue to remain open to full 100% indoor dining. Nope, that’s not the case. TinHorn Flats has worked to stay open for outdoor dining. You know, where fresh air is the best and people are less susceptible to any disease. But the city of Burbank in all of its infinite stupidity has said NO repeatedly and is trying to drive TinHorn Flats (one of Burbank’s oldest restaurants) out of business. 

Here’s the thing that the “experts” from CDC, along with Fauci (who needs to be FIRED) and all public health agencies in every state refuse to acknowledge. Covid transmission in restaurants is essentially the same as schools. Less than 2% of transmission. Less than TWO PERCENT. 

Yet we must wear a mask to walk 10 feet to a table, sit down, take the mask off, read our menus on paper or our phones, place our order, eat our food, and mask up to walk ten feet to exit the business. Oh wait, in California that also meant masking up BETWEEN bites of food! Meanwhile restaurants have been doing epic back flips in order to stay open and survive. Already the number of restaurants around the country that have closed permanently is upwards of 100,000, and that number is climbing. 

If I hear one more person blather on about how, if so-and-so restaurant had just switched to take-out and delivery faster, it would be fine. They truly don’t understand how a restaurant MUST operate in order to stay in business. 

California has been one of the key leaders, along with New York, in killing small businesses this last year with their asinine regulations. Remember Pineapple Saloon in Sherman Oaks? 

It is crap like this that TinHorn Flats, Pineapple Saloon, and many others are battling against. Your business doesn’t want to comply with business and job-killing Covid restrictions? Let’s yank your health and liquor licenses. Still won’t comply? Let’s cut off your electricity and padlock your doors. 

“The city maintains the restaurant is an ongoing public nuisance.

“Defendants’ continued operations without a public health permit and CUP, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrate defendants’ flagrant flouting of the code, regulations, rules, and standards required for health and safety practices in businesses such as restaurants,” the suit states. “Allowing this to go unchecked could embolden other restaurants and facilities to flout the same permit requirements, which would further undermine public health and safety.”

Keep in mind, there is NOT a ban on outdoor dining, and hasn’t been one since January. The city attorneys also said that TinHorn Flats is bad because they weren’t willingly sacrificing their livelihood like everyone else has. 

What TinHorn Flats is doing is operating off of common sense. What they ARE doing is following health protocols that make sense while at the same time, continuing to operate their business. 

Actor Nick Searcy, who has been stellar at cataloguing all the COVID idiocy over this last year, is a huge supporter of of theirs. 

Eating outdoors in a well-ventilated area…what a concept! What freedom! But no…the city of Burbank and the majority of Democrat-led cities DON’T want business to operate freely yet within the bounds of common sense. So what did Burbank do? Padlock the doors to a business. Now, keep in mind, because they had removed the actual doors, what the City of Burbank padlocked was…the SALOON doors! Stellar brain trust right there! Stellar.

However, the padlocks didn’t last long. What did Burbank’s fire department do? Take the padlocks OFF the doors as it was a safety-code violation.  

Folks, a YEAR ago it was 15 fricken days to flatten the curve. FIFTEEN days has turned into a year of arbitrary asinine rules. It has turned into a year of our kids suffering, teachers unions getting out of control, politicians showing how two-faced and dangerous they are, and businesses – especially restaurants –  cratering and closing for good.

The TinHorn Flats saga is all of us right now. It is about getting back to reality and common sense. It is about FREEDOM.

“You know what, this is my property, this is my land,” Lepejian told FOX 11’s Phil Shuman.

Feature Photo Credit: Burgers, Beer, American flag, royalty free stock photo via Shutterstock, cropped and modified

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4 Comments
  • Scott says:

    Good post Nina, and spot on.

    I have one favor to ask of those that lean a bit left. Would you all PLEASE stop pretending that the dems give even the tiniest of rats asses about American citizens? All they care about is their own power, and treat us as the slaves that will “keep them in in the fashion to which they’ve become accustomed”.. They do all the can to import ignorant, uneducated peasants from countries where they are used to being ruled by dictators, knowing that such people will welcome them acting the same.

    So lets all just be honest, democrat politicians, and the left in general are nothing but wanna be tyrants, guilty of all they accuse the right of, and deserve neither the respect or obedience they demand from us. If they keep on the road they’re going down, it may well result in the Tree of Liberty getting watered…

    • GWB says:

      I’m going to disagree with you a little, Scott. I think some large number of them actually do care – for the values of ‘care’ that include making a perfect world for all of us, free of risk and suffering, under their benevolent care. They truly value that utopia and think it’s ‘compassionate’ to bring us to it, regardless of our desire to join in.

      Because they can’t see how our values might be right. Because their religion is so perfect – so caring, so desirous of caring for all the people – they can’t see how someone might value individualism and going your own way. They will drag us into their heaven, dead or alive.

      They honestly don’t see what’s wrong with 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451.

    • GWB says:

      Oh, and it da** well better get to the point of watering the Tree of Liberty. She’s not sprouting many leaves this Spring.

  • GWB says:

    continued operations without a public health permit and CUP
    Of course, I’m of the mind that we never should have let “public health permits” become a thing, and we sure as shootin’ shouldn’t allow a gov’t to require a “conditional use” permit for you to do what the he** you want with your property (within general restrictions* and some measure of zoning). A moral and educated people should be able to make their own decisions about what’s “healthy” or not.

    (* I do believe that you should be required to, say, pay directly to build out the infrastructure if you’re going to cause a major increase of traffic on the road, etc. That’s how you don’t interfere with other people’s property rights. And no, you shouldn’t be allowed to put a factory with smokestacks directly next to a neighborhood. And it should be the community that decides that.)

    the code, regulations, rules, and standards required for health and safety practices
    OK, class, compare and contrast with:
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Allowing this to go unchecked could embolden other restaurants and facilities to flout the same permit requirements
    ZOMG! We can’t have THAT!!! We can’t have people questioning Mah Authoriteh! “We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices.”

    “You know what, this is my property, this is my land,”
    Once again, class, compare and contrast:
    That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest…
    That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where arbitrary restrictions, exemptions, and monopolies deny to part of its citizens that free use of their faculties, and free choice of their occupations, which not only constitute their property in the general sense of the word; but are the means of acquiring property strictly so called…

    BTW, the website for the restaurant is here**. Unfortunately I don’t see an email for them, just a phone number, which I imagine is ringing off the hook. Still, I’m going to try and get through to them and ask if I can order something to be mailed across the country to me. Because I like the cut of these people’s spurs.

    (** I apologize if I break some courtesy rule about advertising, ladies. Feel free to take that link out if you must, or delete my comment. But it feels right to link it.)

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