Last week, we reported about Karl Manke, a 77-year-old barbershop owner in Owosso, Michigan, a small community in Shiawassee County, who defied his state’s executive order and opened his barber and beauty shop to the public.
WLNS spoke to the 77-yr-old owner, Karl Manke, of Karl Manke’s Barber and Beauty Shop. Manke has been in the Owosso community since 1961, and last week the owner decided to open the doors again, despite state orders to remain closed.
After being denied twice by unemployment, Karl Manke said he had enough.
“The governor decided she was going to go another two weeks, and then another two weeks, and now this last time when she said we weren’t going to come back May 1st, that we were going to be secluded here until the 28th– it brought me to my knees.,” Manke said.
Karl says support has come from all over.
“I had a policeman stop by this morning, and I thought, okay here it is—it’s done. He said, ‘I love you,’ and walked out,” Manke said.
Owosso police last week cited Manke for a civil infraction and two misdemeanors. A court date is set for June 23, and he faces a more than $1,000 fine.
Governor Whitmer made it clear that Manke will face the consequences of defying her order.
In a Monday news conference in Lansing, Whitmer warned that her executive orders carry the force of law. There are quite a few novel coronavirus cases in Shiawassee County, she said, and the hospital system is concerned.
On May 13, American Greatness reported that a Michigan judge denied an attempt by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to immediately shut down an Owosso barbershop whose owner has been cutting hair in defiance of the governor’s coronavirus shutdown order.
The judge denied the state’s claim that the 77-year-old Karl Manke was to close his shop because he was allegedly in violation of Whitmer’s executive order to shut down all non-essential businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On May 14, in another blow to Whitmer and AG Nessel’s attempts to punish the 77-year-old barber, Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole announced that he would no longer enforce Governor Whitmer’s lockdown orders.
Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole said in a written statement he decided to share his office’s position on the governor’s executive orders after receiving “many calls” from local residents and businesses on the matter and “especially since the Michigan Legislature did not extend the state of emergency beyond April 30 as required by law.”
Michigan’s nasty, far-left attorney general, Dana Nessel mocked the brave barber who stood up to her and Michigan’s tyrannical governor, saying, “He’s not a hero. He’s not a patriot,” adding that he’s putting other people in danger by opening his doors.
AG @dananessel says she doesn't plan on arresting Owosso Barber Karl Manke, but she does have a message for him and his supporters.
"He's not a hero. He's not a patriot."
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— Mikenzie Frost (@MikenzieFrost) May 13, 2020
Now, it ‘s been revealed that the doors to Club Tabu, a gay club, and “Swingers Sanctuary,” that’s less than 2.5 miles from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s mansion in Lansing, MI, is open for business, while Michigan’s gay attorney general threatens the 77-year-old barber for opening his doors to save his business.
Club Tabu posted on their Facebook page that they would be opening on May 1st for business. We called Club Tabu and they confirmed they were, indeed, open for business. It’s odd that the media isn’t at all curious about why AG Nessel and Governor Gretchen Whitmer don’t seem to be at all concerned about Club Tabu opening their doors, but the 77-year-old barber needs to be punished.
We will be opening May 1st. We will post our hours soon.
AG Dana Nessel is no stranger to controversy. In February, the openly gay lawyer tweeted a photo of herself kissing her wife, as she trolled Rush Limbaugh, sarcastically wishing him a happy VD (Valentine’s Day), and to tell him that Pete Buttigieg is not going back into the closet.
In honor of Valentines Day, here is an awkward picture of me making out with my super hot wife on election night. @PeteButtigieg is not going back in the closet, and neither am I. Happy VD to you too, Rush Limbaugh. #Loveislove https://t.co/O8I7MlvAMx
— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) February 14, 2020