Alex Jones is a sad and lonely man. pic.twitter.com/P8ZvRpIJYA
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) August 12, 2020
Courtesy of Statesman:
Maskless and with a bullhorn in hand, Austin-based conspiracy theorist Alex Jones stood outside a Barton Creek greenbelt entrance and yelled at trail goers and park employees over the city’s reservation system, which he called an “illegal power grab of the people’s greenbelt.”
In a widely circulated video of Jones posted Monday, the host of the website InfoWars, said his wife was denied access to the greenbelt because she did not have a reservation, a new requirement by the city of Austin to limit large gatherings at certain trails and parks during the coronavirus pandemic.
Reservations are now required for the greenbelt, Commons Ford Ranch, Emma Long Metropolitan Park and Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.
Jones spoke at April’s “You Can’t Close America Rally” on the south steps of the Capitol, where he called the virus “a hoax.”
The video of his greenbelt antics show Jones yelling at park employees, who are seated outside the entrance to check people in.
“Now you guys use your COVID hoax to like set a checkpoint up to take over the parks and start charging?” he asked the masked park employees, most of whom were seated in folding camp chairs at the entrance to the greenbelt. “It’s unconstitutional.”
At one point, Jones walks over to an employee, standing just feet away from him, and asks, “Who are you, masked man?”
“I’m a lifeguard for Barton Springs,” the man replies.
“You’re a lifeguard for Barton Springs, now part of the criminal power grab,” Jones responds.
So is he a lifeguard for a criminal power grab?
Do criminal power grabs need lifeguards?
You know I have to remind myself that whenever I think I have seen the craziest thing of the day to first stop and search for a new Alex Jones video to make sure that is accurate.
What a fucking buffoon.
I think Covid-19 knows what it needs to do now.