Aria DiMezzo & “Pho Keene Great” Suing NH Governor and “City of Keene” over Mask Mandates!

Co-Plaintiffs in Mask Mandate Lawsuit

Ian Freeman, Malaise Lindenfeld, Aria DiMezzo, co-plaintiffs lawsuit against mask mandates in NH.

In a fifty-seven page lawsuit filed today in federal court in Concord, New Hampshire, Aria DiMezzo and other plaintiffs including downtown restaurant “Pho Keene Great” are targeting the mask mandates issued by the “City of Keene” and “His Excellency”, NH Governor Chris Sununu.

Attorney Robert Fojo, who also sued Nashua earlier this year over their mandatory mask ordinance, is heading up the suit. In the detailed complaint, Fojo argues the City of Keene’s mask mandate is illegal, as New Hampshire is not a “home rule” state. Municipalities in New Hampshire are only allowed to create ordinances if state law authorizes it. Fojo says cities and towns do not have that authorization when it comes to masks. Additionally, Fojo says the Keene ordinance and Sununu’s state-level mask mandate on groups over 100 people is also a violation of people’s constitutionally protected rights.

In multiple counts, the suit points out the mask restrictions violate the right to assemble, due process, freedom of religion, and the freedom of speech via facial expressions and literally having one’s air passages restricted. Attorney Fojo cites some strongly-written Texas court decisions from this year including Abbott 20-0291 where the Texas Supreme Court agreed unanimously that, “The Constitution is not suspended when the government declares a state of disaster.” and Salon A La Mode, et al 20-0340, where the same court wrote, “All government power in this country, no matter how well-intentioned, derives only from the state and federal constitutions. Government power cannot be exercised in conflict with these constitutions, even in a pandemic…If we tolerate unconstitutional government orders during an emergency, whether out of expediency or fear, we abandon the Constitution at the moment we need it most.”

Sadly, too many people in New Hampshire have been obeying myriad outrageous infringements on our liberties. Some obey out of irrational fear of a relatively unremarkable virus that the media and governments across the world have blown way out of proportion. Others obey the draconian edicts because they are afraid of what their obedient neighbors might think. Business owners comply too, some because they either believe the government’s propaganda or think the restrictions are what their frightened customers want and they don’t want to lose their business. Other business owners obey the diktats simply because they are afraid of what the government goons will do to them if they don’t do as they are “ordered”.

As a result of this pervasive culture of fear, very few NH business owners have stood up against these arbitrary “orders” endlessly emanating from “His Excellency”, and yes, Sununu’s orders really do refer to him in that way.

Magician and Comedian Penn Jillette Wearing Pho Keene Great Shirt!

Magician and Comedian Penn Jillette Wearing a Pho Keene Great Shirt!

Thank goodness for Pho Keene Great, the best-named restaurant in all of New Hampshire that made international headlines after the “City of Keene” gang threatened their moniker during the 2018 Christmas holiday. Owner Malaise Lindenfeld is a local entrepreneur with a knack for opening and operating successful, trendy restaurants. Sadly, like so many businesses across New Hampshire and elsewhere, two of her three area restaurants, Audrey’s Cafe and Piedra Fina have been closed permanently due to the power-mad restrictions imposed this year by tyrant king Sununu.

When asked about her involvement in the lawsuit, Lindenfeld – who immigrated from Venezuela – said, “I am leary of being forced to do things “for the greater good”. Historically, the government starts with small actions and then moves on to sweeping changes that erode our freedoms. COVID-19 could be a case study on how this is true. We started with closing restaurants for two weeks to flatten the curve, and moved on to general lockdowns and mandatory mask wearing. Every time a new rule is made we are told that it is just one small sacrifice for the greater good. “If we could save one life”, we are told, it will all be worth it. But each small sacrifice adds up to one large violation of our rights. I have seen this as a Jew and as a Venezuelan, and I know that ultimately this is not about the greater good after all, but about the greater concentration of power. I am not willing to quietly relinquish my freedom.”

Lindenfeld’s co-plaintiff needs no introduction to those paying attention to the news in the last week. Aria DiMezzo who launched from relative obscurity to international headline-grabber by securing the republican nomination for Cheshire County Sheriff despite being a self-described “Anarchist She-Male” who also happens to be the High Priestess of the Reformed Satanic Church in Keene. Given Keene’s mask mandate targets all “business” including non-profits, her Keene-based church has standing to sue the city gang.

Masks- the new symbol of tyranny.

We will not obey.

DiMezzo weighed in regarding her reasons for being co-plaintiff in the case, saying, “It’s not about whether masks are effective or ineffective. That isn’t the issue here. It’s about whether the government can force me to put on a identifier…It’s about whether the government can turn you, my brothers and sisters, my friends, my family in humanity, against me on the basis of what I wear. This is not a Jewish star in Nazi Germany. However, precedents are important. If we allow this to happen, there is no telling what might come next.”

The third co-plaintiff is me, Ian Freeman, co-founder of Bitcoin Embassy NH in Keene and also minister of the Shire Free Church, which in addition to operating the Embassy, owns the building housing the Embassy. The Embassy also runs the local cryptocurrency meetup group that continued to hold meetings even in the early days of COVID in defiance of governor’s orders prohibiting gatherings of over ten. All the lawsuit co-plaintiffs were co-organizers of a mask freedom rally held in Keene’s Central Square after Sununu issued his “order” banning unmasked gatherings of over 100. The order targets organizers of such events with the penalty, not the attendees, much like the Keene mask ordinance that puts the consequences on local business owners, turning them into unpaid enforcers against their own customers, effectively forcing them to cut their own business’ throats.

This lawsuit isn’t perfect. It targets only the most symbolic of the insane restrictions put in place over the last six months – the mask mandates in Keene and statewide. It’s merely a starting point. The ideal suit would be to target all the governor’s orders and the statutes that enable him to issue them in the first place, however our attorney says that needs to be done in state court and our case here is federal. Attorney Fojo already has a couple of relevant cases pending in state court with other clients. Stay tuned here to Free Keene for updates regarding any progress or failure in regards to the legal pushback against this insane medical authoritarian state growing around us. Whether our suit prevails or not, we’ll never win so long as people keep obediently doing what these government goons tell them. When will you stop obeying?

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  1. either that or you’re a couple of eunuchs

  2. Ha ha. Homos. Eunuchs. Gosh, David, that was totally gangsta. Anyway, I’m guessing you’re not interested in answering my question, huh? Darn.

  3. ya, I don’t care.
    Your right on that count.
    Because he’s clueless. lol

  4. Mmm hmm. Don’t care. Gotcha.

    Anyhoo, I can see it’s been really tough for you here – you being the smartest guy in the room and all. But since we’re still on speaking terms at the moment, do you think you could spare some time and tell me why all the mean boys in this forum refer to you as “Creepy Crawford?” Just asking for a friend.

  5. maybe because they are internet fags like you are.. :-). I think that’s it… or Eunuchs.. like you there i responded to you idiocy ..bye now

  6. like you said, I’m smarter than you, as such, I’m not entertaining anymore of your sophomoric nonsense..bye

  7. Wow. That’s extraordinary, David. I like how assertive you are. It’s very refreshing.

    Anyhow, I’ve noticed you’ve been kind of defensive today. More than you usually are. Is there something on your mind, perhaps? You know, problems with boyfriends, girlfriends, or maybe your one hundred cats? Come on, David. Tell us what’s up. If you keep it all bottled up, you’ll just wind up with a stomach ache, and nobody wants that.

  8. i said it already: I was thinking there would be smart reasonable discussion here.
    I was wrong.

    Go back
    You’ll see where i said that already.


  9. You aren’t that bright.
    So it’s a good part your fault.

  10. But… it’s not a problem
    I’ll let y’all have this forum.
    have fun

  11. Mmm hmm. Mmm hmm. All my fault. Gotcha.

    Anyway, I couldn’t help notice that you used the contraction “y’all” just now. You’re not from the south, are you David? I just love those southern accents. Say something else southern. You know, like “kiss my grits” or “you’re lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.” Come on. Just this one time, David. Be a pal, huh?

  12. David, I’m going to ask one more time.

    Where do you see a supermajority of people wearing masks?

    That is all.

  13. Intrigare…all i can tell you is to re-read, what’s been typed already.
    Maybe with a more even tempered frame of mind.

    to Sylvia: Your latest contribution is more evidence of your dumbness.

    Why would i respond to that goofy rabbit hole when i have said twice now, this being the third time, that i have come here in hope of smarts and reason?

  14. You know David, while I was reading your comment I was thinking “how would Polly Holiday say this?” I do that sometimes. Southern accents. I just love them.

    Anyway, it looks to me like the ill-tempered person in the room is actually you, dear. Especially with all that “majorities are da bomb in life’s game of rock-paper-scissors” and “you mean people are all so stupid so I’m not talking to you anymore” kind of bullshit.

    Intrigare just wants you to elaborate a little. I really don’t see what the fuss is about. Unless of course this is all because you really do believe you’re the smartest guy in the room. Is that it, David? Your grand ideas are so nuanced that even somebody as smart as you couldn’t possibly explain it to the rest of us dumb people? Boy, I hope that’s not it. Assholes like that never get anywhere in life.

  15. silvia… go away… who cares. You are boring.
    And tedious.
    You are beyond boring.

  16. David you’d have a much better chance finding smarts and reason if you brought something to the table. Answering basic questions for instance. But since doing that is hard for you, I can help.

    The answer to my question is that there is no supermajority of people wearing masks. And so it follows that there are no “reckless stragglers” and no “rest of us” categories to even make claims about who cares more about human life.

    But anyway good luck attempting to find the smart people of the world to debate with. Let us know if you ever find it so we can congratulate you!

  17. silvia is it possible for two people to have a thought without you butting you dumb unwelcome thoughts into it?
    buzzoff fuckwad

  18. intrigar u are a pious dullard

  19. *i meant that last comment for Sylvia
    here’s wrong in his answer btw intrigar.
    he’s a pious dullard
    who should just stfu

  20. Uh huh. Uh huh. Boring and tedious and beyond. Gotcha.

    Anyway David, in answer to your question, yes there is. It’s also possible for three or more people to have and express their thoughts as well. Which was the reason “public” forums were invented in the first place. But I can see why you’re upset, David. I’m guessing that a creepy guy like you doesn’t get many invitations to talk with even one person, let alone two at once, pretty much ever, now do you?

  21. Psst Sylvia, remember if you want to entertain intoxicated people you have to take it up a notch. Think Pee-wee Herman or Roger Rabbit πŸ˜€

  22. Uh huh. And pious and dull as well? Wow, David. Now that one really hurt. But I forgive you. You’re just so damn cute – in a creepy sort of way.

    Anyway, great post, Intrigare. But if we are going to categorize things, then we could break down David’s mask-wearing “supermajority” into: (1) True believers (2) Those who’ll obey no matter what (3) And those who wish to avoid confrontation. I wonder which of these sub-categories represents the most people?

  23. Excellent point, Silvia. Now I wonder if we can find any smart people to share it with. Oh well.

  24. you guys are dull

  25. Take it up a notch? Geez. I really don’t think that’s a good idea, Intrigare. Creepy Crawford just called me a pious dullard. No telling what he’ll call me if I really get him going. πŸ˜‰

  26. Good point Silvia. David could learn a few things from Jumping Jacks, couldn’t he?

  27. Lol, Intrigare.

  28. dull boring eunuchs… lol

  29. i promise only to call you what you are.
    Dimwit is applicable too and accurate .
    All the ones i referred to you as are applicable and accurate and true.
    You are* very dull minded

  30. Take them as guides for self important
    you dopey eunuch

  31. *improvement

  32. it’s now obvious, that you two like to circle jerk each other…

    y’all are like the ventriloquist talking to the dummy.

  33. Why thank you David. Anyway, how’s the moonshine?

  34. More southern sayings? What fun. Let me try one.

    “Y’all are about as worthless as gum on a boot heel!”

    Whaddya think, David? Good one, huh?

  35. I dunno about a ‘circle jerk’ but ’round these ‘ere parts theres definitely a wagon circle, jerk.

    How was that David?

  36. ok sophomoric doofus’s…whatever you two doofus’s say

  37. I’m gonna splain it to y’all to see if you dense skulls get it this time:

    There are people that wear masks.
    Of those people that wear masks: My assertion is that the VAST MAJORITY of them do it because they want to.

    Vast majority. Super majority. Same thing.

    And the DON’T do it because the MAN says to.

    There, even a doofus should get it this time

    ok I’m done.

    bye dimwits

  38. ok, i don’t expect y’all to get that, because it triggers your cognitive dissonance.. and even though it’s super simple… you just don’t put two and two together

  39. David that flows until you started talking about why the force part came about.

    But yeah I no longer care either. Attempting to understand you was for your benefit, and you clearly don’t appreciate it. And you’re wrong anyway.

    I’ve talked to enough people all over the political spectrum to see there is no super majority of people wearing masks because they want to or because they believe it will save lives.

    But no one has to take my word or your word for it. Anyone can talk to others and find out for themselves.

  40. Oops. You’ve pissed off your only friend here, David. Probably not the smoothest move. Haven’t you noticed a lot of the people around here ignore you? It’s not because they’re scared of your lofty intellect, dear. It’s because they think you’re a dork.

    Anyway, I agree with Intrigare. You’re wrong. Want to know why, David? Because your assertion is based upon a presumption. I mean, how do you really know all of these things you’re saying are true? Polls? CNN? Your 100 cats told you? The thing is you don’t. Intrigare pointed this out and your only answer is that your critics are doofuses. See why we’re poking fun at you now, David?

    As I’ve said, there are reasons why people will wear masks: (1) They’re actually scared of getting sick (2) They’re obedient serfs (3) They don’t want to be fucked with by overzealous police or virtue-signaling busybodies like you.

    There are also reasons why people won’t wear masks: (1) They’ve realized that the risks of getting sick are very low and take the actions suitable to their situation (2) Obedience is low on their list of priorities (3) They’re being deliberately disobedient because they believe this crisis is being misused to secure unchecked political power.

    Lots of reasons there, hmm David? Which ones do you think the vast majority subscribe to? Hard to know, huh?

  41. David Crawford – Don’t let those two goat you into this nonsense back and forth garbage. Thy aren’t worth it. They both need their batshit egos stroked or they just can’t function without the limelight of showing how small their dicks are.

    They post the most garbage on this forum. It’s too bad Ian doesn’t stand by his rules he posted regarding this forum. Of course, moderators who act like this are in charge and they seem to do anything they want. They can’t even stay on topic.

    Don’t let them get to you. They just aren’t worth it.

  42. Mmm hmm. Mmm hmm. Goats, huh? And egos. And limelight. And small dicks, too? Oh, that’s sexy! And batshit egos as well? Gross, Jacks. That one sounds really stinky. Even stinkier than the goats. But those are all fine points. And I’m not just saying that. Really. You’re the best.

    Anyway, I’ve noticed that you keep bringing up this weird notion that Ian’s put in place a whole bunch of rules to keep the rest of us respectful. I’ve looked around on this site, Jacks, and I can’t seem to find a single list of them anywhere! I wonder why that is? You’re not making things up again, now are you munchkin?

  43. Jacks still thinks this forum is moderated? Hehe.

    Well Silvia you make all good points, but for the first time in history Jacks may have shown one of them wrong. It seems David does have a friend here. Such a cute couple aren’t they?

  44. It’s like clownworld. huh Intrigare? I know I never thought I’d see it happen. πŸ˜‰

  45. What an encouraging article. I’m thankful for the empathetic brilliance displayed by Aria DiMezzo. A truly humane person.

  46. to Sylvia and intrigar: Is it hard to type while doing a 69

  47. ?

  48. and is it hard to do a 69 while being a eunuch?

  49. i think it should be mandated BY PENALTY OF LAW!
    That from this day forward!
    All citizens of Keene shall wear a snorkel
    in all public places and business establishments, and if the business owners don’t like it; their businesses shall be torn asunder and burnt to ashes.
    So let it be written.
    So let it be DONE!

  50. and if you don’t agree with me. You will be shackled and hung from your arms, in the basement of city hall

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