A roving UHub photographer spotted two large signs in a front window at the Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., yesterday that says the joint is barred by federal law from asking people who come in without a mask why, so they're going to welcome in everybody without a mask without any questions asked, no matter any so-called restrictions enacted by evil socialists in government.
The signs also warn that entrance is barred to anybody with an "ulterior motive for entering," such as Collier County code-enforcement officers, so they better not even think of it.
That probably won't be much of an issue, given that Collier County is on Florida's Gulf coast, roughly 1,500 miles from Boston.
However, it is unlikely to deter any of the detectives in the Boston Police licensing unit or health inspectors from ISD, who, under the terms of the food-serving licenses Boston restaurants must obtain, are allowed to conduct surprise inspections.
Unusual for such signs, it spells "HIPAA" correctly. As usual for such signs, however, it states the restaurant is barred from asking maskless people to mask up under HIPAA and the Fourth Amendment, which is not true. HIPAA, for example, deals with how insurers, hospitals and doctors deal with confidential patient information, not public-health requirements.
No small signs: