After the City of Milwaukee took a week to enact their citywide face mask mandate, someone woke up Milwaukee Executive David Crowley. So, today, he is in favor of a countywide policy but…whoops…the county doesn’t have the authority. But if Exec. Crowley thought this was a good idea before, why didn’t he put together a task force or a countywide mayors meeting and try to get it done? So far it seems his best move is to be late to the party:

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley called on all municipalities in the county to band together in creating a universal masking policy.

“I’m going to say something that nobody wants to hear, but we are clearly nowhere near done fighting this virus,” Crowley said during a press briefing Tuesday.

Because Milwaukee County does not have a health department, he said, the county does not have the authority to implement a county-wide mask mandate.

I didn’t endorse Exec. Crowley in the recent county executive race, but was looking forward to what this young and energetic Milwaukeean would bring to county government. And is he leading here? Well not really:

Crowley didn’t lay out details of what he would like to see in a county-wide mandate.

Meanwhile:

The county has had 14,478 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 360 deaths resulting from the virus, officials said.

So far, I am not confident that the post-Abele Milwaukee County is going to be any improvement.

This is an absurd situation on top of an absurd situation. The nation should have the COVID-19 pandemic under control like most of our allies do. But we don’t.

And now while the first wave flares up out of control again we are again hearing warnings that the nation is low on test kits…reagents for those test kits…and front line medical personnel are again having issues with access to sufficient personal protective equipment.

President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence are now beyond criminally negligent on this pandemic. They are so morally and ethically challenged…and so completely over their head…that they just don’t give a damn as millions of Americans are sickened and tens of thousands are dying.

Why aren’t they being held accountable?

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I think the Chinese missed a golden opportunity here but they may intentionally be holding the joker up their sleeve.

Several weeks ago the Trump Regime sanctioned a number of Chinese officials who were involved with the oppression of the Uighurs, an Islamic tribal minority in China. The Chinese may have been surprised because it’s been reported that President Trump seemed to indicate to Chinese President Xi Jinping that he was OK with the Chinese activities.

At the time China stated that they would sanction American officials in return and we’ve all been waiting with bated breath. Well today is the day:

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rep. Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback were targeted, as was the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The four men have been critical of the ruling Communist Party’s policies toward minority groups and people of faith.

Sens Rubio and Cruz? I can’t imagine they had any designs on China anyway.

But if the Chinese really wanted to hurt the Trump Regime they should have sanctioned the Queen of Chinese Trademarks: Ivanka Trump!

This is absolutely hilarious. But here are the stats on Blogging Blue the business!

Please don’t tell my accountant about the revenues…and boy has the pandemic ever taken a bite out of 2020. At our next wall street conference call I am going to have to reduce guidance for the year. I imagine our stock is going to take a plunge.

And I love all 11 of our employees and hope I can keep them all on but I didn’t get the PPP package that I had requested. So far I’ve had to cut Christian Schneider. I hope he left HR with his current contact information so I can get his tax info to him next January.

I don’t know who these guys are or where they get their info but they sure do have their own version of alternative facts! And I see that Blogging Blue shares it’s SIC with lots of other sites. LOL!

$2 million huh? I wonder how much of that I can get off shore before Biden takes office and raises my taxes?

But really, Zoominfo is an actual business with real revenues and stock offerings and CEOs? What a bunch of incompetent nitwits.

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yeah, Bill Nye the Science Guy…and he can get mad! Who woulda thought?

Hugely popular among people not yet born during Bill Nye the Science Guy‘s original run, TikTok is a video-based social media platform that accommodates videos of up to 60 seconds — roughly half the length of the “Consider the Following” segments embedded within the episodes of Nye’s original show.

This week Nye has revived the format on Tiktok in order to lay out the scientific principles behind something that had recently become a part of all of our lives: face masks. True to form, he explains not just with words but with objects, in this case a series of respiratory system-protecting anti-particle devices from a humble scarf to a homemade cloth face mask (employing that stalwart science-project component, a pipe cleaner) to the medical industry-standard N95.

And his point?

“The reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect you,” says Nye. “But the main reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect me from you, and the particles from your respiratory system from getting into my respiratory system!” As simple a point as this may sound, it has tended to get lost amid the fear and confusion of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic: the conflicting information initially published about the advisability of face masks for the general public, but also the ensuing controversy over the implementation and enforcement of mask-related rules. But as Nye reminds us, this is “a matter literally of life and death — and when I use the word literally, I mean literally.” As we shore up our knowledge of masks, we Millennials, who throughout our lives have learned so much from Nye, would do well to internalize that point of usage while we’re at it.

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How does it feel, to be on your own…

We’ve posted twice about Senator Ron Johnson’s (R – WI) recent initiative to make Juneteenth Day a national holiday and then his rather rapid reversal. We applauded him for his initiative and mumbled under our breath that following day.

But it looks like his supposed allies took umbrage with his original policy and it made Sen. Johnson feel all alone.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized Johnson in a July 1 segment about how city governments and protesters have been removing statues of Christopher Columbus as part of the “outbreak” and “pandemic” of what he called “hysteria.”

“Today (Johnson and Lankford [Sen. James Lankford (R OK)] ) introduced legislation to abolish Columbus Day. They want to delete it from the national calendar and replace it with Juneteenth,” Carlson said. Johnson’s initial amendment did not call for ‘abolishing’ Columbus Day.

Carlson later claimed that Johnson and Lankford were “hoping to quietly eliminate Columbus Day and then to move on to the next item on the rioters’ list of demands” without their right-wing constituents noticing.

Well, that wasn’t quite the response that Sen. Johnson was expecting after including Mr. Carlson in his press release mail list. And actually seemed quite surprised!

I think there’s just a misunderstanding and mischaracterization in how this whole thing was reported, like it was my idea to make Juneteenth a federal holiday — it wasn’t. … I was being told that (the senators cosponsoring the bill) were going to try and pass that by unanimous consent, meaning no discussion, no debate, not even a vote,” he said.

Johnson said he doesn’t object to celebrating emancipation.

emphasis mine

I don’t know, there might be some misunderstanding and mischaracterization coming out of Fox News? The good senator is just noticing this? Seems like their entire modus operandi. Yes?

Take a note here Senator Johnson…Fox News is not your friend…when they can see a tantalizing conspiracy story that they sell to their clientele.

Face Masks Made Mandatory on All UW Campuses This Fall

Face masks will be mandatory inside all University of Wisconsin campus buildings statewide under a policy adopted unanimously Thursday by the Board of Regents after interim President Tommy Thompson said there was no way to open safely amid the coronavirus pandemic without the mandate.

Thompson, the former Republican governor and U.S. Department of Health Services secretary, strongly advocated for the mandatory mask policy at his first regents meeting since taking the job last week. The policy also encourages the wearing of masks outside while on campus when physical distancing is not possible.

“I don’t think you can (open) safely without this mandatory policy,” Thompson said. Thompson said that while some people argue that mandating the wearing of masks presents a constitutional infringement on their freedoms, the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and their families must take precedent.

There is no statewide mask policy.

Thank you former Governor Thompson!

Thompson, who attended the meeting in person and wore a mask, said in talking with university employees he found no opposition to the mask policy. He called it “absolutely imperative” in order for professors to feel comfortable teaching classes in person. He said the university was committed to offering in-person classes.

P.S. Anyone seen the Vegas line on the UW schools finishing the fall semester on campus/in person? I won’t be there.

 
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