A Side Effect of COVID-19: Media At Risk As Advertising Revenue Dries Up

I was listening to NPR yesterday while getting prepared to head into the Blogging Blue office. I realized that I was hearing a sponsor announcement from a business that is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And I wondered how long before those types of announcements and ads in…

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Bernie Sanders Really Is A One Trick Pony

I am very disappointed that we are down to Senator Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Neither of them were on my favorites list but I will vote for whoever is the final nominee. Still not sure who I will vote for in April. But right now, Senator Sanders isn’t making…

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COVID-19 In The US? Ssssh…it’s a secret:

From Reuters: The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response to the contagion, according to four Trump administration officials. The officials said that dozens of classified discussions about such topics…

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Is Senator Sanders Just Waiting For The Next Bus?

Although Senator Bernie Sanders wasn’t my first choice as the Democratic nominee for president, I was ready and willing to vote for him in the general election. I do like his sentiments for a comprehensive universal health care plan and his willingness to make higher education affordable for all. But…

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President Trump Should Get a COVID-19 Test

And no, I am not suggesting this just because a number of prominent Republicans in Washington are self-quarantined…but as a show of confidence that we have safe and effective testing for the disease. The president should sit at his desk in the Oval Office, roll up his sleeve, have the…

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Some Random Thoughts On Last Night’s Dem Debate

I haven’t actually watched an entire debate. Just part’s of the previous one but most of last night’s version from Las Vegas. I missed the first ten minutes or so and the last 15 when my streaming went to hell and wanted to show me the president’s rally instead. shrug….

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Official Injury Count From Iranian Attacks In Iraq Now at 34

And the administration just keeps on lying. Lying about our troops and their involvement in conflict and their injuries is just totally unacceptable. So now the injury count…for traumatic brain injuries…is up to 34 from the 11 reported last week. The good news is half of them are back at…

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UWM Holding Political Events At The Panther Arena At Arms Length.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone sent out an email this week, titled, ‘Free Speech This Election Year’. As many of you know, UWM bought the naming rights to the old arena a few years ago and it is known as the UWM Panther Arena. And as most…

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MKE Journal Sentinel Head Count Before This Month’s Cuts

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Not Much Hope For Survival of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As many of you probably know, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was involved in another ‘merger’. This time it’s most current owner group, Gannett (which also owned USA Today) merged with New Media Investment Group. And of course as is the nature of these mergers the new company will be sleeker…

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