Are we dying yet?

Ten days out from the election.

Authorities have captured those two prison escapees out of the state prison in Columbia county. Found them in Rockford, Illinois, along with one hold-out WI Democrat(ic) state senator the others left behind nine years ago and never told, like that Japanese soldier on the isolated Pacific isle —  like that Japanese soldier on the isolated Pacific isle.

The Land O’Lakes dairy cooperative has announced its new butter packaging. The new logo replaces the American Indian maiden, which was too offensive to progressive snowflakes …

Land O' Lakes Elizabeth

It’s really only 1,024th butter

Perhaps like the Wheaties boxes food will need to be packaged to suit political tastes.

Job less claims WSJ

Nobody does graphics like the Wall St. Journal; 22 million jobless claims (in red) over the last 4 weeks compared to the previous record, 2.7 million in 1982.

More COVID-19?

If Gov. Evers is right, we should be keeling over like bugs in those old Raid commercials by now. Because Friday (04-17-2020) marks 10 days since the Spring Election he tried to stop in its tracks.

Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is/are looking into a four-fold increase in COVID-19 cases in the Green Bay area. From 41 positive tests by April 7 the number of cases has spiked to 180.

Environmental health director Ted Shove said the county does not believe the elections earlier this month are responsible for the increases in cases in Brown County, at least so far. Brown County’s case total began to climb in earnest the day of the election, suggesting that polling sites wouldn’t have been the initial source of the spread. The average incubation period is said to be five days.

Green Bay’s mayor infamously opened only two polling places while spurning the assistance of the National Guard. (More here.)

A Michigan state legislator makes a good point about that state’s Democrat(ic) governor, Gretchen Whitmer. She is banning all “non-essential” activities instead of banning all non-safe activities. Boating may not be essential but putting out in the middle of Lake Michigan is not going to catch you the Wuhan Woo Hoo.

⇒ “New data suggests the coronavirus isn’t as deadly as first thought.” (Story here.)

Where are you at with all this?

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9 Responses to Are we dying yet?

  1. georgessson says:

    Nationally, regionally or locally, it’s Whack-a-Mole RE: Covid results & predictions. One article or source says, “Potential cases/deaths are way “Above” or Below” (pick yer take…), and the same w/ folks/sources RE: “Opening up the Economy” (Just ‘Xacly does that really mean anyway) quote protesters/supporters, be they Governors, Mayors, law enforcement heads, or just plain citizens. No wonder firearms are being hoarded along with bathroom tissue, booze and cans ‘o Chef-Boy-Ardee. For us older folks, it’s cans ‘o ALPO….

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  2. Kevin S Wymore says:

    I don’t think we’re dying yet. Blaska is writing and we are reading.

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  3. The Neon Madman says:

    TPTB won’t say where the Brown County outbreak is, but the smart money is on the Green Bay Correctional Center.

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    • dad29 says:

      There are also a number of old folks’ homes up there. Since those places are loaded with heart, lung, diabetes, and obesity cases, only Chinese Lung-Rot will be named as “cause of death.”

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  4. Kooter says:

    I’ve said all along that common sense measures make sense for high risk populations but the extreme lockdown we’ve had in our state (indeed, nationwide) was a hysterical over reaction that will ultimately cause more harm than the virus itself. Data increasingly supports that position. I’m glad to see some Republican leaders and local sheriff’s are stepping in to try and correct our course as it’s clear our Governor lacks the will to admit a mistake. Hope to see you all at the rally Friday!

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    • dad29 says:

      our Governor lacks the will to admit a mistake

      It’s not a “mistake.” In the alleged minds of the Democrats, demolishing the economy is in the best interests of the (D) Party in November.

      A quibble: it’s not Evers. It’s Wisconsin’s two Abortion Barbies: Gau and Palm. Evers is merely the puppet, and you can bet your (remaining) savings that they’d toss him under the bus if he gets in their way.

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  5. Paula Fitz says:

    Blaska, you are one of the few bastions of sanity left for me. I don’t always agree with you, but I can trust you for the most part, to be fair and to think critically. And that is rare these days!

    Let’s see, where am I at?

    Exhausted, that’s where I’m at. You’d have thought a crisis of this magnitude would have united the country, but we’re as divided and spiteful as ever (random acts of kindness duly noted). I can imagine that a lot of people are experiencing anxiety and depression – so the non-stop bickering and right-fighting is definitely not helping the situation.

    With all the poorly-reported and editorialized news reports, it’s hard to gauge where we’re at right now in this pandemic. But here’s what I’m thinking:

    Can’t we stay safe without crashing the economy and destroying livelihoods? Why can’t we open businesses, while continuing to maintain social distancing measures and wear masks? I don’t understand why this isn’t on the table?

    Why can’t we meet in the middle somewhere? Why is everything in this country always laid out in terms of black / white, good / bad?

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  6. georgessson says:

    After at 1st dismissing Paula’s comment as premature, I cannot that the economy is in deep peril. She’s right: What use to win the battle if the result is the loss of the war? As she suggested, we need a sensible and tempered return to jobs. What’s wrong w/ a balanced approach, wearing masks and gloves and maintaining distance. And… testing is important for charting/predicting, and has hardly been started/completed (tho, we ARE a country of a mere 370 MILLION…).

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    • Paula Fitz says:

      Georgessson, yes, all I’m asking for is a tempered approach, that all angles of the problem be investigated, all variables, including the unintended casualties be taken into consideration.

      Do I take the coronavirus seriously? Yes. And we should follow safety protocols. I also know that people’s lives will be devastated in other ways; for example, some are facing POVERTY. So why is having a discussion about this a bad thing?

      I also question if there were perhaps other ways the government could have approached this crisis – protecting the vulnerable without crippling the economy. Perhaps this was the only way this crisis could have been managed (it’s new to all of us, I get that), but I at least have the right to ask the question.

      Seems to be that independent thought in this country – or merely asking a QUESTION that doesn’t align with what the group thinks results in massive shaming.

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