Saturday, March 20, 2021
I received my vaccine doses at Walgreens no problem. Aurora Health Care's vaccine rollout was horrendous. Indeed, the pandemic has revealed all the cracks in Aurora's corrupt system. I think I'll switch to Froedert . . .
By the end of November, many in Wisconsin knew the worst of COVID-19.
State residents had been infected at one of the highest rates in the nation. Nearly 1,300 deaths had been reported that month alone; some hospitals, overrun, had treated patients in lobbies, hallways or ambulance garages.
But there was still something fundamental about the disease that Wisconsin residents could only guess at.
Even though the state budgeted $75 million to trace the virus' path, its health department chose from the earliest days of the pandemic to reveal little about outbreak locations.
Then, during last fall's surge, the state's most powerful business and manufacturing group sued to make doubly sure nobody but the state could access those records.
So once the wave crested, there was nothing public at the state level to answer claims like those from the head of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association on Nov. 30, who said there was no data that proved people were more likely to contact the virus in restaurants.
The same was true for data about bars, churches, stores, meatpacking plants or manufacturers.
Lobbyists against naming businesses
Lobbyists argue that naming businesses with outbreaks would brand them with a "scarlet letter" and be used to out their infected employees.
Worker rights advocates and public health experts say that Wisconsin residents have a right to make informed decisions and use the data to help identify employers who flout precautions.
Other states publish outbreak locations, and at least one local health department that published them in Wisconsin says it would still be giving residents that information, if not for the lawsuit from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.
Melissa Perry, epidemiologist and chair of the environmental and occupational health department at George Washington University, said that just as they do with outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease or hepatitis A, health departments should share where COVID-19 outbreaks began.
"The same principles apply," she said. "You inform, you communicate regularly, you continuously track, distribute information to empower citizens — that's how you get all the faster to the end."
Thanks largely to the vaccine, far fewer Wisconsinites are dying than in November. But COVID-19 has now claimed more than 6,500 lives, and as more and more people venture back out, they do so without the fullest possible knowledge of which environments are the coronavirus' favorites.
Wisconsin reclassifies 1,000 past COVID-19 deaths, now reports 45% of all deaths were in long-term care facilities
In the last two weeks, Wisconsin health officials have attributed nearly 1,000 more COVID-19 deaths to long-term care facilities, people that for months had been marked as having died in an "unknown" housing setting.
The state is now reporting 45% of the people who died from COVID-19 were in long-term care facilities, when for months the state had only linked between 26% and 30% of COVID-19 fatalities to long-term care.
Those earlier percentages were much lower than in most other states, including many neighboring ones, and the differences raised questions about the accuracy and timeliness of Wisconsin's count of long-term care deaths.
Until recently, the state was missing information in about half of all COVID-19 deaths and could not say whether those people were long-term care residents. They were listed as COVID-19 deaths with an "unknown" housing setting.
Now, many of them have been reclassified as long-term care residents, a category that covers nursing homes and assisted living centers.
Gov. Tony Evers' administration said the change is part of the normal process of updating the state's health data, including about COVID-19 deaths, and ensuring data quality. They said the state's decentralized system — with data gathered at local health departments — makes data difficult to collect, and said that without an extra step they took, the 1,000 deaths might never have been correctly tied to long-term care facilities.
Not-President Greenscreen has been reading some tough lines about the Russian leader. But the historical reality is just a little bit different:
I documented what happened at Joe Biden’s one and only meeting with Vladimir Putin in my book Joe Biden Unauthorized. I can attest that the title of my chapter on the incident – Bitch Slapped in Moscow – is the actual truth.
Biden got bitch slapped, and he’s pretending he didn’t.
Putin knows what happened. He was there. He knows he compromised Joe Biden, who appeared unprepared to deal with the ruthless, former-KGB agent. Regardless, Joe continues to perpetuate his “I was the tough guy” lie.
As Joe Biden’s White House stenographer, I stood directly behind Putin at a distance of five feet. Biden, seated across from Putin at an elegant conference table, was about 12 feet from me.
About 10 minutes into the meeting, Vice President Biden attempted to start lecturing about his decades-old part in U.S.-Russian negotiations with the dreaded phrase, “I’ve been around a long time. The first time I was here…”
Joe Biden got about one sentence further into that spiel when off went his microphone, off went the lights for the TV cameras, and stern Russian voices were commanding the press to leave. And leave they did.
They went out quickly and efficiently, with videocameras popping off of tripods. Equipment snapping shut. Portable lights clattering down retractable poles. No one spoke, and no one dared linger.
This was Putin in all his KGB ruthlessness. Whether by some prearranged signal or simply an undisclosed time limit, he had pulled the plug and done the unthinkable: he’d stolen Joe Biden’s audience and rendered him speechless. Shut him down in mid-sentence with the flick of an invisible switch.
Across the table, I could see Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, in the now dimly lit room, looking as duped as an exhausted fish in the bottom of a boat. No protest, no complaint. No, hey, I wasn’t finished. Nothing. He was humiliated.
To me, the revelation was the premeditated precision of the snub. Putin or his team had likely plotted this all out. They knew exactly what bait to use, exactly how Joe Biden would take it, and then when he did, they reeled him helplessly in.
The Russian President and his delegation sat calmly and coldly as their American counterparts realized their blustery leader’s big moment had been stolen right out from under him. The most powerful man in Russia had neither fear nor respect for Joe Biden. He had just played with him for sport.
Putin knows. He knows a lot more about what's actually going on than we do.
It's so tragic when a man who was almost certainly on track for the Supreme Court should be derailed by such a minor incident coming to light:
A Milwaukee County Children’s Court judge and former president and CEO of the Cream City Foundation, which runs the city’s drag queen story hour program, has been arrested on seven counts of child pornography.
Brett Blomme, 38, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly uploading 27 images and videos of children being sexually abused on the messaging app Kik. Blomme was held overnight and released with a signature. He has been ordered to stay off social media and file-sharing services and is not allowed near any children except the two that he adopted with his husband.
Blomme is accused of uploading the images both from his home and from the judge’s chambers. The alleged pedophile judge was the president and CEO of the Cream City Foundation, which runs the Milwaukee Drag Queen Story Hour for local children.
And this is why traditional societies have always sought to keep the gays well away from the children. Although the media does its best to bury the statistical facts, homosexual men are more than 14 times more likely to abuse children than normal men.
Friday, March 19, 2021
ILLUMINATING HIDDEN TRUTHS
THE SHITSTORM HAS ARRIVED
The storm has arrived and City of Racine officials are now in deep doodoo
City of Racine officials concieved, manufactured, maintained and created a poll worker shortage crisis for the 2020 elections.
There was no shortage of volunteer poll workers in the City of Racine according to public record documents acquired by RCC and H.O.T. Government.
Public records indicated there was a "pile" of new applicants available to choose from.
Other records indicated that numerous past poll workers were summariliy
rejected without reason.
City of Racine officials live a life of deceipt and lies.
Below is an email thread from a single poll worker volunteer.
The citizen went to great lenghts to be a volunteer pollworker.
As you will see below, the City of Racine went to greater lenghts to first ignore the volunteer, then mock the applicant stating her application will be added to a "pile"of new applicants and then sent a letter of refusal.
During this same time the City was claiming there was
a shortage of volunteer poll workers.
First baby in U.S. born with antibodies against COVID-19 after mom receives dose of Moderna vaccine while pregnant
At 36 weeks pregnant, a South Florida frontline health care worker received her first shot of the Moderna COVID-19 . She gave birth three weeks later to a healthy baby girl — with COVID-19 antibodies.
MADISON - The state would reap $1.6 billion in tax savings — more than 2½ times original projections — if it provided health care to more Wisconsinites under a provision of the recently passed federal COVID relief legislation.
The measure is meant to induce Wisconsin and 11 other states to follow the 38 states that have fully expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The top Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly said he won't take the deal and no amount of federal money could get him to change his mind.
"I think the State of Wisconsin has enough resources to be able to utilize, to make sure we have all of our priorities funded and we're not going to do it by expanding welfare," said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester.
"Trapping people in the life of poverty is not something that there's ever the right amount of money to do."
People are saying that there is something wrong with the latest Biden presser outside the White House. They draw attention to the white fluffy microphone, but I think there is a much more damning bit of evidence that may fall through the cracks - which is why I'm writing this e-mail.Long story short, check out the recent video where Biden's hand obscures the boom microphone and look at the leftmost black mic on the left screen. Compare it with the video on the right side of the screen. Since the video loops back and forth, it's easy to see that they've made a major mistake. They have confused the two black mics.In the video on the left, Biden's hand is to the right of that black mic. In the video on the right, Biden's hand is to the left of that black mic.If the images were consistent, Biden's hand would be obscured by that black mic in the video on the right. Instead, he is the one obscuring it with his hand.That's because they screwed up and focused on the wrong black mic. It's not surprising since it's hard to spot this inconsistency without repeated watching and looping of the footage. Notice the sudden jerky movement of one of the black mics in the video on the left that confirms which black mic is which.The HoloJoe isn't real.
It's genuinely hard to find competent help these days. Even, apparently, for the Deep State.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
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With the third round of stimulus checks beginning to hit taxpayers’ bank accounts this week, many are wondering if there will be a fourth round of stimulus payments.
The American Rescue Plan was signed by President Joe Biden last Thursday in an effort to provide financial relief to individuals, businesses and communities hardest hit by the coronavirus. This marked another round of stimulus checks, the third since the pandemic first hit last year.
According to Politico, some Democratic members of Congress do not feel a third stimulus check is enough. Two months before the new relief package was signed, 50 Democratic members of the House of Representatives signed a letter asking President Biden to prioritize recurring direct checks instead of one-time stimulus payments.
The letter published by Politico states, “Another one-time round of checks would provide a temporary lifeline, but when that money runs out, families will once again struggle to pay for basic necessities. One more check is not enough during this public health and economic crisis.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was the letter’s lead signatory. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was among the other House members who signed.
In a January press release, Omar stated, “A one-time payment of $2,000 is simply not enough. The American people are counting on us to deliver transformative change, and we need to meet the moment by delivering monthly payments of $2,000.”
Eleven Senate Democrats also pressed for recurring direct payments and increased unemployment benefits at the beginning of March, according to CNBC.