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8 Wisconsin Cities on List of Top 20 U.S. Cities Where COVID Cases Are Rising Fastest

8 Wisconsin Cities on List of Top 20 U.S. Cities Where COVID Cases Are Rising Fastest


By Jocelyn Grzeszczak On 9/16/20 at 5:07 PM EDT


Two of those cities sat at the top of the list. La Crosse, located along the state's border with Minnesota, is the American city where cases are rising the fastest. It currently has 626 active cases, a sharp increase from the 130 active cases city officials had reported a week ago. Whitewater, about 45 miles southeast of Madison, placed number three on the Times' list with 406 active cases.

The other Wisconsin cities include: Green Bay; Beaver Dam; Oshkosh; Platteville; Appleton and Madison. The majority of these localities have a University of Wisconsin (UW) school within their city limits, WTMJ-TV noted. This could point to a possible reason for the sharp rise in cases.

On Sunday, UW-La Crosse ordered a 14-day quarantine of all its dorms and temporarily closed academic buildings, halting in-person undergraduate classes, in response to growing COVID-19 cases both on and off campus, the La Crosse Tribune reported. The university announced 105 new cases Friday and a total of more than 200 last week.

UW-Whitewater reported 54 new coronavirus cases as of September 16 and 139 cases the previous week, according to the school's COVID-19 dashboard.

UW-Madison is struggling to slow the spread on its campus, as at least seven percent of the school's 31,185 undergraduates have tested positive for the virus.........................................

Malia Jones, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the university, told the Wisconsin State Journal that evidence pointed to the fact that the outbreak has "bled into the community more broadly," with cases shooting up in Madison's Dane County.

UW-Oshkosh is also experiencing an alarming rise in case numbers, with 86 students testing positive on September 15, according to the school's COVID-19 dashboard. A total of 168 students have tested positive since September 2, meaning that more than half of the school's total cases were reported in just one day.

The two other schools, UW-Green Bay and UW-Platteville, are seeing much smaller cumulative positive tests, comparatively. ......................

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trump's 'terrific' health-care plan is so secret his own health advisers don't know it exists

Trump’s ‘terrific’ health-care plan is so secret his own health advisers don’t know it exists


Opinion by Catherine Rampell Columnist
September 17, 2020 at 4:51 p.m. CDT

There’s secret, top-secret, code-word-secret — and then there’s whatever President Trump’s health-care plan is.

It’s apparently so deeply classified that the people overseeing the plan don’t even know they’re involved.

The Republican Party has promised (and failed) to repeal and replace Obamacare for more than a decade — that is, the entirety of the law’s existence. Trump began teasing his own replacement plan during his first presidential bid, five years ago. Back then, he pledged to swap out the Affordable Care Act for “something terrific,” details TBD.

Over subsequent months and years, Trump boasted about the benefits of his plan. It would be cheaper yet somehow also more generous than Obamacare. It would be “so easy,” even though “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” It would “take care of everybody,” even as it took literal care away from many.

This plan was always “two weeks” away — coincidentally the timeline promised for most every Trump announcement, including those about wiretapping, infrastructure and Melania Trump’s immigration history.

As the fortnights passed, suspense grew. Finally, an announcement came this week: This Godot-like plan, this girlfriend-who-lives-in-Canada of public policies — it exists!

“I have it all ready,” Trump said at a town hall Tuesday, “and it’s a much better plan for you, and it’s a much better plan.”...........................


FBI's Wray says Antifa more an ideology than a group, undercutting statements by other Trump officia

Source: nbc news

FBI's Wray says Antifa more an ideology than a group, undercutting statements by other Trump officials

Wray also told Congress the FBI has seen "very active" Russian efforts to influence the 2020 election, to "sow divisiveness" and "denigrate" Biden.

Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill on Sept. 17, 2020.John McDonnell / AFP - Getty Images
Sept. 17, 2020, 11:54 AM CDT
By Julia Ainsley

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday that the bureau views Antifa as "more of an ideology than an organization," undercutting statements by President Donald Trump and others in his administration that Antifa is leading, organizing and funding acts of violence in cities across the country from a national level.

Trump, as well as Attorney General William Barr and Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan, have all recently condemned Antifa for flying organized groups to cities across the country to incite violence. NBC News previously reported that a CBP spokesperson said there was no evidence to support Morgan's claim of organized groups boarding planes.

Wray, testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, said the FBI has seen local organizing by Antifa. "We have seen folks who subscribe or identify with the Antifa movement, who coalesce regionally into small groups or nodes and they are certainly organized at that level."

Wray said FBI's investigations into domestic violent extremists have increased in 2020, having made more than 120 arrests and opened over 1,000 investigations..................................

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/fbi-s-wray-says-antifa-more-ideology-group-undercutting-statements-n1240317?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma


Barr asked prosecutors to explore whether to bring charges against Seattle Mayor for police-free pro


Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

Attorney General William P. Barr was also said to have asked prosecutors to explore whether to bring charges against the mayor of Seattle for allowing a police-free protest zone.


.....................The attorney general has also asked prosecutors in the Justice Department’s civil rights division to explore whether they could bring criminal charges against Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle for allowing some residents to establish a police-free protest zone near the city’s downtown for weeks this summer, according to two people briefed on those discussions.

The directives are in keeping with Mr. Barr’s approach to prosecute crimes as aggressively as possible in cities where protests have given way to violence. But in suggesting possible prosecution of Ms. Durkan, a Democrat, Mr. Barr also took aim at an elected official whom President Trump has repeatedly attacked.

Justice Department representatives did not respond to requests for comment. The Wall Street Journal first reported Mr. Barr’s remarks about sedition.

The disclosures came as Mr. Barr directly inserted himself into the presidential race in recent days to warn that the United States would be on the brink of destruction if Mr. Trump lost.
He told a Chicago Tribune columnist that the nation could find itself “irrevocably committed to the socialist path” if Mr. Trump lost and that the country faced “a clear fork in the road.”........................................

See also: WSJ article


Its a waiting game now .......

Recall that Trump demanded the leaders not wear masks and the stupid fools did not wear them.

Multiple White House staffers have tested positive for #COVID-19 today one day after after Israeli PM Netanyahu, UAE FM Abdullah bin Zayed & Bahraini FM Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani met with them.



56 days before the election, Trump bans offshore drilling off three Republican states

I shake my head!!

56 days before the election, Trump bans offshore drilling off three Republican states


By Zoya Teirstein on Sep 10, 2020

Something weird happened at a Trump campaign appearance in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday. President Trump — long-time antagonist of environmental regulations and big-time proponent of oil and gas development — announced a decade-long ban on offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
“This protects your beautiful Gulf and your beautiful ocean, and it will for a long time to come,” Trump said in a speech in Jupiter touting his environmental record. He signed a presidential memorandum extending a moratorium on leasing drilling rights off Florida’s Gulf Coast and expanded that ban to a portion of the Atlantic Ocean that stretches between Florida and South Carolina. (The area has not been leased out to oil companies yet.)

The decision caught environmentalists and oil industry lobbyists off guard. “It’s a complete ambush,” one industry official told Politico. “Nobody knows where this came from.”

So, what gives? The president has been consistent in his support of offshore drilling pretty much since his first year in office. He made no secret of his intention to reverse a memorandum signed by President Barack Obama in 2016 to protect the Arctic and Atlantic seas from drilling. In 2017, Trump directed the Department of the Interior, which oversees offshore drilling leases, to assess new sales of drilling rights in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. The following year, the Interior Department came out with a draft plan that would have paved the way for offshore drilling leases in 90 percent of U.S. coastal waterways.

That proposal faced pushback from states whose economies rely on tourism and fishing. Florida’s Republican governor at the time, Rick Scott, said he opposed the plan. So did the governors of other states like New Jersey, Washington, and California. The Trump administration let Florida opt out of the plan, handing Scott a win as he prepared to do battle against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson for a Senate seat that year. (Scott won by a narrow margin.) The other states weren’t granted a reprieve.

It doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots between what happened in 2018 in Florida and Trump’s surprise announcement on Tuesday. Trump’s new moratorium on offshore drilling appears to solely apply to states led by Republicans......

Whats the Matter with Kentucky?..........

I truly do not know how anyone can stand Mitch Mcconnell

Trump 58% (+20)
Biden 38%
McConnell (R-inc) 53% (+12)
McGrath (D) 41%

, LV, 9/10-14




Trump Accuses Jim Cramer of "Pandering" Following Apology over "Crazy Nancy" Remark

Cramer has the decency to apologize and then gets hit by the vile Trump.

Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 by Darragh Roche
Trump Accuses Jim Cramer of “Pandering” Following Apology over “Crazy Nancy” Remark

Donald Trump has accused Jim Cramer of pandering after the CNBC broadcaster apologized for calling Nancy Pelosi “Crazy Nancy” during a live interview with her.

Cramer had originally defended his comments as a criticism of the President but later issued an apology. Trump weighed in on Wednesday, predictably saying that Cramer was right the first time....................




Trump alma mater says Biden plan would lead to more economic growth

Suck on this Trumpy

Trump alma mater says Biden plan would lead to more economic growth

Posted on Mon, Sep 14th, 2020 by Sean Colarossi

Trump Humiliated After His Alma Mater Says Joe Biden’s Economic Plan Is Better For America


One of Donald Trump’s favorite campaign trail lies is that he built the strongest economy on the face of the planet, and that he’ll do it again if the American people are duped into giving him a second term in the White House.

But a new analysis from Trump’s own alma mater – the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School – says that Joe Biden’s economic proposals will lead to greater economic growth.

CBS New reports, “Joe Biden’s economic proposals would create a faster growing economy, higher wages for American workers and reduce the debt compared to where the U.S. is headed under President Donald Trump, according to new analysis from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.”

While the business school wasn’t able to do an analysis of Trump’s second term economic proposals – because there are none – it was able to “compare Biden’s proposals to where the Congressional Budget Office believes the economy will be in a decade with Mr. Trump’s current plans, including the 2017 tax cuts, in place.”

On that score, it is Biden’s policies that will lead to a more robust economy built on “productive spending” like education, health care and infrastructure..................................



"We have to give them their mojo." #Trump in response to a question about police brutality.......


Trump's response to the question about disproportionate killing of Black Americans by the police


“We have to give them their mojo.” - President Trump about police in response to a question about police brutality. @ABC
Town Hall



“I can only say this: The police in this country have done generally a great job. There are crimes, there are problems and there are chokers, they choke under pressure,” Trump says when asked how he’d addresss disproportionate killings of Black people by police

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