{x + 11} DotW; virtual meetings, keys misplaced, exponential messes

Hola amigos, I know it’s been a while since rapped at ya, but man things have just been whack over here since this shitdog Corona virus started kicking ass. One of my coworkers at the old gas station as telling me about it, and I was like, yeah! I mean, if it’s a Corona virus, you’d think that’s good, right? But no, it’s not got nothin’ to do with beer. What the hell is up with that?

Jim Anchower, a legendary columnist for the late, great satirical newspaper, The Onion. Which still exists online. But anyway.
Jim Anchower, legendary columnist for the late, great satirical newspaper The Onion.
Which still exists online. But anyway.

If only we could make light of this, Onion-style.

Which they did. Here, and here, and oh yes, here.

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I thought I might write a bit about the stuff in the headline. But really, why do that? The virtual Meeting of the Whole of the Milwaukee County Board went very well. Few technical glitches. Folks adjusted to the new method of convening, and I think it will serve us well at the virtual meeting of the County Board on March 26, 2020.

Oh, and reported cases of COVID-19 are rising at the predictable and frightening exponential rate. The data from Milwaukee County shows that happening here, and it will be worse in two weeks. That’s really frightening. The good news is I know the County Government is proactively responding to this public health crisis in a way that may surprise longtime county observers.

We’ll make it through.

Published by Jason Haas

I am a resident of the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. That sometimes comes up on here, as it's kind of a small part of my life. No official county business happens here. I'm mostly using this now to give a rough draft account of how we're dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. God help us all.

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