About Face Masks/Social Distancing – a Way Too Long Facebook Response

I’m going to try a new system for creating content. I reply to a lot of Facebook posts. I spend more time than I care to share doing this. Yeah, I’m that guy.

I’m going to start sharing some of my replies as it:

  • Reinforces that I stand behind what I’m writing,
  • Forces me to research my facts,
  • Produces extra much needed content with little to no additional writing,
  • May lead to one additional person reading my thoughts (thanks Mom!)

Today I responded to a post:

  • If the masks work, then what are we social distancing?
  • If social distancing works, then why are we wearing masks?
  • If masks and social distancing work, then why are our businesses closed?
  • If we can stand in line at the grocery store, then why can’t we stand in line to vote?
  • Because it’s not about the virus it never was.
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Support Local Journalism

Despite the health risks, Wisconsin went forward with their Spring 2020 election today. After a short, distanced wait I was able to turn in our absentee ballots, and I spent the rest of my day following updates from the polling locations. It really reminded me how important it is to have good local journalists reporting our news.

Times are tough, and the news industry is facing hard times like everyone else. If you are able, I encourage you to support your local news sources.

The local news papers/sites I currently subscribe to include:

While I enjoy these, there are many other deserving local news sources in the Milwaukee metro. If you read a site/paper often, look in to what you can do to support them. Ads don’t always cut it, and many companies are reducing their advertising spending.

In Person Elections During a Pandemic Is a Mistake for Wisconsin

It’s been frustrating reading the news about the election in Wisconsin this Tuesday. Our governor Tony Evers has called for the election timeline to be delayed a month, and allow the entire election to be handled by mail, but Republican state representatives are pushing for it be held in person as scheduled. This is the wrong way forward as it encourages people to leave their homes , increasing the spread of Covid-19, and force people to choose between voting, or staying home as they need to do.

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Another Vote on Net Neutrality

There is going to be another vote on Net Neutrality. Unfortunately, it looks like as if it is only being used to influence the upcoming midterm elections. I don’t see how it could pass, and that is pretty disappointing. I was going to write more about this topic, with some updates, but instead I will post my original thoughts I shared when the initial vote happened.

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Been busy..

It’s been a while…I guess I’m not so good at updating this as I once hoped.  I had the flu for a week or so followed by an ear infection.  I’m going to use that as my excuse.  Anyway I am going to add an update to the 325i and maybe more.  Probably not :/.

Trying out WordPress…

It looks like I might start using this site for something good.  I have decided to give WordPress a shot since I’m hoping to use it as a blog.  I figure if nothing else, tt will give me some more experience with it.  Hopefully, I can make it worthy for someone else to read :).  Good luck to anyone who is willing to try.

Mike