Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Grove Apartments on Cottage Grove Road in Madison WI: March site visit

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11/21/2020 update starts here

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3-bedroom floor plan

Floor plans

5/31/2020 update starts here

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2/8/2020 update starts here

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1/27/2020 update starts here

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 Corner of Monona Drive & Cottage Grove Road

11/22/2019 update starts here

View from Cottage Grove Road just east of Monona Drive

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Madison affordable housing project gets $13.4 million in tax credits.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/8/2018)
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority announced that it will provide $13.4 million in low-income housing tax credits over 10 years to help MSP Real Estate build The Grove Apartments, 204 Cottage Grove Road, a $20 million, 112-unit project with 95 units for those who make less than 60 percent of the county’s median income, about $46,000 for a family of three. 
The Grove Apartments will provide 89 units for families, and include 23 apartments with support services for households at or below 30 percent of the county’s median income. It also will include 17 market-rate units.
View from the dead end of Busse Street


Location on map (arrow and orange rectangle added)

Wisconsin Covid cases mapped, listed and graphed (3/20/2021)

Saturday, March 20.  Total tests (positive and negative):  3,254,071.  One-day increase of 2,672 (390 positive; 15%)

Total positive Covid 19 cases:  572,012

Counties with largest numerical gains = 26 of 72

  • 4 with 20 or more new cases
  • 9 with 10 to 19
  • 13 with 5 to 9

The 26
  • Milwaukee (63)
  • Waukesha (40)
  • Dane (27)
  • Brown (22)
    • Outagamie (18)
    • Ozaukee, Washington (14 each)
    • Dodge, Eau Claire, Jefferson (13 each)
    • La Crosse, Rock (12 each)
    • Chippewa (10)
    • Barron (9)
    • Calumet, Kenosha (8 each)
    • Marathon, Pierce, Racine, Winnebago (7 each)
    • Fond du Lac, Green, Sauk, Sheboygan (6 each)
    • Grant, St. Croix (5 each)

    As of the 3/6/2021 revision, three counties -- Buffalo, Florence, and Langlade -- have fallen below the state's positive test rate per 100,000 people.  Vilas joins 27 other counties with positive test rate hightest than the state's average.

    Link to other WI COVID posts:

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    Alabama.  (2/15/2021)
    Arizona.  (2/15/2021)
    Arkansas.  (2/4/2021)
    California.  (2/7/2021)
    Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
    Florida.  (2/15/2021)
    Georgia.  (2/15/2021)
    Idaho.  (2/7/2021)
    Illinois.  (2/2/2021)
    Indiana.  (2/6/2021)
    Iowa.  (2/6/2021)
    Kansas.  (2/4/2021)
    Kentucky.  (2/4/2021)
    Louisiana.  (2/6/2021)
    Maryland.  (1/27/2021)
    Massachusetts.  (2/16/2021)
    Michigan.  (3/11/2021)
    Minnesota.  (2/4/2021)
    Mississippi.  (3/4/2021)
    Montana. (2/5/2021)
    Nebraska.  (2/4/2021)
    Nevada.  (2/17/2021)
    New Jersey,  (3/14/2021)
    New York.  (2/16/2021)
    North Carolina.  (2/7/2021)
    North Dakota.  (2/7/2021)
    Ohio.  (2/6/2021)
    Pennsylvania.  (2/16/2021)
    South Carolina.  (2/5/2021)
    South Dakota.  (2/18/2021)
    Tennessee.  (2/5/2021)
    Texas   (2/6/2021)
    Utah.  (2/17/2021)
    Virginia.  (1/22/2021)
    Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
    West Virginia.  (2/3/2021)

    GET ME REWRITE: Washington County Executive Josh Schoemann pretty much parrots MacIver Institute company line

    Coloful language courtesy of the MacIver Institute

    Original 3/20/2021 post, "Washington County Executive sings the praises of Wisconsin voter suppression", starts here

    Photo credit:  Express News

    Quoted in Green Party's legal team has ties to GOP and also represents counties that don't want party added to ballot.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/14/2020)

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    If shooter Robert Aaron Long had a 'really bad day', how do we describe what happened to his 8 victims?

    USA Today, 3/19/2021

    The spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office faces calls to resign after he categorized the Atlanta spa shooting suspect’s actions as “a really bad day.” That comment has elicited criticism from civil rights activists wary of law enforcement amid rising violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in this country. During Wednesday’s press conference, Capt. Jay Baker said Robert Aaron Long, 21, was “kind of at the end of his rope” when he allegedly opened fire inside three spas in Atlanta and Cherokee County on Tuesday.

    Considering his inability to uphold the mission and vision statements of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Retiring Guy believes Baker's resignation is in order.

    Here's how the Florida GOP wins elections: They cheat


    New York Times, 3/19/2020
    In November, Senator Rodríguez, an effective legislator who had crusaded for Florida to face the climate change crisis, lost to the Republican challenger, Ileana Garcia, by a mere 32 votes out of more than 215,000 that had been cast. Alex Rodriguez had received 6,382 votes and played the spoiler. 
    It was a devastating loss for Florida Democrats in a year of Republican successes in the state. It was also the result of criminal behavior, prosecutors say. 
    On Thursday, Mr. Artiles, 47, and Mr. Rodriguez, 55, turned themselves in for arrest. They were each charged with three third-degree felony charges related to violating campaign finance law, including for conspiracy to make campaign contributions in excess of legal limits, making those excess contributions and false swearing in connection to an election.

    March 20, 2020: The beginning of the end of the Trump-Fauci COVID partnership


    KPBS, 3/20/2020
    But Trump and Fauci broke openly during the White House briefing on the possible effectiveness of new drugs being explored to treat the virus. Trump said he believed that a combination of medications he announced Thursday would work to treat the virus. Fauci said no such declaration could be made without testing, again highlighting the sharp divide between data-driven health officials and a president who admits he follows his gut.

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    Day by day: What the Trump administration/GOP said about the pandemic. (February 2020

    Day by day: What Trump said about the pandemic (March 11-20, 2020)


    (arrows added; longer arrow indicates extent of "tremendous
    control" exerted by Trump administration over the virus)

    March 20, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  21,246 (+6,006), which is 0.0071% of current total. 

    March 20, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,753,600

    Dictionary definition from Merrianm-Webster

    KPBS, 3/20/2020
    Trump scoffed at questions about continued testing shortfalls and deficiencies in medical supplies, suggesting that even mentioning the issues was problematic. When asked to speak directly to those marooned at home and frightened, Trump voiced objection to the question itself. 
    “I say that you’re a terrible reporter,” Trump responded. 
    "I think it's a very bad signal that you're putting out to the American people,” he added. "The American people are looking for answers and they're looking for hope. And you’re doing sensationalism.”

    March 20, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths = 310 (+71), which is 0.0057% of current total.

    March 20, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 540,717


    March 19, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  15,240 (+4,844), which is 0.0051% of current total. 

    March 19, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,692,800

    Dictionary definition from Merriam-Webster (textbox added)

    C-SPAN, 3/19/2020 (highlights added below)

    Right to try?  Yup, another Trump FDA disaster.


    March 18, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  10,396 (+3,192), which is 0.0035% of current total. 

    March 18, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,632,000

    Definition from Merriam-Webster
    (Sometimes used disparagingly, as is the case here)

    Vox, 3/18/2020
    “I’ve always known this is a real — this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”
    And then there's this:

    Many lives were saved?  At this point in the pandemic:  170 lives lost, 537,479 to go.

    March 18, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths = 170 (+50), which is 0.0032% of current total.

    March 18, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 537,649


    March 17, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  7,204 (+2,259), which is 0.0024% of current total. 

    March 17, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,573,100

    Dictionay definition from Merriam-Webster (highlight added)
    Unintentionally conmic, in this case.

    Rev, 3/17/2020

    No one with any medical expertise, in other words

    TRUMP:  One day we’ll be standing possibly up here. We’ll say, “Well, we won,” and we’re going to say that. Sure as you’re sitting there, we’re going to say that, and we’re going to win. I think we’re going to win faster than people think, I hope.  [red and orange bold added]

    March 17, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths = 120 (+26), which is 0.0021% of current total.

    March 17, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 536,472


    March 16, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  4,945 (+1,115), which is 0.0017% of current total. 

    March 16, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,518,700

    Dictionary entry from Merriam-Webster

    CNN, 3/16/2020
    Trump flagrantly contradicted Fauci's warnings at a White House briefing Sunday at which he celebrated the Federal Reserve's decision to cut interest rates to 0% to help the shocked economy. 
    "It's a very contagious virus, it's incredible, but it's something we have tremendous control of," the President said.

    March 16, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths =94 (+22), which is 0.0018% of current total.

    March 16, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 535,277


    March 15, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  3,830 (+887), which is 0.0013% of current total. 

    March 15, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,461,600

    Dictionary entry from Merriam-Webster

    Rev, 3/15/2020
    We see what’s happening. We see what’s going on in other countries. We’re learning from watching other countries, frankly. This is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible, but it’s something that we have a tremendous control of. I think very important the young people, people of good health and groups of people just are not strongly affected. Elderly people that are not well or not well in certain respects are a really a very dangerous group. We have to watch them, we have to protect them very much. We have to really watch over them and protect them because they are very vulnerable. And with that if it’s okay I’m just going to go and make some calls. I’m talking about Federal Reserve. I think it’s a tremendous thing that took place just now. I didn’t know I would be surprised on a Sunday. I don’t know if that’s ever happened on a Sunday before, but I would think there are a lot of people on Wall Street that are very happy. And I can tell you that I’m very happy. I didn’t expect this and I like being surprised. So our Vice President who is doing an incredible job is going to take over and I will see you probably tomorrow.

    CNBC, 3/16/2020

    March 15, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths =72 (+15), which is 0.0013% of current total.

    March 15, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 534,476


    March 14, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  2,943 (+653), which is 0.001% of current total. 

    March 14, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,423,000

    Thesaurus entry from Merriam-Webster

    Rev, 3/14/2020
    Thank you very much. Thank you very much. We just completed a very good meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force and they’re really doing a great job, our professionals. The results are very, very good and when you compare this to what’s happening around the world, we’re very proud of our people. There’s been a tremendous amount of coordination with states, with cities, and they’re a little smaller form of government and they have things going well, they’re coordinating with us.

    March 14, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths =57 (+10), which is 0.001% of current total.

    March 14, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 533,904


    March 13, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases =  2,290 (+599), which is 0.00078% of current total. 

    March 13, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,373,900

    Dictionary entry from Merriam-Webster

    New York Times, 3/13/2021
    I would also like to thank Thermo Fisher. The F.D.A.’s goal is to hopefully authorize the application within 24 hours. It is going very quickly, which will bring additionally 1.4 million tests on board next week and five million within a month. I doubt we’ll need anywhere near that.

     That adds up to 6.4 million tests.

    Total number of Covid tests adminstered in the U.S. as of 3/12/2021:  376,136,148

    March 13, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths =47 (+7), which is 0.0011% of current total.

    March 13, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 532,058


    March 12, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 530,351

    March 12, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases = 1,691, which is 0.00058% of current total. 

    March 12, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,309,700

    Dictionary entry from Merriam-Webster

    CNN, 3/12/2020
    "The virus will not have a chance against us. No nation is more prepared or more resilient than the United States," the President said, before painting a rosy picture of an economy that is already taking a beating from the virus fallout.


    March 12, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths =  40 , which is 0.00075% of current total.

    March 12, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 530,351


    New York Times (arrows added)

    March 11, 2020.   U.S. total Covid cases = 1,301, which is 0.00044% of current total. 

    March 11, 2021.  U.S. total Covid cases = 29,247,000

    Thesaurus entry from Merriam-Webster

    New York Times, 3/11/2020
    Our team is the best anywhere in the world. At the very start of the outbreak, we instituted sweeping travel restrictions on China and put in place the first federally mandated quarantine in over 50 years. We declared a public health emergency and issued the highest level of travel warning on other countries as the virus spread its horrible infection.

    March 11, 2020.   U.S. total Covid deaths =  38 , which is 0.0007% of current total.

    March 11, 2021.  U.S. total Covid deaths = 528,829