|Vol. 15 No. 19
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
Columns & Features
by Heidi M. Pascual
by Jamala Rogers
by Jonathan Gramling
It’s something that has been coming ever so slowly akin to the watched pot that never boils. In my humble
opinion, it is quite a milestone. Sometime during the last two weeks, our website, www.capitalcityhues.com,
recorded its 250,223rd unique visit to the website. That’s like the whole city of Madison coming to the
website at least one.
by Jamala Rogers
|Three Candidates of Color Favored to
Represent Dane County in State Legislature
We only count unduplicated hits on our website because I think that is a more meaningful number. Otherwise, if I had five people visit the site
just by having it as their start-up web page 10 times every day over the past 15 years, we would have 273,750 hits just from those five people
alone. While it’s a whole bunch of numbers, it’s not very meaningful.
We also haven’t promoted our website beyond listing it on Facebook on occasion and listing it on the cover of each edition. We haven’t manipulated the numbers or
taken out ads that drive traffic to the site. But people somehow find us. And we get visits from all over the world. I feel proud of that. Our big metric is the quality of
the newspaper and it is icing on the cake when we get quantity to go along with that.
This Saturday and on the following Saturday, the city of Madison is hosting Democracy in the Park at over 200 city of Madison parks. This is only for city residents.
People 18-years-old or older will be able to go to their neighborhood park — I never knew Madison had so many parks — and have all of their voting needs met by
trained and certified staff and volunteers. The temperature outside is supposed to hit a high of 74 degrees and there is only a 20 percent chance of rain forecast. It
sounds like it will be a wonderful day to stroll to the park that is down the block from your house or apartment and exercise you constitutional right to select the
people who will govern you for the next 2-6 years.
And just remember that when you don’t vote, it makes the vote of the guy with views completely different from your own count double. Please don’t let that happen.
I’ve already gotten my absentee ballot and I will be submitting it next week. Please vote.
It’s been a grim week. According to John Hopkins University, which tracks COVID-19 cases, the U.S. has now experienced its 200,000th COVID-19 infection,
200,000. It was only six short months ago that were talking about 120,000, if my memory serves me correctly, and that was on the high end. And even back then,
President Trump was bragging how great of a job he has done limiting it to maybe 60,000 or so.
And as the numbers continue to climb, the bar keeps getting raised so that Trump still claims that he has done a fantastic job. COVID-19 has killed more U.S. citizens
than the past five war engagements. What will he be claiming when it hits 300,000 deaths, that his magnificent work prevented a million from dying? Trump hates
science for science would have exposed him to be the charlatan that he is and place blame squarely where it belongs.
I read that Trump was trotting out China again as the cause of our pandemic and its severity. Trump is always searching for bogus cures and scapegoats to deflect
blame from him. Trump is a little boy in an old man’s body. Unfortunately, thousands have died because he never did grow up.
The death toll in the U.S. from COVID-19 is equal to or greater than the total number of people killed by the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan
in 1945. Trump will have the blood of tens of thousands of people on his hands because his words and actions have been used solely for his own benefit at the
expense of the health and wellbeing of so many Americans. God help us all.
It was a shock to the system when I heard that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg succumbed to her cancer this week. -- READ MORE