There’s really no question about what must be done. There’s only fight against spin protecting an un-indicted co-conspirator, or worse. This is an open thread.
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
It’s going to be a big day under the big top. Attorney General Bill Barr has planned quite the circus. But first, three things — this is an open thread.
She is our lady, the Notre-Dame de Paris. She represents the better part of us even in flames.
Trump org fired undocumented workers just in time for Trump to offer terms on DACA and TPS during the government shutdown negotiations. Is there really any separation between Trump and the Trump organization?
“…until the plane’s on the ground,” he said. Was it the plane with Assange on board? Or another plane yet to land?
Fact: The crisis at the border is a lie and the emergency is manufactured, based on the government’s data.
Fact: Trump is caging babies as part of his re-election campaign and the GOP endorses this.
Issuing illegal orders while “ranting and raving” that “border security is his issue” describes an out-of-control man during a narcissistic meltdown. The Nuremberg defense won’t work for those who obey these orders.
Imagine Robert Kagan’s recent op-ed on authoritarian strongmen as a cheesy, sweeping space opera.
We owe it to the Rwandans who died 25 years ago to learn something from the hateful madness which took them.
This ain’t no disco. Have your phones at the ready for these three things — now with more about Puerto Rico. This is an open thread.