Things don’t add up when looking at images of the aftermath from this weekend’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil processing facility.
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
We’re revisiting this dreadful wretch Brett Kavanaugh because The New York Times published an article this weekend about him. Too bad Kavanaugh is still a repeated liar and a serial abuser.
The ODNI is withholding a whistleblower complaint; what could it have been about, assuming there are other related matters in the public eye? A timeline might help–let’s build one.
Next entry in a series examining the Nixon impeachment inquiry and a possible parallel today — Nixon’s covert bombing of Cambodia and Trump’s unauthorized attacks on human rights.
This post is a bit clunky, composed of bits and pieces accumulated for nearly 18 months. But whatever is going on in Scotland is just as clunky and badly in need of sorting.
Republicans continue sucking up to Russia and Trump while Democratic freshmen drag their feet about doing the right thing. This is an open thread.
When I started writing this there were only three things I was going to address here. Now there are many more — as in more GOP rats fleeing the sinking ship, more problematic GOP members surfacing. And a special election to fill a seat in the wake of voter fraud by a GOP candidate’s campaign.
MIT Media Lab is in upheaval after the disclosure that its organization accepted financial support from now-deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. His poisonous reach continues beyond the grave.
When a problem comes along, you must whip it — and whipping is slowly working toward an impeachment inquiry. Whip it good!
We could use a boost now as we work our way through the dog days of summer. Take a look at how far we’ve come even if it seems too slowly, measure our progress toward an impeachment inquiry.