Here are three things which are in some way related and worth more of our attention, whatever is left after the 800-pound gorillas Kavanaugh and Rosenstein are done with it.
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
There’s something hinky going on with news feed in Twitter over the last two days. Is it faulty curation or deliberate promotion?
This weekend’s Trash Talk has been hijacked — I’ve taken adverse possession.
The revelation of Christine Blasey Ford’s name and the release of her letter to Senator Feinstein triggered memories for many of us, most quite painful. We come forward now to say this is enough.
How’s your whip arm? Do you feel like using it? Grab your phone!
Because we really need to lance this wound, here’s an open thread.
Bad faith on the part of White House and GOP; nomination by an unindicted co-conspirator; favoring government over women, corporations over individuals — there are plenty of reasons why Brett Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed to SCOTUS.
Maybe it’s something. Maybe it’s nothing. But with White House Counsel Don McGahn under so much scrutiny earlier this week, this story’s timing seemed odd.
There’s a particularly interesting long read in this week’s New Yorker; if you’re not into investment and Wall Street machinations, you might go to sleep on this one. But stay with this one all the way through — there’s a payoff.
Oh great, 412 pages to read, crazy-pants interview to watch, Twitter threads and blog posts to peruse, and now a timeline to check. Damn you, Page — as if I had nothing better to do this week. This is an open thread.