In which a multi-generational household fumbles its way to new cooperative living routines in the time of pandemic.
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
Given the last study results, there’s simply no good reason for Trump’s plugging hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 drug therapy except to harm and kill Americans.
At this rate we’ll be under some form of quarantine all damned summer because these spoiled, stupid wretches can’t make the connection between their bad behavior and Michiganders’ deaths.
Trump’s unfiltered bullshit about COVID-19 will get somebody killed and damage businesses as well. Members of the White House coronavirus task force are as much to blame for not stopping his misinfo/disinfo.
Thanks to thoughtless morons demanding their freedom to buy lawn fertilizer and visit their hair colorist right the fuck now, freedom for the rest of us is sadly dependent on waiting out the illness and death of the persuadable and stupid.
We’re so desperate we’re grabbing at any kind of research, peer-reviewed and not, to find a way to shut down this fire hose of death. This leaves us vulnerable to fraud and gross misinformation.
The old Ukraine quid pro quo gang is back together — Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani, John Solomon, and the right-wing choir. It can only mean it’s a scam in progress.
After the U.S. Surgeon General got all shouty-caps in Twitter demanding the public not wear masks, now the CDC is encouraging mask-wearing. What to do?
This is the first of two posts about misinformation and disinformation using research information about the disease COVID-19 and the underlying virus SARS-CoV-2.
Right now some parent or parents are experiencing the nightmare I have hoped and still hope I won’t have to face. Others are struggling and need our help.