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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.
Sending someone who isn’t a Kremer to buy a burner phone with cash to evade tracing suggests Kylie Kremer knew exactly what the role of her organization, Women to Save America First, was within the framework of the insurrection. Bet Meadows knows this
Lordy, there are text messages.
Dear Executive: Please use your powers to execute the needs of the people by firing these failures. Thank you.
With Bannon indicted on Friday, supposed to report today, will Meadows continue to listen to his attorney or take the L and show before the House January 6 Committee? Whatever happens, it’s ugly.
They can’t stop the bullshit. It’s in The New York Times’ DNA.
Americans are becoming deeply disappointed: Bannon has blown off Congress without any repercussions so far. It’s not obvious to the public why it takes so long to bring the scruffy bucket of excess shirtage, whiskers, and pudge to answer their representatives’ questions.
Three things along First Street along the east side of the Capitol have niggled at me as the investigations into the insurrection have progressed.
Rolling Stone published another piece about the Trump Westchester course; this time ex-employees dished about insurance claims made related to flooding at the course in 2011. Will we learn what really happened?
The New York Times editorial board pumped out another “Dems in disarray” piece, just in time to cover for some obstructive and intransigent centrists. This is my unending surprised face.