We’re waiting now for NASA’S latest Mars rover craft to land on the red planet. What a blast to focus on future-looking science!
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.
Though friends and family in Texas are still desperately miserable, we had an unusually lucky day.
We’ve had a three-day weekend, more or less, and long enough to shake off this weekend’s disappointment. We have work to do to eff these effing fascist effers.
This is a crowdsourced timeline of events related to the January 6 Capitol Building insurrection and Trump’s attempted a takeover of the DOJ, with the intent to use the department’s powers to persuade one or more states to overturn election results.
Let’s celebrate the moral universe’s arc shifting toward justice again with the inauguration of Biden and Harris.
President-elect Joe Biden nominated for Secretary of Defense a retired general, Lloyd James Austin III, who’s only been out of the military since March 2016. Why should Congress consider a waiver for Austin?
Let’s take a moment and catch our breath with this change of pace.
The House voted on H.R. 24 to impeach Trump for the High Crime and Misdemeanor of Inciting to Insurrection.
Congress needs to reconvene to impeach, convict, and remove Trump immediately. There was more going on Wednesday than riot tourism.
Articles of impeachment against Trump have been drafted and are now circulating among House members.