We’re suffering from a collective existential dread. Offload some of it here in this open thread.
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
If you can’t think of something that made you want to scream this week, count yourself a lucky person. This is an open thread — scream away.
A look back at the case of Russian spies arrested in the U.S. — the ones looking into market destabilization, recruiting from college students, and investing in casinos.
What an interesting coincidence that a Russian spy vessel didn’t ‘loiter’ near any of more than a dozen naval sites along the east coast. Instead, it picked a spot near Long Island. Iced tea, anyone?
In a breathtakingly offensive move, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell used a gag rule to stop Elizabeth Warren from reading Coretta Scott King’s letter about Jeff Sessions’ efforts to suppress African American voters.
In this post: A short film depicts a failed love story in electronic debris and a tick-tock behind yesterday’s stock market’s scramble.
What happened in that room when they were alone, out of the public’s eye? How and where were GOP Congresspersons touched?
Last of a four-part series. In this piece I’d laid out what needed to be done in a local organization which wasn’t organized back then. It may still serve as a map for the road ahead.
Part Three of this four-part series looking back at popping my activist cherry. So not a virgin any more, and a damned good thing given how much rougher the road ahead.
Part Two of a four-part series — what a journey it was from 2003, and what a trip since then on the road of political discovery.