After the wholly repugnant speech Donald Trump gave in South Dakota — on lands stolen from Lakota and Dakota nations — it’s important to remember one thing.
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
We want a slice of normalcy: a cold beverage in hand, burgers on the grill, fireworks overhead, fireflies after dark, family and friends all around us. And we want it now. Some of us, though, won’t get these things. Some of us have been forgotten.
It’s ultimately all one thing: Donald J. Trump needs to be removed from office for abuse of power and dereliction of duty.
There’s an action item at the end of this post. It’ll be more effort than Trump put into protecting our troops in Afghanistan from Taliban boosted by Russian secret bounties.
Jim Jordan, killer clown — an existential threat to members of Congress who have to put up with him while they represent the rest of us.
There’s always more than three things to address but here’s three we should look at more closely — Yesterday’s COVID-19 oversight hearing, the data debacle in Tulsa, and racist facial recognition.
Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday didn’t live up to my worries about violence or Trump campaign’s expectations for turnout.
A post to capture Attorney General Bill Barr’s bizarre Friday evening attempt to firing Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York
Very big SCOTUS day today. Huge — and that’s in spite of the court declining to hear cases on multiple issues.
There are ample reasons why policing as we know it in this country needs to be deconstructed and replaced — in shorthand, defund the police. This is a dedicated post and thread.