Here’s something to talk about to launch this open holiday week thread: Michael Bloomberg and the opportunity cost of running for the presidency.
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
Nothing the GOP has said about the witnesses, their testimony, the circumstances, the hearings as a whole, can change certain key facts. As John Adams said, facts are stubborn things.
The last of this week’s scheduled hearings begins at 9:00 a.m. ET. ; Fiona Hill and David Holmes will appear before the House Intelligence Committee.
First of the day’s hearings begin at 9:00 a.m. ET and the second at 2:30 p.m. Gordon Sondland has already thrown a wrench in the works as his written statement appears to burn Bolton, Pompeo, and Trump.
Today’s hearings are already under way, the first scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. ET and the second at 2:30 p.m. Three of the four witnesses heard the July 25 call between Trump and Ukraine’s president Zelensky.
Better get all your big tasks done today or hold off until Friday because the week is stacked with hearings and witnesses.
Post and thread dedicated to today’s impeachment hearing. Former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is the key witness this morning.
Happy Halloween to all our ghouls and goblins. We have plenty of tricks and not too many treats before us today, including the House resolution approving continuation of an impeachment inquiry.
What was it about Cooper’s anticipated testimony last week which required such a big dog-and-pony show to suck up media attention to propel the GOP’s misdirection while cutting into Cooper’s deposition?
Cummings’ passing is a huge loss for his district, his state, and our country.