Bad faith on the part of White House and GOP; nomination by an unindicted co-conspirator; favoring government over women, corporations over individuals — there are plenty of reasons why Brett Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed to SCOTUS.
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
Maybe it’s something. Maybe it’s nothing. But with White House Counsel Don McGahn under so much scrutiny earlier this week, this story’s timing seemed odd.
There’s a particularly interesting long read in this week’s New Yorker; if you’re not into investment and Wall Street machinations, you might go to sleep on this one. But stay with this one all the way through — there’s a payoff.
Oh great, 412 pages to read, crazy-pants interview to watch, Twitter threads and blog posts to peruse, and now a timeline to check. Damn you, Page — as if I had nothing better to do this week. This is an open thread.
It’s interesting how certain narratives are pushed when tensions rise. But are they really theories or conditioning? What other conditioning might happen if media infrastructure changed? This is an open thread.
Is it really all that radical to want to form a more perfect union by establishing economic and social justice? This is an open thread.
We were warned in 1999, and again in 2013 if not earlier. Asymmetric warfare is here to stay.
It’s Monday morning; do you know where your phone is? Good. Get dialing.
America’s founders didn’t set out to create a summer holiday when they signed what for all intents and purposes was their death warrant.
I don’t even have a real post for this because I am so goddamned angry right now. PAY ATTENTION, DAMN IT. Where are the girls, the babies, all of the children?