Remember back in 2009 during the health care debates when conservatives and the Republican Party cried about “death panels”?
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
None of this had to happen. Not a lick of it. It makes the ongoing daily failures even more ridiculous.
I figured it would be the oldsters in the family who would be my first worry when it came to COVID-19. I was wrong. This is an open thread.
Good news: my kid tested positive for strep. Bad news: COVID-19 is still on the march, and we have some Swedish Death Cleaning to do.
COVID-19 makes family discussions interesting. Challenging, even. I never expected to have to tell one of my kids not to come home.
Need some good news? This isn’t it. Brace yourself because it’s going to get worse no matter what the Trump White House wants you to believe.
There’s nothing quite like receiving an email from my father first thing in the morning.
This post is dedicated to the Democratic Party’s Super Tuesday results.
If Trump gets re-elected — gods help us all — a big part of the blame will sit firmly on the media for its entrenched misogyny, racism, and its failure to adapt a coverage model for contemporary politics.
Republicans are too relaxed and smug after last week. We can see their emperor has no clothes and their asses are showing, too.