This post is dedicated to today’s U.S. Senate’s proceedings with regard to the trial of Donald J. Trump under articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. You’ll note I’m not holding my breath for impartial justice.
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
What a flaming mess. Bet you can’t really tell which mess I’m referring to — the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union Address, or the rolling not-trial of Donald J. Trump.
The output hits the fan today as the Senate votes on whether to call and hear witnesses. But this may also be the entire enchilada shoved into the blades of the rotator — they may vote on conviction and acquittal. This is an open thread.
Just a few oddities as the White House presents its counter arguments to impeachment. This is an open thread.
You’d think we were all in Newfoundland buried beneath multiple feet of snow given the blizzard of bullshit Trump and his reality TV cast have been spewing. The truth they want to bury is a rather familiar phrase.
House Intelligence Committee released some materials provided to them by Lev Parnas, revealing Trump’s Ukraine scandal is even uglier than expected. Here’s three things the public now needs.
The Articles of Impeachment were pretty straightforward. But what of Trump’s re-election and the scope of presidential pardons?
This post and thread are dedicated to today’s scheduled House of Representatives’ activities related to impeachment of Donald J. Trump.
Here’s something to talk about to launch this open holiday week thread: Michael Bloomberg and the opportunity cost of running for the presidency.
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.