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So President Trump is putting together an enemies list.  I hope it’s at least half as entertaining as America’s last one.

Since the comments line has been shut down, Anonymous has a list of numbers directly to staff – until they’re changed which will probably be shortly.

Once upon a time, if you had a problem with something the President was doing, you could call up the White House’s public comments line and complain to a staffer about it. Whether or not that grievance got heard is up for debate, but at least you could try. Of course, President Trump doesn’t want to hear your SAD LOSER WHINING, so that public comments line got shut down, and folks with problems are urged to send messages through Facebook Messenger or, where they are certain to disappear into the ether. As an alternative, an anonymous group of concerned citizens have compiled a resource full of White House phone numbers, so you can flood Team Trump with all of your outraged feedback.

The resource, cheekily dubbed “White House Comment Line,” was aggregated by an anonymous group who wanted to make sure the public could still send a message to the White House. “Open communication is the foundation of a good, functioning democracy,” a spokesperson for the group told Gothamist in a statement. “But it’s a two-way street. Right now there’s ‘information’ coming out of the White House to the people, but not much the other way around. They may have shut down the comment line, but we the people still have comments. In light of that, we wanted to create one way for the people to be heard.”

Sen Jeff Sessions at her confirmation hearing.  He’ll be AG in a couple of days.  Think he’ll ever stand up to Trump?

The Mosque shooter is a white right wing racist.

And yet Spicer cited the incident as justification for the Muslim ban.

Decision will have a huge impact in Wisconsin as of the very next election.  President Obama is planning to make gerrymandering reform his priority post-Presidency.  Expect the issue to be resolved in court for about half a dozen states, mostly in the south, by the next census.

Whether any semblance of democracy will hold will depend on Justice Kennedy.

Thousands.  Facebook Live Feed.

Update:  There are large protests at airports around the country, including SFO.  Chants, “Let the lawyers in, let the families out,” and just basically, “Let them in.”

And a District Judge has issued a stay!  It only applies to the 1 to 2 hundred who arrived here on valid visas having left home before the executive order, but it’s an indication that the judge sees potential merit in the claims.


Came when I was in the 8th grade.  This was my first ever mention in a newspaper.  Although I had won the Jr. High championship for San Mateo County at a tournament the year before, it wasn’t covered by the San Mateo Times.

Dean Mau and I ruled in rivalry.  Then the following year a 6th grader named Peter Thiel came into play, and kicked everybody’s asses all the way to the 12th grade, including my own.  Yes, that Peter Thiel.

Yet another order signed today.

Fortunately he has a template.


Remember a week ago when it was considered totalitarian to govern by executive order?

I wonder how many people realize that in terms of average per term President Obama issued the fewest executive orders of any President dating back to the 19th century.

Executive orders by President.

What’s that about a lie making it half way around the world before the truth gets its shoes on?

And by the way, Wiki is behind.  Trump is up to 12 now.



January 2017