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He’s back, yup, this guy. Fortunately no reports of any crashes yet. Thanks to all who sent word. Allison writes:

“Still confident despite his big fat health care FAIL today (also the music it plays is SO LOUD – is that legal???) – spotted at 11th and Mass @ 6:45p”


Update from Sara:

“Trump mobile broke down and blocked the H St Streetcar and entrance to Autozone for a while tonight. Seems like karma.”



“Dear PoPville,

While guns are always a controversial topic, I am getting a *little* sick of politicians from other places determining what is best for the people living and working in DC. Per the WaPo,

“A freshman Republican member of Congress from Virginia has introduced legislation to void D.C.’s strict gun laws as one of his first bills, sparking a retort from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton that he should pay more attention to the lax gun laws in his own state.

Rep. Thomas Garrett’s bill, filed March 15, would eliminate the city’s prohibition on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines while making it easier for residents and visitors to carry concealed firearms. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

Thanks to Timmy for bringing this up in the rant/revel:

“Jason Chaffetz is the devil. He legitimately hates DC and wants to ruin it. We need to find a way to get this guy out of office before he destroys our city.”

The Post reports Drain the swamp? No, let’s just move it, Rep. Chaffetz suggests.

“Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, proposed a resolution Wednesday that says Congress thinks it is unnecessary for federal agencies to be located in the District.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From CommonDreams:

“WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 6pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C. (In front of the White House)

In advance of President Trump’s first address to Congress on Tuesday, February 28, major national advocacy groups and individuals resisting his harmful agenda are joining together to hold ‘A Resistance Address: Defending American Values in a Time of Moral Crisis’ — an address and rally outside the White House before Trump gives his address to a joint session of Congress. Organizations and individuals involved include Rosie O’Donnell, Food & Water Watch, ACLU, Civic Action, National Nurses United, Hip Hop Caucus, DailyKos, Our Revolution, and many others.”


And if you live near the Capitol here are the Street Closures from the US Capitol Police:

“The U.S. Capitol Building will be restricted to those with event credentials and authorized pedestrians only beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, to include Members of Congress and spouses, invited dignitaries, USCP credentialed guests, and ticketed guests.

Beginning at 7 p.m., no vehicles will be allowed within the Capitol Grounds except for those displaying a current Congressional parking sticker with at least one occupant of the vehicle carrying a valid Congressional I.D., and/or a USCP special event placard and credential.

The following areas will be restricted to event credentialed and authorized pedestrians only beginning at 6 p.m.

• First Street between Constitution Ave., NW, and Independence Ave., SW
• Independence Ave. between Washington Ave., SW, and Second Street, SE
• First Street between Independence Ave., SE, and Constitution Ave., NE
• Constitution Ave. between Second Street, NE, and Louisiana Ave., NW

Street Closures

U.S. Capitol Police will put the following street closures into effect beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28. Access to the perimeter will be restricted to those bearing proper U.S. Capitol Police authorization and credentials. These restrictions will be lifted upon the conclusion of the event. (Please see the map above for reference.)

• Pennsylvania Ave., NW, from Third St., NW, to First Street, NW
• Constitution Ave. NW, from Louisiana Ave., NW, to Second Street, NE
• First Street, NW, from Louisiana Ave., NW, to Washington Ave., SW
• New Jersey Ave., NW, from Louisiana Ave., NW, to Constitution Ave., NW
• D Street, NE, from Second Street, NE, to Louisiana Ave., NE
• Delaware Ave., NE, from Columbus Circle, NE, to Constitution Ave., NE
• First Street, NE, from Columbus Circle, NE, to C Street, SW
• C Street, NE, from Second Street, NE, to Delaware Ave., NE
• Maryland Ave., NE, from Constitution Ave., NE, to First Street, NE
• Second Street, NE, from Constitution Ave., NE, to East Capitol Street, NE
• East Capitol Street from Second Street, NE, to First Street, NE
• Independence Ave., from Second Street, SE, to Washington Ave., SW
• C Street, SW, from Washington Ave., SW, to First Street, SE
• Delaware Ave., SW, from Washington Ave., SW, to C Street, SW
• South Capitol Street from D Street, SE, to Independence Ave., SE
• New Jersey Ave., SE, from D Street, SE, to Independence Ave., SE
• Maryland Ave., SW, from Third Street, SW, to First Street, SW”


Feel free to add other options in the comments – thanks!

From AAUW (American Association of University Women):

“February 28, 2017
Time: 8–10 p.m. ET (subject to change)
Location: AAUW headquarters, 1310 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

Cost: Free

Join AAUW staff and friends at our headquarters in Washington, D.C., for our official watch party for President Donald Trump’s first congressional address. We’ll be playing some friendly rounds of our famous #AAUWbingo to track Trump’s plans for women and girls, which means we’ll be marking what he says — and what he doesn’t say — when it comes to gender equity. Where better to watch and follow along than with fellow feminists? Be sure to register below, and tell your friends!


Cash bar
Prizes to bingo winners
Free feminist swag giveaways to the first 20 guests

Register here.”


Nice placement. Thanks to a reader for sending from the Dupont CVS. From the Fallada Project’s website:

“Each time you drop a card, you’ve made a local protest. Each time you mail a card, you’ve made a national protest.


In Berlin during World War II, a working class couple struggled with how to oppose Hitler. Knowing the risks, they ultimately decided to leave single postcards around the city, encouraging their fellow citizens to rise up and refuse to cooperate with the Nazis. Almost every card dropped was turned into the authorities – people were terrified to be caught with them. Two years into their project, the couple was discovered, arrested, and executed. Hans Fallada tells their true story in his classic work on resistance, “Every Man Dies Alone.” In prison awaiting their fate, the husband and wife had no regrets. They knew, in the face of great danger, they had done what they could.

This story is the inspiration for Fallada Project. (more…)