Tuesday, January 31, 2017

day whichever: trump nominated Gorsuch. Seems acceptable.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

day whichever this is of trump. sunday 1/29.

Trump plans to invite local cops to participate in enforcing immigration policies. Makes sense to me.
I personally favor open borders, but if what he wants to do is get rid of many illegal aliens that's how to do it. I dont use the term undocumented - I'm undocumented myself at the moment. I misplaced by ID after a gig interview and have no easy  way to replace it.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

the aclu has obtained a temporary stay of trump's deportations of certain middle easterners, from a federal judge in new york. i don't know my history too well, but this seems very early in an administration for an executive-judicial showdown.

Friday, January 27, 2017

45 trump actions first week.

word for the day:
Limerence . honeymoonn stage.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

trumpwatch department:

In the first week of the 45th presidency, the following things happened:
- The first speech by the new president described “American carnage” and promised to put “America first”, using a slogan popularized by Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s

word for the day: Ria.
A ria is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley. It is a drowned river valley that remains open to the sea. Typically, rias have a dendritic, treelike outline although they can be straight and without significant branches. This pattern is inherited from the dendritic drainage pattern of the flooded river valley. The chesapeake is the ria of the suspquehanna. it's not every day i learn a 3 letter word.


all about the bass: alexa digital assitant in fish mod.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Yesterday I walked into the bank and realized I didnt have my driver's license. I had it the day before.
Maybe somehow I left it at my mom's.

If it doesn't turn up, I'll be back in the hell of you can't get an ID without an ID. I should have made some backup plans while I still had it.

I will update this saga over time. Maybe it will turn up, maybe I have enough backup documents to replace it, but the for the moment I'm undocumented. I have about $150 in cash, and I'm worried about not being able to access the cash I have in the bank.

I've been though this before, including most of 2005, which is what caused me to become active fighting voter ID. Last May, I was prevented from voting for or against Trump in the primary because I won't show ID. I'm fairly confident that was an actionable violation of my civil rights, although I'm not sure I'll be able to find counsel to take the case.

i checked my records and i don't even have a photocopy of my driver's license.

meant topost this to my elecction law blog.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Monday, January 23, 2017

Race for Psyche: when NASA gets to this large metal asteroid in 2030, will elon musk already be there? Estimates of the street value of the iron alone dwarf today's economy. It's expected to have nickel and gold was well.

trump watch:

a new department for this blog.
day one: sworn in, sworn at, appoints a few people, exec order on obamacare.
day 2. takes weekend off. 1 million women march.
day 4. cuts 100 million in planned parenthood funding.
semi-paywalled link.
aims to cut regs by 75%. freezes federal hiring. good start.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

how lazy i am: just asked google "is it raining?"  instead of getting up to look out the window.
yes, still raining.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Obama frees Chelsea Handler, or somebody.

In a flood of clemency orders before he leaves office, President Obama commuted the sentences of 209 people and pardoned 64 others on Tuesday.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


comedian sounds depressed.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


a word from our sponsor.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

important baude paper challenging qualified immunity

Monday, January 09, 2017


transcript of argument in today's case about whether colorado has to return court fees if the person was ultimately acquitted or won on appeal. my guess is colorado loses.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

word for the day: lapsus. like a typo, but when you write the wrong word. like a freudian slip. it's new to me and i'm having a hard time learning it so putting it here so i'll see it again. lapsus.

update the next day: this concept came up in conversation today and i couldn't remember the word for it.

Friday, January 06, 2017

drudgereport.com now has comments. i'd missed that before.

a critique of libertarian judical engagement. i'm a fan of libertarian judicial engagement,
so it's useful to take a look at opposing views.

more later: 2015 Marc Maron comedy special.
I know him more as a podcaster than a comedian.
He's a good storyteller.

baudewatch: baude on obama law review article.

Monday, January 02, 2017


I didn't understand this xkcd mug. It turns out it references an old joke, that a mathematician can't tell the difference between a donut and a coffee mug. And this in turn references the 2016 nobel prize in physics, for the idea that the math of topology is going to useful for physicist. They aren't quite sure how yet, but it was enough to win the prize. So the new joke is that a physicist can't tell the difference between a coffee mug and a donut.


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