Panel 1: Ha ha ha they’re taking down the E first, meaning at this exact moment, as the lower portion of the letter is below the window, it’d look like it says SEMMF again.  This was intentional.  I’m the worst.

Panel 2: Ah, the “no dialtone” thing was me, after all.  SEMME Central Computer’s down, which is why the phone wasn’t working.  It was a plot point.

Panel 3: hey remember when presidential administrations cared about looking bad

Panel 4: hey remember when you didn’t have a constant stream of news flowing to you every single second through your internet phone