Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Strange White House Post Office...

American Papist has picked up an item from the "Growing with My Girls" blogspot about a strange White House response to the "red envelope" campaign--the empty red envelopes sent to the White House, each red envelope representing an aborted child. The blogger at "Growing With My Girls" had received in return an empty envelope. There is some speculation over whether this is a deliberate insult to those who sent the red envelopes. I just think it shows the Obama administration cannot manage a mailroom, let alone a country.

Because I had an odd experience with the White House post office myself.

I'd sent a letter to Obama complaining about his pro-abortion policies. In due time I get a letter back from the White House:

Dear Mr. Cooney,

Thank you taking the time to share your views on abortion.
This is a heart wrenching (yadda, yadda, bs, bs, yadda...)

Anyway, this was a regular single page letter. One sheet of paper.

But get this: it comes in a 9 x 12" envelope with a piece of cardboard inserted. (Maybe I was supposed to frame it?) So instead of 44 cents, the postage is $1.22--a difference of 78 cents. I don't know if this is a regular practice with them, but if it is, multiply that by 100,000 and you have $7,800,000 (OOPS: should be $78,000--thanks "Anonymous") of utterly useless, pointless, meaningless expenditure (unless they are deliberately screwing the taxpayers to benefit the USPS, which is possible).

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

A few suggestions:
1) Get a math tutor.
2) Use a calculator.
3) Have someone with a 4th grade education check your work.
4) Except the humility and admit your error.

Gibbons in SF said...

A red faced thank you.

$78,000.

Anonymous said...

Kind of ironic, Anonymous #1... Wouldn't someone with a fourth-grade education know the difference between "except" and "accept"? I guess we all have to "except" a little humility now and then... If you're going to be insulting, at least check your own work.

Gibbons in SF said...

If this keeps up, it'll be like the old Groucho Marx gag:

"Why, a child of five could do this.."

"Quick! Somebody send out for a child of five!"

JM said...

Sad times we live in when 49 million wasted lives are simply "yadda yadda yadda"...

Fr. John Malloy, SDB said...
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