Daily Archives: August 2, 2011

It’s demeaning to the real victims

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By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2831265100056011884MkMqYQ

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I need to think some HAPPY THOUGHTS (for a change)

Baby Bunn’s latest portrait — 27 week belly

Our current Big Project at Casa Hyphen!

 

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Poster Postcards

My graphics are all designed to print out at Letter size. To get the file, click on the graphic to embiggen, then copy/paste/save at Letter size, 150 dpi. I use jpg in a baby graphics program that opens quickly.

For card stock, I use matte photo for “paper type” and regular for “print quality” settings. I have a tendency to leave no margins when I design, so I print at 8×10, which squishes the image slightly, leaving a nice margin.

110# bright white card stock accepts color printing very nicely. Be careful to get 110#. There are a couple of lighter weights of card stock but they are not stiff enough for the post. I got mine here:

http://www.quill.com/domtar-110-lb-card-stock/cbs/207076.html

Write the address PARALLEL to the LONG side. Use TWO FIRST CLASS stamps in upper right.

If you want to make a message, divide down the middle, like a commercial postcard. Write on left. Address and stamps on right.

You do NOT need to put your name or address on it. The post office only cares that it has 2 stamps and is addressed parallel to the long side.

We keep stamps on hand and card stock in the back tray all the time so I can whip these out whenever I’m feeling riled.

This is a legal mailing. I’ve done it many times and it gets a LOT OF ATTENTION!

Face it. Our legislators probably never see ANY of the LETTERS and EMAILS we send. Some flunky glances at them and puts check marks on to a sheet divided into two categories … Atta Boys! and Go Suck an Egg!

My guess is, at the most, the legislators hear a report about how many of each they got in a day or a week. And the Lefties (like my Senators Schumer and Gillibrand) don’t give a flying finger how angry their constituents are. They only care what their Leftists puppet masters think.

But these poster postcards get READ by every person who handles them. I’ve tried handing one to someone while I was talking to them. They immediately tuned me out and began reading.

Consider how important legislative SUPPORT staffers are. Swaying THEM may be more important than anything we could say or do to influence our elected so-called leaders.

Think about how much damage moles can do to a garden or termites to a house. The “Little People” control what mail, phone calls etc. the legislators see. They have the power to “oops” a damaging piece of evidence into the public eye. Remember when Martha Coakley was running for Senator and her office sent a Big Scary Letter to all the garden clubs in Massachusetts? Oops.

I have a text file of all of my legislators’ various addresses. Since my message is primarily aimed at the handlers and the ink/stamps $$ add up, I usually print only 2 (or 3) copies to mail to my 2 Senators and 1 Congressman. (My Congressman is a Republican and only has 1 local and 1 DC address, so I send him less stuff.)

My Senators have half a dozen addresses (NY and DC) and Schumer makes my blood boil, so I send more often to them than to my Congressman. I rotate the addresses to hit different handlers.

When I’m doing this, I’m often reminded of a secretary I worked with once upon a time. She was lazy and hated our boss. Well, all of us did, but I took pride in the work itself and had been raised to worry most about the opinion of God and the person I saw in the mirror every morning. Not this chick. One day, the boss gave her a slip of paper with a task on it. As soon as he left the room, she looked at it, muttered “I don’t want to do that” and threw it in the trash.

Since I’m set up to do this quickly and easily, I also print out appropriate poster postcards for Dearest to take to meetings. He passes them out or leaves them around, whatever seems to work with that group.

Sometimes I also send a poster postcard to our Luddite friends. They are great advocates with a lot of community connections, the kind of people I am SO NOT, who actually enjoy getting in people’s faces about stuff. So they love to get and use the posters. They just haven’t got a clue (and don’t want one) about email.

ALL of Chrissy’s Site Bites are formatted for printing and mailing in this manner. But they don’t have to be mailed.

You can leave them anonymously like little info grenades. Stick them up in restrooms and on public bulletin boards. Tuck them inside those free newspapers and magazines that get left around at cafes and in waiting rooms.

Get creative. It’s only our country that’s at stake here!

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

TODAY WILL BE A VERY GOOD DAY FOR ‘THE CHOSEN ONE.’

HIS DEBT CEILING EXTORTION PLAN SAILED THROUGH THE HOUSE AND WILL BE RUBBER STAMPED BY THE SENATE TODAY.THEN HE CAN GO BACK TO HIS REAL JOB–A FUNDRAISER IN CHICAGO WEDNESDAY BEFORE HIS BIRTHDAY BASH ON THURSDAY.

NBC’S CURRY: ‘DO TEA PARTY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS  KNOW HOW TO GOVERN?’

Do you know how to lay down to get a job,crone?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2011/08/01/nbcs-curry-do-tea-party-members-congress-know-how-govern#ixzz1TqAykuCI

BIDEN SAYS TEA PARTY HAS ACTED ‘LIKE TERRORISTS’

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/08/01/shameful_biden_says_tea_party_has_acted_like_terrorists

OBAMA’S GRAND SLAM

HE GOT EVERYTHING HE WANTED

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/1/obamas-grand-slam/

I WON A HISTORIC LANDSLIDE AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ROUNDING ERROR

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2011/07/i_won_in_an_historic_landslide_and_all_i_got_was_this_lousy_rounding_error.html

PHARAOH OBAMA TELLS ACOLYTES TO PREPARE FOR SECOND STAGE

ANGRY LIBERALS SEEK SILVER LINING IN DEBT DEAL

This is all Kabuki theater;they get trillions up front for their re-election campaigns in exchange for phantom cuts that will never happen.They also intend to end the Bush tax rates which will be a massive increase on anybody who still has a job.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/angry-liberals-seek-silver-lining-in-debt-deal/2011/08/01/gIQAqM5MoI_story.html

OBAMA HELPS ’12 BID WITH CONCESSIONS IN DEBT DEAL

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/1/obama-helps-12-bid-with-concessions-in-debt-deal/

MAXINE “MUDDY” WATERS CONGRATULATES TEA PARTY ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL EXTORTION

Hey,Max:who was it that personally lobbied for TARP funds to bail out a particular California bank that their husband had a large investment in and stood to lose hundreds of thousands without a bailout?The House is supposed to be investigating you,but being black, you know they won’t dare touch you.

OBAMACARE FORCES PRIVATE INSURANCE PROVIDERS TO GIVE WOMEN ‘FREE’ BIRTH CONTROL

Brought to you by abortion’s second-best friend,Kitty Sebelius.Their best friend is in the White Hut

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/08/01/obamacare_forces_private_insurance_companies_to_give_women_free_birth_control

MARCH 24,2007–OBAMA ADMITS HIS HEALTH CARE PLAN WILL ELIMINATE PRIVATE INSURANCE

UNION EXTORTION

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/580092/201108011833/Union-Extortion.htm

OBAMA TO HEAD HOME FOR 50TH BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER

Only $35,800/plate;nice work if you can get it.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-obama-to-head-home-for-50th-birthday-fundraiser-20110801,0,6237794.story

HAVEN’T POSTED ANYTHING FROM THE SNOW-CAPPED LEPRECHAUN FOR AWHILE

BARNEY FRANK,ARCHITECT OF OUR FINANCIAL DISASTER

http://www.vvdailypress.com/opinion/ponzi-29182-barney-began.html

HARKIN:GOP HOLDING OUR NATION HOSTAGE

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/aug/1/picket-harkin-gop-holding-our-nation-hostage-calls/

DEBT CEILING:ANYTHING BUT SPENDING CUTS

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/debt_ceiling_anything_but_spending_cuts.html

MUST DEFENSE BEAR THE BRUNT?

It’s the only place liberals REALLY want to cut because they REALLY don’t like them–except as props for photo ops

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/580093/201108011833/Must-Defense-Bear-The-Brunt-.htm

SARAH PALIN CALLS BIDEN’S COMMENTS ‘VILE.’

VILE DOESN’T BEGIN TO COVER IT

WE THE STUPID

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/we_the_stupid.html

SORRY,GROVER,BUT IT’S OVER–THE NO-TAX-HIKE PLEDGE FAILED

http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2011/07/post_128.html

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