Category Archive for 'correspondence'

Open Letter to McDonalds

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Dear McDonalds,
Go ahead…I dare you! I double dare you:

McDonald’s Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul.

Politics is cyclic. Fortunes wax and wane, ebb and flow. But the [...]

Obama Advances

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

You have an impressive set of accomplishments for the tender age of 49 years. And I know there are many more good things to come.
Happy birthday, Mr. President!

Attention Senators…

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Dear Senators,
There is an important lesson to be learned from the lower house of your august body:

Democrats who thought a vote against the sweeping health care package would inoculate them from political attack are facing serious blowback from angry constituents and interest groups on the left—fierce opposition that could prove as consequential as anything [...]

Tax Cutting

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Michael Steele
Republican National Committee
310 First Street
Washington, D. C. 20003
Dear Michael,
When that bunch of old white males at FOX decided to stage teabagging protests they were, no doubt, clueless about the damage they would cause. Let’s get real…the mental image of Rush Limbaugh, trousers around his ankles, with his droopy teabags festooned into a gagging [...]

Am I Picking Up Jane Hague’s Tab?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Larry Mitchell
Redmond Prosecutor
P.O. Box 97010
Redmond, WA 98073-9710
c/o City Clerk
Cc: King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Dear Mr. Mitchell,
Is the City of Redmond picking up the tab by prosecuting Jane Hague for drunk driving?
I asked this question of someone who works in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and he thought perhaps so—that normally [...]

Fourth Place Schmidt

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) had a very, very sucky fundraising quarter. Essentially, both of her Democratic opponents and her one Republican opponent have out-fundraised her this year, and all have more cash-on-hand than she does. In fact, her opponents combined have eight-times her own cash-on-hand.
It’s times like these that I’m driven [...]

The Clean Cut Candidate

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

And then there was this comment by presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, referring to his Republican primary rivals:

If I were some of these guys, I’d have to be sitting in a warm tub of water with razor blades.

What can one say about such a comment, other than to write him a letter?

Patty Murray Needs Your Encouragement

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Bob Geiger reports on the…

…status of cosponsorship on the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007, a bill by Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) that would “…restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States.” At that point, the legislation had 23 cosponsors — 22 Democrats and Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont — and I thought [...]

Elston Resigns

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

Last may I wrote about Fredo’s Goon, Michael Elston, who, in his role as chief of staff to deputy attorney general Paul McNulty, intimidated three of the terminated U.S. Attorneys. I later “updated” Elston’s status to a thug, based on a statement made by Seattle-area fired U.S. Attorney John McKay. [...]

Bloggin’ the Republican Candidates

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I’ve been busy posting commentary elsewhere on the Republican presidential candidates.
Over at Horsesass I speculate on a potential Guiliani running-mate. One from Washington state.
And at the General’s place I write a letter to John McCain with an idea for a new fragro-campaigning tactic. In brief: McCain needs to [...]

Shockingly Opaque Taxation

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

I guess I am in something of a letter writing mood these days. Earlier this afternoon I emailed King County Councilman Raymond Shaw Reagan Dunn on his “transparency in taxation” proposal. No response yet.
(Were you wondering “‘Sup with the Raymond Shaw shtick?” It’s explained here.)

Making Michael Proud

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

The General was busy today, so I posted to his blog the latest communication to me from Rick Elston.
Rick has decided to engage in some small-scale thuggery himself, and I thought it would make his brother right proud to hear about it.

Gannon’s Assets

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Mrs. James Dobson (a.k.a. Shirley Dobson) was the 2007 chair for the National Day of Prayer held last Thursday.
In what must be called the irony of the month, she ended up hiring Mr. Jeff Gannon, a.k.a. James Dale Guckert, as her spokesperson.
Given the rather anemic response to the event, I though Mrs. [...]

Bloggin’ for the General

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

For the last couple of days, I’ve been blogging for The General (and for Shaun). Today I wrote a letter to Nevada Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Jim Gibbons with some helpful advice on one of his…um…issues.

A Few Good Phrases for Reichert

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Rep. Dave Reichert
1223 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman Reichert:
I wanted to be the first to congratulate you and your team on your clever new campaign strategy. I saw your new campaign ad yesterday, in which you placed this quote in the video:

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