Skip to main content

View Diary: Kansas GOP Chair Brags of Voter Caging in E-Mail (134 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  It might be useful to point out that (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    the privatized U.S. postal service no longer meets the standard of reliability for which it was historically known.  That mail is undelivered or not returned is proof of nothing.  Not long ago, a letter was delivered to our mailbox in New Hampshire that was addressed to someone in New Zealand.  The only bit of information on the envelope that had any relationship to our address was the house number.  
    When the postal delivery person was apprised of this mis-delivery, he asserted that "the computer" or the "GPS" had made the mistake.
    I don't know whether New Zealand has zip codes, but this piece of mail had, as I said, nothing on it but the house number that related to our address.
    Street Name
    were all different.  I think the letter was mailed in New Jersey.

    About the same time, the tax bills sent out by the town to the residents of the town got lost.  Since they have to be sent to another town to be sorted for the carrier route, the first half of the batch seems to have been "accidentally" loaded on a truck going to some other part of the country.  It took more than a week for the mail to be "found."

    There doesn't seem to be any first class mail that gets delivered in a day.  It takes five days to get a letter from NH to GA.

    On the other hand, fully 75% of the direct mail we get from candidates is for people who don't live here and haven't lived here for half a decade, at least.

    Republicans are convinced that inequality is the natural condition of man.  It is this prejudice which leads them to engage in behavior to prove it.  Segregating populations isn't driven by racism or sexism or homophobia; it's driven by a firm conviction that equal is bad--i.e. unnatural--and unequal is good.  And they're going to do their best to prove it.

    •  Funny story about the USPS (0+ / 0-)

      Several years ago, with the summer off from my then-job teaching, I spent three months at my family's summer place in Maine.

      As some of you may know, Maine has several towns named after various foreign countries (Poland, Sweden, Denmark, China, and so on....).

      Well, after a couple weeks, I realized that my supposedly forwarded mail wasn't arriving. After several fruitless calls to the PO near my winter residence, I was getting pretty frustrated --- until a few days later, when I got a good-sized package from the capital of one of those non-US countries with the same name as our town with all my mail.............

      Ever since then, I've been reluctant to trust the USPS for anything important.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site