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08-17-2005, 1:55 PM
http://www.calguns.net/banghead.gif I recently received a letter with Senator Edward Kennedy's name on it but it was actually from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The letter was a request for money to help fight President Bush and other right wingers.

I have decided to fill the self-addressed postage paid envelope with junk mail I have received and return it to them.

I did write the senator a letter and ask that my name be removed from the mailing list and I offered to contribute to any fund to try him for Chapaquitic. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

08-17-2005, 2:45 PM
Writings from us righties will have far more weight when we learn how to spell and use proper grammar - otherwise they'll (somewhat rightly) denounce us as trailer trash:

... it's "Chappaquiddick", not "Chapaquitic".

Using postpaid mailers to send bricks back does help burn their postage.

It is unlikely your commentary will do any good, no matter what spelling is used, since these likely are returned to a commercial fulfillment firm that works for anyone paying them a fee - Demos or Repubs.

Bill Wiese
San Jose

08-17-2005, 5:32 PM
Uh we gots to leart to speel... dang

I gess I's a lost caws..

08-19-2005, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by bwiese:
Using postpaid mailers to send bricks back does help burn their postage.

I seriously doubt that the Post Office would deliver (and charge for) a cinder block or chunk of scrap iron with a postpaid label on it http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But yeah, fill up the envelopes and send 'em back. If they weigh over an ounce, it costs more, IIRC. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-19-2005, 12:15 PM
See "The Straight Dope" (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_356.html) According to rule 917.243(b) in the Domestic Mail Manual, when a business reply card is "improperly used as a label"--e.g., when it's affixed to a brick--the item so labeled may be treated as "waste." That means the post office can heave it into the trash without further ado.

Once upon a time, they tell me, things were different. Years ago, it seems, postal regulations required that all business reply mail be delivered, whether the cards were affixed to bricks, 2x4s, or hand grenades. Furthermore, the recipient was required to pay full first-class postage (a good buck, in the case of a brick) plus 18 cents handling per piece. However, the direct-mail firms usually worked out a deal with the local postmaster whereby unwanted building materials and whatnot (believe it or not, Win, you're not the first person to think of this) somehow became "lost" (heh-heh), getting the mailing firm off the hook.