Monday, December 10, 2007

Bullshit Mailbag Monday

You know, I could probably change the title of this blog to "Idiotic Right-Wing E-Mail Forwards From My Brother" and never skip a beat. I'm grateful to him, though, as he provides me with a constant stream of content for those days when I'm too busy to formulate deep thoughts of my own.

This weekend's offering:
Hey, wanna have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD! As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world.

Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions.. So spend 37 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone.

Here's the Address.

"Wishing You Merry Christmas"
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

I briefly mulled whether to slap him for uncritically forwarding something so out of date that it references the old 37-cent stamp rate--but hey, at least it means he's recycling--then ultimately settled on just because you get something from our uncle doesn't make it any less completely fucking retarded. He wrote back to say

The ACLU is filled with a bunch of sissies who get hysterical about meaningless things. Worthless organization.

What can I say in the face of that compelling logic? Boy, the family Christmas is going to be extra good fun this year.


Homer said...

If it is meaningless, why does he care? Besides, the ACLU almost certainly hires an outside contractor to open their mail- surges of incoming mail won't bother them any more than the increase they get during fundraising periods.

fev said...

OK, wait a minute. If all the letters to the ACLU have 37-cent stamps, then they'll all go to the dead letter office, and then all the letters that prove to the judge that Kris Kringle really is Santa Claus won't get to the court in time ... just try to keep him on the phone, Boltgirl.