Going Postal…

I’m reading about plans for the Republican Convention that runs this coming week. I read this sentence: “They have also recruited speakers who didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 but will declare their support for him this time.”

Truth be told, I’m not at all surprised when I see people who voted for trump in 2016 but have regained their senses. But to think there are people out there who have seen trump in action and decided they should jump on the bandwagon now? THAT I would not have imagined. That seems like masochism in it’s most extreme form…

What horrifying tragedy do you suppose happened to those people that might cause them to believe they deserve trump?

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My front-end editor, WordPress, has decided to provide me with a new input format. No, there was nothing wrong with the old one. Sometimes sites just feel the need to make changes to justify their existence. (Wasn’t just being there enough?) Haven’t a clue how to use it so, please bear with me…

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The House has apparently passed a bill to try to rescue the Post Office. It’s nice political theater but the House doesn’t have any power to do anything on it’s own and the Senate is held by traitors. THEY’RE not going to do anything to stop the coup.

If House Dems want to impress me (they don’t), they should have DeJoy arrested. Let him answer charges in a court of law. Republicans rarely do well in actual courts. If it’s a crime to knowingly interfere with the smooth delivery of the mail, and according to 18 U.S. Code, subsection 1703(a), it is, DeJoy appears guilty as hell. Here, read it yourself: “Whoever, being a Postal Service officer or employee, unlawfully secretes, destroys, detains, delays, or opens any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail entrusted to him or which shall come into his possession, and which was intended to be conveyed by mail, or carried or delivered by any carrier or other employee of the Postal Service, or forwarded through or delivered from any post office or station thereof established by authority of the Postmaster General or the Postal Service, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.” (Emphasis, mine…)

His motive? He’s heavily invested in USPS competitors so, boring as it is, money. Now he has the opportunity to improve his personal financial position and he has embraced it. Sure, he can claim his sabotage of the postal service was unintentional. THAT story is undermined by the reality that even after it became clear that mail service has been hobbled, he maintains his changes. To my mind, THAT’S when he broke the law. THAT’S when his “changes” went from just stupid, poor management to criminal interference.

Conservatives, of course, have been conditioned to believe DeJoy is simply making needed cost-cutting decisions. (And, oh BOY, do they believe it. But then, they’ll believe anything…) The lying Heritage foundation wrote a paper that claims it’s all business as usual, nothing to see here. All of these changes are just standard operating procedure and the changes have been in the works for years, they claim.

I think of it like this. Let’s say you somehow managed to gain control over every McDonald’s restaurant in the world. You notice how much it costs to run the grills, so you have them removed. Sure, it’s a “cost-cutting” measure. It also seriously harms your business model in not being able to deliver your product anymore. I doubt you would STAY in control over every McDonald’s and DeJoy should NOT be in control of the USPS anymore. The dead chicks say so…

Even people so gullible they believe government should be run like a business don’t mean it should be run like a TRUMP business. They mean a successful business. They intend an efficient and effective venture, not some schlock operation.

No, DeJoy should take his “I’m just an incompetent moron” act to court – and then pay his fine and do his five years and let the Postal Service get back to doing their jobs…

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Speaking of which, remember: you don’t HAVE to use the Post Office to return your mail-in ballot. You can hand carry it to any one of several locations to personally drop it off. ONE thumb in the eye of TWO narcissistic criminals at the same time? Priceless…

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