Thursday, March 23, 2017

Keep those cards and letters and phone calls and emails and faxes and texts coming

As most of you know, our current president-for-now and his administration SUUUUUUUUUUCKS so MUUUUUUUUCH. There's no subtly, wit, finesse or even basic competence with this GOP Trump cult straight out of our worst nightmares. Seriously fucked-up shit. But complaining, however warranted, will only take you so far. What to do?

Send postcards! Actually it's much better to call, fax, or best yet, show up in person to political offices and town halls and VOICE YOUR OPINIONS. But postcards are so cathartic and inexpensive and once mailed, become official responses that are logged into the record of our hallowed governmental databases that are reported to our representatives, so say it with postcards.

Currently postcard stamps are 34 cents and some feature coastal birds, so you're already spreading the love with those right there. What kind of postcards will you send? Here are some homemades I sent out for the Ides of Trump postcard event on March 15th. They will give you ideas. Or not. Make your own. Or send some of your old favorites from your postcard collection. Everyone has a postcard collection, yes? I do. They come in handy when you want to try and unseat a demented despot.

The rules of postcards - make sure yours are:

  • Rectangular
  • At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick
  • No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick

Sorry--my printer broke at this point, hence my bad handwriting

What will your postcards SAY? Important messages! Be direct, heartfelt, soulful, funny, brave, true. I'm not sure swear words are as effective here as during other discourse. I did tell Ryan his healthcare bill was a turd, but I was just being honest. It's up to you. I signed all mine. Some people want to be anonymous, but the First Amendment is your postcard friend, so don't be afraid to tell congress people who you are and where you come from.

Here's a sample:

Dear _______. What in the actual fuck?! Who died and made you KING?! We are a freedom-loving bunch of louts who will not be corralled into your paranoid, rich, white, narcissist dystopia! We are Americans and we hate your guts! Sincerely, ______________

OK, I don't think you should use the above sample. Use your own words.

Key concepts to keep in mind:

  • Our fundamental human rights will not be pushed backwards into the dark ages 
  • Healthcare is a right, not a privilege for the wealthy few
  • You work for us
  • We are the majority
  • Release your taxes
  • You sold us out to the murderous tyrant Putin
  • You are a liar x1000
  • No racist ban / no racist wall
  • Resign
  • Get ready for #Impeachment

And just as importantly send some "thank you" cards to those who are doing a good job. There's so many! I sent a lot of thank you's and I enjoyed the process so much, I'm planning on sending more. Our representatives are working over-time (all except Mr. Stupid, flying to Florida at tax-payer expense on the regular). Saying thank you on the phone and through twitter, Facebook and emails are all nice gestures too. Just think of the good vibes. Good vibes are the answer.