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One Letter to Senators in Support of The Feingold Censure Resolution S RES 398. Your Turn Now…

Spurred on by fmullen’s excellent two-minute letter-writing challenge in the Irregular Times Diaries, I sent on the following today via the contact forms at senate.gov:

Dear Senator [Burr/Dole],

I understand that you supported the censuring of the previous President of the United States in 1996, when he lied regarding private sexual acts. From 2001 to 2006 and on an ongoing basis, the newer President has engaged in illegal wiretapping without warrants and lied to the American public about it.

I am sure that as a matter of both conscience and consistency, you plan to support the current effort to censure the President. I look forward to your making that support both public and formal through the cosponsorship of S RES 398.

Thank you for your urgent attention to this matter.

Can you complete fmullen’s two minute challenge? It takes less time than going to the bathroom, it’s considerably more fun, and you might make a world of difference.

1 comment to One Letter to Senators in Support of The Feingold Censure Resolution S RES 398. Your Turn Now…

  • illinois

    Jim, you’re crazy. I can go to the bathroom in a lot less than 2 minutes. Watch this:

    Picking up telephone…
    10 10 987
    1 202 224-3121
    “Capital operator, may I help you?”
    “Dick Durbin please.”
    “Our office hours are….If you have reached this message during business hours we are experiencing a high rate of calls. Please try back later.”
    ———
    1010987
    1 202 224-3121
    “Capital operator, may I help you?”
    “Barack Obama, please.”
    “What is the senator’s position on the President’s illegal wiretapping and Russ Feingold’s resolution to censure the President?”
    “One moment.” (She is checking with someone in the background)
    “The senator wants to see a full investigation and wants to see the bill activated on the floor.”
    “Are you keeping a tally of what people think?” (I want her to write down my position, and not forget to count me in any numbers they are keeping track of)
    “We are. What’s your zip code?”
    “60633. I voted for the senator in the primary too.”
    “Thank you.” (I can hear a really big smile in her south side accent.)

    (that was 4 minutes)

    1 202 224-3121
    “Capital operator, may I help you?”
    “Dick Durbin, please”
    “What is the senator’s position on the president’s illegal wiretapping and Russ Feingold’s resolution to censure the president?”
    “That would be Dan Swanson.”
    (I am transferred to a recorded message for the legislative aide, and I leave him a message.)
    “I would like to know the senator’s position on the President’s illigal wiretapping. I support Russ Feingold’s resolution to censure the President since the President openly says he broke the law.”

    (that was 3 minutes)

    So now I go pee and wash my hands WITH SOAP
    (ninety seconds)

    Isn’t the phone call so much nicer than Email? Who knows how often they check Email in an office that busy.

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