Friday, February 6

A quick letter to my congressman

And yes, I'm printing this on paper and putting a real stamp on it (minus the panties image).

The Honorable John Shimkus
US House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Shimkus:

I want you to vote in favor of the stimulus package as proposed by President Obama.

I am convinced the large majority of Americans are panicked about the current state of the economy. Those millions (yes, millions) of Americans, either newly unemployed or long-term underemployed, are looking primarily to the Federal Government, to YOU, to provide relief. So are governors and mayors, many in your own (Republican) Party.

Economy is as much a result of communal belief as actual value. Taking bold action WILL help, by changing the mentality that says there isn't enough.

It's high time we invested at home, in getting the middle- and lower- classes to work, in education, and in rebuilding roads, bridges and levees.

Nitpicking and obstructionist politics makes you guys look even more pathetic than you did running with Sarah Palin on the ticket, cheering Ronald Reagan tributes at your Convention. We're in a crisis. You can continue to be the political party marked with a giant FAIL on your foreheads, or you can work with the president to get 'er done.

If you let us down, we'll remember that you did.

With all good wishes for the health and welfare of the country we both love,



  1. If he's a Republican, maybe including the panties image would help.

  2. Good letter. If they don't get something done soon I will do the same. My representatives happen to be Democrats so I assume they are voting for it. But I'll keep my eye on them and make sure they aren't making things worse.

  3. Anonymous7:28 PM

    That's a great letter, BG. You're probably correct in not sending the image with the panties. You should just send the panties themselves. It's those small personal touches that can make all the difference. In my humble opinion. ;)

  4. Anonymous9:26 PM

    Evil slut clique: A pair of briefs would likely get more attention. Think about Mitch McConnell.....

    And Blue Gal, your letter? In a word: brilliant.

  5. So having escaped Alabammy, you remain a blue gal in a red district?

  6. Kickin' ass & taking names..... you go girl!

  7. Anonymous5:40 AM

    I never knew that America had a "lower class".
    (in the 5th para, did you mean "...the party that IS marked..."

  8. I totally agree! It's amazing the repubs continue to say "only tax cuts!!!"

  9. John Cole has summed up our "Bipartisan" situation best of all...

    This from Balloon Juice:

    I really don’t understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. Imagine trying to negotiate an agreement on dinner plans with your date, and you suggest Italian and she states her preference would be a meal of tire rims and anthrax. If you can figure out a way to split the difference there and find a meal you will both enjoy, you can probably figure out how bipartisanship is going to work the next few years.

    We need to overcome the 60 Vote problem in the Senate, get the rest of the Democrats behind Obama, and let the Republikites go to Hell.

    Under The LobsterScope

  10. I need a pair of panties like that!

    Oh, and good letter. It may not be quite as astute as the one to Barnes and Noble, but I'd sign my name to it too. ;)

    Thank you for your offer earlier. I'm liking having a little room as I go gather those I wish not to exclude. Fortunately, 100's about the right number, otherwise the whole thing won't work.

  11. Was that message more cryptic, or is this one?

    You rock, btw.


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