Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:04 pm

An open email to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

via email: louis.dejoy@usps.gov

Dear Postmaster General DeJoy:

You need to undo all the changes you have made that have hampered delivery of mail generally and mail-in ballots in particular.

Failure to do so, given Trump’s statement on Fox Business News Thursday morning that he is cutting funding to the USPS to prevent delivery of mail-in ballots, implicates you in conspiracy to deny U.S. voters their civil rights, a felony violation of 18 USC 241 punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine.

Failure to do so also would constitute a violation of 18 USC 595, election interference, punishable by a year in prison and a fine.

It also would constitute a violation of 18 USC 1703, which makes interference in mail delivery by an officer of the USPS a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine.

You’re trying to help Trump steal an election, and we’re not going to let that happen.

Sincerely,

Hooper “Lex” Alexander IV
Greensboro, NC 27403

Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:30 pm

The wisdom of crowds and the U.S. Postal Service

Filed under: Cool! — Lex @ 9:30 pm
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People are complaining about the fact that the Postal Service loses money and is an Internet Age anachronism, even though the Constitution requires that the government provide, you know, postal service. Hmmm. What to do …

Elevated from Balloon Juice’s comments section:

Commentor MikeJ, via Cole’s earlier Netflix post:

Hmmm. Congress complaining that the Post Office isn’t a profit centre, even though it’s mandated in the constitution. Not enough broadband available. PO losing customers because nobody except junk mailers use it any more.

I say let the USPS lay fibre to the curb and [forget]  Comcast.

To which commentor Omnes Omnibus replied:

Win. Jobs… Broadband access… Constitutional mandate (arguably wrt this)… Screwing over cable companies… Yeah, I like it.

And commentor Judas Escargot added:

One could make an argument that fiber/copper fits the definition-in-spirit of a ‘Post Road.’

Hmmm. I particularly like the “[forget] Comcast” part.

UPDATE: Edited for clarity.

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