Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Tea and Trumpets

Shortly after communicating much of what has made up my previous couple of posts, to both of our Senators and our Representative, I received an email from one of my Senator's, Sen. Claire McCaskill (you may remember some of her many glowing appearances during the previous presidential campaign, arguing for the wonderful middle class tax-cuts and fiscal responsibility which Mr. Obama would bring to Washington, should he be elected President), her message says:

"Right now, as our nation faces its most serious economic crisis in decades, Congress and the President worked together in order to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This recovery package will energize and uplift our state’s economy, and I want to talk to you about the many exciting opportunities for Missourians: thousands of jobs for our state, improvements to our infrastructure, much needed aid for small businesses, help for our schools and neighborhoods, and assistance for homeowners, to name a few.

That’s why I will be hosting a Kitchen Table Talk in your area on
Tuesday, April 7, 2009:St. Charles County (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)"

Wasn't that thoughtful? Well, to be fair, at least she did send some kind of reply... although I somehow doubt that my message prompted her statewide email and travel plans, still, our Representative, Rep. Akin only sent: "Thank you for contacting my office", and our rino Sen. Bond? Zip.

Still, one good reply deserves another, so I replied with the following:


Thanks for your invitation to chat during normal working hours on 4/7/09.

Unfortunately, although I’ve been out of work for three months, darn the luck, I am starting a new job on 4/6/09… I’m tempted to request a later start date so that I can attend your ‘Kitchen Table Talk’ in order to try and explain to you what most American’s do during their ‘Kitchen Table Talk’s. Typically, we sit down, usually without much of a sense of ‘excitement’, and try to figure out how much money we actually have, how much money is actually coming in, and then begin budgeting (that usually means cutting back on things we’d like to have and do) in order to try to make ends meet.

Perhaps you could pass that strategy on to your fellow’s?

I also wonder that you seem to invariably schedule these quaint get-togethers when most people, who are fortunate enough to have a job, will actually be at their jobs – I wonder if that is the point?

Here’s an idea, if you happen to be in town on April 15th (a day that figures big in our budgeting), maybe you’d like to drop by for a get-together and some Tea, which a few thousand of us are planning… I’m sure you’ll hear loads about what Missourians think of your ‘many exciting opportunities’.




QP said...

Bravo! Must necessity has brought out your latent, laconic ability - brief and to the point; a crisp retort; a response so curt as to be almost rude. Very appropriate reply to the perverse Ms. McCaskill.

I'll be attending my little Mayberry's Tea Party in Belton, Texas as well.

Ex-Dissident said...

I love your style. I hope someone from her staff reads your email, because it is clear enough for even the foggiest brain to learn from.

Mr Patch W. Adams said...

I enjoy Your Blog, You're right on the Money.

mushroom said...

Good grief. At least you got a reply from McCaskill -- I've written her two or three times and got nothing.

I haven't even bothered with Kit. He's the R's answer to Ted Kennedy. Put those two at a cash bar and we might be able to reduce the deficit. I worked in in Jeff when he was governor.

Conversely, I contacted some of the state legislators last week about the Highway Patrol's "militia profile". They had attached an amendment to one of the appropriation bills to prevent stuff like that. All of those guys were very responsive.

For non-Missourians note that we have term limits on all legislative offices and the governor.