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Posted: 9/28/2005 2:38:55 PM EDT

Dear Mr. L1A:

Thank you for writing me about the government's response to Hurricane
Katrina.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded poorly for
the people of the Gulf Coast during a time of critical need. My colleagues
and I have called for an independent commission to investigate the flawed
response by officials at all levels of government, and to make sure it
never happens again.

Prior to Katrina, in the wake of the agency's response to four
hurricanes that hit Florida last year, I filed legislation to make FEMA
more accountable. Hopefully, Congress will act on it. And in the coming
days and months, I'll continue to work aggressively to reform FEMA to make
it more responsive to the people whom it serves.

Please don't hesitate to contact me again. I appreciate hearing your
concerns.



Dear Senator Youwerentgettingmyvoteanyway:

I am amazed at the perspicacity which allowed your staffers to deduce that my expression of outrage over violations of human and Constitutional rights by authorities in NOLA was a veiled plea for a quart of partisan ass-wash attacking FEMA for failing to accomplish tasks which are outside the scope of its responsibility.

I had always thought of you as an empty shirt with an odd blink rate, but I now recognize that you are just an odd blink rate propped up by a staff of empty shirts. My mistake.

FOAD,

FLAL1A.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:39:58 PM EDT
Odd blink rate ...
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:43:43 PM EDT
Thats great! "FOAD"? Fuck Off And Die!?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:44:32 PM EDT
I love writing those letters. You know someone reads them and that makes you feel good inside to know. Fucking retards!

Americans need to take back America!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:45:13 PM EDT
Typical Democrat, he shifts the blame and obfuscates the subject.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:52:20 PM EDT
At least someone answered. I emailed Walmart about there post storm "No firearms sales" policy. I received a computer generated message telling me it had been received and forwarded to the appropriate office. Nothing so far.

Eddie
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:57:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 2:58:21 PM EDT by Langadune]

Originally Posted By LS1Eddie:
At least someone answered. I emailed Walmart about there post storm "No firearms sales" policy. I received a computer generated message telling me it had been received and forwarded to the appropriate office. Nothing so far.

Eddie



He didn't answer. His staff saw the keyword "New Orleans" and sent the automatic we Democrats are attacking the racists for you response. They didn't even sort of respond to his issue.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:03:25 PM EDT

He didn't answer. His staff saw the keyword "New Orleans" and sent the automatic we Democrats are attacking the racists for you response.


Which is why I said "at least someone answered."

Of course they didn't even "sort of "respond to his question; any answer given could have offended someone, somewhere, possibly costing a vote.

I doubt FLAL1A was surprised; I wasn't.

Eddie
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:05:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LS1Eddie:

He didn't answer. His staff saw the keyword "New Orleans" and sent the automatic we Democrats are attacking the racists for you response.


Which is why I said "at least someone answered."

Of course they didn't even "sort of "respond to his question; any answer given could have offended someone, somewhere, possibly costing a vote.

I doubt FLAL1A was surprised; I wasn't.

Eddie



True true
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:13:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Dear Mr. L1A:

Thank you for writing me about the government's response to Hurricane
Katrina.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded poorly for
the people of the Gulf Coast during a time of critical need. My colleagues
and I have called for an independent commission to investigate the flawed
response by officials at all levels of government, and to make sure it
never happens again.

Prior to Katrina, in the wake of the agency's response to four
hurricanes that hit Florida last year, I filed legislation to make FEMA
more accountable. Hopefully, Congress will act on it. And in the coming
days and months, I'll continue to work aggressively to reform FEMA to make
it more responsive to the people whom it serves.

Please don't hesitate to contact me again. I appreciate hearing your
concerns.



Dear Senator Youwerentgettingmyvoteanyway:

I am amazed at the perspicacity which allowed your staffers to deduce that my expression of outrage over violations of human and Constitutional rights by authorities in NOLA was a veiled plea for a quart of partisan ass-wash attacking FEMA for failing to accomplish tasks which are outside the scope of its responsibility.

I had always thought of you as an empty shirt with an odd blink rate, but I now recognize that you are just an odd blink rate propped up by a staff of empty shirts. My mistake.

FOAD,

FLAL1A.


Wow. That was crisp, lucid and fittingly truculent.

Well done FLAL1A!


Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:22:09 PM EDT
Unsurprised.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:24:23 PM EDT
Yep, it's very rare to get a topical reply from these scumbags.


Send them a follow up letter complaining that they didn't address the point of your first letter and you'll be ignored.


fucking assholes.


"representatives" ... yeah right.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:31:40 PM EDT
Pretty much the same responce I got from...

The White House
Mark Dayton
Norm Coleman

GM
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:38:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Pretty much the same responce I got from...

The White House
Mark Dayton
Norm Coleman

GM



Ditto. Add Jim Ramstad to the autoresponsebot list. Sure glad they're doing something for me (NOT).
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:40:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Unsurprised.



+1 but the "odd blink rate" comment is so true.

I did a summer internship back in the early 80's with a Republican congressman from Florida and can tell you those letters pretty much fall on deaf ears. This was long before email so I am sure it is much easier to fire off a canned response like the one you received.

My job was to read each letter that was sent in, divide them into pro/con piles depending upon the pending legislation. We did keep a tally sheet though that was given to the Rep. but I doubt he changed his mind based on the letters he got.

After that, we took each pile and prepared a "personalized letter" that was signed by a secretary that had the congressman's "mark" down to a science and mailed them off.

I digress but Nelson was a congressman at that time and I can tell you he had some fine women working in his office and the guys were decent softball players for the Florida delegation. The summer softball league played on the Mall or in Potomac Park. One of the games was against the IRS team. On the back of their shirts was the motto, "We lose, We audit".



Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:41:53 PM EDT
I have to say I got a nice response from my rep in congress,Shelly Moore Capito regarding the SCOTUS rulling on eminant domain.She actually stated were she stood on the issuie and what steps she had made to try to restore our propety rights.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:47:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:36:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vedubin01:
Americans need to take back America!


Everytime I see this sort of sentiment, all I can see is the US being turned into a new Taliban. Given that everyone has differing opinions as to what the government should be like, there will always be those who are unhappy with government in whatever form it takes.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:39:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:

Originally Posted By vedubin01:
Americans need to take back America!


Everytime I see this sort of sentiment, all I can see is the US being turned into a new Taliban. Given that everyone has differing opinions as to what the government should be like, there will always be those who are unhappy with government in whatever form it takes.



Wow, how ironic...
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:41:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 6:42:03 PM EDT by ikor]
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:34:07 PM EDT
Well, I cant get Mel Martinez to respond and I helped campaign for him....

Nelson has responded to me and actually dug deep into some issues and sent me his findings. I may not agree with much of what he says or does, however, that does stick in my mind.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:14:38 PM EDT
I WAS pissed that he never replied to any of my E-mails or snail mail, but after seeing his response to your letter I realized I didnt miss anything. What a maroon
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:46:04 PM EDT
Bill Nelson doesn't want to hang himself before 08, he wants the seat of power. Mel Martinez however, is a pretty good senator, I met him before, he is a strong 2nd amendment and common sense supporter.

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:13:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Dear Mr. L1A:

Thank you for writing me about the government's response to Hurricane
Katrina.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded poorly for
the people of the Gulf Coast during a time of critical need. My colleagues
and I have called for an independent commission to investigate the flawed
response by officials at all levels of government, and to make sure it
never happens again.

Prior to Katrina, in the wake of the agency's response to four
hurricanes that hit Florida last year, I filed legislation to make FEMA
more accountable. Hopefully, Congress will act on it. And in the coming
days and months, I'll continue to work aggressively to reform FEMA to make
it more responsive to the people whom it serves.

Please don't hesitate to contact me again. I appreciate hearing your
concerns.



Dear Senator Youwerentgettingmyvoteanyway:

I am amazed at the perspicacity which allowed your staffers to deduce that my expression of outrage over violations of human and Constitutional rights by authorities in NOLA was a veiled plea for a quart of partisan ass-wash attacking FEMA for failing to accomplish tasks which are outside the scope of its responsibility.

I had always thought of you as an empty shirt with an odd blink rate, but I now recognize that you are just an odd blink rate propped up by a staff of empty shirts. My mistake.

FOAD,

FLAL1A.


Wow. That was crisp, lucid and fittingly truculent.

Well done FLAL1A!





I LOVE it when both of you guys whale on some dopey-ass politician. You two dudes are the biggest bats in the bag - we need you guys to continue to swat the dumb politicos for us, as the sharpness of your words really drives the point home.

Keep it up! Hoo-ahh!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:16:05 PM EDT
I wish the Japanese would hurry up and invent the digitally-transferable warm turd.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:36:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Moof:
I wish the Japanese would hurry up and invent the digitally-transferable warm turd.







Vulcan94
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:47:03 PM EDT
Here is the email I got back yesterday from Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), which under careful scrutiny
says absolutley nothing of relevence.

BTW He's Republican, as ALL of my .gov reps are, no different from Democrats on this.

Nefarius,

Thank you for contacting me to share your thoughts on the
devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I appreciate hearing
from you and I apologize for the delay in my response. This is one
of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history and my thoughts and
prayers go out to those who have been uprooted, are searching for
loved ones, and grieving the dead.

As a nation, we have been inundated with heart wrenching
stories of total destruction, families torn apart, and people forced to
leave their most precious possessions, including family pets,
behind. However, we have also been inspired by the countless acts
of selflessness and charity as people around the country have
opened their hearts, their homes, and their pocketbooks to the
victims. The largest relief effort in history has been mobilized to
give food, water, shelter, and medical treatment to the hundreds of
thousands in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama affected by this
two fold natural disaster -- the Category Four Hurricane Katrina
and the ensuing flood.
Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, local, state, and
federal officials have been
working around the clock. There were more 15,000 National
Guardsmen, 7,800 U.S. military personnel, 4,000 U.S. Coast Guard
personnel, more than 400 federal law enforcement officers, and 61
FEMA response teams on the ground conducting search and rescue
missions. Over 49,800 lives have been saved, 22.5 million meals,
and 53.3 million liters of water have been provided. More than
500,000 evacuee families have gotten emergency help to pay for
food, clothing, and other essentials.
With the rescue effort largely finished, the long term
recovery efforts are being put in place to help families rebuild their
lives. Congress approved $10.5 billion in an aid package for the
victims of Hurricane Katrina and a second aid package of $52
billion was passed on September 8, 2005. To ensure that the
money Congress has given the relief and recovery effort is spent
wisely, the Department of Homeland Security has appointed
Matthew Jadacki to the Office for Hurricane Katrina Oversight.
Mr. Jakacki's focus will be on preventing potential problems of
abuse, overseeing contract audits, and ensure disaster assistance
funds are used judiciously.

On September 14, 2005, President Bush addressed the
nation from New Orleans. In his address he outlined three
commitments the federal government is making to the people of
the Gulf Coast and introduced three new programs designed to
speed the recovery and rebuild of Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Alabama. The first commitment is to meet the immediate needs of
those who had to flee their homes, the second is to help the citizens
of the Gulf Coast put their lives back together and rebuild their
communities, and the third commitment is to ensure that when
their communities are rebuilt they will be better and stronger than
before the storm. Additionally, the President introduced three new
proposals to bring quickly recovery to the most devastated region.
First, is the creation of a Gulf Opportunity Zone, providing
immediate incentives for job-creating investment, tax relief for
small businesses, and incentives to companies that create jobs.
The second proposal is a Worker Recovery Account to help
evacuees who need extra help finding work. The federal
government will provide accounts of up to $5000.00 which
evacuees can draw upon for job training, education, and child care
during their search. The third proposal is for Congress to pass the
Urban Homestead Act. Under this Act, property owned by the
Federal Government will be provided to low income citizens free
of charge while they, in return, pledge to build on the lot.
Ownership is one of the great strengths of this nation and will play
a central role in the revival of this region.

Please know that as we go forward I will be looking at
many ways Congress can cut back on federal spending and will do
all I can to ensure that the money is given to those most in need.
Thank you again for contacting me. I encourage you to continue to
keep our fellow neighbors in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana
in your thoughts and prayers.




Sincerely,

Saxby Chambliss
United States Senate

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:45:49 AM EDT
Nice one!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:55:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 4:58:05 AM EDT by Langadune]
Dear Registered Voter,

My staff and I are to busy with posturing to actually read your email.
Our screeners did, however, notice the keyword New Orleans in your
correspondence, so we will send you our standard "Katrina Aftermath"
email. We don't know what your actual concern is, because we didn't
read your email, but we'll assume you are concerned about the poor
minorities that were neglected.

Please read our form letter response and be impressed at how sym-
pathetic we are to the mainstream problems as presented on CNN.

Sincerely,

The Robot That Automatically Generates A Response To Email
That Contain Certain Keywords
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:03:26 AM EDT
It is obvious that the people in Washinton think we are complete morons.....we must be because we keep sending these people up there for no good reason. With the exception of a few, we need to do some house cleaning, and I am including Republicans in this as well.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:11:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
It is obvious that the people in Washinton think we are complete morons.....we must be because we keep sending these people up there for no good reason. With the exception of a few, we need to do some house cleaning, and I am including Republicans in this as well.

Starting with the RINO Warner.
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