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Lord, save us from mail merge blasts

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 2:35 pm in Get a Life Club.

It started over the weekend with a series of email blasts from the National Republican Congressional Committee. Each contained nearly identical subject lines and content; they changed only the names of the targeted Democrats:

McNerney’s Silence Was Due to Fear

Cardoza’s Silence Was Due to Fear

Costa’s Silence Was Due to Fear

A few minutes ago, the Democrats started their fill-in-the-blank assault on Republicans:

Rep. Bilbray Votes Against Health Reform, Ignores His District’s Call for Change

Rep. Campbell Votes Against Health Reform, Ignores His District’s Call for Change

Rep. Bono Mack Votes Against Health Reform, Ignores His District’s Call for Change

And so, on and so on …

Will someone explain to me again why the Internet was a good thing?

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  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    Lisa, I can only explain why the Internet is a bad thing!
    1. It’s put or is threatening to put many print newspapers out of business.
    2. It’s caused hundreds of thousands of layoffs of postal workers, and threatened the loss of Saturday Delivery.
    3. Cyber-crime and ID theft have replaced bank robbery, because of on-line banking and bill-pay.
    4. TV and the internet have combined to make stock market manipulation legally possible for government.
    5. Etc., etc., etc.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    Oh, I forgot putting innocent kids at risk from texting and transmission of pictures.