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Your Postman to Join GWOT?? OPEN THREAD

The USPS’s Letter Carrier union boss wants our nation’s postmen to become ‘first responders’ in the GWOT.

I am having immense difficulty with the idea.  Primarily, difficulty in not making immediate reference to all the jokes that immediately issue from the idea, at least in my twisted mind.

So first the serious thoughts.   It’s natural enough for any agency running an $8.5 billion net loss to come up with some imaginative ideas to increase its ‘value proposition’ in the marketplace.  But the USPS does not have much real experience in a true marketplace, so it’s understandable that some ideas may not gain immediate traction in the ‘bizarre’  of ideas.  And last I checked, the most letter carriers’ ‘security training’ is limited to pepper spray training to discourage more direct combat engagements with unfriendly neighborhood canines.

As a union-hatched scheme, this idea produces immediate reminders of Obama’s ‘Civilian National Security Force’ that is ‘ just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded‘ as the US Military.  It would be the perfect opportunity for the USPS to become as wasteful as the Pentagon/DOD (as opposed the the military which I admire) with just as little oversight.

Of course, the first thing we’d see the Letter Carrier’s union angle for would be combat and ‘hazardous duty’ pay.  Then flight pay and jump pay.  Postal supervisors would become ‘commanders’ and next we’d see the USPS IG SWAT teams.

So I’ll leave the really funny (and serious) predictions for you, my dear readers, in the open thread below.  It’s just too good an opportunity for a majorly funny  comment thread to pass up!

Exit question: just what services would these ‘first responders’ render when they are the first to respond in your neighborhood?

 

Ron Robinsonhttp://www.procinct.net
Ron Robinson (Alhambra, CA) is founder of PROCINCT.net, a national internet platform that broke the party Voter Vault/PDI monopoly and delivered precinct walk lists in the 2010 election for over 16 million voters in wards in 20 US states. PROCINCT.net added Precinct Committeeman (PC) Strategy support in Dec of 2010 and is rapidly emerging as a premier online Precinct Strategy resource having worked directly with party and election officials in states to remove local obstacles to becoming a Precinct Committeeman. He is GOP Chair for the AD49 GOP Central Committee, a member of the Los Angeles County GOP Central Committee and a member of the LA GOP Technology Committee. Robinson worked as New Media Director for the John Colbert campaign for US Congress. He is an expert in social media and internet security and an outspoken advocate of precinct committee work, GOTV work, and transparency in party governance.

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  1. As I said to a poster the other day about some ridiculous Big Brother scheme or other, it seems they are coming faster and furiouser (sorry, General Holder) every day. And the inanity of the comments and the rationale is stunning. This postal guy says letter carriers are the only ones who can get in there (the neighborhoods) every day…????? Uh, police, anyone? Then he lets the cat out of the bag when he says postal carriers can do sophisticated things with scanners….Uh, does the Google scandal spring to mind? How about this…how about we get rid of the Postal Service AND their stupid union and let the National Guard deliver the mail?

  1. As I said to a poster the other day about some ridiculous Big Brother scheme or other, it seems they are coming faster and furiouser (sorry, General Holder) every day. And the inanity of the comments and the rationale is stunning. This postal guy says letter carriers are the only ones who can get in there (the neighborhoods) every day…????? Uh, police, anyone? Then he lets the cat out of the bag when he says postal carriers can do sophisticated things with scanners….Uh, does the Google scandal spring to mind? How about this…how about we get rid of the Postal Service AND their stupid union and let the National Guard deliver the mail?

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