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2013-07-27 02:24:32 PM  
It's hard to take someone seriously if they can't communicate well.
 
2013-07-27 02:26:12 PM  
Well, leest ways he ain't one them edjacated leetists
 
2013-07-27 02:28:10 PM  
at least know he wrote it himself and not some secretary
 
2013-07-27 02:29:31 PM  
Tyler Threadgill, Fleischmann's communications director, fell on his pencil and assumed blame for the blunder."I literally sent out the wrong attachment," Threadgill said.

So this was the attachment created to make his boss look like an imbecile?
 
2013-07-27 02:50:03 PM  
Our own little Chuckie!
Simultaneously giving Baptists and Lawyers a bad reputation.


/this is why we can't have nice things
// 'Our President deserves Our Respect,' Chuck was saying 10 years ago
/// in threes
 
2013-07-27 02:57:09 PM  

miss diminutive: Tyler Threadgill, Fleischmann's communications director, fell on his pencil and assumed blame for the blunder."I literally sent out the wrong attachment," Threadgill said.


Did he mean to figuratively send out the right attachment?
 
2013-07-27 03:23:33 PM  
Not News: he's a teabagger
 
2013-07-27 03:29:07 PM  
Mr. Pre'sident,

Welcome to beautiful Chattanooga.  We appreciate you are in town,  celebriting the bu'sine's'se's that have come to Tenne's'see thank's to our low regulation, low taxe's, and right to work policie's.  While here, I invite you to  vi'si'st a few hi'storical natural attraction's like Ruby Fall's, a true Chattanooga treasure.  However, Obamacare i's making it difficult to maintain or grow bu'sine's'se's of this 'size.  Even though Tenne's'see's 'strong leader'ship ha's put u's in a better po'sition than mo'st we're not immune to the burden's thi's policy i's placing on American's acro's's the country.
Be'st,

Chuck Flei'schmann


There, is that better?
 
2013-07-27 03:30:28 PM  
What part of Tennessee is this dude from? Chattanooga or some mountain hallow?

/People like this really embrass the rest of us Southerns.
 
2013-07-27 03:55:51 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Not News: he's a teabagger


News: He's actually not a teabagger. He's a bullet-point daily memo repeating shill for Beohner and the rest of the GOP leadership. Seriously, the man has never once had an original thought in his head.

The first time he ran, he just beat out the state GOP chair, who was so crazy she made Michelle Bachmann seem reasonable. He won re-election by just coming out ahead in a three-candidate GOP field that included the 25-year-old son of the former congressman and the former CEO of a regional dairy/ice cream company who's own son was caught slashing tires at a Fleischmann rally.

But as far as being a teapartier, he's simply not smart enough to join their august ranks.
 
2013-07-27 04:01:44 PM  

Man On A Mission: Lionel Mandrake: Not News: he's a teabagger

News: He's actually not a teabagger. He's a bullet-point daily memo repeating shill for Beohner and the rest of the GOP leadership. Seriously, the man has never once had an original thought in his head.


Every Republican is a teabagger or willfully complicit in teabaggery

/not really familiar with the guy.
 
2013-07-27 04:21:25 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, leest ways he ain't one them edjacated leetists


Lionel Mandrake: Not News: he's a teabagger


Lionel Mandrake: Man On A Mission: Lionel Mandrake: Not News: he's a teabagger

News: He's actually not a teabagger. He's a bullet-point daily memo repeating shill for Beohner and the rest of the GOP leadership. Seriously, the man has never once had an original thought in his head.

Every Republican is a teabagger or willfully complicit in teabaggery

/not really familiar with the guy.


teabagasshattery?
 
2013-07-27 04:44:56 PM  
So the spelling errors were on a different attachment?

How is that excuse suppose to help?
 
2013-07-27 04:45:34 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

The guy even looks like a moron.
 
2013-07-27 04:50:15 PM  
posting from my phone destroys the formatting...
Chattanooga City Councilman Anderson wrote:
July 26, 2013
President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia 20500

Mr. President,
It will be an honor to be among the thousands of Chattanooga residents to welcome you to our vibrant, progressive city.
Your visit gives a national spotlight to the unfolding story of Chattanooga's transformation into a high-tech city with environmentally sustainable manufacturing, a thriving start-up community, and the fastest internet speeds in the nation. We're excited and ready to show off the amazing things we've accomplished over the past several years.
That's why I was disappointed to see Representative Fleischmann's statements today-they were not at all reflective of the cooperation and leadership that has made Chattanooga a great place to live.
In fact, I find it unfortunate that a member of the U.S. House of Representatives would refuse to welcome the leader of our nation to his district, regardless of party affiliation or personal differences. Public servants are elected to serve the diversity of our people-a concept Congressman Fleischmann continues to struggle with.
While Congressman Fleischmann may be busy in Washington, continuing to obstruct legislation that would provide affordable health care to working families and access to food for underprivileged children, I will be present to hear your vision for middle-class job growth in our city and across the country. Every day I have the great privilege to go to work with community leaders and constituents to build a better Chattanooga-a plan to strengthen our economy and restore the shrinking middle class not only underscores the value of that work but creates a path forward for our nation.
You've led the most complex and robust economic recovery in our nation's history since the New Deal. And while corporate earnings and stock prices continue to soar, many hard-working Americans continue to struggle just to get by. I look forward to supporting your administration's plan to introduce policies that will reduce the unemployment rate and create good jobs right here in Tennessee.
I look forward to your visit and can't wait to welcome you to our city.
Councilman Chris Anderson
City of Chattanooga
 
2013-07-27 04:54:02 PM  
So, he typically doesn't do anything, and now he drew attention to himself at last, badly.
 
2013-07-27 04:54:06 PM  
Uhm, the guy was a national merit finalist, and the winner of the Armstrong-Halville award.

But yeah, probably as dumb as a guy who thinks there's 57 states.
 
2013-07-27 04:54:27 PM  

SphericalTime: It's hard to take someone seriously if they can't communicate well.


What if farkBALLS they have Tourette's shiatPUSSY syndrome?.
 
2013-07-27 04:55:12 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x331]

The guy even looks like a moron.


he looks a little like Howard Wolowitz.
 
2013-07-27 04:55:25 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x331]

The guy even looks like a moron.


wow, that's actually his official portrait.  I know you can't do anything about his genetic make-up, but at the very least someone could have suggested another photo, a close shave, perhaps removed the sweat from his face, asked him to pull those teeth back a little, oh hell, who am I kidding?
 
2013-07-27 04:58:00 PM  
Really poor, but the linked-to article didn't represent the "postcard" correctly.

Article writes, "Welcome to beautiful Chattanooga. We appreciate you are in town, celebriting the businesses that have come to...".

Should be "...appreciate that you are in town, celebrting...".

There are more. Postcard (now, I am assuming the below is the postcard, and not a mock-up of it) seems to correctly use hyphens ("right-to-work") whereas the article omits them.

media.timesfreepress.com
If you're gonna poke fun at someone for doing something dumb, at least be accurate and honest about what was actually done.
 
2013-07-27 04:59:08 PM  
Without the spelling errors the postcard just reads like a whiny, by-the-numbers knee jerk Republican rant trying to pass itself off as snarky humor.

With the errors it crosses the line into the unintentionally hilarious.

Mispelling the address of the WH?

That was really the derp-cherry on top of the FAIL-cake for me here.

[jokerclap.gif]
 
2013-07-27 04:59:19 PM  

hammettman: Philip Francis Queeg: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x331]

The guy even looks like a moron.

wow, that's actually his official portrait.  I know you can't do anything about his genetic make-up, but at the very least someone could have suggested another photo, a close shave, perhaps removed the sweat from his face, asked him to pull those teeth back a little, oh hell, who am I kidding?


Stand by for accusations of anti-semitism.
 
2013-07-27 05:01:13 PM  
Great, counting Chuck Grassley, we now have two boarder line illiterate Republicans.
 
2013-07-27 05:03:28 PM  

Jack Mackbell: Great, counting Chuck Grassley, we now have two boarder line illiterate Republicans.


[you'renothelping.jpg]
 
2013-07-27 05:03:33 PM  
i595.photobucket.com
Mr. President,

Welcome to beautiful Chattanooga.  We appreciate you are in town, celebriting the businesses that have come to Tennessee thanks to our low regulation, low taxes, and right to work policies.  While here, I invite you to visist a few historical natural attractions like Ruby Falls, a true Chattanooga treasure.  However, Obamacare is making it difficult to maintain or grow businesses of this size.  Even though Tennessee's strong leadership has put us in a better position than most we're not immune to the burdens this policy is placing on Americans across the country.

Best,
Chuck Fleischmann
 
2013-07-27 05:03:45 PM  

hammettman: Philip Francis Queeg: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x331]

The guy even looks like a moron.

wow, that's actually his official portrait.  I know you can't do anything about his genetic make-up, but at the very least someone could have suggested another photo, a close shave, perhaps removed the sweat from his face, asked him to pull those teeth back a little, oh hell, who am I kidding?




He looks like the make up-free broadcaster from Batman after it was discovered Smilex was in cosmetic products.
 
2013-07-27 05:04:47 PM  

hammettman: wow, that's actually his official portrait. I know you can't do anything about his genetic make-up, but at the very least someone could have suggested another photo, a close shave, perhaps removed the sweat from his face, asked him to pull those teeth back a little, oh hell, who am I kidding?


Shave and a make-up person to make him look less...corpsey.

I mean, if someone can take this

i.dailymail.co.uk

and turn it into this

i.dailymail.co.uk

someone should have been able to do something with this guy.
 
2013-07-27 05:06:58 PM  

miss diminutive: Tyler Threadgill, Fleischmann's communications director, fell on his pencil and assumed blame for the blunder."I literally sent out the wrong attachment," Threadgill said.



I like this for the ashamed honorable writer's seppuku.

/or sudoku
/Sudeikis?
/Subaru
 
2013-07-27 05:07:46 PM  
Seriously, fark the goober South. How do you people stand living there?
 
2013-07-27 05:09:06 PM  
How to tell the political discourse in this country is shot to crap: being educated is considered a political statement/political bias
 
2013-07-27 05:09:50 PM  

whidbey: Seriously, fark the goober South. How do you people stand living there?


Fark you whidbey.  We're not all like that and that attitude sure doesn't help those of us fighting the good fight.
 
2013-07-27 05:10:14 PM  
Mr. President,

Welcome to beautiful Chattanooga. We appreciate you are in town, celebriting the businesses that have come to Tennessee thanks to our low no regulation, low taxes for corporations so as the peasants can pay taxes instead, and right to work be fired for any reason policies. While here, I invite you to visist a few historical natural tourist trap attractions like Ruby Falls, a true Chattanooga treasure money maker. However, Obamacare healthy workers is making it difficult to maintain or grow businesses of this size massive profits. Even though Tennessee's strong 1800's style leadership has put us in a better position than Mississippi most we're not immune to the burdens this policy of treating people in a humane way is placing on Americans corporate profits across the country.
Best,

Chuck Fleischmann(not a Nazi even though the name translates to Butcher)
 
2013-07-27 05:10:14 PM  

doyner: Jack Mackbell: Great, counting Chuck Grassley, we now have two boarder line illiterate Republicans.

[you'renothelping.jpg]


Well fark me, I feel like a jackass now. I'll just shut up and sit quietly over here.
 
2013-07-27 05:12:11 PM  

Jack Mackbell: doyner: Jack Mackbell: Great, counting Chuck Grassley, we now have two boarder line illiterate Republicans.

[you'renothelping.jpg]

Well fark me, I feel like a jackass now. I'll just shut up and sit quietly over here.


Dude, I do it all the time.  But then, this is Fark, not correspondence to the President of the United States.
 
2013-07-27 05:15:07 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Kinda reminds me of a crappy version of

wallpaperwise.com
 
2013-07-27 05:15:45 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: miss diminutive: Tyler Threadgill, Fleischmann's communications director, fell on his pencil and assumed blame for the blunder."I literally sent out the wrong attachment," Threadgill said.

I like this for the ashamed honorable writer's seppuku.

/or sudoku
/Sudeikis?
/Subaru


LOL, it was a nice turn of phrase. Incidentally, for some reason my firefox doesn't recognize the word "seppuku", When I right-clicked for spelling corrections it suggested "Giuseppe"...
 
2013-07-27 05:16:01 PM  

Jack Mackbell: doyner: Jack Mackbell: Great, counting Chuck Grassley, we now have two boarder line illiterate Republicans.

[you'renothelping.jpg]

Well fark me, I feel like a jackass now. I'll just shut up and sit quietly over here.


farm8.staticflickr.com

/heh
//and heh
 
2013-07-27 05:16:34 PM  

doyner: whidbey: Seriously, fark the goober South. How do you people stand living there?

Fark you whidbey.  We're not all like that and that attitude sure doesn't help those of us fighting the good fight.


What "good fight?" In the 10+ years I've been Farking here, the South has gotten a lot worse, not better. You people aren't doing anything to change it.

When you elect a totally liberal progressive that convinces outsiders that there is a total other mindset, I'll change my tone. I'm sick of this shiat and it makes me disgusted to even consider the South part of my country.
 
2013-07-27 05:22:03 PM  
On a side note, as I get in to my mid thirties, I am disheartened to see how many college graduates I meet who
have little to no concept of spelling and grammar.

/ waits to have this post picked apart.
 
2013-07-27 05:23:05 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x331]

The guy even looks like a moron.


Christ, it's Brick from Anchorman!
 
2013-07-27 05:24:46 PM  

whidbey: doyner: whidbey: Seriously, fark the goober South. How do you people stand living there?

Fark you whidbey.  We're not all like that and that attitude sure doesn't help those of us fighting the good fight.

What "good fight?" In the 10+ years I've been Farking here, the South has gotten a lot worse, not better. You people aren't doing anything to change it.

When you elect a totally liberal progressive that convinces outsiders that there is a total other mindset, I'll change my tone. I'm sick of this shiat and it makes me disgusted to even consider the South part of my country.


That's not smog, that's smug.

Nice use of "you people" too.

Would you have been a Freedom Rider?  What are you doing?  I vote.  I engage friends and family who vote.  And once I'm no longer in a job which forbids political activism, I'll be down here/there getting my hands dirty.  That's a hell of a lot more useful than painting millions of people with such a broad brush.
 
2013-07-27 05:26:52 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: Kinda reminds me of a crappy version of


He reminds ke a bit of the neighbor dad in a TV sitcom. Or the guy in a romantic comedy who can't stop screwing up and winds up in the water skiing competition to impress the girl even though he can't swim.

And before we start deciding that his looks are something that can't be fixed, let's remember that modern politicians have image consultants. It's entirely likely that he looks that way on purpose.
 
2013-07-27 05:27:46 PM  
So...
There's a story out today about Saint Sarah complaining that the McCain campaign muzzled her and wouldn't let her attack Obama by using things like Rev. Wright, Bill Ayres and... '57 states'!

And now we're seeing --totally coincidentally, I'm sure-- some of our resident trolls throwing around '57 states!' in completely unrelated threads.
 
2013-07-27 05:31:08 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-27 05:31:53 PM  

doyner: whidbey: doyner: whidbey: Seriously, fark the goober South. How do you people stand living there?

Fark you whidbey.  We're not all like that and that attitude sure doesn't help those of us fighting the good fight.

What "good fight?" In the 10+ years I've been Farking here, the South has gotten a lot worse, not better. You people aren't doing anything to change it.

When you elect a totally liberal progressive that convinces outsiders that there is a total other mindset, I'll change my tone. I'm sick of this shiat and it makes me disgusted to even consider the South part of my country.

That's not smog, that's smug.


Yeah well I don't own a Prius, either.

Nice use of "you people" too.

Kind of tongue in cheek, but I really wonder sometimes if we're talking about the same country.

Would you have been a Freedom Rider?  What are you doing?  I vote.  I engage friends and family who vote.  And once I'm no longer in a job which forbids political activism, I'll be down here/there getting my hands dirty.  That's a hell of a lot more useful than painting millions of people with such a broad brush.

Yes, I would have been, and whatever anecdotal activism I'm involved in up here is irrelevant. You have a serious image problem as a region and a culture. And it's going to take a lot more than just checking a box on a ballot to change that.
 
2013-07-27 05:33:13 PM  
Also not news: No one is the least bit surprised anymore.
 
2013-07-27 05:33:41 PM  

peasandcarrots: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: Kinda reminds me of a crappy version of

He reminds ke a bit of the neighbor dad in a TV sitcom. Or the guy in a romantic comedy who can't stop screwing up and winds up in the water skiing competition to impress the girl even though he can't swim.

And before we start deciding that his looks are something that can't be fixed, let's remember that modern politicians have image consultants. It's entirely likely that he looks that way on purpose.


i.huffpost.com

agrees
 
2013-07-27 05:41:48 PM  

whidbey: Yes, I would have been, and whatever anecdotal activism I'm involved in up here is irrelevant. You have a serious image problem as a region and a culture. And it's going to take a lot more than just checking a box on a ballot to change that.


Look, man, I know it'll take more than just voting, and people like me do what we can.  Just remember that regional bias is at the heart of our polarized country.

You know damned well that I admire your work.  I think skookum is/was brilliant.  There's no doubt that we're mostly aligned in our world view.  That said, the difference here is that I see the South as being worth saving.  And a fractured nation is good for none of us.

Fortunately, for now, you're stuck with us.  Whether or not you care for us to take your opinion seriously is up to you.
 
2013-07-27 05:46:57 PM  
I remember someone point out that the handwritten letter to a politician was significantly more likely to get a positive response than something printed.

That being said...

autopen.co

Have you gotten a bit of snail-spam with what looks like a had addressed envelope? These  Handwriting machines, from the makers of Autopen, have a 500 sheet hopper. I suspect there's no real limit to how much writing they can do on a sheet of paper and still look real. Or at least look really well written.
 
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