Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE): Save the US Postal Service with wind farms. Yeah, this guy wants “to harvest the electricity that windmill farms produce in order to power a new fleet of battery-operated postal delivery vehicles, replacing the previous ’25 to 30 years old’ ‘dilapidated’ vehicles.” Ummm, just how is spending a bunch of money to buy battery-powered trucks gonna save the USPS when the problem is there are fewer and fewer customers for their services? Politicians not only do not have the answers, they don’t even understand the damn questions.

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ooddballz April 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

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The face of “going postal” circa 2012.

PsychoDad April 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

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Maybe it would help if they could LAY OFF people who have become redundant, but thanks to the UNIONS, guess what…..

TheDarkEricDraven April 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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flashingscotsman April 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

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Elrond Hubbard April 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

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Okay, so the senator wants the Post Office to use the least efficient form of generating electricity to power the least efficient mode of transportation. This makes sense only if you’re a dumbass politician with a “D” after your name.

P.S. What is it with Delaware politicians, are they all as dumb as Joe Biden?

poppajoe49 April 26, 2012 at 4:47 am

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Big Al April 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

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My dog has more brains than these people.

Bonfire of the Absurdities April 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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For gosh sakes then, don’t leave him alone with Obama and a microwave oven.

mojo April 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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A good 80-90% of what comes in my mailbox these days is completely worthless bulk advertising, which goes directly into the paper recycle box, unread.

Dump that crap, and your mail carrier’s load goes way down. As do your processing expenses.

Progressive Hemrrhoid April 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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Better watch these idiots, they will try to slide in a E-Mail tax in the next 2,700 page bail-out bill to rescue all the uselessly redundant Union employees at the USPS.

Missile Command April 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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Two years ago this dumbass idea would have been part of the stimulus.

Curious UPS and FedEx haven’t thought of this …

MGAP April 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm

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I’m kind of surprised he didn’t suggest using unicorns to pull mail chariots.

poppajoe49 April 26, 2012 at 4:49 am

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The other day I was talking to the guy that delivers my mail. I mentioned that he seems to be coming around earlier every day. His response was that there just isn’t as much mail to deliver any more.

sa_rose April 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

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At the same tim ethat the Post office is whining about being unable to conjur up enoough money to survive, they are introducing yet another worthless direct mail advertising scheme. These guys pay less than nothing for this type of mail, and it is the vast majority of what is delivered. Perhaps if the were to start charging market price for them, regular mail would quit increasing in cost and the P.O. would be fine. I can’t even mail a letter where I live. They have removed all the public boxes, the mail at my apartment is not secure (to say the least) and no one wants to mail payments,etc for fear they will be stolen. People who don’t have bank accounts and/or internet access actually go phyically to a number of grocers, etc to pay bills. Oh,m you can’t go to the business topay. All the payments are sent to a central billing area that isn’t even in town!

ooddballz April 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

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But I do love those prestamped return envelopes. I LOVE to shred the garbage mail and send it back at their expense.