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Friday, Dec 23, 2005

I received this e-mail from Republican lieutenant governor candidate Steve Rauschenberger’s campaign yesterday:

Happy Holidays!!

On behalf of everyone on the campaign, we would like to wish all of our friends a very happy holiday season.

Hmm… Apparently, Stevo didn’t get the memo.

I also received this e-mail from GOPer Tony Peraica’s campaign:

Happy Holidays!!

On behalf of everyone on the campaign, we would like to wish all of our friends a very happy holiday season.

Cut and paste job? Never.

On the other hand, Jim Oberweis’ campaign got the memo:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Team Oberweis

As the Christmas holiday approaches and the promise of the New Year dawns, all of us on the campaign wanted to send you a message of thanks.

Some spam e-mailer got the memos from both sides

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from AHL Wholesale!

And, finally, this was going around the Bloggernet late yesterday:

While Santa Claus lives it up with Rudolph at the North Pole, his elves have relocated to southern China’s towns and villages.

Some 70% of the world’s Christmas ornaments and other paraphernalia now originate in officially atheist mainland China. Tinsel, Santas, mistletoe and artificial trees of every shape and hue are churned out at a relentless pace by thousands of factory workers in Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces.

According to the China General Administration of customs, Guangdong on its own exported more than US$620 million worth of Christmas products in 2004. For the country as a whole, the figure was over $1 billion.

Even the White House now celebrates a “Made in China” Christmas. In 2003, seven of the trees adorning the US president’s residence were manufactured in China. In fact more than two-thirds of the world’s artificial Christmas trees are made in the single city of Shenzhen.

Memos? We ain’t got no memos. We don’t need no memos. We don’t have to show you any stinking memos!

- Posted by Rich Miller        

6 Comments
  1. - This Just In ... - Friday, Dec 23, 05 @ 10:22 am:

    Ruachenberger … Peraica … same email … Thanks Dan Proft! … Money well spent by both campaigns …Happy holidays


  2. - This Just In ... - Friday, Dec 23, 05 @ 10:23 am:

    Rauchenberger … Peraica … same email … Thanks Dan Proft! … Money well spent by both campaigns …Happy holidays


  3. - 47th Ward - Friday, Dec 23, 05 @ 10:53 am:

    Durbin and Obama’s cards went with Happy Holidays, although Durbin’s was a little more thoughtful: “Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for a joyous Holiday and a very Happy New Year.” He also included an Irish proverb and a shout out to the troops in Iraq and those affected by Katrina. It was a classy touch.


  4. - Anonymous - Friday, Dec 23, 05 @ 2:38 pm:

    Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Slow News day, Rich?


  5. - Pat Collins - Friday, Dec 23, 05 @ 5:24 pm:

    If you have alive tree, it’s likely from Wisconsin.

    I’ve been to Shenzhen, it’s actually a nice place these days…..


  6. - liberi - Wednesday, Mar 14, 07 @ 4:57 pm:

    Du musst ein Fachmann sein - wirklich guter Aufstellungsort, den du hast!


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