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A Complex Greeting from John and Teresa "Heinz" Kerry
Washington Post ^ | Jan 4,2007

Posted on 01/04/2007 6:15:17 AM PST by AmericanMade1776

Nothing is ever simple when it comes to John Kerry.

The senator from Massachusetts and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, sent out 75,000 Christmas cards with pictures of trees at each season. The Kerrys gushed over their "gratitude for the beauty of these trees and the life they represent."

But it didn't end there.

The card came in an odd-looking envelope, one of those with a return-mail flap and instructions to send it to . . . well, to a recycling company, so "it can be made into new carpet tile."

Carpet tile?

We want a "world without waste . . . where every product either returns safely to the soil or becomes a new product."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; joncarry; teresa; weirdo
The Christmas Card came with a To Do List...

"1. Remove this panel and insert it along with the card into the envelope. 2. Expose adhesive strip and fold the flap over to seal the envelope. 3. Drop this mailer into any U.S. mailbox." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/03/AR2007010301545_2.html

1 posted on 01/04/2007 6:15:18 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Okay, why send the card out in the first place? It seems like the only purpose of sending it was to have it recycled.


2 posted on 01/04/2007 6:18:37 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: AmericanMade1776

This Past "Holiday" Season John Kerry, how many trees did you kill and turn into Carpet Tile????


3 posted on 01/04/2007 6:19:12 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: AmericanMade1776

ewwwwwwwwwwwwww


4 posted on 01/04/2007 6:20:41 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: AmericanMade1776
 
The Christmas Card came with a picture...

5 posted on 01/04/2007 6:20:45 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: AmericanMade1776
What the heck is wrong with tossing the card and envelope in the regular paper-recycling pile after New Years?

Makes you wonder if he's got a kickback from the Carpet Tile folks.

Kerry is just plain weird.

6 posted on 01/04/2007 6:21:20 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: SlowBoat407

"Recycle" is the key word....as in recycling Kerry's bid to become President.


7 posted on 01/04/2007 6:21:42 AM PST by Carolinamom (Thank God that Mary and Joseph were not pro-choicers.)
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To: Wolverine

I think they said a Picture of trees, not stumps.


8 posted on 01/04/2007 6:21:55 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: AmericanMade1776

How much fuel is burned to mail this card to a recycling facility? How much ketchup has to be consumed in order to make enough money to mail this card to a recycling facility?

Compare this to the microscopic environmental benefit of recycling the card.

This is just stupid enviro-weenie posturing.


9 posted on 01/04/2007 6:22:26 AM PST by bondjamesbond (Many Americans are invested in a US failure in Iraq, and will work diligently to bring it about.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

"We want a world without waste"

So that's why the Ketchup Queen married that big pile of shiite!


10 posted on 01/04/2007 6:23:41 AM PST by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Don't forget who paid for those cards to be sent. At .39 each postage, Kerry's franking privileges for those cards cost the taxpayers around $30K.


11 posted on 01/04/2007 6:24:32 AM PST by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Typical libs, never thinking about unintended consequences. Now people are going to waste gasoline, add to evil global warming, time, possibly plow into a line of shoppers at the mall because they're in a hurry to do jfk's bidding, or they leave the stove on and burn down the house.... any number of things could go wrong just because jfk just can't say "Merry Christmas" and be done with it
12 posted on 01/04/2007 6:25:32 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Tempus Fidget - The time between the final hymn and recessional.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

This has got to be the funniest thing I've read in a very long time. Does anyone really take these people seriously--or do they just keep them around for their entertainment value? They almost seem like caricatures of people on the left.


13 posted on 01/04/2007 6:26:52 AM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: bondjamesbond

Posturing describes Cerry's entire life.


14 posted on 01/04/2007 6:28:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Nature worship through the environmental movement.

It's by design these pagans fasten themselves like leeches to Christian holidays. It's a recruitment technique.

I can picture Jon and Teresa dancing around a redwood tree by moonlight clad in flowing diaphonous rainment.

Leni

15 posted on 01/04/2007 6:29:02 AM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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To: basil

Can't you just see this "politically correct" "holiday" card, with a Pristine scene of beautiful trees, ironically made of same such trees, with instructions to recycle into Carpet tile...hahaha.


16 posted on 01/04/2007 6:29:52 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: AmericanMade1776
where every product either returns safely to the soil or becomes a new product."

He wishes this was true for Standard Form 180.
17 posted on 01/04/2007 6:30:30 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Let's see... 75,000 x $0.39 = $29,250 for original mail-out. Another $29,250 for return re-mail. Estimated cost per greeting card $0.25 each x 75,000 = $18,750. Total cost of greeting equals $77,250.

Arbor Day donation anyone?

18 posted on 01/04/2007 6:31:15 AM PST by moonman (`)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Naw.

Use it for kindling in the fireplace.


19 posted on 01/04/2007 6:31:26 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream, that sees beyond the years)
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To: basil
This has got to be the funniest thing I've read in a very long time

I guess you never read John Kerry's joke about getting stuck in Iraq? Real side splitter!

20 posted on 01/04/2007 6:33:03 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Are her Ketchup bottles being recycled into LL Bean polar fleece vests?


21 posted on 01/04/2007 6:36:52 AM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: AmericanMade1776
Directions so simple, even a U.S. Soldier in Iraq could do it...

1. Remove this panel and insert it along with the card into the envelope. Soldiers, ask your Sergeant for training if needed.
2. Expose adhesive strip and fold the flap over to seal the envelope. Soldiers, ask a buddy if you get confused.
3. Drop this mailer into any U.S. mailbox. Soldiers, do not put these into Iraqi mailboxes. If you'd studied in school, you wouldn't even be able to find an Iraqi mailbox.

-John Effin' Kerry, Candidate for U.S. President

22 posted on 01/04/2007 6:38:00 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Check the waste this hypocrite SOB has in his many mansions. Let us consider the resources per inhabitant as an index of waste and target those who waste the most.


23 posted on 01/04/2007 6:39:11 AM PST by Neoliberalnot
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To: AmericanMade1776
We want a "world without waste . . . where every product either returns safely to the soil or becomes a new product."

Care to be the first two volunteers to return to the soil?

24 posted on 01/04/2007 6:39:57 AM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: AmericanMade1776

OH GOODNESS!!! I wonder how many trees had to die for John Hienz's 75,000 christmas cards!!!

Tha Hoorrraaa... tha Hoorrraaa


25 posted on 01/04/2007 6:40:59 AM PST by fhlh (Liberal (noun): A person so open minded, their brains have fallen out of their head.)
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To: SlowBoat407

It was junk mail. Just another one of those advertisements you toss before you even look at it.

I won't say anything about the postal rate he had to pay because, I believe, congressmen don't have to pay postage.


26 posted on 01/04/2007 6:41:03 AM PST by bannie
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To: BenLurkin

Am I the only one here that has never seen paper carpet?


27 posted on 01/04/2007 6:41:30 AM PST by Beagle8U
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To: Beagle8U
Beagle8U wrote: Am I the only one here that has never seen paper carpet?

INSTANT RECYCLING CARDS FROM JOHN KERRY

28 posted on 01/04/2007 6:45:34 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: Beagle8U
I'm guessing the chance of the Kerrys ever living somplace that was floored with 'carpet tile' is non-existent.
29 posted on 01/04/2007 6:47:19 AM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream, that sees beyond the years)
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To: moonman

The Kerrys probably get to tax deduct these cards even though we pay for them or atleast postage and recycling.


30 posted on 01/04/2007 6:54:53 AM PST by freekitty
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To: MinuteGal
It's by design these pagans fasten themselves like leeches to Christian holidays. It's a recruitment technique.

Well, to be technically accurate (and I am a Christian, by the way), Christmas was grafted onto a pagan holiday to make it more accessible, hence the tree.

I still think Kerry's card was sad and funny at the same time, though.

31 posted on 01/04/2007 6:54:54 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: AmericanMade1776; All
"1. Remove this panel and insert it along with the card into the envelope. 2. Expose adhesive strip and fold the flap over to seal the envelope. 3. Address envelope to 'Ohio Secretary of State, Borden Building, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 4. Drop this absentee ballot into any U.S. mailbox."
32 posted on 01/04/2007 7:09:15 AM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Hey Hey Johnny K
How many trees did you kill today!!!!!!


33 posted on 01/04/2007 7:10:42 AM PST by The Lumster (USA - where the innocent have nothing to fear!)
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To: BenLurkin
I'll bet that every room Kerry has is carpeted with baby seal skins.

It still seems like paper carpet would look and feel nasty and be totally unwashable.
( I guess it could be a choice for someone with kids and crayons?)
34 posted on 01/04/2007 7:22:35 AM PST by Beagle8U
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To: AmericanMade1776
We want a "world without waste . .

Well, Jean-Fraude, giving up the private jet would probably do more toward that goal than recycling a bunch of Christmas cards.

35 posted on 01/04/2007 8:08:29 AM PST by freespirited (Honk for disbarment of Mike Nifong.)
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To: freespirited

Liberals don't want to travel on public transportation, cause they either:

A. Have to complain to much.

B. Have made too many enemies.

C. Both.


36 posted on 01/04/2007 9:18:57 AM PST by AmericanDave (It's like Deja Vu, all over again............ Yogi Berra)
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To: AmericanMade1776

His hand must have been tired after signing 75,000 cards


37 posted on 01/04/2007 9:23:50 AM PST by Fair Paul
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To: AmericanMade1776

How much gas is wasted in transporting that postcard BACK to the recycling center by mail?


38 posted on 01/04/2007 9:48:47 AM PST by weegee
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To: SlowBoat407

It was mailed out to make YOU feel guilty about NOT recycling.

It is a rich man's prank.


39 posted on 01/04/2007 9:49:26 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
How much gas is wasted in transporting that postcard BACK to the recycling center by mail?

To paraphrase Arrianna Huffington, 'none. They were going there anyway!"

40 posted on 01/04/2007 10:00:38 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: moonman

Special "holiday" cards celebrating trees: $18,750
Postage to mail out "holiday" cards: $29,250
Postage to return "holiday" cards for recycling: $29,250

Getting a happy environazi feeling by wasting over $70,000 without actually doing a damn thing to benefit the environment: Priceless


41 posted on 01/04/2007 10:19:29 AM PST by VRWCmember
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Getting a happy environazi feeling by wasting over $70,000 without actually doing a damn thing to benefit the environment: Priceless

I would like to know if he actually spent a single penny, or if he used his congressional franking privelege to sent them out.

42 posted on 01/04/2007 10:34:26 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: AmericanMade1776
the online version of the card, for what it's worth.
43 posted on 01/04/2007 10:37:18 AM PST by smonk
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To: smonk
Thanks Smonk...it is worth a lot, Thanks to smonk we now get to see the 75,000 non Christmas Cards that John Kerry sent out.

We feel gratitude for the beauty of these trees and the life they represent. We cherish our friends and family and hope that 2007 for you is brimming with possibility, health and happiness. Lastly, we pray that Peace reigns in the hearts of all mankind." John (Kerry) & Teresa (Heinz)

44 posted on 01/04/2007 11:36:51 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: VRWCmember

LOL Good one!


45 posted on 01/04/2007 11:38:35 AM PST by moonman (`)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"non Christmas Cards" indeed.

We feel gratitude for the beauty of these trees and the life they represent. We cherish our friends and family and hope that 2007 for you is brimming with possibility, health and happiness. Lastly, we pray that Peace reigns in the hearts of all mankind." John (Kerry) & Teresa

Weren't we supposed to be celebrating/honoring somebody's birthday??
This card was more appropriate for Arbor Day ...

46 posted on 01/04/2007 12:08:28 PM PST by El Cid (Everyone that thirsteth, come ye to the waters...)
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To: AmericanMade1776

What a complete tin eared DOOFUS!


47 posted on 01/04/2007 6:27:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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