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Steal this mailer

Steal this mailer

As longtime readers know, I was greatly influenced by Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book.

One of the ways to cheat the Post Office in the book was to address an envelope to yourself, and use the return address for the person you wanted to send it to, without any postage.  That way, the Post Office would return it to the “sender” for free because of no postage.

Reader Tim engages in a variation of that theme:

My little way of getting usps some more money to limit what out bailout will cost, and cost the lefty campaigns more cash.

This one is anti Thom Goolsby, the state senator from Wilmington NC.

“Yes, let’s put the left back in charge in NC so we can borrow more money to cover the gap in the budget and raise taxes some more, actually, no thanks!” “I want to keep Thom and the crew that balanced the budget.”


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During a class in college, I didn’t understand a point of discussion. So, I said I had “a dumb question to ask.” Promptly, I was told “there’s no such thing as a dumb question.” A few days later, I was in a different class and needed some clarification. So, without apology I asked a question. To it the professor said, “That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard.” So, now I just blurt out “Is there anybody else who’s confused?” I’m not following this post, Professor.

Back in my wasted youth I learned from a zine called Cometbus to take pre-paid envelope from a solicitation envelope and mail it to the sender. Cometbus was suggesting to do it to corporations, but we’ve been stuffing all of our DNC pre-paid correspondence with fun stuff, like the melting O logo, see here:

In my wasted youth I recall finding myself on some extreme anti-Vietnam war organization’s fund raising mailing list. I was in 7th grade at the time. I was so offended by what they sent that I took the “postage paid” return envelope and glued it to a segment of 2×4, which I had tastefully wrapped in butcher paper. I still recall the sound of it resonating off the bottom of the mailbox. I assumed it cost them a fortune to receive.

I do this to the libtards at A.A.R.P. all the time by returning their communist propaganda by a postage paid envelope. Hope it costs them a fortune!

Actually, the Post Office (legally) throws away postage-paid envelopes and cards stuffed with scrap iron, taped to bricks, etc.

It is better to just stuff the envelope with the stuff that they sent you or with Romney campaign material so that it will actually be delivered. This tells them what you think of them.

When I worked for a non profit we gave out prepaid envilopes for donations. Sometimes donors would put a stamp on these envelopes and mail it in. The post office flagged these envelops and charged us double the regular postage.

i just fill the envelopes with what ever they sent me,carefully cut up into sections and stripped of any identifying markings.

i figure if they are going through an automated opening system, it’ll jam it up nicely. having made more than my fair share of boxes, i smile every time i drop one in the mail, thinking about the happy person on the other end, having to clear it out.