Today, you sent me the following "news" under the subject "Lots of GREAT News":
3) 1.1 million e-mail addresses on 80-20's list. It is a factor of 3 increase over the 300,000 email addresses in the 2000 election.
Wow. That's pretty impressive.
Or it would be if you didn't obtain your mailing list addresses using known spammer tactics
. Since I've received e-mail from you going to <myusername> at both my yahoo and hotmail accounts, plus to addresses which I last used in 1993 for posting to Usenet, I figure that threefold increase in addresses on your list are a result of either the unethical spammer practice of culling addresses from archives or the purchase of an unscrupulously-obtained list.
Either way, it means I'll nary give the 80-20 Initiative a single penny until you rebuild your address list so that it comprises only the addresses of people who actually would care to be on it.
In the meantime, I suggest you give a swift kick in the nads to your unresponsive system administrator.