A 'fishy' reply from the White House

Ethel C. Fenig
Exercising the will of my president, Barack Obama (D), who wanted to know about fishy facts via e mail, I dutifully fired off one to flag@whitehouse.gov explaining that the Obamacare bill's thousands upon thousands of unread pages stink like the dead fish that it is. That's a real fact. I immediately received the following reply:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

(reason: 550 5.2.1 ... The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in serv...now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via:http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck) ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mailhub-wh2.whitehouse.gov.:
>>> DATA
<<< 550 5.2.1 ... The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in service.We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via:http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck
550 5.1.1 ... User unknown
<<< 503 5.0.0 Need RCPT (recipient)

"Fatal errors"? Errors caused by fishy facts can be fatal, eg, those in Obamacare.
"User unknown." "Need RCPT (recipient) Huh? Technology doesn't know from the government of the White House? There is no recipient there, there is no there there in the White House? What to do?

Oh wait! "We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via: http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck " Oh no, that won't work either! Reality to the government in the White House is more government control. And I don't want a reality check from the government based on the real check I sent to the government on April 15, backed by my hard earned money, to pay fishy people in the White House to redistribute it to others.

What to do? I know, I'll become a neatly dressed mobster and attend Town Halls, politely questioning my elected officials.

That should work. Yes?


 


Exercising the will of my president, Barack Obama (D), who wanted to know about fishy facts via e mail, I dutifully fired off one to flag@whitehouse.gov explaining that the Obamacare bill's thousands upon thousands of unread pages stink like the dead fish that it is. That's a real fact. I immediately received the following reply:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

(reason: 550 5.2.1 ... The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in serv...now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via:http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck) ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mailhub-wh2.whitehouse.gov.:
>>> DATA
<<< 550 5.2.1 ... The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in service.We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via:http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck
550 5.1.1 ... User unknown
<<< 503 5.0.0 Need RCPT (recipient)


"Fatal errors"? Errors caused by fishy facts can be fatal, eg, those in Obamacare.
"User unknown." "Need RCPT (recipient) Huh? Technology doesn't know from the government of the White House? There is no recipient there, there is no there there in the White House? What to do?

Oh wait! "We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via: http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck " Oh no, that won't work either! Reality to the government in the White House is more government control. And I don't want a reality check from the government based on the real check I sent to the government on April 15, backed by my hard earned money, to pay fishy people in the White House to redistribute it to others.

What to do? I know, I'll become a neatly dressed mobster and attend Town Halls, politely questioning my elected officials.

That should work. Yes?