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USPS Now Backtracking on Heston Stamp

Now that gun rights supporters have shown interest, the USPS is now claiming that they haven’t made any final plans for the Charlton Heston stamp, and it only came out in the news because the WaPo supposedly reported from a leaked confidential document.

Except it’s a lie that the news was supposed to be kept secret. The USPS posted on their own website that the Heston stamp would be released this April, and that’s been up since January 14, according to a date at the bottom. The Hollywood Reporter, which reported the backtracking by USPS, also noted that this “confidential” claim is a little suspect since the USPS blogged about the stamp, providing the artwork sample, back on January 30.

The USPS is now saying they will take into account feedback from anti-gunners, even though the stamp is actually to recognize his epic Hollywood career, and may now opt to reject it before release.

12 Responses to “USPS Now Backtracking on Heston Stamp”

  1. Joethefatman™ says:

    Why oh why does this not surprise me in the least.

  2. Ceefour says:

    Only reenforces my contempt for this organization that,because of their union, allows employees to stay at home (not working) for years because the nunion will “cause trouble” if the employee’s paycheck is questioned.

  3. Countertop says:

    Well,

    This lack of respsect and complete uncertainty in their mission (not to mention public insubordination by political hacks in the PR department) is certaintly an appropriate area for Congress to look into as it considers how it will fund the Post Office in FY 2015.

    Approriations time is coming soon. And the Post Office – and its officials – need to get past the House Appropriations SubCommittee on Financial Services and General Government

    Here’s the member list for the Financial Services Subcommittee with their NRA rating included:

    Full Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) (A)
    Chairman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) (A)
    Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Vice-Chairman (A)
    Tom Graves (R-GA) (Lifetime A+)
    Kevin Yoder (R-KS) (A – that’s up from a D in 2004)
    Steve Womack (R-AR) (A)
    Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) (A)
    Mark Amodei (R-NV) (A)

    Yes, those are “A” ratings across the board. Pretty sure the NRA should be able to find someone to apply some much needed fiscal pressure to a clueless hack who wants to denigrate memory of the deceased Civil Rights leader and former head of the NRA.

  4. Dannytheman says:

    Unbelievable.

    I think Countertop says what I am feeling.

    I am stunned!!!

  5. Heather from AK says:

    Wow.

  6. Clay says:

    This is the best argument yet for abolishing this entire outdated organization and privatizing the mail.

    • the dude says:

      It already is. Fedex handles it. USPS just drives it around locally.

      • Sigivald says:

        No, that’s parcel delivery.

        USPS still has a monopoly on “mail” – which includes a few important things, like registered letters, jury notices, and government paperwork.

  7. Andy B. says:

    Cool. Maybe they dropped the idea because they didn’t have space on a stamp for his “assault rifles are not appropriate for private ownership” quote. Or for his attempts to backtrack on the statement.

    When is the Ted Nugent stamp coming out?

    • Sigivald says:

      I figure, just like Heston’s acting career earned him a stamp, that Stranglehold alone justifies a Nugent stamp.

      I don’t care about Nugent’s incoherent blather; he played a mean guitar.

  8. Dave Ambrose says:

    what a bunch of mouth breathers
    read section 8 of the constitution”The Congress shall have the power …..To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the LAWS OF THE UNION, SUPPRESS INSURRECTIONS AND REPEL INVASIONS. To provide for the organizing, ARMING, AND DISCIPLINING THE MILITIA, AND FOR GOVERNING SUCH PART OF THEM AS MAY BE EMPLOYED IN THE SERVICE OF THE US, RESERVING TO THE STATES RESPECTIVELY THE APPOINTMENT OF THE OFFICERS, AND THE AUTHORITY OF TRAINING THE MILITIA ACCORDING TO THE DISCIPLINE PRESCRIBED BY CONGRESS” God has nothing to do with it since god is a myth. And it does not call for immature, illiterate gun nuts to run around playing soldier with assault rifles.

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