News

Frustrated? Site helps you ‘drunk dial’ Congress

Frustrated? Site helps you ‘drunk dial’ Congress

DRUNK DIAL: A new website is making it easy to take out your frustrations on Congress. Photo: clipart.com

Furloughed federal worker? Frustrated that our national parks are shut down? Or maybe just a little angry after happy hour? A new website is connecting the masses with the lawmakers behind the government shutdown and encouraging them to take out their frustrations in a booze-fueled rant.

DrunkDialCongress.org encourages users who are mad at Congress to “Have a drink and tell them.”

Looking for a little inspiration? DrunkDialCongress.org also offers “talking points” – gems such as “You jerks are costing the country $12 million bucks an hour” – and drink recipes including “The Bad Representative” and “The Sleepy Senator.”

Users enter their phone number and the service calls back from a toll-free number with a quick recording explaining the mission of the website. It then connects to a Representative’s office, apparently chosen at random.

Local Headlines

in Local

Pickup Parade Record Attempt

Fresh
pickupparade

The Northwest Iowa Community College Pickup Truck Parade came up a bit short in their bid for a world record...

in Local

Boji Nites Owner To Prison

Fresh
courtnews1240

Veronica Fairchild as been convicted for not paying taxes on more than $600,000 earned from exotic dances...

in Local

Branstad-Reynolds Campaign In Spencer Friday

Fresh
Newbranreynolds

The campaign stop is scheduled for 4:00 Friday afternoon at Spencer Municipal Utilities...

in Local

Rails To Trails Discussion Held

Fresh
News CitySpencer1240

Architects from RDG Planning and Design were in Spencer on Wednesday...

in Local

Rotary Book Sale Donations

Fresh
books

Around $10,000 is raised through the book sale each year for community projects through the book sale...