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Fortunately, Donuts are Here

Dear members and constituents,

Can you believe this is the last Friday this year we will be sharing donuts? Even more incredible, the next donut Friday is on January the 9th, 2009! What to do? During times like this, I find it useful to think of those less fortunate than me. The businesses getting sub-standard telecommunications services because they are not yet Level 3 customers. The homeless having to seek shelter so the sub-freezing overnight lows don't kill them and their kids. The millions living in sub-Saharan Africa below the poverty line, wondering where their next meal (let alone a donut) is coming from. Three weeks without donuts does not seem so bad now, does it?

Fortunately, today we feast on warm donuts, thanks to Jeff Martin, our donut boy. So bring your holiday cheer down to my office and enhance it with a donut or two. And since I won't be writing these "manifestos" the next couple of weeks, let me take advantage of this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (here's an explanation of why I didn't wish you happy holidays)

Happy Friday!

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