Site Anniversary(4) Fundraising OT
On 01-22-2015, the following message suddenly shone forth into the blogosphere:
Welcome new members.
Submitted by JtC on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:10pm
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caucus99percent.com was officially open for business. What Johnny didn't include was that he was already in the hole and out of pocket a significant amount of bread that he had sunk into this new home and or lifeboat for those seeking genuine adult level, nonpartisan, open, free and freewheeling discussion of life, the universe and all that, with a healthy dose of politics on the side. It was, furthermore, the new home of that world famed and most illustrious source of news and blues, Joe Shikspack's The Evening Blues.
Johnny continued to spend far, far too many man hours, more than his business really could stand, and far, far too much bread. He refused however to sell his or our names, soul or eyeballs, and the place remains ad free. He also eschewed the solicitation of funds. It is his home, and Joe's, and mine damnit, and that of many others. Arguably, those of us not running the damn place, such as you and I, should be paying rent, nes't ce pas?
Johnny would never stoop to beg, but was finally persuaded to include donation buttons up there in the upper left hand corner, as well as some other donation information. I, however, ain't Johnny, and
So, up there, right up in the upper
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I won't be around when this posts, sorry.