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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Thank you and enjoy your visit. 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 LEFT, at least once, but preferably recurring. It's easy and satisfying. Really. This is our pool, so to speak, so we otter to keep it filled.


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I won't be around when this posts, sorry.

22 users have voted.


a pleasant surprise to wake up to.

6 users have voted.
Raggedy Ann's picture

My bank AUTOMATICALLY sends monthly funds to JtC and I don't have to do ANYTHING! I love this site that much - to make a monthly donation - and I've increased it over the years!

Don't just talk - walk your talk by ponying up monthly funds to keep this wonderful place vibrant and viable!


12 users have voted.

Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

EdMass's picture

@Raggedy Ann

7 users have voted.

Help me Mr. Wizard!

Drizzle, Drazzle, Druzzle, Drome;
Time for this one to come home.

I am EdMass. I approve this message.

Stop the War!

SnappleBC's picture

Donation done.

As an aside, I wonder if JtC has looked into Brave browser and brave rewards. I find myself with the equivalent of about $3.50 to toss around monthly which I get just for using the browser (there are reasons for that, it isn't marketing).

Bottom line is that the browser (locally) records which sites I go to and offers up a suggested split monthly. Right now, the money in my pot is donated by Brave to get things going. Eventually, it'll be put there by advertisers. So the advertisers will be paying me directly for viewing their ad... or not as I choose... adblocking is a core feature.

Anyway, I think it's potentially cool technology and if nothing else, it's a shame my monthly stipend is going to waste.

6 users have voted.

A lot of wanderers in the U.S. political desert recognize that all the duopoly has to offer is a choice of mirages. Come, let us trudge towards empty expanse of sand #1, littered with the bleached bones of Deaniacs and Hope and Changers.
-- lotlizard