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Pledge Drive: It’s Not Over Yet

Jan
15
2005

Given the nice long post that follows about ethics and how web sites make money, I’d be remiss in failing to call your attention to the fund drive we’re having. It’s a necessary evil, I’m afraid.
There are prize, though. Good ones, too. A tasty dinner at Incanto and a cool one-of-a-kind poster.
Let me be as clear about this as I can. This site depends on readers for its support. There is little else. Its commentary and thinking – hey, we say nice things about Republicans around here — does not fit into any conventional agenda so even if I was inclined to take full-fledged political party support, such an application would be rejected. It’s too broad in scope for foundation underwriting and since it’s riding the very edge of a wave that’s just gathering force it’s not exactly a slam-dunk business (or advertising) proposition. (You don’t want to hear about the guy who suggested that The Atlantic Monthly, started 1857 was a “vanity” publication).
Now, there are more than 40,000 of you stopping by here every month. Many of you are return visitors. That’s a lot of people. There’s only one of me. And while I am optimistic that this will be the very, very last time such a fund-drive is necessary, right now it is vital to the site’s survival. I am, sorry to say, not exaggerating.
So please open your wallet and slap a few bucks down on PayPal or Amazon. Your brain will thank you. So will lots of others working to keep this site up and running.
Here some details about what you can do to help.
Thank you.

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