Some housekeeping tips:
- In response to several suggestions / complaints: I’m sorry I was not able to include hotlink buttons in the original post, as my sidebar seems to have (black-) magically disappeared. Please bear with me while I work on the problem.
- Some have asked me what my actual goal (dollar value) is, and the simple answer to that is: I don’t know. Because this is the first time I’ve ever tried to do this, I have no idea what the final amount will look like. The “goal”, therefore, may or may not be reachable. Chris Muir’s goal is staggering (by comparison to my needs) — because that’s how he earns his entire living. I typically give him $100 a year, because I visit his website every single day (couldn’t do it this year, for the first time in ages). Also, my Readership is composed of a bunch of cranky old conservatives who get upset when .22 LR costs more than 5 cents a pop, so my expectations are not high — Andrew Sullivan once raised $180,000 on his appeal, but then again I don’t count too many homosexual Upper East Side residents among my gang of malcontent grouches, so there ya go.
- As the contributions continue to flow in (oh please oh please oh please), I’ll be able to get a better idea of what I can expect. Whatever, I will shut off the appeal on September 1st.
- Finally, for the few guys who told me to stop embarrassing myself by begging, let me assure you all that you have no idea how embarrassed I am. But reality bites, and that pain hurts more than the embarrassment.