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DAY FOUR of our "Send the loose change you scrounge from your couch" campaign!

by: Eric B.

Fri May 30, 2014 at 12:00:00 PM EDT


So we're close to half our fund raising goal with this year's donation campaign, and we're less than halfway through the projected two weeks I'd originally planned to keep this up. I realize that a lot of you are probably up on Mackinac, so there is that. This year, as last, most people are sending in $25 contributions, but last night someone gave $5. I got no problem with that, because as an official poor person if I wanted to throw some support to work I like, that's probably what I'd be able to let part with. In fact, the original point of this was to get lots of people to give just a little bit. It's an Internet thing.

You can donate through the embedded button. At least it appears to be working. You can also mail stuff to my home: 319 S. Oak St. Apt. A Mt. Pleasant Mich. 48858. Or whatever.

So, what have we done for you the last year? What kind of thing would your $5 or $10 or $25 contribution help support? Earlier this year, after Goat Killer went on a tear with anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks, the state's political media asked why they just couldn't get rid of him, and the GOP said their lawyers said they had no mechanism. So the state's political media started accepting this as as the truth, rather than reading the party's bylaws and asking people who are parliamentary procedure expert, and just reported that they were held hostage by their bylaws. Then, I read their bylaws and consulted people familiar with Robert's Rules of Order, which the GOP says it follows, and pointed out that the GOP was lying ... in two cases, directly to political reporters. So, now, when this comes up, rather than it being reported as fact, it is reported as an assertion. They're still ignoring the real story, which is that they can't get rid of him because it would provoke a massive schism in the party, but at least they aren't repeating terrible fantasy as fact.

Eric B. :: DAY FOUR of our "Send the loose change you scrounge from your couch" campaign!
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