by Goldy, 09/30/2006, 5:52 PM

On Thursday afternoon I put a challenge to my readers: I asked for 34 new donors to Darcy Burner and Peter Goldmark via my Act Blue page by the end of quarter fundraising deadline midnight tonight.

I’m pleased to report that we surpassed that target in slightly less than 48 hours.

Over the past two days 35 of you generously donated $3,746, bringing HA’s total since March to an amazing 201 donors and $14,122.38. To put that in perspective, the folks at ActBlue suggest that over the course of a year, a typical blog might expect to raise about one dollar per average daily visit. Together, we’ve already raised over six times that. Wow.

Of course, just because we’ve met our target doesn’t mean we have to stop giving. Right now we’re less than $878.00 shy of the $15,000 mark, and it would be awfully gratifying to reach that plateau by midnight. So to those of you who haven’t yet given, I ask that you please give now. And to those of you who have already given, I thank you so much for your generosity and support.

UPDATE:
Final tally: 204 donors for a total of $14,352.38 raised thus far. Thank you all.

80 Responses to “Fundraising challenge met!”

1. JDB spews:

Well if NAMBLA is involved – you can bet that the Republicans are involved.

2. sgmmac spews:

Well if NAMBLA is involved – you can bet the the ACLU will jump to their defense.

3. JDB spews:

Boy oh boy, You release a book saying that the GOP is totally incompetent handling the war, and you find out their leadership is hip deep into a NAMBLA sex scandal, and the wingnuts here go insane. But at least we see why MWS and JCH are Republicans. It is the only party they find acceptance in.

4. headless lucy spews:

re 74: You are an inchoate buttmunch! I will take five minutes of your life while you look up, “inchoate”.

You’ll never get it back and everyone reading this blog knows you do not know what the word means.

5. skagit spews:

#62 – Sounds like #61 hit the mark with you!

6. darcys my gal spews:

#61 You need a life outside of HA. I feel sorry for you.

7. RightEqualsStupid spews:

I’m glad you hope I’m right 60. Because we’ll just remind the world that we learned this technique from Newt The Hoot while he was cheating on his dying wife with an intern no less.

And the number of right wingers we put in jail will so permanently destroy you righties and your plot to overthrow the Constitution that it will be decades before you get out of the hole we put you in.

Prepare for darkness dickhead. It’s coming your way! HE HE!

8. darcys my gal spews:

#58 I hope your right….While the rest of the world continues on with day to day life, We americans get to watch and pay for the democrats in action (serving subpoena’s) and tearing the house and senate apart……Proves the democrats don’t have any better Ideas to get this country outta the mess it’s in….

9. For the Clueless spews:

At last we have a story that Jeff Gannon can get to the bottom of!

JDB – I love it! Maybe Gannon can find a way to blame Pagegate on Bill Clinton. DOOFUS will lap it up like the mutt he is..

10. JDB spews:

Don’t get excited yet. The ability of the right to lie its way out of everything, and the ability of the left to go nuts at the wrong time.

That being said, This weekend was supposed to be the GOPs victory lap, They have approved torture and putting a wall on the boarder; they had actually done something with the last two years of power. Instead, it is the weekend of Predatorgate, and we have calls for the House leadership to step down.

This hurts the GOP, and exactly where they don’t want to be hurt. It will be interesting if there are any generic congressional ballot polls in the next week that start after Friday. I think we might hit all time highs on that.

11. Leftout(of their minds!) spews:

Clinton and Foley ARE on the same page of low-lifes.
They BOTH used their position of power to satisfy their demented out-of-control sexual appetite…..at the expense of underlings.
Their is no difference from that perspective.
It isn’t about AGE….it’s about abuse of power over underlings.
PERIOD!

12. MtRainier spews:

dmg@ 58, finally one of our resident wingnuts sees the light. “get this country outta the mess it’s in…” First time a troll has uttered truth here in ages.

13. RightEqualsStupid spews:

Originally, I thought we might win the House – but now, thanks to Predatorgate, I think we’ll win the Senate too and MAN is it going to be fun to find out what other secrets these sick religious right wing traitors have hidden under their skirts once we get subpoena power – I cannot wait!

14. LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

Uh oh. The Mikey McGavick campaign just got some VERY bad news.

As if being behind in the polls weren’t enough, he now has a contender on the right for his seat.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003283566_senate01m.html

Mikey is done folks. Put a fork in him. Better start trying to figure out who you righties can run up the flag poll six years from now ! ! ! HE HE!

15. The Socialist spews:

I have desided to start planing the war on Christmass urly this year

16. The Socialist spews:

t a bunch of wuses your guys probibly sleep in till 6am

17. The Socialist spews:

any body up yet

18. JDB spews:

At last we have a story that Jeff Gannon can get to the bottom of!

19. Commander Ogg spews:

skagit, I wish it were so. I wish we could get rid of every last one of these cheap labor, soldier killing, authoritarian, Christian Taliban, bribe taking SOBs.

There is still the reality that the R’s not only have a full time news network dedicated to getting them reelected (Fox), but they have commercial control in 90% of the major news services.

If the Republicans were not able to shape the news to their interest, they would have been kicked out of office 5 years ago.

20. skagit spews:

Actually, ASS-DOC, make that “in your basement getting potted with your palms and pc?

21. skagit spews:

Will this finally sink this corrupt and self-aggrandizing ship of state? One can only hope . . .

22. JDB spews:

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was notified early this year of inappropriate e-mails from former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to a 16-year-old page, a top GOP House member said yesterday — contradicting the speaker’s assertions that he learned of concerns about Foley only last week.

Yesterday’s developments revealed a rift at the highest echelons of House Republican ranks a month before the Nov. 7 elections, and they threatened to expand the scandal to a full-blown party dilemma.

Only after Reynolds’s definitive statement did Hastert concede yesterday that he may have been notified of some of the questionable activities of Foley….

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, questioned yesterday why Alexander had gone to the House Republicans’ chief political operative, rather than to other party leaders. “That’s to protect a member, not to protect a child,” Emanuel said.

With his statement, Reynolds, who is locked in a difficult reelection campaign, signaled he was unwilling to take the fall alone amid partisan attacks that were becoming increasingly vituperative….

Republican insiders said Reynolds spoke out because he was angry that Hastert appeared willing to let him take the blame for the party leadership’s silence.

A House GOP leadership aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing his job, said that Reynolds realizes he has taken a shot at his leader but that it is understandable.

“This is what happens when one member tries to throw another member under a bus,” he aide said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/30/AR2006093001265_2.html

23. skagit spews:

Brit Hume is correct.
Foley and Clinton are both sexual predators who have repeatedly taken advantage of their power positions over lower level interns & pages.
Look at Clinton with Lewinsky, Paula Jones & many others.
Underage pages is even worse.
Both disgust me.

Commentby Leftout(of their minds!)— 10/1/06@ 11:43 am

Proving again your intellectuality. . . impressive! And about all those underage pages – Lewinsky, Jones and the multitudes of others . . . well, your informed rhetoric just amazes me. I hope you post often. Such veracity and informed opinion is so rare on this blog . . . Poor Lewinsky, such an innocent, exactly like the pages on Foley’s long list . . .

24. JDB spews:

Books of The Times

A Portrait of Bush as a Victim of His Own Certitude

By MICHIKO KAKUTANI

In Bob Woodward’s highly anticipated new book, “State of Denial,” President Bush emerges as a passive, impatient, sophomoric and intellectually incurious leader, presiding over a grossly dysfunctional war cabinet and given to an almost religious certainty that makes him disinclined to rethink or re-evaluate decisions he has made about the war.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/30/books/30book.html?ei=5090&en=21b44c0949106bfe&ex=1317268800&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

25. JDB spews:

Sillyguy:

You think what I post is bad, check out this from Fox:

FoxNews has an instructional video in which a relationship expert suggests college students have lots of sex. It’s that carefree time. But, don’t hook up when you are too drunk, because then you’ll have to do a “walk of shame” and “that’s not cute.” Maybe this is like the time your dad made you smoke a whole pack of Marlboro Reds, but instead of swearing off cigarettes you realized exactly what you wanted to be when you grew up.

http://wonkette.com/politics/sex/more-information-about-hooking-up-is-available-on-the-internet-203438.php

26. JDB spews:

The Mark Foley Saga just keeps getting better.

Not only did the entire Republican House leadership know about Foley’s nasty little habit of trying to fuck his teenaged male congressional pages, but the chairman of the House Page Board was forced to investigate Foley’s creepy behavior more than a year ago.

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois) interviewed Foley about his page problem along with the House clerk. Everybody on the Page Board knew about Foley … everyone but the lone Democrat on the board, Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, who was intentionally kept out of the loop.

http://www.wonkette.com/politics/sex/gop-foley-coverup-began-last-year-204418.php

Imagine how long the Republicans would have allowed Folley to prey on young boys had the mainstream media not done their job.

27. Doctor Maf54 Kennedy spews:

I know I always preferred little boys!

28. Commander Ogg spews:

Since it is written by the MSN I can not vouch for its accuracy, but according to this article in the AP,
http://apnews.excite.com/article/20060930/D8KF2K0G1.html
Republicans in Congress (Foley, Crane, Lukens) prefer underage girls and boys by 3 to 1 over Democrats (Studds).

So much for Family values.

29. A concerned Democrat spews:

Forcing everyone to have an ID is unamerican. What!!! You owe back taxes!!! We need fingerprints.

30. Doctor Maf54 Kennedy spews:

(Ask him why he has never been able to post a single link proving that Bill Clinton called Dick Morris a “jew bastard.”

Commentby JDB [………Dumb ass!! It was Hillary who called Dick Morris a “FUCKING JEW BASTARD!” Not Bill, and get the quote right!!!! I should know, I made it up!!!!]

31. JDB spews:

Clueless:

It’s the easiest way to deflect criticism of their corruption and incompetence. It’s knee-jerk pavlovian to them.

Commentby For the Clueless— 9/30/06@ 10:50 pm

I beg to differ. The easiest way is to bomb an aspirin factory. Hey stop that Monica I am posting now.

Commentby Bill Clinton— 9/30/06@ 11:06 pm

I think he just proved your point.

32. JDB spews:

JCH: See you still don’t have a single link to prove anything you say. Strange that everyone that has looked has found the same thing. You are a lying sack of shit.

33. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

“IDs for voting is racist because Democrat blacks are too stupid to get IDs for voting, but are smart enough to get IDs for welfare, food stamps, and cashing “guvment” checks”. [Howard Dean]

34. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

Remember when Sadaam turned the sky black by starting fires in all of Kuwait’s oil wells? Well, You’ll hear not a peep from environmental Democrats because Sadaam, like Democrats, hated Bush.

35. A concerned Democrat spews:

It is imparative to have background and ID checks for every gun purchased in the US…… what? We are talking about fair elections and not gun control. Nevermind.

36. Facts Support My Positions spews:

You are right. It is Clinton’s fault Bush completely ignored over 100 direct warnings we were about to be attacked, and did not lift a finger to protect us. Yes it is definitely Clinton’s fault. Clinton didn’t give Bush the phone number….

For all you wingnuts. Read Woodward’s book.

Get an education into incompetence.

37. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

(Ask him why he has never been able to post a single link proving that Bill Clinton called Dick Morris a “jew bastard.”

Commentby JDB [………Dumb ass!! It was Hillary who called Dick Morris a “FUCKING JEW BASTARD!” Not Bill, and get the quote right!!!!]

38. Facts Support My Positions spews:

Leave no child’s behind left behind……

Got another one.

Foley will be finding “Jesus” in 3….2….1…

39. JDB spews:

Doofus Limbaugh:

Speaking of hyposcrits:

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner and Speaker J. Dennis Hastert knew since spring that Mark Foley was screwing around with young boys, and apparently didn’t do a damn thing about it.
Now that’s moral leadership!

Meanwhile, the Chicago Trib’s Washington bureau is furiously asking why Foley was allowed to remain the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children when the GOP leadership knew he was having “inappropriate contact” with teen boys.

Duh. Because he’s an expert in the field!

http://www.wonkette.com/politics/sex/they-knew-all-about-it-204414.php

Oh wait, that is about Republicans, isn’t it.

Yep, Boehner and Hasert kept him as chair of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. Amazing how many sick bastards like JCH conservatism attracts.

40. Maf54 spews:

anyone see rufus lately? tell him i want him.

41. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

Race and immigration could determine the 2008 presidential race, Democratic Party chief Howard Dean told a group of Hispanic leaders Saturday. [......."Another 10 million illegal Democrat votes from Mexico, and a few hundred thousand cases of Marlboros and Black Velvet, and Democrats can win in 06!" [Howard Dean]]

42. JDB spews:

Representative Christopher Shays, Republican of Connecticut, said any leader who had been aware of Mr. Foley’s behavior and failed to take action should step down. “If they knew or should have known the extent of this problem, they should not serve in leadership,” Mr. Shays said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/01/washington/01foley.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1159675200&en=a7760582db028fd5&ei=5094&partner=homepage&oref=slogin

43. Bill Clinton spews:

It’s the easiest way to deflect criticism of their corruption and incompetence. It’s knee-jerk pavlovian to them.

Commentby For the Clueless— 9/30/06@ 10:50 pm

I beg to differ. The easiest way is to bomb an aspirin factory. Hey stop that Monica I am posting now.

44. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

BTW, Al Gore flew in on a private G-4 [Gulfstream], took a V8 limo [10 MPG] to an air conditioned suite big enough to house 3 welfare families, and gave a speech in Sundance, Utah in a ballroom that required enough electricity to power a small town. The theme was “Energy Conservation”. Of course Al is “carbon neutral”. hehe, JCH

45. skagit spews:

HEY SKAGIT@14 HOWS IT FELL TO BE A FUCKIN IDIOT.GO PLAY ON I-5.MAYBE SOME TRUCKER WILL GET LUCKY.

Commentby YO— 9/30/06@ 10:27 pm

SKAGIT DID YOU SERVE WITH DARCY IN THE CIVAL AIR PATROL.HOW MANY COMBAT PATROL DID YOU FLY.EVER BEEN SHOT DOWN.LETS SEE ALL THEM MEDALS YOU WON CHICKEN HAWK.

Commentby YO— 9/30/06@ 10:31 pm

The rantings and ravings of yet another intellectual Rethuglican. YAWN . . . Must have been shrapnel . . . poor thing. Too bad your Resident Idiot reduced your vet benefits . . .

46. For the Clueless spews:

Why to Republicans is everything Bill Clinton’s fault?

It’s the easiest way to deflect criticism of their corruption and incompetence. It’s knee-jerk pavlovian to them.

47. Bill Clinton spews:

You tell em facts. I told Bush before I left I havent done shit to protect us from terrorism. Hell anyone could figure that out using a little common sense.

48. Facts Support My Positions spews:

Maybe Democrats have to ask for money, because the Republicans spent all their time findraising, instead of listening to the Clinton Admin. FAA, and CIA we were going to be attacked before 9-11.

How many anti-terrorism meetings did Bush hold, even after all those warnings???????

ZERO!!!

49. Facts Support My Positions spews:

Remember Jeff Gannon? I wonder if there is a connection…. Gay prostitute with sleepovers at the White House, and a Closet Gay young meat loving congressman. Gotta be a connection.

50. Facts Support My Positions spews:

Give to Darcy, and Peter to protect the pages……

51. YO spews:

SKAGIT DID YOU SERVE WITH DARCY IN THE CIVAL AIR PATROL.HOW MANY COMBAT PATROL DID YOU FLY.EVER BEEN SHOT DOWN.LETS SEE ALL THEM MEDALS YOU WON CHICKEN HAWK.

52. YO spews:

HEY SKAGIT@14 HOWS IT FELL TO BE A FUCKIN IDIOT.GO PLAY ON I-5.MAYBE SOME TRUCKER WILL GET LUCKY.

53. RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

18

That is nothing compared to Clinton. Clinton = most corrupt president ever. Clinton threaten ABC to keep what he did in office hidden.

54. RightEqualsStupid spews:

If we tried to make a list of all the republicans arrested, indicted, or convicted of crimes under the Bush regime, it would fill 10 books!

55. LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

So are you righties voting for the guys who have homosexual relations with the underage kids in DC?

I thought you righties didn’t like gays? I guess you just like peds instead.

56. skagit spews:

How do you know? Were you one once?

57. RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

hi sillyguy . . . how does it feel to be a torturer, rapist and bully?

Commentby skagit— 9/30/06@ 9:00 pm

A torturer to a democrat is anyone who ask them how they will protect the country from terrorists. Dems vote rapists for president. heehehe

58. skagit spews:

Hey ASS-DOC, you gotta life at all? Or do you spend all your time in your basement with your potted palms and a pc?

59. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

Hey Mooooooooslim terrorists!! JDB is selling ceramic bobblehead doll of the Prophet Muhammed on EBay! Now, some might consider this to be “disrespectful” of Islam, so you ragheads might consider doing a site check on JDB, and giving him a Mooooooooooooslim “visit”!!! If you do behead JDB, could I buy the “YouTube” video for resale? Best regards, and “BUSH NO GOOD!” JCH

60. skagit spews:

hi sillyguy . . . how does it feel to be a torturer, rapist and bully?

61. sillyguy spews:

11- Laura – you are revealing your intelligence with comments like:
‘Well here’s the problem you dicklicking cowards. You’re guys are in power now and they’ll pay the price now. Too bad, so sad, you fucks looooose. HE HE HE!’

62. My Left Foot spews:

JCH @ 3:

OK JCH, Republicans don’t ask for donations? Wait, they are too busy hitting on underage males working as Pages for the HOR.

Nevermind.

63. LauraBushKilledAGuy spews:

Now that we see daily evidence of the GOP corruption, the rethugs are hoping to deflect by saying “Dems did it too.”

Well here’s the problem you dicklicking cowards. You’re guys are in power now and they’ll pay the price now. Too bad, so sad, you fucks looooose. HE HE HE!

64. For the Clueless spews:

are both sexual predators

Bzzzzzt.. Sorry. Nice try.

The pathetic, dirty-minded house managers tried to coerce Monica into saying that the relationship was non-consensual.

They failed. The relationship was anything but NC. Monica was an adult.

Next!

65. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

They failed. The relationship was anything but NC. Monica was an adult.

Next!

Commentby For the Clueless [Maybe we should talk to Paula Jones? hehe, JCH]

66. RUFUS Fitzgerald Kennedy spews:

Why are Democrats such hypocrits. Corruption was normal operating proceedure in the Clinton adminstration and now everyone is under a microscope. Oh, that is right they are out of power. heehehe

67. Bill Clinton spews:

Thanks God I did pick a mental midget for AG. Hell we would have needed a dozen or two AG’s just to keep up with all the crap I pulled in office. It was not easy being the most corrupt adminstration ever.

68. JDB spews:

Why to Republicans is everything Bill Clinton’s fault?

69. For the Clueless spews:

Brit Hume will find a way to link it

These twerps never stop. Thank God people are waking up if the lower ratings for Faux Snooze Channel are any indication.

70. JDB spews:

5 Why is it that Republicans are always getting into gay sex scandals?

71. RightEqualsStupid spews:

Looks like the Justice Dept. is going to take REPUBLICAN Tom Foley’s home computer in a sex crimes investigation. Now all we need to do is get NBC To Catch A Predator to come to Washington so we can catch the likes of Rossi, Vance, Reichert et al in the act.

72. Bill Clinton spews:

Why is it that Rethuglicans are always bribing government officials?

Commentby skagit— 9/30/06@ 7:28 pm

5 Why is it that Republicans are always getting into gay sex scandals?

Commentby JDB— 9/30/06@ 7:42 pm

That’s easy. Why do you think I picked Janet Reno to head the Justice Department. Duhhhhhhh

73. Doctor JCH Kennedy spews:

Why is it Democrats are always begging for “other people’s money”?

74. skagit spews:

Why is it that Rethuglicans are always bribing government officials?

75. Jimmy spews:

Good Job!

76. JDB spews:

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Fox News’ first slump may be a sign of the times

By DAVID BAUDER

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fox News Channel will mark its 10th anniversary next week in an unusual position: knocked back on its heels.

The network is in the midst of its first-ever ratings slump. Cable news’ most stable lineup is being juggled. And the blow-up over President Clinton’s interview with Chris Wallace suggests that Democrats are attacking Fox because they perceive the same vulnerability in the network as they do in the Bush administration.
. . .

But the years of explosive growth have ended at Fox. Viewership over the first eight months of the year was down 5 percent compared to 2005, with a steeper 13 percent decline in prime time, according to Nielsen Media Research. For 12 straight months, Fox’s prime-time audience has been smaller than the year before. Meanwhile, CNN viewership inched up 5 percent this year through August.

. . .

Some believe there’s a correlation to the declining popularity of President Bush and concern about the Iraq war. “The rah-rah enthusiasm that was there in 2002, four years later has dissipated,” Sorenson said.

Some of the bigger stories of the past year, such as Hurricane Katrina and the wars in the Middle East, played better to the newsgathering strengths of CNN, Heyward said.

Olbermann’s growing popularity – and growing partisanship — along with the response to Clinton’s “Fox News Sunday” interview also indicate that Fox’s foes have less fear about taking the network on.

77. Leftout(of their minds!) spews:

Brit Hume is correct.
Foley and Clinton are both sexual predators who have repeatedly taken advantage of their power positions over lower level interns & pages.
Look at Clinton with Lewinsky, Paula Jones & many others.
Underage pages is even worse.
Both disgust me.

78. hotel ramada new yorker spews:

Cargill necks preparing dislocations smiling festivity,inducer …

79. skagit spews:

At 62 “Maybe Gannon can find a way to blame Pagegate on Bill Clinton.”

If not Gannon, Brit Hume will find a way to link it: “Hume Compares Mark Foley to President Clinton”

Scroll down a bit and watch the video. Juan Williams makes a slight remark and Chris Wallace tells them to take it outside . . . can’t have a balanced discussion of Fox I guess.

80. free slot machine play ace slot machines spews:

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