Put your money where my mouth is, and please donate today!

Yesterday I asked for your financial support to help keep me blogging through the end of the year, and 31 loyal readers quickly responded with $1,515 in individual contributions over just the first 24 hours. And SEIU 775, the long-term care workers union, just became HA’s first institutional sponsor, pledging to purchase $2,500 in advertising over the remaining year.

Thank you all for generosity.

That’s a great start to my first fundraising drive in two years, but we’re still a long ways from our $25,000 goal. $25K may seem like a lot of money, but not when you’re living on it, and it’s the bare minimum I need to keep the lights on and the mortgage paid over the next 8 months.

Am I worth it? You decide. Was it worth having me blogging when I exposed failed FEMA Director Mike Brown’s emergency management “experience” as consisting of supervising horse show judges for the International Arabian Horse Association, a post that moved national headlines and ultimately led to his ouster? Was I worth your support when I knocked David Irons out of the 2005 King County Executive race with my exposé on his physically violent family feud?

Is it worth having me here to watchdog the out-of-touch and condescending editors at the Seattle Times, and to help set the media frame on any number of local issues?

If it is, then I need your support, because without it I simply cannot continue blogging. It’s not a threat, it’s not a complaint… it’s just a simple economic reality. So if you want to maintain HA as one of the best written, best read and most surprisingly influential local political blogs in the nation, please give generously today. And then badger your fellow travelers to do the same.


  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    C’mon Cynical, chip in your 25 bucks, after all I did and you’re a major user of this blog. I know it’s tough to tear yourself away from your goats, but it takes only a couple minutes.

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I think Goldy should put a meter on the trolls and charge ‘em by the word. If this were a rightwing website, oppositional views wouldn’t even be allowed to post.

  3. 3

    jcricket spews:

    Yeah, trolls. If it weren’t for Goldy, all you would have is your right-wing circle-jerk echo chamber.

    Chip in. It’s the least you can do.

  4. 4

    CC "Bud" Baxter spews:

    I thought about you today when the Seattle Times put the Tea Party front and center on the front page. Did they do the same for the Immigration rally last week? Did they do the same for the anti war protesters? Did they do the same when there was a Health Care Reform rally at Boeing Field a few weeks ago? The Times pretends like it isn’t like all the other big newspapers, but it does the same exact thing. It does the bidding of the richest people in the state. Screw the other 95% of us.

    I could help but laugh when they had a breakdown of taxes today, and their evil “estate tax” barely registered on the scale.

  5. 5

    Elizabeth Paige Koch spews:

    Of course I’ll always contribute cash, but how about also selling t-shirts, etc. with your logo?

  6. 7


    Out of the top 100 handles with the most comments, quite a few are right wingers. In rough order:

    Mr. Cynical
    Marvin Stamn
    Piper Scott
    Mark the Redneck
    Right Stuff
    The Real Mark
    Janet S
    Jim King (right wing but not a troll)
    Rick D.

    and the HNMT would be in there if didn’t he didn’t change his handle with each post.

    I include inactive right wingers in case they’re lurking…

    So open your wallets righties.. You must admit you had SOME fun at our expense just like we progressives had with you!

  7. 8

    YellowPup spews:

    @7: It would be just like the right to expect and use services but not pay for them.

  8. 10

    Mark1 spews:

    I tell ya what YLB arschloch, I’ll “donate” just as soon as you become gainfully employed.

    (hears crickets chirping….)

  9. 11

    Chris spews:

    Keep up the good work. God knows we cannot rely on traditional media to provide good, fact based reporting.

  10. 12

    jcricket spews:

    @9 and @10…this isn’t YLB’s blog, and you inflate your value with talk of “service”. Quit being such a cheapskate and pitch in. Otherwise YLB @7 is absolutely correct – and so is Yellowpup @8.

  11. 15

    drool spews:

    I completely disagree with Goldy on the Second Ammendment, and firearms ownership, posession and just about anything to do with guns. I’m in for $25.

  12. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @15 Licenses are required to drive a car, cut hair, practice law, or own a dog. Why should guns be different? Shouldn’t there be a competency requirement attached to ownership, possession, and use of this most dangerous instrumentality?

  13. 18

    drool spews:

    #16 Roger,

    If you think a driver’s license is any demonstration of competence/responsibility behind the wheel you are dillusional. How well are driver’s licenses enforced? Piss poorly….OUr local governments wont’ even enforce that or insurance “laws”. I won’t even go into pet licensing…not so sure about rabbit licensing.

    I have been trained well in firearms use and I have also taken driver high performance/defensive training (that was for extra credit…to me).

    I get my hair cut by unlicensed people. Hey, I like to live dangerously.

  14. 19

    KlynicalsAFool spews:

    Klynical has disappeared when the bill comes due. He also disappears when President Obama is on a roll and fails to post the good news for Obama from today’s Rasmussen Poll–

    Saturday, April 17, 2010
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

    While some Democrats are seeking to brand Republicans as the “Party of No,” a narrow plurality of voters nationwide views that label as a good thing. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say it’s good to the Party of No in today’s political environment while 34% say it’s bad

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    John425 spews:

    Hey, Goldy: You can always get a job being a Teabag-ee. But, you’d have to practice, practice, practice!