Help Them Get Their Mojo Back

If you have five bucks to spare, Mother Jones needs some financial help.

37 replies
  1. 1
    KCinDC says:

    Just gave to Mother Jones. I also gave to support the Washington Independent. We’re going to continue to need Dave Weigel, Spencer Ackerman, and others like them in the new decade.

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    Face says:

    I must be a shitty libtard, cuz I dont know what Mother Jones is/was. Just post-Christmas is a really tough time to hit people up for cash.

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    KCinDC says:

    And while you’re in a giving mood, don’t forget that the ACLU is having a financial crisis (though donations aren’t tax-deductible), and we need them to keep the pressure on to undo the civil liberties rollbacks of the Bush years.

    Also a good idea to give to local organizations that help the homeless and hungry and others suffering in the current economic troubles.

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    donovong says:

    I know the feeling.

    2010’s GOTTA be better.

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    Svensker says:

    John, would you ever have thought, 5 years ago, that you would be urging your readers to donate to Mother Jones?

    What a world.

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    glasgowtremontaine says:

    Done, thanks to your re-tweet. Face: it’s investigative journalism, and they’ll happily take very small amounts, via PayPal, if that helps. (Mildly counterintuitive interface: you need to hit “update total” before you can log into PayPal.)

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    Persia says:

    @Face: It’s the last day to put it into your ’09 taxes. And Mother Jones is pretty vital, you should go check it out.

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    Parole Officer Burke says:

    @Svensker: John Cole, five years ago today:

    Things I Am Thankful for in 2004 (in no particular order after the Steelers)
    . . .
    7.) President Bush and Vice President Cheney- they aint perfect by any stretch, but I will take them over what the Democrats keep burping up any day of the week.

    Oh, the times they are a’ changing.

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    OT: Mixced news for President McCain this morning:

    First the good news:

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level since July ’08

    But alas then comes this sadness: Nebraska 33, Arizona 0.

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    Max says:

    @Parole Officer Burke: WOW! he even threw in a Chappaquidick reference in his list.

    Angry GOP John was no bueno.

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    jeffreyw says:

    I’ve made a resolution to just think about the finer things in life.

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    @jeffreyw: YUM! And, I’m with you.

    Day Three of Taiwan.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Alas, it’s on facebook, and I just can’t bring myself to register, being pretty damn antisocial and all.

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    martha says:

    @jeffreyw: I’m on it, only to show my nieces that I’m not a fossil. The good part: a couple of good friends from way back found me. The bad part: all the people from high school that wouldn’t speak to me then are now friending me. Ugh.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    OT, and from previous thread, but I made a mockup of what I think a Balloon Juice t-shirt could look like. John should sell them on the site to raise money and help his minions show their pride.

    Disclaimer: done only to spur discussion. If john wants me to take it down because of copyright issues, I will. I lay no claim to the design if John wants to use it.

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    jeffreyw says:

    I commented on BJ and all I got…

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    spudvol says:


    You should add Tunch to the balloon then have the balloon scraping along the ground. Maybe a caption- John Cole, The Original Balloon Boy

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    I should add that I think the back should contain the catch phrase: “Consistently wrong since 2002.”

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    Miriam says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: Why on the back? Why not on the front?

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    ding7 says:

    Who resignation/firing will Andrew Sullivan demand re the Taliban’s sucessful attack on Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan?

    Commander-in-Chief Obama

    Secretary of Defense Gates

    Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano

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    Sentient Puddle says:

    @Parole Officer Burke: Ouch, that one stings. Things like this are, I think, my #2 reason why I don’t blog (#1 being I just don’t have enough interesting shit to say).

    But to lighten the mood a bit, go back one entry, and we got a post about Bob Barker. I think John was pretty spot on with that one.

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    Stroszek says:

    @ding7: Obviously, the highest ranking woman in the chain of command.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    Just to put something snappy on the back. It could be on the front, but it would be nice to have something on the back.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Sentient Puddle: Go back a couple more and he’s saying how he wouldn’t piss on Kos if Kos were on fire. Nowadays they play mah-jong together every Tuesday night.

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    Sentient Puddle says:

    @Corner Stone: If we turn this thread into a game of perusing the archives, John is so going to kill us.

    And it would be AWESOME!

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    GregB says:

    I’ve got ballon juice on my wingnuts.


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    Corner Stone says:

    @Sentient Puddle: I don’t normally have time to peruse them so when someone posts a link I scan it for shiggles.

    But I think you’ve got a great point. Let’s mercilessly attack the archives for exquisite nutpicks. It would be a fitting end to 2009.

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    Persia says:

    @ding7: Easy: Napolitano. She’s the only woman in the group.

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    slag says:

    So many good causes that need money right now! I’m always torn between donating to orgs that directly pursue liberal goals and donating to liberal media orgs. I tend to lean toward those who directly pursue the goals, but media needs it too.

    Does anyone have an overall strategy or rule that they find useful when determining who to give money to?

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    slag says:

    @ding7: I’ll betcha Sullivan would love the opportunity to inflict some serious damage on SOS Hillary, should the occasion arise.

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    Corner Stone says:

    You know what’s really good? Drinking something over pebble ice instead of ice cubes. You know the kind of little round pebble ice, kind of like what Sonic has? It makes everything taste better.

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    John Cole says:

    All it will take to delete the archives is a press of the button. Don’t push me.

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    @John Cole:

    All it will take to delete the archives my integrity is a press of the button. Don’t push me.

    Fixed that for ya. ;)

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    Corner Stone says:

    @John Cole: That would be ok as long as you somehow backup all the threads with DougJ either commenting as himself or spoofing.
    History will certainly condemn you if you wipe out the collected works by one of the first true online author geniuses in the nascent 21st century.

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @KCinDC: I second that about the ACLU. They’ve kicked tyrant ass for decades, and aren’t letting up now. Please donate today. You can also make tax-deductible donations to the ACLU _Foundation_ — which supports litigation but not lobbying — at the same place.

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    mey says:

    Please don’t ever delete the archives. It’s part of what gives me hope for a better future.

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    Thoughtcrime says:


    He who controls the blog, controls the archives. He who controls the archives, controls the future.

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