Hello all- we are going to hold a brief, brief fundraiser this morning to pay for Kay to hit Netroots Nation. I would love to go, but I am a hopeless misanthrope, plus I have three furry kids and a garden. Mistermix is pseudonymous, as is DougJ, and DougJ would never leave the hotel bar. Anne Laurie hates traveling, has about 100 dogs, and would be miserable. I didn’t think Dennis G or Tom would want to go, so that left Angry Black Lady and Kay. In the end, I decided that it was probably too dangerous to have ABL go as our representative- we were afraid that she might stab to death the progressive caucus with an Obama 2012 lapel pin on a tequila fueled rampage, so we decided that Kay was our best bet.
In all seriousness, we though Kay would be the best representative because of her networking and local political activism, and she would get the most out of the organizing sessions and could then share them with all of us. This isn’t too expensive a trip:
Hotel expenses are 390- $130 a night.
Air fare is 450.
I figure 300 for expenses, food, and other things.
And then another 300 for registration. All in all, we are shooting for about 1440. So if you are interested in helping pay for the BJ rep, hit the paypal link.
Kay has a camera and video camera, so hopefully we will have lots of pics and other fun stuff.
*** Update ***
At $750 at 11 am. Almost halfway.
*** UPDATE ***
STOP. We are at 1600. No more donations needed unless you want them spent on liquor and cat treats. And I don’t need any liquor and Tunch, well, you know.