Balloon Juice Fundraiser Open Thread

Watching Operation Finale, where they had the right idea and shot Nazis.

Reposting from yesterday.

As you know, we are working on a new website, and a crew of longtime members of the blogetariat have been helping me see things through the eyes of the reader and coordinating the redesign. They have put together a comprehensive list of what we want from the “new” site, and are currently in the process of reaching out to web developers for bids. Thus, I have been informed that now is the time for the site fundraiser.

We will let this run for two weeks (and then again in January), with another updated post every day or so. As always, the paypal thing is always to the right, and should you do your Christmas shopping on Amazon, click through the link to the right and the website cuts a minute commission. Should you choose to not want to use paypal, email me and I will send you a snail mail address.

In what I consider the best news of the year, CafePress is once again doing calendars, so the BJ calendar will be available for purchase that way instead of having to go through the sheer hell we went through last year.

In other good news, the Balloon Man is coming back.






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    A Ghost To Most says:

    So, do we suck, or are we doing ok, or both?

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    Damien says:

    Be careful, John, it’s obviously wrong to be talking about shooting Nazis.

    Obviously they should be beaten to death with a bat like the Bear Jew.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Raven: I see the Georgia DC is becoming the new head coach at Colorado. Good hire, or another whiff?

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    a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio) says:

    Because I know you jackals are among the most caring and thoughtful on the intertubes, here’s a link to a tweet about Milo’s latest efforts to raise cash.

    I’m afraid the commenters there lack the level of compassion, grace, thoughtfulness, insight, and hilarious snark you all can bring to bear, although they aren’t bad for Twitter generally. And there’s a surprise guest appearance that will delight your hearts!

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio): Thoughts and prayers. We should start a GoFuckYourself for Milo.

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    mad citizen says:

    Yes, we need a donated funds thermometer. I have no idea what is required. I’ve donated a twenty spot to my music torrenting site and wikipedia a couple of times, but perhaps more is needed here given the smaller amount of users? I found BJ I think through another website’s long list of links to their favorite places after I had googled something like “radical liberal website” or some such thing, in December 2016 because I was feeling so shitty. This place is a godsend.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @mad citizen: I consider it a mental health expenditure. Not that I actually have any mental health, but it keeps me from yelling at my MAGAt neighbors.

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    Drunkenhausfrau says:

    Done: thanks for having the best clubhouse on the intertubes

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    Another Scott says:

    @Drunkenhausfrau: Post more often. Your ‘nym always makes me smile.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Drunkenhausfrau:
    @Another Scott:
    The nym makes me smile too, even though my inner pedant wants to correct it to BetrunkeneHausfrau.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Amir Khalid: That name and Aziz, Light! really amuse me.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio): I waded through a lot of comments but never found one that matched the description of being a delight for my heart. To whom do you refer?

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    a thousand flouncing lurkers (was fidelio) says:

    @opiejeanne: The one that warmed my heart the most was the one from Patreon, explaining they’d kicked Milo out.

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    Wolvesvalley says:

    Just kicked in a bit. I second Drunkenhausfrau’s comment at #9.

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    Beautifulplumage says:

    Have had “extra” funds available and sent some to the blog that’s been helping my sanity since mid-2015. I’m “re-aligning” my information priorities and BJ is at the top. Thanks to all of you who make this site what it is.

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    Beautifulplumage says:

    @opiejeanne: Hi Opiejeanne! Loved meeting you & Mr Opiejeanne at Pike. I appreciate the garden shed renovation pictures (so cute!) & the awesome garden pics. Cheers!

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