Lefties, Red Sox fans, Mets fans - Get Your Money On!
The Details/UpdatesThe three Spirit of America Alliances raised over $11,000 combined yesterday. That's an enermous amount of money, and the donations keep pouring in. There's still another week to go on this thing and I hardly think I can keep up the frenetic pace of posting guilt trips and pleadings all day like I did yesterday, but I will make daily reminders. 11k is a lot of money and I'm awfully proud to be associated with this fundraising drive. Thanks to everyone who donated thus far, and thanks to the two worthy rivals of the Victory Coalition (headed up by Captain Aylward). While a lot of our "fighting" amongst each other may seem rude, obnoxious, petty, low class, mean-spirited and over the top, we are doing it in the spirit of giving. I'm pretty sure we all like each other. For the most part. But that doesn't mean I don't want to win. Because I do. In the worst way. Which means that you must donate, donate, donate. Ok, I understand your wallet is only so deep. But what you can do is pass this link along to others - get your blogging friends to write about it, get your non-blogging friends to donate, get your boss to match your raised funds. Stand on a street corner in a teddy bear costume and hand out lollipops to kids. Wait, don't do that. That's how my cousin ended up with a room on Riker's Island. Look at the SOA success stories: music, school supplies, sports, dental equipment - isn't that something you want to be a part of? From the SOA site:
|Blog / Coalition||Amount Raised|
|Castle Argghhh! Fighting Fusileers for Freedom!||$6605|
|The Victory Coalition||$2977||Donate|
Today's ChallengesChallenge 1: Anti-war friends of ASV I know that many people who read this blog are not supporters of the war in Iraq. Many of you are lefties (and I use that term with the utmost sense of endearement, not in the moonbat kind of way). This is a chance for you to show your support for the troops and the people of Iraq even though you don't suppor the war. This has nothing to do with George Bush, nothing to do with politics at all. Here: bq. Spirit of America intends to support the Coalition troops – as well as the Iraqi people – by providing the resources needed to turn enemies into allies, and helping our troops and civilians show that we are there to help the Iraqi and Afghan people build their countries toward a peaceful, independent, free future – not to colonize or conquer them. That’s what winning the peace is all about.
The blog coalitions competing to raise money not only will make a big difference in the material support we can offer, but will have a critical role in broadening the community of people who support positive efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who support giving our troops the tools they need to do their real jobs…to help the people there build a strong, free, and peaceful future.
Now, more than ever, those networks of support and action are going to be critical, and it is the energy – literally, the spirit – of those volunteers that will make Spirit of America a success. The problems in front of us aren’t going to be solved by donating funds or buying things alone. It’s going to take a movement – a movement to show the best that America has, and that’s what all of us are hoping to become part of. 100% of the funds raised go towards buying and shipping the goods requested. Not one bit of your donation goes towards administrative costs. And did I mention tax deductible? Here's the deal: The first ten left-of-center people from my blogroll who donate money to SOA in the name of the Victory Coalition will not only get posts dedicated to them, but I will write a haiku for them as well! Ok, not much of a reward, but the knowledge that you are helping such a fine cause should be a reward in itself, eh? So if you are one of those leftie blogs/readers and you choose to donate in the name of the Victory Coalition, please email me or leave a comment here so I know and you can be duly rewarded. Challenge 2: Red Sox fans: The first five Sox fans that donate in the name of the Victory Coalition will be rewarded with a photo of me wearing a Red Sox cap/hat something of that nature. Challenge 3: Mets fans: Oy. This is the hardest thing I've ever done. It hurts me to even say it, but I will make the sacrifice in the name of SOA. (Deep breath) - Ok, I have to up the ante here - for every Met fan who donates $100 or more to SOA in the name of the VC, I will present a photo of myself wearing/holding some kind of Mets paraphenalia. If you know me at all you will know that this is not something to be taken lightly. The Mets are my kryptonite. I fear that if I even so much as put a finger on a Mets cap, I will shrink into the ground ala Dorothy's witch, writhing and screaming "I hate you, Gary Carter!" as I melt into nothingness, leaving only a Yankees insiginia burned into the ground where I once stood. And those are today's challenges. Should you take those challenges, please email me or leave a comment here letting me know. I have a lot of writing to do - I am still holding forth my promise to dedicate a post (of the donator's subject choice) to each person who gives to SOA in the name of the Victory Coalition. I have a lot of work to do. Now spread the word on today's challenges and let's kick some Esmay and Donavon ass.