Empty Your Wallet

by Nathan Hamm on 4/20/2004 · 22 comments


Click up there to give. If you want to know why you should, go read Wizbang.

UPDATE: I just cleaned out my PayPal account (not a ton of money or anything…). And then, I am reminded that the competition doesn’t truly start until Wednesday. Guess I’ll have to give again. Remember, the 21st through the 28th. Give until it hurts. Don’t make us turn you upside down to empty your pocketses. We gotta show up those Futzing Fusileers and Dean’s Liberty Alliance (I’ll take Michele’s dead girl over a hairy-pitted pegasus anyday).

I’m going to try to get the blogad up and running this evening.

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buermann April 20, 2004 at 1:30 pm

Hundreds of billions in taxes just doesn’t go as far as it used to. I suppose this might be a good thing so long as the donations don’t pass through the hands of the sort of people who write memos to themselves admitting “Far from facilitating democracy and security, the memo’s author fears, U.S. efforts have created an environment rife with corruption and sectarianism likely to result in civil war.” Etc.

John of Argghhh! April 20, 2004 at 1:46 pm

C’mon Buermann – this is something even leftys should be able to get behind.

Nathan April 20, 2004 at 2:07 pm

What I like about this organization is that it works so directly. I found that the people on the ground, whether they are soldiers, aid workers, missionaries, etc., have a better grasp of what the local needs are than anyone bureaucracy that decides from afar.

The needs are identified and goods are distributed by the requestors. Spirit of America buys the goods, avoiding the excessive wait and strings that come with corporate sponsorships and donations.

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