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Filed under: General — Rick Moran @ 2:01 pm

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I have received a couple of emails complaining that the original post was too long and that I should stick to the matter at hand - asking for contributions - rather than going off on personal tangents.

In light of this excellent advice, this post will contain only the portion where I ask for funds. If you are interested in some of the blog’s highlights and my New Years Resolutions, you can go here for that info.


Now to the purpose of this post - my bi-annual request for funds.

I realize that many of you generously gave when I had the “Bleg Blitz” last September - a 12 hour fund raising effort that solved an emergency need for cash when Sue’s granddaughter was born and she had to leave work to take care of her daughter in law for 10 days. For those who opened their wallets back then, I would like to again say “thank you” and please do not feel obligated to donate again.

This bleg will be more traditional. I have placed two buttons below; one connects to Amazon.com and the other to Paypal. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated.

I have written before of our rather modest lifestyle so your contribution will go largely to easing our monthly distress of stretching our dollars to make ends meet. If I ever get enough ahead, I plan on redesigning the blog - but so far, that just hasn’t been in the cards.

So if you like what you read here - or if I challenge your assumptions, pique your curiosity, raise your blood pressure, or make you giggle a little - I would be forever grateful of you were to contribute.

Thank you.

Rick Moran

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  1. As one of your lefty readers, I will definately contribute.

    I would love to see you write more about ethics, because that is where you really shine (and one of the areas in which you really make me think).

    I think you are an AWESOME writer, and it would be a shame if you had to do something else.

    And lest I scare away any of your more rightward leaning readers, I must emphasize that I disagree with most of your conclusions. But I trust your research, and I always learn something.

    I have been fixated lately on the passing of President Ford. I voted for the 1st time in 76…I didn’t vote for him (and sometimes I regret that!) but it strikes me that he was one of those people that no matter how much you disagreed with him, you had to like him and respect him (has anybody *ever* heard of a Ford hater?). I would like to see more of this kind of civility in our national discourse, and you represent that to me, which is why I find myself checking your blog more and more frequently.

    Here’s to a happy and successful 2007, Rick.

    Comment by a somewhat regular reader — 1/3/2007 @ 11:08 am

  2. Rick,

    I enjoy your writing and I’m really surprised that you don’t get more comments than you do. It’s a crying shame that someone with your talents doesn’t attract more attention.

    As you have probably figured out, I’m leaning left. As an atheist I find the constant religious harangue from the right extremely distasteful. Even if I agreed with many Republican policies (which I mostly don’t) I would have a hard time voting for them just for their would be theocrat ways.

    I started out politically as somewhat libertarian but as I have aged and learned I have moved leftward. I wouldn’t consider myself extremely left but I definitely sympathize more with the left than the right. Although I’m a believer in Darwinian evolution, I find social Darwinism to be a thoroughly despicable doctrine. We are not beasts of the jungle and acting like we are denies our very humanity.

    Maybe if I wasn’t disabled and my wife wasn’t having to work sixty plus hours a week and commute another fifteen or so to allow us to barely get by I would be more likely to sympathise with the right. Unfortunately my own situation is very precarious and I really can’t emotionally separate my own situation from my politics. Being disabled has very much made me painfully aware of how many are struggling to barely get by in this, the most dynamic economy on earth.

    If it wasn’t for our Internet connection, one of the few luxuries we allow ourselves, I think I would probably have gone completely stark staring mad by now. The Internet has allowed me to feel connected to the world again and allowed me to converse with the many people that I will never see in real life. I spend most of my time now reading, researching and pondering. I’ve just recently started posting again after a long period of self enforced silence. I found that I was getting too emotionally involved with what I was writing and it was starting to affect my mental health for the worse. My wife and daughter urged me to stop and I reluctantly agreed.

    For many reasons over which I had little control I never graduated from high school but I’ve been a life long autodidact and have a little knowledge about a great many things. I’ve been interested in history since I was a young pup and like Mark Twain I’ve concluded that, while history doesn’t repeat itself, it often rhymes.

    Anyhoo.. I’ve rambled on long enough. I’m going to take a look at the budget and if she who must be obeyed decides it’s possible to spare a few bucks I’ll try to make a donation. I read quite a few lefty blogs and some righty ones too, but I find few where both sides come together and try to converse in a gentlemanly fashion, if you will. As long as each side only converses in their own echo chambers we will never manage to get this country on some sort of path that doesn’t lead ultimately to disintegration of the American experiment.

    Good luck and good night.


    Comment by Jonathan — 1/4/2007 @ 1:09 am

  3. Jonathon,

    Rick gets plenty of comments. However, he deletes those that do not agree with him or those that point out his shoddy research. Yeah, my contribution is in the mail. It should be there any day now, keep looking for it.

    Comment by Pete_Bondurant — 1/4/2007 @ 8:15 am

  4. Peter:

    Your comments keep getting deleted because you continually violate the policy of not insulting the host. I have tried like hell to clean up the filth and insulting language left by lickspittles like you for the past two months and have largely succeeded. I have banned about 2 dozen commenters for calling me or other commenters names - including you as I recall which makes one wonder why you show up somewhere you’re not wanted.

    The fact that there are thousands of comments on this site that disagree with me gives the lie to your puerile and shallow critique. If you can’t comment in a civil manner, go someplace else.

    Comment by Rick Moran — 1/4/2007 @ 8:21 am

  5. Rick,

    If this is an idiotic suggestion, feel free to ignore it. I was thinking about all you have written. Have you taken stock of how much of it there is? Is there any possibility of putting together a collection of Rick Moran’s writings? I think that finding a publisher should not be that big a hassle (what do I know) and I believe that a new “kid on the block” would be a welcome change from some of the stuff out there that makes my head hurt.

    The beauty of it is that you probably won’t have to add much new stuff, instead just editing and refining the GREAT stuff you’ve already written. Something to think about. Meantime, I would be glad to help in a small way…as a matter of fact, I have been thinking that if I took all the money I have “wasted” on newsprint (including that fish wrapper they call a newspaper around here) and spent it on my favorite blogs instead, I and they would be much better off and I wouldn’t have worry about recycling them or running over them in the driveway. Pretty miserable when you only buy them for the funnies and the want ads anyway! LOL.

    My 2 cents.


    Comment by Carol Johnson — 1/4/2007 @ 9:46 am

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  7. a.s.r.r. (#1):

    I have been fixated lately on the passing of President Ford. I voted for the 1st time in 76…I didn’t vote for him (and sometimes I regret that!) but it strikes me that he was one of those people that no matter how much you disagreed with him, you had to like him and respect him (has anybody ever heard of a Ford hater?).

    The first words out of some peoples mouths in response to Ford’s passing? East Timor.

    Former President Gerald Ford died last night at the age of 93. We begin our coverage of Ford’s time in office with a look at his support for the Indonesian invasion of East Timor that killed one-third of the Timorese population. We’re joined by Brad Simpson of the National Security Archives and journalist Alan Nairn.


    There is definitely a market for some extremely narrow and negative viewpoints within the more mad/rad sects of Liberalianity, and surely this is the type of “analysis” which would appeal to any Ford haters out there.


    Comment by Chip — 1/4/2007 @ 3:35 pm

  8. 1000’s of comments that disagree with you? Really? Interesting. Not from what I see, but feel free to point them out to me. Secondly, I have never used foul language when posting a comment. I posted a comment with respect to your Brett Favre article and it was deleted. After you stated that Favre played with James Lofton, I said to get your facts straight. Was that an insult? No, yet the comment was deleted anyway. You attack other bloggers, yet you seem to be very sensitive when somebody points out your faulty logic.

    Comment by Pete_Bondurant — 1/4/2007 @ 5:36 pm

  9. Hi Ricky! Sorry I can’t send any money right now but I will send you a great big kiss. Your pal, Saraa

    Comment by Saraa — 1/5/2007 @ 12:55 am

  10. Rick,

    I just wanted to comment on the fact of the amount of comments that dissagree with you on a daily basis. I have personaly seen them being the fact that you are family and I have seen and helped with computer problems that you have had. So don’t let that gentleman Pete get you to step down to his level. You do a great job with your site and trying to edit those who try to make this a profound site. I also know the extreme amount of hours that you put into your research on the topics that you write about. All I can say is if most people would put half the effort in thier jobs as you do into your site maybe they might be able to appreciate the job you do here and maybe even have a bit more pride in the things they do.
    I am also a left winger and no matter what you have always made me think and have been a real challenge when we have got into debates on differrent subjects. So once again thanks for the amount of work that you do put into this site and the help that you have been to me and my family over the years.

    Comment by Joe — 1/5/2007 @ 6:39 am

  11. Joe:

    You do a great job with your site and trying to edit those who try to make this a profound site.

    I guess I’m missing something here, why would Rick need to edit those trying to make this a “profound site”?

    Seems to me just the opposite would be true, that those who are being shallow and disruptive should be the ones that are edited.

    Comment by Jonathan — 1/5/2007 @ 8:53 am

  12. I’m sorry Jonathan. I stand corrected. What I was meaning was that Rick does a great job at the way he edits out the comments that have profanity in them.

    Comment by Joe — 1/10/2007 @ 9:30 pm

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