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June 14, 2009

Give Ace Money [someone]

BUMP. tmi3rd tried to bump this last night but failed, so here it is again for the overnight/weekend folks.

OK, morons, it's like this.

Ace would never do this himself* and may in fact delete this post, but I was reading Instapundit and he's mentioned NRO's current donation drive two days running, while also asking for money for PJTV.

I'm not going to trash any other basically right-wing media, but let's face it: none of those more, uh, respectable outlets provide what you really want. And that is... an actual conservative viewpoint, sure, but also -- the important stuff. Troll-bashing as sport. "Accidental" lesbian pr0n links. The Blago skull. And well-deserved epic insult barrages. I mean, I'd pay $100 to read Victor Davis Hanson call some Palin-bashing moonbat a "cheap, sore-riddled nasty bit of gutterscrunge who'll rent you her mouth for the change in your pocket" but that's not going to happen.

And yet those other guys seem to get more money than Ace does. An outrage! And it's up to you to correct it. Hit the Paypal button on the left.

(* "He Ace. Ewok. Won't bleg, so I bleg for him.")

Update: Speaking of trolls, ol' "Adriana Lima" seems to be back in the comments here. How come trolls like besmirching the names of attractive women?

UPDATE from lauraw: I hope someone doesn't mind me barging in here, but it's only because I think he's fargin' brilliant.

We cobloggers have been pestering Ace to do this for more than a year, but he is one stubborn, proud little ewok. The guy is positively allergic to the idea of asking for money. Meanwhile, there's this little matter of living on Earth, and that requires occasional cash inputs.

Way to take the initiative, someone. You are teh awesome. If Ace gets furious with you and hunts you down like a hobo, I won't back you up because I'm a coward. But I still think you're swell and I won't eat any of the jerky Ace makes from your flesh.

Well, maybe just one little taste to satisfy curiosity, but that's it.

From the comments:

13 Come on you fuckers, it's not like you're blowing a ton of money on rubbers Posted by: hutch1200 at June 12, 2009 07:15 AM (apMa4)

Hutch is not a salesman in real life.

FURTHER UNNECESSARY UPDATE: (Russ from Winterset) I cannot agree more with the sentiments already expressed by my colleagues "someone" and lauraw. Without Ace, all of us co-bloggers are just howling in the wilderness. I mean yeah, sure; Dave in Texas could always go back to working as a carny traveling the midwest (which, interestingly enough, is how he first met lauraw, or "Camela the Amazing Hump-Girl" as she's known in freakshow circles) and Gabe could finally become a rodeo clown like he dreamed of doing as a young child growing up in Oklahoma. But the rest of us? Screwed. I could achieve a bit of minor local fame as a competitive bacon-eater who also does political commentary and light ballistic blogging, but without the forum that Ace provides me, I'd just be "that crazy guy who rants to the pigeons in the park" instead of a moderately recognizable national political gadfly writing for a "smart military blog".

Let's all give a few bucks to the man who makes this all possible. And remember, without Ace you'd probably never have heard of spurwing plover. That right there is worth AT LEAST $20.

(someone, I'm not gonna lie here. If you get roasted, I'll probably go back for seconds. Especially if he wraps you in bacon before he cooks your carcass. "Law of the Jungle" and all that.)

AN EVEN MORE UNNECESSARY UPDATE [DrewM]: Yeah, Ace will very likely be less than thrilled because, believe it or not, he is a modest kind of guy but hopefully he'll see how much this place and his work means to us. Plus he can't get rid of us...or can he?

Any way...I could go on about what a cool little corner of the tubes this but you know that. I'd just say, don't think you have to give $100 or something like that (though you are welcome to). If we all toss a $10 or $20 in the pot, we can help keep Ace supplied with the essentials so he can keep making teh funny and doing those thoughtful pieces you won't find anywhere else.

If we don't step up, Ace is going to wake up one day and realize he's got some skilz and could make a real living. And then where will we be (and it's about us after all)?

Think of this way...You want that Ewok chained to his keyboard...no you NEED that Ewok chained to his keyboard. So please, hit the Paypal and give til it hurts. Not the emergency room kind of hurt but the, "no I didn't say the safe word, do it again" kind of hurt.

(Kudos to someone for taking the initiative)

THE MOST USELESS, UNNECESSARY UPDATE POSSIBLE [Dave in Texas]:

Every time you give to AceofSpadesHQ, a hobo gets his wings.

And you all know what I mean by "gets his wings".


(Bumped to draw attention again)(tmi3rd)

A lot of folks have made great points above, but I'd draw you to the sense of community we have. All of us are working on taking back what was squandered by the squishy "moderates", and here is where we congregate to take it back.

It's worth a few bucks out of your pocket, once a year, to continue the level of work that our dear Ewok Leader undertakes, and he generously shares it with us. It's a rough time for everyone, but this is very much another home to many of us. Chip in if you can.

tmi3rd


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