Will we survive?By
Way back on Tuesday, my friend and cohort Tom Sullivan posted an urgent plea asking you Hooligans to donate a little scratch to keep us up and kicking. And I’m sorry to report that his efforts went over about as well as a drag show at a Wendell Runion Tent Revival.
Did you know that it costs a few hundred clams every year to keep this two-bit operation afloat? Between hosting fees, maintenance and whatnot, it does Blanche, it does. And everything you see is done by volunteers: the graphic design, the long hours of
beer drinking programming, all the back-end stuff — not to mention some of the best written dreck in Western North Carolina. Hell, see those cute little ads over there on the right? It might be Asheville’s best-kept secret that we don’t even charge for those. It’s our way of supporting the community in this tight economy.
We started from humble beginnings here at Scrutiny Hooligans — operating with nothing but a typewriter out of the back of our station wagon. Now we have an audience of dozens, if not hundreds. And I’m asking that each of you donate just $5 to keep the dream alive.
“But what do I get for my five bucks, Muller?” you may be asking.
What other local blog gives you direct, unlimited access to everyone’s favorite metrosexual city councilman? What other blog keeps you so informed of local political machinations and issues of vital local concern? What other blog provides you with a greater public forum to voice your opinions so you don’t actually have to ever leave your house? What other blog entertains you with the coolest Sunday Morning Music? What other blog gives you the scoop on who’s running for what and then changing their minds and pulling out and then deciding to run for something else? What other blog is as fearless and comprehensive in bringing you truth, justice, and the American way as we see it? And what other blog has given you such unrelenting ridicule of Chad Nesbitt and Don Yelton?
So I’m asking you to move your mouse up to the right hand corner of the page and click the Donate button. Five bucks is all we’re asking. Your five dollars will ensure that the cogent political discussion will go on, that some worthwhile non-profits will be helped and a total government shutdown will be avoided. And that means these children here won’t have to die and we won’t have to yank Sullivan’s feeding tube.
Doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, a conservative or a liberal or a progressive or whatever. Certainly you can see that Scrutiny Hooligans is one of the best values out there. And did I mention any individual donation of at least $5 will get a special mention in an upcoming post? Well I just did. Five bucks. What’s five bucks?
Now, while we take your calls, here’s Mayor Terry Bellamy doing a little number to help get you through the donation form. Thank you for your support!
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Disclaimer: the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of anyone else, including a certain city councilman. Although they might. One never knows, does one?