Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser — October 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

Support Eclectablog now and see if it makes you feel better



A lot of people call the Buddha the greatest marketer in the world because he told people, “Don’t trust me. Try it yourself and see how you feel.”

You can make that promise when you know you have a great product.

The Buddha did and the result was a world religion that even people who don’t like religion often claim as their own.

I’m not saying Chris Savage is the Buddha — that we know of — but I can firmly avow that the product he offers you through Eclectablog is great. Maybe you don’t agree with all the opinions of the team Chris has put together all of the time — lockstep agreement and purity vows are for Duggars. But you can’t deny this blog is an essential resource for progressives who want to keep up with the dankest perversions of the conservative right in Michigan and our nation’s capitol.

If there’s a story that’s bubbling up to the national media from Michigan, you can be sure you can be sure it was covered on Eclectablog first.

This state is a Petri dish for the current state of American politics.

We haven’t supported a Republican presidential candidate since 1988 or elected a Republican Senator since the late 90s, yet conservatives dominate all the branches of our government. After being the state that bore the brunt of much of the Great Recession, our unemployment is finally below the national average — thanks to the incredible success of the auto rescue and our Republican governor’s willingness to accept Medicaid expansion over his party’s objections.

Despite Republicans, we’re beginning to thrive. And we could be doing so much better.

When America tries Democratic policies, it does better. When progressives support progressives, progressives win. And when you support Eclectablog, you’ll feel better.

Don’t believe me? Try it.

There are three ways to help now.

First, you can make your donation using the PayPal form at the top of the right sidebar. You can choose which level of support you wish to give us from the dropdown box or choose a different level if you wish by using the “Other amount” box. The default is $60 which is basically $1 per week after the fees are taken out, a pretty good value.

Or you can wait until the TinyPass pop-up pops up (every tenth click on the site) and donate that way. If you do that, the popups will go away as long as you have cookies enabled. Like with the Paypal form, the default amounts for annual or monthly donations can be adjusted to whatever you wish them to be. They are currently set to be around $1 per week. Again, it’s a great value.

Finally, if you would prefer to send a check, send Chris an email and I’ll give you the address. This is the most beneficial way for us because it avoids the Paypal and Tinypass fees that are taken from contributions to the site.

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By the way, you don’t have to be an organization to run an ad. Maybe you’d like to surprise your favorite progressive with a birthday message on Eclectablog or help promote your favorite group. Again, click HERE for more info.

If you cannot afford to support us financially, there are other ways that you can still help.

For instance, please share our content on your Facebook page or other social media like Twitter, Reddit, etc. Put a “Like” on our Facebook page and click the “Invite friends” button and encourage your friends to like us, too.

Thanks so much for your continued support,
LOLGOP, Chris, Anne, Amy, Tony, Emma, Judy, and John