October 21, 2008

Special Election Edition Bleg

BUMPED: Still a few hundred shy of my goal! Scroll down for new posts.

I just heard from the Nevada organizers, and they'd like me to come out and act as a poll observer, to keep things fair, and/or assist with their "get out the vote" effort.

I can manage this if I stay at a Motel 6 (or the equivalent), and if I can get $20-$40 from each of my regular readers.

I know that you all know I'm broke. I'm willing to contribute my time, but I'll need your help with housing and gasoline.

I eat next to nothing when I'm doing political travel, and since I'm driving out there I can load the car up with cheap snacks: apples and Luna bars have worked well when I'm playing "Girl Reporter." They'll also work fine for long days of getting out the vote (they tell me I may be at it for 10-12 hours a day). And I'll drink some milk each day, and take my vitamins.

But I cannot do this unless I raise $500-$700 from readers over the next week. (The more you give, the longer I can stay. They'd like me for ten days, but if I can stay there for a week it'll still help them out enormously.)

This is the most important election in a very long time—for economic reasons as much as for national security reasons. So please hit my tip jar, and send me out into the desert.

Thank you!

UPDATE: Bumped; I'm only halfway there, so keep those donations rolling in. No, I'm not going out there if I have to sleep in my car. Not in the high desert. If McCain loses Nevada and you didn't send me out there . . . well, you wouldn't want that on your conscience, now, would you? (Bumping this back up.)

Posted by Attila Girl at October 21, 2008 12:54 PM | TrackBack

Okay, I chipped in. If you wind up not going to Nevada, spend it on gin with my blessings.

Posted by: Gordon at October 16, 2008 08:33 PM

Me too. Ditto on the gin or get SoCal Edison to install a quarter meter in your bedroom to run those essential 'appliances'.

Posted by: Darrell at October 16, 2008 09:45 PM

I'm so stoked about getting some real premium juniper products performing my civic duty!

One night taken care of. 6-9 more nights to go.

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 16, 2008 10:01 PM


Can I ask as to your opinion on the propriety of a non-voting, non-American donating some moolah to this cause? Cuz I got no problems on my end, but I thought I'd ask about from yours.

And, uh, ya know, Chris Muir sweetened the pot by throwing in Sam goodness. I must admit, seeing Sam down and dirty is good, sure. So, uh, I gotta ask, what are you throwing in? Something similar?


Posted by: Gregory at October 17, 2008 01:09 AM

Gregory, you can contribute as much as you'd like-no laws to consider here. You don't even have to use those fake names like Will Good and Ixvbdf. In fact, don't. PayPal, unlike the Democratic Party, has rules and standards. Ask all your friends to join the fun. Spread the word throughout all of Asia. It just might keep the economic miracle alive.

Posted by: Darrell at October 17, 2008 11:27 PM

Or Mickey Mouse, eh, Darrell? ;)

Yeah, since I didn't hear back from Attila herself, I went ahead and hit the tipjar.

But I'm still waiting for the pot sweetener [hint, hint].

PS Does anyone else notice the chequerboard pattern she uses in her comment boxes? Because I can't really see it on my LCD screen...

Posted by: Gregory at October 18, 2008 06:30 AM

The checkerboard pattern shows in IE 7. It's doesn't appear when using Firefox 3.0.3.

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Posted by: Darrell at October 18, 2008 12:11 PM

Asking for money from your community, very socialist of you Attila. What ever happened to personal responsibility. Taking care of yourself, every chance you get you are ready for a handout, just like the banks, just like the special interest groups, nice example you are setting here.

Just kidding, I'll pitch in.

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