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Wonkette: Because We're AGAINST Inciting Bomb Threats At Hospitals For Kids!
Make the pie higher!
Pssst! Hey you! You seem like the kind of person who is against inciting threats aimed at hospitals with kids in them. How do I know that? Because you're reading Wonkette!
There are two pretty clear sides in ol US America right now: a very very good side that does not believe in inciting bomb threats at children's hospitals, and unfortunately a side that rather DOES!
I'd say Wonkette — slogging through this absolute muck 14 hours a day, all the days of the week — is a thankless job, but it's really not. I get love notes of love from hundreds of you every month. You even send wee gifties in the mail. And you tell me that we saved your life during Trump and his pandemic of hatred and mean. Since enough of you have told me that, I believe you.
But for the first time since I bought this bitch 10 years ago, we made less money this year than the year before — to the point that in addition to taking a 25 percent pay cut, and not paying me or Shy for the past three months, we've also poured about $30,000 into paying the staff and expenses out of the money from the people who mightily overpaid for our very pleasant Montana home. You can see where I'm going with this! SEND US MONEY! : D
I do not want those half of one percent of our readers who are already supporting us to dig deeper into their pockets (unless they truly can and want to — NO GOING WITHOUT for our sake!). I want YOU to, as that great American said, make the pie higher.
If we doubled our donors from half of one percent of our 800,000ish monthly readers to ONE percent, we would be living in Fat City and annual raises for the staff wouldn't mean pay cut for mama. (You guys know that the first thing Dok is going to do when he reads this is offer to take a pay cut. You think I'd fuckin let him???)
Also, EVEN MORE outlets are doing layoffs (WON'T DO IT), if they're not actively going out of business, but at least the latest one is James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, so we can all laugh about that.
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