Hunting for $$$


7 Tips on Asking for Donations—It’s Intimidating, We Get It

No, I’m not hunting for  $$$.  There’s no, “pay here” on my blog.

If my cat begged for what he wanted most in life….

…obviously, he has no use for money.

It’s donor hunting season for politicians, and they’re as desperate for dollars as they are devious.

Some of the attempts to weasel a donation out of me include:

  • My opponent is raising more money.
  • My opponent is telling lies about me.
  • I’m begging you to help me stay in the race! 
  • Donate by tonight and you might be a lucky winner…
  • A mystery donor will triple your donation…

I learned the hard way that the MINUTE you “UNSUBSCRIBE” to an email that you never subscribed to, you’ve just become the number one target in a bizarre game of


The emails come from NOWHERE….literally.  I mean, really, I live in Florida — so why should I be getting an email to fund a political race in South Dakota?


Like the guy who tries to get the light bulb to go on by flipping the switch 3 times, at first I tried unsubscribing AGAIN.

Fun with SATB2 Associated Syndrome : Finances

The next 500 emails came from every politician running for every office in every state.

Two years ago, I made the mistake of giving a monthly $3.00 donation.  After the election, I tried to cancel it.  Remember the scene from The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy where our clueless hero is told that the plans were on display behind a locked door?

I could find NO WHERE that told me how to STOP the donation.  

Do you know how it was finally stopped?  Someone tried to use my credit card for fraudulent purposes.  It stopped once my number was changed.  Do you know how hard it is to memorize a new credit card number?

So be warned, those who are looking for my $5.00 donation:  You don’t play fair, so I don’t play fair!

I have a SPAM button and I know how to use it!