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Fundraiser Frustration
self | 01/23/03 | dware

Posted on 01/23/2003 10:26:55 AM PST by dware

Folks, I'm having fundraising frustrations. For the past week or so, I have been looking into the funding of left wing extremist organizations such as ANSWER, among many others. One thing is clear: these organizations have some serious sources for funding their communist agendas.

On the other hand, Free Republic relies on the generousity of it's members. This is great, considering the fact that FR can raise $65k in just under a month from member donations. However, from what I understand, this simply covers operating costs. As far as I am concerned, this is not enough.

The leftist extremists have many, many thousands of dollars to push their agendas. We need the same.

Obviously, I am not able to personally write a check for several grand to FR (but if I could, it wouldn't take a second thought to do so). What's more, I am only one person DYING to do something to raise some serious money for FR. Unfortunately, limited resources makes that hard to do.

So, here is what I am going to do this fundraising quarter (and I'll have to come up with something else next quarter):

I am going to eat for FR. Here's the deal - There is a local Chinese buffet that serves mussels. I LOVE mussels. In fact, I once ate 75 of them on a dare.

How does FR fit in? My goal is to eat as many mussels in one sitting (approx. 30 - 45 minutes) as I can. And I am challenging fellow FReepers to pledge a donation amount for every mussel I am able to eat. Pledge amounts are up to you, so don't be afraid. If a penny a mussel is what you feel you can afford, do it. If you can spare a dollar per mussel, fantastic!

The eat-a-thon will take place Feb. 8 at 1 pm at the Chinese restaurant at North Avenue & 28 road in Grand Junction, Colorado. Colorado FReepers are urged to attend, as someone will be asked to judge the outcome, to be sure it is fair and impartial. I will also be dragging along the video camera & digital cam, so photo's will be posted after it's all said and done with.

So, make your pledge today right here. When I'm done eating, I'll let you know what the outcome was. Then, you send your pledge directly to Jim.

Have any questions? FReepmail me or email me at davidware2002@yahoo.com. C'mon folks...join the fun & raise a little money for FR.


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Here's to hoping I get a good batch of mussels!
1 posted on 01/23/2003 10:26:55 AM PST by dware
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To: Jim Robinson; Support Free Republic
FYI
2 posted on 01/23/2003 10:27:47 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: Mo1
Am I crazy? No, I just love my country, and FR.
3 posted on 01/23/2003 10:30:29 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: All

Donate Here By Secure Server

Or mail checks to
FreeRepublic , LLC
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or you can use
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Become A Monthly Donor
STOP BY AND BUMP THE FUNDRAISER THREAD
Thanks Registered

4 posted on 01/23/2003 10:30:31 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Grampa Dave
PING!
5 posted on 01/23/2003 10:31:12 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: glock rocks
BUMP!
6 posted on 01/23/2003 10:32:06 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: Gabz
PING
7 posted on 01/23/2003 10:32:47 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: NormsRevenge
FYI
8 posted on 01/23/2003 10:34:22 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: EdReform; MonroeDNA; Exit148
BUMP!
9 posted on 01/23/2003 10:38:00 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: chnsmok
PING!
10 posted on 01/23/2003 10:38:52 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: All
My goal is 100 mussels. I believe it is reachable, even surpassable. The last time I ate 75, and that was after a full plate of food, and dessert.
11 posted on 01/23/2003 10:39:55 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: terilyn
FYI
12 posted on 01/23/2003 10:40:32 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: Brad's Gramma
PING!
13 posted on 01/23/2003 10:41:43 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware
I'll bite. Sign me up for .50 per mussel.
14 posted on 01/23/2003 10:42:29 AM PST by LurkerNoMore! (I once skated 100 hours for charity)
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To: RottiBiz
ping
15 posted on 01/23/2003 10:42:31 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: LurkerNoMore!
THANK YOU!
16 posted on 01/23/2003 10:42:54 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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17 posted on 01/23/2003 10:44:00 AM PST by LurkerNoMore! (in a row)
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To: LurkerNoMore!
100 hours...in a row? What about sleep? potty breaks?
18 posted on 01/23/2003 10:45:19 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware
I'll give you 10 cents each.
19 posted on 01/23/2003 10:46:14 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: chnsmok
THANKS!
20 posted on 01/23/2003 10:48:18 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware

21 posted on 01/23/2003 10:48:52 AM PST by glock rocks (best of luck on your challenge!)
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To: dware
Are these the mussels with the yellow sauce stuff in the shell?
22 posted on 01/23/2003 10:49:36 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: dware; Grampa Dave; RottiBiz; Mo1; glock rocks; justshe; Gabz
Ok, count me in! I can donate $0.50 for each mussel you eat up to 100. I'd make it more, but I've pretty much shot my extra Freepathon money this quarter.

Keep me posted!

23 posted on 01/23/2003 10:49:44 AM PST by EdReform (Freepers and Lurkers - Please consider a monthly donation today!)
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To: chnsmok
YEP! They are in the shell, in a fantastic (and somewhat spicy) sauce...
24 posted on 01/23/2003 10:52:13 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware
When you are 20 yrs. old anything is possible.
25 posted on 01/23/2003 10:52:41 AM PST by LurkerNoMore! (and your cute partner is the star of the basketball team)
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To: glock rocks
LOL! I was thinking about that movie as I wrote this!
26 posted on 01/23/2003 10:53:12 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware
We have the same restaurant in Spokane. You can almost hear the owners crying when my husband walks in.
27 posted on 01/23/2003 10:54:04 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
*LOL* How many slices of cheesecake do you think we could eat for FR?
28 posted on 01/23/2003 10:55:49 AM PST by LurkerNoMore!
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To: dware

29 posted on 01/23/2003 11:00:01 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: chnsmok
My wife always says that about me when we go.
30 posted on 01/23/2003 11:00:17 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: chnsmok
YUMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYY!
31 posted on 01/23/2003 11:00:52 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware
Icccccccccccccccky.
32 posted on 01/23/2003 11:01:55 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: LurkerNoMore!
My wife is the cheesecake eater. I'll have to talk to her about it :)
33 posted on 01/23/2003 11:01:55 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware
If you become a monthly donor, I will throw in 5$'s in your name. I just became a $/Day Donor so I'm tapped out for this quarter.

What really tapped me was my 15 January quarterly tax payments.
34 posted on 01/23/2003 11:12:29 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Free Republic, the site supported by those who don't believe in free lunches! Are you a donor?)
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To: dware
$1.10 so far. Hope you get more. Bump!
35 posted on 01/23/2003 11:13:14 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: All
C'mon folks! Have a little fun with this, and raise some money for FR!
36 posted on 01/23/2003 11:14:35 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: Grampa Dave
I became a monthly donor several months back. However, when I found myself unemployed (a state that I am still trying to pull myself out of), I stopped temporarily. This is my way of donating for the time being, and I will also resume monthly donations as soon as I can.

Not bad! $1.10/mussel so far... If I reach my goal of 100 mussels, that means $110.00 to FR!

37 posted on 01/23/2003 11:20:02 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware; MeeknMing
Need your ping list here, MeeknMing.
38 posted on 01/23/2003 11:21:15 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: dware
You need to sign a letter to whomever, that if you do harm to yourself with these mussels, it was your fault.
39 posted on 01/23/2003 11:22:00 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Free Republic, the site supported by those who don't believe in free lunches! Are you a donor?)
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To: LurkerNoMore!
Based on our past record, I think we'd be lucky to keep a whole one down. lol.

I can't see your post 17. Puter problems here today.
40 posted on 01/23/2003 11:23:24 AM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi (FR rocks!)
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To: Grampa Dave
They are harmless. hehe
41 posted on 01/23/2003 11:23:42 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: dware
Got a call from PETA. You won't actually harm those mussels, will you? Are they free-range mussels?
42 posted on 01/23/2003 11:28:39 AM PST by chnsmok (A dollar a day keeps you in the fray! Donate!)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
I can't see your post 17. Puter problems here today.

Darn. It was one of my better posts!

43 posted on 01/23/2003 11:38:16 AM PST by LurkerNoMore!
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To: dware
I already have a monthly pledge but I'll make an extra donation equal to $.25 per mussel that you eat.

Please don't kill yourself trying to increase the donation though ...... :-)

44 posted on 01/23/2003 11:41:00 AM PST by kayak (God bless President Bush and God bless America!)
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To: LurkerNoMore!
Freepmail it to me?

(will you be home tonight? answer in freepmail)
45 posted on 01/23/2003 11:41:50 AM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi (FR rocks!)
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To: Grampa Dave; Jim Robinson
LOL...OK, just for the record:

I will be eating these mussels on my own accord. No one is forcing me to do it. If anything negative should occur as a result of my actions, including but not limited to, food poisoning, sickness or death, I and my heirs, executors, descendants, etc. agree to hold harmless anyone affiliated with Free Republic and the restaurant where the event will take place. I take personal responsibility for my own actions. If I didn't, I would probably be a Democrat.

Good enough?

46 posted on 01/23/2003 11:42:35 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: LurkerNoMore!
I don't think its her computer, I didn't see it either! (re: post 17)
47 posted on 01/23/2003 11:43:43 AM PST by dware (I sometimes have trouble finishing what I....)
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To: dware
.....when I found myself unemployed....

I have a great idea for all unemployed FReepers: Get a Federal Airport Screener/Security job, and expose our vulnerablities while putting patriots in those sensitive positions.

Pay tops out around $45,000, but the benefits are good....

48 posted on 01/23/2003 11:44:01 AM PST by LurkerNoMore!
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To: dware
OMG .. Mussels ???

You sure are a dedicated Freeper

OK .. I'll pledge .50 cents a mussel
49 posted on 01/23/2003 11:44:37 AM PST by Mo1 (Support Free Republic and become a Monthly Donor)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi; dware
Good grief you two computer geniuses. It was a dot.
Like this: .
50 posted on 01/23/2003 11:45:26 AM PST by LurkerNoMore!
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