A Goodly Company

16 million dollars raised for the border wall in 6 days.

O Ratty! We are not alone!!

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  1. Have talked to my acct about this because I contributed a lot of money to one of the 9/11 funds; you need to be careful. He’s on this and most importantly, he’s looking into a tax deduction for this because this is something our taxpayer dollars (national security) should be funding already.

    Will get back to you all with specific financials after the 25th.

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  2. EThompson:
    Have talked to my acct about this because I contributed a lot of money to one of the 9/11 funds; you need to be careful. He’s on this and most importantly, he’s looking into a tax deduction for this because this is something our taxpayer dollars (national security) should be funding already.

    Will get back to you all with specific financials after the 25th.

    I don’t care if it’s tax deductible or not. If you’re in it for the write-off, you’re in it for the wrong reason.

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  3. drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    Have talked to my acct about this because I contributed a lot of money to one of the 9/11 funds; you need to be careful. He’s on this and most importantly, he’s looking into a tax deduction for this because this is something our taxpayer dollars (national security) should be funding already.

    Will get back to you all with specific financials after the 25th.

    I don’t care if it’s tax deductible or not. If you’re in it for the write-off, you’re in it for the wrong reason.

    We pay a lot of taxes (at least I do) for the Chuck Schumers of the world to waste my money when it could be better spent on a wall. Damn right I’m asking for a deduction; otherwise, we send a great message to D.C. :

    If you won’t do the right thing, I’ll just send some more money until you do.

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  4. EThompson:

    drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    Have talked to my acct about this because I contributed a lot of money to one of the 9/11 funds; you need to be careful. He’s on this and most importantly, he’s looking into a tax deduction for this because this is something our taxpayer dollars (national security) should be funding already.

    Will get back to you all with specific financials after the 25th.

    I don’t care if it’s tax deductible or not. If you’re in it for the write-off, you’re in it for the wrong reason.

    We pay a lot of taxes (at least I do) for the Chuck Schumers of the world to waste my money when it could be better spent on a wall. Damn right I’m asking for a deduction; otherwise, we send a great message to D.C. :

    If you won’t do the right thing, I’ll just send some more money until you do.

    Reminds me of the quote attributed to Lenin:

    We will hang the capitalists with the rope that they sell us.

    Maybe he was right.

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  5. Personally this comes too close on the heels of the go fund me for the NJ homeless man who’s monies were kept by the fund starters.

    If this is still a hot topic after the 25th, I’m sure it will be, I swear I will jump in with my weekly cigarette money, (since I  quit smoking). That’ll be a “C” note.

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  6. EThompson:
    Have talked to my acct about this because I contributed a lot of money to one of the 9/11 funds; you need to be careful. He’s on this and most importantly, he’s looking into a tax deduction for this because this is something our taxpayer dollars (national security) should be funding already.

    Will get back to you all with specific financials after the 25th.

    Thanks very much, Ms. EThompson.    Kolfage does have a history, and I think this is probably on the up-and-up, but if he is using a large percentage for “administrative fees” we want to know.

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  7. MJBubba:
    Kolfage does have a history, and I think this is probably on the up-and-up, but if he is using a large percentage for “administrative fees” we want to know.

    That’s always a concern and I learned a hard lesson after 9/11.

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  8. Based on some of the comments, I fear the purpose of this campaign is misunderstood. While $16M (or $20M or $50M) is a good start, it is a negligible fraction (≤1%) of the ~$5B needed. Even if the entire $16M raised so far were flushed down the toilet, the campaign serves the purpose of shaming our useless political class into action (e.g., comment above). If a triple-amputee war veteran, who has given more for his country than that pack of rascals on Capitol Hill, can’t do it then no one can.

    The fact that over a quarter of a million people so far have spent their hard-earned money in support of this cause is worth more than a million phone calls to the Capitol Hill offices of the swamp creatures that dwell therein. Why? Because talk is cheap. And the swamp creatures have noticed.

    This is the biggest GoFundMe campaign ever and it’s still only a week old. Some lefty has started a competing campaign (based in Washington, DC!) to counter Kolfage’s. Any guesses on how much they raised? How ’bout less than 1% of what Kolfage has. Talk about an enthusiasm gap. This is a clear message to the denizens of the Imperial Capital that the hoi palloi, the deplorables, the rabble will be coming next with torches and pitchforks and that the soy boys and blue-haired pussy-hatters won’t stand in their way.

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  9. drlorentz:
    Even if the entire $16M raised so far were flushed down the toilet, the campaign serves the purpose of shaming our useless political class into action (e.g., comment above).

    Call me cynical, but “shaming our useless political class” is a bit of a stretch. The only solution is to get rid of them because they have no shame- you have to care about something other than yourself in order to experience this.

    I vote for an Executive Order under the semblance of national security.

    Executive orders have also been used to assert presidential war powers, starting with the Civil War and continuing throughout all subsequent wars. 

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  10. Exactly, @drlorentz!  Nobody wants to throw money away—no, wait, that’s not true, evidently, because so many, many people do! $70 dollars ( probably more) for a carton of cigarettes.  The Lottery,  f’cryin’ out loud!  The casinos!  I was always struck, visiting Atlantic City, by the looks of the gamblers–these were not svelte “jet-setters”, as the quaint old expression goes–they were mos’ly wide old people wearing baggy flowered shirts, with walkers. Now we’ve got legalized  gambling in Pa.. (GOD those places give me a malaise….) but the point is, people seem to love “hazarding” their money!    It’s pleasurable, apparently. So why not in this  cause? Sheesh, a ticket to a show in NYC is up to 200 or 300 dollars; parking in Manhattan, for any period of time, is at least $75.  Most of the donations which have swelled this now 16.5 M fund are individually far less than that.

    I put in my mite and it felt so good. I understand and accept the fact  that the little rush I experienced may be all I get out of it, and–s’ok.  Worth it.

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  11. EThompson:
    I vote for an Executive Order under the semblance of national security.

    It turns out you don’t get a vote on EOs. That’s why they call ’em executive. It’s up to the Congress-critters now. You can vote with your dollars at GoFundMe; at least that has a chance of doing some good.
    Unless, of course, you have a direct line to the Oval, in which case I suggest you pick up the phone stat and advise the president accordingly.

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  12. drlorentz:
    It turns out you don’t get a vote on EOs.

    I guess you’re more interested in a one upmanship game laced with snark than a solution. Of course I don’t get a vote, but I support an executive action on this and I do not support hard-working Americans throwing more of their hard-earned money at a situation that should have been funded a decade ago with our tax dollars.

    Perhaps you’re not empathetic to this idea because you’re one of the 45% who pay no income taxes?

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  13. Hypatia:
    …people seem to love “hazarding” their money!  It’s pleasurable, apparently.

    I don’t understand gambling either, especially when the odds are clearly against you. People seem to enjoy it. De gustibus and all that.

    Hypatia:
    I put in my mite and it felt so good. I understand and accept the fact that the little rush I experienced may be all I get out of it, and–s’ok. Worth it.

    Good on you. There’s more to life than money. The materialist approach has led us to the threshold of the globalist/open-borders hellscape: humans as nothing more than economic units. What good will money do after the barbarians breach the gates?

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  14. EThompson:
    Perhaps you’re not empathetic to this idea because you’re one of the 45% who pay no income taxes?

    Low blow, one that’s beneath your dignity. It missed the target anyway.

    For the real answer, see this.

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  15. drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    Perhaps you’re not empathetic to this idea because you’re one of the 45% who pay no income taxes?

    Low blow, one that’s beneath your dignity. It missed the target anyway.

    For the real answer, see this.

    You’ve taken nothing but low shots and I have struggled to take the high road with you which I have come to realize is impossible.

    Don’t ever tell me what is or isn’t beneath my dignity. I make that call, not you and it would make everything easier if you’d figure out who you’re dealing with.

    BTW, you didn’t answer my question re: fed taxes. (Low Blow #2.)

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  16. EThompson:
    Don’t ever tell me what is or isn’t beneath my dignity. I make that call, not you and it would make everything easier if you’d figure out who you’re dealing with.

    Point taken. Perhaps nothing is beneath.

    EThompson:
    BTW, you didn’t answer my question re: fed taxes. (Low Blow #2.)

    I’ll show you mine if you show me yours 😉 How much do you pay?

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