Socialized Internets? [Please, ladies and gentlemen, don't lie *stupidly*.]
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[In particular, when you want to tell us how you're a conservative, don't use the same email that you use to boost Barack Obama. That is insulting, not least because it implies that you think that we are too dumb to check.]
[Contribute, or not: your choice. But don't be like this guy (amusing how the tone changes, no*?), if only for your own pride's sake. - Moe Lane]
[*Aww, the truth-to-power speaker memory-holed his post. Didn't like how we turned you into a fund-raising point, huh? I don't know why you would: it's nothing that we haven't done before. Anyway, they're still keeping this one up, at least for the moment, so warm yourself on their hate and fear. Just remember: this obsessive attention to us proves that we're clearly meaningless! - Moe Lane]
I'm an infrequent visitor to this website. Today though, I received an email from Red State saying that they need donations and my hard earned money because they cannot afford to run their website.
Now I'm a free market loving, do it yourself kind of guy. Are we really going to socialize our forum? Is the free market not able to handle our websites needs, and thus we need to be begging and praying? (Sorry, I'm an economic conservative, but I could do without the overtly God-inducing rhetoric)
Sorry, I just kind of thought we could do better than that. I see advertisements, I know people come through here. Is the site being monetized well enough?
I don't know, but I can say that if radical left wing sites like DailyKos and OpenLeft (I hear they have ex-Clinton operatives running that site) can monetize without begging their members for money, surely us conservatives can put our college economically superior heads together and figure out a better way than begging and praying for donations.
These are just a few of my thoughts. Feel free to flame, but I really like this site, so please don't ban. (In fact, I registered this username from the library instead of using my regular one for that reason. I really don't want to be banned.)