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It's time for the first FailedMessiah.com super duper fundraising appeal of 2009.
It costs far more money to run FailedMessiah.com than most people realize.
Just as one example, my bill for searching federal court records is nearing $100. Add to that phone bills in excess of $75 per month, the basic cost of hosting a blog, and then the hours of time put into blog maintenance, research and reporting every week – and those are hours I can't spend doing other more lucrative work. And this is a short list.
Keeping FailedMessiah.com up and running can only continue to happen with your generous support.
At this time, the only way to donate online is through the PayPal button posted immediately below (or the Tip Jar at the top of the middle column of this page, which is basically the same thing).
Using the button immediately below allows you to give without giving me an address. All I'll see is the email address your PayPal account uses – or the email address you used to donate by credit card (and you may even see an option to hide that from me, as well):
Anyone who donates $180 or more gets a free custom designed coffee mug designed by yours truly..
Everyone else who gives at least $18 will be entered into a raffle. One of you will win a mug as well. That means your $18 (or larger) donation has a very good chance of winning a free mug. And, as David Letterman would say, what fine mugs they are!
Those of you who chose mug number one have the option of gifting it to our very own racist bigot, Archie Bunker – provided he's man enough to fess up a real address to ship the mugs to. Wouldn't it be nice for Archie to choke down his morning Joe in a Shmarya designed coffee mug featuring the public figure he most hates?
Together we can make this happen. Yes We Can!
Also, for every $180 donation to this FailedMessiah.com Winter '09 appeal, UnOrthodoxJew will send the donor an autographed UOJ law-enforcement type baseball cap in a color of their choice. (A big thank you to UOJ for this! Please see below for a picture of the cap.)
Every donation no matter how small helps and is appreciated.
If you donate $360 or more, you can have two mugs. $500 or more gets you three. Donate $750 or more and who knows what I might throw in!
The images I posted below are low resolution and have watermarks. The actual images on the mugs are higher resolution. Of course, there are no watermarks on the actual mugs. The first two have the painting reproduced three times on each mug – right, front and left. (The view you see below is right.) The third mug has the image on the right and left with the phrase "Halavi • Milchig" running down the front of the mug.
Choice #1: The Barack Obama Tribute Mug
Choice #2: The Benjamin Netanyahu Soon-To-Be Prime Minister Mug
The UOJ Cap In White (more colors available)
If you donate $180 or more, please make sure to note your mug(s) preference and your shipping address in the comments section of the Pay Pal donation form so I can send your mug(s) to you.
Thank you for reading and for your support!