The Other McCain

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$300 by 5 p.m.

Posted on | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on $300 by 5 p.m.

There’s good news and bad news. The good news is, my wife and I went to get our taxes done Thursday, and we’ll be getting a refund next week. The bad news is, the cable bill is $300 and I’ve got to have that paid by 5 p.m. today or I won’t have Internet access. So while the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is in sight, there is a short-term emergency, and so I’m compelled yet again to rattle the tip jar. Regular readers know how this crowdfunding thing works — if 100 readers give $3 each, or 20 readers give $15 each — the arithmetic works either way. So whatever amount you can afford — $5, $10, $20 — would be appreciated.

PayPal doesn’t provide a tax form, so when we were getting ready to go see the tax preparer, I had to go through pages of last year’s transactions, adding up the totals. It was interesting to see the patterns. For weeks at a time, the contributions came irregularly, but then suddenly — BOOM! — there would be a day or two where the receipts totaled $500 or more, and I was trying to remember what caused those surges.

One such surge was when I went down to cover Marianne Williamson’s campaign in South Carolina, and another was when I went to Orlando for the “Red Pill” conference. So tax time for me is like a walk down Memory Lane, visiting the pleasant Ghosts of Tip-Jar Rattles Past, recalling that the Five Most Important Words in the English Language are:


UPDATE: The cable company got their money, and I’ll be taking my brother out to dinner later. Thanks to all who contributed.



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