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  •  Jonah just underscored that he has no honor (2+ / 0-)
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    I understand the argument that the money doesn't technically need to be paid. That's true enough.

    What would a gracious person do, especially for a good cause?

    A gracious person would say I erred and I will live up to my bet although Cole didn't participate.

    It's not enough to say you're wrong in this case. One really should demonstrate it.

    Suppose we here at dkos cover that $1,000.00 by collecting lots of $1.01 donations and giving it to the USO in our own name, the name of truth, love and support?

    And incessantly remind Jonah that, just like the bush administration, we on the left have to come in and clean up the debts and mess made by him and his ilk?

    "You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they've tried everything else." -- Winston Churchill

    by bleeding heart on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 12:28:32 PM PST

    •  Why the extra penny? n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  Followup: would there be a way to publicize USO (0+ / 0-)

      donations "in honor of Jonah Goldberg" or "Fulfilling Jonah Goldberg's promise?"  Or maybe in recognition of Juan Cole, "who doesn't bet on people's lives..."

      •  I wouldn't mention jonah at all (1+ / 0-)
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        My thought is to give credit to us libruls.

        giving it to the USO in our own name, the name of truth, love and support

        No sense publicizing or bailing out a cad who bails on his commitments . . . and ignores a worthy cause in the process.

        If the bet were directly with Juan, well, that would be another matter between them. But to promise money to a charity if you're wrong and not ante up when proven wrong? Scummy.

        "You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they've tried everything else." -- Winston Churchill

        by bleeding heart on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 12:52:02 PM PST

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    •  Good idea (0+ / 0-)

      But it would probably be easier to get 100 people to donate $10 each than 1,000 people to donate $1 each.

      qui tacet consentire

      by quaoar on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 06:16:09 PM PST

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