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for giving me a lifetime subscription to my favorite website.

Of course, I read all about the subscription drive, and agreed with what everyone wrote, but I could not afford to do it myself.

So I was pleasantly surprised to check my email early in the New Year and find that anonymous had given me the subscription.

Here's what he/she said:

Thanks, Devtob, for being here, and for bringing Albany, and New York State, into the public consciousness! Happy New Year!

More, below.

The Great Recession, and its unemployment crisis, has affected me, and limited my ability to make contributions, to DKos and other good causes.

Last year, I did chip in $50 for Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner, because Democrats who come to Netroots Nation are, IMHO, well worth our support.

But $100 to read Daily Kos without ads was not within my lean budget.

And, frankly, I did not mind the ads, and clicked on many over the years, because I was interested, and because it would help DKos a bit.

Recently, for example, I clicked on the Americans Elect ad, joined and answered 70 or so of its screening questions.

It was interesting -- once you answer a question, they let you know how other AE types answered. Most AE types are evidently liberal on social issues, the environment, and labor/employment, and conservative on the deficit and taxes.

Which is roughly where Obama is.

I could have found my way to AE without the DKos ad, but it was more satisfying to register there via DKos.

I'll continue to write about NYS issues and politics, in part because of anonymous' general gift, but mostly because it's what I know something about.

And hopefully I will be lucky enough to meet my anonymous in Providence, and get to thank him/her in person.  

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