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I love this site.  I have found a home.

I want to help this site, but my wife and I have had no money (negative disposable income) for so long.

I hope this is okay to do.   As my imaginary uncle who was in the mob used to say, “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission”, so…

I first want to thank everyone who purchased Aldus Shrugged, my satire of all that is wrong with our country today.
Your purchases allowed me to donate several hundred dollars to re-elect our President, and I sincerely thank you.

I truly believe that a message of an altruistic-flavored Capitalism can resonate, and change the world just that tiny bit.  Plus, it is soothing therapy to laugh at today’s GOP and Tea Partiers, and the irrational opposition to President Obama.

While the above goodness is supplied in droves in Aldus Shrugged, I am hesitant to shamelessly hawk.  Yes, I want people to read it, but it is not about the money.  I do see longtime Kossacks write diaries titled “I just wrote a book!”, or something similar, so…
 

Between NOW (Yes, NOW) and January 31st, 2013, ALL ROYALTIES from sales of Aldus Shrugged will go to support this site, whether that means gift subscriptions, or direct donations.  I pledge to donate 100% of my royalties earned between now and 1/31, to this great site, to help advance the cause!

To be purely open and honest, I make between 3 and 4 dollars a sale.  Surely you could take the 13. or so bucks that it costs to buy Aldus Shrugged, and just donate directly to DailyKos.  I would never discourage that.   However, if you want to buy a very entertaining and therapeutic novel, and support DailyKos, then please

please click here.

(As I have said before, I get just under 4 bucks per sale, and Jeff Bezos and his employees at amazon get the rest.  That’s not a bad deal, really, as Jeff Bezos is not much of a dick, relatively speaking; and if he ever diaries on here, I will tell him that!  For god’s sake, it’s not as if Papa John Schnatter published the darn thing!!)

Thank you everyone!  I will do my part to help this site!
 

Please watch out for my next satirical political novel about mid-2013; set in Brooklyn, in the time of Obama's 2nd term.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, wader, HoundDog, dsb

    Buy Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand, and tear Ayn and the GOP new orifices. Plus, I get a small royalty, and Jeff Bezos and his employees get the rest. Not a bad deal, as CEO Bezos is not much of a dick, relatively speaking. @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 10:40:03 AM PST

  •  Quite appropriate and quite generous of you. (2+ / 0-)
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    wader, HoundDog

    Members here have always shared information about their writings here and there is even a group to support the sales of other creations and products by members.  All in the family.

    The only problem would be over doing it to the point that it constitutes spam which of course you haven't and I'm sure have no intention of doing.

    Sounds really cool and hope Aldrus Shrugged has a very prolific future.

    •  Thanks for the kind words!! (3+ / 0-)
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      wader, blueoasis, HoundDog

      That kind of encouragement means so much....and I try to pass that along, as well.

      Buy Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand, and tear Ayn and the GOP new orifices. Plus, I get a small royalty, and Jeff Bezos and his employees get the rest. Not a bad deal, as CEO Bezos is not much of a dick, relatively speaking. @floydbluealdus1

      by Floyd Blue on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 11:03:27 AM PST

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  •  Thanks Floyd Blue. Meteor Blades asked me to (0+ / 0-)

    write something in support of the Daily Kos War on Christmas fundraising, so I've been reading up for ideas.

    I'm thinking of including a reference list of all the other great efforts such as yours here.

    Thanks again.  

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:46:45 PM PST

    •  You're very welcome!! (1+ / 0-)
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      HoundDog

      Any attention so this diary and its ideas doesn't just descend into oblivion would be wonderful!!  (both for this site and for my words).

      Buy Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand, and tear Ayn and the GOP new orifices. ALL ROYALTIES BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY 31, DONATED TO THIS SITE, DAILYKOS!! @floydbluealdus1

      by Floyd Blue on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 01:22:52 PM PST

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