Monday, November 21, 2011
SITREP and panhandling.
A reader has graciously used frequent flier miles to ensure that I get from Birmingham to DC for the next hearing. I will fly out on the 6th and come back on the 10th. It always knocks me for a loop when readers kick in to help, especially on that level and most often it happens when I don't even ask. As before, I will not be spending any money on a Hilton resort, as the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General always does when they go to Phoenix to interview whistleblowers for 15 minutes.
I will be staying with friends, in Free America south of the Potomac. However, taking on the PATCON story at this juncture has added another whole layer of expense to this Sipsey Street Irregulars proposition. There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of pages of PATCON documents that I must print out for study and circulation to other experts. My last printer broke down some time ago and I have been making do by going to the library but at 15 cents a copy and the volume required, that will no longer suffice. I will also need some folding stuff for photocopies and other expenses in DC while I am there.
The last time I was in DC, I don't suppose that I bought more than three meals myself, since my generous friends took care of that as well. This time, I will need to do better, which means that I must panhandle y'all for the resources.
I hate it, but I don't see how I can accomplish what needs to be done without it.
I can't offer you tax deduction status and I'm sure not tax exempt myself. I also understand what economic stresses y'all are under and I feel guilty about even asking. Please, for those of you who have already sent subscriptions, understand that that I'm not asking more from you. Please don't send more. But if you haven't thought to send a little before and feel like maybe now's the time, you can donate by clicking on the PayPal button to the right or by sending whatever you feel appropriate to Mike Vanderboegh, P.O. Box 926, Pinson, AL 35126.
In any case, I promise that I will not do as this lady advertises, for I truly cannot dance. Never could. Even before the cane.