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Note to self: Photoshop this to say Patreon.

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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:20 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 FWIW, the wall GFM is run by a guy with a blue check on Facebook/Twitter.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, December 23 2018 04:45 PM (Iwkd4)

2 I won't hold that against him. wink

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, December 23 2018 05:05 PM (PiXy!)

3 The wall gofundme guy appears to be legit having done other  activities in the past.  He's also run into the Facebook mafia twice shutting down his prior ventures on their platform.  Fox News did an interview with him.
That said, there is a significant issue in this: Congress must set up a law authorizing the Federal government to use the money for this purpose or the money goes into the general fund to be used by Congress as they see fit.
Side note, there is actually a fair amount of history of citizens donating for major public projects in the pre-FDR times.  The pedestal for the Statue of Liberty and the 1925 renovation of the USS Constitution being two examples I can think of off the top of my head.
Second side note: A counter gofundme to build an escalator over the wall was also setup.  It's been orders of magntiude less successful.
(disclaimer: I donated to the go fundme in question.  Likely money down a hole in the end, but there is at least a chance that if enough money is raised, it might start making some Congresscritters think with their campaign purse strings enough to offset the big money special interests a bit)

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Monday, December 24 2018 08:55 AM (Q7Wqc)

4 Yeah, I can totally see giving $20 to Wall Guy to prove a point, just not $500.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, December 24 2018 12:41 PM (PiXy!)

5 "I can totally see giving $20 to Wall Guy to prove a point, just not $500."

That's kind of what I was thinking, too, although the average donation is $60, and there've been about 9 that are 5 figures (including one of $13,337).

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, December 25 2018 12:46 AM (Q/JG2)

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