Sept 1st Paycheck Goal: $190 down $270 to go by Aug 20

UPDATE:  $190 of $460 raised Today my wife returns to work for her first day on the job since her surgery. I'd like to thank all of you who have sent good wishes and prayers for this day. While I did not manage to make the goal of the layoff bleg we were able to … Continue reading Sept 1st Paycheck Goal: $190 down $270 to go by Aug 20

Subscription Tease Multipliers & the IRS Scandal

This weeks subscription commentary talks about multipliers What a lot of people don't realize is multipliers work in both directions. The full commentary & explanation is here. If you are not a Current Tip Jar Hitter this week or a subscriber then there are two ways to see it. #1 Simply hit DaTipJar for any … Continue reading Subscription Tease Multipliers & the IRS Scandal

The $300 Weekly paycheck and the Immigration bill, which is the better deal?

You might be surprised to see my weekly paycheck Thermometer at the top of a post instead of at the end of it but it occurred to me that my whole 60 x 20 x 12 plan is a great example of why the immigration bill will if passed fail miserably to solve problems. Consider, … Continue reading The $300 Weekly paycheck and the Immigration bill, which is the better deal?

CPAC 2013 in the AM

Ok first guy in the blogger room here is DaPlan: 1. Upload videos AM that I started with 2. Give away last two cannoli 3. Allen West 9:15 catch that speech along with Pat Toomey 4. Movie The Gift of life at 10 AM 5. Panel of the day: #cpac2013 event of the day: "The … Continue reading CPAC 2013 in the AM

I give you Charles Johnson the founder of the feast!

`I'll give you Mr Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast.' `The Founder of the Feast indeed.' cried Mrs Cratchit, reddening. `I wish I had him here. I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he'd have a good appetite for it.' Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol 1843 When you … Continue reading I give you Charles Johnson the founder of the feast!

The Left will tell you who they fear, I’m most flattered edition

“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Sir. Winston Churchill Herod the Great: Like a newborn Scorpion (pressing and crunching his foot on floor) Underfoot! Jesus of Nazareth 1977 One of the things conservative's face once they break into anything resembling prominence is the totalitarian nature of … Continue reading The Left will tell you who they fear, I’m most flattered edition

Quick Emergency Bleg Update: $230 down $370 to go

I was preparing a long term bleg/budget bill to figure out exactly how much the blog needs to generate to keep me in pixels and in my house for next year when I looked at the bills and saw that with the latest oil bill there simply isn't the money to pay it and the … Continue reading Quick Emergency Bleg Update: $230 down $370 to go

Thank you all very Much for Kicking In (Bumped)

The DaTechGuy Summer Fundraiser is officially over and I would like to thank everyone who kicked in. We had small donations as low as $2 and larger ones (including one VERY large one). Some from people who have helped out before and others from people brand new. We had a set of goals that I … Continue reading Thank you all very Much for Kicking In (Bumped)

Answer: You won’t lose millions on DaTechGuy on DaRadio

Question: Why is your investment in ads on DaTechGuy on DaRadio and DaTechGuy Blog and DaTipJar a better deal than investing in Tina Brown and Newsweek? Newsweek's staff is in a tizzy because word is the Golden Suckers Goose has decided to stop laying: IAC Chairman Barry Diller made the announcement during a quarterly conference … Continue reading Answer: You won’t lose millions on DaTechGuy on DaRadio

Update Day 13 40% down $1305 to go

3/30 Update: Yeah the fund raiser is still on but I wanted to update you with thanks for Sue and Kathy 42% down $1265 to go. 3/26 Worse News Mechanic says $700 will get me 7 months tops, will look for cheap replacement when back from DC still $1305 to go with 40% of base … Continue reading Update Day 13 40% down $1305 to go

A $25 fundraiser challenge from a Ravens fan to Pats fans

As of this writing my CPAC fundraiser is at 44% with $390 dollars to go. Thanks to the 10 tip jar hitters giving an average of $31 each been able to purchase a new portable external HD & made up my Gas money from the NH primary. One of the people who have kicked in … Continue reading A $25 fundraiser challenge from a Ravens fan to Pats fans

Hate to do it but time for a post primary Bleg: Update: Thank you! 103%

Well our NH primary coverage has finally concluded with the exception of an Under the Fedora wrap-up and this week's radio show. I've covered over 600 miles in my 99 Buick been at events featuring Gingrich, Paul, Santorum, Buddy Roemer the Huntsman girls and more. I've Interviewed Michael Steele, Joe and Mika, Senator Rand Paul … Continue reading Hate to do it but time for a post primary Bleg: Update: Thank you! 103%

A debt of thanks 75 78 time over to you all

Three days ago at a McDonalds in Pelham NH I found myself putting up a post that I found rather embarrassing, detailing a rather tight financial situation and asking for help. I detailed the bills that came up, the bills totaled about $1950 but I set my goal at $1800 as I had enough to … Continue reading A debt of thanks 75 78 time over to you all

Car/Tax/PC/Medical = A big bleg Update 102% of the Goal in 71 hrs and 41 min!

To say I've had a bit of a run of bad luck is kind of mild. In the space of 10 days 2 of three cars have needed vital repairs at a total cost of over $1,000 (and the repair shop treated me well). I had physical issues with the laptop that cost me a … Continue reading Car/Tax/PC/Medical = A big bleg Update 102% of the Goal in 71 hrs and 41 min!

Doing the Math… Shy a couple of hundred

In doing the Math (ok the books) I see that I'm a couple of hundred short, likely due to car repairs and the increased price of gas as I venture from town to town to sell my ads door to door. I haven't done a lot of tip Jar shaking lately, mostly because I'm trying … Continue reading Doing the Math… Shy a couple of hundred

I’m official for CPAC

I am once again going to be a credentialed blogger at CPAC. it will be an opportunity to catch up with all the folks I met last year, interview a bunch more people, touch base with potential guests and hopefully suggest to potential advertisers that Glenn Reynolds evaluation of my radio show is spot on: … Continue reading I’m official for CPAC

Was it only a year ago that I was blegging for help to get to CPAC?

Well in theory, I'm actually worse off than last year. The show, even sold out, pays less than unemployment and the wife is currently not working. However with the show sold out I am arranging for a second hour and I already have enough interested advertisers to pay for it. If the 2nd hour sells … Continue reading Was it only a year ago that I was blegging for help to get to CPAC?

I should have done this before the first roadtrip…

...but I'd like to thank everyone who has hit the tip jar this weekend, that managed to pay for the rental and Stacy has been hitting the Gas so that has covered the trip. Not to mention a huge thank you to the Lonely conservative and her husband who are slightly less lonely since they … Continue reading I should have done this before the first roadtrip…

Can you help DaTechGuy get on DaRadio?

As you might be aware last weekend I was a guest host on WCRN 830 AM radio's show Conservatively Speaking. WCRN is a 50,000 watt station in Worcester Ma the 2nd largest city in the state. WCRN as a 50k watt station is one of those stations that (particularly when the sun goes down) has … Continue reading Can you help DaTechGuy get on DaRadio?

Ok time for a Tip Jar Bleg…

The datipjar has been very silent since the new blog look. In fact totally silent. Although Freedomworks kindly covered the plane and hotel for me at blogcon between The taxis , the metro, meals, and cell phone cards and the drive to the airport and batteries I spent $200 over the 6 days. If anyone … Continue reading Ok time for a Tip Jar Bleg…