We have our first Balloon Juice Angel for this round of fundraising for Voces de la Frontera!
Donations matched up to $25k!
Voces de la Frontera Action
There’s more than one way to fight this SC ruling.
We need the House and the Senate and the statehouses.
Mousebumples is our first angel for our Voces fundraising this week. I offer this photo in honor of Mousebumples and the new Mouse Baby – now 7 weeks old – you can have a baby mouse sticker for your donation, if you wish.
She is matching up to $50 of Voces donations that are listed in the comments for a total of $1,000.
Thank you, Mousebumples!
I’m in for $100! Thanks, Mousebumples.
@eponymous: Thank you so much, With the match and the angel match, that’s $300 for organizing in Wisconsin!
Hey, mousebumples, I hope you forgive my use of the threat of you cutting people if they didn’t donate as encouragement yesterday.
the pollyanna from hell
OT. Does Mike Myers read BJ? Someone in my house was watching Pentaverate this morning, and balloon juice was clearly named.
Thank you generous people.
Open Thread: names to add to yesterday’s list:
@Omnes Omnibus: no worries. I tend to leave my violent thoughts for, like, Celtics fans right now, though. ?
This is wonderful! What we’ll collectively cut is the Republicans, off at the knees.
Also, a warm welcome to the newest member of the angel Mouse family. :)
@Omnes Omnibus: Mousebumples is super busy so she hasn’t been reading the comments.
So this can be our little secret, or I can send her your comment by email.
edit: oh, and here she is!
@eachother: Bill Nye isn’t political, is he?
We are not including all the interesting people, just those we think have some influence. Perhaps there is more to Bill Nye than just being the science guy?
@WaterGirl: And, isn’t Malcolm Nance in Ukraine helping them fight?
@stacib: Yes, he is. I added him when eachother suggested it.
OT: Very cool news…
Karine Jean-Pierre has just been named the new White House Press Secretary. I’m really gonna miss Psaki, but I think her successor is a great choice.
@WaterGirl: yeah, I’m super behind on blog things and only checking in the comments periodically. Maternity leave is great – but with 2 kiddos, it’s not terribly restful! ?
I asked WG to let me know when the match was met since I’ll probably miss that, but I’ll try to keep an eye on this thread, as time allows… Though it may be hours before I come been here, or i might be distracted by something shiny and forget altogether…
WG, you might consider more blaring of “Double Match” in the headline. Like adding “Doible Match Time!” after “appears”. Or something more elegant.
Double Match brings in donors both high and low. It makes even 5 bucks worth something nice. And $50 is suddnly ooh-la-la.
Alison Rose ???
@janesays: That’s really cool. First Black person in the role, also first out queer person.
In for another $50.00. Thank you so much, Mousebumples!
I really like KJP. She’s a great choice!
@the pollyanna from hell: The blog didn’t invent the phrase “balloon juice”, so probably no, Myers doesn’t read it.
@janesays: Oh, I’m bummed. I wanted it to be Kate Bedenfield (sp?) I thought she was much better than Karine. But i know a lot of people like her; i just think Kate is better.
@MazeDancer: Well, “double match” is what I call it when there are two external matchers.
But yeah, right now, with the Mousebumples angel match, a $50 donation turns into $200!
edit: I did add (your $50 turns into $200) in the title just now. Let’s see if that helps!
@SiubhanDuinne: Thank you, SD!
As I just mentioned, your $50 just turned into $200!
The great thing is the deep bench. Joe chose well from Day One. Kate Bedingfield also would have been great in the job — and given the shelf life of press secretaries, she may very well have her chance in a year-18 months.
That makes me feel ridiculously wealthy even though I’m not.
I donated $100 yesterday and forgot to say so in the comments.
@WaterGirl: Seeing Nye debate religion vs evolution, talk about the environment, young people’s affection for him, his long term popularity on media platforms might be he has a widespread political influence.
There is a streaming program about him other than the Science Guy. A biopic.
Also I recall a realism addressed to TFG and the like which made me go humm. To me it seems he has become more political than my dated perception of him at the time.
@David Fud: We’ll count it!
Your $100 just turned into $300!
Just tossed $50 into the bucket.
I’m in for $64
@joel hanes: not 128? :-)
Just speculating where the choice of 64 came from, guessing computer related, so I thought of 128.
Of course, your $64 turned into
$256!$226! (only the first $50 gets the angel match)
@lowtechcyclist: Your $50 turned into $200!
Yesterday for $10 and today for $10. It’s something, I guess. Glad to see all the voces y votes.
I’m in for $50 as well.
@banditqueen: Okay, we’ll count both. That’s $80 for you!
@Xentik: Your $50 turned into $200!
I donated $40 on Tuesday but didn’t leave a comment.
@ghost cat: Your $40 turned unto $160!
In for $100.
@grandmaBear: grandmaBear, your $100 just turned into $300!
$50 in the pot.
You all are probably already aware of this, but in case you aren’t, Democracy Docket has a Q&A tomorrow with Marc Elias at 2pm ET for news on voting rights and redistricting, with questions accepted in advance.
(sorry–I don’t know how to properly insert a tweet)
@ghost cat: I tracked down your tweet.
@ghost cat: Hey ghost cat. You did fine except for one detail – You have to click the Text tab instead of Visual before you paste in the tweet.
@JaySinWa: Thank you, your $50 just turned into $200!
We are nearly halfway through the $1,000 from Mousebumples. Let’s keep it going.
Thanks! Which script should be used–the URL or the Embed Tweet text?
There go two miscreants
In for $100.
@ghost cat: Embedded tweet. So you chose the right one, you just didn’t know to hit the Text tab before you pasted it in.
@emrys: Thank you! That’s $100!
@There go two miscreants: Wowser, that’s $300!
We just passed the $500 mark! So nearly $500 left for the external match + the angel match that multiplies any donation up to $50 by a factor of 4!
I am late, late late late, but in for another $25.
Just now found the thread, but in for $50
Never too late! Your notes made me realize there was no longer a donation post on the front page, so I remedied that and then forget to respond to you here. :-)