Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   If you were waiting for the moment when angry Tea Partiers would try to drive a soup kitchen out of business for not playing along with Paul Ryan barging in and cleaning already-clean pots after everyone had already left, wait no longer   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine  
•       •       •

9574 clicks; posted to Politics » on 18 Oct 2012 at 6:33 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



476 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2012-10-18 03:27:00 PM  
If you wrote this stuff in a comedy, it would sound to far fetched.
 
2012-10-18 03:30:35 PM  
Perhaps Paul Ryan, being the conscientious Catholic that he is, could stick up for this Catholic charity.
 
2012-10-18 03:34:16 PM  

Dogberry: Perhaps Paul Ryan, being the conscientious Catholic that he is, could stick up for this Catholic charity.


I'll be holding my breath...
 
2012-10-18 03:34:33 PM  

mrshowrules: If you wrote this stuff in a comedy, it would sound to far fetched.


It's farce, bordering on tragedy.
 
2012-10-18 03:36:48 PM  
The saddest thing is the guy kicked him out because he wanted nothing to do with politics, not because he didn't like Ryan. It's all private donations, and the last thing he wanted was to alienate a certain percentage because they believed he identified with a certain party.
 
2012-10-18 03:39:26 PM  
WTF....I wonder if we can set up a paypal account or something similar for this guy and get some donations flowing in. Any ideas?
 
2012-10-18 03:42:11 PM  

queezyweezel: WTF....I wonder if we can set up a paypal account or something similar for this guy and get some donations flowing in. Any ideas?


Use indiegogo or kickstarter. If someone gets something running, I'll chip in a bit.
 
2012-10-18 03:45:48 PM  
OH COME ON, WHAT THE fark?
 
2012-10-18 03:47:39 PM  
You farking assholes... Jesus wept.
 
2012-10-18 03:57:08 PM  

queezyweezel: WTF....I wonder if we can set up a paypal account or something similar for this guy and get some donations flowing in. Any ideas?


The whole "Give the Bird to Joe" idea, which is pretty stupid, should be re-directed to this.
 
2012-10-18 03:58:20 PM  

gilgigamesh: queezyweezel: WTF....I wonder if we can set up a paypal account or something similar for this guy and get some donations flowing in. Any ideas?

The whole "Give the Bird to Joe" idea, which is pretty stupid, should be re-directed to this.


Agreed. It's much more direct and highlights a pretty farked up thing instead of being a comedy meme.
 
2012-10-18 03:59:36 PM  
In the wake of Rep. Paul Ryan's embarrassing soup kitchen photo-op last week, the organization that runs the facility tells The Huffington Post that donors have begun pulling their money out of the Youngstown, Ohio charity.

Ryan may have suffered a few late-night jokes, but the fallout for the soup kitchen appears to be far more bruising. Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, confirmed that donors have begun an exodus in protest over Ryan's embarrassment. The monetary losses have been big. "It appears to be a substantial amount," Antal said. "You can rest assured there has been a substantial backlash."


Team GOP trumps all.
 
2012-10-18 04:04:00 PM  

queezyweezel: WTF....I wonder if we can set up a paypal account or something similar for this guy and get some donations flowing in. Any ideas?


Their mailing address is at the bottom of the article. Apparently (as far as I've been able to determine from their FB page), they don't have a pay-pal account. That's kind of a pain, but so it goes. I'm sending a check.
 
2012-10-18 04:04:06 PM  

Nadie_AZ: In the wake of Rep. Paul Ryan's embarrassing soup kitchen photo-op last week, the organization that runs the facility tells The Huffington Post that donors have begun pulling their money out of the Youngstown, Ohio charity.

Ryan may have suffered a few late-night jokes, but the fallout for the soup kitchen appears to be far more bruising. Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, confirmed that donors have begun an exodus in protest over Ryan's embarrassment. The monetary losses have been big. "It appears to be a substantial amount," Antal said. "You can rest assured there has been a substantial backlash."

Team GOP trumps all.


This type of shiat hurts my soul. How can someone be so petty they'll pull money from a soup kitchen because it embarrassed a politician trying to get a photo op there?
 
2012-10-18 04:06:33 PM  
Way to farking go, Ryan. I imagine he will take absolutely no credit for this.

Team Obama should hammer this one home.
 
2012-10-18 04:08:08 PM  
"Anyone who is thinking about donations to you should think twice" and "Shame on you Brian Antal!"

Yeah- Shame on you. How DARE you try to feed the poor!! That's terrible!
 
2012-10-18 04:08:47 PM  

Elandriel: Team Obama should hammer this one home.


No, they should let the poor soup kitchen go back to making farking soup and stop using it as a political ad.
 
2012-10-18 04:14:36 PM  
bullshiat partisanship claims another victim
 
2012-10-18 04:16:11 PM  
So can we add "Christianity" to the list of things that the GOP is against?
 
2012-10-18 04:22:12 PM  

gilgigamesh: queezyweezel: WTF....I wonder if we can set up a paypal account or something similar for this guy and get some donations flowing in. Any ideas?

The whole "Give the Bird to Joe" idea, which is pretty stupid, should be re-directed to this.


Not a bad idea, they accept cars and cash for donations.

Link

They also have several different charities to give to.

General Donation : $
Annual Appeal : $
Texas Wildfire Relief : $
Friends of the Poor : $
Holiday Giving : $
Hope Mobile Kitchen : $
Domestic Disaster Relief : $
Haiti Earthquake Relief : $
Resolution 59 : $
Youth and Young Adults Fund : $
Direct Mail : $
 
2012-10-18 04:35:42 PM  
I jumped over to the GJTB thread, and one of the fine folks there has a potential solution in the works. More to come soon.... :)
 
2012-10-18 04:39:29 PM  

what_now: Elandriel: Team Obama should hammer this one home.

No, they should let the poor soup kitchen go back to making farking soup and stop using it as a political ad.


Maybe without dragging the soup kitchen into it, if possible, but it merits discussion that shameless political posturing has irreparably harmed a tangible aspect of the social safety net that people actually directly depend on to survive.

Otherwise I do agree with you. It is politics that created this situation and probably not likely that politics can solve it. I just think it's a shameful and disgusting thing that he barged in without permission and now they've lost funding because of that, and it will get buried or ignored or whatever. The people who end up suffering are the homeless and hungry.
 
2012-10-18 04:42:15 PM  
Hey guys, I'm spinning up an IndieGoGo campaign that I had originally started for GJTB, but wasn't needed because another Farker already had one going. I'm putting together the pitch text now and I'll post it here.

I'm looking for some suggestions on funding targets. I'm planning to make this a Flexible Funding Campaign, so we can give whatever comes in. Also, any suggestions on duration or should we stick with the default of 45 days?

I could also use someone to cobble up a header image for the campaign site on IndieGoGo.
 
2012-10-18 04:44:54 PM  

Cyclometh: Hey guys, I'm spinning up an IndieGoGo campaign that I had originally started for GJTB, but wasn't needed because another Farker already had one going. I'm putting together the pitch text now and I'll post it here.

I'm looking for some suggestions on funding targets. I'm planning to make this a Flexible Funding Campaign, so we can give whatever comes in. Also, any suggestions on duration or should we stick with the default of 45 days?

I could also use someone to cobble up a header image for the campaign site on IndieGoGo.


I went to Catholic schools for many years, and St. Vincent collections happened all the time. Usually, we just gave extra lunch money, or pocket change, and the same happened in church too.

I'd set a number of low-level targets: $3, 5, 10, etc. Heck, if the system allows you, start with as little as $1 if you can, and work up from there. How many brackets does it allow for?
 
2012-10-18 04:46:13 PM  
**reads article**

"We've lost a lot of money."

"How much?"

"Can't tell you."

Antal's charity represents the kind of organization that conservative Republicans might champion.

Um....
 
2012-10-18 04:49:25 PM  
KEEP POLITICS OUT OF THE KITCHEN
 
2012-10-18 04:49:33 PM  
Working draft of the pitch text. Suggestions welcome.

Short Summary

In the wake of Paul Ryan's disastrous photo op where he faked washing pans at a soup kitchen, Tea Party and GOP supporters have been withholding donations. We believe it is unconscionable that the hundred thousand people who get meals every year should suffer because of partisan antics.

See an article here on the controversy and its fallout:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/soup-kitchen-paul-ryan-photo - donor_n_1980541.html

By donating to this IndieGoGo campaign you will be directly helping the Saint Vincent DePaul Society fund its soup kitchen and make up for the lost donors in the wake of the Ryan photo op controversy.

How Did This Start?

A group of users of the web site Fark (http://fark.com), which is a news aggregator and commentary site, heard about the backlash against the Saint Vincent DePaul Society soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio. We decided to thumb our noses at the people who would take away money from the needy in the name of punishing someone politically.
We are running this as a Flexible Funding Campaign. All funds received, no matter how much, will go to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society.

The Impact

The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul is a charity dedicated to helping people at the indivdual level. This soup kitchen is only one of their charitable efforts, but by donating to this campaign you will be helping ensure that the charitable efforts of this soup kitchen can continue and make a real difference in people's lives.

Find out more about the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul here:

http://www.svdpusa.org/Home.aspx

Note: This IndieGoGo campaign is NOT affiliated with the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul.

Other Options

If you do not wish to contribute to this campaign, we ask that you consider a direct donation to the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul here: http://www.svdpusa.org/Donate.aspx


 
2012-10-18 04:50:56 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Cyclometh: Hey guys, I'm spinning up an IndieGoGo campaign that I had originally started for GJTB, but wasn't needed because another Farker already had one going. I'm putting together the pitch text now and I'll post it here.

I'm looking for some suggestions on funding targets. I'm planning to make this a Flexible Funding Campaign, so we can give whatever comes in. Also, any suggestions on duration or should we stick with the default of 45 days?

I could also use someone to cobble up a header image for the campaign site on IndieGoGo.

I went to Catholic schools for many years, and St. Vincent collections happened all the time. Usually, we just gave extra lunch money, or pocket change, and the same happened in church too.

I'd set a number of low-level targets: $3, 5, 10, etc. Heck, if the system allows you, start with as little as $1 if you can, and work up from there. How many brackets does it allow for?


IndieGoGo sets a minimum of $1 and $1 increments for donations. The perks can be at any level.

What's a good suggestion for funding targets and maybe perks? I've currently just thrown in some numbers for the targets, but have no idea about perks just now.
 
2012-10-18 04:53:13 PM  
Looking over the text now...will post any suggestions shortly.
 
2012-10-18 04:56:00 PM  
Team-First political mentality drives me nuts. This is the equivalent of someone getting caught cheating at a game, taking their ball and going home, but not before kicking everyone on the playground in the balls on the way to the gate.

If Fark were RL, this episode would look something like this:

Trolly McThreadshiatter: "(something asinine)"
Farky McPoster: "Hey, you're being a jackass."
Trolly McThreadshiatter: "Stop pointing out my jackassery!!"

Trolly McThreadshiatter, who works for Farky McPoster's mortgage lender, does an "oops... did I do that?" and forecloses on Farky McPoster's house... and sics a "We'll call your neighbors, your employer, the girl you had a crush on in 7th grade, etc." collection agency on Farky, and strangles his new-born puppy.

And then Trolly McThreadshiatter throws a party with all his co-workers, who laugh and chant, "Go Team!!!"

/I love my country, I hate my country
//It's like an abusive relationship
 
2012-10-18 05:01:54 PM  
Slightly updated text below. My only other thought was to specify that the money is going directly to that specific soup kitchen, not the SVDP in general. Or, am I mistaken on that?

REVISED TEXT SUGGESTION:
Short Summary
In the wake of Paul Ryan's disastrous photo-op at an Ohio soup kitchen, where he pretended to be washing dishes that were already clean, Tea Party and GOP supporters have been withholding donations from the soup kitchen. Why? Because the soup kitchen is entirely apolitical, and would have refused the photo-op if the campaign had asked before barging in with cameras at the ready. We believe it is unconscionable that the hundred thousand people who get meals every year should suffer because of partisan antics.

See an article here on the controversy and its fallout:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/soup-kitchen-paul-ryan-photo - donor_n_1980541.html

By donating to this IndieGoGo campaign you will be directly helping the Saint Vincent DePaul Society fund its soup kitchen and make up for the lost donors in the wake of the Ryan photo op controversy.

How Did This Start?
A group of users from the web site Fark (http://fark.com), which is a news aggregator and commentary site, heard about the backlash against the Saint Vincent DePaul Society soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio. We decided to thumb our noses at the people who would take away money from the needy in the name of punishing someone politically.
We are running this as a Flexible Funding Campaign. All funds received, no matter how much, will go directly to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society.

The Impact
The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul is a charity dedicated to helping people at the individual level. This soup kitchen is only one of their charitable efforts, but by donating to this campaign you will be helping ensure that the charitable efforts of this soup kitchen can continue and make a real difference in people's lives.

Find out more about the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul here:

http://www.svdpusa.org/Home.aspx

Note: This IndieGoGo campaign is NOT affiliated with the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul.

Other Options
If you do not wish to contribute to this campaign, we ask that you consider a direct donation to the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul here: http://www.svdpusa.org/Donate.aspx
 
2012-10-18 05:05:21 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Slightly updated text below. My only other thought was to specify that the money is going directly to that specific soup kitchen, not the SVDP in general. Or, am I mistaken on that?

REVISED TEXT SUGGESTION:
Short Summary
In the wake of Paul Ryan's disastrous photo-op at an Ohio soup kitchen, where he pretended to be washing dishes that were already clean, Tea Party and GOP supporters have been withholding donations from the soup kitchen. Why? Because the soup kitchen is entirely apolitical, and would have refused the photo-op if the campaign had asked before barging in with cameras at the ready. We believe it is unconscionable that the hundred thousand people who get meals every year should suffer because of partisan antics.

See an article here on the controversy and its fallout:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/soup-kitchen-paul-ryan-photo - donor_n_1980541.html

By donating to this IndieGoGo campaign you will be directly helping the Saint Vincent DePaul Society fund its soup kitchen and make up for the lost donors in the wake of the Ryan photo op controversy.

How Did This Start?
A group of users from the web site Fark (http://fark.com), which is a news aggregator and commentary site, heard about the backlash against the Saint Vincent DePaul Society soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio. We decided to thumb our noses at the people who would take away money from the needy in the name of punishing someone politically.
We are running this as a Flexible Funding Campaign. All funds received, no matter how much, will go directly to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society.

The Impact
The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul is a charity dedicated to helping people at the individual level. This soup kitchen is only one of their charitable efforts, but by donating to this campaign you will be helping ensure that the charitable efforts of this soup kitchen can continue and make a real difference in people's lives.

Find out more about the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul here ...


I'll update the text a bit using this. Does anyone have a suggestion for a header image?

I'm currently thinking of targeting $50,000, Flexible Funding, 45 days. I have one perk created now, at the $5 level, which is your name from your IndieGoGo profile nicely printed on good paper, etc. and sent along with a big card to the soup kitchen at the end of the campaign.
 
2012-10-18 05:05:50 PM  

Aarontology: So can we add "Christianity" to the list of things that the GOP is against?


Aarontology: So can we add "Christianity" to the list of things that the GOP is against?


how about this:

List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers (including kindergarten teachers)
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets
Breast Cancer Screenings
Chrysler
Clint Eastwood.
Robert Deniro
Tom Hanks
Glenn Frey
Norman Rockwell
James Cameron
Dr. Seus
Nuns
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts
Jonathan Krohn at age 17
Fact Checkers
Australia
Mitt Romney
Rasmussen
Fox News
Lockheed Martin
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Paul Ryan
Debate moderators
Soup kitchens
 
2012-10-18 05:08:17 PM  

Cyclometh: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Cyclometh: Hey guys, I'm spinning up an IndieGoGo campaign that I had originally started for GJTB, but wasn't needed because another Farker already had one going. I'm putting together the pitch text now and I'll post it here.

I'm looking for some suggestions on funding targets. I'm planning to make this a Flexible Funding Campaign, so we can give whatever comes in. Also, any suggestions on duration or should we stick with the default of 45 days?

I could also use someone to cobble up a header image for the campaign site on IndieGoGo.

I went to Catholic schools for many years, and St. Vincent collections happened all the time. Usually, we just gave extra lunch money, or pocket change, and the same happened in church too.

I'd set a number of low-level targets: $3, 5, 10, etc. Heck, if the system allows you, start with as little as $1 if you can, and work up from there. How many brackets does it allow for?

IndieGoGo sets a minimum of $1 and $1 increments for donations. The perks can be at any level.

What's a good suggestion for funding targets and maybe perks? I've currently just thrown in some numbers for the targets, but have no idea about perks just now.


As for targets, I'd suggest: 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 35, 50, 100

This provides many options on the low end, but also some at the higher end. I'm assuming that Indiegogo also allows a user to input a custom number? (i.e.- a $12 donation).

As for perks, I'm not sure either. then again, do we really need them in this case? I'd like to think the idea of helping a soup kitchen in the face of rank douchebaggery would be good enough, lol. Perhaps a perk for donations over $10? Maybe we document each person over $10, and present their names to SVDP in a nicely formatted letter? So, not much "perk", other than some recognition for their efforts.

Thoughts?
 
2012-10-18 05:09:16 PM  
As for a header image, what about a shopped pic of Ryan scrubbing a bunch of binders? ;)

/I keed
 
2012-10-18 05:10:48 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: As for a header image, what about a shopped pic of Ryan scrubbing a bunch of binders? ;)

/I keed


We just need something very simple that has no political connotations.

Also I plan to make this directly funded, avoiding PayPal. If we use PayPal the funds could be locked up and not available for a while and that makes it hard to disburse them. I'll need to create a bank account to receive the funds, because I don't want it mingled with mine under any circumstances.
 
2012-10-18 05:17:19 PM  

Cyclometh: Grand_Moff_Joseph: As for a header image, what about a shopped pic of Ryan scrubbing a bunch of binders? ;)

/I keed

We just need something very simple that has no political connotations.

Also I plan to make this directly funded, avoiding PayPal. If we use PayPal the funds could be locked up and not available for a while and that makes it hard to disburse them. I'll need to create a bank account to receive the funds, because I don't want it mingled with mine under any circumstances.


Good idea. As for a banner image, I really suck at PS, so I can't help much there.
 
2012-10-18 05:19:37 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Cyclometh: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Cyclometh: Hey guys, I'm spinning up an IndieGoGo campaign that I had originally started for GJTB, but wasn't needed because another Farker already had one going. I'm putting together the pitch text now and I'll post it here.

I'm looking for some suggestions on funding targets. I'm planning to make this a Flexible Funding Campaign, so we can give whatever comes in. Also, any suggestions on duration or should we stick with the default of 45 days?

I could also use someone to cobble up a header image for the campaign site on IndieGoGo.

I went to Catholic schools for many years, and St. Vincent collections happened all the time. Usually, we just gave extra lunch money, or pocket change, and the same happened in church too.

I'd set a number of low-level targets: $3, 5, 10, etc. Heck, if the system allows you, start with as little as $1 if you can, and work up from there. How many brackets does it allow for?

IndieGoGo sets a minimum of $1 and $1 increments for donations. The perks can be at any level.

What's a good suggestion for funding targets and maybe perks? I've currently just thrown in some numbers for the targets, but have no idea about perks just now.

As for targets, I'd suggest: 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 35, 50, 100

This provides many options on the low end, but also some at the higher end. I'm assuming that Indiegogo also allows a user to input a custom number? (i.e.- a $12 donation).

As for perks, I'm not sure either. then again, do we really need them in this case? I'd like to think the idea of helping a soup kitchen in the face of rank douchebaggery would be good enough, lol. Perhaps a perk for donations over $10? Maybe we document each person over $10, and present their names to SVDP in a nicely formatted letter? So, not much "perk", other than some recognition for their efforts.

Thoughts?


At the $5 donation and up, you get the undeniable right to cockpunch a Teatard. At the $10 level, you get the right to videotape it.
 
2012-10-18 05:19:40 PM  
OK, here's what we have


Type: Flexible Funding Campaign.
Target: $50,000.00
Duration: 45 days from launch.
Accepted Payment Type: Credit Card (not PayPal)
Perks:

* $5 or more: Get your name as specified on your IndieGoGo profile printed along with all other $5 donors on a nicely formatted list sent along with a card to the soup kitchen at the end of the campaign.



Short Summary

In the wake of Paul Ryan's disastrous photo op where he faked washing pans at a soup kitchen, Tea Party and GOP supporters have been withholding donations. We believe it is unconscionable that the hundred thousand people who get meals every year should suffer because of partisan antics.

See an article here on the controversy and its fallout:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/soup-kitchen-paul-ryan-photo - donor_n_1980541.html

By donating to this IndieGoGo campaign you will be directly helping the Saint Vincent DePaul Society fund its soup kitchen and make up for the lost donors in the wake of the Ryan photo op controversy.

Note: The donations we receive will be directed to the soup kitchen directly, or to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society with a request that they be used to fund the soup kitchen.

How Did This Start?

A group of users of the web site Fark (http://fark.com), which is a news aggregator and commentary site, heard about the backlash against the Saint Vincent DePaul Society soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio. We decided to thumb our noses at the people who would take away money from the needy in the name of punishing someone politically.

We are running this as a Flexible Funding Campaign. All funds received, no matter how much, will go to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society.

The Impact

The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul is a charity dedicated to helping people at the indivdual level. This soup kitchen is only one of their charitable efforts, but by donating to this campaign you will be helping ensure that the charitable efforts of this soup kitchen can continue and make a real difference in people's lives.

Find out more about the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul here:

http://www.svdpusa.org/Home.aspx

Note: This IndieGoGo campaign is NOT affiliated with the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul.

Other Options

If you do not wish to contribute to this campaign, we ask that you consider a direct donation to the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul here: http://www.svdpusa.org/Donate.aspx



CURRENTLY NEED: A header image of 220x194, refinements to the pitch text, and suggestions for additional perks. We can go with a smaller number of them and add more later if necessary.
 
2012-10-18 05:25:26 PM  
Text looks great! I only have one suggestion - change the first paragraph to read "We believe it is unconscionable that the hundred thousand people who get meals every year from this soup kitchen should suffer because of partisan antics.

Added the part in bold just to specify where the meals are coming from. I'm assuming that the kitchen specifically is doing that.

Otherwise, it looks great.
 
2012-10-18 05:26:32 PM  
One other random thought: Perhaps we should do a FB page for this too. Might help spread the word...
 
2012-10-18 05:28:33 PM  
My first reaction was "Damn teapartiers withholding their charity money because Ryan was called on his dickishness". It was quickly replaced with "Teapartiers were donating to a soup kitchen?".
 
2012-10-18 05:32:19 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Text looks great! I only have one suggestion - change the first paragraph to read "We believe it is unconscionable that the hundred thousand people who get meals every year from this soup kitchen should suffer because of partisan antics.

Added the part in bold just to specify where the meals are coming from. I'm assuming that the kitchen specifically is doing that.

Otherwise, it looks great.


Feel free to set up the FB page. I'll update the text as you noted.
 
2012-10-18 05:33:08 PM  
I dropped the target amount to ten thousand, seemed more doable.
 
2012-10-18 05:33:20 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: One other random thought: Perhaps we should do a FB page for this too. Might help spread the word...


Please do. I've already shared the huffpo article and guilt tripped my conservative friends. Even they think it's BS for a soup kitchen to get caught in political crossfire.
 
2012-10-18 05:34:14 PM  
I just realized this hasn't hit the main page yet, lol. That should be interesting.

I'm ready to pull the trigger on launching the campaign. Any objections?
 
2012-10-18 05:34:59 PM  
Perks could be a t-shirt at $25 or $30, Cyclometh -- I don't think there needs to be much more than that.
 
2012-10-18 05:35:37 PM  

Cyclometh: I just realized this hasn't hit the main page yet, lol. That should be interesting.

I'm ready to pull the trigger on launching the campaign. Any objections?


GO GO CYCLOMETH
 
2012-10-18 05:35:43 PM  
people have posted a few choice words on the charity's Facebook wall, including statements like "I hope you lose your tax [sic] emempt status,"

Giving photo-op to Political candidate - "That's OK"
Giving facts around photo-op - "Yank their status!!!"
 
2012-10-18 05:35:56 PM  
The Tea Party wants to be lied to, and they'll try to crush anyone that tries to get the truth into their heads.
 
Displayed 50 of 476 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report