We're teetering on finishing twelve years of almost completely solo blogging at this here joint. From the vodka-filled days of the Bush administration through the whiskey-fueled evenings of the Obama presidency and the all tequila and ecstasy-driven all-nighters in-between, we've been through a lot together. And it's all been free for your reading pleasure, except for the cost of whatever device you're on and, you know, your internet bill.
That's why every other year or so, the Rude Pundit asks for a little scratch, a few bucks, from readers in the form of PayPal clicks of love. He's got few simple goals: a new laptop computing thingy, some more whiskey to survive this wretched political landscape, and, for fans of The Stephanie Miller Show, a plane ticket from sinful New York City to sinful Los Angeles so he can get crazy with Ms. Miller on her Happy Hour podcast, joining the likes of Margaret Cho and Lily Tomlin.
Don't donate out of pity. Donate below or over on the side there because writing that makes you happy and aroused oughta be supported. And, besides, those conservative assholes are totally giving cash to friggin' Erick "Erick" Erickson to keep his hate machine rolling. You want them to have all the fun?
The Rude Pundit cannot thank enough everyone who has contributed a buck, ten bucks, a c-note, whatever. You should totally feel free to ask any questions of the Rude Pundit, just like we met in a bar and you wondered, "Hey, what do you think about this shit?" You can email them to "rudepundit(at)yahoo(dot)com." You don't even have to buy him a drink to ask.
Reader Chuck asks, "Do you see any realistic chance for anything other than Hillary and Trump?" The Rude Pundit stands by his assertion that we are in a long-ass slog through mud and shit before we get to a Clinton and Bush election. Everything else is just the endless torture of our depressing campaign cycle. He'd love to see a Sanders vs. Trump face-off, but we'll have to leave that to Taiwanese animators to create.