Send Lawyers, Guns and Money

Well, not the first two actually, at least not as far as I know.

I really hate doing this, particularly since I haven’t really been earning my keep around here lately, but it looks like things in the Empire have reached the point where I have to have a fundraiser in order to keep the lights on. Yes, it just keeps piling on, doesn’t it?

I know, these are troubled times for everybody and I certainly don’t want to suggest that my trouble is in any way more important than everybody elses, but… I suck at this, don’t I?

Anyway, if anybody has a few shekels laying around that aren’t needed, every little bit would be greatly appreciated.

My apologies as well as my thanks.


UPDATE: I’m going to be saying this to all of you personally, but I just wanted to put up a public notice first that you guys are absolutely incredible and way above and beyond anything! I really don’t deserve y’all, but I and the family are eternally grateful that we have you!

I also want to say to all of you who said that you were sorry you couldn’t help or that you wish you could do more to please, please don’t worry about it. Please don’t. There are two reasons I hate putting up posts like this and avoid it like the plague. One is my pride, and the less said about that one, the better, but the other one is that I know that you all want to help. I know this because I know what great people you all are. And thus I know, because I know from personal experience that there are times when you cannot help because you yourself are knee-deep in alligators, that there will be some who really, really wanted to and now feel bad because they can’t.

I don’t want that to be the case. Ever. Nobody owes me anything. Nobody has any obligation to me other than the one they feel they have, and that one’s misplaced because, let’s face it, I’m not really doing anything other than putting up stuff on the Internet. If not me, then somebody else would and, more importantly, if not for YOU all, then it would just be me screaming into the wind.

To those of you who wanted to chip in but couldn’t or wished that they could have done more, I only want to say this: Please don’t think that way. Because I know that you wanted to, and that in itself is a huge gift. Just the fact that you saw some guy on the Internet kvetch about something and immediately thought “how can I help?” says all that needs to be said, and I am eternally grateful for that too.

Don’t underestimate the value of that compassion in and of itself, because it is enormous.

And now I’ll have to stop because the room is getting awfully dusty for some reason and I’ve got shit to do so I can get back to work giving you something for all that you, every one of you, give me constantly for just hanging around and putting up with me.

G-d Bless You All!



  1. 1
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Check your tip jar, Misha. I couldn’t begin to repay what this site has done for me. But….I do try.

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    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    I won’t be able to help until after the first, Misha. Right now, I don’t have enough for a box of .22 short, or even Wolf 7.62 x 39 mm.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Just dropped a little bit in the jar … I only wish that I could do more right now.

  4. 4
    bruce growls and barks:

    i can’t use paypal so is there an address i can mail you some money i have squirreled away under the mattress.

  5. 5
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Dropped some in the jar also. Take care.

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    Unemployed at the moment, but I did have a couple good paychecks, so have a bit from me, Sire.

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Hit the tip jar. Better days coming soon – they always do.

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    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    A pity I didn’t know about this sooner or I’d have skipped the SKS mags and threw in more.

  9. 9
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:


    Check the tip jar…….

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    Orion growls and barks:

    I’m still pretty low-flow, but you and the Rotties have been nothing but good to me. It ‘aint much, but it’s something! A few shekels, I can manage. 🙂

    Better days, friend.


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    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    Fuck the excuses.


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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician @ #:
    Blake -where in NC are you? whats your skill set?? I might be able to help. feel free to email me


  13. 13

    Dribbled a few rubles in…and challenging everyone who’s been touched by the Rott to match my paltry twenty bucks…

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    redc1c4 growls and barks:

    i’ve got a $1.62 to my name and a letter from the IRS that says they misdid my taxes two years ago so i owe them $1900 i don’t have, but if there is anything i can do in kind via the Intartubes, i’m your huckleberry.

    to better times…

  15. 15
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    I’d help, but I’m two weeks away from being thrown out on my butt.

    And I really have no place to go.

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    LC Gregory growls and barks:

    O my Emperor,

    Be blessed, my friend.

  17. 17

    LC Gladiator @ # 12: NM, not NC. I know, and can do, tons of varied stuff. For the last 7 years I’ve been Security at an AFB. I’m a long retired Combat Arms Instructor and maintainer as my principle. I’ve worked retail, inventory, records, those sorts of thing since I retired and until I got back into security.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Only thing I can do is send prayers. Thanks to this “recovery” we are in, I’ve had to file for food stamps. Every job that I can find is over an hour drive away, and I can’t afford $30 in gas a day.

    And in voting news, Free pot for votes. Isn’t buying votes illegal ?

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    Library Czar growls and barks:


    Interesting, we just got a letter “demanding” we pay the IRS $1950 immediately or they are going to seize my corporation immediately. No previous letters were sent telling us that they think we owe $1950 dollars. We have not paid them. They can seize whatever they want as my corporation is currently idle and only making $80 dollars per month. That two of us received basically the same demand leads me to believe they are just randomly choosing to pick on people believing they can’t fight back.

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    I dropped a few bucks to ya..wish I could do more.

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    LC LOBO says:

    Isn’t buying votes illegal ?

    Only for Republicans. Didn’t you get the memo?

  22. 22
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    redc1c4 @ #:
    Library Czar @ #:
    I’m not gonna lie, that is fishy as all get out. And I’ve been seeing that the obamajunend just shat out it’s first class of 231 brownshits. Me thinks that ears is ramping up to a civil war. Keep’em loaded and your powder dry.

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    bruce growls and barks:

    get a tax lawyer or accountant to look at your taxes then have tem send a letter to the tax people telling them you don’t owe them any thing and they will fold.they don’t even know how do do taxes.

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    Princess Natasha, Resident Imperialist Warmonger growls and barks:


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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Red, GC, a thought came to me. Are these letters really from the irs ? I know that scammers have been using the fbi letter head to scam people. I’ve erased two of those e-mails today alone. If they are real, see if you can’t find a tax lawyer that will work with you.

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    lc purple raider @ #:

    I’m in the same boat. I’ve long ago ran out of UI and if it wasn’t for my mother and her SS God knows where I’d be. Just pray’in that IF Mittens gets elected that the dam will break and jobs will open up in January, if we make to January…

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    I remember when my daughter received something along these lines. Tey tried to scam her for two grand. She came to me askng about it. I told her I wanted to reel these scumbags in, hopefully to my door if you catch my drift. In the meantime I had her print out all e-mails, take a check for two grand to my bank, folks I know personally, ask them if it was fake……..
    It was…………
    I photocopied the check.
    Walked down to city hall, visiting the police chief, another friend…
    He kept the check, copies of correspondence, my daughter began communicating….
    Finally she recieved a message saying their check had cleared…almost threatening her to send the money.
    Then I took over, composed a very nice letter detailing everything I had done and how so very much I wanted to meet them personally….It was CC’d to the police department and the FBI.
    Just look for the NRA decals on the front door……
    Funny thing…I haven’t heard back……..

  28. 28
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Err, opps. Demoscum caught selling heroin.

    Castalia town commissioner Clarence Alexander Bender was arrested during a traffic stop Thursday by Nash County deputies. Bender is charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin and maintaining a place for keeping and storage of a controlled substance.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC LOBO @ #:
    LOBO are you in NC??

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator @ #:

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Misha, I recall that a little while back there was talk of bringing back Rott shirts. I know money’s short, but give this place a look, Shirts777.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    Tip jar hit. Wish I could have tossed in more, though this place is your home Misha…… you’ve opened it up to us to the point it feels like my home.

  33. 33
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    LC LOBO @ #:
    Let’s make that three. Anyone got $135 so I can get my $2.5 million ?

    FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (202) 324-3000

    Attn: Beneficiary,

    Compliments of the day,I wish to inform you that your Payment of $2.5 Million United States Dollars.has been released and you will need to contact the payment Officer Mr. Michael Usifoh with the information as stated below.

    CONTACT INFORMATION NAME: Mr. Michael Usifoh EMAIL:( ) Do contact Mr.Michael Usifoh of the ATM PAYMENT CENTER with your details: FULL NAME: HOME ADDRESS: TELL: CELL: CURRENT OCCUPATION: BANK NAME: AGE: Also please be informed that all necessary Documents has been put in place all you will have to do is to make sure you can be able to afford $135 USD for the Delivery of your Funds which is to be sent to you via an ATM SWIFT CARD using FedEx International Courier Service. We do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.

    NAME: Mr Michael Usifoh

    Thanks and hope to read from you soon.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

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    LC LucysDaddy--Imperial Tire Provider growls and barks:

    My liege,

    I wish I could help out, but right now I am chest deep in crocodiles myself. With our annual Oktoberfest coming up and all, cash is tight. If you can hang on until after the new year, I should be getting a bonus and taxes back so I should be able to throw you a nice wad.

    Until then, prayers to you and yours, Sire.


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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Up to my butt in medical bills (don’t ask); but I’m real glad you got some caboodle. You run a great site.

    Y’all will appreciate this story: why the BILL OF RIGHTS must be protected. Oklahoma girl, 12, talks about shooting home intruder, with her mom’s gun.

    911 audiotape here. Poor baby is only 12 years old: a 6th-grader.

    But she’s a game one! and her mom had showed her how to shoot the Glock before this break-in, and when the kid called her in a panic, she said GO GET MY GUN.

    Touching ending, too

  36. 36

    Tallulah @ # 35: Heard that on the radio yesterday. AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :em01:

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Misha – I hang around the Rott and H&B simply because I find some fine folks (admittedly some odd), kindred spirits that range from ornery to sublime but are always entertaining, vocal and who have skill sets from A to Z which educate and elicit discussion. The most I would ask of any of you is simply, some day, to have the pleasure of meeting with you in person as we go along in life. While things are stable with me so far, the wolf is never far from the door in this economy so we go day to day waiting for a shoe to drop. I hope and pray everyone gets through the rest of 2012 in good shape and that our country shifts to better and more rational hands. Take care. Edward the Terrapod

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Tallulah @ #35:
    It is going to be impossible for Jones to live that down when he gets to stir. I advise him to just die. :em05:

    Sorry I’ve been late to this discussion, but I’ve been busy acting quiety in the background and low-crawling under the wire. :em04:

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Wish I could help, but I’m just short of dead broke and out of work.

  40. 40
    Tallulah growls and barks:


    Obama ‘Punting’ on New EPA Rules Until Post-Election

    A new report from Senate Republicans warns that the Obama administration and the EPA are delaying implementation of painful new regulations until after the election.

    The report from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ Minority Staff, “A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013,” points to a “slew of job-killing EPA regulations that the Obama-EPA has put on hold until after the election but will be on the ‘to-do’ list for 2013.”

    “As the economy has continued to falter over the past year, team Obama has been delaying rule after rule that will eliminate American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities, and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas, and coal production. They don’t want this economic pain to hit American families just before the election because it would cost President Obama votes.”

    The report goes on to state: “It’s pretty clear that if President Obama secures a second term, the Obama-EPA will have a very busy next four years, moving full speed ahead to implement numerous major rules and regulations that he has delayed or punted due to the upcoming election.

    “The radical environmental left may not need to worry, but what about American families, who are working hard in tough economic times, trying to make ends meet?

    “As the nation struggles to recover from a lagging economy in the coming year, Americans could also be grappling with a regulatory onslaught from the Obama-EPA that will strangle economic growth, destroy millions of jobs, and dramatically raise the price of goods, the cost of electricity, and the price of gas at the pump.”

    The “punted” regulations include:

    Greenhouse gas rules that will “virtually eliminate coal as a fuel option for future electric power generation,” and inflict new permitting costs on more than 37,000 farms.
    New ozone standards that would cost $90 billion a year.
    Regulations on hydraulic fracturing that will have “serious impacts on domestic energy production.
    Expansion of federal control “over virtually every body of water in the United States, no matter how small.”
    Storm water regulations that could include “mandates on cities to change existing buildings, storm water sewers, and streets.”
    Reductions in the sulfur content in gasoline that could boost prices by 9 cents a gallon.
    Clean Water Act rules that “could require expensive new construction at power plants to lower fish deaths.”
    Other regulations would affect coal ash, farm dust, oil and gasoline spill prevention, and more.


  41. 41

    My Liege

    I’d like to help but I’m facing some incoming right now, I will do so when I can, Your Highness.

    In the meantime .. is the fix already in?


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    emily_nelson growls and barks:

    tip jar hit.
    lc purple raider @ #:

    Where do you live purple raider?

  43. 43
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    #42 emily.

    Southern suburbs of Chicago, willing to relocate.

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    Erbo growls and barks:

    Your Imperial Majesty, here I am trying to help do your job. I can’t do it as well as you…but I’m trying.

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    Just Another Random Nut, GLOR growls and barks:

    Seeing this many Rotties in a dire situation makes me feel truly blessed for what I have. Thanks, guys.

  46. 46
    Pengor growls and barks:

    Is there an address I can send a money order?

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    LC MaxMomFL growls and barks:

    I will have to hit you next month, Sire. Hope it won’t be too late to do you some good. My piggy bank meant-for-my-son’s-Christmas-present savings went for the power bill this month. No pennies in the sofa either and …no sofa. Long story. Had to be there.

    Heck, my PayPal account is even in the negative. I didn’t know that PayPal could do that. We creative types are always finding new and interesting ways to be broke.

    Not complaining, I’m actually shorter than usual because I’ve been investing in materials for my work. I’ve been accepted into a downtown gallery which is opening in two weeks. So, things are looking way up. Just the belt tightening phase.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Can anyone confirm this:

    “What is most shocking, however, is that a source within the White House states that it was arranged as an October surprise by Barack Obama. Obama, in order to make the release of the Blind Sheik more palatable to the American people, and to boost his sagging approval ratings, arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap Ambassador Stevens. Then, days before the election, acting the part of the hero, planned to release the Blind Sheik in exchange for Ambassador Stevens.”

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    Bro, this kind of shit just kills my soul. I feel no obligation per se, except for where I come from, family helps family. That’s just the way it is. And if I wasn’t bordering on becoming a hobo (thanks to festering dicksuck of an ex husband who refuses to pay anything to support his children and has left me with $1100 per month in their medical bills alone coupled with my tenants moving out and me having to pay their security deposit back, as well as my regular mortgage and rent), I would definitely drop a few bucks into the tip jar.

    Again, it’s not an obligation. You’re family, and I take care of family. The fact that I can’t this time, kills me!

    Just know you’re in my thoughts, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you will be just fine in the end.

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    nealinnevada growls and barks:

    I dropped a tip in the jar…not a lot, but I hope it helps with things.

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    M167A1 growls and barks:

    A few spare denari enroute….

    Please spend on guns not butter….

  52. 52
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    According to reports, more than 2600 people over the age of 110 have already voted in North Carolina:

    Perhaps in an effort to promote North Carolina as one of the healthiest States in the Nation, this latest voter twist comes to us from Susan Myrick of the Civitas Institute in North Carolina–not to be confused with Rep. Sue Myrick of NC who is unrelated. In a radio interview with local WBT Anchor Tara Servatious, Susan reports that she has been keeping track of the number of votes in North Carolina of individuals over the age of 110 years and apparently we have quite a few, over 410 of the 110 year olds–to be exact– actually voted via absentee ballot on October . Yes indeed, now it would appear that good ole NC has the market cornered on the Centenarian vote.
    At latest count, Susan has garnered a total Absentee Ballot vote of over 2,660 people over the age of 110. Someone contact the Guiness Book and warm up the Ford, the Fountain of Youth exists and its right here in lovely NC. It’s no wonder people are moving here in droves–maybe the use of tobacco isn’t such a bad thing after all? But, on a more serious note, with all of the irregularities going on all over the place, we can now begin to wonder about a few things.
    What’s worse, the Examiner reports that the Guinness Book of World Records is going to have to be updated soon to reflect North Carolina’s apparent expansive population of old people:

    When peering a little more deeply at the numbers we find that an astounding 2,374 people between the ages of 94 and 100 have already voted in the NC election to date. While an even more astounding 832 votes came from those individuals aged 112. However, according to the Guinness book of world records, the oldest living person in the world, at present, lives in Japan and is 114 years old. It would seem obvious that, according to the NC vote registry, this old fellow might be nudged aside in the near future, especially considering the crop of spry 112 year-olds seemingly alive and well in the old North State.
    In fact, two of the 112 year aged voters were mail-in ballots from overseas; ostensibly vacationing to escape the now bitterly polarized political contest, and who can blame them?
    So why so many “voters” over the age of 110? Well, how many deceased persons remain on the voter rolls and are being impersonated by fraudsters assuming their identity to vote? This problem might be solved by asking for some form of identification, but no voter ID laws exist in the state. One thing is certain, there’s something fishy going on in North Carolina.

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    emily_nelson growls and barks:

    lc purple raider @ #:
    Have you considered TX, SD or UT?

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    emily_nelson @ #:

    If I could get there, I would.

    Automobiles, indeed, do not run on Skittles, or any other candy.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Well, got the food stamps. Now, I’m going to see if the old Lobo luck holds out, “cause I found a place near the homestead that is hiring. Every other time I’ve gotten stamps, I’ve gotten a job in short order. So, pray, think positive thoughts, or whatever else it is that all of ya’ll do.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    LC LOBO @ #:
    Keep those thoughts and prayers going. The hiring manager is “on vacation”. :em08:
    Why would you want to start hiring people and then go on vacation ?? :em03: