You're going to need your Kleenex and not for crying as you read this splotch of effluvia from WebTV subscriber and HuffPost contributor (which is worse?) Brent Budowsky: "November Proposal: A $100 Million Democracy Venture Fund To Change America".
I couldn't quite figure it out without the accompaning PowerPoint slides, but it apparently involves raising a large amount of money using identity politics/Gramscism. The group would be lead by a Soviet of three "names you know". Some form of MLM seems to be involved. They would then divvy out the proceeds to far-left groups, including the one that we hold dear:
Next: this venture fund could negotiate a direct investment in Air America and weld in, to Air America's business model, a hard alliance with the progressive blogosphere and new revenue streams from increased audience and super-empowered e-commerce revenue sharing.
AAR has a "business model"? Does anyone really want a "hard alliance" with DailyKos or, even worse, ThinkProgress, MyDD, or, worst of all, JaneBrainFireDogHamsherLake? And, is "super-empowered" even a word? Someone please close the door, Brent would like a little privacy as he finalizes his plan.
Posted in Meta at October 13, 2006 09:37 AM
Business model: Declaring Ch 11 bankruptcy. Al Franken is owed $360,000; Mike Malloy, $114,000...
and oh, Real Networks' Rob Glaser a mere $10 million or so. Total $20 million, and $4 million in assets.
See the complete list of debtors at The Smoking Gun.
Posted by: raccoonradio at October 13, 2006 11:07 AM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.