Funding the resistance, redux

March 13, 2012 · Posted in Bloggers and blogging 

Back in January I posted about a New York blogger who was having financial difficulties as part of a longer riff on the state of conservative bloggers who are struggling financially because our side doesn’t have the set of patrons those on the left seem to.

Well, Marianne has averted the original financial trouble she encountered but now is fighting what she believes is late stage Lyme Disease. That’s something perhaps people in my sphere of influence can relate to as the Delmarva area is also prone to the spread of Lyme thanks to infected deer ticks.

Because of that, I’ve placed a badge in the “public service announcement” area of my site which notes that conservative bloggers are supporting conservative bloggers. Marianne’s not looking for a government handout, but after noting the paucity of “Lyme literate” doctors who deal with late stage Lyme Disease she also has this to write:

There will likely be more doctors in many different fields going “off the grid” as Obamacare draws near and the noose of bureaucratic micromanaging tightens on healthcare providers who fail to do what they are told by a panel of pencil pushers rather than do what is best for their patients. When I am feeling a little better, I plan to do some investigative blogging about this phenomenon.

And there’s nothing like a conservative woman, in pain, scorned – I have no doubt that she’ll latch onto this like a bulldog.

Now some may ask why Marianne would put herself out like this and make her pain public for all to see. Well, back in the old days we asked for help through institutions like family, churches, and communities. I have no idea what sort of familial support she has (aside from being married with children) or where she goes to church, but I do know that in this day and age the idea of community goes far beyond the boundaries of whatever place we live in.

Last night when I actually wrote this, right after I put up the widget in my sidebar, I took a moment to consider something I hadn’t really thought about. I link to about 80 other websites, and while most are local or Maryland-based, they are spread out all over the country. (By the way, Maryanne has me stomped insofar as links goes.) But I have only met the purveyors of maybe a dozen and a half in person, and communicated with perhaps a dozen others on a personal basis as opposed to leaving a comment. Yet I have this connection to them through the internet. The same goes for a surprisingly large number of my Facebook friends and Twitter followers.

So even if it’s not all that likely that one particular reader can be of assistance, there’s a fighting chance that someone who runs across this website can help “Zilla” out. And if not, that simply means you’re destined to be of assistance in some other fashion to someone else. Later this week I’ll revisit something I wrote about last month as part 2 happened over last weekend. A lot of people came to help out a perfect stranger most haven’t met.

And I’ll guarantee you that not all of them shared my political views, or most likely had that much in common with the family in need. But most of us are instilled with some desire to serve our fellow man and fortunately the rampant increase in government handouts passed around in this day and age hasn’t dampened our enthusiasm to help a person in need ourselves.


One Response to “Funding the resistance, redux”

  1. Zilla on March 13th, 2012 10:02 am

    Thank you so much. You are int he blogroll now. I had tried to add you at the old place but Blogger hates me, I had to manually build the blogroll at the new place (there were over 400 links int he old blogroll) and some very good blogs may have been missed, such as yours. I need people who are missing from the blogroll to let me know, like you just did. ;)
    I am pretty sick today, but I may have located a doctor who might be able to help me. I will update my blog later today.
    Thanks again.

  • Political ad

    Mary Beth is running in District 38C.
    Mary Beth is running in District 38C.

    Authority: Friends of Mary Beth Carozza, Pat Schrawder, Treasurer.

  • Campaign 2014 – Maryland

    Primary election will be June 24, 2014.



    David Craig
    Ron George
    Larry Hogan
    Charles Lollar


    Anthony Brown
    Doug Gansler
    Ralph Jaffe
    Heather Mizeur
    Charles Smith
    Cindy Walsh



    William Campbell


    Peter Franchot

    Attorney General:


    Jeffrey Pritzker


    Aisha Braveboy
    Jon Cardin
    Brian Frosh

  • Advertise with monoblogue and you’ll reach a lot of people!

    Freedom fighters and TEA partiers in Maryland and beyond are discovering monoblogue!

    Click on the photo for details.

  • I haven't. Have you?
  • Part of the Politics in Stereo network.
  • Link to Maryland Democratic Party

    In the interest of being fair and balanced, I provide this service to readers. But before you click on the picture below, just remember their message:

  • Categories

  • Locals flock to monoblogue

    More and more locals come here for 'News and views from Maryland's Eastern Shore.'

    Click on the photo for details on advertising opportunities.

  • Archives

  • More Campaign 2014

    First District - Congress


    Jonathan Goff, Jr.
    Andy Harris (incumbent)


    John LaFerla
    Bill Tilghman

    Maryland General Assembly (local)

    Senate District 37


    Richard Colburn (incumbent)
    Addie Eckardt


    Christopher Robinson


    House District 37A


    (no candidates)


    Sheree Sample-Hughes


    House District 37B


    Christopher Adams
    Rene Desmarais
    Johnny Mautz
    Allen Nelson
    Karen Tolley


    Rodney Benjamin
    Keasha Haythe


    Senate District 38


    Mike McDermott


    Jim Mathias (incumbent)


    House District 38A


    Charles Otto (incumbent)


    Percy Purnell, Jr.


    House District 38B


    Carl Anderton, Jr.


    Norm Conway (incumbent)


    House District 38C


    Mary Beth Carozza.


    Judy Davis
    Mike Hindi


    Wicomico County will be added after filing deadline,

  • Authority Line


    For items which pertain to my campaign Michael Swartz for Republican Central Committee

    Kimberley Corkran, Treasurer
    Michael Swartz, Candidate

    February 10, 2014