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Laffy leaves #TPC, moves to RadioOrNot.com full-time!

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Sometime back in 2007, my dear friend and mentor, Cliff Schecter invited me to blog at his new site, which eventually morphed into The Political Carnival. Cliff left for greener pastures, and another dear friend, Paddy Kraska, and I took the reins and the site took off. We had such a great run together, placed in the top 100 political blogs according to the various blogsphere ratings agencies (out of millions!), and established TPC as an eclectic mix of Humor and Serious that continues to this day.

But when Paddy unexpectedly passed away (not long after my dad did),I went into a tailspin, and the blog underwent some major changes. It took me six months or so to find just the right combination of writers, writers who had huge Paddy shoes to fill, and who had to be more than just writers. They had to have passion, dedication, and heart.

Lwdgrfx and Sher came to the rescue, as did regular contributor David Garber. Nicole Sandler joined us, and TPC got back on its feet and started thriving again. But the same can't be said for its remaining co-founder, yours truly. The entire ordeal took a toll, one that I'm still working through.

My doctors wanted me to stop writing and "retire" from politics. Impossible. But I have tried every which-way to de-stress. Unfortunately, the responsibility of writing and managing a site 24/7 was still having negative effects on my health. I had to find a solution. That finally happened.  I made a really, really tough decision.

I will be leaving The Political Carnival and teaming up with Nicole Sandler at her RadioOrNot.com site.

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We do at least one radio show per week together, plus we're very good friends, so it's a natural fit. I already have a "Laffy's Place" tab there, and that page is where my new digs will be whenever I feel compelled to post. I will now be able to concentrate more on my "real" life and doing radio (and maybe even get back to my BLUNT videos, who knows?) instead of posting so many articles on a regular basis, as I've done for the past seven-plus years.

Lwdgrfx and Sherry will continue on here at The Political Carnival. So please give them your support and readership as you always have. They simply rock. The TPC Facebook page will stay as is.

You'll be able to find me at Radio Or Not and as always, on Twitter (@GottaLaff) and Facebook (Gotta L. Aff).

I love you, TPC, always have, always will. But even more, I love our readers. Thank you guys, every last one of you, for all the love and support you've given me all these years. It is you who have kept me/us going, and hopefully still will. See you at Nicole's place!

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Please Help With The Political Carnival Spring Fundraiser #TPC

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As you know, Paddy has mounting doctor bills, and TPC has mounting TPC bills.

We recently tried to update the look and mechanics of The Political Carnival, but ended up running into so many tech issues that we had to stop, go back to our old look, and hire someone to help us find our way out of our technical house of mirrors.

Which brings us to this:

hand out for money donationsWe're long overdue for our quarterly fundraiser, mainly because we are so reluctant to have our hands out, but, as Nickelodeon used to say, "A kid's gotta do what a kid's gotta do."

So if you are able, if you are so inclined, please donate. Paddy, Lucian, and I have expenses up to our collective chins and can't do this without your help.

Thank you ahead of time for your consistent kindness and generosity. Without you, there would be no us.





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or Email us here for a snail mail address. THANKS!

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#TPC Spring Fundraiser- We can’t do this without you!

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As you know, Paddy has mounting doctor bills, and TPC has mounting TPC bills.

We recently tried to update the look and mechanics of The Political Carnival, but ended up running into so many tech issues that we had to stop, go back to our old look, and hire someone to help us find our way out of our technical house of mirrors.

Which brings us to this:

hand out for money donationsWe're long overdue for our quarterly fundraiser, mainly because we are so reluctant to have our hands out, but, as Nickelodeon used to say, "A kid's gotta do what a kid's gotta do."

So if you are able, if you are so inclined, please donate. Paddy, Lucian, and I have expenses up to our collective chins and can't do this without your help.

Thank you ahead of time for your consistent kindness and generosity. Without you, there would be no us.





Donate

or Email us here for a snail mail address. THANKS!

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10,000,000

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See that screen grab above from our TPC right sidebar? See that tiny little rectangle with the number 10,001,427?  That's the number of visitors The Political Carnival has had as of today. And for that, we thank you, our readers, with all our hearts.

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Without you, we wouldn't exist. Thank you for helping us succeed and grow.

Love,

Laffy and Paddy

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Seriously, we're giggling with disbelief. You know how we got here?

Thank you.

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Winner of 1st EVER Political Carnival T Shirt Is...

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Terise in Alaska!!! I've got the emails, Gotta picked the number and the only t shirt ever made with the TPC logo is traveling far away, even before Gotta and I own one! We're going to do this again in the next few days, and the only way to win one is to help us out with our fundraiser which is used keeping this thing churning, not cruises on the Mediterranean or booze. Okay, some of mine might go for booze, but not much.

C'mon people, we're going to give away the next t shirt soon, so get your donation in to be in the running!

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Now, if you’ll bear with us, we’re having a very necessary fundraiser; please help TPC continue to do what we do:

If we are one thing here at TPC, it’s being up front. We need to raise funds so we don’t have to worry about expenses for the next three months, both for site upkeep and our own mounting bills.

You can donate at any time by using the PayPal donate buttons in the sidebar (now with requested WePay!), or if you need a snail mail addy, feel free to email thepolicalcarnival@gmail.com.

In addition, if anyone wants to sponsor us for three months with an ad in the sidebar, please email Paddy. Since it’s an election year, any ad will be getting increased views.

BONUS! We’re doing something special this time around and giving away two of our brand spankin’ new TPC t-shirts to random donors! We’ll draw names out of the proverbial hat and let you know=. (You can’t even buy these yet.)

So, to be the one of the first IN THE WORLD to sport your Political Carnival t-shirt, drop a little coinage in the kitty!

Remember, without donations, we have no Political Carnival. We have no way to fight for you, for our principles, or just to make you laugh from time to time.

Please never forget that we truly appreciate you guys with or without the donations. Every single day.

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