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Please support Under The LobsterScope…

…and I will give you a free gift if you make a donation of $5.00 or more…

…you get “Bill’s Cast O’ Characters” my favorite picture font, based on ornaments and images from the turn of the century Barnhart Brothers and Spindler specimen book and others. This is a font, for Mac or PC, that I usually sell for $29.95 and it’s one of my most requested. It’s my way of saying “Thank You.” If you already have Cast O’ Characters, let me know and I’ll substitute a different one of my picture fonts.

So many of you have been following this blog since 2004 that I feel like a member of a huge web community.

I have enjoyed bringing you the Cartoon(s) of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls of the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

I really need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card, in support of Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

And for a contribution of $5.00 (or MORE) you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters – a collection I rarely offer with a blog donation!

(I send you font versions for both Macs and PCs by email, and include a typeface keyboard directory.
See the Sample Below.)

I should note that even a donation of $1.00 gets my thanks and helps to keep this blog going. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

– Bill T.

Under The LobsterScope needs your help to keep going…

…but there’s something in it for you (beyond the daily goodies put out for your enjoyment):

Support this blog with $5.00 or more…

…and get “Bill’s Barnhart Ornaments,” a great image font,based on authentic turn-of-the-century ornaments in the Barnhart Bros. & Spindler specimen book, e-mailed to you immediately.

So many of you have been following this blog since 2004 that I feel like a member of a huge web community.

I have enjoyed bringing you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

Well, once again, I need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card, in support of Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

And for a contribution of $5.00 (or MORE) you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Barnhart Ornaments (I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. (See the Sample Below.)

You should know, however, that even a contribution of only $1.00 adds to the ability of this unemployed blogger to find things for your benefit, and gives you my heartfelt thanks. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

– Bill T.

Please… your help is needed to keep Under The LobsterScope going…

…. and I’m repeating my request for support (for which you will receive a FREE FONT!)

Since a lot of you are bloggers like me (and graphic designers/desktop publishers as well), I’d like to offer one of my original picture fonts, Bill’s Modern Diner, for the last decade one of the most popular.

I sell this font, for both Mac and PC, for $29.00. I will, however, send you a complete copy with keychart and both Mac and PC versions, for any donation to Under The LobsterScope of $5.00 or more.

Here’s a font sample:

This is a font I use for menus and food articles and I’ve had occasion to use it just about every week since I created it.

So if you sign on to see Cartoon(s) of the Week, or Quotes, or views on Theatre and the Arts or any of the Political stuff presented on UTL, your contributions make all of these possible. I need to raise $300.00 by January 1 to make my goal.

If you feel you can support this blog,Please send a donation of $5.00 or more (more is better ) via PayPal:

Thanks for considering this…

– Bill

Please support Under The LobsterScope (your $5.00 makes a real difference!)

And if you do drop $5.00 or more into the kitty, you get Bill’s FIRST PICTURE FONT for free:

BILL’S DINGBATS (worth $29.00).

Just make a donation of $5.00 or more and I will send you this font (partial sample below) which is not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

I need your help, folks. Since 2004 I have been bringing you Under The LobsterScope totally free-of-charge and have avoided advertising or “blog begging” or any of the other methods of scavenging that blog writers are prone to. Unfortunately, this has had to change…just a little… to keep this information for progressives, liberals and others coming.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

As I said, all contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Very First Picture Font, Bill’s Dingbats, that I created 22 years ago (I send you the versions for both Macs and PCs, plus a handy keyboard chart). This offer will end on August 31st!

I appreciate those of you who have come on board over the last few days and hope more will join in. And for those of you $5 Plus donors who received our last three Free Fonts: Bill’s Universal Symbols, Bill’s Cast O’Characters and Bill’s Century Marks, you know what a good deal this is.

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

Which Political Agenda Do You Support When Buying Goods?

This information from Corey’s got me thinking about how much of my money spent supports politicians I can’t stand.
clipped from coreysviews.wordpress.com

$ = Donations

D = Democratic Party

R = Republican Party

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PETsMART, Inc.- D: $0 / R: $6,250

PETCO – D: $555 / R: $6,420

DOMINO’S PIZZA – D: $0 / R: $62,489

OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE – D: $10,175 / R: $585,476

GOYA FOODS – D: $0 / R: $32,800

HERSHEY FOOD – D: $1,415 / R: $36,295

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Source:

The Blue Pages, First Edition

The BRAND NEW UPDATED ‘The Blue Pages” Second Edition, can be found HERE

By summarizing the political contributions and business practices of hundreds of corporations, this handy directory helps you support companies that share your political values.

Follow your money; you might be surprised. The Blue Pages includes valuable information on political contributions to each major party, employee benefits and labor practices, lawsuits and investigations, and community and charitable programs. As this information starts to affect these companies at the cash register, they may be less inclined to support positions that conflict with their customers’ values.

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This Memorial Day, why not send a contribution to Under The LobsterScope…and get a FREE FONT.

Donate at least $5.00 you get Bill’s Universal Symbols (worth $29.95) for FREE.

That’s it. $5.00 or more and I will send you this font (partial sample below) which is not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

Since 2004 I have been bringing you Under The LobsterScope totally free-of-charge and have avoided advertising or “blog begging” or any of the other methods of scavenging that blog writers are prone to. Unfortunately, this has had to change…just a little… to keep this information for progressives, liberals and others coming.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 helps (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Universal Symbols (I send you the versions for both Macs and PCs, plus a handy keyboard chart). As I said, I regularly sell this font for $29.95.

This offer is for a very limited time.

I appreciate those of you who have come on board over the last few days and hope more will join in. And for those of you $5 Plus donors who received our last two Free Fonts, Bill’s Cast O’Characters and Bill’s Century Marks, you know what a good deal this is.

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

I need your help to keep the LobsterScope going… and I’ll make it worth your while.

If you support us with at least $5.00 you get a FREE PICTURE FONT:

Bill’s Universal Symbols (worth $29.95).

Just make a donation of $5.00 or more and I will send you this font (partial sample below) which is not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

I REALLY need your help, folks. Since 2004 I have been bringing you Under The LobsterScope totally free-of-charge and have avoided advertising or “blog begging” or any of the other methods of scavenging that blog writers are prone to. Unfortunately, this has had to change…just a little… to keep this information for progressives, liberals and others coming.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Universal Symbols (I send you the versions for both Macs and PCs, plus a handy keyboard chart). As I said, I regularly sell this font for $29.95.

This offer is for a very limited time.

I appreciate those of you who have come on board over the last few days and hope more will join in. And for those of you $5 Plus donors who received our last two Free Fonts, Bill’s Cast O’Characters and Bill’s Century Marks, you know what a good deal this is.

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

Last Week to get a This Free Font for supporting Under The LobsterScope…

April 30th is fast approaching and if you send $5.00 or more to support Under The LobsterScope by that date, you will get the regularly priced at $29.00 font, Bill’s Century Marks for FREE.  After the 3oth this font goes back on sale at the UTF Type Foundry site and you will have to pay full price for it.

Unlike many other blogs that ask for a few bucks, I send you a free, quality picture font (see Sample below) immediately after your donation of $5.00 or more… this offer is not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

Look, even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Century Marks in versions for BOTH Macs and PC, plus a handy keyboard chart.

In May, I will be putting Bill’s Century Marks back in the “for sale only” and I will make a new font available. Over the past few months many of you have come on board with an average donation of $10.00 and were sent our previous Free Font, Bill’s Cast O’Characters… I hope you are enjoying it.

So please click on the “Donate” button below, help us out with $5.00 or more, and get Bill’s Century Marks for FREE:

Thanks,
Bill T.

April is the Last Month that my Century Marks font will be available for FREE…

…when you help support Under The LobsterScope.

I usually sell Bill’s Century Marks for $29.95, but until April 30th I will be sending it out for FREE to anyone who makes a contribution of $5.00 or more to Under The LobsterScope, the blog of Politics and The Arts.

Unlike many other blogs that ask for a few bucks, I send you a free, quality picture font (see Sample below) for a donation of $5.00 or more… not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Century Marks in versions for BOTH Macs and PC, plus a handy keyboard chart.

In May, I will be putting Bill’s Century Marks back in the “for sale only” and I will make a new font available. Over the past few months many of you have come on board with an average donation of $10.00 and were sent and for those of you $5-Plus donors who received our last Free Font, Bill’s Cast O’Characters, I hope you are enjoying it. I know it is a picture font I use all the time.

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

Alan Grayson Needs Our Help…

Grayson is about 80% of the way to getting 100 signers to co-sponsor his “Medicare You Can Buy Into Act,” a stronger public option that would be available to everyone. Now that the basic Health Care plan has gone through, it’s time to start working on a public option for all Americans.

You can join the cause by calling your Representative. Go HERE for more info.
Act Blue is raising funds to support his effort. Click HERE.

Help me keep Under The LobsterScope going…

…and get a FREE PICTURE FONT:

Bill’s Century Marks (worth $29.95).

Just make a donation of $5.00 or more and I will send you this font (partial sample below) which is not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

Yup, it’s my weekly pitch to get your support for this blog… and unlike many other blogs that ask for a few bucks, I send you a free picture font for every donation of $5.00 or more. I don’t know other blogs that do anything like that.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Century Marks (I send you the versions for both Macs and PCs, plus a handy keyboard chart). As I said, I regularly sell this font for $29.95.

This offer is for a very limited time.
Over the past few months many of you have come on board with an average donation of $10.00 and were sent and for those of you $5 Plus donors who received our last Free Font, Bill’s Cast O’Characters, I hope you are enjoying it. I know it is a picture font I use all the time.

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

Help me keep Under The LobsterScope going…

…and get a FREE PICTURE FONT:

Bill’s Century Marks (worth $29.95).

Just make a donation of $5.00 or more and I will send you this font (partial sample below) which is not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

For the last six years I have been bringing you Under The LobsterScope totally free-of-charge and have avoided advertising or “blog begging” or any of the other methods of scavenging that blog writers are prone to. Unfortunately, this has had to change…just a little… to keep this information for progressives, liberals and others coming.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Century Marks (I send you the versions for both Macs and PCs, plus a handy keyboard chart). As I said, I regularly sell this font for $29.95.

This offer is for a very limited time.
Over the past few months many of you have come on board with an average donation of $10.00 and were sent and for those of you $5 Plus donors who received our last Free Font, Bill’s Cast O’Characters, I hope you are enjoying it. I know it is a picture font I use all the time.

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

Crap!

I don’t buy it. I don’t believe it. If Public Option is not included it is because Pelosi, Reid and the President, despite what they say, do not support it.
clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would not include a public option in a health care reconciliation package that the House will send to the Senate.
“We’re talking about something that is not going to be part of the legislation,” Pelosi said, noting “with sadness” that the public insurance option won’t be part of legislation. “I’m quite sad that the public option is not in there,” she said.
Earlier Thursday, a spokesman to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the Majority Whip, said Durbin would “aggressively whip” a health care bill that included a public option.
Pelosi, however, put the onus back on the Senate, saying that the chamber didn’t have the votes needed for it.
“It did not prevail. What we will have in reconciliation will be something that is agreed upon, House and Senate, that they can pass and we can pass… It isn’t in there because they don’t have the votes.”
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Help Me Keep Under The LobsterScope Going…

…and get a FREE PICTURE FONT:

Bill’s Century Marks (worth $29.95).

Just make a donation of $5.00 or more and I will send you this font (partial sample below) which is not available ANYWHERE ELSE.

I need your help, folks. Since 2004 I have been bringing you Under The LobsterScope totally free-of-charge and have avoided advertising or “blog begging” or any of the other methods of scavenging that blog writers are prone to. Unfortunately, this has had to change…just a little… to keep this information for progressives, liberals and others coming.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Century Marks (I send you the versions for both Macs and PCs, plus a handy keyboard chart). As I said, I regularly sell this font for $29.95.

This offer is for a very limited time.
Over the past few months many of you have come on board with an average donation of $10.00 and were sent and for those of you $5 Plus donors who received our last Free Font, Bill’s Cast O’Characters, I hope you are enjoying it. I know it is a picture font I use all the time.

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

February 28: Last Day to get Bill’s Cast O’ Characters for FREE with donation to this blog…

Bill’s Cast O’Characters Font (worth $29.95) is Free when you support Under The LobsterScope with a donation of $5.00 or more.Today (February 28) Only!

We have had a record number of donors in February… but we need more.

Since 2004 I have been bringing you Under The LobsterScope totally free-of-charge and have avoided advertising or “blog begging” or any of the other methods of scavenging that blog writers are prone to. Unfortunately, this has had to change…just a little… to keep this information for progressives, liberals and others coming.

Even a small donation of $1 or $2 would help (although $5 helps a whole lot more…and gets you the free font.) The amount is up to you. We accept contributions through PayPal and the credit/debit cards shown below.

All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters (I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs). As I said, I regularly sell this font for $29.95.

Tomorrow (March 1) the offer for this font will be over (I’ll be putting up another one) and Cast O’Characters will go back to its Regular For Sale Price only.

I appreciate those of you who have come on board over the last few days and hope more will join in. And for those of you $5 Plus donors, I hope you are enjoying Bill’s Cast O’Characters. I know it is a picture font I use all the time.

UPDATE!  UPDATE!  UPDATE!

It is now March 1 and Bill’s Cast O’ Characters is no longer available for Free (You may purchase it for $29.95 – drop me an e-mail and I’ll tell you how.)

Starting today, the Free Font is Bill’s Century Marks, a unique picture font which you can’t get anywhere else. It is yours FREE with a donation of $5.00 or more.

Here’s a small sample:

So please click on the “Donate” button below:

Thanks,
Bill T.

Only 2 more weeks to get Bill’s Cast O’ Characters…

…when making a $5.00 or more donation in support of Under The LobsterScope. I’ll be changing fonts in the giveaway next month and The Cast will go back into the $29.95 sales package I regularly let it go out for.

I must say, however, that I am thrilled that most of my donors have come in with $10.00 donations… something I didn’t really expect.

Because of these contributions I can go on bringing you you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes of the Day, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… I know that much of the traffic here, from all over the world, is to get at this Blog list.  Then there are the Political stories that we pass on from many sources. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

So if you like visiting Under The LobsterScope and you get something out of it, I’m hoping you will make a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

Remember… for the next 2 weeks only, for a contribution of $5.00 or more you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters (I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). As you now, I regularly sell this font for $29.95. Sample Below:

If you can’t afford $5.00, remember even $1.00 is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

– Bill T.

Support Under The LobsterScope…

Hey… if I didn’t need it, I wouldn’t ask.

Doing Under The LobsterScope is my current employment (until I can find another paying job) and it takes up a lot of time. I DO enjoy  bringing you The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week , the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And the wide open communication channels developed with readers can’t be beat.

A $5.00 contribution goes a long way (so does a $1.00 contribution) and helps me keep the thing going, pays for part of my internet connection while I do the blog, and lets me know it means something to YOU.

As many of you have discovered over the last few weeks, for a contribution of $5.00 or more you will receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters (I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs by email). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. Sample Below:

For the benefit of my previous supporters who might want to come in again, in March I will be putting up a new “font reward” for donors and Bill’s Cast O’ Characters will go back on the order it for $29.95 shelf. So your $5.00 (or larger) donation actually brings you a valuable product.

I really look forward to hearing from you. Just click on the “DONATE” button below.

– Bill T.

If Under The LobsterScope didn’t NEED your support, I wouldn’t be asking for it…

This to my readers:

I want you to know how much I have enjoyed bringing this to you since 2004: The Cartoon or Cartoons of the Week, the Quotes, the Political and Arts News, the Blogrolls to the best sites in America and beyond… They are all a joy to put together. Often we get the breaking political stories before you see them anywhere else. And our wide open communication channels with readers can’t be beat.

Now I have to tell you that I need YOUR help to keep it going. I’m hoping you will see your way to making a small contribution, by PayPal or credit/debit card to support Under The LobsterScope. You’d be amazed at how much $5.00 can do to help me bring more and more to these pages. And it is probably the LOWEST annual subscription fee you will make to any publication… interactive or not.

Even a contribution of $1.00 adds to the ability of this unemployed blogger to find things for your benefit. By clicking on the DONATE button below, you tell me that Under The LobsterScope makes a difference in your time on the web.

Thanks,

– Bill T.

PS. All contributors of $5.00 or more receive a copy of my Picture Font, Bill’s Cast O’ Characters (I send you the True Type versions for both Macs and PCs). I regularly sell this font for $29.95. Sample Below:

Firedoglake needs signatures on their petition….

Our friends at Firedoglake want to get  40,000 signatures on a petition of support to the 65 members of Congress who said they’d only support health care reform with a strong public health insurance option. So far,  32,015 people have signed (including yours truly).

They are really close and they want to get this out by Labor Day.  You can help.

Please go to http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/keepthepledge?source=email&subsource=fwd and sign!

Thanks,

Bill.
http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/keepthepledge?source=email&subsource=fwd