Month: June 2010

Ten Buck Fridays + Christine O’Donnell Grassroots Money Bomb

There was a convergence of sorts for me today. Whilst twittering away for #FF (Follow Fridays) I noticed on of my new tweeps, Right Klik was touting a new idea called Ten Buck Fridays which was actually the brain child of Conscientiously Conservative who writes:

Ten Buck Fridays started today for me. I donated $10 to Teresa Collett’s campaign for 4th Congressional District in Minnesota. Many of us get paid on Fridays… if we bring a sack lunch a couple of times a week to work, right there is an extra tenner. What if conservatives donated $10 each and every week up through November to viable candidates and/or PAC’s that are promoting a conservative agenda? If you can’t afford every week, what about twice a month? Or once a month? Conservatives need to put their money where their mouth is. Commit to Ten Buck Fridays… it WILL make a difference come November!

What a great idea! Right Klik modified the idea a bit (I think) by adding a nomination factor, which also has some merit. The main point being that it’s only ten bucks a week or two for a good cause. For THE greatest cause of our lives, if you ask me, which you didn’t but hey, I’m doing the typing here. You’ll get your turn in the comment section. Settle down over there.

The convergence happened when I got my subscription email from Bob Belvedere’s site (You do subscribe to TCOTS don’t you?) announcing that he, Stacy McCain and a host of other bloggers are jumping on a RINO Killer’s Grassroots Money Bomb. Christina O’Donnell’s supporters are asking for some help over there, so I’ll be donating to that campaign shortly.

The point is, however you chose to participate, whatever level of financial assistance you can afford, now is the time to commit. We can not afford to slack now. We must put our money where our mouths are and support conservative candidates. What we cannot afford to do is allow the Republican machine to select those RINO’s as our only choices. As far as I am concerned, a RINO is no more use to us than a Progressive Democrat if we expect to affect real change in Washington.

I can’t remember where I saw it or heard it but this is the truth: You can’t change government without changing the people in government.

Get involved. Campaigns cost money.

Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that Christina O’Donnell is kid-of hot. But then, conservative wimmin will always have the edge with this robo-love machine.

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UPDATE: Right Klik offers another idea in the comments:

Anyone who likes the “Ten Buck Fridays” idea, please consider labeling your online donation with “Ten Buck Fridays” in one of the optional fields.

Just full of ideas, this Right Klik.

Hey, have you ever cleaned an oil spill? Just wonderin’ cause, you know, someone we’re both acquainted with desperately needs a clue.

Michigan Famous: Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub was born June 22, 1971, and raised in Trenton, Michigan. She’s best known for playing Chloe O’Brian on the Fox action-thriller

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn is the first to admit she isn’t a sex symbol, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have plenty of sex appeal. “My own confidence in myself lately has helped me to be perceived as sexier than I was before,” she says. “If you open yourself up to experience life as an actor, a person who others look at, you will get all types of things thrown at you — good and bad. It is up to you to be confident and aware of your looks and how you are comfortable being seen.”

Luckily for us, Mary Lynn is very comfortable being seen by others, as evidenced by her impressive body of work. However, don’t expect this Detroit native to settle down anytime soon. “I’m not married and I don’t think that’s going to work out for me,” she says. “I’m not even bitter, I’m just exhausted.”

 

Career

Rajskub’s most notable role is CTU Systems analyst Chloe O’Brian on 24, which she joined in 2003 at the start of the show’s third season. Her character was a hit with viewers and critics and was one of the few cast members to return in the show’s fourth season. After being a regular guest star for two seasons, Rajskub became a main cast member in the show’s fifth season. By the end of the series she was lead female, with top billing second only to Kiefer Sutherland. Rajskub and Sutherland appeared briefly as their 24 characters in a 2007 episode, “24 Minutes”, of the FOX TV animated series The Simpsons. She also recently appeared in the film Julie & Julia as one of Julie Powell’s close friends.

She is also a skilled guitar player and was part of a comic duo (with Karen Kilgariff) called Girls Guitar Club.

During the summer of 2010 she will be seen on the second season of the USA series Royal Pains.

 

Mini Biography

She was born Mary Lynn Rajskub on June 22, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, into a family of Irish, Czech, and Polish ancestry. She was brought up in Trenton, Michigan. In 1989 she graduated from Trenton High School, then attended Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, majoring in painting, before she transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating as a painter. She also studied music and acting, and for a few years she performed as a stand-up comedian at various clubs and restaurants. In 1995, Rajskub made her debut on television, she was cast by David Cross as one of the original cast members of “Mr. Show with Bob and David” (1995). After her split from Cross, she left the show during its second season, and briefly took a job as a coffee brewer at Seattle’s Best Coffee. In 1999 she joined the cast of ‘Fragrances & Colognes for Smelling great’ TV series, as Cloe, appearing in 15 episodes of the show.

While she has been mainly a television star, Rajskub also played bit parts on the big screen in Magnolia (1999), Man on the Moon (1999), Road Trip (2000), among her other works. She offered mesmerizing performances in Mysterious Skin (2004), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), and in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), then played a few more visible roles such as Janet Stone in Firewall (2006), opposite Harrison Ford, and as Pam in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). In 2006 Harrison Ford presented Rajskub with the Female Breakthrough Award for her “high concept comedic stage productions, as well as her TV and film acting skills.” She was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards two times, in 2005, and in 2007.