Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Right-wing "charity"

As some of you know, I'm on some right-wing mailing lists -- specifically, David Horrorwitz and Wing Nut Daily. From the latter I just got a mournful plea to help keep veterans from being foreclosed upon. It sent me to a charity. Which turned out to be a typical right-wing charity: less than 25% of cash contributions actually went to service members.

There's scam artists out there, folks. Sad to say, most right-wing charities claiming to serve veterans are scams, or at the very least, use little of the donated money to help veterans. Before donating to any charity, check them out at the BBB. While they may have changed their practices since the BBB report, why take the chance?

BTW, this is a common pattern I've noticed about right-wing charities: they're almost always scams. If you want to make a difference, donate to your local soup kitchen, your local Catholic charity serving the needy, etc. At least there the money goes to the people it's supposed to go to, even if they are generally rabid lefties.

-- Badtux the Charitable Penguin


  1. I love the ones that are constantly shilling for money with "free" and "donated" cable airtime, .. And they STILL get money from the Fed as a "faith based initiative" and the money brought in is still mostly absorbed in "Administrative" costs...
    Yeah buddy...you gotta love the Charitable Heart and the greed behind it...
    The penguin is right, if the need to feed is upon you, go and help out at a shelter...
    Or give locally but check first and see if they are just shunting your donation up the line to some organization for their benefit...

  2. Why does this not surprise me?

    Oh yeah, because I grew up in RB, a hotbed of hypocritical rabid right-wing buttheads....and Defense Contractors....mmmm.....hmmmmm. Is there a difference?


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