UPDATE: Linda (as in Raycon and Lindacon) Needs a Van

Mollie and Mark Hemingway and a dozen or so of us Colorado Ricochet members have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Raycon – Ray and Linda Terrill – in person. The rest of the Ricochetti have undoubtedly noticed Raycon Ray’s powerful and wise voice on the site. Ray’s spirit is, as my daddy would say, “strong like bull.” Linda, although confined to a wheelchair, has a spirit which soars with joy, and a heart which will not be denied the recognition of her full human dign…

  1. The Mugwump

    Put me down for $20 when you find a suitable vehicle. 

  2. BrentB67

    When you set up an entity and way to fund it, I hope you will post it here. I will contribute.

    Thank you for looking out for them. This is how things ought to work.

  3. Mendel
    ~Paules: Put me down for $20 when you find a suitable vehicle.  · in 1 minute

    Same here.  If a van does become available, I think a PayPal-style donation box might work well for Ricochet members.

    And if everything works out with the van, we expect a nationwide Ray & Linda tour!

  4. Bryan G. Stephens

    I agree. Also, if we can have had the NRO Deal sticky at the top of the member feed, can we get this one as well????

  5. Dave Carter
    C
    BrentB67: When you set up an entity and way to fund it, I hope you will post it here. I will contribute.

    Thank you for looking out for them. This is how things ought to work. · 1 hour ago

    Indeed.  When the mechanics of how to contribute are worked out, please let us know.  I’d be honored to help. 

  6. Western Chauvinist

    I know I said Ricochet members were diverse and talented, but did I mention how beautiful you all are? I could kiss you! /On the cheek, of course. Five bucks each. Hey! We’re trying to raise money here!

  7. Frozen Chosen

    Hey, if I can give the RNC $50 for that disaster of an election I can give at least as much to something that will actually get some positive results!

  8. Western Chauvinist
    Frozen Chosen: Hey, if I can give the RNC $50 for that disaster of an election I can give at least as much to something that will actually get some positive results! · 3 minutes ago

    Exactly, Frozen. I’m through with lousy “investments.”

  9. tabula rasa

    I’m in.

  10. Gwen Novak

    I’ll donate what I can. Things on the homefront are a bit tight till feb.

  11. Susan in Seattle

    I’ll chip in too!

  12. Percival

    I’ll chip in.  Pseudo already indirectly roped me in to send money to Hillsdale College…

  13. The Other Diane

    I’m in too!  The idea of an online silent auction is intriguing.  I can see a package where Peter Robinson and maybe some other Ricochet luminaries like Lileks, Long, Carter, Hemingway, Savage, Senik et al. agree to attend the highest bidder’s meetup.  Wouldn’t that be cool?!  Heck, we’d even call it a soiree if it’d mean the bigwigs would grace us with their presence. 

    If we could vote in blocs (Florida, The Carolinas, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region, The Cold Cruel Upper Midwest in the Dead of Winter, etc.) we could effectively vote for the very first big Ricochet gathering for those of us who simply cahn’t cruise the Caribbean in November, dahling. 

    (I’d lobby for an Orlando meetup in February/March, btw.  Many potential meeting places, tons of hotel rooms available at different price points depending on people’s budgets, and wouldn’t it be fun to have the new van right there at the event so we could all admire it in person?  Big talk, of course, when I don’t have time to help plan a meetup right now.)

  14. Joan of Ark La Tex

    Count us in too. 

  15. Nancy Spalding

    I like the idea of donating what I gave to the Romney/Ryan campaign– not sorry for those donations, but happy to give that much to something like this.

  16. Roberto
    BrentB67: When you set up an entity and way to fund it, I hope you will post it here. I will contribute.

    Thank you for looking out for them. This is how things ought to work. · 3 hours ago

    I couldn’t agree more. As Mr. Carter stated, it would be an honor to contribute.

  17. Lucy Pevensie

    Is there someone out there with computer expertise who can quickly set up a website where we can donate?  I think we need to strike while the iron is hot.

  18. BriarRose

    I’m in.  Thanks for letting us know the need.  I know how hard it can be to ask.

  19. Joan of Ark La Tex
    Stu In Tokyo: I’m in, 10 Cent whatever you come up with, I’ll match. · 5 hours ago

    10 cents: I’ll contribute if FeliciaB and Stu in Tokyo do. I feel pretty safe because they are terrible people who never think of others. :) · 6 minutes ago

    And the Yen is worth a lot more than the dollar these days. 

  20. das_motorhead

    Anything for family. Can we just get a promise that not more than half of the contributions will go to purchase Colorado’s newest favorite agricultural commodity? :)

    I’m a fan of the Kickstarter idea, for what that’s worth. Also, what about having the Ricochet logo painted on the side of the van? Too much?

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