From Pine View Farm

Dragged Kicking and Starting into the World 2

All Janis Joplin wanted was a Mercedes-Benz . . . .

Couples in the (Seattle–ed.) region have taken notice. On the popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe, there are at least 50 pages created by Seattle-area residents trying to raise money to help with the creation or adoption of a child.

A Mountlake Terrace pair have raised $13,000 for what they say will go toward IVF treatments, surgery and six months of missed work.

Twenty-nine donors have contributed $2,785 to an Issaquah couple who hope to adopt a little boy from South Korea.

The commentary writes itself, so I’m not even going to start.



  1. George Smith

    November 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I’d look at the category for other cities but it would probably be just asking for a stronger downer.Someday someone will write a book that equates tech innovation with social amplification of begging, chiseling, corporate theft, dehumanization and recreation of the Victorian piece-work economy.

  2. Frank

    November 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I refuse to look at GoFundMe. That’s the place where the Ferguson cop who killed a black kid for being is raising money. GoFundMe seems to attract persons like that.

    But, honest to Pete, this is the best example yet of the Culture of Lickspittle and the All-about-Me Generation I’ve seen yet.

    God forbid someone should help them procreate.