OB Rag Is Calling All Supporters! – Help us by buying old original Ocean Beach Rags

by on May 27, 2008 · 2 comments

in Media, Ocean Beach

vol4no6.jpgWe’re doing fund raising. We’ve made it to 7 months! We began our blog during the ashy days of the great wildfires here in San Diego and became a quick and insightful critic of how the establishment fought those fires.

During the recent March antiwar protests, we were the only blog in the country that was blogging about nation-wide protests as they occurred. We were the only blog or media that accurately counted up all the demonstrators who were arrested during those last 2 weeks of March (399 arrests). [Go here for an over-all report of the March antiwar protests, and go here for a report on the protests and go here for a report on the underreported arrests.]

Our satirical pieces and art still are befuddling the nay-sayers. [Go here for our best piece.]

We’ve become the best progressive political blog in San Diego. We receive hundreds of hits daily, thousands weekly. People hit us from all over the country and the globe.

We want to continue to perform this kind of journalism – grassroots, raw, political, no-holds bar, and bring you these kind of reports.

And now you can show us your support. We have just recently listed dozens of the original OB Rags that are available from us for donations. If you have had any pleasure from reading our posts, now is the time to grab up these old copies – some only have one copy left – and let us know that you’re with us. Go here to peruse these great issues.

Look at some of these great covers!

frank gormlie & patty jones

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avatar Frank Gormlie May 24, 2008 at 9:53 pm

In response to our plea for help, a whole bunch of readers have expressed their appreciation. Here’s some of their comments to me, personally:
J: Thanks so much, Frank & Patty.
M.L : Great job!
D: Hi Frank and Patty, This is a great idea. I will check my Ragfile (in a box upstairs . . .in the scary attic) and see which ones I don’t have . . . any of those that you have I will buy. I’ll also see if there are any others I might like to have to give away . . . in any case some sort of donation will follow . . And you do have a great blog . . . the only one I look at because it is there, as opposed to getting linked to. I love the OB coverage . . . 28 years away now and it still feels like part of my own personal home turf.
MK: OK Frank, I wish to “buy” all of the “only one copy left” editions — and figure out a permanent way to archive them to make them accessible to everybody.
B: Thanks, and keep up the good work.
MS: Dude, I’ve got this 3 times so far. How many times did you mean to send it out?
T: i’d love to get a copy or two of the ob rag. where do i donate? how much? the ob rag blog is the bomb!
BV: Don’t you think it would be a good idea to include your blog address in your email?
UD: It might also be of archival interest to store PDF image files of original OB Rags either online or for “sale” as well.

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avatar Dickie May 26, 2008 at 1:09 pm

. . . . . And you do have a great blog . . . the only one I look at because it is there, as opposed to getting linked to. I love the OB coverage . . . 28 years away now and it still feels like part of my own personal home turf. . . .

and the idea of digital archiving of the Rag is very exciting. Kudos to those who are willing to takeit on. . . . and don’t forget the idea of an actual printed picture book featuring the OB Rag as the focal point of the social/cultural/political happening of the time . .. I still want to do that!!
D

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