Our cracker-jack investigative journalism team learned today the conservative blogger known as LibertyAtStake has opened an online store to peddle cheap merchandise for profit. One of our investigators was moonlighting as a grounds keeper at the Cameron Run Regional Park miniature golf course in Alexandria, VA – when he overheard LAS say to his son “soon we join the one percent, boy.” This investigator, obviously with a well-tuned ear, contacted me immediately via mobile telephonic device, and I quickly leapt at the opportunity. I contacted our mutual friend Francis Charles Hamilton via landline (the anachronistic bastard), and I thusly discovered LAS’ whereabouts this week. Armed with this knowledge, I was able to arrange an interview with LAS.
JWD: So, why did you decide to monetize the blog?
LAS: What, do you think I’m doing this for my health? Do you think this is some kind of socialist utopia, or something?
JWD: Oh, I see you’re in a crappy mood tonight. Let’s just do the interview, OK?
JWD: Why did you choose CafePress as the online store service?
LAS: Well, I test drove Zazzle and CafePress. It was a quick decision for me … quite simply, the CafePress user experience was a lot better. Either I was drunk test driving Zazzle, and sober test driving CafePress – or CafePress really is better. Either way, CafePress works for me.
JWD: What do you have on the online store?
LAS: A lot of cheap crap with my branding.
JWD: What the hell is wrong with you tonight?
LAS: Let’s just do the interview, OK?
JWD: Have you previously sought revenue with the blog project?
LAS: Well, quite awhile ago I installed a PayPal tip jar bleg. But none of my readers hit it. The tight bastards. So, I figured maybe some of them would part with a couple sheckles if they got a cheap tee-shirt out of the deal.
JWD: Do you have any complaints about CafePress? As if ..
LAS: Well, yeah! I filled in my shopkeeper bio - all complete and everything - LinkedIn, Facebook, Blogspot - you name it. I even clicked that sidebar inclusion checkbox thingee. Still can't see the bio in the online store. It's really pissing me off.
JWD: Uhhhh … Why is your blog so awesome?
LAS: Oh, I see you’ve finally gotten to the list of interview questions I faxed you. And look, I’m already late for my next appointment. You’ve wasted my time again, Dithers.
Click here for LAS’ awesome new online store.
Just seen on the Daily Caller site. LAS hopes (assumes) CafePress's intentions are pure.