Our story helped the eBay auction of Marbles video of his Cheney confrontation climb above $1,900 at one point, although that site has had some problems staying up with the Republican-leaning owners of eBay objecting to even bleeped-out profanity.
I think its a bunch of BS I did some searches on eBay of profanity they allow that is not even partially bleeped out and found more than 1,250 items on there with the word "b*tch, more than 400 items on there with the word "bastard, more than 60 go to hell phrases and even two goddamned son of a b*tch items.
Yet, they say they won't even allow "f***. Thats fu****. If you want to complain to an eBay bigwig, email email@example.com.
Those who want to donate through paypal to Marble can do so at https:/www.paypal.com. If you don't have a paypal account, you can sign up for a free account there and then hit the "send money" button. Fill out the form with Marble's email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - and the amount you want to donate, and send it on.
Then let us know how much you donated by emailing OpEd News Publisher Rob Kall at email@example.com so we can keep a tally.
Marble also has an Internet site with photographs of some damage in his town at http://www.hurricanekatrinasucked.com. His bands can be checked out at http://www.myspace.com/yoon and http://www.myspace.com/odro.
In an email to me, Marble said he appreciated all the emails and donations he has received so far. He is also considering auctioning off some of his paintings.
In his time of great need, after what Marble did to echo Cheneys go f*ck yourself words back to him and raise awareness about the harmful policies and slow response of the Bush administration towards Katrina, we need to do all we can to help people like Marble. Another article about Ben Marble Get to Know Ben Marble, an Interview with the Guy Who Told Dick Cheney to Go Fuc* Himself.