I heard through a href=”http://www.conservativegrapevine.com/”the Conservative Grapevine /athat a href=”http://michellemalkin.com/archives/006634.htm”Michelle Malkin /ais finalizing her plans to go to Iraq to do some first-hand reporting: her goals are two-fold:br /br /1) to report on how the troops perceive mainstream media coverage of the war (with a particular focus on the wire services relying on local stringers); andbr /br /2) to report on progress and interaction between U.S. troops and Iraqi Army trainees.br /br /Some of the commenters in a previous post seemed taken aback that I bragged about using money from Blogads to take a beach vacation. As I mentioned, the additional Blogads revenue I made to take a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2006/12/sun-kissed.html”my wonderful vacation /awas made possible, in part, by extra traffic from links from lefty bloggers such as Glenn Greenwald and Alicublog. (Thanks again, boys!) However, after considering that maybe the commenters were correct, that I should be giving the money to good causes and not spending it all on myself, I decided to take their advice to heart and donate some of my revenue to my favorite right-leaning causes, starting a href=”http://michellemalkin.com/archives/006634.htm”with a check I just mailed to Hot Air /ato help pay for Michelle’s trip to Iraq–I hope they will put it towards extra security. br /br /Perhaps every once in a while, I will find a right-leaning or libertarian cause that I believe in and send some of the proceeds from the Blogad revenues their way. It’s a good feeling, knowing that I am helping to make the world a better place and that every person–trolls included–coming to this blog will help to contribute in some small way. Thanks everyone!