Purpose:Now, I really appreciate that. It's only $1, but I can see from the purpose and message that it's somebody who likes the blog, and it's a nice example of a micro-contribution. If everyone who values this blog would throw in a dollar now and then, it would add up quite well.
Message:Althouse needs to continue delivering news.
Do remember unbiased coverage of the news will consistently cause anger. If there is no anger the matter is likely to have been trivial.
The PayPal button is always in the sidebar, and I see the donations in my gmail along with whatever the message is.