POCHO is in danger and needs your help: Please PayPal us $50 today!

lockoutIf you’re one of our Facebook friends, you already know POCHO.com been under attack by international hackers who are trying to find holes in our website software so they can infiltrate our system for reasons only they know.

These attackers overwhelm our site, slow it to a crawl, make POCHO.com unusable. It’s horrible. A nightmare. POCHO.com is a website with no corporate backers, no cash-flushed angels. Everything you see here has been built and maintained by volunteers. It’s hard enough “bootstrapping” a new venture without actual enemies trying to shut you down. But that’s our reality.

Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more ñews y satire?

The attacks come from China, San Francisco, Chino, Waukegan, Wichita, Sweden, Italy, Pakistan — you name it — but so far we’ve been able to fend these pendejos off. So far.

The graphic above details the attacks over the last two days. It’s a screen cap of Comic Saenz’s email inbox and reports the number of attacks that have been detected and temporarily blocked. So far, so good, but the war has just begun.

We are operating on borrowed time here.

Without upgrades to our website hosting, without better security software, without better equipment for the pochodores, there’s no guarantee of our longevity. We’re running on fumes now, and there’s a long road ahead.

Can you help? Can you PayPal us $10 or $20 or $50 so we can get the tools we need to survive, and maybe thrive? It’s easy. Click on the DONATE button and you’ll be transported automagically to PayPal where you can send us some of the help we need.


The Pochodores

P.S.: While we were posting this request we got another warning email about a hacker in Texas:email

These people won’t stop. Please help us with whatever amount you can.

Thank you.


  • Comic Saenz wants us to add they we could use a donation of a recent MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. New would be superb, refurb no problem, used but working perfectly wonderful. Email info@pocho.com.
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