Join Us Tonight as Reason Live Tweets the Final 2012 Presidential Debate

Join us here at Hit&Run for the last 2012 presidential debate tonight, starting at 9 p.m. The Reason staff will be tweeting news you can use, views you can snooze to, and booze! (Well, a drinking game anyway.)

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  • Ken Shultz||

    Really?

    There's debate tonight?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Don't tell me what to do, Mangu!

  • Tim||

    Mangu just a pawn in life's game.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    PWND

  • Paleo-ConAvenger||

    "The Reason staff will be tweeting news you can use, views you can snooze to, and booze!"

    No, I am putting an authoritarian-statist stop to this. No more drinking games.

    Signed,
    United Kidneys of America

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

  • Mr. FIFY||

    I plan on not watching this debate. I only saw about five minutes of the other two debates, combined, and damn near puked my next-day lunch.

    I'm gettin' shitfaced. A nice, cold bottle of Jager in the freezer, and a bowl of tasty smoke. Maybe watch some Stooges or Ren Stimpy. Fuck politics.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    Ditto, right down to the brain-cell killer of choice.

    The only bits of the previous "debates" I've seen were afterwards when some shows managed to slip in a few clips.

    And now the goddamned ads have started in SE Michigan. Thank god for the mute button.

  • Randian||

    I'm gettin' shitfaced. A nice, cold bottle of Jager in the freezer, and a bowl of tasty smoke. Maybe watch some Stooges or Ren Stimpy. Fuck politics.

    I cannot fathom a more singular example of terrible taste.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Warm PRR, Menthol Kools, maybe watch some Baywatch or Family Affair?

  • ||

    Menthol? RACIST!!!11!!1

  • ||

    Jager and weed? Jesus, my wife's right. Libertarianism is a bunch of college kids and my sorry ass and that's it. Fix yourself up a bowl of ramen noodles while you're at it.

    I'll be going with the more civilized alcoholic's choice, gin. Sweet, sweet gin.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    MMmmmm... gin. Bombay Sapphire!

    Oh, and Monday Night Football with the Bears hopefully thrashing the Lions. Debate? I think not.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Seriously, Reason should think about pitching a promotion to Jagermeister for sponsorship of its drinking games.

    It's too late for this debate, but four years from now? Companies like that do promotions in little dive bars--I bet they'd cough up something if Reason promoted Jagermeister as part of the Reason debate drinking game.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    "Peace Through Strength"

    DRINK!

  • DJF||

    Two men enter, one man leaves

    Two men enter, one man leaves

    Two men enter, one man leaves

    Thunderdome!!!!!!!!

  • Tim||

    Now with more desperation.

  • Ken Shultz||

    I think Obama better brush up on his Benghazi excuses. 'cause Romney ain't gonna drop the ball on Benghazi this time.

  • OldMexican||

    Not unless he's stoned, or something.

  • ||

    'cause Romney ain't gonna drop the ball on Benghazi this time.

    I'm not sure I'd count on that. The level of tactical stupid in both campaigns is awe-inspiring. There's a good chance of either candidate going completely tharn.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    +1 dog in the woods

  • Tim||

    Richard Nixon's Head: I've sent you each 300 buckeroos. In the form of a tricky Dick fun bill. Knock yourselves out!
    Amy Wong: I'm slightly richer!
    Bender: What to do, what to do. One 300 dollar hookerbot or 300 one dollar hookerbots?

  • Andrew S.||

    I'm going with 100 cups of coffee.

    Maybe the caffeine overdose will damage my brain to the point where I can stand to watch one of these debates.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    +1 art, please.

  • John||

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/157.....omney.aspx

    Gallup seems to have Romney locked in at between six and seven points up for four straight days now.

  • OldMexican||

    By the way, how will both candidates spin this one:

    http://news.antiwar.com/2012/1.....-attacked/

    The crew of the Gaza-bound aid ship Estelle reported "extreme violence" on the part of Israeli Naval forces who attacked and captured their ship over the weekend, including prolonged use of tasers on detained activists, including Greek MPs.

    Israel is denying the use of tasers, and forcibly removed the detained crew from the courtroom when they began recounting the attack. Most of the detainees have been allowed to leave, but Israel is keeping several, including former Canadian MP Jim Manly, in custody on charges of illegally entering Israel.

    In other words, the Israelis are not acting any differently than the Barbary Coast pirates.

  • John||

    No. They are not acting any different than a typical US police force or the US Coast Guard.

    And Gaza is run by Hamas. Hammas' goal is to destroy Israel. Is Israel supposed to just let them arm themselves so they can do it?

    It really is the Israeli's job to die for our sins isn't it?

  • OldMexican||

    Re: John,

    No. They are not acting any different than a typical US police force or the US Coast Guard.

    The US police/Coast Guard does not shanghai an entire ship and crew that were bound to another country, as far as I know. This was a clear act of piracy.

    Is Israel supposed to just let them arm themselves so they can do it?

    Arm themselves? What a joke. They already receive weapons through the Egyptian border. Smuggling weapons is easy. What the Israelis are doing is blockading them to starve them, not to stop them from arming.

  • R C Dean||

    Again, not sure who to believe. Both sides are not exactly unimpeachable witnesses.

    Serious question: does a tazer leave unique marks of any kind? Its got the two little needles, sure, but does it cause bruising or anything like that which would be independent confirmation?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Why would it matter? The issue, I think, isn't the use of tasers, but the 'prolonged' use of tasers. So the needle marks (if they're detectable, which I doubt after even a few hours) wouldn't really tell you anything.

    Maybe there could be burn marks or bruising like you said from 'excessive' tasing, but at this point, who would you trust to do the investigation.

    I'm tempted to not give a crap, since both sides, and their enablers are scum.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    If it were one of several US police departments, they would have just shot them. They should count their lucky stars it was the IDF, not the Oakland PD.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    If you think this will be mentioned at the debates, and the answers would be insightful or even relevant then you must be talking about a pretty different debate.

  • ||

    Hey Reason, will you guys be doing anything for the 3rd-party debate with Larry King? It'd be a waste to miss it, I think. At the least I suppose you'll be doing some write-ups, but something like this^ would be good too.

  • John||

    Is it going to be a foreign policy debate? Don't Stein and Johnson agree on pretty much everything in foreign policy?

    A domestic issues debate would be much more interesting.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    THIS WHOLE ELECTION IS OUT OF ORDER!!!

  • Tim||

    (banging gavel)
    SIT DOWN SIT DOWN!

  • JW||

    I might actually watch a debate hosted by Frank Slade.

    "That was a very interesting answer Mr. President. Complete bullshit, but still very interesting. HOO-AH!"

  • Whiterun Guard||

    So you're a Mormon, there, Mr. Romney? Let me give you a little inside information about God. God likes to watch. He's a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, His own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It's the goof of all time. Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow. Ahaha. And while you're jumpin' from one foot to the next, what is He doing? He's laughin' His sick fuckin' ass off! He's a tight-ass, He's a sadist, He's an absentee landlord! Worship that? Never!

  • Aresen||

    If God wants a chance to prove he exists, a previously undetected thousand foot wide asteroid hitting Boca Raton at 9:07 PM Eastern time tonight would go a long way to doing it.

  • SugarFree||

    That's just physics, a flap cosmic butterfly wing made a thousand years ago for all we can now--easy to rationalize away.

    Turn their blood to wine, though, and the mega-churches will be packed.

  • John||

    God didn't create this problem. Why does he have to reveal himself to get us out?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Could God create a problem so difficult that he couldn't solve it?

  • John||

    No that is why it is really boring to be God.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Guess that's why He invented Tetris.

  • John||

    No that is why he invented the Rubik's Cube.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Well, see if he can solve it in 17 moves.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    So tonight will answer the age old question - "What happens when a resistable force meets a moveable object?"

  • Whiterun Guard||

    "Progress"?

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