Dennis Hof on Defeating Harry Reid's Anti-Prostitution Crusade

"Harry [Reid] is an old Nevadan," says Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel, famously featured on HBO's Cathouse."He grew up in the brothels of Searchlight, Nevada. He swam in the swimming pools. He ate off the money his mother earned off the working girls."

Reid fell out of Hof's good graces when he made a push in 2011 to outlaw Nevada's brothels. Hof met him with with swift and loud resistance that stopped the ban in its tracks.

"Harry Reid is going to have to take the keys to the Cathouse out of my cold, dead hands," he says, in this Reason TV excerpt.

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  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Reid wants to ban himself?

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  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Ah yes. Another shining example of progressives standing up for civil liberties.

    Progs becoming completely statist is a good thing. Same with the "right" moving in a libertarian direction. No more...I like different parts of each party. Now, when the end comes, it will be a straight up war between good and evil...liberty vs statism.

    Simpler that way.

  • Mellow Kitty||

    Agreed -- nowadays, I never worry about SoCons that want me "barefoot and pregnant" -- I worry about the statists who want to throw me in a cage for engaging in consensual transactions.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    My dad just sent me this.

    WELFARE ABUSE: 32 years old Austin, TX welfare recipient says working is stupid.

    I couldn't make it to the end. People like this test my dedication to the NAP.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The woman already has aggressed upon you by using the implied threat of deadly force by the state to take your money.

    Besides, I have a feeling that whole thing was a "set up"...not that those people don't exist, but introducing yourself with "me and my illegal immigrant friends sit around and smoke weed" just doesn't pass the smell test.

  • sarcasmic||

    True and true.

  • ||

    But that's what I do!

  • Irish||

    The mail order bride you have tied up in your basement doesn't count as a friend, Epi.

  • ||

    Carl: Oh, man. I cannot wait. I got the oils, the candles, the works! When does that babe get here?

    Master Shake: Carl, don't refer to her as a "babe", please. She is a Chechnyan prostitute, and you will address her as such.

    Carl: Look, just don't cash that check immediately. I wanna make sure that both of us marryin' her is gonna be, you know, legal.

    Master Shake: Of course it is! What are you kidding me? Santa Claus ain't legal and he's around.

    Carl: Well, I guess that makes sense, you know.

  • ||

    I am calling bullshit.

    You don't have any friends Epi.

    You pay illegal immigrants to sit around and smoke pot with you.

  • BigT||

    About time you start paying them a living wage, too!

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Besides, I have a feeling that whole thing was a "set up"

    That was my first inclination, until she started rattling off exact figures of her "benefits". I thought that a bit elaborate for a hoax, but perhaps not.

    I snopesed it, but got nothing.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Even if it turns out to be fiction, it is "slice-of-life", realistic fiction.

  • ||

    The caller sounds like a plant.

  • Irish||

    Actress kicked out of San Francisco production of The Vagina Monologues after she endorsed a Tea Party candidate.

    Didn't she know that women are supposed to do whatever their feminist masters tell them to do? Nothing says 'I am an empowered woman' like never thinking for yourself, having multiple children out of wedlock, and then getting dependent on government welfare your entire life.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad

    But, but...people on this very forum have informed me that all Latinas want nothing more than to have the state subsidize them as they sit around the house and breed like brown, shapely-assed bunnies!

    THE WHOLE WORLD HAS GONE MAD!

  • Irish||

    That was only one person, and to be completely honest I'm not entirely sure American even counts as human.

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    That is still in debate, right?

  • ||

    "Because there's nothing funny about a dickless moron with a battery up his ass."

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Is this true?

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    No Ghostbusters love here at all?

  • Wasteland Wanderer||

    Yes, it's true. That man has no dick.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Thank you.

  • Boisfeuras||

    But, but...people on this very forum have informed me that all Latinas want nothing more than to have the state subsidize them as they sit around the house and breed like brown, shapely-assed bunnies!

    On the other hand, you also have people here say that opposing illegal immigration is surefire electoral suicide because all Hispanics support it.

    If you're going to argue from anecdote, though, it should be pointed out that Alonso is both Cuban and Venezuelan, immigrant communities not generally renowned for socialist sympathies, given that they already fled it once.

  • PapayaSF||

    True.

  • prolefeed||

    But, but...people on this very forum have informed me that all Latinas want nothing more than to have the state subsidize them as they sit around the house and breed like brown, shapely-assed bunnies!

    Well, that certainly explains the recent thread where a Central American country has a libertarian-lite candidate who has a really good chance of becoming their next president. Because all brown-skinned people are Teh Socialistas!

  • PH2050||

    brown, shapely-assed

    Am I a racist for preferring this, and if so, how much self-flagellation does my white male person require?

  • prolefeed||

    It's not racist for a white male to prefer non-white women. It's kinda the opposite.

    You're a MALE for preferring this.

    Don't want to hear about your "flagellation", if that is what they're calling it these days, BTW.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Tolerance.

  • ||

    There are tea party candidates and there are bad tea party candidates.

    Donnelly was a Minuteman.

  • Irish||

    Sure, but unless someone is literally supporting a Nazi I don't think it's right to boot them from their job due to political endorsements.

  • Irish||

    I'd also point out that stuff like this sounds an awful lot like the Hollywood blacklist that progressives assure me was one of the worst parts of McCarthyism. Apparently a blacklist is just swell when progs are doing the blacklisting.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    In the ad, Alonso holds a chihuahua named “Tequila” and uses some vulgar language which has also been a point of contention among some Latino viewers.

    “We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Jim Salinas, a long time Mission resident and former president of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club.

    Latinos don't own chihuahuas or use cuss words? Too bad, I hear that Spanish is a good language for cussin'.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    “We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Jim Salinas, a long time Mission resident and former president of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club.

    Jim should take a ride through west Denver or north Aurora in Colorado.

  • PH2050||

    LOL exactly!

    I suspected your handle referred to the same rocks I am familiar with.

  • Swiss Servator, Befehl!||

    Prostitution, Sex, Nevada, Harry Reid

    Never, ever, ever put those terms together again, I beg you.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    You don't want to think about Harry Reid's O-face?

  • Almanian!||

    *pages Barfman*

  • ||

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    I would almost say that Reid doesn't want the competition.

    But I can't really equate a politician with a prostitute. They're very different; prostitutes provide a useful service.

  • JPyrate||

    Why is it a lot more pleasant to get screwed by a voluntary association than by an involuntary one ?

  • RishJoMo||

    Here is a guy that knows what time it is all of the time.

    www.AnonPlanet.tk

  • PapayaSF||

    He ate off the money his mother earned off the working girls

    Harry Reid's mother was a madam...?!?

  • BigT||

    Since the county gets money from the ladies, Reid's mom could have been a county employee. Don't dis the madams by confusing them with govt parasites.

  • ghada2013||

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