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Unsurprisingly, those many hundreds of you who have generously joined the call to DONATE TO REASON RIGHT THE HELL NOW have taken full advantage of the donation form's call to leave "comments, suggestions, or questions." For instance, several of you sent in some variations on the following:

Please add Google Checkout or at least Paypal to the payment options. Like many people, I hate to have my credit card number floating all around the internet, no matter what the alleged security measures are. Too many examples of hacked credit card number lists.

From your mouth to our ears–we now have Paypal as an option, thanks.

Let's get to some other comments, but first I'm pretty sure we can't play this original Al Sharpton video enough:

More from the suggestions box:

Substitute Lobster Girl

Put more orange on the site!

Bring back talk shows, please!

Create a simple comments rating system. People with accounts can click a check mark, or minus sign, or smiley, whatever; marking each comment as "helpful," or "useless" or "funny" or "abusive." (or just use the 5 star system).  Then we could sort the comments by rating and read the good ones first.

Please stop the threaded comments. Please.

Keep the Lobster Girl.  Next time expand into Lobster Girls and I will donate more.  Love you videos.  Keep up the great work as we need you more than ever.  Cheers.

Not sure I know (or want to know) what "expand into Lobster Girls" means, but I would note that we are now just 130 or so donations short from the goal of saving LG from a certain death. Click the clicky to keep crustaceans kissed!

Some of your political musings:

Soft on Pelosi. GET IT??

Keep up the great work  I'm an Obamaniac and my wife is a dittohead and the only thing we agree on is that Reason rocks!

I lean more towards the Heritage style of conservatism, but I have my libertarian side, too. I love the Hit and Run blog and felt like I should donate to help the cause. Thanks for all your wonderfulness.

Seem to be really soft on Obama/Pelosi.  I guess you want to be "reasonable".


Exlamatory Dadaism:

Up the Punx!

Up the punks!

Adnotatiunculae bilicis delenda est!



Flattery will get you everywhere…:

You had me at…

I love Reason! Best source of news out there.

I am endlessly grateful for the work the Reason Foundation, reason magazine, and do.  Thank you.

Please keep up the good work.  I reference Reason very often when I argue with overly educated economists who should know better.

You guys are the best at what you do.  I can't imagine my day without H&R.  Keep up the good work!

Keep up the great work. This is a big year in the war of ideas that lead to policy. I fear we are headed down a slick as snot slope towards economic oblivion through the destruction of economic liberty and the implementation of perverse incentives against work. Your work has never been more important

I've had a subscription forever (15 yrs maybe?) and attended your event in Vegas a couple of years ago…Keep up the amazing work!

You had me at "sneering prick devoid of any quantifiable emotional response to the pain of others."

…but so will razzing:

Live it up on my dime, welfare queens.

And last but not least, comments that make us humble to be able to provide you with a little Free Mindy, Free Markety goodness as part of your balanced breakfast:


Please bring me no books, send me no swag, render me no recognition. [This from someone donating $2,500.]

*Sigh* even though I'm a poor grad student, the thought of losing the lobster kissing girl (damn you Matt Welch) at hit and run has caused me to donate. Keep up the good work Hit and Run, I can honestly say I get about 90 percent of my news from you and I fucking love it.

Good luck guys, I wish I could give more . . . I read your site all the time so I better give something. Take care.

Wish I could give more. Thanks for doing what you do.

Nick, Matt, et. al., Thanks very much for what you do on a daily basis.  I've been a fan of yours since high school and have been an on-off subscriber for sometime. please do put this small money to good use fo liberty.

Thank you for your stalwart commitment to reason.

Now: What about your stalwart commitment to Reason?

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  1. Will you please add reason to Reason. There are way too many logical fallacies and skewed priorities around here. Do you really want to defend tobacco and pick on Andrew Sullivan as a way of life? You should be going after lobbyists and the Big Money that corrupts government.

  2. Ha! That was my “razz”!

  3. Adnotatiunculae bilicis delenda est!

    OK, ProL, what the hell does this mean? Threaded comments must be destroyed?

    1. I sure hope so.

      1. Well, seeing as it is Dog Latin, the fact that it seems to mean that is good enough, no?

        1. I’m open to correction.

          1. Illegitimi non carborundrum, old chap.

            1. I’m not so sure it’s Dog Latin, anyway, since I think those are all real Latin words (though never intended to deal with blogging, of course). Whether they’re correct grammatically or the best word choices is a question for a Latin scholar.

              Is there a Latin scholar in the house?

              1. It sort of is still Dog Latin, because even if you use actual Latin words (which all good Dog Latin does), you are trying to force fit an English understanding of the meaning of those words to their Latin counterparts.

                1. I’d like a final ruling on this from the Vatican.

                  1. Roma locuta est, causa finita est.

                    1. Okay, then.

              2. It’s not so much Dog Latin as Church Latin. Which is bad enough in itself.

                1. Are you positing an anti-threaded comments pronouncement from the Pope? Maybe I’ve been too quick to judge Catholicism.

    2. You should’ve asked, “People called Romanes, they go the house?”

    3. Kein Mitleid F?r Die Schwachen.

  4. “Not sure I know (or want to know) what “expand into Lobster Girls” means”

    It means pure heaven!

    1. But junior, she is your sister!

  5. What’s Dadaesque about “adnotatiunculae bilicis delenda est“? I thought it was more Catonic, myself.

  6. after $1,000 you can probably start dictating your own terms.

    So for a grand, I can get both of the $30 books? I… may actually do that.

  7. Not sure I know (or want to know) what “expand into Lobster Girls” means, but I would note that we are now just 130 or so donations short from the goal of saving LG from a certain death.

    Saving her from certain death? You mean the snuff film was faked?

  8. This lobster girl makes me feel icky inside.

    1. *** sniffs ***
      But I have nice side boob, too.
      ** begins sobbing quietly ***

      1. I knew once the Democrats were in power again that gene splicing would run rampant.

        1. Is your name Andrew Ryan, by any chance?

  9. I love that you can donate through CFC. Us bureacrats need to funnel our had earned tax monies to Reason.

    1. When you do, just make certain to inform the White House.

      1. My donation will “save or create” millions of green american jobs.

  10. Not only did I support reason with a donation, but I will also support those who support reason by picking up a six-pack of the just-released Lagunitas Brown Shugga. Cheers to the only brewery that sponsors reason!

  11. You should be going after lobbyists and the Big Money that corrupts government.

    Yes, because government is inherently pure and innocent as long as it’s about controlling others’ lives, instead of getting rich WHILE controlling others’ lives.

    Reason, another suggestion: get better trolls.

    1. ^Name that logical fallacy! (More than one correct answer.)

  12. At the very least, Hit & Run should require its trolls to subscribe to courses from The Trolling Company before allowing them to post here. Trolling is fast becoming a lost art.

  13. I dunno, Pro Lib; i suspect Ray, Tony, Lefiti et al are basically unteachable. And there’s only so many times you can accept a retarded child’s challenge to play chess before it starts getting really old.

    1. More logical fallacies? Are you sure you want to go there?

  14. What if we prepared a series of canned responses for them to use? You know, maybe fifty different statements that could be applied to various situations? Statements that either challenge our premises or use a cleverly placed argumentative fallacy.

  15. This from someone donating $2,500.

    Someone around here has $2,500 just lying around? Sheesh!

    1. Mooching for money from a crowd who thinks that selfishness is a virtue?

      Funny, funny stuff!

  16. Trolls should at minimum have to pay the troll toll to get in.

    1. By law, trolls can only handle money when extracting tolls from people using the bridges under which the trolls live.

    2. Handjobs are a form of payment.

    3. Well, we need to talk about when the trolls rape Dennis.

    4. What if they’re not here for the boy’s soul/boy’s hole?

      Ah, shit, that doesn’t really work when you have to spell it out.

  17. Nick seriously looks like an evil sorcerer in that pick. His eyes are actually fucking glowing yellow.

    I wonder what branch of magic Nick specializes in. Whatever it is I bet it’s a pussy magnet.

    Hey, this makes sense. I never saw Saruman change clothes, either.

    1. Oh, I would peg Nick as a follower of Austin Osman Spare with a strong modern Discordian bent.

  18. I would like a STFU, Lonewacko meter.

    I would like something that takes me to the “drink” rules. I have never quite figured the drink game out. Maybe I could have my own drink meter which shows how many drinks I owe.

    I would like to see a charity fund that gets money every time Nick allows his picture to be taken without his jacket.

    1. Dude, do a web search for “reason drinking game”. Duh.

  19. I’d like a final ruling on this from the Vatican.

    Vatican sez:


    1. Yes, but who?

  20. there’s only so many times you can accept a retarded child’s challenge to play chess before it starts getting really old.

    Not if you’re playing Full Combat Chess; with hammers!

  21. Oh, and at least once I month, I want a beer thread so that I can brag about the awesome beer that I drink and mock y’all for the horse piss that y’all drink.

  22. KM-W + latex catsuit = $200 donation

    hi-res pls

  23. Tell you what, Nick — promise you’ll make a mash-up video where you’ll read any — yes, ANY — 5 second comment proposed by people who donate $200 or more, word for word, unedited — and watch the bucks roll in!

    1. Or, Matt Welch can read them, too.

      Or maybe let us pick which Reason staffer reads them? I’ve got some choice comments for Kerry Howley to read.

      1. She wouldn’t be able to talk while she was doing the thing I’d want her to do…

        …kissing a crab.

  24. Yes, but who?


    You, Mister Wise Old Owl.

    1. Hah! The joke is on you! I’m not Catholic!

  25. Nick appears to be leading us on in that one shot.

    It makes me think of my hit song, titled “Lead Me On.”

    “Come on and lead me on
    Come on and tease me all night long
    Loving you, I know it’s right
    I’ll always need you!
    I’ll never leave you!
    Come on lead me on…
    Tease me all night long
    I’d rather be a fool with a broken heart
    Than someone who never had a part of you”


  27. Oh, great I gave 100 bucks to these mooches, and still I came down with a bad case of Hockey Hair. Thanks a hell of a lot Rowsdower!!

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