We’d like to think we make a less beggarly appeal than Mr. Bogart in the above video, and that the attitude of Bugs would be less . . . unfriendly. We are now in the midst of NR’s Fall 2018 Webathon and closing in on our new goal of $225,000, with donations coming from over 1,700 folks who understand, unlike Mr. B. Bunny, that what the relationship is between NR and you is one of supporter and advocate/champion/brawler — the latter when necessary, as was the case with the recent Kavanaugh slugfest.
About that. Rich Lowry has written an exceptional, detailed plea that — heck, if you are a first-class tightwad, if you conveniently wander out of the saloon when it’s your turn to buy the next round — that you may not want to read. Why? Because if you do, you will realize there is no wiggle room for the faint of generosity. You’ll be reaching for the wallet (even you, Jack Benny Jr.). You’ll find that Rich makes this fact unavoidable: The necessity of supporting NR as a consequential champion of conservatism is a very real thing, to you personally, and it requires money put where is located the old piehole. It’s time for you to do that.
Don’t worry, you’ll be in excellent company. Lots of folks have backed up their principles with action and support. For this we are quite grateful, with “quite” not quite enough of an emphasizer:
- Anonymous is at it again, this time sporting 25 bucks and a simple and catchy and accurate raison d’être: “Thanks for the Kava-Koverage.” Someone trademark that!
- Shannon finds a fifty in the mattress and sends it our way, with a verbal caboose: “Still the best collection of writers — thanks for your professionalism.”
- Then there is Marty, who contributes a generous $200 and tenders an idea along with his praise: “Love all your writers and podcasts and follow NRO every day. One tip: Get Luke Thompson his own weekly podcast! He is fantastic on The Editors and it would fill a somewhat empty niche to have a podcast similar to what Nate Silver does on the 538 podcasts but from a conservative viewpoint. You could give him a different NR co-host each week so they could bounce their perspectives off of each other. Thanks again!” The Podcast Gods have been alerted. Thanks Marty, and say hello to Angie.
- Okay, we’ll close with this. From Anonymous, again, and we’re not sure of the amount. But what a sweet message: “I have been a more or less faithful reader of NR since the 1970s. As a matter of fact, I even had a piece published in a 1975 issue. As I type this, I can look to my right and see the baby blue post card that I received a couple of weeks after my article appeared in print. It has NR’s then-East 35th Street address along the top along with this hand-written note: ‘Mr. (My Last Name), Nice Going. WFB’ Professionally speaking, it’s one of my proudest possessions. NR has given me a lot. I suppose I should give something back. My only wish is that it could be more.” Reminding us of how good a guy Bill was — that is a great tonic Anon. You’ve done more, indeed.
You need us to be in the thick of the political fight, and to do that, we need you to chip in every once in a webathon. Please see fit to help us reach or goal of $225,000 (honestly, we need three times that amount). Whether you can do $10 or $10,000 (someone did that!), every contribution is all deeply appreciated. So how about pitching in right now: You can show NR your support here. Thanks!