I get fundraising emails from the Discovery Institute. You’d think they’d realize the utter futility of asking me for money, but it is a source of cheap laughs, especially when they say really stupid things to drum up cash for their liar’s institution. They love to throw their website numbers at me, which makes me really laugh.
In 2013, ENV had more than 700,000 unique visitors. This year we are on track to receive more than 900,000 unique visitors. That’s a lot of people who are benefitting from our daily coverage from writers including Casey Luskin, Ann Gauger, Paul Nelson, Jay Richards, John West, David Klinghoffer, and more.
Idiots, every one. Unless you’re a circus, it’s not usually positive PR to list the clowns on staff. But it’s their next paragraph that made me do a double-take. Innumerate as always, the Discovery Institute:
Now think about this . . . If just 1 of these visitors over the last two years had given $100 each year, we could have raised $1.6 million. That would go a long way in supporting the staff, fellows, and systems required to produce our news site.
Actually, if just 1 of those visitors had given $100 each year for two years, they’d have $200. But they didn’t, so they couldn’t afford an editor/proofreader to look over their money-begging letters to make sure there weren’t any potentially embarassing typos that might detract from their image as a super-sciencey institution.
I presume they meant 1%. You’re welcome. You can send me $200 for my professional copy editing service.
As for the rest of you reading this: Do you realize that if just 1% of you sent me $100 a year, I’d have…a whole lot of money? And that if 10% of you sent me $100 a month, I’d have 120 times that amount? And if ALL OF YOU sent me 10% OF YOUR INCOME, I’d be able to RULE THE WORLD?
Well? Where’s my money?