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Being a bridesmaid isn’t that bad

Being a bridesmaid isn’t that bad

The soft-bigotry of low expectations

Last year Legal Insurrection received the ignominious CPAC award for Most Underrated Blog.

I knew we were nominated for Blog of the Year this year, to be voted on by other bloggers, but given the competition I put it out of my mind as not even close to a possibility.

Via John Hawkins:

The 11th Annual Blogger Awards (Sponsored by Right Wing News &

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7) Blog Of The Year Presenter: The founder of, Todd Cefaratti.

The Campaign Spot

Hot Air

The Other McCain


Runner-Up: Legal Insurrection

Winner: Ace of Spades HQ

Runner-Up!  Hell, we’ve been down so long “Runner-Up” looks like up to us.

Congratulations to Ace and his crew, it was well-deserved.

If we had won, Anne was going to deliver an acceptance speech similar to what Gabriel Malor delivered:

Although Ace wasn’t there to get his award, Gabriel Malor showed up and read the funniest thing I’ve ever heard from the stage at a conservative event.

Gabriel Malor is an @sshole. He jumped ship to the New York Daily News without ever acknowledging that I am his intellectual and philosophical father, and that I made him, as a baker would make a loaf of Ungrateful Bread.

I have chosen him to accept this award on my behalf out of spite.

Thank you, John, and anyone else for this award. I appreciate it. It is a validation that I, and not the human ventriloquist doll reading this statement, am a true force in the online media.

Thank you again, and please makes sure that your thunderous applause is directed solely towards me and not this sad puppet that stands before you in all his shame.

On second thought, maybe not.

There’s always next year. I already have my gown selected.


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“I already have my gown selected.”

Uhh, in that case ¡VAYA!

Forget the Bra..


Go Commando!!!

Really great news. You’ve come a long ways and put together a great team of intelligent and thoughtful writers. You just keep getting better.

Henry Hawkins | March 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

You didn’t build that.

OK, but if you wear a gown, then I’m gonna spring to get Anne a good-looking tux! THAT should make liberal media’s head spin!


And to think, the NY Times environmental blog didn’t even come close!

Grats Professor and crew that keep this blog running!

Kudos and congrats!

And no Russian oligarchs were involved in the process!
Time for the chicken dance!

Congratulations Professor! One of the things I like best about your great blog, is how much I learn from it. It’s much more than just a political blog. Thank you!

Is the quality of the comments section one of the criteria used to determine the winner?

Congratulations Professor! To overcome the acquired taste that is Ace’s place, you would have to give your “posse'” names. In Ace’s case, they are morons and moronettes. To keep with the legalese, you’d have to call us briefs, and briefettes. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? FWIW, I use my intellect here, and my gutter mouth at Ace. The twain should never meet.

Henry Hawkins | March 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I wrote a horror short story once wherein the heroine learned too late that the social media message board where she’d posted daily for years, populated by dozens of her dear internet-only friends, was all a sham – every article, every comment, everything posted by one man behind the curtain, so to speak, faking all the names, keeping logs on each commenter’s storyline for day-to-day consistency, hence believability. It’s freaking me out now. What if the whole LI/CI shebang was a sham? Rags, Sally, JP, Retire05, the Professor himself, everybody but me – all from the sick imagination of some Henry-abuser posting from the back bedroom of his mother’s trailer in (((shudder))) Berkely, CA.

I wouldn’t participate in any blog that would have me as a member.

You have a top notch blog. Well written and topical.
My only problem is the “lousy” videos and “music ?” you
present Ad nauseam.

1. Congratulations. The recognition is well earned.

2. Decades ago I read the autobiography of a very successful achiever. He was one of the best in the world at what he did, and yet…

Though he felt frustrated to be one of the best but not the best, he considered it even more difficult to be strongly competent but not quite at the All-Star level.

3. A shout out to the conservative bloggers who keep the ecosystem going.

Given the competition I’d say second place was a feather in your cap, Professor. Ace has been at it for years. You’re a spring chicken.

Anyway, you’re #1 with us.

You’re running one hell-of-an operation here, Professor! Keep up the great work…!

I’ve been a reader of this blog for over a couple of years and it truly is the classiest one.

OTOH I sometimes enjoy mucking about hurling insults left ‘n right…

Kudos for a job well done.

Woohoo!! Well-deserved.

You rule, Professor Jacobson! You and your whole crew. 🙂 As a person who frequents both LI and AoSHQ, I can tell you that this vote must have been pretty daggum close!

See, there’s another thing to feel better about. A Moron would spell that “ad nauseum.” They do it all the time.

So, the incidental Latin here is lots better.