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Legal Insurrection is 6 years old

Legal Insurrection is 6 years old

Have you hugged your blogger today?

D.O.B. October 12, 2008

The first post was Obama is Door No. 2.  Read it. And weep.

How would I assess the world today as opposed to six years ago? We are a nation in decline by design, not by necessity.  People who don’t recognize that reality are fooling themselves.

As for us, I think we’ve done okay for a blog started on a dare.  We do what we can do. Which is better than doing nothing.

We’ve made some friends, and for that I am grateful.

For the first two years it was just me. Then Kathleen made two of us for another year. Then came others who have helped tremendously, and turned the website into a team effort.

My thanks to our current and past team members.

One of the things I’m most proud of is providing a platform for the fine Cornell undergrads from The Cornell Review who have written for us, including Kathleen McCaffrey, Michael Alan, Laurel Conrad, and now Casey Breznick and Nate Hunter.

Thanks also to the readers who keep visiting and commenting.

We’ve gone through good times and bad times together.

The outpouring of love and support for Mandy reflects that Legal Insurrection is more of a community, than a blog.  It took me a really long time to come to that conclusion. Like, yesterday when I was drafting this post.

Where are we going? I don’t know.  I’m just trying to get through the week.

We still survive on the kindness of strangers, and loved ones.

Have you hugged your blogger today?


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Well, Professor, that 2008 piece was brilliant, if not prescient. Many of us felt those very same ‘concerns’ six years ago.

2012 was a time for Americans to reflect soberly, regardless how flawed the opposition candidate was, and revert to a healing path. Yet, BarackHUSSEINObama, Mr. Hot Mike “I’ll be more flexible after the next election’, managed to steal that election to continue his reign of horrors.

What does your crystal ball suggest for 2016?

Congratulations! You have one of the best blogs on the web when it comes to politics and law. Here’s to many more years and growth to come!

Proud to be a loyal follower. Excellent place to go to to find like minded Americans. Also would like to once again let Mandy know she is in my thoughts and prayers.

Keep up the good work Prof!

Happy Blog-thday.

Er…whatever. This site has become an integral part of my gazette, and I learn stuff from you, Prof., and the other writers and posting community. That means a lot to me.

Thanks, and congratulations. Be here for us, please.

    creeper in reply to Ragspierre. | October 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Any idea how long you’ve been hanging out here, Rags? I think it’s four years for me and you were here when I first walked through the door.

Professor Bill: Happy B-day to LI. Thanks for providing a nice spot for us to visit and learn. I feel like I know many of the folks who frequent this site and I have enjoyed the great teams you continue to put together. I visit LI several times during the day and don’t comment on everything but I can’t remember a day in the past several years I haven’t been here at least half dozen times a day. Thank you.

The first post was Obama is Door No. 2. Read it. And weep.

Make sure to read the comments on that post as well. I wonder how those people feel now?

Happy Birthday, ya ol’ blogger you!

Congrats Prof. See you in the re-education camps.

You don’t look a day older! And congratulations too to Mrs. Insurrection!

In response to your question: No, I haven’t. Not yet.

So: Cyber hugs and a sincere thank you for wonderful blog.


Thanks for the reprise of the original post. It was never truer than today.

While we’re passing out hugs, here are some for A.F, Andrew, Aleister, David, Leslie, Kemberlee, neo-neocon and Amy.

And here are the two biggest ones…for Mandy and the redoubtable Ron Coleman.

Congratulations and happy anniversary. Legal Insurrection is a quality blog and a breath of fresh air.

Congrats professor! Many happy returns.

nordic_prince | October 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm
nordic_prince | October 12, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Congratulations! I am in awe of your habit of discipline: regular blog posts while teaching full time at university. Don’t know how you pull it off, but more power to you!

Let me know if you ever decide to bottle your secret blogging sauce and sell it 😉

(Apologies for the blank post – the previous post got swallowed)

Congrats! I discovered LI during the George Zimmerman trial. Learned so much. Thank you.

Congratulations to all involved! And God Bless Mandy!

A great achievement. We are all grateful for your energy and determination. From strength to strength…

Congratulations and Happy Blogday!

DINORightMarie | October 13, 2014 at 1:14 am

Didn’t get to post the other day – lots going on. But I can say I was here from the beginning (and commented on many posts since). And, all I can say is: what a privilege to be able to read your blog every day!

Not only have I felt the cyber-love of like-minded people (and the amusing twaddle of the occasional trolls), I have learned so much from you! Like an oasis in the desert, LI has been here, the only online voice of reason and clarity in the insanity that is our current nightmare ObamaWorld.

Thanks to your wife for sharing you with us over the last 6 years; I hope you will continue for a long, long time!!

To Mandy, prayers and praises for the progress! To all the other contributors, from Kathleen to Aleister, thank you. For College Insurrection and those talented yoots posting, thank you.

And to you Professor, gratitude abounds. Thank you. Thank you so much.

mumzieistired | October 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

Hugs to all! And congrats and happy birthday (belated).

Most of all, thanks for all that you all do. For the thinking, for the clear writing, and for the time you give to this great project.

franciscodanconia | October 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

Congrats on the anniversary!

The last paragraph of Professor Jacobson’s first post is eerily prescient. This country is in a bad spot, on pretty much all fronts.

The economy, assaults on civil liberties and natural rights, rudderless foreign policy, and numerous other issues of the day are weighing heavily on the minds of millions. I dare say that millions are well-informed, these days. It’s been a long haul and tough fight over these last 6 years, but Legal Insurrection and other blogs with staying power have done a service for people. Personally, I feel more enlightened than ever.

Keep up the great work.

Henry Hawkins | October 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm


I had to think on it, but I’ve been commenting since 2011 when I paid Rags the $20 cover charge, like everybody else.

aguyfromjersey | October 16, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Dear Professor,

My second stop every day, and a couple time of day. Thanks