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Ding! 600,000th Legal Insurrection Comment

Ding! 600,000th Legal Insurrection Comment

One big Cuddle Party

Just before Midnight (Eastern) on Monday, August 20, 2018, Legal Insurrection registered its 600,000th comment.

Drumroll please. And the winner is:

Commenter Elzorro, for a comment on the post No Manafort verdict Monday, but the jury did order lunch for Tuesday:

We would offer a Yuge cash prize, but we’re *sure* Elzorro would not want to sully his/her participation in the comment section with lots of cold, hard cash. So we are not going to be so insulting.

Instead, there’s the satisfaction of knowing you are etched in the internet memory Hall of Fame, joining “Paul” who had Our 500,000th comment on July 26, 2017, and “Oregon Mike” who had Our 100,000th Comment on May 22, 2012.

We’re running almost 100,000 comments a year, which is not a lot for many websites, but is a lot considering we don’t use third-party comment software, thus avoiding the drive-by commenters.

The comment section is basically our version of the Cuddle Party, where we support each other, are kind to strangers, and never take offense to others with different opinions. We are Diverse! We are Inclusive! We are Humans!

Legal Insurrection now self-identifies as a Cuddle Party facilitator:

And for those of you who forget from time to time how to cuddle in the comment section, I’m weaponizing Kemberlee, Mary, and Fuzzy to show you how. We’re trying to maintain a forum where people can disagree, without the comment section devolving into a personal attack Fight Club. It’s a “you know it when you see it” distinction, so if you find your comments being held for moderation, that’s probably why.

Starting with the comments to this post.


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The winner is? The gent holding the lovely young lady with the curly hair!

caseoftheblues | August 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

Congrats LI!!! And I must say since discovering you I have fallen in love with your comments section. I find myself racing here to see what your informed commenters takes are on the many legal issues that seem to be front and center in the news these days.

Legal Insurrection now self-identifies as a Cuddle Party facilitator

Oh, gross! What next? Will you change the name of the blog to something less confrontational?

Like Legal Kumbaya? 🙂

And my comment…

No comment.

Eeuuuww. That looks like an ad for Velcro.

Last time I was that close to anybody (well, at least when witnesses were around) we were all wearing boxing gloves.

Cuddle party.

Cuddle party?

Seriously? Is that a thing? Based upon the revoltingly terrifying photo, I could not muster the courage to clink the link. Could someone far braver than I resolve this?

Oh, and was there something mentioned about comments???

    rinardman in reply to Anonamom. | August 21, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Is that a thing?

    Well, it was a thing. IIRC, it was for leftists traumatized by the 2016 election results, and gave them a place to share their pain and suffering with other like-minded leftists.

    And, I would guess, a place for a lot of leftist beta males to finally touch a member of the opposite sex, without going to jail.

      mochajava76 in reply to rinardman. | August 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

      I think the MeToo movement might catch up with the Leftists beta males using the cuddle time after the election to get close to the Leftist alpha females.

      Depends on if they asked permission to cuddle, and if consent was verbal.

      cucho in reply to rinardman. | August 22, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      “Well, it was a thing. ”

      Oh, by November, it will still be a thing.

My brain hates my eyes for seeing that picture.

No mas, Perfesser. No mas.

Yay! Grats ElZorro! In addition to your non-cash prize, I will be extending Fen’s Popcorn Extravaganza another month in your name.

And thanks LI for imbuing the 3 Valkries with their new lethal cuddle powers. I promise not to whine when they find it necessary to punch me in the nose.

These are your Overlords, take it away Fuzzy!

I would be willing to donate to make our 600k commenter a millionaire. Yes, one million Venezuelan bolívars sent directly to their home.

(I think the postage might be more than the currency, but…)



dammit knew I should have browsed site when I was awake until 2am here.
oh well LOL 🙂

UnCivilServant | August 21, 2018 at 10:38 am

100,000 I get remarking on.

Half a million I also get.

600,000 seems like an odd milestone to bring up, since 200K, 300K and 400K went unremarked.

Close The Fed | August 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

It’s great, that some have been deputized….

BTW, not to trigger anyone, but a cuddle party – where you don’t have to cuddle – would be great for people abused as kids. Because it’s not sexual, and you get to decide. Good slow immersion into human contact if you have have problems with it.

DouglasJBender | August 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

I like the part where the guy starts picking the lice out of the girl’s hair snuggling in front of him.

Via my home, AceSpadesHQ

“Manafort Jury Note to Judge: What Does It Mean for the Final Verdict If We Can Reach a Consensus on 17 Counts But Can’t Reach a Consensus on One?”

CNN Twitter etc all assume this signals conviction on 17 counts, but it’s not logical they could conviction on 17 and be hung up on just 1?

    Fen in reply to Fen. | August 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    ie. Stop cuddling and get back to work. What does this mean? And no pulling on ‘ettes ponytails!

    Elzorro in reply to Fen. | August 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    It could mean anything. Even they are hung on all but one count. The jury is confused. It is in Northern Va. and bodes well for Deep State. Sad days in the legal system.

buckeyeminuteman | August 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

With all the name-calling centered around a certain commenter here, I’m surprised there is only 600,000.

I’m glad to know about the new moderation powers. There are a lot of intelligent and informative commenters here. I look for analysis and information, and I learn things. However, when a chain starts with a certain commenter and his detractors, I have learned to skip the whole thing.

Some folks may have cuddle parties west of the Cascades. We don’t have them in Eastern Oregon.

Congratulations, nonetheless!


Oregon Mike

I’ve always been of the opinion that a cuddle party should be limited to me and one nubile female.

Another Voice | August 21, 2018 at 8:09 pm

It’s a “you know it when you see it” distinction, so if you find your comments being held for moderation, that’s probably why.

I really enjoy 98% of what is shared in the comment section. It’s always straight forward and thought provoking. The humor is second only to what you get when having a beer with a friend.
But..As observed last week in the article on Prof. J’s Manafort and this week on Brennan. On the first, over 25% of 205 posted comments can be contributed to one “who remains to be named here” as can be said of the 2nd and the 128 comments.
Those who follow the comments do “know it when you see it”.

Hats off to Prof. J. putting on notice contributors who either can’t share their opinions without degradation to opposing views and/or are just down right hostile with their verbal abuse in a retribution vendetta sort of way.

“we don’t use third-party comment software,”

You use WordPress, FFS. That’s very third party.

Congratulations, El Zorro.

Congrats to you and your authors, Professor, but let’s admit it…..if it weren’t for the constantly nit-picking milhouse and consistently profane rino-rags, this site would still be at 100,000. Not to mention the comments in response to these two honyoks. Still, congrats.

    bear in reply to bear. | August 22, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    OH! I forgot: My son has authorized me to award you and Mr. 600,000 each 16 upvotes and 57 fake internet points (both of which are worth more than 1,000,000 Bolivars).

    LI isn’t a click-first site, so we don’t really care about numbers. What this post states is that there will be no more un-cuddle comments, and I don’t think anyone here is really going to miss vile vomitous vitriol and name-calling. This is a site that attracts thoughtful and knowledgeable people; we are dragged down by childish antics.

    Some of the best writers I’ve ever known were lawyers (indeed, English majors tend to excel on LSAT), but we don’t always see that evidenced here. I look at the prof, at Andrew, at any number of lawyer commenters here at LI, and I compare their excellence of thought and written expression against lawyers who think “T-rump” is a viable argument and representation of themselves as an attorney, and . . . it’s just sad.

    Boosting our comment count is not a reason to keep such people around. Never has been.