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Legal Insurrection’s One-Millionth Reader Comment

Legal Insurrection’s One-Millionth Reader Comment

Everything is relative. Compared to other websites, Legal Insurrection’s comment section is “relatively” calm, …. a lot of people come to the website because the comment section is “relatively” not insane.

Everything is relative. Compared to other websites, Legal Insurrection’s comment section is “relatively” calm and collected and “relatively” low-volume. That’s not to say that things don’t get rough and tumble sometimes, but by and large, a lot of people come to the website because the comment section is “relatively” not insane.

Many major websites have closed their articles to comments, while others use Articifical Intelligence programs to monitor and weed out the comment section. We also have gone through and repeatedly rejected moving to Disquss or similar third party platforms. We could have a lot more comments if we did that, but volume is not necessarily better.

We still have the native WordPress commenting function, and you need to register with us, which cuts down on drive-by commenters throwing Molotov Comments into the comment section, then watching it all burn. It’s not perfect. We know. But so far, it’s the least bad option.

Over the years we have noted certain milestones in the volume of comments, from “Oregon Mike” who had Our 100,000th Comment on May 22, 2012, to “Paul” who had Our 500,000th comment on July 26, 2017, to “Elzorro” who had Our 600,000th Comment on August 20, 2018.

We now can celebrate our One-Millionth comment, which happened this morning at 10:01 a.m., from “texasamurai” regarding the post Texas School Shooting: Suspect Identified as Salvador Ramos, Leftists Scream Gun Control:

“acquiring a weapon has never been a problem for this type of criminal anywhere in the world–a “lone wolf” attack is the most difficult assault to intercept/interdict/prevent for any citizen/leo/military force, etc.–those are facts not opinions

obama and fjb are both proven liars/puppets/grifters–their opinions are not merely suspect they are irrelevant to our personal safety

the best chance any of us have to survive/interdict/prevent any incident like the one here is to be armed and trained ourselves and then be willing to act”

It’s going to be a long time before the second million. So “texansamurai” savor this honor. You may now collect your prize.

UPDATE: Leslie’s 9 p.m. post tonight was our 45,000th post. Yikes, I’m feeling old.


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Rickrolled again. Well played, sir, well played.

Oregon Mike | May 25, 2022 at 7:10 pm

Congratulations to texasamurai for his One Millionth Comment.

I may live in Oregon, but I was born in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, in Edinburg. So, I guess we have a shared heritage!

Oregon Mike, #100,000

Oh, No!
We’ve been rickrolled again.

But seriously, we need an edit button.

And really seriously:
I don’t know if I speak for all, but I think we come here not only for the quality of the posts, but also for the quality of the comments section.
Please do not move to Disqus or similar. You have a good thing going on here.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Exiliado. | May 25, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Disqualify would make this site another Breitbart or Gateway Pundit.

      Evil Otto in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | May 26, 2022 at 6:59 am

      This! Disqus is a pit of spam, trolls, and worse. Whatever LI does, it should avoid Disqus at all costs.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Evil Otto. | May 26, 2022 at 4:38 pm

        For REAL garbage comments, it’s hard to beat Citizen Free Press. “Famous Person Dies at 72” and most of the comments are about The Jaaaabbbb!

    DSHornet in reply to Exiliado. | May 26, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Second “… the quality of the comments section.”

    Now if we could do something about those who think careless foulness passes for a sign of sophistication and intelligence (it doesn’t). But that’s the price of being able to bounce ideas off each other.


Thank goodness it wasn’t me. Or worse yet, Milhouse. 🤪

A million yentas cannot be wrong!


Congratulations to Texas Samurai whose pen is mightier than his sword.

UnCivilServant | May 25, 2022 at 8:11 pm

We also have gone through and repeatedly rejected moving to Disquss or similar third party platforms. We could have a lot more comments if we did that, but volume is not necessarily better.

If you moved to a third party comment system, I’d have stopped commenting, because I will not register to be tracked by them.

Congratulations to Professor J. and his amazing team, for creating what is undeniably one of the preeminent websites for legal and sociopolitical commentary, proffered with an underlying dose of conservative rationality and moral clarity. Along with PowerLineBlog and the Federalist, I consider Legal Insurrection to be required reading for contemporary conservatives.

    buck61 in reply to guyjones. | May 25, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    I look forward to Power Line’s Saturday morning post, This Week in Pictures. Never lets me down.

    RandomCrank in reply to guyjones. | May 25, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    I am a big fan of Powerline. Abandoned Gateway after they concocted a tale of Muslims being responsible for the Norte Dame fire. If it were true, then we face the truth. But they had no evidence let alone proof. Liars are liars no matter who, what, when, why, or how. Tell the truth or go home.

“We could have a lot more comments if we did that, but volume is not necessarily better.”

SO well said. I’m proud to say that I’m a Big Fan of LI!

I was a moderator for one of those well-known Conservative sites and when they switched to Disqus, I quit and never looked back. This site has always been “quality over quantity” and the regulars and new people recognize that and really appreciate it!

“Tell our winner Texasamurai what he has won Don!”

“You bet Bob! Texasamurai and his special guest will receive an all expenses paid two-week stay at the exclusive, luxurious Jacobson family compound, a sprawling riverside mansion fit for royalty where they will be wined, dined and entertained by Professor William Jacobson and his lovely wife. Included is a private river tour on the family yacht to see the great Rhode Island sites. A rare event!

But there’s more Bob! our winners will f;y first class on the exclusive Royal Rhode Island-Provincetown Airlines beginning with private limos where you will ride in style to the airport and to your destination RI dream destination! The getaway trip of a lifetime! Don’t forget to send us a post card!

As always, all guests receive special departing gifts including the home version of “Legal Insurrection” and other promotional items. Back to you Bob!”

“Thank you Don Pardo!

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Pasadena Phil. | May 25, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I read your comment and I swear that I heard your “announcer voice” in my head!

    BIG Win!

    buck61 in reply to Pasadena Phil. | May 25, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Just avoid Sheldon Whirehouse at all costs while visiting

    henrybowman in reply to Pasadena Phil. | May 26, 2022 at 3:29 am

    “Included is a private river tour on the family yacht to see the great Rhode Island sites.”
    The Big Blue Bug offI-95S in Providence.
    Del’s original lemonade stand.
    Where Crescent Park used to be.
    Where Warwick Shoppers World used to be.
    Where Caron Jewelry used to be.
    The futuristic Apex pyramid.
    Foster-Gloster Regional School.
    Buddy Cianci’s jail cell.
    The Rustic Drive-In Theatre.
    The birthplace of Marilyn Chambers.
    Patrick Kennedy’s pro-forma in-state address.
    Block Island (closes 6 PM)

      WestRock in reply to henrybowman. | May 26, 2022 at 7:21 am

      What about Rocky Point Park’s Shore Dinner hall? Ann & Hope?

      But there’s still Aunt Carrie’s and Salty Brine Beach. The Tower on Tower Hill Road. The Great Swamp, and more.

      If only politics and politicians didn’t make it unlivable (for me, anyway).

I still don’t see my own comments most of the time.

only inserting this comment to be part of the post million comment club.

Close The Fed | May 25, 2022 at 9:46 pm

Geeze, I remember when Obama was imminent and it was Door No. 2.

I’d like to have this one considered for inclusion at some future historic post.

RandomCrank | May 25, 2022 at 10:29 pm

It’s a conspiracy. I was actually the millionth comment, but it was too heterodox. No problem. I don’t seek fame. But where’s my PowerInsurrection jackpot?

Heck, and I’ve been working so hard to get my thoughtful and innovative post count up into double digits. Maybe by next year.

This is a great blog, hope it’s around a few million more comments.

Congratulations! And thank you for being a site where quoting an errant individual is not treated as having used said term or giving tacit approval thereof.

This is my GO TO site in the morning (and afternoon, and evening)!

    DSHornet in reply to Dimsdale. | May 26, 2022 at 10:54 am

    It’s mine also to see what’s happening without all the hyper rhetoric and thrown bombs from the professional what-I-say-matters class.

Congratulations Professor Jacobson (from deep in the middle-south)! To have this many comments, means that you and your team have been prescient, productive and persevered in building this community!

And BIG kudos to my friend Michael for turning me on to you and this community!

This is the First Source of My View of the World, EVERY MORNING.


Can we demand a recount? This was rigged! /joking

Someone blows a kazoo, balloons fall from the ceiling… congrats millionth shopper, you win, here’s a free 3-pound tube of balogna!

taurus the judge | May 26, 2022 at 10:11 am

Congrats TS

Legal Insurrection is the first blog I read every morning, but I seldom read the comments anymore, and if I do, I scroll through them until I find Milhouse. So many of the comments are made by the same people over and over again, And so many are just “ditto heads” who add nothing to the conversation, or who just make statements that have no factual basis at all, or who engage in mind-reading. The language has also gotten very crude.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to JR. | May 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    “The language has also gotten very crude.”

    Yes it has.

      It’s a mystery. There are some posts I’ll scan first to see if there are the posters’ usual crudely adolescent language. If it’s there I’ll skip the message entirely. Why compromise the message with the method of delivery? I’ve heard it all and I’ve said it all but I don’t want to see it now. There’s no reason for it. They are fourth graders trying to impress the third graders.

      If someone doesn’t have respect for himself it’s his business. If he doesn’t have respect for me he makes it MY business.

    geronl in reply to JR. | May 26, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    So… what you actually mean is… (just kidding)

    diver64 in reply to JR. | May 27, 2022 at 5:29 am

    I also visit everyday but it is second to Powerline mostly because I can link through from their list of sights on the left. I also scroll through the comments until I find Milhouse then skip to the next without reading it,

      DSHornet in reply to diver64. | May 27, 2022 at 9:11 am

      Yes, Milhouse can occasionally be irritating but he almost always has an interesting message, even if it’s objectionable. You have to admit it: He can get a discussion going.

If texasamurai knew what the prize was he/she may have waited another minute before replying.

Steven Brizel | May 27, 2022 at 8:17 am

Mazel Tov ( Congratulations) on such an excellent site and always fascinating links and comments. No other site documents the metastasizing influence of the woke world in as much detail and the challenges raised to it by brave citizens willing to risk all

I truly appreciate the quality of the comments. Many contribute with info, others are wise, others pretty funny. A good mix. Branco’s caricatures are brilliant, always right on the money! Thank you guys.

By all means, keep the site operating as it is.

This site and Jonathan Turley’s site are the only ones I have found with (mostly) honest and insightful residents. Keep it going Professor, you do a community service of great value.