June 1, 2009

Don't look now, but...

... I'm Instapundit. This week, anyway. One third of, anyway.

(Feed me suggestions, please!)

IN THE COMMENTS: EDH said: “Enable comments! We have stormed the Bastille!”. Ha ha. I did it!

36 comments:

Mr. Forward said...

Please reveal the secret location of the Insta-batcave.

Donald Douglas said...

Can you "reemerge" from a batcave?

Michael Hasenstab said...

It's Altstapundit!

traditionalguy said...

Give them a dose of breast blogging, and Reynolds will seem tame when he returns.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Bing, Microsoft's new search engine is up. It's supposed to offer you the most relevant results from a site's page but I don't think it works.

rhhardin said...

Legal realism: there's also voter realism, where they realize that they had no voice in a matter they disagree with.

So there's feedback into legal realism via the judge not getting onto the Supreme Court.

Checks and balances.

Ambitious judges might want to avoid such decisions.

john said...

Well, you might put up the graph of the Obama projected budget deficits every day or so, just to remind everyone. Glenn would have done that.

chuck b. said...

You could find some things for sale at Amazon...

Zach said...

The Leiter quote was interesting:

“Everybody who knows anything knows that Legal Realism is a description of what judges really do…For the sake of those who don't know anything, how is this known to be true? It sounds like an academic slogan.

Not long ago, everybody who knew anything knew that judges would always vote in their class interest. The evidence is as good as it ever was, but the theory is in disfavor now.

If it hasn't already been done, I would like to found the field of Realistic Realism. The central tenet is that people who don't favor good behavior will invent "realist" theories that claim good behavior is impossible. Everybody who knows anything knows that Realistic Realism is a description of what acaddemics really do...

Zach said...

D'oh! academics, not acaddemics.

Of course, spelling is an attempt to map the manifold experiences of the human ear into a cold line of text. It's obviously impossible to do this correctly. Can a judge with a Southern accent possibly spell the same way as a Northerner? Could a Brit? One only has to look at Shakespeare to see that spellings have changed over time, and even strict conspelligist Antonin Scalia has made the occasional typo.

Reelist Speling nowe! Nu wurld, nu orthografy!

Big Mike said...

Somebody broke the link!

Lem said...

Check if Biden is saying anything.. anything ;)

Big Mike said...

It's fixed now.

Audities said...

Ann likes video, IP likes video........video:

Young Conservatives Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkeZ2P4SiY8

I prefer the Ramones, but hey it's not like there's a vault of this stuff to choose from.

Lem said...

Biden on Tiller = gold.

traditionalguy said...

Legal realism to me means realistic expectations as to a judges rulings. After Blackstone and others started the habit of "reporting" prior decisions from a judge to help in the lawyer's real world work (to win ), then a casebook of studying Precedent Decisions on like facts became possible for lawyer tranees who were "reading the Law". Judges then claimed that they had great respect for prior decisions, as a way to escape the heat, and began calling that Stare Decisis, in Latin to look noble. That's the reality. Appointing the Judges is the greatest everyday power inside the kingdom.

TitusIsSoHappyToday said...

I don't read Instapundit.

Too Southern.

EDH said...
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EDH said...

Enable comments!

We have stormed the Bastille!

KLDAVIS said...

I submitted a comment, but it is awaiting moderation. I feel uniquely qualified to storm the Bastille, having been born on July 14th, and having a wife who is an expert on the French Revolution...but, in true Internet fashion, the comment was simply, "FIRST!".

Buddy Larsen said...

...how can anyone be "too southern"?

Dan said...

Don't forget to link to at least one nanotech story during your time at the helm.

jeff said...

"I don't read Instapundit.

Too Southern"

What does Too Southern mean, and how does it apply to Instapundit?

Jim in Texas said...

.how can anyone be "too southern"?

They can't. I'm an American by birth but I'm a Southerner by the Grace of God.....

al said...

Jim in Texas @1:38 - I thought that people in Texas were Texans, not southerners?

Rod said...

That's "southroners", Al

Tibore said...

Will Insty ever forgive you for letting the hoi polloi invade his space?

;)

traditionalguy said...

Glen Reynolds is not just Too Southern, he is from the Knoxville/East Tennessee area. That area still suffers from an over-mountain inbred culture that resists becoming over-educated, like finishing High School.

JAL said...

That area still suffers from an over-mountain inbred culture that resists becoming over-educated, like finishing High School.

2:29 PM


Yeah. Jest laike that interpundert feller.

fwiffo said...

You need at least a couple of "they told me if I voted for McCain" lead in sentences.

A carnival or two.

"Heh" link with nothing else.

One or two photos of protest babes.

A few bacon stories. A carnival of bacon will let you kill two birds with one stone. A protest babe covered in bacon would work just as well.

Jason said...

What's with the anti-Southern comments on your site?! The last permissible form of bigotry?

Ann Althouse said...

Hey! Buddy Larsen is back!!!

anomdebus said...

Looks like comments are moderated, so I guess I won't be able to see if many of his "regular" opponent-readers actually read Instapundit.

Sissy Willis said...

Your one-liners are every bit as concise, terse and pithy as Professor Reynolds's. Is it the 140-characters-or-less phenomenon at work?

Ann Althouse said...

The comments are moderated? Really? I'm not moderating them. I do note that they aren't very numerous.

Ann Althouse said...

I had to moderate the comments, and I approved everything except a few unintended repetitions and a couple that linked spammily. Nothing was deleted for viewpoint or bad language or anything that at all raises a free speech issue.