June 15, 2011

"[Y]our comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial."

Professor Jacobson gets the "you, a law professor!" treatment that I know so well. And responds appropriately.

37 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

This works too.

Fred4Pres said...

Flaming badgers work also.

Shouting Thomas said...

You are to be commended, Althouse, for maintaining a semblance of an inquiring mind... something that both academia and the legal profession seem determined to extinguish.

How you navigate that world is beyond my comprehension. I couldn't do it. So, my hat is off to you for that, too.

Unfortunately for me, I belong more in Dilbert Land.

I often wish that I had your social skills and ability to put up with the bullshit. I'd have a lot more money in the bank, for sure.

Scott M said...

Is there a possibility the Sec of State won't certify? What other goofiness is possibly in store before this becomes law and the good people in the public employee unions notice what amounts to a raise in their take-home?

The Drill SGT said...

The writer seemed confused about his bloviating with:

your comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial, but I suppose matters of style are not for me to judge.

MadisonMan said...

You can tell a lawyer wrote that complaint. The comments only seem distinctly unprofessional.

Why not own it and say they actually are unprofessional. Why the hedge?

AllenS said...

For some reason, I'm unable to log in using my Google account over there. So, Professor Jacobson, if you're reading this blog, here is my comment:

After you get done spiking the football, make sure you dance in the end zone.

garage mahal said...

Of course conservatives, disturbed children they are, would celebrate a race to the bottom. Same people that celebrate this. Lizard brains indeed.

t-man said...

Scott M. -

I seem to recall that the law actually was published, because Sumi directed her original injunction against the wrong party.

I think that the law is already in place and in effect, and the only possible mischief is to bring a legal challenge to the substance of the law, not claimed procedural defects.

Scott M said...

Garage, as another wise man hereabouts once said, "your tears sustain me".

Go cry to the unions and tell them to collect their own friggin' dues.

DKWalser said...

Is there a possibility the Sec of State won't certify?

The way I read the law, I don't think it matters if the Sec. of State sets a publication date or not. The statute requires publication (by an agency whose name I cannot recall) on the earlier of two dates: a date selected by the Sec. of State or 10 days after enactment. Since the 10 day period has already expired and the Act has already been published, my reading is the constitutional publication requirement has already been met.

Of course, my opinion plus $10 will buy you a cup of coffee. (Without my opinion you can get the cup for $5.)

t-man said...

Garage -

Yes, because liberal primal chanting, horn blowing, drum banging, endless mob protests and bumper sticker politics are the highest representation of the human neocortex.

Scott M -

I thought it goes "Your tears are delicious."

Sofa King said...

Of course conservatives, disturbed children they are, would celebrate a race to the bottom.


Of course liberals would see a commitment to the Constitution as a "race to the bottom." Can you see the USSR from your house?

Scott M said...

Yes, because liberal primal chanting, horn blowing, drum banging, endless mob protests and bumper sticker politics are the highest representation of the human neocortex.

You forgot wayward .22 shells and dirty feet.

The Drill SGT said...

AllenS said...
After you get done spiking the football, make sure you dance in the end zone.


Allen, those are rules 2 and 3.

rule 1: Make sure you ARE in the end zone before spiking the ball :)

Carol_Herman said...

I don't know what an "adjunct" is.

But you can't "spike" sour grapes. And, Jacobson is allowed to brag that he saw the flaws in the laws Sumi tripped over. On her way to "kill the bill."

Oh, yeah. Wisconsin's judicial antics made its way up to viral recognition.

And, lots of people celebrated the outcome. Shirley Ambrahamson? What a hissy fit. I wonder if her false teeth flew out of her mouth?

The Drill SGT said...

Carol_Herman said...
I don't know what an "adjunct" is.


Typically an Adjunct instructor is a part time teacher, with little or no benefits, not on a tenure track, who is contracted to teach a specific class.

academic outsourcing

edutcher said...

You have always maintained your dignity in similar contretemps, Madame, but Prof Jacobson's response does have its own certain flair.

rick said...

Would it be "spiking the football" to sent Judge SueMe a note mocking her lame opinion as "distinctly unintelligent".

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"I'm so happy!" I'm totally saving that clip.

Hilarious.

alan markus said...

"Is there a possibility the Sec of State won't certify?"

This just posted at MJS:

Doug La Follette: 'I will publish' the law on June 28

Scott M said...

Doug La Follette: 'I will publish' the law on June 28

I would really love to get a hold of internal union emails in the wake of this ruling. I'm betting the offers for paying annual dues up front for a percentage off or some such. In the end, wasn't this always about the government getting out of the business of collecting the union's money for it?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Carol Herman
"But you can't "spike" sour grapes."

What a great visual image, though.

Seeing Red said...

Of course conservatives, disturbed children they are, would celebrate a race to the bottom.



That's not what a conservative tries to conserve, GM.


That's why we're "conservative."


Weiner is just the latest. How young is too young to tweet your junk to?

Progressives are regressive.

pauldar said...

"Of course conservatives, disturbed children they are, would celebrate a race to the bottom"

When you head is in a hole, you see the world upside down. The rest of the sane world sees the other way, a race to the top

But hey! don't let me ruin your view. St least when your time comes and they send you home to heaven/hell you can tell have them put on your tombstone for the rest of us to kiss your ass, since it is used to being up that way

Phil 3:14 said...

Would it have been better is he did
this dance?

Roger J. said...

W/ respect to Ms Herman's question about adjuncts--as Drill set forth rightly they are part timers--but here's the dirty little secret about academe: adjuncts are the migrant labor of academe--they are hired cheaply, no benefits and teach courses that the asshole professoriate should be teaching.

Now I say this an adjunct myself--fortunately I have a substantial income and do not rely on the paltry money I get from my university. I like teaching, I dont have to attend dumb shit faculty meetings, dont have to serve on committees or any of the other shit full time weeinies have to do. I show up, teach my class, grade my students, and go home.--Its a good gig.

I would, as a matter of pride, never identify myself as adjunct professor of whatever, but the idiot on legal insurrection did. Clearly some ego issues there

Being an adjunct is being an academic whore. I know that but I do enjoy teaching public health professionals about emergency management--so I accept my whoredom.

Where adjucts to go away the professoriate might have to some actual work--god forbid that should happen

So tell us Professor Althouse: how many courses in your law school are taught by adjuncts and how many by (ahem) full time profs?

I am betting the majority of the offerings, but prove me wrong with stats.

kimsch said...

Since "all orders and judgments of
the Dane County Circuit Court in Case No. 2011CV1244 are vacated
and declared to be void ab initio." Shouldn't it just be law now? It was published way back when. Since Sumi's orders were void as if they never happened, there wasn't an order staying LaFollette's setting a date for publication (which he had already done, by law before Sumi)...

Roger J. said...

PS: the other dictum in academe is to "stack em deep and teach em cheap." Usually with adjuncts

Penny said...

"...your comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial,..."

So what is it with that hyphenated "un-" from the un-iversity adjunct professor?

Scott M said...

"...your comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial,..."

Honestly...outside physical education (and how many profs are there in that field?) how many professors have anything to do with footballs?

NYTNewYorker said...

I believe that along with "Your tears are delicious" there is also the phrase "I'm still laughing at you."

I'm pretty sure that's how it goes and so true too.

Lem said...

I heard Rush mention the Legal Insurrections blog today..

Nice.

Mark said...

Brilliant!

jaed said...

I thought it goes "Your tears are delicious."

There is always Freeman Hunt's immortal "garage, could you please cry your tears into this vial? There might be cocktails later."

Largo said...

"But you can't "spike" sour grapes."

Make a punch out of them first.

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