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    End of year pondering

    End of year pondering

    It has been quite a year here at Legal Insurrection.

    The big event was the blog format switchover in mid-June.  I’m very happy with the transition, and even happier with the new software and format.  If you need help with a new or old blog, I highly recommend Ed Burns.

    We now have over 3100 registered users, and monthly visits and page views have steadied at about 500k+/700k+.  As always, I am dependent upon the kindness of others who link, particularly Glenn Reynolds, HotAir, Ace, Ann Althouse, and many others in the vast right-wing blogosphere.  They have my thanks.

    The political season has brought both good and bad.  The number of comments and the vigor of the commenters seems to have picked up.  And so has the rancor, but this place still is a model of civility compared to many blog comment sections.

    I don’t regret my endorsement of Newt, or my blogging about the primaries even if it has turned some people off.  It is what it is, and I will apply that same obsessiveness to defeating Obama when the time comes.

    I try not to lose sight of the fact that we all are on the same team, even if we fight over who will be the starting pitcher.

    The challenges ahead will be many.  Operation Counterweight will become more important than ever.  I’m still sorting out the races to focus on, and I continue so solicit suggestions.

    Thanks to Kathleen and Matthew for their help the past year.

    [insert obligatory thanks to the wife here]

    I’m not sure what direction the blog will take.  I’d like to add one or two regular bloggers, but I have trouble letting go; I was not good at sharing as a child.

    This whole blogging thing, started on a dare, has been interesting.  I’ve made new friends and created enemies; I’ve learned to cherish the former and disregard the latter.

    I worry more than ever about the future of our country and our closest ally, Israel.  2012 will be a year of decisions and actions which will determine the fate of generations.

    The Official Legal InsurrectionNew Year’s Resolution remains the same:

    To keep up the fight against a seemingly unstoppable expansion of government into every aspect of our lives, and to restore a Constitutional balance between government and citizen.

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    BannedbytheGuardian | December 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    USA 2012.

    I rented 4 dvds –

    Sofia Copola’s -Marie Antoinette.

    Gone with the Wind.

    Deliverance.

    War and Peace (1956)


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | December 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Each of the above I found to be very relevant.

    2012 be a mix of all 4 without the beautiful ladies & handsome men. Hehe Burt was hot!


     
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    jakee308 | December 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    If we didn’t get excited and argue about stuff, it would mean we don’t care.

    That the blog has increased viewership (readership? commentership?) is an indication of the attractiveness, timeliness and thoughtfulness of the poster, the posts and the comments and commenters. All those are of your inspiration and authorship.

    Well done.

    Happy and safe New Year to all.

    I could say many words of praise to you in regard to your Official Legal Insurrection New Year’s Resolution…but I’ll limit my response to just five….Thank’s for accepting that dare. 🙂


     
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    Taxpayer1234 | December 31, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Happy New Year, Professor! I so appreciate your even-keeled, rational posts. Seems the majority in the blogosphere holler and shout, so your calm observations are refreshing.

    BTW, just thought I’d let you know–your blog was a centerpiece in my graduate paper and presentation on political rhetoric. It was fun to see my prof struggling not to go ballistic during my presentation.


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