Last year, I noted that the ABA blog contest was silly and what I really wanted as a prize was the much coveted “Order of the Lenin” rather than a cheesy sticker I could add to the site.
Despite my derision, the ABA sent me the following e-mail that I received four days ago:
Congratulations are in order.
Your blawg has earned a spot in the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100, our 8th annual list of the best in blogs about lawyers and the law.
The full list appears in the December issue of the magazine, which was posted online today.
As we have in the past, we’re inviting our readers to select their favorites from each of the 13 categories represented in our Blawg 100.
Voting begins today and ends at close of business Dec. 19. Winners will be announced in January.
We invite you to:
• Urge your readers to vote for your blog here.
• Add a Blawg 100 badge to your site. You can find them here.
• Announce your selection with a press release. You can find a sample release here.
• Subscribe here to a list of fellow Blawg 100 bloggers on Twitter. (If you can’t find your handle on the list, please contact us.)
So thanks for your hard work this year. We appreciate the high quality of news and analysis your blog provides to our legal community.
That really, really pissed me off.
I have done everything I can to be excluded from such idiocy. I have insulted female trial lawyers because I am a dirty old man. I expressed my view that Congress should go to hell. I told the Supreme Court to STFU. I engaged in a myriad of snarky exchanges with oh-so-brilliant law professors. I expressed my virulent anti-Catholic bias. Of course, I’m clearly a racist too! (In fact, I am so tempted to scream “Burn this bitch down” that I can hardly stand it.)
What the hell more can I do to get thrown off this list of bull shit?
So this year, I have come up with a solution. Vote for the other guy. I mean it.
Under the asinine category of “News/Courts,” here are the bloggers who deserve your vote: Jost on Justice, CourtArtist, Third Branch News, Law Blog, Gavel to Gavel, Trial Insider, Popehat, and Constitution Daily.
Some of you may think that this post is a not so sly effort in reverse psychology to gin up votes for Hercules and the umpire. For you assholes, please remember what H.L. Mencken said, “All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.”