Thursday, September 03, 2009

The second derivative: In which I comment on every Instapundit post today 

Has anybody ever linked every Instapundit post in a day and provided substantive or -- dare I say -- witty commentary? Being a huge fan of derivation, I say let's give it a try.

Yeah, we knew that.

The economy sucks and then you die.

Recess is the cruelest month.

There was a time when Republicans believed that children should be taught to support the president.

A thought experiment: Herding cats, or having liberals as your "base" -- which is more difficult?

The rich are different from us.

For the record, I like older women.

Correlation, or association? My friend Ann is going to say it ain't so.

Authenticity counts.

Throw the bums out!

Mickey Kaus wants to be deceived.

Stephen Green thinks Barack Obama makes a poor baby-daddy. Yeah, well, he's better than many of those men who Stephen Green is better than. Just sayin'.

Doing the work that the mainstream media can no longer afford to do.

Rules for Radicals is not so credible and homespun when you control the government.

You can fool some of the people all of the time. The question is, do we need yet another federal agency just because P.T. Barnum was right?

European solutions that depend on the best people going in to government, as happens in France, will not work in the United States because our best people will not go in to government. There's no prestige, little money, or actual ability to effect change.

True, but a small argument rather than a large one; its political appeal is greater than its merits.

Mastication for legislation!

Even the New York Times is wising up.

Pie-crust promise.

I'm shocked, shocked, to find patronage going on here! Your winnings, sir.

In this case, at least, the president is more in touch with the heartland than the coasts.

Form does not always triumph over substance.

Well, at least he inspires loyalty.

It's about time.

I'm not sure the Garden State Parkway is engineered to handle this car.

If porn did not do in photography, motion pictures, magazines, and the internet, why should it be a problem for Twitter?

Does this mean that Glenn Reynolds is like E.J. Dionne according to some sort of transitive property? I'm confused.

Yes. But it would help if they also had no brain.

Scalzi on Star Trek. And other less important things.

The spork of media.

If this is not evidence that President Obama's cash for clunkers program was a sop to one of his most devoted constituencies, I don't know what would be.

Like a princess she was layin' there, moonlight dancing off her hair.

Flat learning curve.

The next time you hear somebody complain about George W. Bush's lame appointees, mention this guy.

Yet another reason to back up your hard drive.

Do not tell the Obama administration about this, or it will incorporate new federal building codes in to the health care reform legislation.

Is a plant a form of astroturf?

Every budding novelist has his own motivation, but it almost always involves proof and the need therefor.

If unions are less popular, is it because the debate over the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler educated the public about them?

Google promoting privacy is like a distillery advocating responsible drinking.

In a target-rich environment, you can use high-explosive weapons.

"Anticipated" by whom?

It must suck to be taken for granted.

Er, no. A national poll that expresses dissatisfaction with Congress does not translate into majority votes, district by district, in November 2010. No way. People are unhappy with the other guy's Congressman, but not their own.

Under this logic, there will be no problem with school shootings after we enact Obamacare. Because, you know, the health care will be free.

Time flies.

No take-backs allowed!

A judge who is tougher than the prosecutors in his district.

But does he taste good?

This should have been the plan all along.

You know, everybody signs stuff they don't read. Is it worse than voting for a bill you haven't read?

Phew. That was hard work! Must have been the Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. Of course, I'll update this post if Glenn puts up anything else before the witching hour.

UPDATE: You can say that again.

Er, I prefer "the dry look"?


By Anonymous vicki pasadena ca, at Thu Sep 03, 11:34:00 PM:

You did this because????? I read it every day, do not need a commentary. Thanks but no thanks. (Gosh now I sound like Sarah Palin)  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Thu Sep 03, 11:40:00 PM:

You know, it seemed like an interesting exercise, and I'm not sure anybody has done it before. I think I ripped off a few decent one-liners, but it made me realize how hard it is to do what Glenn does.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Sep 03, 11:41:00 PM:

rofl hilarious  

By Blogger Will, at Thu Sep 03, 11:43:00 PM:

Yeah, but Glenn has an army of Pajama Media people working for him now - you're just one man!

BTW, if you use Google reader, the software will trend the feeds - when Glenn joined PJ, his average posts per day went way up. Just saying. Not knocking him, I need his blog like I need oxygen.  

By Anonymous West, at Fri Sep 04, 12:14:00 AM:

"There was a time when Republicans believed that children should be taught to support the president."

Maybe they did, but I doubt that. I am sure that some pundit or legislator can be found to be saying something like that in the past, but Republicans in general? Not so much.

I think most conservatives believe that children should be taught to respect the office of the president, and support our country.

But sucking up to and supporting the man over the office should not ever be an American value.  

By Anonymous Horatius, at Fri Sep 04, 12:20:00 AM:

You know, I think I should do this--link your link and comment on your comment, as a derivative of a derivative of a derivative. Would be like the "telephone" game...

Of course, in mechanical engineering the third derivative is sometimes called "the jerk", so maybe not.

Plus, I'd have to get a blog.  

By Anonymous Bill Quick, at Fri Sep 04, 12:28:00 AM:

Linked and 'Lanched!

The circularity approaches Singularity!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Sep 04, 06:01:00 AM:


By Blogger Glenn, at Fri Sep 04, 07:28:00 AM:

Will: It's just me posting, not an army of minions, I'm afraid. It's interesting to hear that my posting frequency has gone up, though, as I didn't realize that. I think it has more to do with the upgrade that allowed scheduled posting, though.

I kinda like the idea of having minions, though.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Fri Sep 04, 08:09:00 AM:

"An Army of Minions" actually sounds like a statist's answer to the "Army of David."  

By Anonymous Steve Baxter, at Fri Sep 04, 08:22:00 AM:

Minions are way better than ilk, Glenn.  

By Blogger Joan of Argghh!, at Fri Sep 04, 09:01:00 AM:

Not bad. Of course, for all of Glenn's trouble he'll still be best remembered as the guy who gave us, "heh."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Sep 04, 09:01:00 AM:

In French, it would pronounced minion. Since we're turning French, we should crank up as many Euro-affectations as possible.  

By Anonymous Arnold, at Fri Sep 04, 05:07:00 PM:

...for all of Glenn's trouble he'll still be best remembered as the guy who gave us, "heh."


By Anonymous Boludo Tejano, at Fri Sep 04, 06:01:00 PM:

Hard work for TH, but entertaining for his readers. Sorta like the game show where you answer with a question, in trying to figure out which post it refers to.  

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