Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Snubbed By The "ABA Journal Blawg 100" This Year

Despite winning our category last year, it looks like we weren't recognized by the ABA editors this year. I guess our Congressional letter writing campaign and our nationwide call to defund the organization didn't go over too well.

Regardless, I urge everyone to vote AGAINST the "Strategic Legal Technology" blog for Prism Legal under the tech category. Thanks ABA for honoring an Indian outsourcer in one of the worst job markets for young lawyers EVER.

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/third_annual_aba_journal_blawg_100

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

You be fighting "the man" and yes, it doesn't go down well with the power that be. That's OK. I come here for the humor and an alternative point of view anyway. If I wanted to hear the same old shit I would go to other blogs.

Anonymous said...

The ABA is a political organization. When comments aren't moderated and things get un PC and completely out of control, what do you expect? Wishing that particular law school deans contract kidney disease and wind up having to urinate through their anus is something they don't necessarily want to promote with their organization's name. Trash like Emily's racial spewings also didn't help.

Anonymous said...

But weren't there the same kind of comments back in 2008. And why should Tom be held responsible for idiotic comments?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think, more than the comments it was the part about the fat deans....they are in bed together...so they won't promote it -- last year I think it was mostly about law firms and bad working conditions - but this year it was more about deans and law schools an the ABA....

Anonymous said...

The ABA isn't just a entity designed to regulate the legal industry and law schools. It is a liberal think tank whose primary goal is to push a so called "diversity" agenda, which is really nothing more than pro corporate / anti working class.

Are you really surprised they honored an LPO?

Let's celebrate outsourcing and the importation of cheap 3rd world unlicensed Nigerians as a boon to the values of diversity. No assholes, it's a hallowing out of the middle class.

Sonia said...

Four years until my SSI and Medicare kicks in and I haven't been able to find a job for months.
What a useless organization. The American Bar Association should become the Indian Bar Association.

Rory The Retard said...

Some of the comments on this site are very retarded.

Nando said...

The ABA is simply a corrupt political organization devoted to further lining the pockets of Biglaw. Hence, ABA "Ethics" Opinion 08-451.

The other industry tools, i.e. National Jurist, preLaw magazine, are the same. They do not provide objective coverage of law school. Instead, they are designed to attract more applicants to the various law schools. Furthermore, these publications DO NOT ALLOW any comments critical of their agenda/puff piece.

However, if you want to concur with the editors' conclusion that law school is a great investment, you can expect to see your comment published.

Anonymous said...

How come nobody ever sued the legal outsourcers (on any grounds), or the ABA for breach of whatever? I've been waiting for that to happen. Maybe lawyers are too scared to publicly rock the ABA's boat.

Anonymous said...

The ABA is more than a failed organization.

It actively undermines real American lawyers and is the voice of Indians and Nigerians.

The ABA has never done anything for the 1,000,000 average lawyers in the field. Think: have they ever done a thing for you, except ask for fees and CLE courses and ABA seminars?

They are run by big law firm partners, who leverage this into cushy judgeships and cabinet jobs.

Anonymous said...

This blog is better off outside of the ABA umbrella.

You don't need their imprimatur to exist. For schlubs like us that read this blog, the ABA is an enemy. Perhaps they have noticed their membership dipping and want to further control their message.

Viewpoints that dissent from their strict (imbecilic) liberal dogm are stritctly verboten.

Good riddance ABA!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I like this blog's comedy. Tom's original comments and pictures are funny and many of the comments are quite hilarious. I don't much care for the ABA - American Bullshit Assocoation - and never did. I come here for the funny stuff, the gossip, the latest on agencies and to vent. This blog has lifted my spirits in the dark days of unemployment - and also when I found that I am not the only one treated like a criminal and leper by the agencies and law firms. I was so depressed until I shared some of my stories and read about others' views. I never thought with all my education, idealism and hard-work I would be in this position - but it's good to know I am not the only one. I thank Tom the Temp and all the funny people who have not only posted some hysterical comments but also given me info. about important things.

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Anonymous said...

Where is Dave Mosss???

David said...
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Anonymous said...

Afghanistan, Shmafghistan...I am from there but I am American now. Screw those bastards and give us more unemployment instead - I am shitting in my pants because mine is running out and we may not get more...if we get help we may be able to help this economy - if they get help what are those fuckers going to do for us ??? Healthcare and benefits - give the working man a BREAK ....you govenment assholes....

Anonymous said...

everyone, head to montana!!

big sky country.

http://abovethelaw.com/2009/12/contract_attorney_opportunity.php

Helga said...

I agree with David! Don't give up the fight - not ever. We have important and legitimate gripes to air on this blog. Tom - give yourself a huge pat on the back and forgedaboud the rat fink ABA.

Anonymous said...

You have a lot of bigots and socket puppets now posting on your blog. since you refuse to moderate by eliminating them from your site, I can understand why people maybe concerned about public image. This blog did not always let bigots post here.

Anonymous said...

That category has very few entries anyway. It's like they went out of their way not to include it. Screw you ABA, let the people vote. You elitist douchebags.

Anonymous said...

Voted for Obama, but what a big LET DOWN!!! Where is the Change? The president who is speaking tonight is a false progressive. He puts us in Afghanistan with 30K troops, but doesn't give us a strong Public Option on health care. In other words, he is going back on his promises. Maybe "Mr. Spock" should go back to teaching Con Law, with his meticulous airtight arguments presented in bullet-pointed paragraphs with little emotion.

Mr. Obama, you have betrayed your principles with this open-ended war. You are playing into the hands of warmongers like Cheney and Lieberman. Stop bilking the voters who put you in office, and give us REAL CHANGE NOW!!! Get us out of friggin' Afghanistan, nationalize the the banks and the oil companies, and financial industry, and give us a strong public option and single-payer healthcare NOW!!!

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't be surprised by Mr. Obama. Like the ABA, the elites pick the candidates who the people allowed to vote for. It's not a democracy in any sense of the word. Follow the money. I refuse to vote anymore, because I don't want to give credence to a system that falsely purports to be democratic.

Anonymous said...

Enough candidates from Ivy League schools; enough Harvard and Yale, already!! I'd rather vote for a politician who went to a cheap state school. NOT someone with mediocre grades or a liar like Palin. A working class person like John Edwards (UNC Law), only without the stupid friggin' affairs.

FUCK HARVARD AND YALE ELITISTS!!!

Anonymous said...

I heard Labatoilet cut some people yesterday just in times for the holidays and before the 6 months benefits kick in...

Anonymous said...

8:12. What are "socket puppets." I don't like the bigots either but I think it had more to do with the stuff on the ABA and deans -- not the comments. People post weirder shit on other sites - even ATL.

Anonymous said...

Actually Palin (your next President) is one of those people from working class backgrounds that did not attend an Ivy League school.

Edwards is even more of a phoney than Obama (if that's possible) at least Obama is discreet about his affairs (if he has any). I would imagine Michelle would pull a Lorena Bobbit if should Barrack was cheating on her.

How about that Tiger Woods? What a dirty dog he turned out to be!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for this project to be over. If I walk off, I am almost 100 percent certain that I will be blacklisted. This flamboyant homosexual that sits next to me is always bragging about his sexual exploits and spewing his radical left wing views. This is supposed to be work, not the G-H-E-T-T-O!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A gay guy with left views is ghetto????- hahahahahaha -- if you think that is ghetto wait till you work with Valvina or Big Mamma and get their BIG HOOD FOOT up your ass. Now that's ghetto - wake up baby.

Anonymous said...

Tiger Woods, David Letterman, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson -- confirmed my long-held theory that ALL MEN ARE PIGS - even the NERDS - they are loyal only so long as they can't find someone....I wish I could turn lesbian....maybe I could hook up with Meredith Baxter???

Anonymous said...

Meredith baxter is probably 70 years old now. Maybe courtney thorne smith will do ya.

Leave the poor gay guy alone. I would complain to the team leader about the "locker room" environment and explain how this conduct is a form of sexual harassment and is highly improper in the workplace. Don't even mention that he is a flamer.

That will stir up the pot and put him on notice.

Anonymous said...

Women, have respect for yourselves!

I respect so much more the ladies that would take out the golf club and go psycho than the weak enablers. Mrs Woods and Mrs Obama would have my vote over Mrs Spitzer anyday.

Anonymous said...

You should just tell the obnoxious queer, "No one wants to hear who you took it in the ass from last night...you annoying little pillow biter."

Anonymous said...

I see the SS Palin teabaggers have moved from the Nigerians on to the gays. Blame yourselves for your miserable lives, you assholes!

Anonymous said...

I have no problems with gay guys - they are usually very smart, interesting and funny. But yes I agree I don't want to hear your stupid sexual stories - esp, if you are ugly. There is something really horrible seeing or imaging ugly people at it - if you are really hot it might be OK- but generally just keep it to yourself.

Anonymous said...

The most popular blogs on the internet are the ones with RAW CANDOR - that's why this site is popular - who cares what the ABA says...fuck them

Anonymous said...

Gays, Nigerians, who cares - my benefits are running out and I am fucked!! Anyone have any news on this front? I used 26 weeks of regular and now 12 weeks of the 20 week etension [cause I worked temp in between]. If I hadn't worked I would have been comfotable eligible for another 20 after my current 20 ran out as I would be filing before Dec 27--but no I did the right thing by going to work and now I am screwed...I am so worried - I can't even concentrate on the job search....

Anonymous said...

Fuck all of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Actually,
"Teabagging" is a hoomosexual reference. But of course you knew that.

It's disturbing to see such incoherent maligning of Palin and her supporting.

You are the real "teabaggers".

The Tea Party Activists eschew your small mindeness and sophmoric references.

The activists want to save this country, so lazy idiots like you have the freedom to speak (even if it is moronic gibberish).

Anonymous said...

"I see the SS Palin teabaggers have moved from the Nigerians on to the gays. Blame yourselves for your miserable lives, you assholes!"


Howdy.................faggot!

Anonymous said...

11:02 - Its "sophomoric" not "sophmoric", idiot.

Anonymous said...

dear benefits running out guy:

just prepare yourself for no extension. period. If there is, then that'll be a pleasant surprise, but for now, you gotta live life as if there's no extension beyond your 46 weeks. There basically no chance both the House and Senate are going to deal with it prior to Christmas. The House maybe; Senate, no chance.

I guess at least you have 8 weeks left. In theory, you can still hope congress does something in January. Imagine the frustration of the guys whose benefits expire on Jan 2? That is the worst timing in the history of Mankind.

selling my jd said...

tom the temp's blog is the truth... the aba doesn't like the scam to be known..