But you just got here!

posted at 8:00 pm on July 11, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Before Allahpundit returns from his well-deserved vacation, I just wanted to take a moment to thank the guest bloggers who worked with me all week to provide fresh voices to Hot Air.  They turned what would have been a stressful week into a lot of fun:

I also want to thank Amy the Intern for pitching in with headlines this week, and also thank our great stable of Green Room writers whose material gave us so many good choices for main-blog reading.  Be sure to keep reading all of our guest bloggers and Green Room contributors at their home blogs!

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Ed, great job all week…

d1carter on July 11, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Great job all and thank you.

xplodeit on July 11, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Thanks to all the contributors!

mnealtx on July 11, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Ham is proof that conservative women are blessed by God.

carbon_footprint on July 11, 2010 at 8:10 PM

..I adore MKH (platonically, of course; Mrs War Planner don’t cotton to no shenanigans) and only wish she had chimed in more. Please invite them back, Ed. Tough to replace you and AP, but they’re pretty good folks.

(Sure glad they’re on our side!)

The War Planner on July 11, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Where’d MKH get that funny hat?

Bugler on July 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Excellent job. It’s amusing how much complaint AP attracts, and yet how obvious it is, once he’s not there, what huge shoes need to be filled. This time around especially, those shoes were filled masterfully, with a delightful array of thought-provoking commentary that kept me checking back. Nicely done.

Splunge on July 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM

I was due for clean sweat pants anyway, and they hardly ate any hotpockets. They’re welcome back any time as far as I’m concerned.

trubble on July 11, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Does Ms. Ham keep kosher?

rickyricardo on July 11, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Before Allahpundit returns from his well-deserved vacation, . . . .

Jeez, Ed. Was Allah on a vacation? I’d heard you had him sitting in a corner as part of his Palin penance.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on July 11, 2010 at 8:14 PM

It really was a great week of reading with your guest hosts pitching in.

But Ed, you did a fab job and put in long hours too! You are probably ready for some R&R yourself!

Do ya think Allah-P will have vacation pix to share with the group? (Of course with his countenance digitized…)

tru2tx on July 11, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Thanks, everyone, it was fun having you here! I’m with War Planner – I’m glad you’re on our side.

tru2tx, I think AP needs to make a video where he’s just a profile in a darkened room, with his voice modulated through one of those buzzer things.

Rosmerta on July 11, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Mary Katharine Ham
John McCormack
Ed Driscoll
The Anchoress
Patrick Ishmael
Amy the Intern
stable of Green Room writers

and for ED
Hear Hear

macncheez on July 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM

We’re not giving Mary Katharine Ham back. She’s ours now. Finders keepers, losers weepers.

amerpundit on July 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Thanks for picking up the AP slack, everyone!

Bob's Kid on July 11, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Jeepers, you mean the week is over already?

Thanks, Ed, MKH and and Green Room Guys.

petefrt on July 11, 2010 at 8:20 PM

We’re not giving Mary Katharine Ham back. She’s ours now. Finders keepers, losers weepers.

amerpundit on July 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I 2nd that.

petefrt on July 11, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Keep Ham. Send whatshisname on more vacations .

borntoraisehogs on July 11, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Everyone here is super, but Ed is why I come here every day. Thanks, Ed.

petefrt on July 11, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Back to more stories on the joys of atheisim.

txag92 on July 11, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Just like my vacation…

… just after I arrived, it was time to leave.

“But I just got here…!”

is right.

Thanks guest bloggers…

… don’t be strangers to chime in and add to the discussion here at Hot Air.

And for Mary Katharine…

“Nekkid!”

Seven Percent Solution on July 11, 2010 at 8:31 PM

been a quick week, thx guest posters, and good job Ed.

trailortrash on July 11, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Great job as always – my favorite site since the day it appeared. Guest bloggers and green-roomers rocked, but if life was fair, Ed would be a millionaire host on Fox. Keep up the good work!

elcapt on July 11, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Thank you for letting Anchoress on here. She should come on full time. What a breath of fresh air to read her!!

Claudin on July 11, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Thank you!!!

There was almost too much to read this week. Almost.

myrenovations on July 11, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Welcome back from vacation AP. I hope you had a great time.

And it was great reading from all of the contributers. I’m definitely going to have to be hanging out in the Green Room more and read more there also. (Ed and AP are sooo prolific somedays, there’s barely room for other stuff.)

Great work all. I appreciate it.

Canadian Infidel on July 11, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Keep Ham. Send whatshisname on more vacations .
borntoraisehogs on July 11, 2010 at 8:24 PM
++++++++++++++++++++++

+1

fabrexe on July 11, 2010 at 8:48 PM

MKH is leaving?

NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

*cough, cough*

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

madmonkphotog on July 11, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Really enjoyed the guest bloggers — thanks to all.

And thanks to both Ed and AP for a terrific tag team site.

inviolet on July 11, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Do ya think Allah-P will have vacation pix to share with the group? (Of course with his countenance digitized…)

tru2tx on July 11, 2010 at 8:15 PM

I’m thinking not.

Karl on July 11, 2010 at 8:51 PM

MKH looks nasty. those huge teeth. get her picture off of there Ed. i’d rather look at obama!

Seven Seas on July 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM

As they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

It was a pleasure reading posts from the guest writers. It’s a nice treat and you ought to do this from time to time.

I’m glad Allah took a break and Ed you deserve one yourself. The amount of work you two do amazes me. I often wonder if all you do is work. But you’re doing God’s work and I thank you. (No pun intended Allah :)

NYconservative on July 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Excellent job. It’s amusing how much complaint AP attracts, and yet how obvious it is, once he’s not there, what huge shoes need to be filled.

Splunge on July 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM

I didn’t miss Allah one bit. The guest blogger commentary was generally better. Allah used to be funny but he’s turned into a trollish annoying boor.

Darth Executor on July 11, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Thanks all. Unlike LSM, you upheld standards. Hell, you have standards.

Thanks again.

Caststeel on July 11, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Thanks all. A new perspective and technique is always fun.

jeanie on July 11, 2010 at 9:05 PM

MKH looks nasty. those huge teeth. get her picture off of there Ed. i’d rather look at obama!

Seven Seas on July 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM

MKH is a beautiful young lady and she can string a few words together without the aid of a teleprompter. Besides, her teeth are nothing compared to those ears.

NYconservative on July 11, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Does this mean that every negative story on SP and every positive story on atheism will be back in the headlines starting tomorrow?

BKeyser on July 11, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Great job to all you guys that pinch hit for the humpbot dyno wizard. Keep up the strong work and please come on back sometime. cheers.

ted c on July 11, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Yeah, Ed. You need a vacation too. Go drown a worm or two out at some of the lakes there in Minnesota. I have fond memories of fishing up there when I was a kid—great times, lotsa fish to catch, lotsa fun to be had and a great place to be.

ted c on July 11, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Lori Z is da bomb!

iam7545 on July 11, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Am I the only one who felt a bit underwhelmed by the guest posts? Sorry, but 95% of the non-ed topics were just boring. Maybe I’m just old school and used to ed and allah. I’m sure they were great posts, but I don’t think I’d stick around if this was the norm.

NoStoppingUs on July 11, 2010 at 9:20 PM

NYconservative on July 11, 2010 at 9:06 PM

i didn’t mean i liked obama! i hate seeing him. but MKH is worse.

Seven Seas on July 11, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Where’d MKH get that funny hat?

Bugler on July 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Looks like a University of Georgia logo.

ddrintn on July 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM

NYconservative on July 11, 2010 at 9:06 PM

i didn’t mean i liked obama! i hate seeing him. but MKH is worse.

Seven Seas on July 11, 2010 at 9:25 PM

She’s not in your league, so we get the junior-high criticisms of her appearance. Palin and Malkin go through the same thing. Yawn.

ddrintn on July 11, 2010 at 9:33 PM

You work your butt off Ed.

We appreciate it. Trolls are confused by the concept.

fogw on July 11, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Thanks guest bloggers even though I didn’t get to participate much this week I still appreciate those who stepped up while Allah and Meghan Mc were sayin yes,yes, yes, don’t stop, yes! Will she be helpin him post now?(:

dhunter on July 11, 2010 at 9:38 PM

It was a great week, all. Thanks for your input.

listens2glenn on July 11, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Thank you, guest posters and Amy the Intern, for helping Ed keep us informed.

Welcome back, AP–though I guess we’ll be returning to more same-sex marriage, Palin, and MeggieMac headlines.

BuckeyeSam on July 11, 2010 at 9:51 PM

I read AP for the snark. Welcome back, Allahpundit!

I for one welcome (back) our HA overlords.

Rosmerta on July 11, 2010 at 9:59 PM

AP can take a permanent vacation. He was not missed at all. Please keep the subs coming and say goodbye to AP.

Nothing personal, I’m just tired of his constant athiest story links that don’t pertain to the news of the day.

Compared to the following:
Mary Katharine Ham
John McCormack
Ed Driscoll
The Anchoress
Patrick Ishmael
Amy the Intern

Please, are you kidding. Like I said nothing personal. However, AP needs more time off. MM are you listening???

Texican Ben on July 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Texican Ben on July 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM

I don’t think MM runs this show anymore and the new owners don’t care that Allah sleeps in and only blogs after 2:00 P.M. (:

dhunter on July 11, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Thanks to all the substitutes for pitching in and thank you Ed for burning the candle at both ends to pick up the slack so well. Also a hearty thanks to Ed’s family for putting up with the fact he had to devote so much extra time in here last week.

leilani on July 11, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Ok, leave the MM part out. Everything else still stands.

Texican Ben on July 11, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Allah who?

manwithblackhat on July 11, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Is it just me or has this been a relatively ‘troll free’ week?

Fighton03 on July 11, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Fighton03 on July 11, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Are you insinuating Allah trolls his own posts to drive up the numbers?

dhunter on July 11, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Seven Seas on July 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Man! You’re just rude! Do you have any friends at all?

Vince on July 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM

I have so much more enjoyed from 3 pm on than usual. Allahpundit’s posts are so predictable. That week was entertainment in a most varied form. Does AP really have to come back?

birdhurd on July 11, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Gotta admit, you got good hustle Ed!

abobo on July 11, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Does this mean that every negative story on SP and every positive story on atheism will be back in the headlines starting tomorrow?

Unfortunately…yes!

Bandit5906 on July 11, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Where’d MKH get that funny hat?

Bugler on July 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM
Looks like a University of Georgia logo.

ddrintn on July 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM

It is! Go Dawgs!!!

Seven Seas on July 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM

You should get the ban hammer for being such an a**.
Totally unnecessary.

redslippers on July 11, 2010 at 11:24 PM

!!
@Seven Seas on July 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM

You should get the ban hammer for being such an a**.
Totally unnecessary.

redslippers on July 11, 2010 at 11:24 PM

redslippers on July 11, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Please, are you kidding. Like I said nothing personal. However, AP needs more time off. MM are you listening???

Texican Ben on July 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Cripes. If you’re going to criticize AP, at least pretend to be paying attention. The fact that you’re referencing Michelle after all this time says all that needs to be said about the worth of your opinion.

Try to be fact-based in the future, yes?

nukemhill on July 11, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Great week, thanks guest bloggers! And Green Room bloggers! And Ed, for quarterbacking it all!

Welcome back, Allah! You were missed! No, no….really you were! Honestly…… what, you don’t believe me??? ;)

KendraWilder on July 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Are you insinuating Allah trolls his own posts to drive up the numbers?

dhunter on July 11, 2010 at 10:55 PM

things that make you go ‘hmmmmm’

Fighton03 on July 11, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Thank ya’ll! It has been a FABULOUS week! Came back any time, and MKH I look forward to hearing you with Seth again soon on BB Morning in America!

Yellowdog12 on July 12, 2010 at 5:38 AM

thank you! keep on writin’!

cmsinaz on July 12, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Thanks to all! Ed, you should consider naming the Anchoress to the “starting rotation.” Her writing is a blessing.

osogrande on July 12, 2010 at 7:51 AM

nukemhill,

Somethings just don’t have priority. I’m glad you have a good memory. Maybe it’s an age thing. Still, I think this would be a better forum with Ed and a list of guest bloggers and AP going somewhere else.

Texican Ben on July 12, 2010 at 10:09 AM

GREAT job everyone. The site ran wondewrfully…

Ed, you can take more vacations now knowing that you have a dependable “baby sitter”. :-)

cannonball on July 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Texican Ben on July 12, 2010 at 10:09 AM

I don’t think so. Allah is fun to read for some of us.

Black Yoshi on July 12, 2010 at 4:05 PM