Patterico to end his subscription to Hot Air September 3.
Personal news: My last day at Hot Air will be Friday, September 2
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 3, 2022
I don’t mean to denigrate my friends Ed Morrissey and John Sexton by saying this. But they know (because I tell everyone) that Allahpundit is and always has been my favorite writer on the Web. I’ll still check in at Hot Air, but I don’t spend much on Internet subscriptions and I have to save my money for wherever Allahpundit is going next.
You're my favorite writer on the Web. Your excellent writing and humor are obvious. What might not be as obvious, but is truly special to many of us, is your consistent willingness to say what you think, no matter the pressure to do otherwise. I admire you for that.https://t.co/oFcZCJoape
— Patterico (@Patterico) August 4, 2022
This world does not always reward stand-up people with external benefits like fame or money. More often than not, it rewards bad people with such things, while repaying goodness with challenges and difficulties. Stand-up people don’t really care about such external prizes. If they did value such things highly, they could probably obtain them; they know how to sell out, because they have watched people do that their entire lives. The fact that they don’t sell out shows they value what really matters in life: trying to walk the path that we all know, in our hearts, we should walk.
There are precious few stand-up people like that. We need to value the ones we have, and Allahpundit is one of them. I wish external success for him — but more important, my wish for him is that he will continue to be the strong, funny, principled man of character he has always been. That’s the finest blessing I can imagine bestowing on him.