Did I get a visit from Judge Laurence H. Silberman?


Domain Name   wmd.gov ? (United States Government)
IP Address   141.156.208.# (Brandy Campaign)
ISP   Verizon Internet Services
Continent  :  North America
Country  :  United States  (Facts)
State  :  District of Columbia
City  :  Washington
Lat/Long  :  38.9042, -77.032 (Map)
Distance  :  2,071 miles
Language   English (United States)
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Time of Visit   Mar 13 2007 9:46:12 am
Last Page View   Mar 13 2007 9:46:12 am
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Page Views   1
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Search Words paul helmke
Visit Entry Page   http://blog.joehuffman.org/2007/03/11/quote-of-the-day-paul-helmke/
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Time Zone   UTC-4:00
Visitor’s Time   Mar 13 2007 1:46:12 pm
Visit Number   139,990

I saw the wmd.gov domain name and wondered what that might be. So I visited http://www.wmd.gov. I looked at the bottom of the page and saw the “The Honorable Laurence H. Silberman”. I thought, “Hmmm… where I have seen that name before?” Then it was “OMG!”.

It was Silberman who wrote the Majority decision in the D.C. Parker case. I quoted him here and here last week. The next day I quoted Paul Helmke, who my visitor was searching for, here. Helmke is President of the Brady Bunch and had issued a news release complaining that the opinion given by Silberman was “judicial activism”.

So… someone browsing from the domain wmd.gov, where Silberman is the co-chairman, did a search of blogs for the name “Paul Helmke”, who criticized Silberman. It’s not “proof” but it’s a plausible hypothesis that Silberman visited my blog.

If the hypothesis is true I hope he was pleased with what I said about Helmke.


1 thought on “Did I get a visit from Judge Laurence H. Silberman?

  1. Heh

    I had a similar visit but didn’t make the connection to Silberman

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