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10/15/2010

Guest Blogger for the Next Two Weeks: Aaron Worthing

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:45 am

Welcome Aaron for the next two weeks or so. He has a blog called . . . well, let’s just call it Allergic to B.S. Aaron is a regular commenter and often sends me tips about current events in the news — and he broke that story about Zoominfo’s verified profiles not being so “verified.”

Along with whatever Karl and Jack Dunphy can generate, I think the blog will be in good hands for the next two weeks. I have asked Aaron to get started today just to get in the swing of things.

19 Responses to “Guest Blogger for the Next Two Weeks: Aaron Worthing”

  1. no good deed goes unpunished!

    EricPWJohnson (33566e)

  2. Aaron seems pretty bright.

    Christoph (8ec277)

  3. Thanks for the kind intro. Yes, i write at the “blog that can’t be named,” in a very Harry Potter sort of way.

    Anyway, I want to say thank you to Patterico for this. I am honestly honored.

    And needless to say, any assist Karl or Jack can generate in the form of posts is greatly appreciated.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  4. Congrats, Aaron! Aaron’s a great blogger.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  5. Welcome to AW. Honest question. When did DRJ quit? Did I miss an announcement? I read every post and all the comments.

    Gazzer (1b7d21)

  6. Thanks for the addition. I just bookmarked your blog.

    Bar Sinister (a148e1)

  7. If you wish, you can always use “bovine feces.”

    The prudish Dana (3e4784)

  8. Gazzer

    Well, i hope you aren’t asking me, because i don’t know.

    Dana

    Heh.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  9. Awhile back, Gazzer, but I’m still Patterico.com’s biggest fan and Aaron will be a great addition. I, for one, can’t wait to read Aaron’s posts over the next 2 weeks.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  10. Excellent!

    (Knits fingers)

    All the Young Glenns (f07e38)

  11. Welcome to the Thunder Dome, AW! And please watch out for the Trolls, which will inevitably come stomping by at the first sign of trouble.

    Dmac (84da91)

  12. DRJ

    thanks dude for the kind words.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  13. Make that Dudette, Aaron! Do you mind if I pass along a story tip? The Fort Hood shooter trial is underway. The testimony included several moments of heroism, including soldiers who tried to fight Hasan with chairs and tables:

    Amid the carnage described Friday were moments of heroism. Spc. Logan Burnett said he saw Capt. John Gaffaney try to attack Hasan with a chair before he was shot and killed. Burnett said he also tried to throw a folding table at Hasan, but was shot in the hip before he could throw it. Burnett was shot another two times as he crawled to safety.

    The Austin American-Statesman has several more stories on the trial here.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  14. DRJ

    > Make that Dudette, Aaron!

    Eh, sorry. i know a woman who goes by initials and everyone assumes she is a guy, too. which means officially i should know better. :-)

    > Do you mind if I pass along a story tip?

    Mind?! Please do!

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  15. Wow, DRJ. That is amazing heroism. It’s impossible not to be proud of CPT Gaffaney. He didn’t know he’d lay down his life, bravely standing against islamofascism, when he showed up to work that morning.

    If only various other people aware of Hasan had shown that kind of devotion a bit earlier on. The Army culture needs to be culture that is frank about these kinds of problems.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  16. Dustin,

    The most stunning part of that story is that this is the army, and they were running a gun free zone. sigh. how long would that have lasted if they weren’t? how many more of our soldiers would have been alive, otherwise?

    Its great that Gaffaney and Burnett were willing to risk everything to save others. But I wish they could have put a bullet in his head instead of having to throw a chair. I blame the brass for that.

    Hassan is primarily responsible for his own conduct, but he was aided and abetted at every step by alot of official screw ups.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  17. the army, and they were running a gun free zone.

    Indeed. You can think Clinton for much of this.

    I joined the Army when Clinton was president, and I had never held a gun before basic training. I wanted to own a firearm and practice, because I simply needed to work on my skills. I would have had to leave my firearm with the unit’s armorer, greatly reducing my access to it, so it wasn’t worth while.

    Meanwhile I accessed incredibly powerful weapons on a daily basis because I served at an ammunition holding area when I was a private. Even the men at the post’s gates were armed with a stick and a radio.

    Great article on this topic.

    My installation had a great shooting range for off-duty personnel. All I ever did was drive by it. I eventually did get an amazing Sergeant who taught me how to shoot, but I know there are many soldiers, even commanders who want to take the initiative in various ways that involve guns. It is the Army, after all.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  18. dustin

    the sheer insanity our military men and women have to put up with. i mean i probably don’t have to tell you about the crazy rules of engagement. when i was reading black hawk down, that blew my mind.

    and it turns out those famous cursing drill sergeants you saw in full metal jacket? outlawed.

    i am reminded of a great scene in a bridge too far. sean connery was playing a british commander, and gene hackmen was playing a polish one, and they were discussing with an air force man the plan for an air drop. so the air force man is showing them how ridiculously far they would be dropped from their target, and hackman, who was sitting gets up, walks across the room and looks the air force guy over very close. The air force guy says, something like, “Is something wrong?”

    Hackman replies: “No, I was just checking to make sure you are on our side.” (meaning the man was so incompetant he had his doubts)

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  19. DRJ, the day got away from me, hence the tardy response. I did not know that you were taking a break (let’s hope that that is what is happening) but I always enjoyed your posts. Onwards and upwards as we enjoy the ramblings, err, I mean, cogitations of AW Esq. Who knew I would enjoy the company of lawyers this much?

    Gazzer (1b7d21)


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