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Light Blogging From Me (Aaron Worthing)

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 3:38 pm

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.  Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]

As you might have noticed, I have gone silent for the last few days.  I apologize, but personal issues in my life are taking away that much-coveted “blogging” time I normally can squeeze in.

And honestly, I am not sure how soon I will be able to resume.  I think it goes without saying that I love blogging here and if I had my way I would do nothing but blog and play video games.

Does anyone know of a job that would let me do that?  Seriously, I’m asking.

Joking aside, I am physically okay, as is my loved ones, but I do need to address these issues.

And I appreciate your patience.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

25 Responses to “Light Blogging From Me (Aaron Worthing)”

  1. Take care, man.

    Dustin (b7410e)

  2. Where are you and Mila hiding out?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  3. Take it easy, Aaron. We’ll try to hold down the fort for a few days.

    In that spirit (in a wholly unofficial capacity) I’m going to deem this an open thread, OK?

    Scott at Powerline has posted twice now about a brand new book about liberal bias in the media. It’s called Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, by Tim Groseclose. Groseclose is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at UCLA. He holds joint appointments in the political science and economics departments. And, he’s got research and computer programs to back him up. And shocker–he and the researcher just got promotions/job offers.

    Excerpt from US News and World report’s review of the book:
    Groseclose opens his book quoting a well-known poll in which Washington correspondents declared that they vote Democratic 93 percent to 7 percent, while the nation is split about 50-50. As a result, he says, most reporters write with a liberal filter. “Using objective, social-scientific methods, the filtering prevents us from seeing the world as it actually is. Instead, we see only a distorted version of it. It is as if we see the world through a glass—a glass that magnifies the facts that liberals want us to see and shrinks the facts that conservatives want us to see.”

    The Powerline links below each contain much more background and short excerpts from the book.

    elissa (576f92)

  4. thanks you for checking in I get worried when people just up and disappear

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  5. Pretty sure Aaron has described a government job… but there’s no future in those.

    Hope those issues get resolved quickly.

    Karl (1c1b70)

  6. Also: feets!

    Karl (1c1b70)

  7. Praying for speedy resolutions.
    Take care.

    Sue (24e46b)

  8. O’Keefe’s got a new sting –(over at Hot Air) Ohio medicaid fraud. He’s a Russian drug smuggler this time and he does not even try to be subtle.

    elissa (576f92)

  9. Mr. Karl! I hope you are enjoying your summer did you know it was over 90 degrees today in LA and Chicago and NY?

    I wonder if that’s a common occurrence.

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  10. Mister Worthing is
    a mensch in the truest sense
    of that Yiddish word

    ColonelHaiku (cc5c75)

  11. No it is not crappyfeet i mean warm summer heat is a sign of gorebull warming


    DohBiden (d54602)

  12. Hoping all is well quickly. Looking forward to your postings when you return. (and more from Patterico as well, when his schedule calms down a bit…)

    no one you know (b4310d)

  13. O’Keefe’s got a new sting –(over at Hot Air) Ohio medicaid fraud. He’s a Russian drug smuggler this time and he does not even try to be subtle.

    Comment by elissa — 7/18/2011 @ 4:51 pm

    No kidding. The two investigators are so over the top it’s ridiculous; in fact I find it hard to believe the Medicaid office didn’t call the police after (and how can they know they didn’t?).

    What put it completely over the edge for me was the [paraphrasing] “thank you for giving us drug dealers Medicaid” call in the middle of the video. (Are the stingers getting cocky?)

    Should have been more surprised that the Medicaid people didn’t bat an eye at the underage sister thing as well as the rest, but we’ve seen O’Keefe’s other videos…

    no one you know (b4310d)

  14. hmm…blog and play video games all day whilst on the job.

    Well, you could do that working for CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) but you’d have to do it in an orange truck with your fellow workers napping in the other seats.

    Old Coot (872fa0)

  15. And did you know polar bears can survive the melting of the polar ice caps.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  16. It just so happens that we’re having a game convention here this week. So if you’re in San Diego Tuesday through Sunday come on down to GAM3Rcon ( to see if people are hiring.

    Alan Kellogg (43c76b)

  17. Back when you were simply known in the comments section as “A.W.”, I agreed with you so often that I figured if I were smarter and a better writer, I could be your twin. That seems to apply to real life too, somehow; I also have cut my blogging to the bone because of issues in my life. Some good issues (better employment), some bad (family illness).

    It’s forced me to reduce my daily dose of deep details of the news, and it hurts, because I have to endure sound bytes and headlines for hours on end until I have spare moments to delve into beneath the surface for buried ledes. When I have to hear lies all day before I can get to the truth, my visceral reactions tend to be … uh … sharper. I snapped at someone I love dearly who made the mistake of regurgitating chunks of the MSM’s pig-pile on Rupert Murdoch.

    It’s not important that I’ll miss your absence, but that you do what’s right for you. I’m just glad before taking your pedal off the metal, you got to author your magnum opus exposing a man who thought he could escape being exposed as a clueless, shameless, ignorant hack because he hit the cover of Time. Good work.

    L.N. Smithee (a1df28)

  18. I hope you’re able to come back soon, Aaron!

    Barbara Oakley (a19e30)

    -W.C. Fields, in a telegram to his dying friend and drinking buddy, John Barrymore

    Keeping good thoughts, Bro…

    Timesdisliker (b75968)

  20. Hope all is well Aaron. I will be checking in via email.


    goatsred (b20383)

  21. And why do the left feel outraged by Rupert Murdoch’s so called wire-tapping but Obama can use the pariot act to wiretap tea partiers?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  22. Aaron:

    Come back soon. Hope all is ok.

    BT (74cbec)

  23. Take care.

    I look forward to reading more about that idiotic Time article, as well as other topics from you when you have the time to resume.

    Dustyn Hughes (e0bce5)

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