Category: General

If we had finished the Gulf War Saddam Hussein would be dead. If we had finished the Korean War no one would have ever heard of Kim Jong-il. There may be a lesson in this somewhere.

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 22, 2003 @ 8:15 PM | General

Ian Hamet writes: Dear Mr. Haspel, I’ve just launched my own blog, and included you on my blogroll. Since I’m not up on blog etiquette, letting you know seemed the decent thing to do. I’m not asking for reciprocal links or a mention or anything, just letting you know that I’m here. My blog roll […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 22, 2003 @ 7:21 PM | General

This is Julian’s reward for trying to clear your name? Dude, next time use Anonymizer. That’s what it’s for.

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 21, 2003 @ 9:10 PM | General

ANSWER, of the pro-Milosevic, pro-Kim-Jong-il, pro-socialist, pro-mass-murder agenda, organizes a rally against war on Iraq. If you march, how much ancillary support do you give to ANSWER? Oliver Willis and others who say “none” are surely wrong. The point of a rally is the crowd. When you join a crowd you become of the crowd; […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 20, 2003 @ 3:17 PM | General

For blogging. Without warning or notice. Those of you who can afford to hit his tip jar should do so. The rest of you should read his excellent blog and express your sympathies. (Link from Instapundit.)

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 16, 2003 @ 10:07 AM | General

It’s a glorious day for Death Row inmates in Illinois, as Governor Ryan commuted every death sentence today. “The death penalty in Illinois is not imposed fairly or uniformly,” said Ryan, but is often based on geography, race, nationality or economic status. “The legislature couldn’t reform it,” the 69-year-old governor said. “Lawmakers won’t repeal it. […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 11, 2003 @ 5:37 PM | General

Dr. Weevil had a post a few days ago about ambiguous warning signs, like Slow Down Get Ticket In the lobby of the building where I work there’s a sign that reads No Soliciting Violators Will Be Prosecuted Which not only lets the beggars off the hook, but encourages non-begging violators to start begging if […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 10, 2003 @ 8:50 PM | General

An early finalist is Lileks: The fact that [Gangs of New York] was Martys dream project, sixty-seven years in the making, was never good news. Dream projects long deferred usually bite the wax tadpole. Ill call it the Saucy Jack syndrome, and leave the obscure reference at that. Points off for calling attention to its […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 10, 2003 @ 8:29 PM | General

One doesn’t call one’s own jokes funny, one’s own face handsome, or one’s own sarcasm biting. Our exemplar is a recidivist.

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 10, 2003 @ 7:18 PM | General

Why is it “making history” every time some woman or minority ascends to a position no one from their group has held before? Gee whiz it’s exciting how Nancy Pelosi is making history.

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 7, 2003 @ 8:38 PM | General