Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
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“The rule of law is what separates us from the monsters.”
Update 5/24/11: A lately-published private paper from the desk of Victor Davis Hanson seems apropos:
The world must now realize that the domestic antiwar movement is dead, kaput; it cares not a whit whether we assassinate bin Laden or a son of Qaddafi or go into Libya. Everything is on the table now and there are no self-restraints, no snickers on The Daily Show, no quirky insider winks on Letterman, no Barbara Streisand crazy faxes. A Nobel peace laureate is now the Left’s totem and he can send quite deadly Americans on quite deadly missions as he sees fit — and without worry about a New York Times op-ed barrage or an ACLU lawsuit. That gives the US newfound advantages, a veritable blank check, from keeping Guantanamo open indefinitely to using a Cheney “assassination” team and valuable water-boarded intelligence wherever it wishes to.
Militant feminism took a hit, from which it has never recovered, when it sought a waiver from its own militancy for the benefit of President Clinton. People may overlook this, may choose to deny it, but this is only achieved by means of a derelict long-term memory. Two or three decades ago, if you were in a position of authority and the feminist movement came gunnin’ for you, you were gone — it was a when, not an if. You were history. That isn’t true anymore.
Militant anti-war advocacy is now in the same position, forced to seek a reprieve from its own militancy for the benefit of President Obama.
Militancy is like a windshield, or a soap bubble — it retains a certain structural strength until such time as there is a breach. It doesn’t work well with these breaches. But politics is ultimately all about breaches; give a little to get a little; half-a-loaf and go onward. And so these militant movements enjoy a working timespan in full vigor until there is a breach, then they deflate.
I’m very happy to see the anti-war movement deflate. But then, of course, there is Judge Napolitano’s concern from the video.
I’m not cool with the President noodling over His decision carefully, with His “dithering,” careful and meticulous as it might be, even if it took Him sixteen hours. Say what you want about George W. Bush, but that President had to make the case to somebody; to prove something to somebody.
Still happy bin Laden is dead. I still think about that scene from the Warner Brothers Batman movie — keep hearing Jack Nicholson’s voice in my head saying “You’re a vicious bastard, Rotelli, and I’m glad you’re dead!” But you know, it is possible to come to the correct decision following the wrong process. And when that happens, it can still be a problem. I believe it’s a problem here. And it will probably bite us in the butt down the road.
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