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...
Here in California, the state legislature is re-elected with something close to 100 percent every two years, even though they’re about as popular as Chlamydia. So I am accustomed to what follows.
Obamacare sucks. I do not say that as a person who dislikes the program and the philosophy behind it, although I do and I do. What I mean by that is that it doesn’t do what it is supposed to do, and it doesn’t even come close to that. But, it passed both houses, the Supreme Court upheld it, President Obama was re-elected and hey, we’re keeping it. Even though it has never been very popular.
The “fiscal cliff deal” stinks on ice. Again, I do not say that as a person who can see through it or who is opposed to it, although I can and I am. It doesn’t help anyone, practically or politically, except for the crony capitalists I suppose. Someone somewhere said it was a big ol’ argument about our tax policy dressed up as a big ol’ argument about our debt…and I’m picking up that a lot of people are aware of this. But what was the popular viewpoint when our legislators were getting ready to hoodwink us on this? “They need to find ways to work together” or some rot like that.
Obama, as noted above, was re-elected.
Harry Reid remains in charge of the Senate.
Today, John Boehner was re-elected as Speaker of the House.
There is no significant change anywhere, even though the public at large is about as disenchanted with the way things are going, as they have been for quite some time. It’s like a bigger version of California. The electorate isn’t firing anyone, anywhere, and it isn’t because they’re pleased with the state of things. It’s because they’re tired. They’re not fixing anything because they don’t see how; and they refuse to admit that they don’t know what to do.
When people get that way, they generally decide to maintain the status quo. Even though they hate it. Their actions become antithetical to their desires. Because while they’re frustrated, they’re also confused and they’re also bored.
I think that’s what’s happening right now. It’s been happening for awhile.
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