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...
It began with some lefties putting up a link to a hundred bits of liberal-against-conservative snark. It ended with the libs running away crying about the (Zulu time) late hour making them all sleepy & what-not, the tough day they had, their hurt feelings, snips, snails, and puppy dogs’ tails (Facebook membership required I think).
The tough-guy Beta Male aggressively non-threatening NPR dude who stepped in when it got too hot & nasty for the delicate Grrrrrl-power English lass who went cyber-shrieking out of the room in a furious grand exit, declared my writing flawed. Ooh, how shall I ever recover. But the flaw was neither spelling nor grammar nor punctuation, rather the flaw he detected was with a perceived plurality of interpreted meaning. Eh, sorry Hawkeye…that’s a real stretch. It’s the kind of thing lefties seize on when they are desperate to change the subject, when they get in that mode where the uncertainty is only in what they’ll eventually find, not in whether they’ll find it. Kind of like a soon-to-be-ex-wife assessing the job you did with the cleaning of the bathroom.
Hey, what can I say. I’ve pretty much had it with people critiquing my writing based on their not liking what it points out. And that was certainly the case here, because I’m not seeing a single word I’d prefer to change.
As to whether it’s true? Hehe. I’ve argued with a liberal or two in my time; I know what I’ve seen.
An observation to make: Lefties seem to be emphatic that their policies are the best and anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But you haven’t long to discuss that with a lefty, before the subject changes to how much better of a person the lefty is than you are…so the policies must not be good.
Also, you haven’t long to discuss with a lefty how much better a person the lefty is, before the subject flips around to how much worse of a person you are…which is a subtly different thing…so I guess the lefties haven’t got much to offer about being good people, either.
Now obviously this doesn’t apply to everybody who is left of wing. Some of them are decent people; some are intelligent. That may even be true of the people with whom we were having our discussion. It would’ve been nice to see evidence of it.
But I’m really most concerned about the policies. Might as well face facts. The “policies work” morphing into “me better than you,” and the “me better than you” vectoring off into the “you worse than me,” are just topic drifts brought about, and made necessary, by the plain and simple fact that the policies have no bragging rights. They haven’t fixed anything. And it isn’t because they haven’t been given a fair shot. In fact, I would argue between 2007 and 2011, liberal public policy has been given more of a fair shot in the United States than it’s ever been given anywhere. Except maybe across eight decades in Russia, perhaps? Yeah, that was a success story if ever there was one.
It’s simple embarrassment. A double-boomerang maneuver resulting from simple embarrassment.
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