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...
President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats face in 2012 running for reelection into the stiff headwind of a terrible economy – largely of their own making.
In just the last four years, the federal government – run by a Democrat Congress since 2007, and adding a Democrat President in 2009 – has increased spending by 29%.
2007 Federal Budget: $2.73 trillion.
Note: This was the last all Republican budget – the House, Senate and White House were at the time all run by the Rs.
2011 Federal Budget: $3.82 trillion.
Note: This is an estimated total. Because the Democrats that were at the time running the House, Senate and White House didn’t write a budget – because they were afraid to go on the record with how much they actually wanted to spend in advance of the 2010 election.
Meaning – it could have been WORSE.
That is a $1.09 trillion increase – in just the last four years.
Behold the nation’s third Age of Bailout.
And the resulting Age of Bailout economy has been – atrocious.
Now, some people tell me I should be more open to the other side, I shouldn’t automatically presume people are irrational just because they lean left.
Okay, tell you what. I will believe in rational liberals when I see liberals behaving rationally. Here’s how someone would behave if he leaned left, but functioned as a creature of logic and common sense: He’d say, okay this didn’t work.
I do not demand or expect an overnight conversion. The liberal can go ahead and believe in Keynesian economics if he wants to. But he would say: We are going to pull this off the production floor, now. We are going to put this in a laboratory setting and tinker with it until we get it right. We are gong to start working with hard numbers…maybe we’ll designate a state, one friendly to the left-wing agenda (there’s no shortage of ‘em)…and try out this “shot in the arm for the economy” thing within the borders of that state. If ever that works, we’ll arrive at a percentage and we’ll make a reappearance on the national stage with our revised, tested plan.
If you happen to be receptive to the Age of the Bailout, if you happen to like centralized economic planning and you really think that is the hope for the future, that is the next logical move.
And I’m sorry, I don’t see anyone saying or proposing anything close to that here. Hey don’t blame me. I’m not the one making the situation. I’m just noticing.
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