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...
Inspired by that, Ex-Urban League came up with another design…
Of course, a few months ago blogger friend Phil got ahold of a good graphic that might be appreciated by the other side. Or not –
Now if I were to be tempted to partake, I would draw my inspiration from the timeless classic…
But this whole thing begins and ends there. That much goes without saying. I am far too mature to participate in such shenanigans. I am. I am, I am, I am.
…NOT! Let’s celebrate some old-fashioned dissent. It’s still patriotic, right?
Every eight years of action, have an equal and opposite reaction. Well, most of the time anyway.
Lest you get too caught up in the levity, commenter Willa has some sobering words for us. Me, I prefer to keep my optimism. But some encouragement would be welcome at this point…
It was possible to fairly debate Bush’s policies, and we did, and the press reported on those debates, making sure everyone knew about it if 100 people showed up in DC to protest the war.
Obama’s policies are just as fairly [debatable] but the debate is not allowed and the press only covers dissenting opinion in order to sneer at it.
Which is why America will not survive this guy’s presidency.
Well, good. Like I said, I prefer to keep my optimism. Don’t get discouraged, get motivated.
But I would offer this counsel: If and when this crisis is somehow shoved into our rear view mirror, never ever forget the damage people can do to everyone else in their community, by voting unwisely. I seriously think that is the real problem. People in my camp, the “Don’t Blame Me I Voted For The Non-Lawyers” camp, have our own vision of a Utopian society, and it’s one in which individual inhabitants can do stupid things and injure only themselves. It’s time we admitted our weakness: We keep thinking we already live there. We have wishful thinking about this.
A lot of them stayed home last November to catch “Friends” reruns. Maybe not many. But enough. They thought, other people could go out that fateful night, do something stupid, and it wouldn’t impact anybody else.
Well in the long run, the vision will win. “Vision” is not optimism; vision is hope, which is a close cousin to optimism, combined with other things. So yes, keep the vision.
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