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...
There’s Just Something About Him, and He Really Lays It On the Line…
[Hedge fund manager Anthony] Scaramucci told Obama, “We have felt like a piñata,” complaining that “we certainly feel like we’ve been whacked with a stick.” Obama responded that Scaramucci needs to put things into perspective:
Now, you know, I have been amused over the last couple years, this sense of somehow me beating up on Wall Street. I think most folks on Main Street feel like they got beat up on…There’s — there’s a big chunk of the country that thinks that I have been too soft on Wall Street. That’s probably the majority, not the minority.
Kinda makes you go all weak in the knees, doesn’t it? Yes, socialists get mighty particular when it comes time to decide who’s going to get sympathy and who isn’t. They like to decide that stuff ALL by themselves.
Their ideas can’t be made to appear palatable any other way.
I’m pretty sure it never occurred to His slavish followers that the average evil hedge fund manager isn’t too keen on emotions & feeling…and this probably isn’t where Scaramucci was going with what he said. I’m going to just take a wild stab at it that Scaramucci was talking about risk versus profit, the very fabric of the good capitalist’s universe. Something like…well, if we’re going to just dangle like piñatas when all’s said & done, why bother to invest anything in the first place? And if we choose not to do that, your people on Main Street are the ones who suffer. They probably know it, too.
As for majority and minority, President Soetoro probably needs to sit down and read this, with smelling salts within arm’s reach.
With the exception of Fox News, nobody in the media will cite this poll because it’s Rasmussen. The Democrat Party and the media take a selective approach with Rasmussen. They’ll cite him when they like what he shows while ignoring him when they don’t like what he shows. They won’t cite this Rasmussen poll because they won’t like what it shows:
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin’s than they are to President Obama’s, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Just 40% say their views are closer to the president’s than to those of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate.
This is bad news for Barry from top to bottom, pretty much. But if you click through to Rasmussen’s piece, you see another nugget of something interesting:
The Political Class doesn’t like Palin. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Political Class voters view her unfavorably, while 60% of Mainstream voters have a favorable opinion of the former governor. Eighty-one percent (81%) of voters in the Political Class say Palin is bad for the Republican Party, but 51% of those in the Mainstream say she’s good for the GOP.
A split between the upper-crusters and the hoi polloi! How exciting! Now then Your Holy Eminence, you were saying something about Main Street?
Recall George Will’s summary of the situation, and you can see why the typical “Main Street” voter agrees with Palin:
[T]he recession has reduced household wealth by $10 trillion and that only 25 percent of Americans expect their incomes to improve next year. So they are not spending, and companies, having given the economy a temporary boost last year by rebuilding inventories, are worried. Hence, rather than hiring, companies are sitting on cash reserves much larger than the size of last year’s $862 billion stimulus. [emphasis mine]
President Obama — the one with whom no “majority” agrees, unless it’s the majority within the Political Class — seems to be applying an “underwear gnomes” strategy to the economy.
1. Apply the Alinsky rule to the “hedge fund managers” and other evil capitalists; pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, isolate it from sympathy…make sure they become unpopular and stay that way.
3. We all have jobs.
If someone could be good enough to expound on this thing, starting in the middle of the whiteboard with that big empty box. The one with the question marks. We could use just a little more detail there.
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