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...
Interesting how “journalism” works overseas, isn’t it?
Traditional evening gowns vied with saris of vibrant colours last night at the first state dinner of the Obama White House.
The high-glitz event was held in honour of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, so Michelle Obama wore a strapless, gold and cream-coloured sheath dress with an overlay of silver and matching shawl.
Her outfit was designed by Indian-born Naeem Khan and made in India.
At the State Dining Room event earlier in the day, the First Lady wore a skirt by Rachel Roy, who is Indian.
Speaking ahead of the dinner, Mrs Obama described the trick to pulling off the event as sort of like being a swan – calm and serene above the water but ‘paddling like mad, going crazy underneath’
Spiegel Online has a different view of things, having opted to step back and take a broader view of what’s going on.
When he entered office, US President Barack Obama promised to inject US foreign policy with a new tone of respect and diplomacy. His recent trip to Asia, however, showed that it’s not working. A shift to Bush-style bluntness may be coming.
The mood in Obama’s foreign policy team is tense following an extended Asia trip that produced no palpable results. The “first Pacific president,” as Obama called himself, came as a friend and returned as a stranger. The Asians smiled but made no concessions.
Upon taking office, Obama said that he wanted to listen to the world, promising respect instead of arrogance. But Obama’s currency isn’t as strong as he had believed. Everyone wants respect, but hardly anyone is willing to pay for it. Interests, not emotions, dominate the world of realpolitik. The Asia trip revealed the limits of Washington’s new foreign policy: Although Obama did not lose face in China and Japan, he did appear to have lost some of his initial stature.
He’s bringing a wife-in-a-sparkly-gown to a gunfight. That line about “interests not emotions dominate” seems to sum up the situation. If you read that first linked story down further where it stops gushing over Michelle’s party-wear and gets into the details of what happened in the state room, you can make out this undertone: “Cut the crap Mister President, now what about my interests and where are your priorities?”
I don’t know what is a bigger concern: That His guests aren’t getting out of these meetings what they wanted to get out of ’em…or that they are. Either way, it’s a problem. Barry’s not tuned in. He’s stuck in campaign mode.
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