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...
Respected commenter at The Blog That Nobody Reads Severian speaks. If you’re reading these pages looking for wisdom, I hope you’re here for him:
It’s the one true sign you’re dealing with a dyed-in-the-wool Marxist. Corporations are “capitalist;” therefore they, like all other capitalists, are out to screw “the workers;” and they’re all on one big e-mail list and have a Facebook page and all the CEOs go out for drinks together every Friday night.
They actually seem to believe this. It’s like they were kinda sorta paying attention in history class the day that one professor with the greasy ponytail and the ripped jeans said something about the Standard Oil Trust, and now they’re utterly convinced this is how “big business” really works.
And the died-in-the-wool marxists must have come across that somehow…and said to themselves something like: “Look what this guy said over on this Blog That Nobody Reads. He says we think businesses collude with each other this way. That’s a pretty nutty thing he said, it doesn’t seem to make any sense. We’d better pipe up with something to help prove him right, so that what he said makes better sense.”
And they searched from within their own ranks and produced one perfesser Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University…director of something called the Earth Institute. Called up MSNBC and told them they wanted to put the Earth Director on the air.
To help prove Severian right. And prove it the Earth Dude did…
It’s classic paranoia. “Everyone who has a vision different from mine, is after whatever I say they’re after, they’ll never stop until they go all the way and they’re all conspiring with each other.”
Now, how do you prove Prof. Sachs right in what he was saying? Not only is there precious little fact in there, but there is precious little that is fact-based in there. It isn’t even opinionated. It’s just a whole lot of unhinged fantasy.
What these billionaires have been doing is buying the whole Congress, now buying out the governors, to make sure they never have to pay taxes again. And then we have these huge budget deficits because they don’t pay taxes any more, and what do they want to do? Cut the benefits for the poor.
Hat tip to Boortz, who points out the following:
This academic hack talks about these “billionaires…buying the whole congress.” You do know who’s trying to buy the congress, don’t you? Government sector unions, that’s who. How much did they contribute in the last election cycle? Try over $400 million dollars. Now…get out there and add up the campaign contributions from billionaires and see if you reach that figure.
Perhaps this is a good time to point out that the ICD-9 code of paranoid schizophrenia is 295.3, and its definitions include:
* psychotic behavior accompanied simultaneously by persecutory or grandiose delusions (paranoia) and hallucinations (schizophrenia); delusional jealousy may be present.
* Type of schizophrenia characterized by grandiosity, suspiciousness, and delusions of persecution, often with hallucinations.
An awful lot of this weeping and wailing about “the middle class getting crushed” is looking like Earth Dude stuff…ICD 295.3 stuff. They’re all conspiring with each other to get me/us! MSNBC seems to think their mad ravings offer a great way for the rest of the public to catch up on what’s going on.
You know, they might think that…but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.
And when you’re sympathetic to the public sector unions and you’ve spent a lot of years watching their asses getting kissed, and imagining by proxy that it’s your ass getting kissed…I imagine, when the day comes that it stops, it might feel like you’re being persecuted and everyone’s out to get you. But that doesn’t mean that’s true.
What is it our President kept telling us about change? How it’s a good thing even though sometimes it might be scary? Looks like we get some schizophrenics who are afraid of change out there.
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