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...
Barbara Boxer, one of my two hardcore-lefty aging hippie female senators, will not be apologizing for making a public spectacle out of a Brigadier General as retribution against him for following well-established military protocol.
Aside from a briefly worded statement about a “friendly” conversation she had with Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh after dressing him down for calling her “ma’am,” Boxer remained silent Friday in the face of growing calls for her to apologize.
“Senator Boxer spoke with General Walsh yesterday and he said he was fine with her comments at the hearing,” Boxer spokesman Zachary Coile said in a statement sent Friday to FOXNews.com.
“It was a very friendly conversation and they reiterated their respect for each other and how much they look forward to working together,” he said.
The Pentagon refused to jump into the fray Friday.
“The matter was between the two and we have nothing to add,” Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said in a statement to FOXNews.com.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars supported both Boxer and Walsh and downplayed the exchange.
“The general is 100 percent correct in responding to members of Congress with ‘Sir’ or ‘Ma’am.’ The senator, on the other hand, is also correct, though probably everyone now agrees that this should have been handled differently, if at all,” the group said in a statement.
“There are far more important issues facing America — from national security to the proper care and treatment of veterans, military service member and their families — and this difference of opinion in salutations is not one of them.”
Because if this had any consequences more meaningful than bottom-layer rabble like us simply jawing about it, it would be unprecedented. Seriously unprecedented. A left-winger getting in real trouble for just plain shitty behavior. That, you will notice, doesn’t happen. No, losing a pound or two of ass flesh for lying, cheating on your spouse, or acting like a dick to someone who plainly deserves better…that only happens to non-liberals.
In fact, I have an additional observation I think is somewhat interesting: According to the rule summarized above, the country herself is non-liberal. “Arrogant, dismissive, derisive”; remember that? Alienating our allies. Thinking we’re all that & a bag o’ chips, living in our little plastic-bubble world, being ignorant, not being sufficiently concerned with the challenges faced in other nations, not being sufficiently concerned with the reservations they have about what we do, not stopping everything and asking their permission for things…et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. There was supposed to be a day of reckoning coming for all that, and maybe it’s here.
But aging liberal senators get a pass. They worked hard for their titles. They get to be arrogant and everyone else better get used to it. Senators, I guess, aren’t really Americans. Or if they are, then nobody looks to anyone in the Senate to represent America. The country is to start acting more humble, right away, starting with…I guess…our, uh, janitors or something? Bank executives maybe? Not our national politicians. Their privilege of obscene anti-Jeffersonian aristocracy and the accompanying douchebag dripping snobbery it brings with it, have only just begun.
Up there, anyway. In the
Senate…er, uh…ma’am-tower or whatever.
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