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...
Another priceless thing I found from Boortz yesterday: Dear American Voter. Because, y’know, it’s so gosh darn unfair that the next President of the United States will be elected by…Americans…and not by non-Americans.
So all you so-called “Americans” who want to cast a vote to make the rest of the world happy with us again, now you can get your marching orders.
The global warming language is a nice touch. Look on this web site, all you global warming enthusiasts. How many times have you been told, now, it’s all about money and power and not about saving the en-vi-ro-ment? Every time you’ve heard it, you’ve sneered. How do you explain this? A bunch of dirty foreigners want to decide our election for us…and this is their excuse. How could an attempted power shift possibly be more brazen and naked?
This Iranian refugee living in Syria would like to chime in. Apparently, we’re all scum and we stink and we are doo doo heads and we suck, and none of the three are worth electing anyway:
Love the bit about “funded by Zionists.” Nice going, Dear American Voter! I understand John McCain just split off, hardcore, from some whackjob who’d supported him after saying Hitler was doing God’s work or some such rot. McCain’s an American — I don’t even like the guy, but he polices his own for anti-semitist assholes, and kicks ’em out when & where he finds them.
I naturally have to wonder if “Dear American Voter” can say the same. It does not appear so.
So Eva Braun, here, is bitching up a storm about supplies that aren’t there, lack of fuel for the generators — and this goes into her litany of complaints against Americans. Is she saying Americans sucked the fuel out of the generators? Why, no…that isn’t what she’s saying at all. She’s just one more loudmouth with a case of the “gimmes.” Even on the subject of “rights” — and color me unsurprised, if it turns out she has a different notion of “rights” than I do — she can’t launch into her complaints about what reprehensible people we are, without using that verb “give.” We haven’t been “giving” people their “rights.”
Oh, maybe this is the other reason for all this complaining about America. That would make perfect sense…see, our country stands unique, in that our system of government (so far) doesn’t believe any mortal man “gives” any other human being the basic inalienable rights. The reason they are inalienable, is that all who live on the earthly plane of existence lack the authority to take ’em away. We believe this because such rights were given to us in the first place, by someone who does not walk among us. A Higher Power. That’s what makes it impossible to deprive us of our rights.
Most Americans further believe that these most basic of rights extend beyond our shores, to all the world’s citizens. And a lot of us believe the same rights are enjoyed by animals too. These are questions for religion, sort of, and so they are not addressed by our founding documents because we have separation of church and state here. But the point is — we do not believe people “give” rights to people. And that makes our system of government superior, because when people give rights to people, the people who gave the rights must be entitled to take them away again, at their option. How in the world could they not be?
I would further add — when people give people rights, and take them away again, they are blind, oblivious and ignorant of the fact that they’re taking rights away from people. They always have been…and lookee what we’re twiddling with here. Isn’t “Dear American Voter” just a perfect example of what I’m talking about? These loudmouth complainers have gotten together and built a web site, to “give” non-Americans the right to virtually decide, or help decide, the American election. In so doing, they’re acting to deny Americans the right to sovereignty…to run our nation in a manner we see fit…to keep internal matters internal.
Granted, they’ve agreed on the idea that we are not worthy of such a right and deserve to be deprived of it. And they’re so sure they’re correct about that, because they all agree with each other about it.
Isn’t that the way it always works, when people take rights away from other people?
This is America. Our government doesn’t “give” rights; it recognizes rights that were already given, by an entity whose existence is recognized on faith. You can live here without “believing” in this deity, and you can even enjoy these rights we think you have because of a Supreme Being you refuse to recognize — but if you can’t deal with this basic working of how we got our rights, you don’t belong here.
And once you move out, we’ll decide our elections ourselves, thankyewverymuch.
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