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...
Under the precept of justice that punishment is to be graduated and proportioned to the crime, informed by evolving standards, capital punishment must “be limited to those offenders who commit ‘a narrow category of the most serious crimes’ and whose extreme culpability makes them ‘the most deserving of execution.’ ”
So says the Supreme Court, represented in an opinion delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy…a star chamber that, apparently, can no longer distinguish between a fact and an opinion.
I have some evolving standards too, and mine say, well, I don’t know what Misha has in mind exactly when he says…
Fuck ‘em all. We’ll just have to “take care” of child rapists ourselves, then. They’ll be begging for some “cruel and unusual” lethal injection juice before we’re five minutes into their punishment.
…but I’m betting I like it a whole lot. Something that involves the smell of knife sharpening oil and burning flesh.
I used to have a co-worker who would brag about the messes he’d make at fast food establishments with rude customer service people. Like, if he asked for extra napkins and got nothing but a dumb look out of ‘em…he’d do something like…hold the half drunk milkshake out at arms’ length, and let it plop on the floor. Know what he said to justify that? “I’m gonna get customer service outta you. One way, or the other.”
That applies here just fine, according to my “evolving standards.” When it comes to child rape, we’ll get justice…one way, or the other. Oh what’s that, this is anarchy? Something about refusing to live in a decent, civilised society? Don’t talk to me about it. Talk to the folks like Anthony Kennedy who systematically dismantled that civilised society. Civilization protects kids, or affords justice to kids who have been denied it. Justice…one way, or the other.
Not a threat — a prophecy. We’re going to have some child rapists accidentally shooting themselves from fifteen feet away before they can be taken into custody. Testicles first, breadbasket second, bridge-of-nose third. Whoopsie.
Sixty-percent (60%) of voters believe Supreme Court Justices have their own political agendas, while just 23% believe they remain impartial, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Those sentiments are similar along all party lines and among voters of varying ideological beliefs. More men (66%) than women (54%) believe Justices have their own political agendas. While 25% of women believe the justices to be impartial, only 20% of men agree.
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