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...
With Republicans running all three branches of government, I was instructed by the talking-heads I was supposed to have the opinion that we have some rampant election fraud going on. Now Congress has been taken over by the lefties, and I am being instructed I am no longer supposed to have this opinion. Or, rather, they’ve taken a holiday from instructing me on what kind of opinion to have about it. They’ve stopped with the whoop-whoop-whoop, red-siren alert, Danger Will Robinson stuff.
Does that mean the problems have been fixed? I mean, ya can’t blame a guy for asking. Or for that matter, this article for trying to answer it.
Like claims the U.S. was responsible for 9/11 and Republicans were fixing gas prices, the media promoted the left-wing electronic vote-rigging conspiracy.
Now that the votes have been cast and counted, Republicans lost, and the silence of the national media has been deafening.
The idea was that somehow the company Diebold had programmed the machines to let Republicans win. The theory, perpetuated by left-wingers posting on Daily Kos and The Huffington Post and Bev Harris’ book, “Black Box Voting,” was embraced by all three broadcast networks, as well as CNN and MSNBC.
Following Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) defeat in 2004, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann ignored statements by the candidate’s own Ohio attorney about the lack of evidence of “confirmed fraud.” Instead, Olbermann ranted for days about fraud causing the Kerry defeat during his show “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”
Leading up to the 2006 election. Lou Dobbs and Kitty Pilgrim waged a five-month long, two-person war against electronic voting in regular “Democracy at Risk” segments during CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
Dobbs fostered mistrust of electronic voting throughout his broadcasts. “When it comes to the federal government, don’t expect much assurance that your electronic vote will be counted accurately. New standards for electronic voting machines may not be ready in fact, for years,” he warned on Oct. 29, 2006.
Bernard Goldberg has a chapter in his book, Bias, about how Bill Clinton single-handedly cured homelessness…just by being Bill Clinton. It’s the same phenomenon. Republican President(s)…ooh, we got a homelessness problem. Millions of homeless people, tens of millions of families a paycheck away from being tossed out on their rear ends. Democrat President — whoopsie! The problem dun gone away. Or at least, nobody’s talking about it anymore.
This is where I start to lose sympathy for people who choose not to pay attention to political news. Sure you can choose that…but even if you’re not interested, the constant drumbeat of “AIDS AIDS AIDS” or “HOMELESS HOMELESS HOMELESS” or “DIEBOLD DIEBOLD DIEBOLD” is impossible to avoid. Even if your head’s in something else, like Netflix and Starbuck’s, you just gotta notice it when the drumbeat stops. And with just a smidgen of critical-thinking skills, seems like it should be an easy thing to notice that the drumbeat starts & stops depending on political parties taking things over.
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