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...
Peggy Noonan notices something I wish she’d noticed earlier:
It is always cliffs, ceilings and looming catastrophes with Barack Obama. It is always government by freakout.
Obviously the potential budget cuts the administration is announcing—well, not announcing but warning of—are the kind that would cause maximum pain, inconvenience or alarm. Obviously too, the administration doesn’t want to be clear about exactly who might be affected, how or when. Let the imaginative dwell on the extent of the menace; let them do it on cable news.
In a way it’s all brilliant showbiz: Scare people into supporting your position. But we’ve been though it before, and you wonder, again, why a triumphant president and a battered Republican House majority can’t reach a responsible agreement.
Opinions differ on President Obama. How could they not? He’s polarizing, and it isn’t just because of the efforts of others; He does His work by being polarizing.
And I think things are going to continue to get worse until some of His supporters admit that He’s different from what they thought He was. Until some from among their ranks admit that they got snookered. Trouble is, by the definition of their class membership, they are less likely to ever admit they got snookered by something.
And they got snookered big-time. I remember back in ’08 someone was trying to get the meme rolling that His nickname should be “no-drama Obama.” Heh heh, heheheh. That One? Low drama, or no drama? In what world did you ever see that?
The Barack Obama I’ve seen for the past several years, is more-or-less a perfect recitation of what scam artists tell gullible old people when they manage to catch them on the phone: “The cost of NOT acting could be higher than you could ever imagine.” Always some looming crisis resulting from a longstanding pattern of negligence, and now we have our last, best hope to correct it and avert disaster. But…in this case, the scam artist has been calling the gullible old people on the phone every goddamn day, for five, six, seven years or so…and winning every single argument. Seriously, name three big things that were decided over the last five years, that were decided in some way meaningfully different from the way Barack Obama wanted them decided. And yet here we still are. Some looming crisis about to befall us, because of our sins, and High Priest Barry is telling us how to mend our ways at the last possible second to escape our unfathomably miserable, yet richly-deserved, fate.
It’s all very tiresome…
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