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...
The two visions are put alongside and contrasted with each other, so everyone can see the differences. Professor Mondo and The Major (Ret.) duke it out.
It’s educational. Wish my Social Studies teachers put on something like this. Like, way back, in sixth or seventh grade.
See, there’s a problem when these things are supposed to be kept civil: The left’s side of the argument presumes there is something about government work that makes one incorruptible, and/or wiser than others. They don’t come out and say it. But their entire vision is dependent on it. They’re very seldom compelled to come out and say what makes it that way. One gets the idea that their evidence comes down to: Government workers remind them of Mulder and Scully on the X-Files, who everone knows dress better and speak more articulately than those inbred rednecks they go out to see out in the boonies, with their dilapidated old houses with their creaking picket fence gates, and their glowing monsters locked up in the tool sheds, and their hick accents…
That, and government work does not involve that evil profit stuff. And that’s a breakdown in the argument right there. Government work might not involve profit, per se, but in many cases it involves a pension plan unlike anything you can get in the private sector. So if that’s the justification, the “government knows better” types are looking for an altruistic money-don’t-matter attitude, in a place where they’re less likely to find it than most other places.
So, which side has my sympathies, should be completely obvious as if it were ever in question in the first place. Now, on with the show.
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