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...
“Romnesia” — hey, that’s pretty clever Barry. If cleverness could restore our nation’s credit rating, bring the unemployment rate down to George W. Bush levels, and put our enemies on the defensive, then someone like You might actually be qualified to work somewhere in the executive branch…after you got some useful experience, anyway. If only it were that easy.
But, since we’re in that mode, I’ve got one for you.
Obamative Dissonance (n.):
When you tell me nobody knows what the other guy’s ideas are because they’re “all over the map,” then proceed to describe in great detail exactly what’s wrong with them and/or what will result from them.
Now you see…that’s actually scary. The whole reason for electing Barack Obama in the first place — apart from this “Yay, it’s America’s first black president” thing — was to try out yet again something I’ve seen fail over and over and over…so-and-so just got done, uh, managing something, so perhaps all knowledge is generic and we don’t need anybody to demonstrate any specialized knowledge in anything. In other words, running a “great” political campaign is, perhaps, all that is needed. The guy at the top doesn’t need to know about anything practical, since His marvelous head is crammed full of generalized, abstract stuff…although He’s just so prescient and observant and generally wonderful that we’re sure He can grasp everything immediately if He really needs to.
Like most dumb ideas, this falls apart under the weight of simply being taken seriously. Knowing what Obama knows, in the field that Obama knows, should be sufficient to bring good results in matters more technical and specialized…well, coordinating a message is not even venturing outside the field of what Obama is already supposed to know. It is what He does, what His team does, what we saw them do back in 2008 so effectively. It isn’t even branching into a different area of knowledge, it is their primary field of expertise. It is the specialized talent they are supposed to be bringing to the table.
They can’t even do that much. It’s as if someone, whose name we still haven’t heard, was responsible for getting all the work done and got tired of missing out on the credit. Submitted his or her resignation, went off somewhere and became a goat farmer, leaving all the big-name management types high & dry.
We don’t know what Mitt Romney wants to do; Romney himself doesn’t know; but we can tell you exactly what is wrong with it all. It doesn’t even make sense.
They send their toadies out to the social networking sites to repeat this stuff…everybody else can handle it however they like, my chosen method has been simply to repeat it back to them. “Wait a minute, you’re saying it’s a mystery what Romney’s going to do, but you can tell me precisely what will happen in the wake? How do you reconcile that, how do you square that circle?” And there they are. Blink, blink. Derp. Got nuthin’. Boss sent them out on the jousting field with a short lance.
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