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...
Philip Greenspun has an explanation:
If we divide everything by 100 million, the numbers begin to make more sense.
We have a family that is spending $38,200 per year. The family’s income is $21,700 per year. The family adds $16,500 in credit card debt every year in order to pay its bills. After a long and difficult debate among family members, keeping in mind that it was not going to be possible to borrow $16,500 every year forever, the parents and children agreed that a $380/year premium cable subscription could be terminated. So now the family will have to borrow only $16,120 per year.
Hat tip to blogger friend Rick.
But it’s so much better now, isn’t it, now that our First Holy President just gave us His latest “best speech evar!” and injected us with all kinds of feel good hope and change and junk…plus bashed the Republicans, which as any fool knows is the key to all problem-solving and happiness.
Well, I didn’t watch the speech. But if there was something substantial in it, I think I’d have heard of it by now. Nobody seems to have a kind word to say about it anywhere except Paul Krugman, who must know something since he won a Nobel Prize in economics. But Krugman’s treatise on the good things about the speech, amount to matters of taste and nothing more. “I like this, I like that, I can live with this other thing.” And this is the only sentient living being I can find who seems to have liked it. I can summarize it in one sentence: “Cut military spending increase everything else, me likey that it happies me.” Yeah, the Nobel Laureate makes about as much sense as your average LOLcat.
Well, Lee Doren also watched the speech. And unlike your average Nobel Prize recipient, Doren actually makes sense.
Remember: We had to borrow $16.5k. Now, with the $38.5 billion “savings,” assuming you take every nickel seriously in that, we need to borrow $16,120.
And President It’s-All-About-Me fought kicking and screaming against that. Birther Zero wanted to keep the premium cable subscription.
This needs to be made a centerpiece of the 2012 election: The democrat party has enjoyed an opportunity for — by then — six years, to show us what they’re all about, and the rest of us have enjoyed an opportunity to observe and learn. For four years, we have seen what they have in mind when they sell us a leader for the very highest executive office in our nation’s government.
The part about how they can’t do math, is a pretty good reason not to leave them in charge of anything ever again.
But when we see what they have in mind for a “leader” — watch Doren’s video all the way through — it shows how urgent the need is to get them booted out. See, Barack Obama has no leadership skills because He was not selected for any leadership skills. Go on, point to a single situation where you can say “this is much better because Barack Obama decided X and not Y.” Something besides getting Obama, or an Obama crony, elected or appointed to something. Name just one. There isn’t anything.
Obama is a political weapon. He gets up, He makes a “best speech evar!”, and when He sits down again He and His friends have more power than they had a few minutes earlier, and His enemies have less. That is His occupation; His primary skill set; His only skill set. It is what He does, His life calling. “Community organizer,” remember?
He needs to go, because this has nothing to do with actually solving a problem.
And His political party needs to go, because in their mind, these two things are synonymous — crush our enemies and all the details will work themselves out.
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