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...
Romney, Pawlenty, Lieberman. One of those guys. Of course I don’t really know what “speculation is increasingly centered” means.
Bad on you, Yahoo News. Even the National Enquirer has the balls to use active voice.
ALSO revealed in The ENQUIRER’s new issue are the shocking intimate details of the Edwards- Hunter Affair from First Encounter to numerous secret rendezvous even after Edwards admitted the affair to his wife Elizabeth!
A friend of Rielle’s told The ENQUIRER that when Edwards and Rielle met, “She wanted to pick him up. According to her, the chemistry was instant. They ended up sleeping together that night!”
See? Completely unverifiable tidbits that make up a story lacking in any accountability whatsoever. But at least I understand why I’m supposed to believe these details. “A friend of Rielle’s.”
But regarding McCain: He blew a sizable opportunity here. A Palin pick would have been a guaranteed win. Yes, that would be two strongly pro-life candidates and I know pro-choice people are out there…and they do vote…but show me the woman who makes pro-choice an issue, who does not also place emphasis on the identity politics thing. Really, identity politics is just super-late-term abortion, when you get down to it. It says “Now that I’m safe and I’m where I want to be, I want people who are just like me to have power and I want everyone else to go away.” It says you have to have a Hispanic representing you if you’re Hispanic, women representing you if you’re women, black people representing you if you’re black.
I’d have been completely in favor of encouraging it through Sarah Palin. Those who believe in it, for one thing, you’re not going to be able to discourage them. Ever. They just hate straight white men, especially straight white men who are part of the same ol’ same ol’ beltway crowd. And Obama just picked one of those. This was a golden opportunity for McCain, and he seems to have passed it up.
So now we get to hear about old-white-guys looking out for their rich friends, and “I want to be part of this thing” with electing Obama. And just for the next two months, it’ll be quite alright to make fun of old people, just like in ’96. Screamin’ Dean will spout his nonsense about the Republican party being a party of white people…and it’ll work. This stuff always works.
McCain’s ticket needs credentials. His pro-life credentials are looking very good, with him up there just all by himself. That’s about all he’s got going for him, and he can eject even that by picking the wrong V.P. His immigration credentials are in tatters. Lieberman would do absolutely nothing to help that. Pawlenty, from what I can see, would be a decent choice…but the Governor of Minnesota is on record saying he’s going to be the Governor of Minnesota and nothing else through 2010. I think we can rule that one out.
I wish I had more faith in this guy. When he’s about to make a decision, I don’t have any confidence. I start to worry.
Update 8/29/08: WELL, now. You ask me any day of the week “which of the thousands of posts at The Blog That Nobody Reads would you prefer to have to update, even if it meant eating a few words?” This would be the one. Hands-down.
I’m very happy to be forced to update it.
I wonder if His Maverickness is actually reading it? Hmmmmm…
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