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...
Candidates, candidates, candidates. I’ve been hearing for the last year or more about the candidates that will emerge, are bound to emerge, oh Lordy please won’t they please emerge. We need more and better candidates.
And I have to keep listening to this for another year.
It’s about time someone spelled it out. We’re only getting three candidates. That includes the ones who are already in the running, and the ones who might or might not enter later. Each and every single one. It adds up to three. If you haven’t faced up to this yet, then you need to.
M is for Milquetoast. Otherwise known as “Who the hell are we kidding, we all know I’m gonna lose.” We Californians are accustomed to seeing this every time Feinstein or Boxer come up for re-election; the Republican challenger is always one of these, and there’s this depressing undertone of “alright let’s just get this over with.” But the advantage is, this guy can get his history wrong, his spelling wrong, his table etiquette wrong and nobody’s going to go after him about it. You won’t hear about it over and over again. There’s a reason for that: He isn’t a threat.
O is for Obama clone. We’re not going to have any of these in 2012 unless His Holiness is raptured, or finds something else He’d rather be doing. So this one is included here, because my formula-of-three works for all modern election years, not just 2012.
P is for Palin clone. Constantly heckled, constantly ridiculed, tons and tons of what’s called “baggage,” or instructions from our wizened lamestream press that we’re supposed to think so-and-so is a dimwit, and if w don’t repeat it then that means we’re the dimwits.
And then there’s…no…there is no and-then. There’s no wise, smart, sleek, sophisticated, popular Republican guy who can threaten the establishment and deflect the resulting criticism. Just those three and that’s it. Cute-and-harmless…same-ol’ same-ol’…and, threatening person the media hates.
Yeah, this is a rant. I’m sick to death of people saying “I’ll find a candidate to like as soon as one comes along, for now I just like to criticize.”
M, O, P. That’s all there is, there ain’t no more. You’re not getting a fourth one.
That which will fail, that which will preserve, and that which might actually change things and therefore must be torn to shreds.
“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing” — Aristotle.
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