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...
Dave Lindorff is putting together a petition to challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and put pressure on her to be kookier than she already is.
Not sure what my thoughts are about this. The country is in some terrible danger from the democrats being kooky; but what really makes it a formidable threat, is the democrats show signs of being able to sell the public on the idea that they aren’t that kooky. Deep down, I think everyone with an IQ of room temperature or above, recognizes FDR’s Party of the People has diminished into just a big, financed, unthinking angry mob, unable to think its way out of a wet paper bag. There is no reason to elect democrats, none whatsoever. Pressed to provide one, all the party can do is spend an entire election cycle smearing and slandering the opposition, so that when the cycle closes they can say “vote for me because I’m not that other guy.” That’s all they got.
And like I said, I think most people get this.
Question is, on a Tuesday in November, how many can be made to forget. It really is the number one threat facing the nation right now. Another term for Jimmy Carter, or someone more-or-less just like him in the White House…after that I think you could stick a fork in us. As a country, we’d be just about done. So the argument could be made, maybe everybody should sign.
The thing holding me back, is such a plan would rely — completely — on the prospects for exhausting the capabilities of the democrats to be able to sell silly things and make those silly things look reasonable. I’m not quite so sure there’s a ceiling on that, let alone that such a ceiling could be reached. Their “big tent” is so awkwardly big…especially on the subject of God, on which they welcome with open arms Protestant fundamentalists, as well as the secular-types who hate the fundamentalists so much…the elasticity of the fabric seems to defy all known limits recognized by science as we know it.
But when they lose, historically they lose because people say to themselves “that’s it, I just can’t take any more kookiness.” That, and their failure to step back from the big-tent nonsense for just a day or two, and commit to an actual plan to address the issues they just keep identifying over and over again. “Yes, our candidate has a plan, just go to his web site and find out” was the refrain in ’04 from Kerry’s people…and Kucinich’s people…and Dean’s people…and Clark’s people. That, coupled with their kookiness, is how they lose.
Maybe we already have that in ’08 without this petition getting any more signatures. Maybe not.
I’ll have to think on it some more. It’s really about making democrat craziness more transparent to everyday people…getting the word out that the donkey is rabid. Everything depends on it.
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