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...
The democrat party wrote me a letter, with Joe Biden’s signature at the bottom of it.
The past two days have been truly extraordinary. I received such a warm welcome as the newest member of the Obama campaign.
Now that our team is complete, it’s time for our party to unite — as Democrats, as voters, and as Americans committed to change.
I recorded a short video message about what we need to do in the weeks ahead, and how I plan to help.
Please take a minute to watch the video and join the movement…
Barack has built an incredible movement over the past 19 months, and I’m so honored to be part of it.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be rolling up my sleeves and joining the work that thousands of people all across the country are already doing — reaching out day after day in neighborhoods and communities, connecting with people who are hungry for the change we need.
This is no ordinary time, and this is no ordinary election. I plan to do everything I can to help Barack take back the White House.
I don’t need to tell you that John McCain will just bring us another four years of the same. You can’t change America when you supported George Bush’s policies 95% of the time.
Barack has the vision and the courage to bring real change to Washington. But even he can’t do this alone.
Please watch this video and join this incredible movement:
To which I replied, since I’m evil, and couldn’t resist…
Tell me, please. Has the presidency, lately, begun to “lend itself to on-the-job training?”
The democrat party must have liked my response a lot, although I still don’t have an answer forthcoming to the question I asked. But they did write me another letter, this time from that guy who Joe Biden pointed out was so clean and articulate, Barack America. I mean Obama.
The Democratic convention starts today, and my new running mate Joe Biden and I recorded a message about what we all need to do next.
When we started this campaign, very few people thought we would make it this far.
But we put our faith in the power of ordinary supporters like you coming together and building a movement for change from the bottom up. And that’s exactly why we’re here.
I’d like you to watch this special message — and I have a request.
We have our team, and this week the eyes of the entire country will be on our movement. Now is the time to take the next step and own a piece of this campaign.
Watch our video message and make a donation of $5 or more today…
Over the next four days, the Democratic convention will define what change means and highlight our differences with John McCain to every voter who’s tuning in.
We’ll show the change we will be bringing the country on the economy, health care, energy, foreign policy, and the issues that affect all Americans.
But make no mistake about what we’re up against. John McCain has embraced the same old politics of fear, division, and Karl Rove-style attacks — which makes sense coming from someone who’s voted with George Bush literally 95% of the time.
From the very beginning, this campaign has been in your hands. Now more than ever, we’re counting on you to see it through.
Watch the video Joe and I recorded and make a donation of $5 or more now:
I thought it was peculiar that a movement built from the bottom up, like this, would make a choice about the number two guy in the manner that it did. It’s traditional to pick the guy out in secret and make a flashy announcement with absolutely no leaks, if you can get that to happen. I understand that. But the Obama campaign stands alone in its unique ability to piss off lots of its own supporters by doing so. PUMA and all that. I suppose I can cut ’em some slack for this, since it was unavoidable that large numbers of someone to be annoyed no matter what happened, given the situation they were in.
But it takes some balls to come in right after that and say you’re running a grassroots campaign.
I wrote back,
This one is EVEN BETTER. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoJUcsaptW4
I’m afraid that must have gotten someone’s cackles up. I received no follow-up e-mail wondering where my five dollars was. I didn’t hear from them at all, in fact. For several days.
I was worried that maybe I’d been kicked out of the democrat club. I wouldn’t be the first guy…
But then, I found out this morning much to my relief that my name’s still on the list. Screamin’ Dean himself wrote in, giving me helpful pointers on how I can get more involved. Thanks, Howie!
What an amazing convention this has been already — and how inspiring it is to see Democrats from all 50 states united as one party.
As Hillary Clinton pointed out in a rousing call to action last night, “We are on the same team, and none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines.”
Barack and Joe are going to defeat John McCain and transform Washington.
But there’s no way they can do it alone.
We all need to reach out to our friends, family, and neighbors and work to get every single vote we can — even in places where Democrats haven’t competed in a generation.
Our moment is now — sign up to get involved.
Tomorrow night, people all over America will come together at Convention Watch Parties to see Barack accept the Democratic nomination.
These parties are a great opportunity to come together with fellow supporters, watch Barack’s speech, and plan for the next 10 weeks. This Labor Day Weekend, we’re going to kick off the biggest voter registration drive in the history of politics.
Sign up for a Convention Watch Party and find Weekend of Action events in your community:
Millions of Americans are tuning in to the convention this week and paying attention to this election for the first time.
As Democrats, we need to seize this opportunity to stand united and let them know what is at stake.
John McCain has voted with George Bush 95% of the time and pledged to continue the same disastrous policies that have damaged our economy, ruined our reputation in the world, and left millions of middle-class families without jobs and health care.
We need to register new voters, reach out to people who haven’t voted in years, and work to get out the vote like never before.
Attend a Convention Watch Party and host or sign up for a Weekend of Action event near you.
Our party has never been stronger. Let’s keep this momentum going through November.
I wrote back,
Is there someone advising Hillary Clinton, telling her it’s somehow a good idea to talk that way ALL THE TIME? You know what I mean.
I dunno if I’m going to hear back again.
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