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...
Jeffrey Lord is writing in the American Spectator…
President Obama will not be re-elected. Period.
…very, very boldly, as you can see. Why’s he being so bold? What prompts him? Why does he think such heresy let alone scribble it down?
Let us read further:
Obamaflation has arrived, and this is what it looks like.
Milk. A gallon of skim. At the local Giant in Central Pennsylvania:
January 11, 2011: $3.20
February 28, 2011: $3.24
March 6, 2011: $3.34
April 23. 2011: $3.48
That would be a 28 cent rise in a mere 102 days, from January to April of this year. The third year of the Obama misadventure.
Then there’s the celery. Same sized bag. Same store.
January 11, 2011: $1.99 a bag.
March 6, 2011: $2.49 a bag.
A rise of 50 cents in 54 days.
You can stand on your soapbox and loftily intone “I don’t care Obama is awesome!” until you’re blue in the face. You can throw out all the platitudes you care to…Can’t Explain It There’s Just Something About Him…The Real Deal…Breath of Fresh Air.
But when you climb off that soapbox you need to go home, and to get home you need to buy gas. Economic realities set in.
WHAT SEEMS TO HAVE LEFT Obama strategists clueless is the fundamental historical fact that inflation comes slowly. Milk today, celery tomorrow, and gas almost every day. Then, too late, there’s a collective gasp of recognition by Americans walking around the grocery store that it’s no longer just the milk and the celery but the soup, the chicken, the hamburger and perhaps now critically — the Excedrin. Don’t forget the rent, either. The shock of realization dawns that somehow the patient — America — is suddenly in dire economic health and the only way out is a brutally painful form of political surgery.
But what about the swaggering and the smirking, the bigotry and the xenophobia, the — what did they call it? Jingoism, hyper-nationalism, extremist patriotism and exceptionalism. The Won was going to fix all that with a dose of much-needed humility and then we were going to be fashionable, followed by popular, around the world.
Popular hasn’t materialized. Fashionable seems to be fleeting. Humble is here, for sure…hard not to be humble when your President is bowing to everybody.
But you know what they say about humility. It’s expensive. How much humility can you afford?
Ah, but then there is the media. The media will keep Holy Man all propped up, net Him His 270 electoral votes just barely. It’s their job to tell everybody what to think after all!
Problem: After they’re done doing that — they need to buy gas too.
Obama’s a one-termer, because He hasn’t done anything that makes a second term worthy of consideration. Just give awesome speeches and make things cost more. I don’t need to double my budget for gas, to listen to awesome speeches, and neither do you. Just hit “record” and “play.”
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