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...
Oh, my. Has any rule been more thoroughly shot full of exceptions than this one about “it’s way too early to talk about 2012”? Now we talk about Obama somehow becoming a two-termer:
Collective wisdom (and wishful group-think) among Republicans is that Obama will be a one-term president. “One & Done” is a rallying cry with the merchandise to match.
Not so fast my friends — as Obama’s victorious lame duck session proves, never underestimate this president or the power of the presidency.
Obama does not take defeat easily and tends to recycle negative energy into fuel for his re-launch. Obama’s re-launch plans for 2011 include spending more time outside of Washington “engaging with the public,” according to a top White House adviser. This is in reaction to criticism of him for being aloof and disconnected from the great unwashed masses.
So as the president re-engages the public, the media will be there to chronicle glowing accounts of every backyard summit. We can watch as Obama’s two-year road to re-election is paved with re-kindled love between the “lamestream” media and “The Anointed One” version 2.0. And we on the opposing team will shake our heads in disgust as our GOP candidates get lambasted in the media for every small infraction from their past and present.
Question: How do Republicans make their way back from 173 to 270?
Answer: With much difficulty.
I have an answer for this.
Let the battle-of-personalities go. Even better, just admit defeat there. Obama, on His most audacious, stuck-up, snobbish day under the sun, is warmer and more personable than any challenger that can be stacked up against Him.
Repeat after me, challenging candidate: Yes, President Obama, you’re a much better person than I am. More fun, more compassionate, maybe even smarter. But my ideas are the ones the country needs right now.
Have democrats ever won a battle on the field of ideas? Yes, they have…when the ideas have something to do with giving money away. They get votes from Paul when they steal from Peter to pay him. Right now, the people are sick and tired of it — even the Pauls, I daresay. The objective in 2012 is to keep them fed up.
The challenge that rises up, is: Redistribution becomes appealing, and rather quickly, when people suffer too much. Paradoxically, the more dreadful Obama’s redistribution ideas are, the more people suffer, the quicker they get over their revulsion against policies for redistribution. They will start to crave that which previously poisoned them.
I think, though, that deep down people are honest. And when honest people see the game has been rigged and warped, and it didn’t come out right, they’ll start to make the connection. They’ll start to think, maybe we’ve been given a lesson here. Maybe we should have played it straight. That’s the sentiment that has to endure. If it does, Obama can pack His bags.
But in the end, I think it’ll all come down to one thing: How many people did the 112th Congress piss off?
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