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...
As has been observed in these parts, and elsewhere, the Modern Left has a quirky fascination with serendipity. An improbable and anomalous wrinkle of fate, a prevaricating readjustment of a classic dictionary definition, a box of ballots found in Al Franken’s station wagon, a treacherous Republican Senator switching sides…Bill Clinton engaged in this sex act and not that sex act…and presto. The matter is decided in their favor, for lack of a nail a shoe was lost, for lack of a shoe a horse was lost. That seems to be their most cherished and prized outcome.
“Nuthin’ but net” would be alright, but they are much more fond of the ball hitting the metal rim, bouncing a few times, sitting there for a second or two…and then rolling down inside at the buzzer. And then the magic of “democracy” does the rest, fifty-point-one becomes a hundred. Motion carried. Since the Florida election debacle twelve years ago, I have gradually come to realize they aren’t quite so much painted into a corner of lusting after such accidental and hair-splitting victories; they prefer them. I’m not sure why. They’re hooked on drama, or they inwardly sense that the more they advance their agenda at any time, the more slender will be the victory and so they make that association. It’s probably a combination of the two.
I see this morning the Internet is absolutely aflame with this “are we better off than we were four years ago” question. The democrats insist, of course, yes we are but they need to re-define “better off” and “job” and “economy” and “improving” and and and…anyone who doesn’t see it their way is a liar!
That’s from Gateway Pundit, along with many other places.
For those who wish to walk through the details, David Harsanyi at Human Events obliges. Bottom line, we are seeing craven shameless lying in either Paul Ryan or Stephanie Cutter, one or the other…and Paul Ryan isn’t lying.
The way I see the “better off” question: Yes, Obama’s people have probably run around and found eight hundred thousand of something they could call “jobs” (and I suspect the massive energy they’ve sunk into this, is somehow counted in that number). I have questions about this, but let’s just go ahead and grant it. Even if that’s a net reading, it doesn’t manifest the ascension of an improving economy if it doesn’t manifest consumer desire. And that’s what they’ve been selling: Tax more, borrow more, put it all in a big pot and then our wise wonderful leaders will force the largess to go here…presto! That teacher/construction worker has a job!
Churchill…man in a bucket…lifting by handle. You’ve heard that quote. it applies.
But hey, we know what’s what, now don’t we? We have fact checkers.
Nevertheless, when you have to re-define “better off than four years ago” just to answer the question, you’re probably not doing it right. In the end, all comes down to, do we want to see the last four years’ worth of “improvement” and “recovery,” over the next four? That is the question, and this hyper-nuanced “depends on the meaning of ‘is,’ ball landed on our side of the net, fifty-one becomes a hundred” logic isn’t going to work there. Recovery is recovery. Pain is pain.
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