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 Holy One’s thin-skinned-ness, or lack of class, or ignorant and unrepentant chauvinism — whatever it is — is a personal quirk. But four decades and change after He became a person, He also became the anointed spiritual leader of a nation that never before needed one, as well as our 44th President.
And so the wisdom or lack thereof regarding His decision deserves some inspection. Charles Krauthammer brings it.
[I]f the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty…the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.”
This is quite insane. It’s like saying that if a terrorist deliberately uses his car to mow down a hundred people waiting at a bus stop, the decision as to whether he gets (a) hanged or (b) 100 hours of community service hinges entirely on whether his car had passed emissions inspections.
Apart from being morally bizarre, the Obama policy is strategically loopy. Does anyone believe that North Korea or Iran will be more persuaded to abjure nuclear weapons because they could then carry out a biological or chemical attack on the United States without fear of nuclear retaliation?
I note, with great interest, that it seems to be a staple idea of the democrat party that foreign policy needs to be managed this way. We should rely on the Picard vs. Tazmanian Devil paradigm, which states that when a conflict occurs between a civilized force and a savage one, the savage mindset will be influenced by the civilized one rather than the other way ’round. They will learn from our superior example.
I struggle to recall any episode in human history in which this has been demonstrated to work.
I also struggle to recall any election campaign, in which a democrat contender behaved this way toward his Republican opponent. I pledge to limit my firepower; because being the less aggressive force is more important to me than winning.
Republicans and democrats do seem to behave toward each other with more-or-less equal servings of hostility.
Except the Republicans, on average, are even more hostile to terrorists than they are to the opposing political party. I’m just wishing my current President would show half as much hostility toward those who seek to kill my fellow countrymen, as He and His people show toward Republicans, conservatives and tea party activists. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Krauthammer has it right. This new policy is so bollywonkers and fubar’d, Janet Napolitano must think it’ll work perfectly.
Update: Buck found the perfect cartoon.
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