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...
I’ve made this point on the Hello Kitty of Blogging a few times but I’ve yet to make it here: As we continue our decades-long argument over whether it’s good to let government completely sprawl out of control, at the federal level, until it’s spending up a storm and managing the most intimate facets of our lives — I would expect a reasonably competent child to be able to tell me how we can & cannot define success and failure for the nanny state enterprise. I would expect such a child, if he’s not mentally deficient, to explain that we can’t define failure according to a left-wing nanny-state politician ‘fessing up “Sorry folks! My idea didn’t work! My bad!”
Because that’s not gonna happen. Ever.
Failure is what we see right now. “The problem with socialism,” as Margaret Thatcher said (paraphrased), “is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” That’s what failure looks like for the anytime-we’re-broke-it’s-the-taxpayer’s-fault school of thought.
And it’s not just here. We have dozens of large, dense cities in this country…perhaps hundreds…that have been run, decade in and decade out, by solid, unbreakable blocs of hard, strident “tax the rich” left-wingers. I daresay each and every single one offers an economic situation not distinguishably different from this one: Paralysis due to debt, umptyfratz-many entrenched agencies all screaming the same thing, “my budget isn’t big enough!” And the debt talks. Some sad sack welfare cases trotted in from the sidewalks, so the pressure can be brought to bear on the decision-makers — borrow more! Get the money from somewhere, so Edna doesn’t have to choose between pills and cat food!
And the “debt talks” meander onward. For you and me, that’s called bankruptcy.
Government gets to blame someone else. That’s the definition, really. Can’t screw up when you’re in government. It’s those terrible, awful, horrible rich people for not paying their fair share.
Everyone else has to skimp and scrape and cut corners and make do. Government gets to spend what it likes. And maybe it will lead to…oh, no, there’s no maybe about it, is there? The results are clearly consistent. We’re looking at ’em.
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