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...
More of my wisdom, from Daphne’s place. Just a note I’d like filed away that, in its own way, is important I think…
There is one wrinkle in the fabric that I wish were explored in great detail. Barack Obama is famous for using the word “I” in His speeches very often, up to & past the point where it becomes self-parody. You would think that the few times such a person uses the word “we,” He really & truly does mean to activate and implement the concept of “we.” But that’s not the case here.
The option was put on the table to raze the compound to the ground with missiles but, from what they’re saying, President Obama immediately ruled this out because “we” had to have absolute, irrefutable proof that Osama bin Laden was eliminated, and not some imposter. This significantly elevated the risk to the troops engaged in the mission, as well as to the success of the mission itself.
We-ell, Mission Accomplished, as they say. Then what? The DNA test to make absolutely positively sure…the President makes His announcement…it seems at least one photograph was taken, and I would assume — hope — there were some meaningful remnants kept of this DNA testing process. And then whoosh. The body is treated according to Islamic tradition, “buried at sea,” with not even the name of the body of water disclosed, so it is absolutely impossible to build any kind of temple. Okay, as I said before I can see the logic in that.
Here we are at end-game, and “we” didn’t have a single thing proven to “us.” Barack Obama made sure things were proven to Barack Obama for the benefit of Barack Obama.
For the record, I don’t think this will have a meaningful impact in this particular situation. Osama bin Laden is dead; I believe he was killed this last Sunday, as we were told. We’re going to get at least one gory photograph to support this, and I’m all-but-certain that there is, indeed, some useful remnant from this DNA process to accommodate an enlarged audience of neutral arbiters, should that need somehow arise.
It’s the mindset that irritates me. “No rockets because we need do make sure it’s really him” — fast foward to — “Okay, I am sure it’s him now I’ll make my announcement in a couple hours so go ahead and get that thing out of here.” So the corpus delicti is fish food before we even find out there is a corpus delicti because, well hey, what the hell do we need to know? Other than Obama Is Awesome.
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