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 have questions about this…
1. Let me start off with basic unfairness and pick on her for things on which Republicans share guilt, since I just have to get this off my chest about conventions in general. Why are these speeches always set up as if they are appeals to the opposition? I think if I could fly to Denver and ask everyone there, “what is the one thing on which you ALL agree?” it’s going to be “that Obama should win the election and McCain should lose it.” These are delegates after all; party loyalists. And yet, every single speech I’ve heard thus far, every word within, exists to substantiate that point and for no other purpose. At about 1:50 you say every single one of us can “recite the reasons” why Obama must be elected. Well hey…you’ve got time.
2. What — exactly — is being yelled at the teevee screen over the last eight years? Why is she tip-toeing around that? She wants party unity, so maybe she should define what the grievances are. “Nine One One Was An Inside Job”? Our troops are rapists and babykillers? We have to have more abortions? Burn food for fuel and leave our oil in the ground? If you’re clamoring for party unity, and your party agrees on what it wants, besides getting a democrat into the White House; SAY what those things are. You’ve passed the point, long ago, where you’ve taken on the appearance of not being able to afford putting this into words.
3. What is up with that adverb responsibly? The year’s halfway over, and to date I’ve not heard any democrat of any importance talk about “ending the war” without using that word. It’s obviously been disseminated from some central point of authority, with regard to this one issue. Why is that? Aren’t all issues handled by our nation’s executive branch, to be handled responsibly? Is there some other major political party somewhere, of which I personally have yet to learn, that has taken the position that the war in Iraq is to be ended irresponsibly?
4. When you make the economy work for hard-working middle class families again…does this mean a person has to be working in order for the economy to work for them? I’ve found through the years that with democrats, “working” is an opposite word. You talk about people who are doing it, more often than not what you’re really talking about is the people who aren’t doing it and have no intention of doing it. So this (about a minute in) is another place in which your speech could benefit from more specificity.
5. Do we have people uncovered for health care because our politicians haven’t been talking about it loudly enough?
6. “Every single American” implies “everyone,” which is another opposite word. Do you want quality health care for everyone, really? All democrats are united on this? Should rich white males be covered? Conservative Republicans? Bible-thumpers? Gun-toting rednecks? I’ve not yet seen a democrat use the word “everyone” and mean it. Not once; not yet. So is this the first time?
7. It doesn’t look to me as if conservatives have any problem at all standing up and saying, loud and proud, “WE WANT MORE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES LIKE SAMUEL ALITO AND JOHN ROBERTS.” How come liberals can’t say the same about — wait, no. I’m not going to name them. Their initials are SB and RBG. The initials of the other two, whom your husband did not nominate, are JPS and DHS. You liberals think it’s so important to nominate people like these. How come most of you, even the most well-educated and politically involved among you, not only can’t call out these justices as defining the template for the kind of justice the nation needs on the Supreme Court — but you’re going to have to open a new browser window and go running off to Wikipedia to find out what their names are?
Update 8/29/08: Dr. Melissa Clouthier has — at least — five good reasons why government-controlled healthcare wouldn’t be such a hot idea. For those among us who need to be told.
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