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...
Put this up on the Hello Kitty of Blogging because I was hoping I could do what Armstrong & Getty are doing, on a smaller scale, and find out how much & how often this is going on among my personal acquaintances…
But it occurs to me it’s probably just as good to bounce it off my “blog peeps” as well. It seems to be a national problem. From here in the Golden State, ya know, it’s kind of hard to tell.
Jack and Joe are taking phone calls right now about school classrooms forcibly redistributing school supplies so one kid doesn’t feel bad about another kid having better stuff. Rather shocking how many teachers & parents are calling in with this blase attitude of “Oh yeah, you can’t have order in the classroom otherwise…” WTF??
Here, let’s list out the problems one by one. One: It’s communism. If you think it isn’t then your definition of communism is too narrow to work because you’re waiting for Che Guevara and Leon Trotsky to come back from the dead before you see any communists.
Two: When I was a kid, if a crayon fell on the floor it didn’t cause commotion. If it did, they removed the kid that caused the commotion and made sure he wouldn’t do it again.
Three: This seems to be going on in quite a few places — I was previously made to understand it hardly goes on anywhere. One caller said it would only take one lawsuit to bring it to a stop, and Jack commented well nobody wants to be that parent. Funny: When the time comes to sue the school for saying “under God” in the pledge, a LOT of parents want to be that parent.
And four: You know what? Real life doesn’t work that way. You don’t get to say “Hey he has something I don’t have, now I feel bad” and hope someone brings it to you. Well…not until a couple years ago…
What everyone seems to be letting go on this thing is: From all I’ve been able to tell about it so far, the one thing all of the reports have in common is that everywhere this is going on, there has been some kind of opaqueness to it. The creepy-crawly slithery-squirmy stuff is proliferating and thriving in the dark. It’s good old “Thou Shalt Not Covet” commandment-breaking jealousy…along with all of the inevitable miseries cropping up around it that must’ve inspired the Commandment in the first place. When the rock is uplifted and the light streams in, the critters scurry. Light, plainly and clearly, is the answer. And yet the push is on to keep the place dark. Don’t tell anyone. Yeah, I’ve been seizing your kids’ stuff, what’s your problem? Pipe down, shut up, go away, we’re doing what we need to do to keep order in the class.
I’m liking Jack Armstrong’s attitude: “You’re not taking my kid’s stuff, not gonna happen, listen to me carefully here: It isn’t going to happen.” That’s the right attitude. We need more of that.
I’ve already done my bit — had the conversation with my kid years ago, last time I heard about it. We’ve not had our experience with it just yet. But that’s us. What’s happening with everybody else?
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