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...
Vote here. It’s a pie chart that looks like Pac Man’s head, in mid-gulp with the mouth barely open. With the right side winning.
I’d like to know what the “no” people are thinking. Seems to be typical liberal stuff — I don’t want to see it, therefore they shouldn’t be in view anywhere. In other words, looking away is simply not an option. You know what they say…”If a conservative doesn’t like a radio station he turns the dial, if a liberal doesn’t like a radio station he wants it banned.”
Wall Street Journal is wondering if the Bush administration should get some credit for finding bin Laden so he could be killed. Over on FARK, there were 141 comments about fifteen minutes ago and as of this writing there are 377. Mmmm yes…FARK kids…I’m sure they’re going to weigh the evidence, evaluate both sides fairly and come to a reasoned decision on this.
If you can use time as an excuse for Obama, as in “He still needs time to fix” blah blah blah blah…then Bush gets to use the same excuse, as in “It took more than eight years to use OUR intelligence to bring down bin Laden.” Can’t have it both ways.
If this was fiction with no parallel with reality, I would have guessed the job of finding bin Laden and putting a slug between his eyes…at somewhere between two and three years. Pretty close to what it took President Obama’s administration. But it’s pretty clear He didn’t start from scratch, and it’s therefore pretty clear this is a much more involved and complicated task, full of false leads. My two-year guess would be exceptionally weak, I wouldn’t have put any “gonna feel that” money on it at all. None. I can see it taking a decade of steady, incremental progress.
Hey, timelines are hard. Sixty-some years from the maiden flight of a heavier-than-air vessel, to a successful moonshot, and then another forty years of not quite being able to get around to doing it again. A full decade to send bin Laden to meet Allah? I can certainly see it.
Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, EIT for short, has been shown to be part of it — I don’t hear anyone, anywhere, in a position of knowledge, saying otherwise. Assassination, reprehensible in any form to the extremist left in America that forms Obama’s base, was undoubtedly a part of it. It’s a core piece of the official narrative. “Kill, not capture.”
No matter who you choose to believe, this ends up being just another revolution on the merry-go-round of “When liberals absolutely positively have to deliver results, they make their decisions the way conservatives do.”
Hey, that would be a decent slogan for 2012. Wonder how much intel we’d have on bin Laden if Al Gore was our President when the towers came down?
Update: Drudge is reporting Obama has decided to release one photo. Just heard the guys on the radio report on this as well.
If that is true, this means we are going to have conspiracy theories. It can’t go any other way. There are n photos, Obama has decided to release one, and n>1. And so there is going to be speculation about what is in the (n-1) photos.
Obama’s bump in the polls — and let’s be clear about this, it is well-deserved — is going to be over pretty soon, I think. If I were an Obama fan I’d be coming off it right about now. There will be conspiracy theories about the photos because Obama’s releasing only one, or a selected subset anyway. If Obama cannot see this coming, He’s an idiot. If He can, then He’s a manipulator. But also, there’s this “when and if they decide to release it” business. What they mean by that is when/if He decides to release it…
It all seems so imperious and imperial. This one guy, this Man-God-King guy, decides moment to moment how the public’s right to know is to be interpreted. Anyone who disagrees is called a racist.
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