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...
Heh. Yeah, that works…
Credit to Bud Hammons.
Update: Michael O’Hare, in one of the private groups over on the Hello Kitty of Blogging, threw together a nice little list of one-liners with an interesting point on the end:
Obama Admin is
1. obstructing exploration.
2. Obstructing drilling.
3. Denying oil drilling permits
4. Applying tough EPA regulations on the oil industry
5. Obstructing Canadian Shale Oil pipeline
6. Printing more money
7. Messing up the Middle East Policy
But MSM says its oil speculators.
There’s another item that needs to go on though. And this item is part of an issue that is bigger than the gas industry or the oil industry.
Think back: When a commodity — any commodity — begins to increase in price, and the commodity is a staple of life, or could be thought of as a staple of life, particularly for the indigent and the rustically-living…how do democrats go about bringing the price of that commodity under control?
Think of health care and rent and retail gasoline…and breakfast cereals…and automobiles…
There ya go. Hearings. They investigate. Investigate and regulate. They shove their fat putrid faces into the teevee cameras, jam that index finger straight up into the air, stand on a soapbox and make solemn vows “to get to the bottom of this” by golly. And then they start sniffing under the skirts. Hold circus sideshows. Then they put a bunch of requirements on the books that the “corporations” open their doors to “regulators” and boy oh boy, they’d better not even think of shredding anything!
Which creates what those corporations call a “cost of compliance.” Which is then passed on to the consumer.
Actually the whole thing is bigger than the petroleum industry. The democrat party actually makes use of a very narrow selection of tools for bringing prices of things down. They provide cosmetic and substantial hostility to the process of bringing the whatever-it-is to market…increasing regulation…fighting the production of the raw materials. Along the way, they make some friends, and it seems only natural that their friends should be given control of the distribution of the whatever-it-is. Control of distribution, and monopolistic marketing power — usually, to the overseas producers of the commodity in question, in this case Brazil.
Don’t forget the labor. It has to be unionized. Naturally…these things do not bring the price of the widget down, they shove the price up skyward. It’s very predictable. I’d be disappointed in an eighth-grade graduate who couldn’t predict it. But they don’t get caught at it, because by this time the emotions are running high and too many people have stopped paying attention.
The democrat party doesn’t make things more affordable. It isn’t supposed to. I don’t understand why people think that is within its function or its intent.
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