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...
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you can find something for which to be thankful.
I would think if you’re a left-winger, it would be easy. But I don’t know those people very well, and what I do know about them calls into significant question their readiness, willingness and ability to be thankful for things. They might have some trouble even as their liberal faces are still smiling and flush with victory from two Tuesdays ago. Thought I’d help them a little.
There’s all the stuff of which, thanks to Boortz, I’ve found out Michelle Malkin has put together. It comes down to a whole lot of bad crap that can happen to you in other countries if you run around talking like a liberal. Liberals like to pretend they’re really courageous “speaking truth to power” by making jokes about our current President eating pretzels, as if the Department of Homeland Security is full of people like the child-stealer from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with his oversized net, ready to chase the sarcastic liberals down and lock ’em up if the liberals don’t…aw shit, I can’t keep typing this. I don’t know what the liberals think they’re doing to keep from being locked up. Just go on being courageous and outspoken I guess. Anyway, it’s a sad delusion, and I’m thankful Malkin has put together the research to remind us, liberals & otherwise, how delusional it is. And how real such concerns are, even today, once you start trotting the globe.
And then there is Mark Foley. Scandals in general — and the wonderful American political system that ensures that scandals will have a special smearing power against whatever party is in charge of things, especially if it’s Republicans. So that eventually if you wait long enough, Democrats will come out on top even though Americans are stick to death of their crap.
I would guess Conservatives are a little trickier. Most of them will find something for which to be thankful, by stepping out of politics and thinking about their families. Does the trick for me. Some conservatives don’t have families, though, so for them we have…also via Boortz…a wonderful article by Walter Williams comparing the United States with you-know-where. That’s right, Europe.
Government spending exceeds 50 percent of the GDP in France and Sweden and more than 45 percent in Germany and Italy, compared to U.S. federal, state and local spending of just under 36 percent. Government spending encourages people to rely on handouts rather than individual initiative, and the higher taxes to finance the handouts reduce incentives to work, save and invest. The European results shouldn’t surprise anyone. U.S. per capita output in 2003 was $39,700, almost 40 percent higher than the average of $28,700 for European nations.
Mmmm, my. Fifty pennies on the dollar versus thirty-six pennies on the dollar. Wow, if we put half our GDP into government spending, Uncle Sam would be chewing through nearly six trillion dollars a year. I don’t even want to think about what that would look like. I’m pretty thankful we don’t have it.
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