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...
Earlier Friday, we reported that Mitt Romney upset many in the so-called “mainstream media” when he joked that no one has “ever asked to see” his birth certificate while speaking at a rally in Commerce, Michigan. MSNBC hosts, however, went ballistic on Friday, calling his joke “racist” and bigoted, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Host Alex Wagner explained that Romney was clearly ‘scraping the very bottom of this sort of racist other-ist narrative,’” Charlie Spiering wrote.
Michael Eric Dyson amplified that remark, claiming that Romney was appealing to the “base bigotry” of the GOP.
“In this he’s revealing for us, I think that we should be grateful for this but it’s pretty scary to think that a political figure at that high a level is resorting to some of the basest, most despicable bigotry we can imagine,” he said.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes called Romney’s remark “hipster racism.”
“I don’t even know what to do with that joke, it’s like a lasagna of metaphor. I don’t know what, it’s like so piled up, somebody, Adam Serwer at Mother Jones referred to as ‘ironic post-birtherism,’ it’s like hipster racism basically,” he said.
One demerit for using the word “basically,” and an additional demerit for using it in precisely the way I described earlier. Chris Hayes, born in 1979, wishes to lecture us about “hipster racism.” Basically.
I’m getting so sick and tired of seeing people vilified as monsters, for merely suggesting a sluggishness about believing…whatever. Skepticism, mere questions, the faintest whiff of hesitation or doubt. Or, the mere lack of certainty. Or something that might be interpreted as lack of certainty.
Quicker than Obama blaming George Bush for something, and just as predictable, there’s a butt-hurtey two-minute-hatey-hatey.
It’ll be nice when Obama’s gone. I’m not gonna miss this. Just fucking childish as all get-out.
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