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...
Okay now this is cool. You mean every time I write something that says Obama is a one-termer, His political life gets a new lease by means of a terrorist getting killed? Is that karma or something?
I can deal with that. Obama is a one-termer, Obama is a one termer, Obama is a dead duck, Obama’s gonna lose, Obama is a one termer.
Seriously, America’s worst President does deserve some credit on this. Still waiting for the details to come out, but that much does seem clear. At the very least, He deserves credit for not getting in the way when the military did what it’s supposed to do, just like with the Somali pirates getting skull-capped.
Now things get bizarre in lefty-land. President Obama delivered a speech carefully stripped bare, by which I mean right down to the bones, of any “Hoo-rah” stuff. No foam rubber finger with “We’re Number One” on it, no don’t you go fucking with the USA or we’ll get ya. Not a trace. It’s clear He was trying not to piss off the internationalists, the anti-patriots, the anti-exceptionalists.
But something funny happened. He got to “killed Osama bin Laden” and there was no euphemism. Went ahead & used the k-word, just like that.
This tells me we’re nearly unanimous in agreeing with my fringe-kooky outlook on capital punishment — at least, the essentials of it. That we’ve got these bad people living among us who, for one reason or another, aren’t capable of living among us and tossing their bad asses in a cell isn’t good enough. Obama delivered this weird speech, syllable by syllable, trying His darnedest not to piss off His base…then used the word “killed.”
There are no concerns that I’ve found, anywhere, about the World Community trembling in agitation and fear about those out-of-control Americans and who are we gonna come after next. I imagine that’s because Obama’s a lefty. Kind of an “Only Nixon Can Go To China” moment in reverse.
Another weird thing: From what I’m hearing, President Obama made His announcement last night once the DNA match confirmed the identity of the deceased, at which point said deceased was deceased “about a week.” (Update: This does not seem to be the case…)
That would mean Osama met Allah sometime really close to Easter Sunday, which would be pretty cool…but it also means the sequence of events goes like this:
1. Osama bites it. Once the ensuing firefight dies down, Military, or experts, or experts in the military or whoever immediately go to work on DNA tests to prove it’s really the guy.
2. Obama releases His birth certificate.
3. After the DNA tests prove what was known for nearly certain anyway, Obama makes the announcement.
Which provides a further answer to what I was asking on Birth Certificate Day, “why release this document on April 27 of the third year of Obama’s term?” I say “further” because the answer to that question is compatible with the interests of President Obama…not to the interests of America. We already had that much. I’m still not sure how it helps the country to release that personal record on that particular date, but now it’s a little clearer why that decision was made.
(Update: Looks like some things will have to remain a mystery.)
Lefties are now bragging rather brazenly that Obama was in the Big Chair when Osama flatlined, and President Bush couldn’t get this done. We’ll see a lot more of this, and there’s a concern that it might change the result of the election. Could be. Why worry about that one today; America will vote the way it’ll vote, and whatever that is, that’s how it will go. But do I need to backpedal on my prediction? I don’t think so. You can’t win re-election presiding over a crappy economy.
In fact I have another prediction:
“What exactly did Barack Obama do to bring down bin Laden?” is going to net me the same blank stares I used to get when I asked “what exactly did Bill Clinton do to revive the economy?” To date, it looks like the most logical answer to that is “use George W. Bush’s idea of putting General Petraeus in charge of things.”
You’re getting an object lesson in how crappy leaders do their so-called “leading,” although anyone who’s ever had a crappy boss already knew about this. They sit, like scavengers, waiting for something to happen that doesn’t completely suck. Then they swoop in and claim credit. In the meantime, while things continue sucking, they change the subject or blame the predecessor. So you see it’s a very simple process…blame predecessor, change subject, blame predecessor, change subject, when something happens that doesn’t suck you claim credit. Then the next day you change the subject and blame the predecessor. It will be this way as long as it works, and this has always worked.
Update: Wisdom from my Hello Kitty of Blogging account:
You spend three solid years explaining to me the evils involved in fruit, sugar, pastry, shortening, etc…then after all that one day you say “look, I made a cherry pie!” Of course I’m going to look at you funny. Any rational person would say “Okay, so you want credit for the pie…but you clearly have no idea what goes into one…or you think I don’t…or…that’s not a real pie.”
Assassination squads is bad. Aggressive action is bad, especially in a “sovereign nation.” Decisive action without years and years of “due process” based on presumption of innocence, with “he did it and he knew what he was doing but he might be clinically crazy” being defined as innocence…is bad. Guns is bad. Anytime good guys win and bad guys lose, there’s some way to make it bad.
And then Obama zoinks Osama and that’s supposed to be good.
I don’t know why liberal democrats continue to pretend to be supporting some kind of principle, as opposed to a nakedly partisan agenda. Oh wait — yeah, I do know now that I think about it. They’re accustomed to talking to people unwilling or unable to retain and process meaningful information.
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