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...
Robin of Berkeley’s piece at American Thinker made my stack, and was going to naturally migrate into this scroll. Over the turkey-day, all sorts of others found it and gave it the attention due. So if you are one of those or if you read one of those, this doesn’t come as news to you.
And of course if you’ve been paying attention to what’s going on, Robin is merely giving words to the obvious.
Like for most feminists, it was a no-brainer for me to become a Democrat. Liberal men, not conservatives, were the ones devoted to women’s issues. They marched at my side in support of abortion rights. They were enthusiastic about women succeeding in the workplace.
As time went on, I had many experiences that should have made me rethink my certainty. But I remained nestled in cognitive dissonance — therapy jargon for not wanting to see what I didn’t want to see.
[W]hile liberal men did indeed hold up those picket signs, they didn’t do anything else to protect me. In fact, their social programs enabled bad behavior and bred chaos in urban America. And when I was accosted by thugs, those leftist men were missing in action.
What else should have tipped me off? Perhaps the fact that so many men in ultra-left Berkeley are sleazebags. Rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear stories from my young female clients about middle-aged men preying on them. With the rationale of moral relativism, these creeps feel they can do anything they please.
The Left’s behavior towards Palin is not politics as usual. By their laser-focus on her body and her sexuality, leftists are defiling her.
They are wilding her. And they do this with the full knowledge and complicity of the White House.
The Left has declared war on Palin because she threatens their existence. Liberals need women dependent and scared so that women, like blacks, will vote Democrat. A strong, self-sufficient woman, Palin eschews liberal protection…
[T]he Democratic Party is hardly an oasis for women. Now that it has been infiltrated by the hard Left, it’s a dangerous place for women, children, and other living things.
In the wilding of Sarah Palin, the Left shows its true colors. Rather than sheild the vulnerable, leftists will mow down any man, woman, or child who gets in their way. Instead of a movement of hope and change, it is a cauldron of hate.
Gerard, one of many who managed to beat me to the bunch, summarizes it most capably:
“A cauldron of hate” pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it? It’s bubbling away everywhere you look in Democrat politics these days, and it is giving off a worse and worse stench as “friendly persuasion” gives way to bribery, corrupt ethics and morals, thuggery, buggery, and a rising and shrill insistence that all Americans simply give up their reservations and chow down on another heaping plate of Democrat bullshit.
Ad Hominem is their argument of choice because it is the only argument they have left. Obama Himself is a massive fail; the TARP bailout is a massive fail; the swindle-us is a massive fail; unemployment up, Obama approval down, other foreign heads-of-state think our guy is a sissy and a bowing buffoon. Iran’s going forward with their nuclear program and probably kicking themselves for the time wasted on diplomatic meetings with our empty talking-head. Approval rating for ObamaCare down to 30%, and doesn’t seem to have bottomed out yet. Climate change has been exposed as the trillion-dollar scam it always was.
Their plans just plain don’t work.
Usually, we get fooled by ‘em anyway, because it takes a few years to realize their plans don’t work. In 2009 they don’t even have that working for ‘em. All the fail takes place within the narrow window of short-term memory.
And so all the supporting arguments come down to calling the other guy a boob. Or a yokel. Or a dummy or a neanderthal or a tundra princess or a caribou barbie…or something that ends with -ist.
The realization that someone with deleterious attributes can be correct about something, and someone with many appealing tangential qualities can be wrong — easily substantiated through natural experience, within the lifetime and memory of all mature, observant adults — rends this argument asunder. But it’s all they have left, so when it doesn’t have the desired effect they just crank up the volume and the hatred another notch.
Every single other munition that ever lay in their stockpile, was spent some time ago.
Update: Hey, how’s this for a bumper sticker:
I treat women better when I’m oppressing them, than the average liberal does when he’s defending them.
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