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...
For His Holy Eminence. The name of the jobs act was actually stolen by the Republicans, Obama’s performance at His own job has hit an all-time low again, His efforts to “create or save” the jobs of others are now under investigation and it seems they should be…and…that other thing hovering over everything else like a bad stench…the unconstitutionality of the signature monstrosity.
Quick — talk about something else. I know Mr. McGinniss’ book has been in the works for awhile now…takes time to get those houses rented & peek in all the windows…but, to repeat a sentiment that has found voice before, the timing is interesting. That seems to always be the case with muck and slime.
The rest of us can learn something from this, I think. If a calculation is indeed being made, that would mean news about an Alaska housewife who holds no office and makes no meaningful decisions at all, is retaining market value as a commodity — yes, news is a commodity, didn’t you know? — while The One, who’s supposed to be deciding everything worth deciding, is completely screwing everything up. The calculation could be wrong, but I think we can rule that out as a possibility, for if it was a wrong calculation it would be calculated this way over and over again.
So the timing is purely coincidental, or else our priorities are completely cocked up. Or else the masses are really, really good at multitasking, maintaining an encyclopedic knowledge of the most influential, the least influential, and presumably everyone on the spectrum in between. I think we can rule out that last one as well; hearing a lot of grumbling out there about “haven’t decided who I wanna support just yet” and an occasional protest of “haven’t got time for this need to work & pay bills & spend time with my family & pick up milk on the way home.”
I’m going with, our priorities are cocked up. So go get that milk. Pick up a National Enquirer while you’re at it.
Meanwhile, back to the pilot in the cockpit who doesn’t seem to know jack squat about flying. Quite a week for Him…wonder if it’s time to start feeling a little bit sorry for Him yet? Should we perhaps revoke the voting rights of whoever doesn’t want to manage his own problems in life — sees it as Washington’s job to take care of everybody, and the voter’s job to vote in someone cool and wonderful and awesome to make all the right decisions? Obviously that model doesn’t work. And I don’t think the people who believe in that model, will stop believing in it just because it’s demonstrated that it doesn’t work, across a presidential term…or a decade…or generations…or a lifetime. They’re entrenched in it and will never abandon it. So should they be participating in the decision? When you think about it, their whole worldview is one of avoiding decisions and putting someone else in charge. So disenfranchising them from the voting process would really be nothing more than giving them precisely what they want anyway. Maybe we should start thinking about it, very seriously.
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