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...
If you’re well-informed, or even moderately-informed, you know where this is going already. We’ll start off with that particular monstrosity:
In March 2010, Congress passed President Obama’s health care reform legislation. The bill had appeared in serious jeopardy, and after the upset special election victory of Senator Scott Brown (R–MA), many analysts expected the bill to fail. Instead, it became law.
The law discourages employers from hiring in several ways:
• Businesses with fewer than 50 workers have a strong incentive to maintain this size, which allows them to avoid the mandate to provide government-approved health coverage or face a penalty;
• Businesses with more than 50 workers will see their costs for health coverage rise—they must purchase more expensive government-approved insurance or pay a penalty; and
• Employers face considerable uncertainty about what constitutes qualifying health coverage and what it will cost. They also do not know what the health care market or their health care costs will look like in four years. This makes planning for the future difficult.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There is something about the modern progressive that everlastingly, stridently, viciously if necessary, opposes the concept of a sandbox. You can’t ever put one of their plans in some isolated area where its effect on people will be limited and controlled. For some reason, that’s a complete non-starter. The plan has to be implemented immediately, universally, unconditionally, involuntarily and inescapably. There can’t be any getting away from it.
I’m not in a position to opine on their concerns or their priorities — since they’re so seldom challenged on any of it.
Progressives have no response to that particular critique, by the way. Present it to them and they’ll just change the subject. More likely than not, tell you the person who came up with it is a moron and an idiot, and then say the same about you if you show any signs of receptiveness to it. But they won’t respond logically to it because there is no response. They won’t tolerate any loopholes or escape hatches or opt-in strategies or containment strategies or test-beds or anything of the like.
And here we are. Thank God I found a job before Obama was elected.
Hat tip to Boortz.
What do businesses think about the Obama administration? It’s easy to speculate on it — start with the three bullet points in the excerpt from the report, above — but you have to wait awhile to get actual confirmation on it. Recently, that has happened and it’s become something of an “Everyone else is blogging it, I might as well put ‘er up too” thing.
And yes, as you’ve heard already and it has become an obligatory statement to put in: This particular entrepreneur leans democrat.
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