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...
Obviously, He doesn’t have one. “If He doesn’t give anything up on this, He gets what He wants, so…”
By a margin of 57 to 38, America disapproves of Obamacare, and that disdain is present in virtually every key demo. Men disapprove at 60%, women at 55%, and independents at 67%.
So, Americans may not like Congressional Republicans, but they also hate Obama’s train wreck law. All of this indicates that – if the GOP members would just get out there and fight – they’d stand a good chance of turning their fortunes.
I think it would not cause too much of a big disagreement with anyone to take note of the fact that it’s now two-for-two — or is it three-for-three? — of “shutdowns” in which, if & when the government does have to shut down, the prevailing viewpoint is somehow established that it’s the Republicans that did it and are responsible for all the wreckage that ensues. This prevailing viewpoint is established early, and often. In ’95 as well as now, the boat isn’t getting too much rocked. It’s just kind of a background melody that endures across centuries, ages too, I suppose…
I’m concerned not so much about Republicans losing and democrats winning, as with the sloppy logic. Obama won’t negotiate, so if the worst comes to pass, it must be on the heads of…His opposition? Huhwha??
I also notice something else: At the state level as well as at the federal level, a “government shutdown” is pretty much a continuous fireworks display of the message that important things are being decided in pretty much the exact opposite from the way they should be decided. Can anyone arguing honestly, deny this to be true? It’s the sprawling and ever-expanding debt that brings the shutdown situation about; if debt is ever-expanding, that’s a pretty reliable sign that things aren’t being done the right way. And then you have the high-drama. As anyone with some dysfunction somewhere in their extended family knows all too well…and you know, I’m reasonably sure that’s all human beings with warm blood and a pulse to slosh it around…high-drama, all the time, as a rule rather than as an exception, is a sure sign that things are hosed. Problems are not getting solved, confrontations are going on, and whoever wins those confrontations is whoever is advancing the non-sustainable lifestyle. Which is a guarantee that more high-drama awaits tomorrow and the day after. In other words, in simpler terms: The “system” just isn’t working.
You know what sets that all off? The catalyst of the problem is not the person most people think it is. It’s the “bubba”; the baby of the family, usually. The jag-off. The screw-up. Momma’s always bailing him out of his latest jam. It’s that one guy — nothing is ever his fault, ever, no matter what. He doesn’t do anything wrong; bad things just keep happening to him. Know the type? I’ll bet you do. If you don’t, well…better-than-even odds, you’re that guy.
That’s what is happening here, I’m afraid. Obama’s skin is dark, so He shouldn’t ever have to give anything up, ever. There, I said it. Yeah yeah…I know…well, Freeberg Rule. You call me a bigot, just for that, I call you a coward.
What a shame. It’s obvious, now, that the people who questioned whether America was ready for a black president, were a hundred percent wrong. They won’t admit it, but they were. Why did it have to be Obama? We’ve got a lot of black notables in this country who would have made fine presidents. Why did it have to be the freshman senator who can’t ever take responsibility for anything? The “bubba”? What a mess.
What we have here is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. The outcome is being affected, rather directly, by the reportage. And not in a good way.
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