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...
Now, you see? What was I just telling you? You can’t ignore the evidence; it’s long ago stopped knocking, and has now climbed in the window and is giving us wedgies. People form their opinions about the issues based on their disgust with life — they don’t like living it and they don’t want anyone else living it either.
LC Rob sends us this:
Michigan Congressman Wants 50-Cent Tax Hike on Every Gallon of Gas
A Michigan congressman wants to put a 50-cent tax on every gallon of gasoline to try to cut back on Americans’ consumption.
Polls show that a majority of Americans support policies that would reduce greenhouse gases. But when it comes to paying for it, it’s a different story.
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., wants to help cut consumption with a gas tax but some don’t agree with the idea, according to a new poll by the National Center for Public Policy Research.
Making Dingleberry one and the same as the Hildebeest, Barack Osama, Joe Lieberman and, of course, McVain (Shit Sandwich – AZ), the “conservative” candidate, none of whom have the slightest idea what they’re talking about, which is the reason why none of them have a real job.
The poll, scheduled to be released on Thursday, shows 48 percent don’t support paying even a penny more, 28 percent would pay up to 50 cents more, 10 percent would pay more than 50 cents and 8 percent would pay more than a dollar.
And they’re certainly more than welcome to, should they so desire. All they have to do is to keep a running tally of their gas consumption, multiply the number of gallons with their chosen voluntary extra tax and write the amount on a check for the National Treasury.
But before they start clamoring for everybody else having to do so as well, we would like to remind them that the added cost of transporting everything they buy in stores, from paper clips over milk to plasma TVs, will have to be covered by somebody or the producers thereof will go out of business. You’ll get exactly three guesses as to who will get the honor of paying that.
And let’s not even think about the idiocy inherent in Michiganders wanting to hike the gas tax. As far as we recall, that particular state is known for a particular industry that wouldn’t do too well with rising costs at the pump, an industry that isn’t doing too well as it is.
Which brings us back to the headline of this post.
This is a plague, and a dangerous one. Nearly half of us would pay more? Just…to be able to say they did? Not for the purpose of paying for something, just to throw away their hard-earned dough on some perverted notion of the “common good”?
These people get just as many votes as I do? I have to ask the question: Why don’t they give that up too?
You know, you aren’t guaranteed the right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. I propose a test. A pencil-and-paper multiple-choice test…or something on a web page written in PHP…or a customized machine kind of like a lie detector. Call it an “I Like Life” test. An “I Think Life Is Worth Living” test; an “I Think People Are Not A Pestilence” test.
You pass it, you can vote, you don’t you can’t.
We’ve gotta do something to stop this.
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