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...
The “Bad President” stuff is about eighty percent accurate as far as the really high-level and obvious fact-checking goes. That’s about fifty or sixty percentage points higher than normal with Palin haters.
However, it continues a trend I have found to be absolutely iron-clad: Of the eight “Bad President” slides that bear some passing resemblance to the truth, all make it their business to predict what someone else is going to think or do.
She’s supposed to be this intellectual lightweight, but nobody can form any sensible thoughts about what she’s going to biff, how she’ll manage to piss in her boot, which pooch she’s gonna screw.
Nobody can say how she’s going to suck, exactly, without bringing some third party into it. That says something.
It doesn’t strike me as the kind of attack an incumbent can lay down against a challenger. If you’re the incumbent, and the economy sucks ass, and you’ve been presiding over it, then we know beyond any doubt what mistakes you can make and we don’t need to bring anybody else into it at all.
Now to be fair about it, I do find some of the “Good President” slides to be lame. And the absolute lamest one would be “First Woman President.” Hope this doesn’t come off as bigoted or sexist, but this white male has absolutely had it with “firsts.” I’ve been hearing about ‘em for forty years. Lately they haven’t done us any good; our First Black President is a communist who uses His skin color as a weapon against dissent, thereby dividing the country.
Actually, you know the one thing I like about Palin being a woman? It isn’t going to net her a single female vote, in fact it will lose her tons of ‘em. Our females don’t seem to be too excited about her. Girls would rather have Hillary. They feel most comfortable with female authority figures who are unappealing to men.
But enough about that. I think the “Friend to Working Class” slide is worth mention, doesn’t quite score a bulls-eye but it does come close.
We’ve been hip deep in liberalism for a long time. By that I mean, liberal extremism has started to look like moderation (see previous post).
Perhaps the oldest tenet of modern liberalism has been control of the means of a society’s production of goods. And today, this is really what the yelling and the fighting are all about. People tend to spend their entire lives either being producers, or not-producers.
Of the not-producers, the soldier represents the not-producer we actually need. Defense is vital. It isn’t supposed to actually produce anything, save for that which is used to provide the defense.
All the other not-producers we can do without. We’ve got a very long way to go before we can realize that objective; all of our leaders, recently, seem to arrive with resumes that are very impressive, but not-productive. Our latest President is only the most stellar example, since “The Community Organizer” demonstrates fairly often that He has no idea how the economy actually works, and by demonstrating it, actually hurts a lot of people. But it’s a problem that predates him, and who says it has to be this way?
Maybe, just maybe, the first step toward fixing our many ills is to put someone in charge who has been a producer of goods that actually help people, and thinks like a producer of goods that help people. It is, without a doubt, the remedy we most urgently need right now.
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