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Mencken and More on Lincoln's Speech

Mencken and More on Lincoln’s Speech

by DC Dave

The critical observations of America’s most famous journalist about America’s most famous speech, which was written and delivered by America’s most worshipped president, have recently received some… 3,311 more words

Quote of the Day

The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

—H. L. Mencken

Politics

Martinis Please

“Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”

-H. L. Mencken

Fashion

"Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem – neat, plausible, and wrong." ~~H. L. Mencken

“Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem – neat, plausible, and wrong.” 

~~ H. L. Mencken

Quotes

Ain't that the truth?!

,,The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death house. 36 more words

Drinking

The 5 Worst Teachers I Ever Had

“School teachers, taking them by and large, are probably the most ignorant and stupid class of men in the whole group of mental workers.” —H. L. 1,043 more words

APRIL 3 IS INTERNATIONAL KISS MY ASS DAY

If ever someone invented a freedom-loving holiday, this is the day. July 4th may be Independence Day, but April 3rd is even more liberating (if less patriotic).  299 more words

Humor