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Quote of the Day: H L Mencken

When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental…

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Brought to you by the Letter 'W'

Specifically the ‘w’ in sword. I like to pronounce it when I am talking to myself or reading aloud an old poem. Speaking the w sounds more noble and knightly and easier to see in my mind’s eye two brave knights fighting for the honor of their queen wielding their s’w’ords, rather than their ‘sords.’ 386 more words

Historical Research

5 authors I wish were around to cover Donald Trump

In 2000, George W. Bush gave a speech at the Al Smith Dinner in New York and paid honor to William F. Buckley.

“Bill wrote a book at Yale,” he said. 557 more words


The Never-Ending Female Shit Test

Shit tests are never-ending tests women put men through to see if they’re worthy of a visit to the love cave. Women toss out hoops for men to jump through from the time they meet them, as a way of measuring men’s “worthiness” as love interests. 1,085 more words


The American credo

By Mencken and George J. Nathan

I like Mencken, I really do even with his faults. In this book they make a contribution toward the interpretation of the national mind. 203 more words


H. L. Mencken on elections

A quote by H. L. Mencken on elections is the topic of this blog post.

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” H. 161 more words

H. L. Mencken Quotes

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. – H. L. Mencken http://ift.tt/29FiLp9

H. L. Mencken