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Mencken Could Fix Google

Conor Friedersdorf rightly faults the press for lacking perspective on the memo that resulted in a Google veep’s firing:

To shorthand his position as “anti-diversity” before the fact is still misleading.

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Being Human

Thought For the Day: Equality Before God Equals Equality Before Law

“Of all the ideas associated with the general concept of democratic government, the oldest and perhaps the soundest is that of equality before the law.  In relation to the scheme of Christian ethics it is too obvious to need statement.  86 more words

Thought For The Day


Friends, if you think that a dog was elected U.S. President in the last election, you should live in Rabbit Hash, KY, where, in January (the very month Trump was sworn in as Pres), a PIT BULL was ‘indawgurated’ as the town’s  357 more words


It's Not Easy Being Mike Pence

When I look at Mike Pence

I think of H.L.Mencken

who once said

that Puritanism

is  “the haunting fear

that someone, somewhere

might be happy”.


More of Those (were the) Days

And we think contemporary public schools suffer. They had challenges even before Richard Nixon:

The super-science of pedagogy, that fairest flower of the New Thought, has achieved its greatest triumphs in the reclamation of the erring, or, as the old-time schoolmasters had it, the bad.

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H. L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken on Liberty and Government, by Jim Quinn

One of America’s greatest political commentators was H.L. Mencken. In the first half of the twentieth century he was known as the “Sage of Baltimore.” From Jim Quinn at theburningplatform.com: 401 more words


Quote of the Day 7-15-17 (H.L. Mencken)

“The cosmos is a gigantic fly wheel making 1,000 revolutions a minute. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride.” 136 more words