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"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." July, 1920

“On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” July 26, 1920…

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Magistrates Should Enforce the Whole Decalogue?

Mencken recognized the fallacy of enforcing morality but not theology (“thou shalt have no other gods before me”):

It is moral tyranny that now afflicts These States, and the worst of the matter is that thousands of Americans seem disposed to submit to it without protest..

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Novus Ordo Seclorum

The Ethics of Ethics

Welcome, everyone, to the year 2017, and on a personal note, to my 100th blog entry. I would like it to have rained balloons around every person reading this, but it was not in the budget, and I have a feeling that the new year will be one of fiscal responsibility, prudence in regards to legislation, and getting rid of those crap-sucking ethical review boards. 861 more words

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Sobrevivencia en Alta Vista Hotel, Bunker Hill / John Fante & Charles Bukowski (Diario Perfil) - por Juan Arabia

El primer acercamiento de la obra de Fante con el público fue un breve cuento titulado “Altar Boy”, publicado en la revista The American Mercury… 531 more words

H. L. Mencken

There is always a sheet of paper. There is always a pen. There is always a way out. —  H. L. Mencken

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Why Mencken Matters

He is a reminder that belief is not normal (to fallen human beings).

The reason for that aside is Regis Martin’s article about the stupidity of atheists (trigger warning for the w-w deniers): 489 more words

Roman Catholicism

How to Make Mencken a Christian

Turn doubt into fruit of the Spirit:

Doubt signals that this process of dying and rising is underway. Though God feels far away, at that moment God may be closer than we realize—especially if “know what you believe” is how we’re used to thinking of our faith.

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