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JULY 11, 1921: BATHTUBS OF THE PRESIDENTS II -- SPLISH SPLASH, I WAS STUCK IN THE BATH

Former President William Howard Taft became the tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on July 11, 1921,  serving until his death in 1930. He was the only person to ever hold both positions. 221 more words

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JULY 9, 1850: BATHTUBS OF THE PRESIDENTS I -- OLD RUB-A-DUB-DUB

BATHTUBS OF THE PRESIDENTS I — OLD RUB-A-DUB-DUB

Millard Fillmore ominously assumed the presidency as number 13 when President Zachary Taylor, “Old Rough and Ready,” was ready to push up presidential daisies in 1850. 338 more words

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Trolls

For something sufficiently toad troll-like
Squats in me, too.
Bastardization of Larkin’s “Toads”

Originating in the dark caverns of the Scandinavian subconscious, trolls have undergone a sort of metamorphosis over the ages. 762 more words

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Rule by the Dimwitted

“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” ~ Oscar Wilde

We are ruled by the dimwitted, the dull, the boring – those who, either by example of deviancy passed from one generation to the next, or deals with the devil (probably the same thing) understood early in life that scamming everyone they came in contact with, whether they be the preacher, the wife, the husband, the child, the boss, the teacher and God Himself was in their best interest in securing a life of free from prison, from real work, from human commitments, from any whiff of morality or honor – enabling them to do what they do best, scam the people. 783 more words

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Ignorance and Arrogance May Soon Wipe Us All Out

Just because your friends are out binge-drinking at 2:00 a.m. and beyond, doesn’t mean that the world stops spinning its insanity while they spent the weekend recovering from assaulting their bodies with alcohol, laughing at inane, mental-midget quips from friends or future lovers they just met at the bar, only to wonder the next day when a somewhat clearer mind comes to bear, “what in the hell was I doing” – the insanity outside their own personal insanity rages on. 1,425 more words

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H.L. Mencken on anti-Trump news media

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” —H.L. 22 more words

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  • Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken
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