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I Praise The Works of Robert Heinlein Even Though I Haven't Actually Read Them

I’m not really into SF. But that won’t prevent me from voicing my opinion.

Robert Anson Heinlein resisted Puritanism with his Science Fiction in the same way that Henry Louis Mencken resisted Puritanism with his Cultural Critique. 1,575 more words

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  • “The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth — that the error and truth are simply opposite.
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Saturday soapbox

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse. 83 more words


Why We Write

The great journalist, satirist and cultural critic, H.L. Mencken, (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) wrote:

“Why then do rational men and women engage in so barbarous and exhausting a vocation (writing) – for there are relatively intelligent and enlightened authors, remember, just as there are relatively honest politicians, and even bishops.  

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  • “The state remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.” ~H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
H.L. Mencken

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. 223 more words

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July 9, 1850: 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. 346 more words

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