I Love Mencken

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    Public Office

    "It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    Mar 9, 2010

    It Was The Same In The 1880s As It Was In The 1970s

    "A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents."
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    Mar 9, 2010

    When I Need A Little Cheering Up

    When I need a little cheering up, this is the guy. Here is one about his father:  "All mankind, in his sight, was divided into two great races: those who paid their bills, and those who didn't. The former were virtuous, despite any evidence that could be adduced to the...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    Mar 4, 2010

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    An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    Mar 4, 2010

    Just A Quote

    Just a quote. One that I love. The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. H. L. Mencken Nothing changes, does it.
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2011

    Is There Today, Somewhere In The World, A

    Is there a modern day Mencken.  I don't mean literary critic.  I mean social observer - comedic writer.  I am looking for books or maybe audio recordings. For the middle twentieth century, I would put Jean Shepard in the category.  And it looks as if some...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    Mar 17, 2010

    The Scopes Trial And H L Mencken

    One of the best tangential stories about Mr. Mencken has to do with the Monkey Trial in Tennessee in 1925.  I the intervening years, much has been made about the conflict between those who absolutely believe in creationism and those who absolutely believe in evolution...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2010
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