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Quote of the Day 12/31/09

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. H.L. Mencken.

Quote of the Day 12/22/09

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Equality before the law is probably forever inattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. H.L. Mencken.

Quote of the Day 12/11/09

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. H.L. Mencken […]

Thoughts on Liberty and BHO

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth…

Quote of the Day 11/12/09

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

When A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel.
H.L. Mencken – Newpaper Days

Quote of the Day 8/22/09

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it’s good-by to the Bill of Rights. H.L. Mencken – On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe I discovered Mencken in high school, as a cast member in Inherit the Wind. (No, I did not play E.K. Hornbeck. […]