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Offline iddee

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This thought was just too good to pass up.
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:21:33 AM »
This thought was just too good to pass up.
     
    H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition.
 
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. 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 occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
---H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

    So it was written, and so it has come to pass.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Offline Vance G

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Re: This thought was just too good to pass up.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 01:04:40 PM »
Now that is wisdom.  He had had a good dose of President WIlson, an early onset narcissist and moron to auger the future.

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Re: This thought was just too good to pass up.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 09:13:58 PM »
The Right points Left <----
The Left points Right ---->

And they both say "Ha-ha. That is about you." Sad thing is.....You're both right.
Quite difficult matters can be explained even to a slow-witted man, if only he has not already adopted a wrong opinion about them; but the simplest things cannot be made clear even to a very intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, and knows indubitably, the truth of the matter under consideration. -Leo Tolstoy

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Re: This thought was just too good to pass up.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 07:53:33 AM »
>Sad thing is.....You're both right.

But not always for the reasons they cite...
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