In Honor of Mustang……and H.L. Mencken

 

HL MenckenOur great friend and fellow blogger/commenter, Mustang, has been saying much this same thing for a few years now….he has little faith in Americans anymore, and many of them deserve his low opinion.  When I saw Mencken’s quote, I thought of him.   This is a homage to Mustang, whose blogs are HERE and HERE and whose brains and wit are undeniable, enjoyable, and should be read by a LOT more people than actually are…

Isn’t this a great quote?  Do you agree?  And tell us why you believe this happened?  Could be a good in-depth discussion.  And an important one.

 (and thanks to SilverLady for emailing it to me)

FYI:  H.L. Mencken

Z

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30 Responses to In Honor of Mustang……and H.L. Mencken

  1. Kid says:

    Absolutely agree on Mustang’s blogs. I very much enjoy reading each one.

    As far as America, it’s much worse than that.

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  2. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, you’re right; if only it was only narcissism and foolishness………I don’t think Mencken could have realized just HOW BAD a president COULD be.

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  3. John M. Berger says:

    Mencken was, surely, a prophet. I’m shearing today’s quote with many.

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  4. The only thing I disagree with pertaining to Obama is he is no fool. He is doing exactly what he set out to do. The REAL fools are the ones that didn’t see what he was and put him in office.

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  5. “The REAL fools are the ones that didn’t see what he was and put him in office.”
    Which is the point of the quote.
    If I thought Mencken were correct however, I would actively seek to overthrow the constitution and replace our government with a benevolent dictator. What else is the point?

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  6. Impertinent says:

    @Ed..”replace our government with a benevolent dictator.”

    I’d be satisfied with a coup driven by all the Commanders and Generals he’s fired for doing their jobs or telling the Saracen Sotero that he’s an idiot.

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  7. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, even before I became so interested in national politics, I often said what we need is a benevolent dictator. Awful, but true… You said “I would actively seek to overthrow the constitution and replace our government with a benevolent dictator”
    I guess the point is that it’s the AMERICANS who’ve gone soft, and daft. So many of THEM have become Narcissistic morons and downright fools for not understanding/appreciating the Constitution anymore. That’s the point

    I don’t know if Mustang’s not here because he’s busy or he hated my post. I hope not!!

    Mal…yes, and that’s pretty much what that quote says, isn’t it?

    John, thanks for sharing it.

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  8. geeez2014 says:

    Imp; I’ve always hoped for that. But, instead, they’re fired or ‘resign’, get their pensions and call it a day. Did they REALLY CARE enough to blow the whistle on Obama? Apparently not. $$$$$

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  9. John M. Berger says:

    “benevolent dictator”
    One problem that I’ve always seen with that is I don’t believe that any “dictator” would remain “benevolent” regardless of initial good intentions. What we need is an informed electorate but, alas, I don’t see that anytime soon.

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/former-defense-intel-chief-blasts-obama_826593.html

    Imp: I just saw that article…at least SOME of the military are speaking out…too bad it’s only covered mainly by truly interested Conservatives.

    John, you’re absolutely right, of course. And, who’s to say what BENEVOLENT is, right? The Left thinks Obama’s health care ruination is BENEVOLENT, and giving free phones is BENEVOLENT, et cetc….you’re totally correct…. we’re just hypothesizing and it gives us all pause to consider that….
    I’m afraid the media’s made it so’s there may never be an informed electorate again; that’s a huge problem, you’re right.

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  11. Impertinent says:

    @Z…”Flynn left government last summer, a year before scheduled. He did not provide a reason for his early departure, but sources close to Flynn told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that he was forced out after years of making arguments the Obama administration did not want to hear.”

    And I didn’t even see that Z…..of course these men have been booted…cause the military knows the truth…and his standing with the military is about 67% disapprove.

    He like “European” ideas, right? Well…let’s have our own Bastille Day and storm the walls.

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  12. Baysider says:

    Perfect! if sad. The erudite cynic had a way with words.

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, Mencken was a bit of a NUT, wasn’t he! But right on this! It’s amazing you used ERUDITE because I KNOW and YOU KNOW it’s spelled like that but don’t you always hear folks say ERIUDITE? Drives me nuts! I honestly thought I’d possibly been wrong all these years and meant to google it THIS MORNING and forgot…and there, you used it correctly, too.

    Imp; good idea;. A long time coming; but that is why the DHS has good Christians on the terror list….they’re ready.

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  14. geeez2014 says:

    It’s like so many say ORIENTATE. geeeez

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  15. Bob says:

    Just, wow! Menken nailed it. Gotta give Mustang credit for sticking to his guns. Are we still allowed to use the work, moron?

    Ed:” I would actively seek to overthrow the constitution and replace our government with a benevolent dictator.” Ed, don’t talk like that. The NSA is surely making notes on your blasphemy, and maybe black helicopters are warming up on the tarmac to visit you.

    Seriously, for a country that was founded by a rebellion, at what point do we consider the same? Is it the point where the Chief Executive is making his own law? Is it the point where the Supreme Court is making its own laws? Is it the point where the national legislature cannot make laws? Is it the point where illegal aliens pay less for benefits than citizens?

    Are we really at that point?

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  16. Kid says:

    Bob, I say we wait until the EPA makes it’s own laws, then we GO!

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  17. John M. Berger says:

    @Bob,
    Re. your 3rd paragraph: ALL OF THE ABOVE!

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  18. Bob says:

    @Kid: “wait until the EPA makes it’s own laws, then we GO!”

    It must be time to roll!

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  19. Bob says:

    John: Maybe there is still one more factor. Do we rebel at the point where our borders are thrown open for anyone to enter at their will?

    It sounds like we are pretty close to that imagined point.

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  20. Impertinent says:

    A little update on the state of the union:

    And, we watched BHO used Exec Order and direct contact with the FCC to now control the internet. What did GOP do? Nothing.
    Bullets are now being outlawed and the supply is drying up, courtesy of more Exec Orders from BHO. What is GOP doing?

    BHO is controlling the entire govt via Exec Orders and the House, Senate, controlled by GOP does nothing, no action and have equivocated and shirked their constitutional powers and separation of the 3 branches of govt.

    Is there any wonder IRS ran roughshod over the taxpayers?
    NSA spied on us, every call and e-mail?
    VA allowed vets to die?
    ISIS will control what they please?
    Iran will get a nuke?
    obamacare is unconstitutional?
    Illegal amnesty ordered by Exec Order.

    And the GOP has been silent. I don’t care who your GOP rep is: if you are defending or supporting, you need to question why?

    Less the 16 or so House members, Boehner and McConnell were re-elected as speakers, knowing they had no intention of STOPPING BHO, when they campaigned, including McConnell, stating they would.

    This is the time…NOW…to abandon the R party as they have turned this majority we gave them…into McConnell’s brand of…Kentucky fried chicken. Spineless, weak, disingenuous, cowards.

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  21. Kid says:

    IMP, That’s exactly right. The dems used the “Nuclear option”, these worthless repubs won’t even use the simple power they have to stop anything. That’s no reason to put the hildebeast into the white house via sitting on one’s couch waiting for a real conservative.

    Hopefully Scott Walker, Cruz, or Jindal get the nomination or we will be listening to that screeching, massively criminal POS clinton for at least 4 years after putting up with this unbelievable POS. We’re not going to get rid of the repubs in a few elections and we have to wonder who keeps voting this GOP garbage in, but damn we need a break from the dems.

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  22. geeez2014 says:

    Imp: I certainly QUESTION WHY, and BIG TIME. Where ARE the R’s? I’ll tell you where they are…they’re at Republican CPAC and other events where they’re busy throwing insults at each other, insults which will be used by the Left when whoever is chosen to run does run. We’re giving them slogans for the lefty campaigns.

    Kid, I just do not GET IT. It’s almost as if the GOP folks are voted in and they lose all their supposed values and interest in the Constitution! They TALK good but they are DOING NOTHING. Do politicians learn something upon taking office that scares the (@#$*#(&$ out of them? Are they threatened? Is there some weird and crazy BIG PLAN we can’t know but they do and they can’t fight it? WHAT THE……..???

    Bob, nobody’;s going to fight for the America we knew; nobody. And with WHAT? The DHS is all primed now after having put Christians on the terror lists..

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  23. geeez2014 says:

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force has a quarter of the number of fighter squadrons it did 25 years ago and two-thirds of the active duty airmen, a drop that threatens U.S. air superiority, defense officials told lawmakers on Friday.
    “Enough is enough,” Air Force Secretary Deborah James told lawmakers in the House of Representatives as she defended a Pentagon budget request that exceeds federal spending caps. “Given the state of the world … the number one thing we have to stop is this downsizing.”

    We can’t protect our own country anymore.

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  24. Kid says:

    The repubs are a clown show Z.

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  25. Mustang says:
    The American people signed up for fundamental change to the United States of America. Doesn’t appear to be working out so well. I heard comments in 2008 to the effect that the American people will return to their senses in 2012. That didn’t happen. What keeps me from optimism today are these two things: the Watters World segments, which indicate that a very large percentage of the American people (of voting age) are complete idiots (and proud of it), and the number bumper stickers that read, “It’s now Hillary’s Turn.”

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  26. Impertinent says:

    The clowns are classier and more believable actors.

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  27. bunkerville says:

    There was a small dim light with the birth of the Tea Party, but they appear for the most part having been run into the ground. Boehnerr may sure of it by taking away their Committee seats. I find Boehner just as disturbing as the Progressives. Add McConnnell..

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  28. Impertinent says:

    @Mustang…right…next we’ll have to have the first open tranny , LBGT, cross dressing mentally ill, 4 foot tall midget, with a felony record, married to a duck and a goat as 1st “lady”? And very multicultured checking all 24 of the boxes on race and gender.

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  29. Mustang says:

    @ Imp
    We already have a goat as a first lady. But we could use a camel.

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  30. Impertinent says:

    @Muistang…why…she already has two humps.

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