Weekend Edition: 10-5

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • The Reign Of Morons Is Here (“We have elected an ungovernable collection of snake-handlers, Bible-bangers, ignorami, bagmen and outright frauds, a collection so ungovernable that it insists the nation be ungovernable, too.”)
  • The price of free speech (“If the First Amendment did not protect offensive expression, why would we need it?”)
  • Mark Twain hated God (“We call Him the source of morals, while we know by His history and by His daily conduct, as perceived with our own senses, that He is totally destitute of anything resembling morals.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

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The theory behind representative government is that superior men-or at least men not inferior to the average in ability and integrity-are chosen to manage the public business, and that they carry on this work with reasonable intelligence and honest. There is little support for that theory in known facts.

H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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