11 thoughts on “H. L. Mencken on Giving Thanks

  1. I love H.L. Mencken!!! He was probably one of the wisest and wittiest men of the 20th Century. My favorite is “It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.” I think we could apply this to the Tea Party who hide behind God while invoking His name and committing greed — one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

  2. For years I have loved this quote from Mencken:

    “If I had my way no man guilty of golf would be eligible to any office of trust or profit under the United States…”

    and now, having googled it to make sure I got the wording right, I see (can this be true?) that his thought did not end there:

    “…and all female athletes would be shipped to the white-slave corrals of the Argentine.”

    Hahahahahahaha! Joke’s on me. Again.

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