I’ve touch’d the highest point of all my greatness;

And from that full meridian of my glory

I haste now to my setting. I shall fall,

Like a bright exhalation in the evening

And no man see me more.



“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

(Thankfully that comes to an end January 20)
JM, Jan 8, 2017

Twain Quote

Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at
fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution. Take
the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman; if you have witnesses, you will
find she did it with a knife; but if you take simply the aspect of the pencil,
you will say that she did it with her teeth.
— Mark Twain, “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar”