JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/12/truer-words.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1166313395-543798  DJ at Sat, 16 Dec 2006 23:56:35 +0000

... I'm personally convinced that both parties are complicit in the destruction of public education.

Of course they are, and such is why both parties oppose efforts by parents to provide their children with educational opportunities that are better than what the gubmint provides. The debate about such is endless, as are the reasons why the self-anointed prefer an ignorant electorate, but the fact is plain to see.

jsid-1166324649-543807  DJ at Sun, 17 Dec 2006 03:04:09 +0000

The problem with quoting Mencken is that finding the right quote is like taking a drink from a fire hose. But, I like this one:

No one in this world, so far as I know -- and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me -- has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.

Kevin, what you are convinced of is simply that members of both parties actively try to improve the odds even further in their favor by dissuading children from learning to make use of what intelligence they have, and by convincing them and their parents that they are actually doing quite well. There is an element of positive feedback involved -- the more it is done, the easier it gets and the better it works.

jsid-1166362984-543830  Kevin Baker at Sun, 17 Dec 2006 13:43:04 +0000

And the closer the trolley gets to coming off the tracks.

jsid-1166461614-543883  markm at Mon, 18 Dec 2006 17:06:54 +0000

Comparing a politician to a streetwalker is an insult to streetwalkers.

jsid-1167007698-544573  Thomas Jackson at Mon, 25 Dec 2006 00:48:18 +0000

Very nice blog you have.

jsid-1167576390-544982  SDN at Sun, 31 Dec 2006 14:46:30 +0000

"Democracy is dedicated to the proposition that the people know what they want, and deserve to get it, good and hard." -- H.L.Mencken

"Democracy is based on the idea that a million men are smarter than one man. What's that again? I must have missed something."

"Autocracy is based on the idea that one man is smarter than a million men. Let's play that one over again too. Who decides?"

-- Captain Lazarus Long

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