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"h l mencken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

02:38 min | Last month

"h l mencken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"That's where the most energy is the Republican Party, and that's why something like Mitch McConnell is panicking. One Who's writing that story. The Washington Post The New York Times that the energy and the wave of the Republican Party is behind a woman that says that that school shootings were for 99 11, There's laser beams coming out the Republican Party whose laser beams coming from outer space, Jews are controlling it and starting forest fires. 09 11 with the buildings were not knocked down. That's right. The Washington Post The New York Times that are doing the story that she is now representing the Republican Party. They're the ones doing the storyteller. Oh, it's the staff members of Mitch McConnell the questions Why did Mitch McConnell do that? And that's the analysis who he heads the party. Tom I over, he didn't say, And that's how sue That's Kevin McCarthy's business. He's in the Senate. That's not even one of his people back that he went out of there, They said they're concerned because they realize that there's energy in the Republican Party that's pushing in that direction. And Donald Trump is expanding those flames well. Otherwise. How do you explain Mitch McConnell's agin? Because right now, Kevin McCarthy, us to really deal with her doesn't know what to do is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He's trying to make peace with Donald Trump and Donald Trump supporting her. How does How do you censure? You can't You have the perfect that she got elected. Is that tells you a lot, right? What is it? I know there is there. I said it. H. L. Mencken, Who was it? That said, if you the something against democracy is a five minute conversation with the common man. 00 the best argument against democracy. Five minute conversation with the common man. Yeah. And Adlai Stevenson. You have every thinking individual you're gonna do really well, he says, I need the majority. Yeah. All right. Tracy Taylor. What do you got for us? Earlier, Sideways Vehicle on north 25 45th in the U District is never moved off to the side. Millions are back open, So that's great On that front, however, not so great is the backup coming out of downtown and heading out that direction we're still at across all in that south and five drive from Lake City way through the downtown corridor from an earlier wreck out near I 90 and it's busy outside of the Duwamish River curves. Eating into federal way from earlier problems. Not only North found on I 5 3/20, which is now clear, but South bound a 3/20, which is off to the right side and a distraction for drivers were still at a crawl in south and four or five getting out of Bellevue self in the Valley Freeway from four or five into Kent. You are going to find some slowing through to coma and Lakewood. I'll tell you more about that in 10 minutes. Carol Radio real time traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor. Elder Wise is an adult day program that uses group activities and discussions to engage.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

08:26 min | 7 months ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"So let's let's begin with the George Snuffleupagus clip there because do you remember? Was it a week ago that Tucker Carlson was holding forth on Camilla Harris? And was accused of being racist for mispronouncing her name. Ah, 51 please. Kamala Harris endorsed Medicare for all during the primaries. Do you believe she's an ally in this fight for Medicare? For all, I believed that camera is as somebody who's known her for a number of years. Incredible. That's enough. Incredibly, does he say Camel A. But because he's the Northeastern, ery says, Camel, er put it to an end, Biden said. Camel a Bernie said camellia. Lots of people regularly say Gamilas, so stop that commerce. All right, just the unspeakably idiotic. So Magan Anay. And if you want to read about this, HL Menkin wrote great, wonderful, funny, witty coverage of the political conventions. He covered political conventions from I'm guessing now, like the 19 teens through the very early forties, I'll be back One day They were the greatest show on Earth. Oh, yeah. I can't imagine how entertaining that would have been. If you're into politics. On any level, I could recommend a book and will post this at the website. It's the impossible H. L. Mencken. It's a collection of his newspaper columns, mostly It covers the convention stuff. The Scopes Monkey trial. Ah ah, just a huge variety stuff. He's one of the most brilliant journalists ever to stride America, but anyway He talked about these conventions and what a zoo they were. They were all the party movers and shakers from around the country who would gather together in usually it was like a stadium. In a convention hall in a city usually sweltering hot because it happens in the summer, and so everybody would be there in their three piece suits with just sweat pouring off of them, and each candidate would have campaign songs and stuff, And sometimes they're advocates were trying to get the song going. It would Pete around. It was humiliating, and sometimes they'd hire a band to march through the hall playing the song and people cheer and I'm sure everybody was boozed up. Oh, there's a fair amount of boozing. Yeah. But then you know, people would come up and make a speech. And if they could capture the hall, especially hot as it was, that really meant something, And if they could really get a whoop going for Jones instead of you know, Smith That was really notable in the politics watchers would say, Wow, Wow, Jones has really momentum here because that's where the candidates were chosen and was super dynamic. And there's all sorts of horse trading and and the guy from Iowa go would've been the guy from New York and say, Listen, we could deliver votes, but we need this and it's just Crazy, interesting. Well, after especially 1968 the parties decided number one. We're gonna have the primary system where all the peeps vote and and we don't want to have. Ah, dis dissent in the convention. It just looks bad. So since then, the conventions have been nothing but a PR show. And meaningless wrangling over the meaningless platform. It's which has become more meaningless by the year. Yes, so it's become. It's more like the podiatrists convention. In a political convention. You all get together and you have speeches. And you think, Wow, that person's really impressive like Barack Obama know for Hey, knocked everybody dead. And so people say, Wow, that's gotta watch. So what do you know? It's? It's a get together and it's fine, but it is not What it was when it became a thing as the kids say. So then you could having attended the one the Republican in Cleveland when Trump was nominated those early nights, especially like in, You know, early evening. Yes, there's hardly anybody there and the people there are there are not paying any attention. No, they're just drinking and hanging out with people who they only see every couple of years or whatever. So anyway, That was the reality really, for the last 40 years, But now with the vid, you're not even getting together. And drinking and listening to promising speakers or whatever. It's just just people at home talking into their laptops, but they're still calling it a convention, which is a joke from, Emanuel said. It's hard to call anything a convention when nobody is convening, well said, and what's really funny to me. And I think it's because of the whole resistance thing. But The news networks have been complaining for at least a decade. That There's no news here. We're just your PR flacks. We're just airing your speeches and your balloon drops in the rest of it. There's no news generated this, but nobody wants to watch it. So it's odd to me, but I think maybe again it's the resistance thing. The networks are all talking about the airing all these speeches this week and the virtual convention. Well, Rahm Emanuel said it better than anybody could have nobody's convened. So it's hard to understand what's going on. But as a fan of politics in general, I'm kinda curious Tio here some of the speeches, although, you know you can read him the next day, if you want or just tuned to the Armstrong and getting chauffeur highlights what I listened eight minutes worth of Bernie Sanders if I didn't have to know. Well, Bernie made it pretty clear yesterday that you know, A Z said that little clip we played, he said, You know, a lot of my people are not thrilled with Joe Biden. So you know he's not sugar coating it much, and the San Francisco Chronicle headline is today. Progressives to send Biden allowed message. So Joe Biden. We'll get a preview. What's in store for his potential presidents? Even the Democratic National Convention starts today with progressives pushing him from the left. So what are they gonna email him or what? But I guess just their ideas. They're not going to just Give their speeches on their laptops talking about what a great guy Beytin isn't high. I'll need to come together. If this is what's important, and this is what we want and And you know if he doesn't speak to that stuff there is there's You know the enthusiasm thing we were talking about earlier. They're just they're just might be a really such a lack of enthusiasm that people just don't vote. I don't think anybody is gonna vote for Trump instead of Biden on that side, but they just might not vote. All my gut is speaking to me, and it's not just a pizza. I wolfed down last night. The campaign is about to get really, really strange. I just have a feeling. Yeah, well, Joe Biden's leading by 10 Trump remains unpopular. I think we are in for an absolute poo. Storm of craziness. Chris Christie was on ABC this week. Yes, they're still think that he and Rahm Emanuel should have a radio show or a podcast or something. Because there They're punditry. It's so good, but Chris Christie said Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is best Period is about to end this week, I would agree continued is going to go down here and he thinks fast. I don't know how fast or how far but definitely the the the high point And it'll be interesting to see if there's more push from mainstream media. You gotta do an interview at some point I like I said before, I think they will finally Find their pride and demanded at some point in the closer to the election. It is, I think, the worse it is for Biden, if you're if you listen to us, there's a chance. Your political junkie. Maybe you're not. You just put up with our talk, so, but there are a lot of people That I haven't really paid any attention to this yet. Oh, yeah. I didn't watch any of the debates. Don't have any idea who Kamala Harris is. Don't haven't seen Joe Biden since he was the vice president and barely sawn then I mean, it's all new for a tone of people out there, right? Right, And we're off. The fabulous Debra Saunders, Calum on Who calmly Harris really is. I found quite informative. We'll get to that eventually. Don't politick you to death. Still want to hear what your school experience has been so far with school starting back up. Well, we've heard a couple will pass those along, too. But for 15295 k FTC is our text line. How's it going is better than last year for 15295 K FTC Talk Radio 5 60 My dog Mojo was half eagle and half coonhound. He.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

05:41 min | 7 months ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"With temperatures in the high sixties to mid seventies at the beaches made the high eighties inland in Metro Allah in Orange County into the low nineties in the Valley and high nineties for the inland empire, similar temperatures this we could tell about Wednesday. When temperatures will rise into the high eighties and nineties inland and triple digits for the eye. Right now, it's 65 degrees and Laguna Beach 69 in Buena Park, 69. Also in Azusa, and 65 degrees in Carson. We leave local live from the kick off I 24 hour news room. I'm Rob Newton. I am 6 40 live everywhere on the I Heart radio app. You are listening to home. Good Sunday morning to you. I'm Dean Sharp. The House Whisperer, Craftsman Builder Custom home designer here to help you turn your ordinary house into an extraordinary home. We're coming to you live as always from house Whisper headquarters here and, ah! Is this true this morning? Are we having the maximum amount of fun permitted by law? I'm not sure. We are soon we're approaching that We may not be having it right at this moment. But we are soon to approach it. And then we're gonna have to put the brakes on so that we are not find by Ah Ah, all of the Appropriate authorities for exceeding the amount of fun that you can have. So just buckle up and be prepared because that is where we're going. I got appliances on my brain this week for a number of different reasons, one because it's time to talk to you about appliances, my friend. The other reason is we've been you know, things come in waves in our business and as projects kind of reach certain points of maturity. It's time to order certain things. Sometimes it's all about cabinets Other time, especially when a couple of two or three jobs all sort of started the same time. What's interesting is we hit these waves of similar things all we're ordering tile. For four different jobs. Right now, we're ordering appliances for three different jobs, so we're kind of in a and apply it zone we have been in the last month or so. So I want to talk to you about appliances. Now What am I not going to tell you? I'm not going to tell you what appliance to buy, because I would never do that to you, because that's overly simplistic. And as a result, like my friend H. L. Mencken always like to say. For every complex problem. There is a answer that is simple and clear. And wrong. Because life is more complex than that. So I'm not just going toe tell you Oh, you should definitely buy this oven. Even though my client's begged me to do that all the time. Dean just helped us. Just tell me what oven I should get. Please. No, no, no, no. We have to talk about what's out there. We've got to talk about you because what is good design? As I always tell you It's all about matching up. What's available to your story to who you are. That's a custom home. Custom home isn't necessarily luxury. And maybe maybe not. Accustom home is a hand in glove fit with who you are. That is what makes all the difference. So what we will talk about today are some new trends in appliances, some brand new kinds of appliances that are out there that you may not be aware. I'm pretty sure you won't be aware of these. That these are now available as built ins in your kitchen and As always, I'm in attempt to go a little further to untangle the messy web of smart appliances. You know, smart homes, smart appliances. It's easy to say it's not necessarily something that proves out in the end. What really makes an appliance smart? I'll give you my opinions on that today. Pros and cons. Are there some amazing smart appliances out there? Yeah, yeah, there are but you quite often these days, you need to look deeper than the skin of the appliance to figure out whether it's really smart. So that is what is coming. We've also got all sorts of good stuff on social media. So don't forget to follow us. Instagram, Facebook Twitter. All of that stuff and probably others. Bettina always says No, but I have a feeling I have a feeling. We're on other things, too, aren't we? Tic tac? Yeah. Oh, I'm huge on Tic tac huge to follow. Too far. Well, we don't really do. We kind of started it. When the Ah pandemic started, and then we got busy. Things, all right. So be one of our two followers on you could be our third follower and Tic tac. Nothing's goingto happen. Nothing. We probably won't do any more videos. There will be nothing but follow us anyway. But on the other's instagram, Facebook and Twitter, you know where all the kids are these days. Follow us at home with Dean. Same handle for all of them. Also, don't miss another episode of the House was for podcast where you can listen anytime, day or night..

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"h l mencken" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

04:29 min | 7 months ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"I would argue that my purpose is not so much to make people uncomfortable, but rather to engage larger, broader conversations and to that point Justin Holiday and I agree in a way that is a rational and you might need to rethink how you think it And you'll realize that Justin's absolutely correct. Me give you an example. Example, is Ah Sung and Kim. She is a reporter with the Washington Post. He tweeted out all of you on Twitter, screaming at reporters on how to do our jobs. Just stop. Huh? Yeah. You know, I talked about Indianapolis media all the time. And I don't see enough reporting. There are reporters out there but we're so busy trying to be happy. Go lucky Indianapolis. We don't get into the real problems. Nobody isn't microphone and Jo Cox's face 24 7 he is allowed to hide. I've never seen anything like it. He's a mayor who's allowed to hide. When he told Russ McQuaid riots were going on, and he was at home. That's that is criminal. What Mayor When there are riots is like, 90 night. Where's my would be? Oh, honey Gilmore Girls. It's on Netflix. Come on. Although this is the good one. This is the good one. This is the one with Laurel, I This is this. Don't ask how I know Gilmore Girls. This is what would Lorelai and and she gets into some shenanigans. All that laurel, I I wonder what Sookie made in the in the Dragon fly. Now that was Joe Hogsett. That's unbelievable. Nobody else has a question about this stunning The question should be asked, because why is Joe hog set comfortable when the business owners of Indianapolis or made uncomfortable? That conversation might make Joe uncomfortable and his team of Children uncomfortable. What does that matter? Writes H. L. Mencken is, I think was a chipmunk, and my job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Right. I've never really bought into that. But certainly our job is to have conversations, not let other people stop us from those conversations. In a Washington Post reporter doesn't understand that we're exhausted by the way they do their job, which is to say they engage in narrative and not fact. Stop denying that you're part of the problem. The Washington Post is part of the problem. Narrative over fax is part of the problem. Brian Stelter. CNN is part of the problem. Chris Hayes of MSNBC is part of the problem. Stop it! Stop thinking you're above it all. And stop telling us that we can't notice. This brings us To a bit of polling that David Martosko Ah posted This is the ax. The Axios Harris poll. Corporate trust sores during pandemic. So trust in doctors and nurses, up 47% grocery, 35%. Technology, 28% food and beverage 43%. All these things are up entertainment, 7%. You know it's down. Airlines. That's down 7%. And media. Media is down 5%. Wise trust in media down 5% Maybe because so much of it pushes narrative. Other than fact, instead of factor you could say Donald Trump does this not you feel free. You don't then prove yourself right by also pushing narrative. You don't do it. We see you, and it may be uncomfortable, and I love it because we talked about this Indianapolis media hates when I talk about the media. This in the media that India star people stop saying the media That's the media that media media media. You're the problem. It is not an honest conversation. We know this, for example, from the conversation about hydroxy Clara Quinn. It's wrong to mention that some doctors think that it that it has a solid effect on Corona virus. That's crazy. You think that's winner should ban mentions other videos of it? You're out of your skull. You don't even believe in free speech. You don't believe in free speech at all. Let's go back to Justin Holiday. Go back to what it is, he said. Conversations for everyone allows people to understand the more I try to find ways to help situation more and also that always.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:15 min | 10 months ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Me Andrew. Mullah what we heard just now. The top of the show was information that is to say explanation and discussion of the topic at hand by someone who knows what they're talking about. It is however astonishing and pressing. How much of the discourse around covert nineteen falls somewhat? Short of this qualification. If you spent any amount of time on social media or in Dade listening to the president of the United States you will have encountered material about a global public health emergency which is any or all of inaccurate ignorant militias and ridiculous fact checking organizations have performed heroics the corona virus facts alliance database now runs to more than five thousand entries. But who is actually reading it? Robin Listrik joins US now. He is a broadcast journalist. Former present of the world tonight on Radio Four Robin that five thousand debunking milestone by the corona virus facts alliance. It's organized by the POYNTER Institute. That's the reason we're talking today. They've learned something from scrolling through garbage belt. What coins stories are gaining? Traction what did we learn from that? I think we learned a couple of things I think. First of all we learn the people are desperate for explanations for something which frightens them. And that's something that goes back a very long time. I mean since the beginning of time up people have searched full an explanation things which come out of the blue. I mean you're the ancient Greeks believed in God's people later believed in witches spirits. Ghosts whatever you like. We learned people no longer believe experts quote unquote. Perhaps in the way that they used to there is a lot more skepticism out there. There's a lot most cynicism out that you yourself just mentioned president trump. I mean he has to best saga responsibility for this because he ever since she began to be active in the political arena. Talked about fake news. He talked about the lying press. He encouraged people deliberately and for his own political benefit not to believe facts but rather to believe his theories that has been dangerous. It strikes me though that some of the stories that the Poynter Institute survey has identified. Actually kind of go step beyond. I mean you know to each their own. Whatever gets you through the night I am not personally somebody who spends a lot of time concerned with what any given pope says things about anything but one of the most popular pieces of disinformation is one suggesting that. Pope Francis asked believe is to put a white handkerchief on their doorsteps to protect them from the plague. Now even someone as myself who would identify himself as pope skeptic. I can see that there is no way in a million years. Pope Francis is going to say that the people who believe that presumably big fans of Pope Francis. Why do they believe he would say something? So we'll beasley absurd. Well because he is somebody whom they respect more than they respect other sources of information they think the media light them they think politicians light of them if they are practicing loyal Catholics. They don't to believe the pope would lie to them. If you're somebody who wants to promulgate a ridiculous theory or ridiculous myth then you put it into the mouth of the pope do know that there will be some people who will believe it and there's one other thing here that's relevant Andrew. A lot of us believe things that come to us from people we regard as friends so if we are on social media we look at something that's been re tweeted by somebody who we know entrust we look at something on facebook that is being shed by somebody we know entrust we believe it. We don't often go back to the source so if you send me a tweet saying the pope said X. I'll believe it because I trust you more fool. You it might be said but is is the problem. Though beyond the disinformation itself in its beyond even people susceptibility to it's that it's that people want to believe disinformation. I'm reminded not for the first time Over quote by H L Mencken where he said the curse of man in the coals of his worst woes is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible people. Actually want to think this stuff. How do you address that? Yeah well that is a hugely difficult issue. I mean I have an immense admiration for these fact checking organizations. I fear however that the work that they do doesn't actually have much of an impact because you've put your finger on it. People will believe what we want to believe. People believe what sort of fits into their view of how the world works and if they take the view the politicians lie to them. Look newspapers light to them. The journalist make things up then they will believe all of that and they would prefer to believe other people and now in the midst of a pandemic it is hugely dangerous. Because if people don't believe what the scientists say they then won't take the kind of actions that the scientists say we need to take to try to combat this virus and we will get us into a pretty bad place so it's dangerous. How TO COMBAT IT? I I the answer robin loss. Thank you as always for joining us. That was the broadcast journalist. Robin Lustick you're listening to the briefing on monocle. Twenty four sponsored by Lance Corona virus. Isn't the only illness that we need to watch. Studies from. China showed that one worrying affect of the pandemic is that stress levels have soared half of survey participants reported symptoms of depression. A quarter had issues with anxiety like the virus..

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COVID-19 Misinformation Remains Difficult To Stop

Monocle 24: The Briefing

05:11 min | 10 months ago

COVID-19 Misinformation Remains Difficult To Stop

"Fact checking organizations have performed heroics the corona virus facts alliance database now runs to more than five thousand entries. But who is actually reading it? Robin Listrik joins US now. He is a broadcast journalist. Former present of the world tonight on Radio Four Robin that five thousand debunking milestone by the corona virus facts alliance. It's organized by the POYNTER Institute. That's the reason we're talking today. They've learned something from scrolling through garbage belt. What coins stories are gaining? Traction what did we learn from that? I think we learned a couple of things I think. First of all we learn the people are desperate for explanations for something which frightens them. And that's something that goes back a very long time. I mean since the beginning of time up people have searched full an explanation things which come out of the blue. I mean you're the ancient Greeks believed in God's people later believed in witches spirits. Ghosts whatever you like. We learned people no longer believe experts quote unquote. Perhaps in the way that they used to there is a lot more skepticism out there. There's a lot most cynicism out that you yourself just mentioned president trump. I mean he has to best saga responsibility for this because he ever since she began to be active in the political arena. Talked about fake news. He talked about the lying press. He encouraged people deliberately and for his own political benefit not to believe facts but rather to believe his theories that has been dangerous. It strikes me though that some of the stories that the Poynter Institute survey has identified. Actually kind of go step beyond. I mean you know to each their own. Whatever gets you through the night I am not personally somebody who spends a lot of time concerned with what any given pope says things about anything but one of the most popular pieces of disinformation is one suggesting that. Pope Francis asked believe is to put a white handkerchief on their doorsteps to protect them from the plague. Now even someone as myself who would identify himself as pope skeptic. I can see that there is no way in a million years. Pope Francis is going to say that the people who believe that presumably big fans of Pope Francis. Why do they believe he would say something? So we'll beasley absurd. Well because he is somebody whom they respect more than they respect other sources of information they think the media light them they think politicians light of them if they are practicing loyal Catholics. They don't to believe the pope would lie to them. If you're somebody who wants to promulgate a ridiculous theory or ridiculous myth then you put it into the mouth of the pope do know that there will be some people who will believe it and there's one other thing here that's relevant Andrew. A lot of us believe things that come to us from people we regard as friends so if we are on social media we look at something that's been re tweeted by somebody who we know entrust we look at something on facebook that is being shed by somebody we know entrust we believe it. We don't often go back to the source so if you send me a tweet saying the pope said X. I'll believe it because I trust you more fool. You it might be said but is is the problem. Though beyond the disinformation itself in its beyond even people susceptibility to it's that it's that people want to believe disinformation. I'm reminded not for the first time Over quote by H L Mencken where he said the curse of man in the coals of his worst woes is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible people. Actually want to think this stuff. How do you address that? Yeah well that is a hugely difficult issue. I mean I have an immense admiration for these fact checking organizations. I fear however that the work that they do doesn't actually have much of an impact because you've put your finger on it. People will believe what we want to believe. People believe what sort of fits into their view of how the world works and if they take the view the politicians lie to them. Look newspapers light to them. The journalist make things up then they will believe all of that and they would prefer to believe other people and now in the midst of a pandemic it is hugely dangerous. Because if people don't believe what the scientists say they then won't take the kind of actions that the scientists say we need to take to try to combat this virus and we will get us into a pretty bad place so it's dangerous. How TO COMBAT IT? I I the answer

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Adina Hoffman: Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Bookworm

09:37 min | 1 year ago

Adina Hoffman: Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

"I'm Michael Silver Blah this bookworm arm and today I'm very pleased to have as my guest. Adina Hoffman the Dina has written a life of the great almost mind boggling screenwriter Ben. Hecht the book has the Subtitle Fighting Words moving pictures this Ben Hecht had his. Oh would you say finger in so many tries He starts out now having moved with his family to the mid West as soon as he graduates from high school. He realizes this is. The college is not for him and he high tails it to Chicago where he becomes a very well-known newspaper this paper Man Song well known that his adventures in the newspaper business but come perhaps the most is famous play ever to be written about newspapers that he wrote with Charles MacArthur. Yes called the front page. The the front page becomes his girl Friday with cary grant and Rosalind Russell and thereby hangs a tale every the time Ben Hecht turns around. There's a revision of something. He's done a new who've version of it by someone else that he in turn revise right even his own memoirs has multiple versions of what happened to him in his own life life. He's kind of astonishing. This came from the days when face at a writer wrote right. These were people who wrote all the time there's also literary life that Hecht has in Chicago and actually this was one of the fascinating things for me is where his kind of the big city You know newspaper world met the world of the Chicago Renaissance and a lot of the people who were in that newspaper world. People like Carl Sandberg. who was a really good friend of Heck's you know he was also a reporter and they were sort of Newspaperman by day and then by night they were writing their poems in their novels and Hecht was not only hanging around with people like Sherwood Anderson Jason and he was also publishing in the little review which is unbelievable magazine? Push some of the first chapters of James Joyce's ulysses and they felt. What was her name? Margaret Anderson Anderson felt that Ben Heck was every bit as much a member of of the little review says dream straight. And he's there on almost every single issue. He was a kind of a pet of hers. He was sort of in love with her. She was unfortunately Very distracted by high art and she was also a lesbian was not interested in in that way but she loved him and she published him. Ben Has a great fiction writer. I mean he was. He fancied himself self novelist But he was very devoted to that calling but at the same time that he was writing. These very heavy breathing stories for Margaret Anderson. He was also writing he. He was whipping off these commercials stories for Lincoln at the smart set. HMO MINKIN was one of his heroes. Mencken was a cynic cynic and a sophisticated and he had every bit of hostility toward the dumb aspects of American culture. He was trying to make America smart op. He wrote fascinating essays sason books on the American language as opposed to British. We don't get an American writer per se until until Mark Twain who's writing the Mississippi River. Talk that he learned when he was a boatman. Well by the time you've got the middle of the country Chicago you've got gangsters you've got prohibition you've got flappers you've got an American language wood jr that was invented here and Hecht loved. -actly yeah and I think for me. That was one of the wonderful things about spending time with him. I was reading. This book was spending time with his language. I mean whatever you WANNA say about. Whether his books are wonderful books or not so wonderful books he was a wonderful maker of sentences and paragraphs graphs and just terrific wit on top of it and he and Macarthur wrote the front page. which was kind of Valentine to that newspaper World of Chicago? You go where they've both been cub reporters you see. He comes in to the newspaper office. Writing these things. In Extreme Telegraphy Telegraphy as as you quote them right they are made of twenty three delight phrases. He's putting them together hurling them together and eventually he's going to have some fame as the newspaper Komo's rining calms every every day made up of just what he heard some Hobo say right or what some very wealthy people were saying in a casino no to be a writer then will start out as journalists. That's where Hemingway starts. He proposed this idea of. But this daily column that you've mentioned which would become known as a thousand and one afternoons in Chicago and they're kind of remarkable pieces they're just little snippets and there's a sense that the news is not just test the news of the grant headline it's also all these sort of marginal lives and people. You know the guy who runs the laundromat and the woman who works as a manicurist and has to fend off her lecherous clients. There's a way in which he's tossing this stuff off in a very casual way reading them daily. They're published on the back page of the newspaper next to the to the comic strips and he's not taking them too seriously or taking himself too seriously and there's so much better than the fiction into which he was pouring his all of his artistic ambition. That just is not the effective whereas these things that he was doing kind of on the fly as you say they're wonderful and they're incredibly generous and sympathetic. You feel him identifying with all of the city of Chicago In a way they kind of anticipate the work of later colonists people like beat Hamill and Jimmy Breslin. Who would become more famous in a way for doing doing that? who may also by now have been forgotten but act. was doing that early on. I'm talking to Adina Hoffman about. Don't her book Ben. Hecht its subtitle fighting. Words moving pictures and it's published in the Jewish writers series series published by Yale University. Press you mention that a lot of these people have been forgotten even people more recent Jonathan head so why Ben Hair. Well IT'S A. It's the question that I get all the time. And it's a good question and I mean basically at some level I feel like I've known Ben Hecht before before I knew Ben Hecht if you grow up watching American movies. He's his words are in your head even if you've never heard his name and so and I used to watch a lot of old movies as a kid but it was only when I became more conscious conscious and started to read about film history I actually worked as a film critic throughout most of the ninety s Then I was very aware of who Ben Hecht was and I I read his wonderful memoir child trial of the century. And I thought wow you know okay the movies he's known as you know. Pauline Kale called him the greatest American screenwriter Gianluca Dard said he invented eighty percent percent. Of what is used in Hollywood movies today called him a genius and all of that is true but the fact is that for heck the movies were really just a piece of it and in some ways they were actually may be one of the smaller pieces pieces of it in that memoir is full of all these other lives that we've just been talking about so I was first of all fascinated by that multiplicity of his the fact that he could contain multitudes dude but I also was drawn to heck in terms of his relationship to Jewish things. And here's a place where he basically an American Jew who claims not to have really paid much attention to the fact of his Jewishness until his consciousness was sort of raised by the Holocaust there. He's been in Chicago. He knows the woman. Editing the little review he knows call Sandberg. He knows Sherwood Anderson he moves to New York becomes friends with Herman Mankiewicz Herman Mankiewicz and also the roundtable tape Dorothy Parker and Benchley and S J Perelman and the Algonquin New Yorker Gang. He he moves to Los Angeles. He does what's so many do he has nothing but contempt damned for the people who started the motion picture industry. You say that you're interested in Hicks. Judaism with those were hits Jews. He didn't like them. There are a lot of Jews in heck's life he was actually born on the lower east side and he spent the first few years of his life. There and I don't actually think that that's Unimportant I mean. He grew up in Racine Wisconsin. which is this pastoral American American place etc but there is a way in which those tenements were in him in a very deep

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Product Hunt Radio

Product Hunt Radio

09:44 min | 1 year ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Product Hunt Radio

"Quote totally different topic but ironically. It's irrelevant what you just said. It's a quote from H L Mencken and it's is quotas for every complex problem. There's an answer that clear simple and wrong and I feel like a lot of these proposed regulation shifts and changes are they seem really clear earlier in in in in simple you know let's stop auto playing videos that will help people stop going down the rabbit hole of Youtube or Netflix or whatnot but the the solution solution that they're proposing while simple is actually very wrong and in impossible to actually enforce for some of the reasons that you described right and and why why don't we have stop the auto play play videos on on on Fox News Right Fox News other plays all day long. They're no stop the auto play there and that's the all this stuff what it does if there's one thing to my book indestructible. It's really this theme of look for the root causes. Don't look at the proximal cause and this is what we have done for ages right this discussion literally right now that's happening on on. Capitol Hill in legislation about about Tech Verbatim Ryan like literally word word for word is the exact same debate and testimony that was had over comic books more than fifty years ago. It's causing kids to commit suicide and depression depression and it's doing this and doing that and it's hijacking their brains leading to all of this divisiveness literally the exact same words and it's never that simple. It's never ever that simple. There is much more to it than people understand and so you say okay. What's the big deal. Why don't we just ban stuff and then we'll get a take care of because when we focus on the wrong wrong thing it takes our minds off of the real problems. The real distraction is not the technology. The real distraction are people who are in this fear industrial complex to make us think that they had the problem when the problem is much much deeper. That's the real distraction. The real distraction and the reason kids are are are experiencing higher rates of suicide and depression is not the technology. It's what else is going on their lives and there's a whole section in indestructible tractable called how to raise indestructible kids where I talk about this but what's really going on and kids lives that drives them to overuse. Tech Tech is the tool. It's not the root cause ause of the problem. We should moderate are use. I am all for moderating use if you don't WANNA use facebook. If you want to help your kids use less facebook or whatever it might be. I'm all for for that. I'm not a proponent of these tech companies in any way shape or form. I you know I am not a tech apologised. There's lots of things these tech companies have done wrong that they should be held accountable for what I'm advocating for. I'm not on the side of Protector Anti Tech what I am for is nuance is to understand that his argument isn't good versus evil. If you want good versus evil you know read a fairytale. I'm on the side of nuance that it's about how you use it what you're doing when you use it how much you use it and who is using it and most importantly. What are they displacing by using this stuff right so if I said Hey Ryan I'm going to get into the habit of running. Okay running right. Is that a healthy habit or an unhealthy habit and and you say we'll healthy habit right. That's running good for you and then I say you know what Ryan I'm getting. I WANNA get into the habit of running because I can't stand my family. My kids are driving me crazy. I hate my wife. My job is awful and running is the only place where I can zone out and get a runner's high then you might say well. That's a very good habit. I don't think you should do that announce bad habit but then if I tell you know what actually the only I used to drink and drink was where I found my escape and now I run so that I won't drink as much lanes announce a good habit again so clearly there's more to it than just the behavior there's always the context around the person in the product and why they're using this this this particular behavior and that so I know you you've taken a lot of your knowledge and learnings on this to this sort of apply it to be more focused. not distracted. No one thing I see me still do this. Correct me if I'm wrong wrong but you automatically turn off your routers Internet after ten PM. Is that right that's right. That's right so this was a technique that I found a long time I can. I can talk talk to you about my sex life here but that's where it Jillian. I've been married almost twenty years. I'm just happy I have a sex life. After twenty years of marriage and I'll be honest with you a few years ago. Oh we had no intimate time together because we were constantly you know fondling are devices and caressing our IPAD as to being together together and that was ridiculous and so we decided to use this indestructible framework this four part model I talk about in in indestructible to to get our sex life back and one of the things that we do this is the fourth step is called preventing distraction with pacts and so this uses what's called an effort packed and effort pact hacked is when you put a bit of friction between what you don't want to do and so we bought this Internet time. Oh we bought this outlet timer we plugged into the wall and whatever you whatever time you set on this. Internet on this outlet timer will turn off whatever's plugged into that outlet so we plugged in our router and so every night at ten pm our our Internet shuts off today. Actually we have a router called the euro router that actually comes with built in you can actually set it so that some because now we have smart devices all over our house so we don't want those turn it off. So the the euro you can actually tell it okay turn off Internet access to this laptop to my kids ipad to this to my cell phone but but keep it on for other things which is fantastic because again if I wanted to get to the Internet I could. I could find a way but what I've done is to add a bit of friction to prevent me from doing something I don't want to do so I have a moment of mindfulness as opposed to mindlessly you know using this stuff so if there's one message people to take away from indestructible from from the book is that the antidote to impulsiveness is forethought okay. I don't care what algorithms the big tech companies companies throw at us what the next distraction might be. I mean if you think of the world is distracting now. Just wait a few years. It's only going to become more distracting so the way we fight against this is that we use this gift of a trait that our species has and that is more developed than any other species on the face of the earth which is the ability to see the future with hi fidelity. We can predict what's going to happen better than any other animal in the face of the earth so the antidote to impulsiveness is forethought if the fork with chocolate cake is is on the way to your mouth. It's too late. You've already lost the war if you're checking facebook at midnight because you sleep with your phone next year bed too late right. They're gonNA get you well. We you have to do is plan. Ahead is to take steps in advance and this is exactly what indestructible is all about. It's these four things that you can do to make sure that you do whatever ever it is. You want to do in life whether it's to spend more time with your kids whether it's to be more productive at work whether it's to exercise eat right whatever it is that is important to you that is consistent sitting with your values. I'm GONNA show you how to do those things and bring them and make them part of Your Life Nice. That's very nice complement to to hooked in hooked was really about how to build engaging habit forming products that ultimately which lead to successful businesses and and products that people love and use and and this is sort of in some ways the reverse of like how how to deconstruct that and as a consumer how to control your your attention in many ways when is a book coming out in where can they get it yeah so the book comes out. September timber ten th two thousand nineteen and they can find it wherever books are sold on Amazon or wherever like an if they if you go to indestructible dot com and that's I n distract attract a B. L. E. So Indestructible Abiola at the end There's all kinds of tools there. Unfortunately I couldn't put a lot of the stuff in the book just ran her space so there's a distraction distraction tracker. There's a schedule makers eighty page workbook that I just couldn't fit into the book would have been way too long. there's a video or all this other stuff that you get indestructible dot com. Tom Can also download the work but by the way for free and if you don't buy the book even get that at indestructible dot com as well so lots of tools over there so if you do the book make sure you you get all this other bonus content which will make it much more effective in implementing these techniques in your life Nice. I'm super happy to see this. Come Out Zimmer. Were you telling me the premise of the book I think three or four years ago for not mistaken near like Ed thinking about writing a book on this topic. We walked on the Embarcadero. I think maybe three or four years ago when you're exploring. Maybe even started writing it back then. I don't remember it's been five years. It's taken me a real part of the reason. It took me so long is that I I used all the other techniques I like I wanted to I I was really going back and forth on whether I should write the book because I kept saying to myself. Look at somebody else's written this written. The book that solves this problem for me then that should be it. Why do I need to write a book been written and so I would try these techniques so the the one that are really tells you about today is the thirty day digital detox idea and I tried that like I went on Alibaba and I bought myself a twelve dollar flip phone with no Internet connection just made phone calls send text messages. It's all did I got myself a word processor from the nineteen ninety s so that wouldn't have any Internet connection and I. I used to write my essays to write and I still got distracted. I clean up. I take out the trash. I look at bookcase behind yeah. I mean I look at a book and still get distracted even without the technology and that's what I when I realized that this this this idea of going digital detox and stop using tech for thirty thirty days and it doesn't work. It doesn't work one because we need these tools. I mean it's a luxury so just stop using the technology mind. Give me a break. We need this for our livelihood but also so I used to be clinically obese well before you knew me and and when.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Dr city Feldman mark Larson show doctor of laughter with us yes the architect of the Laffer curve and essential to the Reagan economy Bernie Sanders when he announced a few months ago if you're making you work hard and you're very successful well then you we should tell you how much to give to others socialize with a poor person can't spend himself in the prosperity in the house so you can't tax the condom in the prosperity it's just common sense if it tax people work don't work I need to set an asset this is all news of course the assembly and state Senate and and the governor and in California eight AM seven sixty talk and breaking news the Armstrong to follow up on from previous days including the whole of steam killing himself in jail thing what's the latest on that actually figures in the mail bag okay you can email Getty dot com I have to freedom loving quotes of the day today I love them both so much I can't I can't choose one first from a one Reagan I hope we once again ever minded people that man is not free unless governments is limited cause and effect here that is neat and predictable as a law of physics as government expands liberty contracts yeah that's pretty good and then perhaps even more succinctly and you know it's funny I've been a student of a great fan of H. L. Mencken says as of late in my late teens early twenties if you want to make in book the impossible HL make it is a compilation of his newspaper columns and successfully fantastic but this is this will be my favorite of all time I am going to get not AT shirt emblazoned on this I'm going.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

05:45 min | 1 year ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"It may be enough to fend off public panic for the next few weeks but when if if M._p.'s come back at the beginning of October and the U._k. Genuinely look set for a no deal brexit within weeks. That's when you will really see a test of those public information campaigns. That's when you could genuinely start the actual panic among the population Paul Osborne. Thank you for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. This is the briefing with me. Andrew <hes> this week a report in South Africa has recommended changing the constitution to allow the government to seize land without compensation but only in certain limited circumstances these changes aimed to help ease the huge inequalities in land ownership between white and black. South Africans took a closer look at the issue for this week's foreign desk explainer in in addressing inequality. It seems a straightforward indeed elegant policy. Take stuff off people who have a lot of it and give it to people who don't have any of it however anybody certainly any government proposing such a measure would do well to heed the immortal wisdom of H L Mencken who once observed that there is always a well known solution to every human problem neat plausible and wrong nevertheless the idea Uh of land expropriation has returned to the public discourse in South Africa a panel assembled by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the idea It has returned a proposal recommending in limited circumstances these seizure of land without compensating the owners we should no longer be afraid of this process of having to change the land ownership architecture in our country it is here and it is here to stay it is is going to happen land ownership has been a persistent issue in post apartheid South Africa and not without reason a quarter of a century after the racist monstrosity of apartheid was formerly dismantled white South Africans who comprise roughly nine percent of the population still own seventy two percent of the farmland possessed by individuals as an illustration of the lingering effects of systemic injustice. It's hard to beat by lament. has rare opportunity to address on this past wrongs allow the natives who have lost so much to re came the ad dignity back by kissing our land back. No no I shall be treated as in our own land Never Ramos's panel has proposed seizing land which is held for speculative purposes land which is occupied and worked by tenants. and land that has been abandoned it has also suggested taking inner city buildings owned by absentee landlords the A._n._C. Lakota reaffirmed its position that a comprehensive land reform program that enables equitable access to land will unlock economic growth by bringing more land in South Africa to fool us and enable the productive active participation of millions more South Africans in the economy for obvious and understandable reasons. These measures will go over well. l. with a significant proportion of South African voters especially those who have lately been tempted away from President Ramaphosa's African National Congress now very much the Party of South Africa's establishment and towards the radical firebreathers of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters Party who nearly doubled their parliamentary presence in last May's election the F. F. led by Julius Malema who might be charitably described as uncompromising in his general approach favors wholesale nationalization of South Africa's land you say I thought what colonialism we wanted decolonisation. He said yet your body Batas in Africa. What is being proposed by President. Ramaphosa's panel is significantly. less than that but it is nevertheless significant as it stands under section twenty five of South Africa's Constitution the government may expropriate appropriate land but is required to cough up just and equitable compensation there has long been chat about amending this close and or concocting getting some legal argument that in certain circumstances just and equitable compensation might amount to nothing they also a growing growing body of opinion in our country that the constitution as it stands does not impede expropriation Asian of land without compensation that expropriation will be popular in some electorally important demographics is beyond doubt and that is very usually usually the clinching argument in matters of politics although some polling in South Africa suggests widespread unease with the idea of no compensation facto less often subject to rigorous scrutiny is whether or not a given policy will actually work and where expropriation of land is concerned concerned there are some discouraging precedent and if you want to see.

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Can land expropriation help heal South Africa?

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:44 min | 1 year ago

Can land expropriation help heal South Africa?

"In in addressing inequality. It seems a straightforward indeed elegant policy. Take stuff off people who have a lot of it and give it to people who don't have any of it however anybody certainly any government proposing such a measure would do well to heed the immortal wisdom of H L Mencken who once observed that there is always a well known solution to every human problem neat plausible and wrong nevertheless the idea Uh of land expropriation has returned to the public discourse in South Africa a panel assembled by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the idea It has returned a proposal recommending in limited circumstances these seizure of land without compensating the owners we should no longer be afraid of this process of having to change the land ownership architecture in our country it is here and it is here to stay it is is going to happen land ownership has been a persistent issue in post apartheid South Africa and not without reason a quarter of a century after the racist monstrosity of apartheid was formerly dismantled white South Africans who comprise roughly nine percent of the population still own seventy two percent of the farmland possessed by individuals as an illustration of the lingering effects of systemic injustice. It's hard to beat by lament. has rare opportunity to address on this past wrongs allow the natives who have lost so much to re came the ad dignity back by kissing our land back. No no I shall be treated as in our own land Never Ramos's panel has proposed seizing land which is held for speculative purposes land which is occupied and worked by tenants. and land that has been abandoned it has also suggested taking inner city buildings owned by absentee landlords the A._n._C. Lakota reaffirmed its position that a comprehensive land reform program that enables equitable access to land will unlock economic growth by bringing more land in South Africa to fool us and enable the productive active participation of millions more South Africans in the economy for obvious and understandable reasons. These measures will go over well. l. with a significant proportion of South African voters especially those who have lately been tempted away from President Ramaphosa's African National Congress now very much the Party of South Africa's establishment and towards the radical firebreathers of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters Party who nearly doubled their parliamentary presence in last May's election the F. F. led by Julius Malema who might be charitably described as uncompromising in his general approach favors wholesale nationalization of South Africa's land you say I thought what colonialism we wanted decolonisation. He said yet your body Batas in Africa. What is being proposed by President. Ramaphosa's panel is significantly. less than that but it is nevertheless significant as it stands under section twenty five of South Africa's Constitution the government may expropriate appropriate land but is required to cough up just and equitable compensation there has long been chat about amending this close and or concocting getting some legal argument that in certain circumstances just and equitable compensation might amount to nothing they also a growing growing body of opinion in our country that the constitution as it stands does not impede expropriation Asian of land without compensation that expropriation will be popular in some electorally important demographics is beyond doubt and that is very usually usually the clinching argument in matters of politics although some polling in South Africa suggests widespread unease with the idea of no compensation facto less often subject to rigorous scrutiny is whether or not a given policy will actually work and where expropriation of land is concerned concerned there are some discouraging precedent and if you want to see

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Can land expropriation help heal South Africa?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

07:20 min | 1 year ago

Can land expropriation help heal South Africa?

"In addressing inequality quality it seems a straightforward indeed elegant policy. Take stuff off people who have a lot of it and give it to people who don't have any of it however anybody certainly any government proposing such a measure would do well to heed the immortal wisdom of H L Mencken who wants observed that there is is always a well known solution to every human problem needs plausible and wrong nevertheless the idea of land expropriation has returned to the public discourse in South Africa a panel assembled by President Cyril Ramaphosa to look into the idea has returned a proposal recommending in limited circumstances the seizure of land without compensating the owners. We should no longer be afraid of this process of having to change the land ownership architecture in our country. It is here and it is here to stay. It is going to happen land. Land ownership has been a persistent issue in post-apartheid South Africa and not without reason a quarter of a century after the racist monstrosity of apartheid was formerly dismantled white South Africans who comprise roughly nine percent of the population still own seventy two percent of the farmland possessed possessed by individuals as an illustration of the lingering effects of systemic injustice. It's hard to beat this by lament is rare opportunity unity to redress on this past wrongs to allow the natives who have lost so much to reclaim the dignity. <MUSIC> BIC by kitching our land back no law shall. We be treated as life in our own land. Never Ramaphosa's panel has proposed seizing land which is held for speculative purposes land which is occupied and worked by tenants and land and and that has has been abandoned it has also suggested taking inner city buildings owned by absentee landlords for obvious understandable reasons these these measures will go over well with a significant proportion of South African voters especially those who have lately been tempted away from President Obama poses his African National Congress now very much the Party of South Africa's establishment and towards the radical firebreathers of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters Party not who nearly doubled the parliamentary presence in last May's election the F. F. led by Julius Malima who might be charitably described as uncompromising uncompromising in his general approach favors wholesale nationalization of South Africa's land. You'll say I thought what colonialism we wanted decolonisation yet yourself party or Lord Boorda's in Africa what is being proposed by President Obama poses panel is significantly less than that but it is nevertheless significant as it stands under section twenty five of South Africa's Constitution and the government may expropriate land but is required to cough up just and equitable compensation there has long been chat about amending this his clothes and or concocting some legal argument that in certain circumstances just and equitable compensation might amount to nothing they is also a growing body of opinion in our country that the constitution as it stands does not impede. beat expropriation of land without compensation that expropriation will be popular in some electorally important demographics is beyond doubt and that is very usually the clinching argument in matters of politics. Although some polling in South Africa suggests widespread unease with the idea of no compensation factor less often subject to rigorous scrutiny is whether or not a given see see policy will actually work and where expropriation nation of land is concerned. The are some discouraging precedents and if you WANNA the inroad of what you want to do today most infamously in the early years of the twenty th century Zimbabwe's then President Robert Mugabe ordered the seizure of white-owned farms and they're transferred to black ownership good have looked at what happened in Zimbabwe. Remember signor Robert Mugabe went down the same road was he also did in so doing was effectively <unk> demolish. Zimbabwe's agricultural infrastructure femme production plummeted by two thirds in less than a decade and Zimbabwe's economy collapsed alongside to the point where the country had to abandon its hyper inflation stricken currency in two thousand nine. Zimbabwe issued a one hundred trillion dollar banknote note which wouldn't buy a phosphate. They're actually doing the opposite non Zimbabwe. 'cause they realize the folly of their ways. South Africa is not Zimbabwe's and Cyril Ramaphosa Hosa is not Robert Mugabe but the <hes> some similarities many years after the end of white minority rule things remain extremely tough for many among long South Africa's black majority the unemployment rate in South Africa is a staggering scandalous twenty seven point six percent even higher among youth who. Who are increasingly drawn to the E. F F and South Africa is as Zimbabwe was an apparently attornal one party Democracy Ramaphosa a post has big problems and the means always tempting of making big gestures in response. If this Kevin was serious about restitution and redistribution we would speed up the hundreds of thousands of land claims that tremaine unprocessed in South Africa that is what it serious party would do if it was kid about land performer land redistribution the trouble is that property rights matter they are along with free and fair elections a free press judicial independence and the rule of law one of the crucial differences between functional society and a shambles property rights are also in this specific instance crucial to the foreign investment which South Africa urgently requires. Nobody is going to buy something if they're not sure they will be allowed to keep it and in fact we have said to those who are investing in no country that they shouldn't have no fear that the land property is going to be expropriated while the proposals of the presidential panel panel commendably constrained they will prompt concerns about these slipperiness of this particular slope they are of the ways to redress economic imbalance and historical injustice. The President Ramaphosa will be wearily aware that they are often more complex and long term than understandably impatient poor people would prefer he could of course set a personal example his own farm. The in Taba Neo near state in Malaga Province is reckoned at five thousand one hundred Hector's plenty to go around for monocle twenty four. I'm Andrew Moolah

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"And I we have let's say that are the our relationship dates back to the time when the Yankees were defending World Series champions. So it's been a while. You can do the math right there. And we've been certainly talking about it for some time. Let's face it, we're all busy people. It's a busy time of the year. We figured we gotta get on this, and we gotta get on this now. And this was this was the place in time to do it flew out to biggess said everything up. We were wed at a place called a little white chapel on Monday place where Frank Sinatra and Britney Spears were married, but not to each other, as well as a host of other celebrities. But that's not why we went it was just a. It was a very lovely thing. Had a great time after there and back into it with the ring on fingers. Not surprising. The both of you guys look like a million bucks, and I expect nothing less, but you look marvelous. Thank you very much. Not the most traditional of wedding. So it didn't deserve the most traditional of wardrobes. So I appreciate you say. Saying that with Josh I can match the pan tone colors. Probably don't exist. You know, we want to have a quiz about any, thank you. Yeah. Somebody is so many listeners were remarking on Twitter, that your color, schemes were absolutely perfect. And I, of course, I just read that and not by head because I have no idea. But apparently everything match really well. Well, I don't know so much that they matched. But I had a very vivid pink tie and Suzanne, had some pink on navy blue, and I had a, a blue a blue check to jacket. So, like I said a little bit unconventional vivid, but not go, you know, we know what we're doing. We're both visual people here, so we had it going on, but we couldn't be more happy for you. Todd Josh and I were so excited when we saw that and, and, and congratulations. So as we spend forward, speaking vivid and gauche, we got the announcement from the San Diego Padres, or get leaked out through the San Diego union Tribune that they're going to go back to their old color scheme. Do you think that the old color scheme is vivid and gauche? Well, I have been I have been skeptical about the Brown and yellow slash gold for years and years and years. But you know what foster, I've come around to the idea. Gotta give the people what they want. And either. H l Mencken had a quote something to the effect of democracy, being the a theory that common people know what they want and they deserve to get it. And there was some additional stuff in there. So we'll see what this looks like the Padres fans wanted. And I'd say a couple of things you have a generation of people who, of course, never saw these on the field of play when they were out in about like you, and I did Josh. I'm not I'm I don't believe that, that would be the case with you. Yeah, I was never I was not a part of the original Brown and yellow generation the Padres that I remember are the blue white and orange, which I love the I, I wish they'd bring those back more off. Yeah. And so, you know, we're gonna see what happens, but a couple of things about Brown Brown, of course, is a, you talk about unconventional colors well in the world of sports Brown is not used very often in. You know you've got the Cleveland Browns as obvious example. But yeah, I mean it's very difficult to, to utilize it across the many spectrums that we need to utilize colors. It's not just about the uniforms, but just imagine beautiful Petco park in downtown San Diego, a light in a sea of Brown LED lights. Okay. Around going. What we call activation. So in order to have this kind of cohesiveness and marketing strategy. You've got to roll it out all across the board..

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

07:56 min | 1 year ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"The road, then thirty years from now, your, your kids or grandkids driving on the road. They're, they're not they're getting for free. You know they're not paying for it. They need to pay interest in money in bonds and stuff, and I'm like, wow. So you're the guy and he's like, what I know you're the guy that's keeping me from getting. Flying car. I'm going, it's got thirty years and financing of freaking roads all the time. And I'm just so this is your debt, you're obligating us to future, and then I'm always like, where's my flying car without government? I would be George Jetson already and live in frigging Bangladesh. So I this is just get the freak out of the way. Well, it's all this government stuff that's hold back, brother. So how is it that you're you came to this conclusion and become a libertarian adapt? Well, I guess I've always been in the words of one of my heroes, h l Mencken somewhat condemnation. Meaning I always questioned in instinctively disliked thority, particularly, when thority insists that it has the right to Lord itself over me, just because it is already, I don't like that idea. And so I began to gravitate towards libertarian writers, including guys, like Albertine knock, and then can. And of course, Spooner. And got heavily immersed and all of that. And then. Know about these guys I count them. I've always been one of those kinds of guys who read widely. I you know, I loved going to the library when I was a kid and my parents, give me the link. I mean, how did you all of a sudden, I'm reading I'm reading making I'm reading I'm reading Spooner. Hell is that happened? Well, I think I stumbled on it. I can't remember exactly when I came across knocking Menken. I was young, probably twelve or thirteen years old. When I first began to read them clicked, and, you know, once you were exposed to that, once once that Colonel comes to life inside your mind. You want more. Right. So unlearn the truth. Yeah, exactly. You get red tilled, and I have to give my parents turtle credit for giving me at home. What amounted to what they used to sell the classical liberal education, meaning to teach a kid to think, not wrote numbers ation and regurgitation. But to think that's what they. To do. Now. It's about rote memorization and regurgitation. George Carlin, man. They don't want critical vacant. We don't remember what he said, what was wanted are obedient workers. And that's exactly correct. This is I am I speak on this. It was just last week or something, we were doing a show talk about politics and whatever, and I'm like, I just can't muster up. I mean I we do a lot. I've run for office a lot. I've run for congress, a few times, US Senate against McCain, you know, run for. Secretary of state twice state-led. I mean, I'm a Butthead do then filed suit when they do some stupid thing or libertarian activist for thirty years, the thing is, and then I get on the radio fifteen years ago and just start telling let me tell you a story about. So this is being. Big thing like you're not voting since. Oh to do that. I've go campaign and I vote would signs and I'm by but I'm just like, I'm not going to select my oppressor and their thing is what wouldn't aren't you? Glad Trump's there, isn't that better than Hillary. And I'm going, they didn't give me my option. I didn't get by option of not being ruled that was not on my option. Okay. So I just don't care. So then it's so I understand. And we're entertained by Trump and, and it takes that kind of tactic. It seems to be able to break through all his crap..

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"I'll say it again. This is the last place I expected to see them because this is just some crazy little turn off that didn't look promising. And it was guarded by. That is one close by there up in the trees, they do in the tree. Yeah. Well was to be up in the trees just because we're here. They're changing our habits. Yeah. No, I forgot what I was gonna say some other little bird there, yellow warbler and something else. This is the kind of place for you think you might see like a yeti or something, I know almost anything could have a SaaS squash. I mean is it is wild. Let's see where that one is. No, no, no. The other fighting over there. I'll be done. Well. This is pretty amazing. And so we saw Marsh Wrens to got her. I really good look at Marsh Wren, and we're using I should mention I'm using an app that I hadn't used before called track my hike, and how am I getting for mentioning this apple map, my height? Yeah. What's what what is that? Something over there like a ring of birds. It is a ring of our there's sort of to sing and ring of bird oboe. Kind of an open area and then surrounded by trees with burdensome a hun-. A lot of the bird seemed to be these yellow headed blackbirds a lot of them are. Yeah, we went through poison Ivy to get here. We went through the game warden to get here. Yeah. And it was it officer Dibble was the. Who is the jelly stone park ranger. Oh, ranger Smith was the ranger Smith. I although okay range, and but anyway, I started talking about Marsh Wrens martians are everywhere in usually I don't ever get a chance to see a Marsh Wren, but just out of pure luck. Pure luck, the Marsh Wrens jump forward in allow now take their picture out. Now, they also put their wings around each other. And smiled. Yeah. I don't think that there's a woman trying to get pictures of birds and. I don't think she'd like if we told her about this place. It's a little too secluded, isn't it? No, she might get a little suspicious. Yes. You would only a little bit off road down this path that you can barely bake your way through the I can't believe how close we are these birds. We've only seen these yellow headed blackbirds at a great distance before rest this. We were within twenty feet. Yeah. I mean, we're within Pulitzer prize winning photo. Oh, this could be it could be it for you. This could be what finally snags me the h l Mencken award. So we took our time. And it was a day that didn't seem to be very well commentary didn't seem like it'd be very encouraging because it was this is June thirteenth. And it's chilly. If sixty six degrees. Six degrees. It might as well be a Dan September try to remember while there's an overcast sky sort of threatening Scud. Yeah. Yeah. Come yellow heads. Yeah. And I just saw this is this is going to be a bad day all around, but but we do great. And so what you did wring every last bird out of everywhere you go now. Well, we're pretty good. But you saw the bitterns. I did we saw American bitterns at least bitterns as we said these are secretive birds that usually high, but they hobby right out. Yup. Hummy Marsh Wrens, you think were oh a dozen. In my nights. You say, oh, it's it's dozens well. A couple dozen nineteen point is on Saginaw Bay. And it is north of Ohio and north to South Carolina. Would you say? Yeah. Kind of north west of it perhaps. All right, and it's north north west. Uh-huh. Yeah. And it's kind of but it's south. Did you hear that? Yeah. That's a ladies that is the yellow to blackboard, and is he award south of Baffin island. It is it if you are going to Niane king point and you find yourself Baffin island, please, ladies and gentlemen, turn.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"On Twitter, if they are in the left, I will say happy birthday to them. I'll say happy birthday to Jake tapper. I'll say happy birthday to Jane coast, and I'll say happy birthday anybody. With whom I am at least relatively acquainted, you're on the internet. It was March eighteen. I don't care about you. But it's amazing. No one on the left with they'll everyone muscle text. You happy birthday no-one publicly say happy birthday to you. And why is that because they don't wanna treat human being? They don't want. They don't want all their friends to say, how dare you humanize such a human being is this. Well, this this is what I hate most about the Democrats right now is this. So if rates Republicans as a human I'm more likely to be in favor of that democrat than any of the other Democrats on the stage, I will say this as somebody asked me. The university of Texas Arlington yesterday. I guess it was which democrat I would like to see win of all. And I couldn't think of what I I really couldn't we are stumped. We were totally stumped. Yeah. There was we couldn't figure out like there's so far left. They've gone so fun. I'll be I'll be I'll admit I'd rather see Bernie when than any of these other cats. Really? Yep. Because he won't get anything done. He's totally crazy. He'll be a full-scale disaster. And I'm with h l Mencken on this one, you know, give the people what they wanted to give it to. Let's not go half-measures here. I don't want Joe Biden, I want Bernie Sanders. I want you guys to own the guy who wants a sixty percent tax rate on people. That's a little different than saying. Is there a democrat that you could support in good conscience as I get what you're saying? But but it's a little different. They're all abortion up to appoint a birth. How can I can you support you? There's a flipside thebenz principle that you really want to support the candidate who treats Republicans like human beings on the flip side, you could support the democratic candidate who treats Democrats like animals, which would be any of your charge. She throws desk. So either one I think could work. Thank you, Dr subscribers came over to Delaware dot com and ask questions thank you to Alesia for bringing them to our attention. I have one in this room, not bad. Just only. Darren here, and he wasn't. I do have one more thing. I want to talk about it's somewhat esatern someone down. My one of the feelings that I had during the tragedy in Paris this week..

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"h l mencken" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Afternoons three to seven Java. Here they come the Austin roots. On the bit. Jeff join hands fans the four routes symbolize all of Oz north south east and west. As they penetrate the defense for the gallon. It's a piece of soil. The middle America here come arose. Ward and Ed Clements. Three to seven on NewsRadio kale. BJ the Todd and Don show, John good morning. Good morning, boys. Are you doing? John real quick couple things. I drove a truck for a living from San Antonio to Houston up to Dallas. And I've lived here for years. And listen to every morning show. You guys are by far the best morning, man. Thank you, one of the reasons. I love your show. I don't always agree with you and watch your. Yeah. I want your input. I mean, I'll watch the side of it. I I you guys give me a fair side of it. I think wow. You know, I didn't think about it that way. That's cool. Don, your your country, bumpkin intellect and rapier like with. Thank you, very much, John bumpkin intellect. Well, he knows very well. What does that mean? I'm folksy. Yes. You haven't been on folksy? Yes. You are. I see. I like folks love folks. It was just twenty minutes to go guy called you a disgrace to Austin country bumpkins morning ever. And now, you're a country bumpkin no country bumpkin intellect where it was his song. And I'm going to assume that means folksy and relatable. Yeah. That's what I'm going. Todd and Don show. Welcome back. Rush Limbaugh, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have FOX. H l Mencken from.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

09:51 min | 2 years ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"That is just a gorgeous. There appear in the trees. Yeah. Go ahead. In. We were at nineteen point. I wasn't very optimistic within after two hours and twenty three minutes there, you rung every bird out of that place. You Burdette it out. We there was another bird laughed run. There was I think we got them. All wow, we run them like a bell. I know that was very impressive. Listen, but we saw American bitterns. Yup. Two of us. The least of it. That's the least of it. Because we also saw a least veteran Elise bitter to two of them and. That's our friend. The hope you can hear a friend. They're calling occasionally it's not my stomach. No. I was going to say it sorta sounds like. Sorta sounds like a red headed excuse me, a red wing Blackbird throwing up. Yeah. That's pretty accurate. Yeah. But this is the I'll say it again. This is the last place I expected to see them because this is just some crazy easy. Little turn off that didn't look promising. And it was guarded by. That one close by there up in the trees. So they do in the tree. Birds to be up in the trees, just because we're here. They're changing our habits. Yeah. No, I forgot what I was gonna say some other little bird there, yellow warbler and something else. This is the kind of place where you think you might see like a yeti or some I know almost anything could happen suss quash. Wild. Let's see where that one is. No, no, no. The other fighting over there. I'll be darn well. This is pretty amazing. And so we saw Marsh Wrens to got her. I really good look at Marsh Wren, and we're using should mention I'm using an app that I hadn't used before called track. My hike. And how much you getting for mentioning this map my height? Yeah. What's what? Something over there. A ring of birds. It is a ring of our L into singing ring bird. Oh boy. Kind of an open area and then surrounded by trees with birds in them. And a lot of the bird seemed to be these yellow headed blackbirds a lot of them are. Yeah, we went through poison Ivy to get here. We went through the game warden to get here. Yeah. And it was it officer Dibble was the who is the jelly stone park. Ranger ranger Smith was the ranger Smith. I o okay range and the anyway, I started talking about Marsh Wrens Marsh Wrens are everywhere in usually I don't ever get a chance to see a Marsh Wren, but just out of pure luck. Pure luck, the Marsh Wrens jump forward. Now take their picture out. Now. They also put their wings around each other. Smiled. Yeah. I don't think that there's a woman trying to get pictures of birds and. I don't think she'd like if we told her about this place. It's a little too secluded, isn't it? No, she might get a little suspicious. Yes. It's only a little bit off road down this path that you can barely Baker tweet through the I can't believe how close we are to these birds. We've only seen these yellow headed blackbirds at a great distance before this. We were within twenty feet. Yeah. I mean, we're within Pulitzer prize winning photo. Oh, this could be it could be it for you. This could be what finally snags me the h l Mencken award. So we took our time. And it was a day that didn't seem to be very well commentary didn't seem like it'd be very encouraging because it was this is June thirteenth. And it's it's sixty six degrees. Six degrees. It might as well be a Dan September try to remember whether there's an overcast sky sort of a threatening Scud. Yeah. Yeah. Yellow heads. Yeah. And I just saw this is this is going to be a bad day all around, but but we do great. And so what you did ring every last bird everywhere you go now. Well, we're pretty good. But you saw the bitterns. I did we saw American bitter and least bitterns as we said these are secretive birds at usually high day hobby right out. Yup. Many Marsh Wrens, you think there were oh a dozen a dozen my. Say, oh, it's it's dozens a couple dozen nineteen point is on Saginaw Bay. And it is north of Ohio and north to South Carolina. Would you say? Yeah. Kind of north west a bit perhaps. Okay. All right. And it's north north west. Uh-huh. Yeah. And it's kind of south. Did you hear that? Yeah. That Steph allays since I don't want that is the yellow to Blackwood. South of Baffin island. It is it if you are going to Niane king point and you find yourself Baffin island, please, ladies and gentlemen, turn around turn the car around. Right. I mean, you're not going to see any yellow headed blackbirds there for one thing. No. And we know Seh habitat has been cut down from past years hasn't it has I wonder if that has anything to do with. The yellow headed blackbirds. Move to this area. It could be because this is still quite densely populated with greenery. It is there's a lot of greenery right here. But I think it has more of a variety for the Mike. You were pointing out to our listeners about how the marshy area ridi area nearby the wooded area. There's protection there's there's a natural. I think this is just ideal for the modern yellow headed would it is the modern yellow headed woodpecker and the modern yellow headed Blackbird. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I think since the blackbirds sound a little mad. Like that. Like that is because they're still waiting for your sinus your promise yellow headed. Oh last. Oh, yes. And how is that coming what kind of progress? Are you make I'm making pretty good progress? I'm still working on a few try to iron out a few wrinkles. Okay. And how many wrinkles should a son at have? Well, I it's like at a wrinkle, and then a B wrinkle. Okay. And then they kinda alternate for awhile. That's at least two wrinkles. Yeah. And then it ends up with a like some other kind of a wrinkle among the other miraculously things we saw we saw a field with several Caspian turns in it. Right. Oh, yes. There were dozens of Caspian is another yellow head. Yeah. Yep. And yeah. After we're done with this pack. I we're missing the opportunity for some more Pulitzer prize winning shots, just for the sake of our audience because we want our audience to be here with us as we discussed the fine points of this. It's starting to rain a little bit too. Well, if you lose your Pulitzer because we're stopping and talking to our audience than I think it's about time that you started to reevaluate your priorities. Audience. Frankly, you know, maybe I shouldn't get into it now, but our audience has been a little bit hostile lately, they have now we have, but according to map, my hike, which is not a sponsor of the show, and neither is briskets to go your one stop destination for the best briskets on planet earth phone number again, Bob will give the phone number at the end of the show Bill but map, my hike said we walked two point two one miles and it took us two hours and twenty three minutes. That's that's good. I know more about I mean, I'm exhausted. Yeah, I'm huffing and puffing. That's why may only be sixty six degrees. But really shallow warblers out in the open to you never see that just sitting down because this is a little wonderland here. I might try and give me a picture of a yellow warbler. I all right. Okay. So we're about at the end of the show. Really? Yeah. Boy, this is one zipped right by we'll wait till tomorrow because we have not yet gone to towers point state park. And that's going to be every bit as exciting as this show. Who knows what treasures? So there's going to be other podcast coming up tomorrow. Wow. Yes. That's right. Mr. yellow headed Blackbird. That's right. And so life radio pet life radio. So thank you for joining us in this exciting moment. I can't believe how close we were. And Bill Bill is one who said he's right over there. I heard me I couldn't find and Bill Bill set. What did you say? Again. I said what's that? That's right. So thanks to Mark winter for putting up the money for this exciting expedition to Niane king point, south of Baffin island, very generous. Thanks to book character. Bill home for joining me and driving me in Gusta Volvo. Sure Gus says, you're welcome. Thanks to filler Inc. For providing much of the content to this show. And I guess that's it Email us at Bob at pet life radio dot com or put your name and address on a postcard and.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

09:58 min | 2 years ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"There's one oh my goodness. That is just a gorgeous thing. They're up here in the trees. Yeah. Go ahead. In. There. We were at nine point. I wasn't very optimistic within after two hours and twenty three minutes. There you wrong EV every bird out of that place. I you it out. There wasn't no bird laughed run. There was I think we all. Wow. We run them like a bell. I know that was very impressive. Listen, but we saw American bitterns. Yup. Two of the least of it. That's the least of it. Because we also saw a least bitter bitter to two of them and. That's our hope you can hear a friend. They're calling occasionally it's not my stomach. No. I was going to say it sorta sounds like. Sounds like a red headed excuse me, a red wing Blackbird throwing up. Yeah. That's pretty accurate. Yeah. But this is the lie. I'll say it again. This is the last place I expected to see them because this is just some crazy easy. Little turn off that didn't look promising. And it was guarded by. That is one close by there up in the trees are they doing in the tree? Yeah. Well, he was very. Trees just because we're here. They're changing our habits. No, I forgot what I was gonna say some other little bird there, yellow warbler and something else. This is the kind of place where you think you might see like a yeti or something, I know it almost anything could happen suss squash. Let's see where that one is. No, no, no. The other fighting over there. I'll be darn well. This is pretty amazing. And so we saw Marsh Wrens to got her. I really good look at Marsh Wren, and we're using I should mention I'm using an app that I hadn't used before called track. My hike. And how much you getting for mentioning this apple map, my height? Yeah. Something over there like a ring of birds. It is a ring of our there's a sort of a. Fell into singing Ringa bird. Oh boy. Kind of an open area surrounded by trees with birds in them. And a lot of the bird seemed to be these yellow headed blackbirds a lot of them are. Yeah, we went through poison Ivy to get here. We went through the game warden to get here. Yeah. And was it officer Dibble was he? Who is the jelly stone park. Ranger ranger Smith was the ranger Smith. I o okay range. And but anyway, I've started talking about Marsh Wrens martians are everywhere in usually I don't ever get a chance to see a Marsh Wren. But just out of pure luck started pure luck. The Marsh Wrens jump forward in take their picture out. Now. They also put their wings around each other. Smiled. Yeah. I don't think that there's a woman trying to get pictures of birds and. I don't think she'd like if we told her about this place. It's a little too secluded, isn't it? No, she might get a little suspicious. It's only a little bit off road down this path that you could barely bake your way through. I can't believe how close we are to these birds. We've only seen these yellow headed blackbirds at a great distance before this. We were within twenty feet. Yeah. I mean, we're within Pulitzer prize winning photo. Oh, this could be it could be it for you. This could be what finally snags the h l Mencken award. So we took our time. And it was a day that didn't seem to be very well commentary didn't seem like it'd be very encouraging because it was this is June thirteenth. And it's chilly. It's sixty six degrees. Sixty six degrees. It might as well be a day in September try to remember while there's an overcast sky sort of a threatening Scud. Yeah. Yeah. Yellow heads. Yeah. And I just saw this is this is going to be a bad day all around, but but we do great. And so what you did ringing every last bird out. Everywhere you go now. Well, it worked out pretty good. But you saw the bitterns. I did we saw American bitterns at least bitterns as we sit in these are secretive birds that usually high right out. Yup. Hummy Marsh Wrens, you think there were oh a dozen a dozen my. You say, oh, it's it's dozens a couple dozen nineteen point is on Saginaw Bay. And it is north of Ohio and north to South Carolina. Would you say? Yeah. Kind of north west a bit perhaps. All right, and it's north north west. Yeah. And it's kind of south. You hear that? Yeah. That's the latest and that is the yellow to Blackwood. Baffin island. It is it if you are going to Niane king point and you find yourself Baffin island, please, ladies and gentlemen, turn around turn the car around. Right. I mean, you're not gonna see a yellow headed blackbirds there for one thing. No. And we know Seh habitat has been cut down from past years hasn't it has I wonder if that has anything to do with the yellow headed blackbirds moved to this area. Because this is still quite densely populated with greenery the abuse. There's a lot of greenery right here. But I think it has more of a variety for the Mike. You were pointing out to our listeners about how the marshy area ridi area nearby the wooded area. There's protection there's a natural. I think this is just ideal for the modern yellow headed would pack. It is the modern yellow headed woodpecker and the modern yellow headed Blackbird. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I think since the blackbirds sound a little mad. Like that. Like that is because they're still waiting for your son your promise yellow headed. Oh. Yes. And how is that coming what kind of progress? There you make I'm making pretty good progress. I'm still working on a few trying to iron out a few wrinkles. Okay. And how many wrinkles did a son at have? Well, it's like an a wrinkle in a B wrinkle. Okay. And then they kinda alternate for last. That's at least two wrinkles. Yeah. And then it ends up with a like some other kind of a wrinkle, and among the other miraculous things we saw we saw a field with several Caspian turns in it. Right. Oh, yes. There were dozens of Caspian tres another yellow head. Yeah. Yep. And after we're done with this. I we're missing the opportunity for some more Pulitzer prize winning shots, just for the sake of our audience because we want our audience to be here with us as we discussed the fine points of this. It's starting to rain a little bit too. Well, if you lose your Pulitzer because we're stopping and talking to our audience than I think it's about time that you started to reevaluate your priorities. Audience, frankly, now, maybe I shouldn't get into it now, but our audience has been a little bit hostile lately, they have haven't we have according to map, my hike, which is not a sponsor of the show, and neither is brisk gets to go your one-stop destination for the best briskets on planet earth. But it's not phone number. Again, Bob will give the phone number at the end of the show Bill but map, my hike said we walked two point two one miles and it took us two hours and twenty three minutes. That's good. I know more about I mean, I'm exhausted. Yeah. Huffing and puffing. It may only be sixty six degrees. But really shallow warblers out in the open to you never see that just sit down your because this is a little wonderland might try and give me a picture of a yellow warbler. I all right. Okay. So we're about at the end of the show. Really? Yeah. Boy, this is one zipped right by I will wait till tomorrow because we have not yet gone to towers point state park. And that's going to be every bit as exciting as the show who knows what treasures. So there's going to be another podcast coming up tomorrow. Wow. Yes. That's right. Mr. yellow headed Blackbird. That's right. And so life radio pet life radio. So thank you for joining us in this exciting moment. I can't believe how close we were. And Bill Bill is one who said he's right over there. I heard me I couldn't find and Bill Bill set. What did you say? Again. I said what's that? That's right. So thanks to Mark winter for putting up the money for this exciting expedition to Niane king point, south of Baffin island, very generous. Thanks to book character. Bill home for joining me and driving me in gusts Volvo sure Gus says, you're welcome. Thanks to filler Inc. For providing much of the content to this show. And I guess that's it Email us at Bob at pet life radio dot com or put your name and address on a postcard and see if you can answer this week's contest question, and we will reveal the winners tomorrow.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

02:37 min | 3 years ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"Dot org and joining us now is ryan cooper a national correspondent at the week is work has appeared in the washington monthly the new republic and the washington post and he has an article at the week the worthless washington media welcome to background briefing ryan kupa makes me and in the last gilded age given that we in the new gilded age that was a time when muckraking journalism was at its peak with mark twain and h l mencken i believe it was making that coined the phrase that the job of the press is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable and it seems like that paradigm spain turned on its head particularly following the white house correspondents dinner last saturday night with the courses of indignation coming from the beltway press corps about how rude the comedian was and in effect defending sarah huckabee sanders who on a daily basis sneers at the white house press corps with absolute contempt it's in her face a posture countenance every thing she added is barely disguised hatred and contempt so why are they so indulgent towards this person who on a daily basis lies to them sneers fm in clearly despises them it's it's kind of a sociological question as far as i can tell because i think one should be clear it's it's really only a pretty small minority of journalists who actually thinking this way but they're very visible there are a lot of the big time political reporters maggie haberman mike allen the people at politico and a lot of you know a lot of those type of people and i think what they view they view themselves as basically part of the permanent washington establishment and in days past it was more blatant in there more even more people involved more people viewed themselves in this way but what people end up doing is defending whoever happens to be in power almost regardless of what they they do and there is a real for a long time suspicion.

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"h l mencken" Discussed on American History Tellers

American History Tellers

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"h l mencken" Discussed on American History Tellers

"Inside it's lau smoking hot having seen anything like this for a long while you start to experience a of excitement at the rockets live is sing new push away to the ball loose luncheon as impressive as rum gin whisky leaving champagne i'll get a gin ricky the night is starting off when you get back to your hotel the drew leaving discover a nightclub in the basement called the case looked perfect for nightcap or two but if it was easy for these two salesman to find a speakeasy in new orleans then it was just as easy for the federal government that padlock cafe on eyebrow bill that the salesman tried to visit was a real speakeasy it was rated seven times nineteen 22 one of hundreds of cafes groceries restaurants and drug stores in new orleans busted for selling liquor by the newlycreated bureau of prohibition after prohibition went into effect the government had immediately found itself short of agents to help enforce the new law as how easy einstein and most smith ended up getting hired despite their lack of previous law enforcement experience they went on to become two of the most famous agents in the country they were no moral crusaders themselves but they believe that the law was the law they thought it should be enforced and they had fun doing it to still by 19 24 it had become clear that despite the best efforts of agents like is he a mole government had failed to shut down illegal drinking too many americans it seemed like for every speakeasy padlocked two new ones opened baltimore newspaperman h l mencken wrote there's not less drunkenness in the republic look more there's not less crime but more there's not lessened sanity but more the cost of government is not smaller but vastly greater respect for law has not increase but diminished and it wasn't just respect for.

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