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  • A Fine Old Man

    01/20/2021 6:52:16 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    American literature.com ^ | 1800s? | Mark Twain
    John Wagner, the oldest man in Buffalo--one hundred and four years old --recently walked a mile and a half in two weeks. He is as cheerful and bright as any of these other old men that charge around so persistently and tiresomely in the newspapers, and in every way as remarkable. Last November he walked five blocks in a rainstorm, without any shelter but an umbrella, and cast his vote for Grant, remarking that he had voted for forty-seven presidents--which was a lie. His "second crop" of rich brown hair arrived from New York yesterday, and he has a new...
  • (A Personal Post) POTUS 45, Mark Twain on Freedom and The Spirit of America

    11/29/2020 9:56:48 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com ^ | 30TH November 2020 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    In 1888 Mark Twain (born this day, Australian time, in 1835) said, “Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.” Now POTUS 45 is an upmarket version of Archie Bunker in the White House. He knows what Nixon’s Silent Majority still wants and he cuts through and communicates it. This old majority’s grip on power is not as strong as it was. But Donald Trump has been underestimated in politics ever since he came down the Golden Escalator. “It is a blessed thing to have an imagination that can always make you satisfied, no matter how you...
  • E Pluribus Unum: New Orlans, Satchmo, Bing, Tennessee Wiiliams, Bob Dylan

    05/07/2020 9:02:30 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    Politically correct idiots think that they invented diversity. E Pluribus Unum has been at the heart of diversity in America since 1776 ......... .......... at least ........
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mark Twain

    04/28/2020 7:27:47 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 4/28/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mark Twain. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Mark Twain lived well over a century ago, but he spot-on predicts the Deep State's attempt, and current success, of putting to practice Twain's iconic quote. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into...
  • Mark Twain on truth in newspapers and on buying life insurance for railroad travel.

    04/21/2020 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 15 replies
    Freedom, Demokrasi and Civilised Humanity ^ | 21st April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    We can't know what Mark Twain, who died 110 years ago today, would have said about the Coronavirus but here is what he had to say about truth in newspapers and about buying life insurance for railroad travel: https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2020/04/21/remembering-mark-twain-and-media-driven-fear-of-death/ “Where we have one newspaper that does good, I think we have fifty that do harm.” “....... the stupid people — who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations — do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper, and there is where the harm lies.” Was Mark Twain better than...
  • The Tale of Donald Trump and the Picket Fence

    04/16/2020 9:22:54 PM PDT · by edwinland · 15 replies
    Free Republic Original ^ | 4/17/2020 | Edwin Land
    “Hello, old chap, you got stuck with the big decision, didn't you?" ”Donald wheeled suddenly and said:“Why, it’s you, Andrew! I warn’t noticing.” “Say—I’m swimming in glowing press, I am. Don’t you wish you were? But of course you’d druther work on reopening the economy — wouldn’t you? Even if people gonna criticize you if it ain't picture perfect afterwards.” Donald contemplated the Governor a bit, and said: “What do you call work?” “Why, ain’t that work? ”Donald resumed his hard work, and answered carelessly: “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it ain’t. All I know, is, it suits Donald Trump.” “Oh come, now,...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mark Twain

    02/23/2020 11:16:43 AM PST · by GOP Congress
    Self-Published | 2/23/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mark Twain. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Mark Twain was an American humorist and writer in the late 19th and early 20th century. His wit and wisdom transcended political discourse, especially in his seminary works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle:...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mark Twain

    12/27/2019 7:46:45 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 12/27/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mark Twain. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Mark Twain is considered to be America's Finest Storyteller. He had the gift of relating extraordinary stories in a common sense manner.NOTE: The answer of this Quotefall has been embellished from its original form to highlight modern conditions. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mark Twain

    09/11/2019 7:47:20 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 9/11/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mark Twain. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Mark Twain was one of America's most influential authors and pundits who portrayed life in the late 1800's through the turn of the century. Note: As puzzle is harder than normal, more hints are provided if needed. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the...
  • President Trump & Mark Twain: Master Pilots on America's Great River

    08/18/2019 4:25:35 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 48 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/18/2019 | PoconoPundit
    <p>Mark Twain is known as a "great American author", but not enough Americans have firsthand knowledge of his best work.</p> <p>In this vanity, I hope to interest you in rediscovering this witty social critic and humorist.</p> <p>I'm probably like you: I read a bit of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in grade school.  At the time, those American-slang "classics" didn't thrill me, and maybe it's because those books were not written for kids anyway.</p>
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mark Twain

    05/26/2019 7:10:37 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 5/26/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mark Twain. Click image (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle.Mark Twain was one of the preeminent writers and statesmen of his day in American history. His adventures took him all over America. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidential spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares...
  • Lawmakers want to expel Huckleberry Finn from N.J. schools

    03/22/2019 6:22:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | March 22, 2019
    Two New Jersey Assembly members want school districts to stop teaching Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” because of racist language and themes in the 134-year-old story. The book chronicles the travels of Huckleberry Finn, who ran away from his abusive father, and Jim, a runaway slave, along the the Mississippi River. It’s set in the antebellum south but was written in the early days of the JIm Crow Laws. It contains more than 200 uses of the N-word and “its depiction of racist attitudes can cause students to feel upset, marginalized, or humiliated and can create an uncomfortable atmosphere...
  • School removes ‘Huckleberry Finn,' ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum

    02/09/2018 6:48:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 9, 2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    DULUTH, Minn. - Students taking English classes in a Minnesota city will no longer have to read two American classics or write reports about them, the Duluth News Tribune reported. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which contain racial slurs, will no longer be required reading for students in the Duluth Public School district’s English classes next fall. However, the books are not banned: They will be available in the school as optional reading for students, the News Tribune reported. The decision comes two months after a Virginia school temporarily banned the two novels after a...
  • Mark Twain & Helen Keller’s Special Friendship: He Treated Me Not as a Freak, But...

    05/15/2015 1:08:06 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 24 replies
    "Open Culture" ^ | 5/13/15 | "Josh Jones"
    Mark Twain & Helen Keller’s Special Friendship: He Treated Me Not as a Freak, But as a Person Dealing with Great Difficulties Sometimes it can seem as though the more we think we know a historical figure, the less we actually do. Helen Keller? We’ve all seen (or think we’ve seen) some version of The Miracle Worker, right?—even if we haven’t actually read Keller’s autobiography. And Mark Twain? He can seem like an old family friend. But I find people are often surprised to learn that Keller was a radical socialist firebrand, in sympathy with workers’ movements worldwide. In a...
  • Hillary’s Remorse Over The Stolen Watermelon

    03/12/2015 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-15 | Skook
    Will Mark Twain’s irony of wit work for Hilary’s peccadilloes? Samuel Clemens is America’s seminal author of the 20th Century; from his pen, the American author was defined. Armed with imagination and an orator's wit, he is more well known and remembered by his pen name Mark Twain. Ernest Hemingway said of Twain: “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” Hopefully most readers have read some of Hemingway’s novels and Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”; since, you will...
  • The Taboos Crumble, and Free Speech Is Threatened

    11/14/2014 7:52:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The more vulgar the culture gets, the more squeamish the keepers of the rules. The more verbal and visual taboos we break, the greater the threat to free speech. The National Football League institutes a 15-yard penalty for a football player who uses the N-word. If he uses it a second time, he's benched. This is the word with a cruel racist history, but which is now used as a term of affection if the person of the right color uses it. It's a word heard 500,000 times a day, reports The Washington Post in a front-page story that examines...
  • Defending The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, and American History from the Left

    01/26/2011 9:46:43 AM PST · by jim byrd · 19 replies
    WWW.jimbyrd.com ^ | 01/25/2011 | Jim Byrd
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is being censored; since censorship is a concept and weapon of the Left to enforce political correctness upon the masses, Mark Twain is involved in 21st century politics; when advocating or opposing the censoring of "Huck Finn," one has taken a political stance But the Right has a storied history of ceremoniously burning books that they believe are evil with celebrated bonfires. Both the political Left and Right have ink-stained hands.
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Corrected for modern sensibilities)

    01/12/2011 12:18:47 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 7 replies
    Tom The Dancing Bug ^ | 12 Jan 2011 | Ruben Bolling
  • DNA's our hottest melting pot: Huck Finn's dad hated free slaves the same as people hate Obama today

    10/19/2009 6:34:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 1,602+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, October 19th 2009 | Stanley Crouch
    Art always moves faster and more comprehensively than politics or technology. The recent DNA revelation that Michelle Obama has a redneck in the woodpile from which her family was built would only shock those who have never read William Faulkner. The Mississippi genius may have been an occasional redneck himself, but he was also our greatest novelist since Herman Melville. Part of Faulkner's genius was expressed in the many ways he addressed an understandable obsession with color and color relationships in public and private. This was because he spent most of his life in the state that inspired Nina Simone...
  • The Best Southern Novels of All Time

    09/15/2009 7:53:27 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies · 1,750+ views
    Ocford American ^ | August 27 2009
    # 1 ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by WILLIAM FAULKNER (1936) (120 votes) A profound exploration of race and all its attendant complexities. Faulkner’s rendering of the Southern “class” struggle through the life of one figure, Thomas Sutpen, makes Absalom, Absalom! the only serious rival to Melville’s Moby-Dick as the great American novel. —Richard King # 2 ALL THE KING’S MEN by ROBERT PENN WARREN (1946) (80 votes) Robert Penn Warren’s book is an unqualified masterpiece. It is all-encompassing and eclipses everything else on the list. One could make a reasonable case for its being the greatest American novel ever written. Seemingly nothing...