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Sunday, 20 January 2013


Mannie Sherberg
Kudos and congratulations to the irrepressible Rick Richman -- who has compiled the biggest mass (or should that be "mess"?) of inanities, boners, fatuities, tomfoolery, poppycock, bosh, piffle, balderdash, asininities, nuttiness, balminess, amphigory, and pure unadulterated nuttiness ever assembled. Now we know why Mencken called the bourgeoisie the "boobeoisie." Only a boob would intone this idiocy. only a boob would believe it.
Mannie -- you probably should have reserved a couple adjectives for what's coming tomorrow. Can't wait to read Packer later in the week on how Obama hit it out of the park (unexpectedly!), with an address that had not only nuance, but elusive nuance, or complex elusiveness, or careful nuanced complexity, or all three. I am going to be disappointed if the speech is not deemed the best since Washington's.
I just read that Lincoln's second inaugural was 701 words, only two of them personal pronouns. Worth reading, at the Telegraph (UK): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9814228/Barack-Obama-inauguration-President-aims-to-hit-benchmark-set-by-Abraham-Lincoln.html

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