GDG- In Defense of Peter

George Connell georgeconnell at mac.com
Wed Jan 4 17:13:05 CST 2012


I'm sorry, I meant H. L., not M. L. I'm in the middle of settling an estate and find myself not paying attention to other details. Now where is are my ADD meds....?

George
26ª11'56"N   81ª48'19W" (Look it up!), Hint: not far from the southern-most Civil War battle in the East.



On Jan 4, 2012, at 6:07 PM, CWMHTours at aol.com wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Is it "H.L." or "M.L."?
> 
> He was pretty rascist.  He actually made one rather  amusing comment that 
> has become a bit of a Life rule of thumb.  I won't  repeat it here tho.
> 
> Where the heck is  26'11'56"N   81'48'19W"?
> 
> Your  Most Obedient Servant,
> Peter  
> 
> 
> In a message dated 1/4/2012 6:02:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> georgeconnell at mac.com writes:
> 
> Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
> Oh, M. L. Mencken (sorry about my initial  misspelling) , the great 
> Baltimore essayist and editor of the 1920s. He had a  very low, condescending 
> opinion of the average American's intelligence,  education,and sophistication. My 
> life experience (mostly in the Marine Corps)  gave me a higher appreciation 
> of the average person's common sense and ability  to figure out things.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> George
> 26ª11'56"N    81ª48'19W"
> 
> On Jan 4, 2012, at 5:32 PM, CWMHTours at aol.com  wrote:
> 
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> THNX Tom-  I  was afraid to ask in public about the  Menkinist thing.  I 
>> didn't want to be the first to ask. 
>> 
>> Your  Most Obedient  Servant,
>> Peter  
>> 
>> 
>> In a message dated  1/4/2012 5:20:06 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>> pennmardel at mchsi.com writes:
>> 
>> Esteemed  GDG Member  Contributes:
>> <Visitors Center, but accept that other people do.  At  Gettysburg, I 
> don't
>> want to be taught about causes; I want to  see as many  as possible of the
>> park's vast holding and at some  level I resent anything  that gets in the
>> way. Unrealistic? Sure.  Some context is vital, but we'll  never have a 
> VC 
>> big
>> enough to provide all the context some want and show  all the stuff.  So
>> what's the balance?
>> 
>> I am also a little   uncomfortable with the thought that the NPS needs to
>> "educate" the  American  public as opposed to just tell the story (though 
> I'm
>> hard pressed to  explain the difference). There's an elitist,  Menkinist
>> undertone here I  don't like.>>
>> 
>> George,
>> 
>> This is essentially what I have been  attempting  to say in my earlier 
> posts.
>> 
>> Tom Ryan
>> 
>> P.S.   Please elaborate on the "Menkinist"  reference.
>> 
>> 
>> 
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