One-Liner Wednesday — Practical Politics

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

H. L. Mencken, American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

One-Liner Wednesday — A Stable Genius

Stephen Colbert, on this past Thursday’s “Late Show,” reacted to the news that former president Donald Trump once tried to pay his lawyer with a horse. Colbert’s response to that news was:

“I don’t know why we’re surprised. After all, he did describe himself as a ‘stable genius.’”


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

One-Liner Wednesday — Bridging the Gap

“Every person has to come to terms — even if just for themselves — with the gap between what they believe and how they live their lives.”

Courtney E. Martin, American feminist, author, speaker, and social and political activist


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Cali Godley