September 26, 2019
Answering Your Top Questions
Steven Longenecker, Publisher
Our e-mail inbox has been overflowing this week…
Thank you for your kind words on our latest issue. And some of your not-so-kind words. (We can take them.)
We’ve put together some of your recent questions and our answers here:
Love all of the articles you folks put out, but PJ’s just made me laugh out loud so many times – excellent writing and sense of humor! I am saving and sharing this one! – Kris H.
Lots to think about and mull over indeed. My son in law is an accountant apprentice in the UK and I’d like to send him your latest missive. He’s half way through his exams. May I have your permission please? – Michael Y.
Of course Kris and Michael! Please share our essays, articles, and magazines with anyone and everyone you like and care about. You can simply forward the e-mail you receive, or send them to our website here at americanconsequences.com.
Buck Sexton, Love your writing, and look forward to seeing you on Fox. Keep up the good fight. Points that you make and your warnings are all too true. That is what happened in Canada, when voters went full bore on Trudeaumania in the ’80s.
My sister has to wait over a year for a hip replacement… I wish I had immigrated to the USA years ago. I’m too old now. And I sure am sick of liberal lies. – Phyllis G.
Buck says thank you, Phyllis. And we’d be happy to have you down here in the U.S. of A!
Steven: Sometimes I wonder if Warren and her [socialist] buddies really know what they are doing or are they deliberately trying to bring America to its knees following in the footsteps of Obama.
And why [do] you and nearly all other newsletters and agencies refer to Democrats as Democratic? They are no more democratic than a Gila Monster. They kill with a poisonous tongue. – Don S.
We’re happy to call them what they’d like to be called, Don. We don’t get invited to many parties as it is. But as for the true aims of the Democrats running for president? We can’t say… but we’re reminded of a passage that Editor-in-Chief P.J. O’Rourke wrote in his 1991 book Parliament of Whores…
Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadows about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
Not much has changed in the nearly 30 years since P.J. originally wrote those words.
I had trouble watching the “Truth Detector” video on Wednesday. Is there a place to watch it afterward? – Ginnie E.
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Now here are some of the stories we’re reading…
Called “an everyman’s guide to Washington” (The New York Times), P. J. O’Rourke’s savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system.
The 2019 class of IPOs may turn out to be as risky as those dot-com companies that went bust at the turn of the century despite the exuberance surrounding them. But there may be a reason why investors keep going to the IPO trough…
A look in the rearview mirror shows the economy began to slow in the spring despite robust consumer spending. The road ahead doesn’t look much different.
On one side, at the peak of their earnings, are baby boomers who are nearing retirement, if they haven’t already retired. On the other side are millennials and Gen Z-ers, who are in the early stages of their work life and have lower salaries…
And let us know what you’re reading at [email protected].
Publisher, American Consequences
With P.J. O’Rourke and the Editorial Staff
September 27, 2019