American Consequences - May 2020

I have to do is look in the mirror. (Although googling “Hillary Clinton” works, too.) In my tawdry youth (1980) when I dated a woman with two kids (ages 4 and 7), I would go to her porch and throw 500 pennies into the yard and say, “Kids, I have thrown 1,000 pennies into the yard, do not come in and bother your mother and I until you find them all.” Mom and I were never disturbed. – Scott H. P.J. O’Rourke comment: Scott, you’re a genius! Wish I’d thought of that. Unfortunately, by now my kids are too old for pennies to work. And what with inflation and the increasing

How many Leftist Liberals does it take to change a light bulb? A racially diverse and gender-inclusive committee is being formed to study compact fluorescents and light-emitting diodes and determine which conserves more of the earth’s resources, produces the least toxic waste, and best addresses global climate concerns. And even making supposedly humorous remarks about replacing one traditional incandescent bulb with another is hurtful speech. Re: Killing Time As usual P.J. O’Rourke is clever and funny, the COVID-19 home games are a good example. The last one, “Trump Bridge – played without a full deck and everything is Trumps,” is so clever that it makes me wonder why Trump is president and not P.J. O’Rourke. – Roger M. P.J. O’Rourke comment: Alas, Roger, every time I ask myself the question, “Who could be a worse president than Trump?” all

sophistication of modern children, these days you’d

probably have to use 500 half- ounce American Gold Eagles. Re: What if the National Lockdown Was a Huge Mistake Great article Buck. You simply left out the most obvious endgame and that is that when COVID-19 plays out... ALL of the politicians will be self-pontificating and running around singing their own highly overrated praises for their “quick thinking” and “nation


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