Burt Prelutsky
Burt Prelutsky

Burt Prelutsky, who lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife Yvonne and dog Angel, has a long and distinguished writing career that includes newspapers, magazines, and TV. He is also the author of “Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From San Francisco,” “Liberals: America’s Termites” and, recently, “Barack Obama, You’re Fired!” and a collection of interviews, “67 Conservatives You Should Meet Before You Die,” which includes the likes of Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich, Gary Sinise, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Michael Medved, Joseph Wambaugh, John Bolton, Lee Greenwood, Charles Krauthammer, Phyllis Shlafly, David Limbaugh, Bernard Goldberg, and the three Pats: Boone, Sajak, and Robertson.

Stories by Burt Prelutsky

By Burt Prelutsky | August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t think there is any way to overestimate the importance of the mid-term elections.  Although I wish I could view the world through non-partisan eyes, Barack Obama and Harry Reid have conspired to make that impossible.  I’m just hoping that a sufficient number of Americans come out of their collective coma before the fat lady has a chance to warble “Nearer My God to Thee” at this nation’s funeral.

The trouble is that we have a president who seems to …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Frankly, I’m sick and tired of thinking about the children.  It’s not that I have anything against them in general, but it’s always a specific group of them over whom I’m supposed to be fretting.

For instance, these days, I’m supposed to cry myself to sleep because of the Central American tots who are flooding into the United States.  But at the same time, I’m not supposed to give a hoot about what they and millions of other young illegal aliens …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even before Sarah Palin called on the GOP House to institute impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama, I suggested it, so long as they held off until after the mid-term elections.  That’s because I didn’t want anyone to be distracted from the Affordable Care Act or any of the numerous scandals associated with this administration.

It wasn’t that I believed the Senate, whether controlled by Harry Reid and the Democrats or by a post-January GOP majority would actually vote Obama out of …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can we all agree that the recent riots in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, MO, had as much to do with the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown as it did with a hurricane in Hawaii or a square dance in Iowa?

As I have written in the past, a legitimate protest consists of tossing tea into Boston Harbor; it doesn’t involve stealing a TV.  Time and again, young black thugs in Detroit, L.A., Philadelphia and now St. Louis, have …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

 (Thomas Sowell, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Gen. James Amos, Emma Thompson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

As a rule, I prefer to fill my articles with my own well-chosen words, but there are some thoughts that deserve the widest possible circulation.  For instance, in critiquing the state of education in America, it’s hard to improve on the following 21 words of Thomas Sowell: “In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the end of the movie, “Chinatown,” when the rich, powerful and totally depraved Noah Cross drags his granddaughter away in order to use and abuse her as he used and abused his own daughter, the private eye, J.J. Gittes, tries to stop him.  But he’s held back by a friend, who says, “Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.”  And although at the time they are standing in the middle of a street located in L.A.’s Chinatown, what he’s really saying …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Obama School

There used to be a popular radio show, followed by an equally popular TV show, called “The Amateur Hour.”  Singers, comedians and musicians, including even accordion players, would seek fame and fortune by competing on the show.  These days, that notion has morphed into any number of similar shows, the most successful of which is “American Idol.”

What led me to think about all this is the realization that by the time the next president is inaugurated, Barack Obama will have …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of my readers is given to sending me messages fraught with anger and frustration over news items related to the ever-increasing amount of madness in the world.  In his last communique, he let me know that it was getting to be too much for him to bear and that he had resorted to listening to more music and less news.  I wrote back to report that my wife, who is addicted to Fox News, will sometimes switch it off …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are told that the thousands of Central American kids streaming into America aren’t really illegal aliens, that, instead, they’re refugees from those Central American countries where the drug cartels rule.  My brainstorm is that we stop worrying about Muslims killing Muslims in the Middle East and, instead, send our military to Honduras, Salvador and Guatemala, to wipe out their gangsters.  Then the kids could safely return to where they came from.

Simultaneously, we could send the National Guard into Chicago, …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sometimes, as I take in the passing scene, I find myself wondering if I went to sleep on earth and woke up on some other planet.  And, mind you, it’s not just the politicians who are giving me this queasy feeling.

For instance, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman are apparently the kind of people who are the envy of other couples in their circle.  I can hear the wives in that circle looking disdainfully at their own husbands and saying, “Why can’t …