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 | May 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
scale balance justice law

A few years ago, I gave a talk at a local Rotary Club. During the Q&A session, a member of the audience identified himself as a liberal and took me to task over something I’d said about Muslims. After trying, and no doubt failing, to set him straight, I asked him why he was a liberal. He puffed himself up, as these jerks are prone to do, and said it was mainly because he believed in social justice.

I’m not sure …

By Burt Prelutsky | May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
thought idea

In the old days, I recall my mother would occasionally have to empty the little pan under the ice box into which water would collect. With so many items winding up in my in-box, every so often I have to do a little emptying myself.

To begin with, I thought Charles Krauthammers’s comment regarding the peddling of influence by the Clintons was well worth sharing: “If there isn’t a shred of evidence that they accepted bribes in exchange for favors, it’s …

By Burt Prelutsky | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
immigrant illegal

Living in California as I do, I have long been aware of the myriad of problems that illegal aliens (aka undocumented immigrants; hard-working people who do the jobs Americans won’t do; future Democrats) bring with them. But until I read a speech delivered by Heather MacDonald, a Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, my knowledge barely scratched the surface.

For instance, under the Secure Communities program, when an illegal alien is booked into a local jail, an automatic alert …

By Burt Prelutsky | May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
police cop riot crime arrest law

According to Democrats running for office, black lives matter a lot. The left-wing media wholeheartedly agrees. So far as conservatives are concerned, all human lives matter, including those on the brink of being born. In fact, it sometimes seems that the only people who don’t give a damn about black lives are other blacks. Otherwise, you would have to wonder why they are always shooting one another.

Because I often feel like one of the small number of columnists engaged in …

By Burt Prelutsky | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

So far as liberals, including Barack Obama, are concerned, dead people only count if they happen to be black criminals killed by white cops, not if, as in the majority of cases, they’re black people being killed by other black people.

Similarly, so far as that crowd is concerned, innocent lives only matter when we’re talking about Muslims, not Jews or Christians. Frankly, that’s not too surprising when it comes to Europeans. It’s been a great many years since most of …

By Burt Prelutsky | May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
hillary clinton campaign

When Hillary Clinton decided to give her campaign vehicle a cutesy pie name, I can only imagine that she and Bill preferred that the media would say that they were throwing people under the Scooby Doo rather than under the bus.

After all, it is impossible for a Democrat to run for president without leaving a wake of people with tire tracks on their carcass. In 2008, let us remember, Obama tossed his friend and religious mentor, Jeremiah Wright, under the …

By Burt Prelutsky | May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Obama and Clintons Laughing

I know that a lot of people are waiting to hear Mrs. Clinton answer tough questions from reporters, but I’m not one of them. I’m pretty old and I’m not sure I have the time to sit through too many of her answers.

For instance, Morton Michaels reminds me that in 2014, when asked about her accomplishments as Secretary of State, she responded: “Well, I’m glad you asked me that! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly …

By Burt Prelutsky | May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
past future present time

Marco Rubio got an ovation when, while announcing his intention to run in 2016, he took a swipe at not only Hillary Clinton, but Jeb Bush, by pointing out she represents yesterday while young Rubio represents tomorrow or even a week from next Thursday.

The problem is that George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan, all go back even further than Mrs. Clinton. Her problem isn’t that she’s been around Washington for a quarter of a century or that …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Like everyone else who can’t wait for the Obamas to vacate the White House, I want to tell 2017 not to dawdle. No stopping to smell the roses while the rest of us are sniffing the swamp gas emanating from what has come to be known over the past six years as the Offal Office.

I have long believed that you could get a pretty good handle on a person if you knew his friends and his enemies. In Obama’s case, …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

If the North Korean media is to be believed, Kim Jung-un learned to drive when he was still a toddler, won a yacht race when he was nine and, as an adult, once had 11 holes-in-one during a single round of golf. And that’s the yardstick by which North Korean school kids are supposed to measure themselves.

It’s easy enough for us to laugh at such nonsense. As folk lore, it takes its place among such tall tales as lumberjack Paul …