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 | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

When the Rolling Stone devoted a great deal of space to a cocked-up story about a gang rape that took place at a University of Virginia frat house, they had a pretty good idea it never happened. After all, they knew that the reporter had not spoken to anyone but the alleged “victim.” Even the Stone wouldn’t cover a traffic accident without interviewing those involved, the police and any eye witnesses. All of that is covered in the first week …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 22, 2015 | 3 Comments
2016 GOP POTUS Field

I, for one, am getting sick and tired of these over-produced announcements that so-and-so has deigned to run for president. We’ve known their identities all along and by now, unless I belatedly toss my hat in the ring, there are no surprises. At this point, what I’d really like to hear is that Chris Christie, Mike Pence, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson, have decided not to run.

I hate to be viewed as a flip-flopper, but I have decided …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rand Paul

Politicians have even found a way to make presidential races boring. As you may have noticed, nobody ever just says, “I’m running.” First they have to announce they’re forming an exploratory committee, meaning they’re not only calling everyone they’ve ever laid eyes on, hoping they’ll cough up a few bucks, but haranguing the rest of us suckers.

Next they announce that they’ll make an announcement in a month. Then the day before the month is up, they announce their decision is …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is still a year and a half until we elect the next president, but if there is one message I would like to convey to every Republican candidate, it is to stop worrying about what the liberal media says about you.

I know that is asking the near-impossible because every last one of the schlimiels insists on reading the NY Times and the Washington Post every morning, and assumes that everybody else in the country has the same nasty habit. …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jimmy Carter

Although it is commonly accepted that Obama is the worst president in American history, having wrested the title out of Jimmy Carter’s clammy grasp, we shouldn’t be too quick to overlook the damage Carter did. By deciding that the Shah of Iran was a bad guy who didn’t deserve our support, Carter rolled out the red carpet for the Islamic revolutionaries who have spent the past few decades fomenting trouble for the world.

One of the first things they did under …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I was a kid, a very popular radio show hosted by Ralph Edwards was “Truth or Consequences.” Contestants would be asked questions and if they muffed one, they would have to face the consequences, which usually involved performing embarrassing stunts in public and then returning the following week to describe their humiliation. But since there were prizes bestowed for “being such a good sport,” there was an endless queue of willing victims.

That was then, this is now. People – …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is no real way to know how much racism exists in someone’s heart. But something that is easy to measure are the consequences facing white versus black racists. For instance, when a white cop emails racist comments, he’s fired as soon as it’s found out. When a white college student chants a racist ditty, he’s expelled. However, when a black person airs his racism, he winds up in the Oval Office, heading up the Justice Department or, like Al …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

I don’t envy many people, but I did envy Abigail Van Buren her “Dear Abby” column. For years, she ruled the roost with her advice not only to the lovelorn, but to people having problems with their spouses, their siblings, their in-laws and even with their neighbors and co-workers, and she often got to do it in jokey fashion.

I happen to be great at giving advice to people, especially if I can make jokes about their troubles. And in a …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hillary Clinton

Recently, there was an event held in Washington, D.C., for the purpose of honoring excellence in American journalism. (Stop laughing, I’m being serious.) And what’s more, the keynote address was delivered by Hillary Clinton, who was clearly looking to curry favor by saying – with a straight face, apparently – “We need more than ever smart, fair-minded journalists to challenge our assumptions, push us towards new solutions, and hold all of us accountable.”

Then, in spite of the fact that she …

By Burt Prelutsky | April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

I know that some people were upset that Barack Obama didn’t call to congratulate Bibi Netanyahu on his monumental victory in the Israeli election, the way that the leaders of Canada, India and the U.K., did. I wasn’t one of those people. For one thing, everyone knows by this time that the only thing worse than Obama’s policies are his manners. He just might be the pettiest individual to have ever been engaged in American politics. Judging by the man …