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 | March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

One of many things I don’t understand about those on the Left is how naïve they are.  Even if you get past their childlike belief that human nature doesn’t exist and that if you simply pass enough big government legislation, you can do away with greed, sloth, envy and evil, you still run into their conviction that nothing must ever be allowed to change the climate or the rate of federal spending.

I mean, even if we overlook the idiocy of …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
hypocrisy meter

Mark Twain observed that everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.  He was of course making a typically wry comment, but leave it to liberals to take it to heart.  First to jump on the let’s-try-to-monkey-with-the weather bandwagon was Al Gore, who has since made millions off the hoax known as “global warming,” but which sometimes goes by the alias of “climate change.”  More recently, we had the Con Man-in-Chief mention it in his State of …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

You might even say that insanity is a growth industry.  For example, the liberals are tripping all over themselves to pass new gun control legislation.  To prove how sincere they are, they have put Joe Biden and Dianne Feinstein in charge.  Joe Biden is so dumb that schools have renamed dunce caps in his honor, and Feinstein is such a political hack that even after swearing to get to the bottom of the national security leaks to the NY Times, …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last year, during the presidential campaign, Team Obama reached out to America’s single women by showing how a fictional woman named Julia only managed to make it from the cradle to the grave by depending at every turn on the largesse of the federal government.  And it worked so well that those women chose Obama over Romney by a huge margin.

Why is it, though, that I haven’t heard old-line feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Back in the 1980s, a fictional pitchman named Joe Isuzu made a series of TV commercials promoting Isuzu cars and trucks.  A fast-talking, smarmy-looking guy, would make outrageous claims along the lines of “It has more seats than the Astrodome” and “It goes faster than a speeding bullet,” and everyone knew it was a takeoff on every overly zealous, ethically-challenged, salesman who had ever tried to sell you a lemon.

Today, it seems to me that we …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

With all the questions swirling around in my brain, it’s a wonder I can ever fall asleep.  Some nights, the only solution is for me to count Senate Democrats jumping over a fence.

For instance, liberals regard themselves as the salt of the earth and view conservatives as a bunch of cold-hearted rotters.  And, yet, research has shown that not only do conservatives donate far more to the needy, but they do it out of the goodness of their hearts.  On …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is so astonishing about liberals is that they aren’t just wrong occasionally or even wrong more often than not.  What is truly amazing is that they are always wrong about everything.

To grasp how remarkable that is, years ago, when quiz shows ruled the roost on TV, I had an uncle whose picture you would see if you looked up “ignorant” in the dictionary.  One day, he announced that the shows were rigged.  His conviction was based on his belief, …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
News and Opinion

The macro problems with most movies today are that they are way too long, the acting isn’t very good, the scripts are worse, and the target audience seems to be teenage boys.

The micro problems are, one, that directors seem to think they are being artful when they under-light scenes when all they’re doing is turning movies into radio shows, and, two, that far too many movies don’t believe in opening credits.  It makes a certain amount of sense when TV …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Because I am a conservative living in California, I often find myself thinking that, like those members of the French underground in World War II movies, I should be transmitting my dispatches by way of a shortwave radio.

How crazy is California, you ask?  Well, for openers, the voters back in November voted to raise the state income taxes.  And why did they do that, you ask?  Because Governor Jerry Brown told them it was a good …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I believe that Barack Obama has badly miscalculated the aftereffects of the Sequester.  Perhaps it’s because he, himself, is always campaigning that he has confused 2013 with an election year.  If the results of his notion of across the board cuts in various federal agencies are half as terrible as he’s been warning, it’s he who will be blamed.  And not just because Bob Woodward said that it was all his idea, but because his waging war on Congress is …