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.

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By Burt Prelutsky | June 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whenever I think about liberals, I feel the wires in my brain begin to sizzle.  What in the world makes them say and do such absurd things?  For instance, why do journalists insist on lying about their political affiliation?  When half of them claim to be Independents and only 20% confess to being registered Democrats, whom do they think they’re fooling?  After all, their friends and relatives, as well as their colleagues, know better.  But so do the rest of …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

While the Left buries us in lies and obfuscation, those on the Right can often be trusted to keep it short, sweet and revelatory.  For instance, the following two sentences contain more honest commentary about our society than 10 years of the Congressional Record: (1) We are told not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics; and (2) It seems …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

I was delighted that by a 5-4 margin, the Supreme Court recently decided it was constitutional for city governments, such as the one in Greece, NY, to open its public meetings with a prayer.  It’s not that I’m religious, but I am always happy to recognize and praise commonsense on those rare occasions I encounter it.

Speaking of the Court, I wrote a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts a couple of months ago.  I was waiting for him to respond …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s true that for a long time, an inexcusably long time, I was a registered Democrat.  But even then, I never called myself a liberal.  Because I came of age in the 1960s, I associated liberals with the punks I knew who called cops “pigs,” called soldiers “baby killers” and used any and all means to dodge the draft, and then had the hypocrisy to announce they did so because they were avowed pacifists.

Being in my 20s myself, I knew …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Because simply keeping track of all the absurdities that make our lives so troubling makes my in-box expand to its breaking point, I occasionally have to clear it out.  So consider this a spring cleaning.

For openers, I would suggest that in the wake of the spineless administrators at Rutgers uninviting Condoleezza Rice to deliver this year’s commencement address, it’s time for conservatives to quit behaving like Charlie Brown, who never seems to catch on that Lucy Van Pelt is going …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t think that most people would disagree with the statement that race relations in America were better before Barack Obama took office.  Between him and the race card hustler Eric Holder, the divide hasn’t been this large in decades.

In similar fashion, I believe that Pope Francis has set back Catholic/Jewish relations.  Although his recent trip to the Holy Land was trumpeted as ecumenical in nature, in reality it was about as unifying as the blade of a guillotine.

When Israel’s …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 7, 2014 | 7 Comments

The U.S. Senate under the guidance – or, if you prefer, the thumb — of Harry Reid isn’t interested in getting to the bottom of scandals involving the IRS, Benghazi or the Veterans Administration.  But half the Senate—50 members, count ‘em, 50 – decided that the worst problem facing us was that their hometown football team continues to call itself the Washington Redskins.

Even though a poll has shown that 80% of actual Native Americans have no problem with the name, …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

A very bright reader of mine wrote, calling for Obama’s impeachment.  Although I share his concern for the harm the man has caused America and the world, I wouldn’t like to see the GOP once again crawl out on that very precarious limb armed only with good intentions and a chainsaw.

As I see it, it is the one sure way the Republicans can blow the midterm elections.  Most people don’t want to see election results, no matter how wrong-headed they …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can’t quite decide which recent news item aggravated me the most.  First there was Obama’s latest salvo in his war on coal, followed by Mrs. Clinton’s clumsy attempt to put Benghazi behind her and, finally, the swap of five Islamic terrorists for one Army prisoner.

Even though Obama’s plan to finish off the coal industry through the use of EPA regulations are expected to cost America 224,000 jobs each year for the next 16 years and send energy costs soaring …

By Burt Prelutsky | June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

H.L. Mencken, who was referred to as “The Sage of Baltimore” by people besides H.L. Mencken, at least until he shared his Nazi sympathies, at which point they began referring to him as “The Loony Tune of Baltimore,” once observed that “For every complex question, there is an answer that is simple, obvious and wrong.”  And every day, the left-wingers in Congress and the Oval Office prove how right he was.

Whether the question revolves around how best to deal with …