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 | September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Protesters rally to protest against the U.S. government's response to the deaths of four Americans during an Islamist militant attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, in Washington

Who would have ever guessed that Vladimir Putin would pull Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire?  Nothing else could have saved Obama from having Congress deny him the green light to attack Syria.

Ironically, even though I opposed hitting Syria unless it was going to be with a nuke, for staking out a position and sticking to it in spite of massive opposition in his own party, I rather admired Obama.  It was the first time I can recall that he …

By Burt Prelutsky | September 14, 2013 | 12 Comments

It’s been twelve years since the Islamic faithful inadvertently brought down the twin towers.  I say inadvertently because nobody was more surprised than Osama bin Laden when jet planes crashed into the tops of New York skyscrapers and brought the buildings tumbling down.  Because he had no idea how thousands of gallons of burning jet fuel would work on steel girders, he had only imagined he would send a message by murdering a few hundred office workers and airplane passengers.

For …

By Burt Prelutsky | September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

From 1928 through 1945, “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” was the tagline in ads for a popular insecticide.  Interestingly, Theodor Geisel did the original artwork, which typically showed people being menaced by large whimsical-looking critters.  Mr. Geisel went on to graduate from a make-believe medical school and become better known as Dr. Seuss.

I swear, every time I see a politician on TV, especially one who insists on calling himself a public servant, I find myself reaching for …

By Burt Prelutsky | September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

At Sea in a Leaky Rowboat

Every day, in just about every way, the world keeps getting spookier.  Not necessarily in a Stephen King/Dean Koontz kind of spooky way, but more in a Three Stooges nonsensical sort of way.

For instance, we had to replace a dishwasher recently.  We went to Sears, got a Kenmore, and a couple of days later a guy delivered and installed it.  That’s certainly the way the system is supposed to work.  But a few days later, …

By Burt Prelutsky | September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

As I sit here, apparently everyone in Washington, D.C. is mulling over what to do about Syria.  For my part, I’m mulling over what to do about Washington, D.C.  It just seems to me that America has fallen and can’t get up.

I know that I am expected to be up in arms over chemical weapons being employed by Bashar al-Assad, assuming that the intelligence is better now than it was prior to the Iraq invasion.  But I have never understood …

By Burt Prelutsky | September 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

When comedian Ken Murray first came to Los Angeles, it was the late 1920s and he was a member of a vaudeville troupe.  Luckily, he brought with him a movie camera because he was a star-struck fan, and wished to share his experiences with the folks back in New York.

In the beginning, he would film any actor or actress he came across.  As his own career developed and his circle of acquaintances widened over the next 40 years, he eventually …

By Burt Prelutsky | September 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Obama insists that in spite of Putin’s body language, their private conversations are often very productive.  Indeed they are.  For Putin, that is.  Without his lifting a finger to help us when it comes to Iran, Syria and Edward Snowden, Obama has agreed not to supply Poland with a promised anti-missile system, has agreed to diminish our nuclear arsenal and, for all I know, agreed to subscribe to Pravda.

If it were up to me, we would have used a few …

By Burt Prelutsky | September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

In spite of the fact that the Democrats have been the reason that so many cities and states, not to mention the nation at large, are in such dire financial straits, there are only a dozen states that boast two Republican senators and a Republican governor.

You do have to wonder why anyone would vote for someone who seems to think socialism is preferable to capitalism or why they would continue to elect politicians who don’t even pretend to negotiate seriously …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

When older people compare contemporary times with days gone by, they usually report that when it comes to child-rearing, general civility, education, popular music and patriotism, things were far better in the 40s and 50s.  The areas in which modern times tend to win the day are life-saving pharmaceuticals, dentistry and surgical procedures.

One of the worst things about modern life, I think we’d all agree, is the four-hour window we have all come to accept.  Whether it’s some form of …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard that a five million dollar class action lawsuit has been filed here in California on behalf of those people who purchased copies of Lance Armstrong’s autobiography in which he swore that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs.  Their claim is based on the fact that when they purchased the book, it was represented by the subject and his publisher to be non-fiction.

I am not a member of the lawsuit because I didn’t buy the …