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 | February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Between the surgery and the flu, I have been pretty much housebound for a few weeks now.  Between coughing, sneezing, taking meds and doing the hand exercises prescribed by the physical therapist, you wouldn’t think I’d have time to also be annoyed on an hourly basis by external events.  But God, in putting me through Job’s trials, has not even spared me that.

For instance, David Ortiz, the 38-year-old designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox has been negotiating a new …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Income inequality is very much in the wind because Obama keeps whining about it, convinced that resentment over the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Ted Turner and their billions will lead people to vote for Democrats in November.

This is sloppy thinking for several reasons.  One, even if those guys didn’t exist, I’d be no richer than I am today.  Two, this administration has done nothing to diminish the inequality; in fact, during the past few years, wealthy people …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every so often, so many items capture my attention that I either have to get them down on paper or accept the fact that I can never hope to catch up.  But never let it be said that Prelutsky took the easy, logical, sane, commonsensical, approach.

To get the ball rolling, let me confess that I not only tend to shy away from non-fiction books in general, but even more so when it comes to biographies.  I have multiple problems with …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Because simply recovering from surgery that involved my hand, wrist and thumb, didn’t strike me as being all that challenging, I decided to add a case of the flu.  And because even that didn’t seem to be daunting enough, I decided to throw caution to the wind, and watch Obama’s State of the Union Address.  Predictably, that just about did me in.

My first impression was that I was watching something that could best be described as “Groundhog Year.”  I mean, …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In case you have never heard of the Razzies, they’re prizes handed out at a black tie event the night before the Oscars are bestowed.  And unlike the Oscars, which are often awarded for no better reason than that some aging director has never won one before or because a sex symbol of either gender appeared in a movie without makeup or a toupee, the Razzies always go to the most deserving.  That’s because they’re in recognition of the worst …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The big brouhaha that ensued after “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson shared his biblical-based opinion of sodomites ended as I assumed it would.  After first bending to objections from the homosexual community and suspending Mr. Robertson, the A&E network quickly reversed itself when some grown-up at corporate headquarters must have said, “Are you guys all insane?  Robertson’s TV show is the only thing that’s keeping the lights on around here.”

I’m not saying that homosexuals or any other minority group shouldn’t …

By Burt Prelutsky | January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Far too often, I hear people, including Republicans, whine about gridlock in Washington.  They long for compromise the way Romeo yearned for Juliet.  I, on the other hand, applaud gridlock.  How can I do otherwise when those on one side of the aisle are always wrong?

If you disagree, tell me one time that Obama and his gang have been right.  This administration was wrong about the trillion dollar Stimulus, Cash for Clunkers and shovel-ready jobs.  They’ve been wrong about Syria, …

By Burt Prelutsky | January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In one of the few Hollywood epics that wasn’t entirely wretched, there was a stirring moment in “Spartacus” when the Roman general stands before the slaves huddled on the ground and demands that Spartacus, the leader of the revolt, stand and identify himself.  As Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) begins to get up in order that his fellow prisoners not be tortured on his behalf, the others rise, each of them insisting “I am Spartacus.”

I think that when Obama and his thugs …

By Burt Prelutsky | January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m aware that a lot of people, including Charles Krauthammer, who happens to be Jewish, and the editors at Time magazine, no doubt secularists, who selected him Person of the Year, are apparently nuts about Pope Francis.  I’m just curious what American Catholics honestly think of him.

I don’t happen to be Catholic, but I certainly hold no ill feelings towards the Church.  But if I were a Catholic, I know I’d be conflicted about a pope who doesn’t think it’s …

By Burt Prelutsky | January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s said that everyone has opinions, but I sense that most people don’t have as many as I do.  Sometimes they become such a burden that I simply have to unload them the way Santa unloads his bag of toys, lest I suffer a hernia of the brain.

So, to begin with, when did people forget how to write their names?  Now that I’m spending an inordinate amount of time in doctors’ offices, I notice that mine is the only signature …