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 | August 7, 2013 | 4 Comments

All I knew about the original Diogenes is that he was said to carry a lantern even during daylight hours, explaining he was searching for an honest man.  He also founded the Cynic philosophy.  So you can see where I might identify with him.  Where we part company is that, being poor, he made a virtue of poverty.  That would be like my making a virtue of being short and bald.

But I dare say I have …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s a toss-up whether more anguish is caused by California or Washington, D.C.  The easy answer is the latter.  After all, that’s the place where they pass all those loony laws and lumber us with all those economy-destroying regulations.

California, on the other hand, is the place where more than 10% of the nation’s population resides.  It is the state that elects the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman, Barbara Lee, Gavin Newsom …

By Burt Prelutsky | August 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

A lot of folks are up in arms over the U.S. supporting the Egyptian military, claiming it is illegal for us to send foreign aid to a nation whose democratically-elected government has been overturned by a coup.  I’m not one of those people.

Even if I entertained the slightest doubt about what we should do, the fact that the loudest voice demanding that we cease sending money to Egypt is John McCain’s would be the clincher.  He …

By Burt Prelutsky | July 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

As I sit here, it’s only been a few days since the six honest jurors in Sanford, FL, restored a little of my faith in the American legal system.  Unfortunately, I have no idea if Eric Holder will undo the good they did by charging George Zimmerman with depriving Trayvon Martin of his civil rights.

This is the same end-run around the constitutional prohibition of double jeopardy that the feds used in charging the L.A. cops with …

By Burt Prelutsky | July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

It seems that every time I write anything about movies, I can count on hearing from readers who boast about not having seen one since “Birth of a Nation.”  I can certainly empathize with those who don’t want to waste their time and money watching movies based on comic books and have no desire to help enrich or promote the careers of people like Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Sean Penn, Morgan Freeman, Jamie Foxx, Tim Robbins, Steven Spielberg …

By Burt Prelutsky | July 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Liberals like to say that war is the result of people’s failure to utilize diplomacy.  I think the truth of the matter is that diplomacy is the coward’s attempt to delay the inevitability of war.

I’m not saying that war has never been averted by the two sides sitting down to swap lies, but I haven’t been able to come up with a single example.  Chamberlain went umbrella in hand to convince Hitler to be a good fellow.  The Japanese were …

By Burt Prelutsky | July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

It occurred to me the other day that people are confined to mental institutions when they’re found to constitute a danger to themselves or others.  So, why is it that Obama is still running around loose?

I also found myself thinking how far this nation has declined since the time of the Founding Fathers, while at the same time acknowledging that this seems to be the natural order of things.  Historically, the patriarch of a family, through invention or industry, accumulates …

By Burt Prelutsky | July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

I confess that there is a part of me that envies my fellow commentators their ability to focus on a single topic.  I honestly don’t know how they do it.  I write three, sometimes four, pieces a week and I still wind up feeling like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, going nuts trying to keep up.

For instance, I was watching a Yankees/Angels baseball game recently when it was announced that through the American Forces Network, the game was …

By Burt Prelutsky | July 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pin the Tail on the Donkeys

While watching Bill O’Reilly recently, I got to see one of those public service ads calling for the U.S. to set a good example by unilaterally disposing of its nuclear stockpile.  It was another of those self-aggrandizing productions where unnamed Hollywood celebrities take turns reading a small portion of the ad copy.  In this case, the notables, otherwise known as the usual suspects, included Michael Douglas, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, Naomi Watts, Martin Sheen, Robert …

By Burt Prelutsky | July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sometimes I feel like a space traveler who has crash-landed on a very odd planet, one on which oxygen exists, but commonsense is in very short supply.

Let us consider singer Katy Perry, who insists she can’t read very well because she was home-schooled by her Christian parents.  I must confess that was pretty hard to swallow because tests nearly always show that home-schooled children score much higher than those forced to attend public schools.

Now I can …