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 | October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Having spent a good deal of my life studying the behavior of politicians, particularly those in our nation’s capital, I have concluded that the Potomac River gives off noxious fumes.  It’s the cause of the common malady known as Potomac fever.  The usual symptoms are a loss of mental faculties, a diminished moral sense and a swelled head.

We’re all aware of the ways it affects the likes of people like Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi and John McCain.  But even lesser …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church came up with the concept of excommunication.  But as you may have noticed, such Catholic luminaries as the Kennedy clan, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin and Joe Biden, all spent years promoting abortion on demand and nobody in the Catholic hierarchy even raised an eyebrow, let alone said anything about denying them communion.

However, let a Republican take two steps in any direction, and his fellow Republicans want him drawn and quartered.  I’m not suggesting that we Republicans should …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those who don’t have enough irony in their daily diet, let me point out that the Founders fought a revolution in order to free themselves from King George.  Now, a scant two hundred-odd years later, we are forced to support the Obamas in a style more lavish than anything ever dreamed of by even the most self-indulgent of the French monarchs.

We all know about the way these people squander our tax dollars on White House galas and African safaris, …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

I have always felt that when politicians clamor for work projects, instead of focusing on roads and bridges, they should be mentioning prisons.  We never seem to have enough of them.  As a result, felons are constantly being released before finishing their sentences.

And whereas liberals are always insisting that civilized nations shouldn’t have so many people incarcerated, the truth, as usual, is they’re wrong.  So long as those behind bars are there because they’ve committed actual felonies, and aren’t there …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 15, 2013 | Comments Off

How is it that Obama gets to decide how ObamaCare will be administered? As he keeps saying, it’s the law of the land. So where does he get off unilaterally granting waivers to his supporters while forcing everyone else to abide by the rules? And how is it that the GOP hasn’t forced the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of what he’s doing? No one is going to convince me that he has the legal authority to grant …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently, it occurred to me that when we say certain painters are great, we’re generally only parroting what others have told us.  I, personally, don’t happen to care for Picasso, Gauguin or Van Gogh.  Their subjects held no interest for me.  But even if they did, does that make any of their canvases worth millions of dollars on the open market?

Tell an art critic that you prefer Norman Rockwell’s magazine covers to Degas, and he’d have you horsewhipped in the …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Alice followed the White Rabbit down the hole, she got to meet a very strange group of individuals.  Besides the Rabbit, who was always in a hurry and had a pocket watch to remind him he was late, she encounted a dormouse,  a blue caterpillar, the obnoxious Queen of Hearts and a host of other very boring oddities.  For the life of me, I never understood why anyone ever claimed to enjoy the book.  I always figured those were …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite God stories involves the guy named Harry who sought shelter on the roof of his house during a flood.  When a fellow with a boat rowed by and offered to take him to higher ground, Harry turned him down, explaining that God would provide.  His response was the same to the next two guys who rowed by.  He was still perched on his roof when nightfall came and the storm resumed.  When he woke up, drenched, …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The worst thing about liberals is not that they’re wrong on the issues, but that they are hypocrites and liars.  The basis for my claim is that the same things they thought were hanging offenses when Bush was president are perfectly okay with them so long as one of their own is the guy keeping Gitmo open, extending the Patriot Act and attacking Syria even though they haven’t attacked us.  I could list other acts of hypocrisy, but of course …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

I often feel like one of those lumberjacks we used to see in the newsreels, trying to knock a competing lumberjack off a spinning log.  The foolishness comes at us so rapidly that trying to stay on top of it all before we wind up in the drink is too much for one man.

That’s why when the opportunity presents itself, I like to delegate responsibility.  So it’s with a sense of gratitude, I acknowledge that when Melanie Campbell, one of …