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 | March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I understand that right-wing celebrities are in such short supply that we conservatives can’t help swooning over those whose politics jibe with ours.  Still, should we be so enchanted that we are willing to overlook the fact that Ted Nugent appears to be both dumb and a potty mouth?

Mr. Nugent certainly has the right to say whatever he pleases about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but when conservatives applaud his every obscenity, they do a disservice to our movement, and …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As you have probably heard, John Kerry, who is nearly as screwy as Al Gore, has announced that climate change “is the most dangerous, most fearsome, weapon of mass destruction.”

Inasmuch as Obama and his underlings have once again dragged out this bugaboo in hopes of currying favor with their base and redirecting attention away from the stench of the Affordable Care Act, it would be better described as a weapon of mass distraction.

Even if global warming, or whatever they’re calling …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever since Vladimir Putin decided to restore the former Soviet Union, I have admired his restraint.  I’m serious.  I mean thus far, all he’s done is venture a little way into Georgia and, as of this moment, into a small section of Ukraine.  Surely, judging by the response from Obama and the various garden gnomes heading up the nations affiliated with NATO, I see no good reason why he hasn’t taken back Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the eastern section of Germany …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now that the Winter Olympics are over for another four years, let me say, at the risk of being regarded as a party pooper, that I think the Games are one of the worst ideas anyone has ever come up with.

As far back as 1948 and 1952, I knew that when people praised them as a way to bring nations together in peaceful competition, with the emphasis on the individual athletes, I knew I was listening to high-sounding hooey.  I …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A question that keeps repeating itself in my mind is whether only creepy people run for public office or if, somehow, it’s winning elections that transforms normal people into some distasteful form of alien life.

For instance, with all the billions of dollars that the government wastes year after year, was it really essential that they cut pensions for military veterans?  God knows I’m all for saving money, but the amount these mopes saved by chiseling the veterans is hardly enough …

By Burt Prelutsky | March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

While recuperating from surgery and the flu, I risked a relapse by watching Bill O’Reilly interview Barack Obama in an event that could have been titled “The Clash of Egos.”  I understood what was in it for the two of them.  O’Reilly got an audience several times larger than the few million who tune in to his show on Fox.  Obama got to tell people that Benghazi, the IRS and ObamaCare, not only weren’t scandals, but were old news.  The …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is it too much to ask that the media stop adding “gate” to every political scandal?  Has everyone forgotten that Watergate was actually the name of the building where Nixon’s plumbers, who clearly channeled their inner Three Stooges, broke in to the DNC headquarters.  I mean, if the place had been, say, the Park Sheraton, would every subsequent scandal have had “Sheraton” pinned to it?  I suppose I should be grateful that the recent furor over the former Defense Secretary’s …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

As you may have heard, an Academy Award nomination for the title song from the movie “Alone Yet Not Alone” has been rescinded.  Naturally, even the Motion Picture Academy lacked the nerve to say it was because the song and the low-budget film promoted Christian values.  Instead, they insisted it was because emails had been used to help promote the song to Academy voters.  That’s the sort of bald-faced lie that should even have secular liberals in Hollywood chuckling.

The fact …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eric Holder, whose greatest ambition was clearly to be the worst Attorney General in history, helped solidify his claim on the title by insisting that the Justice Department will not allow profiling on the basis of religion or national origin.  I had assumed that was already the policy of an A.G. who is so corrupt, he refuses to prosecute racial hate crimes unless the target of the investigation is a white individual or a Tea Party group.

We’ve been engaged for …

By Burt Prelutsky | February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

For a long time, I’ve thought that people must be really starved for role models if they keep looking to those in the public arena to fill the vacuum.

I am not one of those people who believe that every politician is venal and corrupt, but neither am I someone who thinks that we should admire those whose only accomplishments consist of casting votes and giving speeches.

Recently, Robert Gates garnered a great deal of attention for writing a book in which …