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 | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Politicians are always floating trial balloons to test the winds for their various programs.  I have my own balloons, and I often wish I could use them to float off to another planet

For instance, I received an email from a fellow who had spent 40 years working in procurement for the U.S. military.  He was calling my attention to how quickly the federal government got those signs announcing the shutdown printed and posted all across the country, at every national …

By Burt Prelutsky | November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Whenever I see Obama deliver a speech, I have a visceral reaction unlike anything I’ve ever experienced without having first eaten something I should have left on my plate.  It isn’t his politics, alone, that brings on the gag reflex; it’s the fact that he lies compulsively and then never acknowledges his lies when the facts inevitably show him to be lying.

For instance, when pushing the Affordable Care Act, he swore that it would save the typical family $2,500 and …

By Burt Prelutsky | November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Years ago, I wrote a TV movie.  It was that semi-mythical thing known as a docudrama.  That means the basic premise was factual, but names were changed and, more importantly, characters and dialogue were invented so that you would sit there through the last commercial.  As it happens, the movie was never produced, mainly because one set of NBC executives were fired and, typically, an inferior group was brought in to replace them.

In any case, the reason I am referring …

By Burt Prelutsky | November 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Barack Obama says more dumb things in a day than some people say in a lifetime.  For instance, regarding the shutdown, he said: “The House Republicans are holding the government hostage.”  I know that Obama isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer and that he has only a passing relationship with the Constitution, but someone should tell him that the House is a part of the government, no matter how he feels about it.  So, were we to take him …

By Burt Prelutsky | November 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The United States isn’t going to the dogs, which would be a good thing.  Instead, it’s going to the dolts.

You want proof?  Okay, ABC asked a group of typical voters three questions.  One: Is ObamaCare a socialistic program?  (Yes, they replied.)  Two: Is the Affordable Care Act a socialistic program?  (No, they said.)  Three: Is the Affordable Care Act better than ObamaCare?  (Definitely, they decided.)

A few minutes after Danne Desbrow received a 53-year sentence for murder, Judge Patricia Cookson not …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

When it comes to the possible GOP presidential candidate three years hence, the names we hear most often are Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie.  For some reason, possibly because he was part of a losing ticket in 2012, you don’t hear much about my personal favorite, Paul Ryan.  What I fear most is that whoever emerges victorious from the bloodbath known as Republican primaries will resemble the survivor of a train wreck after all the other …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the basic problems with those on the Left is that they become infatuated with certain words while choosing to ignore their meanings.  For instance, one of their favorites is equality.  Unfortunately, equality is merely a concept.  No two individuals are really the same; human beings, after all, are not robots, although liberals come close.  For sane people, equality translates to equality under the law and equal opportunity to achieve one’s goals.

For progressives, though, it doesn’t mean either of …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 26, 2013 | Comments Off

Over the past couple of years, I made a couple of prophecies.  The first was that in spite of Obama’s threats, Bashar al-Assad would remain in power longer than Obama would.  The second was that although America could probably survive another four years of Obama, I doubted if the nation could survive an electorate that would re-elect him.  Nothing I’ve seen in the intervening months since last November has caused me to change my mind.

Apparently, according to polls, even if …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re not a baseball fan, you might not know who Mariano — Mo to his friends, fans and teammates — Rivera is.  He was the closer for the New York Yankees, the fellow they’ve been calling on since the mid-90s to protect leads in the late innings.  Nobody has ever come close to being as good at what he does as Rivera.  This past season, as he’s announced his retirement, every team the Yankees have played against has honored …

By Burt Prelutsky | October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are times when I can’t help wishing I were a Democrat.  It certainly would have helped my writing career.  I mean, look at the folks who make a handsome living for no other reason than that they’re liberals.  I’m not even referring to politicians.  Obviously, the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Henry Waxman, and Barbara Boxer would be begging at freeway off-ramps and sleeping under bridges in a logical world.  But I’m talking …