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  • The fat lady is practicing her scales

    08/22/2014 5:39:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 8/22/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    I don’t think there is any way to overestimate the importance of the mid-term elections. Although I wish I could view the world through nonpartisan eyes, Barack Obama and Harry Reid have conspired to make that impossible. I’m just hoping that a sufficient number of Americans come out of their collective coma before the fat lady has a chance to warble “Nearer My God to Thee” at this nation’s funeral. The trouble is that we have a president who seems to lie awake nights trying to come up with new ways to destroy America. For openers, he is terrified –...
  • "I Am A Little Sister Of The Poor" -

    01/08/2014 7:55:38 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 3 replies
    Burt Prelutsky . com ^ | 01/08/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    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 demand that an order of nuns or anyone else who holds sincere religious beliefs caves to the power of...
  • The Delusional Left

    04/24/2012 2:31:08 PM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies ^ | 4/24/2012 | Burt Prelutsky
    Predictably, Nancy Pelosi applauded Rep. Bobby Rush when he donned a hoodie on the floor of the House to show his solidarity with the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers, in their calls for George Zimmerman’s head on a platter. Meanwhile, back in Chicago’s 1st congressional district, home to Mr. Rush, during one recent Thursday night, 13 people were shot, two of them fatally. I understand that the shooters all wore hoodies. I trust that Mrs. Pelosi can provide Bobby Rush with an alibi. In the meantime, in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Final Four consisted...

    12/20/2011 9:13:22 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 28 replies ^ | December 19, 2011 | Burt Prelutsky
    Monday, December 19, 2011 WHY ISN’T THERE MORE ANTI-SEMITISM IN AMERICA? by BurtPrelutsky Recently, I had an exchange with my friend Alan Caruba, a fellow Jew who had written a piece in which he pointed out that in hard economic times anti-Semites have a greater tendency to crawl out from under their favorite rocks. After acknowledging that he was right, I went on to state that as an American Jew, I was frankly surprised that there wasn’t more hatred of Jews than there is. And for once, I was being totally serious. If I weren’t Jewish, I could see...
  • Why not call me a 'fagophobe'?

    08/10/2011 12:03:04 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-9-2011 | Burt Prelutsky
    There are certain topics about which I write that inevitably trigger predictable responses. If I write, say, a defense of Israel, I know I will be called one of three or four obscenities by anti-Semites. If I write a piece bemoaning the fact that 80 percent of Jewish Americans invariably vote for left-wingers, I can expect to be vilified, not as a conservative, but as a self-hating Jew. If I write disparagingly about Obama, a certain number of readers, taking their lead from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, will condemn me as a racist, and if I write anything in opposition...
  • In defense of RINOs

    04/27/2011 8:24:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2011-04-27 | Burt Prelutsky
    Even though the next presidential election is still more than 500 days away, it's never too soon to be prepared. After all, Obama hasn't stopped campaigning since Election Day, 2008. To begin with, and let me be very clear about this: No third-party candidate, no matter how sincere or how well-funded – whether the party calls itself Libertarian, Constitution, Tea Party, Bull Moose or Whig – is ever going to win a national election. All a third-party candidate will do is ensure that a liberal will be able to win with just 40-45 percent of the vote. Also, anyone who...
  • Pulitzer-winner says 'Great Society' damaged nation (Krauthammer interviewed by Prelutsky)

    11/20/2010 11:59:17 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 19, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer and Burt Prelutsky
    Pulitzer-winning commentator Charles Krauthammer, now a Fox News analyst, says he started out as a Democrat, but then realized the "Great Society" actually hurt the nation. Now his most admired president is Ronald Reagan and he calls himself a psychiatrist in remission. The comments come in Krauthammer's interview with author Burt Prelutsky for Prelutsky's new book, "Portraits of Success: Candid Conversations with 60 Over-Achievers."
  • Burt Prelutsky: I used to love America more

    07/04/2010 9:45:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 2, 2010 | Burt Prelutsky
    I love America, but honesty compels me to admit I used to love it even more. I loved it more when people could admit they were patriots without being called xenophobes. I loved it more when a person could say that nobody should be allowed to sneak into the country without being labeled a racist...
  • Burt Prelutsky Describes California Female Politicians

    03/25/2010 1:01:08 PM PDT · by robjna · 24 replies · 1,387+ views
    common sense junction ^ | march 3rd ,2010 | burt prelutsky
    “Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re number one. There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘Macbeth’. The three of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab....
  • Obama's world and welcome to it

    11/22/2009 7:57:43 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Many people were offended to see Barack Obama once again bowing to a foreign dignitary, the Emperor of Japan. For my part, I was actually relieved that at least this latest breech of protocol didn’t involve his kowtowing to one of America’s sworn enemies. As most people are well aware, I have nothing but loathing for Obama’s policies, but even I am amazed by his reluctance to handle what I regard as the easy part of his job; namely, carrying off his responsibilities to be a figurehead, to be the proud symbol of this great and generous nation.
  • The Straight Poop On Radical Islam

    08/14/2009 3:20:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies · 204+ views ^ | 8-14-09 | Burt Prelutsky
    I suspect that because George Bush and Condoleezza Rice were so respectful of Muslims, constantly telling us that theirs is a religion of peace, some otherwise sensible Americans actually began to believe it. Now we have a president who not only kowtows to a Saudi prince, but carries on as if Israeli homes are more threatening than Iranian nukes. What is wrong with our leaders? Are they worried that they won’t be invited to those cool Ramadan parties? The Islamists have been actively at war with us for 30 years and generally at war with western civilization for well over...
  • Burt the Plumber

    07/27/2009 2:59:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 174+ views ^ | July 27, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    During last year’s presidential campaign, Joe Wurzelbacher raised a lot of hackles in liberal circles when he got Barack Obama to admit he was in favor of the federal government redistributing America’s wealth. It was a landmark moment. For one thing, it led Helen Jones-Kelley, Director of Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services, to doing her utmost to make the poor guy’s life miserable, thus conveying the message to Obama’s critics to keep their yaps shut if they knew what was good for them. At the same time, it taught Obama to keep his radical agenda as vague and...
  • Time to Get Mad as Hell

    07/05/2009 10:43:13 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 6 replies · 650+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Jul 5th 2009 at 11:03 am | Burt Prelutsky
    Then there’s the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, which started out in life at a thousand pages, and then had a 300-page amendment tacked on to it in the dead of night. It was as if Dr. Frankenstein, after carefully inspecting his nightmarish creation, decided that what the monster really needed was a second head and a hunchback. Again, nobody had time to read the bill, but that didn’t prevent 219 congressmen, including eight Republicans who scurried out from under a rock just long enough to make certain that Christmas, or perhaps I mean Ramadan, would come early for the...
  • Putting Liberals on the Couch

    07/06/2009 12:47:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 736+ views ^ | July 6, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Being a conservative, I naturally spend an inordinate amount of time attempting to psychoanalyze left-wingers, trying to figure out what makes them tick. God knows I’m not bragging. It is, after all, time I could otherwise devote to alphabetizing my canned goods or trying to make contact with Harry Houdini, but I know from the large number of emails I receive that I’m not alone. The lunacy on the left is enough to turn a lot of us into little Sigmund Freuds. For instance, why is it that lefties are so puzzled or pretend to be so puzzled that conservatives...
  • Being Taken for a Ride

    07/05/2009 5:06:24 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies · 1,069+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 12, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    The other day I received an e-mail from a lady who let me know she was in the habit of forwarding my articles to her daughter who is away at college. Apparently she felt I could provide the young woman with an antidote to her left-wing professors. I wished her luck, but I didn’t hold out much hope. After all, by this time the young coed has been immersed in public education for 13 or 14 years. Let a child be raised by wolves and you shouldn’t be too surprised if, upon being rescued, his table manners leave something to...
  • Politics, Money, and Sex

    07/03/2009 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 582+ views ^ | July 3, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    On more than one occasion, I have asked myself how it is that in a country where twice as many people call themselves conservatives, liberals are able to control the media, the schools, the courts and are able to put a radical leftist like Barack Obama in the White House. I have come up with two possibilities. The first is that most of the 38% who identified themselves as moderates and independents in a recent poll are big fat liars; in fact, they are actually left-wingers, but dislike being pigeonholed even if they wouldn’t be caught dead voting for a...
  • Obama Could Work for The New York Times

    06/29/2009 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 962+ views ^ | June 29, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Back in 2008, New York Times correspondent David S. Rohde, along with Afghan reporter Taki Luden, were abducted in Pakistan by the Taliban. Because they felt it might adversely affect hostage rescue efforts, the Times requested a news black-out. The Associated Press and other news agencies respected the request and only broke the story recently, after Rohde and Luden had scaled a wall and made their escape. It would be nothing other than a story with a happy ending, except that the Times has time and again ignored the government’s requests that it not report the specific ways in which...
  • Liberals Don't Need No Stinking Principles!

    06/26/2009 5:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 518+ views ^ | June 26, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    I often find myself thinking that if liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. Consider the uproar from the left when Don Imus opened his silly yap about the black women on the Rutgers basketball team. Now compare that to their response when David Letterman made his smarmy cracks about Sarah Palin and the governor’s 14-year-old daughter. The liberals immediately sprang to his defense, pointing out that Letterman is nothing more than a TV personality and is therefore free to make offensive jokes without fear of censure. So what do they think Don Imus is?...
  • The Man who Would Be God

    06/22/2009 4:25:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,495+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    A while back, I heard Obama bragging about his first few months in the White House. When he claimed he had done as much in that period as any president in history, my initial thought was that for the first time in his life he was being modest. Frankly, I think he’s done more, much more, and I only wish that some of it had been good for America. He’s taken over car companies, banks and lending institutions. He’s printed so much currency that he’s the envy of counterfeiters and con men everywhere. He’s buried the nation in so much...
  • Obama, Mothers and Muslims

    06/15/2009 4:19:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 632+ views ^ | June 15, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    There are times, I must confess, when I consider our current culture and conclude that the Muslims are right about us. We are, as they insist, hedonistic, and far too many of us do have the morals of goats. We do rely on sex and violence for our entertainment. Our popular music is swinish. We are, by a wide margin, the world’s largest market for drugs, both of the legal and illegal variety. Our politicians are selfish, ignorant and, more often than not, at odds with the American ideals of the Founding Fathers. Leaders of both major parties are wont...
  • A Matter of Opinion

    05/04/2009 3:00:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 364+ views
    Townhall ^ | 5/4/09 | Burt Prelutsky
    According to my wife, I have a tendency to state my opinion as fact. She suggests that I begin my sentences by saying “It’s only my opinion, but…” and go on from there. It’s my opinion, however, that people already understand that it’s my opinion and that they share it if they’re smart, or don’t if they’re not. Furthermore, I don’t see my main function as a communicator to convince liberals, who are notoriously as blind as bats, to see the light, but to provide my fellow conservatives with ammunition to use against left-wingers and, whenever possible, to amuse. In...
  • I Attended a Tea Party

    04/24/2009 12:41:18 AM PDT · by tioga · 2 replies · 567+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/24/2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    In all of history, so far as I’m aware, there had only been two famous tea parties. At the first one, Samuel Adams and a few of his freedom-loving friends pitched several crates of tea into Boston Harbor. The second was the one Lewis Carroll wrote about, a madcap affair with the March Hare, the mad Hatter and the narcoleptic Dormouse, ganging up to give Alice a hard time.
  • The Kowtower In Chief

    04/13/2009 5:13:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 592+ views ^ | April 13, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    During the presidential campaign, we were told that Barack Obama was another Lincoln. At the time, I recall thinking that he might very well be another Lincoln, but certainly not Abe. Then we were told he was another FDR, which was certainly closer to the truth, and not just because they both smoked cigarettes and made Narcissus look like a shrinking violet. But, now that he’s been in office for a while, he mostly reminds me of Wile E. Coyote. He thinks he’s very clever, but he keeps falling off the cliff while holding the anvil he intended to drop...
  • It's the Thought That Counts

    04/06/2009 3:16:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 465+ views ^ | Monday, April 06, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    I never imagined I’d say it, but I’m beginning to identify with Barack Obama. I’m certainly not referring to his politics or his narcissism, but it seems that both of us really suck when it comes to gift giving. First, he gave Prime Minister Gordon Brown some DVDs that were incompatible with English electronics, and then he gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod that contained his speeches. Well, I hate to admit it, but I can empathize. Shopping for a prime minister has got to be hard enough, but trying to shop for a woman who has her own country would...
  • Responding to My Critics

    03/30/2009 4:44:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 853+ views ^ | March 30, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Recently, I posted a piece at Townhall in which I suggested that Mrs. Obama is not, to put it mildly, my ideal. I stated that so long as the president and the first lady are Democrats, the media can’t stop rhapsodizing about them. So it was that John Kennedy, who had huge jowls, Bill Clinton, who looked like a taller version of W.C. Fields, and Barack Obama, who has Dumbo’s ears, have all been described in terms that would have made Cary Grant blush. Hillary Clinton, so far as the media was concerned, was nothing less than the most brilliant...
  • He's My President, But I Don't Have to Like It

    03/06/2009 3:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 1,133+ views ^ | March 6, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    If I hear one more person point out that Obama is the president and that it’s our duty to support him, I just might run amok. For one thing, I resent being reminded that he actually won the election and that it’s not all a bad dream from which I’ll awaken as soon as the alarm clock rings. For another, there was a very good reason that I voted for John McCain, and it certainly had nothing to do with my having great expectations of the man, and everything to do with my conviction that Obama was a left-wing ideologue....
  • Petty and Major Annoyances

    02/16/2009 8:41:38 AM PST · by dbz77 · 2 replies · 292+ views
    TownHall ^ | February 16, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Members of the Mafia have to take a vow of silence, and if they break it, they face the very real possibility of winding up dead. Liberals have their own version of the vow. However, instead of having to keep quiet about murder, drug deals and extortion, they must promise not to ridicule their own kind. The price of breaking the code isn’t death, it’s something far more serious; namely, exile from their social circle. Dare to make fun of Joe Biden’s statement that in 1929, President Roosevelt went on TV to reassure his fellow Americans about the Depression, and...
  • Burt Prelutsky: Captain Chandler And Me

    02/10/2009 3:47:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 318+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 10, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Recently, I received an e-mail from a young associate pastor in Maryland. He introduced himself as an avid fan of "MASH." He said that one of his favorite episodes had been one I wrote, "Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?" and that he was considering using the show as an inspiration for an upcoming sermon. He wanted to know how I had come up with the idea. He also wanted to know how my own faith and understanding of God or Christ had informed my writing.
  • The Slobbering Sycophants of the MSM

    01/26/2009 12:16:06 PM PST · by lewisglad · 12 replies · 1,358+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1/26/09 | Burt Prelutsky
    When some people questioned how Obama could have sat in that cesspool of a church for a thousand Sundays, Obama said that anyone who would ask such a rude question was obviously a racist, knowing full well that the MSM, aka the amen corner, could be counted on not only to parrot his words, but to clap hands and shout “Hallelujah!” If some of us began to confuse news stories about Obama with his campaign press releases, it’s because they were interchangeable, although the press releases tended to be more restrained and, usually, better written. When Geraldine Ferraro dared to...
  • Surviving 19 Hours, 58 Minutes, Of Year-End Movies

    01/02/2009 6:58:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 567+ views ^ | January 2, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    This is the time of year when the studios send DVDs of their movies to the members of the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild and, in my case, the Writers Guild. It’s not altruism. They’re hoping to garner our votes for the various awards being handed out in the near-future. In case you haven’t noticed, there is an annual pattern to the release of motion pictures. During the first few months of the year, the studios dump out most of the movies they suspect won’t do very well at the box office and which certainly won’t be competing for...
  • Burt Prelutsky: Like Cats and Dogs

    11/28/2008 9:27:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies · 659+ views ^ | November 28, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    All those pundits who were forecasting the November election, busily analyzing blue states, red states and those all-important purple swing states, were spinning their wheels. At the risk of sounding even more presumptuous than usual, I contend that they were wasting their time and yours. If you ever want to know who’s going to win an election, all you really need to do is find out how many people have cats living with them and how many have dogs.
  • Burt Prelutsky: The Death of Logic

    11/28/2008 9:23:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 729+ views ^ | November 28, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    The problem with being a logical human being is that every day, sometimes every hour, you get blind-sided like a quarterback cursed with an underachieving offensive line. It’s bad enough when a movie or a mystery novel scores a big fat zero on the logic meter, but when it happens in real life, if you’re anything like me, you find yourself wondering if you have somehow followed Alice down the rabbit hole.
  • Burt Prelutsky: Does the GOP Have a Future?

    11/20/2008 10:17:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies · 782+ views ^ | November 21, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    I have no way of knowing whether the Republican party will go the way of the Whigs, the Bull Moose and the dodo bird. But perhaps it should. After all, when they held control of the House, the Senate and the Oval Office, for the first six years of President Bush’s administration, they were inept, lazy and corrupt. In other words, they behaved just like Democrats.
  • Liberals Lie, Conservatives Die…Laughing

    10/19/2008 3:00:53 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 1 replies · 467+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | October 18, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    By Burt Prelutsky I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember “To Tell the Truth,” a TV game show on which three contestants tried to convince a panel that each of them was the one telling the truth about himself when in fact two of them were lying. Lately, the Democrats have been reminding me a lot of those two contestants. Instead of competing for small cash prizes, though, these hack politicians are vying for votes. For instance, Barney Frank, who has always looked and talked like a cartoon character, has begun behaving like one....
  • If I Were John McCain

    10/13/2008 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 194+ views ^ | October 13, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Let me state for the record that I do not want to be president. For one thing, I don’t want to move east because I hate cold weather. For another, I make it a point to avoid any event that requires a suit and tie, and, so far as I can tell, the president has to get dressed up to go to the bathroom. Besides, the mere thought of having to spend time with people like Robert Byrd, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Barney Frank, Harry Reid and Christopher Dodd, is enough to give me a migraine. However, if...
  • ACORN: A Clear and Present Danger

    10/10/2008 4:26:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | October 10, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    As you may have noticed, left-wingers really hate to lose. That’s why, even eight years after the fact, they are still wringing their hands over the 2000 presidential election. They still insist that George W. Bush and the Republicans swiped it, even though several objective sources have since confirmed that, chads or no chads, Bush carried Florida, and that Sandra Day O’Connor, otherwise a heroine to leftists, was one of the Supreme Court justices who ruled against Al Gore, the candidate who couldn’t even carry his home state. Which is reason enough all of us should be forever grateful to...
  • Listen Up, John McCain!

    10/06/2008 3:57:56 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 12 replies · 593+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | October 05, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    By Burt Prelutsky As you may have guessed, I don’t personally know the Republican candidate for president. I’ve never met him and I expect I never will. I’m sure that if I’d been in a position to fork over $5,000 for dinner at a fund-raiser, it could have been easily arranged. However, I have one unbreakable rule: If I pay $5,000 to have dinner with someone, he’s then going to have to cough up $5,000 pretty darn quick to have dinner with me. And, frankly, he’d get a lot more for his money than I’d get for mine. That’s...
  • Dissecting Liberals

    09/08/2008 3:17:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 192+ views ^ | September 8, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    If at times, it is not easy to determine what a liberal is, it’s because during presidential election campaigns, politicians who have been voting like liberals, talking like liberals and boasting about their liberal credentials, suddenly insist that they’re really centrists as they go about trying to garner the votes of gullible Republicans and Independents. It’s rather like Michelle Obama trying to convince us that she’s just another stay-at-home mom who loves America and her kids, and in exactly that order. Most of us on the right can spot a liberal a mile away, just as easily as experienced bird...
  • Why I’m Voting for John McCain

    09/06/2008 8:55:51 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 14 replies · 187+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | September 06, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    By Burt Prelutsky Frankly, I’m amazed that the Democratic party is anything more than a cult. How in the world do they garner more votes than the Libertarians or the Greens? They are beholden to trial lawyers, teachers unions, and the ecological crazies. So, why is it that upwards of 55 million Americans are ready, even anxious, to vote for Barack Obama in November? It’s a scary thought. But not half as scary as the notion of “Hail to the Chief” becoming Senator Obama’s theme song. Democrats insist that we shouldn’t drill off the Pacific coast or in Alaska...
  • Talking Back to a Black Man

    08/15/2008 4:59:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 123+ views ^ | August 15, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    A few weeks ago, I was listening to a radio talk show when a black man called in to take Barack Obama to task for suggesting that black men were sloughing off their responsibility as fathers. The caller didn’t deny recent data that indicated that 80% of black babies were being born to unwed mothers. Instead, he said that this dire situation wasn’t the fault of irresponsible young men and women, but, instead, was the logical result of rampant racism in our country. He claimed that black American males simply can’t find jobs, and that’s the reason they don’t support...
  • Jesse Helms and Me

    07/21/2008 8:20:45 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 6 replies · 109+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 21, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Jesse Helms and Me By Burt Prelutsky Although I very much regret that I never had the chance to meet Jesse Helms, we did have what you might call a peripheral connection. The first took place nearly 20 years ago, when I was serving the second of my two terms on the Board of the Writers Guild of America. Because the Board had the authority to mete out any sum less than $5,000 without putting it to a vote of the membership, groups and individuals were constantly showing up at our meetings and requesting $4,999. Often, they wanted it to...
  • Striking Oil (Prelutsky)

    07/07/2008 10:54:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 65+ views ^ | July 7, 2008 | Bert Prelutsky
    Sometimes, I swear, when I see what our tax dollars get us in Congress, I feel like asking for my money back. But, other times, I find myself thinking that the laughs those clowns provide us nearly, but not quite, make up for their incompetence, hypocrisy and mendacity. The Marx Brothers, at their goofiest, couldn’t hold a candle to these self-important bumblers, although I’m sure that Groucho would have been sorely tempted to try. You see nincompoops like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and John Murtha, bloviating on TV and you realize that when poll after poll indicates that these political...
  • Obama: Guilty By Association (Burt Prelutsky)

    06/23/2008 8:57:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 122+ views ^ | June 23, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Seeing how thrilled so many of my fellow Americans are that a black man -- even a half-black man -- is going to be on the presidential ballot in November I can’t help wishing I were one of them. It’s as if there’s a great big party taking place and I’m stuck outside with my nose pressed against a window. But, frankly, I don’t know what the hoop-de-do is all about.
  • Viewing The 1960s From My 60s

    04/28/2008 9:35:38 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 11 replies · 95+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | April 25, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Viewing The 1960s From My 60s By Burt Prelutsky Even though I'm embarrassed to have been a Democrat for so many years, I'm proud that even in my 20's, I thought the 60's was the worst decade in America's history. Because I was born in 1940, I was at UCLA for some of those years and had a bird's eye view of my fellow college students. It was not a pretty sight. What makes that time the source of so much nostalgia for so many people of my age -- the incessant folk songs, the tie-dyed shirts and blouses, the...
  • The Case Against Cynicism (by Burt Prelutsky)

    04/25/2008 4:21:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 93+ views ^ | April 25, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    When I was very young, I felt that anyone who wasn’t a cynic was a naďve bumpkin. The young, after all, tend to be impatient with their elders, and I was certainly no exception. To the young, it’s a terrible failing to be gullible, and what they inevitably strive to be, or at least appear to be, is sophisticated...
  • Viewing the 1960s from my 60s

    04/20/2008 9:37:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 156 replies · 276+ views ^ | April 21, 2008 | Bert Prelutsky
    Even though I’m embarrassed to have been a Democrat for so many years, I’m proud that even in my 20’s, I thought the 60’s was the worst decade in America’s history. Because I was born in 1940, I was at UCLA for some of those years and had a bird’s eye view of my fellow college students. It was not a pretty sight. What makes that time the source of so much nostalgia for so many people of my age -- the incessant folk songs, the tie-dyed shirts and blouses, the granny glasses, the bongs, the infantile anti-establishment content that...
  • Making the case for McCain

    04/02/2008 12:56:17 PM PDT · by smartin · 428 replies · 150+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 02, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    A while back, I admitted that John McCain was not among my three favorite candidates for the Republican nomination. But I went on to say that if he emerged as the standard-bearer for the GOP, he would get my vote. And to tell you the truth, I don't feel I'll have to bite the bullet in November so much as maybe gum it a little bit. Needless to say, I have been hearing from a great many conservative hardliners. Among the things they've called me are sellout, traitor, closet liberal and a mole for the Democrats. When a few of...
  • Plainly for McCain

    03/29/2008 7:19:39 AM PDT · by connell · 183 replies · 2,451+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Burt Prelutsky
    Some mornings I wake up and, for a minute or two, I think that I must have been dreaming that there are conservatives who hate John McCain so much that, come November, they intend to stay home and let Bill Clinton’s wife or Jeremiah Wright’s surrogate nephew become president of the United States. But then I realize it’s not a dream, and that’s when the nightmare really begins. Recently, I wrote a piece in which I stated a few of the reasons why I think McCain should be elected. I ended with a notion for a bumper-sticker: “Better an Imperfect...
  • A 12-Step Program For Recovering Liberals

    03/24/2008 5:48:47 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 621+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 3/24/08 | Burt Prelutsky
    by Burt Prelutsky [scriptwriter] 3/24/08 Most 12-step programs start out by requiring that people have to understand that they’re powerless over their addiction and that only by turning their lives over to a Power greater than themselves can they be restored to sanity. Far be it from me to suggest that I am that Power, but clearly someone has to step in and try to rescue these poor liberal souls. Even the most harebrained among them deserves that much. First, though, they have to acknowledge that Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Dick Durbin, Charles Rangel, Harry Reid and Charles...
  • Making the Case for McCain

    03/21/2008 3:33:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 741+ views ^ | March 21, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Making the Case for McCain By Burt Prelutsky Friday, March 21, 2008 A while back, I admitted that John McCain was not among my three favorite candidates for the Republican nomination. But I went on to say that if he emerged as the standard bearer for the GOP, he would get my vote. And to tell you the truth, I don’t feel I’ll have to bite the bullet in November so much as maybe gum it a little bit. Needless to say, I have been hearing from a great many conservative hardliners. Among the things they’ve called me are sell-out,...