Liberal Hypocrisy

We all know that when it comes to hypocrisy, the Left holds the copyright. For instance, take Hollywood. If there are two things that those in the entertainment industry are always ready to promote, it’s public education and the sanctity of unions. In truth, however, none of them have their kids in public school. If they even thought about it, their friends and colleagues in the industry would accuse them of child abuse.

Speaking of education, I found it fascinating that in a recent poll, 93% of Chicago’s public school teachers rated themselves superior or excellent. This is in spite of 45% of students dropping out of high school. I bet Chicago’s kids wish the teachers graded them as generously as they grade themselves

As for unions, why do you think so many movies and TV shows are shot thousands of miles away from Hollywood and Vine? The obvious answer is that they pack their bags in order to keep the costs down by shooting in Canada and in right-to-work states. But, then, even Michael Moore, who passes himself off as a proud member of the proletariat, avoids hiring union members to work on his movies, thus saving more for Moore.

Pinheads like Juan Williams, aka Barack Obama’s bitch, took umbrage when Newt Gingrich suggested that food stamps provide Democrats with a convenient way to buy black votes. Liberals inevitably point out that more white people than black ones dine on the taxpayers’ dime. However, the 800-pound gorilla they choose to ignore is that while 78% of the population is white and only 12% is black, the number of whites receiving the stamps is only twice as many. In other words, if the percentage of whites was equal to the percentage of blacks, instead of 46 million people dining on the taxpayers’ dime, there would be close to 80 million freeloaders at the trough.

Last year, when the Democrats were trying, as usual, to raise taxes, they kept trying to embarrass Republicans by asking if they would agree to a deal if for every dollar in additional taxes, they, the Democrats, agreed to cut spending by $10. It was all a scam. For one thing, no self-respecting left-winger would ever actually agree to cut taxes. For another, a question I never heard asked is why if you cut spending, there’s any reason on earth to increase taxes.

Five weeks before the presidential election, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that the state’s law requiring a photo I.D. was constitutional, but that it couldn’t take effect until after November 7th. Judge Robert Simpson, just possibly Homer’s idiot brother, said it wouldn’t allow people enough time to get the photo. I wonder how long he thinks that takes. He also didn’t explain why if Pennsylvanians really cared about voting, they hadn’t taken care of business long before now, knowing, as they did, that the law had been passed and might very well take effect before the election.

This boneheaded decision merely confirms my prejudice against people who get to wear their bathrobes during working hours.

Yet another recent example took place in Massachusetts, where a judge ruled that a convicted murderer was entitled to become one with his inner woman by having the state pay roughly $40,000 for a sex change operation. On Fox, perennial ditz Lis Wiehl, yet another schlemiel with a law degree, weighed in to say she agreed with the decision because to deny him the operation would be a violation of the 8th Amendment, constituting cruel and unusual punishment. Coincidentally, that pretty much describes how I feel every time I see her pontificating on The Factor.

Mitt Romney came in for a firestorm of criticism for suggesting that 47% of Americans paid no taxes and, moreover, regarded themselves as victims. By inadvertently including those who depend exclusively on Social Security, a program into which all of us have to contribute, he slightly over-estimated that number. But that doesn’t contradict the fact that 58 million people receive more in benefits than they have ever paid in, and, moreover, I’ll wager the ingrates regard themselves as victims of the system.

It struck me recently that this administration continues to act the role of a befuddled middleman, borrowing billions of dollars from the likes of China in order to pass it along to our sworn enemies in Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan. If they’re going to be that casual with our money, I suggest we follow their lead and write the IRS an IOU next April 15th.

Speaking of money, two black guys in Illinois were arrested a while back for stealing $50,000 from Team Obama’s slush fund.

Although I don’t make it a rule to defend thieves, I think it’s a gross miscarriage of justice to prosecute them. The way I see it, Willard Elam and Jessie Adams were merely taking a page out of the Obama playbook and redistributing the wealth.
©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com.

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Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    MY FAVORITE IS  CLAIRE MCCASKILL,  SHE GOT 50 MILLION IN STIMULUS MONEY
    FROM OBAMA FOR HER BUSINESS,  SECRET TAX SHELTER IN BERMUDA, BUT SHE
    WANTS TO RAISE YOUR TAXES,  HAD AN AIRPLANE, DRAGGED HER FEET TO PAY
    TAXES FOR YEARS, IT TOOK YEARS,  HER HUSBAND GOT CAUGHT IN THE SENATE
    DINING ROOM CUTTING FAST DEALS.  CLAIRE VOTES WITH OBAMA 90% THEN
    COMES BACK TO MISSOURI, GETS ON THE RADIO AND COVERS EVERYTHING UP.
    I TUNED IN BECAUSE SHE WAS SUCH A JOKE, I LAUGHED AT HER STUPID REMARKS,  SHE THINKS WE ARE A BUNCH OF HICKS & HAYSEEDS AND TOO STUPID TO GET IT.  WELL, WE GOT IT, AND SHES GOING TO GET IT AT THE BALLOT BOX !!! 

    • Prelutsky1540

       Terry:  You have to look at it from McCaskill’s point of view.  After all, she did get you folks to elect her in the past…and it’s not as if she was any smarter or more honest than she is now.

      Burt

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMDTWDODCOEGWS66ZUIBMYPQDI Aelfgyva

    When I saw the title of this article, “Liberal Hypocrisy”, I immediately had to wonder how many pages long it was.  Would I have time to read it all? Yeah, I’d make time.  And copies, too.

    • Prelutsky1540

       Aelfgyva:  If I had known that, I’d have written longer.  By the way, what does Aelfgyva stand for?  I don’t mean you personally, but surely you didn’t just don a blindfold and hit eight keys at random…or did you?

      Burt

  • brendan horn

    Burt, I wonder how many of Chicago’s teachers still believe in Santa Claus. They might even believe in something even more unbelievable – that Obama is an effective president. It is no surprise the Chicago schools are failing when their teachers are so unrealistic that they would consider themselves excellent.
     As dead people, illegal aliens, and people who vote multiple times all tend to vote Democratic, the Democrats will always be against sensible voting reform. After all, how could such voters be replaced once they are lost? I think Dems might be against voter id’s even if people were paid to get an id, because they know a lot of their core voters simply are incapable of doing anything without a government official holding their hand. 

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Brendan:  Forget dead people and illegal aliens.  If blacks would merely give 25% of their votes to a Republican candidate, no Democrat would ever be elected president.

      Burt

  • Bruce A.

    More hypocrisy.  At this years  Democratic National Convention the same party opposed to voter ID required ID to enter the convention center.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       As I mentioned in an article a few weeks back.

      Burt

  • Jeffreydan

      Right on about the dems trying to make a “raise one/cut ten” deal. I think it was in a Coulter column where I read just how historically bad they’ve been when it comes to holding up their end of these deals.

      As far as I’m concerned, Republicans have one bargaining position: “we’ll raise taxes $1 temporarily, after you cut spending $10, after you vote for a balanced budget amendment, after the deficit’s leveled, and after the debt is paid.”

      Second position, if (when) dems refuse it: “kiss our mud-flaps.”      

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Jeffrey:  Even before I’d agree to that deal, I would demand that the Democrats explain why there was a need to raise taxes by a dollar or by even ten cents if those other things were done first.

      Burt

    • Wheels55

      I realize government may never run like a business, but in business if times are tough you cut until people cry and the wheels need oil. This process allows management to see where the fat truly was, what managers know how to get things done when it isn’t easy and, of course, where to add spending. The added benefit for government to do this would be that citizens know they can’t always depend on government and they have to take care of themselves.
      Kind of makes you want to change the words to John Lennon’s “Imagine” and sing it (or let someone else sing it if you have my voice).

      • Wheels55

        Imagine there’s no Democrats
        It’s easy if you try
        No deficits below us
        Above us only sky
        Imagine all the people
        Living within their means…

        Imagine there’s no apologies
        It isn’t hard to do
        Nothing to kill or die for
        And no Taliban too
        Imagine all the people
        Living life in peace…

        You may say I’m a dreamer
        But I’m not the only one
        I hope someday you’ll join us
        And the world will be as one

        Imagine no unbalanced budgets
        I wonder if you can
        No need for tax increases
        A financial brotherhood of man
        Imagine all the people
        Taking care of their own…

        You may say I’m a dreamer
        But I’m not the only one……

        • bookman65000

          Nice, man!

  • GlenFS

    I recall a movie years ago where a man was given an inheritance on the condition that he must waste a million $ and have nothing to show for it.  Barack Obama is without peer and could do this in his sleep.  There now, I’ve said something nice about our president.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Glen: You may be thinking of “Brewster’s Millions,” a Dennie O’Keefe movie that was re-made with, I believe, Eddie Murphy.  There was also a Gregory Peck English-made movie that was based on a Mark Twain story called “The Man With the Million Pound Note.”

      Burt

      • GlenFS

        Yes, that’s the one.  It sums up Obama’s high-rolling tenure to date.

        • BurtPrelutsky

           Which is the one?  I mentioned three different movies, Glen.

          Burt

      • GlenFS

        Sorry, Burt… Brewster’s Millions was the one that came to mind.

  • Suckitbernie

    I wrote a nice comment and exposed Bernie as the fraud that he is but his “moderator” had to approve the comment.  True to form, Bernie was too much a coward to post it.

    • BurtPrelutsky

      Suck: Maybe the reason your comment wasn’t posted is that it was decided that if you didn’t know Bernie hadn’t even written the piece, you were too dumb to have your thoughts made public.  Apparently they were merely trying to save you from ridicule, and you were too big a boor to even say, “Thanks.”

      Burt

  • Wheels55

    I, for one, believe that unions are still useful. Not in the way they were when they first developed. Today they are useful to union workers so they can be over-compensated. They are useful for union execs to have high paying and powerful jobs. They are useful for liberal politicians. But for most of America, unions are about as useful as Juan Williams’ opinion on Obama.

    • BurtPrelutsky

      Wheels: Well said.

      Burt

  • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

    Oh my – where to begin?

    While I’m no fan of teachers’ unions, the huge lack of parenting in today’s culture has to make it impossible to teach some kids. The inner cities have to be the worst of the worst, as well.

    Speaking of unions; I get really, really tired of people who say they once had a purpose. Sure, if you go back to their beginnings as guilds to protect the integrity of the product/service provided, but that was 400 years ago! The growth of unions in the US, in our late 19th century became an opportunity for communists and socialists, not an opportunity to protect the workers. And today? – nothing more than leftist political organizations, that take their members dues to elect socialist/communist Democrats.

    Juan Williams? Not only a leftist, but a ‘my skin color first’ leftist. The worst kind.

    Judges? People who get to wear their bathrobes during working hours – PRICELESS! More than any other one problem in this country, legislation from the bench has the potential to destroy our republic. We need to impeach a few federal judges to make a statement.

    I think Mitt’s 47% is too low, frankly. While Social Security recipients did pay in, and are entitled to a return; I agree it doesn’t necessarily exclude them from the 47%. How many of that group voted for Obama and will again? Way too many. Why do they vote for him – for more freebies? Yep, that’d be my guess.

    Great article, Burt.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Rick:  I’m glad we agree on so many things.  But when it comes to unions, I think you were wrong to jump the entire 400 years.  Early on in the 20th century, unions had a purpose.  They improved working conditions and made the safety of workers something other than an afterthought.  However, by the time thugs like Hoffa and Beck and lefties like Harry Bridges and the SEIU crew came along, that time was long gone.

      Burt

      • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

         I just think of the likes of Reuther in cahoots with FDR 80 years ago, Burt. Hey, can’t agree all of the time. It would be a boring world.