Mourning in America

We have often heard that the devil is in the details. But these days, I’m afraid he’s in the Oval Office. Who else would have run on the promise to radically transform America? Who else would have thought that America, of all places, required a radical transformation?

If a normal human being were asked which countries could use an overhaul, he wouldn’t be thinking of the United States. Would he mention Russia and Venezuela? No doubt. Would he have China, Yemen and North Korea, on the short list? Absolutely. How about Saudi Arabia, Syria, Cuba and Iran? Indubitably.

On the other hand, it’s actually the one promise Obama has kept. But, who else but he and Satan would even suggest that a nation created by such giants as Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and Adams, had to wait 232 years for a leftwing community organizer to fix what wasn’t broken?

And when this arrogant pipsqueak chastises the Republicans in Congress for doing nothing about the debt crisis when they’re the ones who presented and voted for Paul Ryan’s budget plan months ago while this schmuck has been off golfing and fund-raising, does he really believe we take his words seriously? Great men, it’s said, speak truth to power; Obama speaks power to truth.

As most of you know by now, the California legislature has not only mandated that school textbooks will devote a great deal of space to ballyhooing the contributions homosexuals have made to society, but mandated that no disparaging words will be included either in the books or in classroom discussions.

I would say that, along with the notable contributions that homosexuals have made to Broadway, Hollywood and the world of interior decorating, one of the most astonishing is the way their well-oiled propaganda machine has succeeded in stifling anything like honest debate about same-sex marriages and the enormous amount of tax numbers diverted to AIDS research.

Probably the only good thing to be said about the current state of public education is that the test scores indicate that the kids are nodding off during math, science and English, so perhaps they’re also snoozing during leftwing indoctrination sessions. We can at least hope that they’re otherwise occupied while their brain-dead teachers dispense verbal bouquets to Palestinians, global warming alarmists, Islamists and illegal aliens, while damning Israelis, conservatives, the oil and pharmaceutical industries and, of course, anyone who thinks the teachers union should don a dunce cap and go sit in the corner.

Speaking of illegal aliens, why is it that they are invariably described as “hard-working”? We have perfectly fine legal immigrants from all over the world adding to America’s tapestry, but it’s only those who sneak in who are so designated. Are Polish immigrants notorious slackers? Are Germans and Finns nothing but gold bricks? Are South Africans, Taiwanese and Australians, a bunch of lazy stiffs? Are Swedes, Czechs and Italians, a collection of pathetic laggards? What about Pakistanis, Indians, Israelis and Canadians? Afraid to work up a decent sweat, are they?

How is it, I wonder, that with all those hard workers, Mexico remains a third world nation that keeps its economy afloat, thanks, mainly, to illegal drugs and the money orders sent home by those who have snuck across our border?

There are still people in America who refuse to acknowledge that the mass media has a liberal bias, even after the New York Times, the Bible of the Left, in reporting a recent Supreme Court decision, reported that five conservative judges were on one side — the wrong side, naturally — while “Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the other three moderates” were on the other.

Although I am extremely confident that Obama will be ousted in 2012, I hate having to rely on the so-called Independent voter. They’re the politically uninformed who pay so little attention that, in spite of one dreadful fiasco after another — including a trillion dollar stimulus, cash for clunkers, four trillion dollars of additional debt, a childish refusal to dig for coal or drill for oil, a foolish foray into Libya and a policy that fosters class and racial warfare — decided, temporarily, at least, that Obama was doing a heck of a job because they happened to like a speech he delivered in Tucson.

After napping through nearly two years of nonstop campaigning, they’re the Dummkopfs who, pollsters report, are still undecided three days before presidential elections. I know these folks take pride in being non-partisan and regard themselves as politically astute, but, in reality, they’re the saps who generally make their election decisions by flipping a coin.

Finally, in spite of telling us that all future terrorists would be tried by military tribunals, Obama and Eric Holder pulled an end-run and decided to Mirandize Somali Islamist Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame and try him in a civilian court.

Fortunately, the Casey Anthony jury is well-rested and eager to get back to work.


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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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  • CCNV

    Hey, Burt!

    Missing you on this website! Any other place we can read your words of wisdom?

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    I, AND THE TEA PARTY AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

    WOULD LIKE TO CALL FOR OBA-MAO TO STEP DOWN.

    WE PROMISE NO MILITARY ACTION. THE TRANSITION WOULD TURN THE ECONOMY AROUND AND EVERYONES ATTITUDE. S&P BEWARE OF THE SCHWARZ!!!

    WOULD TURN THE ECONOMY AND EVERYONES ATTITUDE.

    S&P BEWARE OF THE SHAURTZ!

  • Burt Prelutsky

    Thank you, Mr. Jackson. It’s nice to be appreciated.

    Tommy: I keep wondering how they manage to round up that many people willing to actually stand in line for hours to shake Obama’s hand. But I guess it’s enough for some people that he’s a celebrity.

    Regards, Burt

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    THE GREAT NO RESPONSIBILIY AND MIDWEST LYING BUS
    TOUR FOR THE UNEDUCATED AND SLOW LEARNERS. HE ASSUMES EVERYONE IS STUPID, THATS WHAT HES COUNTING ON. THE FARMERS AND PRODUCE SHOULD SHOW
    HIM THEY HAD A BUMPER CROP AND DECORATE HIM AND
    HIS BUS WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. THAT WOULD BE WHAT HE DESERVES AND LOTS OF FUN !

  • Mike Jackson

    PRICELESS Article Sir!
    Nice work calling it like you see it! I echo your sentiment and am one of the 768 people who voted for Governor Perry at the Ames Straw Poll yesterday.
    I like and appreciate when someone takes a position and stands by it. Unless you’re one of the Wallendas, being in the middle leads to doom.

  • Burt Prelutsky

    Vince: Thank you for the kudos. Much appreciated, even if you spelled my name wrong.

    Bruce: It’s been a long time since the California schools did anything but promote Islam and other PC propaganda.

    Will: I like the fact that Gov. Perry held the giant prayer meeting even though he knew very well that he would be flogged by the leftists in and out of the media for wearing his religion on his sleeve.

    Regards, Burt

  • Vince Ricardo

    There IS one thing homosexuals have not contributed to society … Society. If we relied on them to propagate society, we wouldn’t be around, would we? Love who you want, I couldn’t care less. However, please don’t make it sound like it’s “meant” to be. Biologically, it ain’t.

    Most “independents” are very Charlie-Brownlike: Wishy-Washy. If you haven’t decided who you’re going to vote for at LEAST by the time the Primaries are over and the candidates have been chosen, you aren’t paying enough attention. Unfortunately, we (unknowingly) rely on these same people to fix our car, diagnose our illnesses and teach our children. I’m not saying all Independents are mechanics, doctors or teachers, but you know that SOME of them are (as well as every other profession). Man, I hope my “Independent” Doctor has taken some time beforehand to research all of the various illnesses and cures there are BEFORE he has seen me, and isn’t just waitin’ until the last second to guess what he’s going to diagnose and treat me for!

    Man, I haven’t seen or heard the word “Indubitably” since I watched Schoolhouse Rock all those years ago! Kudos to ya, Bert!

  • Bruce A

    Another great one Burt.
    Are the Calif public schools still teaching math & science? Or did gay history lessons supercede those subjects?

  • Will Swoboda

    Hey Burt,
    Great article. I believe that Gov. Perry has the right idea. We, as a nation have to try and get back to the principles that made our country great. We have had a lot of bad history but we’ve also had an awful lot of great history. Pray for our country.
    Your friend in Baltimore,
    Will

  • Burt Prelutsky

    Sunny–Go ahead and bite the bullet. Anyone who objects to the sentiments expressed in this piece are probably not worth your time.

    I can’t disagree with anything I’ve read here so far. Keep up the good work, my friends.

    Regards, Burt

  • sheriff1x32

    Sir, your article made for a great Sunday morning read. The one comment made by “Sunny”, stating, “…I wish I had the nerve to send it to everyone in my address book….”, is telling !! If you get the time, read the full text of a speech given by Enoch Powell on April 20th, 1968. his speech has been commonly referred to as “the rivers of blood”. I think there some parallels….

  • Iklwa

    Isn’t it funny how the same characters seem to always show up in organizations with different sounding names…but somehow the propaganda spewed sounds exactly the same?
    Case in point: PETA and the LGBT organizations.
    1: In both groups we have brightly colored individuals in varying states of dress (or undress) protesting, marching with “pride” and producing widely distributed literature.
    2: Both groups state objectives radically departing from main-stream American ideals.
    3: Both groups have made great political inroads and have garnered disproportionate support from elected officials.
    4: Both groups are generally, rabidly anti-Second Amendment…

    Perhaps your idea presented a few posts back has more weight than originally imagined. In a saner society, these are indeed the same folks who would be “hunted for their pelts” were it not for their “protected” status.

  • Sunny

    One of your best, Burt!! I wish I had the nerve to send it to everyone in my address book…

  • rider237

    independents = middle of the road.

    middle of the road = road kill.

    you don’t have to be a hick from the hills to know that.

  • Shirl

    Well said; my sentiments exactly!