Tag Archive: Burt Prelutsky

Above & Beyond

I actually watched Obama’s entire State of the Union address. I would like to think I was merely doing my duty as a citizen and as a political observer, but I’m beginning to worry that there is simply a streak of masochism that runs through me. After all, that’s an hour of my life I’ll…

The Little President Who Cried “Wolf!”

You have to wonder just how many times Obama is going to announce that, thanks entirely to Republicans in Congress, this nation is on the verge of going over the cliff or ending up in a ditch. I also wonder how many people still give a darn if Operation Head Start simply disappears or how…

Kneejerk Jerks

What is so astonishing about liberals is that they aren’t just wrong occasionally or even wrong more often than not. What is truly amazing is that they are always wrong about everything. To grasp how remarkable that is, years ago, when quiz shows ruled the roost on TV, I had an uncle whose picture you…

Major & Minor Annoyances

The micro problems are, one, that directors seem to think they are being artful when they under-light scenes when all they’re doing is turning movies into radio shows, and, two, that far too many movies don’t believe in opening credits. It makes a certain amount of sense when TV shows open on action because they…

The Oscars and Other Travesties

It is once again that time of year when we are told that a billion people around the world will be tuned in to see which of the over-hyped movies and actors get to take home Academy Awards. My wife will be tuned in because she likes to see what everyone is wearing and I’ll…

Pursuing the News

Even when you write as often as I do, you can’t really keep up with all the zaniness that passes for the news today. But I can’t help trying. For instance, there were only three senators who voted against confirming John Kerry, who not only lied about his service and his injuries in Vietnam, but…

My Personal Beef with the GOP

Although I have devoted most of the 1,200 articles I’ve written over the past decade to deriding Democrats, I wouldn’t want anyone to get the idea that I don’t have my share of problems with Republicans. I’m not merely referring to the lack of guts they so often display in Congress or the way they…

Plotting the Future of California’s GOP

Last month, I was invited to be on a panel at the bi-annual convention of the California Congress of Republicans. This isn’t just a gathering of like-minded conservatives. These are political activists whose lives are built around actually trying to wage successful campaigns in a state so blue, it could be renamed East Hawaii. In…