The Leftwing Laudromat

After you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy this bonus article Poll-ish Jokes.

One often hears that those who fall for liberal claptrap have been brainwashed by their teachers, the media and the Hollywood elite. The trouble with that is it’s based on the presumption that these guttersnipes have brains to begin with, when there’s no evidence at all of that being the case.

For instance, California, the largest and possibly the most liberal state in the Union, is like a giant laboratory for a mad man. Once it’s proven by the likes of Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsome and their cronies in Sacramento, that something absolutely, positively, doesn’t work here, a number of the other 49 states can’t wait to try it out.

For instance, the California Assembly passed a nonbinding resolution stating “No public resources will be allowed to be used for any anti-Semitic or any other intolerant agitation.” In response, CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations) sent a letter claiming that HR 35 “stifles robust political debate on university campuses” and “contributes to a climate of intimidation faced by Muslim and Arab students on California campuses” when everyone knows it’s those very students who seem to have no other purpose on those campuses aside from intimidating Jewish students and shouting down speakers who happen to be either home-grown conservatives or Israeli diplomats.

Don’t expect the members of the California Assembly to stand up to CAIR, which ensures that few people connect the dots linking them to Middle East terrorist groups by using well-dressed, reasonable-sounding, English-speaking, front men on TV.

Speaking of college campuses, why aren’t Americans outraged by the fact that college tuition has increased by over 500% since the 1980s? Are the students getting a better education? Do books cost that much more? Or is it, as usual, attributable to the fact that costs invariably increase when the federal government sticks its nose in where it doesn’t belong?

When in the post-war years, thousands upon thousands of European and British scientists and engineers came to the U.S., it was referred to in their home countries as a brain drain. Now, when millions of uneducated Mexicans and Central Americans sneak across our border, it could best be described as a bean drain. Although Europe may have it worse, what with their millions of illiterate Muslims turning city after city into a cesspool, we shouldn’t be patting ourselves on the back for being so hospitable. We have been played for suckers, and by continuing to extend health care, schooling and welfare, to people who have no right to be here, we are condemning ourselves and future generations to picking up the tab for millions of uninvited freeloaders.

The fact that there is more than a single sucker born every minute here in America is borne out in Chicago, where, according to a newspaper poll, the majority of citizens sided with the striking teachers. I mean, how stupid does someone have to be to side with those who are not only making, on average, $35,000-a-year more than they are, but work shorter hours, have bigger pensions, and have gone on strike to prevent the biggest incompetents in their ranks from being fired?

If you’ve ever wondered what a conundrum is, the dictionary will tell you that it is a logical postulation that evades resolution. An example would be Barack Obama insisting time and again that he’s created 4.6 million jobs in the private sector even though the unemployment rate is higher now than when he took office.

The fact is the only jobs a president can take credit for are those in the public sector. He can, after all, hire more bureaucrats to fill all those offices in Washington, D.C. But when it comes to the private sector, all he can do is provide a healthy environment by cutting the tax rate, getting rid of the 90% of government regulations that do nothing but stifle businesses and removing the federal snout from all of the many places where it doesn’t belong.

What Obama doesn’t tell you is that the only reason that the unemployment rate is closer to 8% than 11% is because so many people have stopped looking for jobs that they’re no longer counted. So when Obama tells you what a great job he’s doing in turning around the economy, it’s a conundrum, with the emphasis on the first syllable.

What’s more, I recently saw the governor of South Dakota on TV reporting that thousands of good-paying jobs are going wanting in his state because they can’t find trained machinists and welders. In the meantime, parents are still sending their tots off to colleges where they can major in Black, Hispanic and Lesbian, studies for four years before graduating and moving back home. What’s more, liberal arts departments are still churning out all those insufferable English majors who will bore future generations of cocktail party guests nattering on about the imagery to be found in Ezra Pound’s poetry.

Finally, what too many of us on the Right lack, besides control of the schools and the mass media, is the backbone required to ridicule the other side with the same sense of impunity they display when calling us fascists, racists, homophobes and Astroturf traitors, even if they happen to be blacks, liberal Jews, unwed mothers, Muslims, Arabs, gay activists, Hollywood creeps and illegal aliens.

So long as we pretend that the sacred cows of the Left are equally sacred to us, the battle is lost and the livestock will continue to make a mess on our front lawns.
Now that you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy this bonus article Poll-ish Jokes.
©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com.

Author Bio:

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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  • MarioP

    Burt stated the following:”An example would be Barack Obama insisting time and again that he’s created 4.6 million jobs in the private sector even though the unemployment rate is higher now than when he took office.”

    Burt’s blog is dated Tuesday, October 9th, but the prior Friday, October 5th, the official U3 unemployment rate was released for September, which is 7.8%. The month Obama took office, January 2009, the official unemployment rate was at 7.8%. What was Burt talking about?

    Burt also stated:”The fact is the only jobs a president can take credit for are those in the public sector. He can, after all, hire more bureaucrats to fill all those offices in Washington, D.C. But when it comes to the private sector, all he can do is provide a healthy environment by cutting the tax rate, getting rid of the 90% of government regulations that do nothing but stifle businesses and removing the federal snout from all of the many places where it doesn’t belong.”

    That statement is a bit confusing, because I thought the Republicans credited Reagan for the 80’s private sector growth. But in reality, when a president creates a healthy business environment for the private sector such as with the use of responsible deregulation, increased permitting processes, lowering the tax rates for the middle class, handing out contracts for various projects and research, and other such acts, he improves the business state of the private sector, and therefore he is credited for its growth. 

    Finally, Burt stated:”What Obama doesn’t tell you is that the only reason that the unemployment rate is closer to 8% than 11% is because so many people have stopped looking for jobs that they’re no longer counted.”If Burt wants to talk about the discouraged workers, then he should be listing the U5 unemployment figure, which currently stands at 9.3%. That U5 rate was 9.0% and 9.5% in January and February of 2009. Where did Burt pull out that 11% figure?

    • wally

      Obama promised that he was going to be a job creator and that unemployment was going to be approximately 5% . He has failed big time. His approach was wrong. The money that he put into the private sector was by his design to increase green energies. He purposely used the EPA to create tighter regulations on the coal industry and stated that he would welcome the day that building coal fired power plants would be too expensive. He stated that he wanted oil and gas to become so expensive that his favorite green energies could complete. His secretary of energy stated that their goal was to increase gas up to $10 per gallon. This is a noble cause if you believe that the world is coming to an end due to MAN made global warming. However, the world is not coming to an end due to warming but the US is coming to an end if it doesn’t compete with the rest of the world on products.
      Poor Obama. He must have voted present in class when the economics professor was talking about supply and demand and the cost of goods. Obama didn’t and still doesn’t realize that the high price of energy costs the poor and middle class the most since energy is such a significant portion of our budgets. He doesn’t realize that energy affects the price of all that we do. Think about the the costs of food, manufactured products,transportation, heating and cooling, tourism etc,etc,etc. Everything increases in cost and the costs are additive from the farmers to the consumer. Obama’s task was to create jobs that would have immediate impact. Remember “Shovel Ready”? there wasn’t any. Shovel Ready wasn’t just to mean construction jobs but was to include any job that would have an immediate or near immediate effect. So everything that Obama did in the energy sector stifled job creation rather than  assisting job creation. These included giving billions to Brazil so they could drill for oil. What? He gave Brazil a stimulus? Then he stated the US would buy the Brazilian oil. Another stimulus for Brazil. He vetoed the Keystone pipe line. More negative stimulus. He shut down drilling off shore. Another roadblock to jobs. He gave GM tax payer dollars and then has the nerve to blame Romney for sending jobs oversee when the government owns part of GM. There is something definitely wrong with Obama’s job policies and it is all there to see if we just look.

  • GlenFS

    If one thing results from the assault on our freedoms and way of life with nearly unbridled leftist control, I hope it jolts enough Americans from their oblivious slumber to inoculate us from this insidious scourge for a generation.  My dream in not John Lennon’s, I imagine something much better.

    Thanks for saying it well once again, Burt.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Thank you for doing the same, Glen.

      Burt

  • Michael

    “We have been played for suckers….”

    That pretty well sums it up, Burt.  We’re supporting the very population/s that want to dominate us.  Anyone who believes otherwise is naive. 

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Michael: It confounds me that so few people seem to grasp this basic truth.

      Burt

  • Wheels55

    Connect the dots or connect the turbans?