A Few Glad Tidings

I don’t mind admitting I’m relieved that the Boston bombers were Muslims. While I regret the murders and mutilations committed by the Chechen brothers, I admit I was worried that the mayhem had been perpetrated by native-born Americans. That’s because I am so sick and tired of the politically correct crowd countering legitimate attacks on radical Islam by playing the moral equivalence game every chance they get.

You can bet that if they had been Americans, the liberal pinheads would have immediately identified them as conservative ideologues who were card-carrying members of the Sarah Palin Fan Club. Then they would have quickly dragged Timothy McVeigh and the Tea Party into the mix. The way some people insist on providing cover for Muslim jihadists, you would think that Islam was a major religion in America, when in reality there are only about two million followers of Allah in the entire country.

For a while, I figured that Obama, in spite of his all-out crusade against the Second Amendment, would at most get his universal background check. But, in spite of pulling those Newtown parents out of his back pocket every 20 minutes, he couldn’t even muster enough votes for that. It’s beginning to look as if his lame duck status has already been recognized even by his fellow Democrats.

When it appeared that he would have to settle for the background checks, even after going full-bore after guns and bullets, I was picturing him running a series of victory laps, pretending he had landed a knockout punch on law-abiding gun owners. It would have been like a guy vowing to climb Mount Everest, going up five feet and coming back down. When asked about his failure to reach the summit, Obama would have said, “I said I would climb it. I never said how high.”

But as things turned out, he couldn’t even claim he’d set foot on Everest. The best he could do was mail Michelle a postcard from Nepal: “Having a wonderful time. Not climbing any mountains for the foreseeable future. Love to the kids.”

Another piece of good news comes our way from Brevard Community College, where the administration fired Prof. Sharon Sweet for last year forcing her students to sign the following: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”

Aside from the fact that a college actually had the courage to fire a professor, the biggest surprise is that she’s a professor of mathematics. I would have bet on political science, black studies, Hispanic studies or lesbian studies. Those tend to be the departments where the pinheads congregate, whereas math, science and engineering, tend to attract intelligent professors, along with those students whose life plans generally include moving out of their parents’ basements.

One of the things included in the immigration reform bill proposed by the Gang of Eight that caught my attention was the part where it mentioned that proof of the border being secure would be when Homeland Security managed to stop 90% of those people attempting to sneak in.

One, I know how to count those we manage to round up, but how on earth do you count those who elude capture? And, two, if you manage to do everything necessary to prevent illegal aliens from sneaking in, how and why would those ten-percenters continue to get through? How much lower can expectations go?

Wouldn’t it be like the warden of Sing Sing addressing a convention of his fellow wardens, and saying, “Fellas, we’re all doing a hell of a job. Only one out of every 10 prisoners is breaking out of jail! Drinks for everyone!”

©2013 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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  • wally12

    Amen Burt: Obama went to Texas not to learn what Texas is doing right but to assure his followers that the Texas success story was not due to the good people of Texas but was due to the federal government and his leadership. Remember you didn’t build that.

    With all the weird things that are happening nowadays, it is difficult to remind myself that the US is even sane anymore. In fact there appears to be regression toward animal logic. Take the poor people of Sandy Hook school who now want a new school to replace the one where the children and teaches were killed. I never would have thought that the school design, location, paint or whatever was responsible for the tragedy. The animal kingdom has similar logic. The wolves in Yellowstone park were removed by the dept. of natural resources some years ago so the elk herds would expand. (I think) After a few years, the DNR noticed that Aspen trees were not growing apparently due to over browsing by the elk. After a more in depth study, the DNR discovered that when an elk is killed by a wolf, the other elk would not come back to the kill site for an extended period. This allowed the Aspen trees to grow sufficiently to withstand lower branch browsing and the trees began to grow more numerous. The solution was to bring back the wolves so that Aspen trees would survive. I guess god knew what he was doing. What I don’t understand is if a new school; is built, will it prevent another school tragedy? Or maybe this thought process is a carry over from our ancestors.

  • I Hate Fascists

    No doubt you also won’t mind admitting you hate Muslims

    • Prelutsky1540

      Fascists: Why would I mind admitting I hate Muslims? I also hated the Nazis, and the only difference I see between the two groups is that the Nazis dressed better.


  • Wheels55

    We all know that a liberal would never kill another human….unless you are the President with lots of drones or the Vice President encouraging women to go out on front porches and wildly fire shotguns. Otherwise, they would never kill.

  • http://www.facebook.com/todd.zaino Todd Zaino

    Burt, on Obama’s watch we’ve seen Little Rock, Fort Hood, the underwear bomber, Benhgazi, now Boston. Kool Aide drinking Obama fans will point to the failed Times Square attempt…adults in the room know that had more to do with the bomber’s incompetence rather than anything Obama should take credit for…right? We are always weaker and more vulnerable under Democrat rule.

    • Prelutsky1540

      Todd: I agree.


  • GlenFS

    Burt, even the nerdy types are in the leftist club… who do you think brought us “global warming”, uh, I mean “climate change”? True that many scientists were conscripts into the official state religion in order to get grants and not be mocked by their peers, but many are true believers too.

    • Prelutsky1540

      Glen: I don’t know if any of the so-called scientists actually believe the BS. But if they want to keep getting those grants, they better pretend it’s gospel.


    • Royalsfan67

      In the 70s we were headed for an ice age because of man made pollution

  • JohnInMA

    Finding out the religious zealotry of the Marathon attackers is only satisfying in that it may actually cause some (clearly not all) of those drinking the “al Queda is decimated” Kool-Aid to take another look at what is really going on. Two I know who have been rhapsodized by Obama so far, are openly pondering if we are doing all the right things, what with adversaries finding other tools and means to get to us – cyber attacks, inside the border radicalization, etc. They have a tie to Boston, so perhaps that changes their outlook. The drinkers in Seattle or CA may still be swaying to the melody…

    Just as a side note, in my experience even the sciences (non-social sciences) are becoming politically correct and ideological. I work with a number in the energy sciences fields from time to time. That they rely more and more on state and federal dollars for research funding may be a part of the shift. The expansion of the ‘social’ sciences and liberal arts on most campuses gives them a minority status within their faculty social groups, too, perhaps. All conjecture on my part. Around three years ago I was at a presentation at MIT about energy policy and the future of energy technology. A PhD Mechanical Engineering prof who led a round table discussion at one point was incredibly fixated on some form of carbon pricing (e.g. carbon tax, cap and trade, etc.) At least three or four times, he mentioned social aspects of policy options that at their core were redistribution of said funds to the poor. In other words, a conference focused mostly on alternative paths from the present to the future of powering developed and third world nations alike, became a platform for justifying carbon taxes “to help the world’s poor”. Had he suggested that technology development to make electricity production cheaper and more attainable for even the most remote and impoverished regions was good policy, it would have fit in with the theme. But he was mired fully in the political/social aspects, as were the 3 other members of his panel (all technical/scientists). The times, they are a changin’…….

    • Prelutsky1540

      John: Yes, they are a changin’, but rarely for the better.