Communists, Socialists & Other Plagues

After you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy Three Strikes and You’re Out.

Recently, when Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit to Greece, she was greeted with violent protests. Because Greece’s socialist government had long retained power by caving in to every last demand of its left-wing labor unions, much as we have done in America, when economic circumstances inevitably changed for the worse, the worker bees inevitably turned into greedy, self-righteous, sons of bees.

It was only natural that the Greek strikers would revile the head of the nation that has done the most to keep their economy afloat, thus setting a new low when it comes to ingratitude. The world now sees that the major difference between Greeks and the mangiest of curs is that only the former is so contemptible that it bites the hand that feeds them.

Ever since the Trojan Horse, people have been advised not to trust Greeks bearing gifts. In recent years, the world has discovered that you also shouldn’t trust Greeks accepting gifts.

Starting in 1901, using the money generated by royalties accruing to the estate of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, the Swedes have awarded Nobel Prizes dealing with literature, physics, medicine, chemistry and since 1969, economics. However, when it came to the Peace Prize, the Swedes jobbed it out to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, in Oslo.

I have no clue as to why they did so, unless it was in order to make their Scandinavian cousins the endless target of ridicule and derision. Perhaps the Swedes harbored a sneaky hunch that the Norwegians would eventually hand out these million dollar prizes to such nincompoops and ne’er-do-wells as Woodrow Wilson, Le Duc Tho, the U.N. Peacekeeping Forces, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama, while ignoring the contributions to and sacrifices for world peace made by the likes of Winston Churchill, the R.A.F., Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Patton and the entire U.S. military.

In keeping with its proud tradition, Oslo gave its most recent Peace Prize to the European Union. It is just possible that the Norwegians, who are even more left-wing than their wacky relatives in Minnesota, figured that any group that referred to itself as a union was prize-worthy.

When people, including some conservatives, insist that Mitt Romney is stiff or, worse yet, a stiff, I suspect they’re merely repeating guff they’ve heard from the likes of Jon Stewart, Bill Maher and David Letterman, much the way that liberals who dismiss Fox as a right-wing megaphone must overlook the constant presence of Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, Leslie Marshall, Marc Lamont Hill, Bob Beckel and Alan Colmes.

After seeing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama delivering jokes at the recent Al Smith charity dinner in NYC, you would have to revise your opinion as to which of them is the dullard. Whereas Obama came across like the sort of no-talent amateur who used to show up regularly on The Gong Show, Romney proved he definitely didn’t require my writing services in order to channel his inner Bob Hope.

Speaking of Obama, like most politicians, he is fond of pretending that he subscribes to Harry Truman’s line about the buck stopping with him, so long as he can bob and weave, eluding the pesky buck the way that Walter Payton used to elude tacklers. Among those things that Obama has blamed for his own failings are George Bush, Japan’s tsunami, Europe’s economy, the oil and coal industries, congressional Republicans, the Tea Party, Hillary Clinton, droughts, earthquakes and Kim Kardashian’s divorce. He has laid the blame on everything, in fact, but Michelle’s hot flashes and his own incompetence.

The only bucks that stop with Obama are those donated to his re-election campaign. And in the end, like those billions of dollars he has used to subsidize green energy companies owned by his major bundlers — all of which have gone bankrupt — this money, too, will be foolishly wasted. But at least the billion dollars squandered in an effort to keep this schmuck in the White House came out of the pockets of boobs like Bill Maher, Jeffrey Immelt, Eva Longoria and the two Georges, Clooney and Soros, and not, for once, out of yours and mine.

Finally, it’s a shame that Obama inherited his disdain of white people, Englishmen in particular, from his loony Commie father. Otherwise, instead of banishing the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office, he might have harkened to Churchill’s sage advice that “A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year and, of course, have the ability to explain why it didn’t happen.”

Now that you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy Three Strikes and You’re Out.

©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.
Author website: http://www.burtprelutsky.com/
  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    SPEAKING OF FRAUDS,  SEN CLAIRE MCCASKILL IS ONE OF THE WORST.
    HERES WHAT SHE DOESNT WANT YOU KNOW
    1)  VOTED W/ OBAMA 95%  OBAMA CARE,  1 TRILLION STIMULUS
    2)  HIDDEN TAX SHELTER IN BERMUDA
    3)  HUSBAND CAUGHT IN SENATE DINING ROOM CUTTING DEALS
    4)  OBAMA GAVE HER 50 MILLION STIMULUS MONEY
    5)  GOES ON MISSOURI PRETENDS LIKE SHE DOESNT KNOW ABOUT HER DEALS
    6)  SHE THINKS WE ARE DUMB HICKS, CANT FIGURE IT OUT,  WE JUST LAUGH
    7)  SHE IS SO CHEAP SHE DIDNT WANT TO PAY TAX ON HER AIRPLANE
    8)  AIRPLANE TAX DELIQUENT FOR YEARS,  AND SHES AN AUDITOR

    VOTE   FOR    TODD AKIN

    • Prelutsky1540

       Terry: I certainly would if I lived in Missouri, but I do wish Todd Akin had kept his big fat mouth shut.

      Burt

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    THEY SAY IN THE MOVIE 2016 THAT  BARAK O’SALAMI IS A ANTI-COLONIALIST.
    HE WANTS TO STRIP THE MONEY FROM THE UPPER CLASS & THE GOVT.  THEN
    GIVE IT TO WHOM HE LIKES.  SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.

    BENGAHZI IS A CURRENT REMINDER THAT OBAMA IS A LIAR, FRAUD, AND CHARLATAN.  HE IS JUST HAPPY TO STONEWALL THE FACTS.  I AND MANY BELIEVE OBAMA INSTRUCTED EVERYONE TO LIE & THEY DID.  HE MADE UP THE
    STORY AND PUT IT OUT.  HE BRAGGED ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, HE GOT BIN LADEN AND ENDED TERRORISM.  HE IS SUCH A JOKE.  NOW  4 GREAT MEN ARE
    DEAD AND HE RUNS AWAY WITH NO RESPONSIBILITY.

    MY REMEDY FOR OBAMA, TRY HIM FOR 4 DEATHS AND ON ALL HIS FEDERAL FELONIES COMMITTED AND SEND HIM TO ” CLUB GITMO ” FOR MANY YEARS.

    • Prelutsky1540

       Terry: I’m afraid we’ll have to settle for returning him to private life where he and Michelle will be able to emulate the Clintons and run up a fortune in excess of $100 million.

      Burt

  • Mario__P

    “The world now sees that the major difference between Greeks and the mangiest of curs is that only the former is so contemptible that it bites the hand that feeds them.”

    The great majority of conservatives fit your description of the Greeks. The Republicans endlessly attack the Democrats, although the Right benefits from the programs and policies of the Left. All those social services, federal protections, and even the stronger economy the Left has created, benefits everyone, yet the Right is too stubborn to accept the facts, and they would rather rip apart the hand that feeds them.

    • Wheels55

      Soooooo, Democrats never attack Republicans?

    • Mario__P

      My point was that the Democrats are generally the Party responsible for the public programs that benefit everyone in need, even when the wealthy’s mansion gets ripped apart and FEMA helps out. The Right would rather dismantle the programs they would benefit from having. The Right’s philosophy is to take care of oneself, but when you lose everything in a flood,  or you’re about to lose your home due to high medical bills, the Right then runs to the Left to be helped. Unfortunately, when the crisis passes, so does the Right’s appreciation for the programs they just took advantage of.

      • DanB_Tiffin

        “everyone in need”
        Codependent liberals do not recognize true need.  Every sorry looking SOB is a poor “disenfranchised victim of social injustice” who simply MUST be rescued by tax money.  The more “victims” the better!
        Codependency (WebMD) is a mental sickness from which to recover, not a philosophy by which to govern a city, state, or nation.

        Then look at the national debt that the codependent liberals have saddled future generations with, all in the name of rescue!

        You people truly are mentally ill thieves as many can plainly see!

        • Mario__P

          The discussion here was about FEMA and disaster victims, but you steer it towards the typical conservative rant.

          And why is it that the Right always complains about the national debt ($16T), although Reagan, Bush1, and Bush2 racked up 60% ($9.5T) of it? Obama’s three budgets (2010, 2011, 2012) resulted in deficits of $4.1T. However if it wasn’t for Bush2 addicting the nation to deficit spending from surpluses and his devastating recession, chances are Obama would have balanced his budgets like his Democratic predecessors have. So it’s safe to say the last three Republican presidents are responsible for $13.6T, or 85% of the entire debt. 

          How about you first look in the mirror when complaining about the debt saddled for the future generations. Your Party is significantly more responsible for the debt, but like with so many other issues our nation faces, you always blame the other side even though you are clearly the guilty party. As a conservative, you first need to stop using the credit card before you start attacking someone else for using it.

      • DanB_Tiffin

        Your own words show you to be a typical liberal liar and thief.  Liberal codependents have been known for generations as the money spending idots and your twisting of real historical economics does not change what you liberal thieves have done throughout the administrations of  both Republicans and Democrats.
        Silly ass liberal weasel words such as:”if it wasn’t for””chances are””safe to say”as you preface your obvious lies.

  • cmacrider

    Burt:  When you look at Churchill’s wit and world vision and you look at Eisenhower’s consummate skills in superintending egotists like Montgomery , Patton, etc. and you compare them to Obama, you being to recognize the genius of Eastwood’s empty chair soliloquy.

  • brendan horn

    Burt, I think it is strange how the candidate of “hope” and “change” turned into the candidate of “I never said it was going to be easy” and “it might take more than one president” (to get things going on the right track). He has already broadcast the potential that his next term will fail like his first term and somehow many of his supporters have not deserted him.

    • Prelutsky1540

       Brendan: Forget “Hope and Change.”  Obama told us exactly what he planned to do once elected and he has tried to do it.  If the majority of Americans wind up voting for him again, he will have won a temporary battle and America will have lost the war.

      Burt

  • GlenFS

    Burt,  I think Obama has a most unwelcome Benghazi Buck, a breed with long sharp antlers rutting on his oval office door.  He may not have him gored, but he’s got him weaving, dodging and looking terrified on the election eve.  That’s one buck that won’t stop until he gets his man.

    • Prelutsky1540

       Glen: I hope you’re right, but I think it’s high time Romney called him out over the cover-up.

      Burt

      • GlenFS

        He was smacked down twice before when he tried, but much more facts are out now.  I agree, but needs to avoid the politicization charge.

        • Prelutsky1540

           Romney can phrase it as a question, not an attack.  I don’t think most people really care what the media says.  They know how biased they are.

          Burt

  • Bruce A.

    Burt, you had to mention Greece.  I fully the US to turn into Greece complete with the rioting after our bankrupt government decides there is no money to pay out bills, so called entitlements, Solyndra like gifts,  etc. etc.   When will this insane spending stop?

  • Prelutsky1540

     Michael: Forget Obama’s youth.  From his mid-20s to his mid-40s, he attended Jeremiah Wright’s racist church and referred to him as his religious mentor.  Imagine a white candidate referring to someone like David Duke as his religious mentor.

    Burt

  • Wheels55

    I see the same thing in some of my friends – they just can’t see Obama’s dislike for whites. They don’t even see him as radical.

    • Prelutsky1540

       Wheels:  You are obviously running around with a crowd of idiots.

      Burt

      • Wheels55

        No sh*t. When it comes to understanding what is really going on, I do have some idiots for friends.

  • Michael

    Speaking of Barack Obama’s disdain of white people . . . I found it hilarious to watch Chris Christie following Obama around New Jersey like a lost puppy, lavishing praise and looking longingly at POTUS as if waiting for a doggy biscuit or a pat on the head.  Apparently Christie thinks making nice to Obama will help Christie next year when he runs against the presumptive Democrat nominee for Governor:  Cory Booker.  Yeah, black Cory Booker who happens to be a friend of Obama.  Let’s see how that works out.  I can see the knife handles sticking out of Christie’s ribs and back already. 

    • Prelutsky1540

       Michael: I am no fan of Christie, although I did enjoy it when he took on the teachers’ union.  But to be fair, he knows better than to think that Obama would back him in an election.  He was only making an ass of himself in hopes of getting federal funds to re-build New Jersey in the wake of Sandy’s destruction.

      Burt

    • CCNV

      While we’re heaping ‘praise’ on obammy the ghetto thug, let’s not forget the millions invested in this car company (who moved overseas after getting their US taxpayer money). These vehicles have been burning regardless. Epic FAIL.

      http://updates.jalopnik.com/post/34669789863/more-than-a-dozen-fisker-karma-hybrids-caught-fire-and

      And the hits keep comin’…

    • Bruce A.

      You noticed it too.  I thought Gov. Christie would hump the Presidents leg.

      • Prelutsky1540

         Bruce A: I agree.  I just finished a piece this afternoon that dealt in part with Christie’s embarrassing exhibition of doggy love this week.

        Burt

  • Michael

    Barack Obama would not make a wart on Harry Truman’s rearend.

    As for his disdain of white people, it amazes me that so many white people still don’t see it.  The fact that he hung around and worshipped at the feet of black Marxists and Communists as a young man is considered a joke, like little Billy hanging around the pool hall on the weekends before he joined the church. 

    Now we’ve got the black reverend who presided over Obama’s inauguration saying that all white people are going to hell, and we’ve got documentation of Michelle’s anti-white activities as a leader of the Third World Center: 
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/a-detailed-look-at-obamas-radical-college-past-and-were-not-talking-about-barack/

  • Lonesome George

    Another great article.  I enjoy all of them.  I like to point out to anyone who will listen to me that they should be checking Bernie’s site everyday & particularly your columns.  You never cease to tickle my funny bone.  Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that liberals seem to be losing their sense of humor lately? I would not know who you are if it were not for Bernie.

     Rush L had Bernie on in I believe 2000 promoting his book “Bias” so I picked it up and there it was, from a member of the MSM no less, affirming what I had been believing since the early 80’s, that the MSM leaned way left.  Sure Rush had been saying it since ’88 but he was not preaching it from the same perspective as Bernie.  I mean Bernie actually walked the same halls as Cronkite, Rather and Wallace!  I am tickled to no end (or maybe it’s not funny)that people are just now (2008) finding out that liberal bias exists in the halls of journalism.  No kidding, really, though not yet as conservative as I am now, I started taking notice of the little things in media that were promoted or ignored and I credit myself for being aware of left leaning bias long before I had heard the first word uttered by Rush or Bernie, or even heard of them.  Thanks again for all of your entertaining columns.

    P.S.  lest you think I am an old pervert up at this hour eating Cheetos and watching dirty movies.  I am actually on a short break from my regular job.  I am working for the local Tea Party at this late hour trying to get as many ballot boxes stuffed with votes for conservative candidates in my area. LOL.

    • Prelutsky1540

       Lonesome George:  On behalf of both Bernie and myself, thanks for the kind words.

      And don’t sell yourself short.  No reason on earth you can’t be doing God’s work with the Tea Party and also be an old pervert eating Cheetos.

      Burt