My Readers Chime In

As many of you already know, I refuse to access links or watch videos on my computer. I have tried to get the word out that although I appreciate my readers thinking of me, I don’t care to spend my time that way.

Recently, I spelled it out for one of them: “Years ago,” I wrote, “ when I was still reviewing movies, the pornographic “I Am Curious Yellow” was the talk of the nation, but I decided I didn’t wish to see it. At about the same time, because I was writing for Los Angeles magazine, I was offered tickets to the scandalous stage show, “Oh, Calcutta!” which I also decided to skip. I simply made up my mind that it wouldn’t kill me to be the only person at a cocktail party who couldn’t offer an opinion.

“In the 50 years since then, I have lived my life accordingly, and I’ve had no regrets. So if I miss out on something terrific because I don’t wish to deal with an endless supply of links and videos floating out there in cyberspace, I know that I will somehow manage to survive.”

Another reader, Marty Robinson, responding to my contention that a four year college degree is essentially a large and expensive waste of time because most jobs can be mastered in a matter of months, if not weeks, wrote, “While a friend of mine studied ‘communications’ at the University of Illinois, I took a 13-week course at Midwestern Broadcasting School. I got a job immediately upon graduation, so that I had four years of experience and was making a good salary when he started looking for his first job.”

Mac, a reader in Arizona, in referring to something negative I had written about legalizing marijuana, wrote that “The purpose of pot is to dull the senseless,” a line, I contend, that rivals anything Oscar Wilde ever wrote.

Although I could keep quoting my brilliant readers, I shouldn’t make them do all the work. So let me state for the record that every time I see Juan Williams mugging and rolling his eyes whenever Steve Hayes, George Will, Bret Baier or Charles Krauthammer, points out yet another misstep by Obama and his acolytes, Juan should understand that Fox viewers are not sitting home, nodding in agreement with the only person on the network even dumber than Bob Beckel. I dare him to roll his eyes when the Prince of Fox, Bill O’Reilly, is pontificating. Juan would wake up in Newark and never know what hit him.

To those who insist that Putin was within his right to annex Crimea because so many of its citizens speak Russian, while choosing to ignore the fact that Hitler used a similar rationale when he annexed Danzig and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s, I wonder what they would say if Mexico decided to invade Texas, Arizona and California, because so many of their residents se habla Espanol.

Someone else that the pinheads continue to laud is the self-righteous traitor, Edward Snowden, ignoring the fact that this defender of our Constitutional rights first ran off to China and then sought refuge in Putin’s Russia, twin paragons of liberty and human rights. If he’s looking for a catchy moniker, I’d suggest “Moscow Rose.”

In response to homosexuals who insist that their right to commit bizarre sex acts trumps the rights of others, and who seek out Christian bakers, florists and photographers, and insist they provide their services in celebration of same-sex marriage ceremonies, Alex Torres, a William F. Buckley Fellow at the National Review, carried out a dandy little experiment.

Mr. Torres contacted a large number of New York City bakeries, asking if they would bake a cake featuring a swastika. Not too surprisingly, none of them would. That doesn’t mean they’d refuse to sell cakes or donuts to a neo-Nazi out of uniform who walked in off the street. But they felt they had the right not to comply with a request that they do something they sincerely regarded as odious. And you can bet the ranch that no homosexual would take them to task for refusing to do so, although there is no law that prevents knuckle-draggers from being Nazis.

And yet gays insist that they suffer a psychic toll every time someone declines to make a buck by taking part in a ceremony that offends their religious convictions, a toll comparable, to hear them tell it, to the radio announcer who watched the Hindenburg go up in flames: “Oh, the humanity!”

Finally, it seems that the five states that boast the greatest gap between rich and poor are California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Illinois, all states that went solidly for Obama in 2008 and 2012.

It suggests that either income inequality isn’t as big a deal as the liberals keep insisting it is or that, like long term unemployment and the treasonous wars Obama and the EPA continue to wage against the coal and oil industries, the Democrats have typically found a way to use them to their political advantage.

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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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  • Brian Fr Langley

    So why would a gay cultists so fiercely attack a baker who doesn’t want to participate in cake explicitly symbolizing something anethema to themselves? Hatred, pure and simple. They are haters out to destroy the object of their hate. Like so many other modern leftist lies, they are not defenders from bigots, they are in fact, the worst very of them. And from whence rises this hatred? Marxist thinking now permeates every nook and cranny of liberal America. And the left, (even though many aren’t fully aware of it), take their marching directions directly, from the growing numbers of elitist marxist accolytes, who hate both traditional America and her dominant religion (which supports these traditions) Christianity. And the question is Why? Well, because deeply embedded in Christian thinking and practise (flowing from our ancient Judaic foundations) are philosophical implications that refute Marxism. If for example a Transcendent God, commanded a man leave his fathers and mothers house, and cleave to a wife. Two things are evident. First the man had a father and mother in whose house he lived, (he was raised by his own two parents) and secondly he was to carry this tradition on, and raise his own children. Thus the family becomes the foundation of civilization NOT the collective. Another command from a Transcendent God, was that man should only eat his bread, from his own toil and sweat. Aside from Judgement, there are other implications of this passage. Implications like, a man owns the fruits of his own labor. They belong to him, and him alone, to feed himself and his family. This is further borne out by Transcendent commands to “not steal” and “not covet what is your neighbors”. In the end, all capitalism is, is the natural extension of private property rights. How could a Marxist not hate the Judeo-Christian ethic, America, and Christianity? They hate every thing it stands for. A Transcendant creator, a sexually monagamous two parent family, individual private property rights, and individual liberty (ownership) over ones own labor. These haters will fight, till the last Christian (and observant Jew) is either securely locked up in a gulag or dead. (and they are okay about the dead part) Which also explains why they truck with Islam.

    • sjangers

      “They are haters out to destroy the object of their hate.”

      At the very least, I do think many of these folks are out to thoroughly repress any competing points of view. Eliminate dissent and you eliminate any immediate threat to your agenda.

  • Ryan Nichols

    It really amazes me that liberals taught that their party is for equality above all else. . But yet as you point out. The most democrat states are the worst offenders. Wonder why they never ask.. Why?