Sanity Takes A Holiday – A BP Bonus

We have all come to expect split-decisions from the Supreme Court, but we don’t expect the four on the losing side to consist of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and…Antonin Scalia! But there he was lurking with the three left-wing harpies when it came to the recent decision involving DNA.

In case you missed it, Alonzo Jay King had been arrested for assault. As part of the booking process, the cops took a swab of his cheek. The DNA test resulted in his being connected to a rape in Maryland for which he was subsequently tried and found guilty.

According to Scalia and the ACLU, the police had no right to swab his cheek because it invaded his right to privacy. That is exactly the sort of muddleheaded thinking that we have come to expect from liberals. Fortunately, the majority of the justices quite rightly decided that taking the smear was no more invasive than taking his fingerprints.

I can’t imagine what Justice Scalia has been smoking, but I have heard that he and Mrs. Ginsburg are extremely friendly, so one might leap to the assumption that the old gal has used her female wiles to cloud his judgment. One will have to wait and see if his derangement is temporary or terminal.

Speaking of females, if abortion is a women’s health issue, as Obama and his chums over at Planned Parenthood keep insisting, why isn’t carrying a concealed weapon a public health issue? After all, abortion leads to the taking of innocent lives, whereas a weapon in the right hands leads to the defense of innocent lives.

What liberals seem unable to grasp is that making schools, churches, movie theaters and malls, gun-free zones guarantees that only criminals and lunatics will be armed in those venues.

Another bit of liberal malarkey has it that blacks are always in need of federal assistance because of slavery. What they choose to ignore is that slavery ended 150 years ago, and that 50 years have elapsed since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. How is it that Jews, Italians, the Irish and Chinese, all came to America, most speaking a foreign language, and faced discrimination when it came to housing, education and employment, but managed to overcome bigotry and succeed within a generation? And, more recently, how is it that Americans of Japanese ancestry were tossed into concentration camps during WWII, but quickly recovered from the insult and injury of losing not only their freedom, but their homes, farms and businesses?

While on the subject of minorities, I have never understood why Native Americans, as they apparently choose to be called, objected to having college and professional sports teams named the Indians, the Braves and the Chiefs. Considering the life style so many have chosen for themselves by remaining wards of the state on reservations, would they really prefer to have the teams called the Sots, the Idlers and the Ne’er-do-wells?

Speaking of sots, idlers and ne’er-do-wells, it seems that the IRS spent $50 million on conferences during the past few years, the costs including $1,500-a-night hotel rooms and $60,000 videos parodying “Star Trek” and “Gilligan’s Island,” and still had enough left over for $92 million in employee bonuses between 2009 and 2013.

As proof that the White House had nothing to do with the IRS kerfuffle, Obama henchman David Axelrod claimed it was simply too stupid a scandal to be laid at the feet of Obama or any of his advisors. Oh, really? After recalling such brainstorms as Cash for Clunkers, the Unaffordable Health Care Act and Solyandra, I at least had to acknowledge that Axelrod delivers much funnier one-liners than Jon Stewart, David Letterman or Bill Maher.

What even Axelrod didn’t try to laugh away was the fact that although Hillary Clinton had only visited the White House 43 times in four years and Leon Panetta, 20 times, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman had been in and out 157 times. When you realize that, between fund-raisers, vacations and golf outings, Obama only visited 78 times, you have to wonder if Shulman and Michelle have been carrying on an affair.

In case you ever doubted that college campuses are every bit as left-wing as MSNBC, a survey showed that only four Republicans were invited to be commencement speakers at the top 100 universities.

And while the likes of Charles Krauthammer, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Clarence Thomas, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rush Limbaugh, Thomas Sowell, Bernie Goldberg, Kelly Ayotte, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Ann Coulter and Steve Hayes, were probably relieved that they didn’t have to shlep out to some college, don a silly robe and stand in the sun, delivering one of those boring speeches sprinkled with words like “future,” “dedication,” “youth,” “hope” and “dreams,” I’m sure they would have appreciated being asked.

Speaking of being asked, apparently the price extracted by Bill Clinton in return for his lauding Barack Obama, whom he apparently despises, at the Democratic National Convention last year was that Obama would return the favor by endorsing Hillary in 2016. But the way that Obama’s popularity is plummeting in the wake of all these scandals, Clinton must be kicking himself. And when his foot gets tired, I’m sure Hillary will be only too happy to take over.

©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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  • plsilverman

    there is still ZERO proof of any “scandal”, other than what is in the $$$$$$-minded imagination of Rupert Murdoch.>>>oh, guess what? the IRS Commissioner was at 1600 (trumpet fanfare) ELEVEN times, not 157.

    • absoluteTruth

      Buncha crap. The Daily Caller also stated that not everyone who is cleared *has* to sign in. So the sign-in count of “11” is not definitive either. And this administration (lower-case ‘a’ intentionally laughable) has been caught in more lies than Pinocchio. “Scandal” is a gracious term when applied to Barry & Crew.

      • plsilverman

        ok..I assume both of us have no special rapport with the doorperson. How about this?: O’Reilly says 157. Maddow says 11 documented visits – but (my interpretation of what she reported) the IRS person was “cleared” for 157 visits for whatever time frame. I lean towards Maddow. Let’s leave it that way and enjoy Life.

      • plsilverman

        “lies” —– that all-purpose RNC-generated mantra —– give us ONE, just ONE actual dictionary-approved “lie” of Obama as President. (not saying he lied before). Now let’s *not* count spreading untruths because that would mean all Presidents should have been locked five minutes after their inaugurations.
        You a Gipper fan?: wanna go point by point, Reagan vs. Obama “scandals” or Bush II vs. Obama “scandals”? I win by default: those GOP dudes get no quotation marks.

  • Brian Fr Langley

    I actually agree with the Judge on this one. All the Police had to do was get a warrant. As for creating dependancies, the left has proven more than excellent. That there seems to be a preponderance of visible minorities are the racist leftist policies that target them, (always in the name of Justice, is the con) for so called reparations. (they need a lift up) Whether you’re black, white or green, it’s virtually impossible to resist free booty. And human nature being what it is, once the largesse starts rolling in, it’s even harder to get off it. The real racists here, are the ones who deliberately sow division, by targeting visible minorities for unearned benefits, confiscated for them, from others.

  • souvoter

    Douglas Shulman; aka the Easter Bunny, actually visited wh 161 times. The only other claim to fame is he surely ate more eggs than ‘Cool Hand Luke’. Another incompetent, Know-nothing Obama employee emulating his boss, inflicted with amnesia and Benghazi flu!!!

    • legal eagle

      Wasn’t Doug Shulman a Republican?

  • plsilverman

    Obama “henchman”? You are one of the leading elements to lead this site right into the Hate Site arena. Cash For Clunkers? Solyndra? Messes like those support the idea that Obama “lied” about the IRS “Scandal”?
    By the way, pal, the IRS authority you mention visited the White House NOT 157 times but ELEVEN times.
    Now for your racially charged garbage: why is it “Blacks” have not succeeded as other minorities have? That slavery was over in the 19th century. Those groups you mentuioned did not have half the country against their assimilation; they were ALLOWED to attend college and join a Union. Your racial nonsense here is typical of the site editorials and many of the posters. It has to be reported.

    • G. Daylan

      Is psilverman an alias for Juan Williams or Bob Beckel?

      • plsilverman

        No. But thanks for the question – Those guys are excellent.

        • Porkbevr

          Excellent? At what? Even Beckel is starting to get tired of Obammy, though Williams is standing strong. Must be a pigmentation thing. You don’t feel the reason 96% of the Black vote went to Obammy is racial?

          • plsilverman

            “Obammy” is a “racist” word…combo of Obama and “Mammy”. It will be reported. >>>Beckel getting s tired of Obama he wishes Romney won? nah. There is NEGATIVE racial and POSITIVE racial. Wanting to have the first African American President [in one’s lifetime] who will support the BLUE COLLAR (what a concept!) is POSITIVE. Voting against whites is NEGATIVE and highly unlikely. Yes, those “low info.” voters stood in line 8 hrs. in defiance of the Tea Party program to suppress the vote in the swing states. Purely “racial”.

          • Porkbevr

            Report away, arsehole.

          • plsilverman

            why the obsession with that part of my body?

          • Porkbevr

            I’m not obsessed with any of your body parts. “Arsehole” is the closest I can come to cursing without getting flagged.
            Why are you obsessed with this website?

          • plsilverman

            well, it ain’t a body part.

          • Porkbevr

            That’s the way you whiny arsed liberals work. You stifle dissent.

          • plsilverman

            Obama declined on reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. Has given Fox “news” a literal front row seat at his Press Conferences.

          • Jeff Webb

            The government-established website urging people to report Obamacare opposition (also called un-American by Pelosi), IRS profiling of conservatives, tracking Americans’ phone calls and computers, going after James Rosen, etc. suggest liberals have more than a little problem with dissent.

    • I Hate Fascists

      Phil the right wing is a hate group so naturally this is a hate site. If it wasn’t for hating liberals they would all have to go out and get real jobs.
      And now to take it to the next level we have Perlutsky The Avenger and his ultimatum that he will personally go on a rampage unless Obama is impeached.

      • Jeff Webb

        This is indeed a hate site, and any visitor here can find proof by simply looking between the first and last words of any comment you post.

        • I Hate Fascists

          You are a party united in hatred. You hate Blacks, Latins, Muslims, Gays, poor people, pretty much everyone except rich white Christians. And obviously as shown in November they hate you back . And of course you have a special hatred for Obama. That is the difference between me and you. You hate everyone that is not you. I hate you and Fascists like you.

          • Jeff Webb

            Thanks, IHF, but no need for you to keep proving my point.

      • legal eagle

        This is not a hate site…It’s a site dedicated to the memories of Archie Bunker and Howard Beale and other bitter hateful older men…

    • Tom Stanley

      Do you have a clue as to which party kept blacks out of college and unions? It’s the same party that fought federal lynching laws and promoted eugenics. Starts with a “D” as in dumbass.

      • plsilverman

        Here we go again, folks! >>>>>>There is a difference between the ultra-Conservative, traditional, segregationist DIXIECRAT and the modern day DEMOCRAT, without whom we would not have gotten Civil Rights legislation in 1964-65, women’s right to vote, and a lot of admittedly bad stuff like medicare and social security.
        good luck in High School next year!

        • Tom Stanley

          Both the 64-65 Civil Rights legislation and the 19th amendment passed because of Republican support. And that tired old argument about Dixiecrats becoming Republicans is baseless. The only Democrat senator to switch parties after voting against CR was Strom Thurmond. Others like Albert Gore Sr ( the VPs father) J William Fulbright (Bill Clinton’s mentor) and Robert Byrd (KKK) remained Democrats. Besides southern Democrats had nothing to do with northern unions refusing to allow blacks to join or keeping blacks out of northern colleges. And that liberal icon Margaret Sanger and her belief in eugenics have helped Plan Parenthood do something the KKK never could: persuade black mothers to kill their children.
          You must be very proud.

          • plsilverman

            I did not say George Wallace and his buddies wanted to join the GOP. I simply said the Dixiecrats were Dems in name only.Yes, there was decent Republican support for civil rights. Your Planned Parenthood reflection is pretty embarrassing. Because PP counsels and refers to legal abortions they are the equivalent of segregationists in South Carolina? The Democrat-led Civil rights movement forced those racist South and North Unions and schools to do what is constitutional. The South was essentially an apartheid state; the North also had a lot of explaining to do.
            getting back to your disgusting negative reference to Planned Parenthood, who incidentally spend 3% of their time counseling and referring women to abortions: Do you think the government should force medically-challenged and rape/incest victims to deliver? your “persuade black mothers to kill their children” is racially charged and will be duly reported. “Youmust be very proud”. I guarantee, if we accidentally met at Barnes & Nobles, you’d never dream of talking like that to my face. I absolutely guarantee that.

          • Tom Stanley

            As Daniel Patrick Moynihan said everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. And I’ll be looking for you next time I’m at B&N. Have a nice sign so I can put spare change in your cup.

          • plsilverman

            Explain to us where my facts are “made up”. We are eager to learn. :)

          • Tom Stanley

            People like you are incapable of learning. That is why you vote Democratic. Troll on.

          • plsilverman

            really, pal? Incapable of learning? ok…maybe accordingly to your vaunted standards. but give us a break…”troll”?…buy a thesaurus. call me a name I can at least google…. and “learn” something! :)