But Think Of The Children

Frankly, I’m sick and tired of thinking about the children. It’s not that I have anything against them in general, but it’s always a specific group of them over whom I’m supposed to be fretting.

For instance, these days, I’m supposed to cry myself to sleep because of the Central American tots who are flooding into the United States. But at the same time, I’m not supposed to give a hoot about what they and millions of other young illegal aliens are doing to our schools, clinics, neighborhoods and economy. And how is it that in TV coverage of the invasion, all you see, even on Fox, are a bunch of adorable little four-year-olds when the fact is many of them are teenage gangbangers?

In the Middle East, I’m supposed to be worried about Israeli bombs falling on Palestinian kids, but not about Palestinian missiles falling on Israeli tykes.

Here at home, I’m supposed to be concerned about what Obama’s policies and spending are doing to the future of young Americans, while ignoring the fact that in 2012 over 70% of those youngsters of voting age provided Obama with an additional four years in which to destroy America.

Even before Sarah Palin got around to it, I went on record suggesting that no matter what happens in the 2014 elections, the GOP House move in 2015 to impeach Obama. Understand, I don’t expect him to actually be booted out of office, no matter which party controls the Senate. I just want to see it happen because it’s the right thing to do. This is a president, after all, who has set out to radically transform America and he has gone about it by ignoring the Constitution and illegally usurping the authority of Congress. If messages are never sent, they can never be received.

Another reason I want to see him impeached is because I want everyone in the country, but especially those who ignore the news and who look blank if you say words like “Benghazi,” “Lois Lerner” and “Veterans Administration” to them, to finally grasp that we have a would-be despot sitting in the Oval Office.. Even those ignorant louts couldn’t totally ignore the impact of an impeachment.

I have heard all the objections. I have heard that it would make a martyr of Obama. I say, better him than us. I have heard it will hurt the GOP in 2016. I say that bloody, misbegotten, primary campaigns by the likes of Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush, will hurt us far more. I have heard that there will be riots in the streets. I say there are riots every time some professional sports team wins or loses a championship. I say shoot a few of those creeps – a practice known as thinning the herd — and I wager the others will get the message.

In the final analysis, you either do the right thing or you rationalize your cowardice with a multitude of reasons to not even try.

The Democrats, as usual, are attempting to rev up their base by pressing for legislation that would deprive states of the right to restrict even those abortions performed in the final trimester, which pretty much constitutes infanticide. One can safely assume that if it can be arranged for him to receive an early release from prison, convicted baby killer Kermit Gosnell will be invited to address the 2016 Democratic convention.

The abortion bill in question is the – you should excuse the expression – baby of Richard Blumenthal, the boneheaded senator from Connecticut. Speaking of Blumenthal reminds me that in the old days, any number of Jews in show business, including Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, John Garfield, Kirk Douglas, Eddie G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Jack Benny, George Burns and Danny Kaye, anglicized their names, believing it would help their careers. As a Jew, I can’t help wishing that the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman, Bernie Sanders and the aforementioned Blumenthal, had adopted the practice, thus sparing some of us the embarrassment of guilt by religious association.

In Jersey City, certain residents created a memorial to a black thug, Lawrence Campbell, who ambushed and murdered an Hispanic police officer named Melvin Santiago. President Obama hasn’t said a word about it. For that matter, if Campbell had survived a shoot-out with the Jersey City police, does anyone think Attorney General Eric Holder would have pressed for a hate crime conviction?

Jerry Brown, during his 12 years as governor, has done nearly as much damage to California as Barack Obama has done to the nation. This is a guy whose environmental regulations and tax policy have gone a long way to destroy business in California, including the agricultural economy of the San Joaquin Valley. But all he had to do in 2012 was say that we needed to raise state taxes — already the highest in the land — even higher to get the voters to go along with him.

It is now rumored that in 2016, he and his accomplices in Sacramento will overturn Proposition 13. Also known as the Jarvis Amendment, Prop 13 put a halt to the soaring state property taxes in 1978. The problem was so egregious back then that people in their 60s, many of them veterans, who had purchased their little homes just after the end of WWII for, say, $7,000 were having to pay in excess of that amount every year in property taxes.

The truth is if California were a person, it would have been locked up in a booby hatch a long time ago and the key, along with Jerry Brown, would have been thrown into San Francisco Bay

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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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  • Marina Tambakis

    You mentioned phony Blumenthal aka as “Mr. miss spoke.” Right before the election that won him his senate seat, it was discovered in his official bio that he claimed he had served in Vietnam. He had not. He lied!
    Wouldn’t you think the state workers would have been outraged?
    They – all Democrats – posed with him in front of his office!
    The only amusing incident was when he was interviewed after the news first broke out. His expression as he tried to sincerely explain how he had “miss spoken”…………………that was his actual quote…………….had to be seen to be believed,

  • gold7406

    Many years ago having coached youth baseball, when ever I heard a parent say,”it’s all about the kids,” the alarm began ringing. “It’s all about the kids,” is code speak for, “it’s all about me.”

  • potemkin_village_usa

    __One of the venders, the GEO Group, which is a subsidiary of Wackenhut Corrections Corporation, has its corporate headquarters in Boca Raton Florida, recently acquired contracts with U.S. Immigration, to house tens of thousands of our newly acquired illegal aliens in 8 detention centers across America. The U.S. Government is presently refurbishing these centers with swimming pools, barber shops, child care centers, flat screen TVs, and all kinds of luxuries while our own veterans live on the streets and are waiting for basic health care. Go Figure!!

  • buckrodgers

    You can’t just show up at my door and expect to move in, but liberal Democrats who would never allow illegal immigrants in their neighborhood, let alone their homes, unless it was to mow their lawns, are demanding that unaccompanied illegal aliens be allowed to stay in this country, whats next going down to central America and picking them up for their own safety, while liberals like Kristine Powers goes on Fox telling Americans that their only children, of course liberals like Kristine Powers could care less that thousands of kids are dying in the desert,being raped or sold in the sex trade, for most liberals it’s always about feeling good for five whole minutes, then moving on to the next feel good moment, while other people do their dirty work, sending them back home to their parents, where they belong is compassionate and anybody who says otherwise has blood on their hands.

  • Josh

    The victim factor is one of the things that peeves me most about liberal Democrats. And I’m speaking of the John Q public here, not only politicians. For instance, a lot of these people are atheists, so they fancy themselves rationalists who use logic and reason in every facet of their lives. A lot are the-world’s-gonna-end global warming folks, so they hold themselves up as objective and scientific in their approach to life’s many issues.

    I myself am a skeptic, a true skeptic. They seem to cling to populous causes, pretend they have objectivity and facts and reason, yet, without fail, they rely solely on emotion.

    Hey, debt and deficit and interest and taxes don’t matter. People are suffering, therefore food stamps for all! Don’t ask questions; don’t drug test anyone; don’t judge anyone. Give it away, or else you want people to starve!

    Hey, government inefficiency, a lower quality of care and more jumbled bureaucracy doesn’t matter. Healthcare for all, or else you want’ people dying in the streets!

    And we all know that anyone can keep adding to this list with dozens of different examples where logic and reason take an obvious backseat to emotional appeal.

    So, yeah, my biggest problem is the victim nonsense. Hey, Democrats, you can’t be both things They are mutually exclusive. Either you’re the party with all the facts and all the right moves to get this nation going again, or you’re the party of emotional appeasement, looking to give special preference to those you hold to be victims. The former wouldn’t abide the latter, and the latter doesn’t allow for the former.

    It’s my personal opinion, as meaningless as it is, that this flow of illegal children should be stopped. Not because some thugs may be coming through, and not even because it’s draining our resources. It’s because children without a solid family structure (I mean loving and financially, not the mom-dad two-parent model necessarily) and resources end up having a rougher go at it. This is especially true if these kids end up in the system. They’ll be screwed up, only in America instead of their homelands.

    If we really want to help these kids, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and company need to get their shiz together, and we should be helping in that regard. But we don’t really do much. It’s in our best interest that Mexico doesn’t fall farther into despair, yet our big answer, Republic or Democrat, is to deal with things on our side of the fence: One side wanting to give everyone a free pass in, and the other side wanting to keep everything unchecked out.

    I guess we’ll keep playing softball with Russia, calling Israel bullies and pretending that anything south of our border doesn’t exist until it crosses north.

  • Concernedmimi

    Right again, Burt!