A while back, it occurred to me that while the glamour magazines are constantly telling American women that 60 is the new 50, and 50 is the new 40, and 40 is the new 30, in Hollywood, 60 is the new 30, and 50 is the new 15. For instance, if you consider the movie roles they play, you might get the idea that most leading men are in their teens or early 20s. So it may come as a shock to you that Matt Damon is 42, Will Ferrell is 45, Adam Sandler is 46, Ben Stiller is 47, David Spade is 48 and Jim Carrey is a ripe old 51.

Even more surprising to me is that in spite of his boyish ways and his collegiate haircut, Jay Carney is 48. But I guess it takes time and experience to learn how to lie on Obama’s behalf with such ease and, apparently, without the slightest bit of embarrassment.

But, then, he has learned from the master. Imagine the amount of gall it must take to furlough air traffic controllers, causing massive delays at airports all around the country, blaming it on the Sequester, while at the same time throw lavish galas at the White House, blow a million bucks on a round of golf with Tiger Woods, and God knows how many of our tax dollars jetting down to Texas for a fund-raiser! And of course Air Force One is never forced to idle on the tarmac for a couple of grueling hours simply because air traffic controllers have been sent home as a cheap political ploy.

In the wake of the Boston bombings, I have noticed that the media is up to its old tricks. Just as they persisted in posting photos of 11-year-old Trayvon Martin for months after the 6’2,” 17-year-old menace was shot in self-defense by George Zimmerman, I keep seeing photos of bushy-haired, baby-faced, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looking like he’s at his first Communion. Instead of a pressure cooker bomb, he’s holding a single red carnation. Funny, but I don’t seem to recall seeing pictures of Charles Manson or Timothy McVeigh at the age of 10, frolicking with their puppies.

Even in the wake of the Boston massacre, I keep hearing liberals complaining that cameras in public places are an invasion of privacy. Just how loony are left-wingers, you ask? Let’s just say that if their stupidity could be transformed into electrical power, we’d have a power grid in America that would free us of our dependency on oil, coal, sun and wind. Anyone who believes that once he steps outside his front door, the Constitution provides him with the expectation of privacy is clearly non compos mentis, and should not be trusted to venture outdoors.

Thanks to the media’s infatuation with abortions, the trial of late term abortionist Kermit Gosnell has pretty much flown under the public’s radar. The fact that he made a practice of snipping the spines of babies who managed to survive his butchery would normally make him lip-smacking grist for TV, but aside from Fox News, the media is giving his trial a wide berth. God forbid they do anything that might make abortions unpalatable to the American public.

For a long time, I generally limited my remarks about abortions to honestly admitting that I couldn’t imagine how in this day and age, with all the birth control pills and devices, and the decades of sex education classes in our schools, anyone could still be dumb enough to become accidentally pregnant. But after 51% of the country decided to re-elect Obama last November, I realized that there is no limit to human stupidity.

Therefore, ridicule is plainly not enough. So, instead, I will say that unless a three-man panel of gynecologists whose names have been drawn out of a hat has determined that an abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother, abortions should be banned.

What’s more, any man who impregnates a woman to whom he isn’t married will be arrested and serve time in jail. And, furthermore, any doctor who performs abortions, in clear violation of his Hippocratic Oath “to first do no harm,” will both lose his medical license and be charged with murder.

I am well aware that the Supreme Court made abortions legal in its Roe v. Wade decision. I am also aware that slavery was once legal and women’s suffrage wasn’t. Anyone who puts his faith in the Supreme Court is guilty of naiveté in the first degree. These are merely men and women who owe their positions and authority to the whims of politicians. They were not appointed by God, after all, but merely by the likes of people named Carter, Clinton, Bush and Obama.

Excusing what is immoral on the grounds that it is legal is dangerous. After all, under Nazi law, the butchery performed by Dr. Josef Mengele on concentration camp prisoners in the abattoir he called a laboratory was perfectly legal.

What astonishes me is that liberals shed more tears for the murder of late term Kansas abortionist George Tiller than they ever did for the thousands of babies he destroyed. And what disturbs me even more are the millions of people who parrot the nonsense that embryos belong solely to the women carrying them, and that an abortion is no different from a woman’s having a mole removed.

Abortion enthusiast Paris Harris of MSNBC recently insisted that children belong to society, not their parents. If I follow that correctly, one second before birth, the child belongs exclusively to some woman who has the perfect right to kill it, while a second later it belongs to all of us.

I have long contended that it’s impossible to dig up a Democrat who makes any sense at all unless, of course, you literally dug one up. So, does anyone happen to know where Harry Truman is buried?

©2013 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write

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.
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  • helplessinil

    If it really was “Planned Parenthood” wouldn’t they be contacting the local Adoption Agency to see if they had a Parent that was interested in this Baby before they send the mother to a “Dr. Kermit” to have it murdered.

  • Wheels55

    While I am fairly certain the White House did not want Americans to die in Benghazi, this and the other scandals surrounding Obama can be used by him to blame Republicans, throw up smoke screens – all to make it look like he is doing his job while there are those who purely want to stand in his way. Some of us know all Obama has truly accomplished in his almost 5 years is Obamacare and get re-elected.

  • JohnInMA

    Whew! I’m exhausted. That’s a thorough venting. One note: I understand the vast majority of gynecologists refuse to perform abortions. Finding enough to offer an opinion may be difficult. Perhaps rightfully so.

    The contradiction you point out about child in womb versus child who survived and is in this world, proves how progressives’ rationalize. The conclusion comes first based on ideological preference. The rationale comes second. Hence it is often incomplete or bent, not following the usual procedures. The tell is the almost assured breakdown in the debate when reasoning gives way to emotion. “Do you really hate _______ (women, kids, people of color, etc.)?!?!?!

  • Bruce A.

    Thanks for the mention of Harry Truman. He was no fan of Washington DC, its petty politicics or bull$h%t artists in general.

  • souvoter

    I believe the Obama administration keeps the country in turmoil in the style of soap operas in order to keep stealing billions from the tax payers and you’re right, Burt, it appears 51% of Americans fell for the hoax. When will everyone wake up and give a damn??!! It can’t last forever and I do believe in karma. Sooner the better.

    • nepakandy

      Hoax is good. I can’t help but wonder what possessed the IRS to offer an apology now? (not to discount Levin and others pursuing it) Is it to distract us from the Benghazi hearings? A little sleight-of-hand at the right time can be very effective.

      • souvoter

        Aha! You do see this has been their mo since day one and from their own admission ‘never let a crisis go to waste’. One always has to read between the lines. The O admin. always misleads the public with the words they carefully choose. Obama is now taking a page out of B. Clinton’s play book with ‘it all depends on what IS, IS’…Obama is now trying to explain to us all what ‘THERE’ means!!!!!

  • Paul

    According to the Harry S. Truman Library website, Mr. Truman was buried at the Library, located in Independence Missouri.

    • Hatman

      Are you sure the obama white house didn’t change the information from the Harry S. Truman Library website.

      They do that a lot you know….

      • JohnInMA

        Perhaps they just added the distance from Truman’s tomb to Obama in the WH. All things can be referenced to The One, right?