The Bunk Stops Here

The usual sob sisters were at it again because it took Joseph Wood — who had murdered his ex and her father in cold blood 25 years ago — two hours to die of a lethal injection. The question, though, shouldn’t be why it took him that long to finally die but, rather, why it took a quarter of a century for justice to be served.

For my part, when it comes to disposing of murderers, I say the more excruciating, the better. But I am always open to compromise. As I see it, the last good thing the French did for America was send us Lady Liberty. An even more utilitarian gift would be the guillotine. No muss, no fuss. It’s like one of those nifty kitchen gadgets they’re always hawking on late night TV. Believe me, nobody hangs around for two hours when you’ve got one of those babies on the job.

Recently, Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts was awarded the Medal of Honor. When I saw Barack Obama placing the ribbon around the sergeant’s neck, I felt a certain amount of revulsion. Men like Sgt. Pitts have performed acts of heroism and self-sacrifice that most of us can’t even imagine doing in our wildest fantasies. But to receive this honor from a president who possesses none himself must be profoundly disturbing. Whatever shortcomings George W. Bush had as president, nobody could ever question the respect he had for our troops. Is there anyone who doubts that Barack Obama, like John Kerry, looks down on the military and, at best, regards its members as suckers?

Speaking of Kerry, he voiced his contempt for the Israelis when, referring to their attempts to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza, said, “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.”

The one thing you can always count on from our Secretary of State is that, like Obama, he believes that every inane remark that escapes his lips bears repeating. In fact I’d go so far as to say that Kerry’s comment is a hell of a pinheaded response, a hell of a pinheaded response.

After all, it’s bad enough that, thanks to a biased media, millions of uninformed Americans are unaware that the members of Hamas never wear uniforms, thus passing themselves off as non-combatants, or even that they make a practice of placing their women and children in harm’s way. But it’s inexcusable for John Kerry to pretend he doesn’t know. The only explanation for the Secretary of State’s siding with the Islamic terrorists is that he subscribes to the sort of vile anti-Semitism one rarely encounters in Washington, D.C., at least once Jimmy (“Israel is an apartheid state”) Carter left town.

I don’t know who came up with the following truism, but it would serve our nation’s leaders well to recognize that Islam is not a religion of peace and that “In every country where Muslims are in the minority, they’re obsessed with minority rights; whereas in every country with a Muslim majority, there are no minority rights.”

I recently watched a TV documentary that promoted the lie that white people practiced genocide by providing Native Americans (formerly known as Indians) blankets infected with small pox. The part of this slander that anti-white bigots never bother explaining is how the white devils managed to pass out those deadly blankets without contracting the disease themselves.

The sad truth is that Europeans did bring with them a number of various ailments to which the natives had no immunity, including some of a sexual nature, but that’s a far cry from setting out to destroy an entire race.

That doesn’t mean the white settlers were all a bunch of sweetie pies who wore funny hats and spent most of their time praying and noshing on turkey sandwiches. But it’s also true that the natives committed a fair amount of mischief of their own, both against the whites and members of other tribes, including raping, scalping and cannibalizing them.

The truth about the so-called Noble Savage is that, as with most people, a few were noble, many were savage and most just wanted in on the casinos.

It was recently divulged that when terrorists moved next door to the Benghazi consulate, the State Department was asked for sand bags and for machine guns to be mounted on the roof, but were refused on the grounds that it would upset the local population and would be aesthetically unpleasing. So far, the State Department hasn’t said how the Libyans, who are not famous for their aesthetic sense, felt about the four bloody American corpses and the burned-out consulate.

For political junkies, the response of Obama’s acolytes to the federal court decision that over-ruled subsidies for those people who signed on for ObamaCare through federal exchanges provided a huge belly laugh. It seems they’re terribly upset because the two judges who provided the majority opinion were both Republicans, and, therefore, nothing more than partisan hacks. What makes their reaction so amusing is that no major bill in American history has ever been so overwhelmingly partisan, having been steamrollered by the Democrats without a single Republican vote and without a single Republican amendment.

I had another nice chuckle when Obama held a recent fund-raiser and the cost for an individual was $10,000, but $32,000 for a couple.

The question preying on my mind is how many married Democrats were so dumb that they didn’t purchase two single tickets, thus leaving them $12,000 to cover parking, gas and the babysitter.

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