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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

By Burt Prelutsky · Jan. 17, 2013

My title refers to the title of a popular song during World War II. Today, as we know, both pieces of advice are frowned upon in left-wing circles. The irony is that at the very same time that Obama and his favorite Munchkins are doing their level best to disarm Americans, the same crowd is gift-wrapping 20 F-16 fighter jets and sending them to the Muslim Brotherhood, the folks running the show in Egypt.

Now a sane person might wonder why liberals trust our sworn enemies more than they do law-abiding American citizens. But once you begin asking liberals to make sense, you might as well start expecting dogs to write sonnets and horses to compose concertos.

One would think that with the two houses of Congress brimming over with Jews, Obama would have to tread carefully in the Middle East. But, as you may have noticed, he has found that he can ignore the likes of Lautenberg, Schumer, Waxman, Boxer and Franken, with impunity. Otherwise, there’s no way on earth he would have even considered nominating Chuck Hagel to be his next Secretary of Defense. Hagel, who was an undistinguished Republican senator from Nebraska is the only sort of Republican Obama likes; namely, the sort who supported him in 2008 and again in 2012.

What makes Hagel such an obviously lousy choice for the job isn’t that he’s a political turncoat, but that he makes it a habit to side with Israel’s enemies, makes contemptuous remarks about what he and every other anti-Semite refers to as “the Jewish lobby,” and that he opposed the surge in Iraq, as well as sanctions on Iran. The irony is that it’s unlikely that the Jews in the Senate would embarrass Obama by opposing Hagel’s nomination on those totally appropriate grounds, but might vote against him because of an anti-gay crack he made some years ago.

In the meantime, the Democrats continue their anti-gun crusade although even they aren’t dumb enough to believe that more gun control laws will do any more to diminish violence in America in the future than they have in the past. As Thomas Jefferson once summed up the issue: “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

Liberals are so loony on the subject that if you ask them what unarmed citizens are supposed to do when attacked, they’ll actually say – with a straight face, no less – that they should call the cops. So it seems that every time a man is mugged or a woman is raped, the real problem is that they neglected to place a call in the middle of the assault.

Even liberals must understand that cops do not prevent crimes, except for violations of driving laws and jaywalking; their job is to solve crimes once they’ve been committed. Perhaps I’m guilty of giving liberals too much credit, but surely even they can grasp the fact that when there’s a cop standing nearby, criminals mind their manners. That isn’t because down deep they respect the concept of law and order, but because cops are people with guns.

Crooks are equally likely to mind their p’s and q’s when they have reason to suspect that their intended victim might be packing a heater.

One of my readers suggested that if Democrats were really sincere, they would make Washington, D.C., a gun-free zone, just like schools, malls, movie theaters and Fort Hood. After all, if empty words are enough to keep our kids safe, why aren’t they good enough for members of Congress, Joe Biden and Barack Obama?

If the government passes anti-gun laws, we all know it will do nothing to eliminate mass murders. That means the natural next step will be to expand their attack on the Second Amendment by outlawing ammo. I even know what their slogan will be: “Guns Don’t Kill People, Bullets Do.”

With the recent votes to legalize marijuana in Washington and Colorado, my friend, Don Melquist, has passed along a slogan of his own: “Grow your own dope. Plant a Democrat.”

Even though I used to be a movie critic, I generally leave that stuff to those who get paid to sit through these snoozearamas. But there are times I’d feel like a cad if I didn’t offer a warning that could save people not only money, but over two-and-a-half hours of time they can never get back.

I never went to see “Les Miserables” on stage, and I had no intention of seeing the movie, but because, as a member of the WGA, I get to cast votes for Writers Guild awards, I get sent a number of videos at the end of the year. This year, one of those was “Les Mis.” To be fair, I must admit that a few of my friends enjoyed the movie. That leads me to wonder just how much alcohol these people consume when I’m not around.

For one thing, there are only a few decent songs in the entire score. For another, the conceit of the thing is that they thought they were creating an opera, so the dialogue, most of which is banal, is sung. Finally, at the risk of treading on a literary classic, Victor Hugo’s novel never made any sense to me. Why on earth would Javert, the head of the French police, feel compelled to devote his life to tracking down Jean Valjean, who, at worst, was a petty thief? There weren’t enough thieves and murderers in France to keep the man occupied? At least when Captain Ahab set out to harpoon Moby Dick, the damn whale had taken off his leg. But it wasn’t even Javert’s loaf of bread that Valjean had stolen.

As if all that weren’t bad enough, at the end of the movie, we get to see the French rabble standing atop their barriers, raising their fists and looking for all the world exactly like the Wall Street occupiers who did so much last year to turn our own streets into urban pig sties.

Finally, although I haven’t yet spotted EPA-approved E-15 gas being sold at service stations in L.A., word has it that the stuff, which has a high corn content, can destroy your car’s engines in no time at all.

In related news, the EPA has announced the opening of 20,000 shops nationwide to be called Obama’s Jiffy Engine Replacements. Its catchy slogan is “Affordable Healthcare for Your Car.”

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50 Comments

DaneChile in Unknown said:

Yer on a roll this week, Burt.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Dane: Only this week?!

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

"One would think that with the two houses of Congress brimming over with Jews, Obama would have to tread carefully in the Middle East. But, as you may have noticed, he has found that he can ignore the likes of Lautenberg, Schumer, Waxman, Boxer and Franken, with impunity."

Burt, the reason for this they are moron liberal Jews. Say isn't moron liberal a redundancy? When it comes to politics liberal Jews are the stupidest people on earth. We used to reside (you could not call it living) in Great Neck, NY which was overrun with these idiots. After what Adolph did to the unarmed Jews you would think these would be the last people on earth to want guns banned. But that would be logical. I would like someone at a BloominIdiots press conference to ask, "are those rather large police officers with you armed?" BTW, when BloominIdiot was first elected Chanceller (oops Mayor) of NYC, he would say he rode the subway in perfect safety. I assume the police officers with him also rode in perfect safety.

Have you ever wondered if police take a course in drawing chalk marks around bodies? The response time of the police is minutes, if at all, while my .357 response time is 1,400 fps. BTW, there was a case several years ago in D.C. where two women called the police who never showed up and they were raped. The case went to the Supremes which ruled the police have no duty to protect the individual citizen. So you are responsible for your own protection. My protection is Mr. Ruger, Mr. Kimber, Mr. Colt, Mr. Bushmaster, Mr. Remington, Mr. Garand, etc.

"Finally, although I haven't yet spotted EPA-approved E-15 gas being sold at service stations in L.A., word has it that the stuff, which has a high corn content, can destroy your car's engines in no time at all." Burt a minor correction the problem is water, as alcohol attracts water. Anyone with a little common sense understands that water causes steel to rust.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: Liberal Jews are the bane of my existence...especially those I'm related to and those who allegedly represent me, such as Brad Sherman, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:21 PM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia said:

Burt, Now at least the cops at the NYPD can only wound 7 innocent pedestrians when they try to shoot at a perp on the street. Call it 8 if they get to carry one in the tube. That might save some lives...

Kidding aside, I feel bad for those guys because since Bloomberg doesn't like guns, I am sure they never get range time to practice, and probably have to buy their own ammunition. And then we expect them to shoot straight. But it does point out that even cops need lots of rounds -you are only half as good when you are in the real deal - and there may be more than one bad guy to shoot at.

I can tell you from having treated hundreds of them, that bad guys, especially the ones on drugs, can be shot 6 or 8 times in the chest and abdomen, and all they are is p*ssed off, at least for a while-- long enough to finish off the unfortunate fellow with only 8 shell casings and an empty gun.

Keep'em coming Burt! You are the best!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Dioneikes in Colorado replied:

@ Dr. Timms - "that bad guys, especially the ones on drugs, can be shot 6 or 8 times in the chest and abdomen, and all they are is p*ssed off, at least for a while-- long enough to finish off the unfortunate fellow with only 8 shell casings and an empty gun."

Unless that other fellow happens to be packing a .45 Auto with hollow points or dum-dums in it. Center mass and tap twice. When in doubt - empty the magazine into them.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia replied:

You are correct - hard to push forward into well placed .45 Critical Defense pairs from a smooth shooting 1911. Most of talkers that show up in the ER's are shot with sub rounds like .38's and 9mm's, and obviously benefited from poor shot placement. Point is, most folks under pressure can use up 7-8 rounds trying to stay alive and still need a lot of help.

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Dr. Timms: The good news is that inasmuch as they keep re-electing people like Bloomberg, Cuomo and Obama, there aren't very many innocent bystanders in NYC. So, let the cops fire away.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Merry in Cave Creek, AZ replied:

Great line Burt! They get what they deserve.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Thank you, Merry.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:21 PM

billy396 in ohio replied:

You think cops can get by on 7 or even 8 rounds? Look at this anecdotal evidence: http://www.lawofficer.com/article/training/officer-down-peter-soulis-inci

Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

ArmyofOne in MN said:

Burt...don't forget it was Hagel's programmed voting machines that "won" the Nebraska election for him, and the national election for Obama. It's just crony corruption and payback the Democrat way! His machines probably "won" a lot of elections! The fact he is also a Muslim lover is just a goat herd on top!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Army: There's no getting around the fact that the Democrats in D.C. are evil and the Republicans are inept.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Arabiascott in Indiana said:

I doubt the pushers of E15 are unaware of its damaging effect on engines. In fact, I believe that's the reason they're pushing it so hard. Their real purpose seems to be to force me to give up driving so I will be forced to use "public transportation". This will slow me down, limit my range, and ultimately ground me. I'd consider having a horse, but the liberals have a plan to tax effluvium. Anyone want a ride on my bicycle built for two?

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Arabiascott: I would be happy to ride along in a sidecar if I could be armed with a bazooka.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY said:

"One would think that with the two houses of Congress brimming over with Jews,"

Burt, I think you'd agree that most of them are JINOs, Jews in name only.

On the issue of ever more gun laws, Burt, you have nailed it exactly. The dimwits in D.C. KNOW it will do little to deter crime. (As a side note I wonder if every perp around the nation chuckles to themselves and thinks "as if") But I digress a bit. The point is, is that they're going to finally admit that all the laws have failed, so we must now take it in a new direction. No, we're not going to punish the lawbreakers, we're going to prevent the law abiding from purchasing ammo, or at least limit the amounts to just a handful. Wow, what's that sound, another chuckle from the criminal element of the nation? Yeah, "as if" indeed.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Doktor: No doubt that many Jews in politics are JINOs. But even those who are religiously observant generally have their heads stuck up their rear ends. Their real religion is Liberalism.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Steve in Macon, GA said:

Burt, the Jefferson quotation, according to Monticello.org, is not something that Jefferson wrote, but rather an idea expressed in Italian in a book that Jefferson owned and that was translated various ways into English.

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/laws-forbid-carrying-armsquotation

It does sound like the common sense of Jefferson based on his other writings, but cannot be sourced to anything written by Jefferson himself.

The Internet is a copy engine for propagating spurious quotations, and I've fell victim to it numerous times... enough that I've started seeking original source citations for quotes by the Founders.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Steve, Jefferson was quoting Cesare Brescia . Not sure of the spelling

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Steve: I have also heard that Jefferson was not the original source, but the Italian quote I read was rather rambling. The point is that it is in keeping with things that we know were said or written by Jefferson, unlike those sensible quotes one often sees attributed to nitwits like Robin Williams and the late Andy Rooney.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:32 PM

JJStryder in Realville said:

"Even liberals must understand that cops do not prevent crimes, except for violations of driving laws and jaywalking; their job is to solve crimes once they've been committed."Burt: Your assuming facts not in evidence. If you have 24 hour security, cops do prevent crime.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

JJ: And who, aside from Obama and his family, has 24 hour security? And while we're nitpicking that should be "Burt: You're assuming..."

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Steve in Macon, GA said:

Regarding the F-16s to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, let's not forget the machine guns for Mexican Drug Cartels and our Benghazi gun-running to Syrian rebels (those Syrians being kissing cousins with our Iranian "friends"). The Obama administration sets the hypocrisy bar very high indeed trusting our "friends" with arms, but not American citizens.

Putting aside the Constitutional arguments (and they are STRONG in my book), the best reason NOT to pursue "gun control" is because history proves it to be a massive failure. Such laws simply don't work. The presence of more firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to lower violent crime rates. The historical numbers are irrefutable.

As you note, expecting liberals like Sissie-Boy Morgan on CNN to understand common sense if futile. He focuses exclusively on UK "gun murders" while ignoring the elephant in the room that UK has the highest violent crime rate in Europe and much higher than the U.S.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Steve: All good points.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:35 PM

JJStryder in Realville said:

"Even liberals must understand that cops do not prevent crimes, except for violations of driving laws and jaywalking; their job is to solve crimes once they've been committed."Burt: Your assuming facts not in evidence. If you have 24 hour security, cops do prevent crime.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

"Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition." I like it. With that title, Burt, it sounds like you could be a Southern boy. And I suspect that a lot of southern boys are saying that right now. I've had the opportunity to teach several people how to safely handle firearms and how to safely shoot them. I start each class by placing an unloaded firearm on the table and shouting "kill these people!" As you might suspect, no one dies. But the recognition of the point I'm making slowly spreads across their faces. As our governor recently stated, "it takes a finger to pull the trigger." So, no amount of inane laws will prevent some loony from picking up a gun, knife, baseball bat, pencil, or any other thing that could be used as a weapon to kill and using it. Liberals = no logic.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Tex: Clearly, those are conservatives in that class of yours. Liberals would be cowering under their desks.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Burt, and changing their underwater.

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Oops, that should be "changing their underwear" If the computer can type things wrong by itself, how come my guns can't shoot by themselves?

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe,GA replied:

8*)).

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Joe in Texas said:

My wife is a HUGE fan of Les Mis, so I had to take her to see the movie. The performances were good, except for the direction. Too many close-ups of characters singing in heartfelt pain. I mean WAY too many. Hense, close-ups of Anne Hathaway snot bubbles.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Joe: It's one thing for your wife to like that awful movie, but it pains me that a son of Texas would speak up for it. If you actually enjoyed the performances, you should not insult the director. You should leave that to me.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Burt, have you read Agenda 21? The afterword showing the actual stateements of the documentt are scarier than the book. BHusseinO is fudamentally transforming America and the useful idiots in Kalifornia are helping. Davis, Ca and Palos Verdes have incorported some of the idiocy into their local lasw. Liberals are so studpid we are going to lose America if we do not wake up

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: I have not read Agenda 21. California is already a lost cause. And inasmuch as Obama recently won re-election and Harry Reid picked up two more votes in the Senate, America is not far behind.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Holmes Simons in Tampa said:

Burt, as a friend of mine, who has smoked a Democrat or two, wrote in his movie critique, ""Les Miserables" was." Once when a policeman brought a Democrat sniffing dog to his home, the only distiguishable odor detected was that of an opinion, which like the rear orifice that everyone has, smelled exactly like a Democrat, and he was arrested.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Holmes: Your friend was right. As if it wasn't bad enough that "Les Mis" was filled with bad songs, lousy acting and people who resembled those involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement, it was more than two and a half hours long. So, naturally, it was nominated for several Oscars!

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY replied:

I could never understand the attraction of a book, and now later on both a play and movie, where the title translates " The Miserables" sorry for the rough spelling. It seems like the entire plot is one long endless sequence of extremely unhappy people, hence the name.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Doktor: In this case, most of those people were sitting in the audience.

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

Baruch HaShem! Alleluia Patriots, we are going to need strength, endurance, and miracles, to make it through 16 more business quarters, of Barack H. Godzilla, with our Bill of Rights still intact!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Tod: You actually believe that our Bill of Rights are intact?

Burt

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:46 PM