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Cults, Religions & Te'o

By Burt Prelutsky · Feb. 7, 2013

What I find so fascinating about atheists is that they are so certain there's no God that they've gone and created a religion based on that conviction.

But they're not alone in their lunacy. Take the rabid environmentalists, if you will. Their central belief is that Earth would be far better off if it weren't for people. Now I happen to feel that way about California, but it's not the same thing at all. It's one thing to look around at the beauty of this state, with its temperate climate and magnificent coastline, and not muse about how glorious this place would be if it weren't infested with liberals.

That's quite different from those loons who actually believe that the planet – home to swamps, marshes, frozen tundra and millions of loathsome critters that have multiples of two legs – would be a paradise if it weren't for human beings.

I agree it would be greatly improved if these nutjobs found a way to remove themselves to Mars or a distant galaxy, but how are they any different from the pagans who prostrated themselves to tree gods, moon gods and mountain gods? Or, for that matter, people like Jamie Fox, Joy Behar and Sarah Jessica Parker, who are convinced that the messiah resides in the White House. The main difference is that in the old days, they used to sacrifice young maidens to their gods and now they employ innocent children as political props.

Speaking of mountains and the morons who climb them, if it were up to me, I'd insist these guys put up a bond prior to setting out. That would cover the expense of rescuing them. I say if you climb a mountain for no better reason than that it's there, we should leave you there unless you pay up first.

Although I'd like to think that conservatives are superior to liberals in every way, it's simply not true. Consider the fact that when liberals decide that churches and synagogues are a lot of hooey, they don't attend services and they don't send their kids there to be indoctrinated by those they regard as charlatans.

What's more, they don't enroll their children in religious schools. But how often do conservatives decide not to send their kids to public schools and colleges because they don't want them being brainwashed by dedicated left-wingers? Heck, conservatives even continue paying annual dues to AARP in spite of the fact the group used millions of their dollars to promote ObamaCare.

I hate to say it, but the evidence is overwhelming that liberals actually believe the nonsense they spout, whereas most conservatives merely pay lip service to the beliefs they allege to hold dear.

Frankly, it would be disheartening to follow politics in America if politicians didn't provide me with as many laughs as they do. For instance, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proudly signs the toughest gun laws in America, going so far as to banish guns that hold more than seven bullets. It was only after putting his name to the bill that he discovered that he had not made exceptions of NY police officers, who generally pack sidearms holding 15-bullets. Even for a New York politician, that constitutes a major “whoops.”

Then, for additional chuckles, we have the always reliable laugh machine, Harry Reid. He recently said that he refused to let the Senate vote on banning assault weapons because he knows the House Republicans would never pass such a bill. Because the media knows their role in the D.C. charade, none of them ever let on that the actual reason was that a large number of Senate Democrats would never back the measure, at least not if they ever hoped to be re-elected.

Speaking of the Washington press corps, Obama would be right for once if he pronounced the word “corpse.”

Some wag suggested that it's been so cold in California this winter that Democrats have been spotted with their hands in their own pockets. But that sure wouldn't be Al Gore. In fact, until Gore dove head-first into the pockets of those oil sheikhs funding Al Jazeera, I didn't even know those schmucks had pockets in their robes.

I think the final word on the phony war on weapons staged by Obama came in answer to the question: Why carry a gun? Answer: Because you'd get a hernia carrying a cop.

If I could change one thing about the Internet, I think I would find a way to time-stamp all those items that go viral and then never disappear. Just the other day, I received that item about the Post Office putting out the tribute-to-Islam postage stamp. I believe that one started going around back in 2009. I will therefore take this occasion to beg all of you not to forward me anything. The way it works is that I'd much rather not get anything the first time than risk eventually getting it 50 times.

Finally, even I can't resist commenting on Manti Te'o and the love of his life, which, it so happens, was actually the Heisman Trophy. I realize that the girl was a ploy to garner sympathy and votes for the All American linebacker and that, no doubt at the behest of the Notre Dame athletic department, Te'o continued to string things along for some time after the scandal broke.

Still, I can't help suspecting that his sorrow was at least partly heart-felt. After all, fantasy or not, she never nagged. She never complained that the only thing he ever did when not playing football was watch it on TV. And, what's more, she never carried on about the other co-eds he dated.

But best of all, she never, not once, ragged on him about having that goofy apostrophe in the middle of his name.

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28 Comments

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

Burt, when it comes to aarp, remember when Bush the Younger pushed Medicare Part D. And that great RINO (oops conservative), Tom Delay held the vote open so he could break (oops twist) enough arms to get it past. Could this be how Barry got his idea on how to pass BarryCare ? If you want to tell aarp to get lost, join AMAC.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: I never belonged to AARP, but my wife did. She quit. I don't think she joined AMAC.

Burt

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:40 AM

NormalGuyAZ in Surprise, AZ said:

Just wanted to thank everyone, Mac, wjm, etc, etc etc...and of course our esteemed host, Burt. You guys, (and gals, sorry ODR) are the best read on the net. Burt, don't know what you think of 1978's "Superman: The Movie" but I am thinking Lex Luthor may have been right, if only 30 years early. Bomb the San Andrea's Fault and be rid of California. (No offense, Sir.) Like I said, just a crazy thought I wanted to share.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Normal: I have said that the best thing that could happen to California is if an earthquake dumped a 30 mile swath of western California into the Pacific. I would hope to be out of town when it happened, but California would never elect another Democrat.

Burt

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2:19 AM

MaggyD in Jacksonville, NC replied:

Burt – After taking a Geology class during my undergraduate studies in 2000 I sold my rental property in Riverside. The geologic record shows major faults every 100 years or so. My husband quit AARP shortly thereafter too…and I never joined. I do try to walk the walk, or is that walk the talk?

Aren’t “climbing fees” utilized to help subsidize rescue efforts? Yeah subsidize is liberal talk; a bond sounds better. I am proud of the fact that my daughter is conservative – even though she attended public school and a state college. I think with good parental guidance, we can still raise conservatives.

Thank you Burt and Normal, wjm, Mac, et.al. - you help me make it through the week. I don't have much to add, but I always enjoy the comments that follow the article.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM

READY4ACHANGE in ILLINOIS replied:

AMEN Maggie!!! The Patriot Post makes every day bearable!

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM

MajorStu in Peru, IN replied:

Liberal orthodoxy maintains that everything EAST of the San Andreas Fault will fall into the ocean when the big quake hits.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

WTD in AZ replied:

Drat! 7000 feet up in the central AZ mountains, I thought there was no need for flood insurance.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Burt, if Manhattan tipped over like Guam is going to do, NY State may be saved. The mental midget congressman should know the probability of it happening.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:39 PM

NormalGuyAZ in Surprise, AZ said:

Just wanted to thank everyone, Mac, wjm, etc, etc etc...and of course our esteemed host, Burt. You guys, (and gals, sorry ODR) are the best read on the net. Burt, don't know what you think of 1978's "Superman: The Movie" but I am thinking Lex Luthor may have been right, if only 30 years early. Bomb the San Andrea's Fault and be rid of California. (No offense, Sir.) Like I said, just a crazy thought I wanted to share.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:16 AM

NormalGuyAZ in Surprise, AZ replied:

Oops.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Paul Couch in N.C. said:

Burt, I have a friend who is a rabid hiker. He is also liberal to the point of no return. I know, you ask why he's a friend? I've taken in other stray dogs. This guy showed me a picture of him looking from a mountain top at the panorama of other mountains and deep valleys. I asked about trail to the top. He said it was great and well maintained. Then I asked if he thanked a hunter for it. He flipped out of course. I had to calm him with with a brandy. Then explain, that every item that a hunter or fisherman buys has a fee attached to it. Every shoe, sock, bullet and piece of string. This money goes for the upkeep of trails. But he still loves hiking on somebody else's dime.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:29 AM

GeorgePA in PA replied:

He's living the liberal dream, where everything is paid for with other people's money.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Paul: I have friends like that, too. I mean I have ex-friends like that.

Burt

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

GeorgePA in PA said:

"I hate to say it, but the evidence is overwhelming that liberals actually believe the nonsense they spout, whereas most conservatives merely pay lip service to the beliefs they allege to hold dear."

A friend once challenged me to find one thing I liked about King Barry. I thought for a bit and said, well, at least he is committed to his ideas and beliefs.

Would that most conservatives and/or Republicans showed such conviction...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM

wjm in Colorado replied:

I can't find anything to like with the marxist islam loving liar, while he still breathes. I would like him rotting in Hell.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

GeorgePA in PA replied:

But don't you wish that those supposed conservatives or right wingers in DC were one-tenth as committed to their beliefs as the Barrys, Harrys and Nancys of the world?

I see it mostly as a problem of self-selection: those of us who do not crave power over others don't covet positions that hold such power. I wish I knew what the answer to this problem was.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:10 AM

wjm in Colorado replied:

That is the problem, they pretend to be conservatives but only want the power of the position. If they only were committed right wingers! Why do we keep sending frauds to represent us?

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Patrick in Houston replied:

George, you need to check out Senator Cruz from Texas. In the 11 votes he has made since becoming Senator, he has not been on the majority side even one time, but he has ALWAYS been on the conservative side.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Orf in Pittsburgh replied:

I couldn't say a nicer thing about him.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

George: Amen.

Burt

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2:19 PM

ArmyofOne in MN said:

He recently said that he refused to let the Senate vote on banning assault weapons because he knows the House Republicans would never pass such a bill.
Burt...Actually banning assault weapons would be a good idea, whereas, banning defense weapons, not so much. What do you think?
Assault Weapons: (Jets, drones, missiles, tanks, guns, knives, bats, scissors, scalpels, etc)... high power, or low power, are tools used by criminals: i.e. individuals, gangs, government, etc to commit illegal, un-constitutional, or immoral activities.

Defense Weapons: are the same weapons as above, but are used by law abiding patriots, to defend against the above criminals!

(This should be the way we define the terms so we're all on the same page.)

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

ArmyofOne in MN said:

He recently said that he refused to let the Senate vote on banning assault weapons because he knows the House Republicans would never pass such a bill.

Burt...Actually banning assault weapons would be a good idea, whereas, banning defense weapons, not so much. What do you think?

Assault Weapons: (Jets, drones, missiles, tanks, guns, knives, bats, scissors, scalpels, etc)... high power, or low power, are tools used by criminals: i.e. individuals, gangs, government, etc to commit illegal, un-constitutional, or immoral activities.

Defense Weapons: are the same weapons as above, but are used by law abiding patriots, to defend against the above criminals!

(This should be the way we define the terms so we're all on the same page.)

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:33 PM

WTD in AZ said:

"liberals actually believe the nonsense they spout - most conservatives merely pay lip service to the beliefs they allege to hold dear" A key factor in November's debacle.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Atheists were granted their own holiday, April 1st. Only a fool says there is no God.Any religion that prompts intolerance, ignorance and/or financial obligations before kindness is a sham and a fraud. When they can find a maiden in DC or Hollywood maybe she will be sacrificed but Ovamit clearly knows the power of young children to sway liberals and eco-zealots to his cockamamie ideas. Only 3 yrs and 50 weeks to go.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: And here I thought I was the only one marking days off the calendar.

Burt

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM

John in Jax., FL said:

Burt, Ya almost always nail the hit on the head.

Will ya do me the favor of reviewing my lyrics before I present them to my producer??

JS

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

John: I didn't realize that songs still had lyrics once Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Yip Harburg and Johnny Mercer, passed away.

Burt

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM