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Alchemy, Al Gore & Al Jazeera

By Burt Prelutsky · Feb. 11, 2013

People who have blind faith in science would do well to recall that during the Middle Ages, a time not all that different from our own, especially in the Middle East, not to mention Chicago, Detroit and Hollywood, there were those who regarded alchemy to be a science. They were convinced that base metals such as lead could be magically turned into precious metals such as gold. In modern times, we find remnants of those earlier pinheads in left-wing circles, where it is widely accepted that a community organizer, by virtue of winning an election, can be transformed into a savior.

When I first heard that Obama and his stooges were demanding that gun magazines be made smaller, I naturally assumed they wanted the NRA monthly to be condensed. When I discovered they actually believed that the answer to violence in America was fewer bullets, I found myself wondering if they had put Michael Bloomberg, the idiot who thinks smaller soft drink containers is the answer to obesity, in charge of the crusade.

The irony of the situation is that, thanks to the perceived threat that this administration is apparently more concerned with confiscating our weapons than it is with denying Iran the ability to wage nuclear war, Obama has done more to increase gun sales than the NRA and Eric Holder's Operation Fast and Furious put together.

Because I have zero tolerance for blather, if I were a senator I would vote against Chuck Hagel because when Obama nominated him to be Secretary of Defense, he said he wanted to advance global freedom, decency and humanity, as “we help to make a better world for all mankind,” and I would nix John Brennan, Obama's nominee to head up the CIA, because, on the same occasion, he said he wanted to make sure that “the CIA always reflected the liberties, the freedoms and the values we hold so dear.” I don't want the guys heading up those two offices sounding like mushy-mouthed social workers. I realize they can't help how they look, but I want them to at least try to sound like John Wayne, vowing to destroy anyone who gets between his thirsty cattle and the nearest water hole.

Frankly, I haven't heard such unmitigated hooey since the 11th grade when Seymour Schwartz promised to bring about an era of world peace if only we'd elect him class president.

Recently, I sent an email to Sen. Lindsey Graham. It was one of those rare occasions when I was praising a politician. I was commending him for refusing to allow Obama and his stooges in the media to sweep the Benghazi massacre under the carpet. But instead of a polite acknowledgment, I received an email informing me that due to the volume of email he receives, he is only able to respond to inquiries from South Carolinians.

In response, I wrote: “I really do think that you and other senators should be open to comments from out-of-staters inasmuch as your decisions affect us all. In this instance, I was complimenting you. But even if I had been taking you to task, I deserved the right to make my feelings known. God knows I can't expect a reasonable response from my own senators, Boxer and Feinstein. But I should be able to contact any one of you hundred "public servants.” It's not as if it's only the taxes paid by South Carolinians that go to pay your salary and the salaries of your staff.“

It's bad enough being stiffed by left-wingers without being shunted aside by conservatives. Is it any wonder that in a recent poll, members of Congress were deemed to be less popular than root canal, head lice, colonoscopies, cockroaches and France!

But even Congress is more popular these days than Al Gore. For the past decade, the human dirigible has been piling up money and honors, everything from Oscars to Nobel Prizes, by running around like a demented Chicken Little, screaming that not only is the sky falling, but that the oceans are rising, and all because of those evil fossil fuels. And then, after refusing to even entertain an offer from Glenn Beck, he turns around and peddles his TV network to Al Jazeera, the pro-terrorist media outfit owned by the oil sheiks of Qatar. It would be like Michelle Obama, after making all of us endure her silly crusade against baked goods, agreeing to do TV commercials for Twinkies and Ho-Hos.

Compared to all the money that the Democrats waste in other areas, the half billion dollars or so that they funnel to Planned Parenthood is a drop in the bucket. But for lying about their mission and pretending that the group is anything other than a massive abortion mill, they should be put out of business. In 2011, for instance, in spite of insisting that they offer prenatal services to the poor, they referred only 2,300 women to adoption agencies, while performing 334,000 abortions. But I guess in the wacky world of liberals, an abortion is regarded as a prenatal service.

In what might be regarded as related news, some outfit calling itself the National Father's Day Council decided that Bill Clinton was Father of the Year. It will probably come as no surprise that the 2007 honoree was none other than John Edwards. But at least Mr. Edwards earned the title the old fashioned way, by impregnating his mistress while his wife was dying of cancer.

Rumor has it that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who certainly appeared to be the early odds-on favorite, is crying "Foul!” and demanding a recount.

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27 Comments

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

"But I should be able to contact any one of you hundred "public servants." It's not as if it's only the taxes paid by South Carolinians that go to pay your salary and the salaries of your staff."

Burt, I have done similar. I have called several of the crooks and/or mental midgets in the Senate and House from states other than Wyoming. When the response I get is, "this is not Wyoming, why are you calling us?" My response is, "I pay your salary." Surprise, surprise, a few times the answer was, "you are correct, what is your comment." But most times it is a hang up or even curses. Too bad we don't a means to dock their pay for this.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Oops, that should be, "Too bad we don't have a means to dock their pay for this."

Have to get a computer that doesn't make mistakes.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: Or at least punch them in the nose.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Cooneye in North Carolina replied:

Someone needs to organize a march on Washington (like the blacks did with the Million Man March) demanding our Congress impeach this President for ignoring our Constitution, demand a balanced budget with massive spending cuts and guaranteeing our 2nd Amendment rights not be tampered with. Demanding the resignation of Eric Holder along with a full accounting of Fast & Furious as well as a full disclosure of the tragedy in Benghazi. Perhaps someone in that dysfunctional sewer would begin to start paying some attention to the citizens who fund the whole operation of this government.

This country was founded as a Republic which is a rule of law instead of rule by men. If something isn't done soon we will be a rule of men if not already one.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Cooneye: The problem is that most Americans disagree with you. That's why the boobs re-elected Obama.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Cooneye in North Carolina replied:

Ooops, I was so excited about maybe getting something done to help change what is happening to our country I forgot all about the prevailing ignorance of the majority of voters out there.

As some sage opined. "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."

So sad!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Lyna in AL replied:

" It's not as if it's only the taxes paid by South Carolinians that go to pay your salary and the salaries of your staff." So why not have each state pay the salary of their own people in Congress? Limit any constitutionally required pay to minimum wage for actual hours on the floor of the House or Senate. Then, if the constituents are paying for the staff, overhead, travel, and other expenses, I would expect 'customer service' to improve if the Representative or Senator ever wanted a pay raise.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

I appreciate your sardonic sense of humor, I speak Sarcasm, fluently. I am glad you keep your wit and still drill the lefties and the nincompoops. Father of the Year, Clinton???? Sorta like Stalin gettting the Controlled Parenthood award.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Or Kennedy, Lifeguard of the Year.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

The only time Ted turned Right in his life was off that bridge at Chappaquiddick.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: I'm afraid that Obama has that award locked up, thanks to his unflagging support of Planned Parenthood.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

wjm in Colorado said:

Burt, the marxists will succeed where the Alchemists failed, when the country collapses, lead will exceed the value of gold, in the hands of armed and dangerous Patriots. Twinkies and Ho-Hos will only be available for Michelle, if someone buys the brand and continues to make them, and if the Mexican Company wins out, she may have to learn spanish to sell the confections.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM

billy396 in ohio said:

In this land of make believe where we're living right now, where up is down, right is wrong, and the President is elected by people who don't have the first clue as to what the actual objective facts reflect, it makes perfect sense for Clinton to be called "Father of the Year". It's akin to calling Al Gore "an expert on climate change". It's exactly like referring to Barack Hussein Obama as an "expert on Constitutional law". He's an expert at disregarding Constitutional law, ignoring house rules, subpeonas, federal court rulings, and any law which he doesn't like. The citizens of this country should have some positive, immediate legal recourse that we could take against a "President" who ignores not only the Constitution but who ignores the very limits purposefully put on his personal power by our founders. He's a man who would openly threaten the Supreme Court that they'd better not rule against "a duly enacted law passed by a large bi-partisan majority" (which was a lie), while at the same time directing his Attorney General to refuse to uphold the law re: the Defense of Marriage Act (which actually is a duly enacted law passed by a huge bi-partisan majority). Obama has broken so many laws, ignored so many limits on the office of the President, and told so many openly offensive, racist lies that he has gone further beyond "high crimes and misdemeanors" than ANY "President" in the history of this nation. If Obama isn't impeached, which he won't be since the Republicans in power at this time are beyond powerless, the word impeach should be removed from our language. This "man" is doing his worst to destroy all freedom and liberty built into our founding documents, openly doing everything possible to break our country into chunks of special interests that he can USE to enhance his personal power, EVERY word that he speaks, every move that he makes is for purely political purposes ONLY, and his supporters ignore the facts and close their eyes and minds to the truth, no matter what it takes, and no matter how badly Obama destroys our country. Welcome to the beginning of the new America, the largest Socialist country on the planet. Our descendants will curse us all for allowing this Marxist to destroy freedom and liberty in our country (along with private property rights and our Constitution).

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Orf in Pittsburgh replied:

It is frustrating to see what is happening in America, while the people who could impeach and remove this traitor are dithering about gun control and poor eating habits. All this shows we have lost the Republic... here comes the socialist dictator and president for life.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Orf: He would like to be a dictator for life. But he can't even be a dictator for the next four years. At least so long as the GOP controls the House. It is possible that Hillary or even Biden could be elected in 2016; it all depends on how terrible our economy is. But Obama will be gone in 2017.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

Would a Hillary/Biden ticket be possible? Would Biden strive to be VP for 16 years?

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Kevin: I think Biden would accept the role. I don't think Hillary would offer it to him.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM

JPL in Marlboro, NY replied:

Watch out for Michelle. She may well try to do what Hillary did in New York; carpetbag some blue state for the senate and then if proven electable go for the presidency. And she already has a 90%+ instant constituancy without lifting a finger.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

BTW I concur about writing your own congressmen.....Harry Reid is not someone I want to admit to writing to.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: But fortunately Harry is so indebted to the NRA that he won't do much of anything when it comes to guns.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

MajorStu in Peru, IN said:

Back when Senator Evan Bayh was in office, I gave up on calling his office, because every time i got the same message - his voicemail box was full. How's that for efficiency? I'm assuming it's not so full now, since he is an ex-Senator. He chose not to run for re-election since the TEA leaves in 2010 were not in his favor. Maybe enough of his constituents had enough of similar experiences. Yet, he still shows up on Sunday morning shows as a political expert!

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

MajorStu: But so does Joe Trippi, and that man has run about seven or eight presidential campaigns and never yet run a successful one. It's easy to be a political expert on TV; otherwise, Juan Williams would be earning a living parking cars somewhere.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Merry in Cave Creek, AZ replied:

C'mon Burt! Do you really believe Juan could drive? Only if you could parallel park by ONLY turning left.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Paul Couch in N.C. said:

Burt, just a little note here. John Brennan is a convert to Islam. This happened when he was working in Saudia Arabia with the C.I A. He is perfect for the job.

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Paul: I've heard the rumor, but I don't believe it. As a rule, converts are more devout than those born into a religion. And I don't believe that Brennan would be as gung-ho as I am about drone attacks on Muslim terrorists if he had converted to Islam.

Burt

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

"...this administration is apparently more concerned with confiscating our weapons than it is with denying Iran the ability to wage nuclear war..."

Amen to that. Disarming us is a giant step toward the socialist Democrat view of a utopian "one world", while at the same time, denying Iran the ability to wage nuclear war is off the plate. After all, why would Obama choose to offend his chosen people?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Tex: The more I see and hear His Arrogance, the more convinced I am that his chosen people consists of himself and Mrs. Obama.

Burt

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM