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Names & Gnomes in the News

By Burt Prelutsky · Feb. 23, 2013

By the time this article is posted, it's possible that Christopher Dorner, the ex-L.A. police officer who has been the target of a major manhunt here in Southern California will have been arrested or exterminated. It's also possible that he will have added to his kill total of one cop and two civilians. (In the days since I wrote those lines, both things took place.)

In addition to the obvious, something else that really disturbs me is that once again, a large segment of the population has begun rooting for this blood-thirsty loon, just as they rooted for OJ Simpson 19 years ago. I'm sure a portion of that group is cheering him on because he's a black man with a grievance. Others applaud him because in his manifesto, he mentioned he's a big fan of Barack Obama. Still others hope he keeps eluding capture and continues killing cops because they get a vicarious thrill out of his doing for real what they can only do in their masturbatory video games.

It was spooky watching Nancy Pelosi on Chris Wallace's Sunday morning news show. Because Wallace looks and sounds so much like his late father, you might have understood it if she had referred to him as Mike. Unfortunately, she called him Bill. Still, it was far worse when she indicated her support of the First Amendment. You know – the one that guarantees our right to bear arms! Chris was either too much a gentleman to correct her or he was as shocked as I that after months of showboating over guns, the minority leader of the House confused the First and Second Amendments. Perhaps, it shouldn't be too surprising, though, when Obama, himself, holds the sacred document in such obvious contempt.

A show of hands – how many other people got their hopes up when they heard that a major religious leader was announcing his retirement, hoping it was the savior-in-chief? What a terrible letdown when we found out it was Benedict XVI and not Obama I.

I used to tell my wife that the only things I took away from “Titanic” were, one, the hope that I would never again see a James Cameron movie, and, two, the wish that I could one day have an employee as loyal to me as Spicer Lovejoy (David Warner) was to Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). Even after the ship hit the iceberg, Lovejoy never gave a thought to his own survival. He was being paid to hound Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), and, by gum, hound him he did, even when he found himself waist-deep in the Atlantic.

Well, with the passage of time, I have come to realize that Lovejoy was a back-stabbing goldbrick compared to Juan Williams. As a regular Fox News viewer, I often have the misfortune to see Mr. Williams twice a day, and again as a member of Chris Wallace's Sunday panel. And never once have I heard him utter a single unkind word about Barack Obama. Whether the topic under discussion is the national debt, taxes, Benghazi, drones, Gitmo, Iran, Syria, conservatives or unemployment, this guy not only has Obama's back, he's got his sides, his front and the top of his pointy head, covered. It's as if Williams is constantly auditioning to steal Jay Carney's job.

When you realize how ill-educated our kids are, in spite of our squandering billions of dollars, it makes me want to brain Obama with a Louisville Slugger every time he says we need to invest (raise taxes) even more for education. The fact is most teachers collect a paycheck for no other reason than that they work for the government. No other employer would put up with such incompetence and such embarrassing results.

The only group of Americans who have even less reason than our students to hold themselves in such absurdly high esteem are their teachers.

This being the season of awards, it struck me that conservatives do not win Nobel Peace Prizes, Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Grammys or Golden Globes. They also do not win Pulitzer Prizes. In fact, if it weren't for the occasional Country Music Award, conservatives wouldn't have anything on their mantels but dust. Therefore, it's high time that we started handing out our own plaques and trophies. At least that way, when we die, the obits can mention something besides Little League championships and 4-H Club blue ribbons.

As you may have read, two students had fingers severed in a tug-of-war at El Monte (CA) High School. Apparently what happens in these situations is that combatants get their hands or arms caught in the rope, and when the rope gets pulled tight, fingers, hands and even arms, are at risk.

In Minnesota, back in 2008, a girl lost four fingers. In Taiwan, in 1997, two men lost arms and 40 other people were injured in a competition involving 1,600 people.

When, I ask, will the madness end? How many others need to suffer these entirely unnecessary mutilations before we get serious about finally banning ropes? Dianne Feinstein, do you hear me? Mario Cuomo, are you listening? Michael Bloomberg, are you even awake?

Members of Congress and Barack Obama – are you people so terrified of the NRA (the National Rope Association) that you're willing to just stand by while fingers drop like flies?

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45 Comments

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

Burt, No confusion for the Wicked Bitch of the Left on the First and Second Amendments as she wants to get rid of both. As for the barbecuing of Dorner, I assume they consulted Herr Reno as she is now out of prison. What she never served jail time or was even charged!

Why does anything that occurs on Fox News surprise you, after all it is owned by CFR member Rupert Murdoch. The most you can say about Fox, "It is the best of the worse."

It is not often that I have to correct you, but it is not Mario Cuomo but his equally moron son.

As for Country Music singers, remember Hank Williams Jr. comparing Barry to Adolph, really pi##ed off the liberal media. Or Toby Keith's song about the ragheads "put a boot in their a##". And if you want to hear a great rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, listen to the Oak Ridge Boys rendition of it. It is also without crotch grabbing as that women loon did several years ago.

Tuesday is the twentieth anniversary of the first World Trade Center bombing. Why haven't we made Medina and Mecca glow in the dark? That is the only thing the camel jockeys understand. We did they same thing some 67 years ago to the equally nut case Japs and it worked. I am still proudly not PC as you can see.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

oops, that should be, "We did THE same thing . . . "

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: I'm really embarrassed. It's easy enough to confuse Andrew Cuomo with his equally loony dad, but I read the piece several times and never noticed my mistake. But my wife read it, too, and never corrected me. Boy, am I going to give her a talking-to!

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:28 AM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri replied:

Burt, It seems to me as if your good wife is coming in for a lot of blame. I heard through the grape vine that she is to blame for you coming down with a head cold, and now she is getting criticized for improper proof reading.

Actually I have high regard for both of you. I hope her cold is better, and your`s as well.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Richard: I suppose the cold could explain her sloppy proofreading. And mine, too. Now I feel better.

By the way, the autograph and inscription are on their way to Lamar.

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:59 PM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri replied:

Thanks Burt. I appreciate it.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

Howdy Howard, I am proud the USA had the gumption once upon a time to use the Nukes, and thankful because had Pres. Truman not ordered that, he would have ordered invasion and I may not be here today as my Dad toured the Southwestern Pacific with General MacArthur in '44-45. His youth caused him to miss combat, but he would have invaded. Also, there are 3 or more later times likely to have seen the use of bigger, stronger, and many more Nukes since 1945 had we not demonstrated "Utter Destruction" to the Japs (&the rest of the cretin World).

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri replied:

enema; one may or may not have been a fan of Truman and some of his policies, but I agree with you about his decision to use the bomb against Japan. Had we invaded mainland Japan untold hundreds of thousands of lives, including American soldiers, would have been lost. We need more people with Truman`s courage.

By the way, I was present when Truman announced his run for vice president on the west side of the Barton County, Missouri courthouse. I don`t remember much other than the crowd of people. I was only 9 or so at the time.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

enema: I, too, had friends and relatives who would have been part of the invading force if Truman hadn't green-lighted the dropping of the A-Bombs, and would probably not have survived.

Burt

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:36 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

I was thinking of seeing the new movie "Oz, the Great and Powerful, as homage to the original Wizard od Oz , but then I remembered the Wicked Bitch of the Left is one of the main characters. " I'll get you my puny constituents and your little rights too!

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

enema: Plus you can't improve on perfection. A great movie doesn't need an homage, merely another viewing.

Burt

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia said:

Burt,

We obviously need to impose "Rope free Zones" to stop the carnage. Surely no sane person would dare bring a rope into a prohibited area. If It will "save just one" finger.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:15 AM

PSU in Connecticut SSR replied:

If it saves only one finger, let it be the one I use to salute the the left as they try to outlaw my first line of defense.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Exactly, Dr. Timms. Let common decency prevail.

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Mark in Fullerton said:

Burt,
A question everyone forgot to ask: Could the Coward of Benghazi pass a background check?

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:04 AM

jblack@nctv.com in sc replied:

I'd still like to know what happened when SCOTUS heard the facts on February 15, 2013 about POTUS's Connecticut SS#, passport, nationality when he applied for college admission, et al, ad nauseum. Even FOX didn't cover the hearing beforehand or after. Where are legitimate reporters who should be covering the bio of this fraudulent b$%#^%d ??????

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:19 AM

jblack@nctv.com in sc replied:

Burt,
A pox on Bill egoO'Really for suckering FOX into hiring Fawn Williams when NPR fired him. He is an insult to anyone with any brain power. He belongs on MSNBC with the other idiots.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Jo: I do not believe there was any such hearing. I'm afraid it was just another internet hoax.

Burt

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Mark: I'd say it all depends on who was doing the checking.

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Dick Belmont in Fergus Falls, MN said:

Howard in Wyoming, you are spot on about FOX News. A few weeks ago I read on the Heritage Foundation Morning Bell that Ruppert Murdock had given a $58,000 donation. That erased all doubt. I think he saw a niche to make money. Give consrvatives a bone while promoting your own agenda.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Dick: Fox News is hardly a conservative network, but it does provide people like Charles Krauthammer, Steve Hayes, Lou Dobbs, Bret Baier and a few others, an outlet they otherwise wouldn't have. So let us be grateful for small favors and give Murdock and Roger Ailes the credit they deserve, whatever their motives.

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

I too agree with Howard Last as regards Fox News. The only thing worth watching is the news with Brett Baier. Although he does have Fawn Williams on a lot, he at least challenges some of the off-the-wall comments by Fawn.

And Burt, please do us all a favor and "brain Obama with a Louisville Slugger."

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Tex: Would if I could.

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Tex, is that the Assault Louisville Slugger?

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 5:37 PM

G Dub45 in Lee's Summit, MO replied:

Burt - just remember when you go a-braining to keep the logo up.
You don't want to crack that bat - you may need it again for Smokin' Joe.

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Filthy ropes, I hope all the people who have them hidden in their basements, garages, and car trunks are proud of themselves! The very idea, owning something that could harm high school kids and adults! As my sister always said, there are more out than there are in. The first one who should be put in is Nancy Pelosi. On your radio deal, try to get in touch with people at KJUL in LV. It has a conservative owner and some conservative advertisers so they might give you some leads.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: Thanks for the lead. Do you know the owner's name?

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:08 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

Ropes!? Not only can they sever appendages, but I've heard that Persons may actually be hung with ropes and actually die. In the past getting hung to deat has happened in this country! I kid you not. Ropes should be smoked.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Pete in Oklahoma replied:

KRMG in Tulsa, Oklahoma - maybe you can replace Mr. Cain - he's kind of boring.

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

One other thing, I count Juan Williams and Bob Beckel in the same breath. Neither EVER says anything to cross their party's talking points.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: Right you are. But Alan Colmes, Geraldo Rivera, Marc Lamont Hill and Leslie Marshall, are also a complete waste of time.

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:10 PM

G Dub45 in Lee's Summit, MO replied:

Please add: Tamara Holder - what a BOOB - - actually two.

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:49 AM

alex torello in new haven, ct said:

Burt: I've come to the sad conclusion that the whole news apparatus is in the tank--for THEMSELVES. These characters spend more time promoting themselves than just about any other segment (entertainers, politicians, and teachers being the exceptions).
The spectre of our freedoms being compromised elicit nary a frown, but if some other news organization criticizes them--woe to the culprit--it's on the front burner for days at a time.
Juan Williams, Geraldo, Chubby Bob and the rest of the lefties are brought on for entertainment value and to act as punching bags for Fox.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM

BJ in St. Cloud, MN said:

"Masturbatory video games?" You are absotively posolutely a hoot Burt.

TERM LIMITS-IMPEACH-PROSECUTE-SOON

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

BJ: Thanks. It sure beats the usual--being called a coot.

Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:25 PM

BJ in St. Cloud, MN said:

Someone mentioned backround checks. While getting my FFL (Federal Firearms Lic) my buddies records and my sweethearts too. So, if barack hussien obamster was really looked into I think his buddy William Ahres would just be one of his past goons that would prohibit him from being acceptable. His being born in Kenya wouldn't stop it but never applying for US citzenship would too. The fact that he's a complete a--hole and a scourge on American freedom would also cast a tarnish.
We had a Day of Resistance here in St. Cloud, MN at the court house today to hi-light the obama insane power grab concerning gun rights.

TERM LIMITS-IMPEACH-PROSECUTE-SOON

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Did you get a big turnout, BJ?

BP

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Burt, this is what I found so far on-line:The station was assigned the call letters KBHQ on July 17, 1998 after being purchased in 1997 from Eight Chiefs Inc., a company owned by Arthur Mobley, Ragen Henry and Syndicated Communications Incorporated. Under Eight Chiefs the call letters were KJUL (the Jewel). On July 20, 2005, the station changed its call sign to KWLY then again on November 4, 2005 to the current KJUL.[3]

The station was originally licensed in 2001 in Moapa Valley under the call sign KBHQ. In 2005, KBHQ was upgraded to a full class-C1 facility by increase of tower height to 100 kW ERP, with a signal serving the Las Vegas market metro area. KBHQ became classic country "Willie" KWLY on July 20, 2005, and then on November 7 adopted the adult-standards format abandoned by Beasley Broadcasting for a country format as KCYE. The KJUL call sign was then acquired by Legacy Communications for use on 790AM. When Legacy Communications instead decided to use KBET to identify its new AM station, it decided to transfer these calls to Summit and KWLY became KJUL.
Scott Gentry and David Allen are the main announcers.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: That's a lot of letters. If and when I get on the internet, I guess I can reach out to them and they can judge whether I'd be a good fit.

Regards, Burt

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:28 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA said:

I want to ban mediocrity, or those things which we refer to in more common parlance as things that Suck. How many times in life have You, We, or I said "that Sucks, or "this Sucks", or well you know (reverse the previous statement here). We must also Ban those things which facilitate the exercise of Sucking, because they to Suck. I know I can count on the support in my quest to Ban Sucking and those things which facilitate Sucking of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Sometimes to hear him and his ilk speak about how guns Suck, or Soda Sucks, or Free Speech Sucks-. (Just how does a Big Gulp Suck?) I often feel that very same person Sucks, that they have stepped upon my last nerve, or that they will cause my to very soon reach the last straw. Ban Straws.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

enema: Plus you could poke out someone's eye with those things. And my mother, who knew about such matters, always warned us not to run in the house while holding a straw.

Burt

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Your mother must have been speaking with mine. We were always told that if you had a straw in a glass and you wanted to drink without it you had to take the straw out. Otherwise you could poke your eye out. My response was, "that would only poke my eye in, not out. To poke your eye out it would have to be in back of my head." My mother's response was a slap across the head. Is this now considered child abuse?

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

No doubt, Howard. I just call it a winning argument.

Burt

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA said:

Speaking of Assault Louisville Sluggers, that reminds me of whenever I speak to the Customer ServeUs dept of a large corporate entity or a large government agency I have the feeling they have reached thru the phoneset with a giant whiffle bat, and are proceeding to beat me about the head and face with it, so as not to leave any marks.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

enema: As if those huge entities are worried about leaving marks!

Burt

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM