©2018 Burt Prelutsky
If you want to respond to Burt… firstname.lastname@example.org
There are times I think stupidity gets a bum rap. I’m not promoting it, you understand, but imagine how badly World War II might have turned out if Hitler hadn’t insisted on countermanding his generals. Just for openers, it was apparently his decision to hold off for a few days before attacking the hundreds of thousands of British soldiers stuck at Dunkirk; his decision to double-cross Stalin and invade the Soviet Union; and his decision to declare war on the United States after we declared war on Japan.
Fortunately, the fruitcake with the funny mustache, who had never risen above the rank of corporal during World War I, decided he was a military genius.
Something comparable is taking place in the ranks of the dummycrats-Democrats. Instead of showing themselves to be responsible people who can at least credit President Trump where it’s due — say with awakening the economy after its eight year coma under scumbag/liar-nObama or with doing what he can to make trade treaties work to America’s advantage for a change — they continue to attack him 24/7, giving voters the choice of either swallowing their propaganda whole or believing what they themselves are experiencing in the way of higher wages and greater employment opportunities.
Making things even harder for themselves, the drama queens have seen people like commie-Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Florida candidate for governor, socialist-Andrew Gillum, moving the party so far to the Left that they might as well go into court and change the name of the party to Socialist, thus making it official.
Frankly, I don’t think I could be a dummycrats-Democrat even if I wanted to because I wouldn’t want to risk having to rush off to a chiropractor every other week suffering from whiplash.
I mean, I have changed my opinion over the years. Who hasn’t? For instance, I used to think Paul Ryan was rational and had a backbone, and before he was elected, I used to worry that Donald Trump was one of Manhattan’s limousine liberals passing himself off as a Republican.
But just think about the way that mere circumstances have radically changed the way that dummycrats-Democrats regard people like scumbag-James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Heck, it wasn’t that long ago that liberals despised the FBI, regarding all 35,000 members of the Bureau as jack-booted fascists.
But of course all that was before liberals discovered that these Washington bureaucrats also hated Trump with a vengeance and had as little regard for civil liberties as any banana republic despot.
⦿ One of the many things those on the Left are unwilling to credit Trump with is his getting Congress to pass legislation allowing the terminally ill to have access to drugs that haven’t been approved by the FDA, giving them at least a chance at a miracle cure that might otherwise be unavailable for another four or five years.
Not willing to stop there, Trump is also fast-tracking generic drugs, so that they become available in eight or ten months, whereas it generally takes years. The nay-sayers are up in arms, insisting it increases the risks. They ignore the fact that when it comes to new drugs, there are always risks, no matter how diligent the tests are. Drugs don’t work the same way on everyone. Even after they’re approved for general consumption, a drug that may save millions might kill half a dozen. You certainly don’t want to be one of the six, but you have to like those odds; especially if you or a loved one is suffering from a dread disease and might not have all the time in the world to wait around for the kinks to be worked out.
⦿ As many of you are aware, I have spent a lot of time being a conspiracy denier. But over the past couple of years, as one layer after another of the Deep State has been peeled away, revealing the bureaucratic rodents gnawing away at our republic, and I’ve seen what a conspiracy including Mueller, scumbag-Comey, McCabe, scumbag-Clapper, Rosenstein, Ohr, Brennan, Hayden, Rice and all the others, is actually capable of, I have dined on a fair amount of crow. And, believe me, even when it’s extra crispy and served with biscuits and gravy, it’s not very appetizing.
⦿ Joe Neuner, who managed to put Olathe, Kansas, on the map, has moved on, and now graces Leawood, KS, with his presence.
Although he has become famous for his jokes, he is now sharing a story from World War II recounted in Elmer Bendiner’s book, “The Fall of Fortresses.”
Bendiner was the navigator on a B-17 that was hit with flak during a bombing run over Kassel, Germany. It wasn’t the first time, but this time their gas tanks were hit. But, miraculously, they didn’t explode.
It seems that not just one shell had hit the tanks, 11 were discovered unexploded in the tanks when the plane, dubbed the Tondelayo, landed back at the base.
When the shells were sent off to be defused, they were found not to contain any explosive charge. The crew couldn’t believe their luck. It was as if the Red Sea had been parted a second time.
But it turned out not to be a matter of luck, because inside one of the shells, they found a note. After scouring the base for someone who could read Czechoslovakian, they found a soldier who could decipher the message.
It read: “This is all we can do for you now. Using Jewish slave labor is never a good idea.”
⦿ There is a Spanish proverb that goes “An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” Considering what is happening in the Catholic Church these days, it’s more like a ton.
⦿ In Florida, when the Republican candidate Ron DeSantis said that his dummycrats-Democratic rival, socialist-Andrew Dillum, would “monkey things up” if he became governor, he was immediately labeled a racist. He probably would have been better off saying “muck things up” simply because “monkey things up” doesn’t sound as good to the ear.
In 1999, David Howard, an aide to Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams, lost his job because an ignorant black co-worker thought that when Mr. Howard used the word “niggardly” as a synonym for miserly, he was using a racial epitaph.
Ever since, white people have been expected to curb their speech or at least limit their vocabulary, lest they offend the arrogantly ignorant.
What I find fascinating is that blacks, along with white liberals, assume that every reference to a monkey, an ape or a gorilla, is a reference to black people. Now that’s what I consider racist.
If you want to respond to Burt… email@example.com