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As I write this, it is still a few hours until President Trump announces his choice to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, whom I’m still guessing will be Amy Barrett. But, as you all know, I’ve been wrong before. Most recently, I thought liar-Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump, so being wrong isn’t always such a bad thing.
But I’ve never been quite as wrong as a number of college students I just heard being interviewed on the radio. They were asked not whom they wanted to see replace Justice Kennedy. Instead, these young scholars were being pranked. They were asked what they thought of Trump’s selection. And without exception, they were only too happy to offer their opinions.
Without even being able to attach a name, these arrogant little twits were anxious to slander the nominee as a racist, a fascist, a Ku Klux Klan member, who intended to reverse Roe v. Wade, bring back segregation and abolish and nullify same-sex marriages.
Clearly, they had been listening to the chuckleheads on CNN, MSNBC and NPR, and taking notes.
As further proof of their sublime ignorance, they showed that they knew nothing about the Klan. For one thing, the KKK, which had a pretty sizable membership in the 1920s, today probably has fewer members than I have subscribers.
For another, to believe that the members of the Supreme Court represent the Klan just proves that the young dopes are unaware of the fact that the KKK didn’t only attack black people, it targeted Jews and Catholics. It just so happens that of the nine current members of the Court, six are Catholic, three are Jews and one, Clarence Thomas, is both black and Catholic.
One has to seriously wonder what these chuckleheads are learning. I mean, aside from memorizing the talking points of their left-wing professors, who blithely insist that America is the most evil nation in the world, that Donald Trump is a dictator, competition is evil and that socialism is preferable to capitalism.
⦿ But, then, I have long wondered what exactly it was that Chicago’s pink diaper baby priest, Father Michael Pfleger, learned at the seminary.
For years, Father Pfleger has given every indication that he answers not to the Vatican, but to scumbag-George Soros.
Last Saturday, he led a 3,000-person so-called “anti-violence” demonstration that closed off the Dan Ryan Expressway. Although they only had the city’s permission to close off a single lane, they shut down the entire artery and got away with it. I guess it helped that Pfleger had managed to convince the city’s police supervisor, Eddie Johnson, to link arms with him in leading the mob.
I suppose the fact that it was intended to be a demonstration against violence meant it would be wrong to suggest that keeping a million people from going to a ballgame, visit with friends or relatives, get to a hospital or spend a weekend doing whatever the heck they wanted, was a type of violence in its own right.
Pfleger has spent so much time overseeing an all-black diocese that if you only heard him sermonize, you would assume he is black. He has obviously devoted a great deal of time to trying to sound exactly like a black preacher.
Although most priests are moved after about seven or eight years, when he was told to move on, Pfleger refused. For that bit of insubordination, he was suspended for two weeks, but the Church caved, leaving him at Saint Sabina, where the 69-year-old priest has held sway since 1981.
1981 was also the year that, over the objections of Cardinal John Patrick Cody, Pfleger adopted a young boy. As usual, the Church backed off. Pfleger has since adopted two more boys.
Not too surprising, he counts among his closest friends and allies the questionable likes of Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Harry Belafonte, Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan.
With a like-minded friend in the Vatican, it wouldn’t be too big a surprise if Pfleger soon has a red hat matching his politics in the near-future.
⦿ In 2016, those on Pfleger’s side of the political aisle insisted that if Donald Trump were elected, the economy would crash and burn.
In 2018, those same knuckleheads are insisting that Donald Trump has nothing to do with the booming economy.
Speaking of which, Trump, unlike the typical run-of-the-mill politician who never thinks beyond his next election, is taking the long view when it comes to the nation’s economy. He is well-aware that a trade war could be bad for us in the short run but realizes that the alternative to not being willing to take the risk is to continue bending over so that Mexico, Canada, the EU and China, can kick us in the butt.
Every war has its casualties, which is unfortunate, but some wars simply need to be fought and won.
⦿ If there is a group that is even dumber than college students, it’s the players of the NFL.
As reported by the World News Bureau, a poll was conducted asking the players: What were you protesting when you knelt during the National Anthem?
Among the answers: “Pretty sure it was against Nazis, especially the white ones.” “We’re protesting America becoming capitalistic instead of equal.” “I was picketing against Trump saying black lives don’t matter.” “We’re against global warming and the police.” “Me and my fellow players are protesting the Constitution of Independence because of what it does to people of color.” “We are displaying our right to stand up by kneeling for our beliefs.”
Lest we forget, these are nearly all college graduates and the average player salary in the NFL is $1,900,000. The cost of oppression, it appears, just keeps going up in this country.
⦿ Dick Barry, the sage of Arlington, Texas, passed along the rumor that liar-Hillary Clinton, thinking the third time would prove the charm, is seriously thinking of making another run for the presidency in 2020.
I admitted it would be amusing to see liar-Hillary trying to run while using a walker. In fact, considering how much she drinks, she’d need a designated walker.
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