Sometimes, as with the Jonathan Gruber scandal, which the major media either ignored or downplayed, I realize that a great many Americans have no idea how much lunacy and larceny is taking place right under their noses. Therefore, it falls on my tiny shoulders to get the word out.
To start with, the only reason that Nancy Pelosi can pretend to forget all the times she praised Jonathan Gruber publicly and that Barack Obama can threaten to use executive action to legalize illegal aliens after spending four years telling Hispanic groups that he lacked the constitutional authority to do so is because they know that the NY Times, the L.A. Times, the three major TV networks and MSNBC, will cover for them. That is why I have said I’d give the Democrats control of the House in exchange for an honest, unbiased, media.
Moving on, were you aware that Charles Manson, 80, is about to get married to 26-year-old Afton “Star” Burton? For those of you wondering what to get the newlyweds, I think a suicide pact or His and Her shrouds make more sense than the typical confectionary oven.
When enumerating the many ways that Hollywood big wigs display their hypocrisy, one should not overlook how they behave towards their personal assistants. That’s a group consisting of young men and women who have a lot in common with indentured servants, except that they’re not treated as well. Not only are these poor schnooks paid a pittance, but their Hollywood elitist bosses demand they work 60-70 hour weeks. Those who accept these coolie existences are deluded enough to think it’s glamorous to pick up the dry cleaning of these folks and to chauffer their tots to their play dates so long as they can drop famous names to their friends and relatives. As someone once said, for every sadist, there’s a masochist. But in Hollywood, the ratio is closer to a thousand to one.
Speaking of hypocrites in high places, at a pricey dinner attended by, among other leftists, actor Ed Norton and publisher Arianna Huffington, Emil Michael, a senior executive with Uber, a controversial ridesharing enterprise bent on putting taxi drivers out of business, told his fellow diners that he was considering hiring people to dig up dirt on Uber’s critics in order to silence them. When his remarks went public, Michael said that they didn’t actually reflect his views. Now, as with Jonathan Gruber and Barack Obama, I’m left wondering whose views his chilling words were reflecting.
Progressives seem to go through life like real life Chatty Cathy dolls who have no control over what comes out of their mouths once someone pulls their strings.
On top of every other lousy thing one can say about Al Sharpton, it seems he owes $4.5 million in state and federal taxes. No word as to the reason his sorry ass isn’t in the jug, but I’m willing to wager that neither NY Governor Andrew Cuomo nor Barack Obama’s Treasury Department wants to ruffle the little snake’s scales, lest he turn on the Democrats.
For those who continue to mask their anti-Semitism behind the pretense that there is a moral equivalence between Israel and the Palestinians, let it be known that in the aftermath of two Arab cousins, Ghassen and Uday Abu Jammal murdering four unarmed Jews – three of them Americans – praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, there was great rejoicing in Gaza. The vermin handed out candies and other treats to the children, while the adults had their photos taken, posing proudly with guns, hatchets and meat cleavers, the weapons used in the massacre.
Until recently, I had been unaware that the Justice Department must pass on every capital case in America. Once I knew that, I wasn’t the least bit surprised to learn that of the 1,236 cases brought before Eric Holder, he has authorized the death penalty only 27 times. And although I can’t prove it, I’m willing to wager a couple of dollars that in the vast majority of those 27 cases, it was white killers, as opposed to blacks or Hispanics, who were executed.
Even the United Arab Emirates has gotten around to concluding that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a terrorist group. Everyone who isn’t part of this Islamic-loving administration knows that CAIR is the well-financed propaganda arm of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. But even after the UAE announcement, John Kerry’s State Department is still considering the matter. The truth is that there are probably fewer Muslim sympathizers in Fallujah than in Washington, D.C.
I recently pointed out in an article that I thought it was obscene that the executive director of Wounded Warriors is paid well over $300,000-a-year. I also wondered how the group could afford to advertise as extensively as it does on Fox News.
But, I recently received an email from Dr. Richard Stiso that exposed exactly how the charity spends the money it receives from patriotic Americans. According to Guidestar, a group that investigates charities, the Wounded Warrior Project might as well be run by the Mafia. In 2012, the WWP received an astronomical $154,958,901, with a measly $4,857,084 going out in grants to veterans’ organizations and $671,194 to individuals. That means that the group only used 3.5% of the money it received for the purpose intended.
In the meantime, the Officers, Directors and Trustees hauled in $15,415,666 million, with Employee Benefits ($2,226,457), Office Expenses ($12,451,303), Travel ($4,086,509), Promotional Items ($4,055, 567) and something called Outside Services ($20,915,404) accounting for roughly50% of what’s listed as “Overhead Expenses.”
So just in case you thought it was just the V.A. that was filled with back-stabbing traitors ripping off military veterans, you didn’t know the half of it.
Finally, novelist Margaret Atwood once observed that “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pate.”
It’s a cute line and I have no doubt it applies to Ms. Atwood, as I know it does to most writers. But I’m the exception. I know that to be a fact because every time I’ve had occasion to rhetorically ask: “What am I, chopped liver?” the answer I invariably get is a resounding “Yes!”
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