It's too bad that schmucks like Bull Connor gave firehoses such a bad image back in the 1960s when he and his goons trained them on black people who merely had the audacity to think they should be allowed to vote, go to school, ride a bus and share a lunch counter, with white people.
I say that because every time I see the morons in Ferguson and those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, I find myself thinking how much I’d enjoy seeing the swine hosed off stages, podiums and the streets of our cities.
On the other hand, I don’t find myself lamenting the fact that they shout down the cowardly likes of Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders. It’s not that I would ever endorse the mob’s having its brutish way and silencing anyone who’s merely attempting to take advantage of his right to free speech, even if it is to utter left-wing twaddle. But I do enjoy seeing these guys, who couldn’t win elections without garnering super majorities of black votes, having to expose their cowardice, lest word get out that they had the guts to face down a swarm of ignorant blacks.
♦ I know that a lot of people like it when Trump attacks the media, but I’m not one of them. It’s not because I respect the media, but because it’s an old trick that was perfected, but then overused, by Newt Gingrich, in 2012. Someone would, for instance, ask Gingrich to explain how he could bring himself to divorce one wife, who was then in the hospital with cancer, so he could marry another, presumably healthy, woman, and instead of dealing with the question, Gingrich would then chastise the reporter for asking it. Well, character matters or at least is supposed to, so I wanted to hear his answer, not a fire-and-damnation sermon from St. Newt.
Admittedly, it got Newt a great deal of applause in the arena from conservatives who were justifiably sick and tired of liberal bias in the news. But by the fourth or fifth time he tried it, people began to catch on that he was a one-trick pony.
It just so happens that it was a question I would have asked Gingrich because the matter was very much in the news at the time. And if Donald Trump has made it a practice to insult women, and hadn’t limited it to his little feud with Rosie O’Donnell, I want to know about it. Furthermore, in responding to the question by insulting Megyn Kelly, he didn’t provide me with a suitable answer, merely a very strong suspicion that he is guilty as charged.
♦ That shouldn’t be taken to mean that I think women should never be attacked. It depends on who they are, and who’s doing the attacking. So, I have long been engaged in telling the truth about female leftists, such as Mrs. Clinton, Maxine Waters, Barbara Boxer, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Sheila Jackson Lee, Patty Murray, Nancy Pelosi and Valerie Jarrett, all of whom have played major roles in helping Barack Obama destroy America.
I suppose I could defend myself by using the words of Harry Truman, when, in 1948, he denied he was attacking the Republicans, by saying “I just tell the truth about them and they think I’m attacking them.”
But the truth is, I really am attacking them.
If I weren’t, I might not share an email I received from my friend, Merrill Heatter, who informed me that “Hillary Clinton is considering a sex change operation. Thinking about becoming a woman.”
♦ Speaking of which, inasmuch as Bruce Jenner has not undergone castration, he is not really a transgender so much as he’s a transvestite. If and when he has the operation performed, he still won’t be a transgender because you can’t alter your DNA; he’ll simply be a eunuch and would be able to find work guarding a harem.
It just goes to show that not only isn’t it nice to fool Mother Nature, as we were repeatedly told during the 1970s in the TV commercials for Chiffon Margarine, but it’s well-nigh impossible.
♦ So far, it hasn’t been a great year for memorable campaign lines. For a long time, there was nothing close to Carly Fiorina’s one-liner about having traveled as much as Hillary Clinton, but of being aware that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment. I would say that Bobby Jindal’s take on our border situation: “Without assimilation, immigration is an invasion” is second best.
♦ I understand that the GOP debate drew record numbers of viewers and that most of the credit went to Trump. If that’s the case, bless him for letting Americans know what a treasure trove of potential presidents we have to offer. I’m not suggesting I’m crazy about all of them, but when you stack them up against the likes of Mrs. Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and Joe Biden, they look like the 1927 New York Yankee line-up, except that I’d have Carly Fiorina batting cleanup in place of Babe Ruth.
Getting back to Trump, I’d compare him to a carnival barker whose job it is to get people who have already paid to get in the tent to then pay more money to see the sideshow, and who then turns out to be the sideshow’s main attraction.
♦ With September looming on the horizon, it is finally time to ask those who wish to continue receiving one year’s worth of articles to pay the piper to the tune of $100. Please send a check or money order to this piper at 16604 Dearborn Street, North Hills, CA 91343-3604. And even if you think I already have it, please enclose your email address, as I’ll need it in order to fulfill my end of the bargain.
As for those of you who have decided you’ve had quite enough of me, I’ll miss you...but we’ll always have Paris.
©2015 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? BurtPrelutsky@aol.com.