P.J. Gladnick is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.
I am probably the only writer on NewsBusters to have received an award from the Soviet Union. It was for my work as an American correspondent for Krokodil Magazine which you can see chronicled in I Was A Commie Writer.
I live in South Florida which is full of eccentrics which is why I feel right at home here. My main accomplishments in life were winning a bottle of aftershave when I was eight and having the biggest PING List (over 1000 Pingees) on the Free Republic forum for my DUmmie FUnnies blog. This is fortunate since I suffer severely from Ping List Envy.
Prior to the advent of the Web, I wrote a syndicated humor column that appeared in dozens of newspapers throughout North America. Only complete humility forbids me from telling you that my columns appeared in the Houston Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, L.A Herald-Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vancouver Sun, and lots of other periodicals that I am much to humble to list.
Oh, I also produced an award-winning satirical comix website called PJ's Comix. This sort of balances out the fact that I am the WORST basketball player in the world.
When I lived in Los Angeles, I wrote comedy material for comedians. Sorry, due to business ethics I can't reveal any of their names (Argus Hamilton).
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Esquire magazine writer Matt Miller doesn't like President Donald Trump. I get that. However, does he have to bring his Trump derangement into articles unrelated to him? An example is his February 21 story about one of the "Black Panther" actors, Winston Duke, who played the character of M'Baku. It took Miller just three paragraphs before his Trump obsession kicked in with gratuitous cheap shots.
Did you know that the Russian trolling during the 2016 election was so horrible and transformative that it compares to...the attack upon Pearl Harbor? While you chuckle over that observation, keep in mind that the absurd comparison was made by Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post. Of course, the reason why she went so far over the edge was in order to attack President Donald Trump for his reaction to the report by Robert Mueller on Friday that there was no collusion by the Russians with any Americans and the statement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that the Russians had no impact upon our eletion.
In the wake of the Friday indictments of Russians by special counsel Robert Mueller, several media outlets have found a highly disingenuous way to continue attacking President Donald Trump as claiming collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign is a "hoax" or "fake news." Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteini explicitly stated they presented no evidence of collusion in the indictment, but somehow, he made Trump's "hoax claim harder to sell."
Variety reported on Monday about Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosting a fundraiser next week for six vulnerable Democrat senators. Although the story did point out the irony of Disney pushing for the tax cuts that every one of the senators voted against, it skipped the more controversial detail that the senators would be receiving money from a fundraiser hosted by an executive who pushed for replacing American Disney employees with H1B visa foreign workers.
The anti-Trump opposition to President Donald Trump has gotten so loony that even Never Trumper David Frum is now worried that their crazed rantings will undermine the case against Trump. The senior editor of The Atlantic expressed his concerns in that periodical today with The Anti-Trump Recoil Goes Too Far:
Shhhh! Hillary Clinton is stealthily running again in 2020. Spread it around very very quietly and be sure you only talk about the 2018 midterm elections.
Washington Post reporter Robert Costa is sending the not so subtle signal that Hillary Clinton will be back again in 2020. However, since she has to do it on the sly, Costa portrays her as semi-secretly helping in select 2018 midterm campaigns. His focus is on 2018 but he reveals enough to let us know that it is really all about 2020 in Hillary Clinton, a favorite GOP foil, plans discreet 2018 strategy:
Democrats have an ancient holy ritual called Adoration of the Blessed Kennedy. Its latest iteration appears in the February 6 Politico Magazine in which their chief Washington correspondent, Edward-Isaac Dovere, breathlessly reports on the possibility of a new assumption of the presidency by a Kennedy... The wet-lipped Joe Kennedy III.
So just how desperate is the ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, to find any materials proving collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia? Apparently desperate enough to buy into a wild prank pulled off by a pair of Russian comedians to the extent that he spent eight minutes with them on the phone in an attempt to finally realize his dream of proving collusion.
Sometimes when someone seems to be ready for commitment to the Funny Farm he can be unintentionally...funny. Such is apparently the case with CNN's counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd whose attitude since the election of President Donald Trump resides somewhere between deranged and unhinged.
Variety published a review of Joe Kennedy III's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address but very noticeable avoided any mention of the elephant drool in the room. It was especially strange since Variety is an entertainment magazine in which images are important. Yet despite the fact that even completely political publications such as Politico published articles about what appeared to be either drool or very glossy lip balm on Kennedy's mouth which took the viewers' attention away from what he was saying, Variety's review of his speech sounded like a dull policy wonkish PR release from Kennedy's congressional office that quoted extensively from a speech that few paid much attention to due to the disturbing visual images.
Oh irony of ironies. How beautiful you can be!
Less than a week after Univision smeared the Trump tax cuts, the owner of that broadcasting network, Haim Saban, has announced that he will be giving $1000 bonuses to his employees due to those same tax cuts. In fact, as we shall see, Saban very specifically credited those same tax cuts as the reason for the bonuses. To get a full appreciation of the irony involved let us first look at what a Univision anchor said about the Trump tax cuts as reported by the MRC Latino Staff on January 27 in Univision Smears Trump Tax Cuts:
You can get an idea of how ridiculous the Democrats acted during (and after) President Donald Trump's State of the Union Speech on Tuesday by the fact that even as liberal a columnist as Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has found them to be embarrassing. Milbank is hardly an admirer of the President since last September he wrote a column claiming that Donald Trump is killing him followed later that month with the complaint that Trump is "Driving Us Crazy." However even Milbank has complained about the attitude of the opposition party in Democrats’ behavior at the State of the Union was embarrassing:
What if they conducted a Special Counsel investigation and all you got was a lousy T-shirt? That pretty much sums up the opinion of legal expert Paul Rosenzweig in The Atlantic magazine on January 30. In an opinion piece sure to depress many liberals as well as much of the mainstream media, Rosenzweig confirms what seems to be common sense to the layman: it is silly to have an obstruction of justice charge when there is no underlying crime.
"Throw the entire Constitution in the garbage." It shouldn't surprise you to find out that this is the secret sentiment of some liberals. However, what is unusual is for them to state it right out in the open as Ryan Cooper did in his January 26 column in This Week. What is different about him is that he flat out stated that we need to get rid of it in America's Constitution is terrible. Let's throw it out and start over.
“Let me just say what I said last night: that plan is a campaign to make America white again."
That was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's deranged analysis of President Donald Trump's new DACA proposal. When Jake Tapper asked West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) for his reaction to Pelosi's wild statement on today's State of the Union on CNN, he seemed taken aback by Manchin's answer. Take a look at the following video and see if you can measure Tapper's level of disappointment...or was it sadness?
The Russian bots are coming! The Russian bots are coming! don't believe me? Well, the media is assuring us it must be true. How did they verify this? Why by citing a website called the "Alliance For Securing Democracy" which, along with being chock full of fancy graphs and charts that come in pink and pretty colors, assures us they have found 600 (not 601 or 599 but a nice round 600) Russian bots promoting #ReleaseTheMemo on Twitter which explains why it is trending in a big way. However, amidst all this hoopla just one not so little thing seems to be missing: names. Yes, after all that effort by AFSD they very conveniently fail to reveal the names of those insidious Boris and Natasha bots taking their orders from Fearless Leader.
If the Democrats ever regain power, they will ruthlessly push to grant amnesty to all illegals in America in order to get their votes. Is that some sort of slur against the Democrats? Actually it is the dream wish of leftwing New York Magazine writer Eric Levitz who claims that that Democrats missed a golden opportunity in 2010 when they failed to grant amnesty to the illegals. He flats out states this sans any nuance but before we get to that money quote, let us review his January 24 amnesty fantasy buildup in Democrats Must Be More Ruthless — When They Actually Have Power:
Perhaps it is time to award Vanity Fair contributor T.A. Frank a kewpie doll for experiencing a brief moment of mental clarity. Although his January 21 column takes the requisite liberal shots at President Donald Trump and Republicans over the current government shutdown, when you get past that and dig into his details it amazingly confirms that Trump was correct in holding firm on the DACA conditions he clearly set forth which must be met for any negotiations to go forward on that issue. Frank's strange encounter with the truth begins with his recognition that despite the obfuscation by the Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DACA is indeed the reason for the shutdown in WILL DEMOCRATS LOSE THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?
Something terrible has happened! Look! You fools! You're in danger! Can't you see? Trump is after you! Our wives, our children, everyone! You're next! You're next! YOU'RE NEXT!!!
Columnist Virginia Heffernan has sounded a warning in a Los Angeles Times column that a mind dominating Donald Trump is snatching the bodies of those who come into contact with him. She warns that people will go into a room with him but come out as a "hollow-eyed, body-snatched" programmed Trump robot sounding just like him. Yes, it is the Invasion of the Trump Body Snatcher!
If you have been on Twitter recently then you know the red hot hashtag that is #ReleaseTheMemo. So why the popularity? Well, according to Rolling Stone, it is due in large part to the Russians. Yes, the Russians Are Coming to Twitter in the form of their bots to hype that hashtag. The subtitle of Rolling Stone's silly article by Bob Moser explains it: "Republicans claim a secret document reveals a Hillary Clinton plot "worse than Watergate" – and they're getting a big boost from Russian bots."