P.J. Gladnick

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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).

Latest from P.J. Gladnick

Thursday's Washington Post announced the Democrats attempt to rewrite recent history by deleting all tweets by their party members reflecting their feuds.



It appears there is at least one ethnic group that is safe to mock on CNN. WASPs, namely White Anglo Saxon Protestants. CNN's Chris Cuomo mocked FNC host Tucker Carlson for what he perceived (not quite accurately) was Carlson's ethnic background to slam him during Cuomo Prime Time, Thursday.



Conservative Party members in the United Kingdom will be choosing their next party leader who will become Prime Minister. And Washington Post reporters William Booth and Karla Adam have sniffed their disapproval of the cut of their jibs starting with the fact that they don't think these voters are representative of the general population of Britain despite the fact that the vote is supposed to be composed entirely of Conservative Party members.

 



Could the term "Larval Scalias" become an internet meme embraced by both the left and the right? It started out as a result of a fit of anger by Esquire's Charles Pierce over the rapid pace of conservative judges appointed by the Trump administration but it might ironically end up as tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 



Please stop raising your hands in unison to provide answers to questions that might destroy whatever chance you might have to win the 2020 presidential election. That is the big worry of Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. And he is right. Answering affirmatively by raising your hand to the question of if you approve of giving healthcare to illegals or decriminalizing the unauthorized crossing of the border is pretty much a deal killer for the vast majority of American voters



Did you know that the evil Greg Stillson of "The Dead Zone" and President Donald Trump both breath oxygen? Therefore it is yet another similarity that demonstrates that Trump is as scary, no, make that even scarier, than Stillson. Ridiculous analogy, right? Yes, but no more ridiculous than the laughably tenuous parallels that King draws between the two in his interview with Now This News which was reported on in Saturday's Rolling Stone with a straight face in "Master of Horror Stephen King Says Trump is ‘Scarier’ Than His Novels."



A writer for the organization that has been at the forefront of censoring conservative channels on YouTube has proclaimed that the charge that conservative voices have been suppressed on social media is a "baseless theory." This is akin to Colonel Sanders denying that there is such a thing as chicken slaughter.

 



If you are a Democrat candidate for an important office, you really have to mess up bad for CNN's Inside Politics to declare your candidacy a "disaster." Such was the case on Thursday when host John King brought up how declared Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky running against Mitch McConnell flip-flopped on whether she would have supported the nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 

 



How big of a carbon footprint does a dog flying 10,000 miles roundtrip leave? Well, multiply that three times and that is the carbon footprint left by the three dogs (two of them cloned) belonging to Barbra Streisand who deemed it essential that her three fluffy pooches had to be in attendance when she gave a song performance at London's Hyde Park on Sunday.

 



Media elites seemed very eager to report that Joe Biden had an "overflow" crowd in Charleston, South Carolina. Many of them reported an absurdly large number of "hundreds" in the overflow despite visual evidence to the contrary. Also no curiosity on their parts as to how there was a temporary stage and sound system conveniently set up in advance for the "overflow."



It is never a good idea to write while suffering from a case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Such was the case with Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle on Friday when writing about the imminent demise of Mad Magazine. However instead of concentrating on Alfred E. Newman, poor Drehle just couldn't get his mind off of You-Know-Who. 



Unlike many of her fellow leftists, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who despite the visual evidence absurdly claimed that the July 4 speech by President Donald Trump was "poorly attended," Salon politics writer Amanda Marcotte admitted the truth about the size of the large crowd. However, while conceding the evidence was true, Marcotte rationalized it by claiming the big turnout was due to..... racism. 



MSNBC host Hallie Jackson revealed the gleeful response by Trump campaign sources to the Christmas gift the Democrats gave them at the second debate in Miami in the form of all agreeing to give free healthcare to illegal immigrants.



Los Angeles street artists hilariously sabotaged another sign yet again. This time it was Showtime's Sunset Boulevard sign promoting their series character assassination portrayal of Fox News' Roger Ailes.



It appears that the first Democrat presidential candidate debate was brutal for Beto O'Rourke according to CNN's Van Jones. He was joined in this harsh assessment of O'Rourke by CNN's senior political commentator David Axelrod as well as former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. 



The New Republic, which in the past few years has faded from obscurity to invisibility, has discovered what is all too obvious to even the casual observer of politics. Namely that polls are, get this, inaccurate. The one who went on this voyage of discovery to tell us what we already knew is staff writer of long political experience, Walter Shapiro. And since Shapiro has worked as a standup comedian (Laugh Factory?) he does provide us with some chuckles at the expense of the news media which has demonstrated an absurd dependence on polling despite the fact polls have become even more inaccurate than they were in the past.



You would think that the last place for an outbreak of extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome would be a website devoted to knitting and crocheting. Well, these are not normal times and such a case of TDS to the extent that the Thought Crime of just expressing approval of President Donald Trump would be punished by banishment from the Ravelry website.



Just how demeaning was the treatment of Hope Hicks by the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee and it's chairman, Jerry Nadler? So bad that even a CNN Inside Politics panel hosted by John King criticized those members and Nadler rather harshly especially after the latter referred to Hope Hicks as "Lewandowski" not once, not twice but three times.



The latest shtick in communism promotion is via the device of science fiction to look at a future of robot communism or "Fully Automated Luxury Communism" (FALC) in which people no longer need to work because robots take care of their needs. Ironically, such a future could never be attained under communism because the most advanced technology has always been developed under capitalism so perhaps a more proper name should be "Fully Automated Luxury Capitalism" (and the FALC initials could be kept the same.



The pandering depths to which presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand will sink are so hilariously low that even a left-leaning publication such as Atlantic magazine finds it impossible to avoid her desperation. We can see that Gillibrand stands out even in a large field of Democrat candidates noted for going into extreme pander mode.