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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As we have seen, Donny Deutsch has had a somewhat less than spectacular record when predicting on the subject of President Donald Trump. In fact, his predictions have often been spectacularly wrong. Deutsch's latest prediction on Trump was delivered on Monday's Morning Joe. In response to host Joe Scarborough's observation that Trump must already know he is going to lose re-election in 2020, Deutsch upped the ante on silliness by suggesting that if Trump does lose, he will stage a military coup.
Here is a math question that even most Common Core students could easiliy answer: Which is a greater number, 40 or 63? The answer is all too obvious...unless you have a political agenda. And one such person is Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski.
Her Mika math was on full display on November 12 when she angrily asserted that it is "laughable" that the 2018 Democrat House seat gain of up to 40 seats is not as bad as the 63 seat GOP gain in 2010 during the Barack Obama administration.
Although the mainstream media continues to deny the many allegations of corruption and fraud against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, even they are forced to concede the overwhelming evidence of incompetence on her part. The absurdly high level of incompetence on display by Snipes is too much for a few in the liberal media, which would normally be expected to jump to her defense especially since the highly questionable Broward ballots threaten to deprive Rick Scott of his U.S. Senate victory over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.
Joy Behar frequently puts her ignorance on display but on Wednesday's The View, she went above and beyond her usual lack of knowledge. In discussing the midterm elections with Matthew Dowd, Behar wore her constitutional scholar mantle to observe that the Democrats lost the Senate races in the midterms the day before due to gerrymandering.
SHOW ME THE NUMBERS!!!
A reader of Wednesday's Associated Press story by Nicolas Riccardi about the tight U.S. Senate race in Arizona between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema could be forgiven for channeling his inner Jerry Maguire. Why? Because in a long story filed at 6:04 A.M. (with later update) about that race, there were no numbers provided.
"Hello. I'm a REPUBLICAN pollster and I would like to ask you a few questions."
If anybody tells you that they or their spouses received such a phone call, they are lying. Why? Because political pollsters of all stripes (Republican and Democrat) NEVER identify their party affiliation during interviews so as not to taint the sample. Therefore what is one to make of self-sainted former FBI Director James Comey's November 3 tweet that a Republican pollster called up his wife and that she replied with the following response?
Former President Barack Obama came to Miami on Friday to campaign for Andrew Gillum who is running for Florida governor as well as for the nearly invisible incumbent senator, Bill Nelson. CNN was on hand to cover the rally and picked one of the people in the crowd "at random" to interview. During the course of the interview, it was revealed that the "random" person just so happened to be the mother of Gillum.
Did you know the migrant caravan of thousands moving up from Central America through Mexico towards the American border doesn't exist? Well, if you believe the "facts first" CNN, that must be the case. You see, its political commentator Errol Louis declared on Tuesday morning's CNN Newsroom on Tuesday that the caravan was "imaginary."
Sometimes you can learn more from what is missing in mainstream media reports than from what is in them. Such an example could be the party breakdown which is almost always missing in reports about early voting this year in stark contrast to 2016.
One of the big liberal memes in this election season is about the many women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but have now seen the error of their ways and have decided to go Blue this year. And since there are supposed to be so many women in that category, they should be easy to find, right? Well, Politico writer Michael Kruse attempted to hunt them down but came up woefully short.
Hillary Clinton might want to watch the video of a CNN interview with a panel of Democrat voters in Florida. If she somehow still has some notion of running for president again in 2020, their reaction to the idea of her campaigning in the Sunshine State for Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum might disabuse her of that idea.
As you can see in this episode of Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday most of those on the panel were strenuously opposed to her campaigning in Florida. In fact they make it quite plain that they are NOT with her.
A failure to elect a Democrat majority in Congress in a couple of weeks could drive leftwing actress Jane Fonda insane. Who is the source for this information? Why, Jane Fonda herself in the October 20 Hollywood Reporter. The ironic thing is that in the same article, Fonda accuses President Donald Trump of having PTSD.
Call it a highly biased opinion hit piece disguised as a news report in the October 19 Kansas City Star. In fact, your humble correspondent had to check the home page of that periodical to make sure it wasn't listed as "Opinion" but, no, it was listed under their "Latest News" section. I am referring to the article (really opinion hit piece) about the October 18 Senate debate in Missouri between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley written by a reporter with a looooong history of over the top liberal bias, Melinda Henneberger. Her blatant bias becomes all too evident by the second paragraph of her article/OPINION, "If getting under McCaskill’s skin was Hawley’s goal, then he won St. Louis debate."
Just plain nuts!
That is the conclusion that many mental health professionals might come to after observing the absolutely bizarre tweetstorm Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren posted on Twitter on Monday in the wake of the release of her genetic test results which "suggests" that she might possibly be 1/1024th South American. Perhaps instigated by the backfire mockery resulting from her test by President Donald Trump in particular and the public in general, Warren posted a tweetstorm of 28 tweets on October 15 from 5:59 P.M. until 7:17 P.M..
The genetic tests are in and have determined the strong percentage of Senator Elizabeth Warren's American Indian ancestry. Now none can dare question her heritage which has finally been firmly established. The problem, however, is that Warren might have less American Indian blood in her than the percentage of Sherpa ancestry of the average resident of Idaho.
The October 15 Boston Globe makes an attempt in "Warren releases results of DNA test" to establish the American Indian bonafides of the Massachusetts senator but ultimately the most Indian thing about her might be the name of the state she represents.
Serial fibber Brian Williams told yet another whopper on Friday night from his home in MSNBC exile known as The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. So what else is new? What makes his latest historical untruth ironically special is it came as Williams along with historian Michael Beschloss were fact checking President Donald Trump for a supposed error he made during his speech at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio on Friday.
If you think Napoleon Bonaparte was a military genius because he defeated both the Austrian and Russian armies at Austerlitz in 1805 then that must make you a French imperialist. Ridiculous, right? But no more ridiculous than Politico and the Washington Post slamming President Donald Trump for mentioning that Robert E. Lee was a great general. Of course, the whole point of the story that Trump told at his rally in Lebanon, Ohio on Friday night was to illustrate the greatness their native son, General Ulysses S. Grant was in finally defeating Lee. After all it wouldn't have been a great accomplishment if Lee were only a mediocre general.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, it's now official: President Donald Trump is driving liberals crazy. The October 12 edition of Politico Magazine told us what we pretty much already knew. And if you were somehow unaware of this, liberal antics in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation should have enlightened you.
Did you have a sloppy desk in the third grade? Well, that shocking fact would probably be revealed to the world if you happen to be a White House aide for President Donald Trump. On October 10, the Hollywood Reporter published one of the great journalistic coups of our era. They tracked down the third grade teacher of Stephen Miller and she revealed that he had, wait for it, a sloppy desk. Okay, maybe he was a good student as his teacher conceded but that was overshadowed by the fact that he POURED GLUE ON HIS ARM!
It is no surprise that unhinge liberals who have formed screaming mobs targeting Trump administration officials or tackling Republican senators peacefully mowing their own lawns would also give the "finger" directed at the same people or President Donald Trump himself. However what is unusual is that a supposely professional reporter for Politico would be equally as unhinged and full of TDS hatred as to not only glorify such activity but to even angrily justify it.
Such a reporter would be Ben Schreckinger who invokes the "finger" over and over so many times that a reader could be excused for misreading his name as "Schreck-finger." Picture after picture, including a multi-finger Politico illustration at the top, of the "one finger salute" accompany Schreckinger's glorification of vulgarity directed at anyone associated with Trump in an October 10 article titled, "Saluting the Trump administration, not so nicely."