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

CNN host Jake Tapper was obsessed with Russian agents crawling all over the Trump campaign, including Trump himself. He kept asking Carter Page: Are you now or have you ever been an agent for the Russians? No? Okay, let me ask it another way:  Were you ever a Russian agent? No? In that case, let me ask the same question again with slightly different wording...



Politico's editor in chief Blake Hounshell has proclaimed on July 20 that he is no longer a skeptic of Trump-Russia collusion. See, back in February, on the heels of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's  indictment of a number of Russian companies but with no finding of collusion with any American,  Hounshell declared himself a skeptic. However, now that a second set of indictments of Russians have been issued also with no evidence presented of collusion with any Americans, Hounshell suddenly has declared himself as no longer being a skeptic. 

So what caused Hounshell to stop being a skeptic despite no evidence of collusion by Mueller and his merry band of intrepid Democrats intensely investigating this matter for over a year? In large part it was because of Trump's body language at Helsinki. I kid you not. 



After a long search for that elusive Trump voter who no longer supports him, CNN finally finds one and features her prominently in a video. Although others in the video proclaimed their support for the President or his policies, CNN highlighted that one, count them, ONE, voter who changed her mind on their home page with a link to the video titled Trump voter: I really regret my support of him.



Chris Cillizza is in the process of vigorously rubbing his worry beads over the effect the Democrat congressional nominee will have on the political fortunes of other Democrats. One odd thing about Cillizza's July 18 article at CNN is that not once is the S-word mentioned despite the fact that Ocasio-Cortez loudly identifies herself as a Democratic SOCIALIST. 

 



Impeachment seems to be on the mind of liberal historian Jon Meacham lately. In May Meacham predicted that a newly elected Democrat House will impeach President Donald Trump as a "season finale." Meacham's I-word obsession returned to Meacham on Tuesday's Morning Joe when he suggested that Trump somehow committed treason at the Helsinki Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 



Just how laughably pathetic do the leftwing Democrats who loudly introduced a bill to abolish ICE appear after they now have to backtrack in embarrassment to oppose it since Republicans agreed to bring it to the floor of the House for a vote? So pathetic that even the leftist Vox is mocking the Democrats for putting themselves in such a bind as to look completely foolish. 

 



For those of you worried that Tom Arnold has fallen by the wayside in the wake of his epic meltdown last month during his CNN interview with Poppy Harlow in which he flitted in and out (mostly out) of reality, we bring you good news. Tom is now hot on the trail of the Trump Elevator Tape. The only problem is that tape seems to be even more elusive than the Holy Grail. In fact, it is the Holy Grail, despite nobody knowing its contents, for liberal reporters who have given up hope that Special Counsel Robert Mueller can bring down President Donald Trump. 



The opposition to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice has evolved from the merely desperate to the hilariously desperate. A good example of the latter can be seen in the July 10 New York magazine in which writer Ed Kilgore suggests that the Maine Democrats politically bribe Republican Senator Susan Collins with a promise  by their state chairman to endorse her when she is up for re-election in 2020.

 



Variety magazine covers show business but it also a liberal publication. Sometimes the two areas conflict such as their July 9 article about Democrat senate candidate from Texas, Beto O'Rourke, making treks to Hollywood to raise campaign money. Not something you really want known in Texas.



Brigid Delaney, a fitness writer for the Australian edition of The Guardian newspaper, claimed on July 4 that the election of Donald Trump sent her into such a funk that she quit going to the gym with the result that her body strength declined precipitously. Delaney made her revelation of Trump's complete domination of her mind and body in I stopped going to the gym because of Trump. Now I can't open jars.



David A. Graham of Atlantic magazine, using the July 5 Trump rally in Montana as a basis for his evidence, is claiming that such rallies have become stale. Actually they have become stale but only if you believe Graham's very selectively edited version of that rally. Of course between his fantasy and the highly entertaining reality there is a yuuuge gap.

 



Political theorist and former congressional speechwriter Rob Goodman advocates in Politico that if the Democrats ever regain power they 'should play dirty.' Among the dirty tactics would be to pack the Supreme Court, split California seven ways to get more Democrats in the Senate, and allow felons to vote for starters.



New York magazine writer Eric Levitz admits that the socialism of Democratic-Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx by way of Westchester County might be a tough sell to voters in the Midwest. His solution is to rebrand that leftist ideology in a way to make socialism somehow palatable to them. Levitz makes his palatability proposals in Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work in the Midwest — With a Rebrand.



Politico explains why the college commencement speeches this year by 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls were incredibly lame. It was the sad assessment of David Siders and Daniel Strauss writing in the normally Democrat-friendly publication on July 1 that 2020 hopefuls get failing grade for commencement speeches. Their subtitle got into a bit more detail as to why the failing grade: "In place of soaring rhetoric and enduring oratory, college graduates got a dose of banality."



On the heels of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement from the High Court, Yahoo! Lifestyle has suddenly focused on the planking exercises of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  They assure their readers with what could be described as desperate enthusiasm that Justice Ginsburg is in great physical shape in its June 28 article by Erin Donnelly, A photo of 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg planking is going viral after Justice Kennedy's SCOTUS retirement news.



How dare any member of the Trump Administration have fun! Slate magazine seemed upset that not only was United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley having way too much fun in her Instagram account but that even her pet Labradoodle, Ambassador Bentley, was also enjoying himself in his own Instagram. 

 



In the wake of Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset victory against an establishment Democrat on Tuesday, a reckoning is now taking place against those perceived as even slightly less than full radical. Among those apparently being slammed for their supposed moderation, despite a straight liberal voting pattern, is Democrat Congressman Seth Moulton. Enabling poor Seth's purge from what are now mainstream Democrats is HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans with his June 29 heresy alert, As Democrats Look Left, A Massachusetts Congressman Doubles Down On Biography.



"When they go low, we go high." Yeah, you can pretty much throw that sentiment out the window since the liberals over the past few days have shown, with their harassment of people who either work for Trump or support him, they intend to go low. Very low. And among those excusing their uncivil behavior is one Aaron Blake, a Washington Post reporter of "The Fix" section. Blake performs an analysis of the harassment by liberals and determines that it is an "understandable reaction."



Comedian Tom Arnold's funniest performance might have happened on the evening of June 22. He didn't even intend to be funny but his epic meltdown during his interview about the supposed Trump tapes with Poppy Harlow who was substituting for Erin Burnett is destined to be viewed by millions as comedy relief. Besides the hilarious notion that he and former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen are buddies despite only a chance meeting for a quick selfie photo, Arnold experienced two embarrassingly long brain freezes during the interview.



"Democracy Dies in Darkness" or, according to Rolling Stone writer Ana Marie Cox, Democracy Dies in Duluth. Yes, that is her premise as she paints a condescending picture of those attending the June 20 rally for President Donald Trump in Duluth, Minnesota.