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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The editor-at-large of Esquire magazine flat out declares he wants to ban all guns. Liberals always seem to be declaring they only want bans or restrictions on certain types of guns. Added to that is their declaration of support for the Second Amendment. However, once in a while, one of those liberals lets their mask drop and makes their true intention known.
Laurel or Yanny? The White House produces an amusing video on this topic which ends up triggering Twitter liberals. If you are scratching your head over that question then you probably haven't been on the Web for the past few days. During that time, a viral audio clip has been featured in which a listener will hear either "Laurel" or "Yanny." Two very different sounding words.
One of the sad hazards of being a former community organizer is that when you end up enjoying the good life, some in the community you left behind will accuse you of ignoring them. Such is what happened in the May 16 Chicago Sun-Times when columnist Mary Mitchell made that accusation against former president Barack Obama who has been busy since he left office shuttling between the Virgin Islands and Tahiti and similar points in between.
Vox's senior corresponent is suffering from a horrible fear. He worries about Trump being successful with his North Korea policy to the extent that he is now suffering from a mental meltdown.
A Democrat candidate for Congress ran a television commercial in New Mexico in which he declared at the start: "F--- the NRA!" There was no bleep. Where are the media tsk-tsking at the coarse, uncivil behavior?
New York Times columnist David Brooks has committed the unpardonable sin in liberal eyes of expressing support for President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Even though he described Trump as coming from a "thug" background, showing any support, even of a grudging variety, for Trump is quite surprising considering Brooks' extreme Never Trumper background.
CNN had a midterms elections message on Wednesday for its own Chris Cillizza: Don't count your electoral chickens before they hatch. As recently as Tuesday, Cillizza was hailing that "all signs are pointing to a Democratic wave." The very next day, CNN had some rather sobering news for the giddy Cillizza in the form of their poll, Democrats' 2018 advantage is nearly gone.
Normally when a poll is declared to be an "outlier" the source of such a declaration is a pundit or candidate who doesn't like the results. Therefore the branding of the May 4 Reuters/Ipsos poll as an outler was quite unusual because the source was...Reuters/Ipsos. Yes, this could be a first with a polling company asking the public to discount its own polling results.
Way back in the Dark Ages of the Twentieth Century, if one wanted to read news about the pornography industry, he had to get a copy of Al Goldstein's Screw magazine. However, since we now live in a much more enlightened era, one merely has to check the New York Times to find the same type of information. Such a story happened on May 5 when the New York Times published ‘Who Gets to Be Sexy?’ It is a detailed look at the current state of the porn business but since it is appearing in a liberal publication, the view is from a feminist perspective.
Did you know that Tom Arnold will become the new host of Finding Bigfoot? Oops! Sorry, my mistake. He will actually be hosting Ancient Aliens. Well, it looks like I made another error but perhaps I can be forgiven because Tom Arnold will for real act as the host of Vice TV's very similar The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold.
John Podesta's emails were leaked by Wikileaks which means they were really leaked by the Russian government. That's a fact? At least it is a "fact" being pushed by Rolling Stone and much of the rest of the mainstream media despite that fact that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has denied that Russia was the source.
Tension rose to the red hot level on the set of CNN's AC360 on Monday when CNN legal analyst Paul Callan condemned the defamation lawsuit of Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump as a "publicity stunt." Sitting right next to Callan was Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who went absolutely ballistic over finally being challenged in one of his countless interviews on CNN (or MSNBC).
Although even the White House Correspondents Association has distanced itself from the vulgar performance of comedian Michelle Wolf at their dinner on Saturday, a Washington Post editor has hailed her "cringeworthy" routine. That would be Molly Roberts whose bio at the Post describes her as "editor, writer and producer for The Post's Opinions section." Roberts endorsed Wolf's poor taste delivery on April 29 in Michelle Wolf got it just right:
Remember all those times during the Barack Obama presidency when the New York Times begged Justice Anthony Kennedy to not retire from the Supreme Court? No? Well, that's probably because it never happened. However, now that Donald Trump is president, the Times is begging Kennedy, considered to be a swing vote, to remain on the High Court bench.
A far-left congressional candidate in Colorado secretly recorded a meeting he had last year with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D.-Maryland) who attempted to pressure him into dropping out of the race against the establishment candidate preferred by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. As you can see in the video, Hoyer definitely gave off 2016 vibes of the establishment Democrats rigging the primary system in favor of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Yes, I said "see" because The Intercept entertainingly combined cartoons with the secretly recorded audio.
People on April 27 awoke to the astounding news and images of the historic summit meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea at the border truce village of Panmunjom. Although it is an extremely upbeat story perhaps signalling permanent peace on the Korean peninsula after 65 years of uneasy armistice, the mood on the Morning Joe set was about as joyful as a funeral parlor. Joe Scarborough gave very grudging credit to President Donald Trump but every such word he uttered seemed quite painful as you are about to see. He was followed by regular panelist John Heilemann who seemed to be about ready to burst out crying as he reported this would give Trump the opportunity to say he was proven right.
Jake Tapper appeared on the Ellen show on Tuesday and guess what the main topic of discussion was? Do I really need to spell it out? Unless you have been in a state of hibernation for the past few years then you definitely know they talked about the one who lives rent-free in the minds of liberals -- President Donald Trump. Tapper was obviously irked by Trump bringing up the subject of fake news.
The Chasing Hillary book by New York Times reporter Amy Chozick was released today and some really interesting tidbits from the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign trail have already been revealed. One such tidbit that appeared in the UK Weekly is that Hillary went on an F-word tirade during a mock debate against a mock Donald Trump:
If CNN's Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin has bad news for former FBI Director James Comey you know it has to be real bad. Toobin delivered his bad news about Comey's leaked memos on Monday's The Lead which was hosted by Jim Sciutto. The news that Toobin presented might be enough for Comey to break out his worry beads: he placed himself in a "pretty vulnerable position" by leaking them.
Dylan Matthews provides yet more proof why nobody should ever treat Vox as a serious publication. In the past this Vox writer suggested we ditch the U.S. Constitution for a parliamentary system of government, get rid of the U.S. Senate, and opined about how American Independence in 1776 was a "monumental mistake."