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

MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin's assertion that President Trump would prefer immigration from "Nordic countries" drew a pushback from NBC correspondent Kelly O'Donnell on Monday morning.



Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's body was barely cold after a reported suicide in a federal prison when MSNBC personnel began chiming in with conspiracy theories pointing fingers at the Trump administration and the Russians.



The Baltimore Sun reacted to a recent cleanup effort in that city by mocking it in an editorial. You can see where they were going just from reading the title: "We assume it was pure motives that led a Trump supporter to launch a cleanup in Cummings’ district, right?"



A ghoulish Stephenie Ruhle on Tuesday promoted the idea that 2020 Democrat Beto O’Rourke could use the mass slaughter in El Paso this past weekend as a way to gain “momentum” for his floundering presidential campaign. She wondered, “Beto has said he is running in the name of decency and democracy. As bad as this may sound, could this moment be a chance for Beto to gain some momentum?” 



President Donald Trump just can't be correct about anything having to do with Baltimore, right? Well, when a Baltimore television station, WJZ, fact checked a White House claim that Baltimore has a higher murder rate than the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, perhaps they expected that assertion would be proven false. So imagine their surprise at what their fact check revealed. 



So who won the first Democrat debate in Detroit? Well,  CNN's Chris Cillizza has a very surprising answer that will shock (and depress) many.  So Mr. Cillizza, please pass along the envelope so we can open it.  And the winner is.... DONALD TRUMP! Of course, he had a list of other winners (and losers) as well but that was the pick that stood out. He presented that surprising choice in his July 31 "Winners and losers from the first night of the CNN debate."



Robert De Niro, who portrayed a vigilant Robert Mueller many times on Saturday Night Live, claims that he was satisfied with the performance of the original last week before the two congressional hearings. However, you don't have to read very far  into his Monday column in the Washington Post before you can figure out that he believes who could have done a better job by portraying a much edgier Mueller during the hearings than the real life rather disengaged Mueller. 



Jake Tapper had an elephant in the room in the form of Bernie Sanders on Sunday's CNN State of the Union and very noticeably avoided addressing his hypocrisy in slamming President Donald Trump for tweeting critically about the living conditions in Baltimore. In 2015, Sanders made very similar remarks as Trump about Baltimore, comparing it to a Third World country filled with hundreds of uninhabitable buildings.



Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading presidential candidate, warned on Monday that the next financial crises is on its way. Surprisingly that dire prediction was mocked by Politico's chief economic correspondent, Ben White, the same day on CNBC's The Exchange. Only a few days ago before, White had been giving Warren some praise by saying that Wall Street wouldn't be too worried about her as president. This contrast makes White's change in tone even more noteworthy. 



Newsweek, which changed hands a few years ago for the grand total of a buck, is now promoting the idea that the left-wing Antifa is basically a harmless organization. This promotion of a touchy-feely Antifa was done via a guest columnist named Tae Phoenix who is described as "a singer-songwriter who uses music as a community organizing tool. She organizes with the Poor People's Campaign and Indivisible, among others."



There was just no way around avoiding the fact that Robert Mueller turned in a rather lackluster performance at the Congressional hearings on Wednesday. His appearances before Congress, upon which many Democrats pinned their hopes for harming or even impeaching President Trump, turned out to be something of a dud. 

This was the conclusion of Politico's Senior White House Reporter, Darren Samuelsohn. More importantly, it was also an opinion shared by even many on the left that he cited such as David Axelrod.



Imagine being able to play a liberal election god in order to fantasy shift several counties from one state to another to change the Electoral College votes just enough to hand the 2016 election victory to Hillary Clinton? That is what Washington Post columnist Philip Bump did by shifting the 10 most western Florida panhandle counties to Alabama as well as giving the 10 Upper Peninsula counties of Michigan to Wisconsin. The result would have given the Electoral College votes to both Florida and Michigan to Hillary Clinton, enough for her to be declared the winner of the presidential election. 



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.