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

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.



Clickbait.

That is the only possible explanation for Politico putting this headline on one of their articles on Saturday: "How Trump Turned Liberal Comedians Conservative." When the reader sees that there is almost no way they can resist finding out how liberal comedians became conservative due to Trump which was the premise of the title on the story by Joanna Weiss. If they expect to find some astounding revelation about how this is even possible they will be sorely disappointed and a bit more than a little upset at Weiss for the very misleading premise.



It's starting to look like the recent demonetization of Steven Crowder's Louder With Crowder YouTube channel was used as an excuse to institute an already planned crackdown on free speech on that platform. Who is the source for this information? Why, the CEO of Google himself, Sundar Pichai, who announced such a crackdown in during an Axios on HBO interview which was recorded BEFORE the demonetization of Crowder's channel because he was charged with offending a Vox writer.



A Washington Post story on Thursday completely contradicts widespread mainstream media cynicism about the deal reached with Mexico to limit migration from its southern border under threat of tariffs.



"A week after Steven Crowder’s bullying of a Vox journalist pitted conservative media against Big Tech, it’s official: Crowder has won." That was the very sad news that left-leaning Vice News relayed to its "progressive" readers on Tuesday. The YouTube censorship crackdown on Steven Crowder's Louder With Crowder channel completely backfired. Rather than hurting him via demonitization even though they admitted he violated no YouTube policy, the conclusion of the news site that's having its HBO show cancelled was that it has only made him stronger.



Talk about a political report that didn't age well. In fact, Dana Bash's report on Wednesday that Joe Biden remained firm in his support for the Hyde Amendment that prohibited federal funding of abortions didn't even make it past the next day.



On Friday's Morning Joe, director and actor Rob Reiner claimed that there were "piles of evidence of collusion" in the Mueller Report.  Yet in the video for Now This that Reiner directed there is not a word about collusion in the Mueller Report. In fact, it focuses solely on obstruction of justice for a crime that neither Reiner nor the Mueller Report provided any evidence even happened.



A very uncomfortable ethnic identity moment unfolded for Elizabeth Warren on Friday when the radio host, Charlamagne tha God, of the nationally syndicated The Breakfast Club told the senator from Massachusetts that she was kind of like Rachel Dolezal who tried to pass herself off as black.



Trevor Noah had fun on Wednesday trying to make sense of Robert Mueller's rather confusing language at his press conference hours earlier. Along the way, Noah also mocked the wild speculations by the liberal media as to what Robert Mueller would say.