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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Imagine if a newspaper reporter from fifty years ago were granted a wish to see just one news story from our era. The reporter might get a bit depressed if the article he saw was about how the internet caused the steep decline in newspaper circulations. However, imagine if instead he saw this report from the Globe and Mail of Canada about the rights of an adult infant vs women's rights in a university.
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne seems to be the personification of what the Columbia Journalism Review meant when its writer Jon Alsop noted on November 9 that Media too thirsty for a narrative shift on Trump. Alsop pointed out that the liberal media, desperate for a win against President Donald Trump, have latched onto last Tuesday's election results as confirmation of their urgent hopes. Perhaps none was more thirsty for such a narrative shift than laughably failed prognosticator E.J. Dionne as we shall see.
File this under ideas that will probably not end well.....
Facebook wants you to help them fight revenge porn. How? By sending them a nude picture of yourself. I kid you not. The downside is way too obvious, in fact just about inevitable but they still want to go ahead with this program as was explained in Facebook tests fighting revenge porn by asking users to file nude photos first:
Remember when the left proudly hailed former President Barack Obama as a "Lightworker?" Time magazine was so in awe of Obama that they even compared him to Jesus, complete with halo pictures. Children of liberals were inducted into performing songs of praise for Obama that sounded as if they were singing about a Great Leader in Pyongyang. And yet Reza Aslan, former host of CNN's Believer, is now squawking about The dangerous cult of Donald Trump:
New York magazine contributor Andrew Sullivan has a well deserved reputation as being an unhinged liberal anti-Trumper. However, unlike most leftists, Sullivan does experience brief moments of mental clarity. Such a moment occurred today when Sullivan experienced extreme foreboding about the outcome of next weeks gubernatorial election in Virginia. He fears that the Democrat stance on immigration has a good chance of leading to the defeat of Ralph Northam in How the Democrats Are Failing the Resistance:
Senator Chuck Schumer performed the political version of a Sgt. Schultz routine that was seen on today's Morning Joe. It happened during an interview by MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt for this Sunday's Kasie DC show. When the clip was played, the Morning Joe crew went into a state of high mirth, led by Willie Geist, over Schumer's much less than believable profession of ignorance over the charge by former head of the DNC, Donna Brazile, that the Hillary Clinton campaign rigged the Democrat primary.
It's gonna happen! Paul Manafort has been indicted and...and that means that Donald Trump will soon be leaving office. That pretty much sums up the attitude of Rolling Stone writer Bob Dreyfuss who, upon hearing the news about Paul Manafort's indictment, just couldn't contain himself over the fantasy that this will lead to a quick exit, via resignation or impeachment, of President Donald Trump from office. Here is Dreyfuss in today's Rolling Stone sounding positively orgasmic over the fantasy that Manafort's indictment will inevitably lead to Trump's quick exit in Mueller Starts Coming for Team Trump:
With the anniversary of the election of Donald Trump to the presidency only a little over a week away on November 8, how are you planning to commemorate that momentous event? Well, for thousands of Social Justice Warriors who still can't accept the notion of a President Trump the answer seems to be to scream helplessly at the sky. I kid you not. In fact they have named their event "Scream Helplessly at the Sky."
The idea for this event originated in Boston but has spread to other parts of the country where we can fully expect to see media coverage of it. NBC Boston provides us with the details of the upcoming event.
With sexual harassment in the news in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, is it really a good time to hold a political fundraiser for someone who used his position of power to gain sexual advantage from the wife of someone who once ran his political campaign? Movie star Reese Witherspoon held a political fundraiser on Friday at her home for the gubernatorial campaign of California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom who admitted to an affair in 2007 with the wife of the campaign manager for his election as San Francisco mayor.
This apparent hypocrisy served as material for the creative juices of infamous street artist Sabo who placed a rather, um, unique door hanger at many homes in Witherspoon's neighborhood.
The New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks has become as unhinged as Keith Olbermann. Yes, Brooks has joined "The Resistance" and now urges a scorched earth policy when it comes to President Donald Trump. Even if a policy would help the country, it must be resisted, according to Brooks' new twisted logic, if it also helps Trump.
Have you noticed how so many media outlets have gone soft on President Donald Trump? Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, the Daily Show, etc.. All are now treating Trump with kids gloves. Yes, yes! Of course I'm just kidding. The fact is that the mainstream media in both its news and entertainment shows have presented an almost solid wall of total hostility towards Trump. So what happens when just one entertainment show treats Trump as a side character without weighing in on how evil he supposedly is?
With the revelation yesterday in the Washington Post that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for the research that resulted in the infamous Steele (aka "Golden Showers") dossier that contained allegations of supposed ties between Donald Trump's campaign and the Kremlin, it will be interesting to see what the reaction will be from liberal media outlets. In the case of Vox, we didn't have to wait very long. Just a little over an hour after the October 24 Washington Post report, Andrew Prokop of Vox had already decided that Hillary Clinton has become toxic and has thrown her under the bus:
Almost from the moment that Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president in 2015, we have been hearing a familiar cacophony from the mainstream media: "The Republicans are in disarray." Even after Trump won the presidency despite "no path to 270" the MSM has maintained that familiar refrain until the present time. Well, in contrast to that constant theme from the MSM, today's Vanity Fair has suddenly noticed that it is the Democrats who are in a state of collapse.
The Eddie Mush of politics, Bob Shrum, has written an article in the October 19 America magazine attempting to explain how Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. Among the big reasons Shrum cites was overconfidence to the extent that the Hillary campaign declined to even poll the battleground states in the final weeks of the election.
So did Callum Borchers draw the short straw over at the Washington Post? One has to ask because he ended up with the rather unenviable task of performing spin control on the Uranium One scandal which broke wide open on October 17 with a big story written by John Solomon and Alison Spann in The Hill.
That great political genius Chris Cillizza of CNN has made a prediction that appears to spell doom for Republicans in the 2018 congressional elections. Okay, perhaps Cillizza did hilariously flop on his prediction of Donald Trump having near zero chance winning the presidency but this time he is armed with polls.
It was supposed to be an upbeat story in Women's Health magazine about how to take your anger and convert it into something useful. Like making lemonade from lemons. Unfortunately for the intended purpose, the article just comes off as just plain angry and the author just can't get over her anger. No lemonade from her very angry lemons. The story was written by former Hillary for America employee Amanda Litman who, despite her effort to make her anger constructive, obviously fails in that attempt.
The mainstream media has recently gotten all excited over the discovery that the Russians purchased $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the 2016 election season. Of course, almost any rational observer would realize that $100,000 is mere chump change in the grand scheme of things during a campaign in which many millions were spent on ads and commercials.
One person who made a very detailed analysis as to the absurdity of the Russians influencing the U.S. election via those Facebook ads is quite surprising considering his background. It is former 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign chief stragegist Mark Penn who in the October 15 Wall Street Journal mocked the notion of Russian influence via Facebook ads in You Can’t Buy the Presidency for $100,000:
Liberals are so absolutely desperate for President Donald Trump to leave office that Vanity Fair has offered them a slight bit of solace in the form of extreme fantasy. Nell Scovell of that magazine asked eight television writers to fullfill liberal wish fantasy by presenting imaginary scenarios in which Trump resigns. They must have been comedy writers since most of their scenarios are so divorced from reality as to be hilarious. Unfortunately Scovell herself seems to come from a very dark place since the "example" she presented to the writers can properly be classified as gruesomely sick:
Vanity Fair's James Wolcott exemplifies the Trump-loathing panic of the liberal media. In the magazine's November issue, Wolcott fantasizes not only about the early removal of President Donald Trump from office but also about the "reckoning" (vengeance) that he would dearly love to subject upon his supporters. Wolcott presents his deranged vengeance fantasies in WILL WE EVER RETURN TO NORMAL AFTER TRUMP?