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

Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correpondent of Yahoo News, is unable to find any real proof of Trump-Russia collusion based on the latest court filings by Special Counsel Robert Mueller when he appeared on CNN's December 8 Smerconish show. But first, Isikoff agreed with Smerconish on the appearance of Democratic hypocrisy on impeaching over sex. Rep. Jerrold Nadler "eloquently" argued Clinton shouldn't be impeached for lying to conceal an affair with an intern. So how is Nadler going to impeach using sketchy witnesses like Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti? 



It was a funeral for former President George H.W. Bush but all the MSNBC Deadline White House panel could focus on was Trump, Trump, Trump. Any mention of the recently deceased was only in relation to President Donald Trump. So what did Trump do at the funeral that caused such obsession over him? Actually, as they admit, nothing. He just quietly sat there but that was enough for host Nicole Wallace and her panelists Peter Baker, Michael Beschloss, and Eugene Robinson to analyze what they supposed was going on in Trump's mind.

 



Are the editors of Politico Magazine even aware of what they have previously published? One has to ask that question since a mere six weeks ago, that periodical published an article by Jack Shafer mocking the the notion of Beto O'Rourke idolatry in the media called "Stop the Press Before It Profiles Beto O’Rourke Again." So what did Politico Magazine do on December 1? It hyped O'Rourke as another Lincoln. I kid you not.

 



Although CNN's Jeffrey Toobin claimed on Thursday that it was the first day that he thought that President Donald Trump might not finish his term, his colleague at the network, Chris Cillizza, admitted on the same day that Trump is right about no collusion. So game over much to poor Toobin's disappointment, right? Well, not quite. Even though Cillizza admitted that there is no actual proof of collusion, his caveat is there a lot of smoke. Therefore let the pointless investigations that will probably find only more proofless smoke continue.



Thursday was the first day that Jeffrey Toobin claims he thought that President Trump would not finish his term. Or at least it was the first time Toobin had that thought since September, when he announced that a Trump tweet was an impeachable offense. What drove Toobin to repeat his fantasy on Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday was Michael Cohen claiming he was lying when he testified to Congress about the time frame of Trump conducting perfectly legal business negotiations with Russians.



Boxers or briefs? In the case of former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines the question should be shorts or underpants? One just has to know in the wake of his meltdown Tuesday following his appearance on Trish Regan Primetime when he went berserk sans pants in the hallway of the Fox News studio.



Johnny Harris of Vox reported on the enormous numbers of refugees who have fled from Venezuela and crossed the border to live in Colombia. Since Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, one might wonder how it came to be an economic basket case where inflation is so high that the paper currency needed to buy a roll of toilet paper would actually be more useful to use in the desired function than the product it is supposed to purchase. Harris reports on the what but never on the why of the Venezuelan refugee crises



The latest liberal Chicken Little Global Warming iteration of the End of Times comes to us by way of CNN's Philip Mudd who warns that hamburgers are going to kill us.



There are many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and among them is that chip-on-shoulder Harper's Bazaar writer Rachel Elizabeth Cargle will not be sitting at your Thanksgiving table (unless you are at that one very unfortunate table where she will be sitting). Why? Because Cargle has come up with a bunch of ways to destroy the Thanksgiving mood by going annoyingly political as you can read in her November 19 article, "How to Talk to Your Family About Racism on Thanksgiving."



Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stated on Friday in her near concession speech that the winner, Brian Kemp, owed his victory "on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote." As we have seen, this talking point was taken up by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown as well as many of his fellow liberals. In addition, that talking point has gone pretty much unchallenged by most of the mainstream media.

As a result of the latter, the Steve Kane Radio Show co-host, Brian Craig, made an interesting observation on Monday while taking a call from a liberal who took up that voter suppression meme: if so many Georgia voters were unfairly purged, then where are they and why has there been no media interviews with them?

 



Democrats have long maintained that vote fraud is "as rare as an asteroid strike" so when Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown charged that the gubernatorial election in Georgia was stolen from Democrat candidate Stacey Abrams, Chuck Todd felt compelled to all too briefly challenge Brown on his charge on Sunday's Meet The Press.

Watch just how quickly Chuck Todd folded under just a bit of pressure from Brown:



On Tuesday we had an over the top gushy CNN report by Dana Bash on how absolutely wonderful House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is. This bit of excessive saccharine was followed up on Thursday with CNN's New Day host Alisyn Camerota advocating so forcefully for Pelosi as Speaker of the House, it almost sounded like she was auditioning to be her floor manager for that campaign.



Although he was careful to lead off by claiming that "nobody is stealing the election, even Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's Daily Show mocked in an entertaining way the job performance of Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes. Noah's biting commentary on Tuesday stands in sharp contrast to many Democrats who for political reasons prefer to remain mum on the subject of Snipes.



As we have seen, Donny Deutsch has had a somewhat less than spectacular record when predicting on the subject of President Donald Trump. In fact, his predictions have often been spectacularly wrong. Deutsch's latest prediction on Trump was delivered on Monday's Morning Joe. In response to host Joe Scarborough's observation that Trump must already know he is going to lose re-election in 2020, Deutsch upped the ante on silliness by suggesting that if Trump does lose, he will stage a military coup.



Here is a math question that even most Common Core students could easiliy answer: Which is a greater number, 40 or 63? The answer is all too obvious...unless you have a political agenda. And one such person is Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski.

Her Mika math was on full display on November 12 when she angrily asserted that it is "laughable" that the 2018 Democrat House seat gain of up to 40 seats is not as bad as the 63 seat GOP gain in 2010 during the Barack Obama administration.



Although the mainstream media continues to deny the many allegations of corruption and fraud against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, even they are forced to concede the overwhelming evidence of incompetence on her part. The absurdly high level of incompetence on display by Snipes is too much for a few in the liberal media, which would normally be expected to jump to her defense especially since the highly questionable Broward ballots threaten to deprive Rick Scott of his U.S. Senate victory over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.



Joy Behar frequently puts her ignorance on display but on Wednesday's The View, she went above and beyond her usual lack of knowledge. In discussing the midterm elections with Matthew Dowd, Behar wore her constitutional scholar mantle to observe that the Democrats lost the Senate races in the midterms the day before due to gerrymandering. 



SHOW ME THE NUMBERS!!!

A reader of Wednesday's Associated Press story by Nicolas Riccardi about the tight U.S. Senate race in Arizona between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema could be forgiven for channeling his inner Jerry Maguire. Why? Because in a long story filed at 6:04 A.M. (with later update) about that race, there were no numbers provided.



"Hello. I'm a REPUBLICAN pollster and I would like to ask you a few questions."

If anybody tells you that they or their spouses received such a phone call, they are lying. Why? Because political pollsters of all stripes (Republican and Democrat) NEVER identify their party affiliation during interviews so as not to taint the sample. Therefore what is one to make of self-sainted former FBI Director James Comey's November 3 tweet that a Republican pollster called up his wife and that she replied with the following response?



Former President Barack Obama came to Miami on Friday to campaign for Andrew Gillum who is running for Florida governor as well as for the nearly invisible incumbent senator, Bill Nelson. CNN was on hand to cover the rally and picked one of the people in the crowd "at random" to interview. During the course of the interview, it was revealed that the "random" person just so happened to be the mother of Gillum.