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).

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Hours... Minutes... Seconds...The world awaits the very moment former FBI Director James Comey begins his testimony on June 8 before the Senate Intelligence Committee. It could be the most momentous world event in decades...or even centuries! And we must all thank CNN for providing us with the Comey Countdown Clock so we can be aware of exactly how long we have to wait until our lives are changed forever.

Did you know that one of the nation's most momentous historical events is about to take place on June 8? No? Then you missed Meet The Press host Chuck Todd on June 4 hilariously hype or rather, over-hype, the upcoming testimony by former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee. It is impossible to exaggerate the amount of over the top significance that Todd lent to this testimony so watch the following video to see Chuck go into Comey testimony hype overdrive.


Reza Aslan, the human brain eating CNN host of Believer expressed not the slightest hint of sympathy for the victims of the June 3 terror attacks in London on Twitter. Instead he was solely animated by intense hatred of President Donald Trump to the extent that he cursed him out as you can see in the following tweet:


Liberals have gotten so over the top melodramatic about the supposed dire consequences of the announcement by President Donald Trump that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement that they have turned themselves into laughingstocks. One of the more hilarious examples is their comparison of the Marine Jazz Band playing on the White House lawn shortly before the announcment to the Titanic band playing "Nearer My God To Thee." Not only do the two bands have completely different sounds as we shall hear but where would you rather have been; On the White House lawn or the deck of the sinking Titanic?

Warning! Please do not show this Salon article to your liberal acquaintances. It could cause severe, irreversible depression in them. The reason why the May 27 article by Salon's executive editor, Andrew O'Hehir, could be so horribly depressing for them is that it tells several highly unwelcome truths that burst liberal fantasies. The fact that this unwelcome news for Democrats appears in leftist Salon just adds to the credibility of the article whose very depressing title must make liberals want reach for the Prozac, Wake up, liberals: There will be no 2018 “blue wave,” no Democratic majority and no impeachment:


Good news! President Donald Trump is making yoga great again!!!

This news comes to us by way of the May 29 USA Today in which Paul Singer reports that the election of Donald Trump has driven many liberals to take up yoga as a means of escape or to energize themselves for the "resistance" ahead. So perhaps those opposed to Trump will discard their basic black Antifa wannabee ninja outfits for yoga pants instead as we learn that Since election, yoga rises off the mat to take on Donald Trump.


It is no secret that Vanity Fair is not exactly fond of President Donald Trump. However, what is surprising is how they have taken their dislike for Trump to such an extreme that their articles are coming off as if they are just angrily heckling him from the sidelines. An example of this is their May 26 article about the attitude of the Russian people towards Trump.


HOORAY! We lost!!! That is becoming the laughable mainstream media theme about many special elections since President Donald Trump's victory last November. We saw this happen in early March when Politico hailed Democrat performances in special elections despite the fact that there was no net change. The latest iteration of celebrating participation trophies, and likely to be repeated by mainstream media sources,  comes by way of the May 26 edition of Vox in which Matthew Yglesias declared that the loss by the Democrat candidate in the congressional special election was beyond mere good news for the Democrats. In fact the Vox headline acclaimed that Republicans' win in last night's Montana election is great news for Democrats:

 


The U.S. economy under President Donald Trump is already showing signs of great improvement. So if you are CBS News how can you spin this good news into something resembling bad news? You might think this could be an impossible task but on the May 25 CBS This Morning, they managed to put a very creative bad news spin on the good news economy as delivered by Norah O'Donnell in the following video:


Remember "Clock Boy?" He is Ahmed Mohamed, the 14 year old student in Texas who brought a clock he supposedly made to school and was arrested in September 2015 because it was believed it could have been a bomb. He briefly became a celebrity hailed by liberals. However, it was soon discovered that he didn't invent anything since he merely opened up a clock radio and placed its guts into his pencil case as revealed by Bill Maher.


Jeffrey Toobin pretty much let the cat out of the bag about the real desired purpose (by the Democrats and the mainstream media) of the investigation by the new Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the May 19 New Yorker. He basically concedes that there is a good possibility that no criminal evidence of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians will be found. What he reveals, and it is no big surprise to anyone who follows politics, is that the information collected during the course of this investigation could be politically damaging to President Trump if it is released. 


Ross Douthat, the "conservative" David Brooks mini-me at the New York Times, wants President Donald Trump removed from office pronto. Although Douthat admits in his May 16 column that Trump has probably not done anything actually impeachable, he still wants him out of office because his supposed "childishness" offends him. 


Waaaaah! Dana Milbank is really really angry at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and if he doesn't do just want Dana wants him to do then he will be shunned by liberals forever and ever.

Milbank went into full petulant fury mode on this topic in his May 12 Washington Post column in which he angrily declares how betrayed he feels over the fact that Rosenstein did not follow the approved liberal narrative on the James Comey firing. Not only did Rosenstein commit the heresy of issuing a memo listing the reasons for firing Comey which all liberals wanted to happen right up to the moment he actually was fired by President Trump, he dared to contradict incorrect mainstream media reports that he threated to quit his job.


The Washington Post just couldn't let it go. After going full absurd with their speculation on May 10 that a Russian photographer in the Oval Office could have planted a recording device, they doubled down in their absurdity with yet more derangement on the same topic the following day. This time it was their national correspondent Philip Bump who volunteered to make a laughingstock of himself. Bump's hilarious speculation starts with the very title of his article, Here’s how the Russians might have snuck a recording device into the Oval Office.


"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." It is a good bet that Washington Post reporters Carol Morello and Greg Miller probably had the movie Dr. Strangelove on their minds either conciously or unconciously when they wrote their May 10 story/fantasy about the possibility that a Russian photographer could have planted a surveillance device in the White House Oval Office during a meeting there between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats. Before we get to the reporters summoning up their inner General Buck Turgidson, let us revisit the "Dr. Strangelove" War Room scene in which Russian ambassador Alexi de Sadesky attempts to secretly takes photos with a hidden camera.


Remember all the comedic fun you had from watching videos of unhinged liberals in the wake of President Donald Trump's election victory last November? Well, the good news is we are now experiencing a new wave of highly entertaining unhinged liberal videos due to the May 9 firing of FBI Director James Comey by the President.


There is probably no one in Congress more openly opposed to President Donald Trump than Maxine Waters. We have already seen that she has called for Trump's impeachment. Therefore when even Waters there is not yet any evidence at this time of Trump-Russia collusion, that is certainly significant. That is why it is astonishing that Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart left that significant admission made during his own podcast off his column about it.


Better not show the latest video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. She has already revealed that she is triggered just by the term "fake news" and the video of Netanyahu accusing CNN and the New York Times of reporting fake news about Hamas would probably cause her to wilt from such a macroaggression. 


Saturday Night Live (mostly) avoided the subject of Donald Trump in it's opening last night and focused on the on-air dynamics of the newly engaged Morning Joe hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. There was a bit of politics in the skit with the love couple discussing the recently passed health care bill but the main focus was satirizing the love (sometimes hate) relationship between the two.


It only took four "precise" words to utterly deflate Wolf Blitzer on the May 3 Situation Room on CNN. Those four deflationary words came courtesy of Senator Dianne Feinstein. A transcript is below but it is absolutely necessary to watch the video to see just how instantly poor Wolf's entire attitude changed. One moment he was assertively asking a question in a bold tone and the next moment his balloon burst leaving him weakly sputtering in obvious frustration.