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
November 25, 2015, 3:13 PM EST

Los Angeles Times reporter Christine Mai-Duc thinks she has found irony in the fact that most of the workers at the factory that manufactures Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" hats are Latino. Of course there is really nothing ironic in this since all the factory workers have legal status so no illegal workers are working at the plant. What is truly ironic is that the reporter, while trying desperately to expose irony which does not exist in this situation, has revealed her own anti-Trump bias in her story. 

First let us observe as Ms Mai-Duc tries and fails to find irony in the fact that most of the Trump hat factory workers are Latino:


November 22, 2015, 12:37 PM EST

Is this the funniest production yet from the Taiwanese Animators? A strong case can be made for the affirmative. Great graphics. Hilarious parody lyrics to the tune of "I Will Survive." And, above all, a singing voice that sounds remarkably like that of Hillary Clinton. So everybody, follow the bouncing ball and sing along:



November 21, 2015, 12:22 PM EST

Eeeek! Donald Trump wants databases! Oh, the horror!

NEWSFLASH!!! Every person legally residing in the United States is already in a database as Diamond & Silk have entertainingly pointed out. Even a liberal writer at Slate has admitted that Trump did not specifically single out Muslims alone to be placed on a database. As for the absurd claim that Trump wanted identity badges for Muslims, that wild charge has pretty much fizzled out by now despite attempts by the mainstream media to pretend it was a fact.

November 20, 2015, 1:53 PM EST

By now you have probably seen a plethora of stories in the Mainstream Media that Donald Trump wants special ID badges for Muslims. One little problem here. Trump never actually said this. One "tell" that this story is false is that there is no video of Trump saying this. The best the MSM can come up with is one with Trump answering questions about border security. The word "badges" never crossed his lips. The other tell is the very selective use of quotes in which only a portion of a sentence in which Trump supposedly called for badges for Muslims is in quotation marks. Snopes Fact Check does an excellent job of destroying this fake story which we shall review but first let us take a look at an example very selective and highly misleading quotes by ABC News:

November 19, 2015, 7:34 PM EST

Sheesh! Talk about a completely misplaced set of priorities! In the wake of the Paris terror attacks last week in which hundreds were killed and wounded, what is now the main concern for Huffington Post reporter Daniel Marans? How the attacks will make a global climate deal more likely. In this, he sure sounds like he is as tone deaf as Brian Williams who expressed the same concern during the middle of the Paris attacks. Let us now join Marans in his complete divorce from reality:

November 19, 2015, 4:35 PM EST

If you had watched last night's episode of South Park then you are probably aware of how it brilliantly mocked PC culture. In addition to it's hilarious mocking of PC, it also took on another topic, Saturday's Democrat presidential candidates debate. If you missed that debate, you can be forgiven because the DNC very intentionally wanted as few people to watch it as possible. However, thanks to a South Park scene of that debate many more people will become aware of it, including a topic that Hillary Clinton would prefer you not dwell upon. 

Although she came out in favor during the debate of admitting up to 65,000 Syrian refugees into this country, that position was taken to attract liberal Democrat primary voters. For the general election she would rather not spotlight this view which is already turning out to be electoral poison. Unfortunately for her, that was the debate topic South Park focused on. A trigger warning strong language alert for viewing the following scene:

November 16, 2015, 8:30 PM EST

Jonathan Cohn is the reliably liberal senior national correspondent for the Huffington Post. Therefore, one must take notice when he subjected the fiscal policy answers of the Democrat presidential candidates to a robust vetting after their Saturday debate and found them quite wanting. Cohn's problem is he thinks the candidates should be honest about having to increase taxes. You really expect honesty from them on this matter, Jonathan? 

November 15, 2015, 2:28 PM EST

Okay, he isn't THE Pajama Boy but a Pajama Boy that has appeared in a GE commercial for the past few weeks who was obviously inspired by the original. Should you doubt that this is very close copy of the original Pajama Boy, the dialogue should convince you. Meanwhile the original Pajama Boy has failed to capitalize on his notoriety and has faded into relative obscurity as a blogger hyping a kinetic energy battery charger.

November 14, 2015, 3:44 PM EST

Remember the Obamacare poster boy, Chad Henderson, best known to the world for lying about enrolling in Obamacare? Since the mainstream media liked him he was able to slide on his lie and portray himself as some sort of laid back happy-go-lucky guy. However, as we shall see, he has a highly political dark side which surfaced again today by politicizing the Paris attacks with an incredibly shameful tweet.

November 14, 2015, 11:39 AM EST

Right in the middle of the reports of the Paris attacks yesterday comes a really bizarre and tone deaf note of concern from Brian Williams of MSNBC. Brian is concerned about how the attacks will affect the messaging of the Paris Climate Change Conference which is scheduled to begin at the end of this month. I kid you not, as you can see in this video of his interview with Weather Channel managing editor Sam Champion who was in Paris for an Al Gore event.

November 11, 2015, 5:16 PM EST

Today is Veterans Day and ironically one of the greatest tributes paid to American veterans was made by a former deadly foe. A PBS documentary, Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades, broadcast yesterday and available online, featured the 70th reunion on Iwo Jima of veterans of that bloody battle. Among the veterans was Tsuruji Akikusa, a former radioman in the Imperial Japanese Navy who was badly wounded. As one of the very few Japanese survivors of Iwo Jima and one of the last who is still alive, he is quite a rarity. However, what makes him really special is the incredible tribute to American veterans that he made starting at the 25:30 mark of the video:

November 11, 2015, 2:45 PM EST

The New York Times is displaying an astounding lack of curiosity about a significant charge of racism relayed by its own editorial page editor. Brent Staples was quoting a Missourian article by University of Missouri journalism professor Cynthia Frisby when something she wrote just leaped off the page. It was a charge of racist slurs being hurled at her by fellow School of Journalism faculty members. So what is the response from the Times? Nothing. Even though it would be easy to investigate, they have not checked into her charges. Here is the shocking claim by Professor Frisby as relayed by the incredibly incurious Staples:

November 10, 2015, 1:03 PM EST

If you are a hate crime hoaxer you can expect punishment in the form of a thorough lashing by a wet noodle followed by a severe chastisement. It is also known at the student-run newspaper of the University of California at Berkeley, the Daily Californian, as "restorative justice."  Of course, had the culprit been revealed to have fit the narrative of the thousands of Berkeley High School students who walked out of classes in protest of a "hate crime" last thursday, then the prescribed punishment would have been much more severe with no "safe safe" for his privacy.

November 8, 2015, 2:02 PM EST

One of the latest shticks among college liberals is the need to create "safe spaces" on campuses. Such "safe spaces" are areas where the tender students can protect their precious eyes and ears from being exposed to ideas that could possibly upset them. Usually such ideas are conservative opinions but they can also be as silly as "offensive" halloween costumes. Such was the case recently at Yale which produced the unintentionally hilarious video below (strong language warning) of an outraged Yale student screaming the master of Silliman college whose high crime was merely to support that the idea of giving students leeway in choosing their own costumes: 

November 7, 2015, 4:32 PM EST

Come back, Sidney... I wanna chastise you... ---Lt. Harry Kello, "Sweet Smell of Success."

A shocking hate crime hit that well known hotbed for Klan activity, Berkeley, California. A walkout of hundreds of Berkeley High school students with the support of their principal took place in outraged protest against a hateful message left on the school's computer. After angry demands for justice, the culprit was quickly  caught. And then a really strange thing happened. Namely almost nothing. Gone is the outrage from the protesters and suddenly a strangely incurious response from the mainstream media who seem reluctant to inquire into the identity of the culprit despite the fact he is probably already known to most of the Berkeley High student body. Before we analyze the mysterious reluctance of the MSM to reveal just who this dastardly culprit is, let us read about the big Berkeley walkout on Thursday, as reported by the Associated Press among many other media outlets:


November 4, 2015, 9:35 PM EST

Former Saturday Night Live cast member, Nora Dunn, is very upset over the fact that Donald Trump is hosting that show this Saturday. So upset to the point of incoherence. She tries to make the case against Trump but pretty much all she can come up with is she doesn't like him. While explaining her dislike of Trump, Dunn wanders off into semi-coherent psychobabble which makes one wonder if there was a shrink sitting beside her couch taking notes as she wanders slightly in and mostly out of topic for paragraph after paragraph. Of course, during her extended ramble not one word of objection to the recent appearance of Hillary Clinton on SNL.

So here is Nora Dunn at the Huffington Post taking a long, long time to explain why Trump shouldn't host SNL because she plain doesn't like his politics:

November 3, 2015, 2:07 PM EST

Remember when, not so long ago, much of the Mainstream Media was mocking people who stocked up on emergency supplies ("preppers") in case of a catastrophe as a bunch of "rightwing" survivalist kooks wearing tinfoil hats? Well, it now appears that Ted Koppel is wearing a tinfoil hat because he is warning about a possible apocalyptic catastrophe that could knock out the nation's power grid for up to two years and is recommending that people stock up on emergency supplies.

Such recommendations are made in his recently published book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. We shall get to Ted Koppel, survivalist, but first let us examine the mockery such people were subjected to in the MSM as exemplified by this article by Neil Genzlinger in the March 2012 New York Times:

October 30, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT

CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux was shocked, SHOCKED that anybody could dare interrupt Hillary Clinton. In fact, Malveaux acted as if the Black Lives Matter protesters interrupting Hillary's speech in Atlanta today was a unique historical event that was completely unprecedented. You have to check out the video below to get full enjoyment of Malveaux's unintentional comedy performance as she registers extreme shock for The Lead

October 30, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

Last Monday your humble correspondent pointed out what was apparently a lapse in the absurd Huffington Post policy initiated in July to only cover Donald Trump on its Entertainment, not Politics, page. However, the Huffington Post denied to WND and Adweek that there was any such change in a policy which, the longer Trump remains in the lead, makes them look like a laughingstock for stubbornly hanging on to an obviously ridiculous policy which now serves no purpose other than to broadcast its bias. Here is the lame excuse provided by the Huffington Post to WND as to how the two Trump stories "slipped" by them and onto their Politics page:

October 28, 2015, 5:07 PM EDT

Are you lazy as hell? Do you absolutely hate to work and want to get paid  for doing almost nothing? As a fringe benefit, you will also score big bucks on your way out the door after months as a parasitic do nothing to the tune of perhaps $40,000. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, a no-work job is waiting for you at Politico.

Erik Wemple of the Washington Post reported on just such an example. The favorite  part of the story for your humble correspondent was his link titled "criticism that he was 'lethargic'." However, before we get to that, Wemple describes a Politico settlement for an undisclosed amount that couldn't possibly be $40,000. Could it?