Saturday, June 6, 2015

President Obama Responds to Chinese Hack Attack

PPPS (Washington)—At a press briefing today, National Security Adviser Susan Rice indicated that President Obama has authorized a full-scale response, short of putting boots on the ground, to the recent hacking of U.S. government personnel records by Chinese operatives.

"The President recognizes that when the Chinese government institutes a cyber attack on government employees, and not just on regular citizens, corporations and our military, the Reds have clearly crossed a red line. All options are on the table at this point."

PPPS has learned that one of those options may be to use a new cyber warfare weapon, similar to weapons deployed in the past to successfully defeat Al Qaeda. 


PPPS has obtained this exclusive photograph of the new weapon. 




Sunday, May 17, 2015

PPPS Denies Clinton Foundation Contributions May Have Impacted News Coverage

PPPS (Littleton)—A controversy has recently surfaced in the news business involving ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos's aggressive and belligerent interview of Peter Schweitzer, author of the new book Clinton Cash, and the failure by Sephanopoulos to report contributions totaling $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation prior to or during the interview.

While, as a unbiased news organization, PPPS does not opine on the content of the book Clinton Cash or on Mr. Stephenopoulos' journalistic integrity, we do acknowledge that, along with numerous other news organizations and media personalities, PPPS has also contributed to certain charitable organizations associated with the Clintons.

With that in mind, we, the staff at the Pundit Pete Press Service, make the following formal statement.

PPPS Formal Statement

The Pundit Pete Press Service (PPPS) regrets any perception of bias or inappropriate influence which others might incorrectly associate with past (or present) PPPS contributions and/or payment of speaking fees which may have been made to the following charity organizations and funds: 
  • the Clinton Foundation; 
  • the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation; 
  • the Clinton Presidential Library Fund; 
  • the Clinton Global Initiative; 
  • the Bill and Hillary Legal Defense Fund; 
  • the Bill Has Still Got to Pay the Bills Fund;
  • the Ready for Hillary 2016 Fund;
  • the Campaign to Elect Hillary Clinton First Woman President Fund.
If at any time, PPPS had suspected that Secretary Clinton, after resigning from government service in 2012, harbored even the slightest intention of once again running for president or any other public office, we would not have continued making contributions to any of the above-listed funds and organizations during the period of 2012 through 2014.  
Furthermore, with Secretary Clinton's recent surprising announcement of her candidacy for president, PPPS has formally suspended any additional contributions and installments for 2015 (other than those already committed).
PPPS is also announcing disciplinary action  against two long-time PPPS employees, Progressive Pete and Pixel Pete, for professional behavior unbecoming of a journalist. Both employees have been formally reprimanded and suspended for two weeks with pay.
PPPS makes a formal acknowledgement of contributions totaling between $3,532 and $3,532,000 made to the above-listed charitable organizations (as required and reported in publicly available documents).
PPPS states categorically, that said contributions, and any associated benefits, such as (but not limited to) exclusive media access, news tips, personal interviews, plane rides, dinners, hotel accommodations, tickets to sporting events, jewelry, clothing, and miscellaneous unmentionables, had absolutely no influence whatsoever on the selection of or failure to report on any news stories, the content of those news stories, or any editorial commentary produced by the Pundit Pete Press Service in any electronic, print, graphical or video format.
Finally, it should be noted that Pundit Pete, CEO and Editor-In-Chief at PPPS, had no personal knowledge of any of the above-alluded-to financial contributions or employee actions, and therefore, should not be disqualified as a potential moderator for any of the upcoming 2016 presidential campaign debates.

Additional Related Background Information

Progressive Pete, without the knowledge of upper management, has been utilizing our Employee Matching Charity Contribution Program to assign regular bi-weekly deductions of $5 from his paycheck to the Clinton Foundation.
The Pixel Pete produced promotion.

Pixel Pete, again without the knowledge of upper management, was apparently responsible for the design of this major Ready for Hillary 2016 campaign promotion.


An unrepentant Progressive Pete, when notified of his two-week suspension, said, "My only regret is I was unable to donate more, although, as a percentage of salary, I'm pretty sure I've outdone Stephanopoulos."

Pixel Pete, upon receiving notice of the disciplinary action, indicated his regret for having assisted the Ready for Hillary 2016 organization and recognized that it may have been inappropriate to mix personal politics with his work at PPPS. After issuing a formal apology in the form of this graphic message, Pete did note that "the Clinton group paid me more for that one campaign promotion than I get here in a whole year."


Totally Unrelated Background Information:

In totally unrelated news, benevolent billionaire Philanthropist Pete announced that he was making a $100 million contribution to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to help offset a recent precipitous drop in revenue.

PPPS has also learned that one of Philanthropist Pete's companies, Pete Industries, Inc. has agreed to match Pete's personal contribution with a corporate check for $100 million. A spokesperson for Pete Industries, a global resource extraction company with substantial market share in the mining, energy and timber sectors, indicated that the contribution was "in honor of our founder and CEO, and his special passion for saving the rain forest."

In the interest of full disclosure, we note that Philanthropist Pete is also a frequent financial contributor to PPPS and holds the majority ownership in our news organization.

Updates and Related Articles:

Fly Specks on the Debate Commission Table by Clarice Feldman, American Thinker


Thoughts On The Recent UK Elections

PPPS (London)—We asked our UK correspondent Pompous Pete and others at PPPS to comment on last week's shocking election in the United Kingdom, in which Conservatives gained an outright majority in Parliament, against all predictions from pundits and progressive media organizations.


Oh what a Labour-ious thumping that was, led by the lads and lassies up the road in Scotland.
Will the Scots take the high road? Or will they say "bye just now" to Her Majesty's glorious United Kingdom?
—Pompous Pete
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Have we just seen the limits of #ProgressivePrivilege? 
To our friends on the Left: 
You might get away with bullying the Brits into silence, but you can't control their vote.—Privileged Pete
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Maybe the gentle winds of rebellion are blowing across the pond. 
—Citizen Pete          



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Winning Cartoon

PPPS (Garland, TX)

Bosch Fawstin's winning cartoon.

And our own contribution in defense of free speech: a bridge message. 

NOT AFRAID         JE SUIS CHARLIE


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Could the Hillary Clinton Campaign Be Struggling?

PPPS (Littleton)—Here at the Pundit Pete Press Service 2016 Campaign Coverage Headquarters, we've observed that perhaps the Hillary Clinton campaign launch has not gone quite as well as was expected.

Could the constant mocking of her campaign logo be one cause?


Or could the endorsement of certain imprisoned world leaders be part of the problem?

Hillary Clinton and Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood

Maybe It's Time for a Woman President

PPPS (Nashua, NH)—With two potential woman candidates for president, we thought we would provide our readers a comparison.

(feel free to share - just credit Pundit Pete)

Update: May 4, 2015 Carly Fiorina Announcement video.


Fair and Balanced Update: Hillary Clinton Announcement Video.

WARNING: Viewing this video may result in spontaneous rioting and violence.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Five Questions for Hillary That the Press Would Never Ask

PPPS (Des Moines)—We have dispatched our chief political correspondent, Political-Beat Pete, to Iowa to cover the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Unfortunately, for some reason, he has been banned from being in any proximity to the candidate.

Therefore, Pete is providing this list of questions, in hopes that others in the Press Gaggle may find an opportunity to pose them to our future First Woman President, Hillary Clinton.
1.  Under the Obama administration, led by an admittedly black president, we have seen a deterioration in race relations in the U.S., and on occasion, open rioting and looting. Under your administration, which, as you admit, would be led by a Woman President, can we expect to see a deterioration in relations between men and women, and open rioting and looting by crazed feminists?
2.  In the 2012 movie Lincoln, about a president that I'm sure most candidates for that office would aspire to be like in many ways, a question was posed by the actor Tommy Lee Jones playing the character Thaddeous Stevens:  "You are a Democrat. What's the matter with you? Are you wicked?" How would you respond to that question?
3.  This question addresses your considerable experience in foreign affairs from your time as Secretary of State.  There appears to be an uptick in violence in the Middle East and in Muslim cities around the world, and ISIS has recently been on a rampage destroying World Heritage Sites, some of which are thousands of years old. Many are now blaming a recently released campaign announcement video.  Do you agree with that assessment, and should the producer of that video be put in jail?
4.  Once you have been inaugurated as our nation's first Woman President, can we expect some significant changes in White House decor; such as, removal of the painting of our 42nd President from view, and installing a permanent Reset Button on the desk in the Oval Office?
5.  Once in office, will you and your staff be using @whitehouse.gov email addresses? Or will you have your own email server installed and protected by the Secret Service?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Grateful Nation Anticipates Hillary's Historic Announcement

PPPS (New York)—With the email controversy  behind her, Democrat Frontrunner Hillary Clinton will make a formal announcement tomorrow that she is a candidate for President.


Ms. Clinton has indicated that she will make her announcement in a video released via social media, and it is predicted that millions of Americans will be maintaining a constant vigilance on their electronic devices.

To celebrate this historic event, we asked graphic artist, Pixel Pete, to create a campaign announcement which best reflects the anticipation being felt by voters around the nation.

SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: At the request of the Clinton Campaign, Twitter and Facebook will temporarily shut down most accounts linked to conservative and Tea Party groups on Sunday, in order to free up the necessary bandwidth for Hillary's video.


Pixel Pete says feel free to share this if it will help.
EXCLUSIVE SCOOP: Through contacts at the Clinton Campaign headquarters in New York, PPPS has obtained this exclusive pre-announcement copy of a campaign promotion which emphasizes two key campaign theme elements, Hillary's gender and her experience as Secretary of State. 

BENEVOLENT NOTE OF CAUTION: Shortly after this story was first posted, we received this curious cautionary note from a person who emphasized that they were enthusiastically supporting a woman candidate for president. It was just signed, "With love, Carly".


Monday, March 16, 2015

BREAKING: Hillary Email Scandal, Key Document Surfaces in New York

PPPS (Chapaqua, NY)—Thanks to the efforts of our Chief Investigative Reporter, Poirot Pete, the Pundit Pete Press Service has uncovered a key document in the recent controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.

Poirot Pete, posing as an undocumented worker at a local paper recycling drop off in Chapaqua, New York, uncovered this memo, purportedly from Huma Abedin to Hillary Clinton, and referencing the sorting of Hillary's emails using key words and phrases. The memo appears to contain personal notes from Secretary Clinton revising the list of key words and directing the email search and deletion of non-relevant emails.

Although our handwriting expert, Penmanship Pete, has yet to confirm the validity of the memo and notes, the memorandum does appear to validate Secretary Clinton's assertion that the email account on the Clintonemail.com server was often used for personal and charity business, and seldom for official State Department correspondence. Based upon this memo, it is safe to conclude that Secretary Clinton has fully complied with the State Department request to turn over relevant documents, and that only emails unrelated to her work as Secretary were actually deleted.

It is our hope that this memorandum, uncovered through the efforts of a PPPS reporter, will settle this issue, and allow Ms. Clinton to assume her rightful role as our nation's first woman President, without further controversy.





Update March 21, 2015:
Now Huma Abedin is Being Scrutinized for Possible Corruption - DC Clothesline

Monday, February 23, 2015

Georgia Middle-School Kid Doubles Down on Rudy's Remarks About Obama's Love for America

PPPS (Atlanta) A 12-year old Georgia middle school kid named CJ Pearson, after hearing former Mayor Rudy Giuliani suggest that President Obama does not love America, decided to double down on Rudy's remark and post his own thoughts on YouTube.

No further commentary is needed, as this young Patriot is pretty clear in his opinion.



H/T Suzi Q Starr and Western Journalism.


UPDATE: 
At a news conference today, members of the Press pressed Governor Scott Walker to denounce the CJ Pearson comments.

Walker declined, suggesting that they might want to bring the matter up at the next White House Press Briefing and let the President respond to the 12-year old, if he has the guts to do so.

The mainstream media immediately went with the headline "Walker is a Coward; Avoids Comment From 12-year old."

Ok, Ok. Now a Real UPDATE: Of course, this conservative kid got his Facebook page shut down. Go figure. Can't have any 12-year old's spouting rational thought and opinions - what if it was contageous.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Federal Court Ruling in Texas on Immigration Policy: Advice From Pleader Pete

PPPS (Littleton)—Our in-house attorney, Pleader Pete, has some legal advice for Congress regarding the recent ruling on President Obama's executive action on immigration by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tea Party - One Pete's Perspective

PPPS (Littleton)—As we approach the sixth anniversary of the beginning of Tea Party movement, we thought we would present some recollections from those involved. Our first is from Persnickety Pete, renowned malcontent, and author of the book some call the bible of the Tea Party movement, Manufacturing Anger.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

President Obama's New Foreign Policy Instills Fear in Tyrants and Terrorists Around the World

PPPS (Washington)—President Obama on Friday released a new foreign policy doctrine that is sure to instill fear in the hearts of tyrants and terrorists around the world.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Is the Brian Williams Criticism A Bit Over the Top?

PPPS (Littleton)—With the entire news business abuzz with the embarrassing revelations surrounding NBC News anchor Brian Williams' rhetorical embellishments, and his subsequent suspension, we asked this question:

Is the Brian Williams criticism a bit over the top? 

Then we received this clever graphic from an anonymous reader, and the answer of course is:

Yes!

Update March 9, 2015: Did Brian Williams bury stories that hurt the Obama administration? —HotAir


Monday, February 2, 2015

New Hashtag #ProgressivePrivilege Trending Today on Twitter

PPPS (Littleton)—In the wake of all the Super Bowl buzz, there is a puzzling new term trending on Twitter today. 

The PPPS staff and journalists at other major news networks are at a loss to explain the phrase #ProgressivePrivilege or its sudden popularity, but our own Social Media Director, #PoundsignPete, was able to isolate the source.




Saturday, January 17, 2015

John Kerry Graces Cover of New French Satire Magazine: PETIE PEBDO

PPPS (Paris)—As the Pundit Pete Press Service expands its media footprint across the globe, we are proud to announce the launch of our new French language satire magazine, PETIE PEBDO.

Headquartered at an undisclosed location in Paris, PETIE PEBDO will be run by two of our experienced staff, Chief EU Correspondent, Pierre Pete, and Investigative Reporter, Poirot Pete. Editorial content will be supplemented with artwork and cartoons from Pixel Pete and Pencil Pete.

Our inaugural edition has been sent off to the printers and will be on newsstands soon. Here, to wet those famous French appetites, is the cover from that first edition, featuring U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry. 







Sunday, January 11, 2015

JE SUIS CHARLIE - Colorado bridge message in support of France

Place de la République - Evgeny Feldman photo
PPPS (Littleton)—Millions of French citizens and several world leaders, rallied in Paris earlier today in defiance of Islamic terrorists.

Unfortunately, President Obama, was not among them.

Two community members of Littleton, Colorado, Citizen Caryn and Citizen Pete, sought to remedy that shameful absense in their own small way, by posting a message in solidarity with the French people on a local pedestrian bridge.

NOT AFRAID      JE SUIS CHARLIE

Message on Bridge to Nowhere posted 11-Jan-2015 (click to enlarge)
While they were on the bridge, they noticed a man taking several photos from the street. The man then came up on the bridge, and after apologizing for not knowing much English, simply said "Merci".

He turned out to be a French man named Tyler. 

Citizens Caryn and Pete said that one comment really made their day!


Update January 13, 2015: Our bridge message was covered by Colorado Peak Politics.

Update January 14, 2015:  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Paris Terror Attack - We Pray For and Stand With Our Brothers and Sisters in Satire

PPPS (Paris)—We stand with our brothers and sisters in satire. 

Please share this graphic in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

Lord, shine your light on the people of Paris and especially those friends and family members of Charlie Hebdo and the police killed in today's terrorist attack. Bring them healing and comfort and courage in their grief. And for the French people, turn their righteous anger into commitment and a testament to Your love, that evil shall not prevail and that truth shall not be silenced. Amen.

Please go to the Charlie Hebdo web site and share their message in the language of your choosing.  


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Other posts from around the web:

Kirby Delauter, 'Charlie Hebdo.' and the Limits of Our Bravery - Washington Free Beacon

The Future Belongs to Charlie Hebdo - by Kyle Shideler, Center for Security Policy

First Hand Account From the Terrorist Attack on Charlie-Hebdo - Claire Berlinski

The Media Owes Charlie Hebdo An Apology - by Rusty at Mental Recession

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lost Ski Areas Book Project Impacts PPPS Production in 2014 - An Apology to Our Readers


Caryn at Vail in 1962
PPPS (Littleton)—As we wrap up 2014 at the Pundit Pete Press Service, we must offer an apology to our readers. 

You see, two of our most loyal readers (and sometimes contributors), Citizen Caryn and Citizen Pete, launched into a fascinating book project about the history of lost ski areas in Colorado. 

So many PPPS staff members became consumed with helping Caryn and Pete with their research, however, that they almost completely neglected their Press Service duties. 

PPPS staff members conducting research
(US Forest Service photo)
The result was a decidedly downhill decline in the number of PPPS stories posted, from 47 in 2013 to only 23 in 2014.  

The good news is that, with the help of the PPPS staff and many others around the state, Caryn and Pete were able to publish this absolutely fabulous book, Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Front Range and Northern Mountains.  



We encourage those with a love of skiing or history to purchase copies online from the History Press (where Caryn & Pete will get a larger royalty).

Copies are also available online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and at bookstores throughout Colorado, including: The Tattered Cover; the Book Bar; and Off the Beaten Path in Steamboat Springs.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

BREAKING VIDEO: Racist Cop Shoots at Back of Fleeing Unarmed Man

PPPS (Bedford Falls)—In the midst of our crisis in race relations between police and communities across our nation, PPPS received this exclusive video of an out-of-control local police officer shooting at the back of a fleeing unarmed man after allegedly being punched.

video