Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party

PPPS (Littleton)—We received this Christmas card from readers Citizen Pete and Citizen Caryn. We are passing it on.

Merry Christmas. —The Staff

Friday, December 14, 2012

UN Ambassador Rice Withdraws from Secretary of State Consideration

PPPS (Washington, DC)—In a surprising turn of events in the search to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN Ambassador Susan Rice formally withdrew her name from consideration for the post.
Ambassador Rice & Sec. Clinton (Wash. Post photo)

Ambassador Rice provided an explanation yesterday in the Opinion section of the Washington Post. Her decision has sent shock waves through our news room and among some of our readers.

Following are some of the responses we have received.


From Patriot Pete, who provided a translation:

Re: Susan Rice's commentary in the Washington Post (I tried to post there, but I seem to have been blocked).

MyTranslation: I lied. I got caught. Senate hearings would not be fun. I'll play victim. Please make them stop so I can keep my UN job.


From Citizen Pete at the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party, who sent us a pic, with note attached:


(click to enlarge) Citizen Pete photo, 2012












From a new reader named Andrea M., who provided this explanation:





Tuesday, December 4, 2012

PPPS Hires Social Media Director

PPPS (Littleton)—With the ever-increasing importance of social media, the Pundit Pete Press Service is pleased to announce the creation of a new Director of Social Media position, and the hiring of  a seasoned veteran of the virtual world, #Pound-Sign Pete. 

#Pound-Sign Pete (PPPS photo)
#Pound-Sign Pete brings with him vast experience and knowledge of social media, and has been a pioneer in the "hashtag revolution." Pete is the author of the best-selling e-book How to Friend Like A Friend and created the successful consulting firm  #Hashtags-R-Us#.

Pete was recently invited to the White House and is often credited with introducing the President to social media. Rumors are circulating that Pete may be responsible for the wildly popular #My2K Twitter campaign.

Although Pete has tweeted and friended under a number of alias', which we are not at liberty to reveal, suffice to say that he has clogged up many a laptop screen, FB account, and smart phone over the years. Known among insiders as the "Tweeter-In-Chief", Pete has already been blocked by more people than most social-media addicts could ever hope to claim on their Followers list.

#Pound-Sign Pete will be in charge of monitoring trends taking place in the virtual world and for the maintenance of our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

We are honored to welcome #Pound-Sign Pete on board!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

On Benghazi: The Lies Are Not Acceptable. Period.

PPPS (Littleton)—In lieu of our own editorial comment on the sordid Benghazi, Libya murders and the cover up by the Obama Administration, we decided to share a comment from one of our readers and frequent contributors, Citizen Pete.

Pete shared with us this comment he posted on the web site of The Telegraph, a UK newspaper, regarding this article by Nile Gardner:  The White House’s Benghazi bungling is proving a disaster

Pete's comments and link to a previous PPPS article about the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party, sum things up fairly succinctly,as does Pete's photo:

Look, they (Clinton, Rice, Carney, Obama) lied to the American people about the Benghazi murders for political reasons and that is not acceptable. Period.
Any observing/thinking American knows it. Those who say otherwise are:
1) part of the Administration or Democratic party;
2) part of the mainstream media (but I repeat myself);
3) uninformed or incapable of simple, practical reasoning;
4) willfully in denial; or
5) have some other agenda for which their ends are met by denying the truth.
They lied from the very beginning of this event and they are lying about it now.
The purpose was/is to cover up their incompetence in security, in policy, in reaction, and even in the cover up, and, most importantly, to defuse, delay and distract to prevent this issue from impacting the President's reelection. They succeeded in that goal.
It is up to the citizens of our country to tell them that their actions are unacceptable. In Colorado we posted this message prior to the election and will again after the election.

Related Posts: 
September 12, 2012Clinton Speech on Libya Murders Omits the Word "Freedom"
September 27, 2012:  Pundit Pete Opines on Libya Consulate Murders

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Could Gaza Cease-Fire Lead to Two-State Solution?

PPPS (Cairo)—Could there finally be some encouraging news emerging out of the Middle East?

Based upon exclusive interviews with Arab diplomats by our own Middle East correspondent, Palestinian Pete, there appears to be a consensus forming that the recent cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas ending Israel's aggressive actions in Gaza could lead to a final two-state solution.

Thanks to the courageous efforts by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to broker the deal, there is now a possibility for a permanent peace agreement.

Palestinian Pete has learned that the Clinton/Morsi talks went well beyond the topic of a temporary cease-fire, and included the drawing up of permanent two-state boundaries.

Two-State Solution Proposed by Secretary Clinton

Through unnamed contacts closely involved in the negotiations Palestinian Pete was able to obtain near-final maps presented by negotiators on each side.

Two-State Solution Proposed by President Morsi

It is clear from an examination of the maps, that with only some minor boundary adjustments, a two-state solution is clearly possible.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Some Thanksgiving Day Observations

PPPS (Littleton)—We thought we would share just a few Thanksgiving Day observations tweeted by our staff yesterday.

On Thanksgiving Holiday:

Learned that President Lincoln designated Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the midst of personal grief and a civil war. If he found things to be thankful for, we certainly can too. Thank you Lord for your many blessings.
Michael Medved's late evening radio show reading about the history of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving was great. Learned a lot.

On Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:

Enjoyed Parade. Liked Aflac Duck. Not sure about NBC's last-minute designation of UN Ambassador Susan Rice as Grand Marshall.
Really liked marching bands. Learned a lot about our culture. But having a Mr. and Mr. Claus at the end was a bit over the top.

On Football:

Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!
Fumbles are Fun. So are Missed Field Goals.

On Family:

We love it when our kids call. Sometimes wish they weren't so far away.
Met some Conservatives from Wisconsin. It was a wonderful thing. Learned about a guy named Paul Ryan, cold weather and cheese.
Thanks Debbie and Kevin, the Estes Park Crew, and the Fort Collins Contingent. We greatly enjoyed your company. God bless you all.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

PPPS (Littleton)—To all our loyal readers:


Happy Thanksgiving

God Bless You All

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama Wins - As Predicted

PPPS (Littleton)—As projected by the Pundit Pete Press Service on September 29 (PPPS was the first major news organization to call the election), President Obama won reelection last night. Our Final Exit polling indicates that he won heavily among Deceased Voters, which ultimately put him over the top.

We certainly don't want to over emphasize the Dead Vote, since enough breathing Americans fought back and made the election close. But there is a certain pall hanging over America today. So much so that two of our loyal readers and sometimes contributors, Patriot Pete and Citizen Pete, both tweeted this message this morning:

It's mourning in America.

Keep your chins up and keep fighting. As Patriot Pete once wrote:

"They have awakened us. We will not give up and we will not go away.  We will stand firm until their power has passed."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Political Yard Signs - Post Benghazi

PPPS (Littleton)—Some new political yard signs were posted in front of the Pundit Pete Press Service offices by an unknown individual or group. Do you think we should take them down?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Denver News Anchor Asks President Tough Questions on Benghazi, Civility and Solar


In this day that is itself news and our hats are off to 9News Denver Co-Anchor Kyle Clark.

Here is the interview with President Obama to be aired this evening on 9News Denver.

In this interview, the questions are most important and we've paraphrased them below. The President as usual, rarely provides a satisfactory answer, but he is clearly unnerved by the questions. Mr. Clark was allotted only five minutes, but he managed to stretch the interview out to 7 1/2 minutes. Good job.

Q: Were the Americans under attack at the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya denied requests for help during that attack, and is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we'll all find out after the election?

A: Well..look....the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us finding out exactly what happened.......

Q: Were they denied help during the attack?

A: We are...we are finding out exactly what happened, as I've said over the last...ah...couple of months since this happened...that....ah....the minute I ...ah...find out what was going on I gave three very clear directives.......(same old, same old....but the President is clearly unnerved that Clark repeated that question)

Check back for updates.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Poem for the Press - from Poet Pete

PPPS (Littleton)—In response to new revelations of press misconduct and administration lying related to the Libya Consulate Terrorist Attack, our poet-in-residence, Poet Pete, penned this poem.

by Poet Pete 

To the Press in this country.

Don’t you care about your country?
Does the color of one man’s skin 
    override everything?
Do you suffer from so much guilt
    that content of character
       has no meaning?

Is the fantasy of the left
    the only prism
       through which 
          you can view the world?

How many dead Americans in Libya,
    or in America, 
       or elsewhere,
    will it take 
       to wake 

Or, if you believe 
    that America is so bad,
    then how many 
    dead Mexicans,
       or brutalized women 
           in Muslim countries, 
    or repressed 
       and murdered 
          religious minorities,
    or faux demonstrations 
       about videos 
           and cartoons?

How many failed spring uprisings 
    which lead to 
       new forms of tyranny
           will be required
              to focus 

What does it take 
    to finally awaken you?

What would it take
    to make you 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Romney/Ryan Rally at Red Rocks - A Photo Essay

Note: this photo was posted on The Kitchen Cabinet 2012 Facebook
PPPS (Morrison, CO)—Fresh off of the Debate on Monday night, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan came to the Red Rocks Amphitheater near Morrison, Colorado last evening. PPPS was there. 

The Red Rocks Amphitheater officially seats about 9,500, but with people sitting along the edges, the crowd was well over 10,000. Up to a few thousand people were turned away once the venue filled.

The Romney Rally was in a perfect setting, the magical Red Rocks Park, located at the base of the foothills west of Denver and just above the Town of Morrison.

The setting, Red Rocks Park (PPPS photo, 2012)
It was a warm sunny autumn day, which led into a very comfortable warm evening. To our surprise, when PPPS arrived at the event we immediately ran into Citizen Pete and Citizen Caryn, longtime PPPS readers and members of the infamous Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party.

As we were discussing what a beautiful setting this was, Pete proudly announced, "Oh we know, we can see Red Rocks from our front porch."

One hour before the start (click to enlarge) Citizen Pete photo 2012
An hour before the event started, the amphitheater was already about 1/2 full and cars were beginning to back up onto Highway C-470.

The stage with singer Rodney Atkins (click to enlarge) PPPS, 2012
Close-up of the turf. (Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party Photo)
Our inside sources indicate that the Transition Team for Presumptive President-Elect Mitt Romney may already be seeking bipartisan solutions to some of our nation's most difficult challenges, but we have yet to confirm the rumor that they hired Senior Obama Campaign Adviser David Axelrod to install Astroturf on the stage for the Red Rocks event.

Other sources tell us that the turf was real and installed by a local grassroots Tea Party organization.

A smiling Citizen Caryn really enjoyed the event (PPPS photo)
One of the celebrities spotted at the Rally was Citizen Caryn, the ideas person behind many of the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party activities and writer of the respected Western Bluebird blog.

The crowd arranged themselves to form a giant C for the Colorado flag.
Paul Ryan about to speak. PPPS Photo, 2012 (click to enlarge)

As Paul Ryan, and later, Mitt Romney came on stage, the slightly partisan crowd went wild. They were introduced by New Mexico Governor Susan Martinez.

A great time was had by all.

Based upon the turnout and enthusiasm on display at the Red Rocks Rally, we would not be at all surprised to see Colorado go big for Romney in the upcoming election.

Related Articles:
Denver Post Coverage of the event, including pictures and video.
Colorado Peak Politics coverage of the "Raucus Rally".

Friday, October 19, 2012

Practical Pete Helps With An Election Question

PPPS (Litltleton)—During election time we are often inundated with a lot of questions from readers about the election process and important voting issues. So we've asked our Advice Columnist, Practical Pete to respond.

ASK Pete:   Advice for some of life's most puzzling dilemmas.

Dear Practical Pete:

We had a big wind blow through here the other night. 
Besides the section of fence that blew down, we had a whole bunch of our neighbors' political signs blow into our yard.

Usually, every election year, when it's time to vote, I just look out the window and mark my ballot based on the signs my wife posts in the front yard.

But this year, I'm really confused. 

What should I do?  - Puzzled Pete, Chinook, MT

Dear Puzzled Pete:

That's really a pretty puzzling situation you're in there Pete, trying to figure out how to vote. My advice is this:

First go get your wife's ballot. She probably won't need it. A lot of women aren't voting in the election this year - casualties in the War On Women, I guess.

Next, just start pick'n up political signs in your front yard and mark your ballot and then your wife's ballot, one-at-a -time, according to what each sign says. 

If, when you're done filling out the ballots, you've still got some signs left over, why you can go down to the county clerk's office and get some more ballots. Just use the names of some Dearly Departed Kinfolk (may they rest in peace) to get as many ballots as you think you need.

That should do the trick, and no more confusion. Then dump all the signs in a neighbor's yard and refer them to my column.

Happy to help. — Practical Pete

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Where Did All Our Money Go? - Songwriter Mark Quick Asks

PPPS (Littleton)—As we suffer through the televised debates and head closer to the election, one friend of ours, songwriter Mark Quick, had a question he wished he could ask the President. And since the debaters rarely seem to take a question from a common man, Mark decided to put down in a song.We think you'll enjoy it.

And who knows, if you pass this song along to enough friends, maybe someone among the privileged people who seem to know will hear it,  and will give us an answer, or at the very least, ask the question. 

Where Did All Our Money Go? — by Mark Quick

(Recorded at Castle Rock Radio, September 27, 2012)

And because we love Mark's clever commentary, we think you'll like this song as well, although Mayor Bloomberg of NYC may not agree.

Big Soda — by Mark Quick

If you like Mark's songs and would like to let him know (or offer him a gazillion dollar contract), you can contact Mark by email:  or leave a comment on Mark's YouTube channel

Thoughts Among Friends After a Debate

PPPS (Littleton)—Some of out staff have been surfing the web and interacting with friends on Facebook to gauge the mood of the voters today following last night's Presidential Debate. Two issues seem to be most popular: Libya and energy prices.

On Gas Prices

One friend named Keith had this to say:
I'm still trying to figure out the sense of the statement by Barack Obama last night when he claimed that the only reason we once had $1.87 per gallon gas was because we had a collapsed economy (not a verbatim quote obviously).
A friend named Joshua responded:
Well, here's the thing. The collapse in the price of gas probably *was* related to the impending recession. And a lot of the price recovery has come about because demand for oil is up again. (Look at the Industrial Production numbers.) But the price is where it is now in part because the administration has done more or less everything in its power to stifle production.
Then someone named Prognosticator Pete made a prediction:
Obama's plan for the second term is to continue to dampen economic growth so we can get those gas prices back down. Makes sense to me. And he can further stifle energy exploration, which will raise gas prices, which will dampen the economy, which will lower gas prices. So.....I see gas prices stabilizing at about $4.00 to $5.00 a go with the stabilized unemployment at 8%, and the stabilized housing prices and growth at 0%, and the stabilized GDP growth at 1% and the stabilized deficit at $1 trillion per year....and.....grid lock in Congress.
And another named Progressive Pete put forward an opinion.
It's nice to have a stable future upon which to plan, don't you think? I mean, isn't that what all those business tycoons and conservative pundits complain about - an uncertain future? Well, now we've got some certainty. Why mess that up? Reelect the President and let's move FORWARD.
Finally, a somewhat agitated Petroleum Pete (who was later un-friended) posted this: 
Both of you Pete's are frac'n idiots!.......What you just described is this: 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Reactions to the VP Debate

Photo Credit - Reuters
PPPS (Littleton)—As part of our continuing 2012 Election coverage, the Pundit Pete Press Service attempted to set up a forum to gauge our readers' reactions to last night's Vice Presidential Debate.

Unfortunately, a hacker accessed the site and posted inappropriate photographs on our forum page and we shut it down.

So, instead we offer these reactions from our staff and contributors.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Postcard from the White House

PPPS (Washington, DC)—While reporting on a story about the White House coverup of the events in Libya, we encountered Citizen Pete and Citizen Caryn, loyal readers who are part of a Tea Party Advance Team sent to Washington, DC to prepare for the transition in government set to occur on Janauary 20, 2013.

Apparently, Pete and Caryn were there to "measure for new curtains" at the White House. As Pete explained it, the current curtains are a "bit opaque" and it was their job to design something more "transparent", so that the People's business could be conducted more openly.

Citizen Caryn and Citizen Pete at the White House, October 9, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Debacle in Denver, Magness Meltdown, Romney Romp - Citizen Pete Weighs In on the Debate

PPPS (Denver) —As our readers probably know, we had a large contingent of reporters covering the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver. However, we encountered a few technical difficulties, and as of this morning, not one of our reporters has posted a story. 

Someone called us and said that after the debate, they saw Progressive Pete looking a bit depressed, and as they described it, a bit under the weather at a local pub near the campus. He was in a large group of journalists, all of whom looked depressed. They were drinking heavily, and someone had to call a cab to take Pete home. The caller also said that they thought they saw TV personality Chris Mathews, face down and passed out in a corner booth at the pub. But they weren't sure.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Notes From the Bulletin Board - Oct 3

PPPS (Littleton)—The following were found posted on the PPPS bulletin board.

From Persnickety Pete:
Liberal Arguments on Twitter: All Spew, No View
Liberal Media Polling Results: All Skew, No True

#ObamaCandyNames on Twitter:
  • Bit-O-Phoney                                    (@Pundit_Pete)
  • Entitle Mints                                     (@CandiLissa)
  • Reeses the Economy is in Pieces       (@WayneFox2012)
  • Lawbreakers                                     (@CanidLissa)
  • Marx Bar                                          (@GeorgeGamard)
  • Gum - Comes With Race Card         (@XanDVar)
  • Mounds of Debt Bar                          (@libertyjibbet)
  • 16,000,000,000,000 Dollar Bar           (@ScottOnCapeCod)
  • Almond Joyless Behar Bar                (could not find reference)




-- Pink Slip Pete, HR Director



In the interest of creating a consistent message and timely filing to meet deadlines, all staff need to adhere to the following suggested story guidelines: 

For all citizen interviews and photo shoots (special attn Pedestrian Pete):
  • Romney Supporters: we need more older, white males & people who look rich.
  • Obama Supporters: we need more young, attractive women and minorities
  • Anti-Obama Protesters: if Tea Party, focus on angry signs, no minorities, in-depth interviews not needed
  • Anti-Romney Protesters: focus on victim signs, minorities, no probing questions, mute any violent chants
  • Press: - fill in as needed with interviews of other journalists, try and get major mainstream media personalities. AVOID FoxNews and all Bloggers. Remember, bloggers are not real journalists.
Suggested questions for post-debate interviews:
  • Given tonight's performance, do you think the election is over for Romney?
  • In contrast to the President's calm demeanor and thoughtful answers, do you think Romney came across looking more angry, or more confused?
  • Do you think Romney can survive another debate performance like the one tonight?
  • Given the pre-debate lowering of expectations, were you surprised at how absolutely fantastic President Obama did in his very first debate in over four years?
  • As the Romney Campaign (manager, spokesman, debate coach, etc.) is it really possible to recover from a night like this, given the short time left to move independent voters?
  • As the Obama Campaign (manager, spokesman, debate coach, etc.) do you think any more campaigning by the President is needed? Do you think more debates are really necessary?
  • Do you think it's appropriate for news organizations to call the election for President Obama right now, or should they wait until voting has begun in all states?
Remember, be polite and keep the questions relevant to the debate issues. Absolutely no questions about Fast & Furious or Libya, or the economy. Try and get a scoop on whether Romney should release more tax returns. And have fun!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Obama Up by 14 in Key States As New PPPS Poll Captures Previously Unsampled Demographic

PPPS (Littleton)—Heading into the final weeks of the 2012 election season, President Obama is now up by 14 percentage points, on average, in seven key battleground states, according to a joint Pundit Pete Press Service/Acorn Polling Services poll released this morning.

The new poll, which shows a significant jump in support for the President, especially in battleground states, appears to reflect the President's recent outstanding foreign policy initiative to ban videos insulting to Muslims, combined with the effects of a previously unsampled, but key voter demographic, Deceased Voters.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pundit Pete Opines on Libya Consulate Murders

PPPS (Littleton)—After our initial story on September 12, in which we correctly assessed the cause of the deaths of four great Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, we've chosen to sit back and watch the story (very slowly) unfold in the mainstream press. 

Today, the Washington Post, finally came around to our point of view on  the cause, and posted an article outlining the Adminstration responses and statements in this matter. Here's that Washington Post article.

And here is Pundit Pete's response, posted as a comment to the Washington Post article:


Here's what we posted at the Pundit Pete Press Service on the morning of September 12, just after Secretary Clinton gave her official statement about the Libya consulate murders.

"Make no mistake, this was not an angry mob action, as the press is calling it, but a planned attack by Islamic radicals timed to occur on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. The claimed outrage about the Youtube film is just a ruse, perhaps used to inflame the crowd, while the professional terrorists did their deadly work."

Monday, September 24, 2012

Romney Rally in Colorado - Photo Essay

PPPS (Littleton)—We sent Photographer Pete to cover the Romney campaign event held this evening at D'Evelyn High School in Jefferson County, Colorado. Unfortunately, Photographer Pete, forgot to take a fresh battery set, so we had to rely on photographs taken by Citizen Pete, who attended the rally.

Here are some photographs that Citizen Pete took with his cell phone. Click on images to enlarge.

Two young Romney enthusiasts who came early.  That's former Congressman Tom Tancredo (orange hat)  talking with State Representative Libby Szabo.

1 1/2 hours before the official event start, the crowd was already well over a thousand.

Singer Jo Dee Messina and her band warmed up the crowd with some  great country music.

As it grew dark, the crowd kept getting bigger, and Jo Dee Messina got them stoked up.

By the time the concert was over, just a few more folks had arrived - probably about 8 to 10,000.

Former Congressman Bob Beauprez really got the crowd fired up.

The crowd got to see the Romney Motorcade turn off the highway.....

....... and arrive at the school (in background right).
In addition to the Pundit Pete Press Service, there was a full press contingent - local, national and international - to cover the event.....

......... and at least one volunteer who spoke Spanish.


(Together with Romney)

As Romney took the stage, the crowd went wild.

After giving his stump speech, Mitt Romney worked the crowd, including a handshake with State Rep. Robert Ramirez......

....... and a photo with Robert's daughter, Lauren.

A great time was had by all.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Citizen Pete Offers Up Good Voting Advice

PPPS (Littleton)—One of our loyal readers, Citizen Pete, offered up this advice for other readers who may be considering how to vote this November.

We'll post other ideas if we find any worth sharing.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog Post Predicts Decline of 4th Estate

PPPS (Littleton)—In our continuing efforts to monitor and analyze the state of journalism in America, on occasion we encounter a set of ideas, or an article (not written by us) so enlightening and so profound, that it bears repeating. While our first inclination would simply be to pirate the ideas and make them our own, we have chosen, instead, to link to the original source.

Therefore, against the recommendation of our Chief Plagiarist, Pilferer Pete, here is a link to an article written by John Hugh Gilmore at the blog, Minnesota Conservatives.

Twitter & The End Of The Fourth Estate

Read and leave John a comment, and of course mention that you found it here, at Pundit Pete. Our advertisers will be most grateful.

You can follow John Gilmore on Twitter @Shabbosgoy

Other Journalism Related Posts
Shirt Designs Honor Journalists
Journalistic Yoga for the 24/7 News Cycle
Cain Sexual Harassment Scandal Embarrassing - For Media
New Reporter to Cover Occupy Wall Street Protests

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Clinton Speech on Libya Murders Omits the Word "Freedom"

PPPS (Littleton)—We just watched Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech in response to the murder of our ambassador to Libya last night.

Secretary Clinton did a good job of honoring the two murdered State Department personnel, and we stand with all Americans in honoring their service and sacrifice, and that of the two brave Marines whose names have not yet been released.

Make no mistake, this was not an angry mob action, as the press is calling it, but a planned attack by Islamic radicals timed to occur on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. The claimed outrage about the Youtube film is just a ruse, perhaps used to inflame the crowd, while the professional terrorists did their deadly work.

America, we are at war with radical Islam, and this is just one more tragic battle.

But what we find disturbing is the response by our own government, in which Secretary of State and the President are responsible for conveying. In addition to the initial apologetic tone presented in response to the Cairo embassy attacks, Secretary Clinton's official response this morning failed to convey an important American principle and value which should be at the forefront of our dimplomacy around the world.

In her carefully crafted response, the Secretary failed to use the word "freedom". Instead, she twice substituted the word "progress",  at a point where nearly every American would naturally have used the word "freedom".

Watch the speech for yourself. We'll post it here as soon as a copy is available.

If in a moment of crisis like this, on the anniversary of the greatest attack on American soil, the leader who represents our diplomacy around the world, fails to list FREEDOM as an American value, maybe it's time to recall that leader and her boss in the White House.

Thanks to ABC News for posting the video on Youtube.

Friday, September 7, 2012

An Apology to Our Readers - WE ARE VERY SORRY

PPPS (Littleton)--We, the staff at the Pundit Pete Press Service want to apologize to our loyal readers for the dearth of reporting and posting over the past month or so. We've been indisposed.

Or to put it another way, WE HAVEN'T BEEN GETTING PAID.

Funds have apparently gotten a bit tight, thanks to the need for our staff attorney, Pleader Pete, to defend against a regulatory action against PPPS by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The DOJ-CRD claims we don't have enough diversity on our staff, although a simple review of our staff list clearly contradicts that assertion. With the recent hiring of our new Minority & Diversity Issues Editor, Pigment-Challenged Pete, we are hoping any misunderstanding along those lines can be resolved quickly.

In order to make ends meet, our leader, Pundit Pete, had to revert to working his day job, even on weekends. He got so busy that he forgot to review and approve many timely news stories. And he forgot to sign paychecks.

Picture from the porch of our cabin,without the bear. - Pundit Pete
Then Pete went on vacation deep in the heart of the Colorado mountains, out of reach of the internet and cell phone coverage. Something to do with his anniversary. Go figure.

In his absence, and without getting paid, the staff resorted to playing video games, instead of researching and posting stories. We hope you can understand, and forgive them.

But now all is well, thanks to a little cash infusion from our benefactor, Philanthropist Pete. We just ran to the bank and the checks cleared!

The staff are happy once again and have resolved to rededicate themselves to bringing you the fair and balanced reporting that you have come to expect.

We thank you, our loyal readers for your continued support.

Oh, and one other thing. Keep buying those t-shirts.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Empty Chair Day 2012

PPPS (Littleton) —In response to that puzzling performance by Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention last Thursday, those Tea Party radicals and other malcontents have declared today to be National Empty Chair Day. And although we don't condone such spontaneous celebrations on what would otherwise be a day to honor our union friends, we thought we would post this picture sent in by one of our loyal readers, Citizen Pete.

Submitted by Citizen Pete, 2012 (click to enlarge)

In the interest of full disclosure, we thought we would include the speech by Mr. Eastwood. We in the press don't normally cover, comment on, or encourage political speech or opinions expressed by Hollywood celebrities, but because this was apparently condoned by the GOP, we have included it. Draw your own conclusions.


And we certainly want to emphasize that we DO NOT CONDONE the antics of those misfits at Misfit Politics who produced this sophomoric response video. Please do not click on it to watch. It would only encourage them.