Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our Response to Today's Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare

PPPS (Littleton)

What others are saying.
We found this post by Western Bluebird to give an interesting perspective.
And Stacy on the Right may just have gotten it right.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quote of the Week Honors President Obama

PPPS (Littleton)—For this week's quote, in light of the two examples of the use of responsible executive power on display this past week,we decided to look to history and draw upon a famous quote from another president of African descent.

To put the quote in context, we remind our readers of our own President's skillful use of executive authority and compassionate outreach last Friday to solve a pressing problem, too long neglected by our "Do Nothing" Congress. With one stroke of his pen press conference, despite an unwelcome interruption, President Obama moved to make dreams come true for an oppressed and suppressed minority of American citizens residents.

Then, this week, the President invoked Executive Privilege to protect our national security interests, secure the separation of powers so fundamental to our Constitution, and as a courageous stand against voter suppression efforts promoted by partisan GOP antagonists.

For these courageous acts, we honor President Obama with this quote:
"It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones."

Robert Mugabe, President (for life) of Zimbabwe

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Executive Privilege - When Is It Appropriate?

PPPS (Washington)—The Pundit Pete Press Service is often reticent to give an opinion on weighty legal matters such as when it may be appropriate for the President to claim Executive Privilege in a dispute with Congress, without first consulting our staff attorney, Pleader Pete.

However, given the extraordinary events of the past two days, and with Pleader Pete on vacation, we decided to circumvent our normal protocol and offer up a legal opinion.

On the issue of Executive Privilege in the Fast and Furious controversy, we clearly side with President Obama, based upon the arguments he so eloquently articulated back in 2007. And rather than paraphrasing those reasons second hand, we decided to share them, straight from the horse's mouth, so-to-speak.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thanks Wisconsin Message Survives Wind - Tea Party Pleased

Citizen Pete photo 2012 (click to enlarge)
PPPS (Littleton)—In our previous post we told you about a plan by the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party to post a message on a bridge near here in South Jefferson County, Colorado.

Well apparently they pulled it off, despite some sub-bridge grade duct tape and challenging wind conditions, not to mention 90+ degree heat.

We sent Progressive Pete to report on the protest, but apparently the heat side-tracked him at a local watering hole, where he forgot his camera. So we once again had to rely on a photograph supplied by Citizen Pete, one of the organizers of the event.

As Citizen Pete noted, "The courage of Governor Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, and Tea Party groups in Wisconsin, to resist the power of government sector unions and stand firm, along with the majority of Wisconsin voters who supported them, was truly inspiring."

Pete continued, "I would be remiss if I did not also thank our county officials who approved spending over $3 million to build this otherwise useless pedestrian bridge, just so we could post messages. In fact, that gives me another reason to thank the folks in Wisconsin, after all, they helped pay for our Tea Party billboard." 

Citizen Pete then shared this quote.
"The good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves." — Thomas Jefferson

Tea Party May Still Be Active in Colorado - Thanking Wisconsin

PPPS (Littleton)—Although rumors persist that the Tea Party is dead, we received this press release today from the mysterious Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party. Looks like they may not have expired here in Colorado.

Shining light on what the task ahead is for Colorado voters

Citizens in Jefferson County will respond to the results of the Wisconsin recall election when they assemble peacefully on the pedestrian bridge over Wadsworth near Bowles Avenue in Littleton on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1–3 P.M. They will suggest a course for Colorado voters.

Littleton, CO—June 9, 2012—Citizens of Jefferson County, Colorado, will gather on the pedestrian bridge at Wadsworth and Bowles—called “The Bridge to Nowhere” by some—this Saturday, March 25, at 1–3 P.M. They will thank Wisconsin and encourage Colorado voters.

Wisconsin voters decided to keep Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefish in office last week to continue the reforms they had begun. Government sector unions organized the recall effort, but were defeated by the People.

“We want to thank the Governor and People of Wisconsin for standing on conservative principles,” said Peter Boddie, organizer of the event, who is also a blogger and Tea Party activist. “They balanced the budget and limited the power of government sector unions, which took a lot of courage. The voters were also courageous in supporting them. Now it’s our turn.”

We are sending Progressive Pete to infiltrate the event and to learn what possible connection there may be between the Tea Party and recent events in Wisconsin.