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!