Sunday, January 20, 2013

Random Thoughts for a Sunday

PPPS (Littleton)—Here are some random thoughts for a Sunday.

File under: Headlines we'd like to see....but probably won't.

Seen on Twitter, source unknown.

#Inauguration Q: Is is impolite to yell "You Lie" when Obama takes the Oath to Defend the Constitution? —Protocol Pete

We went over 50,000 page views today. Thanks to all our readers. God bless. —The Staff

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Voices on the Issues - Gun Control

PPPS (Littleton)—In the interest of fully exploring the issues of the day and exposing our readers to different points of view, PPPS is starting a new series of topic articles we call New Voices on the Issues.

Our first topic is Gun Control and we will add voices to the topic as we find them.

Our first is from this young man named Mr. Colion Noir who posts videos on gun issues. This one is most excellent.

How to Stop Mass Shootings

You can follow Colion on Facebook and Twitter, as well as his YouTube channel.


Another New Voice on the Gun Control Issue is from a fellow blogger, Citizen Caryn, who writes the Western Bluebird blog. We think Western Bluebird does a fine job of explaining the issue of our 2nd Amendment rights under the Constitution. We encourage you to read it.

How to Understand Your Rights: Amendment II



Update April 3, 2013

Fifteen Year Old Girl Leaves Anti-Gun Politicians Speechless


Update April 10, 2013

John Lott, Fox News

Once in a while, one of the other major news organizations (besides PPPS) gets something right or publishes an opinion which challenges the status quo. Since that it is so rare, it can legitimately be considered as a new voice. 

In this case, that new voice belongs to John Lott, who writes for Fox News and has offered this amazing fact check of the President's promotion of new gun laws and background checks. We guarantee you will learn something you did not know before.

Fact vs. fiction on background checks and gun control


Update April 10, 2013

Mark Levin

Mark Levin is a popular radio host, constitutional scholar and author. And although he can hardly be considered a new voice in the gun control debate or on many other issues, we felt that in the instance, Mark is sounding an alarm so compelling, that it must be heard.

An Up or Down Vote on the 2nd Amendment is Unconstitutional

Thursday, January 17, 2013

In Honor of a True Leader of Character - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PPPS (Littleton)—Today we celebrate the birthday of an American leader of outstanding character, courage and conviction, and a man of faith - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We encourage our readers to watch the video of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

And we pray that all of our leaders and citizens will take heart from Dr. King's Dream, thank God for the progress we have made as a country, and look upon our fellow citizens as Dr. King would have us do.

Window decal, written and provided to us by Citizen Caryn

And for those among us who still have trouble with that concept, we offer up this replacement for that worn-out old race card:

Update: You can now purchase the above Racism is Garbage window decal, created by Citizen Caryn, here. We have them on our cars. - The Staff

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Confirmed: Social Security Could Present the Next Fiscal Crisis


Treasury Secretary Geithner
For that past few days, rumors have been circulating around the Capitol Beltway that another fiscal crisis may be looming, possibly involving the Social Security program.

PPPS, through an exclusive unnamed source, has obtained a copy of a confidential email from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to House Budget Committee Chair, Rep. Paul Ryan which appears to confirm the worst of the rumors. Here is a copy of the email:

Sent:        Wed 1/9/2013 8:42 AM
Subject:   CONFIDENTIAL: Social Security Lock Box

Rep. Ryan,

Mr. Chairman, it is with some regret that, in compliance with your request that the Department of the Treasury perform an audit of the contents of the Social Security Lock Box, I must inform your Committee that several Platinum coins placed in the box by an earlier administration have apparently been misplaced.
While I understand that this revelation could create concern regarding the present and future viability of the Social Security Program, rest assured that we will perform a full internal investigation into the matter. 
In the meantime, I am urging the President to exercise his Executive Prerogative and direct the U.S. Mint to immediately coin Platinum replacements, in addition to the $1 trillion Platinum Coin already on order to fund the government for the next two months.

Also, regarding your request that I testify before the Committee next week, it is with extreme disappointment that I must inform you that I am experiencing mild flu symptoms (with possible oath-itis complications). It would simply be unconscionable for me to appear before the Committee at this time and put yourself, and fellow committee members and staff at risk.

I will make every effort to reschedule at a later date, perhaps some time after the end of flu season.

Yours truly,
Timothy Geithner, Secretary

PPPS was unable to obtain any official comment from the Treasury Department, the White House or the Committee Chairman.

However, one Democratic member of the Budget Committee did offer this off-the-record comment:
 "I'm absolutely astounded. Why, if true, this means, basically, the Lock Box is just filled with a bunch of IOU's. I just hope Chairman Ryan doesn't block efforts to determine which Bush Administration official is responsible."

Potentially Related News Item - Craigslist, 12-Dec-2012

As part of the background research on our Lock Box story, one PPPS researcher came across this curious item posted on Craigslist in mid-December. We'll leave our readers to decide the relevance.
Major Cable-News Network available. Potential 40-million subscribers. CURRENT-ly accepting offers starting at $500 million. Must be ideologically compatible & green. Conservative offers not accepted.
Also, Rare Uncirculated Platinum Coins - Mint Condition. Willing to part with for just UNDER $1 Trillion each.
Serious Buyers Only may contact:

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: White House and Congress Issue Joint Resolution


Fresh off of the wildly successful Fiscal Cliff negotiations and legislation to prevent middle class tax hikes, PPPS has learned of another breaking news story out of our nation's captitol.

In a remarkable show of bipartisanship, the White House and Congress today issued a joint New Year's Resolution for 2013:

It is hereby resolved for 2013 to
Create Bigger Can, More Kicks

Look to PPPS for updates on the backroom negotiations behind the resolution.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 - The Top Stories & Opinions from the Pundit Pete Press Service

PPPS (Littleton)— First, we extend a hearty HAPPY NEW YEAR to our loyal readers.

As we close out 2012, we take this opportunity to review some the top stories from 2012 as determined by our readers. (Once again, we thank you for helping make the Pundit Pete Press Service one of the most sought-after news sources on the web today.)

The Overall top News Story in 2012, by a wide margin in terms of page views, was this September 29th post:
Obama Up by 14 in Key States As New PPPS Poll Captures Previously Unsampled Demographic 

In addition to the cutting-edge technology and polling science behind this popular post, it also included a dead-on prediction about the presidential election. It is with some pride that we note that the Pundit Pete Press Service was the first major news organization to call the election for President Obama - a full 37 days ahead of election day! 

The Second-most Widely Read News Story, also involving the election, was this inside look at the Obama Campaign by our own embedded reporter, Protester Pete:
Inside the Obama Campaign Slogan Selection Process

Putin Pouts Over PPPS Post
The campaign slogan story also led to this International Incident, which although not as history-altering as some of the misinformation which the Mainstream Media pumps out on a daily basis, this Most Influential International Story, is certainly one of which we at PPPS are quite proud.
PPPS Story Causes International Rift - Putin Pulls Out of G-8

Our Most Popular Opinion Piece and 2nd Most Viewed Post overall was a rare contribution by our leader, Pundit Pete.
The President Lied, Humor Died - Serious Commentary From Pundit Pete
Although not funny, it seems to have hit a chord with many of our readers and generated complaints from others. As a result of the complaints about this post and several others, our Ombudsman, Principled Pete, instituted a Serious Content warning to be placed with stories of this kind.

Our First Post to Be Picked Up by Drudge was this February scoop about the President's promise to halve the deficit by the end of his first term.
"Cut Deficit in Half" Still Goal for New White House Budget
This post was also linked and used by Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner. Remarkably, given the exposure, the White House web site still carried the promise through official start of the President's campaign in May.

Our Biggest Scoop Not Acknowledged or Credited, and still completely ignored to this day, involved the Benghazi attack on September 11th, and our report on the morning of September 12th, which included this statement (kudos to our Middle East correspondent, Palestinian Pete):
"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."
That remarkable conclusion preceded any other from a major news organization, and to this day, there are still many in the Mainstream Press who have failed to report the truth about Benghazi. That statement can be found in this September 12 post;
Clinton Speech on Libya Murders Omits the Word "Freedom"
followed by this editorial on September 27th; 
Pundit Pete Opines on Libya Consulate Murders

Our Most Popular JPEG Image Downloads and 3rd Most Viewed Post involved this innocent article about some yard signs posted in front of the PPPS offices. 
New Political Yard Signs - Post Benghazi
Note to those who downloaded images without permission: We Know Who You Are.

Citizen Pete photo (click to enlarge)
Our Two Most Popular Tea Party Protest Stories (tied) were this March protest of green energy by the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party:
Green Energy Protest Highlights Overspending
and this message to Nancy Pelosi:
Tea Party Group Posts Obamacare Message: Pelosi Not Pleased

As a leading news organization at the forefront of the ever-changing journalism profession, we are proud to have coined a new phrase and started a modern trend in journalism today with this, our Most Influential Trend in Journalism Article:
Journalistic Yoga for the 24/7 News Cycle

Our Best Poem For Journalists category features this Benghazi inspired entry for our new Poet in Residence, Poet Pete:
A Poem for the Press - from Poet Pete
(click to enlarge and to purchase)

And finally, we thank our readers for the Biggest Income Generating Post which featured shirt designs honoring our fellow journalists:
Shirt Designs Honor Journalists

Once again, we thank our readers for your support and look forward to bringing you all the news that's really important in 2013.

A New Year's Resolution Note from Patriot Pete

PPPS (Littlteton)—We thought we would share this early morning note and attached photograph, in the form of an apparent New Year's resolution, which was delivered by a mysterious man on horseback who presented himself following a polite but forceful knock upon our door:

Dear Editor:

It is with profound Sorrow and Concern for the fate of our Great Republic that I must remind you of the painful letter I sent you in 2011, and of how little Progress has been made since that time, and that Liars and Thieves still occupy the White House and roam the halls of Congress in Washington, DC.

9/12 Rally in 2010 (click to enlarge)
Therefore,  upon my Oath to uphold our great Constitution and to Defend our Republic, I hereby Resolve and make this Pledge, that henceforth, for the duration of 2013  and beyond, as necessary, and within the bounds and responsibilities extended to all Citizens from God through the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and in accordance with all applicable and legitimate laws and rules of a Peaceful Society, that this shall be my Solemn Moto and Vow:


It would please me greatly, if on my behalf, you would be so kind as to extend to the Chief Occupier and President, Barack Obama, currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and to his Chief Agitator and Race Hustler, The Dishonorable Al Sharpton, address unknown, this letter, and my heartfelt acknowledgement and appreciation for the Inspiration they provided for said Solemn Moto and Vow.

Penned this early morning, on the day of our Lord, the 1st of January, 2013.

Patriot Pete
Peetz, Colorado

Editor's Notes: Upon receipt of this letter from Patriot Pete, we did a little research to place it into context for our readers. 

First of all, Patriot Pete did indeed send us a "Painful Letter" in 2011, which we published on July 23 of that year. Pete's message remains surprisingly applicable to the current "Fiscal Cliff" crisis our country is undergoing now. Therefore we think our readers would benefit from reading Pete's earlier letter again.
A Painful Letter from Patriot Pete — July 23, 2011

We also believe we may have found the context for Patriot Pete's puzzling pronouncement and apparent New Year's resolution: RESIST WE MUCH!

One source appears to be the President's recent interview with David Gregory in which he stated "Absolutely, there will be resistance" to his proposals to limit 2nd Amendment rights. Another source could be the President's December 14th interview in which he labeled Republicans as "resistant".

As for the curious message "Resist We Much", we believe we may have found a remarkably similar statement made by the Reverand Al Sharpton.