Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Clintons - Still a Team

PPPS (Chapaqua, NY)—Our graphic artist, Pixel Pete, submitted this for our upcoming special report honoring famous couples who have stayed together through many ups and downs. Consider it a preview.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Persnickety Pete - Why I'm Voting For Trump

Persnickety Pete (Laurie Bratten photo)
PPPP (Pea Green Corner, CO)—As we dive into the heart of the presidential nomination process for both parties, we will be printing opinions from loyal readers and staff on why they are supporting different candidates. First up to bat is guest contributor and long-time malcontent, Persnickety Pete.

Pete is the author of the book Manufacturing Anger, considered by some to be the bible of the Tea Party movement. In addition to submitting articles as a guest contributor, Pete also consults as a professional irritant.

Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump —Persnickety Pete
When ya asked me who I'm support'n in this crazy presidential race, I was gonna say,  "That ain't none o' yer damned business!"  
But after thoughtful reflection while snowshoe'n up on the mesa (and maybe a pinch o' special Colorado weed),  I decided to tell who I'm gonna vote for.  This note is addressed to the Republican Party, especially the leadership in DC.
Let me put it this a way:
  • If you GOP senators and representatives had even tried to do what we elected you to do in 2010 and 2014......then we wouldn't need the Donald;
  • And if the GOP leaders and other presidential candidates had spoken back to, and maybe even tried to humiliate those leftists in the press, or the president, or Hillary, or the Pope.....err, scratch the Pope....then we wouldn't need the Donald;
  • And if you had taken seriously what the folks were tell'n you about illegal immigration and Islamic terrorism, instead of worrying about what the press thinks....then we wouldn't need the Donald;
  • And if the GOP leadership had spent more time opposing Obama than trashing true conservatives like Ted Cruz and the Freedom Caucus....then we wouldn't need the Donald.
  • And if you had at least acknowledged, if not thanked, those good folks in the Tea Party movement who worked their asses off getting you majorities in Congress....then we wouldn't need the Donald.
But instead, YOU DIDN'T LISTEN, and after we gave you everything, YOU STILL SCREWED UP! we have the Donald.
We don't care anymore whether Donald Trump is a real conservative. We just want him to bust some heads in DC.
And right now, GOP Leadership, the heads we want busted first.....ARE YOURS!
Disrespectfully submitted, 
Persnickety Pete

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Illegal Immigrants Protest GOP Candidates

PPPS (San Francisco)—With a protest here on Friday, and many more planned for this weekend in sanctuary cities around the nation, illegal immigrant groups are hoping to shame the GOP and influence the 2016 presidential election. Their chosen theme, however, may need some adjustment.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Special Place in Hell

PPPS (Littleton)—We just received this graphic purporting to quote Former Madam Secretary of State Madeline Albright discussing Former Madam Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

We have not confirmed the authenticity of the quote, but can confirm that the photograph is of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meeting with former President of Egypt, and head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi.
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Editor's Note:  Normally we would not post an unauthenticated quote like this, but.....what the hell, Pixel Pete recommended it.

Pundit Pete's Debate Review

ABC News - video clip

PPPS (somewhere in NH)—Following are insightful observations of the GOP Presidential Debate held in New Hampshire (which is near Berniestan /Vermont) from our CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Pundit Pete. 

Thoughts on the GOP Debate in NH —Pundit Pete

Disclaimers: This review only applies to the portions of the debate where I was awake.
    • Overall Winner:   Senator Ted Cruz
    • Overall Losers:   Senator Rubio & Dr. Carson (tie)
    • Lamest Insult:   Donald Trump (before his closing)
    • Best Smackdown:   Gov. Christie on Sen. Rubio
    • Best Hillary Basher:   Carly Fiorina....oops, not there
    • Least Coherent on the Issues:   Donald Trump
    • Best Non-Entrance:   Dr. Carson & Gov. Kasich (tie)
    • Best Questioner:   Mary Katharine Ham
    • Biggest Losers:   David Muir & Martha Raddatz
I  thought Cruz won the debate and continues to be the most level-headed and strongest Conservative on that stage. I could easily picture him as President. 
All of them on that stage (and one who was not) would be infinitely better for America than Hillary, Bernie, Fauxcahontas, or the BFD VP, Joe Biden.
I thought Christie did a good job exposing the politician side of Rubio. It was a bit uncomfortable. Still, Rubio is probably more conservative than Christie. I thought neither came out too well in that exchange.
What a shame ABC left out Carly Fiorina, who would have kept the focus on Hillary and not on damaging the other GOP candidates........come to think of it, given the tone of most of the questions, that is EXACTLY why ABC did not want her on that stage. Could ABC be waging a war on conservative women?
Trump was his usually insulting self, and his lack of substance on issues is starting to look bad. (Do your homework man). "I'll be terrific" and "win, win, win" are not good substitutse for a cogent answer on replacing Obamacare, or any other topic.
Dr. Carson, as much as I admire him and his exemplary character, just doesn't have the political instincts to make his case. (Stoke the fires man.) It didn't help that he got the fewest questions of anyone on that stage. Could ABC be racist? 
The rest don't matter. Thanks for stepping up. Time to leave now.
I'm going with Cruz at this point. You can call that an endorsement.