Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

2014 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Sedan Review by Stu Wright

The Lexus GS is a mid-size luxury car sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.  Its design was hatched by Italdesign Guigiaro over a quarter century ago as a simplified, European-looking offering.  The GS is the car that I was loaned to test this last week.  The car is called a GS450h, and the […]

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2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Turbo FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

  The Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo, refreshed for 2014, is currently in its sixth generation configuration and is a sister sedan to the KIA Optima.  KIA is owned by Hyundai, and has been for several years.  Its styling is more cutting edge than that of the KIA, and in fact is more so than most […]

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2014 Chevrolet Volt Sedan Review by Stu Wright

This past week I had the pleasure of testing out a new 2014 Chevy Volt four-door sedan.  The Volt came in White Diamond Tricoat – a pearlescent  white paint job, which is a very popular color for this model vehicle.  The Volt is a version of the Chevrolet Cruze, but dressier with fancier mirrors, extra […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV by Stu Wright

For 2014, Toyota’s Highlander has been updated for the first time since 2008, and  is now in its third generation iteration.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (127,572 in 2013) places its revenue right in the middle of the Toyota SUV lineup.   This past week I […]

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Beware the killer tomatoes

Firearms Solicitation Number: USADOIGWEA-5-7-14 Agency: Department of Agriculture Location: Procurement Branch This is the notice on Federal Business Opportunities ( FedBizOps.gov)  for companies to submit bids to the USDA for selling the department SUB-MACHINE GUNS. Colt .40caliber … … …with 30 round magazines. Is there anything else to say? posted by Craig Masters Share on […]

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2014 Acura ILX FWD Sedan Review by Stu Wright

    The Acura ILX is the entry-level luxury car sold by the upscale division of Honda Motor Company.  It is based on Honda’s Civic, with luxury appointments to bring it up to the Acura standard.  It is the first luxury sedan sold by Acura in America since 2001 – that was the Integra.      A […]

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A WWI vet writes on Gun Control

Questions on GUN CONTROL, an essay by Carl E. Smith History is learned best from those who made it as submitted by Craig Masters Carl E. Smith was born May 19, 1899.  A World War I veteran who served on the German front lines and later served as a German interpreter after the Armistice and Avid outdoorsman, […]

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2015 GMC Yukon XL 4WD SLT Review by Stu Wright

General Motors has been building a big body-on-frame SUV for 80 years with the Chevrolet and GMC nameplates affixed to each.  Essentially a station wagon mounted on a light truck frame, the “Suburban” designation was used on all of them until the year 2000, at which time GMC began naming their version, the Yukon XL.  The […]

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2014 Lexus IS-350 AWD F-Sport Sedan by Stu Wright

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury automobile division, has built and sold the IS series of sedans since 2006.  The cars are manufactured in the Tahara plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. For 2014, the model underwent an update in body styling, with the drive train carried over from 2013.  I recently tested a new IS350,  equipped with the 3.5-liter, […]

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EPA rules ‘Waters of the U.S.’ threatens all private property

by Craig Masters Under the EPA proposed new Waters of the U.S. rule, not one single acre in America is safe from the exact kind of federal trooper confrontation which took place this past week in Bunkerville, Nevada.  Using the concept of “protecting clean water” every dictator in history would be envious of the latest […]

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Texans and Oklahoma City bomber – all the same to Reuters / Connecticut College professor

by Craig Masters Did these guys die in Vain? Reuters makes no apologies for a leftist college professor who says the Oklahoma City bomber and Texans should be studied as one phenomenon. Reuters is often caught slanting their reporting as far left as possible while mis-categorizing rants as news articles. The article following the events of […]

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Gun Sense in America speaker kicks of new Bloomberg gun grab plan

by Craig Masters The April 15, New York Times headline warns us that “Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.” The story details the announcement that the former Democrat, former Republican, former Independent, and now simply self-promoting Michael Bloomberg is planning to create a nationwide network based on lies and supported by millions […]

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Heartbeat bug opens servers to hackers

by Craig Masters A computer bug named Heartbleed is working its way into the heart of tens of thousands of internet servers in what is described as the most significant internet virus yet. The Wall Street Journal estimated that as many as two-thirds of the world’s internet servers could be affected. HEARTBLEED is described in […]

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Gun Ownership and Murder rates offensive to Democrats

by Craig Masters From a source most democrat politicians trust more than any other document comes a serious international study on the relationship between restrictive gun laws and murder rates. The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol.30, no.2) has published an exhaustive study by two criminologist, professors Don Kates and Gary Mauser. The […]

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Congress challenges EPA over wind power “free pass to kill eagles”

By Jack Minor –   House Republicans are seeking information on whether the Obama administration is once again choosing which laws to enforce or not by granting what are essentially waivers to wind energy farms to kill eagles while fining oil and gas companies for similar deaths.   Forbes reported that on March 11, a […]

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The multiple fronts in the War on Liberty

Craig Masters Gun ownership is under attack, from our flanks. Have no misunderstanding about immigration reform. While the Obama regime makes more pie-in-the-sky promises which sound like good ideas, their reform plans are about gun control and a national database of political viewpoints. This attack on the Second Ammendment will surprise most gun owners while […]

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Did Obama lie to the Pope about religious liberty under Obamacare?

By Jack Minor –   While news media outlets have been focusing on President Obama’s meeting with the Pope by discussing the contradiction between the White House and Vatican officials over what was discussed, another more important question to the millions of Catholics in the world is did the president lie to the Pope Francis […]

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Maryland scrapping state exchange, Oregon’s to get investigated

By Jack Minor –   After spending $125 million of taxpayers money and just days before the March 31 deadline for Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine the state of Maryland is throwing in the towel and abandoning its Obamacare website which has been plagued with glitches from the first day.   […]

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Seeing the light: Vulnerable Dems now backing Republican changes to Obamacare

By Jack Minor –   Democrats who preferred to see the federal government partially shut down rather than support Republican proposals to delay the law and implement changes to the healthcare system are now calling for some of these same things.   Six Democratic Senators came out and have said they are going to propose […]

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Piers Morgan takes parting shot at Second Amendment supporters

By Jack Minor –   Despite his fetish with gun control proving to be a ratings disaster for his show, British CNN host Piers Morgan let loose with one final tirade against Americans who support the Second Amendment on his final show this week.   He stated that he was completely opposed to any private […]

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TSD Teachers’ behavior criticized by State Senator

by Craig Masters At the March 19, meeting of the Thompson School District Board of Education a notable observer, State Senator Kevin Lundberg, was in the audience. After witnessing first hand the disgraceful behavior of too many district teachers, Senator Lundberg was moved to post his comments online and send them out in emails. Below […]

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Could Concord Patriots slow today’s corruption blitz?

by Craig Masters With just a little over 2 years left in his terms it appears the speed of corruption and degrees of arrogance of the Obama administration are breaking all the barriers. Americans were told the government needed to take drastic and immediate action to reform Wall Street and protect the savings of American […]

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AZ reporter reveals White House press briefings staged

By Jack Minor –   It has become a modern staple of American life, the White House daily press briefing where people see the various reporters present attempt to raise their hand in an attempt to be called upon to ask a question. However, a shocking report by a CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that […]

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TABOR may cause taxpayers to get refund over pot sales

By Jack Minor –   An amendment to the Colorado Constitution that lawmakers want repealed could result in individual taxpayers receiving money from the state over taxes on marijuana following its legalization in 2012.   When voters approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational use it was sold on the premise that all of the […]

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Dems issue conflicting messages on Obamacare following Florida loss

By Jack Minor –   Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said in November, “You’re darn right that our candidates are going to run on the advantage that Obamacare will be going into the 2014 election. The choice will be very clear.”   House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi echoed similar sentiments, saying that […]

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If you like your Liberty you can keep it

by Craig Masters Much like the new communistic government of Obama, the Constitution had to be ‘sold’ to the people of the states as a new form of government. But unlike the intentional lies Obama spewed on the people to gain support for his rapid transformation to Communism, many thoughtful arguments and well-meant promises were […]

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Lerner freely talking to DOJ, but not Congress tea party attorney says

By Jack Minor –   Giving further ammunition to critics who believe the Obama administration is attempting to cover up wrongdoing in the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups were told a shocking claim by an attorney representing tea party groups targeted by the agency that former head of the IRS tax-exempt division […]

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AP photo smears Trail Life boys with “Nazi” salute pose

By Jack Minor –   A conservative organization formed as an alternative to the Boy Scouts following their decision to allow homosexual scoutmasters is outraged after the AP posted a photo suggesting the group had ties to the Hitler Youth.   “I was horrified,” said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, […]

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IRS issues regulations making invasive questions for conservative groups permanent

By Jack Minor –   Within just a few days of closing a comment period in which the vast majority spoke out against proposed draconian restrictions on political speech by the IRS, the tax agency went ahead and issued the rules anyway.   “Guess what the IRS did this week?” Cleta Mitchell asked. “At 4:55 […]

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Colorado lawmakers lawsuit against constitutional amendment limiting taxes moves forward

By Jack Minor –   A bizarre lawsuit by Colorado lawmakers arguing that a state constitutional amendment requiring them to go to voters before raising taxes has been allowed to move forwards after a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.   In 1992, voters approved the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) which […]

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Historic call for Article V convention begins to reign in federal power

By Jack Minor –   Legislators in Georgia made history on Thursday when they passed an application calling for a Constitutional Convention in an attempt to rein in a federal government that many feel is out of control and has far exceeded its authority.   The Convention of States confirmed that Georgia lawmakers overwhelmingly passed […]

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Russia, US exchange Nazi references

By Jack Minor –   In a sign of how tense the situation in Ukraine currently is, officials with both the US and Russian President Vladimir Putin are using references to Adolph Hitler and Nazism to justify their positions on the issue.   Over the weekend, the Russian military took control of the Crimean Peninsula, […]

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Courts rules school can ban American flag to avoid Hispanics becoming violent

By Jack Minor –   A California court issued a ruling that has infuriated those who love American and are patriotic when they said a Northern California High School had the right to force students wearing American flag T-shirts inside out because it might spark a violent reaction by Hispanic students celebrating Cinco de Mayo. […]

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Ukrainian invasion has roots in Cold War

By Jack Minor –   Political experts have expressed sentiments that the ongoing events in Ukraine are reminiscent of events during the Cold War. The observation is particularly interesting when one considers the roots of the current situation go back to the days of Nikita Khrushchev.   The stakes were raised over the weekend as […]

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Top Dem says Americans who express problems with Obamacare are liars

By Jack Minor –   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stirred up outrage on Wednesday when he said all of those Americans who have come forward with stories of losing their have lost their health care policies or their doctors are all lying and there are no “horror stories” regarding Obamacare’s implementation.   The Nevada […]

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