Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

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By Jack Minor –   An amendment to the Colorado Constitution that lawmakers want repealed could result in individual taxpayers receiving money from the state over taxes on marijuana following its legalization in 2012.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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Tuesday is Caucus Day

by Craig Masters Caucus is as good as it gets in citizen politics. But in a country founded with a government specifically limited in its powers, the caucus too has joined most of the guarantees of the Constitution as the reversal of power continues and government erases more of those limits to its power. There [...]

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Lawmaker pushes gun control bill using technology that doesn’t exist

By Jack Minor –     In a new twist on the gun control issue a Democratic senator from Massachusetts wants to mandate guns be sold with technology that doesn’t exist.   Sen. Edward Markey introduced a gun control bill that would require all new guns sold to feature technology personalizing them so that they [...]

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Obama moving full speed ahead after debt ceiling raised without limits

By Jack Minor –   Now that Congress has agreed to Obama’s desire to raise the debt ceiling with no limits, he is preparing to abandon all pretense of carrying about the federal deficit and national debt and is expected to call for billions more in spending with his new budget.   President Obama is [...]

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2013 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review by Stu Wright

For 2013, Toyota’s Highlander remains essentially unchanged since the 2011 model year update.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (125,000+ in 2013) sits way below that of the RAV4 and way above that of the Toyota 4Runner.    I recently tested a Highlander, a Limited top-of-the-line unit [...]

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2014 Honda Pilot 4WD Touring SUV Review by Stu Wright

Honda’s latest Pilot, unchanged for 2014, is a still-popular midsize SUV that has been marketed by the Japanese company for over ten years.  Sales last year were over 125,000 units, placing it second in sales for Honda behind the CR-V, which happens to be the best seller of any SUV.  The Pilot is manufactured in Lincoln, [...]

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2014 Fiat 500L Easy FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

I drove the Fiat to Denver today, and enjoyed the view from the driver’s seat.  The car has three windshields, essentially, and up top is a mammoth double power moon roof with shade.  The glass opening is nearly as big as the roof, and the front half powers open.  I liked the Beats 6-speaker stereo/XM radio, the [...]

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2013 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid Review by Stu Wright

  Toyota’s Camry Hybrid mid-size sedan has been available since 2006, and has, up until now, been available in its second generation configuration as a 2013 model.  Such a car was delivered to my house last month for testing, and it was loaded to the total of $35,170.00, M.S.R.P.  The base price of $27,670.00 for [...]

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“Obama legacy one of lawlessness” member of Congress says

By Jack Minor –   Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said history will record President Obama’s legacy as one of establishing lawlessness throughout the country on a variety of issues.   The remarks by Bachmann, who was a Republican presidential candidate, was made during a “Conversations with Conservatives” meeting on Jan. 15, sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, [...]

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Pro Second Amendment billboard blasted by Bloomberg anti-gun group

By Jack Minor –   An anti-gun group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is demanding bill boards featuring a semi-automatic rifle as being just as American as apple pie and baseball be taken down, calling the message “harmful.”   The billboard in question is sponsored by Slide Fire, a firearms parts [...]

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Intelligence officials warn Obamacare website possible victim of “commie plot”

By Jack Minor –   Just when it seemed as if things couldn’t get any worse for the website for President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, U.S. intelligence officials are not issuing a warning that HelthCare.gov network could be infected with malicious software from a country that was a former member of the USSR during the [...]

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Clinton’s 2016 frontrunner status has some Dems nervous

By Jack Minor –   With the 2016 presidential elections nearly three years away, some Democrats are worried that Hillary Clintons early surge could haunt them during this year’s mid-term elections by draining much needed cash to fend off a Republican onslaught.   While former Secretary of State and former first lady Hillary Clinton has [...]

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Media giant debating building national database of gun owners

By Jack Minor –   Supporters of the Second Amendment who have longed complained that universal background checks would simply provide a list of firearms owners in the event of gun confiscation received a little more ammo for their cause when it was revealed that a major media conglomerate is considering building its own national [...]

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White man indicted for “knockout game” while official downplay Black attacks

By Jack Minor –     A white man from Houston has received the dubious honor of being the first person indicted on a hate crime charge for engaging in what has been called the “knockout game.”   Last week, a federal grand jury indicted 27 year old Conrad Alvin Barrett on hate crime charges [...]

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Obama blames Fox News for making Benghazi, IRS a scandal

By Jack Minor –   In an interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, President Barack Obama insisted that no wrongdoing occurred in Benghazi the IRS singling out conservative groups for a higher level of scrutiny than was given to other groups, choosing instead to blame Fox News for the controversy.   During the interview [...]

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Gen. Vallely unveils liberal’s worst nightmare: united tea party

WND – Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, chairman of Stand Up America, has just unveiled the liberals’ worst nightmare, a plan to unite the tea party into a vast army to turn America back to its constitutional roots. The plan was one of several steps Vallely announced Sunday afternoon while speaking at the South Carolina [...]

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Tea Party plan for recapturing black voters

WND – The South Carolina Tea Party Convention was challenged Sunday to convince blacks to flee the party of slavery and once again embrace their Republican roots by embracing a philosophy some conservatives would consider akin to heresy. “The political insight of Frederick Douglass is more important than the political insight of the Founding Fathers,” [...]

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Obama passes buck on NSA spying issue

By Jack Minor –   President Obama, who has no problem using executive orders to bypass Congress and effect changes to legislation has suddenly gotten cold feet when it comes to concerns over the National Security Agency’s collection of phone data on most Americans, choosing instead to defer to Congress to fix the problem.   [...]

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Budget bill comes to $3 million per word

By Jack Minor –     While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insists the “cupboard is bare” regarding the federal budget, the bill just passed by Congress turns out to be one of the most expensive ever.   The Associated Press broke down the cost of the $1.1 trillion dollar bill to reveal that the [...]

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Communist party celebrates Okla. Judge ruling overturning people’s will on “gay” marriage

By Jack Minor –   One of the central claims of communism is that is exists to look out for the people and prevent them from being exploited by the ruling class. However, it seems that does not apply when these same masses want to be able to choose what the state defines as a [...]

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2014 Scion tC 3-Door Liftback Review by Stu Wright

Recently a new 2014 Scion tC was delivered to me for testing.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets automobiles to North American members of Generation Y.  In other words, descendants of current Toyota owners. Originally, the lineup included the xA hatchback and xB wagon, and in [...]

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