Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

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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Sebelius to Americans nervous about issues with website: “Get in line”

By Jack Minor –   Americans who are having problems with signing up for Obamacare due to government problems with the website and now face the possibility of an insurance coverage gap have received a harsh message from Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius, “get in line.”   The Detroit Free Press reported how [...]

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Weld County Representatives sponsor bill to ban abortion

WND –  In a move that has stunned abortion-rights advocates who pushed through a repeal of state criminal penalties last year, Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill that “prohibits abortion and makes a violation a class 3 felony.” HB 1133, sponsored by Republican Steve Humphrey of Severance, Colo., is a response to a move last [...]

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Dems running ads against Obamacare

Democrats hoping to use last year’s government shutdown against Republicans in the mid-term elections may have a harder go at it now that Democrats themselves are running ads attacking Obamacare.   During last year’s government shutdown the Democrats and the mainstream media attempted to portray it as strictly a Republican caused issue. However, the Republicans [...]

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Dem lawmakers losing ground in Obamacare ad war

Democrats who voted unilaterally for Obamacare are becoming increasingly uneasy at a non-stop bombardment of television ads reminding voters of their vote for the president’s signature health care plan. As public polls consistently show a majority of American either opposed or leery of the law, democrats have frequently said the primary reason for the American [...]

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Congress pressuring administration to release NSA budget details

The Obama administration is facing calls to de-classify its so-called black budget and release the information to the public.   Currently there are 16 agencies involved in intelligence operations of some kind in the United States. While these agencies obviously have expenses including salaries, a person looking for budget numbers for the organizations in the [...]

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Obama doubling down on executive powers

Coming on the heels of arguments before the United States Supreme Court over the president’s authority, Obama appears to be doubling down, saying he has no intention of waiting for Congress in order to advance his agenda.   During his first cabinet meeting of the year, President Obama said if Congress refuses to pass his [...]

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2014 Toyota Venza AWD Limited Review by Stu Wright

The latest test car that was delivered to me recently was a 2014 Magnetic Gray metallic five-door with all-wheel drive and a V-6 engine.  Since the Venza was introduced into the Toyota line five years ago as a 2009 Camry derivative (one of many), the company has chosen to dress the car out with lots [...]

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FBI: Law enforcement no longer top priority

In what could be an ominous sign, the FBI has announced on their website that they are no longer focusing on law enforcement as their primary mission, but are instead joining the war on terror.   The change was noted by Foreign Policy, which shows a snapshot from the FBI’s fact sheet both before and [...]

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NSA directed terrorism experts towards: Xbox users!

The National Security Agency is now turning its eyes to a new apparent terrorist threat to help protect Americans, Xbox users and other game services.   The super-secret NSA had its cloak of secrecy removed earlier this year when former employee Edward Snowden revealed how the agency routinely gathered information on nearly every phone call [...]

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2014 GMC Yukon XL AWD Denali by Stu Wright

In 1976, I started selling GMC trucks right after college, and at that point the Suburban, which is what GMC at that time called their big SUV, had been in production for 39 years.  Right after I started my new job, I ordered two  Suburbans for a Western Slope construction company.  The excitement of my [...]

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Supremes could decide fate of NSA spying program after conflicting rulings

Contradicting an earlier ruling last week that the NSA’s collection of data on most Americans was flagrantly unconstitutional, another judge has ruled this week that the agency has the right to collect data in order to prevent terrorist attacks.   U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in a written opinion that the NSA spying program [...]

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Obamacare supporter turned critic now being audited by IRS

In what is either a bizarre coincidence or a malicious attack, a cancer patient who publicly claimed his health insurance was cancelled because of Obamacare has suddenly found himself the subject of an audit by the IRS.   Bill Elliot, who says he is a supporter of President Obama, appeared  on Fox News’ “The Kelly [...]

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Kindergarten boys now able to use girls restrooms in California

A new day has dawned for boys and girls in California schools as 2014 begins with them now being able to decide to use whichever restroom they want, regardless of how uncomfortable it may make members of the opposite sex feel.   Under the new law, children in grades K-12 are able to use whichever [...]

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Obamacare glitches now affecting those attempting to use benefits

Individuals needing to actually use healthcare benefits they supposedly obtained under Obamacare are now coming fact to face with the nightmare of a government run healthcare system as doctors are being held up from performing surgery and people  are walking out of the emergency room rather than wait for approval.   President Obama insisted on [...]

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Vegans and athletes can mix

In the latest debate over the vegan versus meat eaters debate one of the lesser known issues is whether athletes are able to live their vigorous lifestyle while forgoing meat, the answer may be surprising.   Battles between vegans and non-vegans have caused some to draw sharp lines. On the one hand there are the [...]

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Dem blames Obamacare woes on ignorance of American people

The latest excuse for Obamacare’s poor enrollment figures has taken an interesting twist as a Democratic lawmaker is now blaming the low numbers on Americans who are too dumb to know Obamacare is a law.   The remarks were made by Eleanor Holmes, a Democratic Delegate from Washington D.C. who said the reason Americans are [...]

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IRS backs down from invasive requirements on Veterans groups

Once again America’s veterans have showed the rest of the public that standing up can make a difference, this time against one of the most feared agencies in the country, the Internal Revenue Service.   In August the IRS had issued a rule requiring veterans service groups such as the American Legion to turn over [...]

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Al-Qaeda takes Fallujah as battle for control of country continues

The city that was one of the bloodiest battles of the American war in Iraq has now fallen to our enemies as al-Qaeda has reportedly captured the city of Fallujah.   The Washington Post is reporting that an al-Qaeda affiliated force has raised its flag over government buildings and declared an Islamic state in the [...]

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Shooter at Arapahoe High School dead on scene

Police have reportedly responded to an “active shooter situation” at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado that has left two injured and one dead.   Colorado’s 9 News is reporting that one of the victims is a 15 or 16 year old who was admitted to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.   The sheriff’s [...]

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Judge: “Gay” rights trump First Amendment

WND -Another judge has ruled homosexuals have a right not to be offended that supersedes First Amendment religious rights. In the latest case, a Denver cake baker must make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding even if the message being conveyed in the ceremony violates his religious beliefs. “America was founded on the [...]

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2013 Toyota Camry V-6 XLE FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Toyota Camry XLE that I drove last week was painted silver – Classic Silver metallic.  I enjoy the names that this company gives its paint colors, including this one as well as names such as Super White and Attitude Black.  The Toyota Camry is America’s number one selling car, having been so for eleven [...]

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Judge gives Colorado governor gets pass on anti-gun laws

By Jack Minor –   Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has referred to rural residents of his state as “backwards thinking” and that they would have to suffer some “inconvenience” over gun control has been told by a federal judge he will not have to be questioned over his role in passage of the [...]

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Media finally begins covering black mob assaults

A dangerous “game” being played by young black males for some time has only recently begun being covered by the mainstream media, however, Fox News appears to be the only cable news network willing to report on the racial component of the attacks.   For several months, WND has been the lone voice warning against [...]

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NSA planned to ask for even more power

A newly released report by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden highlights some of the concerns that led to his releasing a series of classified documents that have proven troubling for the federal government.   A February 2012 top secret paper titled “(U) SIGINT Strategy” obtained by the New York Times lays out the [...]

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2014 GMC Yukon Denali AWD by Stu Wright

The 2014 GMC Yukon represents the eighth year of  the Yukon’s style and form, and is a sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Tahoe.  The two nameplates have been sold by the respective manufacturers for over 20 years, and are classified as full-size SUVs. For the last half-dozen years, GMC vehicles have been offered as a more luxurious version [...]

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