Posts Tagged ‘form’

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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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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4 Suicides in 4 Days Is A Warning

By Mike McCune —   Michael Dueker…William Broeksmit…Karl Slym…Gabriel Magee. Chance are you’ve never heard of any of these people. But they are important to the world population and they are all linked together.   Dueker, Broeksmit, Slym and Magee all died within the last week. Every death is being treated as a suicide by authorities. […]

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December Economic Numbers Go From Upbeat to Ugly Down Very Quickly

By Mike McCune —   Whoever is eyeballing the economy better get rid of the old standby baloney from college testbooks. Something is rotting but the economists can’t find it.   However, one thing is conclusive: the economic numbers for December do not compute. Which casts a very dark cloud on the future.   The […]

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Are 51st state opponents attempting to declare votes illegitimate?

It appears critics may be attempting to adopt a strategy to prevent the votes from being counted on the issue after the election, with a call by a former county commissioner  to pressure Weld County commissioners to refuse to count the votes on ballot initiative 1A which asks residents if they want the commissioners to […]

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Default Hits Not On Debt But Unpaid SS

By Mike McCune —   It is disheartening to discover all those anger management classes I took are wasted when I listen to what passes for new reports.   Monday morning it was the effects of the government shutdown that set me off. The government is forbidding professional fishermen from doing their job because the […]

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Global Warming Report ‘Facts’ Debatable

By Michael McCune —   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report late last week in which it claims it “was more confident than ever that global warming is man-made.” What the panel does not report is the fact environmentalists engaged in the study have an agenda to continue their economic support by […]

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Shredded Constitution Means We Live On Borrowed Time

By Mike McCune —   The Constitution is under mass attack by progressive politicians. For this reason alone, the best news that could happen is a government shutdown to protect this document that contains all the principles on which this civil government was established.   The Constitution, despite popular belief today, did not guarantee any group or […]

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Banks Disappear In Economic Weakness

By Mike McCune —   To paraphrase President Obama, “I took my eye off the [real economic] ball.” For that I apologize to Rant readers.   While trying to keep up with the messes scattered by this Administration–Benghazi, NSA, IRS, Syria, monetization of the debt, etc.–I took my eye off the economic ball. Today the oversight […]

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The Rant – All Obama’s Got Is Hope

by Mike McCune —   President Obama wrote an autobiography The Audacity of Hope. Maybe he should have read the book with a critical review.   Even though he’s been President of the United States for 4 years and nearly nine months, he still talks like hope is the end-all for his tenure and not […]

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Diaper cakes add new twist to old tradition

  A new twist on an old tradition is now combining beauty with the practical for new mother’s to be, the diaper cake.       Lil Baby Cakes is the brainchild of founder Candy Budyta, who took her passion for creating things with her hands to create a works of out that resulted in […]

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The Rant – Job Market Data Leaves Questions

By Mike McCune —   The No. 1 paradox in the U. S. labor market today is more jobs are being listed by companies but fewer jobs are being filled.   Since June, 2010, the number of listed job openings has risen by 50%. This means for every two jobs listed in June 2010, three […]

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In Syria, Unknown Facts Abound

by Mike McCune —   The biggest problem in the debate of whether to go to Syria or not is the large amount of known unknown facts. Let’s cut through the chaff and get to the main points.   There are three indisputable facts in the Syrian civil war. First, women and children are dying […]

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Crowded Prisons Might End Sentencing Tax Evaders

by Mike McCune — Eric Holder, the detestable Attorney General of the United States who selectively enforces laws and has rendered the U.S. law moot, is at it again. Holder, using cost as a factor, wants to eliminate the overly-long sentences for druggies in this country.   On this principle, economically logical, I agree with him. […]

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Bill of Rights’ Taxation in America’s Future?

by Mike McCune — All Americans are aware Obamacare would not be an issue today if the Supreme Court had not taken the curious track of deciding it was a tax and not insurance because the Internal Revenue Service was involved.   Based on the exemptions and selective enforcement installed since, the Court made a major […]

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Quality Missing From Economic Measurements

by Mike McCune —  Every time our government borrows a dollar or prints a dollar not based on anything of recognized value, the dollar in your pocket, savings account or investment goes down. That is government-fueled inflation at work.   For almost 40 years I have been aware of this phenomena after a heated argument […]

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The Rant – Detroit: Inevitable Fall

Detroit’s announced bankruptcy proceedings have put the economic-recovery-that-isn’t mantra from Washington in jeopardy. Oh, the periodic pronouncements have always been full of optimistic blather but have been lacking in concrete facts. Detroit is the biggest obstacle yet.   Detroit for a century was the very embodiment of the American Dream. The city fed the mass […]

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Citizens could vote on Weld secession movement in Nov.

GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and  1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in  a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the  51st state.   Weld County is one of the nation’s largest counties, and at nearly […]

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Was Barack Obama Created by Witness Protection?

by Mike McCune —   The list of misdeeds by the Obama Administration and the manner in which he is absolving himself of any knowledge should come as no surprise. Barack Hussein Obama demonstrated the same kind of there-but-not-there-ability from birth, that is why his past is a closed door.   Wayne Allyn Root, a […]

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Housing Market Slowing Quickly, Again

by Mike McCune —   Scandals, wildfires, Syria and the looming implementation of the Affordable Health Act continue to dominate the news. The economy has been pushed to the back burner. Big mistake for America.   If you think things are rosy, think again. Despite all the “things are back to normal” news being aired so […]

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Wall Street Anticipates Fed’s Support

by Mike McCune —   The Federal Reserve is about to open meetings today. That explains the stock surge yesterday. Wall Street is paralyzed and needs Ben Bernanke’s unconditional support.   But a warning label came from one of the Street’s unabashed fans, Jim Cramer of Mad Money. Cramer is convinced the market will be […]

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Will John Morse resign for the Party

by Craig Masters “We’ll go through these signatures with a fine-toothed comb,” Morse told the TV station KDVR. “and we’ll file some protests with the Secretary of State’s office because we know a lot of these signatures were gathered based on misinformation and lies.” A politician claiming only the opposition lies; what a surprise. It […]

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America Gets More Empty Reports

by Mike McCune —   American market indexes reached all-time highs on April’s unemployment and jobs report today. The markets ignore corresponding reports showing service sector jobs are in retreat and factory orders showed the sharpest decline in seven months.(1)   How can the facts be reconciled?   The short answer is they can’t.   […]

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Government Attacks Payday Loan Industry

by Mike McCune —   The Federal government has a spending problem. The Federal government has more debt than it can possibly pay. The Federal government is now monetizing (buying) its own debt at the rate of $85 billion per month.   So how do Federal regulators react to the above problems? They want to […]

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The Rant – America’s Workers Losing Faith in Retirement Funds

by Mike McCune —   The Employment Benefit Research Institute finished a survey of working Americans during the closing days of March. It reported the ‘startling’ fact a mere 13% of working Americans are “very confident” when it comes to having enough financial support to retire.   To those of us in fly-over America this […]

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The Rant – “Honor” Missing From U.S. Government

by Mike McCune —     What damages America more, manipulated inflation or higher tax rates? Both pluck wealth from America at a devastating pace.   Earlier this week the President made an impassioned plea to gain support for his budget proposal. He spouted numbers and data as if he knew exactly what he was […]

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Pediatrics Academy Supports Gay Marriage

by Mike McCune —   Let me be precise on my position on gay marriage: I abhor the concept with every fiber of my soul. That this is not a universally-supported position I understand but if it were, please explain how the human species would continue?   The feel-good children’s medical crowd disagrees with me and, […]

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North Dakota outlaws abortions based on gender

North Dakota’s governor has signed into law a series of pro-life bills that  he expects will be challenged, but he says the issues need to be decided. Today Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the first three of the legislature’s  pro-life bills – less than 24 hours after they reached his desk – stunning  pro-abortion supporters who […]

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Almost a Fifth of U.S. Economy Moves Underground

by Mike McCune —     American over 30 know about the infamous Russian “Black Market” wherein the population did most of its food and illicit items trade. Since it was officially off-the-records by the government, but necessary to sustain the population, the term “Black Market” was applied.   It will not come as a […]

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Wall Street, Main Street Do Not Agree

by Mike McCune —   The jobs report for February came in nicely and Wall Street cheered. Meanwhile the January jobs report was slashed by 25% from a gain of 157,000 to 119,000 and Wall Street yawned.   That is because the deceit must be maintained. According to Washington, America has been in a recovery since […]

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Wall Street Thinks Bull Will Continue

by Michael McCune —   There is some amazement among Wall Street observers about how well the market is doing in the face of so many stern headwinds. Their continued amazement is either a sign of stupidity or culpability.   These analysts say there can be no major bear market and that the market has […]

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Fed’s “Recession Index” Trumps Sequester

by Michael McCune —   Attention, class: The word of the day is “Sequester.”   Isn’t it funny how a word you really never heard before 2013 is now threatening to topple our economy? At least it is if you listen to the major media outlets you’d get that impression.   But they are wrong, […]

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Why Applaud Hollowness?

by Michael McCune —   Did you watch the State of the Union address? I didn’t. Instead I removed all the emotion of the moment and got a printed transcript of the speech the next day.   I do not think anyone would be surprised to learn that President Obama delivered nothing new in his […]

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How to Simplify the Tax Season

by Michael McCune —   The normal person fears to tread the swampy ground of tax loopholes and deductions–that’s why the unofficial-official business of tax preparation and legal tax defense has been the biggest single growth sector since the 1950s.   Just to let you in on a little secret the government doesn’t want you to […]

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Marines – one of our own has been left behind!

by Craig Masters It might sound like a call to take matters into our own hands, and that’s just what it might take this time. But if the Mexican armed forces are armed with 60 year old Sears and Roebuck .410’s, I’ll lead this mission myself. After all, the Obama administration is so impotent in […]

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