Posts Tagged ‘month’

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Loan company spurs auto sales by catering to all credit types

All of the major Automakers are currently experiencing record sales and profits for the year, which is shaping up to be one of the best ones ever for the auto industry. However, those who took a hit in their credit scores during the Great Recession may mistakenly feel they cannot get in on the good […]

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How the Other Half pays for bad bank policy

by Craig Masters The last paragraph of a recent Gazette article titled, “Chase now limiting withdrawal amounts,” was probably overlooked by most readers who only dream of having $50,000 in their checking account. But according to Alex Jones, Infowars founders, the “IRS is attempting to bar citizens from leaving the country if the agency has […]

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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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Report says Colorado flooding “likely a 100 year flood”

Coloradoan – The flood that ravaged Colorado earlier this month was “unprecedented,” according to a preliminary assessment issued by government and university scientists Wednesday. The report, which also stated that the flooding was “probably unmatched in at least 35 years,” was prepared by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder. The […]

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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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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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Weld snow plow drivers made “4 trips around the world” this winter

WELD COUNTY, CO – The seasons have changed, and the numbers are in. During the 2012-2013 winter, Weld County Department of Public Works snow plow drivers (including graders with plows) drove approximately 100,000 miles clearing the roads for the traveling public – which equates to driving approximately four times around the Earth at the equator. […]

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Colorado facing economic backlash on multiple fronts over Dems “war on guns”

Colorado Democrats have control of the state Senate, House and governor’s  office. So this year, under pressure from the White House, they launched into a  war on guns, adopting one regulation, restriction and rule after another.   Now the piper has come calling for his pay. It was following public hearings on a series of […]

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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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How much farther left will “Those People” push?

by Craig Masters In his most recent legislative update email, State Senator Kevin Lundberg reports dismal success in stopping the lawlessness and all-out assault on the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. Colorado leftists, hiding under the banner of the democratic party, are celebrating their iron fisted control of all three branches of Colorado government. In […]

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Should hammer control be next?

  by Peter Grady –       While many liberals and media outlets are calling for restrictions on gun owners including national registration and a ban on assault weapons and handguns saying these weapons are used excessively in murders, information from the FBI shows these groups are going after the wrong weapon of choice […]

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Obama’s economy: Fed predicts high unemployment through 2015

by Peter Grady –   The Federal Reserve has said it is expecting unemployment levels to remain high until at least late 2015, despite its plans to spend billions of dollars a month to keep interest rates low.   Following its final meeting for the year, the Fed announced it would only consider interest rate […]

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Truth, Fruedian Projections, Eugenics and Planned Parenthood

by Craig Masters “Give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” — Margaret Sanger, April 1932 Birth Control Review “ Kudos to Matt Flener, Denver TV channel 9, for doing a better than average job of presenting a “truth test” article about an Obama ad lying […]

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Will NASA’s Mars menu help Obama feed the middle-class?

by Craig Masters Regardless of what else you may think about Obama’s policies, religious ideology, reports filled with false numbers, or unconstitutional implementation of laws, the one area where there is no doubt is that he believes the economic plan for recovery is to follow the advice of John Maynard Keynes: borrow our way out […]

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The Rant – Not Solyndra-sized But Another Stimulus Black Eye

Solyndra was the first boondoggle of the stimulus. It wasn’t the biggest but it was the first and it demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt why government and business differ–business has a bottom line that must be in the black, government just throws money at things and has no bottom line.   The latest, […]

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Job Market Improving? No, It’s Phony Figuring

I have often cited the various methods the government utilizes to keep the unemployment figure at a manageable level. Today, after the official unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, it became apparent just how blatantly political the process has become.   In September the U.S. economy added just 114,000 jobs. Just to keep up with population […]

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CSI Weld County: Weld gets first of its kind crime lab

by Jack Minor –   Weld County, the only county in the state to be debt-free took the first steps to achieving another first in the state with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new regional crime lab on Wednesday.   The lab, which will be located of U.S. 257 near the Pepsi distribution center will […]

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President tells Coloradoans we are better off…

by Craig Masters The President’s case that you’re better off… Last week, the Fed reported a sharp contraction in the country’s industrial output. The report showed that production from factories, mines, and utilities fell by 1.2 percent last month. This is biggest drop since 2009. At the same time, the reduction in U.S. exports has […]

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City encourages people to cut back on watering lawns

GREELEY – The city of Greeley is reminding people to help conserve water by watering their lawns less now that school is in session.   To increase your efficiency and to save money, the City of Greeley Water Conservation program encourages Greeley water customers to water less in September than they do in the heat […]

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Poor Recovery Doesn’t Eliminate Recession Yet

by Mike McCune   Sometimes you have to wonder if Wall Street insiders are even aware of what is going on beyond Wall Street’s narrow perspective. The case in point is an article by Lawrence “Larry” Kudlow. (1)   In his written analysis, Kudlow admits the “‘fiscal cliff’ tax hike still hangs like the sword of […]

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TSA lets passenger with explosive residue through security

by Matt Lacy –   Officials with the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) said a woman who tested positive for possible explosive residue was able to pass through security and board a flight for Cleveland.   The woman was at the United Airlines checkpoint at Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport, earlier this month when […]

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Romney calls for Boy Scouts to admit “gays”

by Peter Grady –   The Romney campaign has given skeptical conservative voters another reason for concern by recently saying the Republican presidential candidate wants the Boy Scouts to permit “gays” to serve and openly participate in the organization.   In 1994, during a political debate Romney said, “”I support the right of the Boy […]

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Globalists set to hit US sovereignty again.

by Craig Masters Those who keep a watchful eye on the never ending attempts to void the second amendment of the Constitution are again preparing for one of the most effectively planned attacks on our right to be able to protect ourselves since the ratification of the Bill of Rights. July 27, the U.S. will […]

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2012 Nissan Juke SV AWD Sport Cross

The word “juke” has multiple meanings, but in sports parlance, to juke is to feign or fake out, as, for instance, a running back might do.  I suppose that is what Nissan had in mind when naming the mini-crossover that they introduced in 2010.  I had one last week to test, a 2012 “SV” all-wheel […]

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Obama campaign runs deficit in June

by Peter Grady –   Recent e-mails sent out by  Obama and his campaign begging for funds appear to have been justified with new reports showing in June the campaign spent more than it took in.   The campaign has recently sent out a series of e-mails with alarming tones saying the campaign is in […]

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Gas prices in Ft. Collins decreasing, bucks national trend

The average price of a gallon of gasoline has fallen 1.5 cents in the past week, bucking a national trend of increasing gas prices, according to gasoline price website FortCollinsGasPrices.com. Prices averaged $3.45 per gallon in Fort Collins on Sunday. Nationally, prices have increased 4.9 cents per gallon to $3.49. In Fort Collins, prices are […]

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Housing Market Still Shaky, FHA Problems Multiply

by Mike McCune —   Over the past few months the media has been painting a rosy picture of the housing market. The Administration has been suspiciously quiet and reticent about the housing sector though. That means trouble somewhere.   It was the bursting housing market that initiated the economic downturn in October 2007. Those […]

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Physicians group to host forum explaining ramifications of Obamacare

Vecchio by Jack Minor –   GREELEY- The local head of a physician’s organization dedicated to the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship will be speaking at a meeting to discuss the ramifications of Obamacare on individual Americans and how it will affect the doctor patient relationship.   Dr. Jill Vecchio, president of the Colorado chapter of Docs4PatientCare […]

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