Posts Tagged ‘process’

Ignorance is bliss- Stupid is expensive

by Craig Masters It may be time to admit stupid people are not only irritating, but they are becoming too expensive to tip-toe around so we don’t hurt their feelings. The time has come to recognize that being tolerant of programs and practices born of stupidity or ignorance is simply too expensive for the world [...]

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No bull: Now Obama wants to regulate cow flatulence

By Jack Minor—   What was once the staple of late night comedy and bad movies is now becoming a reality as the Obama administration is bowing to pressure from environmentalist groups and plans to require dairy farmers to prevent their cows from “passing gas.”   The issue at hand involves the extent to which [...]

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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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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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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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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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Hold onto your Guns and Tax Returns…

by Craig Masters The Second Amendment was included as a high priority for a reason. Neither Colorado liberals nor Barack Husein Obama himself and his all-mighty “Pen-of-Executive Powers” have the right to force citizens to be unable to defend themselves against either an intruder or an abusive government. But if WE don’t do something before [...]

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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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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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Colorado Obamacare Navigator can’t sign anybody up, too expensive

As if things weren’t bad enough for President Obama and his signature health care plan, Al Jazeera, a foreign based news service is reporting how one of Obama’s Navigators has not been able to sign up a single person because the new plans are too expensive.   Al Jazeera interviews a young man named Leonardo [...]

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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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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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Obamacare subsidy lawsuit could prove problematic

The president’s signature healthcare legislation, which has been plagued by a series of debacles since ignoring the advice of experts, the administration rolled out a website that was not ready, could now face a possible death blow over lawsuit filed against the laws subsidies.   When the law was passed it provided for the federal [...]

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia –   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which prepared a study regarding fiscal aspects of a new state’s formation.  This study found the [...]

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Feedback on the UN Arms Treaty vs 2nd Ammendment

Is it really about national security? By Craig Masters Many have written that the Gazette article about the UN Arms Treaty was just hogwash. They write, such a treaty could “never happen here,” because they believe a treaty has to be ratified by 2/3 of the Senate. First and foremost, let us pray Obama doesn’t [...]

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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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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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Aurora shooter’s attorneys argue Colorado death penalty unconstitutional

Fort Morgan Times –  Lawyers for Aurora movie theater shooting defendant James Holmes want the judge in the case to declare Colorado’s death-penalty laws unconstitutional.   In multiple motions filed Friday and made public Tuesday, lawyers for Holmes say the state’s death-penalty laws are unconstitutionally arbitrary, that the jury-selection process unfairly skews the jury pool, and that [...]

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Republicans and Conservatives – no longer a good mix

by Craig Masters El Paso County republicans may be giving conservatives a glimpse into the future of Colorado’s government policies. If this is true, for conservatives, that future is dark indeed. Democrats and the liberal press have set the standards for candidates so low for their side it seems fewer and fewer quality people are [...]

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Lawlessness begins at the top

by Craig Masters This week we took some time to climb to the top of a mountain for some backcountry camping in Rocky Mountain National Park. We obtained our required permit and paid the fee. We rented the required bear-proof food storage container. We displayed the required tag on our back packs. Yet after all these [...]

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Why vote at all?

by Craig Masters If the Supreme Court justices can dictate whatever social program they want in place, allow secret judges and police to disregard the Constitution, and simply revoke the inalienable Rights reserved to each of us by our Creator, then we no longer have government by the people. The people of California voted. They [...]

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Greeley Ice Haus closed for resurfacing

The Greeley Ice Haus, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department, closed on June 26 to begin the daunting task of resurfacing the ice rink. The process in which they create an ice rink is quite fascinating and time consuming, but an incredible procedure that requires meticulous detail and concentration. The [...]

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The Constitution was originally pretty good.

by Craig Masters If you are one who got a chuckle out of John Kerry calling on Russia to respect our Constitution and send Edward Snowden over here for prosecution, here is a little anecdotal law lesson. The Bill of Rights have mostly been considered as nothing more than an interesting piece of historic paper [...]

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2013 Infiniti M35h RWD Hybrid Sedan

Infiniti began selling cars in America two dozen years ago with a pair of initial offerings; the Q45 and the M30.  As the luxury division of Nissan of Japan, they brought out the Infiniti line pretty much in response to Honda and Toyota’s introduction of their Acura and Lexus nameplates.  Infiniti chose to use a [...]

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Adultery joins list of Democrat approved behaviors.

By Craig Masters Denver, March 22, 2013 The political party that forced into law the mandatory acceptance of the sexual behavior of homosexuals now claims it wants to stay out of people’s bedrooms! Democrats who sponsored the bill to legalize adultery claimed that is their position. But the very opposite seems to be the case [...]

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Rand Paul takes AP to task for amnesty claim

WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the winner of the Conservative Political  Action Conference straw poll for 2016 only days ago, is denying an Associated  Press report that he supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. The AP’s Erica Werner reported Paul told a Hispanic business group that  illegal aliens should be allowed to [...]

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“Through with chew” week encourages tobacco users to quit

GREELEY – Weld County residents who use smokeless tobacco products and have tried to quit know that quitting tobacco can be very difficult.  There are a couple of events going on to help those who use smokeless tobacco products to take the first step to successfully quit using for good. “Through With Chew Week”, which [...]

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“A Whiter Shade of Pale” 2013 Cadillac ATS AWD

It may not be a good characterization of the Cadillac ATS test car’s color, but the paint on it was extremely white, and attractive.  It was a Diamond Tricoat (a three-layer painting process) upgraded color that added $995 to the Cadillac’s window sticker. The song, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” rocketed to No. 1 in [...]

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2013 Lexus ES300h FWD Hybrid Sedan

On Tuesday I received a new Lexus to test; the ES series hybrid available since early 2012.  It came in “Deep Sea Mica,” blue metallic paint and it was quite attractive.  I’ve previously tested six  Lexus cars and SUV’s, and this ES350 looks like it may end up being my favorite.  Inside it was black [...]

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Greeley FD fights scrap metal fire

GREELEY — At 10:23pm, last night (12/12/2012) the Greeley Fire Department was called to 1490 East 8th St (Anderson Sales and Salvage), Greeley, on the report of a fire. While responding, fire crews could see large flames from approximately 1 mile away. Upon making entry to the facility fire crews found a large pile of [...]

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Liquified natural gas trucks bring savings to Weld county

WELD COUNTY, CO – As part of its Smart Energy Plan, Weld County is in the process of converting its government fleet vehicles to natural gas vehicles – both Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). On Wednesday, three of the county’s four LNG trucks were on hand at the County Administration Building. [...]

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Illinois paid over $2 million in unemployment to jail inmates

by Matt Lacy –   State officials in Illinois have revealed that they paid over 1,100 inmates more than $2 million in unemployment benefits while they are in jail.   According to the Associated Press, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said one inmate in the Cook County jail in Chicago was able to collect [...]

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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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House 50 candidates show different views on regulations, Constitution

by Jack Minor –   During last week’s debates the two candidates for House District 50 revealed a stark contrast on the Constitution and helping small businesses with excessive regulation.   “Skip” Carlson, a small business owner, said the hindrance to job creation was excessive government regulations that make starting a business a lengthy and [...]

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GOP leadership “craps” on conservatives!

by Craig Masters Solomon Martinez is the driving force behind Colorado Hispanic Republicans, a northern Colorado grassroots organization trying to engage the formidable Hispanic vote. He is a delegate attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Solomon, a retired Marine, was still in denial when he communicated what had just happened on the floor of [...]

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