Posts Tagged ‘sound’

2014 Chevrolet Volt Sedan Review by Stu Wright

This past week I had the pleasure of testing out a new 2014 Chevy Volt four-door sedan.  The Volt came in White Diamond Tricoat – a pearlescent  white paint job, which is a very popular color for this model vehicle.  The Volt is a version of the Chevrolet Cruze, but dressier with fancier mirrors, extra [...]

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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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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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2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Volkswagen’s CC is a derivative of the Passat sedan that has existed in one form or another for 40 years.  The CC was introduced as a 2009 model and was first viewed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  With the same wheelbase as the Passat (106.7”), the CC is an inch [...]

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News you may have missed

by Craig Masters Take a $20million combat proven aircraft that can fly more than one and one-half times the speed of sound, handles more than nine times the force of gravity, carries a laundry list of weapons, and some of the most advanced avionics in the sky. Then spend another $11.7million on customized controls to enable [...]

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Denver judge scolds Dem legislators for ignoring Constitution

by Jack Minor –   A series of bills passed by Colorado Democrats in the state legislature hit a snag last week after a judge berated the lawmakers for ignoring the state’s constitution.   “Writing an election law so clearly non-compliant with the state constitution,” Denver District Judge Robert McGahey said in a ruling, “I [...]

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The “F-bomb” hit U$ again

by Craig Masters With the Constitution relegated to no more than a footnote in today’s ‘common core’ curriculum textbooks, it might seem out of date to mention another specific example of the Obama administration czars trampling all over our budgets from their perch high above what used to be the law. However, for the sake [...]

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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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“Just Ducky” 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD Sedan

Years ago I owned a 1995 Cadillac (leased, actually) and always admired the six ducks in the logo on the hood and trunk.  I have found through research that those birds were merlettes, present on the family crest of Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit.  That [...]

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2013 Lexus RX450h Hybrid Luxury AWD Crossover

Lexus has been in a position to offer the most popular luxury SUV since its introduction in 1998.  My latest test car was the RX450h hybrid model available since 2009.  It came in Stargazer Black metallic paint and featured saddle tan leather seating for five. This was a loaded RX, with an M.S.R.P. of $64,339, including [...]

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Dem lawmakers tell Christians: Keep your religion inside church walls

Colorado Senate Democrats by Jack Minor –   Democrats in the Colorado state house reportedly have unanimously stood behind comments by Democratic Senate leader Pat Steadman, who  essentially told Christian’s if they wanted to oppose homosexuality they had best do so only within the four walls of a church and there is no place for [...]

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“Skip” Carlson best qualified for House race

I have real concerns for our country, state, and the politics that affect us all. Loyalty to political parties trumps the message of the candidate and what they stand for in this day and age of media sound bites. I am a proud independent unaffiliated registered voter and as such can support members of both [...]

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2013 Lexus GS450h 4Dr Hybrid Sedan

    I don’t know if GS means “guaranteed satisfaction” on this particular sedan offered by Lexus, but it would be OK with me.  That’s what the buyer gets with a car like this, which is the model I drove this past week.  It’s called a GS450h, and the “h“ stands for hybrid drive train, made [...]

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2012 Toyota Prius Model Five

The Toyota Prius, America’s top-sellng hybrid car, was introduced in our country in 1997.   The Prius accounts for almost 51% of the 270,000 or so hybrids sold in America each year, and globally the U.S. accounts for half of Prius production.  The name on the car, “Prius”, is Latin for “before”.  This is the second “Prii” [...]

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“Second Versa, Same as the First!” – 2012 Nissan Versa Review

Remember when Peter Noone called out, “Second verse, same as the first!” between the choruses of “Henry the Eighth” by Herman’s Hermits?  The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965.It was a revision of British music hall star Harry Champion’s 1910 smash hit.  I’ve made some modifications to the lyrics, [...]

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Obama statement on compulsory attendance raise red flag among homeschoolers

by Matt Lacy – President Obama’s call to states to curb dropout rates by forcing students to remain in high school until they graduate has raised concerns among homeschoolers. In the President’s State of the Union message Tuesday evening, Obama told states he had a solution to raise high school dropout rates to 100 percent. [...]

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Mamma Mia! 2012 Volvo S60 Review

                  The Italian phrase for, “My Goodness!” came to mind as I tested the Volvo S60 this past week.  It was a Passion Red all-wheel drive four door sedan dressed out in the “R Design” configuration, fully loaded.  R Design refers to the special front styling, blue watch [...]

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40 Years – A solid success for Gadhafi

Did absolute power corrupt Gaddafi, absolutely! Gaddafi with Nassar in 1969. By Craig Masters When Gadhafi rose to power, Barack Obama was only a baby. The young Gadhafi promised hope and change for the “people” who were being exploited by the wealthy. The message was not specific, but it did resonate through Lybian society well enough to [...]

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AP reporter called “racist” for accurate transcript of President’s remarks

by Jack Minor – An Associated Press reporter has been accused of racism for accurately transcribing a speech the President made last weekend. During a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, the President challenged the members to get involved in his re-election campaign. During the speech, he changed his speaking style by dropping the “G” [...]

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Liberals lying and suspicions

Color me suspicious:  A spooky Democrat operative posing as ‘campaign treasurer’ siphons lotsa cash from lotsa California Democrats just when Obama’s halo breaks, upsetting his Kool-Aid base.  It’s hard to fund ACORN when they’re outlaws, but not with mercenary bundler Kinde Durkee.  Organized crime wise guys ‘take a fall for the team’ to fund the [...]

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Buddy Roemer running on campaign of “equality” of all donors

  by Jack Minor  – While the country focuses on Republican candidates in Iowa, another individual is running for the Republican nomination with a novel approach, limiting all campaign contributions to a $100 donation. Former Louisiana Governor, Buddy Roemer, announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination several weeks ago. Roemer was a four term Democratic [...]

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The Lexus IS-F

  By Stu Wright The high performance Lexus IS-F arrived at my house just before the Fourth of July, and I immediately grabbed it for a trip to Denny’s in Ft. Collins for lunch with my wife.  When you fire it up with the push button starter, the big V-8 rumbles to life and reminds [...]

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Scientist and Tea Party candidate: world never in danger from Japanese reactor

by Jack Minor   A controversial scientist who ran as a Tea Party candidate last year says media claims regarding the danger from nuclear power are not based on sound science and the US was never in danger from radiation caused by the Japanese nuclear power plant accidents.  Art Robinson possesses a doctorate in Chemistry [...]

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Residents sound off on advertising in schools, cuts to athletics

by Jack Minor   The crowd was down at the final community engagement meeting conducted by the school board this school year, but there was no shortage of opinions as they discussed advertising and program cuts.   The District is still facing approximately 6.8 million in budget cuts from the previous year. There is still [...]

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Local Baptist pastors react to 20/20 story calling them cults

  by Jack Minor  Local Baptist pastors took strong issue with a recent 20/20 broadcast claiming sexual abuse is widespread among the independent Baptist church movement and that their churches are cults.  Last Friday 20/20 aired a show hosted by Elizabeth Vargas described as, “exploring whether IFB churches foster an atmosphere leading to sexual abuse of children and [...]

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A Step by Step Guide to Using the Legal System and Media to Harass Your Enemies

By Mike Bauman Let’s face it, people are annoying.  They can irritate you.  They can disagree with your opinions.  They can even act in ways that you think aren’t polite.  Unfortunately, laws have been put in place that prevent hiring thugs to rough them up.  Heck, you can’t even throw dead fish or horse heads [...]

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A Voice Crying in Greeley

By Rev. Brad If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The same question could be asked of many churches in our area. Sunday after Sunday, week after week, churches all over this country preach from the Word of God to a congregation [...]

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Barking at the Doorbell

By Linda Kay Harms For The Greeley Gazette Q.           When someone rings my doorbell, my dog runs to the door and barks like crazy.  How can I stop this? A.            It is important to interrupt the behavior.  One way to do this is with water –  carry a small spray bottle of water with you, [...]

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How to improve your little one’s language skills

By Vanessa Dominguez, The Greeley Gazette When your baby makes her first cooing sound it can be a magical moment. This is the beginning of her language journey and you can help her along the way. The first form of communication you and your baby will have is learning her cries. She will have a [...]

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