Posts Tagged ‘support’

New British invasion: US rental markets

By Jack Minor – While the Beatles were part of the initial British invasion in the 1960s, a second wave appears to be arriving as British investors have begun to look into purchasing properties in the United States. What growth there is appears to in large part due to foreign investors. Property Report noted on [...]

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Anonymous Republican support – bad idea

by Craig Masters As a conservative, gun toting, suv driving, hunter and strong supporter of candidates guided by a working moral compass, I have to report being sad to have received a copy of a publication clearly supporting conservative views on several key issues. The publication included several articles bearing bylines – that was good. [...]

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Renewable energy, oil, taxes and – huh!

by Craig Masters The coming campaigns are beginning to take shape.  As I watch the ads on television I have become confused over the basic motivation for some and the whole concept of others. Thinking I might not be the only one, I thought some of the best informed readers in the world might be [...]

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Obamacare deadline prompts world’s largest protest

by Craig Masters Civil rights riots and the Viet Nam War protests were the result of some Americans uniting in civil protests to tell their government to change a policy or rewrite a law. These protests made headline news. In a few cases, hundreds of thousands joined episodes of civil disobedience and risked being fined, [...]

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Seeing the light: Vulnerable Dems now backing Republican changes to Obamacare

By Jack Minor –   Democrats who preferred to see the federal government partially shut down rather than support Republican proposals to delay the law and implement changes to the healthcare system are now calling for some of these same things.   Six Democratic Senators came out and have said they are going to propose [...]

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Piers Morgan takes parting shot at Second Amendment supporters

By Jack Minor –   Despite his fetish with gun control proving to be a ratings disaster for his show, British CNN host Piers Morgan let loose with one final tirade against Americans who support the Second Amendment on his final show this week.   He stated that he was completely opposed to any private [...]

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TSD Teachers’ behavior criticized by State Senator

by Craig Masters At the March 19, meeting of the Thompson School District Board of Education a notable observer, State Senator Kevin Lundberg, was in the audience. After witnessing first hand the disgraceful behavior of too many district teachers, Senator Lundberg was moved to post his comments online and send them out in emails. Below [...]

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Dems issue conflicting messages on Obamacare following Florida loss

By Jack Minor –   Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said in November, “You’re darn right that our candidates are going to run on the advantage that Obamacare will be going into the 2014 election. The choice will be very clear.”   House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi echoed similar sentiments, saying that [...]

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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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Colorado lawmakers lawsuit against constitutional amendment limiting taxes moves forward

By Jack Minor –   A bizarre lawsuit by Colorado lawmakers arguing that a state constitutional amendment requiring them to go to voters before raising taxes has been allowed to move forwards after a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.   In 1992, voters approved the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) which [...]

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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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Fracking for oil through Common Core

by Craig Masters I attended the Coloradoans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) fracturing event held at Colorado School of Mines this past Wednesday evening. Even though the venue is probably one  of the most industry friendly venues in the country, it was nevertheless one of the largest crowds I have seen attend a “truth about [...]

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Is Prodigal GOP Inching Home?

By Matt Barber I’m a Bible-believing Christian first, a conservative second and, sometimes, with rapidly dwindling frequency, a Republican third (but only when the Grand Old Party is behaving itself). Although the GOP’s RINO establishment still controls its legislative reins, I’m mildly encouraged by some recent developments at the Republican National Committee (RNC) level. It [...]

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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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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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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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Obama Moves to Weaponize IRS

By Matt Barber In 2010 millions of American tea-party constitutionalists, to include the GOP’s Christian base, united in a remarkable grass-roots effort to rein in our unbridled federal government and return it to its expressly limited constitutional confines. As a result, an unprecedented number of counter-constitutionalist lawmakers (read: liberal Democrats) were swept from office. The [...]

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Supremes asked to overturn “compelled” support of lesbian “marriage”

In a case that has profound implications for the First Amendment and religious liberties, the United States Supreme Court is being asked to restore the religious rights of a New Mexico photographer who was recently told that abandoning one’s freedom is simply the “price of citizenship.”   The issue revolves around the case of Elaine [...]

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Western slope support “game-changer” for 51st state initiative

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said recent interest in support for the 51st state movement from western slope counties  is a “game-changer” in the debate over water issues should residents succeed in forming a 51st state.   “We are now getting support from counties on the Western slope, this is a game-changer,” Conway said. “The way [...]

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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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Radiaton discovered on Arafat’s clothing reignites debate over cause of death

Radiation experts in Switzerland have confirmed they have discovered traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat, which help “support the possibility” the veteran terrorist Palestinian leader was poisoned.   The news was announced in a report published by The Lancet over the weekend. The team provided the scientific details regarding statements made by [...]

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“Just get more lobbyists,” opponent of 51st state says during forum

By Jack Minor –   Participants in a forum to inform voters about the pros and cons of a 51st state perfectly illustrated the reason Colorado’s rural residents feel  urban legislators are ignoring them.   “No one has been disenfranchised. It may be that sometimes there is overreach and that happened. Take it easy, this [...]

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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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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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Harry Reid calls tax he voted for “stupid”

The Weekly Standard – “Listen, I know you have been listening, but we want a clean CR–that’s what we’re going to get,” said Reid. “If they want to shut down the government, here’s how much time they have to figure out it: 4 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes, and 15 seconds. No, they can play [...]

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Senate GOP sets sights on repealing gun laws

Brush News Tribune – This year’s statehouse battles over new gun regulations could all return next year with a renewed debate.   House and Senate Republicans are poised to present a series of bills in the 2014 session that look to repeal or alter some of the gun-control legislation passed by Democrats and implemented into [...]

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Cost of Colorado flood recovery begins to mount

Brush News Tribune – Throughout flood-ravaged communities, local, state and federal agencies are working together to restore normalcy and determine the extent of damage.   The repair estimate for state-owned roads and bridges alone is $430 million, according to Micki Trost, spokeswoman for the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.   The state’s estimated cost for [...]

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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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The World asks, “Will Obama finish the job his rebels haven’t?”

by Craig Masters After another speech of questionable truths, Obama plays a round of golf, and the world braces for an expanding war – perhaps the worst yet. Why? Is this Obama’s game plan for one world government with him as a major player? Will Israel use nukes to go down in a blaze of [...]

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What’s in a Word?

by Craig Masters While it might not seem important in the era of horrible “txt splng,” but when some words are replaced by others the intent is too often odious. Such was the highly offensive case of the Republican National Committee changing the word “shall” to “may” in a clause of the RNC rules adopted [...]

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Colorado Springs set to ban medical marijuana

(Coloradoan) – Colorado’s second-largest city is poised to ban recreational marijuana stores. The Colorado Springs City Council plans to vote Tuesday on allowing retail marijuana stores. Four of nine council members have said they’ll vote against retail pot, and even if the sales are approved, Mayor Steve Bach says he’ll veto recreational pot shops. That [...]

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Gardner-Welch bill targets energy efficiency in federal buildings

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced bipartisan energy efficiency legislation that would cut the federal government’s energy bill by advancing the use of performance contracts. The federal agencies spend over $6 billion annually on energy.   The Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act would save taxpayer dollars [...]

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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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Building for the future of a free Northern Colorado

by Craig Masters This November the residents of Weld County will have the opportunity to cast a vote to decide to follow a path of their own choosing; not at all unlike the colonists in 1776 who chose to fight for liberty or support the British government and its increasing taxes. July 4th marks another [...]

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