Posts Tagged ‘week’

“Respect” 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4WD

    Aretha Franklin knocked it out of the park with her hit song that was recorded 46 years ago this past week in New York City.  Otis Redding wrote “Respect” from the perspective of a desperate man, but Aretha turned the ballad into that of a strong, confident woman that knows that she provides what [...]

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Evans Senior Center Feb. 20, 2012

by Betty Grauberger –   With sights set high, we are eagerly awaiting the final verdict…..as of now we believe that we will be starting up our Friday Lunch Program with Weld County Senior Nutrition beginning on Friday, March 1st…..keep tuned in and we will advise you by next week as to our progress. (and [...]

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Nationally known expert on gun violence decimates Obama falsehoods about guns

by Peter Grady –   Nationally known academic, author and economist John Lott Jr. systematically decimated all the claims currently being used by president Obama and state lawmakers to argue for increased gun control, arguing that such laws actually decrease public safety.   Lott spoke to a group of over 350 people at an event [...]

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Rasmussen polls reveal some tough truths to Congress

by Craig Masters In spite of the rhetoric from Congress that the views and actions of the nation’s “leaders” in Washington reflect the opinions of the people they claim to represent, a Rasmussen poll this week found that “Only 11% Say Congress is Good Reflection of Americans’ Views.” Put in common sense language, the poll [...]

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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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“Beetlemania” 2013 Volkswagen Convertible

    I’m mixing metaphors on this date, February 7th, because 49 years ago today the Beatles (band) appeared on the Ed Sullivan show to perform their smash, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”  The single had sold 1.5 million copies in under three weeks, and Americans were hungry for something enjoyable, just eleven weeks removed [...]

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Women won’t need to be combat fighters.

by Craig Masters The subject line of this week’s military newsletter read: “17% of Marines Would Leave Over Women in Combat.” With the approval of the transfer to China of defense critical battery technology, our defense department spent millions of dollars developing, the Obama administration has now transformed America from super-power status to subordinate-to-? status. [...]

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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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First Clinton, now Obama move China decades forward with America’s technology

by Craig Masters If the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme was the greatest financial theft in history, the Obama stimulus money for green energy is a close second and closing. The latest losses to American taxpayers is the selling of ‘green energy’ battery leader, A123. Regardless of the outcome of the current round of intense lobbying [...]

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What not to tell the kids about the Broncos’ loss

by Craig Masters With a home field advantage, an extra week of rest and preparation and a packed stadium of fans willing to sit outside in single-digit temperatures to cheer them on, the Broncos set a terrible example for kids Saturday. But maybe you – and your young fans – didn’t notice what has to [...]

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2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport AWD Sedan

Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota, has been producing the GS series of sedans since 1993.  The new 2013 model that I drove this last week represented the manufacturer’s fourth generation offering, and it came in Riviera Red Metallic with black leather seating.  The GS Lexus sedan is a midsize performance car with all-wheel drive. [...]

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Debt, Greed and Gun Control are dividing this house

by Craig Masters State Representative Rhonda Fields (D) was granted a lengthy guest column in the January 5, Denver Post. Her personal story not withstanding, her efforts to justify the socialists/central government position on gun control does make one valid point. She writes, “For my fellow state lawmakers and me, our top legislative priority should [...]

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Obama uses Newtown tragedy to raise campaign funds

by Peter Grady –   An email by the Obama campaign about the Newtown school shooting directs people to a page featuring a button asking for donations.   On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, breaking multiple gun laws, murdered 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Following the [...]

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A message from Senator Mark Udall

by Craig Masters This week Senator Udall sent out an email with the subject line: “Compromise isn’t a dirty word.” His message is that the Republicans need to be reprogrammed into believing that “compromise is not capitulation,” in working with the administration to solve the approaching budget crisis. Of course to those who pay in more [...]

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Obama continues his plan for Fundamental Change

by Craig Masters Tuesday December 4, is well under way in Dubai where the World Conference on International Telecommunication is now in its second week. The goal of the Conference is to take control of the internet world-wide and place that power in the hands of a United Nations bureaucracy called the International Telecommunications Union [...]

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It’s official, Petraeus to testify before Congress

by Peter Grady –   Despite his resignation last week for having an affair, officials have confirmed that CIA director David Petraeus will still be testifying before Congress about the Libya terror attacks in Benghazi that resulted in four dead Americans including a US ambassador.   Originally Petraeus was scheduled to testify this week, but [...]

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2013 Scion FR-S 2-Door RWD Coupe

When I was in the Air Force and living in Florida, I owned a 1968 Fiat 850 Spider roadster, a reclamation project that was pretty rusty when I bought it and had it painted.  I rammed up and down the Space Coast in it, and even drove alone to New England with the car in [...]

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Savages in Gaza time rockets to maximize children casualties

Israeli rocket damage, Israel news photo by Peter Grady –   In what can only be described as an act of barbarism, Muslim terrorists in Gaza fired a barrage of missiles at Israeli men, women and children during the end of the school day to obtain maximum violence.   The Israeli National News reported that [...]

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Colorado,21 other states calling for secession following Obama reelection

  by Matt Lacy –   Colorado along with 21 other states have filed a petition with the administration requesting the right to secede from the United States and form a new government following President Obama’s reelection last week.   Following Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney last week, the president and his supporters have said [...]

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Obama administration cranking out regulations following reelection

by Peter Grady –   In the few days after President Obama’s reelection last week, the administration has wasted no time in continuing his agenda of stifling business with massive new regulations, by posting 408 new regulations over the past seven days. The regulations are available on the administrations regulations.gov website. The administration posted three [...]

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4×4

    Jeep has been building off-road and sport utility vehicles since 1941 (civilian vehicles since 1945), making it the country’s oldest SUV brand.  They were originally provided for the U. S. military during World War II, specifically light 4-wheel drives for the Army.  Willys-Overland, the manufacturer of Jeeps, provided about 640,000 units for the war [...]

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2012 Lexus CT200h FWD Premium Hybrid

The CT series sedan was introduced by Lexus in March of 2011.  Last week I tested a 2012 model of this hybrid vehicle, a “Premium” edition with a Nebula Gray Pearl paint job.  Since its introduction, I have been paying a little extra attention to the car, mostly because it resembles a favorite of mine, [...]

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD Review

This past week I was presented a new Chevy Equinox crossover to test.  It was painted Tungsten metallic (dark bronze) with a light titanium and black leather interior.  The combination resulted in a lot of compliments during the week, although personally I’m a fan of red, white or black vehicles. Chevrolet was founded 100 years [...]

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Florida school board policy now lower expectations for blacks than whites

by Peter Grady –   The Florida State Board of Education is coming under fire after it passed a policy that officially declares they have lower academic expectations for black students over others.   Last week, the board passed a revised strategic plan regarding their educational goals for student achievement in the state’s schools. According [...]

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Biden says Planned Parenthood does not do abortions

by Jack Minor –   Speaking at a campaign rally, Vice-President Joe Biden claimed Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is prohibited by law from doing abortions.   Speaking at a campaign rally in Wisconsin, Biden was speaking on recent statements by Mitt Romney that he would defund Planned Parenthood.   “Now these guys [...]

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White House parses Biden statement administration did not know about embassy security concerns

by Peter Grady –   Following a statement by Joe Biden that the administration had no idea embassy officials were asking for increased security in Libya, despite testimony to the contrary, the White House is now saying Biden was only referring to himself and the President.   During this week’s vice-presidential debate, Biden said, “We [...]

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Government again facing scrutiny over jobless claims

by Matt Lacy –   For the second time in less than a week the government is facing scrutiny and criticism over its job reporting after a new report omitted data from a large state.   On Thursday, the Labor Department touted the number of jobless claims as dropping by a sharp decline of 30,000 [...]

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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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A Pair to Draw – 2013 Infiniti FX37 & G37xS

          Recently Ruth and I travelled to Phoenix to watch the final 2012 Colorado Rockie series at Chase Field against the Diamondbacks.  It was nice that our home team won both games that we attended, and also nice that we were allowed to test a new Infiniti while there for a [...]

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Fast and Furiously – Obama attacks Free Speech

by Craig Masters Did you see this one coming? Muslim leaders from all over the world setting aside their violence against each other for a week of unity – against Americans’ Freedom of Speech. John Irish writes it this way on the Reuters web site: “Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this [...]

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2013 Lexus GX460 4 x 4 SUV

An elegant 2013 Lexus GX460 was dropped off at my house last week, and I quickly grabbed it for a trip to the coffee shop.  Lexus is the luxury division of Toyota, and has been producing the GX series of SUVs since 2002.  This one was painted Fire Agate Pearl, a dark metallic brown.  Inside, [...]

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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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Young campaign accused of excluding clergy from debates

by Jack Minor –   The House District 50 race took an interesting turn last week when claims surfaced that Democratic Dave Young’s campaign has taken a position that members of the clergy should not be allowed to moderate political debates.   During Wednesday’s debate local resident, Gunter Hess, asked a question that appeared to [...]

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Obama skipped intel briefings week prior to embassy attacks

by Matt Lacy –   The White House calendar reveals there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) in the entire week leading up to the attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations that resulted in the death of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff. [...]

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2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD 4-Door Sedan

    This white little Swedish number was waiting for Ruth and me at DIA upon our return from Chicago last week.  In Latin, the word Volvo means “I roll”, so we rolled up to Greeley, and I was forced to familiarize myself with the controls in the dark (late arrival).  This was my third Volvo to [...]

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