Posts Tagged ‘week’

“Super Trouper” 2013 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Crossover

Volvo builds the XC60 in Ghent, Belgium, and the car has been the company’s best seller since its introduction in 2008.  It is a compact crossover SUV that was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  I tested one this past week both in Denver and in Greeley, and its nimble behavior [...]

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Media attempts to portray Muslims as vicitms in Boston bombing

While authorities continue to attempt to locate those responsible for the brutal terrorist attack on Patriot’s Day in Boston, Muslim groups and their supporters are already attempting to get ahead of the game by setting themselves up as the victims of this incident.   In an email sent out this week, the Council on American [...]

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2013 Lexus RX350 AWD 5-Door Luxury SUV

Lexus, the luxury line of Toyota automobiles, made headlines this past week with the announcement that the company would begin producing some of itsr product in the United States.   A  plant in Georgetown, Kentucky was selected for the production of the ES line of sedans, and the start date was announced as 2015.  The company wants to produce [...]

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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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65th Ave road closure to begin April 8

GREELEY — In preparation for road improvements to 65th Avenue that will begin later this spring, the City of Greeley will close 65th Avenue from 29th Street to US Highway 34 from April 8th to April 14th, 2013.  This closure is necessary in order to replace a bridge structure across the irrigation canal before water [...]

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2013 Dodge Durango R/T AWD

Horace and John Dodge started building auto parts in 1900 (for Ford and Oldsmobile), and fifteen years later went into full-fledged auto production.  Dodge Brothers Corporation came to that decision when brother John became, in his own words, “tired of being carried around in Henry Ford’s vest pocket”.  Dodge became part of Chrysler Corporation in [...]

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CBS apologizes for show glorifying Communism

Following WND’s report on CBS’ “The Amazing Race” taking contestants to Hanoi, where they sat through a communist presentation,  and went to a display celebrating the death of Americans, the network has issued  an apology. Liberals and conservative alike had condemned the show. During Sunday evening’s episode of the show, which features teams in a [...]

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2013 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan

Japanese manufacturer Mazda Motor Corporation has been around since 1920 and has been selling vehicles in the United States since 1970.  They are noted for having sold Wankel-rotary powered cars all over the world, a design that suffered a setback during the 1973 oil crisis.  It remains an option for sports car enthusiasts with its [...]

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Magpul offers help for Coloradoans “inside occupied territory”

A gun magazine company in Boulder has announced a campaign based on the Berlin Airlift to help Coloradoans “trapped inside occupied territory” purchase large capacity magazines before the legislature passes a series of gun control bills next week.   Magpul Industries is a Bolder based company that manufactures magazines and other gun accessories for private, [...]

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“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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