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Anyone been to One Up lately? I used to kind of like it.

We hadn't been in a while but tried it out Sat. First thing we notice are the guys in the SECURITY shirts that you usually only see at concerts. Already not digging the vibe. Then, we noticed all the…Continue

Tags: hall, reserved, downtown, albuquerque, pool

Started Mar 7, 2011

Video: Take a Spectacular Ride Above ABQ at the 2010 International Balloon Fiesta

Check out the top story at my news video blog:www.iundergroundreports.comThanks to local Jonathan Wolfe and New Hampshire's Rick Jones for taking me…Continue

Tags: wolfe, jonathan, rick, jones, fractal

Started Oct 14, 2010

Cool New Place: Bailey's on the Beach
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I don't know if anyone's posted about this new place yet, but I didn't see it in a search.This joint is really neat! It replaced the martial-arts studio in the tiny strip mall next to Taco Bell in…Continue

Tags: hamburger, mexico, taco, bell, hill

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Lin Aug 20, 2010.

Confused About Posting Rules
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Is the announcements section of the forum for anything related to an Albuquerque-based business? And does that include websites? I'm running a journalism site, and the things I report on often take…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by sophie Jun 4, 2010.

 

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Tom O'Connell commented on Tom O'Connell's blog post McGinnis School of Driving instructor/owner to bicyclists on the road: "GET THE F*CK OFF!"
"It looks like the person who snapped the pic--most likely Ryan McGinnis--is on the passenger side of the car. Which means he was probably giving a driving lesson when he made this observation."
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""If one of our instructors chooses to exercise their right to free speech on their personal page..."  Isn't Ryan McGuinnis maybe an owner, or closely related to the owner and not just an employee?   I bet if the last…"
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McGinnis School of Driving instructor/owner to bicyclists on the road: "GET THE F*CK OFF!"

Ryan McGinnis of Albuquerque's McGinnis School of Driving posted a rather chilling comment on his Facebook page back in September: "For people that ride there [sic] bike on the road GET THE F*CK OFF!"I find it pretty disturbing that a prominent driving instructor of all people feels this way. Is he passing this attitude down to his students?Here's a screenshot of the post:…See More
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Anyone been to One Up lately? I used to kind of like it.

We hadn't been in a while but tried it out Sat. First thing we notice are the guys in the SECURITY shirts that you usually only see at concerts. Already not digging the vibe. Then, we noticed all the seating was "reserved." We just wanted a a snack and a couple of drinks. We asked if we could sit there, and were told that all those tables in a huge empty part of the restaurant were reserved for "VIPs." But he offered to ask someone if it was ok for us to sit there. We didn't wait for an answer,…See More
Mar 7, 2011
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Take a Spectacular Ride Above ABQ at the 2010 Fiesta

Check out the top story at my news video blog:www.iundergroundreports.comThanks to local Jonathan Wolfe and New Hampshire's Rick Jones for taking me up.(Yes, mods, it's local!)See More
Oct 14, 2010
Andrea Lin replied to Tom O'Connell's discussion Cool New Place: Bailey's on the Beach
"There was another thread, and most folks liked it, too! :-) http://www.dukecityfix.com/group/chowdown/forum/topics/baileys-on-the-beach"
Aug 20, 2010
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Cool New Place: Bailey's on the Beach

I don't know if anyone's posted about this new place yet, but I didn't see it in a search.This joint is really neat! It replaced the martial-arts studio in the tiny strip mall next to Taco Bell in Nob Hill. It's got a cool beach motif with rather extravagant details, right down to the awesome bathrooms (where it took me a while to figure out the faucet). I'll be spending some time, I'm sure, on the roof patio, especially since the restaurant is open till 11 on weekends and it has a beer/wine…See More
Aug 14, 2010
Tom O'Connell replied to Tom O'Connell's discussion Confused About Posting Rules
"It doesn't get any more humble than working full time for free."
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Tom O'Connell replied to Tom O'Connell's discussion Confused About Posting Rules
"Now I'm even more confused. Below this post is a post about Gallup. So where is the line drawn? I spent 20 minutes the other day completing an online questionnaire about this site because I like it so much, and for my trouble my posts get…"
Jun 4, 2010
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Confused About Posting Rules

Is the announcements section of the forum for anything related to an Albuquerque-based business? And does that include websites? I'm running a journalism site, and the things I report on often take place outside of ABQ, but I'm attempting to build this ABQ-based business, so I would think it'd be appropriate to post things about it there, but these posts get removed. Does it have to be an ABQ-based business that only does business in ABQ?
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My DIY video journalism project has been chugging right along, and I'm working on some interesting stuff right now, and learning more with every story. I've decided to expand my content to include service features, including product and travel reviews, which hopefully will lead to paid ads so I can pay for a real hosted website. Please support my efforts by visiting my site and clicking on some ad links, and send me tips for anything newsworthy, interesting, weird, wild, whatever.Thanks!Tom…See More
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ramon t replied to Tom O'Connell's discussion Check out the Scooby Doo panhandler
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May 21, 2010

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Tom O'Connell has a background in print journalism, and worked as a writer and editor for several major magazines in New York City for a decade. He is now based in the Southwest, where he has worked as a newspaper reporter and PR consultant. He currently works as a freelance writer and editor and video news reporter-producer.
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McGinnis School of Driving instructor/owner to bicyclists on the road: "GET THE F*CK OFF!"

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 10:47am 3 Comments

Ryan McGinnis of Albuquerque's McGinnis School of Driving posted a rather chilling comment on his Facebook page back in September: "For people that ride there [sic] bike on the road GET THE F*CK OFF!"

I find it pretty disturbing that a prominent driving instructor of all people feels this way. Is he passing this attitude down to his students?

Here's a screenshot of the post:…

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At 11:05am on March 1, 2013, Adelita said…

Tom, your McGinnis story feels more like a discussion rather than a blog post.  Can you put it in "General Discussions" in the Forum?  Thanks!  Adelita - moderator

 
 
 

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