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New Mexico Legislature Forces Teachers to Levy Taxes

     I am a teacher. I am not a legislator. I am not the governor. Regardless, I am being required to bear the burden of their responsibility. When I go to work, I should be able to do so without the burden of issuing a tax bill to my students. What is truly perverse about this is that not one single politician in all of New Mexico ran on a platform of incompetence. Every one of them argued in their campaigns that they were the best person for the job. If that is true, then why am I being…


Added by Francis Kittredge on February 15, 2011 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Making Informed Decisions about the Film Incentives

There have been many robust debates on our state’s film incentive program.  Arguments have been made that the program is the single best economic development and job creation program in the state.  Others have contested the program costs too much, and exports money out of state.  The truth is we don’t need to have the debate.  The questions raised by the discussion have knowable answers.  We just need to track actual results from the program.  We can then use that…


Added by Tim Keller on February 15, 2011 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

The Hot Springs of Truth or Consequences

NOB HILL--It had been five years since MaryAnn and I had been to the hot springs in Truth or Consequences. We had stopped there in 2005 on our way south during spring break looking for an affordable night's stay with a soak, and we found one. There was even a picture of MaryAnn in the gravel bottom spring… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

Should the application time for the Lottery Scholarship be extended?

Instead of requiring students to go to college right out of high school in order to qualify for the Lottery Scholarship, one state representative wants to create a 16-month gap where students do not have to enroll right away.


Do you think this is a good idea?




Added by ZShaunz Man on February 14, 2011 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Only YOU can (help) Prevent Crime in Your Neighborhood

From the folks involved with Albuquerque Police Department, Public Safety Partnership:

Please make time to come to a local discussion about crime prevention, what you can do, and what our police can do on February 22nd at 6 PM at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd NE.


We will have personnel from the Albuquerque Police Department and the UNM Campus Police who want to make this a regularly scheduled exchange with the community around the…


Added by JeSais on February 14, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Brace Yourself! Yale to be Closed from Coal to Av Cesar Chavez.

Let the fun begin!




Added by JeSais on February 13, 2011 at 11:44am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gabriella Duncan... Lemony Sunday Afternoon

Poetry belongs to all of us. And (I believe) when it ceases to hold a place in our hearts that is useful, it disappears from our culture. Many times writing a poem is just as helpful to an individual as reading one. Listen to Gabriella Duncan.

"I was raised in ALL FAITHS orphanage and… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on February 13, 2011 at 7:46am — 6 Comments

A brave new world for books

Borders is declaring bankruptcy. For all of the readers in the City of Albuquerque that means one less bookstore to shop in around the city. I for one am investing in a eBook reader this next month. I have already looked at the Nookbook and will be shopping around for the rest of the month.

I can see the paperback edition of books going the way of the 45 vinyl record over the next few years. eBooks are much… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on February 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Recovery Cat 2.12.2010

The best way to deal with such anxieties is the usually preferred method of head-on confrontation with the fear, for it is a psychological fact that what we are afraid of and avoid almost always gains more power over us, while that which we face up to and conquer thereby loses its…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on February 12, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

"First they ignore you, ...

...then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win."

M. Gandhi said that when asked what the English were doing about demands from India's people to end British rule.

That's also what Egypt's young people said was Mubarak's response to their demands that he must end his 30-year dictatorship.

And, that's what our state lawmakers are doing about New Mexican's demands to RAISE REVENUES for education and public services.

State lawmakers…


Added by Red Chili on February 11, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Take Politics, Governor out of State Investment Council

Take Politics, Governor out of State Investment Council

Senator Tim Keller – Albuquerque’s East Central Gateway and the International District

Last year the Legislature passed landmark reforms of the State Investment Council (SIC) in response to conflicts of interest, legal investigations and governance challenges at the SIC.  Now it is time to finish the job of reforming our state’s $15 billion investment funds.

The Legislature’s interim Committee on…


Added by Tim Keller on February 11, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Annie Proulx at UNM

Thanks everyone for coming out to Annie Proulx - about 200 of you made it out on a pretty cold night!  She was fantastic, as expected, and I was alerted to a great blog post about the event from longtime customer Nancy King.


At the end of…

Added by Bookworks on February 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Live on Stage

Live performances change. One night to the next, one town to the next, one audience to the next. That’s one of the magical elements of their being live.

As a performer, I’ve endeavored to create the same performance every night, to make all my performances as consistent as possible.…


Added by Terry S. Davis on February 11, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Where's the Carne?


Added by Alexis on February 11, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

State senators who must be replaced because they don't represent the people

Sen. Munoz of Gallup-McKinley Co., Sen. Phil Griego of San Jose-Northern NM, & Sen. Sapien of Corrales-Sandoval voted to allow out-of-state corporations such as:

  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Lowes
  • Home Depot
  • Starbucks

to NOT PAY state income taxes on profits earned in New Mexico.


This tax break allows corporations to bascially steal…


Added by Red Chili on February 10, 2011 at 7:20am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Local Band Goes National (No, Not the Shins)


Added by Alexis on February 10, 2011 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

  • Isotopes Park will be the site of the 2011 Triple-A Baseball…

Added by Alexis on February 9, 2011 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Creative Valentine's Events in ABQ

Every Valentine's Day, Self Serve shares ideas for a fun and creative Valentine's Day*.  We've got great ideas for New Mexico couples, happily single folk, friends that are sick of the hype and new lovers alike.

Feel free to add more ideas in the comments below!

To get more sex tips, Albuquerque events and discounts, join the Self Serve email…


Added by Self Serve on February 8, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Like a Virgin Hotel

  • The first ever Virgin Hotel by Sir Richard Branson is going to be located in (drum roll please) New Mexico! No really, it is. In Albuquerque…

Added by Alexis on February 8, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

air noise

what an enjoyable evening! i think they painted a helipad on my roof this aft!  great neighbors...kafb!

Added by kelly burton on February 7, 2011 at 6:44pm — 4 Comments

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