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Richardson’s staying, but will he step aside?

Gov. Bill Richardson has just announced that he’s withdrawn his name from consideration as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Commerce. The news is related to an ethics investigation that alleges that the Richardson camp swapped a $1.5 million state GRIP contract for $100,000. in contributions to the Guv’s PACs. (There’s no question that the contributions were made or that the contract was awarded; the investigation is focused on whether there was quid pro quo involved.) The contractor in the case is… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on January 4, 2009 at 8:00pm — 13 Comments

Gaza & Al-Burque

On January 4--a freezing, blustery day in Albuquerque, dozens of demonstrators braved the elements for hours to deliver messages about recent Israeli actions in Gaza.



This struggle is too old and too complex to be captured simply, and it appears that atrocities are not the exclusive domain of any one group, but one consistent theme emerged among many people gathered: slaughter of civilians is not acceptable, whether it occurs by airstrike,… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on January 4, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

INVESTMENT ADVICE FOR 2009. AND MAYBE SOME FREE LUNCH.

Cross posted to the Desert of the Real Economics.



The Author has not dispensed much investment advice recently. With the market turmoil he cannot recommend his day trading strategy to others for numerous reasons. Much of the Author’s methodology involved shorting the market in 2009 with inverse index ETFs such as QID. QID is a doubly-inverse fund



But funds can use leverage the other way. You can buy ETFs that are doubly- correlated to its underlying index. So… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on January 4, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Richardson Withdraws Bid for Commerce Secretary

OUCH! Is another gaff and gape for our state in the making...?

KOAT story .
AP story .
Google Bill Richardson updates .

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Lobos Lose First Conference Game



Bad news...UNM LOBO MEN lose their first conference game in a close one to UNLV in Las Vegas tonight by two points...58-60 was the final score.

Good news...What a great game it was, against the number one team in the conference. 0-1 hurts but there's a long season ahead for the Lobo Men.

More good news...No more Coach Ritchie… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 3, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

New Mexico Weaves

There was a New Mexico Weaves Art exhibit today at the Open Space Visitor Center so I made the short drive over and looked at some beautiful weavings. There was some cloth weavings but I liked the wool tapestries of

Donna Loraine Contractor…

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Added by Sí Serrano on January 3, 2009 at 5:49pm — No Comments

A Fhabulous First Friday!



Last night's First Friday show was a smashing, fhabulous success! Nick Harmon is an amazing artist, as well as a very cool dude. We were extremely pleased with the turnout for the opening and thrilled to be the first to show Nick's lighted piece "Resistance To What Is". It was entertaining to see people's reaction to the floor as they walked in the door. If you get out to see any shows this year, this one should be at the top of the list!

Thanks to Nick for the… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on January 3, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Current Show at Palette

PALETTE presents:



“Snacktime!”

Raku Pottery by Karen Shapiro






January 2 – 31, 2009




Opening Reception:

Friday January 2, 2009





PALETTE Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce our current show,”Snacktime!” which features the Raku Pottery of Arizona artist Karen Shapiro. Her show will open with a reception on January 2nd from 5 – 8 pm, and will continue through January 31, 2009.



Karen… Continue

Added by Palette Contemporary Art & Craft on January 3, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

IN MMM LAND, THE BEST ECONOMISTS LACK ALL CONVICTION, WHILE THE TALK-SHOW ECONOMISTS ARE FULL OF PASSIONATE INTENSITY.

Cross-posted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis.



Harry Truman reportedly described the difficulty of getting a straight answer from an economics with this joke.



Truman said "I would like to have a one-armed economist."



"Why" asks some nameless stooge.



"Because they always answer a question with 'on the one-hand, it is this. But on the other hand, it could be… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on January 3, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

It's a had, had, had world...

I got home from a meeting group on sustainable urban gardening practices and Transition Towns. I fed the cats, poured a beer and flipped on the news.



The first piece I saw was on a mixed race couple (a dark skinned man and a fair skinned woman) in England that had twin girls 7 years ago and one appears “white” and the other “black.” Crazy. They just had another set of twins, newborn boys, and one appears “white” and the other “black”.Super crazy. Even the parents are… Continue

Added by Crista on January 3, 2009 at 12:13am — 2 Comments

ABQ in NBC Nightly News

We are used to seeing national news stories about Hot Air Balloons or even space alien/road runner Rose Bowl floats, but tonight an aerial view of downtown Albuquerque came across national tv screens because of the news story of our town's DOUBLING NUMBER OF BANK ROBBERIES. It is a scary trend and a bad sign of the times.



It does make one wonder is there a 'safer time' of day to go to your bank? If you are at the bank and it gets robbed what should you do to protect… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 2, 2009 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

ADVICE FOR THE LOVEWORN AND THE MONEYSHORN…

Cross posted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis Blog.



The Author rarely gives advice in The Desert of the Real. No money in it, and it is often wrong. But with the economy in a powerdive, it might be time to share some thoughts.



The Author’s personal economy has been in crash mode for the last five years since he moved to New Mexico, the Land of Disenrichment. Except for nine-months in Indiana… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on January 2, 2009 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Meteor Shower: Jan. 3rd

JUST-in from SpaceWeather.com:->FIRST METEORS OF 2009: The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on Jan. 3rd when Earth enters a stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1. The timing of the encounter favors observers in western North America and across the Pacific Ocean who could see dozens to hundreds of meteors during the dark hours before sunrise this Saturday morning.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 2, 2009 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

THE AUTHOR, PRESCIENT ONE THAT HE IS, PREDICTED THIS UBER-RECESSION [DEPRESSION?] A YEAR AGO. HONEST.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE: THE AUTHOR POSTED THIS ARTICLE A YEAR AGO ON HIS BLOG DESERT OF THE REAL ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. COMMENTS ARE INSERTED AS NEEDED.]



So, did the train wreck? Is the plane still in the air? When will the dog give its notice to move out?



[AUTHOR"S NOTE: The train wrecked, the plane crashed, and the dog cannot afford to move.]



Recessions are usually… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on January 2, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

Now is a better time than any to support art

Despite the declining... everything, I ask you to consider that Art is still an amazing resource, and to offer it some of your time, if not your money.









Come see Nick Harmon's unique Fresco art style transform Chroma Studios with lighting installation, a one of a kind floor treatment, and awesome wall hanging art. You need to see this!



In the gallery/studio today, yes, on a holiday, to get the January show up and the gallery ready for… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on January 1, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Have a FHAB New Year!

In the gallery/studio today, yes, on a holiday, to get the January show up and the gallery ready for tomorrow's opening reception. The First Friday reception will be open from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The show will be up for the entire month of January.



Our January featured artist, Nick Harmon, is showcasing 8 new pieces including the entry way floor, and an amazing 7 piece backlit acrylic series that's sure to please.



Nick Harmon is owner of FHAB Concepts, and developer of Fresco… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on January 1, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Stephen Smith on January 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Goodbye 2008!

Hello 2009! Happy New Year to everyone out there! Enjoy and be safe!!

Added by Eugene the Nerd on January 1, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix: That New Year Smell

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