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Dude is seriously unhinged

Seriously. State Senator Shannon Robinson has gone 'round the bend. And why is Attorney General Gary King propping up this poster boy for the Manny Aragon era?

I heard Robinson’s 35 minute senate floor “speech” Friday. Here's the story in the Albuquerque Journal, “Senator’s Tirade Targets Nonprofits.”

The harangue contained some real doozies - like how he lost his primary election in June… Continue

Added by Coco on August 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

Silver Spur Gun Show

I'm just back from the gun show at the State Fair, ran by silverspurgunshows.com. You can definitely tell it's not California. One dealer was selling an AUG (for a low price of $2100). Not all differences play into my hands, however. In particular, I wanted to get a Kel-Tec SU-16CA, because I might need to retrn to California in the future and the fascist government there prohibits everything sensible. But since New Mexico's government is not as oppressive, AR-15 dominates the market above the… Continue

Added by Pete Zaitcev on August 16, 2008 at 5:47pm — 8 Comments

Weather Or Not

I was just watching The Weather Channel and they're going on and on and on about Tropical Storm Fay. Yes, tropical storms can be really bad news and sometimes they even turn into hurricanes, but here's my taste test for whether or not a hurricane is going to be bad beyond belief: I just look at the names of my children or pets and if it's not one of their names, then it's not going to be a blow-your-mind type of event. Okay, so I don't have children--only one child--and his name has already… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on August 16, 2008 at 1:41pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Contrology

Morning Fix: Contrology


Added by Somegye on August 15, 2008 at 5:56am — 13 Comments

<i>Innocent as Daskalos</i>

According to an article in the AbqJournal today, the screw may have turned on infamous real estate magnate, I was only talking on my cell phone when I ran over a few white lines and that APD guy had been following me for blocks as... Jason Daskalos. He got charged a 10.00 fine for crossing the lines and possibly his probation will be lifted as well...Isn't talking on your cell phone while driving also illegal?

Any-who...My wife and I were outside at sunset tonight… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 14, 2008 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

ABQ RIDE:Poetry on the Bus

It's (been) in the mail and today it came to me...My special envelope from the City of Albuquerque/ABQ RIDE...Am I a LOSER ? Am I a WEINER?...Is this rejection letter number 47,000 or is my path golden to ride the bus routes with my words on their inner fuselages?

I open the envelope (hey, nice specially bright YELLOW return-addie label!)

with inhaled and bated breath...

And the answer to all my prayers is...

kind of like Bob Dylan's new movie, NOT… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 14, 2008 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Kyle Zimmerman Moves to Up & Coming 12th & Mountain

This just in from Kyle Zimmerman Photography:

Change is Good! Kyle Zimmerman Photography Moving to 12th & Mountain Road

Albuquerque, N.M. Change is good! Kyle Zimmerman Photography is moving to 1131 Mountain Road NW, Suite 3 and will be open for business on September 1. All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. A grand opening event will be held in mid-September.

“After 8 years in the current location,… Continue

Added by Kelly on August 14, 2008 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: A Little Early

Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI


Added by Somegye on August 14, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

LOBO Football on your TV?

If Orion is raising himself up off the eastern dawn horizon (and indeed he is), can football season be far behind? And CAN I WATCH THE LOBOS on my tv set this year? I have been scanning the AbqJournal Sports section hoping they would once and for all clarify this all important issue (esp. since LOBO tix seem a bit pricey this year-yes, another thing that will cost more this fall esp. the Texas A&M game)...but no articles as yet.

So, I call the man listed in the AbqJournal… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 13, 2008 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments


A few days ago, I had a blog entry about the big downtown drug bust and through a curve into the mix by also mentioning the new series in our AbqJournal entitled, UPFRONT. That's just how my mind goes when 'blogging'. Today in the paper is more news about the bust with Mayor Marty now 'closing Club 7 along with a new and maybe best so far, UPFRONT...but this blog entry is all about being up front...

Fact is, I thought I understood the new AbqJournal… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 13, 2008 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Green Drinks

Every month, green-friendly people meet at One Up (previously Carom Club) downtown on the second Tuesday for happy hour. I've been the past three months - gets a good mix of local government, alternative energy, green building, etc. folks. Last night we had around 10-15 people, but the month before drew around 30+.

For more info: http://www.usgbcnm.org/events.shtml

Added by Jen Marshall on August 13, 2008 at 8:11am — 4 Comments

So here's something other than a tale of my driving woes or party days or my bird obsession. I am fascinated with infectious diseases and I've spent a career catering to that fascination. It's probab…

So here's something other than a tale of my driving woes or party days or my bird obsession.

I am fascinated with infectious diseases and I've spent a career catering to that fascination. It's probably the one subject I know most about in this world, and that doesn't even compare to others who have also spent many more years than I have following the bugs. Throughout the years I've watched new diseases get discovered, bacteria get harder to eradicate as they promiscuously toss about their… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on August 12, 2008 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Hopes Dashed


Added by Somegye on August 13, 2008 at 5:36am — 2 Comments

Helping Joy Junction, Helping Myself

It’s always good to “get out there” and do something good for your community. Even if it’s super hot outside and the work is a little bit more rigorous than you’re used to. There’s just something about the feeling you get after you’re done, knowing that you got off your ass and instead did something positive for others. Add to that the fact that this certain gratifying feeling can get addicting, and it usually makes it easier for you to roll out of bed that next Saturday morning and venture… Continue

Added by Juan on August 12, 2008 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Summer Closing


Added by Somegye on August 12, 2008 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Perseid Meteors

For the last several years, I have ventured out to my favorite star gazing spot south of town on the Isleta Pueblo to 'take in' the late night neck-craning vistas and hopefully catch a meteor or three during the annual Perseid Meteor Shower...My luck has been pretty dismal (clouds rush in, moons shines too brightly, yada yada) but tonight was a great one out of at least three tries...The moon had set, the Milky Way was clearly visible and yes, there were actual Perseids whizzing through… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 12, 2008 at 3:30am — 12 Comments

Climbing La Luz Labor Day Weekend

For my fellow 'moderately in shape' pals - what type of prep have you done before going on big hikes? In particular, Mike and I are doing our second attempt at La Luz on Labor Day weekend and I'm looking for any training tips and suggestions (although I'm probably too late to really "train").

Last year in May we felt ambitious and did the climb. We made it within a mile or so of the peak, hit ice, and had to hike ALL the way back down. Beyond feeling like Jello, it was an amazing… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on August 11, 2008 at 9:31pm — 4 Comments

Back to School

My best friend Diana called from Arizona last night, wanting to give my daughter a new outfit for her first day of high school. As a veteran mother of two daughters who have successfully navigated (and completed) the murky waters of high school, her advice is worth its weight in gold.

My best friend and I met a score and a half years ago as college students in Orange County, California. It wasn't until I bought a house in Barelas - 12 years… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 11, 2008 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Weekend at the Manzanos

Today I took the Weekend Warrior and my DR650 to the Manzanos.

Weekend Warrior at the Manzanos

I am still trying to resolve some bugs on the toyhauler, I had problems getting the frig working right, but everything else seems to be working OK.…


Added by buggs on August 9, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


Lord, I was born a ramblin' gal...


Yesterday I went searching youtube for Jerry Jeff Walker singing LA Freeway. There's something very disconcerting about watching a video of Jerry Jeff singing on The Dinah Shore Show after being introduced by co-host Dandy Don Meredith. Whoa! When did that happen? And talk about a paradigm shift. I did notice that he had to change "sons of bitches they always bore me" to something milquetoasty. Ahh well...I went on to listen… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on August 11, 2008 at 6:49pm — 15 Comments

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