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love thy neighbor, even when he's a raging jackass

my neighbor to the south is unstable. the only time he deals with his neighbors is when he's drunk, ready to exchange cheap verbal blows with anyone who will allow themselves to be sucked into his vortex of anger and hatred.



he regularly takes the opportunity after dark to split logs, break boards and smash cinder blocks in his back yard. he's a homeowner, and he'll take every opportunity to point out that as renters, my neighbor and i, who share the property to the north of his… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on October 17, 2009 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

Election Trend or Fluke?

**There were a number of hyperlinks to sources that, unfortunately, did not make it when I posted this... I'll try to fix it.**



To some, this line of questioning may seem naive. I am a political rookie, I confess. I'm just (and maybe I shouldn't be?) surprised by the election results and I wanted to open this up for (civilized, please) discussion if anyone's game.



The president is a Democrat. Congress has a Democratic majority.

Albuquerque had the same Democrat for… Continue

Added by Tiffany on October 7, 2009 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Biking to the Balloon Fiesta

This Saturday I made my first trek to the Balloon Fiesta by bicycle. From Fringecrest, it took 50 minutes to get there, 45 to come back and I've never enjoyed the event so much as I did this time. While others were cold and in long lines for coffee, I was warm, energized, and ready to enjoy. The coolest thing: Valet parking for bicycles. Just head up the North Diversion channel, turn right at the sign, and hand your bike over to the valet. No charge.… Continue

Added by Brendan on October 7, 2009 at 1:04pm — 16 Comments

Getting to Fourth of July Campground



This is the last week to make it to 4th of July Campground to enjoy the sugar maples turning crimson before they fall off in earnest. Thanks to Masshole for the reminder that it's that time of year. Many thanks to Celine for the camera… Continue

Added by Brendan on October 5, 2009 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

all's fair...

Ah, the fair. It's the yearly melting pot that brings Albuquerque and New Mexico together in the name of puke rides and funnel cakes. Horses, cattle, adorable bunny rabbits and artwork are hauled in from across the state. We identify with each other culturally through these things. It's one of the oldest methods of social engagement and definition. It smacks of the childlike excitement at the prospect of cotton candy and mechanical rides; it's tied strongly to ideas of discovery, or observation… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on September 25, 2009 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

Duke City Solar - Part 2

Monday, September 16, 2009, 2:00 PM: PNM has just completed the final testing and my solar electric system is now turned on (Clouds form, rain falls). It's been quite a while since writing Part 1 so you may want to reread it for the backstory. This is a narrative and technical, detailing what's happened since last October and also the insights gained. Let's get… Continue

Added by Brendan on September 17, 2009 at 6:30am — 21 Comments

For the Record

It's been said that the first thing sacrificed in a political campaign is the truth and the facts. I was reminded of this last Monday while attending NAIOP's mayoral forum at the Uptown Marriott.



While I sat next to Marty Chavez, he claimed to be "the only candidate in the race that's ever cut taxes." It's a statement that Mr. Chavez makes a habit of repeating. It's also not true.



As President Pro Tem of the New Mexico Senate, I supported a cut in the state's income tax… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 31, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

APS Back in Session

Our public schools are back in session this week, and I want to wish all of our parents, students and teachers great success.



Unfortunately, last week as our community prepared for the start of the school year, news on the education front was disheartening. Local news reports reminded us that the high school graduation rate in Albuquerque Public Schools continues to decline -- plummeting in 2008 to an entirely unacceptable 46.2 percent.



While drop-out rates got worse over… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 23, 2009 at 5:24pm — No Comments

North Valley Mayoral Forum: a Night to Remember

Last Thursday night, I attended the North Valley Coalition’s mayoral forum at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. I was looking forward to a lively discussion between myself and the other two candidates running for mayor.



Unfortunately, Martin Chavez did not attend as planned. According to event organizers, Chavez claimed he had an endorsement meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police, which resulted in his last minute cancellation.



Pete Dinelli, one of Chavez’ public… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Marty's Budget Legacy

The smoking gun showing Mayor Chavez's fiscal irresponsibility can be found in the unprecedented transfer of over $112 million in capital funds in order to pay city salaries and basic services as mayor.



Check out both Richard Romero's guest editorial in the Albuquerque Journal, which highlights this abuse and the table below, the data for which, came from the… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

Another One Makes the List

On August 13th, KOAT, Channel 7 news, identified another long term no bid contract executed by the Chavez Administration--Mountain West Golfscapes, Inc. was overpaid $9.2 million!



Readers, if you know of others please email our campaign at r.romeroabq@gmail.com. Remember, this is the Mayor who said l… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cute clothes stores in Albuquerque for a wedding outfit?

We're going to a wedding at the end of the month and I need an outfit. The wedding is semi-formal, and it's happening at the ski lodge of Winter Park Resort in Colorado. I have a budget of probably $100. I'm also a new mom, so baby friendly is essential, and stylish-esque would be nice. Any non-mall ideas of where to go tomorrow afternoon?

Thanks!

Added by Camian on August 7, 2009 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

Bode, Lies and Videotape

“You don’t get long-term no-bid contracts in my administration,” Marty Chavez said late last week while appearing on KNME’s “In Focus.”



That quote also recently appeared in an article by Tripp Jennings for the New Mexico Independent.



The quote was in response to Bode Aviation's Federal lawsuit against Martin Chavez. You can read The New Mexico Independent article by Trip Jennings and listen to Marty saying these words by… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 6, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

ABQ How-To: Dry Your Laundry in the Sun

Oh yes, it's hot. It's blazing. Nobody wants to be out in this. But your clothes do. Summer is a perfect time to explore the joys of solar laundry drying. My friends at the Hardy Women's Society asked if I could share this How-To video on taking advantage of our copious solar resources by using a clothesline. Take it away, Hardy Women's Society...



HWS Co-Presidents Penelope and… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments

Getting On the Wrong Bus

One thing I really appreciate about DCF is the desire to stay positive about our fair city.



I was recently at a workshop where people were talking about careers and livelihood in Albuquerque and was struck by the common theme of hate. These were all good people, mind you, people who wanted to be happy and prosperous. Yet each and every one of them (including me) was holding on to a reason for their unhappiness.



Several people… Continue

Added by rheanni on August 4, 2009 at 8:41am — No Comments

Candidates spar over term limits

In a Channel 4 News report "Candidates Spar Over Term Limits," Richard again reaffirmed his belief that entrenched encumbancy leads to entrenched corruption. As a reminder, Richard put term limits on his own leadership position while serving in the NM State Senate and as Mayor he has vowed to work with Albuquerque's delegation at the Legislature to put forth a constitutional amendment so voters can put the… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 29, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Bargain & Budget Shopping in ABQ-This Saturday!

Ever wonder where to find chic, unique fashion choices in ABQ, even on a budget? Wonder no more. When you take my class this Saturday, July 25 from 10-11 am, Bargain & Budget Shopping in Albuquerque, you'll learn:



· How to think outside the box of your traditional shopping patterns to find chic, unique fashion choices.



· To plan for your purchases instead of just hunting for the latest, greatest and cheapest.



·… Continue

Added by Gillian Armour on July 20, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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Added by Self Serve on July 17, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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Added by Self Serve on July 16, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

The Golden Angel in Black

Today I did a photo shoot with local model Erin Rose.



The Golden Angel in Black



She was very beautiful, a good model and open to suggestions.



Looking Inside the Shadows



We went to the mesa west of Rio Rancho where we found a burned abandoned car which we… Continue

Added by buggs on July 15, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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