- God I hope this means that Pornotopia can "come" back...
- Everyone loves political ads. Mayor Berry sounds like a real bad guy.
- Teachers try to temper the…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on September 13, 2013 at 5:00am —
Added by Adelita on August 22, 2013 at 6:30am —
In the recently completed 2011 legislative session, Senate Bill 17 (Keller, D-Albuquerque and Neville, R-Aztec), a bill designed to complete State Investment Council reforms by removing the governor as chairperson, passed with wide bipartisan support. It now sits on the governor’s desk waiting to be…
Added by Tim Keller on March 30, 2011 at 8:44am —
Today, I will walk into an Elementary School and color in some circles in an attempt to actively participate in a right that has been hard to come by for some, if not all of us. This year is different though. This year I will be voting, not for who I think is best, or who I feel will lead better, but instead, I will be setting aside my fishing pole and pick up my wife's, casting it into the deep muddy waters of the political ocean.
Why people vote the way they do is as varied as the… Continue
Added by Granjero on November 2, 2010 at 8:12am —
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 25, 2010 at 5:30am —
Most of us, I think, are dismayed at the Democratic primary season we have just endured. The Democrats have turned on one another in a way that can only have been a pleasure for the Republicans to behold.
I witnessed a most unfortunate thread wherein a blogger, offended by robocalls that made an issue of someone's support of marriage equality, blindly cast aspersions on more than half the state. I am positive that this blogger considers herself a progressive, was the disconcerting… Continue
Added by Dana Tierney on June 1, 2010 at 12:00am —
Last week I received more than a few emails about the possibility of the State of New Mexico consolidating the New Mexico Commission for the Blind
, the Governor’s Commission on Disability
, and the New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
. One week from today, on… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on January 25, 2010 at 9:30am —
I'm getting ready for our Revenue Stabilization Committee meeting in Farmington and keep thinking about "the lesser of evils" and thought I'd reach out and see what others feel about the following potential situation. Lets say our state funding continues to fall, and we have stark choices. Hopefully it won't come to this but, what would you do?
- cut services (social service, schools, universities, government headcount?)
- cut headcount and/or across the board 10% cuts for… Continue
Added by Tim Keller on July 13, 2009 at 11:15pm —
Since Someguy takes the weekend off, and I know some of you only get your news from DCF, as sad as that may be, (no offense Someguy, you do us all a good service), ya'll need to know that the death penalty is nearly no more in New Mexico. Our legislators voted 24-18 to repeal it today. No matter how you feel about it, this is historic, as NM may join many states across the nation that have recently abolished the death penalty. It is all up to our Governor now. It is on his desk. It is my hope… Continue
Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on March 13, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I had an unusual Saturday night this week. I was on Twitter when I noticed an invitation from Gwyneth Doland of The New Mexico Independent
to come to a live webcast at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe where she was live blogging with some other folks. Having never done either of these things before, I was intrigued, and so off I went to join them in live cyberspace. Live? Not being one to even think IM was anything but an annoyance while I am… Continue
Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on March 9, 2009 at 1:30am —
The first time I stepped foot in New Mexico I happened to be dating someone all wrong for me. This long ago boyfriend had been offered a job in Santa Fe, which precipitated our visit. He expected to love it here. I wasn’t so sure.
When a willowy woman with tattoo sleeves picked us up at the airport, she looked me over and said, “You look like a good driver to me.” Even though I was legally too young to rent a car, she instructed me to sign the contract, which she kept crinkled up in… Continue
Added by Jennifer Ruden on March 5, 2009 at 10:40am —
2009 Bills (some left over from 2008 session) regarding Property Tax Fairness:
NOTE: Most bills with fiscal impacts upon state or local budgets, including this one, are not being acted upon in a very timely manner. The state's projected deficit for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 seems to be holding back activity on these bills which ask for a more level, fair method of valuation and taxation for all property owners.
Added by QGal on March 2, 2009 at 10:00am —
Today in my dorm room in New Orleans I watched the live feed of the senate debate on SB 12 (the domestic partnership one). Being a bit of a political junkie, I found the whole thing inherently fascinating, and was especially appreciative of the New Mexico Independent's live feed, and careful moderation of their own chat box (the entirety of which can be found… Continue
Added by the boy on February 26, 2009 at 11:00pm —
The whole truth, and nothing but the truth,
(about the public interests, and about your public service)
so help you God?
Why is this question,
which is the same question that you will be asked
before you sit down in a witness chair,
not a legitimate question
to put to public servants during their election,
and during their public… Continue
Added by ched macquigg on January 19, 2009 at 9:35am —
Added by brian botkiller on October 30, 2008 at 1:30pm —
There were 45,000 hearing people in the audience and 5 signing deaf people in the bleachers behind the stage at the Obama Rally Saturday night. Regular readers of my blog may know that I'm a card-carrying member of the smaller group.
Rule Number One for deaf people: show up early to any big event with American Sign Language interpreters.
This event was no exception.
Why show up early? Well, we deaf people need to be… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on October 27, 2008 at 10:30am —
This morning, still red-eyed and tired from the Obama rally last night, I dragged myself out of bed for the breakfast and CD1 debate at Congregation Albert.
While I've known for a while that I was supporting Barack Obama for President, I hadn't made my mind up about some of the other candidates. I moved back to Albuquerque less than two years ago, and didn't know anything about either of the candidates running for the CD1 seat. I… Continue
Added by Dianne P. on October 26, 2008 at 8:22pm —
I’m looking forward to voting this week. One of my earliest childhood memories is of walking down the street on Election Day with both of my parents and my younger brother, whose toddler exuberance was constrained with a baby blue
leash child harness
It was rare that we’d walk somewhere together as a family of four. Most of our family outings involved getting in the car and… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on October 19, 2008 at 2:30pm —
It is easier to be brown
in Burque. One of the unexpected advantages to moving to Albuquerque (and to Barelas
in particular) was the realization that having olive skin, dark hair and eyes that hinted at something other than European ancestry didn't matter so much here.
After a lifetime of "… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on October 12, 2008 at 6:30pm —
So, I was house sitting for some friends in western Colorado. (That's the kind of thing you get to do when you're a freelance writer, and you can work from pretty much anywhere.) I was up there from July 7 through the end of last week.
Whenever I'd check the news, weather, etc. I'd read all about flash flooding and rain and all sorts of wonderful things like that. When I returned, I saw that my tomato plans were outrageously humongous--one has even attached itself to the lower… Continue
Added by Laura on July 29, 2008 at 3:00pm —