Our Inferiority Complex + Izaguirre's Gay Gaffe on KOAT

An article in today's USA Today exposes one of our dirtiest secrets:

Albuquerque has a self-esteem problem

I couldn't agree more. No matter what we write about on Duke City Fix and no matter how much positive national attention Albuquerque gets, frequently there are folks on hand to belittle the city.

It's as though some of us actually WANT to suck. Well, this is the 4th positive article on Albuquerque in the national press within the past month, so some of you are going to have to bite the bullet and start believing.

Here are some others:

Grin and bear it.
[USA Today tip via Route66News.org]

Of course, then there's this...

Albuquerque newswoman admits her GAY, I mean, blind obsession with ....

Just in case you were getting too big-headed and all. On second thought, maybe self-deprecation IS more fun.

Views: 25

Comment by Mark on November 17, 2007 at 4:28pm
That first link is dead. Does anyone know where to find that sel-esteeeeeem story? Thanks, a
Comment by chantal on November 17, 2007 at 4:38pm
Oops! Here's the link (and I've fixed it above):

Next Stop: Albuquerque

By Jayne Clark, USA TODAY

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico's largest metropolis has an identity problem.

Just 60 miles to the north, the capital city of Santa Fe — style icon and darling of the chic set — hogs the limelight like an adored older sister who has cuter clothes and more friends. In contrast, Albuquerque seems ungainly, even a bit dowdy. Indeed, many out-of-towners experience little of the city beyond its airport, where they fly in, rent a car and make a beeline north.

It's enough to give a place an inferiority complex...


You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

how is living here

Started by nancy beth in General Discussion yesterday.

Outside In? 2 Replies

Started by John Moore in New to Albuquerque. Last reply by Keith Oct 18.

6th & Copper Safety Concerns 2 Replies

Started by Monica in General Discussion. Last reply by Monica Oct 10.

BURQUE NOIR, VOL. 2: We're Back!!!! 1 Reply

Started by Ebony 'Isis' Booth in Announcements. Last reply by Adelita Oct 4.

Latest Activity

Profile IconEliza Ravon and E. Christina Herr-Western Gothic joined Duke City Fix
3 hours ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook

Great ride! Time for a Duke City Fix Turquoise Trail tour?

Great Duke City Bicycle Trips: Turquoise…

See More
Facebook5 hours ago · Reply
once banned twice shy commented on Sophie's blog post Morning Fix: The return of JJ
6 hours ago
Krista commented on Sophie's blog post Morning Fix: The return of JJ
7 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service