It's a really cold morning here in the Burque, the kind of day where a cup of coffee and a jigsaw puzzle beckon, and I plan to indulge in some Wii boxing with the kids. Yesterday Maddie, my 8 year old, kicked my ass. I have been stretching all morning in anticipation of an awesome grudge match. Mwaaaahahahaha...
Murders were up in Albuquerque this year, including two really heartbreaking, high profile child murders by parents.
Things are looking up for Eclipse Aerospace (pardon the pun).
World's Worst Bank Robbery Disguise, EVA
Some DWI checkpoints ruled unconstitutional. This should be fun.

So peeps, what's going in in your hood today?

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Comment by Rich Boucher on December 29, 2009 at 8:13am
Good morning, Cara.

In my hood, currently:

hot chocolate and oatmeal for breakfast with my morning tasks at work -

I saw Avatar on Sunday night and called it good -

working on a new poem or two -

how can a "DWI checkpoint" be unconstitutional?
Isn't a "DWI checkpoint" a location?
Comment by Cara on December 29, 2009 at 8:31am
Good morning Richard!
Where is the snow?
I have heard Avatar is good, though I rarely get to the theater to see a movie unless Pixar puts it out. I hope to see a grown up movie in the near future.
I would think that one could challenge a DWI Checkpoint's constitutionality if it targeted a specific racial group, but the article was really vague. I suppose thoughtful analysis or even just a wee bit more detail is too much to ask of journalists today.
Comment by cathyray on December 29, 2009 at 8:34am
I slept later than I wanted to this morning . . . one minute the clock said six then next minute, eight!! aaarrrrgggg. I hope everyone (you) has a fun day whippin up on the kids. Off to a bowl of cereal, my new fav, chocolate wheat chex, then work for me. so happy to have my little job.
Comment by Cara on December 29, 2009 at 8:42am
I have to run the kids to the pediatrician for quick flu shots. I followed three kids in the shower, and it was a frosty one. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Comment by Masshole in Fringecrest on December 29, 2009 at 9:25am
Here are the news items that I am perseverating about this AM:

1. The plans to open a coffee/breakfast shop at the downtown library... with free wifi to boot.

2. The Rio Arriba woman who allegedly wrote 500 checks totalling 3 million, which she stole from the school district is still uncharged...

3. The Jemez Mountain Salamander is gonna go extinct unless the Obama Administration gets its ass in gear...
Comment by Rich Boucher on December 29, 2009 at 10:23am
"I would think that one could challenge a DWI Checkpoint's constitutionality if it targeted a specific racial group, but the article was really vague. I suppose thoughtful analysis or even just a wee bit more detail is too much to ask of journalists today." - Cara

If it (the "DWI Checkpoint") targets certain "sorts" of people, I can see it being thrown out. I just didn't follow how a location could possibly be unconstitutional.You can't unexist a location. It's part of the planet. That confused me.

I hope you get to see a grown up film soon. Avatar is recommended.
Comment by Barelas Babe on December 29, 2009 at 10:51am
Brrr. Cold. Brrrrrrrrr. Thinking about childhood winter breaks at the beach, and Bali...and John Fleck's story about marine hydrokinetics yesterday.

Hot coffee and oatmeal with cardamom and a sliced anjou pear to get me started this morning.

Downtown library with free wifi? LOVE it. Fingers crossed for this to happen!
Comment by Cara on December 29, 2009 at 12:18pm
Thanks for the updates Masshole, all good stuff. I am with Barelas Babe on the library...I dig library coffee. YAY! I did get to see Julie and Julia in the theater with my cousin, and it was delightful.
After the vaccines we started a new puzzle, put on some 70's music, and I danced to Night Fever with my kids while cooking lunch. I love winter break. I love being with the kids.
Comment by Rich Boucher on December 29, 2009 at 1:23pm
The only thing that worries me about the cafe at the library is; have you been there recently? If you do go there regularly, and think that it is too loud now, what will happen when there is a cafe there? I think I might be the only person on here who is anxious about this. The library staff have a hard enough time controlling the behavior of the folks that use the computers there. Thoughts?
Comment by Oliver on December 29, 2009 at 1:25pm
It's not about the location of the DUI checkpoint, it's about how you decide who (whom?) to pull over. The cops either have to have probable cause or they have to use some completely random method.

Ok: every fourth car.
Not ok: "I thought you were driving funny."
Ok: all cars with busted headlights/on the wrong side of the road/speeding.
Not ok: all non-anglos (or only anglos, for that matter).

You get the idea.

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