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Comment by RunLikeADog on January 25, 2013 at 7:29am
Congrats to APS teachers, Winston, Hanna and the Gov for a step in the right direction.

Yesterday I saw the news helicopters and APD presence. At first I thought someone had cut down a tree but it turned out just to be a high speed chase.
Comment by once banned twice shy on January 25, 2013 at 10:34am

That cycle around the globe thing is a great idea.  Too bad I have no idea what a Microsoft Kinect controller is.

And...I am not sure I would combine "assault rifle" and "lucky" in the same sentence.

Comment by once banned twice shy on January 25, 2013 at 10:37am

You say the driver in the car chase was running red lights, speeding, crossing medians and barely missing hitting pedestrians? 

Sounds like just a normal old Albuquerque rush hour commute to me.

Comment by Benny the Icepick on January 25, 2013 at 11:02am

Always interesting to see an outsider describe their favorite things about this city.  Most interesting is learning that JetBlue will run nonstops to New York starting in April.  Hmm...

Comment by jes on January 25, 2013 at 11:11am

And, btw, the Taos native woman showed up well on Project Runway. She made a very nice dress that I want, and won a coveted spot in the Top Three. Maybe Abq will become a fashion mecca?

Comment by Adelita on January 25, 2013 at 11:13am

I'm going to have to catch the re-run jes.  Anxious to see her designs!  

Comment by RM on January 25, 2013 at 12:59pm

JetBlue's westbound flight will depart JFK at 8:25 p.m. and land in Albuquerque at 11:04 p.m. (all times local.) The eastbound flight is a red eye, with a scheduled 11:55 p.m. departure from Albuquerque and a 5:57 a.m. arrival in New York.

Comment by once banned twice shy on January 25, 2013 at 2:09pm

Erm, I have a bone to pick with Mr. Hobica of the Huffpost article.  Albuquerque's official elevation is 5,335 feet.  Officially OVER a mile high.  Dude could have found that out with a simple web search.  Also, what does this sentence mean?:

For dessert, it's biscochitos, or buttery cookies zipped up anise and cinnamon.

If he's trying to say biscochitos are made with butter, someone's led him astray.

Comment by hettie on January 25, 2013 at 2:11pm

We're pretty disappointed that the only JetBlue flight heading east leaves in the middle of the night and arrives at the crack of dawn. I guess it's a start and I assume it's meant to serve business travelers. But it's not at all convenient for families or vacation travelers. Baby steps, right?

Comment by Lahjik on January 25, 2013 at 6:25pm

Ok, I have an idea or two to heave out there regarding the whole "gun control" thing.  Aside from finding lots of suburban tough-guy types all lining up to "get me a gun to keep the gubmint from a' takin' mah gun" to be just a little bit pathetic, I think maybe we could start a solution by narrowing our grammar a bit.  An AR15 isn't an "assault rifle" (regardless of the fact that there really isn't a class of weapon actually called that...) but is instead a semi-automatic, civilian version of the military M16.  Maybe if we didn't play into the hype of the headline-seekers and the "I'm scared so's I need to pack more heat" crowd, we could start to reverse some of the problems. 

How about, rather than "assault rifle" we call them "pansy guns."  This would speak directly to the mentality of the black-trench-coat and Oakleys active shooter and remind them they really are powerless little dinks, not huge-thewed war-gods like they want to see themselves.  Also, it's a lot harder to feel scared when hearing news reports of (yet another) shooting when the perp is described as being armed, not with a manly, scary-sounding "ASSAULT RIFLE" but instead is said to be carrying a "pansy gun".

To further enhance this effect, I think we should require that all rifles with a cartridge capacity greater than 1 be completely pink.  Muzzle to stock, pink, and no camo-pink or dusky rose, either;  I'm talking full on Hello Kitty cream pink.  For weapons with magazine capacity greater than 7, they also must have sparkles and rhinestones covering no less than 70% of the stock though streamers from the choke are optional but encouraged.
Now, if the hard-core gun-rights crowd is as serious about "home defense" as they say they are, they'll be willing to use the pink spangly pansy-gun to fend off the hordes of socialists and commies and welfare mommies which want nothing more than to take their freedom.  If, however, it's just another case of wish-fulfillment on their part, then I guess they'll just need to suck it up and find something else to invest their fragile little egos in.


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