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  • Price decline hits oil patch

    03/29/2015 10:19:40 AM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    At least 2,000 jobs will likely be lost in New Mexico’s oil and gas industry in the coming months because of sharp declines in the price of crude oil, according to estimates by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
  • Special forces set to swarm Southwest

    03/28/2015 9:19:08 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Seven Southwestern states will soon be infiltrated by 1,200 military special ops personnel as part of a controversial domestic military training in which some of the elite soldiers will operate undetected among civilians. Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks. Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them wil drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training. ....snip....
  • Did (Western) Allied troops rape 285,000 German women? [tr ed]

    03/26/2015 8:34:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2015 | Guy Walters
    There was no doubt that Private Blake W. Mariano of the 191st Tank Battalion was a brave man. As part of the American Army's 45th Infantry Division, he had killed many Germans as he fought through Africa, Italy and southern France, before finally, in March 1945, he and his Sherman tank had crossed the Rhine into Germany. By April 15, 1945, Mariano had been away from his home in New Mexico for nearly three years. A father of three, the 29-year-old was divorced, although he did have a girlfriend in England.
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • New Mexico Nixes Civil Asset Forfeiture: Leviathan Can Be Defeated

    03/25/2015 10:38:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 25, 2015 | George Leef
    ... Civil asset forfeiture is one of those issues where Americans of all political persuasions grasp the truth that government has grown far too powerful and arrogant, with officials serving their own interests rather than those of the public. Some officials have badly overreached, using their power to engage in what Frederic Bastiat called “legal plunder” and thereby awakened a huge cross section of the populace to the fact that government is often more about helping itself than about serving the public interest. The silver lining to civil asset forfeiture is that it helps people to understand that, as Albert...
  • BREAKING: New Mexico Passes Bill To Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

    03/21/2015 9:53:16 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 21, 2015 | Casey Harper
    The New Mexico state legislature passed a groundbreaking bill Saturday to abolish civil asset forfeiture. Now Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who will likely get attention as a potential 2016 vice presidential candidate, will have the bill on her desk. Civil asset forfeiture is a practice where police can take and keep your property without convicting or even charging you of a crime. Then, you must go through the arduous and often unsuccessful process to get your property–whether it’s a vehicle, cash or your home–back from the police.
  • Western states coalition disputes ‘biased’ federal science on sage grouse

    03/18/2015 10:28:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    predation, not human activity, has reduced bird’s numbers. A coalition of rural Western counties and business interests is contesting the science being used to decide whether to list the Greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened, accusing the Obama administration of relying on “selective, false and biased” research. Denver attorney Kent Holsinger filed three Data Quality Act challenges Wednesday with the Department of the Interior on behalf of the coalition, which includes the Western Energy Alliance, ranchers, mining and drilling companies and 19 counties in Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Utah. “We’ve documented real issues with transparency and scientific integrity ... The...
  • Taos sheriff hires officer who left state police after controversial shooting

    03/17/2015 6:34:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    Taos News ^ | 3-17-15 | Andrew Oxford
    Sixteen months after leaving the New Mexico State Police amid controversy surrounding an officer-involved shooting in which he fired at the tires of a fleeing minivan carrying a woman and her five children, Elias Montoya is wearing a badge again. Montoya is among the Taos County Sheriff’s newest deputies. Chosen from among 17 candidates who applied for two open positions, he is expected to be back on patrol by month’s end. While describing Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe’s decision to hire him as “a gutsy move,” Montoya was unreserved Monday in discussing the incident Oct. 28, 2013 that ended his career as...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans Won’t Stop Throwing Pizzas On Walter White’s House

    03/11/2015 11:56:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/11/2015 | Kaitlan Collins
    It’s an iconic scene.Skylar slams the door in an exasperated Walter White’s face, and he storms out to the driveway and throws the pizza he’s holding in the air, only to have it land on his roof.But “Breaking Bad’s” creator Vince Gilligan wants fans to stop recreating the scene, because the woman and her husband who actually live in the Albuquerque house don’t appreciate having cheese and tomato sauce all over their roof.“There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof,” Gilligan said during a “Better Call Saul” podcast Tuesday.“It’s been done before. You’re...
  • Shariah Enforcement at University of New Mexico: Resolution 6S Passes

    03/11/2015 6:04:14 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 18 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    This is what sharia law looks like in America. Sheep to slaughter. Anti-Muslim hate crime barely registers. Anti-Jewish, anti-black, anti-gay hate crimes are significantly more common, with antisemitic hate crime coming in at over 60%. But facts, reality and truth are hate speech now. Faked hate leading to anti-freedom legislation. Muslim anti-semitism on college campuses is rampant, but you never see resolutions, newspaper articles, prohibitions on that nazism. One of the students wrote me, “I think you would be interested to know that Islamophobia is now officially at my school, the University of New Mexico. The same place where Nonie...
  • The Right-to-Work Fight You Aren't Hearing About [in New Mexico]

    03/10/2015 2:38:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 10, 2015 | Eric Garcia
    ..Tamara Kay, a professor in the sociology department at the University of New Mexico, criticized right-to-work laws as "kindergarten math."Much of the focus on fights over right-to-work laws has been on Rust Belt states like Michigan, Indiana, and now Wisconsin, as its governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker signed a right-to-work bill Monday. But there's also a high stakes showdown underway in New Mexico. Late last month, the state's House of Representatives passed a right-to-work bill, setting up a face-off with the Senate, which could raise the profile of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, positioning her as a Walker-esque rising...
  • Communist prom theme chosen for U.S. high school: ‘Prom-munism’

    03/10/2015 12:42:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Students at an Albuquerque, N.M., school decided that communism should be the theme for their prom — now dubbed "Prom-munism." The decision by seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School has upset some members of the school. One student who spoke to local CBS affiliate KRQE, but asked to remain anonymous, said "I hope that Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom."
  • School Votes for Communism-Themed Dance Dubbed 'Prom-Munism'

    03/06/2015 11:34:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/06/2015
    Seniors at a New Mexico high school have voted to hold a prom with a communism theme, which they've dubbed "prom-munism." KRQE-TV in Albuquerque ( http://goo.gl/x2zXLb ) reports that Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School students voted online this week for the theme.
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • 8th Grader Suspended for Informing Classmates of Standardized Test ‘Opt-Out’ (Santa Fe NM)

    03/02/2015 10:29:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 02 2015 9:05 am
    A New Mexico eighth-grader was suspended from school for letting her classmates know that they could opt out of the state’s new online standardized test. 12-year-old Adelina Silva printed out the forms from her own school’s website and was rewarded with a trip to the principal’s office. Adelina and her mother, Jacqueline Ellvinger, appeared on “Fox and Friends” this morning to explain what happened and why Adelina was punished. “I wanted the parents to know that they had the option to let the student either take the test or not,” Adelina said. …
  • 7 GOP governors elect not to fight Obama's amnesty

    02/26/2015 12:34:08 AM PST · by Ray76 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    More than two dozen states have joined the Texas lawsuit opposing President Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, but more eye-opening is the list of Republican governors whose names still do not appear on the suit. The seven Republicans who have thus far elected not to join the suit aimed at reining in Obama are Chris Christie of New Jersey, Terry Branstad of Iowa, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Matthew Mead of Wyoming, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Bruce Rauner of Illinois. Five of those seven states – Maryland, Iowa, New Mexico, Massachusetts and...
  • The Diffusionists Have Landed

    02/22/2015 4:49:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 1st, 2000 | Marc K. Stengel
    The Norwegian archaeologists Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad's famous identification, in 1961, of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, from just after A.D. 1000 is, of course, a notable exception, no longer in dispute. But that discovery has so far gone nowhere. The Norse settlers, who may have numbered as many as 160 and stayed for three years or longer, seem to have made no lasting impression on the aboriginal skraellings that, according to Norse sagas, they encountered, and to have avoided being influenced in turn. The traditions of the Micmac people, modern-day inhabitants of the area, have...
  • Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard

    02/19/2015 1:58:28 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    wten ^ | February 19, 2015 | Aaron Drawhorn
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A little dog is being hailed a hero for saving his much larger buddy. One dachshund’s persistence led to a dramatic water rescue of a St. Bernard.[PHOTOS: Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard]Belen firefighters and police officers raced to the rescue to save Tim Chavez’s St. Bernard named Jazzy. Chavez believes the 180-pound dog was stuck in a cold, muddy ditch for about 18 hours.Chavez’s tiny dachshund named Razor is credited with making the rescue happen.Sunday afternoon, the 9-year-old St. Bernard got loose. By Monday, Chavez had to go to work, and in retrospect, Chavez realizes Razor was...
  • City to negotiate with union that has no members

    02/17/2015 7:35:28 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 13 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/17/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has no dues-paying members on the Moriarty, New Mexico police force, but that’s not stopping the union from demanding the city negotiate with it anyway. The city’s police officers voted in 2011 to create a collective bargaining unit affiliated with AFSCME to negotiate employment contracts on their behalf, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Two officers joined, the majority did not. Those two have since left the department. The seven officers currently employed by the city are not union members, though the union still claims to represent them.
  • ACTION: Tell 10 New Mexico senators to support SB 192 and enforce election laws

    02/16/2015 6:59:35 AM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies
    netwmd.com, LLC ^ | 2/15/15 | netwmd.com, LLC
    This link allows you contact 10 legislators to support New Mexico Senate Bill 192 (SB 192) - SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR ELECTION VIOLATIONS with one mouse click. Your support will be expressed to all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee (all their contact info is listed on the action page). Please consider calling each member to follow up. Please act as soon as possible as the Judiciary Committee is discussing the bill today (2/16/15).The people of New Mexico have been frustrated with the lack of compliance from local governments concerning election law compliance. Complaints filed are hitting road blocks because our...
  • State House likely to vote on driver's licenses for immigrants Thurs. night (New Mexico)

    02/12/2015 5:35:36 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 3 replies
    KOB ^ | 02/12/2015 | Stuart Dyson
    A vote is expected this evening in the state House of Representatives on legislation that would stop the state from issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. It's a political dispute that has been simmering and occasionally boiling over for a half-dozen years. Susana Martinez made this a key issue in her first campaign for governor back in 2010, urging state lawmakers to repeal the state law allowing the licenses. Tonight it looks like she will finally have the votes to move the license legislation through the House. Republicans are now the majority party there, and they expect to pick up...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats are fighting for Obama, not illegal immigrants

    02/12/2015 12:00:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats’ filibuster of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would block deportation amnesty is not about the immigration issue but about respecting President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. “This is not a question of protecting illegal people in our country, it’s a question of respecting the authority of the president of the United States,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, told reporters at her weekly press conference at the Capitol. Current funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out Feb. 27, but Senate Democrats are blocking the spending bill that includes a prohibition...
  • ‘Better Call Saul’ premiere scores highest debut ratings in cable history

    02/10/2015 7:18:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2015 | David Hinckley
    AMC’s “Better Call Saul” set a new record for a cable series premiere audience Sunday night, drawing 6.9 million viewers. That’s down from the 10.3 million who watched the finale of its parent series, “Breaking Bad,” but it’s well above the audience “Breaking Bad” had averaged for every episode before the finale. As late as the end of its fourth season, “Breaking Bad” averaged fewer than two million viewers. “Saul” stars Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, the sleazy lawyer who facilitated Bryan Cranston’s Walter White in “Bad.”
  • ‘ISIS Is Here’: Islamic State Graffiti in America-Marking territory

    02/10/2015 5:27:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 10, 2015 | Dawn Perlmutter
    ‘ISIS Is Here’: Islamic State Graffiti in AmericaPosted By Dawn Perlmutter On February 10, 2015 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments On February 4, 2015 the head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, Michael Steinbach said that the FBI has seen children as young as 15 recruited by the Islamic State aka ISIS, ISIL. Two days later FBI Director James Comey said there are open cases looking into individuals who may be connected to ISIS in every state in the Union except Alaska. Evidence of the Islamic State’s successful recruiting efforts in America is literally written on...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff Stands Up to IRS, Cancels Land Sale

    02/10/2015 6:43:07 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 140 replies
    Ben Swann.Com ^ | 2/7/2015 | Priscilla Jones
    The first Republican elected sheriff in Eddy County, New Mexico, became the first sheriff in 25 years to stand up to the IRS. He physically stood at the gate of a troubled citizen's property while US Marshals threatened his arrest. The landowner filed an appeal with the court and expects his case to receive due process before his land is publicly sold. The sheriff agrees. The judge does not. (Sheriff Scott London says he learned more about the Constitution in the year he spent campaigning for his job than in all of his years of schooling combined.) WASHINGTON, February 7,...
  • Late-term abortion ban has bipartisan support at Roundhouse (New Mexico)

    02/09/2015 7:19:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    krqe.com ^ | February 6, 2015, | Tina Jensen
    SANTA FE (KRQE) – It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Albuquerque became the center of the national abortion debate. Now, New Mexico itself is set to be front and center. On Friday, lawmakers announced a new bill to ban late term abortions in a state with one of the only known late-term abortion clinics in the nation. The bill would ban abortions after five months and once the fetus is capable of living outside the womb. Unlike the failed November 2013 measure in Albuquerque, the bill provides exceptions for rape, abuse, incest, and when the mother’s life is...
  • Hispanic women account for majority of abortions in NM for 2013

    02/08/2015 12:46:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life dynamics ^ | February 6, 2015 | life dynamics
    According to New Mexico 2013 state population estimates, 46.4% of New Mexicans were Hispanic, and 41.3 % were White, so why do Hispanic women account for the majority of abortions in the state? Hispanics in New Mexico In New Mexico, reporting of legal induced abortion became law in 1977, and 1978 was the first full year of reporting. The number of abortions reported in New Mexico in 2013 was 3,408. This is an 8.7% increase from the 2012 number. In 2013, 67.6% of abortions in New Mexico were to women who were less than nine weeks pregnant and 86.0% of...
  • Sen. Harry Reid’s (younger)brother, 73, arrested for DUI, assaulting an officer and......

    02/05/2015 6:09:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2015 | Oliver O'connell
    The 73-year-old brother of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been arrested after allegedly driving drunk and fighting with police officers. Larry Reid was arrested after being found in a parked Lexus SUV in the dirt median of a state highway in southern Nevada, the state his brother represents. He faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, battery on an officer and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. He was also cited for not wearing a seat belt. He was released after spending the night in Clark Country Jail. Reid and his car were on...
  • Ron Paul: A border fence might be used to keep Americans from fleeing to Mexico, or something

    09/08/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    And now for a lighter moment from last night’s debate, or at least the weirdest moment. Jim Hoft calls this Ron Paul’s Checkpoint Charlie moment, but it’s really more like an apex of Paul’s paranoid band of libertarianism. In this exchange, Paul opposes building a border fence because he doesn’t believe it represents American values, which is a fair enough argument that one usually hears from Democrats. He then tips over into hilarity when he suggests that the US government might use it to stop Americans from fleeing to, er, Mexico:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO I immediately noted on...
  • Ron Paul: Border Fence Will Be Used To 'Keep Us In'

    09/08/2011 3:21:33 PM PDT · by mnehring · 67 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul has a problem with the idea of a U.S. border fence.“The people that want big fences and guns, sure, we could secure the border,” the congressman noted. “A barbed wire fence with machine guns, that would do the trick. I don’t believe that is what America is all about.” “Every time you think about this toughness on the border and ID cards and REAL IDs, think it’s a penalty against the American people too. I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in. In economic turmoil, the people...
  • Man arrested on burglary charges after SWAT situation in NE Albuquerque - Wild, Wild West

    02/03/2015 2:56:14 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 9 replies
    KOB.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Elizabeth Reed
    Updated: 02/02/2015 3:30 PM | Created: 02/02/2015 12:33 PM By: Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller, KOB.com Albuquerque police arrested a 32-year-old man Monday afternoon after a multi-hour standoff involving APD's SWAT team near Jefferson and Indian School Rd. NE. According to Albuquerque police, Michael Edward Tyner was caught Monday trying to break into a home in the 1400 block of Adam. He then fled on foot and entered a house for sale at 1412 Jefferson. APD says he was seen with a knife in his hand at the time. Tyner, originally from South Carolina, had been released from the Metropolitan...
  • 4 dead, 2 injured in separate shootings across Albuquerque overnight - Wild, Wild West...

    02/03/2015 2:45:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 9 replies
    Updated: 02/02/2015 5:38 PM | Created: 02/01/2015 9:15 PM By: Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller, KOB.com Albuquerque police say four people are dead and two others were injured in four separate shootings across the city Sunday night. Just before 9 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at a house in the North Valley on Rice Avenue NW near Rio Grande Boulevard. Inside the home, police found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, Paul Randy Rael, died at the hospital. The other two victims, Rael's 27- and 28-year-old sons, are expected to survive. According to the investigation,...
  • Palin to return to Midland

    01/30/2015 9:27:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | January 30, 2015 | Gary A. Rhodes
    Former Alaska governor to discuss how women are showing 21st century leadership. UTPB’s John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is hosting a lecture featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Feb. 12 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. As part of the Shepperd Distinguished Lecture Series, Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, will address the topic, “Groundbreakers, Mavericks and Trailblazers: How Women are showing 21st Century Leadership.” The lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. The event will be co-moderated by Patrick Canty, publisher of the Odessa American, and Robert Brescia, executive director...
  • Cruz: ‘In Effect, They Are Counterfeiting Immigration Papers’

    01/30/2015 9:06:12 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    CNS ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    - 4:42 PM (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday that contrary to what attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch said in her confirmation hearing on Wednesday that illegal aliens do not have a right to work in the United States and that by printing work authorizations for them the Obama administration is effectively “counterfeiting immigration papers.” CNSNews asked asked Cruz: Do you believe illegal aliens should have a right to work in the United States as Loretta Lynch told Senator Sessions? Cruz responded: Federal law is unequivocal. Those who are present in this country illegally are barred from working....
  • Another New Mexico immigrant license repeal effort begins

    01/29/2015 9:21:19 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 2 replies
    KOB.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Russell Contreras
    (AP) - A House panel is expected to discuss efforts to repeal a New Mexico law that allows immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses. The House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee is scheduled Thursday to discuss two bills aimed at revamping the state driver's licenses laws. One proposal by Rep. Paul Pacheco of Albuquerque calls for creating a "two-tier" driver's license system. But Marcela Diaz, executive director of the Santa Fe-based Somos Un Pueblo Unido, says that would only create "scarlet-letter" licenses from immigrants. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has tried repeatedly to have the...
  • PROHIBITING COYOTE-KILLING CONTESTS;DEFINING "COYOTE-KILLING CONTEST"; PROVIDING PENALTIES.

    01/28/2015 2:05:45 PM PST · by redreno · 18 replies
    AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS; PROHIBITING COYOTE-KILLING CONTESTS; DEFINING "COYOTE-KILLING CONTEST"; PROVIDING PENALTIES. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO: SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 30, Article 18 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read: "[NEW MATERIAL] LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.--The legislature finds that it would benefit the state to retain its tradition of nonfrivolous hunting by eliminating the practice of coyote-killing contests in concert with long-standing conservation guidelines for hunters and anglers."
  • No fracking? Then no bonds, New Mexico bill says

    01/25/2015 8:06:46 PM PST · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | January 23, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico receives about $2 billion a year in direct revenue from oil and gas production through severance taxes, property taxes and royalty and rental income. At the same time, a number of communities in the state have passed ordinances restricting oil and gas development. Now, as lawmakers start their 60-day legislative session, here comes a bill that’s sure to spark plenty of arguments. A state senator has introduced legislation that would strip severance tax bonds from communities that impose 25 percent or more in costs to mining as well as oil and natural gas production....
  • NM bishops will push to end late-term abortions

    01/23/2015 1:32:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    New Mexico’s three Roman Catholic bishops hope Republican control in the state House of Representatives will help them achieve a ban on late-term abortions that Albuquerque voters rejected in a 2013 city election. Allen Sánchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the new Republican majority in the House provides the first “window of opportunity” in years to end late-term abortions in the state. “For years (Republicans) have made the claim that if they could take the House, they could get pro-life legislation on the governor’s desk,” Sánchez said. “We see pro-lifers, both Republicans and Democrats,...
  • New Mexico Governor Skips Pro-Life Event

    01/22/2015 9:32:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    fggam.org ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Father Stephen
    8th Annual Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day Huge Success Thousands brave inclement weather to demand pro-life legislation An estimated 2000 people processed throughout the Plaza area of Santa Fe today to the New Mexico government seat, commonly called the Roundhouse. The procession followed a Catholic Mass at the Cathedral of St Francis concelebrated by 2 of the 3 bishops of New Mexico and over a dozen priests. Joining the procession was an additional crowd of Christians of other denominations who held a praise and worship service outdoors in the plaza. All joined together in unity to tell the...
  • Footage of APD's Fatal Shooting of John OKeefe (ABQ NM)

    01/17/2015 1:41:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2015 | ABQ Police Dept
    Lapel camera footage shots Albuquerque police officers shooting and killing John Edward Okeefe on Jan. 13, 2015.
  • 2 Albuquerque Officers Charged With Murder in March Shooting

    01/12/2015 8:51:47 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Russell Contreras
    Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation. The decision to bring murder charges occurred at a time when police tactics are under intense review nationwide, fueled by the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of another unarmed man in New York City. Grand juries declined to charge officers in those cases, leading to large protests. Acknowledging the frustration over the secrecy of the proceedings in...
  • Charges sought against Albuquerque cops in shooting: police

    01/12/2015 12:09:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/12/15
    (Reuters) - Prosecutors in New Mexico are seeking murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in connection with the 2014 shooting death of a homeless man, which sparked protests in the city, police said on Monday. Former Albuquerque police detective Keith Sandy and current officer Dominique Perez could face murder charges linked to the March 16 killing of mentally ill homeless man James Boyd, police spokesman Tanner Tixier said. That shooting prompted protests sharply critical of the Albuquerque police department, which the federal government found has used excessive, even deadly, force against civilians. It is now facing reforms and is...
  • Woman 30 Weeks Pregnant Traveled From U.K. to U.S. to Have Abortion Yesterday

    01/07/2015 5:48:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    life news ^ | 1/7/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life community from all across the world came together in prayer and action in an attempt to help a divided family from the United Kingdom who traveled to the United States for a late-term abortion. Unfortunately, the pro-life efforts were unsuccessful and a mother aborted her 30-week old baby yesterday in the U.S. Local New Mexico-based pro-life advocate Bud Shaver tells LifeNews that a 20-year-old woman came to Albuquerque, New Mexico to seek an abortion at 30 weeks of pregnancy. The young woman traveled with her radically pro-abortion father by her side, he said, who was pressuring her to...
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • ‘You have not been helpful’: Monk loses temper dealing with United Airlines customer service

    01/04/2015 7:38:30 AM PST · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/3/15 | By Michael Walsh
    Brother Noah of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico says he failed to stay peaceful while dealing with United Airlines on the phone, the New York Times reported. “I said to her something like: ‘Thank you for speaking. God bless you. I will pray for you. But you have not been helpful,’” he told the broadsheet. When David Segal, author of "The Haggler" column, suggested this did not sound like much of an outburst, Brother Noah said he knows the tone of his voice “manifested anger.”
  • APD officer shot and injured during traffic stop (Albuquerque, NM)

    01/03/2015 4:27:07 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 3, 2015 | Robert Browman and Ryan Boetel
    An Albuquerque police officer was shot and injured while making a traffic stop in northeast Albuquerque early Saturday morning, according to a police department spokesman. The officer was struck twice and is expected to survive, officer Tanner Tixier said. Police are still searching for the suspect. The officer pulled over a man suspected of driving drunk at San Mateo Boulevard and San Mateo Lane near Del Norte High School around 2:30 a.m. As the officer was approaching the vehicle, the man fired shots at the officer, Albuquerque Police Department Chief Gorden Eden said. “The driver fired at the officer several...
  • Bill Richardson: Kim Jong Un a 'victim' of bad publicity

    01/03/2015 4:08:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a “victim” of bad publicity, according to Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador. “He has been the victim, Kim Jong Un, of a lot of bad press, a lot of bad international attention, with the Sony hacking, with [being] taken to the International Criminal Court by some U.N. countries, a number of other very destabilizing moves that he has made, shooting the missiles, nuclear testing,” Richardson said on Friday on MSNBC’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall.”
  • Call for border fence exposes lack of knowledge

    10/18/2011 12:04:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 292 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | October 18, 2011 | staff
    Minnesota Congresswomen and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has become the latest politician to call for an impenetrable fence along the entire length of the border with Mexico. "President Obama has failed the American people by failing to secure the southern border," said Bachmann. "I will secure that border and that will be Job One." Statements like that may get some attention, but they are not practical. Don't take our word for it; take Rick Perry's. The Texas governor has been called a lot of things, but he's hardly a mushy liberal. Yet even this tough Texan sneers at calls for...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...