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  • Rowdy Pro-Abortion Feminists Invade Hotel to Disrupt Pro-Life Event

    09/10/2014 8:30:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Operation Rescue
    A small but vocal group of protesters from the militant pro-abortion group Stop Patriarchy invaded the vestibule of an Albuquerque hotel where Project Defending Life was holding its annual banquet and attempted to disrupt the event. The particular objects of scorn for this leftist, anti-male group? None other than Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman, who was the featured speaker for the event, and honored guest New Mexico Archbishop Michael Sheehan. The rowdy group of feminists broke into the hotel vestibule wielding signs and a bullhorn and chanting “Abortion on demand” and “Operation Rescue is a fascist organization!” as banquet-goers looked on...
  • Huge family detention centre to open in Texas for undocumented migrants

    09/08/2014 2:02:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sept 6, 2014 2:54 EDT | Lauren Gambino, NY
    Federal officials are due to open a huge family detention centre in southern Texas that will house immigrant adults with children while they await deportation. The Texas Observer reports that federal officials are preparing to open the nation’s largest family detention centre, a 2,400-bed facility that will nearly double the current capacity to house immigrant families awaiting deportation. The centre will be developed on a sprawling 50-acre property near the town of Dilley, 70 miles south-west of San Antonio, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told the monthly magazine. :snip: Earlier this year, federal officials opened family detention centres in...
  • Minivan Cop Shooting Mom 'Thought About Trayvon Martin' When Officers Fired

    09/03/2014 12:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    ABC News' Good Morning America ^ | September 3, 2014 | Deborah Roberts, Lisa Silvertsen and Roger Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Oriana Farrell was terrified. The single mother of five recalled an October 2013 traffic stop, when officers wrestled her out of her minivan along a New Mexico highway, and then shot at the vehicle as she tried to flee with her children inside. Video from a police dashboard camera captured the seemingly-routine traffic stop devolving into a tense incident. “I started thinking about children who have been shot, families who have been shot,” she said in her first television interview that appeared today on “Good Morning America.” “I started thinking about Trayvon Martin.” The ordeal began when a police officer...
  • Tesla Motors Dealing as States Play Factory Poker

    08/31/2014 5:13:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | August 31, 2014 | Justin Pritchard
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It's how Tesla is deciding where to build. Through a series of unusual plays, Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land the coveted plant. The winner is expected to offer the luxury car-maker publicly financed incentives exceeding a half-billion dollars.
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

    08/25/2014 7:20:07 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/23/2014 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN
    A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam. The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium, went airborne, traveled up a ventilation duct to the surface and delivered low-level radiation doses to 21 workers. The accident contaminated the nation's only dump for nuclear weapons waste — previously a focus of pride for the Energy Department — and gave the nation's elite ranks of nuclear chemists a mystery they still cannot unravel. Six months after...
  • Operation BlueStar --- Is this another Greenie Scheme?

    08/17/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    http://dailytwocents.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | UberGeekgirl1
    Any one else heard of this....???**************************************************** Technology Latest posts by UberGeekgirl1 (see all) Safety in MMA - July 28, 2014R2-D2 USB Car Charger - July 27, 2014Minecraft Pocket Edition - July 26, 2014 Brown (governor of California) and Perry (governer of Texas) along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are in a heated battle over a secret project known as “Operation Bluestar”. Alongside them are several members of Congress, international technology conglomerates across Asia, and several Silicon Valley heavyweights. All wanting to partner with Straubel on Operation Bluestar.Being called the new area 51, the stakes are high as the project will...
  • NMDOH Working with CDC to Rule Out Ebola in Patient (New Mexico)

    08/17/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT · by Wage Slave · 25 replies
    Out of an abundance of caution, the New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform tests to rule out Ebola in a 30-year-old woman who developed sore throat, headache, muscle aches and fever. The woman is at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque in stable condition. The woman had been in Sierra Leone, Africa, and left there earlier this month.
  • State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups

    08/15/2014 10:43:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Evolution News dot org ^ | 6-26-14 | Casey Luskin
    State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups by Casey Luskin In previous articles this week (here and here) we saw that New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) worked with atheist groups to put on 2014 Darwin Day events that included anti-religious lectures. While the taxpayer-funded and publicly operated museum actively outreached to evolutionary atheist groups to involve them in the events, the partnership excluded participation by groups with other viewpoints, raising serious constitutional questions about freedom of speech and state endorsement of a religious belief, namely atheism. That's bad enough. The situation...
  • Judge rules Ten Commandments monument must go (Bloomfield, New Mexico)

    08/08/2014 8:10:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2014 10:19 AM EDT
    A federal judge says a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall. The Daily Times reports that Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker issued a ruling Thursday in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, saying the monument constitutes government speech and has the “principal effect of endorsing religion.” …
  • Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest

    08/04/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 45 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 8-4-2014 | Phys Org
    Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • Firearm background checks on rise in New Mexico since Newtown

    07/26/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    koat.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Nancy Laflin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —In recent years, gun sales have gone through the roof out of fear gun laws would drastically change, but they didn’t.
  • After car stalls, driver finds giant snake under the hood

    07/16/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    Yahoo News-Sideshow ^ | 7/11/14 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A woman in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had just left her home early Thursday morning when her car suddenly stalled. A good Samaritan pulled over to help, but when he opened the hood of the car he didn’t find a dead battery. Instead, he found a very much living 9-foot, 20-pound python.. “It was looking right at me. It flicked its little tongue, and I kind of freaked out a little bit,” Jackson Ault said of the discovery. So Ault and the woman, who wasn't identified, called the local police to help. The first officer on the scene wasn’t anymore...
  • Holder: ‘Yes, the Immigration Laws Are Being Enforced’

    07/13/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pour across the southern border. “Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
  • M5.2 Earthquake 50km NW of Lordsburg, NM

    06/28/2014 11:07:18 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 53 replies
    USGS Earthquake Site ^ | 2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC | USGS
    Really strange place for an earthquake. Magnitude is consistent with an underground nuclear test. More at USGS site.
  • Kirtland Air Force Base Hosts Homosexual Pride Picnic

    06/26/2014 8:42:20 AM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 06/26/2014 | Dave Blount
    As hardcore Islamic maniacs close in on Baghdad, Iran puts the finishing touches on its nuclear weaponry, Russia annexes its neighbors, and communist China flexes its muscles, this story from Albuquerque gives an idea of what Commander in Chief Barack Hussein Obama has our troops doing: Kirtland Air Force Base will celebrate their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members at a Thursday picnic. … Kirtland is embracing the LGBT community in a historic way. For the first time ever, the base will host a pride picnic on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millennium Park. Nature abhors a...
  • Life for illegal immigrants at FLETC

    06/26/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | 06/25/2014 | Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4
    The crisis of Central American children pouring over America’s southern border is about to hit home. Texas is already overwhelmed with detainees, so hundreds are headed to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia. KOB Eyewitness News 4 got the inside story on what life will be like for them at FLETC. “My breath was taken away,” said NM Representative Candy Spence Ezzell. “It's like an upscale hotel in there." Ezzell toured the facility in Artesia on Tuesday. She says each room will have eight beds, stuffed animals, toys, and a television. “They will have housekeeping there, they will...
  • NM Gov. Susana Martinez's Campaign Strategist Calls Pro-Life Activists 'Pieces of [expletive]'

    06/24/2014 9:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The political strategist for the re-election campaign of New Mexico’s Gov. Susana Martinez (R) reportedly confronted on Saturday a group of pro-life demonstrators in Albuquerque by lashing out, “You are all pieces of [expletive]!” Several members of the pro-life organization Protest ABQ identified the individual rebuking them with vulgar language as Jay McCleskey, chief political strategist for Martinez, who is seeking a second term as New Mexico’s governor. Writing at Operation Rescue, pro-life activist Tara Shaver, who is pregnant herself, wrote, “The pro-life community has been asking Gov. Martinez what she is willing to do to stop pre-born child killing...
  • Gov. Martinez’s campaign manager shouts profanities at pro-lifers

    06/24/2014 11:01:59 AM PDT · by topher · 58 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jun 24, 2014 - 11:20 am EST | Tara Shaver
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM — On Saturday, June 21, Protest ABQ held a public awareness campaign in a local neighborhood when a man, identified by group members as Jay McCleskey, Gov. Susana Martinez’s Re-Election Campaign Manager and Chief Campaign Strategist, confronted the pro-life activists stating, “You are all pieces of S***!” “The pro-life community has been asking Gov. Martinez what she is willing to do to STOP pre-born child killing in New Mexico. We have been completely ignored until today,” stated a pregnant and astonished Tara Shaver who was present with her husband and children. Several members of our group identified Mr....
  • NM: Sante Fe Destroys Hundreds of Valuable Guns

    06/17/2014 9:46:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Some of the Firearms Destroyed in Santa Fe, NM One of the oddest parts of the political desire to disarm Americans is the push to destroy valuable property for propaganda purposes.   In Santa Fe, New Mexico, tens of thousands of dollars of valuable property was destroyed purely for propaganda.  Even in the old Soviet Union, which was no slouch when it came to disarming its people, the guns that were collected were not wantonly destroyed.   They were cared for, refurbished, sold to renew state resources, or used to defend the state from its enemies.  No doubt many were redistributed...
  • Estrada Pleads Guilty in Gov. Martinez's Hacked Email Case

    06/16/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 6/16 | Kristen Garcia
    Jamie Estrada, 41, of Los Lunas, N.M., pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful interception of electronic communications and false statement charges arising out of the unlawful interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and members of her staff. Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011. “Each and every one of us has a right and an expectation of privacy in our electronic communications, including our emails, and those who violate the law by...
  • Breakfast Burrito Byway (NM Mornings Can Be Chile)

    06/16/2014 3:27:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    New Mexico True ^ | June 16, 2014 | NM Tourism Department
    In New Mexico almost no food, no meal is without the influence of the famous chile pepper. So it should be no surprise that New Mexico claims the invention of the Breakfast Burrito. It is the wrapped wonder that brings spice to the morning. It is now a staple on menus across the Southwest, and showing up frequently on menus nationwide. Even fast food chains now offer versions. Now, to celebrate this success and its New Mexico heritage, we have created the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway.
  • Nude Guy Causes Chain-Reaction Highway Crash

    06/14/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | June 13, 2014
    A naked man truck surfing atop a Ford Ranger as it traveled on a New Mexico highway fell off the vehicle and triggered a chain reaction crash that left a motorcyclist seriously injured, police report. As detailed in a probable cause statement, a passing motorist told cops that he spotted a naked man standing on the truck as it drove along State Road 522 in Taos last Friday night. The man, later identified as Alexander Werner, 27, fell off the truck “and was lying on the side of the road.” A motorcyclist traveling in the opposite direction “was slowing down...
  • Martha Hyer, Oscar-nominated actress, dies

    06/12/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/11/14 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    Martha Hyer, an Oscar-nominated actress who starred alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, and later gained notoriety for her extravagant lifestyle, has died. Hyer passed away May 31 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Raymond Lucero of Rivera Funeral Home told The Associated Press. She was 89.
  • Bachelor party makes impressive fossil discovery in Elephant Butte

    06/11/2014 2:45:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    KRQE Via Yahoo Odd News ^ | 6/11/14 | Will Lerner
    Elephant Butte is a small city in New Mexico that calls itself the “Diamond in the Desert.” As KRQE News 13 reports, it was in this scenic location that a group of friends celebrating a bachelor party made an astonishing find – a giant fossil of the tusk and skull of what’s believed to be a Stegomastodon. According to the University of Nebraska State Museum, Stegomastodons were, “the last surviving member of a lineage of primitive tuskers called ‘gomphotheres’ which first entered North America 15 million years ago.”
  • Thousands of veterans left without doctor in NM

    06/04/2014 8:03:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KFMB-AM / The Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2014 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    Officials at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Albuquerque say as many as 3,000 patients were assigned to a doctor who didn't actually see them, a New Mexico congresswoman said Wednesday. The officials told U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., that the practice of putting patients without primary care doctors into a separate pool was part of an effort to balance demand and a shortage of doctors at a facility that handled nearly 660,000 outpatient visits last year....
  • Questa mine permanently closed, 300 laid off (New Mexico molybdenum site)

    06/02/2014 11:20:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Taos News ^ | June 2, 2014 | J.R. Logan
    Chevron Mining has permanently closed its Questa molybdenum mine, citing low market prices and increasing operational costs. The closure was announced at an employee meeting Monday morning (June 2). Mine officials say the closure included about 300 layoffs. Employees will be paid and receive benefits for 60 days, as required by federal law. "It's really an economic decision," said David Partridge, president and CEO of Chevron Mining, in an interview outside the mine's mill site Monday. Partridge said the Questa mine is nearly 100 year old, meaning the highest quality, easy get to ore was extracted long ago. Recently, the...
  • Dem Candidate for NM Gov. Endorsed by Weather Underground Member

    05/30/2014 5:32:00 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber has a history of radical views, including ties to the Weather Underground and urging empathy for a child sex offender. Webber has raised the most money of Democratic candidates vying to challenge Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, and is competing against four other Democrats, including Lawrence Rael, who exaggerated his resume on his campaign website. The primary will be held on June 3. Mark Rudd, a leader and founder of the domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground, which has advocated for the violent overthrow of the United States and committed multiple bombings of public...
  • Democrat to Pro-Life Hispanic Gov Susana Martinez: “Send Her Back Where She Came From”

    05/30/2014 2:56:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber told a group of political supporters that state voters need to send pro-life Gov. Susana Martinez back to “wherever she really came from.” The Weekly Standard reports: “So I’m asking you for your help, we need to make Susana Martinez a one-term governor. We need to send her back to wherever she really came from,” says Webber in a video obtained by The Weekly Standard. “I suspect it’s Texas. And that would be good for Texas and that would be good for New Mexico.” alanwebberMartinez, during the 2010 election campaign, gave an interview...
  • State Works to Overhaul Energy Policy [NM]

    05/25/2014 8:49:03 PM PDT · by nowill7070 · 11 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 5/12/14 | Kevin Robinson-Avilla
    Copyright © 2014 Albuquerque Journal A statewide effort is underway to forge new, comprehensive policies and strategies to promote energy development. The initiative, which the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department launched last fall, aims to shore up the state’s energy-related industries as a force for job creation and long-term economic development. That includes virtually every energy sector from oil and gas to biofuels, renewable electric generation and even nuclear power, said Daniel Fine, associate director of the Center for Energy Policy at the New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology in Socorro. New Mexico Tech is assisting in the...
  • Oil companies say new federal regulations on Southwest bird has halted drilling in Kansas

    05/24/2014 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24 ,2014 | Joseph Weber
    Oil companies say a weeks-old Obama administration ruling that protects a Southwestern prairie bird has already halted oil-drilling operations in Kansas and is costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, as a GOP congressmen suggests the move is another “job-killing” attack on fossil fuel. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that was announced in late March and took effect May 1 includes a provision that should allow federal officials and landowners in the five impacted states -- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- to manage conservation efforts. But oil producers say the interim...
  • Obama's Land Grab Opens Path For Cartels, Illegals

    05/22/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    <p>Land Grab: The Bureau of Land Management plans a Bundy-like seizure of New Mexico land for a national monument that will restrict Border Patrol access and provide an open corridor for drug and human traffickers.</p> <p>In August 2002, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ranger Kris Eggle was killed in the line of duty. Allegedly the killers were drug smugglers crossing through the Arizona park, which shares a border with Mexico. Since Eggle's death, Organ Pipe has been called the most dangerous park in America.</p>
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Exclusive: VA Scandal Hits New Hospital

    05/19/2014 9:05:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 18, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    Veterans with serious heart conditions, gangrene, and even brain tumors waited months for care at the Albuquerque VA hospital, a whistleblowing doctor tells The Daily Beast. Add Albuquerque, New Mexico’s to the growing list of VA hospitals accused of keeping secret waiting lists to hide delays for veterans seeking medical care. And it may already be too late to get to the truth and find out what harm, if any, was done to veterans there—VA officials are already destroying records to cover their tracks, a whistleblower inside the hospital tells The Daily Beast. Last month, word broke that the Department...
  • State officials slap feds: New Mexico board orders Forest Service fence opened

    05/12/2014 1:08:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    In what some are calling a replay of the standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, a New Mexico county board agreed Monday to instruct the sheriff to remove the Forest Service gates blocking thirsty cattle from reaching water, setting up a clash with federal agents over state water rights and endangered species. The Otero County Commission voted 2-0, with one commissioner absent, to “immediately take steps to remove or open gates that are unlawfully denying citizens access to their private property rights.” Ranchers became alarmed earlier this year when Forest Service officials refused to open gates allowing cattle in the...
  • Feds rile ranchers by fencing off water for cattle — to protect a jumping mouse!

    05/12/2014 8:49:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Forest Service says it's mouse habitatThe Obama administration’s crackdown on Western land use has sparked a furor over the Forest Service’s decision to fence off a creek used by thirsty cattle in drought-stricken Otero County, New Mexico. The Otero County Commission is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss whether to order the sheriff to open the gates against the wishes of Forest Service officials, who have argued that the fence is needed to protect the Agua Chiquita riparian area and habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. Otero County Sheriff Benny House said he worries that the increasingly tense...
  • Dog found guarding 81-year-old skier's body (Tissue alert)

    05/05/2014 9:05:18 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    KRQE 13 Albuquerque ^ | May 5, 2014 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    CORRALES, N.M. (KRQE) - Still skiing at age 81, Robert Blake’s family tells KRQE News 13, he died doing what he loved. Rescuers found Blake’s body this weekend in Colorado, and his loyal companion right there with him, refusing to leave his owner’s side. Blake was cross-country skiing over the weekend with his dog, Buddy. His wife said she finds comfort knowing her husband had a friend standing guard until they found him. “I knew Buddy was with him, and would not leave him, I knew that, you know just from my heart,” recalled Marlene Blake. Marlene said that thought...
  • 'Green' Power Line On Track As Obama Blocks Keystone (Unbelievable, interferes with White Sands)

    05/05/2014 4:58:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    Only a few weeks after President Obama's controversial decision to delay the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Obama administration is expected in the next several weeks to approve a 500-mile green energy transmission line project running through Arizona and New Mexico that his own Defense Department says may pose "an unacceptable risk to national security." The multibillion-dollar electric power line project, financed by a group called SunZia, would connect wind power facilities in eastern New Mexico to the electric grid and supply power to Arizona and California. About 45 miles of the transmission lines would be located in...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • First cartridges found at dig site looking to unearth millions of supposedly buried E.T. Atari games

    04/28/2014 12:59:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 47 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | April 26, 2014 | Juan Carlos Llorca
    ... About 200 of residents and game enthusiasts gathered early Saturday in southeastern New Mexico to watch backhoes and bulldozers dig through the concrete-covered landfill in search of up to a million discarded copies of “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” that the game’s maker wanted to hide forever.... The “E.T.” game is among the factors blamed for the decline of Atari and the collapse in the U.S. of a multi-million dollar video game industry that didn’t bounce back for several years. Tina Amini, deputy editor at gaming website Kotaku, said the game tanked because “it was practically broken.” A recurring flaw, she...
  • Role-model governor won’t apologize (Long-knives out for NM Governor)

    04/27/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 27, 2014 | Leslie Linthicum
    I’ve always thought there must be a special place in this world for women who call other women bitches. And now I’ve found it. It’s the New Mexico Governor’s Office. And I’ve always wondered if there is any place on the planet where people call other people “retard.” There is. It’s on the communications staff of the New Mexico Department of Human Services, which serves developmentally delayed clients. We know this thanks to a Mother Jones magazine story that included leaked email exchanges and sound bites from debate preparation sessions while Susana Martinez was running for governor in 2010. There...
  • Report: Nevada would benefit from transfer of federal lands

    04/26/2014 12:44:35 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 25 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU ^ | April 22,2014 | SEAN WHALEY
    A new report analyzing the financial ramifications of a takeover of some of Nevada’s millions of acres of federal lands suggests the state would benefit from such a transfer. A transfer of 4 million acres of U.S. Bureau Land Management land could bring in anywhere from $31 million to $114 million a year, based on a review of four Western states that have significant amounts of trust lands under their control, the report says.
  • Gov.’s top aide charged personal purchases to state (NM Martinez)

    04/25/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    From a necktie to heartburn medication, from personal cellphone bills to new tires, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief of staff used his government-issued credit card to make thousands of dollars in personal purchases in violation of state policy and procedures. Keith Gardner has reimbursed the state nearly $5,000 since August 2012 for more than 40 card purchases at Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. And after a Journal inquiry, he has paid $241 in interest required under state policy and procedures when an employee uses a government credit card for personal purchases. Using a state government credit card for any purpose...
  • Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service

    Officials say that the Laney’s can redeem their 80 cattle for $40,950Southwest New Mexico – The Diamond Bar Ranch was acquired by the Laney family in 1986, and its adjacent Laney Cattle Company was allowed to utilize grazing lands since 1883. According to the US Forest Service, however, they are no longer entitled to do so, and the USFS has posted notices along the fence line of their property advising people not to attempt to enter the ranch. Lands are being seized, and the cattle removed, “one way or the other.”Now they say that the cattle may be redeemed if the Laney’s pay for the costs...
  • FEDS SEIZE FAMILY’S RANCH-Property owners fight government ‘land grab’!!!

    04/19/2014 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 211 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 17, 2014 | TPT Admin
    When Kit Laney answered a knock on his door Saturday, law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service handed him a piece of paper announcing his Diamond Bar Ranch in southwest New Mexico would be shut down Wednesday and his 300 head of cattle grazing there would be removed – one way or the other. Other Forest Service officials were busy nailing similar notices on fence posts along the highway and informing neighbors that after Feb. 11, they should not attempt to enter the Diamond Bar property. Laney was not surprised. He knew someday there would be an on-the-ground confrontation...
  • Video: Old recording reveals GOP governor questioned policy, used salty language

    04/17/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “So many people thought they knew the governor,” Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll told KOAT in Albuquerque, “and then went on to govern in a different way.” Er, she did? Susana Martinez has a 52% approval rating in New Mexico, according to PPP, and her re-elect polling has her with double-digit leads, according to RCP. Mother Jones wants to change all that by suggesting that Martinez is the next Sarah Palin, only with an extended vocabulary:
  • Mother Jones takes on Martinez (NM Governor)

    04/17/2014 5:45:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Monteleone
    A scathing profile of Gov. Susana Martinez published in the politically liberal magazine Mother Jones – featuring 4-year-old recordings of Martinez and her campaign staff cursing about her 2010 election opponent and criticizing public school teachers as overpaid because they have summers off – touched off more political skirmishing in New Mexico on Wednesday. Martinez attacked the 5,000-word article as a “desperate” liberal media assault and asked campaign supporters in an email for financial help to fend off political attacks in her re-election bid. Several Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to oppose her in November used the article to blast...
  • Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race

    04/16/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | BARRY MASSEY - Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents. The governor, who’s seeking re-election this year and is viewed as a possible rising star in national GOP ranks, also came under fire for making critical remarks about public school teachers while telling aides that it was a view that couldn’t be expressed publicly during her campaign. “Governor Martinez and her aides’ comments are inexcusable. We have clear proof of her intent to deceive voters...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 85 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...