Denver - second rate comics, second rate Geeks and second-rate beer drinkers! HA! We SPIT on you! We drop shit on you from our hot air balloons after eating our Hatch chile (by the way, who explained to you what REAL chile is?) and we know you're just jealous of us because we have a better city, a better climate and better sunsets not hidden by a bunch of not-so-beautiful as the Sandias mountains! So Denver, bend over and prepare for us to ram our beer-drinking chiles up your shiny behinds!!!!
Congressman Heinrich has done exactly what he's supposed to do - represent US back in the First Congressional District. That's why he managed to buck the national trend and get reelected. He was true to his word and did what he said he would do in his first election two years ago. And during his first term, I have to say THANK YOU because my partner got a permanent job through one of the Congressman's job fairs at West Mesa High School. So Congratulations Congressman Heinrich, and keep doing what you do for US here in ABQ!
Living on Coal across from Roosevelt Park has become a serious challenge. There is virtually no way to get home because you cannot turn left on Lead, you just can't get here without pulling over into the 'median' on Lead and turning left where it says you cannot. It's also almost impossible to leave because when you leave, you have to get on Lead and then there is no way off unless you go to University and turn there. This clearly wasn't thought out very well! And one construction worker told my neighbor "well, park on a side street somewhere else!" And no notice was given her where her kids' schoolbus stop had moved to. But I must say that the guy who came to do the survey of the house for 'vibrational damage' was very professional and polite and a nice guy, and yesterday, as I watched them tear up all the asphalt from Coal directly in front of Roosevelt Park, the supervisor for the project, Tommy, came up to me and told me they (the construction crew) were doing everything they could to minimize problems for us, including smoothing driveways and making sure we had access to our homes. It's not the crew's fault that the implementation is awful. I think it'll all be worth it in the long run, but NEXT TIME bring the residents in on the planning phase instead of just showing us pretty pictures of what it'll look like when it's done!!! They are supposedly going to do a five-block section per week, and we're in the first section - maybe the later sections will have things worked out better by the time they get there, but we're in the very first 5 block section and frankly, it's a zoo out there! But again, please be patient with the crew, it's not their fault that the implementation has been so bad. It's an 18-month project in total, once they finish Coal, which DOES include putting in high-speed fiber optic cable for those that want to ditch Comcast or Qwest internet and have seriously fast internet, they will make Coal the two-way until they finish Lead. Then supposedly we'll have two very lovely streets which are bike and pedestrian-friendly with great landscaping. HERE'S HOPING!!