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The Daily Word in meth-smoking Buddhists, triple boobies and a White House intruder.
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A Feast for Folk Fans: Conor Oberst at Sunshine
Conor Oberst, formerly of Bright Eyes, takes the stage with some folk-infused ditties.
Dotdotdotdashdashdashdotdotdot: High court calls on SOS to perform job as election nears
In a stunning blow to governance by partisan paternalism, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Friday, Sept. 19, that the Secretary of State does not have authority to remove advisory initiatives approved by county commissions from the general election ballot. This high court ruling means that citizens of Bernalillo County will get to vote on two nonbinding polling questions regarding decriminalization of small quantities of marijuana and raising sales tax one-eighth of a cent to fund mental health services.
In an oral presentation of the Court's ruling, Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil said New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran failed to perform a mandatory duty of her office by refusing to include county-approved initiatives on the general election ballot; the Court ordered her to do so.
If you haven't already, you'll hear more about Duran in the weeks to come. Her unsuccessful attempt to quash Bernalillo and Santa Fe County advisory initiatives via unilateral memorandum and petititions of both federal and state courts is only part of the coming Duran-centric news cycle. As the incumbent candidate for Secretary of State, Duran may already be familiar to you.
In the wake of the Court's decision, Duran issued a written statement: “We of course will comply with this order, but what it means is that Bernalillo County voters will be using a ballot printed in tiny 7-point font, just so people can be presented with a meaningless public opinion poll.” How can the opinion of voters—some of whom obviously voted for her—now seem meaningless to Duran?
Her campaign website, diannaduran.com, colorfully presents polarizing rhetoric. On a page titled "Dianna Duran v. Maggie Toulouse Oliver: The Striking—and very Alarming—Contrasts," Duran calls herself the "target" of "extreme far-left activists of the Democratic Party." She goes on to contrast herself with Toulouse Oliver using all-caps and underlined keywords like "DARK MONEY," "political consultant" and "left-wing activism and partisanship" in reference to Toulouse Oliver.
In contrast, Toulouse Oliver's minimalist campaign website, maggietoulouseoliver.com, focuses on endorsements, and finding criticism of Duran is more challenging. (On the landing page of Duran's website, an arrow guides you straight to the aforementioned "Contrasts" page.) After clicking through Toulouse Oliver's bio and thoughts on the job, the news section of her site reveals her official statement on the Supreme Court decision. And it is critical of Duran, but phrases like "overtly partisan and activist interference in the ballot creation process" and "blatant disrespect for the separation of powers in our government" pale in comparison to Duran's chart that lists Toulouse Oliver's background and experience as "Campaign Manager for Dark Money Orgs."
But don't take my word for it. Visit their respective websites, linked above, and form your own opinion. For even more insight into their educational, professional and political backgrounds, news, endorsements and campaign contribution disclosures, visit the Ballotpedia pages for Dianna Duran and Maggie Toulouse Oliver.
Welcome to the Danger Zone: Danger Carnival
Danger Carnival includes interactive art and games, live screen printing, a spanking booth, body parts painting and live music. Costumes encouraged.
The Daily Word in airstrike plans, Alison Krauss' imposter and a hearse parade
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The Daily Word in poverty, beisbol and cannabis
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Going Over the Edge for New Mexico Special Olympics
Join the League of Edgers and prepare to rappel 16 stories down the New Mexico Bank and Trust Building in Downtown Albuquerque.
Rage and Humor
Lewis Black talks politics, anger and making it at an older age
Genevieve Mueller chats with comedian of fury Lewis Black about anger and stupidity.
The Daily Word in Albuquerque's famous Tex-Mex cuisine
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"I Saw You" Makin’ My Muffins
Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?
"I believe the world to be a muffin pan, and there certainly are a lot of muffins here." –Aaron Funk | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.
Blond at Smiths with Bright Pink shoes and shirt. UNM
You said, "I think they fucking heard it" as you passed by me. You have a large back tattoo and are probably the coolest chick in this burg. I'd like you to know that the sight of you caused my heart to jump out of my chest and I had to chase all over the damn parking lot for an hour before I could catch it. I trapped it with some peanut butter and a box. My heart now resides safely back where it belongs but the image of you will stay with me for a long time. Signed, "Some Old Fuck." View post
Ain't Muffin Around
Conor Oberst • singer-songwriter • Jonathan Wilson • Refried Ice Cream at Sunshine Theater
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