The Daily Word 02.23.11: The Amazonian Guard, Hipster Princesses, The Honey Badger Takes What It Wants
State Rep. James Smith wants to repeal the medical marijuana program.
vigilante dirtbag gets the death penalty.
Judge upholds health-care reform law.
Republican governors may be busy trying to crush unions, but no too busy to be pranked.
Researches link cellphone use to changes in brain activity.
Rahm Emanuel will be Chicago's next foul-mouthed mayor.
Comedian Rush Limbaugh calls Michelle Obama fat.
Determined researcher discovers large order of fries doesn't have many more than the medium size.
R.I.P. comic book writer Dwayne McDuffie.
Banksy won't be at the Oscars this weekend.
US troops in Afghanistan finally get their shitty Pizza Hut pizza back.
I was into the Hipster Disney Princesses before they were cool.
Scuba inventor dead at the age of 93.
Netflix signs a deal with CBS to stream shows like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.
After initially condemning Kinect hackers, Microsoft announces a official SDK for the device.
Explore the secrets of spider anatomy.
I miss the 80s: here's list of rated R movies that got cartoon spin-offs.
Chinese gamer dies after three-day bender.
The Daily Word 2.22.11: Earthquake Rocks New Zealand, Mob Experience in Vegas, Americans Killed by Pirates
Four Americans are killed after being taken hostage by Somali pirates. I’m still getting over the fact that there are still pirates.
Police arrest an 11-year-old over an inappropriate stick figure drawing.
Another massive earthquake cripples the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Many dead.
Illinois abruptly cuts off all funding for its drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs.
What the hell? Arizona may make abortions illegal depending on the gender or race of the fetus.
Blockbuster trade in the NBA: Carmelo Anthony, known ‘round these parts as simply ‘Melo’, is traded to the New York Knicks.
Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi vows to die as a martyr.
You know times are tough when you’re forced to steal 58 containers of deodorant.
The First Vice Chairman of the state Republican Party names her black Angus cow Oprah. Errrrr ...
Check out the “Mob Experience” at the Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas. So neat.
Meanwhile, this library in Boston is offering a JFK experience, complete with an interactive desk.
Beer as a sports drink? Where have you been all my life?
An Indiana restaurant is banned from making references to Jim Jones’ cult in its advertising campaign. Way to take the fun out of everything, P.C. Police.
The Daily Word 01.12.11: Blood Libel, Insane Clown Posse, Simpsons Porno
Sarah Palin is accusing the media of blood libel.
Arizona says only more guns can stop gun violence.
The perfect drug mule was caught in Philadelphia.
You will not be able to unsee this trailer for the Simpsons porno parody.
Professor arrested for having a suspicious bagel on a plane.
Get your facepaint! Insane Clown Posse has officially confirmed the Gathering of the Juggalos 2011.
Fermilab's particle accelerator is shutting down, leaving the search for the Higgs boson up to the Large Hadron Collider.
Soon we'll be eating bugs for dinner.
The Roll Your Own iPhone app attracts 25,000 downloads its first day available.
Watch as flash floods in Australia clear an entire parking lot of cars.
How does compound interest work if you're immortal?
Local hoarder's home to be cleaned by neighbors, and again in six months.
New metallic glass is stronger than steel. Just like that Star Trek movie!
Woman arrested for allegedly shooting her husband's penis off.
Turns out Kanye West's banned album cover publicity stunt really was a publicity stunt.
The best streaking video I've ever seen!
The film industry is not happy about Gov. Martinez's plan to raise their taxes.
Just try to bring a killer chocolate egg into the country. Just try.
If I wasn't so damn hungry, I'd probably think Burger King's new Jalapeño & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse burger was pretty gross.
Happy birthday Rob Zombie!
The Daily Word 08.25.10: Prank In Roswell, Pee-Wee Blogs, Bra Unhooking Champion
Three arrested in Roswell for a violent hoax.
Arizona prison escapee John McCluskey attempted suicide.
Three teens in Columbia who appeared on a 69-name hit list posted on Facebook have been killed.
Someone tried to sell 4 pounds of yellowcake uranium.
Don't tell my boss listening to music at work is bad for productivity.
Mafia families are texting TV shows to send secret messages to imprisoned members.
Something hit Jupiter this weekend.
A blog completely filled with hungover
Alibi staffers owls?
I guess my aunt really isn't lazy.
Don't buy those cheap headphones.
Pee-wee! Herman's! First! Ever! Blog! Post!
Here's the trailer for my next favorite TV show.
Why isn't quicksand scary (at least in the movies) anymore?
Blah-blah, blah, Lindsay Lohan, blah-blah-blah, blah.
Handy guide about who and how much to tip.
My new hero can unhook 56 bras in one minute.
10 roadside attractions someone thinks are worth stopping for (I've been to #4–it wasn't all that).
One day soon I'll regret eating a pizza cone.
The Accidental Historian
Estevan Rael-Gálvez, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, on discourse and identity
He was a terrible rancher. The son of a borreguero (sheep herder) in northern Taos County, Estevan Rael-Gálvez says he constantly lost his flock. Life on the farm wasn’t for him. So with his mother’s encouragement, he walked away from his family’s generations-old trade of sheep and farming in Costilla and Questa to answer his calling—academia, and ultimately a much larger world where culture, art and politics converge. July marked Rael-Gálvez' first year as the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Lively and cerebral, Rael-Gálvez has wasted no time in the influential seat, propelling the NHCC to the forefront of Hispanic cultural and political affairs both locally and nationally. One year into his service as head of this increasingly powerful institution, the Alibi invited Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez to answer our resolana-style questions (but more on that later).
The Daily Word 8.10.10: Sexy Armless Mannequins, Fecal Road Rage, Be Cool Stay in “Shcool”
A man is caught with an armless mannqeuin in a public park in West Virginia. Surprised? I’m not.
A woman smears a dirty diaper on another woman’s car in an act of road rage.
You’re on Candid Camera: NYPD to install another 1000 cameras on New York City subways.
A gawking tourist falls into the Grand Canyon ... and lives to tell about it.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox suggests drug legalization to end cartel-related crime.
Apparently you missed out if you weren’t in the Bay Area for HempCon 2010.
According to this study, your personality is set for life by the first grade. Well, I sure don’t like Matt Christopher books like I used to.
Levi Johnston wants to run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, complete with a gripping (I’m sure) reality show.
The Arizona prison escapees have now fled to Montana’s Glacier National Park.
City Councilor Ken Sanchez is trying to fix the ineffective cell phone law.
C’mon, North Carolina: A road painting crew spells it “Shcool” Zone.
The Daily Word 8.02.10: Afghanistan, Lohan and Batman all end with “an.”
Ahmadinejad wants to debate Obama live on the Crazy Channel.
The Dutch pulled out of Afghanistan.
“I wear my sunglasses at…” Huh? Different Corey Hart.
Cuddly albino raccoon free to good home.
MIT students assisted in the Wikileaks leak.
Escaped Arizona killers are on the loose.
Magic bracelets make your bike go faster.
A Romanian woman was tortured by Commies. With photo.
A man was killed by the Rail Runner.
BP may seal the well today.
Westsiders' water is dark pee yellow.
Shark week at the aquarium.
The RNC is running out of dough.
Man robs Wendy's, then calls back to complain.
Senator wants to repeal the 14th amendment.
Los Alamos is launching its Smart Grid project for solar power development.
It’s Edward Furlong’s birthday. He played a young John Conner in Terminator 2. Here’s a song from his CD.
The SB 1070 Effect
Arizona’s stiff immigration law was scheduled to take effect on Thursday, July 29. As the day drew near, opponents were sweating, hoping a court would issue at least a temporary injunction to halt SB 1070 while lawsuits proceeded. On Wednesday, July 28, District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocked part of the law, which she said may be unconstitutional.
LULAC is throwing a free concert in Albuquerque this weekend featuring Ozomatli
This Saturday head to the Tingley Coliseum for a FREE concert, Voces Unidas por America. The event is sponsored by LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens), which is in town this week for a national convention. According to LULAC President Rosa Rosales, the concert is meant to solidify the strength of the Latino community and take a stand against Arizona’s SB 1070 and HB 2281. The show features Latin artists Pee Wee, Cristian Castro and Ozomatli.
From L.A., Ozomatli is well known for melding genres. The songs are a spicy blend of merengue, salsa and hip-hop beats. What you may not have known is that members’ creativity and political lyrics have earned them a place as U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. “Our world standing has deteriorated,” says Ulises Bella on the Ozomatli website. “I’m totally willing and wanting to give a different image of America than America has given over the last five years.”
The concert is free, but entrance requires tickets. Pick yours up at the Northeast Expo Hall at the Albuquerque Convention Center. All-ages.
The Daily Word 7.6.10: Queen Elizabeth, Prince, More Tar Balls
Tar balls are discovered in Texas, meaning that oil has successfully infiltrated all five gulf states. Fuck you, BP!
The Artist Still Known As Prince says the Internet is dead.
The “grand finale” during the fireworks display goes horribly wrong in Palmyra, PA as eleven people are hurt.
Queen Elizabeth to visit New York City for the first time since 1976.
The Feds file a lawsuit today against Arizona’s SB 1070.
Charles Manson follower Leslie “Lulu” Van Houten is up for parole.
Stamps may go up by a 2-cent increase to 46 cents next year.
Michael Astorga appeals his conviction for the murder of Bernalillo County deputy James McGrane in 2006.
A fire broke out at the Mountain Run shopping center early this morning.
Hot summer: temperatures could reach 102 degrees as the east coast gets slammed with a massive heat wave.
A topless woman in Albuquerque slams into a gas line with her car.
More on Immigration Policy
Voters in Nebraska today are casting ballots on a law that would prohibit hiring undocumented immigrants or renting property to them.
Do Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration sweeps prevent crime? Not so much, says the Arizona Republic. (Have you ever browsed arpaio.com?)
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyle says Obama told him he won’t secure the border. The White House says Kyle is lying.
California’s Senate is considering a measure that would have the entire state boycotting Arizona. The legislation also asks Major League Baseball to pull the 2011 All-Star Game out of the AZ.
All counties in Virginia are following Albuquerque’s lead and checking the citizenship status of everyone arrested.
The undocumented immigrant attending Harvard was granted a temporary reprieve from deportation.
Check the Alibi’s early coverage of the issue.
The Daily Word 6.8.10: Obama Kicks Ass, Turkey Hates Google, GM Recalls
Obama looking for someone’s “ass to kick” when it comes to the BP oil spill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heckled during a speech by America’s Future Now protesters.
Teachers in Chicago sue the city for oversized classes.
Turkey passes an internet ban on all things Google.
Los Angeles forces 400 medical marijuana dispensaries to close.
A cross is used to beat an elderly woman to death at an Arkansas church.
GM recalls 1.4 million vehicles due to heated windshield washer fluid causing a fire hazard.
Hall & Oates are cancelling their concert at the Arizona Diamondback’s Chase Field in protest of SB 1070.
Galileo’s fingers are on display in a Florence, Italy museum.
Three’s your limit; the Blue Corn Café and Rio Chama Steakhouse impose drink restrictions.
The Daily Word 6.1.10: New Mexico Primary, Stylish Werewolves, The Other Fergie
Get out there and vote in today’s primary!
Tropical Storm Agatha makes a giant hole in Guatemala City.
A woman who was hit by a car sues Google for faulty Google Map directions.
Kids are wearing yellow contact lenses and fangs in schools these days.
A new poll finds 46 percent of Americans suffer from debt stress.
Sarah Ferguson, videotaped in a hotel attempting to sell access to her ex Prince Andrew, tells Oprah she was just drinking.
The U.S. military withdraws from earthquake-ravaged Haiti today.
24 miles of Louisiana coastline has been fouled due to the Gulf oil spill.
A man shoots an employee and then himself at a North Carolina Target store.
California is split in half when it comes to Arizona’s SB 1070.
PNM wants a 21 percent rate hike on your electric bill.
Worker bees swarm Wall Street on Memorial Day. Are they trying to tell us something?
Moriarty may be the future site of a memorial for DWI victims.
The Daily Word 5.25.10: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Smartphones, Corrales Fire
The proposal to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is expected to be voted on in Congress this week.
Obama’s approval rating drops to a record-low 42 percent.
Hackers in Miami changed a highway sign to read “No Latinos, No Tacos.”
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio wants an apology for a Mexican tourism ad mocking SB 1070.
Smartphones may be the future of hotel room keys.
Rear-end collisions more than doubled in West Palm Beach due to the red light cameras. Albuquerque?
A truck carrying 17 million bees crashes in Minnesota. Yikes.
A rise in miscarriages may be linked to the effects of 9/11.
The Bosque fire in Corrales is 35% contained as the winds die down.
Albuquerque City Council approves a budget that includes pay cuts for city employees, balancing a $66 million shorfall.
SB 1070, Immigrants’ Rights, Ethnic Studies, Boycotts, a Tale of Two States
Cuba says Arizona’s SB 1070 is “racist and xenophobic.”
As New Mexico gets sucked into the storm brewing just West of us, former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson jumps into the CYFD fray.
And if you didn’t catch it, the Alibi wrote about what it’s like in the AZ right now.
Not Albuquerque. The boycott measure in our City Council failed on a 5-4 vote. Reporter Carolyn Carlson said the Council meeting Monday was intense. Hundreds showed up to speak out against Mayor Berry’s ICE agreement, and the Council also debated rescinding it. You can watch a full video of the meeting here.
Assistant Professor Michael L. Trujillo works in Chicano Studies and American Studies at UNM. He penned his take on the law banning classes that promote “racial resentment” from Arizona public schools.
Local author Demetria Martinez wrote about the presence of the religion in the immigrants’ rights movement.