The Daily Word in Lizard People, Nostril Ticks and Street Apes
They found a fancy secret railway tunnel between San Diego and Tijuana.
Chinese submarines can get us.
An angry bar brawler brandished a chainsaw.
The determined mouse struggled with his cracker.
Here’s my vote for coolest Halloween candy.
What’s the most popular Halloween candy?
Bone up on blood sucking with this TED-Ed vampire cartoon.
Should we build a Death Star?
We’re closer to understanding why warm water freezes faster than cold water.
Watch out for nostril ticks.
Somebody stole a donation box from Donut Mart.
Spend some time with the street apes of Jakarta.
The Daily Word in Nevada shootings, online health care woes and the zombie obsession
President Obama will give a talk today addressing problems people have been having with HeathCare.gov, a new health care website that allows people to compare insurance rates, understand health care laws and more.
A lawyer for a Roma couple accused of kidnapping a little girl in Greece says that the couple adopted her from her birth mother, though they still haven't located said mother for verification.
Hurricane Raymond is getting stronger.
There was a shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada this morning. Police say the suspect was “neutralized,” though it's not clear how many were shot, but the children were evacuated to the nearby high school.
There was another shooting in Nevada this morning, though this one was at a Las Vegas casino, in which one person was pronounced dead and two were wounded. Police say the suspect is in custody.
Joseph Sandoval, 50, was killed on Saturday after being struck by a Rail Runner train that was headed north to Santa Fe. Police are still trying to figure out why Sandoval was near the tracks.
Scott Chandler, owner of Tierra Blanca Ranch, spoke to Matt Lauer on "The TODAY Show" about the allegations of abuse and the Amber Alert for nine missing kids last week.
You think UNM has a solution to the national debt?
Are zombies holding America's imagination hostage?
Team USA Beats Panama at the Last Minute
And does Mexico a favor
The fine unline
I’ll Take My Hot Sauce Unleaded, Thanks
Webgame Wednesday: Atomic Gringo
In Atomic Gringo, you play a hard-drinking, hard-fighting robot stuck South of the Border. Battle hordes of angry attackers descending on your metallic, serape-draped form in this "rhythm fighting" game. What are you waiting for? Fight!
Horse Slaughter Raises Hackles
Valley Meat faces backlash from animal activists and politicians
The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey
27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”
A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.
Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.
In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.
How to casually exit a semitruck smash.
Is the Earth trying to shake us off?
British words creeping into American English.
What’s the deal with gluten?
Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.
Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.
Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.
Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.
Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.
A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.
The Daily Word in Fred Willard, gold bars and stolen yorkies.
130 Mexican prisoners are on the loose.
Face slasher takes the Metro.
It’s a great time to run a newspaper. Not really.
A balding man with a ponytail is accused of beating a woman with a dog.
“They’ll never find my gold bars.”
Oh, the funny pictures.
Taylor Swift broke up with me swiftly.
Try these Photoshop brain teasers.
I have too many coffee mugs. Stop thinking up them.
What's the quickest way to the Quickie Mart?
Here’s the story of the burnt bigfoot.
There's a new monkey that looks like somebody you know.
Now you can monitor clean-up efforts in Los Alamos.
Some hunters had an herb farm adventure.
Happy birthday Fred Willard.
Leeches of Lore R.I.P. It Up
Hammond ventures to Old Mexico
Occupy the Alibi
La Lucha, Unida
Mexican peace movement crosses the border
Deming Gun Trial Ends but Larger Closure Remains Elusive
Less than a day after we went to press with this week’s feature profiling the Reese family of Deming and their trial for conspiracy, false statements and gun smuggling, the jury returned with a verdict.
Three of the family members were found guilty of making false statements on federal ATF forms. U.S. government prosecutors insisted throughout the trial that the Reeses knowingly sold weapons to so-called straw buyers, or middlemen, who were purchasing guns on behalf of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Apparently the jury agreed, to a limited extent.
Yet with the possible exception of 20-year-old Remington (acquitted of all charges), it’s still hard to find the clear winner in this case.
The Reeses’ lives will certainly never be the same. Three of them are now convicted felons facing more jail time. While they may be able to petition for the restoration of their gun ownership rights, I doubt the ATF (which launched the undercover investigation of the family) will let them return to their longtime livelihoods of gun dealing.
The agency itself has been raked over the coals for losing track of guns that were purchased out of Arizona by known “straw buyers,” or middlemen. Many of those guns were subsequently trafficked into Mexico and used to deadly effect.
And the trial opened on the heels of a successful (and largely partisan) effort to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious. Supporters of the family that I spoke to outside of the courtroom were convinced that the U.S. government was trying to use the case to deflect attention away from their own malfeasance.
In Mexico: an election or an imposition?
Following a hotly contested and seemingly fraudulent round of elections, a new president will soon take power in Mexico, representing the party that oppressed the Mexican people for more than 70 years. As the opposition to presumptive President Enrique Peña Nieto grows stronger, an enthusiastic student protest movement takes to the streets. But will they be able to save Mexico?
Occupy the Alibi
Election or Imposition?
The dinosaurs rule Mexico once again.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, held power in Mexico from 1929 to 2000, using strategies of intimidation, corruption and outright voter fraud to maintain its position as the country's leader. After the opposition party PAN took the presidency in 2000, the PRI became known as "the dinosaurs," representing the antiquated, undemocratic system of the past.
The Daily Word in neutrino jokes, marijuana law and SPAM
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Borders employees leave a list of grievances.
A woman was decapitated by the Zeta gang in Mexico for posting comments on facebook about the Zetas.
Read this excellent Santa Fe New Mexican overview of how the NM Medical Marijuana program is faring.
Part of this woman's job was to prevent people from doing anything illegal on Cook County Forest Preserve land....
Canada's Conservative government is likely to pass minimum sentencing laws for marijuana cultivation.
Pyramiden, Soviet ghost town.