V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
Pro-choice dramedy is pregnant with possibility
By Devin D. O’Leary
Comedian Jenny Slate impresses in mood-straddling abortion-based dramedy Obvious Child.
V.23 No.25 |
The Daily Word in victim shaming, fake penises and foiled school shootings
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jun 25 2014 9:07 AM ]
Good morning! It's Wednesday, June 25,
and the attorney representing a UNM football player who was accused of rape has publicly released a cell phone video showing his client and the alleged victim "in numerous and different sexual positions,"
Taos is still wrestling with whether or not to rename Kit Carson park after something other than the man in charge of the "Long Walk" where thousands of Navajos were forcibly relocated from their homelands,
a group of anti-abortion protestors think that Gov. Martinez isn't "pro-life" enough,
and an Albuquerque man tried and failed to use a fake penis called "the Whizzinator" to pass a drug test.
a teenager who planned an attack on his school involving multiple guns, bombs and molotov cocktails thinks he might be mentally ill,
the Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to search your cell phone,
and a man in Queens walked into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back. "He was cool and calm," said his friend.
Have a great day!
V.23 No.10 |
The Daily Word in New Mexico land, a general's court-martial and ninjas
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 7 2014 8:48 AM ]
CNM's getting a Downtown location, y'all.
Albuquerque is getting a “Living Cities” grant, which will help with Downtown revitalization, low-income residents and community improvement.
President Obama's budget proposal could result in more access to New Mexico public lands.
Three more accusers have come forward against Rusty Glanton, a tumbling coach who was accused of “criminal sexual contact of a minor” in January.
The court-martial is underway for a US general accused of sexually assault.
A transgender woman was told by CrossFit that she couldn't compete in the women's strength competition. Now she's suing them.
Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs is the first woman to take command of Fort Knox. Not bad.
An abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas closed its doors yesterday due to new state restrictions. The law is expected to be “fully implemented” in September, which will leave only six clinics in the state of Texas.
Wait … there's actual employment for ninjas? With no experience required? Guess I'm moving to Japan.
V.22 No.49 |
The Daily Word in cemetery Christmas trees, a not-so-terrible pope and Bubba the rogue goat
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Dec 11 2013 9:57 AM ]
Christmas will be here before you know it, but that's no excuse to steal trees from dead people.
After seeing how much fun Albuquerque had with it, Valencia County is considering an abortion ban of its own.
North Carolina police have successfully captured Bubba the rogue goat. APD take note: they didn't shoot him.
109 gun related state laws have been passed since the Newtown massacre. 70 of them loosened restrictions.
Another Albuquerque restaurant decided that it could cut costs by not paying its employees the legal minimum wage. But it turns out that the Feds look down on that sort of thing.
Should the teachings of the church be allowed in the public square? What if it's the Church of Satan?
For those who have been too often stymied by the choice between playing a board game and handling dead rodents, here's the chess set you've been waiting for.
Pope Francis has been named Time's Person of the Year due to his incredible achievement of not being completely terrible.
V.22 No.46 |
The Daily Word in Lou Reed duets, Albuquerque abortion bans and sledge hammer wielding politicians
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 20 2013 9:34 AM ]
In related news, here's a video of Pavarotti singing "Perfect Day" with Lou Reed.
A Democratic Hawaiian state representative has decided to stop destroying people's possessions with a sledge hammer. "The point that I was trying to make has been made,"he said.
A cache of millions of dollars worth of art, originally seized by the Nazis, will not be returned to its rightful owners because of a German law written by the Nazis. Damn Nazis.
Poor George Zimmerman just keeps having to act in self defense. He is now being charged with domestic aggravated self defense after he pointed a gun at his girlfriend in self defense and then shattered a glass table in self defense. A week earlier, he apparently choked her in self defense. It is unknown at this time whether she was in possession of skittles or a hoodie during any of these incidents.
Need a hiding place for a million dollars worth of gold bars? An airplane toilet is probably a bad idea.
The Daily Word in traffic-stop mom details, bitcoins, Rob Ford's war and -no kidding- Walmart is asking for donations to help their impoverished employees
Today Albuquerque decides whether to ban late-term abortions
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 19 2013 9:11 AM ]
Taos District Attorney says the New Mexico State Trooper who shot at the traffic-stop mom won't face criminal charges.
Local home movie footage of JFK's 1962 visit to Albuquerque.
UNM has doubled the cost of parking at Lobo games.
The DEA says a Pagosa Springs businessman with ties to Albuquerque is suspected (but not accused) of laundering significant amounts of drug money through his hot springs resort.
Walmart has provided donation boxes in Walmart stores to raise money to help Walmart employees in need over the holidays.
"Selfie" is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year.
Not all Swedes can piss in Jagger's mouth.
The best. James Brown. Interview. EVER.
The Daily Word in the postal service, Van Damme's split and New Mexico immigration
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 15 2013 11:15 AM ]
Mr. Ford can't fight the fever … “to lose some powers” has gotta be rough.
Police have identified the passenger who fell from a small plane that was flying over the Atlantic.
Patsy Davis' body was exhumed from her frontyard after her husband lost a court battle to keep her in her wanted resting place.
The postal service lost $5 billion this past year.
An abortion protester named Rives Grogan was arrested yesterday for shouting at people near Zimmerman Library about religion and abortion. He's being charged with disorderly conduct and public nuisance. And that's not counting his Veterans Day stunt.
Today is the last day for early voting in the special election. The election itself happens on Nov. 19.
US attorneys have prosecuted 5,999 people for immigration offenses in New Mexico so far this year, the fastest rise among the country's 94 judicial districts.
And you thought you could do the splits?
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Science, Reason Must Inform Late-term Abortion Ban Vote
Incendiary anti-choice rhetoric and junk science have no place in public policy
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Get the facts on the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance” before you vote in the special election on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Early voting is available through 6pm on Friday, Nov. 15.
V.22 No.44 |
The Daily Word in a hantavirus death, outlaws suing Dillards and why would anyone move into the Love Canal neighborhood!?
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 5 2013 8:42 AM ]
First fatal Hantavirus case of 2013 in New Mexico.
The FBI may investigate the Ventana Ranch neighbor vs neighbor shooting that was captured on video by an APD helicopter.
Some think local police officers need heavier weapons.
Video: collision of two planes carrying skydivers.
Mayor of Toronto, known drunk and alleged crackhead Rob Ford is the most fascinating news story on the continent right now. UPDATE: In a surprise news conference two hours after this post, the Mayor of Toronto admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
The US Supreme Court declined to hear a case concerning Oklahoma's restrictive abortion law, meaning some medical procedures are again available to women in that state.
3-D maps in 2-D are neat looking.
Cal Schenkel, creator of many Straight/Bizarre record (Zappa's labels) covers has an awesome website with stuff for sale.
V.22 No.43 |
The Daily Word in voting, Ouija Boards and Halloween jerks
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 30 2013 8:57 AM ]
Early voting begins today.
Here's a rundown on the money spent so far by organizations on both sides of the abortion ban measure.
The signs are everywhere. Beware Nob Hill's "Threat from above!"
This woman in North Dakota found a new way to make kids cry on Halloween.
Here's a list of reasons people were denied security clearances with the Department of Defense. Go ahead, do a search for "sex," you know you want to.
Don't dress up as these things for Halloween, please.
How the Ouija Board named itself, and other fascinating tidbits from the history of this peculiar "game."
V.22 No.40 |
The Daily Word in abortion bans, Mayor Berry's re-election and the subtle charm of the lobstercycle
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 9 2013 9:35 AM ]
Things aren't so clear in District 7's City Council race, though, giving Democrats some hope of reclaiming their former edge.
And even though the 20+ week abortion ban wasn't on the ballot, Pro-choice activists were out getting pledges for votes against the measure which will be decided by a special election coming up in November. An Albuquerque Journal poll shows that 54% of voters approve of the ban.
Meanwhile, fans of Breaking Bad have placed a cross near Walter White's death site in the North Valley, so feel free to drop by and pay your respects to a fictional drug dealer/murderer/bad husband and father.
One (made up but totally descriptive) word: Lobstercycles.
And for your "lost technology of our forebears" files: pneumatic tubes for shooting cats across New York. Also dogs, mice, roosters, guinea pigs, and monkeys. Because, why not?
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Demonstrators Denounce Anti-Abortion Shills on Civic Plaza
By Barron Jones [ Wed Aug 21 2013 10:34 AM ]
A coalition of abortion-rights activists, local politicians and members of the Jewish community held a rally Tuesday afternoon in downtown Albuquerque to denounce and demand protection from domestic terrorism. About 200 people gathered on Civic Plaza and listened, as rally organizers blasted out-of-state anti-abortion activists for terrorist acts, including inappropriate protests and demonstrations at the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, a birthing center and the office of a local family physician.
The rally comes little more than two weeks after teens from a California-based teen anti-abortion group converged on the museum, holding a large banner declaring, “ABQ: America’s Aushwitz [sic],” while others passed out graphic photos of aborted fetuses and “wanted-style” postcards with pictures, names and addresses of local doctors. The teens were in town as a part of a public-awareness campaign supporting a proposed ballot measure to restrict late-term abortions within Albuquerque city limits.
While former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, the rally's first speaker, gave a brief account of life before Roe v. Wade, a female rally-goer could be heard shouting, “NO MORE COAT HANGERS.” Denish recalled the days when women had to take “desperate measures” to end unwanted pregnancies.
“I am a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two granddaughters, and I want them to have the same rights to safe abortion that has been legal for the past 40 years,” she said.
The measure, if approved, would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, unless medical professionals deemed the pregnancy a threat to the mother’s health; it would not allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest or severe fetal anomaly. Albuquerque voters will have to decide the measure during a special election, because there isn't enough time for the City Council to approve the resolution for October’s upcoming ballot.
V.22 No.33 |
The Daily Word in Operation Rescue, a Rally To Denounce Terror and Russian Pastafarians
RIP Elmore Leonard
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 20 2013 8:20 AM ]
The late-term abortion ban proposal will not be on the ballot during Albuquerque's next election. This article explains how unpopular "voter initiated" measures are often passed anyway by a highly organized minority.
Local physicians, midwives, mothers and members of the Jewish community are holding a "rally to denounce terror" on Civic Plaza today at noon, protesting the tactics of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
How one anti-abortion group is trying to intimidate physicians and clinics who provide women's reproductive health services.
Radioactive water is leaking out of Fukishima again.
Former ruler of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has been charged with murdering Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Russian police busted an unlawful gathering of Pastafarians last Sunday.
Ratt and Dokken nearly went the way of Skynyrd this past weekend.
V.22 No.31 |
The Daily Word in a conservative summit near Bernalillo, increased threat levels and The Bloodhound Gang's adventures in Ukraine
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 6 2013 8:18 AM ]
Update on the Sunday afternoon motorcycle club shoot out.
It appears the Koch brothers and other conservative types rented, for some diabolical reason, the entire Hyatt Tamaya Resort north of Bernalillo.
A proposal to limit abortions in Albuquerque may not make it onto the next election ballot.
Former President of The United StatesDubble-yuh had heart surgery.
Giant pentagram can be seen from space.
"All items that the band throws into the crowd must first pass through the bassist's pants."
Super Nanny "Control Toys."
Two New Brunswick kids were strangled by a python.
V.22 No.30 |
The Daily Word in weiner-less Weiner scandals, crazy rhubarb ladies and the return of Breaking Bad
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jul 31 2013 11:06 AM ]
Beware the Angry Rhubarb Lady!
School shopping will be less taxing this weekend.
Here's a new Anthony Weiner scandal that somehow does not involve his penis.
Somebody tried to set the new Roswell horse slaughterhouse on fire.
Looks like Albuquerque's mayoral candidates have something to say about abortion.
"Breastfeed your baby as long as possible," say researchers from Harvard, citing evidence that breast milk improves IQs. Now I'm worried that in a few decades we'll be overrun with still-suckling, 30-year-old super-geniuses.
Breaking Bad's season premier is on the horizon, and judging by this (spoiler-free) teaser, Walt is in for some serious shit.
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