The Daily Word in homophobic rants, white supremacy, Mitt Romney and bouncer beatings
Albuquerque had a great rain shower yesterday for the first time in about six weeks.
Aryan gangs on the rise in NM.
Let's catch up with the Alamogordo police blotter.
For writing quality, Rio Grande Sun's police blotter beats all though.
Bouncers at Albuquerque's Uptown Sports Bar beat up a dine and dasher. Video.
Twisted and rambling (and entertainingly stupid) rant about homosexuality by woman at a city council meeting in Nebraska.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio ain't backin' down.
Update on Sarah Tressler, the reporter who was fired for not disclosing her second job as a stripper.
Coherent and funny Russel Brand speaks to English parliament about drug policy.
Great photo gallery of VW Beetle wrecks from decades ago.
The Daily Word: extreme Nuge; low tolerance of nude public art or abortion in AZ; bikini guitars and the Whole Foods effect
Some people won't let this sculpture in Tempe be.
Ted Nugent takes more dying boys and girls on last fishing trips than anyone else.
Albuquerque Public Access Television meeting this Monday May seventh at City Hall.
The New York Times was able to claim a staggering 73 percent increase in circulation since last March. Here's the why.
Here's a Gretsch guitar catalogue from 1961.
Arizona Governor signs bill that would cut off any funding to Planned Parenthood and other health providers who perform abortions.
One can't expect the Olympics in London to go on without a Falkland Islands flap.
Fifty hottest female inmates, the webpage.
On this day in 1943 Michael Palin was born.
The Daily Word in deep breathing, P.R. problems and losing your appetite
The American Lung Association says Santa Fe is the safest place to breathe.
Foothills area command chief reprimanded after sending an email blaming APD officer-involved shootings on schools, parents, the court system and victims, among others.
Top Pentagon leadership demands major shake-up over anti-Islam military training materials.
Bahrain hires a professed Saddam Hussein admirer to help repair its latest image problems.
Arguments begin today before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070, enacted to root out illegal immigrants in the state. Mitt Romney may be among the people eager to avoid the issue.
Newt Gingrich says he's willing to “be honest about what’s happening in the real world.” (Pundits predict he’ll be out of the G.O.P primary race by this time next week.)
Another sign the general election is in full swing: the president guest stars on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Opposition to broadly-worded surveillance legislation gains momentum.
The U.S.D.A. would like to offer its assurance that only cows need to be worried about the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Suuuure, lady, you may look content as you sip a beer and read a book, spooning up your minestrone all by yourself. We know that you’re really just doing a good job of masking your humiliation and sorrow.
Videogame editor declares the work of cutting-edge noodle designer “stunning.”
Customers in the Middle East will be the first to enjoy the “chicken gem”- and “special sauce”-riddled results of Pizza Hut’s crust-stuffing craze.
Speaking of gems, notorious media mogul Rupert Murdoch was full of them this morning as he testified in British court.
New Ikea camera has added benefit of being easy to smash by younger consumers who don’t know what a viewfinder is.
Librotraficante in town tonight
In last week’s paper, I interviewed Rudolfo Anaya about censorship. His landmark Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima was boxed up and put into storage along with a host of other books in Tucson, Ariz. It’s part of a push to do away with ethnic studies programs the education department considers divisive.
New Mexico is no stranger to this conversation. Anaya has on file an article published in 1981 about an attempt in our state Legislature to set standards for schoolbooks. In that article, one state senator is quoted as saying she personally saw to it that copies of Ultima were burned in Bloomfield, N.M.
Tonight the Librotraficante caravan hauling contraband literature from Houston to Arizona will be making a stop in Albuquerque. At 7 p.m., the banned book bash will commence at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW).
Rudolfo Anaya on Mexican-American studies and book burning
The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees
Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters for titling some products “Navajo.”
Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, the landmark novel by local literary legend Rudolfo Anaya.
Image of Jesus appears in a tortilla in Española.
Request your FBI file.
HuffPo article on the owner of Effex, an LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican.
Farewell, heartthrob Davy Jones.
Recycling photos from around the world.
Understanding fluffed marshmallow vodka.
The Aquabats have a TV show.
Track down criminals with Twitter.
Bank of America rolls out even sneakier fees.
Yoga championships. It’s a thing.
The life of the robot.
The Daily Word in Hitler, Porsche, Brigitte Bardot, Israel vs. Iran and VLC Player 2.0
Is Santa Fe's art gallery industry going downhill?
Who wants to see Brigitte Bardot in a bikini?
Awesome 1965 documentary featuring Buster Keaton.
There is a new version of the (open source) VLC media player and it is kick-ass.
Learn about "jiggle keys."
Edison was a hard-ass when it came to hiring employees. Check out some sample questions from the tests he gave prospects.
Answer Me This
The Daily Word: Killer Clown For President, Baby Jumping, UFO over London
Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez will run for congress.
Air quality alert issued for Albuquerque, so don't breathe between 4 and 8 tonight.
Taliban attack luxury hotel in Kabul.
Hackers expose Arizona police officers personal info.
Albuquerque named one of America's most sedentary cities.
Michelle Bachmann and John Wayne Gacy have a lot in common.
The company behind FarmVille and Mafia Wars is preparing for an IPO.
Some sort of devil jumping over babies party in Spain.
Read all about the first meteorite recorded in Egypt.
This Princess Diana issue of Newsweek is not at all weird.
Bill Clinton: Brony.
The Daily Beast could only think of eight appalling things about The Bachelorette.
Finally, a combination elliptical machine/office desk chair, and it's only $8,000!
Do gay bars make money?
Florida fishermen catch a 23-foot squid.
Your 4th of July menu.
Hipster Lord of The Rings is awesome.
One hundred mummies from the 16th century found buried in an Italian church.
Should we dig up Shakespeare to see if he smoked pot?
The mothership is in London.
The Daily Word: 6.3.11 - bad things in Arizona, cupcakes not bombs, and mutant e coli
there's lots of crappy stuff happening
There's all that annoying smoke from the Wallow fire, but at least we weren't evacuated.
More of these damn tornadoes.
Don't keep dead rhinos in your backyard like this guy does.
A marijuana expo...medical. Of course.
Government hackers want you to make cupcakes, not bombs.
Gunman kills six in Arizona, including himself.
We have a new deadly strand of mutant E coli. Awesome.
Salvador Dali Foundation irked about the artist's name getting slapped on just anything.
This woman has ten reasons why Sarah Palin should run for president. Ten yawl.
Don't call 911
That intense smoke smell in the air tonight and the thick haze are from a fire in Eastern Arizona, news outlets are reporting. More than 60,000 acres have been swallowed by the flames.
Albuquerque officials are asking that you don't call the emergency lines about the haze.
The Daily Word with Southern Arizona Secession, Detroit Crack Pipes, Bin Laden’s Wives
Now you’ll be able to get fast and convenient homeland security alerts, right to your cell phone!
Civil War II? Liberals in southern Arizona want to secede and form their own state.
No breakfast for you! These Chicago students were denied after wearing the wrong shoes.
You can conveniently buy crack pipes in Detroit gas stations and dollar stores.
A Northwestern University human sexuality class featuring a live sex demonstration is cancelled.
Microsoft to purchase Skype for a record-shattering $8.5 billion.
The United States has been granted access to speak to Osama bin Laden’s numerous wives.
APD officer shooting alert: One dead this morning near San Mateo and Menaul.
This Orthodox Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn edited out Hillary Clinton from the iconic “OMG we got bin Laden!” photo.
For those of you that care, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver split up.
For future reference, 911 is not to be used to make your beer runs.
Whoa! These conjoined twins in China have two heads but share a single body.
The Daily Word: Scott Owens Goes Free, Gun At School, Secret Recipe For Invisible Ink
Scott Owens found not guilty on all charges.
A 13-year-old APS student brings a loaded gun to school.
Banks can't freeze Moammar Gadafi's funds because they don't know how to spell his name.
First Lady Michelle Obama was almost killed yesterday.
Happy 4/20 Day marijuana smokers/losers.
Police car torched in Four Hills neighborhood.
Car slams into crowd at McDonald's job fair.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs law giving Tea Party flag the same status as the American flag.
After almost 100 years the CIA declassifies the secret recipe for the Kaiser's invisible ink.
Drugs don't work in space.
Meet the Republican governors who attack federal spending while accepting federal dollars.
One porn company owns nearly a quarter of all 1-800 numbers.
This is why you nerds can't have nice things.
Florida job center fights unemployment by spending $14,000 on superhero capes.
Why do so many smart people deny science?
Walmart listens to customer requests, loses $1.85 billion in sales.
Attempt at setting Q*bert world record aborted after someone unplugs the game.
Read about Superman's 1942 crossover with Flash Gordon and Dick Tracy.
That culinary institute the Olive Garden sends is chefs to is not what you think it is. Actually, it's exactly what you think it is.
Newly released FBI documents show J. Edgar Hoover's interest in UFOs.
Largest ever spider fossil found in China.
The cast of Happy Days is suing CBS and Paramount for unpaid royalties.
Seven often-debated movie questions that have already been answered.
New Chicken McBites coming to a McDonald's soon.
The Daily Word 4.15.11: Ides of April
A man and his pig.
Bosque Farms cop investigated for stealing stuff from the department. Third in a year.
Tornado kills two in Oklahoma.
Meat contaminated with nasty bacteria.
Indiana House committee passes immigration bill.
World's first 3-D porno movie.
Arizona approves 'Birther' bill.
Brooke Mueller tries to pawn watch and stereo.
Marilyn Manson wants to be in Charles Manson biopic with Lindsay Lohan.
The Daily Word: Giffords, Libya defections, bug-eating
A woman who let her friend drive drunk is being charged with a DWI.
Rep. Pearce says something something "constitutional" something "don't' give money to public broadcasting."
Charges against the local nonprofit that sent human heads to a Kansas medical waste facility were dropped.
Someone put an explosive near an APD car this morning.
Do you know this guy? He stole a computer from UNM by picking it up and walking away.
Secretary of State says the guv may have breached campaign law.
Arizona outlawed abortions that are performed because of the sex or race of the fetus.
Maybe we will eat bugs when there's no more meat.
Is it too soon to ask: Will Giffords run for Senate?
Spoiler: The "Top Chef All Stars" winner.
Birth rate in the U.S. dropping fast.
Google makes baby steps toward social networking and "liking."
The cosmonaut who fell to earth.