V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012
Guns, drug cartels, federal agents and the apocalypse collide in a Deming firearms store
By Margaret Wright
It was an overcast winter day when Mexican President Felipe Calderón stood at the main international crossing in Ciudad Juárez and unveiled a massive sign aimed at the U.S. side of the border. It made for a dramatic photo opportunity. A white sheet billowed behind billboard-sized letters fashioned from the twisted remains of guns that Calderón said were confiscated by law enforcement. They spelled out the words “No More Weapons.”
Bear With Me
One Nation, Under Gun
By John Bear
We've become a nation of heavily armed fraidycats who want the right to hide our guns on our person.
V.21 No.29 |
The Daily Word in shortys getting down, troubled lawmen and gun fever
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Jul 25 2012 8:45 AM ]
R.I.P., Sherman Hemsley.
Gun sales surge after Aurora movie shooting.
Glock Inc. sued by L.A. policeman who was shot by his 3-year-old.
Is your pastor packing heat?
Researchers focus on women for new AIDS prevention methods in Africa.
Mass shutdown of L.A.'s medical marijuana dispensaries.
Public outrage in Anaheim after two deadly police shootings.
Notorious Maricopa County sheriff tries to refute himself in court.
Kim Jong-un's "mystery woman" turns out to be his new wife/comrade.
New Jersey super blew the lid on NYPD undercover operation.
Young boy commits "unusual and serious breach" of security.
80-year-old lobster rescued from the dinner table.
V.21 No.27 |
The Daily Word in NM Drug Court investigations, litigiousness, "acts of daily living," a naked crimewave, and Romney-Venn Diagrams
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jul 7 2012 11:00 AM ]
If your computer is infected with this virus, you will be denied access to the internet beginning next week.
The NM state email investigation is getting more and more complicated.
Judge Pat Murdoch will likely face new charges having something to do with female participants in the piece of the Drug Court Program he presided over.
Drug Court in Northern New Mexico is under investigation for possible embezzlement among other things.
An Audit reveals that APD handed out a lot of unqualified bonuses from 2008 to 2011.
In case you didn't know, Quebecois need a french word for EVERYTHING.
The most litigious man in the world is suing Herman Cain and Kim Kardashian for attacking him while the two were making a sex tape in a Pizza Hut bathroom.
Best Buy competes in stupid business-
Politician in Jordan shows us how to debate on T.V. like really angry, shoe-throwing, pistol-packing men do.
Some cities are banning public "acts of daily living" i.e, "homelessness."
Former and original bass player from Cro-Mags totally flipped out on the current Cro-Mags line-up at CBGB Festival.
Mitt Romney's Venn Diagrams look like Venn Diagrams but don't work like Venn Diagrams, so... are they Venn Diagrams?
Hey, "a lot of women tend to forget this is a man's world."
Watch this Greek newscaster get egged and Mike Milled on air.
The last minutes of Air France flight 447.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
Webgame Wednesday: 2 AM Truck Stop
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Apr 18 2012 1:21 PM ]
A seriously tweaked out drivin'-and-shootin' video game, 2 AM Truck Stop puts you behind the wheel of a careening big rig. The highway in front of you is littered with neon daemons. Shoot 'em off the road, pick up the magical chunks of "crystal" and keep on truckin'! What drug-addled driver wouldn't appreciate this trippy challenge?
V.21 No.5 |
The Daily Word in the Old Main, supergiant and Anonymous
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 2 2012 11:01 AM ]
U.S. to ease its combat mission in Afghanistan.
Burqueños prison gang exhibits civic pride.
Foreigners stick their foreign fingers in our chile market.
Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Chicano activist, mounted an armed raid to make a citizen's arrest of New Mexico's district attorney in the '60s. He's speaking at the Statehouse today.
Tour the Old Main, home of the lethal 1980 prison riot.
To protect his riches, this wealthy man adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter.
Anonymous hacks emails and accuses Ron Paul of being linked to a neo-Nazi group.
Washington the state passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Komen yanked its funding from Planned Parenthood, so supporters around the country donated enough in a single day to make up the difference.
Baratunde Thurston on how to be Black.
Remember when we sold guns to cartels so we could track them? And then it didn't work out so well?
This cheerleader can dead lift 250.
Meet supergiant—not the band, the amphipod.
Marchers in Egypt protest military mishandling of a soccer riot that killed 74.
The most common regrets of folks at the end of their lives.
Rest in peace:
Sonic Youth collaborator and artist Mike Kelley
"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius
Poet Wislawa Szymborska
Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee
The man who played Mr. Pitt on "Seinfeld," Ian Abercrombie
V.20 No.51 |
The Daily Word: Christmas edition 2011
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Dec 25 2011 11:49 AM ]
Someone failed in their attempt to steal a MAC-10 pistol from Valley Pawn.
Headline: Man Eats Cocaine From Brother's Butt, Dies.
Is Ron Paul a conspiracy-mongering paranoid nutcase?
What people wanted for Christmas in 1975.
Biblical visions were "only" lucid dreams?
These two guys exchanged the same Christmas card for sixty years. Neither of them ever read it.
Hold on to your hats, it's The Queen's Christmas Message 2011.
Santa had a collision with an F-104 fighter jet last night.
On this day in 1924 Rod Serling was born.
Some people say Jesus was also born on this day in the year zed.
V.20 No.45 |
The Daily Word in Penn State riots, UC Berkeley beatdown and the 90-foot-wave surver
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 10 2011 10:18 AM ]
Local credit unions see lots of new accounts after Bank Transfer Day.
The city of Farmington tries to assure Navajos that the city is a safe place for them to visit.
N.M. rattlers provide venom for cancer treatment.
Perry screws up. Big time.
A 70-year-old machine gun that still works.
Dude surfs a 90-foot wave.
Someone stole a ghost bike.
A trailer park in Tesuque Pueblo is demanding proof of citizenship from renters.
Unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe.
Police beat protesters with clubs at Occupy demonstration at UC Berkeley.
Penn State students riot over the firing of their football coach, who is accused of covering up his assistant coach's child molestation.
There are no more rhinos in West Africa.
Ex-banker takes over Greece.
California had a law against euthanizing "downer" animals. The Supreme Court overturned that law.
Why is gold our basis for money and not something else?
V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #224: I am the good guy in an old west shootout.
By Brutus De Cervantes [ Tue Nov 8 2011 2:00 PM ]
I am the good guy in an old west shootout. The outcome historically is known to be in my favor, but I am reliving it anyway. The bad guy, dressed in purple and black, is barricaded in a shack. My weapon is a breakdown, single shot pellet gun with detachable silencer and stock. The bad guy suddenly bursts out and rushes me. I manage to load my gun and shoot him in the eye (he is a cyclops).
V.20 No.31 |
The Daily Word in drunk mayors, bronies and the universe bubble
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 4 2011 10:38 AM ]
Yesterday's tornado in Albuquerque was actually a landspout.
Virginia Tech says there's a gunman on campus. In 2007, a shooter killed 33 people at the school.
The mayor of Sunland Park near Las Cruces says he was drunk when he signed those nine contracts.
Construction near University and Coal is going to get worse.
The ACLU wants to make sure we're not being tracked by the police through our cell phones.
NRA files lawsuit to stop a rule that requires gun shops to report the purchase of more than one semi-automatic. The rule would be lifted in border states, such as New Mexico.
First chile harvest is in from Hatch.
The world's first text messages from 1890.
Fox News hosts don't criticize Sarah Palin because she's their coworker.
Adult men who like My Little Pony are called bronies.
The golden oldies of a gen-Xer.
Maybe our universe is in a bubble of space and time, and other universes are, too.
Writer finds out how easy it is to buy a gun from a stranger in Portland.
The ultimate food taboo.
V.20 No.14 |
The Daily Word: Tuition hikes, Beverly Cleary, burka ban, Demi Lovato
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Apr 13 2011 9:05 AM ]
County official's son killed by APD.
An Arizona bill that would legalize guns in all public and government buildings is almost through the legislature. People in Tucson don't like it.
How is Fukushima NOT like Chernobyl?
Mom drives her minivan and three kids into the Hudson River but lets one boy go.
The first loose-lipped mob boss takes the stand.
President Obama is going to weigh in on the deficit.
Burka ban takes effect in France, and two women have been arrested.
Death toll hits 116 in the mass grave in Mexico.
The Facebook guy is maybe a jerk.
Sugar Ray Leonard eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars."
An interview with author Beverly Cleary (she wrote the Ramona Quimby books), who turned 95 yesterday.
Jenny from the block is People Magazine's most beautiful person.
Hugh Grant spies on a wiretapping tabloid reporter. Revenge!
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Granny Get Your Gun
The South Valley’s Rita Maldonado is still bagging elk at age 85
By Toby Smith
If you lived in Albuquerque’s Atrisco neighborhood a half-century ago, you didn’t want to mess with any of the six Sanchez children. The mother of those kids could drop a deer at 50 yards. She could gut and field-dress an elk. She knew her way around shotguns. She drove a bus for a living.
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