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V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
Lord Voldemort

Indiana's Joyous Goodbye to Mike Pence

Anticipating greater tragedies to come

As a native Hoosier, I feel like I am in the unique position to express both sadness that the hateful, enemy-of-all-women Mike Pence will (presumably) be Donald Trump's running mate in the 2016 election, but also great joy that he will be out of my home state and ceasing to make us look bad. Being saddled with the dying city of Gary is bad enough.

As Samantha Bee said, "Indiana hates Mike Pence as much as Indiana Jones hates snakes." And it's true. The Indiana Governor is so out-of-touch that in a 1999 op-ed he wrote that Disney's Mulan was a ploy to get women to enlist in the military, describing it as "mischievous liberal propaganda." About as mischievous as, say, trying to mandate funerals for aborted fetuses. Pence also claimed in a 2001 essay that "despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn't kill. In fact, two out of every three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness." Meaning: one in three smokers does die from a smoking related illness, which seems like a pretty high number to me, but you know, I'm not in line for the presidency or anything.

In summary: Mike Pence is somehow even crazier than other notable, absolutely out-of-their-mind Indiana natives like both Michael and La Toya Jackson and Axl Rose. Hands down zanier and more of a bigot than Red Skelton.

We don't have the best legacy in Indiana, but we do have Plan-It-X records, Bloomington and Indianapolis, the Hoosier National Forest and Clifty Falls State Park, Larry Bird and Brendan Frasier.

That Mike Pence will be added to Indiana's legacy, instead of written from history as the terrible, bumbling governor he is, is a regional tragedy, and sadly,on track to become a national one.

V.25 No.25 | 6/23/2016

Council Watch

Water Quality, PNM and ART

Council meets before summer recess

Albuquerque’s City Council meets about water quality, PNM and ART.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
City Councilors Diane G. Gibson and Brad Winter
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Protests and Public Funds

City Council listens to citizen concerns

Solar power committment postponed, public campaign finance gets onto the ballot, money is put away for open space acquisition, a board will form to help businesses impacted by ART and more.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Totally professional Bern

podcast

Feelin' the Bern

Rob and Courtney take to the streets and join the rally, interviewing other rally goers and volunteers about politics, ideals, and the ridiculousness of this primary season. The New Mexico primary election is June 7th—Get out and vote!
V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016

The Daily Word in Nature, Banksy and Stonehenge

The Daily Word

If you're also wondering "who the f*ck builds a stonehenge," the answer may not be as mysterious as you think. But until someone builds a time machine and travels to the past, who really knows?

Today marks The European Day of Parks, a cause for celebration and appreciation of the region's protected natural places. Find that last bit of inspiration needed for a European adventure in these stunning photos.

Works by the forever anonymous and controversial artist Banksy are lent by private collectors and shown at a gallery in Rome.

Governor Martinez is one Burqueña who will neither support nor protest the Albuquerque Trump rally. The reason? She's “really busy.”

Venezuelans, furious about food shortages and inflation, protest against President Maduro on the streets of Caracas.

Don't fear trans people in bathrooms, fear diaper changing stations. Learn from this woman's mistake and remember to put the table back up.

V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
The Albuquerque City Council in session
Eric Williams

Council Watch

ART Noise, Solar Options and Undercover Cops

Council covers many civic issues

Even after being taught how, the council tragically ignores their ability to see auras.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016

The Daily Word in Millennials, Art and David Cameron

The Daily Word

I don't know why anyone is surprised that Beyonce performed in North Carolina when she's kind of ignored the LGBT community in the past.

People will no longer be jailed if they aren't able to pay court fines in Colorado Springs.

Millennials are so _________.

By white men, for white men.”

If you don a sombrero, a fake mustache or utter “Cinco de Drinko” today (or ever) please don't talk to me.

This doctor said the hospital she works at told her not to talk about abortions with her patients.


David Cameron respects Donald Trump. I think we can agree that the UK and the US are in the shitter right now.

This feminist artist makes jabs at famous artists.

V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Councilors (L-R) Ken Sanchez, Pat Davis, Trudy E. Jones, Brad Winter, Dan Lewis, Don Harris, Diane G. Gibson, Klarissa J. Peña and Isaac Benton
Courtesy Cabq.gov

Council Watch

Your City Council, Hard at Work

Making Burque better for all citizens

May proclaimed Mental Health Awareness Month, the make-this-area-not-creepy brigade raises concerns about Silver Street Market traffic, officer Daniel Webster has a park named after him and a councilor reveals her expertise with dogs.
V.25 No.17 | 4/28/2016

Council Watch

Council Chooses Watchdog, Allows Pets on Bus

Brief meeting is productive

The council postponed putting public finance changes on the ballot, chose the new Inspector General, allowed dogs on buses (sometimes) and bumped up the Police Oversight Board’s lawyers.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

News

The Daily Word in space menses, Vietnamese brides and the moon of Makemake

The Daily Word

Ever pondered space menses?

Hillary Clinton is setting up offices in ABQ.

A local high school baseball team is cheering up a sick teen for her birthday.

This article will bridge the gap in your knowledge of bridges.

There is a massive and awful market in China for Vietnamese brides.

A moon has been discovered that orbits the dwarf planet Makemake.

For all those adults who don't have a squad, here's how to get one.

Curious about demonology?

Don't feel bad, plankton get drunk too.

This is the most polluted city.

V.25 No.14 | 4/7/2016

Council Watch

Council Considers Flags, Films and 911 Response Times

ART and DoJ also discussed

There are ART lawsuits, the film office gave an update on the industry's economic impact, budget document claims 911 response times have increased, it's proposed that APD command staff not receive raises unless they comply with the DoJ settlement, and city is looking at how to buy land for open space.
V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016

Council Watch

Council Approves ART Funding

A majority of city leaders favor the new transit plan

Burque city residents came out in force to let the Albuquerque City Council know what they thought about the proposed Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus route. In the end, the majority of Councilors gave a 7:2 thumbs up for the city to accept a “Small Starts” federal grant of $70 million.
V.25 No.10 | 3/10/2016

Council Watch

Trucks, Buses, Trash and Cops

Council faces touchy subjects

Council discusses APD's slow progress on complying with the DoJ consent decree, the Edith Transfer Station's zoning change, ABQ Rapid Transit, food trucks and Huning Highland breweries.
V.25 No.8 | 2/25/2016

Council Watch

Council Considers Group Hugs

Unanimous decisions fill session

The City Council passed all debated items unanimously and then went into closed-door executive session to discuss pending litigation with PNM.
V.25 No.6 | 2/11/2016

Council Watch

Council Considers Casitas, Comments and Ethnic Cleansing

All in a day’s work for busy officials

Though City Councilors postponed many items, the meeting buzzed on for more than four hours.

Tomorrow's Events

Women of the World Poetry Slam Championship at Outpost Performance Space

Ten of the best female performance poets in Albuquerque compete to claim the title of Best Woman Slammer in Albuquerque.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • swing at Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino

Santa Shuffle and Elf Scoot at Balloon Fiesta Park

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