The Daily Word in the Freakiest Show
By August March [ Thu Nov 24 2016 8:40 PM ]
An underground ice deposit was discovered on the planet Mars. It has an area equal to that of New Mexico.
Meanwhile on planet Earth:
Some sections of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are so contaminated after a 2014 accidental release of radiation that they should be permanently closed; housed behind "a series of steel barriers" for eternity, say state and federal officials.
Down in Belize, Trevor Jerry Guy got busted for being in possession of weed and undersized conch.
While further out to sea, the marine environment around Ascension Island will be designated a protected area.
The government of Zimbabwe has issued a new currency whose value remains contested and controversial.
Thirteen years on, the effects of the Liberian Civil War are still being felt.
Amble has a new lifeboat and it will be called "Elizabeth and Leonard."
The long arm of the law caught up with a Salt Lake City man and his "pill press."
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye wrote to US President Barack Obama asking him to intervene in Standing Rock.
the Daily Word in Trump's cabinet appointments, a new APD scandal and A$AP Yams' mom
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 18 2016 5:00 PM ]
A petition has been circulated by some UNM professors asking that UNM protect undocumented students from deportation.
Former records officer at APD claims he was ordered to destroy, withhold or alter records in several high profile cases including the Mary Hawkes and James Boyd shootings.
Yes, Virginia, there is going to be a penguins exhibit at ABQ Biopark.
A 14 year-old cancer patient won the right to be cryogenically frozen in hopes she will be cured one day.
In case it escaped your attention, Trump's presidential campaign was attended and post-campaign events are increasingly attended by confederate flag waving.
Trump has appointed three conservatives—all of whom have made off-color or rascist remarks— to key cabinet positions.
Our culture's legal drug, alcohol, should be ingested in low quantities. Good luck with that, everyone.
The Daily Word in the UNM Seal, the wind, nuclear waste, controlled explosions and a large rattle lure
By August March [ Thu Nov 17 2016 12:16 PM ]
The regents of the University of New Mexico have decided to begin the process of redesigning the school's official logo.
There will be much wind flowing through the state and into our lives today.
Officials from the United States Department of Energy are busy inspecting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. They are doing this in order to determine if the nuclear waste storage facility is capable of resuming operations after a radiation leak in 2014 forced the facility's closure.
Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is the new vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
An armed student at New Mexico State University was shot in the leg by campus police after he refused to put his gun down.
Here's some information about the new federal regulations governing driver's license issuance and renewal in the land of enchantment, care of the Los Alamos Monitor.
The University of New Mexico Lobo football team hopes to continue its winning ways.
On Tuesday, Sandia Labs conducted a controlled explosive test at the Coyote Test Field south of town.
Duke City Fix blogger Scot Key examines pedestrian deaths in Burque, using bubbles as metaphors, Roman numerals as references and car culture as a culprit.
A dude from Burque with a healthy beard and a kind heart caught and released a 43-inch northern pike at Navajo Lake recently. He was using a large rattle lure.
The Daily Word in post election America
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 11 2016 7:42 PM ]
APS sent a letter home with schoolchildren in hopes of quelling kids' fear of a President-Elect Trump and his promise to deport undocumented immigrants.
There have been a number of rascist post-election incidents across the country.
Mirroring events around the country, a UNM student wearing a hijab was harassed by a fellow student wearing a Trump shirt.
The Daily Word in a "graffiti mass" at San Felipe de Neri, WisePies pays up and Jim Bakker says God says Donald Trump will be President
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 4 2016 1:48 PM ]
Albuquerque woman believes she has a rare condition called Stendhal Syndrome which causes her to experience nausea, panic and confusion when looking at beautiful works of art.
Troubled local restaurant chain WisePies Pizza and Salad made a payment to UNM this week and says they will honor the agreement that renamed The Pit "WisePies Arena".
Old Town's historic San Felipe de Neri church was tagged by vandals during mass this morning.
Illustrating the meaning of irony for a generation of school kids, Melania Trump announced that her signature issue as First Lady would be the fight against cyber bullying.
God told Jim Bakker and his team of evangelicals that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.
President Vladmir Putin has granted actor Steven Seagal Russian citizenship.
The rarest pasta in the world is made by just a few women in the ancient town of Nuoro, on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Two Chris Christie aides face steep sentences after being convicted on all counts in the New Jersey "Bridgegate" case.
A recall was announced for another exploding Samsung product.
A never-marketed, synthetic opioid invented by American company Upjohn—and illegally manufactured in China for the black market—is being blamed for the deaths of two Utah teens.
The Daily Word in economics, cryptozoology, education, football and fishing
By August March [ Thu Nov 3 2016 12:39 PM ]
A new teevee show titled "Get Shorty" will be filmed in Albuquerque and Los Angeles, the NM Film Office announced today.
In other economics-related news, Moody's Investors Service has lowered the credit outlook for several New Mexico School Districts and public universities.
And a University of New Mexico official has been criticized for spending state money on a bigfoot conference and expedition.
While over at The Atlantic, Emily Deruy writes about cross-border education in the age of Trump.
Up in El Norte, PNM has cancelled plans to build a huge natural gas generation plant and pipeline meant to take the place of the coal-fired monstrosities at the San Juan Generating Station.
New Mexico Democrats are up in arms about false claims made by a Republican PAC associated with La Tejana and her main minion, Jay McCleskey.
An important device on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover was developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Labs and is managed by staff from the University of New Mexico.
If UNM's Lobo Football team wins this weekend against a similarly named Nevada sports outfit, they might get to go to a bowl game!
Someone stole Johnny Mango's Hillary Clinton for President placard.
Finally in fishing news, an Albuquerque resident caught a 23-and-half-inch rainbow trout on the pecos river recently, using cherry PowerBait
The Daily Word in a renewed FBI investigation into Hilary Clinton's emails, a lusty bisexual vicar and the UNM Duck Pond Challenge
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 28 2016 1:51 PM ]
The Moriarty High School coach accused of having sex with students has been fired.
Forget the cinnamon challenge, planking and whatnot and get with the "UNM Duck Pond Challenge".
There is a public memorial for Victoria Martens, the Albuquerque girl who was brutally murdered earlier this year.
Citing emails that have just come to their attention, the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hilary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Experts say multitasking isn't really a possible human skill, as evidenced by this topless, wine-drinking girl who lost control of her car while taking selfies. And ran into a police car. On the other hand maybe that defines multitasking.
I can't improve on this headline: Bisexual Church of England Vicar Sacked over orgies and prostitutes after wife exposes his double life.
The Daily Word in dams, birthdays and dam birthdays
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 21 2016 3:53 PM ]
VP hopeful Mike Pence visited the Duke City today. Then, he split.
Isleta Pueblo and the Federal Government have resolved a long standing dispute over a dam on pueblo land.
Happy Birthday ... Elephant Butte Dam! The dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when completed in 1916.
A major hack affected users of Twitter, Netflix and other popular websites.
The Daily Word in Udall, the flu, the legislature and hotdog-eating catfish
By August March [ Thu Oct 20 2016 12:59 PM ]
Yesterday, US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) campaigned for Clinton in the Beehive state.
This year's piñon harvest is the best our state has seen since 2005.
Over at USA Today, former KUNM reporter and current Penn State journo lecturer Cindy Simmons makes fun of Gary Johnson.
NM Department of Health officials confirmed the first cases of influenza for the 2016-2017 flu season here in New Mexico. Department of Health Secretary Designate Lynn Gallagher used the announcement to reiterate an important scientific concern about this phenomenon, saying, "... I want to remind New Mexicans about the importance of getting influenza vaccine as the best way to protect yourself, loved ones, and the community from flu."
Heath Haussamen of NMPolitics.net reports on the aftermath of legislation that made it to La Tejana's desk as a consequence the recent special session of our state's glorious legislature.
Stephanie Gurule-Leyba has been named New Mexico's Teacher of the Year.
A recent survey conducted by ZiaPoll indicates that a heroic HRC is favored over misogynist monster and Putin plaything Donald Trump by 10 points in New Mexico.
There is a gender pay gap among academics at the University of New Mexico, says a report issued by the school's office of the provost.
The 550th Special Operations Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base was deactivated earlier this month. The squadron specialized in combat search and rescue.
Dig catfish? Well, they dig hotdogs! Check out this week's NM fishing report to find out how you can make your angling dreams come true at Burque's Tingley Beach or any number of cool water holes around the state.
The Daily Word in sausage, mistrials and Bob Dylan's prize
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 14 2016 10:28 AM ]
A motorist found himself drawing his firearm on Wednesday evening when some people supposedly protesting a mistrial in the James Boyd case started messing with his truck.
We are all waiting to hear why a motorist sped his car to upwards of 100mph as he approached the dead-end on 1st Street in Belen, NM and then, launching off a small dirt embankment, jumped three trains. Experts agree it was a carefully not thought out escapade.
Further sausage party reports include an item about this Afrikaner who fell off a boat full of sausage and into shark infested waters. Where the man tried to eat a gull.
Rolling Stone Magazine, in this writer's opinion, has the most entertaining take on Bob Dylan's being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Rush Limbaugh's defense of Donald Trump's thing about "consensual sex". Not for the faint of heart.
On a related, "it's a conspiracy", note. The very existence of the porn sub-genre "cream pie" may be the result of a conspiracy! No, really.
Back in the day Saddam Hussein owned a fancy-pants NYC townhouse across the street from a bunch of fancy-pants. Hussein's may have had some added features.
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