V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
The Daily Word in Olive Garden, Chick-Fil-A and the destruction of the universe.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Sep 8 2014 12:55 PM ]
I suspect I’ve been fighting the new unidentified respiratory virus for two weeks as of tomorrow.
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson comes clean with a racist email.
Stephen Hawking says the God particle could destroy the entire universe.
Behold the viking ring fortress.
Put a coin in dry ice.
Olive Garden offers you endless noodles for seven weeks.
Kate Middleton is pregnant again.
Will Bernalillo County commissioners put pot on the ballot?
The return of “Cops” makes some people angry.
The Grim Reaper spoke to KRQE.
Happy birthday, Aimee Mann.
V.21 No.38 |
The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 20 2012 10:08 AM ]
Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.
Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.
At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.
The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.
OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?
Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain
Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.
Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.
How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?
iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.
It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.
A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.
Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.
Work backward out of a creative rut.
What's next in body mods?
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
The Daily Word in the U.S. winning, Chick-fil-A kiss-in, Jenna Jameson hearts Mitt
By Sam Adams [ Fri Aug 3 2012 10:14 AM ]
U.S. Olympians had a record-setting day with Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win the women’s gymnastics all-around and Michael Phelps three-peating gold in the 200-meter individual medley.
Not much change in the job market.
Balloon Fiesta vendors are worried about what they say could be price-fixing at this year’s event.
Where Chick-fil-A ranks in terms of major companies with controversial policies.
Speaking of which, today is “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A.”
Santa Fe bus driver admits to multiple instances of sexual misconduct, but isn’t jailed.
Sexist photography at the Olympics?
French president fulfills his promise of cracking down on the rich.
Wojdan Shaherkani became the first Saudi woman ever to compete in the Olympics.
It’s tax-free weekend in New Mexico.
The worst commercial for ice cream of all time.
Mitt Romney gains the support of what appears to be a hunk of humanoid plastic that calls itself Jenna Jameson.
Proof that Ryan Lochte is the frat-boy version of Jeff Spicoli.
And because you know you need to know, a little more info on “Gangnam Style.”
V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012
ProgressNow New Mexico
Hate-free chicken sandwiches
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Aug 1 2012 3:41 PM ]
If you’re paying attention to Mike Huckabee, you know that today was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
Huckabee is pissed off that other people are pissed off about the poultry merchant’s homophobic positions. The chain has long been a supporter of anti-gay marriage efforts, and its CEO said recently that he is firm believer in biblically sanctioned unions. “He took it to a new level,” says Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico.
CEO Dan Cathy’s comments spurred backlash, with some cities suggesting Chick-fil-A could peddle its hate hens somewhere else.
Anyway, Huckabee wanted folks to flock to Chick-fil-As around the country today and fill the restaurant’s pockets with more money for doing anti-LGBTQ work.
ProgressNow New Mexico was ready. Cow couple Adam and Steve led a protest in front of Albuquerque’s latest addition to the Chick-fil-A franchise on San Mateo and Montgomery. They brought 100 free chicken sandwiches provided by the gay-friendly Roma Bakery & Deli. The protest fare was devoured in 20 minutes by supporters who showed up to stand alongside Albuquerque’s active LGBTQ community, says Davis.
Davis counted more than 100 people on the sidewalk at one point. A giant chicken showed up to march in solidarity with the cows. A new LGBTQ-friendly business— U-Swirl—brought some froyo over for the kids dancing with the protesters.
“We just wanted there to be an option for people in Albuquerque who don’t agree with that stance to express themselves,” Davis says.
V.21 No.30 |
The Daily Word in Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A, and Chick-fil-A
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jul 29 2012 9:34 AM ]
Student Ghetto residents are trying to stop a townhouse under construction at Garfield and Girard.
The 101 year old Peterson Dam in Las Vegas New Mexico is leaking 60 million gallons of water per year.
Albuquerque's Hope Christian School denied enrollment to a boy because his parents are gay.
Last Thursday Rick Santorum weighed in on the Chick-fil-A controversy. Friday, Sarah Palin ate some Chick-fil-A. Saturday, The Vice President of public relations at Chick-fil-A died. The Mayor of D.C. calls Chick-fil-A "Hate Chicken."
Tourette's syndrome can really make your life complicated.
The Plaid wasn't a particularly loud pattern but I tried to kill him anyway.
Heard of "concierge medicine" yet?
The founder of Amazon has pledged 2.5 million dollars to support marriage equality in Washington.
London's Zil Lanes.
Money awarded to record labels that won their case against Pirate Bay will not be shared with the artists whose rights were being defended.
V.21 No.29 |
The Daily Word with a chat with George Zimmerman, bee attack and Fred Willard
By Tom Nayder [ Thu Jul 19 2012 10:14 AM ]
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talks to Piers Morgan.
Suicide bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israeli vacationers.
George Zimmerman gives his first interview, has no
Man attacked by swarm of bees in Las Cruces.
Attempted kidnapping in Philadelphia caught on tape.
Rockstar astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson explains why the original Star Trek Enterprise is the best ship ever.
Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy is totally not gay.
There is a town called Bikinis, TX and I want to go there.
Maybe you should just shut up and make some peach cobbler this weekend?
78-year-old actor Fred Willard arrested at Los Angeles adult movie theater.
V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011
The Daily Word in lions, commoners and mixtapes
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 13 2011 12:14 PM ]
UNM students protest Chick-fil-A for donating money to groups that oppose gay rights.
Sarah the lion at the zoo has died.
KOB grills Occupy Albuquerque protesters for solutions.
“We have a permit. It’s called the Constitution.” —Occupy Boston.
Gov. Susana Martinez’ PAC took in thousands during the legislative session, though state law prohibits politicos from doing so directly.
Target promises to sell only sustainable seafood by 2015.
Gawker dubs FOX News article on funny, sexy women possibly the most horrifying thing ever written.
Top headline of the day: Why are these galaxies bending like crazy snakes?
Slutoween is coming!
King of Bhutan marries a commoner. Trendy.
Why some women are not getting married.
Wild Bill’s Crazy Film Festival at Tractor Brewery Wells Park
Blackout Theatre's “Gong Show”-style film fest in which all submissions will be shown—for a guaranteed total of two minutes. After that, it’s up to the mercy of the audience.
Spazz Out Tour: Riff Raff • rap at Launchpad
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