The Daily Word in Health Services, Education and Dollar Stores
There was a progressive victory in Las Cruces even in the face of 50 to 1 spending from the opposition.
The Lt. Gov. takes to facebook to share in the incendiary rhetoric revolving around UNM Health Sciences Center's relationship with Soutwestern Women's Options.
A popular Taos teacher is leaving education citing Martinez and Skandera's teacher evaluation polices.
And here are some of the repercussions for the governor's wise choices around state health services providers.
There's lots of toxic crap on the shelves at dollar stores. That may at least partially explain the weird smell made by my wine glass shaped sippy-cup.
The Daily Word in Calvin and Hobbes, Governor Martinez, and a Zoolander sequel
Thirty years ago today the first Calvin and Hobbes comic was published. Go read it and relive your childhood.
The Lobo's best season in much too long causes a surge of local pride.
Drunk girls and puppies, a match made in Buzzfeed heaven.
The third article of a four part investigative story on the examination of Governor Martinez' campaign spending.
Previous generations have screwed the current one. Let's try and break the cycle.
The Daily Word in Herman Cain, Patrice O'Neal and Voltron
Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
It was fun while it lasted Herman Cain.
Archbishop Sheehan says the Archdiocese will oppose Gov. Martinez's effort to repeal the law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
R.I.P. comedian Patrice O'Neal.
Alan Dershowitz solves the Middle East.
Horse meat may soon be coming to a menu near you.
R.I.P. father of RFID technology, Charles Walton.
Watch Felicia Day play with herself, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK!
Kidnapper sues his former hostages for breach of oral contract.
When did mac and cheese become a black thing?
Guess what happens at the end of this Corvette street racing video.
Amateur astronomer takes picture of a new solar system.
Elderly man returns money he stole from Sears over 60 years ago, with interest. Awwwww.
Ray Bradbury's classic books are finally available as overpriced e-books.
Chris Meloni is in talks to join the cast of True Blood.
Terrible burglars caught on tape in the Northeast Heights.
Elvis Costello tells fans not to buy his expensive box set.
The only known copy of Walt Disney's Hungry Hobos cartoon starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit goes up for auction next month.
Prepare yourself for the upcoming Voltron renaissance.
The Daily Word 6.13.11: Shrek Dies; Bugs in Ice Cream, Spiders in Space; 2 Kinds of Lobo
Shrek the famous New Zealander Sheep dies.
Wallow Fire 10% contained this morning, but may still head further into New Mexico.
Lobos to play in ESPN classic, but you gotta wait until December.
Spiders in Space!!
Diabetic woman sues Dunkin Donuts over sugar in her coffee.
Awesome science gifts that are not just for nerds.
Bean Sprouts sproutin' E. coli.
People go crazy over Cicada
flavored ice cream.
Please don't get your hand caught in the machine that destroys EVERYTHING.
Martinez says 'no' to Mexican Gray Wolf efforts in New Mexico and Arizona.
The Oatmeal: Ten Words you need to stop misspelling.
NSA releases 50,000 pages of juicy secrets.
Statewide natural gas outages: Berry says lower your thermostat
Just in case you haven’t heard this news blip that might affect your warmth situation tonight, here it is in two parts:
1. Natural gas outages throughout the state prompt Guv Martinez to declare a state of emergency and send state workers home.
2. Mayor Berry makes like Jimmy Carter, says: lower your thermostat 10 degrees, wear a sweater.
I used my fireplace and turned off the gas last night, so don’t blame me.
The Daily Word 11.11.10: R.I.P. Dino De Laurentiis, Gov. Martinez, Bernie Madoff’s boxers
Today is Veterans Day, and veterans make up 20 percent of our homeless population.
Brain-damaged troops are often re-deployed.
Help homeless female veterans tonight at Andaluz.
A Pentagon study concludes that there’s little risk in ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Six more medical marijuana producers approved by the Department of Health.
Martinez says she’ll fire political appointees shifting into civil service jobs.
And she’ll sell the state’s jet, even if she has to do it at a loss. (Also, Heather Wilson is heading up her transition team.)
APS won’t ask students about their immigration status.
Bed bugs back in Burque.
Peggy of Maryland becomes king of a village in Ghana.
Marilyn Monroe’s stuffing recipe.
Dino De Laurentiis died. R.I.P., scary little film producer.
L.A.’s Hollywood eating club. Horse tacos come up.
Be a part of history. Buy Bernie Madoff’s boxers Saturday.
This Ain’t No Girl Fight
Guv candidates brawl on immigration
You knew Denish vs. Martinez was going to be a donnybrook the second Susana Martinez declared victory on primary night. Since then, this huffing and puffing about these "ladies" not comporting themselves is not just silly, it's insulting. Welcome to modern politics. You get your love at home.
Fire Away: Election Results
We live-blogged with The New Mexico Independent and other reporters around the state last night. Replay.
Lt. Gov. Diane Denish rallied a crowd of supporters at the Doubletree. She said her opponent—Susana Martinez, elected by a good margin—is all sizzle and no steak. (Or, for vegetarians, all boil and no bean.) At the end of her speech, the Denish campaign bumped Pat Benetar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," which has very confusing lyrics.
Gauging from Denish's speech, I believe the song was supposed to indicate that she is a "real tough cookie with a long history" in politics. Also, that the Hispanic, Republican ticket she's facing (John Sanchez won the GOP lieutenant governor slot) can do it's best, but Denish will prevail. Brian Colon is the Dems' choice for lieutenant governor.
Either way, we'll have a female guv come November.
Susana Martinez is the district attorney in Doña Ana County. She received a $450,000 contribution last month from Bob Perry of Texas. Perry is a major financier of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. She was endorsed by Sarah Palin, who came to town to stump for her. Martinez' running mate John Sanchez boasts on his site that the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico named him the only candidate that could be fully endorsed. Sanchez writes that he will continue to be a "steady voice for the unborn."
Pat Davis is the first openly gay male candidate for sheriff in the United States. A friend at the Doubletree party pointed out he's also the first candidate for the BernCo sheriff's job from our generation (mid-20s to mid-30s or so). Davis lost his race but not by much. And, as he said, he had strong community support—he raised the second-biggest war chest in the Dems' race and didn't have to mortgage his house to do it. Manny Gonzales, who arrested one of his opponents last week, won.
Carl Trujillo promised late last night he will ask for a recount in his tight race against House Speaker Ben Lujan.
Judge Linda Vanzi retained her position at the Court of Appeals though the campaign trail got muddy leading up to the primary.