V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016
The Daily Word in the Senate Filibuster, Gun Control and the Dog Head Fire
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 15 2016 12:39 PM ]
Looks like two senators are finally taking a stand on gun control in a "filibuster-style blockade."
You can watch it live right now!
In Florida, it's easier to get a gun than solar panels, a driver's license, an abortion, an exotic pet...
The Dog Head Fire is burning without containment.
A badass Twitter user is calling out politicians who are "praying for Orlando" but refuse to support gun control laws.
Check out this heroic Rio Rancho teen.
Look back at the history of the gun control debate.
A state worker started a relationship with Nehemiah Griego.
What does a map of a hallucination look like?
This is the first mammal to go extinct from global warming.
Did you know noise has color?
The Daily Word in Heroic Women, Chemistry and Photogenic Monkeys
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 14 2016 11:46 AM ]
The true art of seduction, told by a heroic 90-year-old woman.
On his quest to photograph all 12,000 captive species in the world, photographer Joel Sartore adds the majestic proboscis monkey to the list. Apparently the noses on these guys are a pretty attractive trait to female proboscises.
Ah, the blame game. The NRA claims that Obama and his policies are responsible for the heartbreaking mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Meanwhile, thousands of people attend a vigil determined to spread love and support, and prove that hate cannot win.
Next on the summer reading list.
An atmospheric chemist collects air samples in movie theaters and discovers that emissions from peoples' breath are most likely influenced by emotions.
Be nice to your waitstaff, or pay the price.
Neither her wedding dress nor her agenda got in the way of this just-married woman from saving the day.
V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016
The Daily Word in politics, cultural appropriation and optical illusions
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Fri May 20 2016 4:18 PM ]
Can you feel the Bern, New Mexico?
Way to take a thousand steps backwards, Oklahoma.
Surprise, surprise: NRA backs Trump.
V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
The Daily Word in Stoned Nuns, Killer Suns and Fairy Guns
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Mar 27 2016 9:45 AM ]
The sun could easily decide to go all superflare on our asses and screw up pretty much everything... But it probably won't.
Two Italian archaeologists have figured out what Jesus ate at the Last Supper. I smell the ultimate murder mystery dinner theater.
The city had crews out yesterday hunting down rabid troupes of tumbleweeds. I'm still crossing my fingers that a video will pop up of a city worker chasing down a loose one—in double-speed with the Benny Hill song in the background.
Not all corporate mascots can be as attractively designed and congenially mannered as Ronald McDonald or Toucan Sam. Take a look at the completely uninspired Bill Ding—mascot of a chain of construction supply stores in the 50's.
A 3D X-ray imaging technique has been used to decipher charred scrolls discovered in the mess left behind the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. While hunting for legible text, physicists discovered lead, pushing the date of the first known use of metallic ink back four centuries!
Last Friday in White Sands, the Army successfully tested out a new badass multi-mission missile launcher which can fire all sorts of different ammo types. Yippee! Remember kids: when you wish upon a Longbow Hellfire missile, your military industrial murder dreams come true!
The NRA has published its first reimagined fairy tales:” Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)” and “Hansel and Gretel (Have Guns).” “The wolf leaned in, jaws open wide, then stopped suddenly. Those big ears heard the unmistakable sound of a shotgun's safety being clicked off.” Nuff said.
A rare bread mold can be used to produce a material that will change the future of rechargeable batteries. I hear bread mold gets you high, too.
Check out this awesome photography collection of Californian nuns growing dope by Shaughn Crawford and John Dubois. Praise Him!
A Las Cruces Unitarian church got a cinder block through their window after putting up “Black Lives Matter” signs. Sometimes, it's hard to remember that we're living in the twenty-first century.
V.23 No.2 |
The Daily Word in assisted suicide, an APD shooting settlement and Third Reich space aliens are running the United States
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 14 2014 8:01 AM ]
"Human Waste Disposal" APD cop Economidy cost the city about $300,000 by justifiably shooting a man three times in the back.
A New Mexico District Judge's decision paves the way for changes to the state's assisted suicide law.
Farmington has Blue Meth. It's real, but of low quality apparently.
An Iranian news agency is reporting that a new Snowden leak proves that since 1945 the US has been run by the same space aliens that comprised the Third Reich.
Here are some laughably misogynistic ads of yore.
Meet the "Swiss Cheese Pervert."
There was an argument over texting in a theater that ended in a fatal shooting.
Ford is going to start making aluminum trucks.
-Look! A woolly pig.
Another Juggalo lawsuit against the FBI. And DOJ.
It appears that the DEA has been backhandedly assisting the importation of muchas drogas into the US.
Kanye West punched a guy in Kim Kardashian's chiropractor's office.
V.21 No.41 |
The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 11 2012 10:08 AM ]
Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.
Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.
Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
A diamond planet bigger than Earth.
13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.
Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.
Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)
America is not mostly Protestant anymore.
How to find truth on the Internet.
In today's so-
And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.
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.19 No.7 | 2/18/2010
Beer and Guns: The New Peanut Butter and Chocolate?
By Jenny Gamble [ Thu Feb 18 2010 3:44 PM ]
New Mexico legislation, with the support of Charlton Heston’s followers, a.k.a. the National Rifle Association (NRA), have approved in a majority vote that carrying concealed weapons into establishments selling beer and wine will now be legal. Don’t worry; the establishment has to have at least 60% of their sales come from food sales. Well… that certainly puts my mind at ease. I was a little concerned at first with the whole alcohol and guns things, but it looks like they have it under control. The Senate and the House are in agreement, after all “great minds” think alike; however, the bill will have to be signed into actual law by Governor Richardson before the final pass is made.
The bill is sponsored by Democratic Senator George Munoz, who has inferred that there will be a reduction in reported crimes, since most folks leave their guns in their cars when they go into beer and wine service establishments, and then other folks steal them and commit crimes. Well, with everyone drinking and carrying around guns, this should substantially reduce the crime rate. What?
The law will still prohibit guns in full liquor establishments. Apparently it is much safer to have them around beer or wine than whiskey or Jager bombs. This matter, when addressed on the Senate floor, sparked a key debate over alcohol consumption and folks carrying concealed weapons. Representative Jeff Steinborn, Democrat-Las Cruces asked about the consumption of alcohol, and was answered by Representative John Heaton, Democrat-Carlsbad, “They cannot be inebriated…” My question is how would this be regulated? Would the person with the concealed weapon have to blow into his/her gun? Maybe take it apart really fast and put it back together like that scene in Stripes? Are we going to be patted down now before we go into Red Robin? How will this be regulated? Don’t we already have enough concealed “weapons”, i.e. drugs, knives, etc. making their way into bars and establishments serving beer and wine? Well what’s one more, and at least this one is legal, as long as you aren’t drunk. Someone may want to remind Rep. Heaton that being inebriated in any establishment selling alcohol, with or without a gun, has always been illegal.
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