The Daily Word In Chocolate Chip Cookie Hair Ties, Pomeranian Elvis And Coca-Cola Milk.
Our kids are dancing! They’re dancing and focusing and doing their chores! Hallelujah!
Here, let Tony Blair show you how to pose gracefully for a Christmas card.
A former UPS employee is suing the company for allegedly firing her for being pregnant.
Science says alcohol gives us energy and we’ve probably been drinking it for millions of years! Cheers!
Coca-Cola will soon sell milk! And by the looks of their advertisements, that milk is going to be sexy! LOL. LOL. LOL.
This Pomeranian dressed like Elvis understands life better than any of us ever will.
Japan-based company makes realistic looking, creepy food jewelry. We want the spaghetti necklace, banana hair clip and chocolate chip cookie hair tie!
Save nudity and “pornography” for Coca-Cola milk products, Florida!
The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers
Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening
New Mexico to consider legalizing assisted suicide.
Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early this Friday.
City of Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits and now some settlement details are available to public online.
Denver City Council amended the weed law so it is OK to blaze on your front lawn, balcony, etc.
Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial.
In other Cuba news, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her by the tiny communist country.
Yet another way the NSA is spying on everybody all the time.
Previously unknown Johnny Cash record to be released.
Great collection of (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti.
Learn what a "sun dog" is.
Joan Jett demanding Sea World stop blasting her music at Shamu.
Christiane F. has a new book, says she's dying.
Back of the Bus
Shuttle driver deems same-sex hand-holding “inappropriate”
The Daily Word in same-sex marriage and North Korea
RIP Paul Williams
An Albuquerque landlord was judged to be discriminatory in his treatment of a man who has multiple sclerosis.
APD released night-vision helicopter footage of neighbors in Ventana Ranch shooting at each other.
This article about North Korea has a great mixed metaphor.
Rush Limbaugh concedes (in his own way) the same-sex marriage debate.
Surprise! A Republican National Committee guy posted something offensive about gays on his Facebook page.
The show was cancelled but Michelle Shocked showed up anyway.
Florida "polo tycoon" loses bid to legally adopt girlfriend in order to avoid losing millions after a possible wrongful death judgement.
Paul Williams, founder of Crawdaddy and executor of P.K. Dick's literary estate, died.
Wear Your Hoodie Wednesday
A friend who moved here from another part of the country told me he calls the hoodie the Albuquerque raincoat. I’d argue it’s our suncoat, too. And our hanging-
Well, tomorrow folks can break out the 505 all-weather, all-eras jacket of choice to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin.
Martin was walking home from a convenience store in Florida, talking on his celly with his girlfriend, when he started to feel like he was being followed. He was approached by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, who shot and killed the African-American teen.
People around the country are outraged and demanding the gunman be arrested.
Tomorrow demonstrators will gather in Union Square and march to the United Nations. Wednesday also marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
In solidarity, you can wear your hoodie, and upload a picture of yourself to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies. Or you can sign this petition on change.org, which was started by Martin’s parents.
Class action payout for Native farmers
Alibi reporter Carolyn Carlson drove out to Gallup at the end of December to speak with claimants for a $760 million settlement. The payout is the result of a class action lawsuit—Keepseagle v. Vilsack— brought by Native American farmers who were denied USDA loans by a prejudiced Department of Agriculture.
The court battle was 13 years long.
After it was over, lawyers went to different parts of the country to find people who qualified for part of the settlement. About 300 people from New Mexico filed claims.
This isn’t the first time the Agriculture Department’s been in hot water for discrimination:
• In October 2011, African-American farmers settled their case against the Agriculture Department for $1.2 billion.
• In March 2011, women and Hispanic farmers settled their lawsuit for $1.3 billion.