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V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
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News Feature

Primary Fight 2014

Both parties gear up for November’s battle royale

By Barron Jones
Candidates from both parties have opened their pocketbooks to get your votethe race is on!

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The Daily Word in traffic-stop mom details, bitcoins, Rob Ford's war and -no kidding- Walmart is asking for donations to help their impoverished employees

Today Albuquerque decides whether to ban late-term abortions

It is election day in Albuquerque. Vote for or against an extremely controversial municipal late-term abortion ban at these polling places. Find a grain of salt and read the ballot first.

Dateable girls know how to shut-up.

Taos District Attorney says the New Mexico State Trooper who shot at the traffic-stop mom won't face criminal charges.

Local home movie footage of JFK's 1962 visit to Albuquerque.

UNM has doubled the cost of parking at Lobo games.

The DEA says a Pagosa Springs businessman with ties to Albuquerque is suspected (but not accused) of laundering significant amounts of drug money through his hot springs resort.

Thoreau yelling at Mao in a canoe.

More Mayor-of-Toronto ("the crack mayor") Rob Ford zaniness. Ford's theme.

Walmart has provided donation boxes in Walmart stores to raise money to help Walmart employees in need over the holidays.

The United States government is embracing bitcoin.

"Selfie" is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year.

Not all Swedes can piss in Jagger's mouth.

The best. James Brown. Interview. EVER.

V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
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Late-term Abortion Ban Voting Starts Now

Junk science-based ordinance gets its weeks in court of public opinion

By Geoffrey Plant
Learn where to vote early or via absentee ballot in the special election for District 7 runoff and, perhaps more importantly, the proposed late-term abortion ban.

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The Daily Word in the Albuquerque mayoral election, copper mining, a negative assesment of NSA data-collecting and the Devil and Antonin Scalia

It's time for Albuquerque voters to elect a mayor, select city councilors and approve (or not approve) city bonds. Here be a map to voting locations, yar.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is overwhelmed by claims from workers furloughed during the government shutdown.

A bunch of truckers are planning to congest DC beltway traffic on Friday in protest of the government shutdown.

The one nay-saying member of a panel charged with passing weaker regulations for copper mining has stepped down, which is a victory for Susana Martinez.

A redesigned U.S. $100.00 bill goes into circulation today.

A new report concludes that NSA data collection is a really, really bad idea for many, many reasons.

It is 300 years after the Age of Reason and an American Supreme Court Justice believes the Devil exists.

Ohio is considering banning "gay conversion therapy."

The Tesla electric car is big in Norway.

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded today.

There's an app for controlling cockroaches in this day of nightmare-producing technological advancements.

V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
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Feature

It’s Called Voting

You should try it sometime

By Carl Petersen
Wherein we premasticate and kiss-feed informative political nourishment to our dear readers. Scope the Alibi’s 2013 mayoral election digest before heading to the polls.

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The Daily Word in Kenya's mall siege, the McCluskey trial and Viagra mishaps

A mall siege in Kenya has stretched to its third day, with government security forces trying to get the last remaining hostages out. But it's been reported that two terrorists have been killed.

Breaking Bad” took home the big prize last night.

A hearing today for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is aiming to decide whether prosecutors will seek capital punishment for the Boston marathon bombing, since the state of Massachusetts does not have a death penalty.

A body found on Saturday evening in western New Mexico is believed to be an 83-year-old man by the name of Howard Bassett who went missing a week ago during a flood in Mogollon, but authorities haven't confirmed the identity.

The prosecution is scheduled to wrap up their case today in the trial of John McCluskey, who is accused of killing an Oklahoma couple in 2010.

Just some highlights from Albuquerque's mayoral debate, which was televised last night. The election happens on Oct. 8, so don't forget to cast your votes.

Let it be known that if you take too much Viagra, bad things can happen.

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Demonstrators Denounce Anti-Abortion Shills on Civic Plaza

A coalition of abortion-rights activists, local politicians and members of the Jewish community held a rally Tuesday afternoon in downtown Albuquerque to denounce and demand protection from domestic terrorism. About 200 people gathered on Civic Plaza and listened, as rally organizers blasted out-of-state anti-abortion activists for terrorist acts, including inappropriate protests and demonstrations at the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, a birthing center and the office of a local family physician.

The rally comes little more than two weeks after teens from a California-based teen anti-abortion group converged on the museum, holding a large banner declaring, “ABQ: America’s Aushwitz [sic],” while others passed out graphic photos of aborted fetuses and “wanted-style” postcards with pictures, names and addresses of local doctors. The teens were in town as a part of a public-awareness campaign supporting a proposed ballot measure to restrict late-term abortions within Albuquerque city limits.

While former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, the rally's first speaker, gave a brief account of life before Roe v. Wade, a female rally-goer could be heard shouting, “NO MORE COAT HANGERS.” Denish recalled the days when women had to take “desperate measures” to end unwanted pregnancies.

“I am a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two granddaughters, and I want them to have the same rights to safe abortion that has been legal for the past 40 years,” she said.

The measure, if approved, would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, unless medical professionals deemed the pregnancy a threat to the mother’s health; it would not allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest or severe fetal anomaly. Albuquerque voters will have to decide the measure during a special election, because there isn't enough time for the City Council to approve the resolution for October’s upcoming ballot.

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The Daily Word in English royalty, Bigfoot, and the "I Dream of Jeannie" guy died

Someone stole a Navajo blanket from a Santa Fe resort.

Slate wrote the least entertaining Bigfoot piece ever.

Boxer Hector Camacho died from his gunshot wounds.

You already knew J.R. died but did you know Larry Hagman was friends with Kieth Moon?

Collection of Larry Hagman clips.

A naked guy spent three happy hours on top of a statue of Prince George in downtown London.

Have the remains of cruel and hunchbacked Richard III been found under a parking lot in Leicester?

One obese squirrel eating a Snickers in a pear tree.

Check out hacker syndicate Anonymous' video message to Karl Rove about stealing the Ohio election.

Here. You need another reason not to patronize Walmart.

Dude Chilling Park.

This is China.

It is now law that people shall wear pants in the streets of San Francisco.

On this day in 1864 aristocratic dwarf Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born.


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The Daily Word: why George Takei is mad at facebook; how Republicans can be surprised at the Obama victory; what happens when weed is legalized in Seattle

A New Mexico company is selling Breaking Bad bath salts.

The family of Albuquerque attorney Mary Han is suing APD, claiming police screwed-up the investigation into her purported suicide.

Is fracking in Rio Arriba County's future?

Albuquerque city councilors may overturn the minimum wage increase that was approved by voters last week.

David Petraeus abruptly resigned from his position as director of the CIA after his extramarital affair was exposed by the FBI.

George Clooney won the election for Obama.

Seattle Police Department explains the marijuana laws that will go into effect December Sixth.

You will probably not be allowed to hunt giant octopus in Seattle's Puget Sound anymore.

The 2011 World Press Photos contest winners.

Denmark is getting rid of the "fat-tax" that was applied to certain foods last year.

Babushkas who live in the Chernobyl "dead zone."

This song celebrating Thanksgiving may cause you to step in front of a bus.

George Takei joins the ranks of Facebook users angry about the money-grubbing EdgeRank filter.

Obama was declared the winner of the presidential contest in Florida.

Does fact checking matter if politicians continue to lie after their fabrications have been exposed?

Republicans were surprised Romney lost because they believe Rush Limbaugh and Fox news.

On this day in 1969 Sesame Street premiered.


Music

Aural distraction from them ol' Election Day blues

Music has a long and storied history of serving as a medium for political messages. From folk to punk to electro, musicians with politics on the brain have turned up the mic and bared their souls to willing ears and open minds. Listen to 12 presidential and politically themed tracks below. And please don't forget to rock the vote, y'all.

Blaze Foley - "Oval Room"

Alice Cooper - "Elected"

Sonic Youth - "Youth Against Fascism"

Magazine - "Motorcade"

They Might Be Giants - "James K. Polk"

Camper Van Beethoven - "Sweethearts"

Devo - “Whip It”
The Minutemen - "If Reagan Played Disco"

Bongwater - "Reaganation"

Country Joe & the Fish - "Superbird"

Peaches - “Fuck or Kill”
Gil Scott-Heron - “B Movie”

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4th Party Roundup

Yeah, yeah, Bronco Bama and Mittens Whatever. Surely some of you are as sick as I am of the non-stop coverage those guys get and are wondering how the OTHER candidates are doing.

No, I don’t mean that Gary Johnson, Jill Stein crap either. I’m talking about the candidates with integrity! The candidates with boots on their heads, with magical flying reindeer, with no mouths whatsoever, and who may or may not actually exist!

Sadly, things aren’t looking so good for our below-the-ballot candidates:

Hello Kitty, by virtue of her London birth (!) is disqualified from seeking office.

Mr. The-Rent-Is-Too-Damn-High seems to have scuppered his presidential campaign and is now, according to his website, "exploring the possibility" of either running for New York mayor, and/or getting "a candidate on the ballot" in all 50 states in 2013. (What are we voting for in 2013?)

Santa Claus sold us out and is endorsing Jill Stein.

And finally, Vermin Supreme openly admits that a vote for him "is a vote completely thrown away." (Although we all get ponies if he wins!)

Screw it, I'm voting for Pogo.

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The Daily Word in Mullet vs. beard, man vs. fish, woman vs. sandwich and Fiona Apple vs. The Man

New Mexico's Spaceport development has problems.

Yes, you can play golf at the Angola Penitentiary golf course.

The ex-controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted.

Unintentional, run-away double entendre strikes when Jill Biden introduces the Vice-President.

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Department planned to buy a boat three days after cutting hours of service due to lack of funds.

150 years of lesbians photo gallery.

Verdict in the Amish beard-cutting case: "Mullet guilty in beard case."

A woman ate a "Stellanator" in Omaha.

A weird effigy of Obama was lynched in Austin.

This may be the first good, in-depth news item about bath salts.

Groundbreaking video illustrates the best way to clean mushrooms.

Not so groundbreaking: we are running out of fish.

An Intel worker called the police because a coworker put a "kick me" sign on his back. And people kicked him.

Some companies are instructing employees NOT to use work email after hours.

Snoop Dogg was the celebrity guest on The Price is Right yesterday.

Like many before her, Fiona Apple was busted for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint.

Hypnotic map of the 2012 presidential election swing states.

"Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all." Happy birthday Joan Jett and Nick Cave.

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The Daily Word in election results, rain and scoopable chicken

Yesterday's election results here.

Assassination plot #587 against Afghan President Hamid Karzai foiled.

Some good news for Democrats.

It totally rained yesterday!

Can having incompetent lawyers invalidate your death-penalty sentence? I'm asking for a friend.

House Republicans triple the budget to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

Anonymous may or may not attack the New York Stock Exchange.

Bad news for fans of blowjobs.

Andrew Breibart tries to link President Obama to the New Black Panther Party.

Nazis are being hunted again in Germany.

Astronomers use science the test the legend of Frankenstein's birth.

Israeli scientists win the chemistry Nobel prize for the discovery of quasicrystals.

Apple announced an updated iPhone yesterday, but I'm more interested in this 24-year-old video that foretells many of the new phone's features.

Meet Sesame Street's new food insecure muppet.

Disney will be releasing more animated classics as 3D re-releases.

NBA preseason is cancelled as labor talks put the rest of the regular season is in jeopardy.

I thought this was a crazy fever-dream, but Popeye's is introducing scoop-shaped chicken nuggets.

Ten classic books that were originally rejected by publishers.

It turns out buying groceries at a drug store is a bad deal.

This year's 20 best microphotos.

Are your Facebook statuses interesting?

WIll this current season be the last for The Simpsons?

Two restaurants frequented by my creepy uncle are locked in a legal battle.

Hey Emily, did you see the Coen brothers are making a TV show?

Happy Birthday Larry Fine!!!

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The Daily Word in UNM presidents, mob bosses and fireworks

Police have arrested former UNM president Chris Garcia in connection with a prostitution ring. They arrested a physics professor yesterday and charged him with promoting prostitution.

A bridge in the Bosque caught fire.

Gov. Martinez says it might be better to skip the fireworks this year.

Who's going to jump into the race for Heinrich's congressional seat? Ex-Mayor Martin Chavez? Ex-Lt. Gov. Diane Denish? State Sen. Eric Griego? City Councilor Dan Lewis? Jon Barela?

Guv also looking to tighten rules for driver's licenses for foreign nationals.

The FBI's been hunting Whitey Bulger for 15 years. Yesterday, agents caught the 81-year-old mob boss in Santa Monica.

The world's first totally synthetic pop star.

The seas are rising.

Potatoes make Americans fat.

FDA says breast implants won't last for life.

The end of gender?

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Two incumbents ousted in yesterday's election

In District 1, challenger Analee Maestas beat Dolores Griego by 502 votes.

In District 2, Katherine Korte won, beating runner-up Peter Sanchez by 189 votes. Incumbent Robert Lucero didn't run.

In District 4, Board President Marty Esquivel retained his seat, beating runner-up Cheryl Ann Harris by 418 votes.

Get to know your APS school board representatives.

Most CNM races were uncontested, but in District 4, newcomer Mark Armijo beat Carmie Lynn Toulouse, who's been on the board since 1999. He won by 171 votes.

Read up on Armijo here.

The CNM bond passed with a good margin.

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