The Daily Word in I still can't believe Donald Trump is going to be our next president
Almost a week later and I'm still reeling from the election. Trying to find glimmers of hope wherever I can, like the fact that Trump has said he doesn't oppose same-sex marriage, and that he won't appoint Supreme Court judges with the goal of reversing that ruling. Of course, in the same breath he said that he opposes abortion rights. We've got a lot of work to do in the next four years, y'all.
As the election results rolled in, I felt particularly betrayed by one section of the population: the 52% of voting white women who voted for Trump. Why, despite the at times blatantly misogynistic rhetoric and the fervor to take away women's reproductive rights, do so many white women continue to support the GOP?
We know a lot about Trump's disrespect for women, but one thing we still don't know much about is his foreign policy. And that's really terrifying.
John Oliver dedicated the entire season finale of Last Week Tonight to the election. His overall message "Don't normalize Donald Trump."
For those of us who still believe in facts and still see global climate change as a real issue, be terrified by the fact that 2016 is set to be the warmest year on record.
Here's your only semi-positive story of the day. Tonight, hopeful stargazers will get to see the biggest and brightest supermoon since 1948.
The Daily Word in Local Police Brutality, Truck Drivers and Climate Change
Who could have guessed that vigilante justice could go wrong?
Metal mantra: Fuck the system, not the people oppressed by the system.
Kim Jong Un looks really great, nowadays, huh?
Yeah, let's make truck drivers who drive over 70 hours a week drive more. What a good idea.
Yes, killing an 88 year old man who is having a mental breakdown cause by his wife's death with over 60 pepperballs and an attack dog is super professional. Wow, APD, you're so good at your job.
The Catholic Church in Mexico opposes legalization of same-sex marriage but the gang violence can slide.
“God, Riley, Jessica is such a player!” —Every seven-year-old
The Daily Word in Ukranian police, LGBTQIA-friendly Jesus and what privilege really looks like.
What does “privilege” look like?
France opens its first pesticide-caused death investigation.
Republicans are afraid Trump is ruining their image.
Review of Confederate symbols in the Capitol to commence.
Remember Bill Cosby’s “Pound Cake” speech?
Jimmy Carter and Jesus think gay marriage is just fine.
Greece has submitted its official bailout request.
Selfies with #KyivPolice are symbols of hope for an end to corruption.
Let it rain, let it rain!
Las Vegas, NM Head Start to get federal funding.
The Daily Word in racial bias, gay marriage and Friday the 13th
Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.
More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.
Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.
FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.
A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.
It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.
The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter
The kid who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven admits: “I did not die. I did not go to heaven.”
The clock is ticking on the issue of gay marriage for Supreme Court justices who need to put it on their calendar before their current term ends in June.
If civics isn't your best subject, you might not want to move to Arizona.
Police are looking for a teenage Kentucky couple who have gone on a multi-state crime spree.
Scientists report that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history.
SWAT has been called out to a home in southwest ABQ where a man has barricaded himself after trying to commit an auto burglary. This story is still developing. Check KRQE for updates.
APD has released the names of the two officers who were involved in Tuesday night's fatal shooting on San Mateo: Michael Oates and Matthew Fisher.
The lawyers for APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez have filed a motion to stop the DA's office from prosecuting murder charges for the shooting of James Boyd in March 2014.
The Bernalillo County commissioners agreed to go ahead with a tax increase that would raise $40 million a year to help with the county budget and mental health programs.
An Ohio woman is being charged with vandalism after trashing her boss' office with glitter and silly string. Wait … what's the bad part?
The Daily Word in gay marriage, rabid bats and stolen balloons.
The Supreme Court rejected appeals from five states seeking to ban gay marriage.
A rabid bat attacked a guitar-playing camper on video.
Get ready for a new nine-episode Twin Peaks series.
The BTK killer is writing a book about his exploits.
The Coast Guard rescued a man inside a plastic bubble who was trying to run from Florida to Bermuda inside it.
Test your knowledge of Motorhead.
A balloon was stolen from the Nativo Lodge.
A shooting threat ruined Homecoming for Cibola High School.
Marble Brewery won big at the Great American Beer Festival.
Happy birthday, Matthew Sweet.
Love Is Strange
Older couple opts for marriage, ends up out on the street in quietly emotional love story
The Daily Word in a mad doggy, New Mexico's most wanted and police chief camera sex
In case you're sad about Barbara Walters leaving “The View,” you can read about how she wants to spend her retirement.
Police try to categorize what kind of killer Aaron Hernandez is … you know … in case he gets convicted.
Charity Johnson, a 34-year-old woman from Texas, was arrested after posing as a high school student for nearly a year.
Police unions across the nation are pushing for workers' compensation if they suffer from PTSD.
Since ABQ Pride is coming up, here's a little snippet of milestones in the effort to legalize gay marriage, as compiled by the Miami Herald.
Mason Campbell, the 12-year-old suspect in January's Roswell Middle School shooting, is expected to plead guilty at today's hearing.
It's “America's Most Wanted”—New Mexico style. Okay, it's New Mexico's Most Wanted.
“Naia” is apparently proof that modern Native Americans and the first Americans share common ancestors.
The Daily Word on the City Council meeting, APD violence and Mickey Rooney died.
Today at 5pm, the Albuquerque City Council meeting will exclusively consider the issue of public safety and APD violence.
Meanwhile, APD got their own rally of support on Sunday.
There were earthquakes in Oklahoma.
Cops and firemen duked it out in a charity hockey game.
Watch what happens when an alligator bites an electric eel.
Oxygen injections make breathing unnecessary.
They’re making a Goonies sequel.
Scientists have given names to 15 more emotions.
New MU-MIMO chips will triple wifi speeds.
Someone is pooping on slides in Michigan.
The Supreme Court ruled that Elane Photography’s refusal to photograph gay weddings is discriminatory.
Happy birthday, James Garner.
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #341: I Meet the Farmer’s Daughters
Song: "All my life, all your life, yer numb, yer numb, yer dumb, and then you die…"
In a field near the top of my childhood street I search for a place to build a fort for my nephews. I examine a shady, overgrown area behind some rusty corrugated siding. An old farmer appears. He is friendly and leads me into a huge house he is remodeling. I see his wife down a long hallway with a plywood floor. In the living room, I meet his three daughters. The farmer resumes painting above the mantle. The middle daughter tells a story about my old friend S. I ask about S’ sister. I ask if S is married.
"No, but close to it—with (girl's name)!"
"That's even better!" I say.
The Daily Word in APD protests, mudslides and how you got that dent in your lip.
Mayor Berry held a press conference to address APD protests and concerns of excessive force.
Improper logging led to the Washington mudslide.
A baptism ceremony was swept out to sea.
Elton John is getting married.
The healthcare deadline is here.
Ronan Farrow faces ratings woes.
Learn the proper way to eat Tic Tacs.
You can actually sell your crappy CDs.
How much pee in a swimming pool could kill you?
Learn to flirt scientifically.
Psychedelic drugs can relieve despair in terminal patients.
Happy birthday, Christopher Walken.
The Daily Word in poodles, perfect pitch and penis captivus
Happy Blue Monday.
National security is now the FBI’s primary mission.
You can’t smoke pot in the Denver airport.
Pregnant moms who drink wine may produce calmer kids.
France thinks comic Dieudonne is less funny than Jerry Lewis.
Utah’s judiciary puts a hold on gay marriage.
Bighorn sheep make a comeback.
Penis captivus is real.
Once there was a terrible online dating profile.
One more sandwich and I will stab you.
Perfect pitch in a pill?
Somebody killed bigfoot again.
The jerky factory caught fire.
There might be more cops downtown.
The Devil Mask Robbers strike again.
New Mexico ranks poorly in economic freedom.
What’s going on today?
Happy birthday Rowan Atkinson.
Thanks to Alyx Brannock, Mark Lopez and Geoffrey Anjou for the links!
Love is Officially Love
New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage
New Mexico has now become the 17th US state to legalize gay marriage. In a unanimous vote, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex unions, making it unconstitutional to deny homosexual couples a marriage license in the Land of Enchantment.
After several counties in New Mexico made a push in August to allow same-sex couples to marry, citizens urged the higher-ups to consider allowing statewide same-sex marriages to be considered lawful. Since state statutes neither banned nor condoned same-sex marriage, it has always been legal for gay couples to apply for marriage licenses. But depending on which county they lived in, it didn't mean they'd be approved … until now.
“We hold that the State of New Mexico is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law,” said Justice Edward L. Chavez in the Court's decision.
Just last month, Hawaii and Illinois also made same-sex marriages legal. This also makes New Mexico the first state in the American Southwest to legalize gay marriage. All signs point to a trend of tolerance developing throughout the US. One can only hope.
The Daily Word in the murderous mall, micro-hut housing, a Blackberry bailout and the great maple syrup mystery
New Mexico Supreme Court to hear same sex marriage arguments.
Pillow Case Bandit arrested at Sunport.
Heavy rains are affecting New Mexico's chile crop.
Do we really want the roads into Chaco Canyon paved?
Some things aren't supposed to be put in the toilet.
Micro-housing for Swedish university students.
A Canadian billionaire is offering to buy the troubled Blackberry company.
Steve Jobs buried a time capsule thirty years ago.
Names have been named in the great Canadian maple syrup conspiracy.
POTUS' #1 reason not to smoke.
The Daily Word in the KKK, French bakers angry at Kanye West, and good news about Ariel Castro
Creepy, evil kidnapper Ariel Castro hanged himself in his cell last night. I don't have anything to add other than "Good."
The Los Alamos County Clerk has decided not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Mainly because she has the wrong forms.
Speaking of gay marriage, listen to how the extremely eloquent Australian Prime Minister explains his "flip-flop" on the issue.
UNM is introducing a new "Sexual Assault Response Team" this semester.
French bakers are upset with Kanye West's unfair demands re: croissants.
And, in news from Bizarro Earth, the Imperial Wizard of the Wyoming KKK met with, and joined, the NAACP last Saturday.