same sex marriage
The Daily Word in engine snakes, LeBron's choice and 7/10
Police are looking for 10-year-old Joseph Carlos Rivera, who went missing yesterday in Santa Fe.
Former New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman calls for reforms after a Vietnam vet died at the VA hospital while waiting for an ambulance to take him around the building.
Wanna celebrate 7/10 with some hash oil?
If I found a 9-foot boa constrictor in my engine, I'd die right then and there. No joke.
Another county clerk in Colorado is gearing up to issue same sex marriage licenses, even though it's banned in the state.
Find out what various religious factions think of President Barack Obama.
A teenager whose family was massacred in Texas found the strength, despite being wounded, to save her grandparents by calling 911.
Everyone's waiting on LeBron James to make a decision.
A cancer patient who is recovering from chemotherapy and radiation found God in her hair.
It’s a Nice Day for a Gay Wedding, Professor Flickinger
You may now kiss the awesome person.
Garrett Flickinger, who taught Wills and Trusts at UNM School of Law, sternly lectured that gay marriage would never be legalized in our lifetime. And it made sense, to hear him tell it: There was far too much wrapped up in public policy, probate law, divorce case loads, health insurance premiums, political campaigns and general squeamishness of the hoi polloi for our culture to ever do the right thing until everyone had flying cars and food pills. Sadly, Professor Flickinger was right in terms of his own lifetime … but I imagine today’s turn of events would have made him very proud.
I, on the other hand, am deeply saddened at the prospect of possibly having to attend twice as many weddings. I’m too fat for my suit, it’s hard for me to stay awake and Target is running low on those pizza pans with the holes in the bottom. But at least from this day forward, “gay marriage” will mean the union of two people who love each other just as much as any two other people do, or as much as any two other people ever did. Rather than just my wife’s whispered critique of some straight couple’s melodramatic wedding vows. (Hi, Honey!)
I’m proud of us as a culture, too, for doing the right thing, even in the face of Professor Flickinger’s caveats. There comes a time when no matter what hardship it entails, you tell your son, “Yes, son … you can keep that pet raccoon.” Perhaps someday we will even recognize gay funerals. Call me a dreamer, but—urk! White pills … left pocket …right pocket, then.
The Daily Word in Arizona's voting law, news on same sex marriage and New Mexico fire updates
Supreme Court shuts down Arizona voting law that requires people to show citizenship verification.
A Pew Study concludes that news stories revolving around same sex marriage have taken on more of a supportive stance rather than an opposing view.
So ... they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa?
Zimmerman trial enters second week of jury selection.
New Mexico wildfire update from fire officials: Thompson Ridge is 80 percent contained. Tres Lagunas is 90 percent contained. Jaroso is zero percent contained. White's Peak is 25 percent contained, and Silver Fire is five percent contained.
Some Albuquerque home invaders messed with the wrong woman.
Some don't see eye to eye on the "Rio Grande Vision."
So now you wanna lick some eyeballs?
The Daily Word in Gay Marriage, Goat-splosions and Snotwinkles
Hey, guess what? We can all stop arguing about same-sex marriage in New Mexico, because it turns out that it's totally protected by the state constitution! Shwew. So glad that we finally settled that one.
The area around the Pit won't be the pits anymore.
Speaking of assholes, Sandy Hook truthers are still insisting that those kids never got killed. Won't their parents be relieved.
The Westboro "God Hates Fags" Baptist Church is really warming up to the new rainbow colored house across the street.
Why are goat populations exploding? Global warming.
And finally: Who wants snotwinkles?!?
The Daily Word in electoral politics, lack of confidence and not-so-fun bags
North Carolina’s constitutional amendment barring gay marriage (along with some legal rights for unmarried straight couples) passed by a wide margin.
A felon serving time in Texas for extortion threats at UNM in 1999 beat President Obama in the West Virginia Democratic primary. Among the victor's other resumé highlights: Federation of Super Heroes, 1976-1982.
Attorney to accused child molester/former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky asked for more time to get ready for the trial.
Tea party-backed candidate defeated one of the senate’s longest-serving members.
The Beastie Boys were nailed with a lawsuit just one day before Adam “MCA” Yauch’s cancer-related death.
Republican super-PAC fundraising soars beyond Democratic counterparts'.
The most recent bombing attempt by al-Qaeda against the U.S. was averted by a C.I.A. double agent.
Albuquerque teachers union representatives have “no confidence” in state Education Secretary Hanna Skandera.
Bernalillo County Commissioners voted to censure their scandal-plagued colleague Michael Wiener.
John Travolta's attorney says two legal suits alleging the actor committed sexual battery and harassment are bogus.
Coincidentally, on this day in 1950, L. Ron Hubbard published his Dianetics book which led to the launch of Scientology.
A warming planet could help spread tropical illness.
Researchers have begun documenting the impact of the massive Pacific Ocean “garbage patch” on underwater ecosystems.
Turns out plastic bags are disgusting in all kinds of ways!
The Daily Word with a clean sweep for Santorum, marriage for everyone and sexy Valentine DIY
Despite the sweater-vests (or maybe because of them?) Rick Santorum wins all three of last night's contests.
Mitt Romney hasn't answered any questions from voters in three weeks.
Federal appeals court rules that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Chicago vehicle stickers may contain gang signs.
A&E's new western series Longmire to be filmed in northern New Mexico.
Florida public school teacher being investigated after referring to her Haitian students as "chocolate that nobody wanted."
Senators approve a bill allowing unmanned drones access to US airspace.
In the history of Valentine's Day, I've never seen a sexier gift.
Just how do you win that rip-off claw grabber game?
Oldest cave paintings EVER!
1980s karate rap video FTW!
Long article on the man who wouldn't die.
These quotation marks sure are suspicious.
R.I.P. Nello Ferrara, inventor of Lemonheads and Atomic FireBalls.
R.I.P. Zalman King, creator of Red Shoe Diaries.