state of the union


V.26 No.4 | 01/26/2017

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Saturday, Jan 28: People's State of the Union: Share Your Views

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V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016

The Daily Word in innovative helmets, an escaped prisoner, and the State of the Union Address

The Daily Word

Finally, a way to stop sports from killing people.

Albuquerque man shoots dog in a disturbing and unpleasant incident.

APS under scrutiny for continued lack of background checks on their employees.

Man escapes from Oklahoma prison and heads to the Land of Enchantment.

The future of mass transit, hopefully.

Obama does some serious vague-posting at the State of the Union Address.

V.21 No.3 |

news

The Daily Word in the State of the Union, $100 hotdogs and Lego Minecraft

The Daily Word

President Obama gave the State of the Union last night. Also, bad jokes.

The owner of the Guild is appealing his 2008 fine for showing an adult movie during the Pornotopia Festival.

Navy Seals rescue an American held by Somali pirates.

Apple earned $13 billion last quarter.

You can't hide behind your encrypted computer anymore.

A Georgia Representative is trying to pass a law making it illegal to Photoshop heads on naked bodies.

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma a lawmaker wants to ban the use of human fetuses in the production of food. Wait, what?

Awesome article on President Garfield's assassination.

Lego Minecraft? Yes please!

Epic interview with Maurice Sendak on Colbert last night. EPIC!

You don't have to be a douchebag to enjoy this $100 cognac-infused bratwurst, but it helps.

Soon we'll be stealing cars from the Pirate Bay.

Buffalo chicken wing cupcakes.

The Cranberries are back?

Finally "his schlong" is a Family Feud answer.

How The Return of the Jedi should have ended.

R.I.P. Dick Tufeld, voice of Robot from Lost in Space.

Happy Birthday to The Honky Tonk Man!!!

V.20 No.3 |

news

The Daily Word 01.26.11: Local Vigilantes, Dark Matter, Big Bras

The Daily Word

Obama gave his State of the Union speech last night. Here are some highlights, and lowlights.

Local teen vigilantes kick some ass.

Hey ladies, this guy needs a girlfriend.

Farmington man uses homemade receipts to steal $25,000 worth of electronics from Sam's Club.

New bill under consideration would fine motorists for driving too-close to bicyclists.

Could dark matter really be aliens?

Flavor Flav is starting a fried-chicken franchise.

Mark Bittman ends his Minimalist column after 13 years.

You have died of dysentery. The Oregon Trail turns 40.

Is it possible to love a dog enough to pay $35 for a scented candle?

You know what makes me happy? Bras.

Eat This, Not That's six worst coffee drinks.

NASA discovers a loose star.

I don't know, why do storm clouds have flat tops?

Look at these transparent animals.

Happy birthday Bob Uecker!

V.19 No.4 |

News

The Daily Word 01.28.10: Feet, Divorce, Neil Patrick Harris

The Daily Word

President Obama gave his first State of the Union address last night. Here are some partisan responses.

"American Idol" was on last night, which wouldn't be news except for the presence of ABQ's fave son, Neil Patrick Harris, as guest judge.

Speaking of judges, Justice Alito comported himself poorly at last night's speech.

Extreme cold is a sign of climate change, geniuses.

Foot and running scientists say humans were made to run barefoot, which makes the fact that I was born with Nikes on weird, but whatever.

John and Elizabeth Edwards separate after 30 years of marriage.

They cancelled "Ugly Betty," a show that is apparently still on.

NM lady guest of First Lady's at speech.

It's Alan Alda's birthday.

V.19 No.3 |

politics

State of the Union Drinking Game

As our Daily Word mentioned, you can catch President Obama's first State of the Union tonight at 7 p.m. MST.

What will he talk about? War? Health care? Corporate influence on campaigns? Guantanamo Bay?

Maybe. This article says his general message will be: I get it. You're frustrated.

Frustration. Disappointment. That's what state Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino wrote about in his column for the Alibi this week.

Peter Baker of the New York Times writes:

For a ritual seemingly devoid of much actual meaning, the annual State of the Union address somehow seems to come quite often at critical moments for the presidents who deliver it. They use it to lay out a broad and sweeping agenda or to turn around a failing one. They use it to confront a hostile Congress or to rally the public against a feckless political establishment.

If you're still feeling some hope, there are two watch parties in New Mexico tonight hosted by Organizing for America. In Albuquerque, it'll be at OFA Headquarters (115 Montclaire SE). In Santa Fe, it'll be at Santa Fe Community College Campus Center in the main building (6401 Richards).

Are you going to watch it? Are you going to play this drinking game when you do? (Highlight: When someone says "main street" take a swig of PBR.)