V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
The Daily Word in Gotham the Hudson River whale, influential fake news and Florence Henderson
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 25 2016 1:01 PM ]
Thanksgiving Day thieves robbed a church of its tabernacle.
Did Russian media outlets serve Trump's campaign by promoting particular fake-news stories?
Check out this great collection of chola portraits from the'70s and '80s.
Winter weather is adding a sinister bent to oil pipeline protests in South Dakota.
V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
The Daily Word in post election America
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 11 2016 7:42 PM ]
APS sent a letter home with schoolchildren in hopes of quelling kids' fear of a President-Elect Trump and his promise to deport undocumented immigrants.
There have been a number of rascist post-election incidents across the country.
Mirroring events around the country, a UNM student wearing a hijab was harassed by a fellow student wearing a Trump shirt.
V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016
Presidental Race Protest
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 9 2016 3:00 PM ]
Albuquerque's Party for Socialism and Liberation has announced they will be hosting an Anti-Trump Rally this evening from 5:30-7:30pm at the intersection of Central and First Street in Downtown.
This is an opportunity to use your American right to free speech and assembly, however we do not condone violence of any kind, especially toward police, damaging public or private property or any law-breaking.
The Daily Word in Trump, Russia and Mexico
By Rini Grammer [ Wed Nov 9 2016 2:28 PM ]
What do women around the world think of Trump winning the 2016 presidential election?
Can can look forward to big oil, not working with the UN, an end to federal funding to Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City (and many more) as well as a withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Trump's first day in office.
Trump's data team predicted very accurately that he would win. How?
GM will be laying off over 2,000 workers at two different plants in January.
Trump's bff Vladimir Pussein (and co.) is excited he won.
So things are going to get all crazy with Mexico, huh?
There's a lot of hype around Conor McGregor for a reason.
Now here's some nice, happy things to read.
I Know What You're Doing This Evening
By Rini Grammer [ Tue Nov 8 2016 4:48 PM ]
“Oh hello. I'm coming to you live, before the final results of the election. Here in the Capitol. The election results are coming in as we speak. I've just been handed a sticky note that reads 'No one voted,' is that right, Jerry? Heh, I voted, that's for sure. I sure did. Don't question me on that.
Oh no. Jerry's left the studio. I hear screaming outside. One moment, I'm going to look out the window. Oh, no. Jerry doused himself in gasoline. Well, he was kind of an imbecile, anyway. Still.
Too bad everyone assumed that someone else would vote, it seems we now live in a dystopia.
Signing off for the last time,
Don't let this become reality. Vote today.
The Daily Word in elections, fact-checking, and a very boozy deserted island
By Robin Babb [ Mon Nov 7 2016 10:47 AM ]
Janet Reno died this morning. Reno was the first woman to serve as the attorney general. Her two terms at the White House were tumultuous, defined by several shocking events including a federal raid on a cult in Waco, TX, and in 2000, the government’s seizing of Elián González, a young Cuban refugee who was at the center of an international custody battle and a political tug of war.
Tomorrow is election day. If you haven't done so already, VOTE.
I know we're all going to be glad when this election season is over. But one thing I'll miss? The fact-checking.
In a year full of frightening political threats from China and Russia, it's refreshing to hear of an international dispute done the civil way: with booze. Since 1984, Canada and Denmark have been fighting over the ownership of a small island off the coast of Greenland by regularly placing their country's flag and a bottle of whiskey and schnapps, respectively.
Whatever goes down on election day, the nightmare of Trump will linger for some. He has successfully whipped the nation into a fever-pitch of racist anger and violence, especially against Latinos. And that anger and violence will not go away, even if Trump isn't elected.
The Daily Word in a "graffiti mass" at San Felipe de Neri, WisePies pays up and Jim Bakker says God says Donald Trump will be President
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 4 2016 1:48 PM ]
Albuquerque woman believes she has a rare condition called Stendhal Syndrome which causes her to experience nausea, panic and confusion when looking at beautiful works of art.
Troubled local restaurant chain WisePies Pizza and Salad made a payment to UNM this week and says they will honor the agreement that renamed The Pit "WisePies Arena".
Old Town's historic San Felipe de Neri church was tagged by vandals during mass this morning.
Illustrating the meaning of irony for a generation of school kids, Melania Trump announced that her signature issue as First Lady would be the fight against cyber bullying.
God told Jim Bakker and his team of evangelicals that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.
President Vladmir Putin has granted actor Steven Seagal Russian citizenship.
The rarest pasta in the world is made by just a few women in the ancient town of Nuoro, on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Two Chris Christie aides face steep sentences after being convicted on all counts in the New Jersey "Bridgegate" case.
A recall was announced for another exploding Samsung product.
A never-marketed, synthetic opioid invented by American company Upjohn—and illegally manufactured in China for the black market—is being blamed for the deaths of two Utah teens.
V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016
The Daily Word in a renewed FBI investigation into Hilary Clinton's emails, a lusty bisexual vicar and the UNM Duck Pond Challenge
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 28 2016 1:51 PM ]
The Moriarty High School coach accused of having sex with students has been fired.
Forget the cinnamon challenge, planking and whatnot and get with the "UNM Duck Pond Challenge".
There is a public memorial for Victoria Martens, the Albuquerque girl who was brutally murdered earlier this year.
Citing emails that have just come to their attention, the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hilary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Experts say multitasking isn't really a possible human skill, as evidenced by this topless, wine-drinking girl who lost control of her car while taking selfies. And ran into a police car. On the other hand maybe that defines multitasking.
I can't improve on this headline: Bisexual Church of England Vicar Sacked over orgies and prostitutes after wife exposes his double life.
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016
The Daily Word in dams, birthdays and dam birthdays
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 21 2016 3:53 PM ]
VP hopeful Mike Pence visited the Duke City today. Then, he split.
Isleta Pueblo and the Federal Government have resolved a long standing dispute over a dam on pueblo land.
Happy Birthday ... Elephant Butte Dam! The dam was the largest concrete structure in the world when completed in 1916.
A major hack affected users of Twitter, Netflix and other popular websites.
V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016
The Daily Word in "locker room talk," Hurricane Matthew, and the Standing Rock camp
By Robin Babb [ Mon Oct 10 2016 10:35 AM ]
The second presidential debate of the year was last night. It was town hall-style debate, where voters were present to ask the two candidates questions. Today, the internet seems to have decided who won the debate after all: Ken Bone, the man in the red sweater.
Last week, some recordings of Trump making lewd comments about women were released, to nobody's surprise. Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, denounced these comments but said that he won't drop out of the campaign. He called getting tapped for the VP spot the "greatest honor" of his life.
Oh, and by the way -- professional athletes are pissed that Trump keeps defending/
Fuck Columbus Day. Happy Indigenous People's Day.
The indigenous protectors camped at Sacred Stone in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are now being watched and patrolled by the Morton County Sheriff's Office. The peaceful protestors have already met the brunt of North Dakota's private and state-funded security forces. If this doesn't look like exactly history repeating itself, I don't know what does.
The death toll in Haiti and the southeast US is climbing due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Urgent rescue efforts are underway in North Carolina, after severe flooding forced people to their rooftops.
V.25 No.39 | 9/29/2016
By Joshua Lee
Lobos Announcer Mike Roberts Honored at Public Viewing
In this week’s Newscity: Mike Robert’s legacy, CNM has a high rank, the city continues car seizures, an illness affects West side dogs and the police blame paperwork.
V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
The Daily Word in Art, ISIS and the iPhone 7
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Sep 7 2016 10:56 AM ]
This artist has been known for documenting her interactions with strangers since the late '90s. Presently, she continues to meet people and photograph them in a way that's intimate, bold and strange.
The trial for the “Oregon Occupiers” officially begins today.
How could Apple possibly inconvenience people more than when they changed their charger?
Google is making it a priority to stop people from joining ISIS on their watch.
Mexico's finance minister has resigned for literally no reason.
Artist Alina Kunitsyna expresses her fascination with peoples' interpersonal lives in a very unique way.
The Daily Word in Mouth-Breathers, Ghost Thieves and Goat Yoga
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Sep 3 2016 9:00 AM ]
A Chinese artist, Lu Pingyuan, claims he stole a ghost from an English pub after the ghost agreed to be a piece of art and go on tour. The pub owner is not so happy with this arrangement and is asking the artist to return the ghost immediately.
A Trump supporter warns that if we let the Big Man lose the race, there could be "taco trucks on every corner." That actually sounds pretty awesome.
Stop. You had me at "yoga with goats." I'm moving to Oregon.
The very first confirmed case of identical twin puppies has happened. They're Irish wolfhounds, known to rate somewhere around 8.6 on the Cute-o-meter, and threaten to rend the very fabric of existence with their sweetness.
Here's another animal first: A mouth-breathing dolphin was discovered in New Zealand. Marine biologists aren't sure how or why the little bugger is doing it, but until now it was believed to be impossible.
Experience virtual terror with Björk Digital, a virtual reality exhibition that lets the audience experience a one-on-one concert with Björk. I don't know if my heart could handle such a fright.
V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016
The Daily Word in a horrific child murder, Phillippino assassins and KFC's top secret recipe
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 26 2016 11:54 AM ]
A 10 year old girl was abused and murdered in a bizarre crime that resulted in the arrest of the girls mother and two other people.
Owners of the bankrupt Flying Star chain are not happy with a proposal that includes selling their restaurants.
From the Philippines comes this story about independent, government sanctioned assassins who kill drug dealers.
Donald Trump's The Apprentice required contestants to agree to an unusual and invasive set of contract demands.
Riders on New York City's D-Train spent thirty minutes atop a bridge in a stopped subway car without air conditioning, full of crickets and worms, with a screaming, urinating woman.
Did the nephew of Colonel Sanders divulge Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret recipe?
V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
The Daily Word in Trump's downward spiral, Adblock v. Facebook and how local law enforcement pad their budgets with seized cash
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 12 2016 10:36 AM ]
An MDC corrections officer once fired over allegations of excessive force is under investigation for mistreating an inmate.
NM Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined the ranks of those urging Public Service Company of New Mexico to fast track a contract to supply power to a proposed Facebook data center. The data center will also need water.
Time published an excellent chronicle packed with inside information that details Donald Trump's downward spiral and the GOP's strategic response to the Oompa Loompa presidential canditate's alienating style.
Using a network of industry informants the DEA has confiscated hundreds of millions of dollars from domestic air and train travelers, often without laying charges.
It's not safe to text while driving while steering with your feet.
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