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V.22 No.39 |

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The Daily Word in crap in a bag, protesters in the poke and the house of turds

The Affordable Care Act officially takes effect today

The Daily Word

How the government shutdown that took effect at midnight will affect the nation, New Mexico and public fountains.

Thirty-four undocumented youths are in custody at the US-Mexico border. They are protesting US immigration laws.

The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")is here. But the enrollment websites are not working.

It's mating season for tarantulas.

Yes, we know: Levi Chavez is flat broke.

CNN celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain declares Santa Fe's Five & Dime Frito Pie "crap in a bag" made with canned chili, quickly issues apology.

O.J. Simpson is innocent!

Apparently this CBGB movie is really, really crummy (with link to movie and scathing review.)

Edward Snowden is a nominee for the Sakharov Prize, which recognizes individuals' achievements in furthering human rights.

BP may be fined for and are accused of lying about the magnitude of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

"Your fridge looks like it belongs to Satan" says reporter to man who consumes only raw meat.

A list of everything Walt Jr. ate for breakfast on Breaking Bad.

House of Turds.

Author Margaret Atwood wants the lyrics of O Canada changed so they are gender-neutral.

Goddammit, yesterday was Blasphemy Day.

V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012

news

Obama ups the ante on immigration reform

He’s all: Congress, I’ll see your “failure to fix a broken system” and raise you one “executive order that resembles the Dream Act.” Some op-ed writers are seeing the move as a challenge to the GOP.

This morning, President Obama announced a policy—effective today—that will protect people from deportation who came to the States as kids. The executive order applies to folks who are under 30, got here before they turned 16 and have lived in the country for more than five years. Immigrants also must have finished high school, and be in college or the military. A criminal record disqualifies you.

I wonder how the news will affect a student we wrote about in 2010, who was slated to graduate a couple weeks ago from a graduate program at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning. She came to the U.S. when she was 7.

Or Ramon Eduardo Dorado Mendoza, who was stopped by Albuquerque airport police for speeding in 2010 when he was driving down I-25 near the Lead and Coal exit. He was escorted to the border, along with his father, and separated from his mom and sister. Mendoza had been in the country since he was 4. He had no criminal history.

Folks say Obama’s move was calculated to garner Hispanic votes around the country. Mitt Romney advocates “self-deportation,” which even Gov. Susana Martinez doesn’t like. Romney hasn’t yet responded to the president’s executive order.

The Obama administration has been criticized for holding the record for deportations, though, the president says, those numbers may be deceptive.

Obama is scheduled to speak about the announcement in the Rose Garden today. There’s a live feed here.

V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011

news

The Daily Word with Healthier Happy Meals, MIA Bronze Sheep, Netflix Rate Hikes

The Daily Word

You couldn’t pay me to live in downtown Detroit. Well, maybe you could.

What heartless bastard would steal these poor innocent bronze sheep statues?

It takes real guts and dedication to remove your own hernia with a butter knife.

A man’s on the loose after stabbing a woman in a Virginia mall ... in the buttocks?

Norwegian massacre suspect Anders Behring Breivik is a “a little bit surprised” he was able to kill 76 people; I guess that’s what happens when you use guns and bombs in crowded places.

That smoke you’ve been seeing is from the Albuquerque Metals Recycling Plant in the South Valley.

Only in the South will you get this type of NASCAR pre-race prayer.

How many of you sleep with your iPhone?

Governor Jerry Brown of California signs the Dream Act into law.

McDonald’s debuts healthier Happy Meals featuring fruits and veggies and smaller french fry portions.

Netflix is getting a hell of a lot of flak for its proposed rate increases.

Scientists say the “God Particle,” which explains why matter has mass, could be found by 2012.

Meanwhile, buzkill scientists in Hong Kong claim that time travel is impossible based on recent research.

V.19 No.50 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 12.19.10

DODT repealed, Dream Act fails, synthetic cannabis Grinch

The Daily Word

Don't ask don't tell is repealed in the Senate. Will Obama sign the bill? Probably, but top brass are still worried about "distractions".

DREAM Act fails to pass in Grinch-like Senate.

Party like it's 1989: APD shuts down "illegal rave" this weekend. Those Journal links are a PIA, but it's worth it. High humidity in the building and bikinis were factors, apparently.

Bank of America joins others in suspending Wikileaks accounts.

Meanwhile, in a tit-for-tat scene the Swedish police report on the Assange accusations has leaked.

Only six more shopping days before ... synthetic cannabis is banned in the U.S. AGAIN with the Grinch.

Sonic booms turn crocodiles on.

Bangladeshi stock market has collapsed. Right now you're asking yourself, "Bangladesh has a stock market?" Yup, and so does Mongolia.

Check out this ridiculously tiny lighter.

Fun fact for journalists: on this day in 1918 Lenin made it illegal for the Bolshevik press to criticize in any way the original Soviet secret police, the Cheka--which had been formed exactly one year earlier. Lenin had originally intended the secret police to be a temporary institution. Oh well.

V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010

politics

Lame-as-F@#k Congress

A clip from last night’s “Daily Show with John Stewart”

This monolog about Republicans’ latest shenanigans was particularly funny and infuriating ...

news

The Daily Word 12.09.10: Gov. Richardson, Slim Thug, Oprah

The Daily Word

The Dream Act passed the House last night and got tabled in the Senate today. Dems are stalling to try and gather the votes.

Gov. Richardson’s going to North Korea.

10 weirdest new animals of 2010.

Hackers threaten amazon.com in defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Slim Thug on a plane diverted to Albuquerque because another passenger tried to jump out. Slim Thug Tweets need for sympathy sex due to the ordeal.

$10,000 gasoline heist in Bernalillo caught on tape.

Investigators tell a strange and sad story of ritualized sexual abuse in the East Mountains.

The worst bathroom in N.Y.C.

London tuition protests grow violent.

House Dems reject tax cut deal struck by President Obama.

Some chaplains may resign if Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed.

Another case of parking tickets on a car with a dead body inside.

Howard Stren goes on and on and on. For at least five more years on Sirius.

Oprah’s not even a little bit lesbian.

Tipping has little to do with quality of service.

V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010
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White House calls on Congress to pass the Dream Act

The nation’s education secretary, Arne Duncan, has called two press conferences in the last 12 days in the hopes of lighting a fire under Congress about the Dream Act. Duncan says it has to happen during this lame-duck session before elected Republicans flood in on Jan. 3.

The act would forge a path to citizenship for people who immigrated here illegally at a young age, allowing them to attend college or serve in the military. Read our in-depth coverage here, and find out where New Mexico’s Congressmen stand here.

Duncan says it should be a nonpartisan issue. But if passed, the Dream Act could shore up votes for Dems in 2012. Or maybe the GOP should make a grab for Hispanic voters and support the bill as well.

V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

News Profile

Blueprint for a Dream

An undocumented student imagines a life deemed legal

Maria’s passion for architecture and work as a graduate student fall prey to one consideration: She is an undocumented student. Every life decision is hinged on how she can keep her status a secret.

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