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V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016

The Daily Word in Salamanders, Man-Babies and Pseudo Polaroids

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Ever wonder what America tastes like? Shitty beer. Literally.

Honesty shines a glaring light on your excuse for feeling funky. Try taking responsibility for your actions instead of blaming poor decision making on optical illusions. Realism FTW.

Self-cloning salamanders say no boys allowed.

For the hipsters out there struggling to keep up with “vintage” trends at Urban Outfitters, you'll find hope in this lil' piece of machinery. Show everyone just how good you are at pretending you were born in the 60s.

No exceptions once you join the cult. Consider this a warning to everyone who values freedom of expression.

I guess nothing's impossible as long as you try hard (or long) enough. Happy Birthday, baby.

Explain to me why this needs legalizing again?

Man-baby disqualified from presidential candidacy? If only.

V.24 No.31 | 7/30/2015

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The Daily Word in Postmen, Boy Scouts & Yahoo Serious

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Burger King is seeing a much-needed boost in sales due to the allure if its "chicken fries."

Who said it: Donald Trump or Mr. Burns?

A postman rescued an injured man who was trapped in his home for a week and a half.

The ban on gay adult leaders will be lifted by the Boy Scouts.

After being in a coma for 6 months, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died.

Fingers Bloody Fingers.

Over the weekend, President Obama did some serious rug-cutting in Kenya.

The cover of New York Magazines features a photo of all 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers.

Yahoo Serious turns 62 today!

Thanks to Geoff Plant for the Black Sabbath link!

V.24 No.6 |

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The Daily Word in how to procure Manson's body for that exhibit that will make you millions, when it's time to call the FBI and Burque's petroglyphs dump.

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Folks won't stop using the petroglyphs area as a dump.

Crazy Espanola principal called FBI on student who threw an American flag out a window.

It is not easy to access books from MDC.

64 musicians who died in 2014.

Charles Manson's fiancé may have tried to marry him in order to eventually procure Manson's body for a Mao-style glass case exhibit.

Other personal stories in addition to his helicopter crash tale told by Brian Williams over the years are now in question.

Florida business owners and patrons may be legally required to have trans customers use the male or female bathroom in accordance with the gender on that person's driver's license.

Twin fetuses-in-fetu were discovered in Hong Kong.

Dominik Strauss-Kahn, disgraced former IMF chief, "didn't have time" for the number of orgies he is accused of participating in.

V.24 No.5 |

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The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration

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Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.

The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.

As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”

Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.

The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!

We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.

Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.

For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!

A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.

V.23 No.48 |

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The Daily Word in Charles Manson does not have a gift registry -or does he?

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It's true. The Pit is now deliciously called the WisePies Arena.

APD fired the officer that shot Mary Hawkes sans lapel camera footage.

The unidentified, phantom shooter in ABQ's SE Heights yesterday has caused an elementary school to be staffed by "extra security."

Today a fairly eloquent, top-hatted man came into the alibi offices and made his stance known vis a vis Albuquerque's ordinance against feeding pigeons. How do alibi readers feel? How do you guess the top-hatted man feels?

Charles Manson is engaged. Charles Manson does not have a wedding registry.

UK porn production will be stifled by this recent outlawing of acts.

Maurice Sendak's estate is in the hands of a former caretaker who either has his best interests in mind or is limiting accessibility to his effects and art collection.

Stephen Hawking has some holiday cheer.

Burt Reynolds is selling some stuff.

The Reagan-era ban on homosexual men donating blood may soon be over.

Here is a six hour long video of The Count reciting pi to 10,000.

Turns out, Mingus couldn't work without the cat shit.

V.21 No.30 |

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The Daily Word in Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A, and Chick-fil-A

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Student Ghetto residents are trying to stop a townhouse under construction at Garfield and Girard.

The 101 year old Peterson Dam in Las Vegas New Mexico is leaking 60 million gallons of water per year.

Albuquerque's Hope Christian School denied enrollment to a boy because his parents are gay.

Last Thursday Rick Santorum weighed in on the Chick-fil-A controversy. Friday, Sarah Palin ate some Chick-fil-A. Saturday, The Vice President of public relations at Chick-fil-A died. The Mayor of D.C. calls Chick-fil-A "Hate Chicken."

"Little girls point and laugh."

Tourette's syndrome can really make your life complicated.

The Plaid wasn't a particularly loud pattern but I tried to kill him anyway.

Heard of "concierge medicine" yet?

The founder of Amazon has pledged 2.5 million dollars to support marriage equality in Washington.

London's Zil Lanes.

Money awarded to record labels that won their case against Pirate Bay will not be shared with the artists whose rights were being defended.

Kim Jong Eun on a roller coaster.

On this day in 1968, Brian Jones was eating goat cheese and honey, smoking a lot of hash, and recording the Master Musicians of Jajouka.

V.19 No.24 | 6/17/2010
Jeff Drew

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N.M.’s Congressmen on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

For 17 years, openly gay, lesbian or bisexual men and women have been barred from serving in the military. On Thursday, May 27, the House of Representatives passed a defense bill that included a repeal of that policy. The Senate Armed Services Committee followed suit the same day.

The Alibi contacted New Mexico’s five congressmen to get their views on the issue.

V.19 No.23 | 6/10/2010
Jeff Drew

Talking Points

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

It's been in effect for 17 years. Openly gay, lesbian or bisexual men and women can't serve in the armed forces. Specifically, they’re barred from showing a tendency toward homosexual acts. The policy also prevents the military from rooting out those hiding their sexual preferences. Still, estimates suggest as many as 13,000 people have been discharged, and thousands more decided not to re-enlist because of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

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Ain't I a Woman?

Whatever Happened to Equal Rights?

A Santa Fe County woman pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of impersonating a police officer on Friday, May 28, in return for probation and community service. Police said in August that she pulled someone over using flashing lights and a bullhorn. She attributes her lapse in judgment to "an unrecognized psychological obsession, brought on by many years of wanting to be a police officer."

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Pat Davis
Marisa Demarco

Election 2010

There Was Almost a New Sheriff in Town

Seven Bernalillo County sheriff contenders squeezed into the most crowded race on the Dem primary ballot. One of them was the first openly gay male candidate to run for sheriff in the nation.

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V.19 No.22 |

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The Daily Word 06.4.10: Dinosaurs!, commitment ceremonies and a viral video

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New Mexico gets its own new dinosaur, the Ojoceratops.

Want to head into nature to find your own dino? The Gila Forest celebrates Trails Day today and tomorrow at several sites by waiving fees. What are you doing? GO!

Teenagers. They just do it all the time don't they?

Have pride in your commitment and want to celebrate that with a ceremony? Head to New York.

So, McDonald's can sell poison "food" but not poison accoutrement?

One small step for man, one giant leap for space tourism.

Wait? What does one wear to Mars?

Some British guy's got an electric car. Good for him.

Lets hope he can stay off the sauce long enough to get home.

Finally, the shocking news comes out that 70 percent of Americans have watched a video on the internet. To celebrate, here's the best video on the ENTIRE INTERNET, according to me.

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The Daily Word 06.03.10: RGA behind Martinez campaign, Palin blames enviro-jerks; Gulf shrimpers sick

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Did a UFO land in Angel Fire?

Someone stole a 10,000-pound gas well servicing rig in Farmington, N.M.

There will not be a separate Westside school district, says state's secretary of education.

Look at how much money the guv candidates are going to spend on this election.

Washington Post reports that the national Republican Governors Association was behind Susana Martinez' Palin endorsement and hundreds of thousands in contributions.

Obama extends benefits for partners of gay federal workers.

Shrimpers in the Gulf are getting sick, and some say it's because of the disaster cleanup.

Sarah Palin blames environmentalists for the Gulf geyser.

U.S. says it warned Israel to use restraint when dealing with the flotilla. (Israel commandos killed nine activists trying to bring tons of aid to Gaza.)

Do drone attacks work?

People generally get happier as they age, says study, and no one is sure why.

But grumpiness is good for you, says other study.

The perfect game that wasn't.

Guy unsuccessfully tries to magic away the police.

World's ugliest dog dies.

V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010

Domestic Partnership Bill’s First Hearing Tomorrow

Senate Bill 183 sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth and Rep. Mimi Stewart will be heard in the Senate Gallery tomorrow at around 1:30 p.m. The measure, which allows for domestic partnerships between heterosexual couples and same-sex couples, will be presented to Senate Judiciary and Public Affairs at the same time.

Supporters and opponents will try to flood the gallery.

Below is a list of who’s on those committees and phone numbers.

Judiciary Committee 505- 986-4485

Sen. Cisco McSorley 505-986-4487 Chair

Sen. Richard C. Martinez 505-986-4389 Vice Chair

Sen. Tim Eichenberg 505-986-4859

Sen. Clinton D. Harden 505-986-4369

Sen. Linda M. Lopez 505-986-4737

Sen. Sander Rue 505-986-4375

Sen. John C. Ryan 505-986-4373

Sen. Bernadette M. Sanchez 505-986-4267

Sen. Michael S. Sanchez 505-986-4727

Sen. Peter Wirth 505-986-4276

Sen. William H. Payne 505-986-4703

Public Affairs Committee 505-986-4481

Sen. Dede Feldman 505-986-4482 Chair

Sen. Tim Eichenberg 505-986-4859 Vice Chair

Sen. Vernon D. Asbill 505-986-4393

Sen. Mark Boitano 505-986-4366

Sen. Mary Jane M. Garcia 505-986-4726

Sen. Eric G. Griego 505-986-4862

Sen. George K. Munoz 505-986-4387

Sen. Cynthia Nava 505-986-4834

Sen. Gay G. Kernan 505-986-4274

V.18 No.42 | 10/15/2009
“We're here, we're queer!” Marchers arrive at the Capitol and pack the lawn with several blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue still filled with marchers.
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Maren Tarro

News Feature

They’re Here, They’re Queer—They’re Grassroots

New Mexicans join the national march for LGBT rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.They voted for change when they voted for Obama. Now, the LGBT community is making its growing impatience with the president heard. But calling for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act weren't the only reasons tens of thousands gathered in D.C. to put pressure on Washington. Unlike previous gay rights marches, the National Equality March on Oct. 10 and 11 was largely a grassroots effort, perhaps signaling a change in how the community—specifically the younger generation—will tackle equality issues.

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Forward March!

Can’t make it to the National Equality March in D.C. this weekend? Wish you could be connected to marchers and follow from home?

Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, blogs and nonstop cable news, you can. Here are a few connections for those sitting this one out:

Twitter:

@NtlEqMarch

@iqreport (Team of NEM live tweeters)

@myshinyredshoes, @GaiBoi2009 (Marchers from One Struggle One Fight - New Mexico)

@MTarro (Yours truly with live updates and photos)

Facebook:

National Equality March

Kelly Equality Hutton (One Struggle, One Fight New Mexico)

Blogs, websites:

One Struggle One Fight - New Mexico

Equality Across America

And C-Span will be broadcasting live from the march from noon to 3 p.m. p.m. MST on Sunday.

And see next week’s news section in the Alibi for coverage.