Alibi V.21 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2012 

Election 2012

PAC Manual

Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico

We got to wondering about the PACs in our state and country. Stay tuned for this series, which will be running in the news section over the coming weeks.

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Top State PACs in the 2012 Election

Who’s spending big on November?

Guest Editorial

Gun Rhetoric Fires Blanks

Once again, we’re in the middle of two sad American cycles: senseless, lethal violence and the slew of specious arguments that inevitably follow, flying hither and yon like, well, bullets that never quite hit the mark.

Council Watch

All Tied Up

The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.

Election 2012

Top 10 National Super PACs

With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.

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Answer Me This

1) How did an inmate get out of the BernCo jail early?

a. He dug a tunnel with a spoon.

b. He hid in an outgoing laundry cart.

c. He was accidentally released.

d. Someone smuggled in dynamite sticks via birthday cake.

2) What will be missing from the Whole Enchilada Festival this year?

a. Part of the enchilada

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
Image by Clarke Condé

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Swoop It Up

Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration

Welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat with presentations, children's activities, viewing scopes, crafts, workshops and more.
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Lakshmi Puja

Diawli: Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the most popular religious festivals in Hinduism. The festival of lights, as it is also known, occurs during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (basically mid-October to November on the Gregorian calendar) and is generally focused offering on puja to Lakshmi—goddess of wealth and prosperity and wife of Vishnu—but may also include the worship of Durga or Kali, depending on region and denomination. For this year's celebration, the India Association of New Mexico presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights, an evening of dance, music and performing arts amid lamp and candle lighting as adherents perform Lakshmi puja. This sacred event takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Journal Theater on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets for this all-ages celebration are available for $10 via the India Association of New Mexico or by calling 306-9624.

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