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  • Boxer Johnny Tapia Dead at 45

    05/27/2012 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 28, 2012
    Boxer Johnny Tapia has reportedly died. Family members say Albuquerque police were summoned to Tapia's house at 7:45 PM Sunday by a family member who discovered the body. Cops say the death does not appear suspicious, but an official cause has not been determined.
  • Obama sees warnings in North Carolina, Wisconsin, bright spot in New Mexico in race to 270

    05/28/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    UP FOR GRABS (85): Colorado (9) — Long a reliable GOP state, but Colorado's conservative profile is changing. Young professionals and Hispanic voters were central to Obama's victory in 2008, but the sluggish economy has hurt his standing. Female voters in Denver's suburbs could play a big role. Florida (29) — Florida is the prime target for both campaigns. Obama won in 2008, but the housing crisis, high unemployment and gas prices are dogging him. Romney won the primary in January and has picked up the endorsement of GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Obama's organization has a large advantage. Iowa (6)...
  • Greg Sowards Battles Queen RINO

    05/24/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.24.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    They call her RINO. Queen RINO. So here we go again. It's Indiana in New Mexico. On June 5th. The race: the Republican nomination for a vacant US Senate seat. This time the part of insurgent Richard Mourdock is being played by New Mexico conservative businessman Greg Sowards. And Queen RINO? The feminized Richard Lugar of the piece? That would be former New Mexico GOP Congresswoman Heather Wilson. A member of a GOP group that opposes the repeal of Obamacare. Sowards is being supported by reform conservatives, most notably Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul. Said Paul in his endorsement: Greg...
  • NM tribe makes Johnny Depp honorary

    05/22/2012 2:43:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Johnny Depp has been made an honorary member of a tribe in New Mexico, where he is playing a Native American in the film adaptation of "The Lone Ranger." Comanche Nation tribal member LaDonna Harris said Tuesday that the tribal chairman presented Depp with a proclamation at her Albuquerque home on May 16. She says the Comanche adoption tradition means she now considers Depp her son.
  • A new poll warns “What’s His name”: don’t pick a Hispanic VP on ethnicity alone

    05/22/2012 11:28:56 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Pandering to Hispanics will be a serious mistake for the presumptive Republican nominee. A new Public Policy Poll (PPP) – a self acknowledged Democrat surveying firm – of a large number of Hispanic Florida Colorado and New Mexico respondents, spoken to in both English and Spanish, provides a clear warning for “What’s His Name” not to pick a Vice Presidential candidate merely based on ethnicity. The poll results make it very clear that Hispanics should be appealed to on the same grounds as everyone else who realizes we are in danger of losing our country. It found the economy is...
  • N.M. Gov. Susana Martinez criticizes Romney’s ‘self-deportation’ idea (pro-Amnesty)

    05/16/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT · by ak267 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/14/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    Mitt Romney was already facing a hard time within his party when it comes to his stance on illegal immigration. Now, the presumptive GOP nominee faces criticism on the issue from a potential running mate, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R). In an interview with Newsweek’s Andrew Romano, Martinez takes aim at “self-deportation,” an idea promoted by Romney during the GOP primary and one at the heart of Arizona’s controversial S.B. 1070 anti-illegal immigration law. As we sit down at a local Starbucks, I ask about immigration. It’s a topic she has been reluctant to discuss since winning the Republican...
  • No sure thing for GOP: a tight battle for Senate

    05/16/2012 5:54:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/16/12 | DAVID ESPO Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive Republican primaries, an out-of-nowhere GOP retirement in Maine and an unexpectedly competitive race in North Dakota add up to an unpredictable battle for control of the Senate this fall, confounding early forecasts that an era of Democratic rule was inevitably coming to an end.Adding to the uncertainty, tea party-backed challengers are on the primary ballot against establishment candidates in New Mexico and Texas in the coming weeks, a continuation of an internal Republican struggle that Democrats hope will aid them as it did in 2010.With the support of two independents, Democrats now hold an effective 53-47...
  • 'Existential threat' to Western U.S. states (FedGov wants water rights)

    05/15/2012 7:45:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    WND.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The Obama administration has launched a new battle over water rights that threatens not only the the economies of arid Western states, which largely voted against him in the 2008 election, but their very existence. WND reported last month that the federal government was creating obstacles for Tombstone, Ariz., to restore its water supplies following last year’s forest fire and monsoon-triggered floods in the nearby mountains. The federal government said crews could not use machinery to rebuild pipelines and spring-water collection systems. Now, a letter contradicting longstanding federal practice asserts a claim to water in arid Western states, such as...
  • Remember the time we bombed Mexico with German rockets?

    05/11/2012 3:28:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 11, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Remember the time we bombed Mexico with German rockets? Germany spent the end of the 1930s and half the 1940s inventing and perfecting missiles. They made so many, they still had a ton of them left over after the end of World War II. So of course, the leftover weapons were confiscated by the United States. And here's one of the things we did with them. Anyone who knows the details about a V-2 rocket has to wonder how any nation managed to make so many of them. The V-2 ran on alcohol and liquid oxygen, only one of which...
  • Voters Say We Are All Inmate No. 11593-051 Now

    05/10/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012
    Tuesday's Results: The Tea Party shows it's alive and well, Wisconsin's embattled governor gets more votes than the top two Democrats and a federal inmate gives the president a primary battle. The natives are still restless. Conservative pundit and IBD contributor Ann Coulter once said she, like many Americans, would rather vote for Jeffrey Dahmer, known for his unusual culinary choices, over President Obama. Federal prisoner Keith Russell Judd, 49, is not quite in Dahmer's league, but for a substantial portion of West Virginia Democrats, he is also preferable to our campaigner-in-chief. Judd is serving time at the Beaumont Federal...
  • Hobbs picked for high-tech 'ghost town'(NM)

    05/09/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    KRQE News 13, ABQ ^ | Tuesday, 08 May 2012 | Kim Vallez
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The site of a new ghost town in New Mexico has been chosen, and it will bring hundreds of new jobs to the state. The research firm Pegasus Global Holdings announced today that Hobbs is the best place for the state-of-the-art project. It will create a $1 billion site about the size of a town of 35,000 people complete with homes, streets and businesses but no residents. Instead of being a place to live, it will be used for scientists to test renewable energy innovations, traffic systems, next-generation wireless networks and smart-grid security systems. The company said...
  • DWI chase rounds and rounds horse track (NM)

    05/09/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    KRQE News 13, ABQ ^ | Friday, 04 May 2012 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - He told police he wanted to pretend he was a race-car driver. The problem is police think he was very drunk when he drove onto a horse track in Hobbs and started doing laps. It wasn't an average call that the Hobbs Police Department responded to just after 1 a.m. Friday. "Nothing like this has happened," Hobbs Officer Mike Stone said. "The casino's been open for several years, and we've never had this type of issue there before." Police said Martin McDonald, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, broke through a gate at the Zia Park Casino...
  • New Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson Slams Republicans For Gay Staffer Flap

    05/06/2012 7:15:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 05/06/2012 | Rosie Gray
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson officially became the Libertarian Party's nominee for President on Saturday with 70 percent of the vote, and one of his first acts as an official candidate was to issue a strong indictment of the Republicans for the situation surrounding Mitt Romney's gay former foreign policy spokesman. "I believe the majority of americans are fiscally responsible and socially tolerant," Johnson told BuzzFeed in a phone interview. "I believe the majority of Americans could care less about whether or not there is a gay individual working in the Romney campaign." Romney's newly hired foreign policy spokesman...
  • Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Nod

    05/05/2012 5:37:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 05/05/20
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning to win the White House as a Libertarian after receiving scant attention in the Republican presidential race. Johnson easily became the party's presidential nominee at the Libertarian national convention in Las Vegas on Saturday. He hopes to appeal to voters fed up with the traditional two-party system this November. SNIP He won 74 percent of the vote on the first ballot in Las Vegas, an unusual showing of support. SNIP
  • Traffic Stop Highlights Arizona Law [Obama's Immigration Detains Woman for 3 days]

    05/05/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/5/12 | Miriam Jordan
    A week after Supreme Court arguments over Arizona's illegal-immigration law, the arrest, detention and subsequent release of an undocumented woman following a traffic stop added a real-world example to the courtroom debate about how the statute could play out. Araceli Mercado Sanchez, who is married to an American soldier and is in the process of legalizing her U.S. residency, was pulled over Tuesday for making an illegal turn, and sent to immigration authorities when she couldn't produce a driver's license or Social Security card requested by a sheriff's deputy. Federal authorities released her late Thursday after she had spent two...
  • Central Americans determined to trek north to U.S. [with liberal church help]

    04/29/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 29 | Guy Taylor
    TULTITLAN, Mexico — About 200 impoverished and undocumented migrants recently packed into a small building in this ramshackle town 20 miles north of Mexico City. Nearly all were from Honduras and headed for the U.S. border. Almost none spoke a word in the shelter’s dark main room, where the only thing thicker than the smell of unwashed clothes was a sense of fear. “Yeah, I’m scared,” said Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains to arrive at the shelter, one of more than a dozen run by the Catholic Church in Mexico to provide refuge...
  • Wiener Faces Scrutiny After Visiting Filipino Sex District (Another Wiener Sex Scandal)

    04/27/2012 7:08:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 04/26/2012 | Peter St. Cyr & Gadi Schwartz
    A Bernalillo County Commissioner with a history of making inappropriate sexual comments in Albuquerque may be in more trouble half way around the world. A Seattle photographer, who has been documenting sex tourism in the Philippines, told KOB’s 4 On Your Side team he had a disturbing conversation with Commissioner Michael Wiener in Angeles City, the second largest sex tourism city in the world. Photographer John Keatley has posted several pictures he took of Wiener standing with four scantily clad bar girls last month on his Internet blog. Weiner said nothing inappropriate happened and that he and his girlfriend were...
  • Congress looks into New England power outages

    04/26/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Although lawmakers wanted information on what is wrong with New England's aging electric power grid, they heard from a Connecticut utility Thursday about what that utility is doing right. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he called for the hearing because of the electricity outages in New England last year caused by bad weather and an emerging pattern in the United States of more frequent and stronger storms. "We know that there will be another storm that will knock down our power lines," Bingaman said. Introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/17/2012 3:54:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/16/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • The US Has Finally Done It: Mexican Immigrants Become Emigrants

    04/24/2012 9:41:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 24, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    You know its bad when...the net flow of Mexicans into the US has fallen so much that there is a high probability that it is now in reverse ending around forty years of inward migration. The Pew Hispanic Center notes that the standstill - after more than 12 million current immigrants have entered the US - more than half of whom are illegal - appears to be the result of many factors including a weakened US job and construction market, tougher border enforcement, a rise in deportations, growing dangers associated with border crossing, a long-term decline in Mexico's birth rate,...