New APD Deputy Chief finds it to be a “challenge” to be more civil to citizens. APD protest photos included. 7

If you have not heard, the Albuquerque Police Department has been under fire (pardon the pun) by both the public and the Department of Justice (DOJ) due to the abnormally high volume of police shootings. The APD hit the national and international news after the cold-blooded, unnecessary shooting of a homeless man, James Boyd, who was found camping in the foothills of Albuquerque. (More details & video below if unfamiliar with the story. Also included are the photos I took at one of the Albuquerque protests against the APD).  More…

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Photos | Old Main Maximum Security Prison, Santa Fe, NM – Site of one of the worst prison riots in the US 11

Well, it’s actually been 1-1/2 years since I took this tour. Finally have uploaded the photos to the internet. The riot which occurred in this penitentiary is considered to be the nation’s most savage prison riot. I have posted a few images below. The rest can be found here on my Flickr page. More information about the reported phenomena can be found on my previous posting, “I Am Going to a Maximum Security Prison,” which I posted prior to the tour.  More…

“I kicked him the wrong way. It was an accident.” Mother after kicking her 9-year old son to death. 4

OMAREEOne of the local news stories here in Albuquerque that has received much attention is a heart-breaking story. Little Omaree Varela, 9-years old, died due to a kick from his mother, Synthia Varela-Casaus. Upon Synthia’s arrest, her explanation is one that boils my blood every time I see and hear that specific section in the local news: 

“I kicked him the wrong way. It was an accident.”

Well, Synthia. Pray tell…. What IS the RIGHT way to kick a child then? Please let us know so no one else accidentally kicks their child to death.  More…

So when is it okay for a business owner to say “no” due to being offended? Would you do a job for a Neo-Nazi? 14

This hubbub in Arizona has raised a lot of questions, and anger. Personally, I think those that are supporting AZ SB 1062 are hiding behind the “Freedom of Religion” argument which they have skewed to fit their needs. Everyone has a right to follow and believe in their own religion. Doing business with homosexuals doesn’t take that away from anyone. It may be offensive to some people, but hey, there are a lot of people who are offensive for a variety of reasons. The offended can still go home and do their prayers and partake in their male-female missionary position as any other position may offend someone else.  More…

Arizona trying to return to the Pre-Civil Rights days 3

SENATE BILL 1062 was passed by the Arizona Legislature on Thursday. A bill with the purpose of making it legal to discriminate, primarily towards same-sex couples. The “Anti-Gay” Bill is now on it’s way to Jan Brewer. (My head hangs low and shakes in disgust.) More…

Nathan, a hairless Chinese Crested dog, has the moves! Dances like a pro! 6

From the Bald is Beautiful rescue organization, a dancing phenomenon, Nathan, a hairless Chinese Crested dog, has emerged. Actually, Nathan has been entertaining his fans on the internet for over a year now, but Ellen Degeneres featured Nathan on her show yesterday so now his dancing is becoming even more popular.  More…

Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon: “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam” 4

From last night, Tuesday, January 14th. If you haven’t seen this, you gotta watch it. If you have seen it, well, hope you decide to watch it again. Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon rework “Born To Run” to address the Fort Lee, NJ bridge scandal. The Boss rocks!  More…

Viral Video: Man pokes mystery object 3

Michelle:

I normally don’t reblog, but couldn’t resist this one. Talk about the heebie-jeebies.

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Originally posted on WTKR.com:

This video will give you nightmares.

In this Vine video an unidentified, unsuspecting person pokes a finger at what could be a large hairy caterpillar But in reality it was a nest of spiders — Daddy Long Legs to be exact. And once disturbed from their slumber they went scurrying in all directions, hundreds of them.

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Coyotes goalie Mike Smith’s rear ended the game 6

Talk about a kick-in-the-butt… or more realistically, a puck-in-the-butt.

When Coyotes goalie Mike Smith was protecting his own net, the puck flew up in the air and dropped behind Smith – more like in his behind. What the goalie didn’t realize was that the puck dropped in his pant’s waistband just above his behind. Then when Smith turned and backed up into his net to protect it, he carried the puck in with him. The referees counted it as a goal as it passed the line into the net. FYI… This was in overtime and the Coyotes lost the game due to this goal. More…

Photos: Dia de los Muertos, Marigold Parade, Albuquerque NM – Nov 3 2013 3

Better late than never, I suppose. Here are some of the photos I took at the Dia de los Muertos parade (Day of the Dead), also called the Marigold Parade, on Saturday, November 3, 2013 here in the south valley of Albuquerque NM.  More…

Zimmerman lists a painting on eBay that looks like “paint-by-numbers”. Bid nears $100k. 14

zimmerman_ebay_painting_002I am completely sickened by this – George Zimmerman has listed on eBay a painting he created (an 18×24-inch canvas with a blue, waving American flag and the words, “God, one nation, with liberty and justice for all” added across it) — and the bid is currently over $99k! The bidding started at 99 cents and was over $110k earlier but has dropped a bit. The high bidder probably didn’t want all this media attention since this has now hit the news and pulled their bid. Sure, Zimmerman has every right to list items on eBay, but it’s the fan club that he has which completely turns my stomach. More…

WI Gov Scott Walker’s Campaign Goes Too Far – Don’t buy toys for your kids. Donate to him instead. Earns “Grinch of the Year” Award! 9

Wisconisn Governor Scott Walker gestures as he addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in TampaThis has me so hopping mad I cannot even think of what to say – but then, I don’t think I need to say anything. This letter speaks for itself. The gall of Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker’s campaign to even think about asking his constituents to forego buying their children presents but rather spend that money on HIM. This is one of the most selfish and despicable acts I have ever seen by a politician. For those of you who didn’t want to recall him out, shame on you. This is what you’ve got now. Best of luck to ya. More…