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30 comments:

  • Daniel Brown posted at 11:16 am on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    DanielBrown1793 Posts: 2

    So, Webber got endorsed by some has-been radical from the 1960's....zzzzzzzzzz...Oh, I'm sorry, did I fall asleep?

    Like linking Obama to BIll Ayers, another non-entity with no relevance today, this is the kind of phony issue Republicans try to hoodwink voters with. Don't let them.

    The issues facing New Mexico today have absolutely nothing to do with a small band of ineffective discontents from over forty years ago.

     
  • Khal Spencer posted at 11:30 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 1312

    As I said elsewhere, if we hold people accountable for their early life, we would have demanded that Menachem Begin rot in jail for his complicity in terrorist attacks when he was an Irgun member, rather than awarding him a Nobel Peace Prize along with Anwar Sadat in his later life.

    Rudd's earlier life is between him and the law. If you want to concentrate on 40 year old grievances, I am happy for you, as apparently you don't have any problems relevant to today.

     
  • oscar michael posted at 11:10 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 267

    You make great points. However, I find it strange to call the indirect actions of leaders that led to deaths "war crimes", But the direct actions of planting bombs and spreading of ideology that says its ok to attack the evil establishment is called "progressive activism".
    Suzanna Mtz. is linked only by the republican moniker to the neo-cons you listed. To my knowledge they have not given her financial support. Webber has taken money from Rudd.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 7:59 am on Thu, Apr 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 3132

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  • Staci Benni posted at 10:48 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Sta Benni Posts: 271

    Eli Get your historical facts correctly. Spaniards did not reside in NM in 1570.

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 8:19 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    Not "heros" by any stretch or interpretation. Without defending any of Mark Rudd's actions while part of Weather Underground, in 1978 he did turn himself in to authorities, over three years before the bank robbery by a group which included three former WU members. Although that robbery resulted in the death of two policeman and a security guard, I don't feel it's fair to blame Rudd for that act.

    If there was true justice & accountability for acts of violence perpetrated upon innocents who were unfortunate bystanders, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, et al would be on trial for thousands of counts of war-crimes, as would Barack Obama, recipient of a formerly prestigious and meaningful "Peace Prize".

     
  • oscar michael posted at 5:28 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 267

    So, planting bombs in the pentagon, state dept, and capitol building does not equate to real terrorism in your eye? Are these guys "heros" because they "only hurt themselves" while committing acts of terrorism? I suppose the police officer that was killed during their armored car heist was just liberal collateral damage. The bombings were done at a time that America was at war. Their stated intentions were to retaliate against the government for the bombings of Laos and Hanoi. I would call this treason, but that doesn't matter because their intentions were "honorable" in the mind of progressives.

     
  • Donald Torres posted at 5:25 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Don Torres Posts: 5

    Good try attempting to change the discussion to something else beside the corruption and dishonesty of Governor Martinez and her handlers. It's not going to work.

     
  • Khal Spencer posted at 4:49 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 1312

    So we have the potty mouthed advisor battalion and Gov. Susanna "My opponent is a little B*tch" Martinez vs. Alan Webber and the Ghost of the Weather Underground?

    Lovely. Its sure good to see that we are talking about real issues.

     
  • Khal Spencer posted at 4:29 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 1312

    Ain't that the truth, Pat. Its funny how selective these candidates can be about applying the rule of law to themselves and their buddies.

     
  • oscar michael posted at 3:58 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 267

    "everyday New Mexicans"? Give me a break Ethan! you are not a native and only wish to turn New Mexico into a progressive socialist state. No wonder you dont mind domestic terrorists supporting the candidates, they have the same agenda for america as you! Suzanna Has her flaws, but the corrupt Democratic Party has kept this state in last place in every measurable category for the past few decades. A viable third party would be welcomed, but that will never happen with all the partisan bickering and power struggles that you help promote. If you love the progressive movement so much, please head back east ASAP, and be happy with the socialist failures that were created by your ilk.

     
  • Mel Hayes posted at 1:37 pm on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Hobson Posts: 117

    Cathy I hope you are right!

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:53 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    I was referring to Oliver North, who was convicted for his role in Saint Reagan's Iran-Contra scandal, and now has his own show on Fox News where he is also a frequent and revered commentator.

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:32 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    If Mark Rudd had facilitated selling arms to Iran (Iran-Contra) and funneled the proceeds to rightwing groups in Central America (Nicaragua) who then also smuggled drugs into the U.S.; Republicans would be hailing him a hero (since it occurred under Ronnie "Saint" Reagan's administration) and having him treated as an intellectual on Fox News.

     
  • Jimmy Green posted at 11:04 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Evil_J Posts: 162

    I get the GOP's point, but i've always had an issue with UNM for employing this terrorist. I'm sorry, but he never did any time or made any recompense for his doings with the weather underground. blowing up prisons, fisherman's warf, and political buildings with no regard for human life. Dude should be in prison not teaching math as a tenured professor at a state university.

     
  • Cathy McManus posted at 11:03 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    CMcManus Posts: 53

    Glad I read all of the comments, no need to repeat. Jeff Green you are spot on. I like what Webber stands for and actually like all of the Dem primary candidates. We need to rid ourselves of Madame Governor so NM can move forward. Only way to do that is get as many people out to vote as possible and Mel Hayes, using race or party does not matter. We just need t get people out to vote. If all eligible voters actually voted my educated guess would be that the progressives would out number the conservatives in this state!

     
  • mauryb brooks posted at 10:57 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    mauryb Posts: 9

    If we were to rate the destructive nature of our NM politicians Martinez would probably be the greatest terrorist of them all. Environment, education ...

     
  • Colleen Harper posted at 9:45 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    MsColleen Posts: 78

    David, the Koch brothers have pushed for punitive and prohibitive fees to be placed on homes that install solar electric panels, claiming that solar generators are getting to sell back electricity to the grid without paying a penny to support the grid. The idea is that solar generators should pay to help support the costs of grid maintenance, but the Koch "solution" is to charge home generators $100 a month for grid fees, making solar uncompetitive against the monopoly-supplied electrical power delivered from the Koch Brothers investments into coal, oil and gas-generated electricity. This was pushed in Arizona recently, but after extensive public push-back, Arizona utilities commission required only a $5/month fee for grid maintenance, not the $100/month fee the Koch brothers advocated.

    The Koch brothers are scheming to make solar electric power generation fail, all to continue to line their own pockets, while punishing people who wish to reduce their own environmental impact.

     
  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 9:24 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    joehempfling Posts: 556

    Just like the rest of the GOP party politiks and it's spokespersons; the only direction they know is BACKWARD while putting a spin on the issues; while ignoring the real issues of today; like Big Money in Politics; our ever emerging Police State, the trashing of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our raping the environment in the name of run away and obscene profits, the numbers of unemployed and under employed, the student debt bubble, the toxins in our food and air and most of all the deliberate killing of the American Dream. And with this; character assassination. What more could you ask for, as the freak show continues and to think in our name ! SAD SAD SAD !

     
  • Joe Montoya posted at 9:11 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Joe_Montoya Posts: 137

    Politicians from all levels of government sell themselves to special interests and after all is said and done, it is the special interests who run the government and suck it to the sucker citizen; who is left with no recourse to defend themselves. The people are is damned if the do and damned if he don't!

     
  • Mel Hayes posted at 9:04 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Hobson Posts: 117

    I also agree with you Mr. Green, but how do we educate the people that vote to not vote using race or party as the only qualifications?

     
  • Michael Murray posted at 8:29 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Mike M Posts: 109

    Hooray for the Kool-Aid drinkers on both sides.
    You are the reason this country is such a mess. The left / right reflex keeps you dancing on a string while the cronies of both the R's and D's get fat. Rule of law- we don't need no stinking rule of law- as long as our guy (or gal) has the power and dispenses the goodies.

     
  • Eli Chavez posted at 8:28 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Eli Chavez Posts: 27

    The Koch Brothers father was a Full Time Terrorist during WWII. Gov. Susana Martinez has received Dirty Money from the Koch Brothers in Susana's last and present Campaign . Hitler killed and gassed thousands of Jews during WWII. Susana also received muncho $$$$$$$$$$$ from Paul Blanchard and the New Orleans Cartel to receive the Casino Contract at the State Fair. Susan la Tejana went after Ben Lujan an Honorable Man who served New Mexico. Ben Lujan can not defend himself now, but New Mexicans will defend him. Why did Susana la Tejana go after Ben Lujan? Because she could careless about him and other New Mexicans who have lived in New Mexico since 1570 and my ancestors just happened to speak in Spanglish. Susana Martinez is not a New Mexican, she is a Tejana just like the Koch Brothers and their Dirty Cash. Susana you and your racist party called the GOP KKK Party who hate Minorities in the likes of Afro Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. Susana you belong to the GOP KKK Party who condone Voter Suppression, discrimination against Women, you hate our Teachers. Shame on you Tejana because you love Ted Nugent who is a runner. Runner means never been in our military. Susana the Recording are there for all to see your hatred self. The only Job you created was for Darren White a Right Wing Extremest. Shame Shame.

     
  • David Pittelli posted at 8:15 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    David Pittelli Posts: 2

    I'm sure anyone in the energy industry can be attacked from the left for "attacks" on the environment and on government, but how have the Koch brothers "attacked" our energy system or schools?

     
  • David Pittelli posted at 8:07 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    David Pittelli Posts: 2

    "Webber embraces the support of a notorious domestic terrorist who casually called New Mexico military service members murderers in 2009"

    I would expect that some information about this 2009 "murderers" incident (is it fairly characterized here? What exactly was said?) would shed some light on how radical Rudd is, and on whether association with him should be seen as potentially disqualifying.

     
  • Tom Ribe posted at 7:40 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    Tribe66 Posts: 128

    And what about Susana Martinez having a secret meeting with the Koch brothers in Albuquerque late last year? The Koch brothers are far right extremists who are deeply damaging our country with their attacks on our energy system, our schools, our environment, and our government. I suspect the Koch's pull her strings in trade for millions of dollars. Completely unethical people.

    We all have our pasts. The Viet Nam war was a nightmare for everyone involved. Youngsters like Martinez have no idea the hell it brought on a generation. I strongly support Alan Webber and urge other New Mexicans to do the same.

     
  • Mike Palaima posted at 7:05 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    pressman Posts: 93

    I guess being in the pockets of out of state money means not much to New Mexicans that elect our FRL present governor? They'd rather concentrate on stuff that a potential candidate brushed against 30 years ago as good reason for not voting for someone. Talk about throwing crud against a wall to see what sticks?

     
  • Michael Hays posted at 7:00 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    PenPal Posts: 4

    I am no supporter of Webber's, but if the Martinez campaign spokesman thinks that knowing the Webber accepted campaign support from a 60s radical who is now a teacher is all I need to know about Webber, Martinez is obviously afraid of us knowing anything about her and her disastrous policies, ugly personality, and combative politics. Can we congratulate ourselves on having elected the first Hispanic woman governor, admit our mistake, replace her with someone qualified, and ensure that others throughout the nation know what I failure she is as a politician and a person in a political position at any level.

     
  • Pam Walker posted at 5:57 am on Wed, Apr 23, 2014.

    lilbit Posts: 119

    I so agree with you Mr. Green. I want that woman gone so bad but also definitely do not want her as VP. Wish she would go to Texas and stay there.

     
  • Jeff E Green posted at 10:09 pm on Tue, Apr 22, 2014.

    Jeff E Green Posts: 203

    Susana Martinez is a far-right, offensive, fringe politician whose extreme reactionary views would be perfectly suitable for someone running for chapter president of the John Birch Society, but are completely out of step with everyday New Mexicans. If this pathetic line of attack is the best she can do against Alan Webber, I look forward to her resounding defeat in November! [beam]

     

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1-- SOMBRILLO ELEMENTARY, 20 A N.M. 106

2-- SOMBRILLO ELEMENTARY, 20 A N.M. 106

3-- BENNY J. CHAVEZ CENTER, 354 A Juan Medina Rd.

4-- CUNDIYÓ COMMUNITY CENTER, 5 Jose Simon Drive

5-- EL RANCHO COMMUNITY CENTER, 394 County Road 84

6-- TESUQUE PUEBLO INTERGENERATIONAL CENTER, 39 TP 804

7-- RIO EN MEDIO COMMUNITY CENTER, 1 El Alto

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10-- FORT MARCY COMPLEX, 490 Bishops Lodge Rd

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12-- LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY CENTER, 136 Camino San Jose

13-- HONDO FIRE STATION #2, 645 Old Las Vegas Hwy.

14-- TURQUOISE TRAIL ELEMENTARY, 13 A San Marcos Loop

15-- SOUTH MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY, 577 N.M. 344

16-- SOUTH MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY, 577 N.M. 344

17-- GALISTEO COMMUNITY CENTER, 35 Avenida Vieja

18-- EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL, 17 W. Venus Road

19-- STANLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, 13 W. Kinsell Ave.

20-- GONZALES COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 851 W. Alameda St.

21-- GONZALES COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 851 W. Alameda St.

22-- MONTEZUMA LODGE, 431 Paseo de Peralta

23-- NAMBÉ COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER, 180 A N.M. 503

24-- ACADEMY AT LARRAGOITE SCHOOL, 1604 Agua Fria St.

25-- ASPEN COMMUNITY MAGNET SCHOOL, 450 La Madera St.

26-- TIERRA ENCANTADA CHARTER SCHOOL @ ALVORD, 551 Alarid St.

27-- TIERRA ENCANTADA CHARTER SCHOOL @ ALVORD, 551 Alarid St.

28-- MONTEZUMA LODGE, 431 Paseo de Peralta

29-- SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING, 3229 Rodeo Road

30-- FORT MARCY COMPLEX, 490 Bishops Lodge Road

31-- SALAZAR ELEMENTARY, 1231 Apache Ave.

32-- SALAZAR ELEMENTARY, 1231 Apache Ave.

33-- ASPEN COMMUNITY MAGNET SCHOOL, 450 La Madera St.

34-- SALAZAR ELEMENTARY, 1231 Apache Ave.

35-- NAVA ELEMENTARY, 2655 Siringo Road

36-- ACEQUIA MADRE ELEMENTARY, 700 Acequia Madre

37-- CAPSHAW MIDDLE SCHOOL, 351 W. Zia Road

38-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 3221 Rodeo Road

39-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER

40-- SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO VISITOR CENTER, 74 Povi Kaa Dr.

41-- DE VARGAS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1720 Llano St.

42-- PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 610 Alta Vista St.

43-- PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 610 Alta Vista St.

44-- WOOD GORMLEY ELEMENTARY, 141 E. Booth St.

45-- UNITARIAN CHURCH,  107 W. Barcelona Road

46-- UNITARIAN CHURCH, 107 W. Barcelona Road

47-- ACEQUIA MADRE ELEMENTARY, 700 Acequia Madre

48-- ST. JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, 1200 Old Pecos TrailSanta Fe County

49-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 3221 Rodeo Road

50-- NAVA ELEMENTARY, 2655 Siringo Road

51-- DE VARGAS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1720 Llano St.

52-- E.J. MARTINEZ ELEMENTARY, 401 W. San Mateo Road

53-- PASA TIEMPO SENIOR CENTER, 664 Alta Vista St.

54-- CAPSHAW MIDDLE SCHOOL, 351 W. Zia Rd.

55-- ST. JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, 1200 Old Pecos Trail

56-- SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING, 3229 Rodeo Road

57-- GLORIETA FIRE STATION, 43 Fire Station Road

58-- ABEDON LOPEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 155 A Camino De Quintana

59-- POJOAQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1797 N.M. 502

60-- POJOAQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1797 N.M. 502

61-- NAMBE COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER, 180 A N.M. 503

62-- LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY CENTER, 136 Camino San Jose

63-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

64-- SWEENEY ELEMENTARY, 4100 S. Meadows Road

65-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

66-- AGUA FRÍA COMMUNITY CENTER, 1 Prairie Dog Loop

67-- RAMIREZ THOMAS ELEMENTARY, 3200 Calle Po Ae Pi

68-- HONDO FIRE STATION #2, 645 Old Las Vegas Hwy.

69-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

70-- AMY BIEHL COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 301 Avenida del Sur

71-- EL DORADO COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 2 Avenida Torreon

72-- ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH HALL, 2 E. Waldo St.

73-- EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY, 171 N.M. 344

74-- GENOVEVA CHAVEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 3221 Rodeo Road

75-- SWEENEY ELEMENTARY, 4100 S. Meadows Road

76-- CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY, 2451 Avenida Chaparral

77-- CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY, 2451 Avenida Chaparral

78-- SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING, 3229 Rodeo Road

79-- ABEDON LOPEZ COMMUNITY CENTER, 155 A Camino De Quintana

80-- AGUA FRÍA COMMUNITY CENTER, 1 Prairie Dog Loop

81-- CAPSHAW MIDDLE SCHOOL, 351 W. Zia Road

82-- LAS TIERRAS FIRE STATION, 6 Arroyo Calabasas Road

83-- UNITY CHURCH OF SANTA FE, 1212 Unity Way

84-- EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY, 171 N.M. 344

85-- EDGEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL, 17 W. Venus Road

86-- ORTIZ MIDDLE SCHOOL, 4164 S. Meadows Road

87-- NAMBÉ PUEBLO TRIBAL ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING, 15 Bayay Poe

88-- TURQUOISE TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 13 A San Marcos Loop

89-- CÉSAR CHÁVEZ ELEMENTARY, 6251 Jaguar Dr.

 

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