I’m not good with the chronological memory thing, but sometime around 1990 I grew a goatee. And with the exception of one hazy week or two in the early 90s I have it ever since. Until about 1:30 this morning. Part of having summer vacation is an almost moon-tidal pull toward going to sleep later… Read More The Portentous Death of Facial Hair and Resulting Vast Global Impact
Dan Mayfield has a story in today’s Journal on the short, and bumpy, history of NM loans to film companies shooting in NM. (ad/$$ required) Leaving aside the aesthetic argument that NM taxpayers shouldn’t have their money wasted on interest free loans to make crappy movies starring Jessica Simpson, et. al., did anyone else have… Read More Lights, Camera, Default!
And you thought the NSA snooping issue was a constitutional crisis. Albuquerque attorney Penni Adrian (photo above) is starting a recall petition for ABQ City Councilor Sally Mayer because of the HEART ordinance, which Adrian calls: “a thinly veiled attempt to circumvent the Fourth and Fifth amendments to the Constitution.” (quote from ABQ Journal story… Read More It’s Not Just a Puppy, It’s the Friggin’ Bill of Rights We’re Talking Here
We are all flawed human beings. Nobody is arguing that point. The better angels of our nature are in constant fistfight with our darker side. But nobody sums up this psychological struggle more than Marty Chavez. At least no NM politician. Chavez is a veritable Willie Stark of conflicted good and evil. Okay, he’s no… Read More Marty Chavez: The Good and the Political Stunt
For those of you unfortunate enough to read yesterday’s Babble post, I feel compelled to first apologize for its vague navel-gazeriffic ponderousness. I also feel a need to speak on the massive, earth-shattering changes you will see over the summer here at the Babble. The seismic importance of the following announcement will, of course, also… Read More An Important, Yet Humble, Announcement From the King of All Blog Media
And where the Hell have I been? It’s true that I have a set a personal record of not posting to Burque Babble. And I’m about personal records, AKA “PRs”. So what about my personal responsibility to readers of this blog? Somebody the other night asked pretty much this exact question, and it was hard… Read More Hi Honey, I’m Home!
I have a suggestion for those who feel that major societal problems like racism are exclusively a thing of the past. You know, the sentiment that the holocaust could never happen again, lynchings ditto, therefore the problem is over. The tendency is for folks to think the present day is historically superior to the past.… Read More We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Guardsmen!