Feudal Prince Marty (FPM) Chavez is doing a bang-up job of running Albuquerque Public Schools in a dress rehearsal this summer. Amy Miller has a Journal story about the Mayor holding up School Year 2006-2007 after-school program funds to APS until Marty’s “Education Council” can develop some criteria to evaluate the programs. Unfortunately, there isn’t… Read More Latchkey Marty and Middle School Basketball
I usually write about things I know nothing about in ‘Burque Babble, but today will only ask about something I know nothing about: water rights. For reasons only marginally fathomable to me, I am suddenly interested in this topic. In particular, I’d like to read more about this Bill Turner/Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD)… Read More Call for Water Rights Info And MRGCD Gossip
Torrey, Utah — Yeah, I know it’s raining in ABQ as I write this, that Old Testament level rain and wind battered the Duke City yesterday, and that is all is now well and good on the monsoon/drought front (of course, not really). Still, other parts of the Southwest aren’t doing so wet. The picture… Read More Dancing Between the Smoke Plumes
Las Vegas, Nevada– You probably saw the Journal story on delays in processing NM tax refunds caused by the aforementioned Bill Richardson Energy Rebate. Two interesting points: The story quotes noted “Stop the War Machine” peace activist and former US House #1 candidate Bob Anderson in the role of “aggrieved taxpayer”. Interesting choice of actor… Read More We Taxpayers Are Ever So Sorry For The Energy Rebate
hot. Fortunately it is also devoid of work for some of us for significant stretches. Burque Babble is hitting the road for a couple of weeks, but will try to keep some semblance of blog regularity despite the laptop heading to non-wireless places such as Capitol Reef National Park and Colorado’s Mt. Elbert. First however… Read More Summertime…And The Living Is
Remember that energy rebate? The Bill Richardson I’m Presidential Material Energy Rebate? The Golly, Here’s A Few Bucks, Now Stop Complaining About High Energy Prices Before I Kick Your Ass Rebate? Well that energy rebate is still kicking my ass. You see, I do/did my taxes online. As part of the state return, the folks… Read More Hey Big Bill Richardson: Thanks for That $84. Really.
Did you know that there is another Heather Wilsonwho is a professional “fitness model/competitor”? No, I didn’t either. Okay, I’m a sucker for demonstrations. Heading out to the Black Balloon/Code Pink/anti-Heather hodge-podge shindig at Civic Plaza across from President W’s Heather fundraiser at the downtown Hyatt. Of course my fervor for political action is helped… Read More Nothing Rounds Out a Vacation Like a Political Rally