First, I want to put to rest concerns by many around town that the political “reality” show known as City Council Election, 2007 is ending this Tuesday. We can all agree that ending the show’s run so soon would be a shame, and it’s true that some of our favorite “characters”, such as Paulette de’Pascal,… Read More Plan District Six From Outer Space II: Joan or Joanie?
Maybe the biggest reason I like to follow local political races, especially in ‘Burque, isn’t the impact such races have on the citizenry and future of the city/county involved and all that “Democracy in Action” stuff. It’s the defiantly unsophisticated nature of these political battles. Unlike the continuous presidential campaign, for example, local elections offer… Read More Plan District Six From Outer Space
“People drive like crap in this town.”–Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White, 9.25.07 A somber group of around 60 passionate cyclists went to hear Sheriff White explain and answer questions regarding the death of James Quinn last night. It was a very timely meeting, what with many BikeABQ members and other area cyclists outraged at news… Read More Cycling Toward The Sweet Hereafter
It’s hard not to feel sorry for ABQ City Councilor Don Harris. I’ve never been particularly in love with the guy, and, in fact, I believe I’ve gone so far as to question Mr. Harris’ overall intelligence sometime in the hazy past, but a recall? Running against another candidate can be tough, but running against… Read More The Short, Unhappy Political Life of Councilor Don Harris
Let’s play a little catch up this morning with a grab-bag of unrelated things: Over at Duke City Fix, ABQ’s best blogger, Coco, kindly links to a couple of Babble posts from last week as part of her wild recap of ABQ’s City Council races so far. I’m guessing you know that already as DCF… Read More Monday Morning Grab-Bag: Political Depths and Accordion Heights
I’m committed to a policy of taking weekends off from blogging (which, when you consider I don’t get paid or anything is kinda pathetic in that I would actually take the time/effort to consider creating such a policy), but a great quote from ABQ City Council District 6 candidate Joanie (I’m not a local singer,… Read More Joanie Griffin Plays The Mistreatment of Women Card
In only a few short months Burque Babble will begin to care about the 2008 Presidential campaign. Last night I ran across a Democratic “debate” on PBS and could not continue my channel surf past Channel 5 fast enough. I’m not saying these way-too-early months aren’t important, or that others should join me in an… Read More Bill Richardson: Whither or Withering?