Monday, March 24, 2008


There is no more important news today than fact that 4000 Americans have died in Iraq, along with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. There is a lot more fun news to dally with, but this is the one that should mostly be on our minds.

Yesterday, the Albuquerque Journal's Sunday Editorial on the Iraq war was down to earth, realistic and logical. Every once in a while I marvel at how good some of their opinion pieces can be. (Every once in a while.)

But then they do it again today with their Editorial on PNM and the reality of that companies precarious business position right now. PNM, which has not had a rate increase in 20 years, needs to up its rates. Political posturing PRC members, aspiring Mayor candidates in Albuquerque, and others have been ranting that this shouldn't ever happen. Get real. It has to happen or some large conglomerate will buy up PNM and then watch what happens. Along with that I will say PNM has to get real too and tell the people who are building that Pinon Tree burning power plant in Estancia that they wont buy their power.

Finally, James Carville's likening of Bill Richardson to Judas because of Bill's endorsement of Barack Obama proves to me that Carville is really Gollum from the "Lord of the Rings."

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