The oil and gas boys have had their way on the State of New Mexico's cap and trade policies that were aimed at chipping away at fossil fuel emissions. The Governor's hand picked Environmental Improvement Board killed the program and added to the miseries of future New Mexicans. One shouldn't forget that New Mexico is one of the largest oil and gas producing states in the country. I think in one hundred years people could look back and wonder why any political leaders would do such a thing. Maybe that will be the right wing marionette Governor Martinez's enduring image.
Wynn Quigley has a thoughtful column in the Journal today about the failure of the Occupy movement to move things. I think the main reason is that they have no nationally identified leader or goal. They are rudderless. I think that Clint Eastwood's commercial during the Super Bowl had more effect on America's psyche than a year's worth of Occupy platitudes and fuzzy messages.
I can't understand why this gay bashing church on Albuquerque's west side can be so out of touch with reality. They follow the teachings of Christ in very strange ways. How can 20,000 members condone a hate mongering minister?