Can it really be that Mayor Berry is in cahoots with the Albuquerque Journal on keeping city councillor Isaac Benton from voting on the Paseo/I-25 issue? They have attacked him because reapportionment has moved him out of the district? The story in the Journal this morning points that way. This is the lowest blow I have seen, especially since the reapportionment law said the councillors could serve out their terms. If Berry and his mascots in the right wing GOP are really trying to do this, think domestic violence perp Jay McClesky, then I have lost all respect for his administration. This is just a Karl Rove type attack on the credibility of an honest and well intentioned councillor who thinks the public should be given a chance to vote. Remember, this issue was voted down just a year ago. Meanwhile, not a peep out of the Journal so far on all of the Governor Martinez appointees who have domestic violence problems.
I have to chuckle at American people who are so upset about the 'Pussy Riot' issue in Russia. Instead of putting on baklavas to protest maybe they should be in the streets condemning this country's patriot act.
As we travel around Russia over the next couple of weeks I will attempt to post some pictures occasionally. While we are in Moscow and St. Petersburg it shouldn't be a problem, but while we sail the rivers and lakes between the two cities it might be impossible. This will be an interesting trip into a country with such a rich and varied history.