Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Hats off to County Commission Chair Maggie Stebbins and Commissioner Deb O'Malley for trying to bring good government policy to bear on the Santolina development west of Albuquerque.  Although the masterplan has passed, they managed to amend the plan to not put the county tax payer on the chopping block for subsidies.  Now, after some time has passed the other three commissioners will take that on when they think no one is looking.  As I said, they are tools.   I would suggest that they look at the Journal Facebook page to see some comments on their actions.  Especially the one where a hapless county resident can't understand why his road hasn't been fixed in 11 years while these three ethically challenged guys try to give away the treasury to a multinational bank who owns the land.

It is interesting to watch a Pope apply pressure to politicians on something other than medieval church dogma.  I really do like Francis and his changing of the guard.  But one has to wonder why our pols are more worried about this religious leader's encyclical than they are leading world scientist's opinions on the subject of climate change.  But the Pope's help is most welcome and a breath of fresh air from the Vatican.

The Albuquerque Journal sent me a letter the other day saying my subscription will be changed at no cost to me.  I read the paper now on my iPad because it is easier than struggling with small print.  But the Journal, under this subscription, also delivered the Friday and Sunday print editions.  Now, free of charge they will add Saturdays.  One could easily surmise that they need to keep up their numbers of daily print deliveries so their advertisers feel they are getting their money's worth.  But I have a feeling that this is a no win game.  Young people read everything in a digital form, and the older folks who take the print edition are, well to put it bluntly, dying off.  So it really shows the pinch this newspaper finds itself in.  Their right wing editor and his vision of the paper doesn't help much either.

Here is an interesting read.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funny, but the only people I know who get the Journal are getting it for free. They cancelled their subscriptions, but keep getting it. The Journal says they are doing it to encourage them back. First, I don't know why anyone would pay for such a right wing, biased paper. I don't know what the papers in Germany looked like before Hitler began his rule, but I suspect the Albuquerque Journal isn't far off. Secondly, why would you pay for something you can get for free? It never occurred to me they were giving the paper away to increase their numbers for advertisers. Why am I not surprised of another dishonest tactic they are engaged in. So everyone ought to cancel their subscriptions and get it for free.

Everyone points fingers at what is wrong in our community. One huge problem is the Journal. If we had an honest paper, that was interested in reporting the news, and not manufacturing it due to some dishonest agenda, our public officials might be held accountable. Berry gets a pass on everything, as our city spirals into hell. It is incredible. We are living in the Twilight Zone and it keeps getting more and more unreal.