Friday, March 25, 2016

Misc.

Governor Martinez doesn't use email.  She is either a Luddite or a pol who wants no one to know what she is doing.  It smells of an assault on government transparency.  It begs the question, does she want to keep the public in the dark?  Obviously she sees an advantage to it.

The first inklings of GOP voter suppression in over a dozen states became evident in Arizona this week when voters there had to stand in line for hours to cast their ballots.  Watch for this to occur in every state where the GOP has passed laws aimed at keeping people votes from counting..  An it would be nice if someone in the media would get some assurances from our newly appointed Secretary of State Brad Winter that this will not happen in New Mexico.  Will there be enough polling places?  Could Brad just volunteer  this information on his own?  Could the County Clerks ask him for his philosophy on voter participation?

And is it any surprise that the Albuquerque Police Department  is teaming  up with a non profit made up of its own officers to study crisis intervention techniques.  The city is supporting a $250,000 grant for the group.  Does this stink?  How can Mayor Berry approve of this given the lack of confidence in the leadership of APD?

Only in New Mexico?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You got to give the City Administration credit for ingenuity. Mayor Berry and CAO Rob Perry could not get "double dipping" passed to allow return to work cops to draw their pensions and a salary, so they get APD staff to form "non profits" so those employees can get paid not only their APD salaries but also federal grant money for the same work, thereby getting paid twice for the work they are paid to perform by the City. Only in Albuquerque!

Bubba Muntzer said...

It seems possible to suppress voting in selective precincts by simply not giving them enough voting machines. Many people think the last two presidential election votes in Ohio were flipped to the Republican side in this manner. I've read about large African American precincts getting two machines, people waiting in long lines until midnight and many giving up.

Sanders supporters are outraged about what happened in Arizona and say polling indicated he should have won that state. I don't see it much in the news, but there have been several states they've complained about and they blame the party establishment for aiding Clinton in various ways, but that may be misplaced in the Arizona case.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim, after you let Kent Walz fuck you in the ass, do you suck his dick??? You're just like him.

Bubba Muntzer said...

Jim, this is great. You're reaching high school boys with your blog.

Jim Baca said...

I know this person, I just don't want to expose him and ruin his family's reputation.....usually I just delete these comments, but this was so GOP I couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

Jim what's the matter don't you like the truth you're just scum like Phil griego

Anonymous said...

Yea GOP like the gap of your anus.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jim , please screen the vulgarity, you don't want this site to become what the Eye on Albuquerque has become.

BJ Mead said...

I don't known Jim, maybe this person's family need to know that their son/daughter or whoever, are putting this kind of trash out here for all to see. I'm sure they would be mortified to learn that he/she is so disrespectful. Of course all of these nasty people are really tough sitting behind a screen spewing this trash ANONYMOUSLY!!!!!