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Exercise Your Right to Vote for Film

Posted by on June 4, 2012 | Comments Off

UPDATE 6/6/12: FULL (UNOFFICIAL) PRIMARY RESULTS HERE.

NM Film Workers Union Reaction:

Dodging A Bullet

There were mixed results for progressives last night, but film really dodged a bullet with our #1 “protect” Senator Phil Griego and the surprising but welcome defeat of Rep. Kintigh in Roswell. While we at 480 are not going to take all the credit for this I would say that not only were we one of the biggest contributors in both races we went above and beyond even suspending operations yesterday to work on GOTV for Senator Griego. Some extreme pro film candidates were defeated (Mayor Coss, Rep. Eleanor Chavez) and we will miss them but we have replaced them with Christine Trujillo in the House and Joseph Candelaria in the Senate. We also are happy to see our friends Sheryl Williams Stapleton back and Andrew Barerras win a hard fought primary in Valencia County – we will have to be there to help him win the general election too. Again Local 480’s PAC donated substantial amounts to each of these candidates and worked on their behalf.

While we cannot overemphasize the huge loss we took with the retirement of Speaker Lujan I think last night can be characterized as a wash and these days that is not bad for us. Now we have the general election coming up and we need to try to win seats there for our solid allied like John Sapien who is in a tough race on the west side and Michael Sanchez who will no doubt be targeted by the Governor in Valencia County. We also can use this as an opportunity to educate new candidates as to the value of film. We will be looking at the elections and coming up with a plan of attack. Some of the material we developed over the last few years documentaries and pieces like “made in New Mexico” will be very useful to help us work with these new faces.

Thank you to those of you who voted and to those who didn’t shame on you. Last night was the opening salvo in what will be a battle to November, let’s get to work.

-The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, New Mexico Local 480

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From The IATSE Local 480 Political Action Committee:

Tomorrow could be one of the most important days in the history of New Mexico’s film business if things don’t go well for us.

It looks like several pro film candidates are in trouble in the primary. This coupled with the retirement of Speaker Lujan and two of the four pro-film Senators puts us in a precarious position. Frankly we had 2 back stops, Speaker Lujan and Senate Corporations Committee Chairman Phil Griego.

Senator Griego has been targeted by conservation groups and one of my fellow unions and is in danger of losing his seat if we don’t get out and vote. Mayor Coss here in Santa Fe is in a tight race for Speaker Lujan’s seat and we need to make sure we get out the vote for him as well. Eleanor Chavez running for Senate and Sheryl Williams Stapleton are both in the fight of their lives yet they were there for us in the Labor Committee taking on Rep. Kintigh.

We need a motivated film community here using social media we know so well to urge our friends, family, and supporters to take this election seriously and get out there and vote. Many of these races will be very tight. Below is the list of candidates that IATSE Local 480 has endorsed.

The IATSE Local 480 Political Action Committee has endorsed the following candidates:

New Mexico House of Representatives

Andrew Barreras House District 7 (Valencia) √

Miguel P. Garcia House District 14 (Bernalillo) √

Antonio Maestas House District 16 (Bernalillo) √

Sheryl Williams-Stapleton House District 19 (Bernalillo) √

Christine Trujillo House District 25 (Bernalillo) √

David Coss House District 46 (Santa Fe) –

Brian Egolf House District 47 (Santa Fe) √

Bob Wooley House District 66 (Chaves/Lea/Roosevelt) √

New Mexico Senate

Richard Martinez Senate District 5 (Los Alamos/Rio Arriba/Sandoval/Santa Fe) √

Eleanor Chavez Senate District 14 (Bernalillo) –

Larry P. Martinez Senate District 35 (Dona Ana/Hidalgo/Luna/Sierra) –

Phil A. Griego Senate District 39 (Bernalillo/Lincoln/San Miguel/Santa Fe/Torrance/

Valencia) √

Other Races

Maggie Hart Stebbins Bernalillo County Commission District 3 √

Kathy Holian Santa Fe County Commission District 3 √

Virginia Vigil Public Regulation Commission District 3 –

Briana Zamora 2nd Judicial District Court √

M. Monica Zamora New Mexico Court of Appeals √

Click here for sample ballots and voting locations.

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Breaking Bad News – The Reality of Meth

Posted by on September 2, 2011 | Comments Off

Nursingschools.net has released this infographic which takes you on a wild ride with everyone’s favorite meth chefs.

As artfully scripted, perfectly acted and wholly entertaining as the Albuquerque based series is we don’t really want to be on the run from the law, spiraling rapidly toward a likely overdose or death by rival drug cartels.

Reality TV isn’t real life but sadly much of the drama of Br Ba is. Here in another medium is a quick reference/reminder/guide to your brain and your wasted life on this drug.

http://screenrant.com/breaking-bad-meth-america-kofi-129795/Click and zoom

If and when you or someone you know is affected by meth:

Office of National Drug Control – whitehouse.gov

Methamphetamine Initiative, NM – Office of the Attorney General

National Meth Center, NM – methcenter.org

Faces of Meth Video – Rep. Steve Pearce ’07

American Meth – Video NM/OR/MT

Life or Meth – Resource site

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New Year New Don’t

Posted by on January 9, 2010 | Comments Off

This post was going to be titled, Beauty on the Cheap: Don’t Do Do This -or- When Good Looks Go Bad: Sad Chicken Bones and Plastic Hairs Edition

The two reality show darlings pictured above were chosen to scream at your eyes, “Step away from the makeover counter!!!!!!!!”

As conveyed to y’all in our Something dot com post we don’t wish for anyone to succumb to New Year blues and the pressure of making drastic changes, esp. based on glamorized starvation or overpriced glue-on hair.

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

The glass soapbox has spoken.

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¿Que Paso Aqui? – When Good Looks Go Bad

Posted by on December 4, 2009 | 2 comments

The two chicks pictured above are one-in-the-same. On the left is a grieving fiancé circa 2001, on the right is the purported loosey-goosey Rachel Uchitel who’s at the center of the 3-4-5 ring circus known as Tigergate 2009.

The evolution points out to me that perhaps the equation of aqua line nose, trout pout and boob sacks equals nothing good. I myself was accused of taking on some unappealing character traits back when I had the bump in my nose shaved away into an aqua line of my own – thank goodness I stopped there.

Know when to say when people – It’s a slippery slope. One day you’re getting a diviated septum repaired the next you’re plumping lips and chesticles, before you know it you’re an athlete whoring, home-wrecking, allreding mess.

It may well start with Couture. If somebody wasn’t so concerned about slapping on this raggedy, cheese-cloth mess, hot of the runways, she might would’ve kept her wits about her instead of letting the biggest social/security fubar in White House history go down on her watch.

Lesson Learned: “Beauty fades, dumb is forever.” – Judge Judith Sheindlin

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Not Just For Grandma’s Glaucoma Anymore

Posted by on September 7, 2009 | One comment

Rx Eyelash Cream

Grandma, what long eyelashes you have! We can attest – Grandma’s prescription glaucoma meds. did grow her some long, luscious lashes. It also made an icy blue ring around her otherwise brown irises, and darkened her upper and lower lids like burgundy shadow.

The Twilightiacs are gonna go nuts for this.

But natural’s always best. Rx just seem such a harsh way to go. There must be a natural equivalent like the po’ man’s Viagra.

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©Sindication’s Own DWI Campaign

Posted by on August 26, 2009 | 3 comments
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DWI New Mexico Shame

Knowledge is power people. For example I now know, I love the tequila! This is relatively ~new to me as I didn’t drink until well after I was 21. I was busy with other things – nothing nefarious, and not busy like those people who say obnoxious things like, “I don’t watch television – I’m too busy.” Like I’m dumb or something because I want my idiot box on 24/7, anythink…

Reflecting upon this information and the responsibility that is mine if I choose to drink, I thought of what a pitiful, deplorable, negligent, disgraceful, wretched, shameful, poor job New Mexico is doing in preventing DWI.

We’re pathetic. Campaign after campaign, a Czar, Task Force(s), etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. And we are still a showcase for the most bizarre, most grievous DWI homicides and infractions across all reaches of our state, from our largest city, to our capital city, and our smallest towns. Pa-the-TIC!

Enjoy the drink? Sure, but if you’re rockin’ the tequila, a fine brew, or some smooth wine – YOU ARE IMPAIRED. You are the 900 lb. man afflicted with beyond morbid obesity who had to be cut out his house by firefighters. You are the wartime casualty of a roadside bomb, you are incapable of moving under your own power. That’s on all of us that’s our part. We also need to keep our hands in the voting process, fingers on our telephones and emails to demand our government, he, hmm, Mr. Richardson/Ms. Denish, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Congressman, Senator, Judges, court staff – ENFORCE some DWI laws.

ABQ. Resource Links: Sober Navigator, Safe Ride Home

NM DWI/DUI

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Al-Anon Meet Twitterholics

Posted by on August 1, 2009 | One comment

Twitterholic ABQ.
Twitterholic.com

My name is Sindicator and I’m a Twitterholic. In the beginning I was like you thinking, “Twitter Schmitter”. I mean my God as if Myspace, Facebook, texting and email weren’t enough social networking who needed to hear when Elisabeth Hasselbeck was having a BM? And I don’t think anyone is a fan of the “I love me, watch everything I do” modus operandi so I thought it was a mediocre idea at best.

Then I did it. And at first it did live up to the doldrums of delivering TMI and achingly boring details of Ashton Kutcher‘s life – but that’s when I realized I was going at it all wrong. Don’t just follow the oft followed. There are trending topics, a public timeline and simple searches that lead to some gems of information, news, goss, and yes even some warm fuzzies.

Sure there are spammers up the whaz and haters now and again like the skeez who yelled at me with her keystrokes for posting a link to this blog accusing me of having pay per click ads, some weird agenda and other shiz that doesn’t even exist here – but hey the lack of others’ reading comprehension skills just isn’t my problem as one of my fave bad ass tweeters reminds me.

There I said it. I ‘heart’ Twitter and all my Tweeps! And if that’s so wrong then I don’t wanna be right! Here are ten signs you may need to fess-up to your addiction. Fortunately for this Sindicator, I subscribe to the patented ©Sindication One Step Program.

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Not Just for Grandma’s Glaucoma Anymore

Posted by on June 18, 2009 | One comment

Rx Eyelash Cream

Grandma, what long eyelashes you have! We can attest – Grandma’s prescription glaucoma meds. did grow her some long, luscious lashes. It also made an icy blue ring around her otherwise brown irises, and darkened her upper and lower lids like burgundy shadow.

The Twilightiacs are gonna go nuts for this.

But natural’s always best. Rx just seem such a harsh way to go. There must be a natural equivalent like the po’ man’s Viagra.

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Post 8 – Free Glimpse into Absurdity

Posted by on May 23, 2009 | Comments Off

Clutch

When I first started ~researching this post I found this atrocious purple sack of dead animal skins adorned with surely synthetic stones – which I found dumb enough, being that a cheap (but stylish microfiber or canvas) bag works just as great – but the true sickness of it all (opening the perverbial bag can of worms) is that this lil’ clutch retails for…wait for it…SEVENTHOUSANDTWOHUNDRED dollars, cash money! Present day! American dollars + tax and probably some other fees for being pretentious enough to click, Color: “Viola-10717248 $7200″ and “Add to Cart”!!!

I showed this atrocity to the very thrifty Spousal Equivalent, who squinted and said, “What is that?” “It’a a BAG,” I shouted holding up the remote control, “a bag THIS BIG! Look at the price. A BAG, not the wall of an apartment complex!”

It’s just so wrong. I know Mr. Cillian Grail would approve – therein lies the criteria for the stamp of rejection that ought be applied to all extravagances that should have never germinated into the current state of moral and economic ruin this nation is in.

I mean even Little Pony Parker herself admitted (from her movie set in New Mexico) that Carrie Bradshaw will finally be affected by the nation’s financial disrepair in the forthcoming SNC – ten years in (yes I watch AND I saw the movie, I even accidently watched part of the special features once – which if you have you should watch RIGHT NOW, just to finish off this rant with a fine polish of bile portrayed as the major importance of stupid swaths of cloth and accessories four one slutty character wears in a film).

Point: I simply beg of you to recycle your old stuff, donate your old stuff, buy from local vendors, second hand, off eBay or etsy. And find out exactly who-the-hell Jada Loveless is!

While you’re at it maybe research your local government officials – just for kicks, e.g. who’s running who shouldn’t so you are armed with some info. when you go to the poles sans a $7,000.00 accessory like the upstanding citizen you are.

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Can You Say Frivolous Law Suit? Ah-ha!

Posted by on April 25, 2009 | One comment

Mutual of Omaha Execs

Okay, I know this is two posts in a row featuring Mama O, but this story is just too-too. We’ve all seen what happens when you fool with Mother Nature. Well, now Mutual of Omaha is battening down in preparation to do battle with The Mother of Media.

Because M of O chose an Oprah associated phrase, being the “a-ha moment”, to resuscitate an insurance co. I thought deceased, along with the awesomeness that was Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom show of the 70’s, they’re readying to go all out to wield the term by making an actual Federal Case out of it.

WWGD? (What would Geico do?) – They have slogans spewing out their media blow-hole. I’d sooner kiss the Geico Gecko, comb the Geico cavemen, or gladly take-up with their oft hyped stack o’cash I “could be saving with Geico” than get wit a co. that will poke the gentle giant.

Beef didn’t win – so won’t M of O.

Hey, my baby son (circa 1993) couldn’t correctly exclaim, “Voila!” It came out, “Wall-E!” Can I sue Disney/Pixar?

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What Your Momma Learned Last Night

Posted by on April 22, 2009 | Comments Off

Earth Day 2009

Happy Earth Day yesterday, today and tomorrow – if geologically speaking you wish to have one.

On Mama O’s Earth Day special she didn’t exactly teach me a lot – but she preached and hopefully opened some eyes in Oprah Nation with riveting footage of the “Texas Swirl” in the ocean made of our decades and decades of plastic waste.  Sad seals, turtles and birdies all going the way of the rest of us, just much quicker in that specific locale. 

It’s our planet people, NOT a disposable cup – our ONLY planet.

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K’ Now How’bout Abolishing Crimes Against Children?

Posted by on April 14, 2009 | 9 comments

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Commerce Secretary of Hearts, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, is in Rome today to be celebrated by Emperor Palpatine Pope Benedict XVI for making his state the fifteenth in America to abolish the death penalty.

Meanwhile much of the world is still roused by the heroic rescue of U.S. Captain Richard Phillips via the lethal, triple Navy Seal sniper fire unleashed upon his pirate captors.

In FLA. prosecuting attorneys announce they will seek the death penalty against the mother of 3 year old Caylee Anthony for her murder, a CA. woman is under arrest for the murder of 8 year old Sandra Cantu.

The lists and meager penalties of crimes against children continues to grow and grow.

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Bale Terminates Manners, NM (NSFW)

Posted by on February 2, 2009 | 4 comments


M-For Mature, Very Strong Language, NSFW

For those of you who don’t know NSFW = Not Suitable for Work – and THIS isn’t. Not your work, not his work…I don’t know if sailors talk like this anymore and if they do I don’t think it’s so vicious.

I love me some Christian Bale, but this is a bit much. Even for a “method actor”. It’s been a while but I don’t think John Connor was known to flip his rig like this. While filming Terminator 4 Salvation in New Mexico Bale is allegedly heard here just losing it on a crew member and director.

I did get some real time scoop that during filming here early this Fall cast and crew members were not to make eye contact, acknowledge or address the star on set – but that can be pretty standard stuff. The other actors on set were also told that if Bale addressed them by a name he dubbed them – per the film they were to respond.

I don’t think many people will be to eager to be called upon by Bale after this.

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Post8 – Build a Bear or Build a Village?

Posted by on December 16, 2008 | Comments Off

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Build-A-Bear Workshop – It started out as a very sweet concept, pick your bear skin, hug and love on his heart, pop it in his chest, watch him get stuffed and sewed up – precious. Your bear then gets a lil’ birth certificate and cardboard box house – these things can be achieved for around $10 – $20.

Roll on over to the clothing and accessories department and it’s pretty difficult to escape without a $50 – $100 receipt. Seriously, when you’re charging/spending $12 for a skirt for your stuffed bear a.k.a. a ‘best friend’ you can’t forget the shoes, sunglasses, collar, purse, hat, t-shirt, jacket, rain coat, pajamas and panties – yes panties. I’m sorry – no.

For $20 you can feed a village at Heifer International, Regional Red Cross Organizations are closing doors for lack of funding.

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American Red Cross

And if you must buy clothes for your bears, barbies, and bratz please consider paying an artist/crafter for handmade or recycle lots of doll clothes instead of feeding a corporate beast.

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Ebay

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Bush’s Farewell From Iraq

Posted by on December 15, 2008 | Comments Off


As usual – hedges, then pops back up for more…

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PSD – Public Service Duh

Posted by on December 12, 2008 | Comments Off

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Bad economy, boredom, hopelessness et al may lead to increased unplanned pregnancy rates. Some reports indicate poverty renders girls/women 4 times more likely to get pregnant.
Nationwide educational and health services available at Planned Parenthood for one. Find help for yourself and those around you.
Lesson Learned – Queen-up your own castle, no one else is gonna do it for you.

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1-800-4-A-CHILD

Posted by on December 11, 2008 | Comments Off

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1-800-4-A-CHILD
Approx. 4 children a day die in the United Sates of America due to child abuse or neglect.
Make an APEC pledge to protect the helpless.
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Post8

Posted by on December 11, 2008 | Comments Off

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You know that boyfriend you had 7 years ago…let’s talk about him, his kids and his mom. We know you have movies/projects to promote but…
Honestly, this topic is more tired than your haircut circa 1994.

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NFL Downsizing in NYC, NJ, and LA

Posted by on December 10, 2008 | Comments Off

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Following NBA, NASCAR, and MLB-Internet layoffs NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces job cuts in several divisions leaving approx. 150 people out of work.
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Uber Axeman Satriani Sues Anglo-saxsons

Posted by on December 5, 2008 | Comments Off

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A federal copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Thursday on behalf of legendary rock guitarist Joe Satriani against British band Coldplay. Deets via Reuters
“Every artist is a cannibal every poet is a thief.” -U2

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