UPDATE 10/02/11: Join the “Virtual March on Wall Street” here.
“Join us on Wednesday to create a huge show of support for anti-Wall Street actions nationwide. Together, we’ll add hundreds of thousands of voices expressing our solidarity with the protests at Occupy Wall Street and across the country targeting the bankers who wrecked our economy.”
In 17th century “New York” settlers built a wall to protect themselves from Indians, pirates, and other dangers…the poor, the sick…
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A government agency says New Mexico has received $394,000 for its share of earnings on a film that got an interest-free loan from the state.
The payment came from the film, “The Book of Eli,” which starred Denzel Washington.
State Investment Council spokesman Charles Wollmann said Tuesday the payment was received last week and the state expects to get more money as the film earns revenue from cable television showings and other sales.
The film received a $15 million loan in 2008 and must repay it next year. The loan was the last made by the state for a film shot in New Mexico.
It’s the second time the state has shared in profits for films with no-interest loans. The state got $500,000 from the comedy, “Employee of the Month.”
IT’S ON: New Mexico’s First Annual Marijuana & Natural Healing Expo, As heard on 94 Rock, As seen on KOB-TV, As Seen on KRQE – GOING ON NOW!!!
I don’t have to be gay to support basic and equal human rights, just as I don’t have to partake to know that medical marijuana is a politically vilified, holistic, medicinal alternative to the big money market of pharmaceuticals that can be a very real threat to overall health and well being.
Hint: When the list of side effects is longer than the list of benefits and includes DEATH and/or increased risk of suicide PAUSE, rewind, STOP!
As a chronic pain sufferer myself I’ve been legally prescribed some of the most sought after pain meds on the market – used ever so sparingly and now not at all (WARNING: NSAIDS are baby killers), the effects of America’s legal narcotics have hit home & heart far harder than naturally herbal remedies ever could (and that’s coming from a fatherless child whose dad was an abandoning, deadbeat and dope peddler – drug mule much).
I also don’t have to escape the throws of agoraphobia to know that an event of this kind generates tourism dollars for my beloved home state – GO NEW MEXICO!
Or they’re coming anyway and looking to hire from within. We’re all for creating more work for natives, HOWEVER…
Ahhemm, incoming madame Governess perhaps t’is time to look into what/how this shall be regulated. Oui? Ou non?
Personally I’ve long been awaiting it as an inevitability, torn between the positive exposure of our great state, preserving the privacy and integrity of our home grown productions and the possibility of spawning the pure evil, sprung from photog seeking/feeding media wh-ores.
and p.s. before you call me out for calling the kettle a big ol’ bag of pot…click
As usual – hedges, then pops back up for more…
Has anyone done the math? I can’t do math for shiz but I’m sure a “Czar” can. I’d like to submit the following questions for calculation:
How many new cars sit on car lots right now? How many people are likely to buy a brand new vehicle within the next 12 months (Per Gallup polls, Arbitron, and/or Census statistics)? Is there a surplus of new cars?
If so…why would we want to add to the surplus?
How many 10+ year old cars are on the road? How many emission violating vehicles are currently in use?
Why doesn’t the car Czar hire Jay Leno to determine a criteria for which old cars are suitable to stay on the road, set-up state by state vehicle testing and recycling centers – staffed by all the soon-to-be laid off auto line workers +, give credits and tax exemptions to those who recycle their beaters, gas guzzlers and polluters to buy the existing surplus of new cars.
Thereby creating jobs for the forthcoming displaced auto industry employees, their suppliers, etc., improving quality of life for consumers, and air quality for all.
Elementary? Maybe, but I bet this 10 min. “brainstorm” may make more sense, or least head in a better direction than whatever car Czar is gonna come up with…unless…Nominate Leno for Czar!
Real – Kennedy & Cuomo – now this is a cast fit for a dynasty. Less hair and better clothes Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Camelot and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo face off for the hotly coveted senate seat soon to be vacated by Hilary Clinton. The two powerful political families have been entwined for decades and with the Clinton’s weaving in and out of this mix a true political web is spinning.
Dramatic? Yes. Superfluous? No.
It is ultimately the responsibility of Governor David Paterson to appoint who among the many candidates will take the seat through 2010 when an election will be held for nominees, sure to include the incumbent of this appointment. Full story – FOX
Note Governor Paterson stepped in after the scandalous resignation of Elliot Spitzer
Unreal – Story Developing
Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich was arrested this morning on Federal Corruption Charges. After years of FBI surveillance Blagojevich and his cheif of staff John Harris are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery – including allegations of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Blagojevich was elected in 2002 when then Governor George Ryan retired on the verge of facing his own federal corruption charges. In 2006 Ryan was convicted and sentenced to six and a half years in prison. Full story – FOX
It’s OFFICIAL – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be heading to Washington D.C., upon confirmation, to serve in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of Commerce.
Welcome to the Jungle Lieutenant Governor Denish
These three multi-millionaires are back in Washington D.C. today to beg Congress for Billions of taxpayer dollars to stay in “business”.
Hmmm, let’s see – who isn’t begging for money to make the rich richer? They may be replete with their own issues, but we give our dollars willingly to the professional sports and entertainment industries…Better Business Plan anyone?
He’s out. This “man”, the driver in the video below is free, WITHOUT any bond today because of clerical errors regarding his arrest. KRQE
This from a state that averages 20 DWI arrests a day and sparingly posts their “High Cost of DWI in NM” which purports “penalties” for each offense all the way to a SEVENTH. What happened to three strikes? That seems like more than enough lenience for endangering lives, but SEVEN shots at vehicular homicide??? How about NINE? TWO, ONE?
As expected and highly anticipated Barack Obama names Hillary Clinton as his pick for Secretary of State this morning. The nation and the world will be watching closely as the one time competitors rally to promote peace, security and prosperity.
Hillary may be poised to promote change starting with what appear to be fuller lips as she took the podium to publicly accept her nomination today. Yes?
Whether injections or make-up artistry – we like it. Versatility without severity that’s a Hill Clinton change I can believe in.
Pictured above 08′ campaign photo Obama/Cinton
Below, CNN video of Clinton’s fuller pout today
President-Elect Obama is holding a press conference second day in a row preempting either The View or Live with Regis and Kelly, Mountain/Pacific Time.
Obama names Peter Orszag, Office of Management and Budget Director and Robert Nabors as Deputy Director.
Still no official word on NM Governor Bill Richardson and NY Senator Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State and Secretary of Commerce…He did remind those appointments are forthcoming, but did not elude to whom.
Watch Elisabeth Hasselbeck hate on our new Commander in Chief here in case you missed it.
All Headline News Reports – Chronic noise violators a.k.a. those punks that roll down your street or worse park in your neighborhood and local parking lots blaring their crappy music get an ear full of the Barney soundtrack or select Barry Manilow tunes to learn what it’s like to be forcibly inflicted with an assault on your ears…And hey some of that crappy music ain’t that bad, Manilow hasn’t been famous for the last hundred years because he sucks, and the Barney franchise has turned out some talent that’s rolled on over to the big, kid-star making machine in the sky called Disney, à la Selena Gomez/Demi Lovato.
To each his own right? But Sacco’s got the right idea…You take Barney, I’ll take Barry but don’t force your stuff on me.
Lesson Learned – You can keep your Jesus fish, but don’t put one on my car.