MI, TX, LA, OH, IL, MA and so many more states are “hot on our boot heel” and that which has been described as “an industry on wheels” will roll on by us (again, Microsoft style) if NM doesn’t retain their reign.
There is a long sad list of films and productions that check-in at the New Mexico Film office but don’t stay because of incentives elsewhere – but as of now the glorious list of those that come and do set-up house with their dollars, their notoriety and their community service is longer.
This is like that great love of your life that you’d be a fool to cast aside – Don’t be a chump. Vote-up NM.
On the bias we’ve been discussing what seems to be a toxic mix of either overwhelming fear, extreme disinterest and/or discontentedness over just who will be the next leader of our great state. Thanks so much for your comments and retweets over on FB and Twitter – some venting and the sharing of your POV has really helped keep me off the ledge over the issue(s).
But the most glaring concern remains and that is whether or not peeps and tweeps are actually gonna get out and vote. So as a matter of public service I’d like to offer up one of my final attempts to git’ y’all out to do just that!
If you don’t feel like doing any further investigating into either candidates’ platforms (where they may be available, like here, here, here, here or here) and if you like many will simply continue to tune out to their political ads here are quick reference routes to come to some decision and hopefully motivate you to get out to the polls and make your choice count.
Here goes…in the category of Soft Science take a look at the candidates logos (above).
Diane Denish in soft, yet authoritative blue, supported by her running mate’s name, with the New Mexico zia symbol centered, and outstretched toward potential and growth.
Susana Martinez, her name and her name alone, zia symbol off center and skewed….hmmm. Dark, nay black background, sharp, glaring white NAME and deep yellow (the color of warning/caution flashing) symbol.
-OR- if you want to go the more superficial route…take a gander at both these ladies’ eyebrow game (above). As beauty is in the eye of the beholder (tweezer and/or pencil holder) take the visual and apply your own sensibilities to the thought that how these ladies treat their brows is how they may treat our state…and VOTE on November 2nd.
Friends of equality and human rights, you deserve to know that your candidates for Governor of New Mexico stand very divided on this as well as most other important issues:
“I have fought to eliminate discrimination of any kind throughout my career and I support the domestic-partnership bill,” – Diane Denish
“I would not sign the domestic partnership bill. It is unnecessary and ill-advised…Rushing this bill through the Legislature demonstrates that the Richardson/Denish administration has its priorities misplaced,”
- Susana Martinez
Above, New Mexico’s Own Jesse Tyler Furgeson (JTF) and his co-star Eric Stonestreet accept the HRC’s National Arts and Culture Award for their Emmy winning series, Modern Family.
Whatever your label, don’t scream “No big Government” with one face and force your religion, orientation and hypocrisies on my body, heart and soul out the other!
If the money you’re incensed over is stamped “in MY God only we trust”, you don’t agree that we’re free to love he or she, and you want to regulate the very body that is me, then I cannot drink your tea, join your GOP or ignore your OPP.
We will promptly post any official statement from either/both campaigns as soon as one not likely might be received…
UPDATE, Denish Response:
“The film industry has been a beacon for jobs during tough times. One of my main concerns is jump starting our economy in New Mexico. The film industry is definitely key in doing so. We need to continue to work with the industry and the Legislature provide sustainable, accountable incentives, as well as build up post production in New Mexico.” – Diane Denish 9/14/10
“IT workers who grew up in NM often consider themselves lucky to work
in their home state. If they managed to make it through the public
schools with a decent education, they are frequently lured away by out
of state universities. Recent graduates face a bleak job market and
often find that leaving NM is the only choice to advance their
career. What would you, as governor, do to nurture the development and
education of local high tech workers? How would you keep the local
talent here and what would you do to bring more high tech jobs to NM?”
- Peter Mezensky
Again, we will promptly post any official statement from either/both campaigns as soon as one might be received…
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