Congressional Candidate Heroically Does Not Advocate Using Hidden Explosive Devices to Kill Would-Be Illegal Immigrants
Okay, so, there's good news and bad news.
The good news is that — despite what the words that he said with his mouth in front of thousands of radio listeners — New Mexico House candidate Tom Mullins is not in favor of putting deadly explosive devices under U.S. territory to kill or mutilate the bodies of potential dishwashers and hotel chambermaids seeking to enter the United States illegally.
The bad news is that it looks like the state of New Mexico will continue to go without its much needed landmine perimeter…
The Republican nominee for a New Mexico congressional seat suggested during a radio interview that the United States could place land mines along the Mexican border to secure the international boundary.
Asked Monday to clarify, Tom Mullins emphasized that he does not advocate doing so… He explained Monday it was a suggestion he'd heard while campaigning.
You see? It was just a suggestion that somebody suggested that he mentioned for no reason whatsoever.
Tags: House of Representatives, Immigration, Mexico, New Mexico, Republicans
If you're like me, you watched last night's Colbert Report and were stunned to learn that New Mexico's Republican former Governor is pro-pot. Here I thought Pro Pot died in Cambodia in 1998, and it turns out he was running an American state? I can't believe no one's made a bigger deal about this.
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Tags: Drugs, Gary Johnson, Marijuana, New Mexico, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
People seem to always be asking things like, "What makes the Democratic Party such an amazingly powerful force for change?" and "How do the Democrats manage to maintain their steely demeanor in the face of such mighty resistance?" Right? People are always asking those kinds of things, I think.
Anyway, here's a great example of how the Democrats do it. As you may have heard, Sen. Jim DeMint and other great GOP thinkers used unbreakable logic to prove — despite all at stupid dumb scientific knowledge shit — that today's snowstorm is proof that Global Warming is a hoax (???).
So, to fight back, Democrats like New Mexico's Sen. Jeff Bingaman shot back with this piece of ball swaggering bravado…
Democratic senators say a bill that was once a top priority for the party and for President Barack Obama cannot be dug up again during 2010…
"It makes it more challenging for folks not taking time to review the scientific arguments," said Bingaman, who as the chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee has jurisdiction over energy and climate change issues. "People see the world around them and they extrapolate," Bingaman said.
Take that, Republicans! I think you just got served.
Tags: Al Gore, Climate Change, Jim DeMint, New Mexico, Senate
Actor Val Kilmer already has a decent amount of experience playing big, fat, bearded drop-outs in the movies, so it would seem that making the leaping into playing the Governor of New Mexico in real life would be a no-brainer…
Fresh from the inauguration, actor Val Kilmer is pondering running for governor in 2010, when Democrat Bill Richardson's second term ends.
"I'm just looking for ways to be contributive," Kilmer told The Associated Press on Thursday. "And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I'll run."
He certainly has been making "a substantial contribution" recently.
A Kilmer candidacy could throw a monkey wrench into the well-oiled Democratic machine of Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who's already running for the job.
The very idea of that is idiotic.
Lt. Gov. Denish isn't nearly obese enough to tackle the job.
Tags: Bill Richardson, New Mexico
Jeeze. I can't say that the prospect of taking over the role as Secretary of Commerce in the current economic environment would be on the top of my to-do list.
But getting yourself implicated in a pay-to-play scandal just to create an excuse to drop-out gracelessly seems a bit harsh…
The Cabinet that President-elect Barack Obama picked on a fast track has an unexpected opening, with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Obama's choice for commerce secretary, withdrawing under pressure of a federal investigation into how his political donors landed a lucrative transportation contract…
"I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process," Richardson said in a statement. "Given the gravity of the economic situation the nation is facing, I could not in good conscience ask the president-elect and his administration to delay for one day the important work that needs to be done."…
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said he expected a new commerce secretary would be chosen soon but didn't have a timetable.
I imagine it's gonna take some time to find somebody with Richardson's unique qualifications willing to take that thankless job.
And, by that, I mean somebody willing to take that thankless job.
Tags: Bill Richardson, Corruption, New Mexico, Obama Administration