And some people say there is no God

From Capitol Report New - On Saturday night, the UNM Lobos football team finally won a game. After being outscored 410-113 in their first nine games, the Lobos broke a 12-game losing streak dating back to last year by knocking off UNLV 21-14. Not only that, but down in Las Cruces, the NMSU Aggies defeated Fresno State 48-45 to improve to 4-6 for the season. When was the last time both the Lobos and the Aggies football teams each picked up wins on the same weekend? See highlights

Martinez visits Chihuahua, will honor great-grandfather

From the El Paso - By Marisela Ortega Lozano - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martínez arrived in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, on Sunday to attend a special meeting of the Mexican state's Congress Monday. The meeting will honor those who fought during the Mexican Revolution in 1910, including her great-grandfather Toribio Ortega. According to a news release from Chihuahua state officials, Martínez will help unveil a sculpture of Ortega that honors him as a hero. On Sunday, officials said Martínez and Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte toured historic sites in Chihuahua City. Among them was a shrine erected to honor Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a hero of Mexican Independence.

Pennsylvania Gov: Change law after Penn State scandal

NewsNM: Swickard - How could it be that the mainstream media all failed to mention that the victimized disadvantaged youths were black? From - (CNN) -- Pennsylvania needs to change its law in the wake of a scandal over alleged child sexual abuse by a then-member of Penn State's football coaching team, the governor said Sunday. A new law is needed to make sure reports of alleged child sexual abuse are made to government authorities, Tom Corbett said. "Should the law be changed? Absolutely," Corbett said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Corbett was the attorney general who began an investigation of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. A 23-page grand jury report released last weekend described crimes that Sandusky allegedly committed against young boys between 1994 and 2009 -- some of them on campus, both during and after his tenure at at Penn State. Sandusky's attorney, Joseph Amendola, has said that his client disputes the report. In 2002, a graduate assistant allegedly saw Sandusky raping a boy in the showers of a campus athletics facility. The graduate student, Mike McQueary, informed Joe Paterno, the team's coach at the time, according to the grand jury report. Paterno then alerted his boss, the school's athletic director. It was years before law enforcement first learned about the allegation. Read more

Administration Urges New Wilderness "Protections"

From -The Obama administration is calling for 18 new wilderness and conservation area declarations in nine Western states, according to a report released Thursday by the secretary of the Interior that he hopes will result in new legislation from Congress establishing the new land protections.  They include creation of San Juan Islands National Conservation Area in Washington, protections for New Mexico's Rio Grande del Norte and 16 other sites.  More News New Mexico

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Michael Moore's Weekend Home
NM Watchdog - The political left tells us that Americans need to be less greedy, less wasteful, less “consumerist” and more “sustainable.” Okay, but how come so many progressives live like Louis XIV? Filmmaker Michael Moore has shown up at a number of Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, offering his support. A couple weeks ago, Moore — who released a movie sarcastically called “Capitalism: A Love Story,” appeared on Piers Morgan’s program on CNN:
PIERS MORGAN, HOST: I need you to admit the bleeding obvious. I need you to sit here and say, I’m in the 1 percent, because it’s important.
MICHAEL MOORE: Well, I can’t. Because I’m not.
MORGAN: Because the validity of your argument — you are, though.
MOORE: No, I’m not. I’m not.
MORGAN: You’re not in if 1 percent?
MOORE: Of course I’m not. How can I be in the 1 percent?
MORGAN: Because you’re worth millions.
Read full story and see all of the pictures here: News New Mexico

The Hills Are Alive!

Denver Post - Just in case I needed official confirmation that I dwell in Flyover Country, the U.S. Air Force has provided it in the form of the Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area. It covers 60,699 square miles in New Mexico and Colorado, and it's for training flight crews based at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, N.M. They'll be making five-hour nighttime practice runs at less than 1,000 feet above ground, sometimes as low as 300 feet. They'll be flying the C-130 Hercules, a big transport turbo-prop, and the CV-22 Osprey​, a sort of helicopter-airplane hybrid that does not have an exemplary safety record. Airplanes make noise, but the Air Force says courses will be staggered so that residents of the training zone - basically the southwestern quadrant of Colorado and a big chunk of New Mexico - will be awakened only two or three times a year. Even so, that has inspired some complaints from people who insist that they didn't move to the boondocks to get more turbo-prop noise. And those complaints have inspired the patriotic rejoinder that the airborne noises do not represent spooked cattle or snowslide triggers, but are "the sound of freedom."  That's an old trick, finding a virtuous name for an annoyance. I grew up around Greeley, which in those days sat near some of the largest cattle feedlots in the world. Given the right breeze on a summer day, the aroma could be overwhelming to visitors and newcomers - if you lived there, you got so used to it that you didn't notice. Their eyes might water and they could wheeze and complain, and we locals would say, "That's the smell of money." Nowadays, of course, I'm a wimp. If I'm within 10 miles downwind of a feedlot, my nose runs and I think about switching to free-range grass-fed beef or even vegetarianism. Read full story here: News New Mexico

Disposing of Obama's Worst Nightmare

David Axelrod
Human Events - by Ann Coulter - Herman Cain​ has spent his life living and working all over the country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. -- but never in Chicago. So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod​. Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain's personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain's short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he's alleged to have been a sexual predator. After O'Grady's name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain's personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them -- by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.) And now, after a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we've suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of ... Chicago. Herman Cain has never lived in Chicago. But you know who has? David Axelrod! And guess who lived in Axelrod's very building? Right again: Cain's latest accuser, Sharon Bialek. Bialek's accusations were certainly specific. But they also demonstrated why anonymous accusations are worthless. Within 24 hours of Bialek's press conference, friends and acquaintances of hers stepped forward to say that she's a "gold-digger," that she was constantly in financial trouble -- having filed for personal bankruptcy twice -- and, of course, that she had lived in Axelrod's apartment building at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, where, she admits, she knew the man The New York Times calls Obama's "hired muscle." Throw in some federal tax evasion, and she's Obama's next Cabinet pick. The reason all this is relevant is that both Axelrod and Daley have a history of smearing political opponents by digging up claims of sexual misconduct against them. Read full column here: News New Mexico

County's Top DWI Offenders

From -High number of repeat drunk drivers don't get the message the first, second, third, fourth or even fifth time. It's been a deadly week on New Mexico roadways. Four people have died in suspected DWI crashes one of which involves a repeat drunk driver. More than 200 high repeat offenders, those who have five or more DWI arrests, were taken into custody in Bernalillo county last year alone. The county's top DWI offender is Apolonio Lopez who has 18 DWI arrests since 1987. More News New Mexico