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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Just Say “NO!” to Tim Keller

Filed under: Philosophy — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:44 AM (04:44)

Why should I support Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque?

I don’t.

Allow me some space to list some reasons —

OK, that’s enough. He wants any more publicity from me, he can send me a check for it. Because I’ve already paid for it, to a degree — see the bit above about tax-funded campaigning.


Monday, 8 May 2017

Public Protesting Has Limits

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:01 PM (18:01)

In a recent article on NMPolitics.net, Heath Haussamen reported about a protest event at the Las Cruces Border Patrol station, where protestors were blocking the accessways in and out of the station.

The part that set me off was this snippet here —

“Midway through the protest about two dozen people, including Delgado-Martinez, blocked both entrances to the gated parking lot for employees at the Border Patrol station, preventing anyone from entering or leaving.”

For anyone other than sworn law enforcement, stopping someone from leaving a location without first having personally witnessed that person committing a felony is itself a felony crime —

30-4-3. False imprisonment.

False imprisonment consists of intentionally confining or restraining another person without his consent and with knowledge that he has no lawful authority to do so.

Whoever commits false imprisonment is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

http://tinyurl.com/NMSA-30-4-3

What is a felony as per New Mexico law, you might ask?

30-1-6. Classified crimes defined.

  1. A crime is a felony if it is so designated by law or if upon conviction thereof a sentence of death or of imprisonment for a term of one year or more is authorized.
  2. A crime is a misdemeanor if it is so designated by law or if upon conviction thereof a sentence of imprisonment in excess of six months but less than one year is authorized.
  3. A crime is a petty misdemeanor if it is so designated by law or if upon conviction thereof a sentence of imprisonment for six months or less is authorized.

http://tinyurl.com/NMSA-30-1-6

31-4-14. Arrest without a warrant.

The arrest of a person may be lawfully made also by any peace officer or a private person without a warrant upon reasonable information that the accused stands charged in the courts of a state with a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, but when so arrested the accused must be taken before a judge or magistrate with all practicable speed and complaint must be made against him under oath setting forth the ground for the arrest as in the preceding section [31-4-13 NMSA 1978]; and thereafter his answer shall be heard as if he had been arrested on a warrant.

http://tinyurl.com/NMSA-31-4-14

It gets even better — apparently State Representative Bill McCamley (D – Las Cruces) joined Mr. Delgado-Martinez in committing felony-level obstruction of the accessways —

Later at that entrance, state Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces, sat with other protesters blocking the entrance. When a man in a white pickup tried to leave, McCamley, wearing a black suit and red tie, stared him down. Delgado-Martinez sat next to him.

The man got out of his car. “I can’t leave?” he asked. He told the protesters he could arrest them before getting back in his truck and returning to the lot.

Here’s the YouTube clip embedded in the article —

Libertarians have learned over the years that you just can’t do whatever you feel like, at least without some sorts of consequences.

For example, we don’t block the entrances of post offices or other buildings while we’re gathering petition signatures or passing out literature.

And, as I’ve noted above, stopping people from leaving a building — unless you personally witness them committing a felony — is a felony crime itself.

Frankly, if I’m going to get a felony conviction, I want it to be for a damned good reason.

Still, this right in line with what we can expect from the “left” — they think that they can do unto others as they see fit.

NO, you can’t simply stop people from leaving a facility just because you feel like it.

NO, you can’t smash storefront windows and set cars on fire just because you feel like it.

NO, you can’t block traffic on the interstate by forming a human chain across the roadway just because you feel like it.

And there are potential consequences besides the legal ones — standing or sitting in front of moving vehicles just might piss off the drivers enough that they might run you over. There are YouTube clips available of Black Lives Matter protestors being run over while they were blocking a given interstate.

What if you’re blocking an ambulance carrying a patient who’s just suffered a stroke or a heart-attack? What will you tell them — “At least you have health coverage due to Obama” ?

I surmise that this is a big part of why elements of the “left” want to do away with the right to own and carry weapons, by hook or by crook — they want to be free to smash your storefront, set your car on fire or stop you from going about your business for whatever reason, without fear of consequences.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 921, 7 May 2017
  2. Approximate reading level — 13.2
  3. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Twitter / WordPress.com

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Just Say No 2017-2018 v1

Filed under: Media, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:21 AM (05:21)

“After Albuquerque mayoral candidate Brian Colón filed his first campaign finance report, he issued a statement touting the $357,000 he raised and the support he received from ‘some of the area’s key stakeholders.’

“But Colón has returned $5,150 to one of those key stakeholders — Attorney General Hector Balderas — after the Secretary of State’s Office determined that the contribution wasn’t legal because it was made through Balderas’ campaign fund.”
Albuquerque Journal: Mayoral candidates forced to return some contributions, by Martin Salazar, Journal Staff Writer

Shouldn’t Balderas as the sitting State Attorney General have been aware that he was about to make an illegal campaign contribution and thus refrained from doing so?

Of all people, the State Attorney General should expected to know the current law and stick to it.

If Balderas is going to use the line “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” against others, then he shouldn’t be breaking the law himself.

Likewise, Colón, being a practicing attorney and member of the NM Bar Association himself, should also have known the law and not accepted the 5,150 from Balderas.

At any rate, I will be scratching Balderas’ name off of my list of acceptable gubernatorial candidates at this point.

Nor will I be supporting Richard Berry’s 2018 gubernatorial bid.

Likewise, I will not be supporting either Brian Colón or Dan Lewis to be the next Mayor of Albuquerque.

Aside from the mayoral candidacy of Wayne Johnson, I’ll be supporting either Dumpster Fire or Cthulhu for mayor.


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 15.4
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.me / Liberty Society / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    5. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    7. New Mexico for Liberty Facebook group
    8. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Friday’s Bizarre Phone Call

Filed under: Fun, Humor, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:02 PM (19:02)

Friday afternoon (4 November 2016), I received a call from a Hillary Clinton supporter (calling from a private number) who complained about a robocall from the Gary Johnson campaign. The caller then proceeded to ramble on for 57 minutes about Gary being too stoned and narcissistic to be a good little Buddhist Democrat, that Gary was “stealing votes” from Hillzilla, along with side rants about Susana Martinez, Trump, the GOP in general, the Albuquerque Journal, and Ralph Nader (for “stealing votes” from Gore in 2000).

The caller also stated that Gary didn’t climb Mt. Everest as he said he did (and took pictures from the summit), that he was a lousy governor of New Mexico, didn’t do anything but say “no” to well-meaning “progressive” legislation that was “for the children,” that no one pays any attention to her “because I’m white,” that Susana Martinez was elected as Governor in 2010 solely on the strength of her last name, among other things.

I have the app “Automatic Call Recorder” installed on my LG K7, but it turns out that the app is the app equivalent of dogshit, as I discovered when I tried to copy the saved call from my phone to Facebook, WordPress or my laptop’s hard drive.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Why did Randi McGinn Donate 27k to Hillary Clinton?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:53 AM (02:53)

According to “Guccifer,” Randi McGinn (the same Randi McGinn who’s currently in the public spotlight as the “special prosecutor” in the trial of APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for shooting James Boyd) donated a total of $27,600.00 to Hillary Clinton.

Is she expecting to be appointed as the U.S. Attorney for New Mexico if Hillary wins the White House in November?

Look for contact # VT5BBAQE3T4

https://guccifer2.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/master-west-tracker-2-5k-1-1-2010-7-10-2015.xlsx


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Craigslist / Diaspora* / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress.com
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Copyright © 2016 Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

More Hoplophobia and Victim Disarmament from Michelle Lujan Grisham

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:21 PM (23:21)

Lujan-Grisham’s original text is in italics, my comments are in bold.

Say you believe that now is the time to act on reducing gun violence in America by adding your name to our petition today.

Show me a responsible gun owner who actually approves of “gun violence,” OK?

Dear Mike,

During my time in Congress, I’ve participated in more moments of silence to honor the victims of gun violence than policy debates about how to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. It’s unacceptable.

Never mind that the phrase “gun violence” is intended to provoke an anti-firearm emotional state. Notice how the hoplophobes never talk about “knife violence” or “baseball bat violence” or “beer bottle violence” ?

Just look at what our community in New Mexico is coping with right now: — the tragic murder of an ADP police officer — the fatal road rage shooting of a 4-year-old girl in Albuquerque — and another incident just this week in Española where a brawl turned into something worse when a man pulled out a gun and shot an 8-year-old boy

With dangerous weapons killing an average of 36 people every day, it’s only a matter of time until another community in New Mexico has to suffer.

These incidents bring to bare that many communities — that every single community across the country — are suffering from gun violence, and other public safety issues. In Washington, there is a growing sense that we are failing to act as policy makers, yet action continues to be stalled. And these recent shootings are a reminder of how unacceptable that has become.

Politicians are always the last people we should look to in order to solve any problem.

Duh.

Sign this petition to stand with me in tackling gun violence — we can no longer afford to wait to act on gun violence. The time is now.

I’m already taking specific steps to address this crisis in Washington.

First, I’m co-sponsoring the bipartisan[1] King-Thompson bill[2], which expands existing background checks to cover all commercial firearm sales. On top of that, I’m aggressively supporting the Gun Violence Research Act[3], which will repeal the ban on CDC gun violence research.

And how many 20-25 year-old criminals will be labeled as “teen-agers? How many instances of justifiable self-defense using firearms will be lumped in as “gun violence” ?

Neither of these Acts has a real chance of passing the Republican-led U.S. House, which has to at least pay lip service to respecting the right of private civilians to own and carry weapons, as gauranteed by the Second Amendment. Even most Democrats pay that lip service, in the same breath as they propose to rewrite the Second into oblivion.

I feel strongly that everyone has the right to safety in their community. It is fundamental to the American dream, and that’s why it is imperative that we act on gun violence before it’s too late. Will you stand with me today?

It’s always “imperative,” isn’t it?

Add your name to our gun violence petition right here, right now

Best wishes,

Michelle Lujan Grisham

P.S. And just this past week, I was interviewed on KOB4 in Albuquerque to talk about the recent gun violence in New Mexico. You can watch it here.

http://kob.com/article/stories/S3950289.shtml

Never shy for the media, is she?

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Of course she’s all about enhancing the cash flow.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. The Republican sponsoring this bit of hoplophobic nonsense is none other than the cretinous Peter King from Long Island, New York.
  2. HR 1217 – “Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015”
  3. HR 3926 – “Gun Violence Research Act”

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 12.2
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoLPBC Blog / LPBCNM Official Facebook page / LPBCNM Official Facebook group
    3. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com
    4. “New Mexico Libertarians” Facebook group

Copyright © 2015 Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Libertarian Party of Bernalillo County, New Mexico and Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Donning the HAZMAT Suit . . .

Filed under: Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:13 PM (13:13)

Yes, last week I put on the HAZMAT suit and went to the polls.

First, I voted for Jon Barela for U.S. House of Representatives. I’m wondering if I’ll have cause to regret this later – first, the Barela campaign was going to bring in Rudy Giuliani for a fundraising rally –

Oct 12 – Giuliani / Barela invitation

Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani Pre-Election Rally for, Jon Barela

Oct 12 Barela / Giuliani M&G Cancelled

POSTPONED: Rudy Giuliani Pre-election Rally

Then, as if Giuliani wasn’t bad enough,
the campaign sets up a rally with former Senator Pete Domenici. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t remember St. Pete being any sort of fiscal hawk. Rather, I have these memories of him talking up all of the “bacon” (piles and piles of FRNs taxed away from Productive Class people in other states) that he was “bringing home” to New Mexico.

Just for the record, I think that Jon is genuinely interested in helping the people of the District get Imperial Washington off their backs. It’s just that he seems to be listening too much to the McCleskey Machine.

Second, for Governor, I wrote in Bill Koehler, as neither of the two Establishment-anointed candidates seem to have a clue, other than each of them is the only one for the job, and the other is demonspawn.

Click the picture for the full-size version.

I know that Bill isn’t a State-sanctioned “declared write-in candidate” [1], as is Kenneth Gomez. Still, that didn’t stop the person(s) behind the site nmdefamationsuit.com from writing in Faustus Valdez.

Denish seems to be trying to play both sides of her partisan affiliation – saying “Look at the great things we did from 2002 until now” (to keep her base on board), while at the same time attempting to distance herself from Richardson as a result of the pay-to-play scandals. In the meantime, Martinez is playing up her cred as a prosecutor, giving the impression that once inaugurated, she’ll go hell-bent on bringing charges against those who were on Wild Bill’s executive-level payroll. Really, Susana, we know better than that – Republicans don’t go after Democrats from previous administrations because they know that Democrats don’t go after Republicans from previous administrations. But still, each side portrays itself as the one who will get “revenge” (?) on the other side’s indiscretions, atrocities and corruption, while they excuse those same indiscretions, atrocities and corruption because they know that the other side will give them a pass on their own misdeeds.

Let’s see – next, I voted for Dianna Duran and Matt Chandler. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are two of the “gatekeepers” in the pay-to-play world of electoral politics, and these offices have been in Democrat hands for way too long. It’s well past time that the Democrats had their apple cart overturned. This is NOT to say that the Republicans won’t seek to develop the same sort of system on their behalf, but it will take them time to do so, and in that “downtime,” Liberty can advance. Hopefully.

   

Click the pictures for the full-size versions.

As for Matt Rush, he’s simply the lesser of the two evils. Ray Powell[2] is a committed eco-fascist as well as being a connected Democrat Coggie.

Concerning the Schoonover vs. Lewis race, I cast a blank here – I really can’t say anything bad about James B. Lewis. As for Schoonover, he apparently couldn’t be bothered to respond to a questionnaire sent to him by the New Mexico Breeze. If that wasn’t bad enough, I heard him when he was a guest on Janice Arnold-Jones’ 1550 KIVA-AM radio show – he seemed focused on developing the economy because people making more money, creating jobs, etc., would mean higher tax revenues that “smaller communities can’t do without” and such. Similarly, I couldn’t come up with anything bad to say about Balderas, the incumbent State Auditor. Errol Chavez, his opponent, is rather proud of his previous role in propping up Drug Prohibition, and recently was diagnosed with some sort of brain tumor. So I cast a blank in this race, as well.

   

Click the pictures for the full-size versions.

Next we go to my own race. I was told by someone at the County Clerk’s Elections Bureau that I was “good to go” as a write-in candidate. Yet there’s no space to write me in under Maestas’ name here. What gives?

Click the picture for the full-size version.


NOTES

  1. Bill filed with the Secretary of State’s Elections Bureau to run as an independent (no partisan affiliation) write-in candidate for Governor in early June. He was told that because he was registered to vote as a Big-“L” Libertarian, they wouldn’t put him on the ballot as an independent.

    Come to think of it, they probably wouldn’t have put him on the ballot as an independent if he had switched his registration at that time, as New Mexico has a “sore loser law” – the time for him to change his registration would have been January, before the Governor’s Proclamation.

    Why did he decide to run as an independent, instead of on the Libertarian Party ticket? Simple – the State Election Code says that any political party whose candidate for either Governor or President fails to get at least 0.5 percent of all of the votes cast in that race ceases to be a State-recognized political party. Regaining ballot status in New Mexico requires a party so disenfranchised to collect about 8,000 – 10,000 signatures. Usually, getting this done requires hiring paid signature gatherers, who will charge 2 per signature. Do the math – this totals up to 16,000 – 20,000, which can quickly bankrupt a smaller organization. Thus it’s not in the interests of the LP, New Mexico Greens, etc., to run candidates for Governor or President here in New Mexico.

  2. PLEASE do NOT confuse Powell the Democrat candidate with the Ray Powell who has worked with the Ron Paul 2008 campaign, New Mexico Patriot Alliance, retakecongress.com, among other things. The latter Ray is definitely one of the good guys.
  3. Reposted –
    1. The Weekly SeditionWordPress
    2. New Mexico Liberty / Mike Blessing for State Representative

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