The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Jun 29, 2007

Whose Foolin' Who

There it was right there on the front page of the Tribune, Marty Called Out. The essence of the story is that Marty was caught with his microphone down by Councilors O'Malley and Cadigan when as part of his weekly call in show on 770 KKOB AM a caller named "Linda" called in to bash the council and pledge her support for Marty's vetoes. The only problem, "Linda" is actually Marty's CFO, Gail Reese.
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This is also the show that set off Mt. Villanucci the following Monday, when the mayor in essence called anyone who had timed the yellow lights at photo enforced scam-era intersections kooks. You can hear the whole show here.
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This tactic is nothing new for the mayor on high. Mayor Chavez or his confederates actually tried to skew the results of the Eye Poll just a couple of weeks ago. Later that same week the 11th floor was trying to orchestrate a call in campaign aimed at talk show host Jim Villanucci. The objective of the campaign was to try to fool listeners in to believing that Marty's scam-eras enjoyed wide support out there in radio land.

Villanucci and producer Richard Edes were not fooled for a moment and dropped all of the lines in order to allow a more representative sample of the general population to get through. In other words, callers without Marty's talking points.

It should come as no surprise that since the mayor tried to stack the Villanucci deck; he would have his cronies call in to his show as well. That's exactly what happened June 16th. We've uploaded the call in question so take a listen. You'll notice a couple of things about the call, the distinctiveness of the caller's voice and the condescension oozing out of the mayor.

When the Trib reporter Peter Rice confronted Ms. Reese about the call you'll note her first response was to spin saying, "I might have, yes." Then to make the ridiculous claim that, "[i]t's not something I would necessarily remember doing." Rrrrright.... We often call radio talk shows and find it hard to remember calling.

When Ms. Reese realized that she'd pretty much been caught cold, she fell into defense mode and claimed that "Linda" is her "alter-ego name." Alter-Ego name?! Now Ms. Reese seems to have a dual personality to go along with her poor memory.

What is it about the Chavez administration that requires its members to spin or everything from scam-era crashes, to yellow light timing, to call-in shows? Does the Almighty Mayor think so little of all of us peons down here that he can believe that we'll buy all of this? If you've got 40 minutes, listen to the entire show. Listen carefully to the mayor's attitude. Listen to how he treats his critics. To us it's offensive and couldn't be more condescending.

A couple of things are absolutely sure... The council and the mayor are heading towards an all-out war, and the public is on to the mayor's act. Seems like for the first time since Marty took office (the first time and the second) he's beginning to lose control of the public and the media. More importantly, he's not foolin' anyone... for a change.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Marty Chavez is the poster child for everything that is wrong with NM politics. His lack of character and integrity is disgraceful.

It is my fervent hope that he will never serve in the capacity of a public servant ever again.

Anonymous said...

Did you see Jim Ludwick's article in the Albuquerque Journal today? Talk about glazing the whole thing over. Good thing the Trib reported on it the way it actually happened instead of just posting the Chavez clean-up spin about intimidating councilors.

Anonymous said...

Chavez owns the Journal. They are his mouthpiece. I have switched my subscription to the Trib.

Anonymous said...

I did the exact same thing as the above commenter. The Journal is an embarrassing rag and will continue to be unless it begins to do the job its hack writers are entrusted to do. Ludwick, and certainly his editors, should take a good long look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that they'll bow out of the journalism world having failed at the one job they're supposed to do: hold government accountable.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

Chavez owns the Journal. They are his mouthpiece. I have switched my subscription to the Trib. "

hahahahahahaha...please you guys...the trib is the worst paper I've ever seen, and I've lived in about 10 different states. Also, the journal is definitely not "owned" by Marty. They talk a lot of smack about him. But comon, seriously...the trib is awful and has less than 10K readers. It will be gone in less than 2 years.

Anonymous said...

This City is a disgrace, led by immorals. How long do the people need to realize that anyone who works for or follows this mayor, is no better than he. The corruption is NOT as bad as everywhere else; It's Worse.
This Mayor and this Chief need to retire, period. But stay if you will, it's only a matter of time before the next scandal hits and politicians in THIS city will start to be indicted and go to jail.

Anonymous said...

To the poster at 11:30.....

Since you have lived in about 10 different states, I'll be willing to wager that you will be gone far sooner than the Trib. The ABQ Trib has been around since at least the mid 60's and while they do not enjoy the same readership numbers that the Albuquerque Urinal does, they at least have some semblance of journalism. As such they often break more of the dirty stories that the morning rag ever does.

See Ya........

Anonymous said...

I would like to read a stream of comments on this subject that are on topic and respectful.

Is that too much to ask?

Anonymous said...

Here's one that is on point...Way to go "Linda" Give those idiots on the council hell. I don't care what you call yourself, I like your style .......Knock O'l Debbie & Brad in the dirt & keep telling the public what a bunch of morons sit on the Legislative branch of our local Government.

Anonymous said...

Damn GAIL you should not have said anything at all. You should have just remained unknown and silent. Now everyone thinks JANET RENOS little brother works for the CITY NOW .....!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Here's one that is on point...Way to go "Linda" Give those idiots on the council hell. I don't care what you call yourself, I like your style .......Knock O'l Debbie & Brad in the dirt & keep telling the public what a bunch of morons sit on the Legislative branch of our local Government.

June 30, 2007 5:22:00 PM MDT

This is a great example of people in Marty's corner not having any ethics. Go ahead and lie to the public. That is what Marty's corner is saying. Maybe next time, Linda or Gail, will call up and complain about you! Oh will that be ok?

Anonymous said...

She has a right to her opinions & the right to voice them. Why is that not having "ethics"? So she didn't use her name, neither are you or I for that matter............ "Anonymous"
What's the difference? You're beginning to sound a lot like that other idiot that is sitting in the Presidents chair in D.C. "If you're not with us, you're against us". The Bush administration has convinced the American people that speaking out against your Govt. is anti-patriotic. "Dissention is the highest form of Patriotism"

Anonymous said...

Oh, and by the way..... I support Gail or Linda's right to call up and complain about me anytime. That's what makes my country great, we are all free to make those decisions.

Anonymous said...

When you are in public service you are expected to be honest in all you do. Her calling the mayor's call in line under a different name is misleading to the public. It makes the public think that a number of REGULAR citizens agree with him on this issue, which in this case was not true because she is a city employee. What don't you get about being truthful? This blog is not the mayor's call in line. I cannot believe you are defending untruthfulness in government. I think you really need to take a hard look at your own ethics, if you find it ok to lie to the public I sure hope you never run for office, or should I say I hope you are not currently in office.

Anonymous said...

If Gail thought this was so important, as a city employee she should have shown the courage to call in and identify herself. She lied and the mayor knew it. Therefore they both mislead the public. A lie is a lie is a lie. If you don't get that then there is no hope for you.

joeschmedlap said...

I have to agree with the "she has a right" to make the call camp, BUT she should have done it in her own name. I wonder if she, or other sity hall employees, would do this of her own free will or if these Alias calls are pre arranged and scripted. Having been in meetings chaired by that foul tempered dwarf I can guess that calls like this are scripted. The council on the other hand can be just as retarded as Marty, but pound for pound seem far more ethical or maybe just less driven to achieve higher office.

Anonymous said...

Do you really think she did this on her own??? Marty calls the shots and rehearsal at city hall. Just like last week when Roy Turpen called in.

Anonymous said...

As a highly paid appointee of this city, I would do the same thing if it means keeping my salary for as long as I can even if I don't believe what I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

Selling one's soul for a political appointment and doing what your told no matter what is the first question on the job application.
"I can't hold a job in the real world, so I'll just do whatever it takes."
Sounds like a sign that hangs over the door way of a brothel.

Anonymous said...

WHORES!!!! I BET you don't tell your KIDS that ANALOGY! Do what ever and say what ever even if you know it to be wrong, and untruthfull just to make a few bucks. Then AGAIN we are IN NEW MEXICO. Marty should just APPOINT VIGIL,ARAGON, and the LAS VEGAS school board members to his campain for GOV. get us ALL PRIMED for the ANAL RAPE that will happen IF he WINS!

Anonymous said...

So if you learned that her middle name was "Linda" it would make what she said not a lie? She was expressing an opinion, are you saying her opinions about the council are a lie? You can't have it both ways.....Anyway, you'll get over it.

Anonymous said...

Keep on topic, it's not about the council. This one is about lying to the public. I doubt you ever get it.

Anonymous said...

You're right, I never will get it. The debate is over her comments & opinions about this council not about what she calls herself. You remind me of the REEPUBLICAHNS in the White House. They want us to believe that Iraq had WMD's and had something to do with 9/11....Keep following the village idiot from Texas right over the cliff along with all of the other blind, deaf & dumb sheep.

Anonymous said...

You are one strange person. Read the article again. The topic is about whether it was ethical for the CEO of the city to misrepresent herself during the Mayor's PUBLIC call in radio show. That's it nothing else. Now you want to talk about Bush. Can't you just admit she goofed and move on? You are defending something that can't be defended. Marty and Gail(Linda) made a mistake. Is it going to damn you to hell to admit they handled this wrong? Are you so blinded by loyalty to Marty that you refuse to see what they did was wrong?

Anonymous said...

I've moved on. I never cared one way or the other for what she called herself. Frankly I don't blame her, the members of this council are dirtbags & would go after her for speaking her opinion. I admire her for her loyalty & yes I also support this Mayor & will continue to do so. That is my right as a citizen. If you don't like Marty then don't vote for him. There are plenty of folks out there that support him just like me and he will be re-elected again if he chooses to run or better yet, I hope he runs for Governor & carries his leadership across this state.

Anonymous said...

Never said I didn't like him. In fact I voted for him in every mayor election. I am just able to see things clearly and call a goof a goof and not have blind loyalty. That is what makes our leaders better, when people do not rubber stamp everything they do or providing excuses for mistakes. Marty does not need YES men/women. He needs honest citizens who are not afraid to say GOOD JOB or BAD JOB. That is our system. I hope you have learned something.

Anonymous said...

Oh did he buy you and your family dinner? I know you got an invitation to the state of the city address once.Wow, your important.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I learn something new every day! I also voted for him all 3 times as Mayor & once before for Gov. & I'll do it again. I am loyal to him because I believe in his ideas & goals. We both have a strong work ethic & love our hometowns. As for the other poster, yes my family and I have had dinner, lunch and breakfast with Marty, many times. You see that is what a loyal friends do, they support each other. I hope that someday you get to crawl out of your miserable little hole & possibly enjoy what it means to live, work hard and have great friendships.

Anonymous said...

You actually admit that. Do you turn a blind eye to other things. Friends of mine wouldn't be friends for long if I didn't approve of the things they've done, business, personal or otherwise. I know, you never cheat and BJ's don't count.

Anonymous said...

Hey Angelo Garcia is a good friend of Marty's. He was just convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly Albuquerque residents. Just before the NM Treasury office scandal broke he had a fund raiser for Marty at his house and Marty attended. Are you Angelo? Are you using the jails computer? Yep friends of Marty are people I trust NNNNNNOOOOOOOTTTTTTTT

Anonymous said...

Look, there are a couple of concrete truths here...

1. Gail called in to the show using a fake name to "praise" the mayor.

2. When confronted with it, she tried to backtrack and deny it.

Yes, EVERYONE has a right to express thier opinion, absolutely. But when you're a public official, ESPECIALLY a public official under the thumb of a ruthless dictator, you can't call in to a radio show pretending to be someone else, get caught, and expect that the public is going to "believe" you were just "expressing" your "opinion".

There is no doubt it was set up, and it's shameful that Marty is going to such lengths to fool us. I'm sure it made HIM feel better though.

Anonymous said...

Friends ?? Loyalty ?? To what?
City Hall is full of phony, incompetents, loyal to one person for a job that they are not capable. You're asked (told) to destroy others and by doing so, know damn well that it is wrong and against your better judgement. But, you do it anyway to protect your job, even though you despise the one who appointed you. And in the end, you will be a victim just like the ones that you helped destroy. Your jobs will be your demise for everyone involved in this immoral political sesspool called City Hall, will wind up being bitten by the hand that feeds you. It's called eating their own.
Friend? You don't even know the meaning of the word.

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah...If I were as sad and miserable as you I'd blow my brains out.....Wanna borrow my weapon? Do the city a favor & end it all buddy.

Anonymous said...

There you go, when you can't win the debate you resort to these types of comments. If you do have a gun you should turn it over to APD before you hurt yourself.

Anonymous said...

The scary thing is, he's probably APD brass....

Anonymous said...

Actually BCSO Brass.....

Anonymous said...

Naw he won't blow HIS brains out HE'S to busy BLOWING Darren (I've never seen a camera I didn't love) White ........! The HERO of KATRINA .........!

Anonymous said...

Hero of Katrina? I thought that was Mike Holly? or was that Mark Bralley AKA "Eye". Oh well, not much difference between the two, both Fu*k sticks and legends in their own minds...

Anonymous said...

What .......??????? Mark Bralley AKA "EYE", Mike Holly? Who are those dudes? Anyways ... All I know is freakin' Darren (I've never seen a camera I didn't love) White is SOOOOOO true! Public Access ch. 27 played that dudes Hero Katrina crap for months. I saw that dude played more times than Leave It to Beaver reruns ......! I'm just glad He was there what would they have done without him? Gotta go busy with a little thing called WAR .....! Not a hero though ......!

Anonymous said...

Public access? Hell he was down there playing that video himself. Anyone can go down there & put anything on tv. That's why they call it public access. I'm glad he was there too, I just wish he stayed!

Anonymous said...

Linda for Mayor !

Anonymous said...

Or her better looking TWIN sister Janet Reno!

Anonymous said...

There you go....Mayor & CAO ! What a ticket....