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

Jul 2, 2007

Wrap It Up!

So says Mayor Martin Chavez. You see the Chavez administration has entered into an open-ended contract to wrap city vehicles with a vinyl wrap that would transform them into... well we're not really sure actually.

We've spotted some of Transportation Director Greg Payne's city buses cruising around town sporting the GEICO Gecko. We've assumed that the city is charging GEICO (or any other advertisers) for the wrap AND hopefully for the ad space on the city buses. Now, the mobile billboard company and perhaps the other outdoor advertisers might have a problem with the city entering their domain, but we don't as long as the advertiser is paying for the service.

In fact, it's certainly a better way to subsidize a mass transit system. After all the advertiser is paying for a service that he deems valuable and the city is presumably using the money to offset the cost of mass transit so that we taxpayers aren't left holding the bag (or at least not all of the bag). That's how the free market is supposed to work.

What we're curious about is what the city plans to put on say... garbage trucks. As an advertiser do you really want your company associated with garbage? What about all of the other city vehicles? What are they going to put on the zoning inspectors car or Animal Control paddy wagon?

At a minimum of $2,000 per vehicle (garbage trucks may cost up to $7,000), there ought to be a darn good reason to put wraps around them; something like the vinyl wraps add 50 years to the vehicles useful life. As it is, the council doesn't like the idea of the unilateral decision to spend taxpayer money on wraps that don't seem to serve a purpose and that haven't been approved by the council.

Councilor Cadigan in a prepared statement, characterized the expenditure as "the most frivolous waste of taxpayer money [he has] seen in [his] six years on the City Council." As a result, Councilor Cadigan and Council President O'Malley have asked the City Auditor to look into the contract and see whether Mayor Marty has the authority to issue a contract that will potentially be worth MILLIONS of dollars without council approval. You see contracts of over $50,000 are typically subject to a competitive bid process and council approval.

There's no doubt that this is yet another shot in the escalating war between the 11th floor and the council. In our opinion, discord between the two is actually good for the public. If those two get along, the rate at which the city gathers power to itself and freedom from the rest of us is truly terrifying. Plus we'd hate see all of the city vehicles looking like this!

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey maybe APD can buy some space so we can see Trish Hoffman's marriage proposal again. The billboard just wasn't enough. We need to see it everywhere.

Anonymous said...

JEEZUS H !! Can this city ever 'get real' and focus on what THE TAXPAYERS want instead of more frivolus bullshit like this? Is everyone living in OZ? We have a CRIME PROBLEM people. Let's deal with it. Can we do that? Can we finally do that? Is it going to take a murder of one of our politicians loved ones for them to get the point? God forbid that should happen,but let's all get a clue and deal with the number one problem once and for all. Can we just do that?

Anonymous said...

This City needs a real good enehma.
A huge enormous "colon Blow"
A good cleansing in the next set of elections should do the trick.

Anonymous said...

MIDGETS !

Anonymous said...

Great. We can look like the Phillipines now, where all of their public transportation (Jitneys) look like this, only they have little fuzzy dingle balls hanging from inside the windows. Nice touch.And I just love the third world retro look . Keep this shit downtown, away from the view of anybody that might vist me from out of town. How embarrasing.

Anonymous said...

everyone needs to take a deep breath. remember marty is king. some one should tell the king he is not wearing any clothes

Chupacabra said...

Christ that's ugly as all hell... How about just a nice cast iron badges welded on to the doors? And when the car is retired we can use them as shit covers.

Anonymous said...

Marty with no clothes!!!!!!!!! I am going to be sick.

joe schmedlap said...

Marty is all about putting his name, his likeness or something that reminds us of him on every item he can. It's another attempt at advertising using our dime.

Anonymous said...

Ask the "Lie on Albuquerque" where they obtained the picture of the bus with the Mayor's name in it? None of the vehicle wraps have the Mayors picture on them, it's another "Lie". They created it to try to influence and enflame people. Wake up people! See what these idiots at "Lie on Burque" really are, a couple of former disgruntled APD employees with a personal axe to grind....

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has the balls to Stand up to the Dictator I applaud! Who cares if the Mayor is going to use his own likeness in the vehicle wraps or not can you say for certain that he is not. I think you are a Marty appointee who probably got assigned the 4th of July to monitor the "EYE". Poor thing go enjoy your Freedom from your dictator boss. It's O.K. notbody will tell on you! Ahhh you smell that Change is in the AIR........! Let's go Caddigan IN 08'

Anonymous said...

Oh brother, another idiot pretending to be someone with a brain. Yeah, we can all tell that you are a Dist. 5 resident and big time "Cadigan" supporter. Next time try spelling his name correctly...He's next on the recall agenda. He has all but abandon his district, he couldn't get elected to run the Westside animal shelter.

Anonymous said...

Cadigan in 08? Shit, "Linda" has a better chance at getting elected.

Anonymous said...

"Ask the "Lie on Albuquerque" where they obtained the picture of the bus with the Mayor's name in it?"


Geez, poor you!!! It's obviously a joke with the mayor's picture on it. Bottom line is his entire term has been a joke!! Maybe that's alittle easier for you to understand.... Now go follow him around and pick up his dog's poop.

Anonymous said...

Stalin, Saddam, Hitler, that Chink leader, all had their likenesses displayed all over the place.
What's wrong if Marty wants to do the same?
Oh dumb ass, the picture of Marty on the bus isn't real and wasn't meant to deceive anyone; it was just there to illistrate a point.
But I for one think he should do just do that. Be good advertising.
Caption to read, "I'm still single and available".

Anonymous said...

Who is cleaning up after the dog today?
Answer: Anyone who earns $90,000 and above.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA can you say UNEMPLOYEMENT after the DICTATOR is outta office? Of course you can't. I know you know how to spell Cadigan you have to, too save your job.I don't need Marty I've got my own company and don't NEED him. Once again HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ............

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...
Who is cleaning up after the dog today?
Answer: Anyone who earns $90,000 and above.

July 4, 2007 6:57:00 PM MDT
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BEST. POST. EVER.

Anonymous said...

Two comments up. The use of the word TOO in that sentence is incorrect. It should be TO. No wonder you work for the city and educated here.

Anonymous said...

Look at the Big Brain on Brad .......! English major huh ....? You can't read though.

Anonymous said...

Y'all think its bad with Marty as the mayor...wait 'til Richardson appoints him to Dominici's seat when he vacates prior to his term's end...!!!

Anonymous said...

Not all employees change their jobs when the Mayor changes. Some of us are classified...

Anonymous said...

No way, I was the pooper scooper today & I only make $84K...I want a raise.

Anonymous said...

"I don't need Marty I've got my own company and don't NEED him. Once again HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ............"

Yeah, right. What kind of company do you own? WeRPooperScoopers? Well,,, on second thought you may not be qualified for that job either.

Anonymous said...

hahahhahahhahahahha all of you in the Dictators office are losers. Dust off your resumes and break out the kneepads you will need them. Classified or not.

Anonymous said...

The next mayor need to clean house top to bottom. Some or most need a little jail time as well.
The taxpayers are the real loosers here, with all the bogus grants and contracts given.
Why is this scamera and phony speed vans so important to the dictators downtown?
Kickbacks? Building a "War chest"?
The residents are getting boned, not for getting caught speeding or running red lights, because both are not accurate and or just plain lying about your citations.

Anonymous said...

Yep - saw the prisoners out pick'in up trash along the freeway the other day. They were wearing lime-green safety vests with the words "Vote for Marty" on them.....very clever!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! That's why I love this Mayor. He has prisoners out on chaingang picking up trash. Way to go Marty, you have my vote.

Anonymous said...

Until the lawsuit from the family of the homeless man who lost his life picking up trash on the freeway hits the courts. Ooh he's not important is he? Well I guess the Jury will decide that. I'm glad he's got your vote, OUR money, and your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

By the way. How much is the Regensberg case gonna cost us? Alot! Dead women who was pregnant. 5 unanswered 911 calls. 1 off duty APD officer who refused to help. Hmmmmm. OUCH. I thought you cleaned that up over a year ago Mr. Mayor? So the answer to the problem is to put a lawyer (Pete Dinneli) in charge of communications.??????????

Anonymous said...

To the above 2 posters.............
LIFE HAPPENS ! Get over it

Anonymous said...

hmmm.... hope nothing horrible happens to YOU or YOURS! You know what they say LIFE HAPPENS. I guess you say that about the 3 officers murdered in a matter of 18 months of each other? Life Happens??????????????? WOW...???????????????

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate, but yes, Life Happens. It comes at you fast & you better be ready. Most people are but sadly some of these things can't be avoided, it's life.

Anonymous said...

PR activity by the Mayor, is fine and can be a good thing for our community. But, wrapping up the vehicles of the city to look like "Circus Wagons" isn't the way to do it. Not even Ringling Bros. went this far.

But, then he has to do something with the money he's collected from the red-lite cameras. You'd think the city council would be able to see that. Of course, since puppets only do what their master tell them, why are we not surprised.

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it. I think you will look good in a Ringling wagon of your own....

Anonymous said...

3 post up. What? I guess that's what you would say to a fallen soldiers family, slain cops, children with cancer, etc. etc. etc. Get real. You made a rude and insensitive remark to try to get a point across and now your sellinge it like a nice packaged PR point. Like "YOU" said Life Happens Good Luck and God Speed to you "HE" often likes to TEST people like you. I would never speak of such coldness with a cheap Walmart like remark such as yours.

Anonymous said...

Who is "HE"? Marty?

Anonymous said...

Whoever you chose "HE" to be. Some look to Marty as a God but not me. There is only one GOD. See when one choses to make light of a higher being then ourselves "HE" whoever you chose it to be will test you in ways you've never seen. So go ahead make fun. Good luck to you. I chose not to treat everyone with a broad stroke of a single brush. I knew one of the officer that was slain in cold blood and I'm almost positive his wife and kids would not agree with you. I don't think any of them were ready as you put it and I don't think it's something they will ever get over it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the typos got caught up in thoughts. I just don't think it's funny.

Anonymous said...

Everyone faces challenges during their lives. Whether you believe in a deity testing you or just that life can be hard doesn't really matter. What matters is how you face the challenges and what you do afterward. When something horrible happens it is how you respond that shows your true character. Some folks deal with it through humor. You shouldn't judge them if they do.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line is that "That is life" things happen most of the time life brings you wonderful things but sometimes life sucks, That's life....Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Cadigan in 08? Shit, "Linda" has a better chance at getting elected.

Im voting for Amato

Anonymous said...

How about another piece of shit like Marty! Albuquerque doesn't respond well to change.

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for Marty again...Great idea. I think he should run!