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

Aug 5, 2007

Eye Poll: Razor Thin

This week's Eye Poll featured Council President, Debbie O'Malley. Eye readers panned the councilor by a 5 point margin in our unscientific poll with 42% approving of her performance, 47% disapproving, 7% don't know, and 3% don't care. This can't be great news for the council president as she is up for re-election this year and has drawn a democrat as an opponent.

This past week we were treated to polls that showed one of the lowest approval ratings (16%) in history for the U.S. Congress, and while we have polled a couple of councilors we haven't gotten a read on the overall approval rating of Albuquerque's legislative body. Monday the city council will meet for the first time since June 18th. Frankly, we believe that we're all safer when the council is on vacation. So we're lobbying to increase the amount of time its members spend not voting on things that either take our money or limit our liberty; things like red light scam-era programs, trolleys, Metropolitan Redevelopment Areas (a.k.a. blighted areas), etc.

We've got four more months of this council and the next council could see a significant change with as many as 5 seats changing. Seems like a perfect time to let them know how they are doing. Don't forget to vote!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can you draw such conclusive analysis about the state of public opinion, in good conscience, from such an unscientific poll of participants who tend to blast anyone and anything that you place in front of them, anyhow? Let's call spades spades. At least we have a democratically elected city council that stands up to our napoleonic "smoke-and-mirrors" mayor and helps bring some balance of power to our City, no matter the wrath that he and his henchmen (Gail "Linda" Reese included) unleash on any one of them who dare to take him on.

Your blog started out bringing some great investigative truth to our lap-dog local media's coverage but lately all we've seen is non-stop b#$%ing. Ask your doctor about Zoloft and let's get back to some worthwhile blogging.

Anonymous said...

I agree the Council has done a great job. There are a few that have the fortitude to stand to Smarty Marty. Your Blog does need to get away from the whining and bring back what you had in the beginning. Usually the news paper was a couple of days behind you now no-one cares, Good luck with the future of this blog.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Do the previous two posters live in the same Albuquerque that I do?? I certainly have seen little "fortitude" on the part of the City Council WRT standing up to the Mayor. Unless I slept through Civics, I think that the Council could have stopped the Red Light Cams (but didn't cuz they like the revenue too), Cell-phone whle driving ban, smoking outdoors ban, the water use fines, the chimney smoke police, the conversion of most of our secondary arterials from 4-lane to 2-lane+bike-paths (which few cyclist ever use), etc, etc, etc. So far the only thing the Council has denied the Mayor is trolley tracks....and it's not clear that they won't cave on that.
Sheeesh!!

Anonymous said...

Blackmail,extortion,intimidation go along way in getting his way. However if you think that you can go to work for him and not get sucked into the this vicious circle you are sadly mistaken.
Just ask Don,Sally,Greg,Craig,Barry,Bruce and a host of others that can't make it in the real world. The "Peter Principal" is alive and well at City Hall. What a pathetic lot of sell outs. Where have their morals and principals gone? Straight to hell I say. Then again, if you have neither of those two things to begin with, you have no soul. God does not exist in their homes or in their work place; hell. (City Hall)
Enjoy it folks, it's only temporary, so was Sodam and Gamora.

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it....!

Anonymous said...

Same to you, after the next election.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a political appointee. I work for a living, and have a full time job based on merit, not political prostitution.

Anonymous said...

Debbie O'Malley only stands for herself, she is a waste of life and needs to go. She presides over the Council as though she were the Queen of Sheba. But she is actually a bloated piece of protoplasm. She needs to get a real job and stop living off the Government, (that is all of us folks).

Ms. O'Malley you are no Queen, you are a piece of work and everyone can see through your arrogance. You need to go, the sooner the better.

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it....!

Anonymous said...

"You'll get over it....!"

Ok really??? Enough with these comments, please.

Anonymous said...

two blogs up. obviously works for Smarty Marty.

Anonymous said...

I don't work for the City, I have been in the cross hairs of Queen O'Malley and it wasn't pleasant.

Why don't you look into what she does for a living. She only helps herself. I can't believe the media hasn't looked into her business dealings. But alas, the media is lazy and obviously likes the status quo.

p.s. You can be critical of the Queen and not work for the City, so you all need to get over yourselves and stop blindly following her majesty.

Anonymous said...

I know you don't know what you are talking about when you mention Metropolitan Redevelopment Areas, as "taking your money". In reality, MRA's reinvests 'your' money (taxes) back into your neighborhood. Otherwise, your taxes pay for the growth of the newest parts of town '(a.k.a not in your neighborhood). Second, in an MRA you pay zero impact fees. Again, do I hear you correctly that this is "taking your money"? When, in reality this is allowing you to keep 'your' money, and invest it in 'your' property. MRA's also provide tax incentives that again allow you to keep 'your' money and develop 'your' property. Finally, yes all this assitance comes with having to term the area 'blighted', but this does not effect the value of the property at the assessors office, or at a bank. Nob Hill has tripled and Downtown has double in value commercially and residentially and are in MR areas. But what does effect the value of 'your'property is what the properties around you are valued at. If they are boarded up, or vacant lots 'your' value is probably low. If you have something like Verizon Wireless which provides 1,500 jobs to your area or a theater and restaurant or the Old Albuquerque High lofts or Ta-lin Market. Which are all products of being in an Metropolitan Redevelopment Area your value has probably gone up.

So, what was your arguement again? No, I don't want to make money, no I don't want good jobs in my area, no I don't want reivestment money in my neighborhood.

Get educated on the subject and quit spreading fear propoganda.

Anonymous said...

Huh??? I don't see any posts (except the one above) that mention MRA's. But if I get the drift, its a way to redistribute tax revenues (therefore must be a Democrat's idea, but we'll save that for another time) back into the neighborhood that spawned them. Of course first your neighborhood has to have gone to Hell (oops...I mean declared blighted...how nice a euphemism) before your neighborhood can so benefit. So for those neighborhoods that have working, middle-class, give-a-damn type residents, again we get squat and end up subsidizing those that won't and aren't. As I said...must be an idea hatched by a Democrat, voted for by Democrats, and signed into law by a Democrat. Yeah, thanks Counselors, for standing up against the Mayor....NOT!!

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it.......

Anonymous said...

I'm almost positive as my next breath that some State Supreme Court or Courts have already ruled in favor (Police/Fire) on these exact issues. FLSA and holiday pay. Could be wrong, but I don't think so. Covered this subject 3 years ago in law school. Look it up! The City has no choice but to try and appeal and get some sort of favorable outcome even if it means payments over x amount of time. Yes the City lost and will lose on a appeal.

Anonymous said...

Well, there you have it folks. Straight from the Judge's ....I mean the Lawyers mouth. He has already heard the case, weighed the evidence and rendered the decision and covered the appeals as well.....Wow! All that from a law student, Oh boy I'm impressed....NOT

Anonymous said...

Hey fuck nut a judge did rule on it already thats why the city is gonna.... KEY WORD HERE RETARD (Appeal) to a higher court. Sorry your a lame ass retard. NOT!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bregaman/Livingston threw it in Marty's ASS on the FLSA lawsuit. Word Is Marty will get over it.

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it,,,,,,,
Signed,
Fuck Nut.