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

Oct 13, 2007

An Inconvenient Mandate

By now most of you have probably heard about the mandate from the Almighty Mayor that all city employees are going to be required to see "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's Oscar winning movie on global warming. The Eyes have it that the 2 hour presentation will feature a video taped intro by none other than the Napoleon of the 11th floor and recently announced candidate for U.S. Senate, Martin Chavez.

The movie has made Al Gore somewhat of a celebrity in Hollywood circles and made him a folk hero to the environmentalist movement. More importantly, "An Inconvenient Truth" has become the focus of the global warming political movement.

There's considerable debate about global warming with supporters trying to pass off their "consensus" as scientific fact. We would hasten to remind you that Columbus once faced a similar group of scientists whose consensus was that the world was flat. Galileo was considered a heretic by theologians and scientists who claimed that the sun revolved around the earth. Experience and empirical data later proved both men right and who knows perhaps Gores apocalyptic vision of the future will come to pass silencing his critics. To date, scientific "consensus" is based on an incomplete picture made up primarily of anecdotal evidence.

It really doesn't matter whether or not you believe in global warming and man's implicit responsibility or not; Global Warming has become a political article of faith and "An Inconvenient Truth" its premiere propaganda flick. Even if you are a true believer in Global Warming, it's hard to argue that mandated viewing of Al Gore's movie could be considered "training" for city employees; indoctrination perhaps, but not training.

What this indoctrination... uhhh, "training" is really about is Marty's race for Senate. Compelling 6500 city workers to view Al Gore's movie looks pretty good to environmentalists; a group that Marty has spent the last couple of years wooing for his recently abandoned (at least for now) run for governor. Historically, The Almighty One has had a difficult time with the far left of the Democratic Party because he has been associated with the greedy, evil developers. Environmentalist Marty only arrived on the scene when his political aspirations required that he pander to the more liberal elements of his party.

Forcing firemen, security guards, administrators, zoning officials, and police officers to waste their time watching a propaganda film is at the very least a waste of taxpayer money. At worst it's using taxpayer money to campaign for Senate; which would be a violation of federal election law.

Considering the lack of police on our streets and our deplorable crime rate, Mayor Marty's reprehensible political pandering is more than just an inconvenient mandate; it could actually put the citizens of Albuquerque in danger.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree that I don't want city employees watching movies on the clock and therefore on my dime.

But get your facts straight---By Columbus' time, most educated people knew the world was round. That had been known since antiquity. In fact, Columbus could not get financing for his voyage because his calculations of the earth's circumference were way off, and people knew it. He had way under-estimated. If America had not been in his way, he and his crew would have starved at sea.

It was also the religious authorities, not scientists, that attacked Galileo. The same people today that poo-poo global warming and want you to believe the earth is only 5000 years old.

Yup, Marty is a hack. But global warming is for real. Surely, you can find better clubs to beat Chavez with.

Anonymous said...

Will there be a mandatory check in and out, a head count, a test afterward and communal singing "AlGore, Chavez uber alas?"

Anonymous said...

Aaaagh to the first post. Nobody Clubs Martin Chavez. He "Does The Clubin'" just ask his Ex wife.

Anonymous said...

I went to the training and found it informative & to the point. I believe it will help me at work but also help me save money at home.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.....So The Mighty Alcalde' wants to be as loved by the left-wing treehuggers as much as AlGore is, huh. Is that why the shiny new APD Sergents vehicles are Yukons instead of Priuses??? I hope that at least the APD officers will be excused from having to attend this nonsense because they will be so worried about how the internal combustion engine is the source of our global demise (maybe in 5000 years if the regularly scheduled Ice Age doesn't kick in first) that they won't respond to a call for help. If it's inspiriation to do good that the Mighty Alcalde' wishes to engender, perhaps the APD could be treated to reruns of "ADAM-12" and "Dragnet". At least that sort of fiction has a basis in fact ("the names were changed to protect the innocent").

Anonymous said...

that's the gayest thing I've ever heard in my life. how idiotic can u be..2 posts up---how could you find time to watch this stupid film in between all the discipline letters u sent out? u guys are totally ridiculous

Anonymous said...

hey marty how green are those cadillac escalades you,your exwife and your daughter drive? not one of the minions on the 5th floor let alone 11th drive hybrids. the only green they care about is the green they squander from the city citizens.

Anonymous said...

The second and third paragraphs of the first post are dead-on correct. Somebody knows his or her history.

Global warming, like evolution, is not a "scientific fact." Rather, it is the logical conclusion drawn from the scientific facts as we currently know and understand them.

Anonymous said...

global warming or not, I will get overtime for watching this stupid movie that is not going to tell me anything that I haven't already heard. The ONLY reason it is being done is to make Marty look good for the voting public that have no clue what it is really like to work for the little asshole and his minions. THIS truly is a waste of taxpayer dollars, like I said, I'll get ot for watching it, and so will everyone else not on dayshift. That's alot of people folks, and alot of your money. OT aside, IF I weren't being ordered to see it, I wouldn't, but we aren't getting a choice. It's your dimes people, SAY something!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the latest term is "climate change" and agree with it or not, the Mayor's intentions are totally self serving. I hope Wilson's staffers are reading this and listing out yet another talking point to confront him with--where does one start. In fact let's review that:

RLC
Admin of the RLC
Crime
Domistic Violence
Fiscal Mal/Misfeasance....

Anonymous said...

How many of the DCOPs and PIO drive to edgewood everyday???? How much does it cost for every city employee to see this movie (2 hours by their wage and benifits?) I think it is a great movie, however, I don't think that we should use tax money for this purpose. Have the DCOPS car pool from the SE Substation along with Walsh.

Anonymous said...

If Smarty were so interested in Green and not self promotion, why didn't he mandate this last year. How many city vehicles run on electricity or are hybrid? Yea all self promotion for Smarty Marty.

Anonymous said...

this sounds to me like a campaign platform...and not something that the taxpayers as a "whole" need to pay for. if the Mayor is personally involved with the film, and wishes to use it as a springboard for his political run for Pete's seat then why not rent a local theater with his own money and offer a free showing with all the propaganda to go with it. Or, pay every taxpayer to go see the film just like the city employees are being paid to see it...this smells like a conflict of intrest politically...wake up!!

Anonymous said...

And the point of this fiasco was what now....? Oh yeah, to see/listen to Marty up on the Jumbotrons preaching his mandatory recycling platform for the upcoming senate run.I don't work downtown--I had to make a 20-mile round trip,and find a place to park--So the only thing the taxpayers of Albuquerque (which by the way includes myself and all the other city workers that pay taxes!)had to pay for was the 4 hours of my time which could have been better spent serving the public, which I am paid to do...aaaahhh....the irony of it all!!!

Anonymous said...

This is @#$%ing bullshit!!!

Anonymous said...

Politics aside, Al Gore,his Hollywood wackos and Marty should be put in
Al's "lock box"

Anonymous said...

Ok, lets see. APD has how many officers? Ray says(lies) there are 960 +. We say 840, (of which 500 + are pushing paper or driving desks)
At any rate 960 X2 hrs of movie plus drive time, 1 hr to & fro.
Thats 2,880 man (taxpayer ) hours.
At average od $20.00 per hour, plus overtime (time & 1/2) = $30.00.
Times that by 2,880 = $86,400 of taxpayer money, not to mention 2,880 man hours that the police are not on the street. AS IF this city can afford EITHER. That represents only 15% 0f the city workers who must view this propaganda.
Criminals must just love this guy.
When is Marty ever going to figure out that the citizens are through with his bullshit. Tell him at the polls.

Anonymous said...

I thought the training was great & I'm happy that all city employees will get to attend. It was well worth the few short hours we spent there. The only thing it cost the tax payers was some sales tax revenue that was not generated from the lost breakfast, coffee & donut sales to city employees.

Ched MacQuigg said...

You will never hold Marty Chavez, or any other politico accountable at the polls. They will never give you a choice between a good guy and a bad guy.

If they did, they would all be good guys; and we would have transparent accountability in public service.

Anonymous said...

if he buys us dinner too I bet he'll expect to get laid at the end of the date.....

Anonymous said...

Well just bend over. Male or female, he's still getting it.
(...and you'll get your's)

Anonymous said...

End of the date? Hood of the car will be just fine.

Anonymous said...

Global warming -- not a new and novel idea, nor one that belongs to Democrats nor even to this era.

In the Middle Ages, people began recording the temperature and climate-related phenomena, such as the dates when plants began to blossom annually. They were aware of a warming trend that began around 900 and a cooling trend that began around 1300. We know that during the warm period, the Vikings established settlements in Greenland where perpetual ice had previously covered the land. Ancient Norse records tell us that these settlements were abandoned after 1250 when falling temperatures made farming less viable and spreading ice in the sea made transportation more difficult.

Anonymous said...

OH PLEASE 6 posts up-get a clue!If King Marty REALLY wanted to educate city workers on global warming/recycling all he had to do was cut it down to 2 hrs, brief his minions to present it, put them on the move and BRING IT to the hundreds of city workers that don't work anywhere near downtown!(You must be a paper-pusher or something similar since you say "it was well worth the few short hours you spent there." Maybe you're WAY nonessential and you savored that time away from your hum-drum boring job, but in my case it took 5&1/2 hrs. of my time away from the public & no matter what,I AM a public servant. (Or at least I thought I was until this mandate came down from His Royal Highness).

Anonymous said...

So you wound up working a total of 2.5 hours at your regular job, that's about all we get out of you on a regular day anyway, so where's the harm?

Anonymous said...

Hate Heather ? Vote for her over marty !

Anonymous said...

MacQuack is right (I think)...I wish Darren would run for Pete's job-make it easy for us to choose then.

Anonymous said...

darren is an intelligent upstanding person that marty can't measure up to.

Think about that paul C

Anonymous said...

Mike Caddigan for Mayor. I'm a Republican and he is the only ^%$# Democrat I would vote for. Marty can't beat him.

Anonymous said...

Amen to both posts!!..Cadigan for Mayor and Darren for Rep. or Senator whichever He'd be great for any elected position. (...but just imagine for a moment Darren as Mayor!It's a step down for him but it would put an end to the pissing contests on the 5th & 11th floors!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.gopnm.org/images/NM/Martytrackrecord.pdf

and he wants to be senator...

Anonymous said...

http://www.democracyfornewmexico.com/democracy_for_new_mexico/2007/10/with-nowhere-el.html

and the Dems even hate him....

Anonymous said...

Third post up. What dream world are you coming from? Everything would stay the same. Darren would keep Ray, and that in itself will be his demise.

Anonymous said...

RU sure about that? or RU just a Darren-hater?

Anonymous said...

I'm Sure and a Darren Hater too !