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 6, 2009

The Outcome

The unofficial results are in and like many of you we're pleased with the results. R.J. Berry will make a good mayor for our fair city and what's more, he earned our trust during his campaign. Richard Romero should also be proud of the campaign he ran. He's an honorable man - a commodity that is in too short a supply these days.

Our predictions weren't too bad overall (see them here). Our major miscalculation was getting carried away with the under vote. It seems we underestimated voters as they were engaged in almost every race.

On the bond issues we nailed it - all of them passed. The quarter cent tax passed as predicted and all of the charter amendments pass. The only one we thought wouldn't pass... did. Prop 2 - the salary commission amendment passed by a healthy margin.

Our biggest miscalculation was over in District 5 where Dan Lewis showed Councilor Cadigan the door with a surprising 12 point trouncing. We knew that Mr. Lewis was working hard but we didn't believe that he'd been able to move the needle as far as it turns out he had.

Congratulations Councilor-Elect Lewis. If you work half as hard at your new job as you did during your campaign, you will be an excellent councilor.

Our best pick of the night was undoubtedly the mayor's race. However, we still got our order wrong. Our predictions were R.J. Berry 41%, Richard Romero 33%, and Martin Chavez 22%. As it turns out Berry ended the night with 43.82%, Chavez with 35.02%, and Romero with 20.98%.

Apparently, Marty's last minute decision to rip into Romero paid some dividends with Democrats. However, the real story is that independents broke hard for Berry and Republicans overwhelmingly withdrew their past support for Chavez and came home to Berry.

There were hints that Marty was in trouble as far back as two years ago, when every candidate backed by or associated with Chavez... lost. The current political environment coupled with the growing Marty-fatigue hinted at in the last city election probably made tonight's result inevitable.

Marty reached 35% immediately and never budged the rest of the night. Voters seemed to flow back and forth between Berry and Romero, with Berry finding surprising strength in precincts where Romero was considered the odds on favorite. What's clear is that there's a solid 35% block of voters citywide. But what's also clear is that a solid 65% of voters wanted someone other than Martin Chavez to be mayor.

Click here to see the unofficial results.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Told you! As soon as the APOA endorsed Marty, and Afscme endorsed him, and all the other idiots did too, it was the beginning of the end. It showed the voters just how corrupt the city is, and I for one can't wait till Berry starts kicking out some of these supervisors that have no freaking clue how to run a department.
When the reputation of the cops and department heads gets to be better, then their support won't be held against a candidate....YOU GO BERRY! Kick them to the curb, and clean this place up, it's been forever coming!

Anonymous said...

I'm worried about Duke. I bet Marty went home and kicked him.

Anonymous said...

It's true that 65% did not want Marty but remember 56% did not want Berry either. I'm really glad Cadigan s gone. Any insights who the next Chief will be

Anonymous said...

Thank God! Now Chavez can go away and hide and take his corrupt Police Chief with him! Oh, and lets not forget that traitor Lawerence Torrez, who will be trying to get back onto APD. We know he has not kept up with his certifications.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Berry, the men and women of the Albuquerque Police Dept are excited! At last we are free from the grip and terror of Marty Chavez.

We would like honesty and intergrity put back into our police deptartment's 5th floor and an administration that is not corrupt and puts the needs of the dept before their own self interest!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS TO BERRY AND GOOD JOB ROMERO FOR TAKING THE NECESSARY VOTES TO ALLOW BERRY THE NEEDED 40% EVERYONHE APPRECIATES THE EFFORT.
CANT WAIT TO SEE ALL THE RETIREMENTS FROM THE GOOD OL BOYS WHO HAVE HAD THE GRAVY TRAIN RIDE FOR THE PAST 7 OR 8 YEARS IE MCCABE AND HUDSON. GUESS YOU WILL BE SUBMITTING YOUR PERA STUFF VERY SOON HU. THERES MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GET YOU LOOSERS OUT OF THERE AND TRY TO RESTORE SOME INTEGRITY TO THE DEPT AND SID. DAVE YOUNG YOU BETTER COVER YOUR BEHIND BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE ESPECIALLY NOW THEY DONT HAVE NO BACKING.

Mr. Bill said...

thank you Mr. Romero for splitting the vote and getting rid of MARTY CHAVEZ!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey sgt. heh dont get into the same place that we are now, everyone promoting their buddies. we dont want to have the same system just new people in those positions. cops need to be do good, honest police work and be held accountable.

BERRY LOVER said...

BERRY FRUIT OF THE VINE, CHEWED MARTY'S BEHIND, NOW EVERYTHINGS FINE SO LETS NOT WHINE !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What A GREAT day for the City of Albuquerque!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mayor Berry. Now you can clean house and get rid of all the corruption within city government. You can cut the budget by getting rid of the Chief Public Safety Officer. That job was created by Marty Chavez so his buddy Nick Bakas could double dip.

Anonymous said...

Two things I'd like to see, for starters.
1. Get an accurate head count as to how many certified police officers who are paid as police officers and actually perform police duties there are. Make it public. We have a right to know the truth for once.
2. Turn HQ upside down and get some of those hiding in made up admin jobs back on patrol where they belong.

Finally, congratulations RJ. Welcome aboard.

Anonymous said...

The fix with Marty Chavez making a deal with the union is this: promising to get rid of schultz if they endorced him, it backfired! Berry is keeping "R" as in Ray you baffoons!! Ray is saying he had to do Marty's dirty work and Castro & McCabe were over crying at the Berry camp as soon as the journal poll came out! They bit the hand that fed them all these years! What a bunch of back stabbing self serving idiots! You all lost, and the FOP, Bob, your job with Marty is off the table! Your deal with Marty is null and void too. Lawrence Torres, you are a snake and your days are numbered at your cush job!!! Nick Backass, pack your bags and we all know there are a lot to carry but I am sure there are many that would love to help you carry all your baggage out! I pray for all of you as you danced with the devil and lost! Cheaters never win, it may take time but it all comes full circle. Treat people with compassion and kindness, it takes a bigger person to do that then treating people like they are pieces of caca. Its a great day!

I got over it said...

To the 11th floor, and all the Marty Cronies, and lackees......

It's OK... YOU WILL GET OVER IT!!!!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mayor Elect Berry! Hope you come into office and bring the change that we need. We are looking forward to your Administration.

Anonymous said...

I hope Mayor-elect Berry knows that Levi Anaya and Murray Conrad were campaigning hard for Marty. They were trying to secure their DC spots and it backfired!

Anonymous said...

Both Richard Berry and Richard Romero are honorable men, congratulations on a job well done. McCabe has told people that NOTHING will happen to the people at SID! Ray Boy has stated that Darren will take care of him, everyone knows that Ray plays Darren like a fiddle! I predict that the 5th floor will retire and all will re-apply because that don't have the competence to get a real job!!! The retired DCOPS will have to get a real job, off he public tit. The captains will start getting to work before 1000hrs and will stay until at least 1500hrs. No more golfing on taxpayers time Capt. D. The Lieutenant and Captain at SID need to be demoted or retire!!! Marty's body guards should be placed on a grave yard shift! This is a good start for the 1st day at work.

Anonymous said...

I DONT AGREE WITH ABOVE COMMENT ABOUT CHANGES IN SID.I DONT RECALL THE EXACT STATEMENTS BUT IN A DEBATE THE CANDIDATES WERE ASKED ABOUT PROBLEMS IN SID OR VICE UNIT AND BARRY SAID IT WAS A MANAGEMENT ISSUE. THIS WAS IN PART TO DAVE YOUNG TO. NICE E MAILS IN THE PAPER THAT SEALED IT

Special Ops Mole said...

I hope Richard Berry knows that AFD Chief Ortega, and ALL of his Deputies were holding, and attending block parties, and useing Unscheduled Vacation to stand on streets, and overpasses campaigning for Marty.

Before you go to the "He's our Boss, we had too" script. You are all grown men and nobody told you you "Had to" so save it. You all thought Marty had this one in the bag and it back fired in your faces. If you were in fear of being fired than you should of spoke up.

Mayor Berry look long and hard as these will be the same back stabbers 4 years from now looking to take you out.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Berry!

Anonymous said...

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey GOODBYE!!! Oh yeah, and take all your double dipping, ass kissing, duplicative director positions with you, Smarty. Especially the haters in cultural services. Liberal snobs & haters that's what Darnell and his cronies are!Oh yeah, and take Levi with you.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be interesting watching everyone "resign" soon! Thank goodness he's out of there!

Anonymous said...

While Berry is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work.... I feel exhausted. While the win for Berry is a win win for Albuquerque... Romero also would have made an excellent Mayor, too.

The Republicans toggled well this go around. Turning their colors well across the board. Let's see if Ray is fired by Berry as he was the cause of Marty's defeat other than Marty himself as the main reason. If Ray is kept on, then most likely more investigations and eventually Ray will be fired by Berry.

The Democrats such as, Richard Romero did well in an environment where Republicans have been ignited into action over the Obama healthcare plan. That means, that Diane Denish is going to have to work hard to defeat the Republicans in the upcoming Governmor race.

Diane Denish and Heather Wilson are two strong female contenders which would make New Mexico (I think) have the first female Governor in the State of New Mexico.

This cite rocks!

Keep it going Eye with updates!

Thank you Mr. Bill!
Saturday Night Live rocks!

Anonymous said...

And Mark Shepherd!!!! Do not forget his lying weasily, skanky double dipping embezzling ass!!! Take him with you Marty, and don't let the door hit ya.

Anonymous said...

Remember when Marty said heads will roll and only one did, then he said he would clean house and all he did was stuff things in drawers and under the bed, well a clean sweep will soon be coming! Gentlemen, you are up! Thank you for your dis service!

Anonymous said...

Pete Denali I hope you get fired fist you cheese eating rat

Mr. Wolf said...

If you're wearing bars or stars on your collar you had no business campaigning for any candidate. You should be ashamed of yourself and if you're not then you are without integrity. Your supposed to be command staff of a goddamn police department, not the bench warmers of a failed rah-rah team.

APD, wake the fuck up and get out of politics for it has no place in a professional police department.

Anonymous said...

Sgt Heh is being considered for Chief.

Anonymous said...

Why all the profanity all of a sudden, just tell it, no need to use that foul language. The command staff should stay out and the lesson here will be at the expense of their jobs. Don't forget that Sgt Hey jumped in after the union backed Marty. Somethings have to be answered and Sgt Hey has a lot of guts, he was the lone man out. The command staff will surely take some stabbs at him on their way out.

Anonymous said...

Sgt Heh?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Anonymous said...

Darren "I love the camera" White is your new chief. I feel for you. He screwed up the SO bad enough, now he's moving on to APD. Wonder where he'll put Sal???

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Heh told me months ago when I was working COT with him at Graham Central Station that Berry was a good man and he would be good for the city as a Mayor. Say what you want about Sgt. Heh but at least you know where he stands. I may not agree with everything he says but you never have to guess about where he stands on an issue and thats what I really like about that man. I have been on APD for a long time and I'm going to stand proudly behind our new Mayor and give him my full support. Good luck Mr. Berry I wish you well.

Anonymous said...

Al is that you talking on the last blog? We know you are the only one that signs up for Graham

Anonymous said...

Hey can do the job with the right DC's in place!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr Wolf is correct, police departments should focus on arresting bad guys. If you don't have integrity over you're own actions, how can you LEAD a police department. Muray Conrad may be popular, but isn't he the same guy that 1) was in charge of DWI when officers were stealing satellite service and he was in on it and 2) was a graveyard Sergeant and would go ballooning at 6 AM, telling his officers to reach him on the radio (while on the clock).

The department's job is to uniformly enforce the law so there is justice. Not the way it was under Marty with politics getting in the way. Oh yeah, wasn't Schultz involved in time sheet fraud with DWI. Yeah, real integrity there. (apologies to the hardworking DWI officers I know)

Anonymous said...

Paul WHO. Haaaa. Your kidding right

Anonymous said...

Romero was and always will be a crook just like Marty. Thank God a Republican is finally going to run things.

First thing is to get rid of all APD Officers that have enough time to retire. They are all lazzy and unreceptive to change. All they do is bitch about the computer.

The mayor's office is getting new blood....APD needs it to.

If you are eligible to retire then do so. Your time has come and gone, make room for the next generation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WHY RUN OFF ALL THE EXPERIENCE, ALL THE CD'S & COMMANDERS EXCEPT PAIZ AND GEIER SHOULD GO, THE REST ARE NOT GOOD FOR THE CHANGE THAT IS ABOUT TO COME!! THEY ALL HAVE LOTS OF SKELETONS IN THEIR CLOSETS!

Anonymous said...

mark garcia retire already!

Anonymous said...

Whoever posted that all 34's that are eligible to retire should do so, all I can say is that you are a very ignorant person. I have 20+ years on the dept. and I am not lazy. I don't just arrest people I put them in prision for long periods of time. You sound like a person that has very little experience.

Anonymous said...

"You sound like a person that has very little experience"

Because I can't get an inside position that you have been sitting in for 15 years. In the long run you will only harm the community and the department. You have 20+ years and can retire at a moments notice. You do not care what happens once you retire.

A Limit of five years should be placed on inside position so that others can acquire the training so that the department has a trained pool of individuals to draw from in case of situations such as the killing fields on the west side.

To many individuals go inside and stay there. Some only go to the field after promotion.

It's a sad state of affairs and the new Mayor needs to change this homesteading of detectives, especially those over 20 years.

All rehires and those over 20 years should be required to work patrol so others can have the same chance at workin a specialty field as the rehires and over 20 folks.

Anonymous said...

It's not just the 11th & 5th Berry has to purge. I hope Berry takes a look at all the other top-heavy departments filled with administrators & managers that don't do jack all day & make really bad decisions. For instance, at cultural services there are so many temps. that the temps are in charge of the "real" city workers that have 10-15 years seniority. They're all pissed but don't want the CS administration to know because they fear they will lose their jobs. This has been going on for 5 years now so they can't say it's because of the hiring freeze. There's so much tension & low moral because of this, it's not fun to go to work anymore.

Anonymous said...

This is for the person that wants to get a Detectives job but is have a difficult time. Don't blame others wait your time like the rest of us have. I probably have triple the field time that you have and I have paid my dues to be where I have. If a Detective Squad wants you they will snatch you up. Go to an Impact team and learn for a couple of years that is not too hard to do. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

By the way ou have probably sat in on some of the training that I have given and now you wanna knock me ???

Anonymous said...

How man and woman has evolved:

Two people enter into a conversation.

First Person: "I used to be like you, hold up a sign on a street making a statement. Didn't really care what people thought or didn't think of me because I just knew it was my right as an American. I worked, paid taxes, paid my bills. So, I look at you holding your sign and this is what comes to mind. I ask about your mental health. Even though that was questioned... it is just a right that exists in America... to hold a sign."

Person Holding a sign: "Go away."(Starring at person).

First Person: Here is what and how I have evolved since holding signs. I blog. I comment. I make my posts some with my name and some without. Have you ever tried blogging? It's fun.
I thought about writing a book about people in America holding signs. Who holds signs a Who's who book, but more importantly why there are people holding signs. Understanding why people hold signs because there are various reasons. A bunch of bank employees unhappy with labor talks go out and hire people to hold their sign. What I saw the other day is a Church with people outside holding a sign, "Shame on you." Sign holding is becoming a trend in Albuquerque because it is an honest expression. I saw a man on Central holding a sign that read, "To ugly to prostitute." The man was holding a sign next to some art work he had on display.

Signs are just that. A moral compass and a freedom to express that which depicts a situation in America. Here is a sign holder that would be worthy of an SNL sketch. A disgruntled bank robber holding a sign outside, "Shame on you... Shame on you for having lousy insurance coverage." It is really pathetic when people actually think that he or she can become wealthy through bank insurance if injured during a bank robbery. Enter a bank robber to a bank with his dummy friend in the lobby. The plot to shoot the dummy friend in the leg to collect the insurance from the Bank. A laugh when the bank robber misses the first time and bank video surveillance catches the dummy friend running toward the bullets just to get hit. So, if you see people in banks running toward the bullets, then you know that something is up, heh? Truly a sign of a horrible economy.

Anonymous said...

"This is for the person that wants to get a Detectives job but is have a difficult time. Don't blame others wait your time like the rest of us have. I probably have triple the field time that you have and I have paid my dues to be where I have. If a Detective Squad wants you they will snatch you up. Go to an Impact team and learn for a couple of years that is not too hard to do. Good luck."

RETIRE ALREADY!!!!!!

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