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 9, 2013

History: Berry Style

"History." That was the headline in today's local copy of Pravda, ooops we mean the AlBERRYque Journal.

While Berry claimed the majority of the votes cast in yesterday's mayoral election, what is historical is the continued low voter turnout. Berry claimed that the results confirmed that the city is united. Well if you look at the facts below (and we know Berry and his people don't like to do that) there is nothing that supports that statement.

What Berry did was an excellent example of direct response marketing. They knew who their voters were and had the means to provide them not only with the ability to vote but the opportunity.  While their message was as vacant as their candidate they were able to get the votes in.

That election by design apparatus did not exist for the other two candidates who worked the campaign the old fashioned way: one handshake at a time and speech after speech.

With over 80% of the eligible voters in Albuquerque not voting, the city is not united, it's apathetic. The citizens spoke loudly yesterday, and they said they don't care enough to vote. What is clear is that when there is apathy, mediocrity rules the day.

And yesterday there was a lot of mediocrity.


49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again mediocrity wins the day. Mediocrity leadership, managers, and pay. Thanks alot you apathetic citizens of ABQ, I'm outta here, I turned in my resignation letter and I'm leaving. I'm gonna watch ABQ burn from a far distance.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Albuquerque!!!
you just fucked yourself for another four years!!!!

Anonymous said...

blog is pathetic. can't put lipstick on pig. the refusal to admit the obvious makes you look like a bunch of fringe fools. enjoy being a marginal fringe freak movement you bunch of idiot. just pathetic.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:03...you were probably a worthless APOA troll anyways, making the easy $$$ and doing the minimal. Good riddance, you won't be missed, you're only a legend in your own mind!

Anonymous said...

Dont blame anyone leaving APD, especially if you have less than 10years on. This is as good as it gets, will only get worse. Now an opening for two more Mayors detail pussies come out. I wouldnt work for that SOB if I was douple dipping. There arent enough cops on the streets as it is, let him hire wanna be's like the courthouses. Be fukin funny if no one put it for the spots, but some asskisser will stand in line like the rest of APD brass. Damn I'm glad I retired.

Anonymous said...

The election had about 71,000 people vote. According to Joe Monahan's blog, it was the fewest amount of voters since 1977.

As a member of the majority -- someone who didn't vote -- I personally saw no reason to bother.

Albuquerque is a good as it is going to get. Go on with your super highways and airport expansions and 40,000 police officers and mammoth convention centers and Six Flags on the Bosque. Whatever. The place remains a sun-blasted den of drugs and sprawl and boredom.

I'm stuck here, so my own end can't come soon enough. At least we have Internet access.

3:19 is a twat said...

3:19 you shitheads make me chuckle. Laugh really. You show up and bitch about this blog and then you bitch about people who post on this blog and then you vapor like little children who think they did some bad ass shit like "i'll show them." I'll tell you what my feeble little fool, according to sites that analyze pages, this blog gets on average 4500 hits a day. feel free to leave, but we all know you won't pussy.

The Tremendous Regulator said...

3:13,
They put lipstick on your mother didn't they?
It is going to be hilarious watching your buttbuddies take it up the ass when the justice department investigation ends.
You call not even a quarter of the city voting a win?
Ha ha ha ha... Douche bags!
This fringe movement has caused more heartache, ulcers, aggravation and embarrassment to your group if asshats that its not even funny. Everyone reads this site and laughes their asses off at you hamsterdicks.

Anonymous said...

I'm 800 miles away, and I'm so sorry, but like the poster before, YOUR FUCKED.....I memer when APD was the finest department in the whole Southwest......now it looks like a small Rio Arriba department.....prayers to all of you in blue that really do your jobs.....

Anonymous said...

More info pls about rolling over PERA into an IRA. I'm getting out but want to know the fees for doing this.

Anonymous said...

How did 1/4 of the city do so much damage? Because Berry played the apathy card and got it right. FYI before you rip me a new one, I did not vote for small fruit. He knew the majority of ppl would not show up...he more than likely knew that promises made to corporate fat cats would assure his retention of the crown. It's the oldest game in the world and it's not right but this is how crooks stay in power.

Anonymous said...

I think the citizens feel defeated and that is where the apathy is coming from. There are no "good" politicians out there. They always make promises they are unable to keep. The citizens have lost faith in their leaders.

I think it is completely unfair and unjust for Berry's administration to disrupt the lives of all who work for APD and AFD. The majority of citizens would not jeopardize their own lives to protect one another. These men and women do it every day without consternation. In our time of need/emergency, we would all like to utilize the services APD and AFD provide. Disrupting their futures will prove detrimental to the city. Unfortunately, some leaders are unable to view global perspectives and make the right decisions for the community as a whole. Selfishness, greed, and pride have prevailed and the citizens will pay the price. The city is already a scary place. Without the services of satisfied public safety employees, the city will suffer. Instead of focusing on ways to better serve the public, members of AFD and APD will most likely focus on their own survival.

I am not affiliated with either agency. I am simply a citizen who feels disheartened for our public safety personnel. With all that being said, I understand it is a fine balance between keeping employees happy and keeping the city out of "trouble." However, keeping the city out of trouble requires the leaders to empower public safety personnel instead of taking away all they have worked so hard for.

In closing, my advice to all who are feeling uneasy, stay the course. Easier said than done, I know. Don't let the administration win by bringing your departments down. You are appreciated by the public more than you know. Do not focus your energy on those who did not vote; for they are misinformed. Thank you for your service.

Anonymous said...

The number of folks voting is a shame. So the citizens and city got exactly what they deserve. This place is run by ASS HATS. Not sure if I can stand another year let alone four more of Berry and his BS. Berry got the elderly vote because none of them have computers and only watch KOAT for their news. Let's all see what the DOJ has to say when their 27 is finally over, I just hope I am still alive to hear it.

Anonymous said...

Threats of not honoring CBA's due to the NM Supreme Court ruling are beginning to surface. Just remember that the only thing preventing a strike is a clause in the APOA CBA. Also, if this plays true do not forget that it is flu season and one of the worst strains possible is the Blue Flu. Just saying...

Anonymous said...

If Rob Perry wants to pet dogs, why doesn't he go over to the city attorney's office and pet the one that looks like George Washington. Maybe he can adopt that one too?
He also claims to run the whole city. What a pathetic arrogant asshole with lightswitch dick. That krqe story cracked me up. These city admin assholes are truly out of their fucking minds. They lie like its nothing and when caught they pathetically try to rationalize it. Hilarious.

Anonymous said...

City insurance has business cards of icma reps. Call them and they will arrangre everything for you to roll your money. Iam going to eat two burritos a day now.

Overwatch said...

Eye,
You know you are touching nerves and hurting feelings when the Urinal puts up a blow job of a front page as they did yesterday, licking small fruit's ass. The making history comment was silly and sticky buns Mckay's article reeked of trying so hard to rub it in people's faces. Obviously because he gets pantsed here on a regular basis. These people act like spoiled children who don't get their way. Their responses to being called out, embarrassed, and insulted is always the same. Never a direct response. Constant use and abuse of their positions as they criticize others for, unless that person can do something for them, lies and snotty bitch behavior. I love it, because it is proof that the accusations against them are true, and it shows their pathetic petty retaliation. They are nothing but cowards who would be at the bottom of the food chain should their frail world ever collapse and their little paradise as they know it takes a dump. Talk about a gravy train, if their shit ever derails, they would piss their pants and hang themselves, rather than man up and deal with it.

Lets just sit back now and watch the implosion of this place with these imbecils at the helm.

Anonymous said...

Eye, keep following up on the animal welfare dept storybwithbRob Perry. This is the same thing that happened with Darren White in that a city executive swing theirnweghtbaround for there own benefit . If you remember the IG did an investigation into awhite and found no violations. The IG DID find violations of Perry tho and even worse they hid the report and this caused the IG to leave. Stay on this!

Anonymous said...

12:11,

You folks didn't show up at the polls so stop threatening blue flu. If you didn't have the courage to vote you damn well don't have the courage to blue flu. Just accept zero pay increases, a lot fewer officers, a chief who allows lying, etc etc etc for the next four years.

Hey but we do have a Canon call center coming to town with 150 jobs that will pay $35,000 per year. That should make all the folks at LANL and Sandia who received layoff notices happy.

If I could I would leave this state in a heartbeat. It's not just Susanna and Berry's fault. It is the apathy of the citizens. I want to move where the citizens demand more from their leaders and better quality of life. It sure isn't Albuquerque and it sure isn't New Mexico.

Anonymous said...

I think this article fails to acknowledge the thousands upon thousands of voters who already knew it was going to be a landslide election and didn't feel the need to get out and put in our vote for Berry since it was a sealed deal. Just about anyone I knew that wasn't tied to law enforcement was voting Berry. Apparently Albuquerque likes the guy and people see good things in his term as Mayor. Why not accept that the majority of people around you support him? I think if 75% of the people around me are in support of something, there would be a good chance I might be wrong.

A second thing to think about, if the percentage stayed the same, and the full 100% of registered voters showed to vote, what would the actual voted numbers for each candidate be?

Anonymous said...

Blue flu, Blue flu.. you know darn well the officers won't follow through....

Anonymous said...

I feel like this is getting dangerously close to some type of public employees/public safety vs. private citizens battle or something. And the EYE is tap-dancing around fanning the flame a little.

I would just add, as a county employee and not in law enforcement but who supports law enforcement, people don't differentiate the good cops from bad here. Everyone with a badge, is Levi Chavez, or the dude banging hookers, or part of the wrongful death stuff.

Not sure how you change that perception, but it is important that you realize that's how most people feel.

Anonymous said...

This article does a good job acknowledging the thousands upon thousands of voters who already knew it was going to be a landslide election and didn't feel the need to get out and put in our vote since it was a sealed deal for Berry. Just about anyone I knew thinks very little of Berry. Apparently Albuquerque doesn't care even though they see horrible things in his term as Mayor. How sad that the majority of people around don't support him but didn't bother to vote? I'm sure most people in Germany didn't care for Hitler's policies but weren't bothered enough to make him stop.

Anonymous said...

8:11 your post is correct except for the fact that every department in the city is in shambles not just AFD or APD. They are public safety so yes, their demise will affect us all, to the point of danger and it is a slap in the face and highly disrespectful of a mayor to treat his front- line like crap. However, what the public does not know is that he outsources our city jobs to other states, he has stacked the lower-wage entry level positions in maintenance and clerical with temps. Who are furloughed every 2 years, for a max. Of 4 yrs. Service with no bennies. His wife is reported to be the owner of this temp. Agency, Addeco. He does not care or want to know that city bus drivers lives are put on the line every day because of unsafe conditions on our city busses.He refuses to acknowledge that they need HELP. His city animal welfare dept. Is stacking bodies of our pets, putting them in body bags before they are even dead! They are NOT humanely euthanized. His city libraries are so understaffed that the workers are doing twice what they did 4 or 5 yrs ago. Librarians are being forced out because of age, packing, lifting and hauling around heavy boxes is required of a 60 something woman. Customers are angry,disrespectful,and sometimes spit on library workers.but instead of supporting them, a director wants to take away their chairs. And why is this? It's as old as time itself. He made promises in exchange for high-power VOTES..and after his 1st election he gave people just like himself the positions of directors in these departments.They don't care about the bus drivers, dead animals,overworked low paid library or maintenance staff. It will get much worse for us in the coming years. But ACLU, EEOC,and State wage& Labor, Will be happy to pick up the cause for us when Berry takes our bargaining rights away.

Anonymous said...

“Tonight, we’re a city united.”

– Mayor Richard Berry, on his re-election

On Tuesday night, Berry set a record for the highest percentage of votes garnered in a first round of mayoral voting in the almost 40 years Albuquerque has had its current form of government.

Sixty-eight percent, beating the previous high by a whopping 21 points.

And while four more years of the hard work of municipal governance commenced the day after, his resounding win is worth noting. Because it likely shows a strong majority of voters who cast ballots support how that work is being done as much, if not more so, than who is doing it or what party label is attached.

That “how” is what likely gave Berry his mandate – his nonpartisan, get-things-done approach that has eliminated eight-figure shortfalls, balanced budgets, protected city jobs, maintained public services, housed the vulnerable, addressed infrastructure shortfalls and championed the metro area’s natural strengths. His campaign ads painted an optimistic picture of a city on the right track after a national recession and a leader with a plan to keep it there.

Yes, Berry raised more money than his challengers; he had more than double the $362K Pete Dinelli got from public financing and dwarfed the $8,000 Paul Heh gathered. But he also had a record voters responded to.

And they did respond.

Although turnout was a scant 20 percent, Berry easily cleared the 50 percent benchmark required to avoid a runoff. Union activists and Berry critics successfully got that increased earlier this year from 40 percent, taking a page from history that prior to Tuesday’s vote, no mayoral candidate under the current system of government had ever won more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round of voting.

City Council incumbents also fared well; Isaac Benton, Don Harris and Dan Lewis won re-election. Ken Sanchez was unopposed. Only Republican Janice Arnold-Jones was narrowly caught under the higher bar, with an unofficial 49.2 percent against Diane Gibson, appearing to send the pair toward a $500,000 runoff. The only official new Council face belongs to Klarissa Peña, elected to represent a brand new district.

Clearly, voters who turned out Tuesday were convinced the city is on a positive path. And that’s the kind of momentum leaders in the Mayor’s Office and Council chambers should capitalize on in their new terms.

Anonymous said...

A Blue Flu only hurts the Field Officers who have to count on each other for 82..If done correctly and as a team the Detective units call in sick all at once and do not answer the 21 when a Call Out occurs. Yes Detectives may face a transfer to the Field as punishment..The Field Officers conduct a 90 day "Work Slow Down" which requires Written Warnings on all Traffic citations & NTC Citations on all other misdemeanor crimes,ie littering, DIP, Disorderly Conduct..The only 16s are DV and 44/45 47s..Sante Fe may notice the decrease in traffic fines arriving in their bank account. That cash goes directly into the States Highway fund for road repairs..When that occurs the politicos start calling Cit Hall. Just think about how you could spend more time at home with your family verses waiting for a Metro Judge to throw out your case because your Lapel video wasn't located in time..

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS
Detriot former Mayor sentenced to 28 years of prison today. Federal charges include using the Office of the Mayor to enrich himself and his associates.
If you have hard evidence of this in Albuquerque mail the evidence to
FBI Albuquerque
ATTN: Public Corruption
4200 Luecking Park Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

The Tremendous Regulator said...

Make no bones about it. The candy ass fairies buzzing around here posing as Jockstraps of Berry or SOB's are the ones trying to make it look like that. Officers have no issue with private sector or citizens. They have a problem with a mayor who is a dishonorable liar and artificial. They also have issue with a big mouthed punk of a CAO who hides behind a title and a little drag while running his punk mouth unchecked. "Most powerful man in albuquerque"!?!?! Ha ha ha... Someone who has to call in favors to pet a puppy? Yea, there us a real powerful organism. Like ive always said, none of you bottom of the food chain kipper snacks would last a minute in a ring un-chaperoned. The offer always stands you scum bags.
Where were all these berry supporters before the election? Hiding like berry, thats where. Now, out of the woodwork all these "citizens" write on the Eye?
The butthurt ones are now looking to make themselves feel better yet they run like bitches face to face.
Mmmmmmmm... The coffee is hot and damn good today! Satellite coffee is the best in the city.

By the way, prayers and well wishes go out to the two gentlemen that were hurt in the balloon crash yesterday. May they have a speedy recovery so that they can get back to what they love doing.

Anonymous said...

9:28,
Funny, I have spoken to many people who reside in Abq. and none of them liked Berry. As a matter of fact, they think he is sneaky. They also think he covered for Schultz. And i have no dog in the fight. It seems that Berry's administration dislikes law enforcement because law enforcement has called him out. I think if everyone had voted as educated voters, Berry would have been washed out. The sudden posters here make it obvious with their comments about APD and LE that they are the same ones being spoken about here.

Anonymous said...

12:30

None of the current APD officers / Detectives have the balls to blue flu or work slow down.

Just go back to drinking Berry Kool Aid, the real APD officers left years ago.

Anonymous said...

Caveat: be careful not to disclose who you are if your giving FBI evidence. Make sure you get some protection under Whistleblowers Act and I'd run it by someone at the union that you trust or anonymously ask the ACLU what protection you'd have if you've got evidence on that level. Usually it's some employee or family member/significant other that feels the need to be vindicated and therefore reveals what they know.Sometimes it's a clerk or maintenance person who is observant and not as stupid as admin thinks we are.

Anonymous said...

Where the hell were APD, AFD all city employees and their families on voting day? APD, you let Paul Heh down. You could have sent a message but failed.

Anonymous said...

Most powerful man in ABQ...one who has to call for 82 to pet puppies....hahahahahaha. smoking right in the credit card TR!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@6:57PM
You have got to be kidding asking where APD, AFD, and their families were on voting day. At least AFD has the stones to be in front of City Hall voicing their views.
Why would you expect anything different this election than those in years past. The last time APD showed any semblance of solidarity was 1975, but few would remember that time. Ask how I know that; I threw my badge in a pile at the FOP and resigned, I walked the picket lines, handed out flyers to citizens, and slept on the ground at the old FOP. We didn't get everything that we wanted then, but at least we were together, we stayed strong. I only hope that the dedicated men and women of APD, AFD, and other city departments look to each other for support, because you aren't going to find it anywhere else. God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

7:04, if you roll your retirement into a regular IRA and take no cash distribution, there are no tax consequences to you. The money stays in the IRA and you take your distributions when you reach the eligible age and it's fine. --CPA that voted for Heh.

Anonymous said...

We let Paul down? You are fucking crazy. He let us down and he knows how. Even paul waa drinking the political kool aid...poured by joe byers

Anonymous said...

PULL YOUR DUES! APOA endorsing Banks to stay as Chief according to KRQE's interview with APOA. This is the most ludacrious thing I have ever heard. What a sell out! Shaun is drinking the kool aid! APOA is a joke and does not represent its officers they wouldnt endorse a mayor but they endorse keeping status quo?

Anonymous said...

Mr. I run the whole city Perry, please go to the zoo and pet the tiger and while you are there swim with the polar bears! This sounds a lot like I make the rules/policies but I don't have to follow them.

Anonymous said...

Hummm? If it is not in writing it doesn't count? Rob schedule an appointment with Rick Janser to pet the tigers or maybe he could cuddle with Moco.

Anonymous said...

Berry you need to pull in the reigns in on Rob. He seems to think he is above the law. You need to settle him down his actions are a direct reflection on you.

Sigmund said...

No, better yet, Forget about the zoo. Take a walk over to the aquarium in your fucking thong and swim with the sharks and stingrays. Pet those motherfuckers you shitweed!

Anonymous said...

6:42,
Yep, I'm all for that! Pull your fucking dues. Let those fair weather friends and back stabbers fall on their faces like they do to their officers. Oh, I forgot, they grow a set when something becomes a sure thing like when Connor went through his ordeal by himself and won. Then they speak out. Fucking punks. Paying someone's bullshit measley legal fees is nothing. Got it. Being there and supporting them in protest vocally, and showing up at their proceedings is called support. You all sit on your fat asses and show up for nothing. You assholes cry that officers don't show up to your joke of a fucking lodge meetings. It's because they can't stand to look at your fat lying back stabbing faces. Officers don't get paid to show up at meetings but you dickheads get paid to support your officers and you all can't name one proceeding that you have attended in support of an officer who has been fucked over by this filthy cowardly administration.

Anonymous said...

Just finished reading the article about the former Mayor of Detroit and the shenanigans that led to his 28 yr prison sentence. Among other things, he would steer hundreds of thousands in bids for City construction projects to his friends and/or family members. Rig the bids, create pay to play scenarios, etc. It mentioned some RICO violations. Sounds like business as usual in Albuquerque!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.... Perry The Animal Petter! Oh dear lord! They could make a show out of that to replace Breaking Bad. Wild kingdom with Rob the animal petter Perry. LMMFAO!

Anonymous said...

Mediocrity wins when its opponents are far below mediocre.

Anonymous said...

I 're- read the Forbes article regarding our city in the death spin..last on the list. They say it's because there are 10 govt. Employees for every one private sector job. Well, since the govt is shutdown and Sandia and Kirtland and now the City of Albuquerque are bleeding employees, perhaps we can move up on that list!

Anonymous said...

03:22
I worked 13 years on graveyard, I've never met you because you hide in your dayshift closet, not taking calls, not stopping 47s driving in front of you, not going jack, except jacking off. When you get shot, stabbed, strangle, and hit with a tireiron, and save a citizen from getting shot in the middle of a shooting come look me up.

Anonymous said...

3:22 and 3:11,

Hey fuckwads, wtf are you arguing about? You seriously think fighting for the scraps the Administration gives us is the way to go? Dummies measuring their cocks when were all in the same boat. Oh yea you deserve a medal for working graveyard. Shut the fuck up rookie.

Anonymous said...

Mmm mmmmm mmmmm, it's been a while since we had some mushroom soup. That was a good serving.