We were contacted by Mayor Marty recall (ABQ Journal - Subscription Required) organizer S Pyke yesterday evening. Apparently, while doing an interview with KOB-TV at Isotopes Park, an Isotopes official kicked him off city property.
In 2005, it was a common practice for candidates for mayor to gather signatures at city events. Eric Griego's supporters were spotted at Zoo Music events and we specifically witnessed Chavez supporters gathering signatures at Isotopes park.
Isotopes Park is owned by the city just like the Zoo, Civic Plaza, the Balloon Fiesta Museum, etc. Did we miss an executive order from the 11th floor banning political activity in public spaces on public property or is Isotopes Park only available for the Party of Marty and supporters?
Like it or not, Mr. Pyke is a taxpayer and member of the public. His political activity should not be curtailed on public property as long as it remains peaceful and does not interfere with public safety.
Mr. Pyke has now set up a website where you can get your copy of the official recall petition. It can be found at http://recallmarty.blogspot.com.
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KOAT TV did a story on Mr. Pyke's recall effort that aired on the station tonight. You can view it here.
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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