After a two week Eye Poll we found unlike APD's Chief of Police Ray Schultz, at least Eye readers do not feel safe here in Albuquerque. Out of 340 votes in our unscientific poll 42% felt absolutely unsafe, another 26% felt somewhat unsafe, 24% felt pretty safe, and only 8% felt absolutely safe. (See the results here.)
It's not a good sign for mayor and senatorial candidate Chavez when 68% when over two thirds of any polled group feels that his city is unsafe. Now you might say that it's really APD's fault that the general perception here in Albuquerque is that we are all unsafe. However, the mayor hires the Chief of Police who his in essence an at will employee working directly for the mayor. That's fine by us as long as the blame for any problems over at APD are placed at the feet of the one who chose the chief; which for far too long has not been the case here in Albuquerque.
This week we're going to take a look at a question that affects the entire state not just Albuquerque - the United States Senate race. Now before anyone sends us emails about how we're not including all of the candidates who have announced for senate, realize that no major contenders were running before Senator Domenici announced his retirement. The candidates included here can be considered major contenders. Don't forget to vote!
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