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

Sep 6, 2013


At a candidate forum, one where the incumbent RJ Berry actually reared his head  and hosted by Berry friendly commercial real estate and construction firms, candidate Paul Heh layed Berry on the mat.

In response to a statement RJ made when he alleged crime is down in Albuquerque, Mr. Heh said "I call bullshit!" Heh went on to detail how in his own experience as a cop and the very same FBI reports (which Berry can't seem to read) actually show there is more crime in Albuquerque now and for each successive year Berry has been in office.

In 2012 there were almost 4,000 additional felony victims in Albuquerque as compared to 2011. But RJ says crime is down.
Yesterday, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled on the police union's lawsuit against the city in a way that all of our Eyes have been telling us it would rule. Judge Garcia of the court said the district court was in error and reversed the decision of the lower court.
In essence, the Berry administration had a duty to contractual obligations first and before discretionary obligations and Berry violated that duty and violated the contracts. But RJ thinks this is a politically decided decision and vows to appeal the ruling to the NM Supreme Court. Where city's across the country have been ordered to honor raises, only here in New Mexico does Albuquerque get to kick the can down the road for the next administration.
Yesterday the APOA also released a well crafted video detailing and documenting many of the personnel shortage emergencies in APD. But because the facts are true, RJ labels the video as a "waste of time and resources" which Rj is an expert in this area. 

(See the video here:
Berry then goes on to blame the APOA for the 3 1/2 years of stalled negotiations when in fact the APOA has been at the table everytime and all the time it was Berry's negotiator, John Martinez, of (yep you guessed it...a third party contractor) Management Associates blocking the negotiations. By the way, Management Associates has been paid close to $200,000 taxpayer dollars since being hired by RJ to represent the city.
Then of course there was yesterday's debate where Berry failed to respect his public safety employees and again hid.
Calling the Public Safety Forum a "sham" and a place where he "only heard them tear down the police department and the city" Berry stayed in comfortable quarters with his contractor friends at the Paseo/I-25 project which is largely federally funded and of course almost two years delayed because of Berry's ineptitude.

But on Wednesday night there was a forum dealing the RJ's ABQthePlan idea for destroying much of what keeps the Bosque great. Over 500 citizens attended at the city's own library and facilitated by the mayor's staff.
The forum was organized by RJ's office, not unions. It was hosted at a city facility, not a union hall. It was attended by Albuquerque citizens, not city employees. It concerned an issues affecting all citizens of Albuquerque, not AFD, APD, or other city employees.

Yet RJ hid from this forum also and did not attend.

Under RJ's bizarre and weird view of the world, unless you are in agreement with him, his failed policies, horrible leadership, and unlawful conduct, you are the one simply wrong.
To that, we at the Eye call bullshit on you RJ. It is YOU that has torn down the police department and the city. Dinelli and Heh want to restore and build it up.
But please, let us know how you did all of this fiscal belt tightening (aka tearing the city down) without a reduction in services, please, pretty please, say that again....


abqveteran said...

It’s probably safe to say that one of the following definitions applies…

a. Courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement.


b. Cowardice is a trait wherein fear and excess self-concern override doing or saying what is right, good and of help to others or oneself in a time of need—it is the opposite of courage. As a label, "cowardice" indicates a failure of character in the face of a challenge.

For those of us who’s served in the military, I’m sure you have some familiarity with this statement…

Under many military codes of justice, cowardice in combat is a crime punishable by death (e.g. shot at dawn). The term describes a character flaw which has been shunned, stigmatized and disdained (see norms) within most, if not all, cultures and societies, whilst courage, typically viewed as a virtue, is admired and encouraged.

Anonymous said...

Good post above, these people are nothing but cowards who hid in the dark. Come on and step out to the play ground bitches....

Anonymous said...

You can call bullshit all you want but the fact is that Berry simply doesn't have to respond. He has a 63% approval rating and as long as he does nothing, he's going to win.
Engaging in responses creates chances for mistakes and missteps, as long as he does nothing, he loses nothing. If you want to bring him down you will have to come up with something big that the press will run with, and so far I don't see it.

Anonymous said...

A lot happens to those who never saw it coming. It's called karma.
Now get your head unburied out of his ass, you shameless little ball washing cabin boy.

Anonymous said...

Berry the do nothing Mayor, sounds about right. DoJ here, continue to support APD. Good cops seeing for wrongful termination, do nothing. AFD getting cancer for buildings out of code, do nothing, Library workers assaulted, supervisors forcing them not to press charges, do nothing. City paying fines for wages so low that too many workers are on food stamps, do nothing. Bus drivers reporting safety concerns on their equipment, do nothing. Electric wiring at City Hall so bad it catches fire, do nothing. Worst rate of people moving away in the country, do nothing. One of the highest rates of teen heroin and prescription drug abuse in the country, not only do nothing but focus on property crimes, because your car and all the crap you bought, that's your priority.
Mayor Berry, the official do nothing Mayor.