Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Proud day in NM politics

I usually don't dip my toes into the political realm of odd news. But the latest dust-up out of Sunland Park needs a little light shed.

Today, Sun-News reporter Reyes Mata III has an excellent set of reports on the apparent inability of the elected officials, including the mayor and council, to behave above a third-grade level during public meetings. It's simply not how we expect our leaders (public employees) to behave.

Here's a link to the whole, ugly mess that unfolded Monday night and into Tuesday, with a call for the state to take over the municipality and police stepping in to calm the situation.

Click the main story and look for 'related content' to see the rest of the mess.

Stay classy, NM politicos. Stay classy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Who knew?

Who knew?

According to this British report, us Yanks were working on a plan to kick them out of Canada back in the 1930s. Apparently, they owed us some dough for the war and the folks at home were very grumpy. I'm glad we all got over that one!

Here's the dish from the Daily Mail.

"In 1930, a mere nine years before the outbreak of World War Two, America drew up proposals specifically aimed at eliminating all British land forces in Canada and the North Atlantic, thus destroying Britain's trading ability and bringing the country to its knees."

FDR put the smack-down on the plan as well as other domestic and foreign scenarios.

Read more:"Code Plan Red

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Can I get extra Arby-sauce with my Monet?

Two Tennessee women are charged with stealing two pieces of 'artwork' from an Arby's restaurant. Johnson City Press reports "a picture of pears in a wooden frame and a piece of metal wall art installed during remodeling" of the sammich-shop were valued at $1,200.

You have got to be kidding me. No wonder my 'tater-cakes-with-horsey-sauce cost me $12.95 yesterday.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fair fare

You know I've got a weakness for fair food -- anything deep fried, on a stick, eat-between-the-barn-and-midway dining at it's finest.

Here's the latest entries from my carny-cook friends in the Lone Star State. Belly up for fried bubblegum, fried salsa, and buffalo chicken flapjacks.

God bless Texas.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dude abides.

I never knew tortoises wore spurs, but this is Las Cruces. Here's a happy ending to a missing critter story. Possibly the best slow-speed chase we've had a chance to report on lately. Enjoy, at your leisure.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Due for services rendered

We get a fair amount of crazy reports here in humble Las Cruces. Here's a beaut.

A woman is refusing to pay the hospital for a police-ordered, um, body cavity search. She remains unnamed because she was never charged. Her lawyer wants the county to wipe out the bill.