to the point mick richMick Rich will provide articles once or twice a week. Some will address New Mexico issues and some will talk about national issues. 

Feds Investigate APD Officers and a Defense Attorney in Reported Kickback Scheme

Unsurprisingly, the Albuquerque Mayor’s Administration has no comment.  

 Once again, New Mexicans wake up to learn the Federal Government has raided the homes of New Mexicans. The last time was in July 2021, when Democrat House Speaker Sheryl William Stapleton's home was raided. This time, it was Albuquerque Police officers and a defense attorney while the Bernalillo County District Attorney dismissed 144 driving-under-the-influence cases. We will soon learn what the Federal Attorney General’s office is investigating and why Bernalillo DA dismissed 144 DUI cases.

As in most failures, people tend to focus on the failure of the last chain of events; in this situation, it is the APD police officers and the defense attorney. Albuquerque has a break in almost every link in the chain of justice.   

The Links in the Chain of Justice

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Rail Runner + ART + Rail to Trail = Santa Fe's Democrats Malfeasance?

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Rail to Trail: Hope, Family Fun. Reality, Another Homeless Defecation Area

From the City of Albuquerque website, Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency/Rail Trail /Design, "Antoine Predock & Associates, in partnership with Pland Collaborative and Wilson & Company, are spearheading the design of the Albuquerque Rail Trail. This team will create a modern and artistic pathway that reflects the culture and history of the land of enchantment. It will transform our downtown neighborhoods and elevate the way we experience our city."

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The Once Iconic Albuquerque Sunport

How will the $100 million terminal upgrades restore passenger traffic to 2007 levels? 

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The Albuquerque International Sunport was one of the economic engines driving the Albuquerque Metro economy. Not anymore. Passenger traffic has been down by twenty percent since 2007, showing the lack of passengers in the terminal and empty shops at the airport.

Companies looking to locate or expand in the Albuquerque market consider the number of direct flights in and out of the airport an essential factor. In an October Bloomberg article dated 10/31/2017, the headline, “Nonstop flights between cities are a more effective way of generating inter-city investment than increased airport capacity.”

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A Christmas Story by Mick Rich

A Christmas Story by Mick Rich

Merry Christmas to All

Five days from now, we will celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Nothing you, I, or we can do can take from or add to the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Herod the Great thought being a King was sufficient to vanquish our Savior, Jesus Christ. Despite being the most powerful in the region, he could not extinguish the flame of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Atheists may believe they can take from the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, by celebrating Atheism in December. But they have set a course based on the Birth of Christ.

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Make this Thanksgiving Memorable

[Editor's Note: The columnist apologizes for being a day late.)

Please share with those around you why you are grateful to them.

I ceased giving advice long ago and don't tell jokes or share weepy stories. What I can do is share my experiences, strength, and hope with you.

Whether your family and friends gather around a table of turkey and gravy, potatoes, yams, beans, cranberries, pumpkin pie, or your family's traditional food from the old country, for us, it is a Ukrainian (Marion's family is Ukrainian) meal of borscht, deruni, varensky, and nalesniki. However, as good as the food is, it should always be second to the people around it.

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Another Painful Election in New Mexico

Is it painful enough for you to try an alternative solution?

Thirty-six years ago, my good buddy listened to me complain about my business partner and threatening to split up the company for the umpteenth time. This time, when he responded, he did not ask when I was going to strike out on my own, but stated, "There is no right time, to make decisions such as this. It is when you have enough pain and anguish that you move on. When you have had enough, you will make the decision.

I never complained to my buddy after that conversation, and within six months, we separated the one company into two, mine being Mick Rich Contractors. At the time, I was thirty-four years old, married, and had three young children and a company with no staff, contracts, or clients.

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Throw the Bums Out

 Which begs the question, Which Bum?

Many times, during the course of our radio program, To the Point with Mick Rich (airs on KKOB AM 770, FM, 96.3 FM, online, podcast).  I will turn to “my good buddy” (you are a good buddy if you read our articles or listen to our program), and producer, Amarie, and I say in unison, “What are we going to do?” I respond, “We are going to throw the Bums Out.”  But which bums is the question?

Which bums are worthy to be “Thrown Out?”

Incumbent Democrats have kept New Mexico and Albuquerque at the bottom of all the good lists and at the top of all the bad lists for decades.

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The World Needs a United Washington

 What can be done to end Brother Fighting Brother in Washington?

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To New Mexicans, Middle Eastern people appear homogeneous, which makes understanding the conflict among the people of the Middle East challenging. I hope to illuminate those differences and what Washington can do. Lastly, it serves as a warning to all Americans about what can happen when we focus on what separates us, not what unites us.

Arab & Persian

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