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. 

NM’s Peter Principle = The Deb Principle

From NM Dem Party Chair to the US Secretary of Interior. haalandDeb Haaland, the First Native American to be Secretary of the Department of Interior

Deb Haaland graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1994 and earned her Juris Doctor in Indian Law from UNM School of Law in 2006. Her political journey includes serving as the vote director for the Obama campaign 2012, chairing the Native American Caucus of the Democrat Party of New Mexico from 2012 to 2013, and being Gary King’s running mate for the Governor in 2014. She also was Chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party from April 2015 through April 2017.  

Deb Haaland served on the Laguna Development Corporation board during the Louisiana Isle of Capri Casino debacle, during which the Laguna Pueblo lost twenty-six million dollars. When Pueblo elders realized they were gambling with Laguna’s sovereignty. Despite Haaland not being able to practice law and possessing her JD in Indian Law, she should have known she was gambling with Laguna’s sovereignty.

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Heinrich wants to be your next Senator/Governor/President

Can Heinrich’s Achilles Tendon take him down?

heinrich with elkNew Mexico’s Washington Democrat Senator Martin Heinrich misidentifies a bighorn sheep as an elk.

New Mexico Democrat leaders may look the same, but there are NM’s Santa Fe Democrats and NM’s Washington Democrats. They may have started out at the same place, but their power and money come from different sources, and they do not always get along, such as Martin Heinrich and Deb Haaland.

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The Working Poor and the Hard Working identify with Trump’s persecution.

“We’re scared of Kamala Harris; she put black men like me in prison.”


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Washington Post, “Crime lab scandal, photo Marcio Jose Sanchez  / AP.

 I have often reflected on a conversation I had with a buddy. I shared the articles I wrote with him and expected pushback, but I was surprised with his response; he told me he was supporting Trump. Then he explained, ”Kamala Harris puts black men like me in prison.” Carla Bell's editorial in the Miami Herald, “Black Americans should hold their adoration—Kamala Harris has done real damage.” explains why.

 Shock and Awe

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Rust Set: Armorer was Irresponsible, Gun Slinger was Reckless, and the Mischief Maker Got Away with Murder

Murder mystery fans know. Guilty is who loads the bullet.

which is blankCan you tell which is the live round and which is the blank?

We have all watched countless action movies and murder mysteries in which actors are killed or wounded on film, not in real life. That is why it was so surprising that Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot, and director Joel Souza was injured on the set of Rust.

The Santa Fe Justice Department, the media, and Hollywood have reported that an irresponsible twenty-two-year-old Armorer and an angry old Hollywood actor behaving recklessly were responsible for the death and injury on the movie set. But are they?

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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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