Marc Valdez

Mark Valdez writes the blog Marc Valdez Weblog: A Dilettante's Uneven Progress - Sacramento area community musical theater (esp. DMTC in Davis), liberal political riffs, Kylie Minogue, Australiana, SW meteorology, hurricanes, and general weirdness.

Web Site: http://marcvaldez.blogspot.com/


New Mexico Hiatus

Jun 22, 2016

Flying to Albuquerque to attend wedding of Honesty Leatham and Anthony Valdez, see a few relatives, take "Better Call Saul" Season 2 related pictures, and feel the pulse of the throbbing city at the hottest time of year, typically late June.

A Pun

Jun 22, 2016
A Pun


Travis Bickle, I Presume

Jun 22, 2016

Man on a mission:

A motorist stopped with a trove of guns and knives in his truck while heading into the Holland Tunnel en route to New York City claimed to police he was rushing to "rescue" a teenage girl who recently overdosed, sources said.

Police recovered seven guns — including rifles and handguns —...

Old Sacramento on a Lazy Tuesday Afternoon

Jun 22, 2016
Old Sacramento on a Lazy Tuesday Afternoon


Menace to Trump Downplayed (Oddly)

Jun 22, 2016

Illegal British immigrant makes an effort to kill Trump. The UK press are on it:Another neighbour in Dorking described him as "a very quiet lad"."He was alright. He got on well with his mum as far as I know. His mum is nice and is a friendly character....

Bubble Nostalgia

Jun 22, 2016

This insider tries to make sense why the Bubble popped. It was, after all, a Mighty Fine Bubble. He sees less fraud, and more delusion:

In my last months at Citigroup I would field several calls a week from CitiMortgage’s servicing people who were trying to work out payment plans for delinquent homebuyers. What...

Trump, The Successful Casino Mogul

Jun 22, 2016

Ran his Atlantic City properties into the ground:

In retrospect, David Hanlon, a veteran casino executive who ran Merv Griffin’s Atlantic City operations at the time of the Resorts battle, said, Mr. Trump succeeded in repeatedly convincing investors, bankers and Wall Street that “his name had real value.”

“They were so in love with him...

Scott Baio, Oy!

Jun 22, 2016

The life and times of a forgettable person:

This week Baio went from obscure trivia answer to national laughing stock when he appeared on Fox Business to float the idea that President Obama is a secret Muslim whose “end game” is to “totally eliminate the United States as it was created.” Baio’s evidence for...

Compund Bows

Jun 20, 2016

I haven't seen Joe the Plumber much lately, but he came to my workplace unannounced today. "I want you to take care of my two compound bows, and thirteen arrows," he said. "Worth $2,000!" When I asked him why he wanted me to hold them rather than stori...

No Ground Game

Jun 20, 2016

By Trump effectively deciding against running a ground game for the Fall election, and continuing to rely on free media, I'm reminded of the Bush Administration's refusal to commit more troops to Iraq, particularly due to the influence of Mr. Shock-and...

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