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Trump Thrashes Susana Martinez

May 25, 2016

No honor among thieves:

1. The riff underscored the hollowness of Trump’s promises to unite the fractured Republican Party. He has routinely attacked GOP governors this year. Recall his criticisms of Scott Walker before Wisconsin’s primary or Nikki Haley before South Carolina’s. But this is the first time he’s done so as the presumptive...

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Albuquerque Unrest Regarding Trump’s Visit

May 24, 2016

Hard to judge these things from a distance, of course, but based on media coverage, so far I'm fairly-pleased with the unrest in Albuquerque tonight regarding the visit by Donald Trump. People stood up and made a strong statement that they will not bow...

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Beth Ruyak’s Interview With Liorah Singerman & Young Actor’s Stage.

May 24, 2016

Beth Ruyak's Interview with Liorah Singerman, Alexi Ashida, Asa Williams, and Milan Williams with Young Actor's Stage. From 30:30.

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"I Am Lorde!"

May 24, 2016

Doing post-worthy due diligence, and ended up here.

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A Pop Of Colour

May 24, 2016
A Pop Of Colour


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An Update To "A Guidebook to ‘Breaking Bad’ Filming Locations: Albuquerque as Physical Setting and Indispensable Character"

May 24, 2016

I’d like to announce a new update to the 3rd edition of my book “A Guidebook to 'Breaking Bad' Filming Locations: Albuquerque as Physical Setting and Indispensable Character” (available on Amazon; on Kindle). More updates will come as need and information dictates. It won't really be done until Walt says it’s done.

(The book...

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Target Nevada

May 24, 2016

Those with a different, more Strangelovian sensibility may appreciate "Target Nevada", a 1953 short film about nuclear testing. When Walt and friends were assembling their "First Tech Weatherman Film Festival", when we college students at NM Tech in So...

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The MX Racetrack Concept

May 24, 2016

When I was a UNM work-study student at Albuquerque's Kirtland Air Force Base in the late 1970s, my job was closely connected to the MX Racetrack concept. Here is my 'capo dei capi', Maj. Bill Clapper, to explain the concept. (I also heard our office fo...

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Sandia Labs’ Atomic Field Testers

May 24, 2016

For those who grew up in Cold War New Mexico, this documentary about Sandia Labs' Atomic Field Testers is most interesting. I was a work-study student at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base in the late 70's, and our job was to r...

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A Sparky Memory

May 24, 2016

Before I walked Bella late at night on the streets of Sacramento, I walked my previous dog, a Pomeranian mix named Sparky (1994-2009), the same way. I should put together a collection of their stories. Here is a Sparky story from the Summer of 2002:I w...

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