Tag Archives: New Mexico

NEW MEXICO: Gary Johnson Launches US Senate Bid

Aleppo! The Daily Beast reports: 2016 Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has entered the New Mexico Senate race, throwing a curveball into a contest that was deemed safe for Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich. Johnson, who served two terms from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican governor of the state, tweeted on Tuesday that “New Mexico deserves a strong, independent ...

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New Mexico GOP State Rep Argues During DUI Arrest:
I Fight For The Death Penalty For Cop Killers [VIDEO]

The Albuquerque Journal reports: Shortly after she was arrested on an aggravated drunken driving charge early Sunday, state Rep. Monica Youngblood told an Albuquerque officer through tears that she stands up for police when others criticize them. And she made it clear to the officer that she is a legislator — one who tries to help the police, she said. ...

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NEW MEXICO: Local Television Runs Ad From Gay US House Candidate Saying “Fuck The NRA” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: A Democratic congressional candidate is out with a new TV ad using far more explicit language than the usual political spot. “Fuck the NRA,” Pat Davis says in the 15-second ad. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers.” Davis is an Albuquerque city council member running for the Democratic nomination ...

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NEW MEXICO: Police Raid On Anti-LGBT Christian Hate Group Results In 100 Felony Counts Of Child Rape

The Albuquerque Journal reports: Authorities investigating a paramilitary Christian sect for child sexual abuse say they looking into whether the New Mexico group brought children into the country illegally. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace told The Associated Press Tuesday that investigators found numerous children during a Sunday raid of the armed Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in remote Fence Lake. ...

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NEW MEXICO: Governor Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that would ban the use on minors of conversion therapy that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure was among dozens signed by the Republican governor as the Friday deadline approached for her to act on legislation passed during the session that ended March 18. ...

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Hillary Projected To Win New Mexico Primary

With 70% of the vote reported at this writing, Hillary Clinton has been projected to win the New Mexico primary. She currently has a six point lead and this is her second win of the night. There are 43 Democratic delegates up for grabs.

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NEW MEXICO: Anti-Trump Protesters Clash With Riot Police Outside Albuquerque Rally [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Police in Albuquerque donned riot gear and fired smoke grenades Tuesday night after hundreds of protesters threw rocks, bottles and burning Trump T-shirts outside the New Mexico convention center where the presumptive Republican presidential candidate was speaking. Several police officers were treated for injuries after being hit by rocks and at least one person was arrested as ...

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NEW MEXICO: Lawmakers Announce “Religious Liberty” Bill To Legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination

Here we go again. This time it’s New Mexico. Via Albuquerque’s NBC affiliate: Two New Mexico lawmakers have pre-filed a bill that would give state business owners the right to refuse business to gay, lesbian and transgender people and their families on the basis of religious freedom. Republican Reps. David Gallegos and Nora Espinoza are the sponsors of the bill, ...

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Headline Of The Day

If only there’d been another armed three-year old to stop him. Details.

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NEW MEXICO: Homeschoolers Campaign Against Pro-Gay Marriage State Rep

New Mexico state Rep. Bill McCamley was one of the key legislators in his state’s successful same-sex marriage battle and local homeschoolers are enlisting their children in the campaign to unseat him. Via Progress Now New Mexico: In the legislature, McCamely has been a strong supporter of LGBT equality. That’s no surprise given Dona Ana County’s prominence in the national ...

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NEW MEXICO: Grasshopper Swarms Are So Dense They Show Up On Weather Radar

Via ABC News: The worst grasshopper infestation in 20 years has become so thick around Albuquerque, N.M., that the airborne bugs are showing up on weather radar, officials said today. “Albuquerque has not seen these levels of grasshoppers since the early-mid 1990′s,” said John R. Garlisch, extension agent at Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service. The National Weather Service said the ...

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Bryan Fischer: SCOTUS Has Made It A Crime To Be A Christian In America

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Porno Pete Has The SCOTUS Sadz

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Alliance Defending Freedom Has The Sadz

“The First Amendment protects our freedom to speak or not speak on any issue without fear of punishment. We had hoped the U.S. Supreme Court would use this case to affirm this basic constitutional principle; however, the court will likely have several more opportunities to do just that in other cases of ours that are working their way through the ...

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Rejects Appeal Of Anti-Gay New Mexico Photographer

The US Supreme Court today declined to hear the appeal of the New Mexico woman who refused to photograph the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple. The case has been the linchpin of the anti-gay movement to allow businesses to turn away gay customers and was the starting point of numerous campaigns to legalize such discrimination by state law. Chris ...

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Santa Fe Elects Gay Mayor

Santa Fe has elected its first openly gay mayor. With his two young daughters and other family members by his side, Javier Gonzales, 47, was greeted by a mob of cheering supporters when he walked into a packed ballroom at the Hotel Santa Fe, many of whom he hugged and kissed as he made his way to the stage. “This ...

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Freep This New Mexico Poll

It’s neck and neck right now. (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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Tony Perkins Has The New Mexico Sadz

“The once-conservative Governor of New Mexico decided to pack it in and go home when her state’s supreme court ruled the wrong way on marriage. Instead of standing her ground, Martinez waved the white flag on a potential state marriage amendment — yielding every ounce of her power to an out-of-control judiciary with political goals. Before the judges sided with ...

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New Mexico Gov Won’t Fight Marriage

New Mexico GOP Gov. Susana Martinez says that her state’s Supreme Court has spoken and she won’t back the campaign to overturn same-sex marriage. Martinez said several times last summer — when several county clerks across the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples — that she believed state voters should decide the issue by way of a ballot ...

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Why Marriage Matters

Clip recap: A coalition of state and national organizations will launch a statewide television ad today featuring a New Mexican family who represent the broad, majority support for the recent ruling by the state Supreme Court that grants every loving couple the freedom to marry. The ad will appear on both network and cable television throughout the state. It features ...

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