The Weekly Sedition

Monday, 4 April 2022

One-sided Shootout at Coronado Mall!

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Reading, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:08 PM

More “gun violence” at an Albuquerque mall on Thursday, 31 March 2022, as reported by the Albuquerque Journal, and reposted by the Journal to Facebook[1]

Five teens accused of beating at Coronado Center, by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer

At least this time, no one seems to have been injured or killed as a result of shots fired.

Meanwhile, there have been several firearm-related homicides (involving shots fired at the victims) at other locations around Albuquerque — in the Downtown area, for example.

“Rbj Benjamin” posted a comment

Where’s our concealed carriers when you need them?

To which I replied

Concealed carry is not permitted on the property, per Coronado Center policy.

Blame Coronado for this one with their “No weapons allowed on site” policy, not concealed-carriers for their “failure” to be first responders to this incident.

And then there’s my follow-up comment

So when Ross and Morales were allegedly pistol-whipping the Fuddruckers employees, should that be considered “gun violence” (firearm(s) were involved) or “blunt-object violence” (no shots were fired at that time) ?

ONCE AGAIN, we see just how “effective” this sort of “No weapons allowed” policy is (it is NOT effective, for those too dense to understand sarcasm) in stopping firearm-related crime.

As for the “gun free” status of Coronado (and Winrock, Cottonwood, etc.), if someone is injured or killed by a criminal there, and that injury or death could have been prevented had the victim been armed, I hope the victim or their survivor(s) sue the property owners into non-existence.

Something not yet brought up: Ross and Morales are both under the age of 21. This means their mere possession of handguns was a federal offense. ANOTHER failure of the victim disarmament statutes.

Apparently, I made a mistake — per 18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(2)[2], Ross was legal in possessing a handgun.

Still, Ross’ alleged pistol-whipping of the Fuddruckers staff was definitely NOT legal, and would probably constitute battery, if not aggravated battery

30-3-4. Battery.

Battery is the unlawful, intentional touching or application of force to the person of another, when done in a rude, insolent or angry manner.

Whoever commits battery is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

30-3-5. Aggravated battery.

  1. Aggravated battery consists of the unlawful touching or application of force to the person of another with intent to injure that person or another.
  2. Whoever commits aggravated battery, inflicting an injury to the person which is not likely to cause death or great bodily harm, but does cause painful temporary disfigurement or temporary loss or impairment of the functions of any member or organ of the body, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  3. Whoever commits aggravated battery inflicting great bodily harm or does so with a deadly weapon or does so in any manner whereby great bodily harm or death can be inflicted is guilty of a third degree felony.

What’s the takeaway here?

The lessons to be learned from this incident are as follows:

FIRST, victim disarmament edicts, whether they are in the form of public-sector statutes and regulations, or a private-sector “NO WEAPONS ALLOWED” policy, don’t do much of anything to deter violent criminals from committing crimes.

If anything, they do the exact opposite — they make it easier for the criminals to victimize others.

Think of them as a sort of “workplace safety” code for the bad guys, making what are supposed to be “safe spaces” for shoppers and tourists into a  happy hunting ground for the crooks.

As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.”

But . . . but . . . what about the “NO WEAPONS ALLOWED” sign? Surely, those intent on committing assault, battery, robbery, burglary, and possibly murder will see that sign, and then leave their guns in the car, right?

Well, you see, the criminal element always seems to find that massive loophole in all of the various victim-disarmament schemes called “breaking the law.”

If they’re willing to kill you over pocket change, what makes you think that they’re going to obey your hoplophobic prohibitionary edicts?

As the saying goes, “When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.”

And the reality of it all is this: You are your own best defender. Sure, you can contract the task out to someone else, but that person wants to go home to their family, too. That person will put their own personal safety above yours, if it comes down to it.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Albuquerque JournalFive teens accused of beating at Coronado Center, by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer by Matthew Reisen, Journal Staff Writer
    Published: Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 10:05 PM, Updated: Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at 12:05 AM
    Facebook — Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:31 AM MST
    Retrieved Friday, 1 April 2022 and Monday, 4 April 2022
  2. H/T United States Concealed Carry Association [USCCA] — Federal Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess Handguns. Retrieved Monday, 4 April 2022

NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,151: Sunday, 10 April 2022
  2. Approximate reading level — 12.9
  • Reposted —
    1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    5. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely
    6. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook groupFacebook page / Minds groupSpreely groupSpreely pageWimkin groupWimkin page
    9. “No One Wants to Take Your Guns” — Facebook page / Wimkin page
    10. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    11. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
    12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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    Wednesday, 25 November 2020

    What is “Spaceport America” but a Political Classhole Slush-Fund?

    Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:52 PM

    Facebook always yields instances of the Political Classholes getting caught with their pants down and their hands in the cookie jar —

    Peter St. Cyr
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    An Independent audit confirms serious operational and management problems at Spaceport America. I repeatedly told embattled Director Dan Hicks he could not write his own public records law. This facility was constructed with taxpayer money and needs to be transparent to avoid these kinds of problems in the future. Click to read the report here: https://osa-app.org/uploads/2020/66dacc30-9870-49f4-874a-f4b26d09aaa6/Spaceport Authority – Investigation of Complaint Final Report.pdf

    And what exactly has been launched from “Spaceport America” besides a few suborbital flights?

    Wasn’t Virgin Galactic the “anchor tenant” for whom Reichsgovernor Richardson built this particular elephante blanco?

    From SpaceNews — Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo, by Jeff Foust, 15 August 2019 —

    Virgin Galactic didn’t give a date for when it expects SpaceShipTwo to arrive at the spaceport — WhiteKnightTwo will return to Mojave to fly it to New Mexico — but that when it arrives the company will start with a couple of glide flights to test those upgraded flight controls and to get familiar with the airspace.

    Once those are done, “we’ll be ready for rocket-powered flights,” he said. While there is no set number of powered test flights planned before SpaceShipTwo is ready for commercial operations, Moses noted there are currently eight hybrid rocket motors stockpiled at the spaceport.

    Two other SpaceShipTwo vehicles are under construction in Mojave. Moses said the first of those two should be ready to begin flight tests in 2020.

    At this rate, will Virgin Galactic be ready to launch anything by 2120?

    Considering Virgin Galactic’s pre-COVID glacial pace of operations where “Spaceport America” is concerned, on top of the Beer Bug-inspired shutdown mania, it’s probably safe to say that 2020 is a write-off at this point.

    But there’s always 2021, right?

    Go ahead and feel free to make that bet.

    But hey, at least “Spaceport America” has a nice new lounge that Governess Chipmunk can use to host one of her COVID-non-compliant parties

    For what it’s worth, that State Auditor’s report that St. Cyr linked to above is great fun, if you get your kicks by reading about some of the ways that the Political Classholes have fun at our expense.


    NOTES

    1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,095 – Sunday, 29 November 2020
    2. Reposted —
      1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
      2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
      3. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
      4. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
      5. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
      6. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
      7. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
      8. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
      9. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
      10. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
      11. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
      12. Vote the Air — Facebook page
      13. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
      14. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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    Monday, 21 September 2020

    [Letter to ABQ City Council] Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

    Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:28 PM

    From: Mike Blessing
    To: Councilor Lan Sena <lansena@cabq.gov>, Councilor Isaac Benton <ibenton@cabq.gov>, Councilor Klarissa Peña <kpena@cabq.gov>, Councilor Brook Bassan <bbassan@cabq.gov>, Councilor Cynthia Borrego <cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov>, Councilor Pat Davis <patdavis@cabq.gov>, Councilor Diane Gibson <dgibson@cabq.gov>, Councilor Trudy Jones <trudyjones@cabq.gov>, Councilor Don Harris <dharris@cabq.gov>
    CC: Policy Analyst Diane Dolan <ddolan@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Rachael Hernandez <rmhernandez@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Susan Vigil <susanvigil@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Sean Foran <seanforan@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Abigail Stiles <astiles@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Aziza Chavez <azizachavez@cabq.gov>, Policy Analyst Laura Rummler <lrummler@cabq.gov>
    Date: September 21, 2020, 11:42 AM MST
    Subject: Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

    Dear Councilors:

    I am writing to you in order to speak up against two pieces of proposed legislation scheduled to come before the Council today, O-19-82 and O-19-83.

    Ordinance O-19-82 will attempt to mandate secure storage of firearms.

    Ordinance O-19-83 seeks to create a city ordinance out of Keller’s questionable order banning firearms on city owned or leased properties.

    Both ordinances would violate the Constitution of the State of New Mexico, Article II, Section 6, which states:

    No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.

    A recent attempt to pass a non-binding resolution to repeal this seciton of the state Constitution failed in the council 5-4.

    Let’s make no mistake about it these proposed ordinances are in no way, shape or form about “gun safety” or “gun control”.

    True gun safety and gun control stem from the four safety rules, the seven fundamentals of marksmanship, and knowing what is and is not a legitimate target.

    If the people backing “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly care about firearms safety, then why aren’t they chipping in towards firearms safety training, as does the group they list as their archnemesis, the National Rifle Association?

    If Michael Bloomberg and the other multi-millionaires behind “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly cared about gun safety, they would put their millions behind the construction of MORE shooting ranges, and the maintenance of existing ones. They would chip in for the creation of DVDs and online video shows that provide instruction on the safe and proficient handling of firearms.

    Instead, all they do is lobby and agitate for more restrictive laws upon the pre-existing civil, Constitutional, human individual right to own and carry weapons, as supposed to be guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico.

    Rather, the legislation in question (O-19-82 and O-19-83) is more properly called “victim disarmament,” in that the people most likely to be affected by it are the people who have the most reason to own and carry firearms for self-defense — the little old lady or the paraplegic who lives alone in a bad neighborhood, the five-foot-nothing 100-pound woman being stalked by a six-foot 200-pound deranged ex-boyfriend.

    The bad people (the criminals, terrorists, and violence-inclined mental defectives) whom the proponents of this legislation say will be disarmed by it most likely will not be affected in the least. If they want access to a firearm, they will have it, by hook or by crook.

    You see, the bad guys have found this massive loophole in the existing restrictions on private civilians’ rights to own and carry weapons called “breaking the law.”

    There are already 20,000 to 25,000 existing restrictions upon the pre-existing individual, civil, Constitutional, human right to own and carry weapons, which are supposed to be guaranteed against State infringement by the Second Amendment and Article 2, Section 6 of the State Constitution. None of these anti-liberty statutes has stopped a bad guy from obtaining a firearm when they want it.

    Laws already exist that prohibit felons, domestic abusers, foreign terrorists, incurable drug abusers and alcoholics, and mental defectives from obtaining, owning or carrying firearms.

    Laws already exist that prohibit the use of firearms (and other objects) to harm other people (murder, assault with a deadly weapon, etc.).

    I think it’s safe to say that all these laws have done is keep honest people honest, the same way locks on doors do.

    Those who propose further infringements upon individual liberty aren’t truly looking to improve the human condition at all, but seeking more power over others for whatever reasons. No good will come from these infringements — no good has ever come from these sorts of laws, and no good ever will.

    As for the phrase “gun violence” —

    Why are not criminal stabbings or slashings with knives ever referred to as “knife violence” ?

    Why are hit and run murders done with cars or trucks never called “automotive violence” ?

    Why are attacks using baseball bats, pry bars, hammers and pieces of steel rebar never referred to as “blunt object violence” ?

    Look, no one is trying to take your government away. We just want to have an honest, open, adult conversation about common-sense restrictions on government. If we can save just one child from government violence, it will be worth it.

    Mike Blessing

    Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who should — you or someone else?
    Freedom is the answer — what’s the question?


    RESPONSES FROM THE COUNCILORS [2]

    From: Bassan, Brook <bbassan@cabq.gov>
    To: Mike Blessing
    Date: September 21, 2020, 11:48 AM MST
    Subject: Re: Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

    Good morning,

    I agree with your statements. I do not believe we should impose more regulations especially at a municipal level and when they appear to work in opposition of the United States Constitution while possibly putting more innocent people at risk. I do not plan on supporting these Ordinances.

    Thank you for reaching out.

    Brook Bassan
    Albuquerque City Councilor
    District 4
    Office: 505-768-3101
    Fax: 505-768-3227
    Email: bbassan@cabq.gov

    From: Jones, Trudy <trudyjones@cabq.gov>
    To: Mike Blessing
    Date: September 21, 2020, 11:56 AM MST
    Subject: Re: Please OPPOSE O-19-82 AND O-19-83

    Thank you for your comments. I do not support this legislation.

    Trudy E. Jones


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    Saturday, 19 September 2020

    Messing About with Article II, Section 6

    Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:00 PM

    A few weeks ago, Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson has gotten herself some no-charge campaign advertising, courtesy of the lamestream snoozemedia [1], on account of her calling for a State-level Constitutional Amendment to change Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico from its current text:

    No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.

    — to something that gives municipal and county governments more leeway to enact victim disarmament statutes:

    No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons.

    Considering that the sorts of victim disarmament statutes desired by Gibson and her hoplophobe cronies only disarm those who need to own and carry weapons the most — the five-foot, hundred-pound woman who’s being stalked by her crazed six-foot, two-hundred-pound ex-boyfriend — and don’t actually disarm the criminal and terrorist types one bit, those of us who support and exercise the individual, civil, Constitutional, human right to own and carry weapons for “…. for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes ….” would prefer that IF Article II, Section 6 must be amended, that it should read like this afterwards:

    No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.


    FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

    1. Albuquerque Journal — New vote sought on firearm provision

      KRQE News — Albuquerque city councilors seek new vote on firearms provision

    NOTES

    1. Submitted to the Albuquerque Journal — Tuesday, 18 August 2020 at 8:57 AM
    2. Reposted —
      1. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
      2. A Bias Toward Liberty — Facebook group
      3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
      4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
      5. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico — Facebook group
      6. Gun Owners of New Mexico — Facebook group
      7. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
      8. Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus — Facebook page / Spreely page
      9. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
      10. New Mexico Gun Rights — Facebook group
      11. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) — Facebook group
      12. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page
      13. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
      14. Sons and Daughters of Liberty New Mexico — Facebook group
      15. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
      16. Stupor Bowl Sundae Feetball Shoot — Facebook page / Spreely page
      17. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
      18. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
      19. Vote the Air — Facebook page
      20. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
      21. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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    Saturday, 4 July 2020

    “No one wants to take your guns,” v. July 3, 2020

    Filed under: Media, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:27 PM

    From the Albuquerque Journal, Friday, 3 July 2020, p. A11 OP-ED (“SPEAK UP!”)

    KUDOS TO the Santa Fe County Commission for passing on the purchase of AR-15 weapons for the Santa Fe sheriff’s department SWAT officers. . . . Instead of just waiting, as Sheriff Mendoza seems inclined to do because of “the current climate in the nation,” I recommend the funds be redirected to a buyback and destruction of this type of weapon from civilians who have no legitimate need for them. AW


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    Sunday, 31 May 2020

    Meet Roofus Wolfinhousen, Self-Professed Ass-Kicker for COVID-19 Safety

    Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:51 PM

    While skimming Facebook, you can come across the most insane thngs —

    Facebook — Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 7:09 PM

    Going to Wolfinhousen’s Facebook profile, I found more of the same sort of . . . rhetoric.

    Original post on Facebook — Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2:34 PM

    Here’s the text typed by Wolfinhousen at the top of that post.

    Have Some Respect…
    If Can Not Have Respect..
    Then You Are Risking A Serious Ass Kicking..

    How is that not a veiled threat?

    It gets “better” as Wolfinhousen says that “What You Do To Them Next Is 100% Justified” [I’m guessing Wolfinhousen is referring to physical violence or property damage here.]

    Original post on Facebook — Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Again, here’s the text at the top of that post.

    Paying Attention ..
    When Some Loser Politician, Or Even A Friend Of Your’s Tells You To Get Back To Work Before The Medical Experts Say That It Is SAFE..
    What That Weak Ass Politician Or Friend Is Telling You, “Is That Your LIFE Has No Value To Them”..
    They Neither Care About You Or Have Any Respect For You..
    What You Do To Them Next Is 100% Justified..

    Think about that for a second — “What You Do To Them Next Is 100% Justified.”

    What else could Wolfinhousen be implying there besides physical violence?

    As pitchmen Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan would often say, “But wait, there’s more!” —

    Original post on Facebook — Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    If You See Any Of The Trumpy Squad In Public, Attack First…
    Do Let The Maga’cowards Ambush Or Sneak You…
    Hit Them First & Hit Them Hard..
    They Are Weak Minded & Easy To Crush…

    It should be noted that the Facebook system considers Wolfinhousen’s implied threats and advocacy of violence to be acceptable.

    But just remember — no one needs a gun, and no one wants to take your guns away from you.


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    Monday, 13 April 2020

    [ABQ Journal] Re: “Hitting the Brakes” (“Speak Up!” submission)

    Filed under: Economics, Media, Politics, Science — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:02 PM

    “NM’s oil and gas industry is on the edge of a shutdown”

    Well, the lefty-fascist economics deniers HAVE stated their desire to make NM “carbon-free” :

    https://tinyurl.com/dpnm-luddites-2020

    Meanwhile, NM Democrats see the petrochemical industry as an endless cornucopia when they want cash for their “free everything for everyone” plans.

    In response to “Hitting the brakes”, by Kevin Robinson-Avila, Journal Staff Writer (Wednesday, 8 April 2020)

    Submitted on Wednesday, 8 April 2020 [Facebook post by Albuquerque Journal]


    As printed (Albuquerque Journal, Monday, 13 April 2020, p. A9 “Speak Up!”)

    “NM’S OIL and gas industry is on the
    edge of a shutdown” Well, the … eco-
    nomics deniers have stated their desire
    to make NM “carbon-free” … Meanwhile,
    NM Democrats see the petrochemical
    industry as an endless cornucopia when
    they want cash for their “free everything
    for everyone” plans. MB


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    Monday, 30 March 2020

    DingleBerry Express Shuts Down!

    Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:17 AM

    Recently, KOB News reported that the DingleBerry Express[1] has shut down, at least temporarily, due to COVID-19 hysteria —

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The City of Albuquerque continues to adjust services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    “It’s very serious and important that we all as a community work on some of this,” Mayor Tim Keller said

    Public transportation will begin operating on a Saturday schedule, starting March 28.

    The mayor also announced Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) service would be suspended on March 28.

    “The ART route, that whole thing will stop this weekend,” Mayor Keller said.

    Never mind that the DingleBerry Express (some call it “Albuquerque Rapid Transit” or “ART”) isn’t anything more than an overpriced remaking of the Central Avenue “Rapid Ride.”

    If you look at video clips and photographs of the DingleBerry Express busses, you can see “766 RED LINE” and “777 GREEN LINE” on the top of the buses’ front ends. Just like on the “Rapid Ride” that preceded the DingleBerry Express.

    In fact, the “Rapid Ride” “Blue Line” (Route 790) still exists, and still uses the same sort of buses that the “Red Line” and “Green Line” used before the DingleBerry Express was created.

    The best case that we can expect from this is that the ad hoc demolition derby along Central Ave will be put on something resembling a hiatus until at least Easter weekend (Friday, 10 April 2020), as that’s when the Governor’s “shelter in place” order is supposed to expire.

    “The local 66 route will continue. That’s a part of the Saturday operating schedule.”

    So Albuquerque’s Number One rolling bad neighborhood and disease vector continues its operation. Just wonderful.

    As for city parks, Mayor Keller said they will be open but playgrounds will be off limits.

    “The state is asking people not to go to parks, there is an exception I believe for exercise,” Keller said. “We are officially closing all our playgrounds.”

    The mayor said the Albuquerque Police Department can enforce the governor’s stay-at-home order.

    That last line there is what separates Albuquerque’s First Crook Tim Keller from his freelance comrades.

    Mind you, this schtick of Keller and Lujan-Grisham isn’t new in any sense. It’s the same attitude displayed by French King Louis XIV when he said “L’etat, c’est moi” [“I am The State,” in other words, “My every utterance is law.”] and had the phrase Ultima Ratio Regum [“the final argument of kings”] cast onto the barrels of the cannon fielded by the Armée royale française — “Do what I tell you, or my guys will point this cannon at your home and light it off.”


    FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

    1. DingleBerry Express — Facebook page, Spreely page

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    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    “No one wants to take your guns,” NM v. 02-28-2020

    Filed under: Media, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:29 PM

    From page A15 of the Friday, 28 February 2020 edition of the Albuquerque Journal, we have not one, but two “gems of wisdom.”

    First, the writer labels anyone that owns or carries a firearm a “gun possessor,” and makes NO attempt to distinguish between criminal misuse of firearms and safe and proficient defensive uses.

    So drug testing for welfare recipients, or as a condition of employment is unConstitutional and a violation of rights, but perfectly OK if you want to purchase a firearm?


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    Thursday, 27 February 2020

    Summing Up the Hoplophobes and Victim Disarmers in a Paragraph

    Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:29 AM

    Today’s Albuquerque Journal, fresh from the driveway, has the following in the “Speak Up!” section of the Op-Ed page (A13)

    BACKGROUND CHECKS can help reduce mass shootings if they are combined with other strong measures. Close the loopholes and make purchases that are now legal, illegal. MY

    If that doesn’t sum up the hoplophobe and victim disarmer mindset, I don’t know what does.

    This is why I am not fond of the phrase “law-abiding” when used by right-to-own-and-carry-weapons advocates in relation to gun owners. The openly-stated intent of the victim disarmers is to make it more difficult and more expensive to own any sort of firearm in a legal manner.

    Y’all do realize that calling yourself a “law-abiding” gun owner while simultaneously sporting any “I WILL NOT COMPLY” graphics or signage is idiocy. For the very essence of “law-abiding” is compliance with every little asinine, ridiculous, burdensome edict put out by the Political Classholes?!


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