Entries from October 30th, 2009

Mayor's Ball Booty Revealed!

October 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Sometimes you write a blog post just for the headline. This isn’t necessarily one of those times. A few weeks ago I wrote about the baffling failure of Mayor Marty Chavez’s administration to respond to a public information request from a local resident about what exactly happened to some $750,000 apparently raised […]

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The Journal Steps In It On The Public Option

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Denise and I knew when we started this blog that we were not the only people who were often made frustrated or angry by the slant of certain stories or editorials in the Albuquerque Journal. Aside from us, most people who get angry at the Journal gripe about it to their friends […]

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The Journal Gets the Memo on Teabagging – Literally

October 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Is there anybody out there who DOESN’T know what teabagging means? Early on, the term was heartily adopted by some in the so-called “tea party” movement of tax protesters that sprung up earlier this year. But the term was quickly dropped by nearly all in the movement after they learned it described […]

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When a column warrants a warning label

October 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier To piggyback on Tracy’s latest post just before this one: This morning’s Mountain View Telegraph (sister paper to the Journal) carries yet another Marita Noon column, this one entitled “Climate Change Is Obama’s Iraq.” The Telegraph is running her column with eyes wide open. In other words, it is well aware of the […]

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Journal Reader: Noon's Energy Claim "Doesn't Add Up"

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann This letter to the editor that appeared in Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal is so interesting, I’m just going to reproduce it in full here. The letter, from Journal reader Terry Goldman of Los Alamos, ran under the headline “Energy Claim Doesn’t Add Up:” Marita K. Noon either made a serious writing error in […]

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His Obit Should Say “Bad Ass”

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

(Warning: This post contains nothing about the Albuquerque Journal. But read it anyway…it’s a about a guy who practiced journalism like it should be done!) By Tracy Dingmann The list of accomplishments in Jack Nelson’s obit is long, but it left out one thing: Bad Ass. Because Nelson, who died today at the age of […]

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Separating Turkey Talk From Truth

October 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Earlier this month, an UpFront column in the Albuquerque Journal got me so teed off  I ended up spreading the gist of it in conversations with friends and family. I wanted to make sure they were aware, too, of what I perceived as an injustice and new level of ludicrousness on the […]

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Journal Ignores Education Poll

October 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment · polling

By Tracy Dingmann Whether or not to cut education to help the state make up a $650 million shortfall is a key question in the debate going on at the Capitol today. Educators implored legislators to refrain from cutting the state’s already underfunded educational system during a press conference yesterday at the Roundhouse. The press […]

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The Journal Strikes Again: Noon Whistle

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Journal’s done it again. The Albuquerque Journal ran on today’s Op-Ed page a column by discredited columnist Marita K. Noon. This one’s entitled, “Target Redundant Costs First To Trim State Budget (subscription required).” If you’re not familiar with Noon, you won’t get much help from the Journal in learning more about […]

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Parenting the John Rosemond Way

October 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann So I see that Albuquerque Journal parenting columnist John Rosemond is coming to Albuquerque for a talk on Nov. 14. I don’t think I’ll be standing in line for that appearance. Rosemond, if you aren’t familiar, is known for his for his no-nonsense, traditional, Biblically-based parenting philosophy and approach to parenting (his […]

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