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Intelligent Political Discourse—for the Thoughtful New Mexican

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For years, we have been asking why anyone—whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisex-related, trisex-related, or quadsex-related, and also beyond—hregarding announce the manner in which one resides out, expresses, or manifests one’s sex life.


Should all heterosex-related football players (assuming tbelow are some) follow up by announcing their “sexuality,” or the details of how they live out their sex lives? Should bisexual or trisex-related players or heterosexual players announce what they execute in the bedroom? Or in bathhouses? Public parks?


How does this indevelopment help? How does this indevelopment promote the basic welfare? Should world announce eincredibly aspect of their lives? We don’t understand. We are simply asking…


UPDATE, 22 June, 9:45 AM:

Some observers have actually argued that Carl Nassib’s “big reveal” is a sort of “Kaepernick redux” — which is to say that it serves as a type of “reactive armor.” (Reactive armor is offered on army vehicles. It "reacts" in a manner that reduces the damage being done by a swarm obtained from an anti-armor weapon system, generally blowing ago the affect in some means.)

In Nassib's situation, he may be protecting himself by putting on what he perceives to be some type of security.


The theory is that if you’re not acquiring to play, or are seen as marginal, adopting a regarded controversial place or making some kind of sensational announcement deserve to lay the groundjob-related for a potential lawsuit, providing a layer of protection: “You cut me bereason of ________.” (And that reason of course will not be concerned his play, or the fact he's not expert enough at his position to beat out competitors. On the contrary, the factor available will have something to carry out via personal, non-football-connected worries.)


We aren’t sure this functions via Nassib, in that while he’s not a superstar by any kind of suggests, he’s probably in the top 35-40% of players at his position—something Kaepernick was nowhere cshed to being.

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New Mexico Democratic Blogger Gets it Wrong—Lieutenant Governors


New Mexico —a New Mexico Democrat blogger gets it wrong, while stating the potential future of current Lt. Governor Howie Morales of Silver City.
We were simply sent out a blurb with a question about whether it is true. The point being made by the blogger is that based upon background Morales has little bit opportunity of going on to better office. The blurb reads as follows:
"Early in statehood a Governor passed away in office and was replaced by the lieutenant governor yet that's the just example of upward mobility for holders of the office."
That is not true. While the blogger—Joe Monahan—intfinished to describe Washington E. Lindsey that took over after the death of Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca in 1917, Lindsey is not the just lieutenant governor to succeed to the governorship.
The other 2 are Anattracted Hockenhull, who moved up on the death of the governor in 1933, and Tom Bolack, who became governor after Ed Mechem resigned in 1962. Bolack then appointed Mechem to the US Senate.
Additionally, Lt. Governor Joseph M. Montoya went on to become a Congressman, then a two-term US Senator.
The point Monahan is striving for—that the office of Lt. Governor is not a historically great launching pad—is even more or less true. It's just that the "facts" that he asserts are inprecise.
The bottom line is that—though the oppowebsite conclusiont is commonly embraced among political junkies in New Mexico—tright here is nothing actually naturally dishelpful in coming to be the state's lieutenant governor. Joe Montoya made it work-related for him. The factor others have not been able to perform so probably has more to carry out through individual considerations and also individual circumstances than the office itself.

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Stansbury wins Special Election. Final Result not Surprising, but the Margin May Be...


Democrat newcomer Melanie Stansbury, a symbol of the new out-of-state Anglo supremacy of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, swept to a straightforward victory in yesterday's unique election in Congressional District 1. We supposed her to win, after all the Democrats have actually a big edge in the district, she had an huge fundelevating advantage and much more dark money as well.

What was somewhat unmeant was the margin. Just salso months earlier, Congresswoguy Deb Haaland had beat Republican Michelle Garcia Holmes 58-42. A couple of determinants led us to expect a rather closer margin in the one-of-a-kind election.

First of all, the Democrats regulate the White House—that commonly militates in favor of the party out of power. Second, the turnout was, as is constantly the instance in a unique election, extremely low—one more element that functions in favor of the GOP. Third, New Mexico isn't doing that well economically, as the policies of both Biden and also Governor Grisham continue to adversely impact New Mexicans' stays.

While it is true that last Friday's absentee and also early voting totals confirmed a large advantage for the Democrats, 42,325 to 19,869 (via 8,776 independents and others), that kind of advantage is not that unusual, and also was similar to 2020.

All things thought about, we were expecting something closer to a 55-45 result. We definitely weren't expecting the outpertained to be worse than 2020. But it was. This morning's totals show Stansbury with 60.33% and Republihave the right to Mark Moores via 35.66%.

That's a winning margin of 24.67%, just over 50% higher than Haaland's 16.38% margin simply seven months ago.

What Happened?

The Republicans nominated their finest candiday. Moores was quickly the ideal choice accessible, but he was vastly outinvested, and also dark money from the usual nationwide Leftist actors flooded the state.

But the complaint we heard a lot of loudly from Republicans, both last night and also in the days leading as much as election day, was "Wbelow is the state party?" "What exactly is Steve Pearce doing?"

As the outcomes poured in last night the complaints gained also even more vociferous.

Last month we reported the news (first provided to us by a Republihave the right to state senator) that Pearce is calling roughly the state to drum up assistance for his very own run for governor next year—it would be his fourth try for statewide office.

Last evening, a previous Republican state lawmaker told us that:

"Pearce isn't interested in helping anyone various other than Steve Pearce. The just money he's interested in increasing for the state party is whatever before he can straight to his own race."

We've heard many equivalent comments.

The consensus bottom line from New Mexico Repubicans appears to be that Mark Moores was a competent, articulate candiday that was left hung out to dry by the Republican Party of New Mexico—a party that is controlled by Steve Pearce and his sycophants, and that is interested only in the individual purposes of Steve Pearce.

This is, possibly, not an opinion hosted by eincredibly single Republihave the right to, and certainly not by those that are still disciples of Pearce, however it absolutely reflects the predominant opinion hosted by Republicans.

One former Republihave the right to officer that has relocated out of state told us last night:

"How many type of losses will certainly NM Republihave the right to insiders stomach prior to they demand a change in party leadership? There is no bottom for this group of knuckleheads. And it's only going to get worse through redistricting on the horizon."

He was of course referring to the Pearce insiders that came to be extremely jealous of the electoral success of previous Governor Susana Martinez and also that damaged ranks through her after she had actually led the charge — by raising and also spfinishing some $3 million — to capture the state Housage of Representatives in 2014.

The dissident team, which, as we have actually reported before, consisted of Pearce, John Billingsley, Harvey Yates, Mark Murphy, Anissa Galassini Ford Tinnin and also others, quickly made a shambles of Martinez's monumental achievements, shedding the House back automatically and also compounding their blunders by driving the numbers dvery own. They lost 14 seats in simply 2 cycles. The previous operative went on:

"It is amazing to view what the anti-Susana team has actually done. They ruined it all for petty shit. They have actually truly burned it to the ground. And they'll never before pay a price for it."

That is true. The culprits will certainly not pay the price. Instead, it is New Mexicans that are suffering as they are compelled to watch, helplessly, as the "progressive" policies are required on them. No, Pearce and the gang will certainly not pay the price. But their victims will certainly pay the price for years to come.

Results Table

Unofficial outcomes, thus far, are shown below. As you have the right to view, Moores ran behind the 2020 Republican pace in all five counties. As an instance, he need to have actually lugged Torrance County 2 to 1, yet won by only a 54-33 margin. Similar results are visible anywhere else. In 2020, the GOP brought the Valencia County percent with 53% of the vote—yesterday, Moores did manage to win the county, yet with much less than a bulk.

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About two weeks back, one previous high-ranking Republican official expressed his sensibly severe annoyance via Aubrey Dunn's constant party-switching and publicity-hound shenanigans, telling us:

"I certainly hope Dunn does incredibly poorly, and also I doubt he'll acquire also 5 percent of the vote."

We actually thought the gentleman would certainly be wrong and also that Dunn would certainly acquire around 5%. But the Republideserve to was correct—Dunn obtained just 2.68% of the vote. Apparently, many New Mexicans are exhausted of Dunn's shenanigans as well. Dog tired.

CountyMoores (R)Stansbury (D)Dunn (I)Manning (L)GOP % 2021GOP% 2020
Santa Fe 875 611 65 18 55 64
Bernalillo41,95273,9853,0031,586 34 40
Valencia 460 415 42 14 49 53
Torrance 1,495 928 270 53 54 67
Sandoval 2,289 3,686 155 80 36 44
CD 1 Totals47,07179,625 3,5351,75135.6641.81