Expect sweeping change in NM government

Expect sweeping change in NM government

There are 43 comments on the Deming Headlight story from Jun 5, 2012, titled Expect sweeping change in NM government. In it, Deming Headlight reports that:

No matter what happens in Tuesday's primary election, at least 21 of the 112 legislative seats will change hands.

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Since: Dec 08

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#1 Jun 5, 2012
Sweeping changes as in out with some of the crooked politicians and in with others.

No real change, those that have been in before and miss the under the table dealings want back in so I ask, what "sweeping changes" shall we really notice?

“US Navy”

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#2 Jun 5, 2012
Until there is some serious internal auditing by every politician (performed by their conscience) on where their loyalties truly lie, we'll trade one batch of vermin for another, however some turnover is a good thing and works towards an end we can all live with.
AlreadyLaw

Los Alamos, NM

#3 Jun 6, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Sweeping changes as in out with some of the crooked politicians and in with others.
No real change, those that have been in before and miss the under the table dealings want back in so I ask, what "sweeping changes" shall we really notice?
Zippo, I totally agree.
AlreadyLaw

Los Alamos, NM

#4 Jun 6, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
Until there is some serious internal auditing by every politician (performed by their conscience) on where their loyalties truly lie, we'll trade one batch of vermin for another, however some turnover is a good thing and works towards an end we can all live with.
Give Hector Balderas a budget 4 times what he receives, and I guarantee the resulting indictments will change the current state of affairs, irregardless of the position.

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#5 Jun 6, 2012
AlreadyLaw wrote:
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Give Hector Balderas a budget 4 times what he receives, and I guarantee the resulting indictments will change the current state of affairs, irregardless of the position.
It's always amusing how closely tied money and justice are.

Since: Dec 08

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#6 Jun 6, 2012
Well folks for the most part it is indeed more of the same.

And our super great DA whom we are now stuck with for another term needs to go.

TERM LIMITS for any and all elected officials, Judges, DA, Mayors, City Councilors all the ways up to President.

Yes some do have limits, many don't.

And once the term is up they cannot run for any other office for 4-6 years.

“Shoot First, Think Never”

Since: Jun 09

Elk Grove

#7 Jun 20, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
Until there is some serious internal auditing by every politician (performed by their conscience) on where their loyalties truly lie, we'll trade one batch of vermin for another, however some turnover is a good thing and works towards an end we can all live with.
Someone on one of these threads mentioned that we should go to a random process selection like jury duty that selects our politicians.

That way, it would be government by our peers as is jury duty. Might not be such a bad idea.

“US Navy”

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#8 Jun 20, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
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Someone on one of these threads mentioned that we should go to a random process selection like jury duty that selects our politicians.
That way, it would be government by our peers as is jury duty. Might not be such a bad idea.
Perhaps, but don't forget a judge just a week ago shitcanned a jury verdict because he didn't like it. The good-ole-boy syndrome is still alive and kicking, be it the administrative, legislative or judicial arm of NM.

“Shoot First, Think Never”

Since: Jun 09

Elk Grove

#9 Jun 20, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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Perhaps, but don't forget a judge just a week ago shitcanned a jury verdict because he didn't like it. The good-ole-boy syndrome is still alive and kicking, be it the administrative, legislative or judicial arm of NM.
Use the random process to have people serve as judges too.

There will be a couple good things that would ocme of this style selecting randomly those to serve...no one could be bought off, they would only have one term, then the laws would have to be simplified so that anyone could understand them, including tax laws.

Could reduce government in the long run and have it easier to run.

“US Navy”

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#10 Jun 20, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
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Use the random process to have people serve as judges too.
There will be a couple good things that would ocme of this style selecting randomly those to serve...no one could be bought off, they would only have one term, then the laws would have to be simplified so that anyone could understand them, including tax laws.
Could reduce government in the long run and have it easier to run.
Much of our population is made up of ILLEGALS, drunks, mota heads, other druggies and lunatics. Sure you want a random process?
dont

Huntsville, AL

#11 Jun 20, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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Much of our population is made up of ILLEGALS, drunks, mota heads, other druggies and lunatics. Sure you want a random process?
be so hard on yourself.
dpb

La Veta, CO

#12 Jun 20, 2012
First, The Judge you speak of set asside the Verdict because it was against the evidence presented, some idiots just used their emotions instead of the Law to make their decision -- similar to you I guess.

Second, your judgmental views of others are just preposterous. I know, only you know what's right; and therefore, you should have the final say. Well AH, most of the rest of the nation disagrees with you just like on the recent decision by our President regarding young illegals: 64% support while the rest of you backwards AHs just want to whine and complain rather than reach for a reasonable solution.

And Finally, Your opposition to anything regarding helping others, or seeing that they have a better life is due to your bitterness at being a failure and a drunk. Just a right-wing loser (again in 2012), and you can't stand that your archaic BS isn't bought by anyone but radical right-wing fools such as yourself.

“US Navy”

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#13 Jun 20, 2012
dpb wrote:
First, The Judge you speak of set asside the Verdict because it was against the evidence presented, some idiots just used their emotions instead of the Law to make their decision -- similar to you I guess.
Then he should have declared a mistrial and started the process all over again. Legal or not, if a jury trial is ordered then it should be just that, not one administered to by a judge who sets aside a jury verdict. This is also a reflection upon his ability to be a judge, allowing what you allege to have occurred.

Funny that I've yet to read what you claim anyplace so far too.

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#14 Jun 20, 2012
dont wrote:
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be so hard on yourself.
At my age, an occasional hard-on is a good thing!!
dpb

La Veta, CO

#15 Jun 20, 2012
Followed the Law as you would have all of us do -- can't pick and choose (as you told me). Check the Alb. News and you'll find the Case, if you're sober enough to do that. Try not drinking yourself into a stupor and that elusive "hard on" will come (no pun intended) easier. LMFAO

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#16 Jun 20, 2012
dont wrote:
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be so hard on yourself.
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He was speaking about YOU.

“US Navy”

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#18 Jun 21, 2012
dpb wrote:
Followed the Law as you would have all of us do -- can't pick and choose (as you told me). Check the Alb. News and you'll find the Case, if you're sober enough to do that. Try not drinking yourself into a stupor and that elusive "hard on" will come (no pun intended) easier. LMFAO
For the 2nd time there mota head - I didn't say anyone broke the law, I said the law that allows this is not a good one. Best you return your tin foil hat too.
dpb

La Veta, CO

#19 Jun 21, 2012
Drunk already this AM or still drunk from yesterday? So, if you don't like the Law get off your drunken a$$, sober up and attempt to change it.- LOL

“Shoot First, Think Never”

Since: Jun 09

Elk Grove

#20 Jun 21, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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Much of our population is made up of ILLEGALS, drunks, mota heads, other druggies and lunatics. Sure you want a random process?
To be fair isn't that the make up of congress and our government right now anyway? At least we'd get a continuous rotation and some good people rather than the same old illegals {Obama}, drunks {Ted Kennedy}, mota heads {John Edwards?}, druggies {Bill Clinton, Gary Johnson}, and lunatics {list is way too long here...Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Marty Chavez}.
dpb

La Veta, CO

#21 Jun 21, 2012
Yup, everyone but you two failures is catagorized to meet your needs. However, the truth is one of you is a drunk and the other one is a paranoid dillusional fool. Neither of you would make a pimple on the a$$ of those you named. Just what have either of you ever done for our State or Country? NOTHING! Your prejucice and ignorance are combined here to truly show just how out of touch with reality you are. GET SOME HELP before you hurt yourself or someone else.

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