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Ruidoso, NM

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Why do I feel like I'm constantly voting for the lesser of two evils?  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #30)

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The river giveth and taketh away - Ruidoso News

Marty: I see conflict as essential to the American way of life. I am thankful for people who diagree with me! Thank you for your opinion. Voicing: Your boyfriend has the undying respect and admiration of all of us Ruidosoans. I think I speak for a good protion of Ruidoso when I say, regardless of our personal differences in opinion, we ALL thank our rescue persons.  (Aug 9, 2008 | post #18)

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The river giveth and taketh away - Ruidoso News

I really did a number on that reply, didn't I? Let me clarify my horrendous mistake. I put quotation marks around what Marty Racine said. Not everything in italics is a quote from Marty! Please excuse my computer illiteracy......  (Aug 8, 2008 | post #15)

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The river giveth and taketh away - Ruidoso News

You are very right. Life does go on. And finally you and I have circled right back to my original post. It's my opinion that Mr. Hubbard acted in his own interests and not Ruidoso's. In my original post, I expressed my disgust at that situation and the fact that the Ruidoso newspaper seemed to fall all over itself praising him for it. I posted my opinion. That's all.  (Aug 8, 2008 | post #14)

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The river giveth and taketh away - Ruidoso News

The contrast doesn't strike you? While people's lives were washing down the river, tourists meandered down midtown streets. I'm sorry, Ruidoso's economy comes first, right? As long as the businesses are running and the tourists are buying stuff, then everything else will just fall into place. No, I will not join you in your "well, whatever's best for the whole" mentality. Yes, I begrudge Mr. Hubbard! He paid for manpower and machinery to fix the track while people were still struggling to get out of their houses! Mr Hubbard! "He gives so much back to the community" Hubbard! Have you become so entrenched in Ruidoso's econimic hoopla that that doesn't seem wrong to you? I was in Midtown as well, that day. And you're right, the town was functioning. But you tell that to the people I know who lost everything. "We're sorry you lost your house and all of your posessions, but you'll be happy to know that the town is still functioning on many levels!"  (Aug 5, 2008 | post #9)

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Tipping our hat to the track - Ruidoso News

Toadfox: I'm sorry, but I can not place Mr. Hubbard in the gold-hearted philanthropist role..... I never professed to "know" anything about Mr. Hubbard's financial comings and goings. I'm assuming that by criticizing me for my lack of knowledge, you have information that suggests that Mr. Hubbard HAS given to "those in need from the flood tragedy"? Marty: Your post smacks of religious disdain. Using "evil" and "sinful" with such sarcasm! Did I come across as religious? Do you think my complaint has anything to do with my personal feelings towards gambling as an activity? You assume too much. Quite the low road, don't you think? I expected more from an employee of the newspaper. As far as I and a significant group of Ruidosoans are concerned, the track could be turned into a parking lot. Many of us agree that the track has brought just as many or more negative aspects to this community as positive aspects. You can paint me as alarmist or as a religious fundamentalist if it helps you sell papers. The facts of the situation remain the same.  (Aug 5, 2008 | post #5)

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The Downs rebounds - Ruidoso News

Give me a break. The fact that anyone can throw their money at horse races while people in Ruidoso stuggle to regain their former lives is pitiful. Yay! The Track is open! A person was killed! Some aren't even able to return to their houses! Ruidosoans are stuggling to deal with thousands of dollars in damage! Yet, praise the Lord that the tourists can still bet! Get your priorities straight! I'd like to clarify something for people outside of the Ruidoso community: When you read stuff like this, please, PLEASE do not think that this is the voice of Ruidoso. Alot of us are not as thankful for the the Racetrack's rebound as these articles suggest.  (Aug 4, 2008 | post #5)

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Losing the track would be identity theft - Ruidoso News

See ya. Bye. Don't trip on your way out. I can honestly say that there are far more people who wouldn't weep to see the track go than Ruidoso News seems to think!  (Aug 4, 2008 | post #7)

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The river giveth and taketh away - Ruidoso News

Romantic. Very Romantic. But a "distort[ion] " nonetheless. This dicotomy, the tourists walking serenely along midtown while people's homes were being washed down river, is the embodiment of the true nature of Ruidoso: cater to the visitors while we leave the locals to their own devices. The weekend after, while the National Guard is just starting to allow people back into Upper Canyon, the TRACK opens! Do you need any more proof of a gross oversight?! Ruidoso, as a community, banded together in a spectacular display of brotherhood and community, while most of our leaders watched on television. God bless our police officers! God bless our volunteers! We are forever in your debt!  (Aug 4, 2008 | post #7)