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Las Cruces Sun-News

Board of regents' decision on Cruzado sparks protest

An inaccurate assessment of the university tiers. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I am assuming that you are referring to the U.S. News and World Report university ranking system? Their tier system places a very skewed amount of points toward each universities endowment. Neither UTEP nor NMSU will ever achieve the endowments that U.S. News requires to achieve "tier 1" status. Their ranking system is largely a joke and nothing more than a puff piece to rich universities. Washington Monthly offers a better ranking system that U.S. News, but it too has its own flaws. Now, that being said, it doesn't mitigate anything going on at NMSU in regards to the admin situation. I still firmly believe that Cruzado is not the person for the job and that due diligence should be spent in recruiting the absolute best candidate for President. As it stands now, it will be impossible to expunge the shadow of crooked back door politics if Cruzado gets the job.  (May 10, 2009 | post #40)

Las Cruces Sun-News

Board of regents' decision on Cruzado sparks protest

As I said in another thread, this Cruzado stunt is pure political theater. This is nothing more than a play that will allow Cruzado to be considered for the top spot. I'm disappointed in the fact that so few people seem to realize this and that we will probably be wasting good money that could be used elsewhere on a search because some folks already have their mind made up. It's a joke. If Cruzado DOESN'T get the post, I'll be surprised. I think this job should go to someone with more time on the books in university admin. NMSU needs someone from the outside who can come in without any political ties within the system or to anyone else in the school and clean house.  (May 9, 2009 | post #2)

Las Cruces Sun-News

Some at NMSU disappointed by Waded Cruzado's exit

Please, any **** can see that this is nothing more than a play that will allow Cruzado to be considered for the top spot. Disappointed? I'm disappointed in the fact that so few people seem to realize this and that we will probably be wasting money on a search because some folks already have their mind made up. If Cruzado DOESN'T get the post, I'll be surprised. I think it should go to someone with more time on the books in university admin. Someone from the outside who can come in without any political ties to anyone else in the school and clean house. This Cruzado stunt is pute political theater.  (May 8, 2009 | post #8)

Alamogordo Daily News

Water boarding

You want to get tough on the world community? Torture isn't the trick. It doesn't work and doesn't give you squat. Getting serious involves deep cover infiltration of terrorist organizations, intelligence gathering and reporting, and then surgical strikes with specially trained anti-terrorism combat units. The military is a broad sword and anti-terrorism requires a scalpel. Deep cover units engaged in observation and targeted elimination is the only way you are going to win. When a terrorist leader pops his head up, blow it off. Torture will never give you those results. It is a short cut to provide false comfort for those who don't have the sense of commitment to really do what needs to be done in regards to eliminating terrorists.  (May 3, 2009 | post #120)

Alamogordo Daily News

Cookie makers back

I'm FROM Tennessee and stationed in this backwater temporarily. Your argument would have a lot more credibility if your ISP wasn't reporting your location as Cleveland, which about the size of Alamogordo. If you were in Knoxville, Chattanooga, or the Tri-cities I'd be more inclined support your claims, but Cleveland is just as backwater as Alamo ... Its just prettier because it isn't in the desert.  (May 3, 2009 | post #24)

Alamogordo Daily News

What.Who are the "Elite Fifty"?

Seems to me that is a lot like the fox guarding the hen house. What interests would local business owners have in promoting competitors to come into town that would cut into their profits? Maybe that is why we have so few choices in grocery and retailers here. Less competition means more profits for those businesses already here.  (May 3, 2009 | post #54)

Alamogordo Daily News

Teacher tired of being called 'sinner'

Except that one has been around for a long time. Its not as though he made it up on his own. It still makes a great point though.  (May 2, 2009 | post #359)

Alamogordo Daily News

Teague raises $281K, almost half collected from unions

Exactly!  (Apr 26, 2009 | post #13)

Alamogordo Daily News

Dona Ana grows

I think at that point he was talking about the general area and not Dona Ana specifically. I doubt though that Alamogordo will be seeing anywhere near that amount of growth - this place is a rat hole.  (Apr 25, 2009 | post #14)

Alamogordo Daily News

Teague raises $281K, almost half collected from unions

No, that's politicians in general. That isn't a liberal or conservative thing at all. If a politician's lips are moving ... they're lying to you.  (Apr 25, 2009 | post #11)

Alamogordo Daily News

President Obama approval rating falls 15 percent

I think what that poll really points out HRR, is that the country is still split pretty much down the middle and is just getting more polarized each day.  (Apr 25, 2009 | post #186)

Alamogordo Daily News

Laws derived from Constitution, not Bible

Just a point of fact Leo, the theocratic regime was Afgahnistan with the Taliban. Not Iraq (though IRAN is very much a theocracy). Hussein's Iraq was pretty secular (most dicators don't like religion) which is why we got mired in a religious civil war there when we took him out. Religion in general was suppressed and with Hussein gone, different religious groups rose up and took arms against each other.  (Apr 23, 2009 | post #12)

Alamogordo Daily News

Laws derived from Constitution, not Bible

LOL who taught you THAT?! Haha! In all my life no one in my church has ever tried to get people to believe THAT one! That's about the most ignorant statement I have heard in a while now!  (Apr 23, 2009 | post #7)

Alamogordo Daily News

Sign-toting conservatives have short memory

Gonna have to go with Old Timer on this one. You obviously have never read the UCMJ to see for yourself what a military member can and cannot do and speak out of complete ignorance. In a VERY simplistic overview - military members can do just about anything anyone else can do, but they cannot attend rallies in uniform, or hold partisan political office (you CAN run and get elected to a non-partisan office if it will not interfere with your duties), you cannot hold an official position within a partisan organization, and you cannot speak or say anything or attempt to represent the military as a whole. Basically if you are there as Joe Nobody, you are free to do so as long as you don't do anything illegal.  (Apr 23, 2009 | post #22)

Alamogordo Daily News

Teacher tired of being called 'sinner'

Well said Gypsy! Hear hear!  (Apr 23, 2009 | post #99)