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The Deming Headlight

Deputy DA drops drug charge on Deming woman

ABSOLUTELY!!! Vote out ALL incumbents - let's get rid of the 'good ole boy' system and start over!  (Apr 22, 2010 | post #13)

The Deming Headlight

Tea Party protest features youth movement

You obviously need to remove the blinders and get a reality check. Did Bush screw up? Yes. During his 2 terms there was a village in Texas that was missing their idiot. Did he spend a lot of money? Yes. But at the end of his term he handed Obama a financial surplus - no debt. In barely over 1 year Obama has spent ALL of that surplus and put us how many trillions of dollars in debt? We now owe the Chinese so much that if they decided to foreclose they would own us lock, stock and barrel. The Healthcare Reform does nothing more than put us under even MORE government control - which is Obama's foremost agenda. I'm sure you can come up with a better analogy than being beaten up by a husband or boyfriend (or maybe you need to rethink your situation) not ALL hospitals turn people away - maybe you need to look around more. Remember those blinders! You tout the welfare system as though it were a good thing. If it were run as it should be - temporary help for those who need to get back on their feet - it would be. There are too many who live off it as their 'only source of income', though. Too many welfare babies that are now grown and abusing the system themselves. It needs to be re-vamped from the ground up and put these deadbeats to work - even if it is doing the jobs they feel are 'beneath' them. As for checks to senior citizens-that have worked and paid into the system all their lives? That is their just reward - not charity. And checks to children whose parent was killed in their service to our country? That is a responsibility this country took on when that parent enlisted and agreed to fight for our freedoms. Checks to deadbeats that just don't WANT to work - NOT acceptable. Everyone thought John Kennedy would turn this country over to the Roman Catholic church because he was catholic. No attempt was ever made. Obama IS however turning us over to the Muslims - witness, beginning last year - his denouncement and discontinuation of the White House participation in National Prayer Day while encouraging a Muslim celebration at the White House a few days later. He claimed to be Christian all through his campaign - but now the truth is out - how many christians do you know that bow to Mecca in the east every day? Check out your youtube. And speaking of bowing - remember the Saudi king incident? As I said before - Take your blinders off and get a reality check...slowly...s o as not to throw yourself into shock so that you NEED that hospital ..... and HAVE A GREAT DAY!  (Apr 22, 2010 | post #44)

The Deming Headlight

Tea Party protest features youth movement

I saw a bumper sticker I really liked the other day. It said: I'll keep My Rights, My Freedom and My Guns. YOU can keep the Change! I agree whole heartedly!  (Apr 22, 2010 | post #43)

The Deming Headlight

Two Cents: They want a revolution

And didn't the first revolution start in a similar manner? After all - what was the Boston Tea Party - a frat house prank?  (Apr 22, 2010 | post #220)

The Deming Headlight

Citizens' grand jury to target corruption

Haven't been around for a while -- but had every confidence that if anyone could - you would get it done. Now we will see how high the corruption goes....... Love you, guy!!! Fantastic job!!! Back in town.  (Aug 2, 2009 | post #13)

The Deming Headlight

Starmax and sports bar?

Yes, Tony - There IS a school next door. The refurbished train depot was designated a part of the Mimbres Valley Learning Center at the time it was moved to its present location and the refurbishing done to it. That makes it a part of a school. And it is within 100 feet of the Entertainment Complex. And that makes it illegal - by state law - to open a bar in the complex. Unless they find a loophole that says the location within the complex is further than 100 feet. And, Yes, Tony - The county owns the entire complex. That means the county will own the bar when and if it is opened. And that means it will be a 'government owned' bar. Not always a bad thing - some states - like Minnesota - own ALL the bars.  (Jun 3, 2009 | post #64)

The Deming Headlight

Moviegoers, bowlers, gamers flock to new Starmax entertai...

I have had to be at work during all the hours of operation so far and haven't had a chance to even go and look at the place, so I didn't realize the bar wasn't open yet. Reading the posts on this forum sure does make it sound like it is open and in full tilt operation already. Besides - the comment I made was one of the first scenarios that came to mind when I heard there was going to be a sports bar in the place - guess I just jumped ahead a little. So shoot me.  (Jun 1, 2009 | post #50)

The Deming Headlight

Moviegoers, bowlers, gamers flock to new Starmax entertai...

This is the reason I object to the bar in the complex. The boy was probably not there alone - but the place was babysitting while Mom or Dad were in the bar having a few ---- watch for that to happen a lot!  (May 31, 2009 | post #43)

The Deming Headlight

Moviegoers, bowlers, gamers flock to new Starmax entertai...

Oh, yeah - This little trip was several months AFTER the Gross Receipts Tax increase was implemented.  (May 31, 2009 | post #42)

The Deming Headlight

Moviegoers, bowlers, gamers flock to new Starmax entertai...

Contact Gordon Mast - he is in the book - Gordon is attempting to get a Citizens Grand Jury seated for the purpose of investigating corruption, malfeasance, embezzlement, nepotism and many other forms of curruption in the city and county governments. He has started with a petition to the 6th District Court, signed by the registered voters of Luna County. All help is appreciated. FYI --- The original plans did NOT call for a Sports Bar. When the vote to raise the Gross Receipts Tax for the funding of this complex was called for, there was no Sports Bar in the plan. That came about after Commissioners Holdridge and Jordan, along with County Manager Scott Vinson took a little trip to South Carolina on taxpayer money for the purpose of viewing the complex 'in action' as one had just opened there. That complex had a Sports Bar and I guess they really enjoyed that part of it so decided to include it here. No - the taxpayers did not vote for a bar in the entertainment complex. That was decided by Holdridge, Jordan and Vinson in a meeting which was in violation of the open meetings act while in South Carolina. In our county, with only 3 commissioners, 2 commissioners together constitutes a majority - 2 were there together - consulting together - making decisions together - and the public of Luna County was not present to hear what they were saying or have any input into the decisions that were made. As was the entire complex in the first place!  (May 31, 2009 | post #41)

The Deming Headlight

School budget could prompt downsize in workforce

When I went to school they did teach us the three 'R's' of Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic. Towards the beginning of this past school year it was posted in the Deming Headlight that the school budget would pay out 87% for salaries. Now if I remember my aRithmetic correctly - that only leave 13% of the budget for equipment and supplies for the education of the children and maintenance for the facilities. Somehow that seems slightly upside-down to me. I believe the outlay for salaries should be considerably lower than that for education and maintenance. We could probably start with a HUGE paycut for our extremely overpaid School Superintendant, Harvielee Moore, and cutting many of her 'perks' would help a lot, too. This community is NOT viable enough, financially, to afford her $123,000 per year salary, plus over $2000 per year clubs and membership fees, plus the fuel, insurance and maintenance on her gas hog SUV, plus her 5 or 6 Assistant Superintendants, plus 1 or 2 secretaries for each of them, plus the assistants they each have, plus, plus, plus ----- and we haven't even talked about the teachers being paid less than all those administrators and bearing the load of all the work that is actually done and with NO SUPPORT from all those administrators, either. But then, we had the opportunity this past February to rid ourselves of some of the problem - but the same people were voted in just the same ..... It's time for Harvielee and the current school board to go away - It was time a long time ago - As long as they are still there the overspending and demoralization of teachers will continue ........  (May 25, 2009 | post #2)

The Deming Headlight

KRWG visits with Holy Grounds coffee crew

Donny - Are you related to Calloway and Ruby Grooms of Las Cruces (Fairacres)?  (May 25, 2009 | post #3)

The Deming Headlight

Two Cents: How do we fix it?

Another real reason for nothing getting done is people just like to talk and sound like they are getting all stirred up and ready to do something. The minute someone grabs the ball and starts to do something everyone who was being so mouthy suddenly doesn't have time, money, energy or gumption to actually DO anything. They just want to talk about it and have someone else do it for them. Just ask Gordon how many times he has made an attempt to make a difference only to find out that people suddenly get cold feet about attempting any kind of actual movement to accomplish the goal ---- Sometimes it's actually quite frightening to watch them almost disappear before your very eyes - almost as though the town were populated with ghosts that only come out to complain.  (May 14, 2009 | post #3)

The Deming Headlight

New county manager approved by board

I will only say that 30,000 a year less is better than Vinson was at 110,000 a year. Now if we could only fire Harvielee Moore and hire someone at a whole lot less than 123,000 a year. Think what could be done with all that savings!!! Maybe in some ways things are going the right way. Let's just be vigilant and keep it that way - monitoring what the new county manager does or tries to do - very carefully!  (May 9, 2009 | post #20)

The Deming Headlight

Green energy jobs coming to Deming

"Since when is Luna County considered the perfect specimen for empoverished residents? Eradicate poverty and unemployment? " Dear Content - When researching for the statistics provided concerning a new high school for Deming, one of the things I learned was that Luna County would be perfect for the kind of thing these people are proposing. In the state of New Mexico, only McKinley County has higher unemployment and higher poverty levels than Luna County. Over the past 10 years Luna County has averaged a 12% unemployment rate - which is even higher today. In the entire country, only Mississippi, Louisianna, and Washington D.C. have higher unemployment and poverty levels than New Mexico. Although I don't like the idea of the 'mass development' you speak of - most people here have been dogging the City and County powers that be to bring in new development, new business and new jobs for a long time. Now that someone is going to do that very thing you want to scream and stomp your feet about it? Get a life! Make up your mind. Maybe you are 'Content but not poor' - but most of the people in this county are not content because they are so poor. If this will add jobs to the county's economy then I say go for it!  (Apr 28, 2009 | post #5)

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