Monday, November 18, 2013

Teasing the dragon at the door (Updated)

I am writing a newspaper column that may not get past the publisher this week.  I can't really afford to have one rejected, but this is something that really needs to be said.  And I've got to at least try to get it beyond "the choir" who visits here.

It concerns the rapist cops of Deming, New Mexico.

I have edited out all the references to disembowelment* and such, but it is probably still too strongly worded to be published.  I keep trying, but how gently can one say what needs to be said?

And considering how badly the last column stirred up the citizens, they may not be willing to have another controversial column from the likes of me for a few weeks.

Either way, you'll be able to read it (I just may whine for donations to cover my lost pay if it's rejected).  I guess you'll find out Friday.

Update: It passed, but some things are getting edited out, and an awful lot of "allegedly" is being added, to protect the newspaper's hiney from the same kind of violation the cops are accused of committing.  You can read it this friday.  In a month (December 24, 2013 to be exact) you can read my original version right on this blog.  Stay tuned.

*In lieu of restitution...


  1. OT comment. Just drove through NM on I-40 3 weeks ago and then again 1 week ago.

    The economy looks to be completely decimated. Business I-40 in Tucumcari looked completely desolate. Everything looked to be recently shut down and abandoned.

    Gas stations and fast food restaurants all along I-40 that were recently open are now all closed.

    There was a 50-some mile gap from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa with no services, and no warning whatsoever.

    The gas stations were all still there, but after you drove up to them, they were empty inside. No one even seemed to be able to take the time to take down signs or warn anyone. They just moved out of there in a hurry.

    Amarillo looks to be doing well. Albuquerque seemed the same, so my guess is laws have been changed mainly to squeeze out the little guy and the little towns.

    Also all the billboards in NM are in decay and unreadable. All that seems to be going on is a few cops and speed traps and fake construction projects where no one is actually working on the road.

    I'm guessing your choices will become move to Amarillo or Albuquerque going forward, the new Agenda 21 compliant New Mexico hates small town and the small business owner.

  2. I'm quite a ways from I-40 (or any interstate), but I see the same around here.