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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Random Shots for Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook here, here, and here

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Black Mirror
  2. Vengeance Unlimited
  3. Lifehacker Australia from Allure Media — 17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre by Ryan Plummer and Madeleine Monson-Rosen
  4. Ace Books [Berkley Publishing Group] — Igniting the Reaches by David Drake
  5. The Sportsman Channel —
    1. The Gunfather
    2. Handguns and Defensive Weapons
  6. BBC America — Doctor Who
  7. The Washington PostSpeaking of Science: A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system – a cosmic first by Sarah Kaplan
  8. Dream Crasher by Daniel Salter and Reed Olsen
  9. Dokken —
    1. Erase the Slate

Trick or Treat, You Little Bastards!

Filed under: Dark Side, Fun, Humor, Life — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 12:01 AM (00:01)


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook [page / profile] / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. “Darth Mike” Facebook page

Monday, 30 October 2017

Random Shots for Monday, 30 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Star Trek: Discovery
  2. Runaway Slave
  3. mygovcost.org from the Independent Institute — Who Lent $20 Trillion to the U.S. Government? by Craig Eyermann
  4. Ace Books [Berkley Publishing Group] — Igniting the Reaches by David Drake
  5. Dokken — Erase the Slate
  6. nmpolitics.net — Progressives aim for another big win in Las Cruces as Election Day nears by Heath Haussamen
  7. Black Mirror

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Random Shots for Sunday, 29 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    No Maxwell or Jellico? What about Terrell, Esteban, Ransom, or Varley?

  2. Posted to Facebook

    15

    Correction:

    12 base 10 –> 14 base 8

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Dokken — Erase the Slate
  2. Star Trek: Discovery

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Random Shots for Saturday, 28 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Tried it back in the 1990s, almost spent myself onto the lifetime EBT plan in the process. I don’t know that I would do so again in New Mexico. Too many flakes and back-stabbers in the Land of Entrapment.

    If I was living in Texas or Wyoming, I’d give it another go.

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Dokken —
    1. Beast from the East
    2. Erase the Slate
  2. The Washington PostGary Johnson is back, and he’s never running for office again by David Weigel

Friday, 27 October 2017

Random Shots for Friday, 27 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    It was a mongoose that killed JFK.

    I saw it on Robot Chicken, so it must be true.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    The male plastic models with the guns built into their right hands, with the fingers that flipped down so they could shoot. Autons, I think they called themselves.

    In league with the mongoose.

    That’s why they call it a conspiracy.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    The mugatu was the back-up shooter.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Let’s not forget Dan Lewis’ West Side sportsplex for 17-18 million, because “sports tourism” is going to really bring in new businesses and private-sector spending.

    https://cabq.gov/council/projects/current-projects/albuquerque-regional-sports-complex

    https://abqjournal.com/768525/city-may-make-pitch-for-more-baseball-fields.html

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Adult Swim [as] from the Cartoon Network [CN] —
    1. Robot Chicken
    2. Mike Tyson Mysteries
    3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  2. The John Birch Society [JBS] — Surrendering the Second Amendment
  3. Albuquerque JournalCity may make pitch for more baseball fields by Dan McKay, Journal Staff Writer
  4. Science AlertQuantum Weirdness of Light Was Just Confirmed by Shooting Photons Into Space by Mike McRae
  5. nmpolitics.net — To build healthier communities, some tribes look away from IHS by Ed Williams, KUNM
  6. Black Mirror
  7. SquawkerVideo: 4chan Controlled Flamethrower Drone Attacks He Will Not Divide Us Flag In France by Jack Kenrick
  8. Image Comics — The Black Monday Murders, Vol.1: All Hail God Mammon
  9. Dokken — Beast from the East

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Random Shots for Thursday, 26 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

    From the Carlsbad Current-Argus

    http://currentargus.com/story/news/local/2017/10/24/ipra-request-revealed-explicit-emails-judges-account/759673001/

    It would seem that the New Mexico judicial system isn’t exempt from the Inspection of Public Records Act [IPRA].

    The NM Foundation for Open Government [NMFOG] has the details on how to submit an IPRA request, including a sample request in PDF format.

    http://nmfog.org/submit-records-request/

    http://nmfog.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SAMPLE-IPRA.pdf

  2. Posted to Facebook here and here

  3. Posted to Facebook

    I would prefer that if a new B5 film or TV series were to be produced, that instead of casting new actors in previously-cast roles, that the new actors be cast in entirely new roles, like Roddenberry did with Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    Reboots are very rarely as good as the original — the only rebooted series that I can think of as being better than the original was Ron Moore’s 2003 Battlestar Galactica.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    That’s OK — I already have them, and read them years ago.

    I just don’t want to see B5 go down the same road as the Marvel comics line — rebooted umpteen times into near-irrelevance.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    Don’t add anyone you don’t know and trust as a group admin.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    What ever happened to all of the business and cash flow that the (State-subsidized) film industry was going to bring to New Mexico? How long are we supposed to wait for thsat one to happen?

    And wasn’t spending piles of cash on the welfare state programs, as pushed by Martinez (the Medicaid expansion), going to boost the economy as never before? Still waiting for that one to actually happen, too.

    At least the brewery owners aren’t soaking the taxpayers.

  7. Posted to Facebook

    For example: Ayudando.

    https://ixquick.com/do/search?q=Ayudando

  8. Posted to Facebook

    Third time’s the charm?

  9. Posted to Facebook

    Facebook has been slow and sluggish lately. Had to crash Firefox three times and reboot my laptop once last night because of this.

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Black Mirror
  2. Adult Swim [as] from the Cartoon Network [CN] —
    1. Robot Chicken
    2. Mike Tyson Mysteries
    3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  3. 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, Vol.34, #3: Autumn 2017 —
    1. pp. 52-53: “Citizen Engineer: I Like Your Content But Your Terms Are Not Acceptable” by “ladyada” and “fill”
    2. pp. 54-57: “Obfuscating Biopolitics: A Theoretical Primer for Cyborgs and Other Concerned Citizens” by Emma Stamm
    3. p.58: “Debt Journey” by “Pic0o”
    4. p.59: “Successful Network Attacks – Phase Four: Maintaining Access” by “Daelphinux”
    5. p.60: “Splatter” by Alan Sondheim
  4. nmpolitics.net —
    1. Here’s what APS needs in a new school board member by Ali Ennenga
    2. Breweries patch the gaps between oil booms in southeastern NM by Jessica Onsurez, Carlsbad Current-Argus
  5. Dokken —
    1. Back for the Attack
    2. Beast from the East
  6. Teen Vogue from Condé Nast — Antifa History and Politics, Explained by Abdullah Shihpar
  7. Breitbart NewsRosie O’Donnell Breaks Silence on Trump: ‘I Seriously Worry’ How I Will Live Through His Presidency by Katherine Rodriguez
  8. Next Generation Gasoline Engine SKYACTIV-X: SPCCI
  9. The Daily WireTrans Artist Collects 200 Gallons Of Urine To Protest Trump by Paul Bois
  10. This Trans Artist Collected 200 Gallons Of Urine To Protest Trump (HBO)
  11. Guns & Tech by Timothy Yan — WPA’s new T91 piston AR upper at Big 3 Media Event
  12. The Orville

The Orville — “Majority Rule”

Filed under: Viewing — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 11:57 PM (23:57)

Tonight’s episode of The Orville, titled “Majority Rule,” wasn’t really original, more of a a combination of “Nosedive” from Black Mirror, and “First Contact” (perhaps bits of “Who Watches the Watchers”, too?) from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Still, it was entertaining, which is what TV is really supposed to be. Especially when the content is in the “fiction” category.

I didn’t think that I would like The Orville, as I wasn’t a fan of Seth McFarlane at all before tuning in — Family Guy and American Dad are thirty-minute snack and bathroom breaks, as far as I’m concerned.

That being said, I wasn’t a follower of Keanu Reeves until I saw the first Matrix flick.


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Random Shots for Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    I scored 100% on the “Can You Find These US Cities On A Map?” quiz. How will you do?

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Orthomale-pattern ammosexual

  3. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, and here

    Just got a a call from someone claiming to be a volunteer for Planned Parenthood, saying that they were endorsing Tim Keller for mayor in the runoff election, and asking me to support Keller.

    When I asked how he got my name and number, he said it’s “public information.”

    NO, I will NOT be supporting Keller.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    If I can’t bring myself to vote for Steve Pearce, I’ll vote for Dumpster Fire instead of Grisham.

    https://facebook.com/Vote.Dumpster.Fire

  5. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here. here, and here

    https://tinyurl.com/20171025-mlg-vdf

  6. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

    From the Los Alamos Monitor

    http://lamonitor.com/content/new-mexico-supreme-court-ousts-aztec-magistrate-office

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Adult Swim [as] from the Cartoon Network [CN] —
    1. Robot Chicken
    2. Mike Tyson Mysteries
    3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  2. GQThe Rules for Drinking Alone at a Bar by Tiffany Kelly
  3. Ace Books [Berkley Publishing Group] — Igniting the Reaches by David Drake
  4. Men of The WestThe Importance of November 4th by “Phantom”
  5. Viceland — Vice Essentials
  6. Dokken — Back for the Attack
  7. The Los Alamos MonitorNew Mexico Supreme Court ousts Aztec magistrate from office
  8. The Carlsbad Current-ArgusIPRA request revealed explicit emails on judge’s account by DeJanay Booth
  9. Rise Again AmericaMajor Arrest Rocks The Democrats – You’ll CHEER When You See Who Was Just Handcuffed
  10. Black Mirror

[CTB-NM] Two down, another pending

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:45 PM (22:45)

From the The Los Alamos Monitor

New Mexico Supreme Court ousts Aztec magistrate from office

SANTA FE (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has removed Aztec Magistrate Court Judge Connie Johnston from office for misconduct that a state commission said included dishonesty, surreptitious recording of private conversations in the courthouse and abuse of her judicial power of contempt.

The high court’s order issued its order Monday following a hearing on the Judicial Standards Commission’s April 10 petition seeking removal of Johnston from office.

Her term was set to end in December of 2018.

The commission’s petition cited Johnston’s “dishonesty shown in committing various acts of willful misconduct and throughout the commission’s proceedings, including her false statements under oath as well as her concealment of surreptitious recordings that she was ordered to disclose but kept secret until midtrial when she perceived a personal advantage to disclosure.”

(The first judge to go since we started this campaign was Pamela Smith from Sierra County.)

From The Carlsbad Current-Argus

IPRA request revealed explicit emails on judge’s account by DeJanay Booth

It would seem that the New Mexico judicial system isn’t exempt from the Inspection of Public Records Act [IPRA].

The NM Foundation for Open Government [NMFOG] has the details on how to submit an IPRA request, including a sample request in PDF format.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. CTB-NM Main Page
  2. The CTBNM Facebook page — like it, share it, spread it around.
  3. Ballotpedia page about New Mexico Courts
  4. Ballotpedia page about New Mexico judicial elections
  5. National Council for State Courts — Judicial Selection in the States: New Mexico

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