Repost: Have We Forgotten

We first posted this on September 28th, 2011.  We have edited out the portions of the original post which do not apply today and revised the post to reflect today and what it means to remember going forward.


We cannot in good conscience forget for one second, the price paid by those on 9/11; nor can we forget that payback is still occurring wherever and whenever our military members sacrifice their lives and time.


Whenever I see or hear a tribute to all the above mentioned, I have to pause and reflect on their sacrifices then —  and their sacrifices now and forever.  I hope you will never grow tired of quiet reflection and serious promises to do your part to make sure what happened on 9/11 will be forever remembered and never repeated.


Below you will find two presentations that remind us what we must and must not do in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, and links to other videos in honor of the victims of 9/11 :

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Jim Crawford continues to report on the “revered” green people

Jim Crawford reports on various state and federal agencies intent on causing our rates to rise in the name of Al Gore and other mimicking him.

Al Gore

Cover of Al Gore

Some of you may be aware that PNM has proposed closing down units 2 and 3 of the San Juan Generating Station as part of a “compromise” and “tentative” agreement with EPA to reduce haze. The plan and “tentative” agreement have been approved by the NM Environmental Improvement Board and has been submitted to NM Public Regulation Commission (PRC) for their approval as well. PRC has scheduled hearings on the proposed plan starting October 6 at 0930 at the PRC in Santa Fe. As far as we can find out both written and oral comments will be accepted with oral public comments to be heard on the first day, October 6. The hearing is scheduled to run from October 6 through October 21 if necessary.

The details on how the hearing will be handled have not been worked out for sure. PRC has scheduled a pre-hearing conference for September 30 also at 0930. The pre-hearing conference will also be open to the public and the hearing officer will decide at that time the room and rules for making comments based on the number of people expected. I will try to keep you posted on any new developments.

The radical green group, Conservation Voters of NM, already has over 600 signatures on a petition and have begun a form letter writing campaign in opposition to the plan. New Energy Economy,another rabid green group, also has a petition with several hundred signatures. Other environmental groups are probably following suit. Since the hearing is in Santa Fe there will be a huge crowd I am sure. The enviros want more of the units closed, don’t want nuclear energy from Palo Verde used for replacement, and want the whole San Juan generating station replaced with renewable energy.

Since opposition to the plan is forming a tsunami of comment, we need some help with comments in support of PNM’s plan. I have not finalized my comments yet but have attached a draft which will give you some background. I am sure you all can come up with more and better comments but mine can be used for a spring board.

For a little more background: Modifications to San Juan were needed because the NOX emissions were .03% above EPA guidelines. NMED and PNM proposed using SNCR ( Selective Non-catalytic Reduction) to get within EPA guidelines for a cost of around $80 million. EPA ruled that Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) was available and a better and more advanced technology making it the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART). According to EPA BART is required to be used which was SCR for a cost of nearly a billion dollars.

The problem is that the proposed “tentative” agreement relies on SNCR which is not BART (SCR). Whether or not PRC approves the plan, it is still vulnerable to environmentalist pressure on EPA to disapprove it because they want all of San Juan shut down and replaced with all wind and solar. It looks like another sue and settle opportunity for the enviros to get EPA to do their bidding.

I have also included some links to recent news articles that also explain some of the background leading up to the hearing.

If anybody has any questions, give me an e-mail.
The PRC case number is 13-00390-UT. The case number has to be included on your comments.
The address for written comments is:
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
PERA Building
PO Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1269

Later Jim

Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry & Civitan Clothing Exchange

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woodsEnd Church Food Pantry Drop 8.22.14


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Conspiracy Brews 8.9.14

Conspiracy Brews

Authored by Kim Hilliard


If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact:

Conspiracy Brews

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

Not your average political discussion group!

August 09, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

*** Quotes of the Week ***

“The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The law should be equal for all, whether it rewards or punishes, whether it protects or restrains.”

Thomas Paine

Suggested Topics

– Is Albuquerque a violent city?

– So explain what the $500 Mil for Tesla consists of?

– If Rio Arriba County is the # 1 drug capital of the USA, what does that say about NM?

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Light Quotes of the week)

“After a year in therapy, my psychiatrist said to me, ‘Maybe life isn’t for everyone.’.”

Larry Brown

“Some people are always late, like the late King George V.”

Spike Mulligan

“There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.”

Winston Churchill


National Family Night Out 8.5.14

The following is sent from Edgewood Police Chief Fred Radosevich:

I have attached the flyer for the national Night Out and Movie night the Police Department will be holding on Tuesday August 5th beginning at 7:00 PM at the Athletic Fields here in Edgewood. Please stop by and enjoy the evening with us.

Chief Fred Radosevich

Edgewood Police Department

1916 Old Hwy 66

PO Box 3610

Edgewood NM,87015


FamilyNitht Out

Nancy Pelosi — Needs to straighten up

She could start with a “strait”jacket and a muzzle as she becomes increasingly irrelevant and irreverent with her antics on the floor of the House. Her latest tirade had her running across from her place in the House chamber to berate, or should we say, attempt to berate a fellow congressperson from across the aisle.  Here’s the URL for the story from the blaze:

The Harridan Speaks And Gestures

Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi

Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Two harbingers of hate and mistaken messages


Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.2.14

American Revolution: In 1776, members of the Continental Congress began signing the Declaration of Independence. A committee consisting of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston had been chosen on June 11 to prepare a statement justifying the decision to assert independence, should it be taken. The document was prepared, and on July 1 nine delegations voted for separation. On the following day, July 2, with the New York delegation abstaining only because it lacked permission to act, the Lee resolution for independence was voted on and endorsed. (The convention of New York gave its consent on July 9, and the New York delegates voted affirmatively on July 15.) On July 19 the Congress ordered the document to be engrossed as “The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.” It was accordingly put on parchment, probably by Timothy Matlack of Philadelphia. Members of the Congress present on August 2 affixed their signatures to this parchment copy on that day, and others later. The last signer was Thomas McKean of Delaware, whose name was not placed on the document before 1777.
So why do we celebrate Independence Day on July 4?

Congress Voting Independence, a depiction of t...

Congress Voting Independence, a depiction of the Second Continental Congress voting on the United States Declaration of Independence. Oil on canvas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

July Revolution: In 1830, Charles X of France abdicated the throne, unable to resist the revolt.

English: Charles X of France

English: Charles X of France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1876, James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok—a frontiersman, marksman, gambler, and legend of the American West—was murdered in the city of Deadwood, South Dakota Territory. It was there, at a poker table in Nuttall & Mann’s No. 10 saloon, that Hickok was shot dead by a drunken stranger, Jack McCall. The cards Hickok was holding—a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights plus an unknown fifth card—became known as the dead man’s hand. McCall’s motive was never learned; he was tried, convicted of murder, and hanged on March 1, 1877.

Signage for Wild Bill Hickok's Grave

Signage for Wild Bill Hickok’s Grave (Photo credit: Lietmotiv)

In 1923, President Warren Gamaliel Harding suddenly died from either a heart attack or stroke. John Calvin Coolidge became president.

English: Calvin Coolidge. 30th President of th...

English: Calvin Coolidge. 30th President of the United States (1923-1929) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War II: In 1939, Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt urging creation of an atomic weapons research program. That letter was delivered to Roosevelt by one of his economic advisers, Alexander Sachs, on October 11. Roosevelt wrote back on October 19, informing Einstein that he had organized the Uranium Committee to study the issue.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Fra...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Franklinas Delanas Ruzveltas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1990, Iraq’s leader, Ṣaddām Ḥussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait with the apparent aim of acquiring that nation’s large oil reserves, canceling a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expanding Iraqi power in the region. On August 3 the United Nations Security Council called for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, and on August 6 the council imposed a worldwide ban on trade with Iraq. Iraq’s subsequent refusal to withdraw its troops sparked the Persian Gulf War, in which an international force led by the United States quickly defeated Iraq.


iraq (Photo credit: The U.S. Army)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers.” Sun Tzu