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

Sustainable Land Development Code — Zoning Map Adoption Process





Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners will hold three

additional public meetings throughout the County as part of the Zoning

Map Adoption Process. The Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC)

will go into effect when the Board of County Commissioners adopt the

zoning map. All property has been assigned a zoning classification in

accordance with the SLDC. Staff recommended changes to SLDC text

will also be discussed.

To view the interactive zoning map please visit

Interactive Zoning Map


    Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Santa Fe County Fire Department,

Edgewood Station 1, #1 Municipal Way,

Edgewood, N.M.


    Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Pojoaque multi-purpose building

1797 State Highway 502, Pojoaque, N.M.


   Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Santa Fe County Fairgrounds

3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, N.M.

Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 7.11.14

  Friday Blast
    JULY 11, 2014
The Edgewood Chamber
…working for you!We’ve had some excitement at the Edgewood chamber:

First President Chris Hopper had to resign from the board because of his increased workload.

Then Executive Director Madeline Heitzman resigned to relocate.

But this chamber doesn’t let the grass grow under our feet…

Vice President Robin Markley stepped up and will take the helm of the Chamber for the rest of the year.  The Board quickly contracted
Brenda Murray, our very excellent Program Director and co-founder
of Leadership Edgewood
to serve as our new
Executive Director!

Madeline will be around through Run Rally Rock, and both women
will be working together to insure a seamless transition!

Stop by for a
Hail and Farewell!

We are looking for someone interested in serving on the Board of Directors through December of this year.  If you are interested, call the office,

or call President Robin Markley

at 270-9092
Leadership Edgewood

Graduation will take place on July 18

at the beautiful home of

Peggy and Skip Mead.
We will be combining our July Mixer hosted by SASS that night.

Look for the mini blast invitation in your email
later this morning!





August 9

Go to our website for entry forms
for the parade, Business Expo,
or Motorcycle Poker Run!

We have lots planned this year for an
even bigger RRR to celebrate
the Fifteenth Birthday

of Edgewood, Rich Ford, and
The Independent.

Posters and flyers available at the office
please help us get the word out!






If you were unable to attend the wonderful
Birthday party for Howard Calkins held
Thursday July 10 on his 90th Birthday,

you have been invited to his home

for a celebration on Sunday July 13

from 2-5pm

Call Peg at

to let her know you are coming.

Howard’s home is up Edgewood 7
(thats the road Sonic is on)

to Stanley Road. Turn Right and

go to the end of the road cross Mountainair Road
and into his
driveway…they’ll leave the gate open for you.


    Area Happenings

This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday.  










The Bethel Community Storehouse

is in need of volunteers.

Many positions are available in the

food pantry, thrift store, donation intake and sorting areas.

Volunteer orientation is held every Thursday at 10 am for ages 14 and up.

You choose the day, time and project.

Bring a friend, or come and make new friends.

Call 832-6642 for more info.




 Wildlife West Nature Park

   Saturday Night
Chuckwagon BBQ

every Saturday evening at 6pm at
Wildlife West!

Live Cowboy Band,  BBQ Feast,
Live Raptor Show
now through August 30!

Covered seating rain or shine!

Adults $25

Seniors $23

Age: 5-11 $12

Under 5 FREE
Call for Group Rates

Wonderful way to entertain your summer visitors!

Make reservations by 2pm day of show.

Call 505-281-7655, or 1 877 981 WILD




-Bear Barn Art Gallery

is open daily 10-5:30 every day except Tuesdays.

Stop by and help support our local artists. Located at Wildlife West Nature Park and Rescued Wildlife Zoo in Edgewood, 87 North Frontage Road past Hunter Building Materials.

Contact Gayle Bone at; 610-8073.


RETRO 66 Meetings:

-RETRO; 16 July, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at Edgewood Community Center; 27 N. Frontage Rd just East of Dairy Queen



Light Pole Banners

If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!

 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  

can order through the town office,
only $90.













We welcome re-posting of the Friday Blast,with the understanding that the Edgewood Chamber is an independent organization of local business members.Statements and beliefs on other sites may not be construed as views or positions to which we adhere or agree.

      Edgewood Chamber      Join us on FacebookBoard Meeting

Monday August 11  at 6:15pm
Chamber office



Thursday August 14

11:30 am

Community Center



Friday, July 18
Hosted by
will be combined with our Leadership Edgewood Graduation at the home of Skip and Peggy Mead.
Details to come in a special mini blast


Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014

RICH Ford Edgewood
The Independent


Executive Director:

         Brenda Murray

Board of Directors

Robin Markely      2015

Vice President

Babara Ormand   2015

Martha Eden          2014   


Board Members at Large:

Ray Seagers               2015

Saul Araque                2015

Howard Calkins           2014
Tom Torres                  2014

Julie Bassett               2015

Economic Development:

Tom Torres


                  Howard Calkins

Events:        Robin Markley

                    Julie Bassett
Programs:    Staff/
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges

RETRO Route 66:  

               Roger Holden

Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers

Town of Edgewood

meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
  Planning & Zoning meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm Edgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month  Call 281-1999 

Moriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087


Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am. 847-2975  or


About Us 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
       9am – 5pmFridays by appointment.
Since we’re a one person office, when we have other meetings or members to visit, we’re not here. Call and we’ll be sure to meet you!Location:

95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico

Phone Number








If you are a chamber member,
you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here.
It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!

Stop by the office to see
Madeline if you have
any questions ,
or call my cell 850-2523.

2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved Address:PO Box 457 Edgewood

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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Pipeline Obama Built … Not The XL


Visit: TerrellAfterMath

About That Birth Control Restriction


Nobody is restricting access to birth control
Lauren Briggs

Within moments of the Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby case, my Facebook page lit up with exclamations of glee, anger, victory and outrage. The rhetoric was so high from all corners, that I decided to delve a little deeper for my own discovery. I started with the definition of the word contraception. It’s origin goes back to the late 19th century from “contra” meaning “against” and “ception” which is a shortened form of conception, or “against conception.”

The Oxford Dictionary defines contraception as: the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy.

Merriam-Webster uses a similar definition: deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation.
Hillary Clinton’s response to the ruling declared it “a setback for women’s health, denying women the right to contraceptives as a part of a health care plan.” She added, “It’s very troubling that a sales clerk…who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception.”

The Supreme Court decision does not deny women access to contraceptives, as Hillary Clinton would lead us to believe.

There are 20 different contraceptive prescriptions, only four of which did Hobby Lobby object to. Those four include the “morning after pill” which is designed to prevent the implanting of a fertilized egg. The four are “abortion related drugs.” Drugs that terminate an already fertilized egg.

Hobby Lobby never objected to covering birth control. It only objected to paying for what it considers to be abortifacients, which don’t prevent a pregnancy, but terminate one.

This decision does not prevent women from accessing those four prescriptions, only that their employer can not be required to provide (pay for) those four. Hobby Lobby has willingly and will continue to provide the 16 or 80% of the 20 available forms of contraception. No woman is being denied access to any means of preventing conception, only a method or medicine that would in fact abort an existing fertilized egg.

I do not believe this is a Republican or Democratic issue. I do not see it as a War on Women. But I do see it as an example of government overreach, about protecting the First Amendment and religious freedom.

Charles Krauthammer said the real significance of the ruling is the court’s affirmation that, as the government expands, it is encroaching upon religious freedom. “Even when…[the government is] doing stuff unintentionally, has no intention of impinging on religious practice, it will inevitably.” He added, “Especially if you’re going to control a sixth of the economy in the most intimate interaction a citizen has, which is healthcare.”

Another interesting facet to this discussion is that there is no Obamacare contraception mandate. This issue was not covered in the Obamacare Law that was voted on by congress, but instead is a regulation added later by the Department of Health and Human Services. The 2009-10 Congress never debated the question of whether companies can be forced to provide such coverage. The HHS simply asserted they could impose such a requirement. Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review said, “Several pro-life Democrats who provided the law’s narrow margin of victory in the House have said they would have voted against the law had it included the mandate.

I am in agreement with the Supreme Court decision, but I must admit, I do not feel it is time for celebration and rejoicing. I realize it was a narrow 5-4 ruling. That means that four members of the Supreme Court of the United States did not find this a First Amendment issue and for that I am gravely concerned. I also find it ironic that this ruling was based on the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

The pro-abortion-rights lobby argues that “abortion” and “birth control” are synonymous terms, but that doesn’t make it true.

To those who believe that life begins at the time of conception, it is a huge difference.

Lauren Briggs is the president of the Redlands Republican Women’s Club. She can be reached at