Conspiracy Brews 2.14.15

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: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.
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!
February 14, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
at
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 ***
“Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.”
Leon Tec M.D.

Suggested Topics

— Do you go to government for your soul (individuals or corporations) ?
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/rep-cummings-people-come-government-feed-their-souls

— Sexual harassment in AFD… will the Major handle this charge better than APD?

— What do you think of the Albuquerque Epicenter for Entrepreneurs?
http://www.abqjournal.com/539681/biz/biz-most-recent/entrepreneur-epicenter-to-open-downtown.html
(Light Quotes of the week)
“The greatest justice in life is that your vision and looks tend to go simultaneously.”

Kevin Bacon

“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.”

Mark Twain

“There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it but it’s good.”

Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, March 10, 2008

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Conspiracy Brews 12.13.14

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: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.
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!
December 13, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
at
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 ***

                           “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

Suggested Topics

— What, the NM Supreme Court got it right?

— So, what do you think of the Congressional budget deal?

— What is your wish list for the Round House next year?

(Light Quotes of the week)

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

Albert Einstein

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison

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Conspiracy Brews 12.06.14

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: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

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!

December 06, 2014

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
at
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 ***

“It’s never just a game when you’re winning.”

George Carlin

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”

Jane Goodall

Suggested Topics

— What’s your rating of Mayor Berry at this point?

School Board member Kathy Korte said she changed her vote, on teachers receiving pay while serving in the legislation, because she feels more teachers are needed to fight Gov. Martinez’s administration…does this sound like sound School Board policy?

— Government leaders who lie no longer matter to most. Integrity is irrelevant. For example, Bernco Treasurer Ortiz and APD where a Lt provides information in his official email for classes at a company where his wife works with military lessons on how to effect a good kill, and President Obama. What do you think?

(Light Quotes of the week)

“Some days you’re a bug, some days you’re a windshield.”

Price Cobb

“We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don’t know anything and can’t read.”

Mark Twain

“The problem with any unwritten law is that you don’t know where to go to erase it.”

Glaser and Way

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Conspiracy Brews 3/5/14

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:  ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

Conspiracy Brews  

 

Not your average political discussion group!

April 05, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
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 ***

“In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears.  Things are not only what they are.  They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.”

Hubert H. Humphrey

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Aristotle

 

Suggested Topics

 

— Shall we look at mental illness in concert with the recent NM Supreme Court decision?

 

 — Education (sigh) can be improved…but how?

 

— Is passenger traffic slowing at the Sun Port due to Albuquerque’s weak economy?

 

 (Light Quotes of the week)

“Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory.  You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.”

Steven Wright

 

“About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.”

Herbert Hoover


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Conspiracy Brews For 3/22/14

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:  ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

Conspiracy Brews  

 

Not your average political discussion group!

March 22, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
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 ***

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of there are and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”

Pablo Picasso

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”

Mark Twain

 

Suggested Topics

 

— Since we never talk about education, should we have a discussion?

http://www.schoolchoices.org/roo/fried1.htm

 

 — Russia has placed sanctions on John McCain & Boehner?  Are you worried?

 

— Is there really no outrage over the Feds spying on US Citizens or is it just a lot of hullabaloo over nothing?

 

 (Light Quotes of the week)

“I’m kind of jealous of the life I’m supposedly leading.”

Zach Braff

“If you believe everything you read, better not read.”

Japanese Proverb

 

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

H.L. Mencken

 

“God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board, and then he made school board voters and He laughed.”

 

Conspiracy Brews paraphrase of Mark Twain
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Conspiracy Brews 3/15/14

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:  ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

Conspiracy Brews  

 

Not your average political discussion group!

March 15, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
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 moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.”

Martina Navratilova

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow!”

Plato

 

Suggested Topics

 

— Is now the time to plan how the School Board elections can be won, and decide what do we do if we win?

 — Shall we discuss an Earned Income Tax Credit increase vs a Minimum Wage increase?

 

— Changes in the Overtime Law…shall we discuss it?

(See Attached PDF)

 

 (Light Quotes of the week)

“Never go to bed mad.  Stay up and fight.”

Phyllis Diller

 

“In the first place, God made idiots.  That was for practice.  Then he made school boards.”

Mark Twain

 

“Age is mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Satchel Paige

 

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow…unless it is the driver in front of you on the interstate!”

 

Conspiracy Brews paraphrase of Plato
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Another Stay-At-Home Congress Supporter

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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Back on October 9th, we posted an idea floated by others about a stay-at-home congress.  The idea has a lot of merit in these days of virtual workplaces, broadband internet access and a costly out-of-control federal legislature … if particulars can be worked out.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise to us  that Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) would roll-out such an idea.  A POLITICO blog by Jennifer Epstein and a Human Events interview reports on the idea from Jindal, but no real details are offered toward implementing such an efficient congress.  But the devil can’t loom any larger in the details, than he is mischievous and devious in our present flat tire of a system.  Here’s what Jindal has to say in part:

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal wants members of Congress to stay home more often.

“We used to pay farmers not to grow crops, let’s pay congressmen to stay out of Washington, D.C.,” Jindal said in an interview with Human Events. “Mark Twain said that our liberty, our wallets were safest when the legislature’s not in session.”

As the reader can see there is a link to the Human Events article.  It offers a bit more for those who want to learn more regarding Jindal’s statements in his interview.  And there is a video which lasts almost five minutes which will provide even greater detail:

Here’s the link to our previous blog article (mentioned above) with information on an E-Congress idea.

Thanks to Politico and Human Events as well as Jennifer Epstein and Jason Mattera.

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    Create A Lie … Watch It Fly

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    By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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    Good Morning!

    It has been told, that Mark Twain said something similar to:

    A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.

    There is no proof that Mr. Clemens originated this statement that tells the truth on a lie, and some say that the phrase originated with the English fundamentalist Baptist preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  He used the phrase in a sermon on April 1, 1855 and attributed it as coming from an old proverb.  A side observation; Baptist preachers seem to be abundantly connected to this continuing saga (more later.) In the world of folks who delight in the fight, and attempt to deceive to win a round that has been lost — never to be regained — it is the manufacturing process for the lie that must give them a surreal satisfaction.  How else to explain the actions of men and women, who pose as pillars of truth and high-standing in a community, if their actions don’t derive from enjoyment of the chase and deception after they have mangled their chance to win the race.

    No matter where the credit is assigned for the proverb and the speed of a lie, the manner of the telling and its method of transmission,  is enough to make one feel uneasy, if not downright “queasy” upon the first hearing of the lie.  The fun for a victim of such treatment comes with the pursuit of those who would place their reputation on a high horse that will, of necessity, eventually throw a shoe and come to a crumpled landing. What is worse than the mere telling of tall tales is the trotting out of lies away from the community … so that the victim or victims of the lies have the stories come back to them from distant places.

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