Conspiracy Brews 9.6.14

 

 

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

 

US Postage stamp: Benjamin Franklin, 1861 Issu...

US Postage stamp: Benjamin Franklin, 1861 Issue, ‘one cent’, blue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Not your average political discussion group!

 

September 06, 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 ***

 

“Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick (sic) Liberty; without Freedom of Speech.”

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.”

 

Samuel Adams

 

English: "Mr. Samuel Adams," by Paul...

English: “Mr. Samuel Adams,” by Paul Revere, 1774. 5 1/4 in. x 4 5/16 in. Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection. Courtesy of Yale University, New Haven, Conn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Suggested Topics

 

— Shall we discuss the upcoming elections?

 

–We’ve talked about the APS School Board…is it time to act for the upcoming election?

 

— Tesla is laid to rest…what can we realistically do to attract industries?

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

 

“I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.”

 

Richard Diran

 

My shot of Diran

My shot of Diran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“Bad spellers of the world, untie!”

 

Graffito

 

Votate gli stessi.

Votate gli stessi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

“Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.”

 

Robert Orben

 

 

Conspiracy Brews 6.28.14

 

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!

June 28, 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 significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”

Albert Einstein

English: Albert Einstein Français : portrait d...

English: Albert Einstein Français : portrait d’Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principle of freedom.”

John Adams (in defense of the Consitiution)

John Adams, Second President (1797-1801)

John Adams, Second President (1797-1801) (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

 

 

Suggested Topics

 

— Is there any question that ABQ’s economy not only hasn’t recovered but is getting worse and why do we ignore it?

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2014/06/25/brookings-albuquerque-in-double-dip-recession.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-06-25&u=i1OD4ozWKI2K24Utpnze1OmBPbe&t=1403740680&page=all

 

 

 

— What paradigm actions do you recommend we head toward as a group or individuals?

 

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“Half of analysis is anal.”

Marty Indik

“Be true to your teeth or you teeth will be false to you.”

Dental Proverb

 

“She was what we used to call a suicide blonde—dyed by her own hand.”

Saul Bellow


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Saul Bellow and Keith Botsford in 1990's, at B...

Saul Bellow and Keith Botsford in 1990’s, at Boston University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Conspiracy Brews 5.31.14

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!

May 31, 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***

 

I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. . . . He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. . . . So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. . . . He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

Valarie Jarrett

 

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Dale Carnegie

 

 

Suggested Topics

 

First the ACA rollout debacle, second the VA debacle, third …(et.al.), is President Obama too bored to act?

 

http://articles.mcall.com/2014-05-27/opinion/mc-veterans-affairs-medical-centers-web-20140527_1_president-barack-obama-shinseki-veterans-affairs

 

Notice that the second paragraph in the preceding article has been cut in this one

 

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/28/4938311/jim-webb-is-leader-to-fix-va.html#.U4f2nyhx1OU

 

 

— Has the US and NM in particular lost its entrepreneurial edge?

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/05/u-s-businesses-are-being-destroyed-faster-than-theyre-being-created/?hpid=z5

 

— Is Albuquerque’s economy is stagnant or losing jobs?

 

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.”

John Ciardi

 

“Boxing is just show business with blood.”

Frank Bruno

 

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”

Kurt Vonnegut


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Conspiracy Brews 5.17.14

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!

May 17, 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.

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

Benjamin Franklin

 

 ***Quotes of the Week***

 

 

“Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.”

Denis Diderot

 

English: Statue of Denis Diderot by Frédéric A...

English: Statue of Denis Diderot by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Langres, Haute-Marne, FRANCE Français : Statue de Denis Diderot par Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Langres, Haute-Marne, FRANCE (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

George Bernard Shaw

 

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Suggested Topics

 

Who do you see winning the upcoming primary and why?

 

— Has the US and NM in particular lost its entrepreneurial edge?

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/05/u-s-businesses-are-being-destroyed-faster-than-theyre-being-created/?hpid=z5

 

— The Mayor, the Council, the pay…whose right?

 

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards.”

Lois McMaster Bujold

 

Lois McMaster Bujold. Photo: David Dyer-Bennet...

Lois McMaster Bujold. Photo: David Dyer-Bennet 1996. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.”

Steven Wright

 

English: This is my photo of Steven Wright aft...

English: This is my photo of Steven Wright after a spring 1994 performance in Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Yogi Berra

English: New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra i...

English: New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra in a 1956 issue of Baseball Digest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Conspiracy Brews 5.10.14

 

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!

May 10, 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***

 

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

Benjamin Franklin

 

“The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars;

The men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”

H.L. Mencken

 

“I work on the motto that if something’s not impossible, there must be a way of doing it.”

Nicholas Winton

 

 

Suggested Topics

 

Is it time to revamp or tweak Conspiracy Brews or is it fine as it is?

 

— Has the US and NM in particular lost its entrepreneurial edge?

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/05/u-s-businesses-are-being-destroyed-faster-than-theyre-being-created/?hpid=z5

 

— Is there any truth to this article on the ACA?

 

http://time.com/88535/obamacares-killer-burden-on-nurses/

 

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.”

Dan Quayle

 

“I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out.”

Steven Wright

 

“I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.”

Oscar Wilde


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Conspiracy Brews 5.3.14

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!

May 02, 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***

 

“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

Thomas A. Edison

 

“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

“I work on the motto that if something’s not impossible, there must be a way of doing it.”

Nicholas Winton

 

 

Suggested Topics

 

Is it time to revamp or tweak Conspiracy Brews or is it fine as it is?

 

— Do we know anything about the DOJ Town Hall meetings with citizens about APD?

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”

John Wanamaker

 

“It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.”

Sam Levenson

 

“No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.”

John Adams


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Conswpiracy Brews 4.19.14

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 19, 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***

“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.”

Covert Bailey

“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don’t ever apologize for anything.”

Harry S. Truman

 

Suggested Topics

 

— The Guv…how you rate her job performance and skills?

 

— Mayor Berry…how do you rate his job performance and skills?

 

— How serious is the fuel cleanup by the AF and how will it affect Albuquerque?

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the UP button.”

Sam Levenson

“Politics are almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only e killed once, but in politics – many times.”

Winston Churchill

 

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”

Margaret Thatcher

U.S. President George H. W. Bush awards former...

U.S. President George H. W. Bush awards former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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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