Conspiracy Brews 09.27.14

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!

September 27, 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 ***

“When you appeal to force, there’s one thing you must never do – lose.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

English: Gen. of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower...

English: Gen. of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower (detail). See orginal for stamp of origin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Dedicated to Tom Udall)

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

— Robert F. Kennedy Jr wishes there were a law where he could jail politicians that oppose Global Warming…Potential Tyrant or reasonable political who like Udall would destroy the First Amendment?

English: U.S. Senator for New Mexico

English: U.S. Senator for New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/66190

Suggested Topics

— What do National Democrats stand for?

2012 Democrat Platform 32 page PDF

— What do National Republicans stand for?

2012 Republican Platform 64 Page PDF

(Light Quotes of the week)

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”

Mae West

“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.”

Charles M. Schulz (Charlie Brown in Peanuts)

“Rejoice not at thine enemy’s fall – but don’t rush to pick him up either.”

Jewish Proverb
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Conspiracy Brews 8.16.14

If you like your coffee, tea, hot chocolate 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

ConspiracyBrews

“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 16, 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 ***

“Those who abuse liberty when they possess it would abuse power could they obtain it.”

Thomas Paine

“The body politic, like the human body, begins to die from birth, and bears in itself the causes of its destruction.”

Jean Jacques Rousseau

The tomb of Rousseau in the crypt of the Panth...

The tomb of Rousseau in the crypt of the Panthéon, Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Topics

— Are you for or against the militarization of the police?

http://time.com/3111474/rand-paul-ferguson-police/

–Can we overcome and change the NM dependency on government for jobs?

— 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 twelve years of therapy, my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, ‘No hablo ingles.’.”

Ronnie Shakes

“A statesman is a politician who has been dead ten or fifteen years.”

Harry Truman

“A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.”

Robert Benchley

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Conspiracy Brews 8.9.14

Conspiracy Brews

Authored by Kim Hilliard

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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!

August 09, 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 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?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/opinion/sunday/goodbye-albuquerque-land-of-violence.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

– 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

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Harvest Festival At Wildlife West 8.16-17.14

Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon
From: Wildlifewest Park <wildlifewestpark@msn.com>
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 9:39 AM
Subject: Wildlife West Harvest Fest 8/16 & 17

Harvest Festival at Wildlife West

 

The annual Harvest Festival is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, 2014, at Wildlife West Nature Park, in Edgewood. It’s a time to celebrate the area’s culture, traditions and agricultural heritage. Visitors will experience the rich history of the pinto bean farming in the Pinto Bean Museum, which displays antique bean processing equipment, farming artifacts and historic local photos. The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Foundation provided funding for the museum and the collection of farming equipment.

 

The Festival opens on Saturday morning with a tractor parade beginning at 9 a.m. at Wildlife West, traveling west along historic Route 66 and ending at the Tractor Supply Company. The tractor games will be held on Sunday this year, beginning at 2 p.m. on the field in front of the historic Pinto Bean Barn.

 

Visitors can stroll through the park and have fun experiencing an old west atmosphere. They can explore a replica of the western town of Venus (original name of Edgewood), and see blacksmith demonstrations, weaving and spinning demonstrations, and antique cars and trucks. Also on showcase will be old iron tractors, steam engines, corn shellers and other historic ranch equipment.

 

Other activities include behind the scenes black bear tours, snake and reptile identification presentations by the New Mexico Herpetological Society, and artistic chainsaw techniques demonstration by Mark Chavez, renowned chainsaw artists. Then take an old-fashioned hayride around the park. There will be games for children, opportunity to experience wildlife up close, and artists and vendors.

 

Anasazi Fields Winery will be on hand on Saturday for wine tasting. Throughout the weekend, the Knights of Columbus volunteers will serve up pinto beans, fresh sweet corn, and hamburgers and hot dogs.

 

Don’t miss the Chuckwagon Dinner Show on Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m. Come early for the activities during the day and stay for the evening free-flight peregrine falcon show, pie auction, barbeque dinner and Holy Water & Whiskey western-swing music concert. Reservations for the dinner show are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show. Chuckwagon tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11, and kids under 5 are free.

 

All activities throughout the weekend, except for the Chuckwagon dinner show, are included with regular admission to the park: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 students and children under 5 are free. Music performances are presented in a covered all-weather amphitheater. Plus free dry camping and parking.

 Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon

Wildlife West is located just 25 minutes east of Albuquerque, off Interstate-40 and legendary Route 66 in Edgewood. For more information at visit http://www.wildlifewest.org or call 505-281-7655 or toll-free 1-877-981-WILD (9453).

Pie donations needed for pie auction on Aug 16th Chuckwagon

Harvest Festival:

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014
Where: Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
What:
Saturday 8/16
9 a.m. Tractor Parade
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wildlife tours, snake & reptile identification presentations, games for kids, tractor & machinery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, food and wine tasting
6 p.m. Free-flight peregrine falcon show
7 p.m. Chuckwagon dinner (must RSVP by 2 pm day of show)
8 p.m. Holy Water & Whiskey western music
Sunday 8/17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wildlife tours, snake identification presentations, games for kids, tractor & machinery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, & food vendors
2 p.m. Tractor games

 

 

Conspiracy Brews 7.12.14

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

Exhibit in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphi...

Exhibit in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not your average political discussion group!

July 12, 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 ***

“A man who doesn’t trust himself can never truly trust anyone else.”

Cardinal de Retz

English: Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal...

English: Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz (1613 – 1679) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Secrecy and a free, democratic government don’t mix.”

Harry Truman

Harry S. Truman, President of the USA in 1945.

Harry S. Truman, President of the USA in 1945. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Topics

— What laws would you like to see done away with and what laws would you like to see passed by our NM Legislature

— Are you supportive of or against the militarization of our police forces?

— Does Kathy Korte have a loose screw or lip or both?

(Light Quotes of the week)

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”

William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

Ernest Hemingway's 1923 passport photo

Ernest Hemingway’s 1923 passport photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.”

Franklin P Adams (at least 70 years or more ago)

Caricature of Franklin Pierce Adams by William...

Caricature of Franklin Pierce Adams by William Auerbach-Levy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting.”

George Carlin

George Carlin

Cover of George Carlin

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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)

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 4.12.14

Well it looks like someone penetrated my list this week.  I changed the password quickly.

 

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 12, 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***

 

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

Plato

 

“Well done is better than well said.”

Benjamin Franklin

 

Suggested Topics

 

— Where does NM rank on a most dependent list and why?

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/personal-finance/10-states-most-dependent-on-the-federal-government.html/?a=viewall&ref=OB

 

— Shall we discuss the DOJ report on APD?

http://krqe.com/2014/04/10/justice-dept-investigative-findings-on-apd/

 

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

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”

Neils Bohr

 

“Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.”

Marquie de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet

 

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”

Ernest Benn

 

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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 On 2/22/2014

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!

February 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***

 

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t; you’re right.”

Henry Ford

 

“Never spend your money before you have it.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

Suggested Topics

 

— Breaking Bad vs Cops…fiction vs fact…is fact a problem?

 

 — How delicate a balance do law enforcement and CYFD have to determine where a case goes next?

— What is the Future of Education in New Mexico:  Why Should You Care and What Should You Do About It?

 

http://cepr.unm.edu/uploads/docs/cepr/CEPR%20ABQ%20Womens%20Press%20Presentation%202.10.14.pdf

 

  

 (Light Quotes of the week)

“I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound – if I can remember any of the damn thinks.”

Dorothy Parker

 

“Space isn’t remote at all.  It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.”

Fred Hoyle

 

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French.  Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek.  Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.” 

Alice May Brock
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