All About The “Macker”

For those readers not familiar with the name “Macker,” you will be after you read the article found below.  The article is from Townhall magazine and it was written by Marita Noon.  According to the article, the “Macker” was caught or discovered to have told a whopper about where the money came from for his almost toy car adventure.  Here, have a read:

Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democr...

Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former chairman of the Hillary Clinton for President committee, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


With the embarrassment the three “er”s—Switzer, Wiener, and Filner—have created for the Democratic Party, one would think they would want to steer clear of scandal-ridden candidates. But—no. Terry McAuliffe is, once again, hoping to become the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia when voters go to the polls next month. Among his friends, McAuliffe is known as The Macker—which my sources tell me is a play on the Yiddish “Macher,” meaning: “Big shot. A man who is (or thinks he is) really important. Usually refers to someone who is showing off in some way.”

I don’t cover campaigns. I write on energy issues. So, other than the fact that, at their respective 2012 conventions, I met both the Republican candidate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli—who I found to be totally solid, humble, and extremely good-looking, and Democratic candidate former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe—who worked the room at the private party with back-slapping chumminess and a toothy smile, why am I writing about McAuliffe? Because, when we were introduced, my friend told him that I write on energy issues—specifically green-energy, crony-corruption.

McAuliffe, aka, the “Macker,” moved in, posed for a picture with me, and told me that I’d like his new green car project because it was being fully funded through private money. I looked askance at him, and told him that if that was really true, I’d be interested in hearing about it. He assured me it was—and then, quickly slipped off to someone more receptive.

Here comes the Murkey Turkey revelation.  Please click here and read the rest of the adventure.

Abortion In The Fourth Trimester

Picked Up From:

Some students attending George Mason University will do almost anything to protect a woman’s “right to choose.”  That would include after delivery “abortion.”

Confused?  Well you probably won’t be after viewing the video below and reading the article posted with it.

Video: George Mason University

Here’s the link to the story:

4th Tri-Mester Abortion

Psst.  Do you have a family member attending George Mason University … You’ll need to debrief them the next time you see them.


More Fraudulent Tax Returns

The following is posted with permission from and the author of the article, Kenric Ward:

One Virginia address received $163,711 in tax refunds where 100 different tax ids had been issued. . . but that’s not even the craziest of it.

CLICK to read more about giant IRS refunds!

Also read related stories below which are not a part of the Watchdog article:

Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast (11/05/10)


November 5, 2010


Monthly Luncheon is NEXT WEDNESDAY! 

Yes! It’s that time of the month again! We’ll be meeting again at Nature Pointe Club House at 11:30 on Wednesday, November 10. Click here for a map.

Remember…if you register and pay ONLINE your name will go in the drawing for a FREE LUNCH. Go to the left column under EVENTS. (This is a SECURE Google check out.)

Virginia Fell from Advanced Tax Services won the drawing last month so she gets to attend for FREE this month! Congratulations to Virginia!! Will you be next??

If you choose NOT to pay online, PLEASE let us know you are attending so we have plenty of food for everyone.


Two board positions will open on December 1. We will take nominations to fill these positions through the luncheon on November 10. The board will vote to fill these positions from the nominations received at the regular monthly Board meeting on November 17 (location to be announced next week). You may contact the office at 505-286-2577 or send an email with your nomination.

The Edgewood Chamber of Commerce Masquerade Extraordinaire was a great success! 

Huge thanks goes to all who assisted in the planning, preparation, set up, clean up, as well as to Nature Pointe for use of their facility and all the assistance they provided.

A few photos are posted below…we’ll get more posted online soon. Those who had photographs taken, if you did not already order prints but would like to, please let us know the size you would like and your preferred method of payment. 5×7’s are $15, 8×10’s are $20. 1/2 of that fee goes to support the Chamber.

Thanks to the following for their contribution of supplies and services: Wal-Mart, Triangle Grocery, Sam’s Club, Sierra Blanca Brewery, Garaoke Entertainment, The Funny Dummy Show, Magic Fingers & Happy Toes, Kokopelli Photography, Matthew C Cox

Thanks to all our Auction Contributors:

Howard Calkins Artichoke Cafe Care Net
Sonny’s Sign Source East Moutain Auto & RV Service 66 Diner
Southwest Lifestyle D’ Mayor & Mrs. Stearley
MOuntain View Properties Jelly Bean Western Mercantile
Jay Walton’ Automotive Studio 14 – A Hair Salon Wal-Mart
O’Neill’s Geckos Bar & Tapas One Stop Office
Fun Family Foto Rich Ford – Edgewood Zea Rotisserie & Grill
The Independent SASS Edgewood Furniture Connection
Massage by Melissa Trudell Knucklehead’s Motorcycle Shop Cashmere Rouge Spa
Aaron’s Rentals Wildlife West Inn at Halona in Zuni
Azuma Sushi & TEppan Kut ‘n’ Kurl – Moriarty House of Bread
Marcello’s Chop House Step Up Child Care Scentsy
Gold & Silver Exchange – Menaul Homewood Suites – Buffalo Thunder Sears – Edgewood
Durango Gloves (found at Cedar Crest Shell, Hitching Post, Edgewood Feed, Edgewood Rentals, Davis True Value (Cedar Crest), Country Feed, and many more feed and hardware stores)

Thanks also to our many door prize winners, some of which wish to remain anonymous.

And last, but certainly not least….We thank all of you who attended and participated in the fun…we could not have done it with out you!

Mattragdollfunny dummy
ScottsSnelllive auction
vampiresSASSbanquet line

The Holidays are Coming – Shop Local! 


Think about which three independently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.
If just half the employed US population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

WE are what it takes to make a positive shift in our OWN ECONOMY. Support local businesses. Click the 3/50 logo above to learn more.

2011 Schedule 

LuncheonsWe need to get these scheduled! We need volunteers! This is your opportunity to plan to speak up and share what YOUR BUSINESS has to offer to your fellow Chamber Members and Community. Remember we meet second Wednesday of each month. (January through April are spoken for!)

Please send an email to let us know the month you would like to share as well as your topic so we can set the calendar!

Mixers – We will also need sponsors for the mixers that take place third Thursday of each month! This is a time and place for us to mix and mingle and learn about each other’s business, as well as to just relax a bit!

Send an email with the month you would like to host along with the location.

Upcoming Member Events 

Wildlife West Pronghorn Run TOMORROW – Saturday, November 6 – If you are a runner and want to join in, contact Roger at 505-281-7655 right away!

Have a package to ship quick?
Need copies & supplies in a jif? 

Do it all in ONE stop at..OneStop

Conveniently located at 500A State Highway 333 (Old 66) beside Subway at the crossroads in Tijeras!

Call 505-281-6332

Would you like YOUR information to be in front of everyone that searches for business in Edgewood? 

How about your logo on your directory listing?

We have a variety of plans that can work for you…check out the ads currently ON the website and call the office (505-286-2577) or send an email to request details

Clean, honest, reliable and friendly auto repair!
All our work is GUARANTEED! 

Conveniently located at \1902 Old Route 66 in Edgewood… across from the Post office!

Call for an appointment

“Always, Always, ALWAYS….
Listen to your gut!!!”


PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

You Want Your Say — You Have To Play…In Edgewood, New Mexico

Edgewood, NM 87015

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

We won’t get personal or get into naming places and faces, but a referendum held in a small village passed with a total (pro and con) 14 votes being cast.  Was the bond issue for a good purpose?  Like all bond issues it depends on points of view of the folks participating.  Trouble is, with this referendum, 14 total votes from a population of what … 100?  That would be 14 percent , but the truth is tougher to take than the low percentage of the total vote in the example given.

Eleven people voted for the issue, while 3 voted against the issue.  The bond amount was a cool million bucks, the school district has around 300 students and the total population of the district is 1000 souls, not 100.  Property taxes will increase, with folks that paid $1000 in property taxes last year paying an extra $10.57  in addition for the term of the bond.

Edgewood has two bond issues coming up.  If one or both pass, Edgewood property taxes will increase.  The passing of the bonds may be seen as favorable by some and not desired by others.  Whatever the citizens’ preference might be, we believe it is important for every person affected to understand the benefits of the bond’s purposes and downside, if any, to a property tax increase.

We’re not trying to be coy or evasive, but if you want to find out about the bond issues it is best that you check the details for yourself.  You can find the details by going here. Should you desire, you can print the information brochure and use it in discussions with friends and neighbors.

Back to the story on the school district that passed a million dollar bond by a margin of 11 votes out of a total of 14 votes cast, you can read all about it here.

Educate yourself about Edgewood’s bond issues and decide which way you wish to cast your ballots.  Just don’t be someone who later regrets the result of the bond election because you didn’t vote.  Remember, Edgewood made the national news when a tied election had to be decided by a game of chance.  Yes Virginia, one vote really can make a difference.

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A Chip Not For Eating

by Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009).

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

Brindle  the dog left Virginia ten years ago and an eight year old girl recently found him in Oklahoma in bad physical shape. A trip to a local veterinarian revealed an implanted chip with the dog’s and owner’s identifying information.

The owner was contacted through Facebook and a reunion is planned. Seems Brindle could open the front door and let himself out, but he never quite got the knack for ringing the doorbell to regain entry.  Brindle’s owner is anxious to find out why he left to begin with.

Hear and see Brindle’s Story and Print Brindle Story

Object lesson … chip your pets. Cheap insurance.

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