New Mexico is a state in serious trouble. In 2008, when states like South Carolina were in serious economic trouble, New Mexico was okay.Read More
You gotta love the outrage machine. When corporate giants are responsible for massive environmental disasters it works over time. When the disaster is dueRead More
The video says it all.Read More
The once proud GOP now has an image problem with its governors, the super-stars, the next generation of POTUS candidates, with a trio ofRead More
Was Mark Sanford one of the first in the new wave of ALEC, Koch inspired, libertarian anti-business Republican governors? When you look at theRead More
BREAKING UPDATE #3: There is a good reason the Kochs met in New Mexico over the weekend. Apparently, they are making a play toRead More
In New Mexico, Republican embarrassment Cathryann Brown (Carlsbad) introduced a bill that would force a raped woman to have the child, because IT isRead More
Several weeks ago the NRSC announced that they were dumping Heather Wilson, not giving her another cent. The were also dumping Todd Akin. RightRead More
Before The Pink Flamingo gets started on the mess Susana Martinez has made since she has been governor, we need to take note thatRead More
The GOP has a problem with women. No, it is not the problem that you think it is, but a problem with several ofRead More
“…Industry insiders said the state has lost millions in production this year because of the battle over the incentives, and the perception that theRead More
Sgt. Virgil Wallace 98 years old from Capitan, New Mexico After almost 70 years, and on his 98th birthday, Sgt. Virgil Wallace, a survivorRead More
Would someone please tell the Glam Girls of the GOP that there are certain rules that civilized humans live by, even those of theRead More
Religions get into trouble when practitioners and leaders within that religion decide to become political. The Pink Flamingo is quite adamant that the problemsRead More
The Pink Flamingo has been on record numerous times stating that Nikki Haley is a very real problem. A confidential source recently told meRead More
File this under stupid conservatives behaving stupidly. We all know the only reason the governor is doing this is to pander to NM’s non-existentRead More
Jack Schmitt is being set up to be an example of what happens when a scientist dares speak out against climate change and globalRead More
BREAKING Really Good For What It’s Worth: Last night, at the annual Pink Flamingo Christmas Party one of my best sources for non-political gossipRead More
“…“This election isn’t about enthusiasm,” said MoveOn.org political director Adam Ruben. “[I]t’s about turnout…[t]hat’s what it’s going to come down to. There are dozensRead More
The Pink Flamingo received an email suggesting I do a piece about the Red Ink Rangers: Robert Dold, Kristi Noem, and Jon Barela. IRead More
Is it possible that we are dealing with abject voter anger and not necessarily a tea party revolution? Here in NM, the latest pollingRead More
This week, The Pink Flamingo and my brother had an off and on again back and forth about the corruption of local politics versesRead More
NM political guru Heath Haussaman thinks that the reports of Harry Teague’s pending political demise are greatly exaggerated. (I hope he is wrong!)
“...Despite all of that, I don’t count Teague out. He has a realistic shot at winning re-election. It’s my view that the race leans toward Teague’s GOP challenger, former U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, but only slightly.
The Pink Flamingo is terrified of extremes. I see the growing extremism and irrational behavior of the tea parties as just that. It did not start out this way, but it is getting there. The very real problem is the fact that the people involved in the tea parties are failing to weigh the biased information they are receiving from their tin-plated gods like Glenn Beck.
If something is not done to put some of these people in check, and explain the facts of life to them, via American history, we are in for a very terrifying ride, abjectly terrifying. How long will it be before some idiotic tea party twit who is seriously unstable does something like what happened in India over the weekend?Read More
The following comes from an email. It was one of those “my gosh” moments. I’ve always been impressed with Steve Pearce, but this is incredible!
I know several “decorated” heroes from different branches of service; Army Rangers, 5th Special Forces, SOG groups, 82nd Airborne, Navy SEALS and the like. I’m not sure just how many I know – but it’s a bunch. It is not very often that you are asked by a fellow Veteran to review his military record and make a comment or two. My friend, and former Congressman Steve Pearce, a candidate for the 2010 U.S. House of Representatives, District 2, from New Mexico – asked me to do just that; in part because we were stationed at the same base in Vietnam “…back when…” and in part, because he wanted a second set of eyes to set the record straight about a subject he keeps to himself – the way most heroes do.
Why won’t Nikki Haley take Andre Bauer up on his offer of a lie-detector test? If I were in her position I would do it and grand-stand all the way – if I were innocent.
Evidently SC’s GOP Chair Karen Floyd is MIA. Either that or she is, as The Pink Flamingo has stated numerous times, totally and completely incompetent. Right now some of the nastiest stuff I’ve seen in a long time is going down in SC and she is not stepping in to stop it. We are seeing what is basically a civil war between Nikki Haley and Andre Bauer. One of them is telling the truth and one of them isn’t. Bauer has offered to take a lie detector test. Haley continues to blame him for all of her problems.Read More
The New Mexico primaries are tomorrow. The Pink Flamingo thinks this is a great time for a final plug for Steve Pearce.
“…I wanted to take this opportunity as we to reflect on what we are actually celebrating on Memorial Day. It is truly a great time to reflect and recognize not only the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend our country in the past, but also a time to remember that we still have many young Americans in harms way around the world.
We honor those who have given what Lincoln called “that last full measure of devotion” to protect our nation.
As someone who has had the honor of serving our country, I know firsthand the dangers our brave servicemen and servicewomen have faced in defending our freedom around the world. Sometimes, people take for granted the great freedoms we enjoy but we must never forget those brave patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our country. We also must remember to honor our commitments to the Veterans who have come home yet still need our help. Remember them also.
Among people who know about both Harry Teague and Steve Pearce (just about the whole 2nd District) Steve Pearce has nearly a 10% lead!Read More
Could NM become purple once again? Things are really looking good for Steve Pearce. As stories about his fundraising prowess continue to circulate, oneRead More
What do you do with a Congressman who says the following: “…Rep Teague (D-NM) “The bad economy has impacted some of rural America inRead More