THIS WEEK'S WEATHER OR NOT
TOMORROW IS THE BIG ONE!
BERNALILLO COUNTY VOTING LOCATIONS: CLICK HERE to find yours
Remember: Polls open 7AM -7PM.If you are in line no later than 7PM, you will be allowed to vote.
Voting is at the heart of democracy. A vote sends a direct message to the government about how a citizen wants to be governed. And yet, only 58.2 % of eligible voters actually cast their BALLOTS in the 2012 presidential election.
The elections are not "rigged", but the 2016 campaign has been rife with misinformation, false claims and outright lies. This has been, like elections before, touted as "the most important election of our lifetime." While that may or may not be true, what is clear is that voters have a very distinct choice in this year's election. For many, this year our right to vote carries with it the necessity to compromise - but no vote is a wasted vote, so please GET OUT THE VOTE.
STUFF TO CONSIDER
FBI Director James Comey has had a rough two weeks. Comey dropped a bombshell on the presidential race last month when he sent a letter to Congress saying the FBI had discovered emails in a separate investigation that could be connected to the now-closed probe of whether Clinton mishandled classified information. How much we know about what really prompted his uncharacteristic "reckless" decision to alert Congress, 11 days before the election,remains to be seen. What we do know is it was ill-advised, ill-timed and quacks like a very partisan duck.
Two things to know:
- HILLARY CLEARED: FBI Director James B. Comey said Sunday that after reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails, his agency had again determined that the Democratic presidential candidate should face no criminal charges for her email practices.
- FBI DRAGGED ITS FEET: The FBI was not short on options when it came to technology that makes email search incredibly efficient. Experts agree that the task of sorting through the 650,000 emails found in Anthony Wiener's laptop, most of which were duplicates, could have been accomplished within days of his October 28th announcement.
[For the record: his senior thesis at William and Mary analyzed the liberal theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and the conservative televangelist Jerry Falwell, emphasizing their common belief in public action. School's out, pal - and you may need to call the Placement Office]
Two down, one to go?
Bridgegate: the scandal caused by two of Chris Christie's top gubernatorial aides exacting retribution on a Democratic politician by shutting down several lanes of traffic in Fort Lee, N.J. Last week, those two aides — Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly — were found guilty of all nine charges brought against them.
Conventional wisdom: Most everyone involved in the 7-week trial believed Christie should have been charged as well.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - looks like Christy may need to take an alt-approach to his "transition" work.
HEARD ON THE STREET:
Speaking of alt, winners, losers and the 2016 Campaign...."the biggest beneficiary may well be the so-called alt-right, the once obscure and now ascendant white nationalist movement with close ties to Breitbart News, the website operated by Trump campaign manager, Stephen K. Bannon."
Say it ain't so: "“For racists in this country, this campaign has been a complete affirmation of their fears, worries, dreams and hopes,” said Ryan Lenz, the editor of the Hatewatch blog at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks such groups from its headquarters in Montgomery, Ala. “Most things they believe have been legitimized, or have been given the stamp of approval, by mainstream American politics to the point now where it’s no longer shameful to be a racist.”
THE TIMES THEY ARE A'CHANGING: My money is on that old saw "Change is hard." And, apparently, not pretty. We have had the first African American in history elected and re-elected. And we may be one day away from electing the first female president in history.
WHAT TO DO IN THE DUKE CITY:
5 Walk Down the Line Half Marathon | Paraje, NM - Laguna Pueblo, K'waika Center | 13.1 M, 5M walk | registration form || FREE RACE with pasta dinner
6 BRS Run the Bosque 8K | ABQ, NM - SIPI | 8K run, 2M walk, 1M walk | active.com
6 Doggie Dash and Dawdle 5K | ABQ, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park | 5K dash, 1M waddle, w/ or w/out a dog | info, registration (dogs run for free)
6 Sugar Skull Fun Run 2016 | ABQ, NM - NHCC | 2.5K, 5K, 10K run/walk | info, register online
12 Desert Dash Trail Race | Las Cruces, NM - Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park| 13.1M, 10K, 5K, Kids' mile | register online
Adult runners (13.1M, 10K, 5K) receive a technical shirt -- men's and women's sizes available. Kids get a cotton t-shirt of their own.
13 Rebel Run | ABQ, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park| 10K, 5K, Kids' mile | register online
13 NBT3FIT National Cross Country Race | Santa Ana Pueblo Golf Course | 5K, 3K, Kids' K | info, register online
Men's shirts only. National all Native American high school 5k cross-country race.
13 Firebolt 5K | Corrales, NM | 5K run, 1M walk | active.com
19 To Catch a Crook 5K | ABQ, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park | register online
19 Foul Day Run | Santa Fe, NM | 5K cross-country| flyer
Thanksgiving Day races:
24 Turkey Trot | ABQ, NM - Kit Carson Park | 5K | register online, flyer, Facebook
24 Gratitude Run/Walk | ABQ, NM - Bosque School | 10K and 5 K run/walk; 2M and 1M fitness walks; 400 M toddler dash || FREE RACE, non-perishable food donations welcome | flyer
24 Turkey Trek | ABQ, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park| 5K, Kids' K | register online, flyer
AT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM:
Luhan brought modern art to Taos, New Mexico, putting Taos on the national and international map of the avant-garde and creating a "Paris West" in the American Southwest. A great Exhibition - Don't miss!!!
FOR THE KIDS - THE DISCOVERY FESTIVAL
NOTE TO DIARY: 2016 Discovery Festival – Albuquerque, is Friday November 18th from 9:00am to 3:00pm and Saturday November 19th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Your future is waiting to be discovered. You’re smart, and you know it. You have a knack for science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)… And you want to know what the world has to offer you.
Come find out at the Discovery Festival… because one thing’s for sure, the sooner you can get familiar the STEM based career opportunities available to you, the better. “Eighty percent of the jobs created in the next decade will require some mastery of technology, math, and science.”- Fast Company
At Discovery Festival you’ll get to meet local professionals and business owners who are excited to share their professional experience with you.
You’ll get to put your mind to the test with hands-on exhibits and activities that will reveal what kind of career you’re best suited for after you graduate high school.
QUE PASA: This is a local and national treasure - if you haven't explored Los Poblanos, take the tour!
Website: Los Poblanos Tour - sign up here
WHAT SOME EATING OUT TIPS? Click Here for 50 FOODS TO EAT IN ABQ
and for the record,I'd add this:
51. Cheesesteak from Philly's N Fries
2 blocks north of Menaul - NE corner of 3rd and Phoenix
1431 Mercantile Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 765-2471
Website: Click here
Check out their sales, selection, and outlet - begin a new exercise regime or do some early holiday shopping now.
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