New Mexico Republicans Trying to Pass the State's First Abortion Bans

New Mexico—my home state and the best place on earth—has always been an oasis of common sense and compassion when it comes to abortion laws. But the new GOP majority in the state legislature is working to make that a thing of the past, successfully passing two bills out of committee that would severely limit access to… » 3/04/15 4:30pm 3/04/15 4:30pm

Woman On Heroin Smuggles Gun Into Jail Via Vagina, Is Basically Magic

Josephine McAllister of Albuquerque , NM was recently booked on a grab bag of charges (including larceny, obstruction of the law and receiving stolen credit cards). But all of that wasn't enough, so McAllister is also adding "hiding a gun in the privates" to her list of charges. Except her story needs some work. » 1/07/15 6:40pm 1/07/15 6:40pm

Images of Teenage Rape Victim Reportedly Shared at New Mexico School

This story is getting to be disturbingly familiar: a widely-shared social media post in Albuquerque, New Mexico claims that a 15-year-old girl, a student at Valley High School, was raped at a party in early November by at least two men. Some versions of the post include what the original poster says is a still frame… » 12/17/14 2:50pm 12/17/14 2:50pm

Jerk Steals Pumpkins from Garden of Preschoolers in New Mexico

Some royal jerk (possibly a distant cousin of the Grinch) decided to steal the pumpkins from a garden tended by preschoolers in Portales, New Mexico. » 9/11/14 9:30pm 9/11/14 9:30pm

Court Rules Bigot Jagoffs Can't Refuse to Photograph Gay Weddings

First, apologies for the double negative in the headline about this positive development: the Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that a photography business can't refuse to photograph a same-sex wedding on the grounds that the photographers find same sex marriage so, so, so gross. To paraphrase the ruling: the… » 8/23/13 2:40pm 8/23/13 2:40pm

Whole Foods All About Spanish Foods, But Please Don't Speak in Spanish

There's no better place to try out "ethnic" dinners than Whole Foods. Where else can you pick up organic paella, a zesty quinoa salad, rumchata, approachable Argentinian wine and locally-sourced flan at the same store? I'm feeling spicy and Spanish tonight! Let's do this, Whole Foods! » 6/12/13 7:45pm 6/12/13 7:45pm

Extremely Misguided New Mexico Bill Would Now Prosecute Abortion…

New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R) introduced a horrifying bill last week that would turn rape victims who get abortions into felons for "tampering with evidence." » 1/28/13 12:05pm 1/28/13 12:05pm

New Mexico Bill Would Prosecute Rape Victims Who Get Abortions for…

New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R) introduced a bizarre bill on Wednesday that would force rape survivors to carry their pregnancies to term so that the fetus could serve as trial evidence. Jeez, even a legitimately-raped lady can't get a break these days! » 1/24/13 12:50pm 1/24/13 12:50pm

Want Welfare in New Mexico? Better Be Ready to Prove You Were 'Forcibly…

Time to woefully set the giant "DAYS SINCE SOMEONE IN THE GOVERNMENT SAID SOMETHING ASININE ABOUT RAPE" sign back to 0. It seems that the state of New Mexico is trying to limit certain state aid to only women who can prove their child is the result of "forcible rape." Not that other, less awful sort of rape that… » 9/20/12 6:15pm 9/20/12 6:15pm

Blue the Dog Wants to Roam Free From the Long-Arm of the Law

The New Mexican town of Elephant Butte has a resident Australian cattle dog named Blue that roams around, presumably asking for a) belly scratches and b) food. What Blue hasn't asked for is to be tethered to a leash, i.e. society, but Blue's bondage was the most recent point of contention in Elephant Butte's City… » 6/17/12 6:10pm 6/17/12 6:10pm

Anti-Gay Governor's Gay Hairstylist Quits Over Her Dickery

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez's life just got significantly less fabulous: her hairstylist, a gay salon owner, has refused to style her hair until she stops opposing gay marriage. Depriving a Republican of the services that keep her looking like a modern June Cleaver is an act of defiance louder than a… » 2/22/12 5:25pm 2/22/12 5:25pm

New Mexico Spares No Expense In Prosecuting Dastardly Pumpkin Thief

Today in ridiculous court proceedings: the case of a woman who stole a $2 pumpkin and is now facing a jury trial. The thief, Lauren Medina, allegedly committed her horrible crime at McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, New Mexico this past October. According to Medina's sister Annette Atencio, Medina spent $75 on… » 2/20/12 9:30am 2/20/12 9:30am

Woman Sues Over Ex-Boyfriend's Heinous Miscarriage Billboard

Last month, a billboard went up in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Carrying the endorsement of New Mexico Right To Life, it announced that a woman had decided to "kill our child." Now the woman, Nani Lawrence, who apparently had a miscarriage, has successfully sued to have the billboard taken down and be granted an order of… » 6/07/11 1:30pm 6/07/11 1:30pm

New Film Takes A Careful Look At Immigration

Ilegales is a stunning indie film about immigration, and the ways in which we need each other. It follows five main characters from Ciudad Juárez who are each to varying degrees associated with the cross-border exchange of goods and labor. » 8/06/10 6:00pm 8/06/10 6:00pm

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Planned Parenthood Goes After McCain On Health Insurance, Birth Control

Have you seen the video of a woman earlier this week asking John McCain why "health insurance companies cover Viagra but not birth control"? After silence, some chin-rubbing and arm-crossing, he replied, "I don't know enough about it to give you a informed answer." Today, Planned Parenthood is going after McCain using… » 7/16/08 5:00pm 7/16/08 5:00pm

Michael Travesser, the fire and brimstone cult leader formerly known as Wayne Bent, has been released from jail. Michael was imprisoned on charges of child molestation for lying naked with some not-quite-18-year-old members of his sect. The $55,000 bond was paid for by his son, Jeff Bent. If you'll recall, Michael had… » 5/12/08 10:45am 5/12/08 10:45am

New Mexico Cult Leader Jailed For Child Molestation

Meet Wayne Bent, aka Michael Travesser aka the Messiah. The Charles Manson-looking yahoo is the prophet and leader of the Lord Our Righteousness Church, and he was arrested on Tuesday on three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor at the church's… » 5/07/08 9:30am 5/07/08 9:30am