Monday, September 10, 2007

Marty Spins and New Mexico Chants: Whirling Dervishes, Burque-Style

Why is Feudal Prince Marty Chavez not polling so well both inside and outside his purported fiefdom? He says it's because "I have one of those jobs where you actually have to do things" and "make sometimes unpopular decisions". I'd love to feast greedily on the veritable cornucopia of sweet-spun garbage present in that response, but Coco, Mario Burgos and half the bloggers in the Northern Hemisphere already beat me to it.

I will say this, however. Right there in another part of today's Journal (c'mon go to the Journal...they still have that sports section ad to wade through if you're not paying, and that thing NEVER GETS BORING) is an example of the hard working, possibly unpopular stuff Marty is tackling these days. Namely, right here in big-time headline font it reads

Mayor Fights War On Weeds

Yes, Feudal Prince Marty is tackling the big, complex issue of weeds. He wants you to know he's against them. He's not afraid to lay it on the political line, popularity be damned. He's anti-weeds. Boo-yah Diane Denish! When's the last time the Lt. Gov. had to take a stand on something as politically volatile as weeds? Marty's down here in the dirt, rocks and goatheads getting stuff DONE, Denish! And don't you forget it! I know the Democratic voters of New Mexico never will.

As to the poll itself, I'm sure only people like Joe Monahan actually care about it (I'm guessing here...I stopped reading Monahan about a year ago, and you know what? The air tastes better. The sky looks bluer to me. Colors seem more vivid in general. Go figure.) The only marginally interesting stat was that Chavez trailed Denish 54-29 in metro Albuquerque.

Maybe that's because ABQ Councilor Sally Mayer, until very recently mild-mannered lackey of Feudal Prince Marty,was a participant in the recent poll. The Councilor (who probably isn't a registered Democrat, now that I think about it) isn't too happy about the Mayor lying to Mayer about the job status of the associate director for animal care at the city shelter. Lying as in he told her he wasn't firing her...then he did. As quoted in the Tribune:

"I will forever remember that the mayor looked me right in the eye and lied to me."

It's a bit long, but with a little work we might be able to put that on Martin Chavez' tombstone someday. Being that it's the sentiment of so many people around town we might just be able to make it a widespread mantra even before the Mayor's eventual physical demise. Kinda like "Hare Krishna, Krishna Hare", or "Om Mani Padme Hum". I'm gonna go practice this new mantra with all the free time I have now from not reading Joe Monahan. I propose we do this Buddhist chant style with a little Tuvan throat singing tossed in. Ready? A one, a two, a Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllllllll Foooooooooooooooooo... then we'll ring a bell and rub some beads or something.

On second thought, let's eliminate the complex chanting and shorten Councilor Mayer's fine comment to what so many have been thinking for so long: Martin Chavez...what a jerk.


Natalie said...

It's funny because I was sitting here reading blogs and heard a truck driving by my house. It was a city truck and they were spraying something along the street/sidewalks. I guess it could be for weeds or maybe bugs or maybe it's a secret concoction that will go airborne at 6:00PM tonight and we'll all call Paula DePascale and let her know we're voting for her.
Call me paranoid... lol
Even the word verification is working on this notion: "fadwa"

Kelsey Atherton said...

I still carry a little card a friend made which is a picture of Marty that says "local terrorist". Jerk seems more appropriate, though

frannyzoo said...

Kelsey: Actually I think another word fits better than either "jerk" or "terrorist", but can't bring myself to reduce the fine family-blog standards of Burque Babble to use this "best fit" word.

Anonymous said...

Tyrant? Burghermiester? Or just caught, like Howard the Duck, in a system he never MADE?!?

I compare Gil Lovato to GILactus, of Fantastic Four Foe Fame. Too much with the capitals? Sorry. And who would our Mayor be? He has no further to look than the Simpsons. Did he take that scene that Dan Castenella did too much to heart? Did he BECOME that self-serving moving caricature?

Marty, be Hal Jordan or Barry Allen, not a bit Simpsons character! If you are gonna be a fictional 2-D imitation of an in the trenches, working, moral leader, be Bruce Wayne or Kato(Green Hornet backup, not the other house sitter guy). Especially be Kato, I want to see you kick the butt of crime, for real!

J. Lopez - Comic Book Geek/Wonk

Kelsey Atherton said...

J. Lopez - For awesome comic book mayors, can we have him be Mitchell Hundred, of Ex Machina fame?