John Block

MLG helped fuel the COVID-19 case uptick — now she’s doing damage control

On Wednesday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced “aggressive enforcement” of her mask order, mandating $100 fines for all who dare defy it, with businesses up against the threat of being charged with a misdemeanor.

And on Thursday, New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham took to Twitter to scold people under the age of 40 for spreading COVID-19, citing how “60% of COVID-19 cases reported since Sunday are New Mexicans under the age of 40.” She reprimanded them, writing, “Act right. Do not gather in groups. Wear a mask.”

However, that’s a complete shift from her previous position, where she applauded and praised the “thousands of New Mexicans who peacefully protested in Albuquerque” in late May after the death of George Floyd sparked protests and riots nationwide. She went on to announce that “The state of New Mexico will stand ready to assist local governments in facilitating peaceful protests.”

She also acknowledged that these protests were a violation of her strict mass gatherings policy, but said they were fine she was going to “take a leap of faith” in protecting the protesters blatantly violating her rules.

She said, “This is a violation of the mass gatherings, no doubt, but we’re just going to take a leap of faith in protecting protesters who have no other way, quite frankly. Right? There’s no other way to be seen, to be heard, to be respected, and to be clear about your message.”

But now, after she has applauded these “thousands” of protesters, some of whom did not wear masks or social distance, she’s backtracking after she’s allowed these mass gatherings of people.

While scolding young folks for spreading coronavirus, she wrote, “Young New Mexicans – you are NOT IMMUNE.” And these young people she’s blaming for spreading COVID-19 most likely spread it because they were at a protest.

According to Pew Research, 41% of those who recently attended a protest focused on race were younger than 30. Nationwide, only 19% of people are in this age group, so statistically, they were overrepresented by over 100% at protests. 

Now, the Governor is doing damage control, trying to distance herself from her previous praise of the protesters taking to the streets in the thousands, saying, “I encourage them to continue demonstrating in a peaceful and safe fashion.” Clearly, they did not heed her advice to protest in a “peaceful and safe fashion,” especially since photographic evidence shows many protesters did not wear masks and were not standing six feet apart.

WATCH: Anti-Semitic ABQ demonstrators scream ‘Look at the Nazis! F**k you!’ at onlookers

On Wednesday, the anti-Semitic, anti-Hispanic hate group “The Red Nation” organized what was supposed to be a parade against the Jewish occupation of Israel’s West Bank, which some illegitimately refer to as “Palestine.” 

The event garnered a handful of people in the caravan of cars, with some people holding signs out of their cars reading “Defund Isreal,” [sic] and others going as far as to shout at onlookers.

One man holding a Palestine flag shouted out of his car window, “Look at the Nazis! F**k you!” 

Stefani Lord, candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives in District 22 watched the anti-Semitic protest, and wrote on Facebook, “Here is where I get called a Nazi by an anti-Semite holding a Palestine flag. I’m not really sure how that works….” 

She said that the protest garnered approximately 50 people where demonstrators flipped her off. After the protest, “a few people even swung around after and stared us down,” she said.

The anti-Semitic protest was organized in conjunction with the hate group “Al-Awda,” whose founder compares Jews with Nazis and is a supporter of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah. 

The Piñon Post had previously sent out a call for Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and other leaders to denounce the anti-Semitic group “The Red Nation,” however, none have responded.

ALERT: The Red Nation’s anti-Semitic ‘Global Day of Rage’ hate rally happening today in ABQ

As reported on previously, anti-Hispanic and anti-Semitic hate group “The Red Nation” is holding their “Global Day of Rage,” partnering with “The Women’s March” and “Al-Awda,” a group whose president compares Jews to Nazis and supports the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, among other atrocities.

The event details, which are to happen on Wenesday, July 1st in Albuquerque are below:

5pm: Car Parade will start at San Mateo and Central, then head west down Central Ave to Rio Grande Blvd, then head north to Mountain and will end at Tiguex Park.

6pm: We will have a rally with speakers at Tiguex Park.

The Piñon Post previously sent out the following press release calling on Santa Fe Mayor Allen Webber, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and other elected officials to call out “The Red Nation” hate group.


Piñon Post calls on Mayor Webber to denounce ‘The Red Nation’ for racist rhetoric and links to terrorism

SANTA FE, N.M.—On June 18th, Mayor Alan Webber proudly shared the stage on the Santa Fe plaza with members of the group, “The Red Nation,” an organization that has a past of anti-Hispanic bigotry. Now, the group has aligned itself with the Hezbollah-linked group “Al-Awda,” whose founder equates Zionists with Nazis.

Anti-Hispanic bigotry

The Red Nation’s founder claimed in a 2016 blog post that “the ‘Hispanic’ or ‘Spanish American’ racial identity was a fiction created to make New Mexico appear ‘white enough’ to join the U.S. since both identities privileged a European or Spanish heritage even if the population was mixed or descended from detribalized peoples. New Mexico’s statehood was delayed until 1912 because white Anglos felt the territory did not possess a white majority, so a new ‘race’ of whites had to be created.”

“The Red Nation is an anti-Hispanic hate group, period. Its bigoted attempts to erase the rich culture of Hispanic and Spanish American people — both by attempting to tear down outward representations of our heritage and by claiming our racial identity is fictitious — is textbook racism,” said John Block, editor of the Piñon Post.

Ties to anti-Semitism and the terrorist group Hezbollah

The group has also recently partnered with the Hezbollah-linked group “Al-Awda,” to put on a July 1st parade and rally in Albuquerque called the “Global Day of Rage” against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. According to a detailed report by the Anti-Defamation League, Abbas Hamideh, the group’s founder has expressed strong support for Rasmea Odeh, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who was convicted of planting the explosives used in two 1969 Jerusalem bombings.

In addition, Hamideh repeatedly praised the work of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, writing, “Happy #LiberationDay #Lebanon! Long live the courageous #Hezbollah!”

He compared Zionists with Nazis, writing, “Yes, the Nazis are still around with a different name: Zionists,” and wrote, “Israel will eventually die just like Nazism.”

Hamideh also said FOX News and CNN are “Zionist Jew network[s]” that are controlled by “Jew Zionist masters.”

Mayor Alan Webber Must Denounce The Red Nation

“The anti-Hispanic, anti-Semitic organization calling itself ‘The Red Nation’ has shown just how far it is willing to go to promote a pure evil ideology of hatred, division, and racism. The Piñon Post calls on Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber to immediately denounce The Red Nation for its ties to terrorism. As a civil and just society, we must call a spade a spade, and violent organizations like The Red Nation must be called out and ostracized — not embraced,” said Block.

Block continued, “We also call on other people in positions of power, including Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, New Mexico’s entire federal congressional delegation, and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, to denounce The Red Nation for its racist and violent terrorist activity. As Mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller must immediately condemn The Red Nation for their racism, and discourage them from holding their anti-Semitic event in his city.”

According to federal designations, “Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

By the group’s demonstrations and its promotion of violent means (such as destroying property) to meet its political and social objectives, The Red Nation is carrying out acts of domestic terrorism.

The Piñon Post will be sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo petitioning him to designate the group a terrorist organization.

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To contact Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, click here.

To contact Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber, click here.

To contact Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, click here.

SFPD yet to identify Santa Fe obelisk vandals possibly connected to India Palace hate crime

According to a news release from the Santa Fe Police Department, officials are still to identify the vandals responsible for tagging and partially destroying the obelisk in downtown Santa Fe on June 22nd, but they say a new surveillance video may give some clues. 

Officials say the vandals arrived on the plaza shortly after 2:00 a.m. on bicycles. The release says, “The suspects are later seen spray painting the monument before riding their bicycles away from the Plaza.” Santa Fe Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those involved.

The vandalism of the obelisk has been applauded by proponents of its removal, including the anti-Hispanic, anti-Semitic hate group “The Red Nation” and another group “Three Sisters Collective.” 

Previously, the Santa Fe Police Department said the graffiti that occurred on the obelisk may be linked to the vandalism at a local restaurant India Palace, where thousands of dollars in property damage was sustained and racial slurs were written on the walls. The same day the obelisk was discovered vandalized, India Palace’s owner also found the business had been broken into and ransacked. “This case has been classified as a hate crime, and the Santa Fe Police Department is aggressively pursuing those responsible for this disgusting display of hatred and intolerance,” a news release from SFPD stated.

The black spray paint and writing style of the graffiti at India Palace appears similar to that on the obelisk. It is unknown if the vandals are tied to The Red Nation or Three Sisters Collective, but no possibilities can be ruled out at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 505-955-9050 or submit a tip at You can also call Detective Ryan Romero at 505-955-5344.

House Dems reveal bloated ‘enviro-justice’ climate proposal—critics say it’s a ‘disaster’ for NM families

On Tuesday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, released their radical new “action plan” to combat what they call the “climate crisis.” According to the 500-page proposal, the Democrats aim to achieve “net-zero” emissions by 2050. 

Rep. Deb Haaland, who represents New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, touted the Democrat plan and said it includes of three of her policy proposals: the “30 by 30” bill to mark off 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030, the Climate Stewardship Act, which focuses on a revamping of FDR’s “Civilian Conservation Corps.,” and the “100% Clean Economy Act,’’ which aims to achieve a 100% “clean energy economy” by 2050, such as New Mexico’s “Energy Transition Act” or “Green New Deal.” 

The bill would also grant federal dollars “only to projects that meet strong labor standards,” put “environmental justice” at the forefront of all federal policy proposals, commit the CDC to “climate-related work,” bureaucratize American farmland, establish new bloated government “climate” programs, such as the “National Climate Adaptation Program,” create “bonding requirements” for fossil fuel extraction, force “climate change” programs into educational structures, and expend trillions of dollars on “global” proposals to fight climate change. 

“This is a milestone moment in the work to tackle the plastic pollution crisis that is gripping our planet. The inclusion of our landmark legislation in the Select Committee’s action plan is a signal that momentum is building behind a truly comprehensive approach to break free from plastic pollution and address the devastating climate effects of out-of-control plastic production,” said U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM).

Leftwing enviro-justice group the Sierra Club’s Executive Director lauded the proposal, saying, “The Sierra Club is determined to push Congress to advance legislation rooted in the robust proposals presented in the Select Committee’s report, and we look forward to working alongside Congressional leaders to do so.”

However, critics of the proposal, such as Power The Future’s Larry Behrens, brand the proposal a “disaster for New Mexico’s families.” 

“Under this plan, New Mexicans would have to buy a new electric vehicle and pay for bigger electric bills all while watching thousands of their neighbors lose their job. Our state just had to endure a special session with a massive budget deficit, apparently, supporters of this plan want it to be our new normal,” said Behrens. 

The Democrats’ climate proposal is sure to cost trillions of dollars, but no set figures have emerged as to just how much it will set the American taxpayers back.

NM Dems rejoice after SCOTUS strikes down pro-life Louisiana law protecting women’s health

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision striking down a Louisiana law requiring doctors at abortion facilities to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital for the protection of women. The law would simply protect women in the event there is a complication due to an abortion procedure. The law that was struck down was authored by pro-life Black Democrat Rep. Katrina Jackson.

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who was appointed to the Court by President George W. Bush, reversed his vote in a similar Texas case, to side with liberal Democrat Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen G. Breyer.

New Mexico Democrats were gleeful about the anti-life decision, responding with leftist platitudes and generic pro-abortion rhetoric. 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wrote on Twitter, “Access to abortion is access to health care. Period.” The Democrat Party of New Mexico retweeted the Governor’s sentiments. 

Radical leftist group ProgressNow NM wrote on Twitter, “Today, #SCOTUS strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions. 

They decided what we already know to be true – admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers are #unconstitutional and an undue burden for women seeking abortion care in this country. #Victory #JuneVRusso

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich wrote on Twitter, “The Supreme Court’s ruling affirms that women have the right to choose what is best for their body and well-being.

We must continue to protect Roe v. Wade and ensure that ideological views never interfere with personal health care decisions.”

Rep. Deb Haaland retweeted a favorable Bloomberg news article about the High Court’s decision but did not offer a comment. In September, Haaland will be headlining Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain Action Fund’s annual “Rosé and Resistance” event, which Rep. Xochitl Torres Small was the keynote speaker at last year.

Anti-Hispanic hate group ‘The Red Nation’ holding anti-Semitic, terrorist-linked ‘Global Day of Rage’

Last week, the Piñon Post uncovered the anti-Hispanic hatred spewed forth by a group calling itself “The Red Nation,” which aims to erase any trace of Hispanic culture in New Mexico through militant protests and violence. 

Previously, the group helped pressure liberal Santa Fe leaders to do away with Fiesta De Santa Fe’s Entrada parade, forced the University of New Mexico to change their official seal which previously featured Spanish conquistadors, and most recently, partnered with the violent anti-Hispanic hate-group “Three Sisters Collective” to urge Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber to remove historical statues, including that of Don Diego de Vargas, who peacefully resettled Santa Fe.

The Red Nation is notorious for spewing anti-Hispanic propaganda, most notably by claiming in a 2016 blog post that “the ‘Hispanic’ or ‘Spanish American’ racial identity was a fiction created to make New Mexico appear ‘white enough’ to join the U.S. since both identities privileged a European or Spanish heritage even if the population was mixed or descended from detribalized peoples. New Mexico’s statehood was delayed until 1912 because white Anglos felt the territory did not possess a white majority, so a new ‘race’ of whites had to be created.”

But Hispanics are not the only target of the hate group’s rage. Now, the group is branching out its effort to protest against Israel with a “Global Day of Rage” parade against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. According to the Facebook event, The Red Nation will hold the protest on July 1st at 5:00 P.M. starting at San Mateo and Central in Albuquerque.

The event’s invite reads as follows:

On Wednesday, July 1, the Israeli/Zionist occupation plans to annex all illegal settlements in the West Bank and large swaths of the Jordan Valley, consuming the remaining areas under Palestinian control. While the media claims 30% of the West Bank will be annexed, the little left to Palestinians will be divided by Jewish only roads, checkpoints and walls.

Palestinians have called for an international day of rage against the final phase of Israeli genocide of Palestinians. We will be mobilizing in Albuquerque on July 1st.

We call on all of our relatives, comrades, and allies join us at 5pm at San Mateo and Central for a car parade.

5pm: Car Parade will start at San Mateo and Central, then head west down Central Ave to Rio Grande Blvd, then head north to Mountain and will end at Tiguex Park.

6pm: We will have a rally with speakers at Tiguex Park.

We are also happy to announce the beginning of the Southwest Coalition for Palestinian Liberation which you can learn more about by coming to the event ♥️🇵🇸✊🏽

**Practice Social Solidarity and Physical Distancing and Wear Masks**

Join the international uproar against the escalation of Israeli supremacy and genocide through the annexation plan. We are calling on all allies to defend Palestine in this crucial time.

Included below the event are three links to radical groups supposedly in partnership with The Red Nation, some of which include anti-Semitic cartoons of Jewish leaders. One link is from the group “Al Awda,” whose founder equates Zionists with Nazis. 

Screenshot of The Red Nation’s Facebook event
Anti-Semitic cartoon from Al-Awada link from The Red Nation’s Facebook event
Al-Awada founder eqauating supporters of Israel to Nazis.

In response to a tweet calling for renewed vigilance against anti-Semitism, including anti-Semitism expressed by the terrorist group Hamas, the group’s founder Abbas Hamideh tweeted, “Your whining statement will not intimidate legitimate criticism against Zionist terrorism in Occupied Palestine. israel [sic]remains an illegal racist and supremacist entity, and we will fight it until the end. You have no future in Palestine. Get out!”

He has also expressed openly his support for Hezbollah, the militant terrorist group active in southern Lebanon.

Al-Awada founder’s open support for terrorist group Hezbollah.
Al-Awada founder’s open support for terrorist group Hezbollah.

In addition, Hamideh repeatedly praised the work of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, writing, “Happy #LiberationDay #Lebanon! Long live the courageous #Hezbollah!”

He compared Zionists with Nazis writing, “Yes, the Nazis are still around with a different name: Zionists,” and wrote, “Israel will eventually die just like Nazism.” 

Hamideh also said FOX News and CNN are “Zionist Jew network[s]” that are controlled by “Jew Zionist masters.”

The Red Nation is now working hand-in-hand with radical groups that support terrorism. 

Another article shared on the group’s Facebook event claims, “The USA thus proves once again to be the ultimate arbiter of Palestine’s destiny.  Issues that so many consider extemporaneous to Palestine—presidential elections, policing, economic policy—in fact affect Palestine’s ability to survive.  Imperialism deoxidizes the blood of the nation.” It goes on to say, “No anti-capitalist or anti-imperialist formation will be effective if it leaves Zionism unscathed.” 

Will people in attendance know that by joining in The Red Nation’s anti-Semitic “protest” that they are also supporting terrorist organizations, such as Hezbollah? A better question may be will liberal politicians who previously supported The Red Nation now condemn the hate group and its embrace of terrorist-linked groups?

MLG’s dreams of becoming vice president have vanished

After weeks of speculation that New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was reportedly being considered to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democrat ticket for president, it appears her dreams of the longshot nomination have been completely shattered.

According to a new CNN report, Biden has winnowed down his list to four possible contenders, and Lujan Grisham is not on it. According to the report, “CNN spoke to more than a dozen people close to the Biden search process who believe that four of the leading prospects are Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Rep. Val Demings of Florida and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.” 

Joe Biden has already disclosed that he will pick a woman as a running mate, but the only question now is whether that running mate will be a woman of color or not, especially given certain recent developments where race riots have begun across the country. 

A close ally of the Joe Biden campaign, Rep. James Clyburn, told CNN, “The whole way that (issues of race) have come to fro is having a real, serious impact on the search,” adding, “You can do a search in order to check a box or you can do a search to get a running mate. I think this search is going to be genuine about getting a running mate rather than checking a box.”

NM school moves graduation ceremony to TX after threat of $1.75 million fine from MLG’s Health Dept.

LOGAN, NM — Logan Municipal Schools in Logan, New Mexico, were forced to move their senior graduation ceremony across state lines to Texas after a threat from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s health department of $1.75 million, or $5,000 for each individual participating in the graduation ceremony.

The ceremony was to be held outside on the Logan football field where all social distancing measures could take place in the small, rural community.

The school was supposed to hold its ceremony at 10:00 A.M. New Mexico time at the First Baptist Church of Dalhart, TX located at 1000 East 16th Street. The school still required tickets for admission, however, a Texas county judge intervened and barred the school from holding its graduation ceremony at the church. A statement from the school reads as follows:

While the graduating seniors of the Class of 2020 deserve a full graduation ceremony to mark the end of their high school careers, present circumstances are making it impossible to give them such a ceremony.

After the State of New Mexico threatened to impose exorbitant fines on the school if it attempted to hold a traditional graduation, we announced plans to move the ceremony to a church in Dalhart, TX.

However, a Texas county judge intervened late last night and informed the church that they could not hold our ceremony there. The pastor apologized for having to cancel on us.

So, despite our best efforts to provide our seniors with the graduation they truly deserve, we are left with little option but to distribute diplomas as the graduates (and their families) drive through our school property, one vehicle at a time.

We are proud of their resilience in the face of unexpected challenges, and we remain confident that these Longhorn graduates have very bright futures!

One citizen criticized the move by Lujan Grisham’s health department as “a gross infringement of our American rights.” due to the six total cases of COVID-19 in Quay County, which spans more than 2,882 square miles.

New Mexico was recently ranked the state with the strictest COVID-19 restrictions out of every state and district in the union by WalletHub.

Haaland continues cancel culture crusade: demands Washington Redskins change their name

On Friday, New Mexico’s representative for the 1st Congressional District, Deb Haaland, called on the Washington Redskins, based in the Nation’s Capitol, to change their name, claiming it’s a “slur.” 

Haaland’s press release reads as follows: 

“We are in the middle of a movement. The Black Lives Matter protests have begun a reckoning with the systemic racism and oppression experienced by Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. From passing the Justice in Policing Act to PepsiCo ending the use of the offensive Aunt Jemima branding, it is clear as Americans will no longer stand for institutional racism and the NFL should be held to the same standard.

“We cannot tolerate the use of racial slurs or inappropriate use of Native mascots anywhere, but especially in the nation’s capital. This is a longstanding issue that the NFL has been aware of for quite some time. These mascots actively harm the well-being of our children by dehumanizing Native people and mocking our culture and traditions. Until we live in a country where racist mascots and the use of racial slurs by sports teams no longer exist, harmful stereotypes will continue to put communities at risk.”

“The national sports organizations like the Washington NFL football team have a role in fighting racism, they must change their name. I call on the fans, my colleagues and people across the country stand against racism in all forms.”

The “woke” mob has already gone after pancake syrup (Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth), sticks of butter (Land O’ Lakes), packages of rice (Uncle Ben’s), ice cream bars (Eskimo Pies), and the destruction of monuments across the country, showing that no one is safe from cancel culture — with Deb Haaland leading the fight, and taking up her scepter as the “queen of wokeness.”

Leftists are even going after their own — such as with ProgressNow NM now demanding that their founder, City Councilor Pat Davis resign, claiming he is a racist. Nationally, figures such as Jimmy Kimmel and others have had to atone for their previous sins as well. 

Across the nation, and in New Mexico, vandals have been destroying monuments and statues, such as the obelisk in downtown Santa Fe. The cancel culture knows no bounds, and Deb Haaland won’t be happy until her party’s rules are implemented far and wide.  

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