New Mexico

MLG’s health chief says mask mandates, restrictive measures could last for years

During an online update, acting New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Dr. David Scrase made some eyebrow-raising statements regarding the use of masks and health restrictions, claiming the already restrictive measures could last for years into the future.

“This is going to stretch out much further in front of us than we thought,” said Scrase. He says he expects “a series of punches and counterpunches between the virus and the rest of the world trying to get this under control.”

“We need to think of longer-term solutions to manage this pandemic — things we can live with for one or two or three years rather than clicking on and off mandates,” said Scrase.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported, “Wearing masks indoors for another year or two could be one of those preventive measures we must tolerate, [Scrase] said.”

After the Lujan Grisham regime mandated that all health care workers receive the experimental inoculation for the virus, many nurses, doctors, and other medical personnel were purged from their livelihoods despite them working through the heat of the pandemic. 

Now, Scrase is upset that hospitals are being bogged down and hospital beds not being available.  “Our hospital personnel are incredibly exhausted, discouraged and frustrated, frankly, that they are now managing a pandemic and working extra shifts and endangering their own health for what has become a preventable illness,” said Scrase.

But a pandemic — at least restrictions for one — lasting years does not appear to be good news from Scrase or the Lujan Grisham administration, especially as the 2022 fast approaches and New Mexicans may ditch the forever pandemic by voting for a Republican governor who will not force strict mandates and restrictions.

ACTION ALERT: Attend Thursday NM redistricting meeting to oppose extreme partisan maps

On Thursday, the New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee is set to meet in Albuquerque to discuss redrawing state House, state Senate, congressional, and Public Education Commission maps. 

This redistricting year is the first in the state’s history where citizens are allowed to submit their very own district maps along with written testimony for free.

According to the committee staff, “Use the public input portal to submit a map or written testimony.  The link to do that is here. Submit a Public Comment or Map – New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee (nmredistricting.org) This is the first time that communities have had access to this kind of FREE mapping technology during redistricting to help policy makers better understand and respect what we want and need in terms of representation.”

In order to ensure fair districts are drawn, New Mexicans are encouraged to submit their maps to keep communities of interest together and to ensure the maps do not give any side a partisan advantage. The Committee will listen to concerns from voters and make determinations based upon the public’s input, which makes attending these meetings extremely important.

Far-left extremist groups seeking to expand seats to fulfill their partisan advantage, such as the Center for Civic Policy, have proposed heavily gerrymandered maps that would cut communities of interest into sections and partition seats into strange shapes to meet a partisan advantage. One such map is Concept H, which is an extreme partisan gerrymander, making all three congressional districts in New Mexico solid blue by chopping up the South Valley of Albuquerque into the southern Second District and taking away the oil patch from the Second to add to the Third District, making it stretch all the way from Eddy and Lea Counties to Santa Fe and west to McKinley and San Juan Counties.

In the group’s state House and Senate maps, districts would be heavily gerrymandered to span across many counties. In the extremist dark money group’s state House plan, Clovis is chopped up into three districts while District 49 on the western side of the state would span four counties. District 67 would span five counties while many other districts have twisted shapes, indicating an extreme partisan gerrymander. 

Citizens are encouraged to attend this vital meeting (in-person or via Zoom) to oppose these extreme gerrymandered plans, which are proposed and funded by dark money groups to skew the maps politically — a grave violation of the Committee’s purpose: to create fair maps.

Here are the meeting details:

The Citizen Redistricting Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm, to provide members of the public an opportunity to share public comment and testimony to the Committee on the proposed concepts of district maps for New Mexico’s offices to be redistricted.

Satellite locations that will be broadcasting this meeting and providing opportunities for public comment are as follows: TBA

To submit a public comment, or statewide district plan online, visit the CRC’s Public Redistricting Portal.

For in-person attendance at meetings:
Masks are required for those who have not been vaccinated and encouraged for those who have been vaccinated. You are also encouraged to practice social distancing.

To attend the meeting virtually, please see the details below: 

Agenda & Meeting Materials: https://www.nmredistricting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Agenda-for-2021-10-07-CRC-Meeting-IPCC.pdf 

Please click this URL to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83550539072

Webinar ID: 835 5053 9072

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Dial-in Numbers:

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CRC Rules of Procedure 

With it being offered in-person or virtually, there is NO reason you should not be in attendance. The future of our state relies on your action.

Dems using dark money groups to push for heavily gerrymandered redistricting maps

Over the past few days, New Mexicans have read unconfirmed reports claiming Concept H, a heavily gerrymandered map, is the alleged frontrunner in the redistricting process. The congressional map designed by the leftist Center for Civic Policy would throw the South Valley of Albuquerque into the southern Second Congressional District and have the First District move all the way down to Roswell in Chaves County. The Third District would move from Hobbs all the way north, putting astronomically differing southern and northern communities together in one district.

With the far-left group’s current map, which is heavily gerrymandered, it would skew the Second District Democrat, stealing the seat from Republican hands and taking out current GOP Rep. Yvette Herrell.

Extremist dark money pro-illegal immigration groups such as “NM OLÉ,” a shady George Soros-funded organization that has advocated for election fraud and against security in New Mexico elections. 

The group has advocated for congressional maps that would split Albuquerque into the Second District, claiming the South Valley’s Hispanic population would be better represented in the southern district.

Nena Benavidez, a paid activist for the group, said, “I am here to ask that this committee commit to present a congressional map — especially in CD2 — that will represent the majority population, which is Hispanic and Latino. We are asking for the chance, choice, and opportunity to elect the people who best represent us and our communities.” 

But the Redistricting Committee, which is supposed to take into account communities of interest as a paramount factor, would have a hard time explaining how Hobbs and Santa Fe are a similar community of interest while the South Valley of Albuquerque has any similarity to Mesilla, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, or Carlsbad, which the Center for Civic Policy map proposes. Democrat groups have already lauded it for its partisanship:

New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf has already stated that he wants to partisanly gerrymander the Second District to take out the current Republican incumbent, saying, “So this is the last election for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District with a map that looks like it looks now.” He added, “So next time it’ll be a different district and we’ll have to see what that means for Republican chances to hold it.”

Egolf was against a citizen redistricting committee, saying to the far-left group “Retake Our Democracy” that the independent committee would weaken Democrats’ advantage in the Legislature, “and the [Democratic] agenda goes out the window.”

He said he could not comprehend why “Democrats want to unilaterally disarm and give advantage to the people who are trying to make the world a dirtier place, take rights away from people, make it harder to vote — all the things that we oppose. I don’t want to make it easier for them to do it.”

Then, he voted for the act to create the committee after massive backlash. Only two members of the Legislature opposed the final bill: allegedly corrupt former second-ranking House Democrat Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Bernalillo) and Rep. Eliseo Alcon (D-Milan). The final bill gave the Legislature carte blanche power to reject the Committee’s maps, a massive flaw in the legislation.

New Mexicans are now asked to contact the New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee and ask for fair maps that keep the congressional boundaries pretty much the same and keeps communities of interest together, such as north, central, and southern New Mexico. Districts partisanly gerrymandered, like the one proposed by the Center for Civic Policy, would do the opposite of what the Redisctricing Committee was intended to do. Comments should be made in the Comment Portal

MLG panders to oil and gas as she works to destroy the industry

On Monday, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pandered to the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) at its annual conference, which has donated tens of thousands of dollars to extremist anti-oil Democrats, including Lujan Grisham, who received $5,000. Democrat Speaker of the House Brian Egolf’s speaker fund received $25,000 from the group. 

At the conference, Lujan Grisham thanked “oil and gas producers for their contributions to the economy and tax revenues that form the backbone of state education funding,” according to the Associated Press. The industry contributes over 30% to the state budget annually.

At the event, she tried to move oil and gas producers to move from oil and gas to the hydrogen fuel industry, claiming to be championing legislation on the oil and gas alternative in the 2022 Legislative Session — which is supposed to be a 30-day session specifically about the state’s budget. 

“We are working on that as we speak,” Lujan Grisham claimed, saying she wants New Mexico to be a hydrogen fuel “hub.”

Lujan Grisham’s corrosive administration rammed through the job-killing “Energy Transition Act,” New Mexico’s very own Green New Deal, in 2019, which forces through stringent environmental mandates, including 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050. It has already skyrocketed energy costs for New Mexicans, and even the bill’s biggest proponents say it needs to be heavily amended as to not completely wreck the state.

In northeast New Mexico, the Energy Transition Act (ETA) has forced the closure of the San Juan Generating Station by PNM, leaving countless New Mexicans without jobs and only around 80 employees able to retire. “For the rest of the employees, though, they’re going to have to go find some other form of employment,” said plant manager Omni Warner. 

NMOGA under the leadership of former executive director Ryan Flynn and former chairman of the NMOGA board Claire Chase took a neutral stance on the rabidly anti-energy ETA. Many wish-washy “Republicans” in the Legislature voted for the job-killing bill.

At the conference, Lujan Grisham claimed, “We continue to have conversations with the Biden administration to make sure that they understand the critical importance of this industry in our state.” That has yet to be seen as Biden has canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline, which employed tens of thousands of Americans, and drilling contracts on federal land have been stonewalled. Biden’s pick to lead the Department of the Interior, Deb Haaland, is a supporter of the Green New Deal and oversees a large portion of these public lands in question.

‘Still short’: MLG begs for campaign cash, calls GOP the ‘party of anti-masking’

Scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham begged donors for more campaign cash running up to the end of September, claiming “extremist Republicans” were going to “suppress voting rights, end reproductive freedom, and refuse to act on climate change.” The campaign claimed the Governor could not afford to fall short on fundraising by the end of the month — despite Lujan Grisham having a massive war chest for her reelection campaign that she had begun building the day she took office.

In one ploy, she tried to label Republicans as “scary,” erroneously claiming the January 6th incursion of the U.S. Capitol was an action of the Republican Party and that pro-life laws in Texas would somehow hurt New Mexico. 

She wrote, “From inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol to ending access to reproductive health care in Texas, the GOP is at its most extreme right now – and they’re doing everything they can to flip New Mexico red. I won’t lie to you, friend: it’s a scary moment for our shared future.” She went on to ask, “Will you rush $15 right now to help us defend New Mexico from far-right extremists?”

In one hilarious line in the email, Lujan Grisham wrote, “That’s why I desperately need your help: To protect New Mexico from the party of anti-masking and voter suppression, I need to reach our emergency $20,000 filing deadline goal before Oct. 4 at midnight. The stakes have never been higher, so I need everyone reading this email to contribute.”

But now, after the supposed September deadline, Lujan Grisham’s campaign has gotten even more desperate, sending emails begging for donations, with emails titled “still short” claiming that if the scandal-ridden Governor is not kept in 2022, “Republicans could erase this progress in an instant. To protect our state from the GOP, I need you to help me meet this goal right now.” 

Another email from October 3 claims if the MLG campaign does not “meet every single goal, our state could fall straight into the GOP’s hands.” 

With seven Republican candidates to choose from to take out Lujan Grisham after the corrosive agenda the Governor has inflicted upon the state, it is no wonder she is so scared for her reelection. From locking down New Mexicans and killing at least 40% of small businesses to ramming through extremist abortion up-to-birth and infanticide bills, Lujan Grisham has made many enemies.

[Read the list of the things Michelle Lujan Grisham has done to New Mexicans during this pandemic (the list is very long).]

Ethics Commission asks for more staff, expanded jurisdiction to curb legislator corruption

On Friday, the New Mexico State Ethics Commission (SEC) agreed “​​to ask the Legislature to expand its jurisdiction to the parts of the state Constitution that prohibit profiting from public office and ban legislators from having an interest in contracts authorized by legislation passed during their term,” according to the Albuquerque Journal

Executive director Jeremy Farris told the Journal that constitutional provisions at issues are a “natural fit” to the SEC’s mission and not necessarily due to legislators, such as former second-ranking House Democrat Rep. Sheryl Stapleton, who is embroiled in a decades-long corruption investigation where she has been indicted on 28 federal counts. 

The Commission is seeking approval for a $1.28 million budget, which is an increase of 40% over the previous year’s appropriation. The move would increase the agency from five employees to nine. 

According to the report, the new changes in the agency’s expanded jurisdiction, if approved, would give the Commission authority over constitutional provisions prohibiting:

• Increased compensation for public officials during their term of office.

• Legislators having an interest in any state or city contract that was authorized by law during their term or for one year afterward.

• State officials who already draw a salary from drawing outside fees or otherwise profiting for their service in public office.

Farris said, “We absolutely have to have a larger staff to run this agency.” He noted, “It won’t work with five.”

Time will tell if the Commission will get its wishes, with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in hot water over her alleged corrupt activity, along with many other legislators and public officials who have had complaints lodged against them. 

Pro-aborts ‘march’ for ability to execute babies despite NM allowing full-term abortion

On Saturday, far-left anti-life extremists gathered outside the Roundhouse in Santa Fe to “march” for the right for mothers to kill their own children despite New Mexico being the most pro-abortion state in the country, with zero restrictions on killing babies in the womb. That means abortions up to and AFTER birth were legalized in the 2021 Legislature. Anti-life alleged serial groper Michelle Lujan Grisham almost couldn’t contain her excitement signing the abortion free-for-all bill into law.

Despite the extreme anti-life bills allowing unlimited abortions, apparently, the far-leftists haven’t received the message, with people gathering to demand murder of unborn babies. 

Posts from attendees of the anti-woman, anti-life march show people in cervix costumes, “I stand with Planned Parenthood” signs, and many wearing masks despite the event being outside the Capitol and the risk of catching a virus being minute. 

In attendance at the Santa Fe rally was far-left extremist Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM-03), along with the anti-gun Bloomberg group Moms Demand Action.

Others who gathered at Tiguex Park in Albuquerque also had the corporate-provided generic t-shirts and signs provided by the dark money abortion group Planned Parenthood, which commits around one-third of abortions each year. Some signs from pro-illegal alien groups supporting murdering migrant children read, “respect bodily sovereignty.” 

Some cringe-inducing signs from the tiny Tiguex Park anti-life event had signs claiming “trans” women (biological men) could get abortions. 

New Mexico is the abortion capital of the nation — if not the world — with many abortion tourists flying from around the country to the Land of Enchantment to end their babies’ lives. Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque aborts full-term babies after 32 weeks gestation.

LFC claims ‘data error’ at CYFD increased child death numbers

According to a memo from Legislative Finance Committee Director David Abbey, he claims that a “data error” changed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) child mortality data from 2020 to show the number had more than doubled to 23. He claims the true number is 13, which is a rise of two deaths from 2019, which was 11.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports, “While a committee memo distributed to legislators Tuesday said child maltreatment deaths had more than doubled to 23 in 2020 from 11 a year earlier, the new memo said the actual number of deaths in 2020 was 13. The change was based on a CYFD data error, the memo added.” 

But with this new apparent “data error” on very serious child mortality rates, how are New Mexicans supposed to trust that this is the true number and how are they to trust the integrity of the data provided to the public?

Instead of the Lujan Grisham’s department acknowledging fault, the Governor’s secretary-designate Barbara Vigil claimed on Friday “the error was instead the result of the Legislative Finance Committee staff’s interpretation of the data,” according to the report.

She said, “In response to LFC’s corrected memo, CYFD provided correct information on child fatalities to LFC from two sources, namely, from CYFD and the Office of the Medical Investigator in accordance with federal reporting standards,” Vigil wrote. “It appears that LFC duplicated the count from CYFD and the count from OMI to arrive at the 23 fatalities, which was incorrect. Had LFC communicated with CYFD prior to the finalization of the memo, this error would have been caught immediately.”

Also in the previous memo provided to legislators that New Mexico had the second-highest rate of repeated child mistreatment in the nation, Lujan Grisham’s CYFD has failed regarding staff vacancies and high turnover in critical leadership positions. 

Time will tell if the data proves to be true, but the Lujan Grisham regime’s failure to get the story straight with New Mexicans regarding this serious data calls into question the Democrat governor and her Democrat-led Legislative Finance Committee.

Heinrich and Luján vote for eco-terrorist to lead the Bureau of Land Management

In a 50-45 party-line vote, Tracy Stone-Manning was confirmed as the director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Thursday evening, with both New Mexico senators Martin Heinrich (who resides in Maryland) and Ben Ray Luján voting for the controversial nominee.

Stone-Manning is a known eco-terrorist who was involved in a tree spiking plot in the Idaho forest. 

According to one report, “Tree spiking is a dangerous and violent eco-terrorism tactic where metal rods are inserted into trees to prevent them from being cut down. The metal rods damage saws that, in turn, have severely injured people, such as a mill worker whose jaw was split in two from an exploding saw.” 

In 1993, Stone-Manning was reportedly granted legal immunity for her testimony that she retyped and sent an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, her former roommate, and friend. The letter can be seen here:

Despite her eco-terrorism, all Democrats, including Luján and Heinrich supported her nomination, giving her extreme power to oversee the Bureau of Land Management. According to the BLM website, “BLM employees in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas care for 13.5 million acres of public lands plus 42 million acres of Federal oil, natural gas, and minerals for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.” 

Following Stone-Manning’s confirmation, pro-energy group Power The Future’s Larry Behrens wrote: 

Senators Heinrich and Lujan are hoping the wreckage of Joe Biden’s legislative agenda will distract New Mexicans from the confirmation of an eco-terrorist to a high-ranking government position. All the while, green policies are sending energy prices soaring at home and putting Europe on the brink of a supply crisis heading into winter. Tracey Stone-Manning’s confirmation is the clearest sign yet that ‘Blue Collar Joe’ values extreme environmentalism above all else and certainly more than the well-being of our energy workers. New Mexicans are watching, and they won’t be fooled.

What is MLG hiding by falsifying NM child abuse rates?

The better question may be what is she not hiding after embattled alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration was caught falsifying child death rates at the Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD).  

The former CYFD secretary Brian Blalock lied to legislators in July, claiming “New Mexico is below the national average in both child abuse-related fatalities and child maltreatment.” However, the newly unearthed statistics by legislative analysts show child abuse rates skyrocketed by 200% in 2020 — an extremely different picture than what Blalock reported to legislators.

The nine-page legislative report says: 

The maltreatment rate in New Mexico stood at 16.9 per 1,000 children in 2019, [the] sixth highest in the nation and well above the national average of 8.9.

The rate of child maltreatment fatalities in New Mexico more than doubled from 2.3 per 1,000 children in 2019 to 4.8 in 2020.

New Mexico has the second-highest percentage of children suffering from repeat maltreatment in the nation. In 2019, about 12% of the state’s children who were victims of maltreatment had another case of maltreatment within six months, higher than every state but New York.

So, why was Lujan Grisham’s CYFD hiding this data? Could it be because in 2022 she will have to face voters on this issue and her agency’s failure to protect children is at the bottom of the rung, sitting at #45 highest? 

These horrifying reports showing the Governor’s agency lied to legislators comes after the agency fired whistleblowers Cliff W. Gilmore and Debra Gilmore after they brought to the attention of the Department that its use of the “Signal” application to communicate and delete correspondences after certain periods of time violated government transparency (sunshine) laws in the state.

After they brought this to the attention of Lujan Grisham’s CYFD by saying the use of the app was “detrimental to the credibility of and the public’s trust in government institutions and their leaders,” both were fired.  

A subsequent report found that the Governor’s Department of Information Technology supported the systematic deletion of messages and this was even normalized across the board in all agencies via the use of “Microsoft Teams” to systematically delete all agency messages on the program after 24 hours.

So, even if New Mexicans wanted information pertaining to child abuse cases in the state, they could not access this vital life or death information because the Governor’s Department had already deleted it. 

Was Lujan Grisham purposefully instructing her CYFD secretary to delete these messages and did she give the order to falsify child abuse data in New Mexico? We may never know, but we do know that her agency is complicit in hiding and falsifying data regarding the most innocent and vulnerable in our communities: our children.

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