New Mexico

Luján agrees to appear virtually at TV debate after months of dodging

Late on Sunday night, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Ronchetti announced that his Democrat opponent Rep. Ben Ray Luján had finally agreed to debate him, albeit not in-studio. Luján will appear via remote video conference, whereas Ronchetti and the Libertarian candidate will appear in-person to flesh out the issues facing New Mexico in this election.

Ronchetti wrote on Twitter, “DEBATE UPDATE: I’m excited @BenRayLujan agreed to participate in the @KOB debate tomorrow night. While he has chosen to not be in studio with me and join virtually instead, there will still be stark differences in our visions for New Mexico. Tune in at 6, tomorrow night. #NMsen” 

The move by Luján to finally accept the KOB 4 debate offer comes after weeks of dodging televised debates with Ronchetti, a former television weatherman, who has vast experience appearing on-camera while he worked for KRQE 13 News. 

Ronchetti has been pushing Luján for months to take to the date stage, providing the precedent from former U.S. Senate races to back up his argument that the opponents should appear at debates. Luján’s spokesman claimed, “an early October debate would detract from [Luján’s work on behalf of New Mexicans.”

With Luján appearing virtually, Ronchetti will have the opportunity to show New Mexicans his vision for the state while Luján, who will likely appear via video conference in Washington, D.C., may come off as out-of-touch with New Mexicans. Luján has been in Congress for nearly 12 years and has not passed a single piece of legislation in his name.

The debate will be aired Monday at 6:00 P.M. MDT on KOB 4 News.

Heinrich refuses to wish Trump well during COVID-19 recovery, bashes him instead

On Friday, every single member of New Mexico’s congressional delegation, except for one, commented on President Donald Trump’s and First Lady Melania’s COVID-19 diagnosis, with most writing their thoughts and prayers, while some gave back-handed words of goodwill. 

There was one member of New Mexico’s delegation who did not comment on the President’s and First Lady’s diagnosis: Senator Martin Heinrich. 

Even some of the farthest left Democrats, Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland wrote words of encouragement. Luján wrote, “Sending my wishes for a quick and full recovery to President Trump and the First Lady and staff,” while Haaland said, “I wish the President & the First Lady well, and I hope their positive tests remind us that no one is untouchable.” They also mentioned masks, and Haaland even wrote, “During that time essential workers, single moms, & healthcare professionals have put their health on the line to pay the bills & serve our communities. COVID19 attacked our country because our President refused to seriously acknowledge it.” 

But instead of commenting on the President and First Lady being diagnosed with coronavirus, he chose to bash President Trump for his administration “fast-tracking” mining permits. 

He wrote, “You just need to look at all of the damage to our clean air and water caused by poorly planned abandoned mines around the West to understand why it’s a bad idea to fast-track mining projects without proper review.” He added, “One more short-sided, greedy, and destructive move by this White House.” 

So, while President Trump is recovering from COVID-19 at Walter Reed Medical Center, New Mexico’s junior senator could not even murmur the slightest statement of good will toward the 45th Commander-in-Chief, instead choosing to bash him over a policy position. 

Former Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton staffers and others on the left have wished death upon the President, and the Senator’s silence does not help the country heal as the Commander-in-Chief–the leader of the free world–suffers from the Chinese-born virus.

New Mexicans react to President Trump and First Lady Melania testing positive for COVID-19

Early Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, writing, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” 

“Get well Mr President! Prayers for you and the First Lady” wrote Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block.

“Pray for our President and First Lady,” wrote Republican candidate for Congress in the Third District, Alexis Martinez Johnson. 

“Prayers for President Trump!” wrote the Republican Party of New Mexico.

Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce wrote:

Cynthia and I are lifting up the President and First Lady in prayer tonight! We pray that they have a speedy recovery and remain healthy. We are in this together!

Instead of wishing the President well, Rep. Deb Haaland instead retweeted a post about the U.S. Census. 

Sen. Martin Heinrich did not comment, but rather tweeted about air quality in U.S. schools.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham tweeted the following statement:

My thoughts are with the president and the first lady. I’m wishing them a speedy and full recovery. This virus is vicious. It can and will infect anyone. We’ve all got to double down on safe practices and look out for each other. Please wear a mask.

Sen. Tom Udall wrote the following:

We all wish the President and the First Lady a quick recovery from this dangerous virus— it truly can affect anyone. #COVID19 is spreading in New Mexico, so we all must follow public health guidelines, wear a mask, physically distance, and keep our communities safe.

Rep. Xochitl Torres Small wrote on Twitter:

I am wishing President Trump and the first lady a quick recovery. Nathan and I are praying for their health and their family in this difficult time.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján tweeted out this statement:

Sending my wishes for a quick and full recovery to President Trump and the First Lady and staff. Now more than ever, it’s important to avoid large gatherings, wear a mask, and stay safe. This virus has touched so many of our families, but we can beat it — together.

Rep. Deb Haaland, who was the last of the federal delegation to comment, authored a snarky back-handed greeting on Twitter, writing:

Over the past many months thousands of Americans have suffered from this virus. During that time essential workers, single moms, & healthcare professionals have put their health on the line to pay the bills & serve our communities. COVID19 attacked our country because our President refused to seriously acknowledge it. This virus is deadly, & very real. I wish the President & the First Lady well, and I hope their positive tests remind us that no one is untouchable. We must listen to the scientists & do all we can to stop this virus. #MaskUp

WATCH: Ben Ray Luján’s PAC hypocrisy

On Monday, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, member of Congress for New Mexico’s Third District and 2020 Democrat U.S. Senate nominee, tweeted a bizarre rant against his Republican opponent, Mark Ronchetti, for getting outside help from political action committees (PACs). 

Luján wrote, “Out-of-state super PACs backing @MarkRonchettiNM have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars a week attacking my campaign. They know my loyalties lie with New Mexicans — and my votes will never be for sale. #nmpol” 

However, Luján fails to point out how much help he has gotten from out-of-state donors and political action committees, taking $996,019 so far from PACs, according to data compiled from OpenSecrets.org. Ronchetti has taken $0 from PACs.

As well, a bulk of Luján’s donations come from out-of-state, taking 74.48% from out-of-state donors amounting to over $3,616,944 compared to the 25.52% or $1,239,421 in donations from inside New Mexico.

In previous election years, such as in 2018, Ben Ray Luján took 59.66% of his contributions from out-of-state, with 66.85% of those being from outside of his district. In 2018, he took $1,341,810 from PACs, or 68.81% of his total funds raised.

In May 2019, Luján announced that his “campaign for the U.S. Senate [would] not accept corporate PAC (political action committee) money.” He took millions from these “corporate” PACs in his previous runs for Congress. However, He will still take funds from issue-based PACs, such as ideological “one-issue” groups like Planned Parenthood, labor unions, gun-grabbing groups, and a slew of others, just not anything from a “corporation.”

Piñon Post rates Luján’s statement regarding Ronchetti misleading because Ronchetti has taken $0 from PACs, while Luján has taken nearly $1 million from political action committees for years while in Congress.

Report: MLG-endorsed NM House candidate and ‘CNN hero’ appears to have past as porn actor

According to a report done by a prominent investigative firm, Democrat Roger Montoya, running for an open seat in the 40th District of the New Mexico House of Representatives, has apparently appeared in multiple pornographic gay films, something he has made no mention of in any public media or any other place.

In 2019, Montoya was chosen by CNN as a “CNN Hero” for his role in the performing arts, where the network highlighted his longtime battle with AIDS, writing, “by the late 1980s, he was HIV-positive.” 

Montoya is a favorite of many top-level Democrat politicians in New Mexico. He has the endorsements of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, and has received over $2,500 from “MLG PAC,” Lujan Grisham’s political action committee. He has received campaign funds and endorsements from the pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood Votes New Mexico and the environmental group the Sierra Club. In 2019, Gov. Lujan Grisham appointed Montoya to the Human Rights Commission at the Department of Workforce Solutions following the CNN award.

The investigative report found that Montoya appears to have had unprotected sex in multiple gay films titled “Hot Male Mechanics,” “Spring Training,” “The Lumber Yard,” “Falcon Bareback,” and “Hot Chili Peppers 2” going by the name “Joe Savage” or “Eric Martinez.” One source notes, “Joe Savage has concentrated on working with Distribpix / Video-X-Pix, Falcon Studios, and Midnight Video.” These all appear to be pornographic production companies.

The report by the investigator reads:

I then used open media sources to obtain photographs of Roger Montoya. … All the photographs were then put on the same spreadsheet for comparisons. All the photographs show similar facial features. Although there is a 35-year difference, there are cues noticed in the ears, specifically the ear lobes. The eyebrows and chin structure are also similar.

The report concluded that it was the opinion of two investigators that the “similarities in the photographs are a good match that Roger Montoya and Joe Savage are one in the same.” 

Confirmed picture of Roger Montoya from a family photograph (right). Judging by the clothing style, it is from the late 1970s. Publicity photo for one of Joe Savage’s movies (left) for comparison.

An independent investigation by the Piñon Post of the provided photographs by the investigator matched these photographs to those posted on the website “Gay Santa Fe,” which did a piece on Montoya after the “CNN Heroes” story. 

The story included photographs of Montoya dancing, as well as a headshot from around the time he may have appeared in pornographic movies, which was approximately around the year 1985, according to Joe Savage’s profile on IMDB

The body type of the head/body shot from the “Joe Savage” pornography profile on “Hot Movies,” provided by the investigator, appears to be similar to that of the Gay Santa Fe photograph showing Montoya dancing. 

Screenshot of Savage obtained by investigators from one of his pornographic films (left), Montoya from Gay Santa Fe article (right).
The closeup photograph from the Gay Santa Fe piece (right) reveals how similar Joe Savage/Eric Martinez and Roger Montoya appear, even approximately 35 years after the photograph was taken. 

To further validate the similarities between both men, Piñon Post took the photographs from the Joe Savage profile and searched them in the “PimEyes” online search platform, which matches visually similar images up with others on the internet. One of the search results that came up matched the 1980s photograph to a much more recent one of Roger Montoya from a website called “Living Juicy,” as well as other graphic images from Joe Savage’s pornographic films. Note: graphic search results have been blurred out.

The Piñon Post reached out to Mr. Montoya for comment via telephone and email correspondence on multiple occasions, but did not hear back and could not leave a message due to his voicemail inbox being full. If Montoya does care to comment, this report will be updated. Montoya is running against Republican Justin Salazar-Torres for the 40th District New Mexico House seat.

Note: No direct links to Joe Savage’s/Eric Martinez’s pornographic videos are embedded in this article, due to their graphic nature. Photographs and headshots of Joe Savage/Eric Martinez are copyright of “Falcon Studios.”

For the first time in a decade, NM GOP is running TV ads, looking to spend up to $500k

On Tuesday, the Republican Party of New Mexico announced that it will be spending $225,000 in television advertisements, with a goal of $500,000 throughout the election. The ads will be featuring many New Mexicans who left the Democrat Party, in an ad titled “Save New Mexico 2020.” 

“What made me want to change from the Democrat Party was I started realizing how far they were from the Catholic JFK Democrats,” one woman says in the ad.

“The Democratic Party has changed. They no longer support our land, our rights, our freedom,” says another.

Isabella Solis of Las Cruces, who is running for state representative against incumbent Democrat Joanne Ferrary, said, “In New Mexico, we have had well over ninety years of Democrats running our state, and we are still last in everything, from our education system to our economy.” 

“I don’t want this country to become a socialist country,” says another woman in the ad.

The ad closes saying “Vote Republican and save New Mexico.” 

Check out the full spot here:

The powerful one-minute ad will be launched “ad digitally on social media and across New Mexico to make sure we reach as many voters as possible,” says the NM GOP.

“Every day, more and more New Mexicans are walking away from the Democrat Party. We need to double down on our efforts to save New Mexico. With your help, we can continue to spread our message and take our state back,” says the Party.

The Republican Party is seeking donations to keep the ad on the airwaves to hit their $500,000 goal, and people can chip in by contributing here

NY Times promotes anti-Hispanic hate group, dubs violent killer Popé a ‘visionary shaman’

On Monday, the New York Times released a slanted article glorifying the horrific and bloody 1680 Pueblo Revolt led by the bloody genocidal maniac, also known as Popé. The report, in an attempt to be “fair,” only cited one dissenting opinion, whereas all other quotes came from pro-Popé voices, including those of “The Red Nation.”

The Red Nation is an anti-Hispanic hate group that has closely aligned with anti-Semitic terrorist groups, specifically Lebanon-based Hezbollah. The group’s bigotry is evident through its recent pro-Palestine parade on the “Global Day of Rage,” sponsored by Al-Awda, a fringe anti-Semitic group which the Anti-Defamation League has called out for bigotry. Its founders compare Jews to Nazis. 

The Red Nation’s founder wrote in a hateful now-deleted blog post, “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.”

In the New York Times article, the writer refers to Popé, who brutally slaughtered 401 people, including 21 of the state’s 33 Catholic priests during the Revolt of 1680, as a “visionary shaman,” while blasting Spanish settlers. The piece also claims that Santa Fe was not reconquested peacefully, despite no bloodshed in the reconquest in 1692. 

Quoting Justine Teba of The Red Nation, which as well as supportive of bigotry toward Hispanics, also is a Marxist organization, she says “We have multiple tribes coming together to get rid of statues celebrating our genocide.” Instead of statues of Spanish settlers, Teba wants to erect statues of Popé, despite his inhumane treatment of Spaniards. 

What the Times article fails to mention is that Don Diego de Vargas in his reconquest of New Mexico, was asked by Indigenous tribes for help, and Spaniards had a copasetic relationship with them, San Felipe Pueblo being one of his most fervent allies. 

The piece glorifies the tagging and destruction of historic monuments tied to both Spanish and Indigenous cultures, and instead of characterizing them as destructive, illegal acts upon public property, the author of the article simply notes the vandalism as “emblazoning” the walls of places in Santa Fe and Taos with 1680.

The Red Nation and another group, the “Three Sisters Collective” celebrated the vandalism of public property, writing on Facebook, “With regard to the graffiti written on the obelisk, although uncomfortable for some, the vandalism of this object pales in comparison to hate crimes against Indigenous, Black and Brown people.”

A recent Albuquerque Journal poll shows that support for removing Spanish statues is at an all-time low, with 53% of respondents opposed to removing these historical statues and landmarks. Only 27% of respondents were in support of the unpopular measure. The New York Times did not mention this.

Now, the New York Times appears to be doing the bidding of a few radical Marxist groups aiming not only to cause racial division but to overtake society by any means necessary to push their hateful anti-Hispanic agenda through. 

“Revolution is here… and if you’re not part of it, you’re gonna get swept aside.” – The Red Nation

Law-and-order Herrell clear winner over soft-on-crime, anti-Trump Torres Small in CD-2 TV debate

On Sunday night, both Republican New Mexico Rep. Yvette Herrell and Democrat U.S. Rep Xochitl Torres Small came together remotely for the first televised Second Congressional District debate on KOAT 7, where the candidates revealed a stark difference between themselves and their visions for the sprawling Southern New Mexico district. 

Torres Small came off as a party-line Democrat despite her spouting the continuous phrase that she “worked with President Trump,” while she voted to impeach him twice. Herrell made sure to bring up Torres Small’s vote to impeach the President that she claimed to work with, and she went on the defense. 

She repeated the debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory that the impeachment charges stemmed from, claiming, “I felt like our national security was at risk when there was a potential that the President was using his office for political gain and misusing military support to do so.” President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate and exonerated by the Department of Justice of any wrongdoing from the Democrats’ flimsy accusations. 

When it came to the Second Amendment, Herrell strongly supported gun ownership without any red tape from the government bureaucracy. “I will not support any ban, in fact, I would not support any legislation that would have an impact on our Second Amendment,” said Herrell.

In contrast, Torres Small touted her vote to ban the private transfer of firearms and criminalize people under 21 from owning handguns through her support of a “Universal Background Check Bill,” H.R. 8. She said, “There shouldn’t be loopholes when it comes to our legislation either. There’s no shortcuts; that’s why I did support comprehensive background checks.” 

The rural Second Congressional District has many gun owners, and Torres Small’s vote to take those away should not bode well for her as she moves forward on the campaign trail.

Regarding defunding the police, Torres Small claimed that the American system of law-and-order is one of “systemic” racism, throwing law enforcers under the bus. In stark contrast, Herrell stood proudly by law enforcers, saying “We need to be talking about defending the police, not defunding them.” 

Torres Small also admitted to be voting for Joe Biden, despite refusing to speak publicly about her vote for president, especially with her role as a public figure. 

Herrell came off as in-tune with the needs of the district and as a champion of rural New Mexico, while Torres Small’s support for Joe Biden, Ukraine conspiracy theories, and anti-gun policies showed her as a weaker and more DC-influenced politician who can be bought and swayed, as evident with her 95% Nancy Pelosi voting record, according to ProPublica. Herrell came off as the clear winner and the best choice for the people of CD-2.

Watch the whole debate here:

MLG claims GOP trying to ‘rob the soul of our state’ by working to defeat Ben Ray Luján

Ben Ray Luján is spooked out of his wits at the prospect of Republicans; specifically, his GOP opponent Mark Ronchetti winning the open U.S. Senate seat and other races across the nation. In a rare move, Luján had Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (who may or may not be his cousin) sign an email for him asking for donations. 

Lujan Grisham wrote in the email: 

I’m proud to be the governor of New Mexico every day.

But right now, I need your urgent help to protect it. Here’s why:

— First, Trump barged into New Mexico, held a massive rally, and pledged to turn us red.

— Then, Republicans launched hundreds of thousands in attack ads to take Ben Ray down.

— Now, alarming new polls show Republicans are just SINGLE digits from overtaking him.

We cannot allow Trump and his Republicans to flood New Mexico with cash and rob the soul of our state for their political gain.

Will you rush $10 before the 72-hour deadline to ensure Ben Ray WINS this Senate race?

The move by Lujan Grisham to sign email copy for Luján may mean Republicans truly have a shot at taking the Senate seat, with the Left freaking out, at least through email correspondence, with doom and gloom rhetoric claiming the President of the United States (including New Mexico) “barged” into the state (despite it being in the United States), among other heated lines.

Particularly noteworthy is Lujan Grisham’s plea that Trump and his Republican friends are “robbing” the “soul” of our state for political gain when in reality, Lujan Grisham and Luján have been on the forefront of anti-New Mexico policies that are harming New Mexico and the economy.

Some such policies that are noteworthy include their obsession with legalizing abortion up-to-birth and infanticide in New Mexico. Lujan Grisham pushed hard for a bill to strip protections in state statute for unborn infants, which the Democrat Legislature overwhelmingly rejected. Luján refused to sign onto a bipartisan bill called the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would have given basic medical care to babies born through a failed abortion, which his fellow New Mexico Democrat representatives Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small also refused to sign onto. 

Lujan Grisham also passed New Mexico’s “mini” Green New Deal, aiming to wipe out all state oil production. At the same time, Luján has endorsed the actual Green New Deal championed by New York socialist Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Lujan Grisham signed a bill stripping counties’ “Right to Work” ordinances away, forcing people to join bureaucratic unions that eat away at workers’ paychecks, as well as bills to raise working families’ taxes. She also supports taxing seniors’ Social Security checks, which folks have paid into their entire working lives. 

Now, as President Trump has signaled he may be coming to New Mexico soon, Lujan Grisham and her (cousin?) are running scared, flinging any heated rhetoric at all at the wall, hoping something, anything sticks.

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Liberal media fixates on handful of pro-BLM UNM students, ignores giant #newmexit rally at Capitol

On Saturday, patriots from all across New Mexico came together in Santa Fe for a unifying pro-Trump “#newmexit” freedom rally, where speakers included the #newmexit movement’s founders, candidates, and other groups.

There were hundreds of patriots attending to support exiting from the Democrat Party and to rally the troops ahead of Election Day. According to one report, attendees numbered 900-950 people in total. 

The description on the Facebook event reads, “Celebrate New Mexicans exiting the Democrat party. New Mexico has been in blue bondage for over 85 years, and now it’s time to turn NM Red. Great speakers, music and a chance to register to vote or change your party.”

The event then turned from a political rally to a worship and prayer “revival” service called the “NM Return,” which featured music and prayer for New Mexico and the nation. 

Despite the massive crowds attracted to the hybrid event, the media instead chose to fixate on a handful of whiny college students at the University of New Mexico sitting on the quad and supporting the far-left racist “Black Lives Matter” movement, which is closely tied with Marxism and self-hatred for people who are not Black.

One of the signs at the scraggly event read, “WE ARE HERE TO ADDRESS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION TOWARDS THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND THE VIOLATION OF THEIR RIGHTS.” 

Below are screenshots of both KOAT 7 and KOB 4 fixating on the Black Lives Matter UNM rally, while not even mentioning the giant patriotic rally in Santa Fe.

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