New Mexico

MLG hits a wall—bipartisan panel to investigate her for abusing emergency spending powers

On Tuesday, a bipartisan panel of state legislators on the Legislative Council unanimously voted in favor of a probe into Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s spending during the COVID-19 pandemic, where she reportedly spent $40 million in state money on New Mexico’s response to the virus.

The panel included Democrat Speaker of the House Brian Egolf and Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, both from Santa Fe, as well as dozens of lawmakers from across the state. 

According to the Albuquerque Journal, “At issue is whether the governor is limited to $750,000 when she authorizes emergency spending in an executive order. Most of her orders are set for that amount, and it’s consistent with what previous executives have done, legislative staff said.” 

By spending 53 times what the state allows, the Governor’s predicament is serious, even in a health crisis, as the panel affirmed on Tuesday. 

Lujan Grisham’s office brushed off the critical issue, saying, “If Legislative Council would prefer a different mechanism for responding to life-and-death emergencies under the laws they write,” the Governor’s Spokeswoman Nora Sackett continued, “they are empowered to make one.”

Democrat Sen. John Arthur Smith, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said, “Quite frankly, we need to be drawing a line in the sand on this.”

According to Democrat Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, the Chairwoman of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, “I have a lot of heartburn… that we have to do research to get information as opposed to it being shared with LFC.”

House Republican Leader Jim Townsend said, “This has been a concern — whether the Legislature is going to protect and provide the appropriate checks and balances to appropriations that occur,”

WATCH: Trump ad running in NM mercilessly batters Joe Biden and anti-police Dems

If you’ve been watching television in the past few days, you may have come across President Trump’s new ad which he’s running across the airwaves in New Mexico. The ad blasts anti-police Democrats who want to defund Law Enforcement. 

According to recent reports, President Trump’s 2020 campaign is spending $110,000 worth of airtime in the state from July 4 to July 10. 

The ad shows a phone ringing for the Police, with the answering machine responding: “You have reached the 911 police emergency line. Due to defunding of the police department, we’re sorry but no one is here to take your call. If you’re calling to report a rape, please press 1. To report a murder, press 2. To report a home invasion, press 3. For all other crimes, leave your name and number and someone will get back to you. Our estimated wait time is currently 5 days. Goodbye.”

The New Mexico Democrat Party, triggered by the brutally honest ad, especially in wake of Democrat Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller sending out social workers to respond to some 911 calls, responded with more anti-Trump hatred. 

Democrat Party of New Mexico responded with a vague statement, claiming, “New Mexicans aren’t fooled by his ads, because we’ve seen the ways that his presidency has hurt our state and divided our communities.” 

But President Trump’s campaign didn’t offer any low-hanging-fruit or banal answers when asked about the ad, saying, “Donald Trump is the law and order president while Joe Biden and his band of reckless anarchists’ calls to ‘defund the police’ would make our communities less safe. Trump Victory is committed to winning in New Mexico and we have invested in the state more than ever before. Our volunteers have contacted nearly one million voters while Joe Biden doesn’t even have New Mexico on his map.”

The Trump Victory ream reported that over the Independence Day holiday alone, they contacted 65,000 voters in New Mexico, 7,000 of them at the door. Biden’s campaign has yet to invest significant resources in the state, which many say he is taking for granted.  

MLG posts ‘virtue signaling propaganda’ video telling NM to ‘mask up’—then deletes it TWICE

On Monday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham posted what some are calling “virtue signaling propaganda” on her Twitter account, urging New Mexicans to “mask up” by wearing face coverings.

The 26-second video features far-left politicians, including Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, Lujan Grisham’s cousin, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Rep. Deb Haaland, among other unidentified people, presumably from the Governor’s “Mask Madness” competition, where New Mexicans submitted entries of them wearing unique masks. 

The video features slogans such as “everyone is masking up,” “protect NM,” “protect yourself,” “protect others,” and “it saves lives” flashing in front of the screen. It is not clear if the Governor got permission from those featured in the video before posting.

So, does this appear to be propaganda or just a benign campaign video promoting mask use? You be the judge: 

Lujan Grisham deleted the tweet a little over an hour after it was posted, however, people had already retweeted and shared their comments about it, as the below tweet reflects. The video was then pulled down a second time.

Climate alarmist Deb Haaland tapped for Joe Biden’s ‘Climate Engagement Advisory Council’

Last week, far-left Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), was tapped by Joe Biden’s presidential campaign to serve as a member of his “Climate Engagement Advisory Council,” which is reportedly aimed at “mobilizing” voters who prioritize “climate change” and “environmental justice.” 

Axios reports that as well as Biden’s championing of Obama-era “climate” policies, such as the “Paris Climate Accord,” which the UN revealed was a “fraud,” the campaign is meant to also tug on the heartstrings of the Black Lives Matter protests ravaging cities across the country. 

“[A]ctivism stemming from the police killing of George Floyd is putting [a] fresh focus on environmental justice — that is, addressing the disproportionate pollution burdens facing people of color and poor communities,” writes Axios.

Haaland will join billionaire ex-presidential candidate Tom Steyer, Obama’s former “climate official,” Carol Browner, Harold Mitchell, Jr., a former South Carolina state representative, and others on the panel to spread climate change propaganda tinged with racial overtones. 

Haaland shared the announcement on Twitter, writing, “I’m honored to have been selected to [Joe Biden] Climate Engagement Advisory Council. This planet is our home & climate change is the biggest threat we face in our lifetime. I look forward to electing Joe Biden as President – a leader who believes in science & climate change.” 

Deb Haaland supports Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal,” which would decimate the U.S. economy, and wholeheartedly supported New Mexico’s version of the legislation in the form of the “Energy Transition Act,” which will completely decimate the New Mexico oil and gas industry. 

Haaland previously supported Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for the presidency, despite Warren’s cultural appropriation of Native American heritage. Once Warren’s hopes for the White House had vanished and she had dropped out of the race, Haaland changed her endorsement to the presumptive Democrat nominee, Joe Biden.

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.

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?

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