All the biggest victories during the 2022 Legislative Session

The 2022 Legislative Session was sure a rough one — for the Democrats that is. Although there were many long nights and a few all-nighters, New Mexicans from across the state, including so many Piñon Post readers, made their voices heard and secured victories against the Radical Democrat agenda.

Here are some of the biggest victories:

H.B. 156 — Radical Magazine Ban Making Countless New Mexicans Felons

Together, because of all of our calls, emails, and testimony given in House committees, New Mexicans killed H.B. 156, a radical anti-gun bill that would ban firearm magazines containing more than 15 rounds, which would have effectively made many gun owners felons. 

The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted to table the radical bill by Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Bernalillo). During the committee, a poll of attendees showed that 82 people were against the bill (93%) to just six in support (7%).

Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park) called the bill a“pipeline to prison” that would affect low-income families. The committee’s vote was 5-0, with no one supporting it. Rep. Randall Pettigrew (R-Lea) made the motion to table the bill. Our editor, John Block, submitted testimony against this bill. 

[Read more about it here]

H.B. 9 — Lockup Firearms or Become a Felon

Another radical anti-gun bill, H.B. 9, sponsored by Rep. Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo), was rejected by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee on a 13-5 vote to table it. The bill would have mandated citizens to lock up their guns, imposing a cost burden on New Mexicans.

“It is unlawful for a person who keeps or stores a firearm to do so in such manner that the firearm is accessed by a minor without the authorization of the minor’s parent or guardian or when used in the commission of a crime,” the bill reads. Our editor, John Block, submitted testimony against this bill. 

It continues, “When a firearm is accessed by a minor and used in the commission of a crime, the person who keeps or stores the firearm commits unlawful access to a firearm by a minor and is guilty of a misdemeanor.” 

Reps. Patricia Lundstrom (D-McKinley and San Juan), Allison (D-San Juan), Harry Garcia (D-Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, Socorro, San Juan, and Valencia), Ambrose Castellano (D-San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Torrance), and Candie Sweetser (D-Grant, Hidalgo, Luna) voted with the Republicans on the Committee to table the bill.  Our editor, John Block, submitted testimony against this bill. 

[Read more about it here]

H.J.R. 2 — Radical Eviro-Marxist Constitutional Amendment

For the second straight year in a row, the Piñon Post helped organize New Mexicans to fight this radical enviro-Marxist proposal to enshrine a constitutional right to “clean and healthy air, water, soil and environment; a stable climate; and self-sustaining ecosystems, for the benefit of public health, safety and general welfare.” It was sponsored by Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-Doña Ana) and Sen. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez (D-Bernalillo).

The generic and subjective terms encompassed in the bill would open up private entities, state agencies, and local governments to costly litigation, as seen in other states that have enacted similar resolutions, such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. 

During the short 30-minute testimony period allowed by Chair Gail Chasey (D-Bernalillo) in the House Judiciary Committee, multiple industries spoke out against the radical proposal. One expert from UNM Law School shared that “Small companies and small businesses might be injured as well” as governments from the bill — harming the little guy.

The Committee ultimately voted 9-3 to table the extreme proposal — making it the second year in a row it has failed. The Piñon Post organized New Mexicans in both years against the resolution. Our editor, John Block, testified against this legislation. 

[Read more about it here]

S.B. 14 — Radical 20 to 35+ Cent Gas Tax on the Poor

During a nail-biter victory at around 3:00 a.m. Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 33-33 to kill S.B. 14 by Senate Pro-Tem Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo), which would have installed a “clean fuel standard,” resulting in a 20 to 35+ cent per gallon gas tax, harming the poorest New Mexicans.

During the committee process, Stewart erroneously claimed gas prices were lower in California after the clean fuel standard, despite California’s prices being lower before it was implemented. Currently, California’s average price of gas is 135% greater than the national average, according to AAA. 

This is the second year in a row the Piñon Post has organized New Mexicans to fight this radical bill, and it looks to have paid off both times. Our editor, John Block, testified against this bill. 

[Read more about it here]

H.B. 126 — CRT in State Agencies

This bill by Reps. Tara Lujan (D-Santa Fe) and Pamelya Herndon (D-Bernalillo) would implement Critical Race Theory into state agencies, which mandates the “Chief Diversity Officer” of the state to “lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equality, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the state’s strategic plan to create a culture of diversity, equality, equity and inclusion pursuant to Section 6 of the Diversity Act.”

The bill that would have put Critical Race Theory in state agencies thankfully died, due in part to the Piñon Post advocating against the bill. Our editor, John Block, testified against this bill. 

[Read more about it here]

S.B. 8/144 — Dems’ Extreme ‘Wild West of Voter Fraud’ Bill

Possibly the sweetest victory this legislative session was the death of the Democrats’ most desperate, extreme bill imaginable, S.B. 8 (resurrected in the dead of night as S.B. 144), which would have turned New Mexico into the “wild west of voter fraud.” 

The bill was a top legislative priority of scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who was hell-bent on ramming it through to enshrine Democrat election fraud forever. It would have legalized widespread ballot harvesting, unsecured ballot drop boxes, automatic voter registration, felon voting abilities, and more in the 165+ page bill that was amended at the last minute to give Democrats everything they could have dreamed of.

But the Democrats got greedy — and they ended up with NOTHING — not even the compromise S.B. 6 bill, which the Senate unanimously passed. 

The Piñon Post sent out tens of thousands of emails about S.B. 8/144 and it resulted in New Mexicans sending tens of thousands of emails and phone calls to members of the Legislature to oppose the radical legislation. Together, we killed the voter suppression bill that would have harvested votes from our senior citizens and taken away the voices of low-income, underserved communities. Our editor, John Block, testified on multiple occasions, both in the Senate and the House, against the bill(s).

[Read more about it here]

H.M. 38 — Critical Race Theory and ‘Sensitivity Training’ for Law Enforcers

The radical memorial, which had around an $800,000 backend appropriation through the General Appropriations Act, would have implemented the first steps into putting Critical Race Theory and “LGBTQ sensitivity training” into the police force. It luckily was never given an audience before the full House of Representatives and it died. Our editor, John Block, testified on multiple occasions, both in the Senate and the House, against the bill.

[Read more about it here]

S.B. 202 — Pay Raises for Governor, AG, Others

S.B. 202, sponsored by by Sen. Pete Campos (D-Las Vegas), would have increased the governor’s and all state-level positions’ salaries by a massive amount. 

The governor would be paid $150,000 — an increase of 36.36% while all state-level officials, including state auditor, treasurer, and secretary of state would receive a 35.29% increase in salary. The attorney general would receive a 31.57% increase in salary and the commissioner of public lands would receive a 38.88% increase. This fiscally irresponsible bill will pay politicians — who already are of little to no use to New Mexico — even more money. The pay increases far exceed inflation, which is currently at 7%. 

The bill never reached the Senate floor and effectively died. Our editor, John Block, submitted testimony against this bill.

[Read more about it here]

H.B. 4/H.B. 227 — MLG’s Hydro Hub Bills

Despite making this a top priority for this legislative session, Michelle Lujan Grisham’s eco-left“hydrogen” bill died early, with both Republicans and leftists rejecting H.B. 4 on a vote of 6-4 in the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee. The Democrats tried to resurrect it in the form of a zombie bill, H.B. 227 by Rep. Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup), but it once again died, being withdrawn from the committee and tabled.

This top Lujan Grisham priority was yet another victory for the reliable oil and gas industry, which the Governor has been hell-bent on crippling throughout her tenure.

H.B. 6 — ‘Clean Future Act’ DEAD

This radical bill by Rep. Nathan Small (D-Doña Ana) would have further crippled energy producers in New Mexico by mandating the Environmental Improvement Board adopt rules that would force the reduction of “greenhouse gas emissions.” 

“by 2030, statewide direct emissions of greenhouse gases shall not exceed fifty percent of 2005 levels; and by 2050, total statewide greenhouse gas emissions shall achieve at least net-zero emissions; provided that total statewide direct emissions of greenhouse gases shall not exceed ten percent of 2005 levels in 2050 or any subsequent year,” the bill reads.

The bill never achieved final passage in the House and ended up dying before it could reach the finish line. This was another top legislative priority of the Piñon Post to kill in the 2022 session, and we did just that — killed it. Our editor, John Block, testified against this bill.

[Read more about it here]

Although there were multiple other pieces of radical Democrat legislation that New Mexicans helped kill, these most horrifying bills all died — thanks to YOU, the readers of the Piñon Post. We are not only your #1 source for online conservative news and opinion in the state, we are an effective resource to battle the Santa Fe Swamp! Thank you for staying in this fight with us to take back our state.

The Republicans who voted for the radical Dems’ far-left $8.5 BILLION budget

On Thursday, far-left Democrats in the New Mexico House of Representatives rammed through a far-left budget co-opted from scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive budget. Despite the extremist content of the budget, including hundreds of millions of dollars in wasteful spending, some Republicans aided the Democrats in their efforts and voted in favor of the radical budget.

The budget included items such as $10 million for eco-left policies to carry out the Governor’s Green New Deal, hundreds of thousands of dollars for an “Office of Equity and Inclusion” and $300,000 ​​to hire a vehemently anti-gun activist to develop policies to limit the Second Amendment, $2.9 million for anti-energy “conservation” projects, among other disastrous measures.

State Rep. Stefani Lord, who did not vote for the wasteful budget commented on social media, “Many programs in this budget need funding. Unfortunately, this budget bill is filled with excessive reoccurring spending that will cause tax increases.” 13 fiscally responsible Republicans did the right thing and voted against the budget.

Here are the state representatives who voted for the extreme $8.5 billion Democrat budget that increases spending at least 13% from the previous year and millions in wasteful recurring It is 50% larger than spending ten years ago in New Mexico. See their recorded votes here.

Rep. Gail Armstrong (Magdalena)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4227

Email: gail@gailfornewmexico.com

Rep. Brian Baca (Valencia)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4450

Email: brian.baca@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Rachel Black (Alamogordo)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4453

Email: rachel.black@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Jack Chatfield (Tucumcari)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4467

Email: jack.chatfield@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Kelly Fajardo (Tome-Adelino)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4215

Email: kelly.fajardo@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Joshua Hernandez (Rio Rancho)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4221

Email: joshua.hernandez@nmlegis.gov

Rep. T. Ryan Lane (Aztec)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4221


Rep. Bill Rehm (Albuquerque)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4214

Email: bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Luis Terrazas (Bayard)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4336

Email: luis.terrazas@nmlegis.gov

​​Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert (Corrales)

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4214

Email: jpandp@comcast.net

Following the disastrous vote, Rep. T. Ryan Lane attempted to downplay his vote with the Radical Democrats on the bad budget bill. He explained it away, claiming the boondoggle had some good things in it and defensively accusing New Mexicans who disagreed with him on the budget that they “clearly don’t understand the budget process.”

The fiscally conservative Rio Grande Foundation tweeted, “Sad for ANY @NMHouseGOP member to vote for this wasteful budget.”

Lujan Grisham’s election fraud bill is here to bring third-world elections to NM

On Tuesday, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her election fraud bill to create a wild west of election cheating in the state on social media, touting the bill’s file number as S.B. 8, although it was not posted on the New Mexico Legislative website at the time.

Lujan Grisham claimed, “While voting rights are under attack across the country, New Mexico is taking every action to protect and expand them. The New Mexico Voting Rights Act will safeguard access to the ballot box and ensure New Mexicans’ voices are heard.”

Voting rights are not under attack in New Mexico or the country — to the contrary. Many states are expanding the right to vote, but making it harder to cheat, such as in states like Texas, Georgia, and Arizona, which have put safeguards in place to help stop bad actors from infiltrating elections.

According to a press release from Lujan Grisham’s office, far-left Sen. Peter Wirth, who also serves as majority leader in the Senate, is the primary sponsor. 

“Given all that is happening at the national level to stymie voter protections, states must step up to expand ballot access and support voter rights,” claimed Wirth “Our democracy depends on it. I’d like to thank Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver and Governor Lujan Grisham for their leadership on this issue and look forward to getting this bill passed and signed into law.” The United States is not a democracy and voting rights are not under attack or being “stymied.”

“New Mexico has the opportunity to be the innovative leader that expands voter protections and ballot access,” claimed the House Majority Leader Rep. Javier Martínez (D-Bernalillo), legislation sponsor in that chamber. “SB 8 will make sure the people of our state can freely and safely exercise their constitutional right to vote and we can protect our core democratic values.”

Democrat Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who has constantly attempted to weaken New Mexico’s elections and has refused to clean up voter rolls, claimed, “This legislation now gives us the chance to pass one of the most powerful voting rights bills in our state’s history.”

However, the alleged “voter protections” not only erode the right to legally vote in New Mexico, they create opportunity after opportunity to implement fraud across the board, such as giving voters seven full days after an election to return an absentee ballot — an easy way for radical leftists to swing elections by harvesting and stuffing ballots in drop boxes (something already in place in the state) to swing elections after the fact. 

Other provisions in the bill include:

  • Increasing voter access by designating Election Day as a state holiday and allowing 16 year-olds to participate in local elections;
  • Creating a permanent absentee voter list that allows individuals to voluntarily receive mail ballots for each election without needing to make individual requests;
  • Expanding online voter registration opportunities by allowing individuals without MVD-issued ID to register online using their full social security number;
  • Supporting Native voting access by expanding the timeline for indigenous nations, tribes, and pueblos to request alternate voting sites;
  • Improving automatic voter registration by adopting a system that provides a mechanism for eligible individuals to become automatically registered to vote upon completing a transaction at the Motor Vehicle Department;
  • Enabling nominating petition signatures to be securely submitted electronically; and
  • Automatically restoring the voting rights of those convicted of a felony who are not currently incarcerated.

This legislative session, this bill should be THE SOLE BILL REPUBLICANS FOCUS ON to stop in its tracks, or the books will be cooked for years in the state, with little to no hope of going back. This is the kind of third-world illegal voting fraud that goes on in countries like Venezuela with its dictator Nicolas Maduro and Cameroon with its dictator Paul Biya  — not the United States of America.

Call your senators and representatives and demand they oppose S.B. 8, a bill solely focused on sowing more election fraud into New Mexico elections. Find your legislators here.

More information about voter fraud in New Mexico can be found here.

‘Thinking small is a curse’: MLG delivers cringeworthy ‘State of the State’ speech

On Tuesday, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered the annual “State of the State” speech to open up the 2022 Legislative Session via virtual video conference.

During the speech, she claimed, “We’ve made so much progress,” despite New Mexico’s education at the bottom of the list, the state breaking violent crime records, 40% of small businesses being closed, and immense poverty and devastation ravaging through the Land of Enchantment.

“In the last three years, this Legislature and this administration have gotten a lot done,” the Governor said, citing the passage of extreme social programs like free pre-k and an increase to minimum wage, which is harming already hurting small businesses.

“Unlike in the aftermath of the Great Recession, we’re not gonna let the pandemic stall us and take away years of growth; we will not have another lost decade – in fact, despite the challenges of the last two years, we’ve hardly lost a step. The fact is: Unemployment has gone down every month for 10 straight months,” she continued, despite ignoring the fact that New Mexico’s unemployment rate remains at the top nationally. Currently, it is the fifth-worst unemployment rate in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In true Lujan Grisham fashion, she touted other extreme anti-energy and anti-jobs initiatives, claiming not completely wrecking the economy would be “thinking small.”

She said, “Dating back decades, a timid mindset has afflicted people in this capitol building, a pessimism that can be self-fulfilling. Thinking small is a curse. Big and meaningful changes are possible, but the biggest change may be our attitude, our perspective. At a moment in time when we have the money to do it all, let’s not limit ourselves; let’s not be unnecessarily incremental. Can’t New Mexico be a state – can’t we be the state – where everything is possible?”

But spending big on recurring costs of her social programs, such as free daycare and free-for-all recreational pot, when times get tough in New Mexico after the oil and gas industry is completely annihilated (which is the whole reason for a surplus in revenue), there will, indeed, be a “limit” on how she can spend money.

While she gives out breadcrumbs via a 0.25% gross receipts tax decrease, New Mexicans will have to carry the burden of these failed policies she has already passed or is proposing for years to come. 

The Republican Party of New Mexico’s Chairman Steve Pearce opined, “I really don’t know which state this Governor thinks she’s in. She speaks of successes but fails to admit that New Mexico’s economy has been driven into the ground, our education system remains at the bottom, thousands have lost jobs and crime is out of control,” a sentiment many New Mexicans have agreed with.

This comes after Lujan Grisham’s very first State of the State speech in 2019, which we reported on. Then, the made similar statements, claiming she would spend money like it’s going out of style. Not much has changed, except as her agenda has been rammed through the Legislature, New Mexicans’ freedom has eroded and devastation has come to the Land of Enchantment.

Radical Democrats desperately want you to care about their Jan. 6 fetish

Obsessed may be too weak of a word to describe Democrats’ fetish with the January 6, 2021 incursion of the U.S. Capitol in a desperate attempt to keep their dream alive by trying to pin people going into the Capitol on that day on Republicans. 

The incursion spawned a year-long witch hunt of those who allegedly entered the Capitol or even got so far as on the balcony constructed for the 2021 inauguration. With the Democrats able to illegitimately grab onto power in the White House, the incursion spawned “the biggest investigation in FBI history,” according to CNN.

The FBI continues on its fishing expedition, already hunting down and arresting over 700 Americans, four of them being from New Mexico.

After the incursion, Republican In Name Only (RINOs) defected to the Democrats and voted not only without an investigation to impeach President Donald J. Trump over the nothingburger, but they voted to certify the fraudulent 2020 election. The list of RINOs grew as some fake Republicans defected to the Democrat side to launch a January 6 witch hunt committee comprised of the likes of Reps. Liz Cheney (RINO-Wyoming) and Adam Kinzinger (RINO-Illinois). 

New Mexico Democrats especially, such as Sen. Ben Ray Luján, cried and wailed about what they incorrectly claimed was a “riot” and “insurrection” by the American people entering the Capitol building. Luján claimed, “One year ago, Jan. 6, 2021, our democracy bent — but it didn’t break. That dark day reminded us how fragile our democracy is. On that day, many heroes stood up to protect America — from the Capitol police to Capitol leadership to everyday Americans. We made it clear we will not hide in fear. Rather, we will rise to the occasion to do the jobs we were sent here to do.”

Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM-03), who now faces tough reelection due to redistricting, continued on her narrative falsely claiming like Luján that “democracy” was on the line (despite the United States being a constitutional republic — not a democracy). 

She told the Santa Fe New Mexican, “But I understood that what we were witnessing on Jan. 6 was the culmination of months of the former president making falsehoods, lying about what happened in November.”

Democrat Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Jessica Velasquez sent out a panicky email trying to fundraise off of Jan. 6. She wrote,“One year ago today, armed insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to prevent the certification of a free and fair election. Like many Americans, I watched in horror as a violent mob swarmed into our democratic institutions and forced democratically elected leaders to hide in fear.”

While Democrats whine and continue their parade of tears erroneously claiming the “Big Lie,” they largely ignore widely reported infiltrations of peaceful pro-Trump supporters with ANTIFA/Black Lives Matter rioters who started the violence and the lack of security at the Capitol, with some security guards just leading people inside. And Democrats refuse to condemn ANTIFA/Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists literally burning down minority neighborhoods of American cities to the ground and refuse to call for investigations into racially charged violence. 

The Radical Democrats also refuse to acknowledge the fact that the so-called “rioters” were mostly unarmed. The only shot fired on January 6 was that of a Capitol Police officer, Lt. Michael Byrd, who shot and killed martyr Ashli Babbitt, with all other weapons including “stun guns, pepper spray, baseball bats and flagpoles wielded as clubs.” FBI Assistant Director Jill Sanborn said the bureau did not confiscate firearms from suspects that day. That is not an insurrection. 

As President Trump rightly said, “The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!” 

But despite the facts, Democrats seem to only be focusing on propagating their fringe conspiracy theories to justify their unhealthy fetish with January 6, which has rounded up and jailed many Americans, with the witch hunt continuing. 

New Mexicans: Brace yourselves for another bloody legislative session

As if you thought the Radical Democrats in Santa Fe hadn’t already gotten every single thing they wished for in New Mexico, think again.

The Democrats have rammed through their “Green New Deal,” loosened crime laws, legalized abortion up-to-birth and infanticide in New Mexico, legalized assisted suicide, instituted sweeping gun bans, raided the Permanent Fund for “free” daycare, legalized recreational marijuana, and so many other left-wing initiatives.

But now, they are coming for more during the regular legislative session slated for mid-January. And scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to focus on “crime” after the deadliest year on record in the leftist-run city of Albuquerque and across the board in New Mexico.

“Crime” is a convenient Democrat euphemism for “social justice” and “gun control” measures. Democrats are likely to push a bunch of different crime initiatives into a bill, such as funding for good programs while also lumping the bill with gun control and social justice policies. So, if the bill includes funding for police officers while also including initiatives conservatives don’t believe in, then Democrats can say Republicans “voted against police funding” if they reject the bill on the premise of its leftist pork. 

But the Democrats insist the 2022 Legislative Session will only be about crime, the budget, and a handful of other issues, dependent on the Governor’s whims.

Regarding crime across the state, the Albuquerque Journal reported that Santa Fe saw a violence hike with 11 homicides in 2021, Albuquerque had 81 slayings, and New Mexico’s violent crime rate skyrocketed by percent. 

In January, with the public still banned from the premises if they do not get the virus shot and a ban on carrying firearms, conservatives are likely not to be allowed inside the building that taxpayers once were supposed to believe was the “People’s House.” 

If 2021’s second legislative session was any predictor of what is to come in the 2022 session, New Mexicans will largely be left out of the process with usually only 10 minutes or fewer to speak in “virtual” committee rooms while Democrats ram through bills. Monday is the first day for legislators to file bills for the 2021 session.

Then, on the House or Senate floor, the debate will be dictated by the iron-fisted Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) or the vindictive Pro-Tem Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo) per usual, Democrats have control of the process. Egolf especially has torn up rules of debate and decorum and instead opted to do whatever he wants.

But New Mexicans must not be discouraged. New Mexico is worth saving, and we must stick together to attend committee hearings, as we have in the past, because Radical Democrats can’t stop us all. We must attend committee hearings, track legislation, and continue fighting for our values. The Piñon Post, as we have in the past, will keep you up to date with action alerts on what you can do to stop bad legislation. We can fix our state — but we must show up and work together to do it.

Welcome to 2022 — the Year of the Lizard People

We at the Piñon Post are not much into astrology or Zodiac signs for that matter, but what we can sense is that as the clock struck midnight, 2022 already feels different — in a good way. And even though 2022 is technically being called the “Year of the Tiger,” it feels a lot more like the Year of the Lizard People, at least in New Mexico.

In 2021, scandal-ridden alleged sexual predator Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called conservatives who protested her campaign announcement “lizard people” and it stuck. 

Her controversy-driven tenure as governor has been marked with scandal after scandal after scandal. From forcing through the most far-left extreme bills through the Legislature to paying off sexual accusers and her own daughter with campaign cash, and then “misplacing” $250 million in Workforce Solutions money, she has weakened her chance of reelection day after day. 

She repeatedly skirted her pandemic rules to buy luxury jewelry, used taxpayer funds for fine wine and $200/lb Wagyu beef steaksberated local communities for not following her edicts, forced New Mexicans to stand in cold bread lines to get food and basic goods, fined churches and businesses tens of thousands of dollars for alleged non-compliance, removed the National Guard from the border and denied an immigration crisis, fired and hired cabinet secretaries on a dime, gave her staff hefty raises while New Mexicans lost everything, and she is giving away $10 million of New Mexicans’ dollars through a “lottery” to bribe people to take the experimental virus inoculation. Her pandemic lockdowns killed 40% of New Mexico’s small businesses.

But 2022 is the year she will be forced to face We The People at the ballot box. It is making Lujan Grisham, her Democrat allies, and weak “moderate” Republicans run scared of the massive Red Wave that will take over at the June 7 primary elections and November 8 general election. New Mexico already has so many new “lizard people” jumping in the ring to not only take out Lujan Grisham but to deliver change in our communities through legislative, judicial, county-level, and statewide seats. 

A referendum is coming…

People have had just about enough of Democrat radicalism in New Mexico and they are prepared to win against it through hard-fought political activism and through talking about the issues that matter most to voters. 

Republicans have seven options to choose from to take out MLG, they will finally have options in many primary elections against establishment “Republicans,” and have a true shot to bring fighters into power who will work to return as much of that power back to We The People. 

So, the one message we “lizard people” have for Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Swamp is this: Watch out because THE PEOPLE are coming for you and we will win. 

Welcome to 2022 — the Year of the Lizard Person.

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Antifa-linked leftists blow a gasket over profile piece on Piñon Post editor

On the front page of the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Sunday issue, the paper ran a profile piece on Piñon Post editor and founder John Block titled “An unlikely conservative voice needles New Mexico’s left.” 

The profile wrote,“Block, who remains convinced Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election, has been called the unofficial spokesman of the Republican Party of New Mexico — given to writing incendiary things on politics and politicians that perhaps the party structure would not.”

The piece, which interviewed both Block and those who disagree with him, resulted in absolute pandemonium on social media, with 142 comments on the article itself as of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday with leftists losing their minds over the coverage. The article has since become the most popular on the site.

On social media, the fringe George Soros-funded dark money group ProgressNow New Mexico (PNNM) claimed Block and the Piñon Post are “extremist” and a “general threat to democracy,” urging its followers to frantically demand the New Mexican apologize for the profile piece. 

PNNM has previously shared propaganda from the domestic terrorist group “ANTIFA,” which promotes violence in American cities. PNNM encouraged its followers to doxx conservatives who the group disagrees with — yet it claims the Piñon Post’s accurate journalism is “extreme.”

It encouraged its followers to beg the New Mexican for an apology and to write angry letters to the editor showing the dissatisfaction of the far-left. 

Leftist state Rep. Liz Thomson (D-Bernalillo) has repeatedly bashed New Mexicans, including attacks on Law Enforcement, which she compared to the KKK. She chimed in on Twitter, writing, “It was beyond disappointing for a good newspaper to play into this pathology.” 

One commenter gave a little more sanity to the conversation, replying to Thomson, “So, it’s all good when @thenewmexican reports what the democrats want/like, but when they don’t, watch out 🙄 kinda makes one wonder about truth and unbiased journalism in New Mexico.”

It appears that the New Mexican piece, which was by no stretch of the imagination flattering to Block, has further “needled” New Mexico’s Radical Left and exposed more radicalism from the so-called “tolerant” leftists in the state.

Thanks to Biden, Lujan Grisham, the average price per gallon of gas in NM hits $3.35

In Joe Biden’s America and in Michelle Lujan Grisham’s New Mexico, Democrat socialism is costing citizens where it hurts — their pocketbooks.

As the holidays arrive, and families look to save their money for presents to fill their loved ones’ Christmas with cheer, it is a lot direr in New Mexico, one of the most heavily impoverished states in the nation. Thanks to Lujan Grisham’s strict lockdowns, 40% of New Mexico’s small businesses are gone. 

And at the pump in MLG’s New Mexico, due to anti-energy policies instituted in the state like the “Green New Deal,” as well as the Biden regime’s job-killing edicts, gas prices are soaring to record levels we haven’t seen since the devastating Obama years.

The lowest average gas price in New Mexico right now, according to AAA is $3.20 in Quay County. However, in places like Harding and Catron Counties, New Mexicans can expect an average gas price that is much steeper. For Catron, an average gallon of gas will cost $3.89, while in Harding County, it will cost $3.71. 

This makes the average gas price in New Mexico, according to AAA’s figures, $3.35. Joe Biden and Michelle Lujan Grisham did that. 

And Lujan Grisham’s allies in the Legislature this year proposed a bill that would result in a 20 cent per gallon gas tax that would hurt the poorest New Mexicans. Thankfully, the bill died due to public outrage, including that of the Piñon Post. However, far-left legislators have promised to bring the bill back in the 2022 Legislative Session, if not the 2021 Special Session rumored to begin on December 6, 2021.

As families hurt during the holidays, Gov. Lujan Grisham, an alleged serial groper, and Joe Biden, a failed political hack, are living large while New Mexicans and all Americans suffer under their dictatorial reign.

America’s first Thanksgiving actually took place near New Mexico

Although Thanksgiving is a holiday most think of in regard to the pilgrims and the Indians joining together in Plymouth, Massachusetts to feast in the fall of 1621, a year after the new settlers landed in America, Thanksgiving happened a lot earlier and in the Southwest.

Aaccording to historians, the first Thanksgiving actually took place near New Mexico in the city of San Elizario, Texas, just south of El Paso. 

Ana Pacheco, the City Historian of Santa Fe writes:

According to American history, the founding at Plymouth Rock in 1620 is the oldest colony in the country. The reality is that the first European settlement in the United States occurred 22 years earlier. In 1598 the Spanish explorer, Don Juan de Oñate, and his army established the first colony in north America. The settlement was located at San Gabriel near Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, 30 miles north of Santa Fe.

On April 30, 1598 this nation’s first Thanksgiving took place. The event occurred near San Elizario, Texas. Oñate, and his contingent of soldiers, Franciscan missionaries and colonists celebrated their safe arrival. They had spent almost two months on a lengthy trek through the treacherous-desert terrain. The heroic expedition suffered from the elements marching from Santa Barbara, Mexico. Finally, they were able to take refuge at the northern boundary of the Rio Grande near El Paso.

The historical account of the first settlement was recorded as La Historia de Nuevo Mexico. It was written by the soldier/scribe Gaspar Perez de Villagra. It’s the only epic and historical book narrating the first European settlement of any state in the U.S. That is the true history of America’s first Thanksgiving.

According to History.com

A second Texas town claims to have been the real site of the first Thanksgiving in America. In 1598, a wealthy Spanish dignitary named Juan de Oñate was granted lands among the Pueblo Indians in the American Southwest. He decided to blaze a new path directly across the Chihuahua Desert to reach the Rio Grande. Oñate’s party of 500 soldiers, women and children barely survived the harrowing journey, nearly dying of thirst and exhaustion when they reached the river. (Two horses reportedly drank so much water that their stomachs burst.)

After 10 days of rest and recuperation near modern-day San Elizario, Texas, Oñate ordered a feast of thanksgiving, which one of his men described in his journal:“We built a great bonfire and roasted the meat and fish, and then all sat down to a repast the like of which we had never enjoyed before…We were happy that our trials were over; as happy as were the passengers in the Ark when they saw the dove returning with the olive branch in his beak, bringing tidings that the deluge had subsided.”

Thanksgiving’s rich traditions across our nation may now hit harder here in the Land of Enchantment, with the men and women who founded our beautiful state helped make the first Thanksgiving following a long and treacherous journey through the Chihuahuan Desert to discover what we are blessed to call New Mexico today.

Although others may claim the “first Thanksgiving” took place in another part of Texas, and some even claim since settlers arrived earlier in St. Augustine, Florida that those were the first Thanksgiving, it is not true. There are documented accounts that Oñate’s Thanksgiving feast was the first.

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