Thursday, January 04, 2007

Foiled Again - Open Thread

News interrupted. I've been gone again since my New Year's post, hit with the nasty sore throat - chest cold bug that has been traveling through the state -- perhaps riding on the backs of snowflakes. You never know. Anyway, given that complication to my ongoing recovery from meningitis, don't be surprised if posting is light or nonexistent for awhile yet.

I'll make this an open thread so people can make announcements or discuss what's on their minds in the comments section. How are things going out there in your part of SnowWorld? 

January 4, 2007 at 09:58 AM in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (7)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

In My Absence: Thanks!

From Barb: I wanted to stop by and thank everyone for all the kind words and thoughts I've received during my ongoing illness. A special note of appreciation also goes out to those who are keeping the site going with posts and comments in my absence. As many of you know, I came down with viral meningitis and went to the emergency room on the Sunday before election day -- not exactly the type of ending to election season I had anticipated. Instead of working on GOTV all day and then waiting for results with my fellow Dems, liveblogging from Victory HQ and celebrating our many victories, I was feverishly incoherent, hooked to an IV and on strong pain meds as the returns rolled in. Not very festive!

I was released from the hospital last Wednesday, November 8th, and am recovering at home. Mary Ellen, Bosco, Sunny and the parakeets have been wonderful. I've been ordered to stay in bed, get plenty of rest, and drink lots of fluids. You know the drill. I'm still on heavy duty pain meds, but I'm feeling better by the day and the worst is definitely over. Healing from this illness takes time so I'm still unable to resume blogging regularly, but I wanted check in with you in the meantime. Thanks again for hanging in with us. Let's hope Patricia Madrid can pull out a victory to make things even better. It can still be hard for me to believe that we now control both the U.S. House and Senate! --Barbara

November 16, 2006 at 12:16 PM in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (14)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Closing in on midnight for election day 2006.

Some good wins and some disappointments and some unknowns. 

To me a big disappointment is seeing Baca loose.  How could that happen, how could we get the rest of the state ticket elected and baca not win. Say good bye to the protection of our public lands. Condolenses Mr Baca from DFNM.

Great win for James Lewis. Prideful Democratic dignity.  Good showing for the Governor.

Of course big unknown.....Patricia Madrid...I am very hopeful!  Holy shit it is close.

Please add your thoughts on this thread of your happy win, sore loss, or whatever.

Please share.........what a day....what a lot of work by all in this state and indeed across the country.  The people speak.

Ps thanks all for previous caring healing thoughts and vibes for our webmaster. Again this is Mary Ellen goodnight and goodluck!

November 7, 2006 at 11:43 PM in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (20)

Monday, November 06, 2006



Some of our website followers may have noticed the DFNM website has not been updated since Saturday.  Highly unusual for this sites webmaster, especially within the countdown of hours prior to the big day to WIN back our country, or at least start.

Well the excellant webmaster a sudden serious illness on Sunday november 5th. It was tempting to report the republican competitors came and kidnapped her, some heavy drama story!  But in reality her meneges went wild.  My opinion they did come and kidnap her brain because she has been working so hard for months to try to WIN every seat hear in NM and across the grand ole USA. So Barb is sick, in the hospital type sick, but by this evening she was resting way more comfortably.  Unfortuately she was very much looking forward to updating the DFNM website and blogging from The Richardson campaign headquarters on election night. This will not be the plan now for election night.  But hwat Barb would like to suggest is an openthread; have at it; visit the other webstites down the left hand column like : the plaza, NM matters, fbihop to list a couple locals, and of course daily kos for nationals.

What is so exciting to me is the huge group effort.  Even though this little website had to pause it's transmissions, there are people out there right now working their asses off; finishing up lists, sticking labels, strategizing the GOTV that will happen tomorrow...all across the state and all across the country.

What do we want CHANGE when do we want it NOW!!  Gosh I hope so, for our future.

Please post throughout the day.....keep the information exchange going.

This is written by Mary Ellen; Barbs partner in all things.

November 6, 2006 at 10:44 PM in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (21)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Open Thread

(Photo from Terry Riley. Click on image for larger version.)

Go ahead, speak your mind. But keep it civil, please.

September 10, 2006 at 11:00 AM in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Open Thread: What's On Your Mind?

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So what are you thinking about as Summer 2006 drifts away, the mid-term election is 77 days down the road and Bush's war spending tops $300 billion? What are you up to? What are you feeling passionately about? What irks you? What makes you happy? What's going on in your corner of the planet? Click on the Comments tab and let it all be known. As for me, I'm wondering where we put our rain ponchos since we'll be attending the George Benson - Al Jarreau concert tonight at Sandia's outdoor amphitheater. Let's hope we won't need them!

August 22, 2006 at 10:40 AM in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (13)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Open Thread: Get It Off Your Chest

We haven't had an open thread for some time. With all the confusing, complex situations we're witnessing on the planet these days, I thought it was a perfect time to open up the blog to what you're thinking and feeling. Click on the Comments tab and keyboard away. What's on your mind? Any links, videos or images to share? Let it all hang out right here.

July 26, 2006 at 12:11 PM in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (13)