Monday, July 12, 2010

Meet the New Mexico, Same As the Old Mexico

Six Dead in Albuquerque Office Shooting.

Police said a man entered an Albuquerque, New Mexico, fiber optics company with a gun and opened fire. He killed five people and wounded four according to CBS News affiliate KRQE. Police said the shooter then apparently shot and killed himself in what was apparently a domestic violence dispute.

Albuquerque is only 267 miles from Juárez, thus four times as dangerous as Puebla. What all those people were doing in a place with "Mexico" in its name is beyond us.

6 comments:

Francisco said...

Albuquerque is only 267 miles from Juárez, thus four times as dangerous as Puebla. What all those people were doing in a place with "Mexico" in its name is beyond us.

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There is nothing funnier than using the death of innocent people. Great Post and comment, I wonder if any kids were killed today, kid humor is the best.

Burro Hall said...

I don't think there's anything funny about it. It would be even less funny if people assumed everywhere within 1000 miles of Albuquerque was unsafe to travel, started canceling conferences and exchange programs and otherwise decimating the state's tourism industry, while politicians grandstanded and the media ginned up hysterical coverage. But then that "New" before "Mexico" does make a difference.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Francisco, and think your grasping with the "New before Mexico" attempt

You should another topic, you've done nothing original with this one

Sloane

Burro Hall said...

Thanks, Sloane. Always good to see the Poway Bureau checking in. We'll urge the interns to strive for more originality.

Arizona Tourist Breau said...

It would be even less funny if people assumed everywhere within 1000 miles of "XXXXXX" was unsafe to travel, started canceling conferences and exchange programs and otherwise decimating the state's tourism industry, while politicians grandstanded and the media ginned up hysterical coverage.
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I agree !!!!

Burro Hall said...

Right on, AZTB! So call your governor, senator, and other officials and ask them to stop portraying the state as a madhouse under siege from a swarm of wetback drug mules running around beheading people and deliberately causing car crashes. That sort of thing even makes ME afraid to visit AZ.