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  •  Yes!!! (14+ / 0-)

    Bernalillo County -- Albuquerque
    Santa Fe County -- Santa Fe
    Doña Ana County -- Las Cruces

    Lights beginning to shine in the three largest cities in the State.

    So we should be worried about some Farmington folk?

    Here comes the Land of Enchantment!

    {a NM exile}

    (-7.62,-7.33) Carbon footprint 11.3 metric tons. l'Enfer, c'est les autres.

    by argomd on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 04:16:38 PM PDT

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    •  No, not really they are lame. (6+ / 0-)

      Farmington and San Juan County are represented by the right wing because that is the majority of those that get out and actually vote. There are sprinklings of us progressives up here. We vote regularly so usually is inline with the state just not with the county. Would love to relocate to Santa Fe someday.

      •  I'd settle for returning to the NE Heights... (5+ / 0-)

        of ABQ.  Don't think I could financially swing it, though, much less to Santa Fe.  You are seriously to be envied!

        And at least you don't have far to drive to see Shiprock. Found photos over the weekend that I took in 1990 right near there.    

        I was a UNM prof back then.  Them was the days.

        Curious:  do voters in "basins" tend to vote red?
        cf:  San Juan Basin, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Uinta Basin, Powder River Basin et al.

        Probably just a brain fart on my behalf.  Back to reality.

        (-7.62,-7.33) Carbon footprint 11.3 metric tons. l'Enfer, c'est les autres.

        by argomd on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:10:21 PM PDT

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        •  To the extent that "Basins" (5+ / 0-)

          are a geological formation favorable to petroleum products ... I think you might be onto something.  Other things being equal, people tend to vote their pocketbooks, and getting your livelihood from extractive industries tends to create a definite bias in favor of extractive industries.  

          "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

          by lgmcp on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:51:49 PM PDT

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          •  Ah! I hadn't considered that. (3+ / 0-)
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            Those and many other basins (Raton, Williston, et al.) indeed have the sedimentary geology that has facilitated formation of coal, oil, natural gas -- the hosts for extractive industries indeed!  And to tolerate those industries, many are forced into strange politics.

            Greatly appreciate the insight, lgmcp.

            (-7.62,-7.33) Carbon footprint 11.3 metric tons. l'Enfer, c'est les autres.

            by argomd on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 06:12:45 PM PDT

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        •  Santa Fe is a dream probably not realistic. (2+ / 0-)
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          We try to get to Santa Fe and Taos at least once a year and every time we do we want to move. We get home and start scouring the net for real estate. The prices are coming back up so it may just be a dream to live there. We love the area of El Dorado NE of Santa Fe. The prices there are creeping up as well.

          From what I have been told San Juan and particularly Farmington used to be blue until transplants from Texas and Louisiana started settling here for the oil fields. Once that happened it turned into red lands. There is also a large population of LDS here as well. The area is nice to live in as it is close to the best part of Colorado (SW) without the crowds of the Front Range of Colorado. The culture here is just not very pleasant. Too many reactionary right wingers and over the top religions.

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