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05/03/2009

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Buddy Holly (recorded at Clovis, New Mexico)

What else does one need?

Oh, and the atomic bomb.

Popé: Expelled the Spanish - 1680.
Geronimo: Defender of his people.
Manuel Chaves 'El Leoncito': New Mexico's greatest Indian fighter
Elfego Baca: Outlaw, Sheriff, Lawyer.
MANY New Mexicans: Died in the Bataan Death March.
Valentin Moya: Killed in Action, Solomon Islands, July 18, 1943

Foods:

Recipe for New Mexico Beans: Pinto Beans from Willard, Salt from Mountainair, Water from the Rio Grande.
Recipe for Green Chile stew: Green Chile from La Joya, Pork from La Joya, Chimaha from La Joya, Ajo from La Joya, Mountain Oregano from Ladron Peak.
Empanadas, Biscochitos, Pastellitos, Carné Adovada, Posolé, Melones, Chaquehue, Atolé, Tortillas, Sopaipillas.

Places:

Bosque at the Rio Grande.
La Joya de Sevilleta: Jewel of the Rio Abajo.
Hard blue skies everywhere.
Mountains everywhere.

Horse Racing

Ruidoso Downs: Home of the All American Futurity. Richest quarter horse race.

Now you see what you went and did? Every bored New Mexican is going to wander along to tell us how wonderful their state is now.

Transformers, the Movie...

I will definitely second Ephraim's green chili suggestion. When I'm in the Land of Enchantment I try to include it in every meal.

Five electoral votes for Barack Obama. How'd KY vote?

Kentucky generally votes by marking an "X" on the signature line and then doing whatever Mitch McConnell told us to do that morning on the radio.

Actually the atomic bomb was created in Chicago. New Mexico just blowed it up real good. Anyone could do that.

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