Terrie Q. Sayre
Hooray! There will be a new animal shelter later this year! We'd like to think that Terrie Q. Sayre had something to do with it!
Enough time has gone by that people might forget who Terrie Q. Sayre was. She was the weekend radio host on KKOB and did a lot of other radio jobs. She was also a tireless advocate for a number of things like vets, buying New Mexico, Albuquerque events, and pets of all kinds.
Because of her love of pets, we had two books that Terrie lent her name to and promoted on air. It helped raise money for pet causes. She died tragically and suddenly from complications due to the flu.
The Eastside Albuquerque Animal Shelter has a new Facility “Q” to honor Terrie Q. Sayre. The new facility cost $1.8M and Terrie would love the fact it was that expensive. Terrie had expensive tastes and wanted the best for her pets. The new facility will open around the end of the year.
Terrie is laughing up in heaven surrounded by animals of all kinds.
Today's Rants: Some Random Thoughts!
- RYAN-RUMPCARE was introduced this week. It only took the Republicans 92 months to craft it in secret without a single bit of public input. About the only thing that can be gleaned from the 66 page bill so far is that it replaces our current private health care insurance with age-based tax credits, shifting resources away from working families and towards the wealthy while stripping consumers of valuable protections. The Republican plan looks like it will force about 15 million Americans to lose their health insurance and all the rest of us will face higher premiums. We won’t know the real cost of all this for quite some time as the Republicans have not even shared the plan with the Budget Office to cost things out. That will take some time and there will probably be lots of fights over whose numbers are more accurate. Way to go Ryan-Trump! You screwed us again. Early Warning: AARP says that the new RYAN-RUMPCARE would cost people in their 50s and 60s a premium rise by $2,000 to $3,000 a year or more: increases of 20 percent to 25 percent or higher.
- It is easy to pooh-pooh Donald Trump’s predawn tweetstorm last weekend – accusing Barack Obama of the worst political crimes since Watergate while offering no evidence – as an undisciplined rant from someone who has long embraced conspiracy theories. That neither gives the president enough credit nor reflects the gravity of his unfounded accusations. It is past time to dispense with the fiction that Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is trying to distract us. And, at least this weekend, he succeeded. The country’s chief law enforcement officer made a false statement to Congress, while under oath, about his contacts with one of this nation’s biggest adversaries. (Legal experts, including Republicans, note that others have been prosecuted for less.) When he got busted, the attorney general initially claimed through a spokeswoman that he couldn’t recall specifics of what had been said during his undisclosed sit-down with the Russian ambassador, except that it wasn’t political in nature. Then, with his job on the line, he miraculously remembered supposedly exculpatory details. This is a big dang deal, no matter how hard Sessions tries to spin it. It’s such a big deal that, after weeks of refusing to do so and with the president publicly urging him not to, the AG agreed to recuse himself from any investigations related to the 2016 campaign. But the press didn’t spend this weekend talking about Sessions. Thanks to the president’s deflection, everyone talked instead about whether Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last October. — with a little help from the Washington Post
Rio Grande Books
April 8: Gallup Public Library, 9am-5pm "Author Fair"
April 20-22: Arizona-NM Historical Society Conference, Flagstaff, AZ
June 16-18: Sacred Art Market, Gallup Cathedral
July 15: Lavender in the Village, Los Ranchos Agri Center
Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
April 30: Santa Fe Public Library, 2pm "Basic Genealogy Checklist: 101 Tips & Tactics to Finding Your Family History"
June 24: Treasure House Books, Albuquerque Old Town 1-3pm "Basic Genealogy Checklist: 101 Tips & Tactics to Finding Your Family History"
March 18: Santa Fe Public Library, 2pm "New Mexico's Contribution to Space Travel"
April 5: Bear Canyon Senior Center, 10:00-11:30, "NM is a Treasure Trove of Space History"
April 7, 14, 21, 28: LifeLong Learning Institute class, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, 10:00-12:00, "New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel"
May 3: Bear Canyon Senior Center, 10:00-11:30, "Getting Men to the Moon: Behind-the-Scenes Stories"
July 13: OASIS, 1:00-2:30, "What Sex Differences Mean for Space Travel"
April 23: Collected Works, 2pm "Santa Fe Bucket List"
Sabra Brown Steinsiek
March 11: Reading "The Tale of the Pronghorned Cantaloupe" on Green Knees Radio (KSFR 101.1)
Ross Van Dusen
May 20: Treasure House Books, 1pm "Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree"