Dec. 8, 2016
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Shooters at Hooters?

A contender for the Bad Idea Olympics

Blue Corn Let’s face it, all of us have some bad ideas now and then.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Robert Basler

A Modest Proposal

What fowl deed is this?

Blue Corn Let’s play a game. You try to name the only state in the US that doesn’t have an approved plan to identify and protect soon-to-be-endangered wildlife species. Give up? It’s New Mexico, the state that lik...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Robert Basler

Voting? Are You an Idiot?

When the NM Constitution trumps democracy

Blue Corn Hey, Bob? Aren’t you the guy in charge of Santa Feans for Trump? I guess I am … You guess? Yeah, our campaign has just been dealt a major blow here in New Mexico, and I’m still reeling from it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Robert Basler

Poem on the Range

Some ideas about building better verse

Blue Corn As you probably saw, this newspaper recently published its annual poetry competition issue, printing the winning poems from among lots of local entries. The winning poems were okay.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Robert Basler

Seal of Disapproval

Who are those two dudes, anyway?

Blue Corn Raise your hand if you’ve given a lot of thought to the official seal of the University of New Mexico. I know I haven’t, until I recently learned that a lot of UNM students think the thing really sucks.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Robert Basler

This 'Old' House

Has anybody here seen my head?

Blue Corn One of the more unusual tourist attractions in Santa Fe is a place called “The Oldest House.” Located over on De Vargas Street, the structure supposedly dates back to 1646.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Robert Basler

The Cat’s Meow

Yeah, I’m that guy on the plaque …

Blue Corn Hello, may I please speak to the smartass who writes that “Blue Corn” column? Maybe. Who’s calling? I’m with the Santa Fe Tourism office. Okay. This is Bob Basler. What do you want?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Robert Basler

Big Shots at the Capitol

Carrying rounds into the Roundhouse

Blue Corn We live in a state where it is perfectly legal to go visit your representative at the Roundhouse with a gun swinging from your hip.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Robert Basler

Proving It’s Me!

Brilliant solutions for Real IDs?

Blue Corn If you even glanced at a newspaper last month, then you know the biggest problem in New Mexico wasn’t education, unemployment or the budget. It was driver’s licenses.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Robert Basler

If I Had a Hammer

Things that go Trump in the night …

Blue Corn Six months ago, when I endorsed Donald Trump and unveiled my Santa Feans for Trump organization, some of you laughed. Okay, all of you laughed.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Robert Basler
 
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