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Gov. Lujan Grisham announces
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Posted By: cjjeepercreeper, 5/1/2020 2:40:55 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is locking down the city of Gallup. Outgoing Mayor Jackie McKinney and new Mayor Louis Bonaguidi had both requested the governor invoke emergency powers under the state's Riot Control Act. All roads into Gallup will be closed at 12 p.m Friday. Effective today: Businesses will be closed from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Vehicles may only have a maximum of 2 people inside. Residents of Gallup should shelter in place unless there is an emergency.

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Its late but getting real for NW NM. I wonder what they are going to do about I-40. Close the exits?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mother of AL 5/1/2020 2:47:57 PM (No. 397699)
Why?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 5/1/2020 2:55:32 PM (No. 397703)
How many of those thousand are actually sick? How many hospitalized? How many dead? My state of Maine has nearly 1200 cases (confirmed)! only 37 are in hospitals and nearly 700 fully recovered. What is the goal, not to have anyone sick? That's ridiculous.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/1/2020 2:58:07 PM (No. 397707)
Gov. Lujan Grisham, first democrat Latina ...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grounded 5/1/2020 3:00:10 PM (No. 397708)
Interstate 40, a MAJOR east-west artery, runs through Gallup, NM. The governor is going to close that puppy and disrupt the shipment of thousands of tons of critical cargo across the country? Besides, Gallup isn't the problem. It's the Navajo Nation with its widespread COVID-19 infections for which Gallup is a major trading center that's the problem. And owing to Indian sovereignty, the State of New Mexico has limited jurisdiction on the Rez.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: gymnast 5/1/2020 3:02:51 PM (No. 397711)
Tribal Member fatalities? More than a quarter of NMs cases in the immediate area!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MissGrits 5/1/2020 3:03:10 PM (No. 397714)
Come on, NM! Grow a pair and rise up!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/1/2020 3:12:03 PM (No. 397716)
This just in from the Office of Redundancy: ''should shelter in place unless there is an emergency.''
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Submariner 5/1/2020 3:12:18 PM (No. 397717)
#4 - just prohibit crossing the NSN border into NM (and AZ for that matter). No involvement in the reservation at all.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bur Oak 5/1/2020 3:13:54 PM (No. 397718)
This is unconstitutional and illegal.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: marbles 5/1/2020 3:14:51 PM (No. 397719)
Are the dems looking for a violent confrontation form the people? I think so. Rise up people, peacefully. The pols work for you, you are not their subjects.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/1/2020 3:26:26 PM (No. 397725)
Dunn v. Blumstein, the SupremeCourt decision that recognized a “right to travel” in our Constitution.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: chumley 5/1/2020 3:27:37 PM (No. 397726)
We have seen that with tyrants such as Michigan and now NM, peacefully doesn't work. I never thought the state of NM would be this stupid. I mourn for the casualties to come.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kowgirl 5/1/2020 3:29:29 PM (No. 397727)
The majority of AZ coronavirus cases/deaths are in the NE section of the state that shares the border with NM ... both state areas are Indian reservations where obesity and diabetes run rampant. Traffic to and from the reservations should be restricted, not I-40 or Gallup city streets.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: StrikingViking 5/1/2020 3:34:47 PM (No. 397732)
The Wuhan Virus is extremely contagious but not particularly lethal. We should be focused on the rate of hospitalizations of people testing positive for Wuhan and the rate of fatalities actually caused by Wuham. Throw out all the cases where someone died with Wuhan rather than because of Wuhan. Up to 95% of folks who have been randomly tested and came up positive for Wuhan showed no symptoms. Wuhan is a problem for those over 70 and those with co-morbidities. Our best defense is to build up the herd immunity ala Sweden and keep the vulnerable ones safe until the virus recedes for lack of new hosts.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 5/1/2020 3:39:37 PM (No. 397735)
I say tough toenails to New Mexicans. They voted her in, so live with it. They'll probably vote her in again. It was said that you should never trust a communist. You should never trust a Democrat! They are one and the same.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 5/1/2020 3:46:48 PM (No. 397738)
You can stay on I-40 around Gallop and get to Abq or Flag. Having spent a weekend in downtown Gallop, I can say it's not a place for lying dog-face pony soldiers.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: HerbVA 5/1/2020 3:47:48 PM (No. 397739)
Riot Control Act? How about Riot encouragement Edict?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: gymnast 5/1/2020 4:27:15 PM (No. 397768)
See, https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/cases-rise-to-2141-on-navajo-nation-71-total-reported-deaths/5716447/?cat=500
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 5/1/2020 4:27:45 PM (No. 397770)
#14, I am beginning to doubt even the "extremely contagious" claim. On a very tightly packed ship with 5,000 people on board, only 14% got the disease after days of exposure with no PPE in very tight quarters like 4 high bunks, narrow passageways, and eating in tight cafeteria style settings.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Right Time 5/1/2020 4:34:21 PM (No. 397772)
The Navajo Nation has to rise up and attack the white devil
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Reply 21 - Posted by: starboard 5/1/2020 4:36:48 PM (No. 397774)
Luhan Grisham suffer from the same syndrome that plagues Michael Bloomberg....Napoleon syndrome, only the female version. Unfortunately for New Mexican residents like myself, she has the family name of Lujan which another reason why she'll be reelected in this very blue state. Unless a strong Hispanic Republican challenges her. The only one I can think of is John Sanchez, the former Lt Governor under Susana Martinez.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Flagstone 5/1/2020 4:55:52 PM (No. 397791)
According to the cdc as of today NM has 36 deaths attributed to covid.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 5/1/2020 6:03:34 PM (No. 397833)
#10 ......"Are the dems looking for a violent confrontation form the people?"....... Anger is building rapidly as we speak. It won't be much longer until some political arsonist sets the whole nation on fire. We have had pretty near enough already.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/1/2020 6:14:17 PM (No. 397842)
I must be missing something. How in the Hell does a state governor lock down an individual city ? This whole virus thing is going off the cliff crazy. New Mex, if you need a hand I'm a Texan and free to travel.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/1/2020 6:58:07 PM (No. 397873)
I guess I'll call my sister in Gallup tonight and extend my sympathies. If she's lucky, she saw this coming and had the fore sight to go visit her two children in Albuquerque. As a conservative Caucasian female, she's a minority in NM.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Strike3 5/1/2020 7:22:32 PM (No. 397886)
Wow, just when we thought that Cuomo, Whitmer, Wolf, Northam and Pritzker were the biggest douches in the country, they get topped by New Mexico.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/1/2020 7:33:38 PM (No. 397894)
After the Gov. of Louisiana moved the goalposts again, to the middle of May, he came out at a news conference and stated that he 'really' didn't say that all small non-essential businesses had to close. He's an accomplished democrat and he lies. I think it's CYA. He just finished telling the State that individual Parishes and cities can enact stronger measures than the state but not more lenient than the state, and then this.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: beancounter 5/1/2020 9:40:05 PM (No. 397982)
From #18's link: "There’s a big spike in positive cases today, but the upside is that there is a lot more testing being conducted and that’s why we’re seeing high numbers." Is that why the Democrats are chanting "testing, testing, testing"? So they have an excuse to pull stunts like this?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: coldoc 5/1/2020 10:00:36 PM (No. 397995)
While living in southern baja and traveling the USA, we passed on NM for a future home. It was the worst of old mexico without any of the good stuff.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: DVC 5/2/2020 3:31:54 AM (No. 398158)
Claiming she is saving the rest of the state and the country from the horrors of "Gallup folks" attacking like zombies, apparently.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: 4Justice 5/2/2020 6:13:10 AM (No. 398184)
How can they legally do this? And how the heck can they tell them they can only have 2 people maximum per car?? This is entirely UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Parents can't drive with their children in the car? Or a couple cannot take grandma to the doctor, even if 2 people are needed to move the wheelchair or help her walk while another carries things? It is just insane!
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