Monday, January 23, 2012

Inextricably Linked

Anyone who has lived in Albuquerque, NM, as long as I have would know that the politics of Albuquerque and those of Bernalillo County are linked in a way that resembles Siamese Twins joined at the back of the head and sharing a brain.  (If you use the link to the county that I have posted above, please don't email and ask why the county seal is full of sheep.  One day I'll figure that out.)  Any way, to continue the metaphor, each twin has a set of arms and legs that it can use to take potshots at the other.  This leads to monstrosities like the ABCWUA (Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority), and the Metro Detention Center.

By the way, Albuquerque is in Bernalillo County (pronounced ber-nuh-lee-owe), but Bernalillo, the city, is in Sandoval County.  I'm sure there is a Sandoval, but I don't know what county it is in, but you better tell the Truth or (pay the) Consequences in Sierra County.

1 comment:

Anonymous said... least a different city, Santa Fe (get it?, is in a county bearing it's name!

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.