A Little Attempt At Humor Six Days Before The Municipal Election


It is now six days before the October 3, 2017 municipal election, and I am sure all the candidates are feeling the pressure and are exhausted.

Running for office is as stressful as you can get.

With that in mind, I made a few changes to a satirical post of mine a few weeks ago.

I was a little surprised that I got a few hostile responses to the original post and told those people to chill out please.

I have added one last line that I felt was in order.

Following is the satirical commentary I hope everyone finds just a little funny.

Tim Keller stared as Harvey Dent and “Two Face” in a Batman movie and has been seen lately attending a meeting of the campaign ethics board flipping an “in kind” cash donation gold piece while his longtime political consultant from Rio Strategies watched him with adoring eyes saying “my precious, my precious” over and over again. Rumor has it Tim has already talked to the City’s Office of Film promotion about staring in the remake of the classic political movie “The Candidate” that stared Robert Redford and Tim has been practicing the last verse of the movie “What do I do now?”

Brian Colon still collects and stores powdered milk and government blocks of cheese in his home. He is eyeing the City warehouses as an alternative storage site for all the excess government cheese he has at home and buried in a cellar in his backyard. Rumor is he has a very good buddy in the New Mexico State Senate willing to set up a call center to sell that cheese so they can make a profit. Brian has also gotten Attorney General Hector Balderas to issue an AG opinion that he does not have to charge nor collect gross receipts tax on internet sales of the cheese sold in bulk.

Gus Pedrotty does indeed still have his wisdom teeth with the other candidates poised to pull them out or strangle him to shut him up. As an alternative, they want to slip him some medical marijuana just to settle him down and slow down his public speaking at all the forums so everyone can understand what he is saying for a change. If things do not go his way, Gus already has an airline ticket and plans to move to Colorado and start his own recreational marijuana business and send all the proceeds to Albuquerque to help our disadvantaged immigrant communities.

As an ex-cop running for Mayor, Michell Garcia Holmes promises to carry a holster with a 57-magnum gun when she becomes Mayor. On the campaign trail, Mitchell has said she is not afraid to use it on all child molesters by shooting them in the groin. She has told other candidates at forums “Well do you feel lucky, punk, well do ya?” while snearing at them like Dirty Harry

Dan Lewis wants to be the next District Attorney or Bernalillo County Sheriff so he can make Albuquerque “the worse place to be a criminal” just like he has watched idly by during the last eight (8) years as a City Councilor telling Mayor Berry what a good job he has done. Dan also promises to open a city sponsored used car lot so that all the crooks can bring all our stolen cars and sell them and give city hall a cut of the action. According to Lewis, no cars stolen from Sidewinders clientele will be allowed to be sold at the city used car lot as per the instructions of Legacy Church Pastor Steve Smotherman.

Wayne Johnson wants to be a Federal Judge so he can deport people who are here illegally, especially Muslims and all those damn rapists and murderers from Mexico. He already has bought a judicial robe and has emblazoned on it in red the initials “CR” for Conservative Republican. Rumor is Wayne is buying stock in a national fence company that sells chain link fence at a discount and he is waiting for a return call from Donald Trump.

Susan Wheeler Diechel wants to give out free bikes and free walking shoes to everyone in the city and schedule bake sales to raise money to fund our police department. It is rumored Susan is really Martha Stewart in disguise here to serve her federal probation period. Susan gave her identity away at a recent forum when she said “I just love broken ABQ but I have a hot glue gun, I am not afraid to use it, and that’s a good thing!” Once elected, Susan plans to require all uniform police officers to carry glue guns on their utility belts.

Ricardo Chavez wants to make civic plaza and our city parks and city golf courses into parking lots. The Chavez plan is to charge $3.00 a day for overnight parking to solve our city budget problems. His city slogan to attract business will be “Mi parking lot es su parking lot.” As a sign of solidarity with our senior citizens, Recardo plans to eat all of his lunches and dinners at the Senior Citizens Centers and intends to pay for everyone’s food out of his own pocket, but he does intend to charge $1.00 an hour for parking at the senior centers.

Mayor Richard Berry was seen after his last State of The City address before NAIOP handing out his resume to its members while Terri Cole from the Chamber of Commerce kept rubbing his back saying “Your going to be alright. You still know how to handle a hammer and cut wood!”

Dennis Domrzalki and Pete Dinelli of the Albuquerque Free Press were seen at the last mayoral forum sitting in balcony seats like the two old guys in the Muppets making fun of the candidates, while Pete mumbled, “It should have been me, it should have been me.”


There are times politicians, including myself, and the press take ourselves far way too serious.

There is nothing wrong or offensive about poking fun at elected officials and those who run for office.

What is wrong and that is offensive is for voters not to get out and vote.

Please vote on October 3, 2017 for the candidate of your choice and do not hold it against people who may vote for another candidate.

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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.