A Fluoridated Call for BetterBurque Submissions


Wouldn’t you like to write about how stupid the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Board is? Maybe the Board’s decision to continue not adding fluoride to our water could be compared, by you, to succumbing to the “anti-vaxx” movement in a devastating essay that would surely result in the immediate resignation of Board members who voted anti-fluoridation. Those members were Bernco Commissioner Art de la Cruz, ABQ City Councilor Trudy Jones and Ken Sanchez, and un-elected irritating person Rob Perry (he gets to vote for…anything?). Just so you have the names to start crafting that devastating essay.

Of course, you could also take the easy pop culture route and compare the satirical world of Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” to the “real” and really stupid world of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Board in a 13,000 word epic poem including the words “precious bodily fluids” repeatedly, kinda like T.S. Eliot did with “shantih, shantih, shanti” in the “Wasteland.” Or you could just use Eliot’s poem as a template and poetically argue that Eliot wasn’t rough enough on humanity in his work, especially with stupid collections of humanity like the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Board around.

Either way, or in any other method you choose, BetterBurque (now with official loss of space between words) offers you the chance to submit your writing, artwork, video, reportage, memoir, photo essay of precious bodily fluids, etc. either as a single submission or as a regular contributor to making our city better. The only “rules” are:

  1. The guiding principle should be the idea of improving Burque.
  2. The other guiding principle should be that determining what “improve” means is extremely subjective.
  3. Often improving things means pointing out what desperately needs to be improved.

That said, I think we can just about all agree the the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Board needs to be improved, perhaps via its elimination. Meanwhile, my wife has to go to the dentist for several hours today.

Coincidence? I think not. Thanks Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Board!

And thanks to you in advance for taking time to contribute your 13,000 word epic poem (or you could go full Ezra Pound and canto endlessly) on whatever you think might make BurqueBetter. If interested, please drop your humble, and currently solo, blogger a line via any method (e.g., Twitter/Facebook/Aldis Lamp) you choose. It’s easy, fun and don’t cost nothin’. The lack of pay also means you don’t have any bothersome tax forms to fill out.




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