Comments on: New York is saved, but is Colorado ready for a Senator with Locust Valley Lockjaw? http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:51:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Money, money, money: it’s a rich man’s world. : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-679071 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 13:12:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-679071 [...] Unelected Senator from St. Alban’s Locust Valley Wall Street Colorado Michael Bennet has loaned his struggling primary campaign $300,000!  Yes, [...]

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By: Tuesday Round-up: Fallen American Idols edition : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-552787 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:02:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-552787 [...] polls, but wev–that’s all we’ve got.)  Gee–who ever would have predicted that it might be a craptastic idea to crown this guy Senator?  Meanwhile, a guy who actually ran a few successful campaigns and won a [...]

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By: Romanoff to challenge Bennet for Colorado Senate in 2010 : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-435892 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:51:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-435892 [...] W. Bush) “was born on [or appointed to] third base, and thinks he hit a triple.”  (The Locust Valley Lockjaw really is out of control with that Bennet guy.  Someone in his campaign should suggest an accent [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-197640 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:18:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-197640 Good points Rad and Satsuma–I suppose someone has to uphold standards if white men can’t be bothered, right? Clearly, the only thing that will work is a Latin@ takeover of all major money, government, and cultural institutions–straight outta Pat Buchanan’s worst nightmares!

Bring it! Let’s put the panic in hispanic.

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By: Satsuma http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-196998 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 07:36:39 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-196998 “Certain pre-Civil War forms of labor…” Rad Readr, you’ve got to love these academics! Have to remember this phrase next time I’m up for a raise :-)

Excellent posts and commentary. Kimba Wood, Zoe Baird… white men goofing up on taxes and still getting hired…. hmmmm. White men now need to be perfect in every way. Sorry, we’re raising the bar on the guys. Can’t let our civilization slip because they are now falling below standards can we?

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By: Rad Readr http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-196834 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 04:05:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-196834 Thanks for calling attention to Bennet. When dad is the old boy in the network… It’s who you know, baby. Harvard students learn that the first semester. Your point about Latin@s (sans the responses that went straight to domestic work) reminded me that even those Latin@s who have positions of some influence whether in academic departments, university administration or government in many cases continue to struggle for equal opportunity for all — in the face of the very conditions that promote the old boys. It’s exhausting — in part because those old boys and girls do not like to be reminded to, for example, be fair in hiring practices rather than calling an old friend.

I agree with several posts abut the Zoe Baird/Kimba Wood vs. Geithner treatment on domestic issues. But remember that Linda Chavez was up for Labor, and thus her domestic problems were closer to his tax problems. And one other difference — if I remember correctly — Linda Chavez did not pay the woman, or at least not for part of the time. According to Chavez, she was like one of the family. So Chavez not only broke contemporary employment law, she wanted to revert to certain pre-Civil War forms of labor.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-196196 Sat, 24 Jan 2009 16:07:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-196196 Zoe Baird, Kimba Wood, and (as GayProf points out) Linda Chavez…apparently only women are responsible for hiring domestic employees, since domestic work is their responsibility only.

And yes, Fratguy is correct–both of our majority leaders in Colorado are African American men.

As for the guns: the Democratic party gave up on gun control as a major issue 15 years ago. From my vantage in Colorado, serious interest in gun control is very much an East coast urban concern. It’s a reasonable concern, but the vast, vast majority of Americans are very committed to gun ownership rights. I don’t like this, but it’s the political reality, and Gillibrand is just representing her exurban and rural constituents when she votes with the NRA.

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-195312 Sat, 24 Jan 2009 04:10:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-195312 In national politics Colorado is perhaps a myth perpuated by the white majority. On the state level however, this year it became the first state to have African Americans as majority leaders in both houses of the legislature.

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-194923 Fri, 23 Jan 2009 23:59:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-194923 Depends on what you mean by safe — Gillibrand is endorsed by the NRA after all.

Also, don’t any of you remember Zoe Baird? Why is Geitner getting a pass? Oh yeah, he has a penis. . .

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/23/new-york-is-saved-but-is-colorado-ready-for-a-senator-with-locust-valley-lockjaw/comment-page-1/#comment-194872 Fri, 23 Jan 2009 23:21:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=3173#comment-194872 I actually think she’s a smart pick, although I disagree with some of her Blue Dog/more conservative positions. She represents an upstate district that is pretty conservative, so she may be able (or find it necessary) to tack left when she runs for re-election statewide in 2010.

For me, what’s most important is smarts and political chops. Gillibrand may turn out to be a disaster–but Patterson was probably smart to give the up-staters someone they already know, like, and have voted for.

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