Comments on: Why I call this place Baa Ram U. http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:08:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Who ever would have predicted? : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/comment-page-1/#comment-509372 Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:30:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=4845#comment-509372 [...] Governor Jane Norton, and the next Republican runner-up in the current polling is Ken Buck, the Weld County D.A. who put away for life the murderer of a trans woman in Greeley earlier this year, who said “We care deeply about human life in this community. . . If someone goes after someone [...]

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By: Ignatz http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/comment-page-1/#comment-298494 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 02:26:39 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=4845#comment-298494 The fact that the Zapata conviction happened in Potterville makes me proud of this community for the first time. Someone mentioned on a blog you linked to that Colorado is conservative. Well, it depends which part of Colorado. True the whole state trends libertarian, I think– which offends my New England communitarian soul– but there’s a lot of local government control (“home rule”) and that makes Boulder more, well, Bouldery, and Potterville more,well, homophobic, xenophobic, and resistant to change.
Potterville has the exact party split as Colorado Springs–and the left here is more subdued than down there. When I taught at Slaughterhouse U, the local college, the GLBT group on campus was tiny and I think many students were closeted. Three students came out to me in five years of teaching and tutoring. Period.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/comment-page-1/#comment-298023 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:06:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=4845#comment-298023 Tell the Cam-handler team to watch out, Historiann, for those goat-eating golden eagles, who like to drop these guys off of 1,274 foot cliffs in Spain! Various URLs, but they’re all over YouTube currently. You probably don’t have too many 1,274 foot cliffs in Potterville, but those mountains are nearby. Very dirty birds, according to Dr. Franklin.

Those interested in the many dimensions of the domestic violence discourse might want to check out today’s new headline: “iPhone Baby-Shaker Pulled.” This was a briefly-available app for your dumb-ass smartphone sub-demographic, I guess. The content developer says it put in clear consumer warnings saying “Don’t Try This in *Your* Nursery,” which I guess makes it o.k., right?!?

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/comment-page-1/#comment-297968 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:15:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=4845#comment-297968 Love the animals. The farmland around our nascent campus is still farmed, so there are cows grazing just off the main path from the parking lot to my office. We’re trying to figure out how to have the cows all lined up at the fence to watch Michelle Obama.

Oh, and that verdict — every now and then something happens that restores my faith in the jury system. Twelve ordinary people look at the evidence and do their job. I’m not naive, and I know it doesn’t always work, but when it does in a case like this it’s deeply satisfying.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/comment-page-1/#comment-297937 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:09:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=4845#comment-297937 I agree that prevention is key–prevention of all forms of so-called “domestic” violence. But I want to applaud Buck and the law enforcement here more generally for their handling of Zapata’s murder. I didn’t see or hear any sensationalized coverage, and from the first, the law enforcement attitude was that someone had brutally murdered a teenager, and her sex assignment wasn’t at all an issue.

You both probably live in much more progressive communities than Potterville–so maybe it’s difficult to see how heartening these baby steps are. Buck is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat here–taking a strong position on prosecuting someone for a transgender Latina is something that won’t earn him brownie points in the Republican primary (especially since his big issue here is “illegals”) although it may be a means for positioning himself as more centrist than he really is.

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By: susurro http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/comment-page-1/#comment-297926 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:43:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=4845#comment-297926 you know gay prof, I think you just articulated the one nagging thought in my head as I was praising the verdict. As someone who finds policing, def. of criminality, and the “justice” system lacking for both identity and ideological reasons, this victory is still tinged with a reliance on a system that ultimately does a lot of damage in the trans community (as well as a million other marginalized ones).

I’d love it if you’d leave the same comment there. (Tho my readers are quiet, there are quite a few who would welcome the bumping up of the analysis a bit.)

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2009/04/23/why-i-call-this-place-baa-ram-u/comment-page-1/#comment-297902 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:33:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=4845#comment-297902 I am glad to hear the DA will prosecute, but it would be nice if, as a society, we were combating the potential for violence before it happens.

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