Comments on: Monday Roundup: Road runner edition http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:33:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: koshem Bos http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736338 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 22:05:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736338 Joining Historiann on Brown from a slightly different angle. I attended the annual labor dinner in San Diego. Jerry Brown was invited and came. He gave a short speech in support of labor and his run for gov.

The departure of Brown is an example of Democrats becoming a centrist only party.

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736327 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:38:22 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736327 That video with the creepy dolls was too fucken creepy for me to watch all the way through!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736320 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 20:37:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736320 truffula–you’re right. There’s so much in Cleveland’s post that it’s difficult to excerpt. I also liked his point about how other students’ educations, including those not in the same classroom with the offenders, can be hampered or harmed by the actions of one student (in that professors might grow wary of working with either men students or women students.)

And Tom, I think you’ve nailed it as to why adults appreciate the humor of the RR cartoons in ways most children simply can’t. (At least, fortunate children like me couldn’t, because we didn’t have to struggle for much of anything.)

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736304 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:23:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736304 Thanks Historiann, for the the pointer to Doctor Cleveland’s post. His third point: the focus on student harassment as an exchange between only two people leaves out all the other people in the classroom is quite important and generally overlooked. When males in the classroom are allowed to engage in harassing activity, it provides yet another demonstration to the women in the classroom of their purpose and worth and reinforces for male students that this sort of behavior is a-okay. This is not a “safe space” for anyone.

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By: Tom http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736302 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:07:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736302 There’s a Sisyphean pathos to the wily coyote that I find all too relatable. Perhaps you should have linked to the cartoons rather in relation to the Sisyphean pathos brought about by the impossible struggle to find a political party with the courage to embody American values of tolerance, equality, and community.

But maybe we’ve got to keep on pushing that boulder, because the struggle against the rock is what makes us what we are.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736297 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 18:09:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736297 Tom–you know, I think the Road Runner cartoons are funnier the older we are. I remember watching the Saturday a.m. Looney Tunes hour back in the 1970s with my Dad, and he would just laugh and laugh and laugh at the RR cartoons, which just mystified my brother and me. We didn’t get it–but he was old enough to get the jokes. (And I say this as a kid who got most of the WWII-era gags in the Bugs Bunny reruns.)

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By: Tom http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736284 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 16:46:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736284 I foolishly clicked onto the link for the Chuck Jones cartoon, and, fool that I am, I laughed. (I “LOLled” in the new parlance.) Those old gags still have a real power over me.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736275 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 16:02:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736275 I agree, GayProf, but in the case of the people v. the powerful, I blame the Democrats more because of their abandonment of the people.

Fratguy and I were so disappointed recently when listening to a debate between Brown and Whitman in the CA governor’s race. She attacked Brown for being a big recipient of union cash (esp. teacher union money), which seemed to be a great opening to say, “Yes, and I’m proud that working people see that I represent their interests, and I intend to make sure their interests are represented in any legislation I sign as Governor. It’s not just wealthy corporations led by non-voting CEOs that deserve representation in our democracy, it’s the working men and women of America too.”

But instead, even Jerry Brown runs away from the working folks who are bankrolling his campaign. And that really says it all, doesn’t it? I’ve said it before, and I have a feeling I’ll be saying it again on Wednesday morning: Dems in 2010 = Whig Party 1852. Totally unprepared and uninterested in the inevitable coming fight.

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736248 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 13:16:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736248 It’s a real mystery to me why Democrats have accepted the idea that corporations are somehow synonymous with the nation. It’s an even bigger mystery how Republicans have convinced their followers that supporting corporations is akin to patriotism.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/11/01/monday-roundup-road-runner-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-736238 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:55:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12998#comment-736238 Thanks for the intel. I don’t watch Glee, but I’m familiar with the concept, so it was my best guess. The video’s website credits the songmeisters, but I am unfamiliar with their work & so didn’t recognize those names.

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