Comments on: What chaps my a$$ this week? http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:45:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1081635 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:45:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1081635 I wonder if the kids with carry permits in the segregated CU housing were on lockdown?

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21332647

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By: LouMac http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080976 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:31:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080976 Ooh, I can beat that in terms of sheer ass-chapping annoyance! We had similarly massive disruptions for a … televised Pac 10 football game held on our campus on a Thursday afternoon. This was the first (and thanks to outcry, the last) time that a game was held on a weekday. The warnings started months in advance: don’t even think about parking anywhere on or near campus as of 5 a.m. that morning. But of course, despite the parking ban (so rich alumns can park in your spot for the game), and the traffic clogging up all streets within a 3-mile radius, and the busses going nowhere because they’re as stuck as the cars, you’ll teach regularly scheduled classes, natch. A PoTUS visit will be a huge logistical hassle, sure, but at least it’s sort of about civics, right? And students will remember it as a signal event. This mid-week game was all about the TV $$$$$$$$$$. (It was actually quite funny seeing them try to convince us that it was about anything else.)

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By: smalltown prof http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080517 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:30:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080517 My mom walked me up to the top of our street to watch President Ford roll by in his limo. We got a great photo (can’t find it now) of him waving throught the limo window, right at us. Then he went to speak at a nearby hotel and Dad went to the speech.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080361 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:17:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080361 Susan: you raise a good point about the President’s visit to Baa Ram U.: it’s the one space on campus in which people are not allowed to bring their guns!

Isn’t it fascinating how pols always exempt themselves and their work spaces (state and the national capitol bldgs.) when it comes to approving concealed carry permits? It’s like they don’t have the courage of their own convictions.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080211 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:27:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080211 My first encounter with politics was 1960, when my mother took all three of us (8,6, and 1) to 125th St. and Park ave for a JFK rally. It was pretty exciting, especially since my brother got a nose bleed. Actually, I think the motorcycles were very exciting for a 6 year old.

More recently,when a political notable came to my campus for graduation, we endured crazy silly security: lots of PITA, not much effectiveness for the metal detectors. The secret service detail on the roof of the opposite building, however? I believed in them. Not fun to have snipers pointing at you when you’re in your academic robes!

And in 1992 I went to the middle of town where I then lived to see Hillary Clinton. She was incredibly impressive — she speaks in full sentences and paragraphs. Amazing.

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By: earl http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080151 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 01:05:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080151 Had two close encounters of the political kind with presidential candidates

Both at a SLAC in the center of the country (ej :)

Got to have a beer with Gary Hart at the Pub on campus. Have a photo to prove it.

Same year Ted Kennedy came to speak at the big old gym. The SS wouldn’t lets students wearing life preservers in the gym

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080127 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080127 Leslie W: I had a similar 1992 experience in a different midwestern town. It was the first big political (non-protest) rally I’d ever attended. The Big Dog was mesmerizing even from waaaay back in the crowd. I recall snapping out of it hours later and thinking wait, what just happened there? I had the same experience years later, when I certainly knew better. Some people are just great speakers. These personalities get people hooked into political participation and that is a good thing. My hope is that once hooked, folks can figure it out to analyze what has been said and what has been done.

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080122 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:42:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080122 the logistics of all this

I learned recently that a local professional (with connections, I guess) was hired to do hair and makeup when the President and entourage were here. It seems a good thing that they don’t travel with stylists but I never would have imagined this.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080119 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:25:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080119 I’m feeling a little less cranky since I learned that some of my students have tickets and they’re very excited. I’m guessing that a lot of classes in our building will be skipped tomorrow–but that’s OK. It’s worth missing a few classes (of which there will be yet 27 more in the semester) to get a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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By: Leslie W http://www.historiann.com/2012/08/27/what-chaps-my-a-this-week/comment-page-1/#comment-1080075 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:16:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=19394#comment-1080075 Fun times!
I was in Madison when Clinton/Gore were stumping the first time around and it was honestly the thrill of my young grad student self to elbow my way to the front of the crowd and shake Clinton’s hand with my left hand and Gore’s hand with my right. I think pretty much ALL of Madison was up at the Capitol for the event – a dose of lefty hope in the Bush Years I.

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