Comments on: Election Day 2013: secesh fever! http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:42:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: rustonite http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1759089 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:37:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1759089 my home town has a fence viewer and a tree warden. sadly, the hogreeve was folded into the animal control officer some years ago.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1757188 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:26:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1757188 Kit Carson County should just join Oklahoma.

As for Christie: good luck taking that act on the road! Some personalities are just a little too loud for the South and the Midwest, especially for the women in those states.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1756438 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:03:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1756438 I’m glad to see that Weld held, according to what seems like pretty definitive results in the Eastern press. I guess y’all’l just have to do without Kit Carson County, wherever that is. Maybe they could be made to leave the name behind! We’re going to have to listen to more Chris Christie blather back this way, but Virginia continues to trend blue, so you take what you can get. And New York City may have elected the closest thing to a Bolshevik, or at least an interesting mayor, since Fiorello LaGuardia died, which was before my time.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1755930 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:27:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1755930 I’m disappointed! Meanwhile, the polls are still open out here so who knows if I’ll wake up tomorrow morning in Colorado or a new federal territory. . .

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1755654 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:40:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1755654 o.k., I wasn’t being literally serious on the hogreeve question, just metaphorically so. I always liked the phrase “not fit for a hog reeve.” I also somehow felt incredibly well-educated the first time I knew that a sheriff was nothing more than the “reeve of the shire!”

And with that, the road again…

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1755562 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:29:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1755562 p.s. the last citation for hog reeve (used to be all one word, then hyphenated, now separated) is this:

“2007 Buffalo (N.Y.) News 26 Mar. a4 [John H.] Sununu and his wife, Nancy, have been named to the honorary post of Hampton Falls’ hog reeve, complete with a swearing-in ceremony and a badge.”

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1755557 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:25:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1755557 Hogreeves? Srsly? That’s pretty quaint!

For those of you without access to the Oxford English Dictionary Online: “Chiefly in New England and south-eastern Canada: a person appointed to impound stray pigs, and to prevent or assess any damage caused by them.”

The irony is that there are probably a lot of states and towns (esp. in the South?) who could use full-time hogreeves, what with the feral pig population & the destruction it causes.

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1755546 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:19:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1755546 The irony is that the protests against unrestrained oil and gas drilling, a key issue with the 51st staters, sprung from Pottersville 20 years ago. The city went to court to fight lax setbacks and regulations and the primacy of the state oil and gas drilling commission was upheld. Since that time the city fathers have changed their tunes and squealed like stuck pigs when the setbacks for drilling platforms was increased from 350 to 500 feet (among other perfectly reasonable restrictions). Given that the movement is going nowhere without Pottersville and that Pottersville’s citizens have shown a distinct distaste for drilling platforms in their backyards, the dishonesty of the campaign is as unsurprising as it is galling. There is no end to complaints about the gays and magazine limits and alternative energy requirements, but nary a peep about gaining two sentate and one house seat at the expense of turning a very liveable city into a sarifice zone.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1755440 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:10:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1755440 cf. the article in the NYT yesterday about the Koke Bros. descent on Coralville, Iowa.

My vote is in, although we have only the mildest of municipal offices and questions, including the usual run of uncontested contests, in which I refuse to vote. We have a student running for town council in one district and I was going to give her my vote, until I realized, whoops, wrong district. So I went with my usual and wrote in a couple of retired colleagues for arcane offices. Do we have the last hogreeve in the republic? Plus voted against the retention of a supreme court justice, mostly for contrarianism and spite. Then we also had a department curricular committee ballot today. I voted yes for everything, even stuff written in incomprehensible educratia. We need a campus-wide hogreeve, is what we need!

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2013/11/05/election-day-2013-secesh-fever/comment-page-1/#comment-1755329 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:52:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22002#comment-1755329 Oh, we left-coasters have a rural secessionist movement of our own. It would just be hard to get on any state ballot because it spans two states:

http://www.jeffersondeclaration.net

(NB: All pages load verrry slowly!)

The “I’ve had it!” page even invokes Historiann’s Colorado loonies!

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