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June 30th, 2011


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08:32 am
One curious item that I forgot to mention about our trip to Kentucky:

While we wandered a mall in Ashland, forestcats noticed that I had the longest hair of all the men in the mall. Nearly all of them wore crewcuts. Finally, a family walked by with a teen who had hair down to his shoulders, but it was a bit eerie that conservative old me was doing the Samson thing in comparison to the locals!

(14 comments | Speak, or forever hold your peace)

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From:marswalker
Date:June 30th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
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That is a bit interesting. Conservativism is alive and well in Ky.
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 30th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
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However, I don't think that Kentucky is known for Republicanism. I could be wrong, though; I haven't researched it.

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From:marswalker
Date:June 30th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
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http://www.city-data.com/forum/kentucky/815199-red-blue.html
I'd thought it was a "red state" in the news a decade ago.
Looks like it is!
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 30th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Funny how our friend who ran for Congress failed, then.

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From:marswalker
Date:June 30th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Well, you know those red-staters... lol... never really know what they want until what they ask for hurts them, too.
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From:mycroftca
Date:June 30th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
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OTOH, his neighborhood may have been locally liberal, rather than conservative.

I shall worry not.

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From:yechezkiel
Date:July 1st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
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Who was your friend?
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 1st, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
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Howard Feinberg.
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From:yechezkiel
Date:July 1st, 2011 06:44 am (UTC)
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Oh! He ran against Lucas back in 2000, the year my family moved into that district.

You probably have had this explained to you, but for the benefit of anyone else who might have some strange interest in KY congressional politics: The fourth snakes along the Ohio, and combines the strongly–GOP Boone with other GOP strongholds in Northern KY. The rest of the district is majority Democratic (though decreasingly so since that 2000 race). Feinberg came from the wrong part of the district as a GOP candidate (away from the GOP center in NKY), and Lucas was a Blue Dog from the right part (populous Kenton County).
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 2nd, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
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Oh, you recognized him! Cool...
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From:yechezkiel
Date:July 1st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
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Registration in Kentucky is still overwhelmingly Democratic. Boone County in the north is the only county with a significant history of being majority-GOP. Kentucky has only had eight years with a Republican governor in the past sixty years.

(I don't have longtime Kentucky GOP activists in my family or anything like that. No, not at all!)
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 1st, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
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Kentucky is fascinating, isn't it?

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From:varianor
Date:July 1st, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
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Cool. I loved having that Shakespearian hair-to-my-shoulders look. Gave it up once I went into the business world. Wrong world. (Though your photos has short hair - do you wear it longer?)
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 1st, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
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I don't bother with my hair all too often; it gets long, it gets shorter.

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco...

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