November 7, 2018

"The fact that the state of Colorado, in 25 years, has gone from being dubbed the 'hate state' to a place that can elect someone who is not just openly gay, but publicly gay, that’s historic."

Said Annise Parker, a gay-rights activist, quoted in "Colorado, once the infamous anti-LGBT ‘hate state,’ becomes first to elect an openly gay governor" (WaPo).

The new governor is Jared Polis:

79 comments:

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Pot heads for Polis!

MadisonMan said...

Hypothesis: Colorado was never really a 'hate state' -- but it was dubbed that by people (let's just say they're in the media) as a means to acquire power.

Meade said...

"America, Fuck yeah!
So lick my butt and suck on my balls"

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...
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MayBee said...

My thesis: Americans are pretty great and will vote for whomever if they are the right person for the job.

rhhardin said...

The plus is that he won't have to apologize to his wife for indiscretions. They're expected.

Seeing Red said...

Colorado can afford ito be socialist. They’ll just raise the prices in Aspen.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Polis is not that openly gay, btw. When he ran and won over and over as a congressman from Boulder, (in a rigged district where he would never lose) - no mention of his even being gay.
His homosexuality isn't an issue - it isn't a plus or a minus - it's a big nothing.
So yes - hooray... CO is not a hate state, and we've arrived at a place where it just doesn't matter.

Polis a closet socialist.

MayBee said...

Some Women's Marcher woman was on CBS This Morning saying that women's anger gets them elected. But I don't think that's right. The right person for the job-- woman or man. Marsha Blackburn (R- Great Hair) won not because of the women's march. Claire McCaskill (D- Faked Centrism For Too Long) lost in the supposed Year of the Women.

All the new women are attractive and don't look like the teacher who told you to do your homework or your mother who told you to clean your room. The women who won in my area in Michigan ran a pretty centrist campaign.

hawkeyedjb said...

Colorado has gone from moderate to hard-left without the usual stopover at Liberalism. Polis represents the hatred urban Coloradans have for their fellow citizens in Rubeland.

gilbar said...

Meade said... "America, Fuck yeah! So lick my butt and suck on my balls"

So, With Whom did Polis have to prove his loyalty?

tim maguire said...

But is he competent? Will he be the first openly gay governor of Colorado who isn't really bad at his job?

gerry said...

So lick my butt and suck on my balls"

There's hepatitis and many opportunistic flora infections in that future.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...
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Curious George said...

"publicly gay?" What the fuck does that mean?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Polis is really really wealthy and he's part of a small group of other really really wealthy leftists who created a blueprint to turn CO blue. (Polis, Bridges, Stryker)
They have been successful.
The GOP in CO are almost worthless. They don't care about winning, because they make money with their print-ads.

mccullough said...

Colorado is a liberal state. The Mountains are the playground for the wealthy. And the wealthy have become very liberal over the last 25 years. And Denver is one third Mexican. Soon it will be just like California. And soon the Mexicans will turn on their wealthy white masters.

Mr Wibble said...

Seeing Red said...
Colorado can afford ito be socialist. They’ll just raise the prices in Aspen.


Rich and upper-middle class libs moving into the mountains have driven up prices not just in Aspen, but down-valley as well. The middle-class folks have to live in Rifle and commute.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Today's blog theme is "Disturbingly Long Objects?"

gilbar said...
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The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Colorado is a state that values Free Stuff. Always amusing to watch this central fact of Democrat success papered over with blather about race, gender, and sexual orientation. Middle-class White people do spend an awful lot of time talking to each other and pretending no one else exists.

gilbar said...

the hatred urban Coloradans have for their fellow citizens in Rubeland.
When i was fishing last month by Durango, my guide (Crazy Mike, who was Awesome BTW) said that few people dislike front slope (i think he called them) people as much as west slope people do.
This was in regards to my mentioning the hated and disgust "Goddamned Greenies" receive in Wyoming He said that there were Two Colorados, the good and the bad; so, it goes both ways

mccullough said...

The middle class in Colorado should move like the middle class in California are. Wealthy whites and poor Mexicans are the future of progressive states.

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gilbar said...

mccullough said...
The middle class in Colorado should move like the middle class in California are. Wealthy whites and poor Mexicans are the future of progressive states.

HELL NO! If they move, they'll move to Wyoming; and fuck it up like the Californians did to Montana. Stay in your Colorado mess, and fish your own damn trout; you Goddamn Greenies*


Goddamn Greenies* Colorado License plate are green, and wyoming gets Too Many Already

Meade said...

"front slope (i think he called them)"

Front range?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The D's won in a sweep here. Also - all the tax hike ballot issues FAILED.

Square that, Polis.

He's already planning on tax-raping us for "free universal everything."
He's going to make us miss Hickenlooper, who was a solid democrat, but not a radical leftist shill. (a closet radical leftist shill - Polis campaigned as a moderate)

A few years ago, ballot issue 69 went down 80%-20%. It was a ballot measure for socialized health care in Colorado. Polis wants to shove that down our throats, even though it was defeated by a large majority. But - he's gay! so it's all cool.

mockturtle said...

The middle class in Colorado should move like the middle class in California are. Wealthy whites and poor Mexicans are the future of progressive states.

Not so much a racial/ethnic construct as class distribution. In many Latin American countries, there are two classes: The wealthy and the peasants. California is following this model very closely and other blue states will, too and, in time, the entire nation. The middle classes are doomed.

FIDO said...

I had this...nutty friend in high school. He was hyper, emotionally violent, small, not attractive, and prone to violent outbursts which were incredibly embarrassing.

So ladies...who wants to sign up for a cup of that?

None. So it was unsurprising that he 'came out' gay. If he wanted a sex life, it was men or escorts...and he wasn't rich.

This guy looks 'no better options' gay too.

hawkeyedjb said...

"And soon the Mexicans will turn on their wealthy white masters."

Not likely. Hasn't happened in California, or anyplace else.

Fernandistein said...

Dubbed with hurled slurs.

gerry said...

"publicly gay?" What the fuck does that mean?

You know, the usual public venues: bus stations, interstate highway rest areas, truck stops...

Murph said...

Fyi, this is the Colorado voting map for Gov./Lt. Gov.

https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/91808/Web02-state.216038/#/cid/300

Kinda tells you all you need to know about urban/mt. versus rural.

(And, that's "Front Range" and "Western Slope," to be accurate.)

mccullough said...

It happened in Mexico. They kicked out the criollos of Spain and declared independence. They can kick out Zuckerburg, too.

mockturtle said...

So long as his past, unlike that of the former Seattle mayor, is free of underage boys.

EDH said...

Does the video at this link violate Althouse's admonition against "using kids as political props"?

Rep. Jared Polis reads gay bunny book to his children for family story time

Polis, who is running for Colorado governor in the Democratic primary set for June 26, streamed the live reading from his children’s bedroom. The book, written by Jill Twiss, is a parody of Charlotte Pence’s new children’s book, “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” In Twiss’ version, Vice President Mike Pence’s pet bunny Marlon Bundo falls in love with a boy bunny.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

CO is now swamp. It's now Illinois and California.

gerry said...

A few years ago, ballot issue 69 went down 80%-20%.

Polis wants to shove that down our throats

even though it was defeated by a large majority.
_________________________

What an interesting choice of metaphors!

mccullough said...

The middle income people have no reason to stay in states like Colorado, California, New York, etc. unless you have a government job. Even then it’s probably better to move elsewhere.

The US is on its way to becoming Brazil anyway. But over the next 25-30 years there are better states and cities to live in. By then the US government will be bankrupt anyway so it won’t realky matter st that point.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

BTW- all the candidates who won on the D-side - they all hit the R hard tying them to Trump.

CO is not Trump country.

George Brauchler lost the AG because his flunky D opponent (who has NO experience at all) - tied Brauchler to Trump.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

gilbar: HELL NO! If they move, they'll move to Wyoming; and fuck it up like the Californians did to Montana. Stay in your Colorado mess, and fish your own damn trout; you Goddamn Greenies[...]

"Californians who fucked up Montana" and "Coloradans who are fucking up Wyoming" are not necessarily a different set of people. Some of those "Coloradans" are the self-same Californians who came to Colorado a couple of decades back, with the results we see today.

At any rate, members of the same general locust horde of clueless progressives.

CWJ said...

"Colorado, once the infamous anti-LGBT ‘hate state,’..."

When was that? I second MadisonMan's comment at the start of this thread.

CWJ said...

Now they can get that rascally hatey mchate face cake guy for sure!

Static Ping said...

If he was a Republican, he would be described as a traitor and self-loathing.

The left does not really care about the gays. They are just a means to an end, which will be discarded at the moment it is no longer convenient. They want socialism and identity politics is just a tool to get there.

Fernandistein said...

Hypothesis: Colorado was never really a 'hate state'

Well, yeah, because not giving special rights to some groups of people doesn't mean that you hate them.

I had this...nutty friend in high school. He was hyper, emotionally violent, small, not attractive, and prone to violent outbursts which were incredibly embarrassing.

I got bigger.

Anthony said...

They're still stuck on the Mathew Shepard Was Killed Because He Was Gay meme, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Oso Negro said...

@ CWJ - Back in the early '90s there was an anti-gay marriage Proposition that passed. I remember that because I sent my son with a couple of Colorado t-shirts for his mother and her girlfriend in California.

Fernandistein said...

They're still stuck on the Mathew Shepard Was Killed Because He Was Gay meme, despite all evidence to the contrary.

I heard that completely debunked tall tale parroted by the parrots on NPR a couple of weeks ago - apparently there's some monument to the guy in Washington...google goggle... "Matthew Shepard Will Be Interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 Years After His Death"

CWJ said...

Oso Negro,

Thanks.

Kevin said...

"The fact that the state of Colorado, in 25 years, has gone from being dubbed the 'hate state' to a place that can elect someone who is not just openly gay, but publicly gay, that’s historic."

Closeted, out, openly, publicly.

What's the next level of gayness? Orgasmicly?

HoodlumDoodlum said...

It can't be that it was never really a "hate state" at all and that the fact that it was dubbed that said more about the people doing the dubbing than the state itself can it?

No, no, that can't be it. This is definitely Progress and just proves that the regressive deplorables all over this great nation can be changed, molded, and otherwise beaten into shape in short order if only we all agree it must be done and nothing can be allowed to stop us.

Forward!

buwaya said...

Decadence always takes characteristic forms.
A moribund society looks like this.
Homosexuality or the attitude to it is typical, it is a parallel symptom to the general sterility.

chuck said...

Too bad. Colorado needs competence more than diversity, and someone should redo the embarrassing murals at the Denver International Airport.

Birches said...

We just left CO after 11 years and it never seemed to be Red to us at all. People cared about appearances. They want to look progressive and tolerant, but they don't actually care that much. I always knew Polis would win because it's an easy virtue signal. I'm glad to be gone.

chuck said...

> We just left CO after 11 years and it never seemed to be Red to us at all.

It was already becoming intolerant 30 years ago, and as it continues left it will become more so.

hawkeyedjb said...

"Back in the early '90s there was an anti-gay marriage Proposition that passed."

Yeah, but back in the early 00's Barack and Hillary and most everyone else was a bigot, according to properthink.

Mark said...

So this "gay" guy still needs the optics of a woman standing next to him??

And are we now supposed to give him the designation of Jared Pollis (G) or always refer to him as "the openly gay Governor Jared Pollis"?

MayBee said...

🎵 He's not only merely gay
He's really most sincerely gay 🎶

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

All the leftists who won in CO - Governor, AG, Treasurer - they are all inexperienced figure heads. (Polis has some experience, granted he was a congressman)
They are there to do the bidding of the bigger, wealthier leftwing fish behind the scenes.

The guy who won AG - he's an academic with ZERO experience. It's really astonishing.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

It will be interesting to see if they moderate or go full tilt left.

Of course the media will hide the negative side effects, but the common man will have no choice but to live with the elite take over and consider a move to less hostile frontiers.

It's funny that it's flipped from "hate state" to gay leftwinger hates you, and will ruin you for the so called greater good.

Leftists do not care about the little guy. That people think they do, is the biggest scam going.

Jim said...

In the lead-up to the election I saw not a single media article here in Colorado about Polis being gay. Today, the day after the election, I've seen five. What accounts for this, I wonder?

AJ Lynch said...


Jim:

Had you seen the media reports that Beto O'Rourke's father-in-law is worth $10-$20 Billion? And Beto's wife is an only child so she gets it all?

This is what the media does for Dems.

jimbino said...

Colorado has come a long way since 1990, when I had to threaten to sue the ski resorts for their lift-ticket policies that discriminated against unmarried couples and single mothers, along with their children. The resorts used to offer discounted "Family Passes" where a family consisted of a "married couple and their children." Now that's all changed for the better and you no longer have to show proof of sex, marital status or family status.

n.n said...

Transgender/homosexual is politically congruent. American of Asian descent/heritage is politically incongruent. Progress.

Roughcoat said...

Meade asked: "Front range"?

No. The front range is the line of mountains immediately bordering the eastern plateau.

Not "front slope" either. It should be "west slope" and "east slope." Or, west of "Divide" or east of the Divide.

When I arrived in Colorado in 1970 it was primarily a cowboy/farmer state, and mostly Republican. But that changed, approximately starting with the influx of Haight-Ashury refugees in the early 70s.

I lived in Colorado for 18 years. I still go back on now and again for vacation, but only to the West Slope, usually to the Durango/Wolf Creek Pass area, sometimes to Meeker.

Roughcoat said...

Clarification re Colorado terminology: should be "west of the divide" and "east of the divide".

The east slope is understood to be the high desert watershed/plateau extending from the front range east all the way to Kansas and Nebraska. The west slope is everything west of the front range to Utah. We're talking watersheds here. All rain that falls and water that flows east of the Divide theoretically ends up in the Atlantic. All rain and flowing west of the Divide ends up in the Pacific. Hence the term: "Continental Divide." The front range is a mountain range, nothing more.

Ian F. Shield said...

Who decided to call Colorado the "hate state"? Haters, I would guess.

It would be nice if the progs would give the word "hate" a rest. It smacks of projection.

Quaestor said...

At last, Titus comes out of the closet.

Isn't just fab?

buwaya said...

"Beto O'Rourke's father-in-law is worth $10-$20 Billion?"

He might only be worth $500 million.

stevew said...

For god's sake, the entire country has shifted to one of tolerating gays, if not nearly entirely pro-gay, in that time.

AJ Lynch said...

If you believe the Forbes' estimate Buyawa. I've found Forbes is as liberal as CNBC etc so I will believe the FIL is worth way more than $500 MM.

mccullough said...

That Colorado baker who won his case at the Supreme Court should move or convert to Islam.

It’s interesting that Justice Kennedy was the guy who wrote the bookend decisions on Colorado. He struck down the anti gay law in Romer back in 1996 and struck down the anti anti-gay wedding cake case in 2018.





I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Colorado has come a long way since 1990, when I had to threaten to sue the ski resorts for their lift-ticket policies that discriminated against unmarried couples and single mothers, along with their children. The resorts used to offer discounted "Family Passes" where a family consisted of a "married couple and their children." Now that's all changed for the better and you no longer have to show proof of sex, marital status or family status.

A true hero!

Rabel said...

The transition from Hickenlooper to Dickinpooper should come easily to our Colorado friends.

Phil 3:14 said...

"transition from Hickenlooper to Dickinpooper "

I know I shouldn't say this but got me laughing

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Rabel- the feeling of sickness in the pit of my stomach. Dickenpooper.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Another old white guy. Colorado voters are such racists.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Denver-Boulder for the Meadehouse relocate?

Great place. IMHO. [Especially because of one trip. When much more yootful I went on a road trip of America w/ a couple dudes. Came across some (crazy hot) Danish au pairs in Boulder = multi-day diversion. Good times.]

Anywho, re the golden-years folks who run this place, that place seems to check all the boxes.

Maybe Dick@Home can give tips re neighborhoods. What hoods should they look at? If they're looking for walkability re stuff to do/see/eat and no riffraff near by?

Trumpit said...

I don't care who he screws so long as it isn't me.