Indigenous Peoples’ Day Open Thread


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  1. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Had the opportunity to see John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Moronover the weekend.  It’s a must-see; playing at the Buell in December. 

    A great tee-up for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

    • 2Jung2Die2Jung2Die says:

      Agree this is a must-see, and I saw it (or some version of it) on Netflix, for those who can't make it to the theatre!

    • kwtreekwtree says:

      I checked out Leguizamo’s reading list for “Latin History”. I thought I was pretty well versed in indigenous and Latinx history, but had only read half a dozen of those books. 

      “Chicano History” didn’t;t exist when I was in school, even though Denver was ground zero for El Movimiento activists- the American GI forum, the original West High School “walkout”, Corky and Nita Gonzalez, Su Teatro….all these were part of Denver’s cultural landscape in the late 60s/ early 70s- yet most public school students never heard of them.

      The (European immigrant) pioneers bravely overcame the savage Indian menace, and Manifest Destiny was a glorious thing. This is what we were taught. The great Regis Groff (before he was a Senator) taught an African American History class, and I do vaguely remember some Mexican history taught in an advanced Spanish class. 

      It hasn’t changed all that much, sad to say.

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      I realize Fluffy and his ilk will consider this fake news given the official line is that Jesus wrote the Constitution with his gravity-defying pen – but this was one of the most interesting parts of his performance yesterday (and the irony that the world’s largest genocide was our people killing theirs).

      How the Iroquois Great Law of Peace Shaped US Democracy

  2. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving.   

    Denver is among more than 100 cities and eight (some articles say there are 10) states with a celebration of . Colorado continues to celebrate Columbus day. I may need to be neutral in the battle and have burritos for dinner.

    Harris and Castro have weighed in with tweets supporting #IndigenousPeoplesDay. I've not seen more. 



  3. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Latest Iowa poll (firehouse) is amazing.  Warren 25, Biden 22, Buttigieg 17, Sanders 5! 

    Huge surge by edgyboots. Heart attack really hurt the very old white guy.

  4. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    This is a sad commentary on where we place our largest value – Highest paid public employee in each state.

    • MADCO says:

      It gets worse
      – Football causes CTE (brain damage)
      – the med school physicians are only on the list because they practice 

      What the hell with Alaska and Delaware?!

    • davebarnesdavebarnes says:

      Well, at least NH has its priorities in the right place.

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      And the figures which produce this "coach heavy" map are likely the official payments from the states … and not " payments in consideration for: shoe and apparel use; television, radio or other media appearances; personal appearances."

      AND "does not include amounts that may have been earned as annual incentive bonuses in other years, the value of standard university benefits such as health care or the value of potentially taxable items such as cars; country club memberships; game tickets for the regular season, postseason and other sports; the value of stadium suites, travel upgrades or spouse/family travel and game tickets"

  5. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    Weird flex, bro.

  6. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:


    Hickenlooper: I will bring an unrelenting focus on combating climate change and growing our green economy

    <can't change schedule to attend senate candidate climate forum>


    • Genghis says:

      When he's elected, Hick can point out, "Hey, I wrote that I WANT to bring an unrelenting focus on combating climate change and growing a green economy; never said I would actually DO it."

      • PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

        In fairness, he said an unrelenting focus, not action.

        • Genghis says:

          Exactly, and he didn't even truly commit to the unrelenting focus thing. laugh

        • Diogenesdemar says:

          What a putz!!

          I guess we’ve gotten so used to having one constantly lying Republican Senator here, that Team Hick’ has decided to use that model as their template??

          This is probably what I can’t stand most about this guy: he clearly knows the right things to do; he says mostly the right things; he usually has oodles of political capital to expend; and when it comes time to actually do anything, he’ll always hedge, waffle, equivocate, avoid any risk, study the matter, form a committee to look at the issue giving equal weight to the liars’ faction, and then ultimately deliver little or nothing that the electorate hasn’t drug him to (and then claim that as a best-possible victory, and evidence of his Hickstraordinary charge-leading).

          Yeah, admittedly, he’s better than Gardner — like that’s some kind of high bar? I’m more than a little tired of being regularly and reliably disappointed by this guy.

          • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

            Yes…he is better than Gardner..

            but just barely.

            His candidacy is an insult to every Coloradan. A cynical slap in the face to every Democrat.

            "No…I don't want to be a senator, I wanna be president. I wouldn't be very good as a senator."

            "Oh, wait. Whattaya mean, I can't be president.? Well, then. I wanna be a senator."

            Sincerity ain't his strong suit.

  7. DENependent says:

    That flag is very good looking. Well done Northern Arapaho Tribe.

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