“It only takes a spark, to get a fire going….and soon all those around can warm up to its glowing…”
Oh, sorry, for a second there I got caught up in my post-election happiness. I mean now, that we will all finally have peace, love, happiness, health care, a home, college eduction and free food, how can I not be overjoyed! The US has spoken. 66 million people have decided they would rather have the Government take care of their needs than take care of them on their own. 66 million people have decided that Socialism may be better than Capitalism. 66 million people have decided that “change” is good regardless of what it is or its cost. So Bravo America! You have chosen…time will tell if you have chosen wisely.
So why in the world is this titled “Post-Election Happiness?” I mean how can I be happy, many wonderful, hard working and excellent Judges in my home town were defeated simply because they were Republicans.
Devon Anderson–an excellent no-nonsense law and order Judge-defeated.
Caprice Cosper–a caring Judge who is not afraid to put bad guys away when they deserve it-defeated.
Levi Benton–one of the few judges I have ever been before who reads and studies the law and does all he can to make the right decision every time-defeated.
Ken Wise-a judge who is smart, knows the law, and is sensitive to the needs of all litigants in the Courtroom, and who is fair-minded-defeated
Sherolyn Wood-a judge since 1982 who has ruled on more cases than most judges in the Country-honest about her feelings on a case, no-nonsense attitude and hard working-defeated
and the list goes on…
Not to mention that numerous great Represenatives and Senators like Elizabeth Dole-defeated. And of course, our last hope for conservative idealisms for the next 4 years, John McCain-defeated.
So how can I be happy about the election?
Because in one small corner of the world–there was a resounding victory for our most precious commodity next to children—mothers.
Yes, that’s right–there was a victory yesterday for moms. Well, maybe not the traditional kind of soccer mom that you are thinking of–and well, maybe not the clean your face, prepare your dinner, wash your clothes handle a career at the same time kind of mom you have.
But nevertheless, this victory tells all moms, especially pregnant moms and moms caring for little ones that they will not be confined to the societal cages of yesteryear. They will be able to stretch their limbs, turn around and make their voices heard.
Why? Because the wonderfully intelligent voters of California, who voted on the one hand to elect a gay marriage-supporting President and on the other voted for a Constitutional ban on gay marriage in their own State–they have voted “YES” to Proposition 2.
What is that you ask? It is a new law that creates criminal liability for anyone who wrongfully confines egg-laying chickens or pregnant pigs. This new law will make it mandatory that cages for such wonderful little mothers be big enough so that the animal, err mom I mean, can “lie down, stand up, fully extend their limbs and turn around freely.”
So, no more of this horrible treatment. Now when these moms have their babies taken from them soon after they are laid (or is it lain–I hate this verb), it won’t be from some nasty crowded cage like this one. And the moms will be able to turn around and talk to their other chicken mom friends about the evils of the baby-sale of their children.
And don’t forget the pigs.
No more of this either. Just look at them–what if one of them has restless leg syndrome and can’t stretch out–oh the humanity or piganity or whatever. I’m just glad the mom’s took home this trophy.
Net result-higher priced bacon and eggs-but isn’t it worth it? for the moms?
So don’t fret–not everything was lost yesterday–at least we took home this one.