Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mandatory Post-Election post

The election results seem to agree with the poll that I'm running on this blog. That since 1920 when women were allowed to vote, the pro-rape ticket has been a losing one.

Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin held a pro-rape stance but it seems if you say something “legitimately” stupid that effects over half the voters, the electoral process has a way of shutting that whole thing down.

The trillion dollar “war on drugs” will be coming to an end this decade. Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize pot for recreational purposes. So users don't have to go to doctors and say, “I get really anxious when I can't buy weed.” Making the doctors give them a prescription for weed, so they are no longer anxious.

This is how prohibition ended. States stopped enforcing it and the federal law enforcement isn't really designed to handle low level arrests. Although the Obama administration has continued federal enforcement of Pot laws, it should be clear that it is now a losing battle.

In the Senate not only did the Dems hold their majority, but the five new Senators are much more Progressive than the rest of the Senate. Oddly, it wasn't until I read an article on it that I noticed women are at an all time high in the Senate with 18 women Senators.

More states will allow gays to marry. People are realizing that turning a portion of population into second class citizens in order to avoid a small increase in the amount of Couple Dates they are invited to is a bit extreme when a simple, “No thanks we have plans.” works just as well on gay couples as straight couples. I have found that saying, “I'm busy building a kitten army that will force the world to obey my will, just like the cats do!” Not only stops people from inviting me to Couple Dates, but also makes them back away slowly, making sure not to make sudden moves.

Obamacare will become law of the land, this was really its final hurdle. After 2014 when the final parts are put in place it can't be taken away. Healthcare will be a right, not a privilege. Any modifications to it will be working under that framework.

Basically, the nation shall continue to move forward. It wasn't a revolution but we won't be sliding backwards.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE


Stephanie Barr said...

I was also heartened to see the younger voters overwhelmingly on the side of progress, tolerance and forward thinking. That gives me hope that, however mired in the dark ages parts of this country is today, the future may be brighter.

I also like seeing that more of the demographic was out there voting their hearts out, women, minorities,etc.

I do have a question. If the Federal gov't stops being an impediment to the effectiveness of gay marriage, will gays started defecting from the backwards states that still discriminate against them? Whatever will happen to Hollywood? I don't think Mormons (for example) are going to be qualified to take up the slack, or rather, I'm not sure I want to see the results.

Darrell B. Nelson said...

"Whatever will happen to Hollywood? I don't think Mormons (for example) are going to be qualified to take up the slack, or rather, I'm not sure I want to see the results."

Are you saying you didn't like "Carnival of Souls"?

By the time CA's anti marriage law makes it through court the so many famous couples will be married that CA will grant gay marriage rights, so that won't be a problem.

One "defecting" problem I do see is when Pot laws get down to the state level. With people and companies leaving the "Dry" states and heading for the "Wet" states. We have that problem here in KY over Alcohol sales. Major companies not wanting to do business in counties that are dry. And the younger workers deserting those counties.

Darrell B. Nelson said...

Just another take on the election, the biggest supporters of the GOP were Married White Males.
If they want to do better in the future they need to do something to increase the number of Married White Males. It makes sense for them to support bills that would increase the number of guys getting married.
I wonder what bills going around the states could do that?