I meant to write this on Wednesday, the day after the election, but it was my birthday and I didn’t want to think of unhappy dark things.
But now it’s Thursday.
On the one hand, we are no longer getting election junk mail. Thats the good thing. I could have wallpapered the coop with all those flyers. And no more robo-calls.
But now we have he-who-must-not-be-named in office for another 4 years.
Another 4 years of depression and darkness. Like in Narnia, always winter and never Christmas.
It is no wonder the stocks dropped dramatically the day after the election, worst day this year.
Every issue I voted for lost. Every issue I supported failed. Sheesh, I cant seem to get a political break here.
For example, the people voted and said, “Why yes, I would love for you to raise my taxes, thank you very much!” And so it shall be. What are they thinking, I ask you? Just put the name “schools” or “children” in front of a proposition to rob you of your money and people blindly think yep, that sounds good. Remember when the lottery was voted into place in California? They said the money would go to the schools. Thats how they got people to vote for it. The schools would be the winners and they would never be in want again.
The lottery is still going on. But where is the money? In the general fund, thats where. A clandestine midnight meeting where they decided “we need it more than they do” and poof, the schools are still ‘destitute’.
But we are suckers and keep voting for more taxes “to support our schools”. When will they stop holding our children’s education ransom?
And I would have thought that voting to eliminate political contributions from union dues would have been a no brainer, but nooo. We got to keep bribing politicians to help support our huge, swollen, beast of a union, however obsolete they are. And right out of your pocketbook, thanks.
Now what about the labeling of GMO foods? I knew that would not win. 1) it was not written well. 2) there was millions of dollars, millions thrown into the fray from frightened Monsanto, Dow, and other chemical companies as well as all the processed food companies that buy their products. There wasn’t a snowballs chance.
What I ask is “Why are we having to vote on this?” Did the FDA ask us if we wanted ingredient labels on food sold in America? No, of course not, they just said ‘do it’. Did they ask us to vote on whether or not to list nutritional information on the labels? Nope. But try to get labels on food products that contain genetically manipulated food that has dire or at the very least, questionable effects on our bodies and that of our children and suddenly we have to vote on it and the monster corporations squashed it flat.
This should not be a vote. It should be required. So raise your hand if you think the FDA is there to help and protect us anymore?
I could go on. About how the FDA is busy trying to stop small business’s by requiring them to comply with the same rules and regulations as huge corporate food producers.
Okay, I am stepping away from the soapbox.
See what happens when I don’t have a kitchen to mess in? I end up thinking about (gasp) politics!
On a better note, I had a lovely birthday, thank you family. I am flying out to see my Aunt in Alabama, at her B&B where she will have an oven ready to go for me. I will actually not be home when the kitchen here is done! What kind of karma is that? This surprise trip was planned ages ago when the new kitchen was just a twinkle in our eye.
So I will see you all when I settle into the deep south-take care now,
Okay, have a lovely day and I will bring my computer to ‘bamy to send pictures and posts from there.