We Did It!
I rarely realize how anxious I am about elections until after they’re over. And I can breathe again when we did it…we did the right things (mostly) around this country.
In Pennsylvania and Other States – We Did It!
Yesterday was Election Day in the United States. Not a Presidential election, but in a number of key State elections, voters said no to MAGA Republicans and yes to Democratic (and democratic) policies.
Some of the more important elections were in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. And in Pennsylvania (where I live and vote), both locally and State-wide, we voted out the assholes and voted in the folks who are looking to preserve the values I care about.
One local example I’ll write about. The Central Bucks County school board had been taken over by extremist candidates who were brought in by the national hate-group called Moms for Liberty (Moms for Fascism is more accurate). They were literally banning books in schools in this area. And causing a boatload of hateful partisanship. It was terrifying that this shit came so geographically close.
The school board now has a Democratic majority and will go about cleaning up the mess created by the extremist/activist board members.
I am so relieved. I’m also relieved by our choice in State Supreme Court Judge. That Virginia said fuck you to the smiling hate-mongering governor of that Commonwealth. That Kentucky re-elected a Democratic Governor who continues to do amazing things for the people of that State. And that Ohio spoke out loudly for the rights of bodily autonomy despite all the chicanery of their State government and election officials (who did shameful shit to try and ban abortions in that State). Ohio also got a side-benefit of getting recreational marijuana approved. Go OHIO!
I know my readership is from far and wide. And that you might not care about these local, State and national issues that are relevant to me. So I apologize for taking up blog time with this. But this election is hopefully a harbinger of what might affect a much larger population. And as a gay man, I am very glad to see the current direction of morals around here.
I did opt to make a larger version of the NEMFKR Shawlette since I already have a smaller version in-stock for the next (and last) craft show).
I have started on the second ball of yarn and will use as much of it as I can. Like lacework, this won’t show off all its beauty until it’s blocked. So I’ll try an knit fast.