It’s the day after the Election here in the US and here in Southern California the weather is nice. It will probably get a bit too warm for an early November day, but for now the sky is a clear shade of blue, no clouds, with a good breeze. I’m not a morning person by choice but I had an early appointment today, so I was out of the house by 8:30am, and now I am awake and in a decent mood. Many of the propositions I voted for passed, with one major exception (Measure J- a small tax increase to support public transit), though some passed that I wish hadn’t. The big news is of course that my President was re-elected to the White House for his second term, and again this country has made history. In various state elections, historic decisions were made as well, and all of them make me proud to be in this country, now, while these choices are being made for the good of the country and for our fellow Americans as human beings with rights to live as they choose.
Isn’t that what this country was founded upon? The idea of Freedom for everyone? Sure, the definition of “everyone” has changed a little over time, but I can’t help but think that the Founding Fathers, if they were looking down at us from some heavenly place, would see this as a good thing. And I refuse to believe that any deity, be they fatherly, brotherly, motherly, or other, would judge the whole of society for the supposedly sinful actions of a few. Yes I know the Bible has stories that say otherwise, but I believe that if the Christian God exists, he’s more interested in that we have true, real, beautiful love for our fellows than whether that love is between a man and a woman or a man and a man or a woman and a woman. Somehow, to me, love itself is Divine, and part of what god is.
Hmm… I guess I can speak on religion and politics for a while: I found myself about to launch into a long discussion of both just now when I meant to keep it short and simple. Sorry about that. What I meant to say is, Yay, the Election is over. Now we can all go back to what the Internet was truly meant for. No, not that. The other thing. CATS!
I made another Cats Just Because magazine the other day, and waited a few days to post it here so as not to overwhelm you with teh kyoot. But it is time, Dear Reader. Enjoy with my compliments!