2014 Midterm Election Results: a Silver Lining
Looking for a silver lining in this year's abortional midterm election results is kind of like a newly homeless person saying “Cool! No more mortgage payments; no more of those obnoxious neighborhood kids cutting across my lawn.”
And on that note:
Ballot initiatives to increase the minimum wage were approved by voters in South Dakota, Arkansas and Nebraska.
Voters in Oregon and Washington D.C. have approved the legalization of recreational marijuana.
A “Personhood” amendment (“life begins at ejaculation”) got trounced in Colorado.
The Worst Governor Ever — Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania's corporate-funded teabag-sucking skank — has been voted out.
A gun control initiative — all it does is increase background checks — actually passed in Washington State. I'm pretty neutral about the whole gun thing, but it was refreshing to see the usual NRA talking points (“Dey gonna take away our guns!”) and obfuscation tactics (coming up with an innocuously-worded “rival” measure that would prohibit background checks) being ignored by voters.
Michigan voters rejected two initiatives that would have 1) allowed trophy hunting of wolves, and 2) authorized an unelected unaccountable committee of ranchers and trophy hunters to make all future decisions on which animals could be hunted, regardless of these animals' endangered or threatened status.
And don't get me started on Maine's inbred voters who apparently drool and ejaculate at the prospect of luring bears with piles of donuts and candy and then shooting them pointblank.
OOPS, this was supposed to be a positive post...