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The Supremes: Standing Up In The Name Of Love

The last couple of weeks…wow. Seriously. It’s almost like the United States of America kind of gets what “united” really means.

Kind of. At this point in a post, I’d normally start frothing at the mouth and focusing on all the negative shit that’s still happening but today I’m all about the love.

I’ve been on the road for NWR working on various stories. Most of them food & wine related. It’s been a chore. Total nightmare.

I think I gained about 10 pounds and we don’t have a gym back at the office. So.

I’ve missed out on what’s been happening back in the US of A.

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I found this image online. I also saw one in a book. As it should be.

Like that thing with the flag in South Carolina. That “thing” is now a “big deal” and about time, too. South Carolina is taking a couple of weeks to discuss the removal of the Confederate flag. Because, apparently, something like this needs discussion. And committees. Let’s not forget focus groups. Possibly a referendum. And polls. Lots of expensive polls.

Funny but it took Alabama about 30 minutes to decide the right thing.

I was just having a little dance party in celebration when I read that the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Obamacare. Imagine that. Mandatory healthcare for all Americans. Who can’t support that?

Apparently, lots of Republicans (and maybe some Democrats and other crazy ass stupid people like that) because politicians all over the country are calling in sick about the decision. Maybe they’ll be diagnosed with a mental disorder and have to resign. One can only hope.

So now national healthcare is the law of the land. And it didn’t hurt one bit. Not really. Yes, there’s still lots of moaning and groaning going on but now people who want healthcare can get it and maybe they can get a pill that blocks out the sound of the groaners. I’d fund that kind of research.

And just when I thought this week couldn’t get any better — what with the most excellent flight back home and not losing our luggage — BAM!

SCOTUS brings it all home.

SCOTUS upholds marriage equality
Color me, and every other person who wants to marry the person they love, supremely happy!

I was out at a Winners, stocking up on a few essentials (European washing machines ate most of my underwear) when the Mister sent me a text…

US Supreme Court upholds gay marriage!!!

The Mister is not a man to use so many screamers in a text. Actually, he’s not a man who texts. So after I got over a shock of seeing his name on my phone, I read. Then I rejoiced.

The staff and shoppers in Winners got a bit of a fright when I broke out some of my favorite dances moves while in the lingerie section. Michael Jackson would be proud.

It’s almost like common sense is now also becoming a thing. A very good, long overdue, thing. Or maybe it’s a trend and we can hope for more of the same in the coming months?

I tell you…whatever it is, this has been the best week ever for someone who thought common sense was a “thing” of the past. Something relegated to the history books, like the Confederate flag (that’s a forward-looking statement that I’m looking forward to) and not fit to see the light of day here in 2015.

But it’s looking more and more like I WAS WRONG and maybe, maybe, common sense will become a “thing” that turns into a “trend” that evolves into just an everyday approach to life in general. I’m hopeful. I, like SCOTUS, see the light of common sense dawning. Now, I don’t like to be wrong. Who does? But right now, I’ve never been so happy to be wrong in my entire [fill in the blank and be kind] years here on planet earth.

This whole week has been fabulous. I feel good. I’m feeling the love.

Hope you’re feeling the love, too. If so, there’s a party going on at my house. Bring your common sense and let’s dance.

Put on your red blue shoes and dance.

Where were your when you heard the news about gay marriage equality?

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Blogdramedy is a recovering communications specialist who now spends her days helping non-profits communicate effectively. They rarely listen to her advice. When she's not doing that, she writes Upside of Sideways and is a field reporter for The Nudge Wink Report -- both on WordPress. https://upsidesideways.wordpress.com https://nudgewinkreport.wordpress.com

17 thoughts on “The Supremes: Standing Up In The Name Of Love

      1. I even worked a slight typo into my comment to give the impression that I might have actually bought something in the weed boutique. After growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, I had to go in to a legal reefer store where the employees weren’t speaking Dutch.

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  1. Is there such a thing as too much good news?

    “Somebody’s about to seriously fuck with this airport.”
    –John McClane

    Seriously, though. Ten more pounds of Blogdramedy? This life just keeps on gettin’ better. And hey, a wee correction. Negativity is love. For a moment there you almost made them sound mutually exclusive.

    The gay decision is historic but it will take some time to win hearts and minds. Cultural shifts like this, for some, are generationally slow. For example, gay people are still being “terrorized” and murdered in Utah. History lesson: That’s the state with the religion that was ever so supportive of California’s Prop 8. (Tax-free dollars at work attempting to shape public policy.)

    Obamacare is great. It was the first time in decades of full-time employment my ass actually had coverage. (That’s a lot of bosses that didn’t give a shit.) Fun fact, though: My premiums DOUBLED after the first year for a plan with half the benefits. Methinks the insurance companies have found a way to still destroy us all.

    Ah, the Civil War. Times so good that some devote their lives to re-enacting all the precious moments. Anything worth doing once is worth doing forever. “Remember when we lost? Let’s relive that!” I remember the time when my dad, the preeminent historian, decided to teach me it was all about “states rights” and decidedly not slavery. He was rather worked up about it. I still remember the flying spittle that hit the whites of my eyes. Or something like that. Whatevs. I call bullshiats. Those who purvey that notion are peddlers of perhaps the greatest euphemism our country has ever known. Just take a look at the intended meaning that deliberately went into the design of that flag. It’s about all about the “supremacy” of the white race and so forth. Shit right out of Hitler’s playbook. It’s sad that, for some, that’s a “heritage” worthy of celebration.

    Delete this comment if it’s too negative but that’s just me bringin’ the love.

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    1. I wouldn’t expect anything less, Shouts. *grin*

      I agree there are still issues…oh yeah baby. But I purposely DID NOT READ any negative coverage this morning. I just went with my gut (hold your remarks) and let the love flow.

      That’s me today. A mountain stream of love.

      xoxo

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    2. Um, the insurance companies jacked your rates because they now have to give insurance to anybody, even if they sign up the day before they check into the hospital. Somebody has to pay for that shiz.

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  2. Where was I? Watching my kids swim in the hotel pool while I sat on the side nursing an ear infection. That will cost me big bucks to go see a doc so she can tell me to “just wait and see”. As for the U.S. having more common sense I think I’ll have to wait and see.

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    1. Oh and I am very happy for gay marriage. I’m all for everyone being treated equally. Love is love and all that jazz…who knows maybe the divorce rate will triple now that it’s fair game for everyone? (I’m only half kidding)

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    2. I hope you were nursing yourself with a refreshing beverage? *grin* As for the common sense, I think we all have to wait and see. But getting a glimpse sure can wet your appetite for more. *thumbs up*

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