Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wherein the Matron Talks Politics

The Matron has turned her voting decisions over to her nine year old son.

Presidential Politics

Merrick:  "Mom, is it true that Mitt Romney tied his dog to the top of his car and DROVE on a vacation?"

Matron:  "Not privy to all the details, but yes.  That's true."

Merrick:  "Can you say it for me?"

Matron:  "?"

Merrick:  "Exactly what he did.  Say it so I can be sure."

Matron:  "Mitt Romney tied his dog on top of the family car and drove to his vacation."

Merrick:  "With the dog on top?"

Matron:  "Yes."

Complete horror overtakes the child.


Well, the Matron fell right out of her binder, laughing.

The Marriage Amendment in Minnesota

Minnesotans will be voting on whether or not to amend the state constitution to mandate that marriage can only be between one man and one woman.  Mormons must leave the state.

Merrick:  "If that amend thing passes, do Ann and Ann, Ricky and DJ, Aunties Chris and Susan, Holly and Betsy, Marc and Paul -- and Amy's Moms, you know, the Lauras  - do they all have to get a divorce?  By force?"

Matron:  "Honey, they're not married.  It's illegal right now for anybody who's not heterosexual to get married.  So nobody's married yet."

Shock on Merrick's end.

Merrick:  "You mean Lilly's moms and Abe's moms and the spermer dad -- and the Aunties -- NOBODY'S MARRIED?"

Matron:  "Not as in 'legally,' -- no."

Merrick:  "Nobody told all their kids, you know."

The Matron's only solace is the amendment passes?  Merrick and is kind are next in line to make these decisions.   Things will be different.


Suburban Correspondent said...

Yes, it is only a matter of time. But the crack about Mormons was inaccurate - polygamy has been illegal in their church for over a century. The FLDS church is a renegade organization.

Hard to believe that this will all be over in 48's been a long slog. I do wish we could get Congress to pass a law limiting all campaign advertising to the 6 weeks preceding an election. Think of the money it would save!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Clearly we need Merrick to run for office. The kid has vision. XO

Minnesota Matron said...

Oh no, I know that's not true Suburban. Just couldn't help myself!

Anonymous said...

I adore that he was shocked because that tells me exactly how he is raised.
Praying for common sense to prevail tomorrow so people can live and love in peace under a government representing all the people--even the 47% who "don't pay" and the 52% in binders.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'd even settle for a 12-week campaign season. Surely that would be long enough for us to learn all we need to know about the candidates!

I also live in a state voting on the definition of marriage. I'm pretty sure that the majority of people against equality suffer from a severe lack of relationships with those who think differently than themselves.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

**campaign advertising season**

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I said about my son a few years ago, "When testosterone-fueled high school athletes wonder what the big deal is about gay marriage or gays in the military you know the times have changed."

Gail said...

What a wonderful child! Thank goodness we'll have that generation to set things right.

Dia said...

In Maryland we got it right yesterday. The people have voted and Gay marriage is legal! I am so proud! I can't believe we're the 1st State to do this?!?!

Navhelowife said...

That Merrick is a hoot!

Anonymous said...

Not to defend Romney, but I hope Merrick realizes the dog was in a cage and not tied on like a dead deer!

Xtreme English said...

gah. in a cage is better?

Xtreme English said...

can't tell you how good it makes me feel that Minnesota ditched that amendment! I'm from the Hubert Humphrey/Gene McCarthy days, y'know....

Daisy said...

Oh, I love your boys. They lean the same way I do. If they're not old enough to vote in the next presidential, get them involved as volunteers.

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Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Missing Minnesota Matron!
Hope you are busy with fulfilling activities and obligations, and not just snowed under with the usual holiday hectic schedule known as November and December. ♥

Minnesota Matron said...

Karen -- Not buried. Silent. To be honest, I'm not sure why. . . but I told myself I'd start three days a week again on Monday. So good timing for you here - makes me remember my connections!!

Ingrid said...

Missing you too. Respecting all your other time consuming activities, but missing you all the same.
Wishing you very happy holidays from the Netherlands.