Oh, the Irony!!

It’s the second time I’ve said or thought those words this week.

The first time was far funnier than the second:

One of my managers is retiring after 35 years. He is very well respected by nearly everyone he has worked with, being one of those few managers who understands the value of his employees, champions for them, and maintains a high level of integrity. Plus he’s a really nice guy. It’s gonna suck when he leaves next week…but I digress.

One of the cakes that was purchased for his retirement party had some of those scanned-in pictures in frosting (at least I assume it’s frosting…it’s frosting right?). Now everyone knows that this guy loves going elk hunting. He spends two weeks every November (pretty much the only vacation he ever takes, it seems) to go out into the boonies and hunt elk. So this cake has on it these lovely pictures of these elk. Now finally the irony: The pictures came from an Elk Preservation website. Ha!

Ok I guess you had to be there. But anyway, now for irony part 2. I read a quote today from a Spanish cardinal, Alfonso Lopez Trujillo:

“One cannot say that a law is right simply because it is law.”

Wow! How true that is. There’s only one problem, and that’s where the irony is: Who is to say what is right? Some Cardinal, with eons of dogma and ranks of superiors to answer to, or me, who only has my own conscience to answer to?

His comment was in reference to the proposed law that most likely will pass in Spain allowing same-sex marriage.

So I say to all these states who are passing laws prohibiting it: One cannot say that a law is right simply because it is law. And any law that takes away freedom and villainizes Americans just because the rest of the country doesn’t agree with who they choose to spend their life with…to me that seems wrong.

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