Avast, me hearties! Scottish independence from Great Britain has been scuttled! (It’s also International Talk like a Pirate Day, so I’m killing two birds with one stone.)
The vote was pretty close, something like 55% to 45%, but the majority of Scots felt it was in their best interest to stay part of the Kingdom . . . er, Queendom (little baby George isn’t quite ready to take over yet, although he’s already conquered the world with cuteness). I understand that even though the United Kingdom will be remaining fully united, there’s going to be some changes made. I guess there’s some controversy about Scottish MPs voting on things that don’t pertain to them, but English MPs aren’t allowed to vote on Scottish matters, or some such. That’s just one little bit I picked up from CNN late last night; I don’t actually know anything about British politics, except that the system is pretty complicated. (I’m not judging, just saying. American politics isn’t exactly a relaxing walk in the park.)
Now that the vote is in, it’s time for my local news to stop doing vaguely informative man-on-the-street segments from British-style pubs and showing clips of men in kilts playing bagpipes. We can get back to our full time coverage of crime, bus crashes, and high speed chases. (And saving little dogs who get hit by the idiots who start the high speed chases.) But here’s some awesome Rock from the Sensational Alex Harvey Band to complete the Scottish experience.