Ugh. I feel so utterly drained. This morning I fell down my steps. It has not been a Leab-friendly day. Before we get started, let's hit a few points here:
-One of my favorite people, Meridita, has a new puppy. A beautiful dog. She needs a name and is taking suggestions. Head on over there and give it a try. Winner gets...well...nothing but gratitude. Still, that's something.
Due to the fact that I feel...not so good, tonight's mail will be short and sweet.
A few days ago, I mentioned that the President needs to "Dave" it up. In that entry, I mentioned that America just isn't ready to vote in a woman for President of the United States. One of my favorite Libertarians, Admin Worm, felt that I was wrong. His comment?
I disagree with your statement "This country is still YEARS from ever putting a woman in the white house." I would no sooner vote against someone for what's between their legs than I would the color of their skin.
Worm, you know I think you're a smart guy, but you are NOT representative of the entire country. You would think that with the progressive thinking that so many people claim to have that a woman or a person of color would be a shoo-in for the seat of seats. Unfortunately, you're forgetting the previous elections. What do I mean?
-We know people aren't ready for people of color because of the tactics Karl Rove used to remove McCain. His adopted daughter, referred to as black, was used to attack McCain's character.
-What is the largest voting population in this country? Clock's ticking...anyone? Yup, it's the older generations. Unfortunately, the old cronies who run this country and who vote will not put in a woman or a person who isn't a good ole white Christian.
I would love, LOVE to see Rice vs. Clinton. I think it would be great. It won't happen. Everyone in both parties will push for men. Why? Because boys will be boys.
It's frustrating, but this country just isn't ready for a Mary Robinson (the fmr. President of Ireland). We seem to be the only country (save for the Middle East) that isn't ready for women in power. How interesting.
I still think you're a brilliant guy, Worm, but you and I are in a very small minority of men.
Why won't you talk about politics. What's wrong with politics? Everyone talks about politics, so why should you be so different?
That's just it: EVERYONE talks about politics. It drives me nuts. I do it every once in a while, but here's why it's a problem: Rather than get all the facts, most people just take the word of the media (Left or Right) and just respout what they say. If not the media, then the party's talking points. I truly believe a majority of people no longer really THINK about what they're being told, but just take it and accept it. Want an example?
People on the right say that people on the left are all children who are ruining this country.
People on the left say that people on the right are all evil evangelists who are runining this country.
Wow. I feel like I just watched 24 hours of Fox News/CNN/MSNBC and a pinch of Comedy Central.
Personally, I believe that politics is really Latin for "No longer care about the people." We are NOT a true Democracy. Seriously. YOU do not have any real power anymore. Your power puts the person in office. That's it. It's up to them to decide if they are looking out for your best interest. That's why I don't talk about politics. It just makes me angry.
I think that's going to be it for tonight.
Look for Ramblings tomorrow.