Politics

Politics is a dangerous territory to discuss. Especially since there’s much emotion and fervor regarding this presidential race. I don’t normally discuss politics on this blog but this is something that has been bugging me as of late. I’d like to share my view with my readers so people can get a black woman’s perspective on this issue. By the way, I said “black” intentionally.

At this time, Senator John McCain is (pretty much) the Republican nominee. The Democratic nomination could go to either Senator Hillary Clinton or Senator Barack Obama. (I personally think Obama will end up winning the Democratic nomination, but that’s beside my point.)

This post addresses the highly popularized contest for the Democratic nomination between Clinton and Obama. In recent news, Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to ever run for vice president, said the following:

“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.”

Here’s my brief disclaimer: If you are so passionate about politics that my opinion might cause you to stop reading this blog, I suggest you don’t read any further. I also don’t plan on engaging in long debates about politics either; it’s too much of a merry-go-round. But, since you’re human, you’re probably going to click the link below anyway.

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Jess is depressed; "Free will" examined

WARNING – Inappropriate political commentary: First, James Brown. Now, Gerald Ford. Sometime in the next 30 days, Saddam Hussein. Good grief, when’s Fidel Castro’s turn?

Back to more interesting news…
Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson is depressed (despite what the article says about her suffering from depression). I know she’s going through a rough time right now (I’d be SUPER depressed with the public humiliation of what happened at the Kennedy Honors — I don’t blame her), but trust me, she’ll get over it. Ms. Simpson has always found a way to bounce back. (source: The Trouble With Spikol)

According to Slashdot (of all places), maybe doctors weren’t so off with lobotomies: new research suggests that new discoveries in neuroscience and psychology are changing the concept of a “free will.” The evidence? A pedophile who was “cured” when his brain tumor was removed — not once, but twice. So maybe we can “cure” all pedophiles by removing their “too-mahs”? The Economist (which Slashdot quotes) happens to go on to explain how neuroscience and psychology are changing the idea of “free will,” however, I think the pedophile is an isolated case.

That’s my update for now — I’ve got to get to work! (Yes, even during this slooow week.)