Creative juices, show endings, and politics

The creative juices have been flowing lately as I have a lot of to do items on my list. I finished up some swap goodies for a handmade swap on Swapbot. I made a necklace of memory wire and red aventurine beads, some blank notecards and a few gift tags. The swap was suppossed to be $10 but I don’t always follow the instructions. πŸ˜‰

handmade swap goodies

Last night I was actually able to catch Criminal Minds. I have been missing the show that I watch as the little people are usually up waiting for hubby but he is out of town on business so I sent their little selves to bed. πŸ™‚ I couldn’t believe that Garcia was shot at the end like that….I am still surprised and kinda of ticked as next week, I will be in the remote parts of NC at my inlaws and only 1 tv has the satellite so I may have to try and catch it on the small tv that is in their kitchen. For a quick second, I was upset that I may miss Project Runway but then I remembered that it will re-air a gazillion times so I am sure that I can catch it when I get back home.

Tonight, CSI with Sara leaving as she did and poor Grissom left with just a letter. Women’s Murder Club with Angie having woke up realizing that she and her ex-husband had been involved…I can’t deal with all of these cliff hanger endings, I may have to go back to not watching, just kidding.

Now, politics – I don’t always get into this topic here as I have pretty strong views and have a tendency to not want to engage those that are just being emotional. That being said, I did torture myself while making some Christmas cards with the kids to watch the first hour of the Democratic debate. Just for the record, I am a registered Independent and vote Republican (gasp). I don’t always agree with the politics of some of those that I have elected nonetheless, I realize that they are not in sole control and we have a system of checks and balances. Moving on, I am not particulary blown away by the current cast of characters in either party but I firmly believe in exercising my right to vote so I do follow and pay attention to what goes on in the realm of politics.

Being in the Washington DC area and seeing the news of how immigrants are able to procure fake driving licenses and other documents, I was quite peeved at the pansy dance given by Obama when truly a yes/no answer would have sufficed and he did chap my hide. Additionally, the beginning seemed like a platform for Hillary to give it back to those that had been dumping on her and that was quite annoying to watch and think that it didn’t help her image in any way. I think that just because she is a woman, pollsters think that women will automatically vote for her but truth be told, that line of thought is dangerous. I think it is sad when people choose people based solely upon race and gender. It reminds me of Harold Ford’s senate campaign and the newspaper articles about those in the rural parts of Tennessee that thought he was qualified but wouldn’t vote for him because of his race. I so live for the day when the obvious (one’s race/gender) is not so obvious.

7 thoughts on “Creative juices, show endings, and politics”

  1. Yummy thoughts. You have really been at the crafting lately. It all seems so quick and easy when you do it (you’re one productive lady).

    I wish I could have seen the debate. I also tend to vote republican. Which seems to be a sin of sorts for an African American to vote that way. But, it needs to be the best person for the job, regardless of party. I also take refuge in that whoever God wants in office, will be there. And I echo your disgust in the whole race gender thing.

    I have a question for you in response to the idea that people think women would vote for Hillary just cause she’s a woman. I don’t doubt that some people will and it is a shame and I also don’t doubt that some people will select Obama because he is black. Do you think blacks are more likely than women to fall into that trap due to the “loyalty” issue? Given the history of low voter turnout for African Americans, do you think blacks will actually vote this time?

  2. Another crime tv junkie like me! My favorite is still Law & Order SVU. And it’s great living here in NYC as they are always filming around my neighborhood!

    re politics…you said it well. And you know I’m voting for Rudy if he makes it as the Republican forerunner…it’s a NY thing…LOL. Like the points Dancer brought up.

    P.S. – noticed The Domestic Diva was missing from your Domestic Divaness links…how could that be? Must be an oversight…ROTFL!

    Have a great weekend!

    With friendship,

  3. Your crafty items are so wonderful!! I like all of them.

    I have wondered a bit at your political leanings. I must say I’m not surprised at all that you’re registered Independent and vote Republican.

    I agree with you completely about voting based on qualifications & stance, not just race/gender. However… I must say that I would be *THRILLED* if a woman that I admired, and shared political viewpoints with (like, say, Condoleezza Rice) ran for President.

    I think similarly about other areas of life, where women aren’t common. Like sportscasters. I LOVE Linda Cohn on ESPN Sportscenter, and similarly with a woman newspaper/radio sports reporter, here where I live (her name is Paula Biovin). I love that they’re women, *and* they know their stuff. They holds her own. KWIM?

    I know there’s a push for women to be placed into offices or positions that aren’t typically held by women… but I think when a woman is put somewhere she’s not competent for *just* based on cries for equality for women, it’s detrimental to that woman, and to womanhood in general. (Hope that makes sense.)

  4. Dancer – Glad to see you back! You ask good questions and here is my take…I do not think that women of all races will vote for Hillary just based on the gender thing. Women can be a bit discerning about things of that sort and quite honestly her drive and ambition is a bit hide chapping to some women IMO. Now as for us, I do think that that the whole loyalty issue is blinding which is a part of the reason that our votes are discounted especially when combined with chronic low voter turnout. I have heard some say that they will vote for Obama solely based on race and then there are others that have riduculed him that he doesn’t adequately represent the race (whatever that means). It is like leading sheep to slaughter because as long as we continue to not involve ourselves in the process we will continue picking up the crumbs that fall from the table instead of having a seat at the table.

    Domestic Diva – I understand the NY thing but I do have a few issues with the former Mayor. I can’t believe you weren’t on the blogroll but you are there now, mea culpa, mea culpa. πŸ™‚

    OSC – Condi rocks and yes now if it was her, I would definitely be all for it but I also feel that she is qualified. I am all for breaking the glass ceilings, heck kick the door down, and do your thing. There are some that do this and do it well, I am just not feeling that Hillary is that one to be the first women president. Yes, women in unconventional places is great and I think that women should be encouraged to follow those passions. If they know their stuff and are willing to go toe to toe and hold their own, they have my full support! I do have concerns when it’s thought that a woman has to act like a man or even tougher just to do these unconventional jobs. I think we are made different for a reason and you can be tough/strong in business but not be a brute, KWIM?

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