Monday, February 26, 2007

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

These past weeks have had me wondering more and more what is this world coming to? What is it that worries me? It is the competition between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and the judge in the Anna Nicole Smith case.

Let me start with the two senators vying for the presidential nomination. I have to deal with two issues of my own. Do I go with Senator Clinton being the first woman president or do I go with Senator Obama as the first black one? As I fall into both categories I keep thinking why couldn’t there have been a black woman running for president? As they say in basketball lingo that would have been a “slam dunk” for me, two victories with one vote.

Yet, I’m stuck with digging deeper in my analysis of who would be the best choice. I’ve got to check out their positions on things like Proposal 2, stem cell research, education, minimum wage, trade agreements, immigration, universal health care, unions, racial discrimination, the war in Iraq, and a host of other things I, as well as others, have to deal with daily. The aforementioned are only a drop in the bucket of problems an average American has to confront consistently.

With my aspirations swinging back and forth between Clinton and Obama, wanting to win on both ends, I know I’ve got to choose one. So this is what I hope for. That one and only one of them are in agreement with me on the majority of issues I have specific opinions on. If neither does, remember there are still many more running for president that I can pick from.

Now on to the judge. Judge Larry Seidlin scares the beejeeves out fo me. Being a black woman of the baby boomer generation, a judge behaving as he did while being the one to make the final decision as to the disposal of Ms. Smith’s body made my skin crawl. And I don’t even have cable TV.

The regular television networks and print media called it a circus. I’d have to disagree with them on that. Even a circus performance is planned, choreographed, and staged in advance to get good results. Judge Seidlin gave me the impression he was on some kind of medication and I’m not talking about the prescription kind.

If this is what I heard is normal behavior for Judge Seidlin, it makes me wonder why it’s even accepted by the citizens in his jurisdiction. If he was a judge in Detroit displaying that kind of behavior over serious matters, I would have to ask for an investigation, mental review, or something to find out what’s wrong with him. I don’t care what nobody says. His conduct is not normal behavior in a court of law.

P.S. To the anonymous commentary two weeks ago, my mother always said, “You can’t please all the people all the time. You can only please some of them all the time, some of them some of the time and some of them, never.” Your balderdash obviously places you in the latter group. To each his own is what I always say.

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