December 28, 2007

Weekend Thoughts...

More random stuff in my head…

I have done much reading on the assassination of Bhutto in Pakistan. I remember when she was President. I remember wondering how it was that a woman came to run a country in a region of the world that is so hateful to women in general.

Whether she was corrupt or not is not for me to say. I have read both sides. Considering the clerics there said she was not a ‘good Muslim’, makes me wonder if in fact she was more honorable than anyone makes her out to have been. I don’t know about you, but I have problems trusting those clerics.

Anyway, so I was thinking, in that small country, with all those uneducated women, with the Taliban having taken that country back too many decades… with all that is wrong over there, they found a Harvard educated woman to run their country and this woman was possibly going to assist in bringing better democracy to her country.

And in this country, of millions of people and women and education and opportunities… we get Hillary Clinton. What is up with that?

This Christmas, we pretty much nailed everything. TGOO and Hubba got the boys a Wii, so it was a Wii Christmas. Morrigan got them Guitar Hero for the Wii, which means my eldest disappeared for hours… and hours… and hours. He also got a pair of inline skates, which don’t get removed from his feet often.

Mr. T received battling helicopters from Santa and they really frickin’ fly. Its amazing to me… they’re not broken and really battle. I’ve been buzzed too many times by them… its like having radio controlled cars in the air.

It was an Arts and Crafts Christmas for Bones. He has spent most of his time creating. That is goodness. Busy hands keep the mind busy too.

My husband and I had a date last night. We went to see I Am Legend with Will Smith. I LOVE Will Smith. I just think he’s a tremendous actor and he seems like a wonderful husband and father. He does a fantastic job in this movie.

If you like Will Smith and want to see a great performance, see the movie. If you don’t like movies that are scary, do not. I had my hands over my eyes for ¼ of the movie. You don’t leave the movie feeling happy. I could have passed on it… even though I love Will Smith.

I want to see The Bucket List. I love Morgan Freeman. He’s so dry in his presentation… kind of like he is inwardly laughing at the joke, wondering if you’ll get it. And with Jack Nicholson, I think it should be a hoot.

Posted by Boudicca at December 28, 2007 09:33 PM | TrackBack

"And in this country, of millions of people and women and education and opportunities… we get Hillary Clinton. What is up with that?"

I think about that all the time.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at December 28, 2007 11:00 PM

Tell Ringo we have to battle once I get home and get my Wii back (I had to send it to the Wii doctor). I'll get Mo to come over so she can play against him online as well.

Thanks for the warning on the Will Smith movie. I had that on my list to see but I DON'T do scary movies, so you just saved me.

Posted by: Sissy at December 28, 2007 11:15 PM

Jim- I just don't get it. I just don't... and I said this to a woman I know yesterday and she said, "Oh, but I LIKE Hillary." I gave her a *blink*.

Sissy- Don't see it. You will not like it. I mean, you'd like his performance, but it is not a feel good feeling at the end. And it is scary... anxious. I don't think the commercials portrayed it as dark as it is.

And he wants to know what level you are on GH. He wants to battle you, but he's still practicing. He's only on the medium level.

Posted by: Bou at December 28, 2007 11:21 PM

well, this is oddly familiar...i talked to a very good friend of mine yesterday and they got a Wii with GH too (you know, for the kids). He played for hours...and hours...thats just funny. I, for one, can't wait to see I Am Legend...though not so much The Queen, she doesn't do scary either, i may be flying solo on that one.

Posted by: Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper at December 29, 2007 01:42 AM

I love Will Smith, but will wait until the movie comes out on DVD before seeing it... though I hate scary movies... it's Will! ;)

Great Bhutto reference! I don't care if her administration was corrupt or not, she's still head and shoulders above Clinton.

Posted by: pam at December 29, 2007 01:47 PM

Battling helicopters? Oh Lord! I hope Arthur NEVER sees that!

Posted by: Peggy U at December 29, 2007 03:56 PM

I haven't heard of anyone yet who doesn't love the Wii and GH... what a great Christmas your kids had.

As for Will's new movie... sadly I saw the Popular Mechanics debunking of the junk science in it so I think I'll give it a pass even though I enjoy most of his movies. I wouldn't be able to suspend my disbelief anymore which would ruin it. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at December 29, 2007 04:37 PM

For some reason, this post didn't come up in my Google Reader [?] so I didn't see it until now, but I saw the other two on top of it. I, too, had thoughts about Benazir Bhutto, mostly kind thoughts.

I suppose what struck me was the people who the news interviewed in Brooklyn [we have the world's second largest Pakistani population, next to Pakistan]. The Pakistani people seemed so genuinely broken up and distraught at her untimely death and I guess, what with all the hate, mostly deservedly, directed towards Muslims, which I also admittedly subscribe to, I didn't previously think a single one was capable of a sincere, kind, or genuine thought.

And yet, I find myself kind of affected by their loss, and I can't quite explain it. For me, it was much like reliving the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin all over again. Unless one is truly a deranged radical, too far to the right or left, there was not a single Jew who rejoiced in his murder, and over the murder of Benazir Bhutto, I guess I feel some measure of solidarity with the Pakistani people. The non-radical, not too-far-to-the-right-or-left Pakistanis, that it.

In a way, she also reminded me a little of Golda Meir, too, because she seemed to possess -- despite her obvious position as a woman in power -- a warmth and maternalness...and that always appealed to me.

If I ever had a chance to meet her, I'm sure I would have liked her.

Posted by: Erica at December 29, 2007 11:05 PM

"And in this country, of millions of people and women and education and opportunities… we get Hillary Clinton. What is up with that?"

Well, if we get Hillary I reckon we will also get Bill..a twofer you might say..

Posted by: GUYK at December 30, 2007 08:23 PM

GUYK - That makes it even worse!

Bou - You have a functioning brain. Many of the Hillary supporters don't. It could also be that you're an engineer and are capable of logical thought processes.

Posted by: Denny at December 30, 2007 11:39 PM

I have to believe that any of them, Hillary and Bill included, would be better than the stooge that currently holds the office.


Posted by: P'cola Titan at December 31, 2007 06:32 PM